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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is in [hot / tepid] water over sexist remarks he made about his wife Aisha. He was replying to [report / reports] that his wife may not support his [bid / bide] to be re-elected to power. He stated during a news conference in Berlin that: "I don't know which party my wife [belongs / belonging] to but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room." President Buhari was [stood / standing] next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the [time / timely] . Ms Merkel did not express [the / an] opinion on Mr Buhari's words but did [give / gave] him a shocked, stern look. Mr Buhari went on to add fuel to the [ashes / fire] , telling reporters that he can "claim superior knowledge" over his wife after running [by / for] president three times.

Nigeria’s first lady Aisha Buhari warned her husband that she would not campaign [along / alongside] him in future [election / elections] unless he reformed his [leadership / leader] . Mrs Buhari said her husband's government had been hijacked. The first lady has a master's degree [on / in] International Affairs and Strategic Studies. She is a [successful / successfully] entrepreneur. In 1995, she opened [northerly / northern] Nigeria's first [beautiful / beauty] parlour. She also [published / publication] a book called, 'The Essentials of Beauty Therapy: A Complete Guide for Beauty Specialists'. In addition to her business-related activities, she is a human rights [activism / activist] and has campaigned for the release of the 250 girls kidnapped by the militant [group / grouping] Boko Haram in 2014.

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