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SHOCKER | Aisha Buhari’s Inauguration Wristwatch Cost £34,500 (N10, 453,000)

by on June 1, 2015
 

By Kayode Sesan

Investigations by BREAKING TIMES on Monday revealed that Aisha Buhari, wife of the President of Nigeria wore a Cartier Baignoire Folle 18-Carat White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch that cost £34,500 to President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration on Friday, May 29 2015.

Cartier Baignoire Folle 18-Carat White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch

Cartier Baignoire Folle 18-Carat White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch

 

Aisha Buhari | Source: Bella Naija

Aisha Buhari | Source: Bella Naija

The equivalent of this at the current Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) foreign exchange rate of N303 to £1 is N10, 453, 000 (Ten Million, Four Hundred and Fifty Three Thousand Naira).

SEE Cost of Cartier Baignoire Folle 18-Carat White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch

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The Cartier Baignoire Folle 18-Carat White Gold Diamond Ladies Watch comes in a case made of rhodiumised white gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds. On the side of the case is an octagonal crown set with a diamond. The case is 44mm high, 35mm wide and 10mm thick and is covered by glare-proof sapphire crystal glass.

President Muhamdu Buhari was elected riding on the wave of strong anti-corruption, integrity and pro-masses sentiment.

This shocking extravagance by Mrs. Buhari runs contrary to earlier indications that the Buharis are modest and the President, a pastoral farmer with 150 cows, barely raised the money to pay for his presidential nomination form.

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Many Nigerians have expressed confidence in the ability of the new President to fight corruption by cutting government waste and running a lean government.

Again, Buhari’s appointment on Sunday of two spokesmen has drawn criticisms from some Nigerians who say one spokesperson is enough for a Government that preaches change and a radical departure from the alleged wastage of past administrations.

READ: GOVERNMENT WASTE | Buhari Appoints 2 Spokespersons

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  • Pst. Larry Hover
    June 1, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    This so called change begs the question. What is the use of such vanity and luxury ? What does she need that kind of watch for.? Is that an instrument for eradicating Boko Haram, or a declaration of assets of the first lady . Nigerians is this the change you seek? We should learn to Practice what we preach.

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    • June 2, 2015 at 10:50 am

      can somebody help me ask group unmitigated Haters how much is her gown also cost.. keep hating & keep backwarding. PMB & His Wife will never mind you people business so He shall keep succeding.

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    • PST. SAMUEL C. OKORO
      June 3, 2015 at 10:17 am

      THIS SHOWS THAT MAN CANNOT BE TRUSTED. MAY GOD DELIVER US.

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  • Yemi Adebowale
    June 1, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    The president will earn a basic salary of N3.5m + per annum. His daughter Zahra Buhari lives a lifestyle that practically cost way above that in 6months. Buhari’s wife Aisha Buhari came to inauguration with a N10,453,000 worth wrist watch,this is what Buhari will earn as basic salary in 3 years. If the apostle of Change bought his party nomination form with a bank loan, then we have to believe the first lady is living off the earnings of her husband whose assets has not been declared publicly as promised. Maybe she’s a very successful business woman with multimillion dollar investment in Dubai? Maybe Mrs Buhari sold 80 cows out of her husband’s 150 cows N130k each to purchase this CHANGE ‘pronouncing’ wrist watch?

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    • dorcas adams
      June 1, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      many people pretend they saints. their change could be the one in their pocket. make we dey look dey go

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  • flow
    June 1, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    This is all shit… I mean the news… she can wear anything she wants to wear… if the husband ain’t that rich it doesn’t mean the wife ain’t rich too to afford what she can afford… for God sake this woman has a good resume.. she is made… let’s stop digging our own gravesend by condemning her over what’s not. She made the money and she has the right to spend it the way she wants… it’s not nija,s money. If we want to oppose… let’s oppose rightly.. not this partial and sentimental reactions….

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    • oluwanifise abayomi
      June 1, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      #10m on wrist watch alone!Well,i am watching with keen interest…

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    • Oracle
      June 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Then why couldn’t she pay for her husband’s nomination form?

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    • Gbrown
      June 27, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Flow you are nt tinkin straight. For christsake where on earth will she get this money!.the money spent in buyin this watch can be used in payin some workers their salaries. Shebi u no wan accept the truth . I go the hear na

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  • Myk
    June 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Abegi, this post na complete bias. Some students wear what’s more than that. She’s independent, she doesn’t live on her husband’s salary. Make we talk about beta tin jare.

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  • shyne
    June 1, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    All of u pdp and GeJites you better go find some real job and stop talking abt what you don’t know,ar you saying mrs Buhari has stolen from our treasury b4 inauguration or she went to buy and promised to pay later?you guys should read abt our darling first lady and know what she is made of b4 you start shouting like hungry pigs.

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  • Raft
    June 1, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I believed someone must av gotten it for her as a gift.

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  • adesola
    June 1, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Na wah o! N10.4m wristwatch for someone whose husband borrowed money to pick up his nomination form. I hope we are not in deeper troubles? I have never heard that she is a philanthropist if she is that rich as stated above.

    We will keep our fingers crossed as events unfolds.

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  • Jamiu Sulaiman
    June 1, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    It could be a fake! Hehehehehe………..Change Nigeria!

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  • June 1, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Oh my GOD! so where did she get the money because her husband said he has only N1million in his bank account

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  • sandy
    June 1, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Nigerians contributed for his campaign yet his family lives in such opulence. So he couldn’t get money from his wife yet poor people gave him out of their lack. It was also in d news that an old lady gave out her 1 million naira savings to buhari. I really think you’re d one being sentimental here.

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  • Zat
    June 1, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    What a booby news against our president. according to your investigation, she had bought d watch b4 she became first lady .did d money belongs to nija government? i know gej and pdp have bribe u to detain gmb but let him enter d office b4 u start your dirty job but what ever is d repercaution bear it

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  • Zat
    June 1, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    You people will soon enter d shoes of ait stupid jonalist. gmb is far beter than gej!

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  • anony
    June 1, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    You are utter bellend for pushing a baseless, irrelevant and inciteful story as this to the public. This new government needs the conscious support of everyone to succeed.
    DESIST from this derailing report.

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  • Peter
    June 1, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Now I am convinced the writer of this article is simply a stupid person. Soon you will start to write about the worth of her make-up. You cant write about how the government can attend to the needs of common Nigerians rather you allow your stupid brain to be wasting your time working like you do not have a brain at all.

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  • michael
    June 1, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Nigerians with stupid and senseless points. She is free to wear whatever. Did she buy it with public fund? Some of you are worse!

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  • June 1, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Who confirmed that she is wearing the exact wrist watch and not a low classed? Who ascertained the history of the wrist watch purchase?
    I have a Cartier male wrist watch that cost me about 35000 naira meanwhile the business version is about 685000 naira. If you see me wear mine obviously you will assume am wearing the business version of about 685000. I keep wondering if those who don’t think deep like this fellow deserves to be called human beings because they just smell wickedness all over. They don’t invoke progressiveness rather spend time on irrelevant amongst innocent minds. Abahhhh! We must also change our mindsets and help ourselves to wish our country well.

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  • June 1, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Now I know why you are Kayode Sesan.

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  • BKK
    June 1, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Kayode we need to be careful about writeups. Find below the link for the cost of the watch. You can also check other watches site to confirm cost before escalating.
    http://www.kowatches.co/cartier-baignoire-folle-manual-watch-wb520034-watch-5403.html

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  • Emmanuel O.
    June 2, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I will implore Nigerians to be focused on how to make our country better instead of indulging in irrelevant issues like the President wife’s wristwatch.

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  • bonkat timzing
    June 2, 2015 at 5:33 am

    Haba they just got in and you people are already speaking of corruption, when was the wrist watch bought, no one can tell, abeg allow them.

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  • Ayodele Olalekan
    June 2, 2015 at 7:17 am

    So….

    Off with this baseless propaganda…she’s the first lady for God’s sake. Even if they are a prudent family, this is just not bad for her status. Check out what others have on.

    Get a better story or job please!!!

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  • Ademola
    June 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    People should learn to be more responsible with their postings. The wrist watch is less than N30,000.00.

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  • Anon
    June 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    It seems a lot of people don’t understand the actual issue here which is the issue of self-potrayal. She knew she was posing for an official portrait which is a symbolism for the responsibility of Nigeria’s first family, she should not have posed for this portrait wearing a ridiculously expensive watch. She should have known better. She is free to wear it in her private life but on a picture that is literally a picture into their psyche was extremely foolish.

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  • Zat
    June 2, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Mumu!insane!inprudent!vagaborn!gej spy!pdp tug!u will soon loose ur jornalism bcos of bias new if u didn’t desist. did she loot nija money to buy d watch or did she hold any public office? most of nija jornalist are very local they don’t think b4 they post. bird of a feather second ait! wether u willy-nilly gmb will triumph. enemy of progress!

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  • Domshak
    June 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    This is not the kind of criticism I expect from pdp, gejites and there cohorts, I have seen people I know who have nothing compared to how they dress to occasions. I consider this A DESPERATE AND EVIL KIND OF CRITICISM. I believe that if she had dressed poorly to the inauguration ceremony, people like this would still be the first to call it “National Embarrassment ” .I will advise Mr. President to concentrate on His work and only give ear to positive and sincere critics cos people will always talk. This reminds me of a song in yoruba that tells a story of a man on a trip with his son. They have one donkey and both of them rode on it, when people saw them, they criticized for mounting too much weight on on the donkey, the man dropped and allow his son to ride on the donkey while he walk on foot, people saw them and called the man foolish and the son wicked and disrespectful for letting his father walk while he rode, they decided to exchange, the son walks while the father ride, people still complained by accusing the man of suffering his son while he enjoys, hence both of them decided to walk on foot and drag the donkey along, people still look at them and said look at these foolish man and his son walking on foot while they have a donkey. The lesson is, whatever u do, people must talk, therefore just do what u believe in your heart that is best. MR. PRESIDENT SIR, JUST FORGE AHEAD WITH THE PLANS YOU HAVE FOR NIGERIA. BEST WISHES FROM ME.

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  • kahuwai
    June 3, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Hello, b/cos we Nigerians don’t have respect for constituted authorities/leaders, God will continue to punish us until we learn our lesson. how on earth can some one abuse his/her leader and expect change? There can never be until we change our attitudes toward our leaders.

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  • PST. SAMUEL C. OKORO
    June 3, 2015 at 10:32 am

    WE MUST ALL PRAY FOR THE NEW GOVERNMENT TO SUCCEED SINCE GOD ALLOWS IT. THAT ALL THOSE WHO ARE TROUBLING THIS NATION WOULD BE EXPOSED AND DEALT WITH. WE MUST PRAY THAT WE SHALL BE BETTER AS A NATION NOW THAN BEFORE. AND THAT WE FEAR GOD. PRAY THAT YOU WILL SUCCEED ALSO AS AN INDIVIDUAL.

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  • June 3, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    This is another Emalda Marcos,and this is the change Nigerians want, You ain’t seen nothing yet

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