- The son of President Muhammadu Buhari, Yusuf, got married to Zahra, the daughter of the Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado Bayero on Friday, August 20
- The grand occasion was attended by a lot of traditional dignitaries and famous Nigerian politicians
- For the first time after a very long while, President Muhammadu Buhari met with one of his biggest rivals, Atiku Abubakar at the occasion
Zaria, Kano state - Several politicians, government officials, and friends of President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to Kano state to attend the wedding of Yusuf Buhari and Zahra, daughter of the Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado Bayero.
Several of the dignitaries who graced the event travelled in private jets. A video has shown over 25 private jets that were stationed at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport during the occasion.
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The video of the jets at the Kano airport generated huge reactions on Instagram.
Below are some reactions from users on the platform:
''And people will have the audacity to tell us no money in Nigeria.''
''And there are telling no money in Nigeria.''
I have never seen kano airport this busy in years most especially domestic wing din, MashaAllah.''
VIPs that attended the ceremony
Others are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Governors Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Babagana Zulum (Borno), among others.
The solemnisation of the marriage ceremony between Yusuf and Zahra took place at the palace of the Emir of Bichi.
According to BBC Hausa, the president's son paid the son of N500, 000 as dowry for Zahra's hand in marriage.
Yusuf Buhari's wedding re-unites politicians
Meanwhile, it was reported that the wedding ceremony of Buhari's son, Yusuf, was a rare avenue for reunion among some Nigerian politicians who were somewhat torn apart by the battle for power.
Two of such persons who have not been best of friends at least in the public eyes are the president and one of his biggest critics, Atiku Abubakar.
It was, therefore, a joyful sight for attendees to see President Buhari warmly greeting his rival, the former vice president, at the solemnisation of the marriage contract between Yusuf and Zahra, the daughter of Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado Bayero in Bichi, on Friday, August 20.
President Buhari reappoints Professor Ishaq Oloyede as registrar of JAMB
In another news, President Buhari has reappointed Professor Ishaq Oloyede as registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the second term of five years.
The Nation reported that the president also approved the reappointment of Professor Abubakar Rasheed as Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission(NUC) and Hamid Bobboyi as Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission(UBEC).
Legit.ng gathers that this was announced by the spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, in a statement on Friday, August 20.