The long absence of the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, and the country became more pronounced on Wednesday, when she attained the age of 50.
Outspoken Mrs Buhari had gone off the radar around September 2020 shortly after the wedding of her daughter, Hanan.
An online newspaper, SaharaReporters, had reported that she relocated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, citing security issues.
But shortly after, one of her aides, Kabiru Dodo, said Mrs Buhari was on a foreign medical trip.
Dodo said in Jalingo in December 2020 when he represented Mrs Buhari when her foundation presented some items to widows, “The First Lady travelled for her medical trip; she did not flee the country because of insecurity. She left her children, her husband and family in Nigeria.