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Wedding photos of Yusuf Buhari and Zahra Nasir Ado Bayero

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Wedding photos of Yusuf Buhari and Zahra Nasir Ado Bayero

All roads led to the beautiful city of Kano last month as Zahra Bayero, daughter of Emir of Bichi, and the son of the President and First Lady of Nigeria, Yusuf Buhari tied the knot. One of  Nigeria’s biggest celebrity events of the year to say the least.– it was the wedding of the president’s only surviving son and the niece of the Emir of Kano, one of Nigeria’s most prominent Islamic leaders. Thousands attended the event at the palace of the Emir of Bichi, a town in the northern state of Kano. A historian said that a wedding between presidential and royal families was unprecedented in Nigeria – and, interestingly, the pair met at the University of Surrey in the UK. 

Private jets reportedly filled the runway of the airport in Kano as members of Nigeria’s elite and West African dignitaries flew in for the wedding of Yusuf Buhari, 27, to Zahra Nasir Bayero, 19. Every five-star hotel in the state was fully booked. According to the BBC, the groom’s family paid 500,000 naira (£900) as the bride price – about 10 times the average amount in northern Nigeria. Despite reports of the sheer scale of the celebrations, it is understood to have been a scaled down version because of the coronavirus pandemic and many of the guests wore face masks. The BBC reports that there was heavy security at the wedding ceremony, with police and military officers guarding the palace and stationed at nearby strategic locations. 
The no-expense-spared wedding provoked a furious reaction from some of the poverty-stricken Kano residents given the levels of deprivation in the area. Sheikh Dr Ahmad Mahmud Gumi told the Times: ‘People are facing all manner of problems, yet politicians spent public funds on private jets.’

Author: Okunlola Kayode. F

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Lagos, Nigeria