Nigeria, Its Kitchens, Cabinets and Other Rooms

President Muhammadu Buhari has been widely criticised for saying his wife, Aisha, belongs in his kitchen, and "other room".

  • Nigeria:   Does Your Wife Belong to the Kitchen?

    Vanguard, 21 October 2016

    There is a lot of excitement over the dramatic outburst of Aisha Buhari followed by chauvinistic reply of the President, all providing comic relief to the battered nation. The most… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   The Wife

    Daily Trust, 21 October 2016

    In 2007, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at which I was serving as Permanent Secretary organized the usual training of First Ladies on rudiments of protocol, etiquette, security… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   A Peep Into the Presidential Kitchen

    Daily Trust, 21 October 2016

    An African adage says, "Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown." Whether in Africa, Europe or Asian continents, leaders are burdened. And support of his family has to come with… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Aisha Buhari As a Metaphor

    Daily Trust, 20 October 2016

    Let me start this piece by narrating a story I read somewhere about a certain three- year old boy whose father was the President of their country. Let's call this boy John. One day… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Senators Clash Over Buhari's Comment On Wife

    Vanguard, 18 October 2016

    Two female senators from the North and West, on the platform of different political parties, Binta Masi Garba, APC, Adamawa North and Biodun Olujimi, PDP, Ekiti South, yesterday,… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   How Far Is the Kitchen From the Presidential Office?

    Daily Trust, 18 October 2016

    Mr President, your wife just said in an interview with the BBC that you are not in charge of your government and that you may not have her support in the 2019 elections if things… Read more »

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