Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is in hot water over sexist remarks he made about his wife Aisha. He was replying to reports that his wife may not support his bid to be re-elected to power. He stated during news conference in Berlin that: "I don't know which party my wife belongs to but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and other room." President Buhari was standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at time. Ms Merkel did not express opinion on Mr Buhari's words but did give him shocked, stern look. Mr Buhari went on to add fuel to fire, telling reporters that he can "claim superior knowledge" over his wife after running for president three times.
Nigeria’s first lady Aisha Buhari warned her husband that she would not campaign alongside him in future elections unless he reformed his leadership. Mrs Buhari said her husband's government had been hijacked. The first lady has master's degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies. She is successful entrepreneur. In 1995, she opened northern Nigeria's first beauty parlour. She also published book called, ' Essentials of Beauty Therapy: Complete Guide for Beauty Specialists'. In addition to her business-related activities, she is human rights activist and has campaigned for release of the 250 girls kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram in 2014.