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How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by Aboki99(m): 11:11pm On Jan 07, 2018
MAY THIS GOOD GUY GET WELL SOON!

I arrived Guildford, home to the prestigious University of Surrey, on the evening of Tuesday 23rd September, 2014 for my M.Sc. in Economics. I was ushered to my house at No. 22 Hamilton Drive, Hazel Farm Campus of the University of Surrey. I spent that night fatigued and famished because I couldn’t even locate where I could get a Halal meal and help myself after hours of exhaustive flight from Abuja to London Heathrow. On Thursday, I managed to get something to pacify body and soul to remain together but there was a bigger problem: I was feeling lonely; I was acclimatizing slowly. But I soldiered on and kept my chin up, dragging myself by my own bootstraps. On Friday morning, I enquired for and was directed to the hall where Muslim students at the University of Surrey perform the Friday prayers.

Of course the primary motive for the efforts I put in at locating the place for Friday congregational prayers was to fulfill one of my obligatory duties as a Muslim. But, to be honest, I also had an ulterior, secondary motive: It was to make friends—Nigeriana or Muslimina—who’d guide me through my physical, cultural and academic acclimatization processes. And a very good, very important friend indeed I made that Friday!

After the prayer was over and worshipers were exchanging greetings and handshakes, I ran into a lanky, chocolate-complexioned, soft-spoken, very shy dude standing by the exit door. We exchanged your-face-looks-familiar-to-me kind of glances before he stretched his hand towards me with “Salamu Alaykum”. I grabbed the hand and replied “Wa alaykumussalam”. He said “I am Yusuf” and I also returned “I am Hamisu”. He then asked if I had been a student or was just joining the University as a fresher. And I told him that I had just arrived for my Msc. And with a note of readiness to render help in his voice, Yusuf asked if I had shopped for winter wears and other stuff which I told him I didn’t and we exchanged phone numbers agreeing to meet again the following day.

Early Saturday morning while I was still asleep, my phone rang and you can guess who the caller was. “Hello, Hamis[u]”, “Hello, Yusuf”- we greeted and he asked how my night was; if there was any problem etc in a very caring tone akin to that of a kind High School senior student and a junior one entrusted under his care. Yusuf then directed me to meet him at House No. 4 Sandfield Court where he and Zahra stayed for their undergrad studies at Surrey. We then went straight to Primark Store, a stone’s throw away from Yusuf’s house, where he guided me into buying winter wears, kitchen utensils and other stuff. Yusuf carried most of my items himself leaving me with a few things to carry and he accompanied me to my house! We chatted for a while in my room and he left me slobbering over how kind he was to me. “Wannan duk yadda aka yi dan bubban gida ne!” [meaning; “this guy must have come from a responsible family”], —I soliloquized after I saw him off.

But don’t forget, throughout those encounters, I never knew Yusuf was the son of a VIP back home. He didn’t tell me. I didn’t sense it. His material or living conditions didn’t bear any evidence for anything like that. We just moved along as compatriots; sharing a country, colour, culture and above all Islam. Occasionally, either in my house or his, we would be discussing about politics back home and, as a Buhari die hard, I would always point out to Yusuf the necessity of a Buhari presidency to put Nigeria back on track and he just listened and nodded along shying away from a direct reference/discussion of the politician in the center of our tête-à-tête. But I didn’t suspect anything. I didn’t have reasons to.

The day “the pulako cover” was blown off Yusuf was on a Friday when Muslim faithful were asked by the Imam to sign a petition for the establishment of an Islamic Center/Mosque in Guildford. I was immediately following Yusuf on the queue and out of the corner of my eyes I peeped through and sighted him write “Yusuf Buhari”. This was the lead that bolstered up two other ones I had previously gathered: One, being the campus talk I once overheard of but trivialized about a Buhari’s son and daughter being Surrey students. And the second was when Yusuf sometime told me that he is from Daura but based in Kaduna. Connecting those three (3) dots together unmasked Yusuf for me! And struggling to come to terms with how a young man of his age and time would conceal and refuse to flaunt his prominent family identity not only gave me a hard lesson in Fulfulde Pulako but also encouraged me to ask Yusuf for confirmation of my conclusion on his identity. And he only smiled and added “Mallam Hamisu kenan[Oh! See you Hamisu]!” This confirmed my conclusion and added to my respect for the People’s General for bringing up such a cool, calm and cultured son!

A chip off the old block, Yusuf is a very humble guy. He is unassuming, unpretentious and un-ostentatious. He is reserved but easygoing and a man of few words; a taciturn, if you like. He is, I think, an introvert in the sense that he doesn’t involve himself in other people’s businesses. Yusuf doesn’t smoke. He doesn’t drink. He doesn’t go out with girls. He is just a son any father would love to have in his family! In Guildford, Yusuf lived a very modest, decent, and prudent life as evidenced by the fact that he and Zahra used to cook their food themselves—something Nigerian elite’s children never do in UK! May God ease and speed up your recovery, Mallam Yusuf!

Source: https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/www.dailytrust.com.ng/amplite/on-yusuf-buhari.html and www.facebook.com/hamisuhadejia

Hamisu Hadejia, Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State. (hamisuhadejia@gmail.com)

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by subtlemee(f): 11:14pm On Jan 07, 2018
If I was the president's daughter won't you write same about me?

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by EbukaHades10(m): 11:32pm On Jan 07, 2018
Story. Abeg who fit give me summary?

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by atilla(m): 12:04am On Jan 08, 2018
Nice story.
May he get well fast

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by Nobody: 12:04am On Jan 08, 2018
I think say he don rest in peace oh.

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by CoolFreeday(m): 12:05am On Jan 08, 2018
Amen. God will see him through and grant him speedy recovery.

Same way my cousin talked about their humility when she was studying in Zaria.

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by delugajackson: 12:36am On Jan 08, 2018
I don't know, but anytime i see the name "Buhari", I get pissed.

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by dollarcoolcat(m): 12:45am On Jan 08, 2018
Get well soon bro! No matter what u dont wish ur next man bad or evil

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by DozieInc(m): 12:48am On Jan 08, 2018
The sins of the father.

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by doyinbaby(f): 2:30am On Jan 08, 2018
.....

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by OneCorner: 3:26am On Jan 08, 2018
delugajackson:
I don't know, but anytime i see the name "Buhari", I get pissed.
Say no more, u are suffering from totemic postponement revulsion. You need just 2spoonful of sniper. shocked

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by Ishilove: 5:49am On Jan 08, 2018
But he was drag racing with a super expensive power bike? That doesn't seem very austere to me. What an irony.

Your white washing job doesn't quite fool me, woman.

Any how, I wish him speedy recovery, his father's sins notwithstanding.

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by iamrealdeji(m): 6:20am On Jan 08, 2018
but he wouldn't do that to a south westerner just like his father. Of course,northerners can die for another northerner but Buhari and his son would never be friends with a south westerner like me,I wish him quick recovery though cos the guy seems to be a gentleman but how come no single westerner has made such article of any encounter with Yusuf Buhari?
Northerners only use south westerners and dump us,they don't want to be friends with us. Buhari would only appoint his northern brothers in high positions,his closest friends are northerners but would only hire best south westerners in medical practices and other fields just to use them and dump them.
I pity Yusuf though and wish him quick recovery but he's suffering from his father's sins.

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by Samusu(m): 6:34am On Jan 08, 2018
Ishilove:
But he was drag racing with a super expensive power bike? That doesn't seem very austere to me. What an irony.

Your white washing job doesn't quite fool me, woman.

Any how, I wish him speedy recovery, his father's sins notwithstanding.
there are Powerbike groups in Abuja, and they hire bikes to their members

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by Partnerbiz3: 6:34am On Jan 08, 2018
So?
Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by Jaynom(m): 6:37am On Jan 08, 2018
You sure say this is not a "kiss Ass" sponsored post?
That's how they carefully crafted that IDAHOSA & Dangote story. Hmmmn! I wish Yusuf quick recovery tho

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by fergie001: 7:07am On Jan 08, 2018
The people of Benue WISH him well.

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by totorimi: 8:42am On Jan 08, 2018
95% of Northern students studying abroad are there of federal or state govt scholarship the rest of them are children of politicians and businessmen. Other Nigerians students studying abroad are what I call hustlers, they have sto work and study, and we are all still Nigerians.

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by ouzo1(m): 8:48am On Jan 08, 2018
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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by bedspread: 9:31am On Jan 08, 2018
Nice Story.... but does not shield the fact that His Dad has not failed our Beloved Nation....

Not withstanding, I treat based personal basis... And I Pray Yusuf Buhari Gets Fully up on His Feet Again... IN JESUS NAME.... AMEN

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by royallord1(m): 10:27am On Jan 08, 2018
@op... As u wrote along... The thought of the movie series -Tyrant, crept in my mind... And I thought especially on the son( Sammy al-fayeed) of the so called redemptist from the US (Barry al-fayeed)... Ur story on Yusuf and DAT of Sammy sounded similar.... Imagine my shock when u wrote at the end that he doesn't drink, smoke and u have never seen him with a girl...... Hmmmm hope my suspicions is not wrong... Cos Sammy was overtly nice to guys and was gay... And u also just told us Yusuf is extremely nice .... O well... We wish him quick recovery

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by CivilzedTyger(m): 10:37am On Jan 08, 2018
Whether or not he's as nice as you claim, he doesn't deserve to die. Wish him a quick recovery

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by lalasticlala(m): 10:55am On Jan 08, 2018
Aboki99:

Source: www.facebook.com/hamisuhadejia

Hamisu Hadejia, Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State. (hamisuhadejia@gmail.com)


Pls put direct link to your source
Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by Nobody: 11:05am On Jan 08, 2018
How will someone be shy and Confident at the same time

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by Aboki99(m): 11:25am On Jan 08, 2018
Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by Aboki99(m): 12:48pm On Jan 08, 2018
royallord1:
@op... As u wrote along... The thought of the movie series -Tyrant, crept in my mind... And I thought especially on the son( Sammy al-fayeed) of the so called redemptist from the US (Barry al-fayeed)... Ur story on Yusuf and DAT of Sammy sounded similar.... Imagine my shock when u wrote at the end that he doesn't drink, smoke and u have never seen him with a girl...... Hmmmm hope my suspicions is not wrong... Cos Sammy was overtly nice to guys and was gay... And u also just told us Yusuf is extremely nice .... O well... We wish him quick recovery

Dude , wish for your brother what you wish for your self. Evil and vile thoughts and wishes are a statement of self Indictment! They are neither Xtian nor Islamic or even humanist if you are an atheist. Grow up and think positive!

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by royallord1(m): 1:36pm On Jan 08, 2018
Aboki99:


Dude , wish for your brother what you wish for your self. Evil and vile thoughts and wishes are a statement of self Indictment! They are neither Xtian nor Islamic or even humanist if you are an atheist. Grow up and think positive!

Ur brain they pain u?... Did I speak on religion or wish him evil in any way?... Or did u not see my wish of quick recovery... Are u so daft that ur quest for vengeful speaking didn't allow you read and understand wat was pasted there... Omo vitamin A supplement no cost again like DAT... U need to grow that saw-dust pudding u call a brain.
How can you say a young man like that as handsome as he is doesn't like girls or girls don't flock around him.... Haaa... Something is not right here.... If u were any wiser u should have left out that part ... A lot of ladies choose st Andrews university just becos prince William was going there.... U can not imagine the number of men who would have sent there daughters to Yusuf school because of him....

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by Firefire(m): 1:43pm On Jan 08, 2018
Ok.

Get well soon. Yusuf.

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by temptnow: 1:43pm On Jan 08, 2018
Buhari is a thief period, another gold-digger telling us super story.

When is she going to tell us about Buharis killings?

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Re: How Yusuf Buhari Lived His Life In UK by Nellybank(m): 1:43pm On Jan 08, 2018
Take the name "buhari" off Yusuf and I will love him d more

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