Inside Yusuf Buhari, Zahra Bayero’s wedding
Yusuf Muhammadu Buhari, The Groom also Turbaned As Talban Daura
Muh’d Dahiru Yusuf – 23rd August 2021
Prior to his grand wedding, Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari was turbaned as the Talban Daura. Yusuf Buhari’s turbaning during the Eidl-Kabir festivity was announced by the President’s Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The First Son was turbaned alongside Musa Daura, who is now the Dan Madamin Daura. The Talban Daura is a top traditional position in Daura Emirate of Katsina State, reports say.
It may be recalled that, last August, Emir of Daura, Umar Farouq, had also conferred the traditional title of ‘Talban’ on the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde.
Farouq said the title was conferred on President Conde in recognition of the love he had for Buhari.
Explaining the reason for his action, Emir Farouq had said, “President Conde left all his schedules in his country to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with his counterpart, President Buhari in Daura.
With controversies generated by the conferment of the ‘Talba’ title on Yusuf Buhari, the Emir of Daura has clarified that the ‘Talban Daura’ chieftaincy title conferred on Yusuf Buhari, is different from the ‘Talban Hausa,’ given to Alpha Conde, the President of Guinea.
Inside Yusuf and Zahra’s Wedding Luncheon at the Presidential Villa
Muh’d Dahiru Yusuf
23rd August 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari, his wife – Aisha Buhari, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President and The Emir of Bichi were among dignitaries at the luncheon organised for Yusuf and Zahra Buhari.
The event, which was held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was the concluding part of the marriage ceremony between the son of the President, Yusuf, and his new wife, Zahra, which started on Friday.
Yusuf took Zahra, daughter of the Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado Bayero, as wife at a ceremony in Bichi, Kano State, on Friday 20th August 2021. The wedding Fatiha was conducted at the Emir’s Palace Bichi with the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, presiding, after payment of N500,000, as dowry.
Aminu Dantata stood as representative of the bride, while Mamman Daura, stood for the bridegroom during the wedding Fatiha. However, Yusuf and wife played host to the President, the Vice President, governors, other politicians and business moguls from within and outside the country during the event.
Many dignitaries, including wives of foreign heads of state were in attendance. Among those in attendance included the Wife of the Vice-President, Dolapo Osinbajo; Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari.
The father of the bride, Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado Bayero, and some state governors were also in attendance. Also at the event were former First Ladies; Patience Jonathan, Turai Yar’Adua, Maryam Abacha, First Lady of Niger Republic, Hadiza Ben Mabrouk and First Lady of Guinea Bissau, Dinisia Reis Embalo.
Some wives of state governors and the Group Managing-Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari were also sighted at the event.
Exclusive: Royal and Presidential wedding of the Buhari’s and Bayero’s
Mohammed Dahiru Lawal
23rd August 2021
‘Allah ya taimaki Alhaji Yusuf, a taimaka dan darajan janar!’ a praise singer maneuvered his way through the thick crowd of royal and presidential guests as his deep voice broke the parameters surrounding the latest groom in tow – Yusuf Muhammadu Buhari.
Garbed in a flowing white robe, sitting decorous, neatly and stylishly elegant with his exquisitely white royal turban and navy blue face mask, surrounded by groom friends, royal courtiers and men of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf’s ear caught the voice as he turned in the direction, shook his head and exuded a smile that gave away the same charm and allure that is also a characteristic of his father’s comportment,
It was just moments after, Yusuf, the son of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu was legally joined together as husband to princess Zarah Nasir Bayero, daughter of the Emir of Bichi, marking a memorable feat of presidential and royal solemnization that is yet unraveled in the history of Nigeria’s class wedding.
Yusuf who is the Talban Daura, married Zahra Nasiru Bayero, daughter of the 2nd Emir of Bichi.
The wedding ceremony was officiated by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, after the representative of the groom Malam, Mamman Daura, paid the sum of N500,000 to the representative of the bride Malam, Aminu Dantata as dowry.
Sheikh Qaribullahi Nasiru Kabara, the leader of Qadiriyya Islamic Sect in West Africa, also prayed for the couple and advised them to live in peace and harmony.
The Madakin Bichi and Hakimin Bagwai, Alhaji Nura Shehu Ahmad, in an exclusive interview with ERMI, wished the couple well while nothing that the development is not only a positive one for Bichi Emirate but the nation at large.
Also speaking to ERMI, the Makaman Bichi, Alhaji Isiyaku Umar Tofa, OON, noted that love supersede all things, “as long as the couple live in love, they would always be able to tolerate and be patient with each other,” he explained.
On his part, Alhaji Shuaibu Bello, an entrepreneur, human development and management expert and a bosom friend of the Emir of Bichi – bride’s father – since their university days, called on the newlyweds to always love and tolerate each other.
Yusuf, the only son of President Buhari met his heart-throb, Zarah Nasir Bayero, the second daughter of the Emir of Bichi, in the United Kingdom where they both had their undergraduate studies.
Yusuf had taken Zahra, daughter of the Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado Bayero, as wife at an elaborate ceremony in Bichi, Kano State, Friday, playing host to a huge crowd of dignitaries, including President Buhari, the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors, top politicians, ministers, traditional rulers, captains of industries, as well as members of the diplomatic community from within and outside the country.
Former Nigerien President Mouhamadu Yesuofu, former President Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar were present.
Others dignitaries who attended the event include the host Gov. Umar Ganduje, IGP. Usman Baba-Alkali, former Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai, former IGP Mohammed Adamu, Gov. of Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Gov of Borno Prof. Babagana Zulum, Gov. of Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Gombe, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Bauchi, Zamfara, Cross River among others