- Minister of Justice, AGF Abubakar Malami is now one of the in-laws of President Muhammadu Buhari
- Malami got married to one of President Buhari's daughters, Nana Hadiza, at Aso Rock Villa on Friday, July 8
- Hadiza was formerly married to Abdulrahman Mamman Kurfi with whom she was reported to have had six children
Nigeria's Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami on Friday, July 8, wedded Nana Hadiza, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Punch, the development was confirmed by one of President Buhari's media aides, Garba Shehu.
Shehu was quoted to have said:
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“It is true. The AGF got married to the President’s daughter."
Other sources claim that although the ceremony was marked with a Nikkah, it went off with no official wedding festivities.
Nana Hadiza is the daughter of Safinatu, President Buhari’s first wife.
She was married to Abdulrahman Mamman Kurfi and divorced the northerner after a union that produced six children.
Hadiza is now the third wife of Malami with Aisha being the first and Fatima, the second.
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Meanwhile, the grand award ceremony organised by the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) on Thursday, February 24, was attended by prominent personalities in the country from various walks of life.
Speaking on the award, the president's wife said on her Facebook page:
"I was honored earlier today by the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) with the award of “Icon and Beacon of Hope for Empowerment.”
"My daughters, Halima Buhari-Sheriff and Zahra Buhari-Indimi received the award on my behalf.
"I dedicate this award to the vulnerable populations in Nigeria, and I thank the organizers for this award."
Among those present at the event were Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo who is also a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the minister of women affairs, Pauline Kedem Tallen.
The event afforded an avenue for interaction among the attendees like Okorocha and the first lady's daughters.