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Nigeria president says wife belongs in the kitchen






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Nigeria's President Buhari is in trouble over sexist remarks he made about his wife. He said in a news conference: "I don't know which party my wife belongs to but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room." Mr Buhari was standing next to Germany's chancellor at the time, but she made no comment. She gave him a shocked look. Mr Buhari went on to add fuel to the fire. He said he could "claim superior knowledge" over his wife.

Nigeria’s first lady Aisha Buhari warned her husband that she might not support his re-election bid. She has a master's degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies. She is a successful businesswoman and has published a book on the essentials of beauty therapy. In addition to her businesses, she is a human rights activist. She campaigned for the release of the 250 girls kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram.

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