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Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by Nobody: 9:24am On Feb 23, 2015
“He’s just come here to rest. He’s just here to have a rest, at least a few days rest before he goes back to business.” Those were the words of Hajia Aishat, the wife of Major General Muhammadu Buhari, in which she denied insinuations that her husband is in the United Kingdom to attend to a grave illness.

There was widespread controversy at the weekend that the UK trip of Gen. Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was on health grounds although his campaign organization said it was for political business.

The health of 72-year-old Gen. Buhari has been an issue in the country’s presidential campaign, with a group expressing fears that he may be unable to perform optimally if he emerges president. Buhari has, however, consistently pooh-poohed the claim that he is physically unfit.

A photograph of Buhari, said to have been taken with former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, as well as Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun and Senator Bukola Saraki, purportedly to confirm the claim that he was in the UK for political business, stirred further controversy.

While the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, argued that the photograph was a trick and a lie, others doubted its authenticity on the ground that Amosun was on a campaign train in Sagamu, Ogun State, on the day he was said to have taken the picture with the team. Blair was also said to have been somewhere else in Europe, not the UK, that day.

In an interview with the Daily Times, the spokesman of the Buhari campaign organization, Alhaji Garba Shehu, asked the doubters to also fault the fact that the presidential candidate was received by a prominent Ogun State monarch, and granted a television interview.

However, Fayose insisted at the weekend that information about the APC presidential candidate is being hidden from Nigerians. The Ekiti Governor specifically challenged Buhari to swear by the Holy Quran that he (Buhari) did not visit a UK hospital on arrival in London last week.

Buhari’s wife debunked rumours that Buhari is gravely sick and undergoing medical treatment in London. Mrs Buhari allayed the fears of Nigerians and APC supporters after emerging from a two-hour interactive drinks reception she and the wife of her husband’s running-mate, Mrs Osinbajo, held for Nigerians in the diaspora on Saturday night at the Westminster Plaza Hotel, in Waterloo.

“He’s home, well and sound,” Hajia Buhari said, as she fielded media questions after emerging from the oversubscribed interactive session. When asked if her husband was in hospital, she smiled warmly and turning to the reporter, said, “I’m hearing it for the first time.” Gen. Buhari, meanwhile, was said to have attended Friday prayers at a Mosque near Baker Street.

“He attended prayers on Friday, he was seen around the mosque near Baker street,” the source revealed, before Hajia Buhari’s disclosure . When pressed further on if her husband was in London for a medical check-up, Hajia Buhari smiled and said: “No, he’s just come here to rest. He’s just here to have a rest. At least a few days rest before he goes back to business.”

Buhari is expected to deliver a speech at the Chatham House on Thursday this week. “He’s speaking at Chatham House on Thursday, they will soon put it up on their website,” a member of the UK chapter of the APC disclosed to the Daily Times during Saturday’s event.

The source also revealed that the Party’s Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, is due in London on Monday (today), and that Buhari’s running-mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will be guest speaker at another event holding at the House of Commons next week Thursday, March 5. On her part, the wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, during Saturday’s event, warned Nigerians against setting their expectations too high if the APC wins the March 28 presidential elections.

Accusing the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of “leaving a legacy of unemployment,” she said to the attendees: “General Buhari is not a magician, “ adding: “He will not find you a job if you do not go out there and help yourself.”

Mrs Amosun told “armchair critics” that to build Nigeria goes beyond sitting at a remote location and criticising on the social media. “We need to improve our literacy levels in order to tackle mortality rates and boost education, among others,” she said, adding: “It is beyond writing on social media,” to do this.

But the event was marred by the number of angry Nigerians who had thronged the venue to hear what the duo of Mrs Buhari and Mrs Osinbajo had to say. Reacting to claims by some people that Buhari’s photograph with Blair, Saraki and Amosun was fake, Alhaji Garba asked: “Are they saying everyone is a liar, including Awujale who received GMB at home in London and the TV station that aired his studio interview?”

But the Ekiti State Governor, who issued a statement last week saying that Buhari was admitted at a hospital located at Cavendish Street, Cavendish Square, W2 London West End, London, challenged the APC presidential candidate to swear by the Holy Quran if he (Buhari) did not visit a UK hospital last week. Fayose said that the hope of Buhari’s party to seize power in Nigeria, using Buhari will be dashed at the end. He said: “Buhari will never be Nigeria’s president again.”

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said: “I wish they can see spiritually what I am talking about that Buhari, despite the hullabaloo, will never be president. I predicted my return as Ekiti State Governor and I am saying it again that Buhari will never rule Nigeria again.

“After President Goodluck Jonathan, there will be a young element in his late 50s from the North that will be Nigeria’s president. I want to liken this revelation to the story of Elijah and Elisha. I am the Elijah while my followers are Elisha.”

While maintaining that he was not wishing Buhari dead, Fayose said: “I owe it a duty to Nigeria and its people to expose the antics of the APC cabal whose only interest is to seize power to further their selfish interests.

“Without doubt, it is obvious that these cabal in the APC are trying so hard to deceive Nigerians on Buhari’s health status. That’s the reason they have been using photoshopped pictures to defend their lies on Buhari’s UK trip.

“First, they used a March 5, 2013 picture, claiming that Buhari was taking a walk in London on Thursday. Later they came up with another poorly cropped picture of Buhari with former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

“The same people who lied in September 2012 that they received a gold card invitation to attend the Democratic National Convention in the United States of America are behind the robing of Buhari in the garment of lies and I challenge Buhari to swear by the Holy Quran that he did not visit hospital in the United Kingdom last week.

“However, I want to disappoint this selfish cabal. Buhari is only raising their hope and that hope will be dashed.”
http://dailytimes.com.ng/article/buhari-uk-rest-says-wife

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by kelvine(m): 9:25am On Feb 23, 2015
This is more like the truth at last,the news about rest as reported by the wife sounds believable and understandable. As young as I am if I travel to all states in Nigeria to attend a rally in less than a month I just might break down needing medical check up. We are humans subject to fatigue even robots needs rest.

It is not as if some of us who passively support PDP by choice wish GMB dead (God forbid) we are only sad of being told lies in pictures.
More sad is when we can not engage in a debate with an APC supporter without being threatened and violently insulted.

It is natural to be skeptical when you are not worth being told the truth. Think about this, APC said GMB traveled on a work visit while his wife just exposed he traveled to rest for a few days by taking a break from business. These two submissions are in conflict.

I wish Nigeria the best president.

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by aminashy: 9:26am On Feb 23, 2015
Witchcraft people broom carrying party come and tell us more lies.

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by nwafuluozoh: 9:27am On Feb 23, 2015
Rest keh? Is that how he wants to govern Arewa Republic when the time comes?

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by Nobody: 9:29am On Feb 23, 2015
I just pray he doesn't "rest in peace" at the endundecided

On a more serious note, I think this old man should rest and forget politics
No offense to Buhari supporters



By the way
GEJ till 2019

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by Akkord4gov: 9:33am On Feb 23, 2015
Ok o
Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by freeanijor(m): 9:35am On Feb 23, 2015
Close to the truth.

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by kayboy4y(m): 9:36am On Feb 23, 2015
Story.
Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by mekaboy(m): 9:37am On Feb 23, 2015
ordinary campign he is resting, has Gej rested? Gej that travels all over the world from one meeting to another and still does campaign. commisioning power plants etc.

This old man wont go and rest.

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by Nobody: 9:39am On Feb 23, 2015
The truth is gradually unfolding, he will keep resting as president too.

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by dein77(m): 9:40am On Feb 23, 2015
Another Tura'i talking!

History always repeats itself.

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by dein77(m): 9:41am On Feb 23, 2015
customized13:
The truth is gradually unfolding, he keep resting as president too.

Him never even start work oooo

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by temitemi1(m): 9:41am On Feb 23, 2015
Rest in peace pa buhari grin grin grin. This is what "progressive" is all about, going to London to rest... GEJ till 2019!!!

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by Nobody: 9:45am On Feb 23, 2015
dein77:


Him never even start work oooo
God will surely punish those set of people trying to force an old, weak and uneducated man down our throats as president

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by KwoiZabo(m): 9:46am On Feb 23, 2015
So this is what we will be using our money for if God Forbid he becomes President.
GEJ till 2019

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by talktimi(m): 9:48am On Feb 23, 2015
Is he resting or on a working visit ? These people should choose one abeg

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by dein77(m): 9:48am On Feb 23, 2015
customized13:
God will surely punish those set of people trying to force an old, weak and uneducated man down our throats as president

It's all about some people's narrow interests.

History always repeats itself.

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by linuxuser(m): 9:49am On Feb 23, 2015
So Buhari is no longer on a working visit but resting visit. Keep the lies coming. So Buhari had an interactive session with people on Saturday, who are those people? You APC liers thinks all of us lives in Nigeria. No such meeting was help on saturday and your purported venue. When you tell one lie, you use another lie to cover it up and so on and so. Please carry on with your lies.

By the way, chatham house events still did not include the name of Buhari. Here is the evidence. This is not a photoshoped picture.





http://www.chathamhouse.org/event/refuge-inhumanity-war-refugees-intersection-ihl-and-refugee-law

http://www.chathamhouse.org/event/rohingya-southeast-asia-where-here

janus05:
“He’s just come here to rest. He’s just here to have a rest, at least a few days rest before he goes back to business.” Those were the words of Hajia Aishat, the wife of Major General Muhammadu Buhari, in which she denied insinuations that her husband is in the United Kingdom to attend to a grave illness.

There was widespread controversy at the weekend that the UK trip of Gen. Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was on health grounds although his campaign organization said it was for political business.

The health of 72-year-old Gen. Buhari has been an issue in the country’s presidential campaign, with a group expressing fears that he may be unable to perform optimally if he emerges president. Buhari has, however, consistently pooh-poohed the claim that he is physically unfit.

A photograph of Buhari, said to have been taken with former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, as well as Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun and Senator Bukola Saraki, purportedly to confirm the claim that he was in the UK for political business, stirred further controversy.

While the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, argued that the photograph was a trick and a lie, others doubted its authenticity on the ground that Amosun was on a campaign train in Sagamu, Ogun State, on the day he was said to have taken the picture with the team. Blair was also said to have been somewhere else in Europe, not the UK, that day.

In an interview with the Daily Times, the spokesman of the Buhari campaign organization, Alhaji Garba Shehu, asked the doubters to also fault the fact that the presidential candidate was received by a prominent Ogun State monarch, and granted a television interview.

However, Fayose insisted at the weekend that information about the APC presidential candidate is being hidden from Nigerians. The Ekiti Governor specifically challenged Buhari to swear by the Holy Quran that he (Buhari) did not visit a UK hospital on arrival in London last week.

Buhari’s wife debunked rumours that Buhari is gravely sick and undergoing medical treatment in London. Mrs Buhari allayed the fears of Nigerians and APC supporters after emerging from a two-hour interactive drinks reception she and the wife of her husband’s running-mate, Mrs Osinbajo, held for Nigerians in the diaspora on Saturday night at the Westminster Plaza Hotel, in Waterloo.

“He’s home, well and sound,” Hajia Buhari said, as she fielded media questions after emerging from the oversubscribed interactive session. When asked if her husband was in hospital, she smiled warmly and turning to the reporter, said, “I’m hearing it for the first time.” Gen. Buhari, meanwhile, was said to have attended Friday prayers at a Mosque near Baker Street.

“He attended prayers on Friday, he was seen around the mosque near Baker street,” the source revealed, before Hajia Buhari’s disclosure . When pressed further on if her husband was in London for a medical check-up, Hajia Buhari smiled and said: “No, he’s just come here to rest. He’s just here to have a rest. At least a few days rest before he goes back to business.”

Buhari is expected to deliver a speech at the Chatham House on Thursday this week. “He’s speaking at Chatham House on Thursday, they will soon put it up on their website,” a member of the UK chapter of the APC disclosed to the Daily Times during Saturday’s event.

The source also revealed that the Party’s Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, is due in London on Monday (today), and that Buhari’s running-mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will be guest speaker at another event holding at the House of Commons next week Thursday, March 5. On her part, the wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, during Saturday’s event, warned Nigerians against setting their expectations too high if the APC wins the March 28 presidential elections.

Accusing the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of “leaving a legacy of unemployment,” she said to the attendees: “General Buhari is not a magician, “ adding: “He will not find you a job if you do not go out there and help yourself.”

Mrs Amosun told “armchair critics” that to build Nigeria goes beyond sitting at a remote location and criticising on the social media. “We need to improve our literacy levels in order to tackle mortality rates and boost education, among others,” she said, adding: “It is beyond writing on social media,” to do this.

But the event was marred by the number of angry Nigerians who had thronged the venue to hear what the duo of Mrs Buhari and Mrs Osinbajo had to say. Reacting to claims by some people that Buhari’s photograph with Blair, Saraki and Amosun was fake, Alhaji Garba asked: “Are they saying everyone is a liar, including Awujale who received GMB at home in London and the TV station that aired his studio interview?”

But the Ekiti State Governor, who issued a statement last week saying that Buhari was admitted at a hospital located at Cavendish Street, Cavendish Square, W2 London West End, London, challenged the APC presidential candidate to swear by the Holy Quran if he (Buhari) did not visit a UK hospital last week. Fayose said that the hope of Buhari’s party to seize power in Nigeria, using Buhari will be dashed at the end. He said: “Buhari will never be Nigeria’s president again.”

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said: “I wish they can see spiritually what I am talking about that Buhari, despite the hullabaloo, will never be president. I predicted my return as Ekiti State Governor and I am saying it again that Buhari will never rule Nigeria again.

“After President Goodluck Jonathan, there will be a young element in his late 50s from the North that will be Nigeria’s president. I want to liken this revelation to the story of Elijah and Elisha. I am the Elijah while my followers are Elisha.”

While maintaining that he was not wishing Buhari dead, Fayose said: “I owe it a duty to Nigeria and its people to expose the antics of the APC cabal whose only interest is to seize power to further their selfish interests.

“Without doubt, it is obvious that these cabal in the APC are trying so hard to deceive Nigerians on Buhari’s health status. That’s the reason they have been using photoshopped pictures to defend their lies on Buhari’s UK trip.

“First, they used a March 5, 2013 picture, claiming that Buhari was taking a walk in London on Thursday. Later they came up with another poorly cropped picture of Buhari with former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

“The same people who lied in September 2012 that they received a gold card invitation to attend the Democratic National Convention in the United States of America are behind the robing of Buhari in the garment of lies and I challenge Buhari to swear by the Holy Quran that he did not visit hospital in the United Kingdom last week.

“However, I want to disappoint this selfish cabal. Buhari is only raising their hope and that hope will be dashed.”

http://dailytimes.com.ng/article/buhari-uk-rest-says-wife

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by mkpakanaodogwu(m): 9:52am On Feb 23, 2015
Rest ke

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by nwafuluozoh: 9:52am On Feb 23, 2015
dein77:
Another Tura'i talking!

History always repeats itself.
Whosai? We are wiser this time.

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by dein77(m): 9:55am On Feb 23, 2015
nwafuluozoh:

Whosai? We are wiser this time.

Let's keep watching. Season Two unfolding!

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by PapiWata: 9:56am On Feb 23, 2015
linuxuser:
[size=15pt]So Buhari is no longer on a working visit but resting visit. Keep the lies coming.[/size]

Perhaps the Boko Hari spin-doctors mean to say that Buhari finds work restful, particularly if the location is London, where the finest medical attention available anywhere, is just a short black-cab ride away.

Expounding this novel concept further into the realm of absurdity, an analogy can perhaps be drawn between the old euphemism that shyly refers to the act of coital procreation as "The Labor of Love", and the notion of Buhari's "Restful Work", which is now being made possible by medical teams based on London's Harley Street.

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by Faibuhari: 9:58am On Feb 23, 2015
The truth is being revealed, GMB is having prostrate cancer for all I know

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by fitzmayowa: 9:59am On Feb 23, 2015
Who are we going to believe now From a visit to speak at chatham house - APC media, to going to the UK to rest - Hajia Aisha Buhari...

APC should be truthful with nigerians, about GMB's health, unless they want to tell us his wife is lying...IMO

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by aminashy: 10:02am On Feb 23, 2015
WHEN OUR MILITARY STARTED DEFEATING THE BOKO HARAM I NOTICED 3 IMPORTANT THINGS:
1) EX-PRESIDENT CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO TORE HIS PDP MEMBERSHIP CARD PUBLICLY
2) GENERAL BUHARI HOSPITALIZED IN LONDON
3) OUR LOVELY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN COMMISSIONED SOME MAJOR PROJECTS IN THE COUNTRY(LAGOS AND OUR) THAT IS TO SAY THE ENEMIES ARE GOING DOWN. ACHIEVEMENT IS COMING UP.
GOODLUCK JONATHAN TILL 2019!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by PapiWata: 10:08am On Feb 23, 2015
aminashy:
WHEN OUR MILITARY STARTED DEFEATING THE BOKO HARAM I NOTICED 3 IMPORTANT THINGS:
1) EX-PRESIDENT CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO TORE HIS PDP MEMBERSHIP CARD PUBLICLY
2) GENERAL BUHARI HOSPITALIZED IN LONDON
3) OUR LOVELY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN COMMISSIONED SOME MAJOR PROJECTS IN THE COUNTRY(LAGOS AND OUR) THAT IS TO SAY THE ENEMIES ARE GOING DOWN. ACHIEVEMENT IS COMING UP.
GOODLUCK JONATHAN TILL 2019!!!!!!!!!!!

Ha ha ha ha yes Young Grasshopper, you have proven yourself to be an astute observer of the human condition. Today I award you Brown Belt.

In a related development, I can now confirm that the ailing geriatric terror gang leader Buhari is actually going to his Alma Mater, Toto-Ronto University, to collect his newly printed HONORARY diploma in Applied Cattle Management.

Stand by for more developments later, when the surgeons issue their initial post-operative prognosis about Buhari's TERMINAL prostate cancer.

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by denedene(m): 10:13am On Feb 23, 2015
I wanna believe buhari is ok but for some reasons I think he is gravely ill

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by Omexonomy: 10:17am On Feb 23, 2015
mekaboy:
ordinary campign he is resting, has Gej rested? Gej that travels all over the world from one meeting to another and still does campaign. commisioning power plants etc.

This old man wont go and rest.
how old is gej and how old is pa buhari
Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by PapiWata: 10:29am On Feb 23, 2015
denedene:
I wanna believe buhari is ok but for some reasons I think he is gravely ill

The true facts are as follows. Buhari died back in 1998. Highly skilled Egyptian taxidermists were flown in to remove the entire skin of the expired dictator, and that carefully preserved skin was then painstakingly fashioned into a wearable suit that has been donned by a succession of trained midgets on stilts, who have attended public events and launched multiple doomed presidential bids as "Buhari", right up to the present time.

The medical evacuation to London of the Buhari puppet is merely a routine visit to spruce-up the worn-out masquerade outfit, in preparation for another scheduled election defeat for the re-animated skin-suit called "Buhari".

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by Dewze(m): 10:32am On Feb 23, 2015
Resting visit or working visit?

Is there a reason why this is not on front page still?

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by stigman(m): 10:32am On Feb 23, 2015
Omexonomy:
how old is gej and how old is pa buhari

U just roped urself, u now see the reason why we should not vote for that grand pa buhari

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Re: Buhari In UK To Rest - Hajia Aishat Buhari by stigman(m): 10:34am On Feb 23, 2015
Una no get house here?

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