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The bigwigs in Nigeria’s politics, top brass in government and captains of industry converged on the ancient city of Kano on Friday for the ‘Wedding Fatiah’ of the first son of Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Senate, and his bride Amani.

Amani is the daughter of a business man, Bala Umar, a Kano indigene.

The marriage ceremony began on Wednesday with the bridal shower or Kamu in Hausa, followed by a dinner on Thursday. Both events held at Meena Event Centre in Kano.

The climax of the event was the Wedding Fatiah which held on Friday at the popular Al Furquan Mosque, GRA, Kano.

It was like a parade of who is who in Nigeria‘s politics at the wedding fatiah which was conducted by the Chief Imam of the mosque, Bashir Sadaki.

The Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, at the ceremony, gave out Amani in marriage while the Yobe State Governor, Mai Bala Buni received the bride.

Members of the red chamber led by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, and the green chamber, led by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, as expected, registered their presence in large number, apparently as a show of solidarity to the Senate President who is chairman of the National Assembly.

The roll call includes both former and serving governors, ministers and Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar.


Ola Awoniyi

Special Adviser (Media)

to President of the Senate


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