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Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari attends Michelle Obama’s United Nations General Assembly at Broadway’s Jacobs Theater

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Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari as well as other First Ladies like Chantal Biya of Cameroon, wife of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Yoo Soon-taek and more attended Michelle Obama‘s “Global Girls Empowerment” event held at Broadway’s Jacobs Theater on September 19, 2016 in New York City.

Aisha Buhari & Michelle Obama

Aisha Buhari & Michelle Obama

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The U.S First Lady spoke to fellow first ladies, students and guests at the event.

The event, called the United Nations General Assembly at Broadway’s Jacobs Theater, showcased performances by The Color Purple, Waitress, Beautiful, and Wicked.

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert emceed the show.

The purpose of the event was to continue to raise awareness for the Let Girls Learn initiative, launched by President Obama and First Lady in March 2015, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school and stay in school.

Sharing updates from the event, Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari stated on social media: “Michelle Obama has promised to continue to push for the rights of women and teenage girls around the world, even after she has left the White House.”

According to Michelle Obama, “More than 62 million girls around the world are counting on us to be their voice and I intend to continue speaking out on their behalf — not just for the rest of my time as first lady but for the rest of my life. And I hope that you all will join me.”

Michelle Obama and Aisha Buhari, First Lady of Nigeria

Michelle Obama and Aisha Buhari, First Lady of Nigeria

Michelle Obama and Hinda Deby Itno, First Lady of Chad

Michelle Obama and Hinda Deby Itno, First Lady of Chad

Michelle Obama and Jeannette Kagame, First Lady of Rwanda

Michelle Obama and Jeannette Kagame, First Lady of Rwanda

16 Comments

  1. Prince

    September 20, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Aisha is Bae. I can’t stop loving Michelle. I’m gonna miss her sooooooooo much

  2. Tikka Masala

    September 20, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari stated on social media: “Michelle Obama has promised to continue to push for the rights of women and teenage girls around the world, even after she has left the White House.” – meanwhile you as the First Lady of Nigeria – what have you done to help push for the return of the Chibok Girls, and the rights of teenage girls and women in Nigeria??? NOTHING. That’s what. The hypocrisy.

    • Busarni

      September 20, 2016 at 11:43 am

      Nah; she is busy flossing….

    • tunmi

      September 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Woah, she’s set up some initiatives. You’re making me do research early in the morning.
      1. Aisha Buhari Launches “Get Involved” Initiative to Fight Malnutrition
      https://www.bellanaija.com/2016/07/aisha-buhari-launches-get-involved-initiative-to-fight-malnutrition/

      Now I think we should be demanding more from our journalists, while also doing the same for our elected officials. Except she’s not elected, but she gets brushed with the same stroke. Where are the journalists to ask these probing questions? That’s their responsibility, isn’t it? We direct our anger at the public faces and we forget those whose responsibility it is to do that for us. Journalists, wherefore art thou? BN, do you have correspondents in these roles? Otherwise, you’re just stoking the fire.

      But abeg, let me go enjoy that Northern Gombe-Sokoto wedding you posted earlier. 5/6 aso ebi’s and gold galore.

    • Media

      September 21, 2016 at 11:04 am

      What has ur mama peace done to the society apart from stealing $31m?

  3. survivors

    September 20, 2016 at 11:21 am

    where is fayose? the ponmo governor

  4. Quivoit.

    September 20, 2016 at 11:43 am

    She didn’t go for the first one, she sent Toyin Saraki, and there was nothing she was doing in Nigeria at the time. Toying Saraki also went to the final edition of the White House concerts hosted by Barack and Michelle, not her. It is a fact that Aisha Buhari avoided going to this same event she has attended now, and other such events in the USA. But Nigerians are not asking why?
    Now, all of sudden (and after Kerry’s visit) Aisha Buhari is travelling confidently and hobnobbing with the so-called powers-that-be. Nigerians are not asking why?

    What has this cost Nigeria? What deal/deals has/have been made? How much of Nigeria’s resources have been sold and mortgaged for years to come to buy Buhari (no certificate and the western powers know this) and Aisha (Halliburton) credibility and freedom?

    One day a people will rise.

    And if they do not, there is yet a God in heaven.

    • ...just saying

      September 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Valid points to ponder upon

    • ify

      September 20, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      That is it, Nigeria is bleeding seriously under this fantastically corrupt people, worse looting, stealing, corruption and cover up going on , and yet without shame they call for the head of Jonathan and Patience. God is watching

  5. Iris

    September 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Instead, she should hold her own event in Nigeria and save the aviation fuel. These Ajalah people make Patience look like a Home Slice

    • tunmi

      September 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      But if the people aren’t flying, the aviation companies don’t stay in business non?

    • Iris

      September 20, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Lol if we are depending on the presidency’s travels to sustain the aviation industry then we are in even deeper crap than I thought.
      Unless I missed your sarcasm…

  6. ijs

    September 20, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Nigeria’s first lady? Shebi that time they were contesting they said its office of the wife of the president or some b.s.

  7. NaijaPikin

    September 21, 2016 at 1:50 am

    So wait did Aisha Buhari fly Mamza out to Yankee to do her makeup? Was it on tax payers dime?

  8. kandy

    September 22, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Aisha Buhari can only travel on a diplomatic passport. I doubt if she can use her personal passport to enter the US. This people are so fake and highly pretencious.

  9. cameroonian

    March 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    “Michelle Obama and Hinda Deby Itno, First Lady of Chad” this statement is absolutely not correct. this is Chantal Biya and Michelle Obama

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