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In Photos – The Wedding of Nafisa Yar’adua & Isa Yuguda



In early 2009, Katsina State woke up to pomp and pagentry as Nafisa Yar’Adua wed Mallam Isa Yuguda. According to the couple, they began traditional courtship about a year before when he visited Aso Rock to see the bride’s father, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on an official assignment. With blesssings from the bride’s parents, they began planning the wedding soon after. Nafisa joins the Yuguda family as the Governor’s 4th wife.

Photos from the ceremony below.


The beautiful bride, Nafisa


The couple, Nafisa & Isa


The Bride's Sister & MC standby as the couple prep to cut the cake


Styl-Plus entertained the guests


The couple with family members and well-wishers

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  1. mary

    March 25, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Their faith allows it. God bless their union,beautiful bride cry wolf I am sure you would do same if you were muslim, Congrats

  2. sharone

    March 25, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    4th wife?why now?! fine girl like this…smells like an arranged wedding…are you trying to tell me that there were no other more suitable eligible bachelors? not trying to hate but things like this just make me wonder….nehow wishing them the very best in their new life together…And as for styl plus, why do they look unkempt..where have they been these dayz…

  3. Lara

    March 25, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Mehn no one seems to be having fun at this wedding, pretty bride though

  4. delilah

    March 25, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    styl plus days are dead and gone..they look like there stuck in the past and zeal who i used to love just looks tacky! Sigh!

    As for the bride…with a face like that, she could have done so much better than “4th wife” but hey, her choice and I guess there are other benefits for her family n such

  5. tatafo!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:30 am

    nice lace that most of the ladies wore. Nafisa didn’t crack half a smile, so sad.

  6. bunz babe

    March 26, 2009 at 1:52 am

    hmmmm d muslim faith says you can marry 4 wives only if you can love and treat all of them EQUALLY me thinks that is an impossible task lol….just saying

  7. Chichi

    March 26, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Pleaaaaaaaase what the hell is Zeal wearing?…LMAO!!!!!….Am kinda disappointed in Styl-plus…They look mad-razzzzzzzzzzz…lol…The bride’s lace is stunning….Lovely Pics!!…Bella darl..Luv ya!!

  8. diva

    March 26, 2009 at 5:16 am

    Yeah, i know the muslim religion entitles a man to a max of wives, still, I dont see how its possible that a president’s daughter would settle as a fourth wife..not even 2nd or 3rd, but 4th. Looks like the groom just wanted the prestige that comes with having a president’s daughter as one of his wives, and i hope Nafisa knows what she’s doing and wasnt forced into this. This is my subjective opinion on this issue

  9. diva

    March 26, 2009 at 5:18 am

    I missed out *4* btwn max and wives

  10. S

    March 26, 2009 at 9:00 am

    i didnt see d brides teeth in any of the pictures!!!! i wonder why?> she doesnt seem too happy or is it just me? but all d same i wish them a eer happy married life?

  11. mary

    March 26, 2009 at 11:28 am

    She smiles without her teeth showing,loads of people smile without their teeth showing and some with all their teeth on display ,no rules that teeth showing equates smile

  12. Admirer

    March 26, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Is it just me? But this Hausa caliphate pple are just too fine. Mehn, simple but classy. I mean check out their outfits and make-up. Size of wedding cakes. I know it is the presidency and then again it is all about organisation and planning. More to them

  13. kelendra

    March 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I wish the bride especially all the best. 4th wife position cannot possibly be easy.

  14. istidele

    March 26, 2009 at 3:19 pm


  15. Ummilolo

    March 26, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for the pics Bella. Spotted the person I wanted to see! The bride is pretty. I find that it all looks very conference-y-delegates’ formal gathering. I wish the pictures portrayed more all-incorporated fun. Many of the guests looked more pleased to be there than pleased for the bride/groom! lol (I had to say it). May Allah give them marital bliss

  16. medodo

    March 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    4th position mh dat must be a hud hell money or no money

  17. S

    March 26, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Abeg! have u seen this girl smile when shes with her friends??

  18. Qed

    March 26, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    if our presidents daughter could be forced to marry(if it was forced), what does that say for our democracy in the 21st cent. plus seeing the crowd scares me as a nigerian about what truely the future holds for us, we cant let power be focused in the hands of a few espcially not because their parents whr F***** there 1st.
    Aisha babagida irriates me has she ever worked 4 2secs and she runs an NGO: on what funds abeg?

    • Alexmode

      July 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Why don’t you try reading up on how Maryam started the NGO before bashing Aisha with baseless assumptions?

  19. jo

    March 26, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    u mean she’s only 21 – na wa — what do they feel the young kids…anyhoo – she’s radiant – the dude is equally goodlooking …so what is she’s 4th wife…abeg as long as she’s happy and he treats her right thats all that matters .

    • abeeda

      May 22, 2012 at 11:59 am

      she is not 21 but around 28 or 29 when she got married

  20. mary

    March 26, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Hmm I dont think we are on the same page? are you sure we are seeing the same pictures? or you have personal beef with the bride or is it the groom?

  21. Musa Sadur

    March 27, 2009 at 2:38 am

    This is Nigeria, anything can happen.Can you imagine the odd wedding, 4th wife,for a 21 yrs old girl.why will churches not bee full for miracles, i am sure the groom is 4times older that the bride, what will she be asking for God is 10yrs time,that is y adultery is on the increase, because that old guy can hardly satisfy the 1st wife, not to talk of the 4th, that need more romance as a girl.Mr Man are u are all your kids look like u,pls check is some dont look like ur house helpers, friends and true talk oh.Bella, thanks for the mumu and wayo wedding.the hunter is about to be me na me talk so.I shame for all of una for 9ja.May God help us all.


    March 27, 2009 at 8:08 am

    sorry to say, these girls are not forced to marry and be a 4th wife it their religion and that is the way they were brought up. Do you know sometimes these northerners pity us…..

  23. Olangela

    March 27, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Wait a second… I’m reading the comments section and I had to go back and read the article. When it says governor’s 4th wife, I assumed this was his fourth marriage after 3 divorces. Ha! Now I’m clear what’s happening here! I won’t say a word for fear that I will be attacked because I am a westerner who is simply horrified at the idea that a young beauty like her is the 4th wife of that old man.

    I’ve already said too much…

    Viva la Naija…

  24. Onisokuso

    March 27, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    She shouldnt the time even viagra or cialis cant be of much help anymore to the groom..I will be there waiting to perform my calling.

  25. Nike A

    March 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Total BS. It’s not like the woman looks like she is in the first flush of youth. How do you know that she is not a divorcee with two children in tow?? That’s how I saw IBB’s daughter marrying one of those Northern Governors and they put in there that this was her second or third marriage and it was the guy’s fifth!!! I myself bow for them sha!!!

  26. Anya

    March 28, 2009 at 2:37 am

    OMG, I know some of the girls at the party. Wow…small world…malo connection fa! And why is Maryam Babangida looking so skinny & stressed out? Hmm… Anyway, I wish them Happy Married Life. Kai…walahi, Nafisa needs to smile.

  27. Oniduru

    March 28, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Mrs Abacha looks so depressed and her choice of colours look old school. Is she still paying for the sins she and her late husband committed? no sinner will go unpunished.

  28. aosgrl

    March 29, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    A lot of you assume a lot of things…

    Why does Mariam B. Look so sickly. Dang i hope she’s okay oh.

    The Bride looks beautiful.

  29. randommer

    March 30, 2009 at 3:56 am

    is this babe really 21, i disagree o.

  30. damola

    March 31, 2009 at 12:49 am

    A classic case of Fraud.. when our own President can dash out her girl to a man with 3 wives already…. God help Nigeria.

  31. Odie

    March 31, 2009 at 7:04 am

    lmaooooo. Una still dey talk? r u pple looking at that cake. It better be delicious as it looks.

  32. vivian o

    April 3, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    4th Wife? Wow. Well, as long as everyone is happy. Right?

  33. london girl

    April 6, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Fourth wife, this is forced wedding oooooooooooo, How can our president sells his daughter like this in this day, it not like she is ugly now wa, poor thing. i beg someone please rescue her.

  34. fatima gumsu

    April 9, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Haters!!! whats wrong in what maryam abacha wore?? she was just modest as usual we all know she was never flamboyant so whats your stress???

  35. Ladi

    April 9, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Stephanie Okereke was at the wedding?

  36. nneka

    April 11, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    The president has many wives and children u think he will care if one marries a man wit three wives already. fatima if three or more people say maryyam is getting old and stressed out then thats the truth, no hating in this one.

  37. mary

    April 11, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Just got what Ovation magazine covered of the same wedding everyone looked nice in their own pictures and it was really a week affair. Congrats to them

  38. Chika Moses

    April 15, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    SHE IS THE FOURTH WIFE??? WIFE NUMBER FOUR??? WTF??? That’s just ridiculous and laughable… the daughter of our Nation’s President playing fourth fiddle to some gross guy?! I’m slightly disgusted!

  39. wondering...?!"!

    April 15, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    want’t the father of the bride @ his daughter’s wedding? abi he had to go on another two week trip again…na wa oh!!! beautiful bride tho…wish the all the best and marital bliss..

  40. miss

    April 28, 2009 at 8:28 am

    tell me abourrit! i was like wtf? n aint she only 21? stupid shit! God help 9ja n rediculous culture n traditions

  41. Damy

    April 28, 2009 at 8:57 am

    4th wife? chei!! na wa o n shes really pretty too

  42. graomo

    April 28, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    i feel terribly gutted that Yar’adua will not give his young daughter the privilege of being a first wife, it’s just absolutely disgusting as far as i am concerned, how will a man like yuguda be soo immoral as to take a young girl and marry as his FORTH wife, what is he still looking for, i hear his third wife is dying of cancer and all he can think of is marry again, truly atrocious, he definitely will marry again and again and will have loads of concubines, as far as i know, a man who can stick to one wife will always be out spilling his seed for anyone who cares, and as for yar’adua’s daughter, she’s pretty but definitely doesn’t know any better.

  43. Mainasara Kurfi

    May 5, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Na wa for you woh! Wetin be your own if Nafisa became the 4th wife. No be husband she look for? Abeg make u na leave her alone.

  44. Sugabelly

    May 5, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Please jo stop calling people “haters” you sound uneducated. Are you seriously suggesting that there are no similes you can use? O_o

  45. webguy

    May 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    I’m surprised everyone is only complaining about a young girl being made a fourth wife.
    How do you explain a man as old as this marrying someone young enough to be his last daugher! And this coming from top people in government. I think Nigeria is in trouble. We are being ruled by illetrates and wicked people.

  46. hauwa

    June 20, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    auren DALA

  47. hauwa

    June 20, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    auren masu dala

  48. silva

    July 22, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    nah political marriage, d same way aisha babangida just became some governor’s 3rd wife,so they know wat they r doing…

  49. fatima gumsu

    July 25, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    This has nothing to do with education sugabelly or whateva!… Allow the man to rest after eleven years of massacre and lies.. infact u are a hater.. how wld u feel if someone made the comment i replied to about yr mum(family)?

  50. fatima gumsu

    July 30, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Sugabelly… na who de sugar that yr belly for u??? u must be an agent of some kind that i am sure of… u are every where onthe web… when u taya u go retire so no shaking… as for yr comment on Maryam Abacha how wld u feel if some said same about yr mum or rather about u?? … remember she is somebosies mum too… i am a mother my self .. please learn to respect the elderly.

  51. hauwa

    July 31, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    dont be upset with me I didn’t criticize anyone of them..
    i jst said auren masu dala(masu hali)i even not aware of this website before …

  52. Abubakar sani

    August 5, 2009 at 3:26 am

    that’s great wedding, wish them happy life.

  53. enitan

    December 8, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    am soo digusted and it sound sooooooooo ridiculous telling all my frnd dat where i come in some african country called nigeria, dat our president daughter is the fourth wife, it can never happen in my country becuz it is called child abuse……..hahaha. goodluck becuz u need it more dan everyone else.

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  55. mo

    December 28, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    A very beautiful girl…but she looks maybe 28, almost 30. I think she is an adult…her marriage is consensual so how am I to condemn it? But 4th? Na wa o. Well, may she find her happiness where it pleases her.


    January 3, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Do you want to tell me dat this girl had no boy friend b/4 getting married to an old man. Is it all about money or power? Its a great shame to humanity. So dis girl just abandoned her single boy friend. Is her family not capable of impowering this young man to be like them? What a shame to the president. This shows that the president dont ave any plan for the poor people of this country thats why he gave his daughter to a rich man in his administration. Shame to you all that supported this idea.


    January 3, 2010 at 10:08 am

    About Mariam Abacha, she has money to wear any type of designer she wants in this world. She is rich and her kids are rich. so those people gossiping of what she is wearing are making a great mistake. They are not of her class at all. The late Gen. Sani Abacha cannot be compared to any of the living former Heads of state, past and present presidents. I love and admire him. He his a strong man. I never got any thing during his regime so dont think dats why am praising him. So those gossipers should leave Mariam alone.

  58. silva

    January 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    you are just ranting for notin…how do u know she had a b.f? abi u r d one….

  59. Nnena

    January 4, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Of course she has money to wear any designer–MORE LIKE WILL THE CLOTHES FIT HER??


    You DO know that once someone ends a statement or includes something in their conversation to mean that they are not guilty of what people might automatically assume–more often than not they are right?
    e.g “I never got any thing during his regime so dont think dats why am praising him.”

    Yeah right–and i saw a pig flying a second ago–

  60. maryam

    February 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    lol! so why is it disturbing all of u? why cant nigerians mind their business for 1ce? nobody is stoping u from marring the person u wish to. i wonder y u its disturbing u….may b uve not gotten a wife as preety as she is or a husband as handsome as he is…plz stop hating.
    go find a job to do. and as for u, calling pple illitrates…i think ur the biggest illitrate in the history of humans…
    if u dnt noe…his first daughter is not upto her age…talkless of da last one…
    nigerians..abeg mind ur business for ones naww!

    ooh! yuguda and nafisa! wat a nice couple….
    loong live u both! long live ur family!! long live nigeria!!!

  61. Anya

    May 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    This life is too short, one moment you see someone; the next moment they are gine forver. Maryam Babangida may the Lord keep you in His bossoms & may you rest in peace!

  62. honesty

    May 10, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    all the haters that are talking and condeming the wedding are just very narrow minded and is the reason why you are all wher u are right now, you always love to complain and say alot of things you are not sure about which is a big sin and why GOD is purnishing all of you and putting you in the place you are in right now. you just make up rumors or hear rumors and then start to talk how shalow, irresponsible and high level of illitracy. never say what you are not sure about. sorry to say but alot of Nigerians are brought up with stupidity, hate, anger and jealousy which is what is killing their hearts. thats why they say God judges you from your heart so dont question if you are wretched right now because you will probably do alot worse if you are in that possition and this goes to everybody.. stupid people that like to complain 2 much thats why you are not moving foward.

  63. ThePoet

    July 21, 2010 at 1:50 am

    “honesty” darling, God isn’t ‘purnishing’ anyone. Why would a beautiful young lady chose to be 4th in a man’s life (fifth if you count his mama)?

  64. Calm down

    August 2, 2010 at 7:27 am

    I really do not understand why nigerians claim that Fulani looks arab. I didn’t see any Arab looking person in the entire pictures.
    Anyway, nice couple.

  65. kenora

    September 18, 2010 at 2:00 am

    this is bad.i can see in the eyes of the bride that she is not happy.hw can a beautiful girl like this be a 4th wife,na wah oh.when there are alot of handsome single guys at there,any way i wish them happy marriage life

  66. hafsat

    September 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    good day to all muslims friends & family may allah blles us amin summa amin (alhammdullilah)

  67. lustre

    October 25, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    kai Nnena dat was too uncalled for. Even d bible says we shouldnt speak ill of the dead.biko take it easy. Am sure God who is the only righteous judge would tell you that. best wishes

  68. lustre

    October 25, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    pls that isnt an mc. she is the wife of the then vice president, now first lady

  69. loila

    January 13, 2011 at 5:49 am

    #4? na wa oo… she is very pretty n adorable but she hardly smiled!

  70. Eerinmide

    September 17, 2011 at 3:53 am

    ok, i noe dis wedding is bad nd sum 1 shld plssss luk @ styl plus again…d guy in black…wats his name sef? i cant stop laffn…OMG!!!

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