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About President Buhari First Wife, Safinatu Yusuf: Do You Know 1st Lady Aisha Is Not Buhari’s 1st Wife?

about buhari first wife safinatu yusuf

In 1971, President Buhari married a beautiful woman named Safinatu Yusuf.
Safinatu who is the mother of Buhari’s four daughters married the retired military man at the age of age 18 shortly after she graduated from college.

The couple separated in 1988,

A year later, Buhari married Adamawa-born Aisha Buhari, who is now the First Lady.

aisha buhari not buhari first wife

10 years after her marriage crashed, Safinatu Yusuf was diagnosed with diabetes in Saudi Arabia.

Safinatu Yusuf died of Diabetes complications on Saturday, the 14th of January 2006 at Chasel Hospital in Unguwar Sarki area of Kaduna.

She was buried at Unguwar Rimi Cemetery in Kaduna the same day.



  1. Joyful Amaka

    April 13, 2018 at 3:57 AM

    I love this brilliant concept @niajagists keep up da gud wok

  2. Mon

    April 13, 2018 at 4:20 AM

    Meaning that Aisha was also 18yrs old when he married her or since not stated here,she must be underage at the time they got married….

  3. Lola O

    April 13, 2018 at 4:28 AM

    I remember Safinatu Buhari very well and was surprised to see Aisha being introduced as First Lady. I was then told she had died even though President Buhari had divorced her a while ago. A very pleasant, pretty and short, plump woman. I pray her daughters turned out well. May Allah grant her soul a place in paradise, ameen.

  4. fifelomo

    April 13, 2018 at 6:04 AM

    I have always bn wondering because of the age difference. Hmmm.

  5. DB

    April 13, 2018 at 8:31 AM

    Buhari married Aisha after she finished secondary school. She completed all her studies under his roof up to masters level both within and outside the country. Aisha has never claimed to be his first wife but as of now, she is his only wife and a very diplomatic and honest one who has refused to be swallowed bythe corruption and lies in her husband’s government

  6. Danti

    April 13, 2018 at 11:42 PM

    Folks, please read it again; Aisha’s age and academic were not mentioned, but that of the first wife.

  7. Aliyu

    May 27, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    I don’t no, safinatu yusuf she is a wife of muhammadu buhari until today, i pray may Allah forgivenes safinatu

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