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Hanan Buhari & Husband, Turad Sha’aban Shine In Post-Nuptial Shoot (Photos)
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Hanan Buhari & Husband, Turad Sha’aban Shine In Post-Nuptial Shoot (Photos)

Hanan Buhari daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari has shared pictures with Mohammad Turad Sha’aban her newly wedded husband. She shared the pictures on Instagram on Thursday with the caption, “The Hamads”. This included a shot that saw them stare into each other’s eyes while standing in front of the window in a dimly lit room. In another one, they were clad in white attire. The lovebirds had tied the knot in a wedding Fatiha which held on September 4 at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock. It was dubbed ‘First Wedding’ being the first of such occasion held inside the seat of power. At their wedding, which was attended by Buhari’s relatives and close political associates, the couple received blessings from both of their family members in a routine that involved the reading of...
Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding
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Buhari, Family Under Fire For Breaching CBN Act, NCDC Guideline At Hanan Wedding

Many Nigerians have called out the first family for violating part of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act at the wedding ceremony of Hanan Buhari, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari. Many also condemned the safety guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with regards to overcrowding and social distancing to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hanan and Turad, son of a former lawmaker, Mahmud Sani Sha’aban, got married at the Aso Rock villa on Friday – a ceremony which was graced by top government officials, members of the diplomatic community and politicians. Pictures and videos from the wedding, including those shared on Instagram by the first lady, Aisha Buhari, went viral and trended throughout the weekend. One video cir...
Meet Abdullahi Bashir, The Herdsman Who Offered 150 Cattle To Marry Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan
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Meet Abdullahi Bashir, The Herdsman Who Offered 150 Cattle To Marry Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan

As the wedding of Hanan, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, was taking place on Friday, a number of young men must have been biting their fingers over their loss. Abdullahi Bashir, a 22-year-old son of a herder from Adamawa State, would have been one of them but for his assertion that he is happy for her despite the fact that nothing would have made him happier than to marry her. He even offered a contribution to the wedding activities when his bold moves to date her hit a solid wall. After all efforts to meet the girl personally to express his love failed, the young Fulani man took to social media, posting a video in which he offered 150 cattle as bride price if she agreed to his proposal. When he learnt that she was getting married to another man, he accepted it as...
Kano University student attempts suicide over Inability to marry Hanan Buhari
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Kano University student attempts suicide over Inability to marry Hanan Buhari

A businessman and 400-level Accounting student of the North West University, Kano now Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Abba Ahmad has been talked out of the suicidal state he got into over his inability to marry President Buhari's daughter, Hanan.   The 22-year-old man who has been thrilled by Hanan’s beauty and educational qualifications, has been sending her marriage proposals on Facebook and Instagram.   “I am in love with her (Hanan Buhari) because of her beautiful face, her level of education and integrity of her father (Buhari). “I tried informing her but I don’t know whether the messages got to her."   When asked why he posted about committing suicide if Hanan goes ahead with her marriage to Turad Sha’aban, he said;    “I just said it.” &n...
President Buhari’s Wife, Daughter, Hanan & Co-Travellers Escape Air Crash
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President Buhari’s Wife, Daughter, Hanan & Co-Travellers Escape Air Crash

Nigeria was saved from a national disaster and calamity over the weekend when the private jet returning the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, and her daughter, Hanan, from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, lost control for about 10 minutes after five hours of flying, Saharareporters can exclusively confirm. Recall that Saharareporters had exclusively reported that the First Lady sneaked out to the UAE, disguising the trip as a medical emergency under the government imposed lockdown to shop for the forthcoming wedding of Hanan. On their return trip to Nigeria on Friday morning on a private jet with registration number GIV N52MK belonging to billionaire Mohammed Indimi, the plane lost complete control for 10 minutes while only one hour away from approaching the Nnamdi Azikiwe ...
SIM Card: Court Awards N10M Against DSS, Absolves Buhari’s Daughter
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SIM Card: Court Awards N10M Against DSS, Absolves Buhari’s Daughter

A Federal High Court in Asaba has awarded N10m in damages against the Department of State Services for illegally detaining a trader, Anthony Okolie, for 10 weeks without charge. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, however, struck out the prayer requesting the President’s daughter, Hanan Buhari, and telecoms company, MTN, to pay N500m.Dimgba delivered his judgement on Thursday. Okolie, had sued the President’s daughter as well as the DSS and MTN over his 10-week detention after purchasing a SIM card previously owned by Hanan. In a suit filed on his behalf by human rights lawyer, Tope Akinyode, the applicant sued all parties for N500m jointly and separately. The suit, with number FHC/ASB/CS/3/2020, sought an order to “compel the respondents (DSS, Hanan and MTN) jointly or severally to pay the...
An Open Letter To MTN With Regards To Their Recycling Of Numbers
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An Open Letter To MTN With Regards To Their Recycling Of Numbers

Dear MTN.. I am going to be very brief on this, but I would make my points very clear. You people had been doing “recycling of numbers” of innocent Nigerians who had not used their lines for up to one year or more, and the only remedy you guys put in place was to introduce a service known as “Keep My Line”, which you guys did not even sensitize the citizens on or make popular enough, and as a result, lots of the helpless Nigerian citizens did not even know about this service. This had cause a lot of people to loose their precious numbers just like that, only because they had the opportunity of travelling abroad for some jobs or for studies, or maybe for one serious reason or another had a good cause to temporarily abandon their main lines for more than one year.. MTN, you gu...
Presidency Ordered Probe Of Anthony Okolie Using Hanan Buhari’s Old Line – DSS
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Presidency Ordered Probe Of Anthony Okolie Using Hanan Buhari’s Old Line – DSS

The Department of State Services has said the Presidency ordered the investigation of a trader, Anthony Okolie, who was using a telephone line previously owned by the President’s daughter, Hanan Buhari. The DSS said this in a counter-affidavit in response to the originating motion filed by Okolie. The DSS position seems to be at variance with that of Hanan who had said in her own counter-affidavit that she never reported any case to the agency. Okolie, who was detained for 10 weeks by the DSS, dragged the DSS and the President’s daughter as well as MTN Nigeria before a Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State. The applicant is seeking N500m in damages for his ordeal. In a counter-affidavit deposed to by one S.M Kayode on behalf of the DSS, the agency said it had the righ...
Hanan Buhari Denies Ordering DSS To Arrest, Detain Okolie Over SIM
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Hanan Buhari Denies Ordering DSS To Arrest, Detain Okolie Over SIM

Okolie dragged Hanan, MTN and DSS before a Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State, over the enforcement of his fundamental human rights Hanan, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that she did not instruct the Department of State Services to arrest Anthony Okolie, a businessman based in Delta State, who was unlawfully detained for 10 weeks for using an MTN SIM card previously used by her. Okolie dragged Hanan, MTN and DSS before a Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State, over the enforcement of his fundamental human rights. On February 12, 2020 when the matter was heard before Justice Dimgba, Hanan did not oppose Okolie's claims contained in an affidavit. Upon an enquiry by the judge, who was visibly surprised that Hanan did not react to the allegations, her ...
Lawyer Sues Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan Buhari For Using Presidential Aircraft
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Lawyer Sues Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan Buhari For Using Presidential Aircraft

An Abuja-based lawyer, Mr Oluwatosin Ojaomo, has sued, the daughter of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for alleged illegal use of the presidential aircraft for a private visit to Bauchi State on January 10. Saturday PUNCH, on Friday, obtained copies of the processes filed by the claimant at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja on February 6. Hanan is the sole defendant in the suit marked CV/1023/2020. The claimant urged the court to order Hanan to refund the costs of both the “fueling” of the aircraft and “the travel logistics” incurred to the Federal Government’s consolidated revenue fund account. Ojaomo also urged the court to make a “declaratory order” that she “has no statutory right to use the presidential aircraft which is pr...
President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan, Making Efforts To Evade Being Served Court Process
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President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan, Making Efforts To Evade Being Served Court Process

President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan, is making frantic efforts to avoid being personally served court processes, SaharaReporters has learnt. Hanan is a defendant in suit number FHC/ASB/CS/3/2020 at the Federal High Court, Asaba, in which the Department of State Services and mobile telecommunication company MTN are co-defendants. The defendants are being sued by a young businessman, Anthony Okolie, who was illegally arrested and detained for 10 weeks at the DSS facility for lawfully purchasing an MTN SIM card, which was recycled and sold after being abandoned for two years by Hanan. The story has since generated public backlash with a more recent development of Aso Villa officials barring court bailiff from personally serving Hanan court processes. The Presidency throu...
DSS: Fear Of Buying Re-allocated SIM Grips Mobile Subscribers
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DSS: Fear Of Buying Re-allocated SIM Grips Mobile Subscribers

Mobile subscribers in the country are now wary of acquiring new Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards as the possibility of such being a re-allocated number are high. This follows the recent ordeal of one Anthony Okolie, who spent 10 weeks with the Department of State Services (DSS) for purchasing a SIM previously used by one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughters, Hanan. Some mobile subscribers, who spoke with our correspondent following the development, expressed fear that anybody could fall victim of such situation as SIM re-allocation is a common practice by mobile network operators. Aside what could happen in a situation like that of Okolie, they fear that a new SIM, which might be a re-allocated one, might have been used earlier by a criminal who is wanted by securit...
SIM Card: Anthony Okolie drags Hanan Buhari, DSS to court, Demands N500m
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SIM Card: Anthony Okolie drags Hanan Buhari, DSS to court, Demands N500m

A trader, Anthony Okolie, who was arrested by the Department of State Services and detained for 10 weeks, has sued the DSS for N500m. Okolie, in a suit filed before the Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State, by his lawyer, Tope Akinyode, also demanded N500m from Hanan Buhari, the daughter of the President, Major General Muhammadu (retd.), as well as a telecommunications company, MTN. The suit, with number FHC/ASB/CS/3/2020, is seeking an order to “compel the respondents (DSS, Hanan and MTN) jointly or severally to pay the applicant the sum of N500,000,000 only as general and aggravated damages for the gross and unlawful violation of the applicant’s right to acquire moveable properties, freedom of movement and self dignity.” The 33-year-old man said in a supporting affidavit...
Hanan Buhari Flying On Presidential Jet Is An Inspiration To The Youth – MURIC
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Hanan Buhari Flying On Presidential Jet Is An Inspiration To The Youth – MURIC

PRESIDENTIAL JET: HANAN BUHARI IS AN INSPIRATION Critics of President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday went hysterical over the use of the presidential jet by Hanan Buhari, the president's daughter. The latter had used the jet on her trip to Bauchi where she had been invited by the emir to showcase her talent in photography. But a human rights organisation has defended the president's action. According to the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), critics are just making a mountain out of a mole hill. This was revealed in a statement circulated to the media by the director of the group, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday 13th January, 2020. "An emirate has shown keen interest in the uncommon skill of the president's daughter. The emirate therefore invited her to demonstrate the skill at a publ...
I Can’t Wait For Next Project – Hanan Buhari
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I Can’t Wait For Next Project – Hanan Buhari

Following her visit to Bauchi State last week with the Presidential jet to cover the Durbar organised by the Emir of Bauchi , Rilwanu Adamu , the daughter of the President , Hanan Buhari, said she cannot wait for her next project. However, it remains unclear whether she will be using the Presidential jet for her next trip following the criticisms that have trailed the use of the jet for private affairs by the President ’s children. On Monday morning , the wife of the President , Mrs . Aisha Buhari, had posted a video of Hanan, relaxing in the jet and waving . The video, a panorama of Bauchi cultural heritage , also showed Hanan taking photographs of persons on cultural display and horseback at the Durbar . On Instagram it had been viewed 8 , 818 times . One of Mrs Buhari...
‘President Buhari Should Stop Members Of His Family From Using Any Of The Aircraft In The Presidential Fleet’ – Femi Falana
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‘President Buhari Should Stop Members Of His Family From Using Any Of The Aircraft In The Presidential Fleet’ – Femi Falana

Senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights activist, Femi Falana has reacted to the controversy that trailed the use of the presidential jet by one of President Buhari's daughters, Hanan Buhari.   In a statement released on Sunday January 12, Femi Falana dispelled Garba Shehu's claim of President Buhari's family being entitled to the Presidential jet. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria stated that the federal government's official policy “does not authorise the children of the President to use the presidential jets to attend to private social functions”.   He also pointed out that President Buhari promised to reduce the cost of maintaining the presidential fleet which stands at N8.5 billion in the 2020 budget.   The statement reads in part;  ...
Why Man Was Arrested By DSS For Using Buhari’s Daughter’s Line
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Why Man Was Arrested By DSS For Using Buhari’s Daughter’s Line

A man, Anthony Okolie, who was recently released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) was allegedly using a phone number that belonged to President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan, to defraud unsuspecting persons, a reliable security source disclosed to The Nation at the weekend. A reliable source revealed to that the number belonged to Hanan, but after not using it for a while, the number got dormant was reassigned as is the usual practice with mobile service providers. The source revealed that Okolie, who eventually got the line on realising who the previous owner is, due the the calls he was receiving, decided to use it to make money for himself. It was learnt he used female accomplices to pretend to be the president’s daughter and extort money from...
Buhari’s Wife, Children Have Right To Use Presidential Jet: Presidency
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Buhari’s Wife, Children Have Right To Use Presidential Jet: Presidency

Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior special assistant on media and publicity says the president’s wife and children can use the presidential jet. The presidential spokesperson was reacting to backlash from various quarters over the use of the presidential jet by Buhari’s daughter to a private event in Bauchi state. Hanan Buhari had gone to Bauchi on the invitation of Rilwanu Adamu, emir of Bauchi, to Durban on Thursday. The daughter of the president who recently graduated with a first-class degree in  photography from a UK university, was expected to document the event and other tourist attractions in the state. Buhari’s aide in statement on Saturday said the presidency authorised the visit and informed the office of the national security adviser (NSA) to release the ...
Are Buhari’s Children Allowed To Use The Presidential Jet? Check Out What The Presidency Has To Say
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Are Buhari’s Children Allowed To Use The Presidential Jet? Check Out What The Presidency Has To Say

A debate has been raging on social media following the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to allow his daughter, Hanan Buhari, to use the Presidential jet. This is despite complaints by Nigerians that the budget of N8.5bn for the Presidential jets in the 2020 budget is too high. Hanan, according to Daily Nigerian, was conveyed by the Presidential jet to attend the Durbar in Bauchi on Thursday. The President’s daughter, who recently graduated with a first class in Photography from Ravensbourne University, London, was said to have been invited by the Emir of Bauchi, Rilwanu Adamu, as a special guest of honour. In photographs which have since gone viral on social media, Hanan could be seen disembarking from the plane and being welcomed by Gombe State officials. It...
Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks – Anthony Okolie
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Hanan Buhari’s Sim Card Made DSS Detain Me For 10 Weeks – Anthony Okolie

In this interview with ENIOLA AKINKUOTU, businessman, Anthony Okolie, speaks on his 10-week ordeal in the custody of the Department of State Services after purchasing a Sim card that was once used by Hanan, the daughter of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) There are online reports about your ordeal in the custody of the Department of State Services. Can you narrate in detail what happened? In December 2018, I bought a SIM card, I registered and started using it. I did not buy it from a third party. I bought the SIM pack from the roadside and I was issued a receipt. I registered the SIM and my biometric data was captured. So why were you arrested? I am based in Asaba, Delta State. I had a business meeting with somebody and we were supposed to go to Onitsha, A...
DSS Detains Man For Using Sim Card Previously Used By Buhari’s Daughter
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DSS Detains Man For Using Sim Card Previously Used By Buhari’s Daughter

Operatives of Nigeria’s Department of State Service allegedly arrested and detained a man Anthony Okolie for purchasing a sim card that was previously used by Hannan, a daughter of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari. Okolie told The Guardian on Monday that he bought the MTN mobile phone sim card in 2018, two years before his arrest. He was arrested on Monday, July 22 at Nnedisi Road, Asaba, Delta State. Okolie was taken to Abuja by the DSS operatives and was kept in custody until his release in December 2019. Efforts to get DSS reaction to the allegation proved abortive as phone calls and a text message to its spokesman Peter Afunanya were not immediately responded to. Narrating Okolie’s ordeal, his lawyer Tope Akinyode said Okolie was detained for over 15 weeks by opera...
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President Buhari’s Daughter, Hanan Buhari Graduates With First Class From UK University (Photos)

First lady, Aisha Buhari has shared lovely photos on social media as she announced the graduation of her daughter, Hanan, from university. According to her post, Alhamdulillah ! Today I was joined by family members, friends and well wishers for the graduation of my daughter Aisha M Buhari Jnr (Hanan) @hanan_buhari who graduated with a first class degree. I’m grateful to the good people of Kebbi State, where her final project was located for all their support. I want to particularly thank H.E. Gov Atiku Bagudu, Ibrahim Bagudu, the First Lady of Kebbi the Emirs of Gwandu and the Emir of Daura. I wish all students the very best in their future endeavors.