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Makinde appoints Ogunwuyi as Chief of Staff
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Makinde appoints Ogunwuyi as Chief of Staff

Governor, Seyi Makinde, has named a former lawmaker, Segun Ogunwuyi as his Chief of Staff. A letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Olubamiwo Adeosun, confirmed Ogunwuyi’s appointment. The appointment takes immediate effect. Ogunwuyi, was in 2019, named Executive Assistant to the Governor on Investment. He was later appointed Director-General of the Oyo State Investment and Public, Private Partnership Agency (OYSIPPPA), following the passage of the law setting up the agency. Ogunwuyi supervised a series of investment initiatives including the Alternative Project Funding Approach (APFA), which has helped the state in the execution of infrastructure projects. The former member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, was in 2015, elected as the member repres...
73% of women in Kaduna LG say it’s okay for men to beat them — Kaduna Governor’s Chief Of staff
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73% of women in Kaduna LG say it’s okay for men to beat them — Kaduna Governor’s Chief Of staff

Muhammad Abdullahi, Chief of Staff to Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has disclosed 73 per cent of women in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State said that it was okay for a man to beat a woman.   Speaking at the launch of the official launch of the 2021 State of the World Population Report by the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with the Planning and Budget Commission (PBC) in Kaduna, Abdullahi said the findings were based on the current General Households Survey conducted by the state Bureau of Statistics, and currently being validated by relevant stakeholders.   The Kaduna Governor's Chief of Staff also disclosed that a survey shows that over 30 per cent of girls in Kubau and Kudan LGAs were married off before they turn 15 years whi...
”Robbers attempted to burgle Ibrahim Gambari’s residence”- Presidency reacts to reports of a robbery attack in Aso Rock
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”Robbers attempted to burgle Ibrahim Gambari’s residence”- Presidency reacts to reports of a robbery attack in Aso Rock

On Monday, May 10, reports were rife online claiming there was a robbery attack in Aso Rock which is the seat of power in Nigeria. As Nigerians expressed shock at the news and were uncertain as to the authenticity of the report, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, released a statement some minutes ago, saying that indeed there was a ''foolish attempt'' to burgle the office of the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Profesor Ibrahim Gambari. He said the attempt was however unsuccessful. ''The Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari has confirmed that there “was a foolish attempt” to burgle his residence at 3:00am this morning but it turned out to be unsuccessful. Professor Gambari, whose house is on a street next to the Villa ha...
Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi make History as the First Women to lead Senate at US President Joe Biden’s First Address to Congress
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Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi make History as the First Women to lead Senate at US President Joe Biden’s First Address to Congress

US Vice President, Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have made history after they shared the stage during President Joe Biden's first joint session to Congress. On Wednesday, April 28, President Joe Biden delivered his first joint address to Congress, with both Harris and Pelosi sitting behind him throughout his speech. "Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President," Biden said at the start of his speech. "No president has ever said those words from this podium. No president has ever said those words. And it's about time." Harris, who is also the first Black person and first South Asian person to hold the role, is sitting on the President's right as he delivers remarks. And Pelosi, who became the first woman in her role in 2007, is on the President's left. Whi...
I Made Amaechi Governor – Governor Wike
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I Made Amaechi Governor – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike has claimed that his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi became Governor of Rivers state through his help. Wike who served as Chief of Staff during Amaechi's tenure, made the disclosure during an interview with BBC pidgin on Friday March 19. The Rivers state Governor stated in the interview that he wonders how someone he made Governor will turn around to call him an employee. He said; “Amaechi and I were in the same party, and in politics, everybody has his own ambition. He had his ambition to be governor, and at the time, I didn’t. So, we fought and supported him to be governor. “Now he’s in APC, and you don’t expect me as a PDP person to support what he does. “I was the one God used to make Amaechi governor. I will even give you a tape from what he said i...
State Police will Happen Soon- Governor Akeredolu
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State Police will Happen Soon- Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has disclosed that state police will soon become a reality. The Ondo state Governor said this at the swearing-in ceremony of his Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale. Akeredolu who stated that only people who are ready to make genuine sacrifices and dedication would be engaged to serve in his second term, added that he won't be distracted. He said; “We are looking forward to state police. It will be soon. We have a lot of iron in fire that we must attend to. Only those who are ready for genuine sacrifices will be engaged by us. “We have already achieved some level of success in this regard in our First Term. We shall endeavour to build on this success in the next four years. “There will be zero tolerance for indolence. Nobody will ...
Sanwo-Olu Shows Off Table Tennis Skills With Chief Of Staff
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Sanwo-Olu Shows Off Table Tennis Skills With Chief Of Staff

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday commissioned the remodelled Abesan Youth Centre in Mosan Okun-Ola LCDA, Alimosho Local Government Area. The centre is strategically located within the Abesan Housing Estate to serve its host community and teeming youth. Social media aide to the governor Jubril Gawat shared a photo of the governor and his chief of staff Tayo Ayinde testing their skills on table tennis at the centre. “Governor @jidesanwoolu and his Chief of Staff today testing their skills at the newly commissioned Abesan Youth Center in Alimosho LGA this afternoon,” Mr Gawat said. The centre is equipped with a skill acquisition/multi-purpose building, children play area, multi-purpose court, football pitch, spectators pavilion, ICT room, gymnastic hall, lawn tennis...
Governor Ikpeazu Dissolves His Cabinet, Recalls Suspended CoS
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Governor Ikpeazu Dissolves His Cabinet, Recalls Suspended CoS

The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has dissolved the Abia State Executive Council. The governor has also recalled his suspended Chief of Staff, Dr. ACB Agbazuere. A statement made available  on Saturday morning by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka, reads: "The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has approved the immediate dissolution of the State Executive Council. All those affected by this dissolution are to handover all government properties in their possession, together with their handover notes, to their respective Permanent Secretaries. The Governor expresses his deep appreciation to these men and women for their services to the people of Abia State, and wishes them well for the future. The Governor has also appro...
Kidnappers Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff’s Wife Remanded
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Kidnappers Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff’s Wife Remanded

A magistrate court in Ondo State has remanded nine suspected kidnappers at the state custodial centre. The men were arraigned before the court for allegedly abducting Mrs Olubunmi Eunice, the wife of Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. The accused persons are: Ibrahim Yao Malu, Bamo Yusuf Mohammed, Umaru Abubakar, Umaru Aliu, Abubakar Haruna, Suraja Umaru, Kiro Mohammed, Gambo Yusuf and Umaru Sanni. The State Counsel, Mrs O.T. Akeredolu, who led the prosecution team from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on November 26, 2020, at Owena-Akure road, Ondo. She told the court that the accused persons conspired with others still at large to abduct Mrs Ake and also robbed one A...
Those In Government Are The Real Hoodlums, Not Palliative Looters – Odumakin
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Those In Government Are The Real Hoodlums, Not Palliative Looters – Odumakin

Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests and other sundry issues. Excerpts: South-West governors, traditional rulers and Ministers met in Lagos state last week to proffer solution to the #EndSARS crisis last and Afenifere was not invited. What do you think was responsible for that? The thing is very clear. Like we said, the Kaduna meeting is an afterthought on our unity as a country. They had a sectional meeting of the North where you have all the key appointees of the President, Chief of Staff, IGP, Chief of Army Staff, Lai Mohammed and others. Even in their communiqué, they were so insensitive. There are places they said nomination from Federal Executive Council (FEC)...
US President-elect Biden names Ron Klain as chief of staff
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US President-elect Biden names Ron Klain as chief of staff

US President-elect Joe Biden pressed ahead with his transition Wednesday despite Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge defeat, naming a seasoned Democratic operative as chief of staff in his first public White House personnel choice. Biden tapped longtime aide Ron Klain, who previously served as his first chief of staff while vice president, acknowledging the two had a long road ahead in fighting the coronavirus pandemic as well as healing a deeply divided nation. “His deep, varied experience and capacity to work with people all across the political spectrum is precisely what I need in a White House chief of staff as we confront this moment of crisis and bring our country together again,” Biden said. He made the announcement after visiting the Korean War Memorial in Philadelph...
WAEC conducts exams in Chibok 6 years after abduction of schoolgirls
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WAEC conducts exams in Chibok 6 years after abduction of schoolgirls

Chibok Local Government of Borno State is now participating in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) for the first time in 6 years.   The Borno local government is now participating in the examination after over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in the area by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014. Following the abduction of the schoolgirls, the Federal Government had closed down schools in the area.     The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army confirmed the reopening of schools in the local government, and it was further learnt that the Government Girls’ Secondary School Chibok has been converted into a mixed school.   Abdul-Khalifa Ibrahim, acting general officer commanding (...
APC Can’t Bend Rules In Favour Of Obaseki – Oshiomhole:
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APC Can’t Bend Rules In Favour Of Obaseki – Oshiomhole:

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party cannot bend its rules in favour of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state. The APC screening committee had disqualified Obaseki from participating in the governorship primary election in Edo scheduled for June 22, but it cleared Osagie Ize-Iyamu believed to be supported by Oshiomhole for the exercise. There are now speculations that Obaseki, who is seeking a second term, will be defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after he had met with some PDP governors. Oshiomhole after meeting with Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, said he does not know the governor’s move, and that the APC has rules governing it and everybody irrespective of status is e...
Moves To Save Obaseki By Presidency Flops
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Moves To Save Obaseki By Presidency Flops

Last minute moves to save the re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki by the Presidency last night appeared to have hit the brick-wall as Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said they were going ahead with the direct primary scheduled for June 22. He also expressed optimism that it would be free, fair and transparent, adding that a candidate that can unify the party in state will emerge. Governor Obaseki’s disqualification by the screening panel was affirmed by the appeal panel and National Working Committee (NWC) of the party at the weekend. Rising from a meeting he and members of party’s National Working Committee (NWC) had the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, in the State House, yesterday, Oshiomhole told State House ...
We Won’t Lose Edo State If Obaseki Leaves APC – Oshiomhole
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We Won’t Lose Edo State If Obaseki Leaves APC – Oshiomhole

A last-minute meeting summoned to discuss the fate of Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has failed to save the embattled chief executive as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday said that it would go ahead with June 22, 2020 governorship primary election. The APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, fielded questions from State House reporters after a meeting with the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, as well as four members of the APC National Working Committee (NWC), including the National Vice Chairman (North West), Barr. Inuwa Abdulkadir; National Treasurer, ...
APC NWC Meets With Gambari In Aso Rock
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APC NWC Meets With Gambari In Aso Rock

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is leading some members of party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in a meeting with the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari. The meeting is taking place in the CoS’ office in State House, Abuja. Sighted with the party boss were the National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir; National Treasurer, Adamu Panda and two others. Oshiomhole was escorted to the meeting by a police orderly who had a pile of office files with him. The party boss is dealing with the fallout from the party’s disqualification of incumbent Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the state gubernatorial primaries. The meeting is believed to be in connection ...
“Aso Rock Might Lose Another Special Aide” – Primate Ayodele Says
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“Aso Rock Might Lose Another Special Aide” – Primate Ayodele Says

The founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church in Ejigbo, Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari might lose another “special aide” if he does not pray. In a series of prophecies, Ayodele urged the president to be active in governance and pray against losing another aide. Buhari, in April, lost his chief of staff, Abba Kyari, to complications arising from the coronavirus disease. The cleric said the new chief of staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, would step on toes, forcing politicians to plot his removal. He said: “Buhari should wake up, he doesn’t have a grip on his government. There will be crisis in Buhari’s government and he must be prayerful so as not to lose another special aide.” “Chief of Staff will step on toes because he wants to chang...
President Buhari Cancels All Appointments, Approvals Made By Abba Kyari Without His Permission
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President Buhari Cancels All Appointments, Approvals Made By Abba Kyari Without His Permission

There is an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari may have directed his new Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari to cancel all appointments and approvals made by the late Chief of staff Abba Kyari without his permission. Though no reason was given for the President’s alleged action, however, reports indicated that no less than 150 memos without the President’s authorization may have been uncovered. President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina acknowledged The Guardian’s SMS seeking clarification on the development but declined to confirm or refute the reports. He simply said, “I’ve seen your text, I’ve seen your text,” and ended the chat when our Reporter reached him again minutes later via a phone call on Sunday.
Gambari The Slap Next Time: Femi Adesina Article Against Ibrahim Gambari In 2008
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Gambari The Slap Next Time: Femi Adesina Article Against Ibrahim Gambari In 2008

Records have shown that Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in 2008, condemned Ibrahim Gambari for his support of dictatorial governments. Mr Gambari, who was recently appointed as the new Chief of Staff to President Buhari, has come under criticism for his role in bolstering the gag on press freedom. The diplomat served as the Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985 under Mr Buhari who was a military head of state then. Also, Mr Gambari worked for the late dictator, General Sani Abacha, whose regime saw to the victimisation of journalists and activists. One of the victims of the stifling of press freedom under Abacha was Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian journalist and environmental activist, who led a nonviolent campaign again...
HURIWA Kicks As Gambari Says “He’s Not Answerable To Nigerians”
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HURIWA Kicks As Gambari Says “He’s Not Answerable To Nigerians”

Nigeria’s newly appointed CoS has been slammed over a comment he made saying he is not responsible to Nigerians. Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, attacked Professor Ibrahim Gambari following his recent appointment as President Muhammadu Buhair’s Chief of Staff. The group described the appointment as nepotistic, adding that the singular action has diminished the President’s status as a statesman and a nationalist. It also tackled Gambari over his statement that he is not responsible to Nigerians but to Buhari. The Rights group said the choice of Gambari, who is almost 80 years of age, shows that President Buhari loves gerontocracy rather than democracy under which he was elected. In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwub...
Why Buhari Appointed Gambari As Chief Of Staff
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Why Buhari Appointed Gambari As Chief Of Staff

The newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President (CoS), Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, yesterday declared he was picked for the job because President Muhammadu Buhari needs his competence and loyalty to succeed. Asked what Nigerians should expect from him as Chief of Staff, Gambari told reporters at the Presidential Villa in Abuja: “We have not started. I’ll have to find out. I don’t report directly to the nation, I report to the president.” He said he would be offering his “loyalty, competence and support” to the president, adding that as the chief of staff, his guiding principle would be “to serve the president to the best of my ability.” Buhari formerly announced Gambari as the chief of staff shortly before the commencement of the resumed Federal Executive Council (FEC). During ...
Gambari: ‘Tinubu Will Face Ultimate Disgrace’ — Sowore
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Gambari: ‘Tinubu Will Face Ultimate Disgrace’ — Sowore

Founder of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has slammed Bola Tinubu after the former Lagos State Governor reacted to the appointment of Ibrahim Gambari as the new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Sowore, a human rights activist and #RevolutionNow convener is accusing the 68-year-old national leader of the All Progressive Congress party of turning a blind eye during the “pro-democracy days.” The activist, in a Wednesday tweet, said Tinubu, “and the rest of his sojourners” who “were in bed with the enemies of the Nigerian people … will all face ultimate disgrace.”  
Gambari Is No Stranger To Our Party, He’ll Do Well, Tinubu Tells
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Gambari Is No Stranger To Our Party, He’ll Do Well, Tinubu Tells

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former Lagos state governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Wednesday said the newly appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammad Buhari, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, is no stranger to the party. Disclosing this in his congratulatory message to Gambari, the outspoken leader described Gambari as a renowned diplomat, statesman and scholar who had served the nation in various vital capacities. His words, “Prof. Gambari’s intellect, broad experience and skills in administration and diplomacy have adequately prepared and equipped him for the important job. “The Chief of Staff will help President Buhari to advance his policy and governance priorities, just as he did in the past when he served as the Minister of External Affairs in the 19...
“COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari” – Dapo Fafowora
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“COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari” – Dapo Fafowora

What I have written in this long piece is just some of my personal experience and encounter with him. Everything I have written here is in my memoirs 'Lest I Forget 'which he has seen and read. I know him quite well. I was the one who in 1981 brought him to the UN at his request as a member of the Nigerian delegation. He was then a senior lecturer at the ABU. In fact, the late Prof Audu, who was then Foreign Minister actually advised me against inviting him to the UN. But he had strong academic credentials which impressed me. He had obtained his first degree in political science from the LSE, and a doctorate from Colombia University in New York. We were looking for strong delegates to the UN General Assembly and I considered him the kind of delegate we were looking for. So I invite...
No Official Statement On Gambari’s Appointment As Buhari’s New Chief Of Staff
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No Official Statement On Gambari’s Appointment As Buhari’s New Chief Of Staff

Media speculation yesterday heightened about the possible appointment of a former United Nations Under Secretary, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, as new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. A top presidential aide told Daily Trust yesterday that no official statement had been issued on any such appointment and advised that no one should be guided by speculations on the matter. Daily Trust was able to establish that Gambari, who is currently in Lagos, was invited to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, few days ago for what might be a discussion related to the position of Chief of Staff. Our source, however, maintained that “there is no job offer in the bag.” Several prominent people had been speculated as possible successors of the former Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, who died nearly ...
Emir Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari Thanks Buhari For Appointing Gambari As Chief Of Staff
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Emir Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari Thanks Buhari For Appointing Gambari As Chief Of Staff

The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Mai-Martaba Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff. Alhaji Sulu-Gambari in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona described the appointment as a great honour to the entire people of Ilorin Emirate and Kwarans at large. However, the presidency is yet to confirm the appointment. The president’s media aides and officials from the office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, declined comment on the said appointment. They asked our reporters to wait for an official statement. Prof. Gambari will be replacing Mallam Abba Kyari, who died in April, after battling COVID-19. Alhaji Sulu-Gambari...
Yemi Alade Reacts As Buhari Appoints 75-Year-Old As New Chief Of Staff
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Yemi Alade Reacts As Buhari Appoints 75-Year-Old As New Chief Of Staff

Popular Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade has taken to her official Twitter handle to express surprise that a 75-year-old man emerged as the new chief of staff to Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari. The ‘Jonny’ crooner made the comment following news that professor Ibrahim Gambari, a 75-year-old man has been appointed the new chief of staff to the president. The new appointment was made after the former chief of staff, Abba Kyari died following complications from the novel coronavirus. See her tweet below: 75 years old as chief of Staff. God save Nigeria. 75 years old as chief of Staff. God save Nigeria. — ?? #WOMANOFSTEEL ?? (@yemialadee) May 12, 2020
Garba Shehu Reacts To Ibrahim Gambari’s Appointment As Chief Of Staff
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Garba Shehu Reacts To Ibrahim Gambari’s Appointment As Chief Of Staff

The Presidency on Tuesday reacted to reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new Chief of Staff, CoS. Reports on social media had it that Buhari appointed Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as his new CoS, following the demise of Abba Kyari. When DAILY POST reached out to Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesperson said he was not aware of such development. In a text sent, Garba wrote: “I have not been briefed.”
Kano Commissioner Who was Sacked for Celebrating’ Abba Kyari’s Death Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Kano Commissioner Who was Sacked for Celebrating’ Abba Kyari’s Death Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Engineer Muaz Magaji, the Kano State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructures Development who was sacked after being accused of "celebrating" the death of late Chief of staff to the President, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for Coronavirus. LIB reported earlier that Kano Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba said Magaji was sacked over his “unguarded utterances against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari" who died from Coronavirus complications.   In what seems to be a twist of event, Magaji has now announced the outcome of his Coronavirus test to his over 23,000 followers on Facebook. He further revealed that he has been moved to one of the isolation centres in the state. He wrote; This morning my NCDC test is ou...
Abba Kyari Never Drove a Car till he Died – Daughter Pays Tribute
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Abba Kyari Never Drove a Car till he Died – Daughter Pays Tribute

The eldest child of Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Amina has disclosed, in a tribute to her father that he never drove a car till he died. In a tribute titled ‘My daddy, my best friend’ and published in ThisDay, Amina revealed that her father who was “terribly misunderstood and mischievously misrepresented by some Nigerians, despite his contributions to humanity and nation-building”, never drove a car till he died. The tribute reads in full; On 17th April, 2020, my world came crashing down and my heart shattered into a billion pieces. Upon receiving the news of my father’s passing, I immediately felt the most excruciating pain – a pain I would not wish on my worst enemy. My biggest fear in the world had materialised. Most people knew my dad a...
I’m Yet To Receive My Chief Of Staff’s Resignation Letter, Gov. Obaseki Reacts
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I’m Yet To Receive My Chief Of Staff’s Resignation Letter, Gov. Obaseki Reacts

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said he is yet to receive any official letter of resignation from his Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele. Akerele is believed to have stepped down “based on administrative and governance grounds”. However, the Governor in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, insisted there is no official communication. Osagie stated that the story has only been making the rounds on social media. “In the past few hours, it emerged on social media that the Chief of Staff, Mr. Taiwo Akerele, has resigned his appointment with the Edo State Government. “While the Governor has not received any formal communication to this effect, he believes that this is a personal decision of Mr. Akerele. “Ho...
Cameroonian President, Others Condoles With President Buhari Over Abba Kyari’s Death
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Cameroonian President, Others Condoles With President Buhari Over Abba Kyari’s Death

President Paul Biya of Cameroon has condoled with President Buhari on the death of his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. In a message, Biya, who also commiserated with the Kyari family, told the President: ”I can feel your pains, following the death of your close collaborator.” Biya wrote in a letter of condolence to President Buhari. Similarly, the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun prayed God Almighty to fill the void the absence of the deceased has created. Commiserating with the Kyari family and the people of Borno, Oyegun noted that the death of the Chief of Staff came as a shock to him because he was receiving the best medical care available. ”However as a people of faith, we cannot question the will of God,’’ he said in a let...
It’s An Insult To Suggest Me As Abba Kyari’s Replacement – Isa Funtua
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It’s An Insult To Suggest Me As Abba Kyari’s Replacement – Isa Funtua

Alhaji Isa Funtua, a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has given reason he cannot replace the late Abba Kyari as the president’s Chief of Staff. Funtua, while reacting to reports that he was likely a replacement for the Office of the Chief of Staff, said it is an insult to his personality. Speaking to BBC Hausa, the elder statesman said he should be employing people and not struggling for government appointments. The politician maintained that appointments like Chief of Staff should be for young people not his age mates, adding that Nigerians should stop making caricature of public offices He was quoted as saying, “I heard people mentioning my name to replace Abba Kyari but I take the story as an insult instead. I have once worked with the government in the 80s, wor...
Farewell To Abba Kyari By Adams Oshiomhole
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Farewell To Abba Kyari By Adams Oshiomhole

Farewell, My Friend and Authentic Comrade By Comrade Adams Oshiomhole There are two most important dates in a man’s life. Other than the day he was born, according to Mark Twain, the other day is the day he discovers why he was born. Doubtless, Mallam Abba Kyari realised his own purpose early enough: a conscientious pursuit of common good without seeking personal glory. My first encounter with him was not in the corridors of power in Abuja, but in a very humble environment back in 1973. In the last five years of the Buhari presidency, Mallam Kyari surely meant different things to different folks as the Chief of Staff. Perhaps the popular perception is that he was the embodiment of loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari and an abiding patriotism to Nigeria. But to conf...
Actress Jemima Osunde Calls Out NCDC For Releasing Abba Kyari’s Corpse, Slams Those That Attended The Burial Ceremony
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Actress Jemima Osunde Calls Out NCDC For Releasing Abba Kyari’s Corpse, Slams Those That Attended The Burial Ceremony

Nollywood actress, Jemima Osunde has called out the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) for releasing the corpse of late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari for burial. The actress who is also a physiotherapist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), stated that the corpse of the late CoS ouught to have been cremated. Jemima slammed the crowd that attended the burial ceremony as she asked if the NCDC also released the corpse of other Coronavirus patients who died from the disease. She tweeted; Never seen a bigger bunch of dimwits in my life. First of all, @NCDCgov WHY DID YOU RELEASE HIS BODY???? Did you release the other 16 people that died to their families? Shouldn’t he have been cremated? And then what is this damn crowd ?? What is wrong with you peo...
Buhari Accepts Abba Kyari’s Death As Will Of God – Garba Shehu
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Buhari Accepts Abba Kyari’s Death As Will Of God – Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the death of his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, as an inevitable will of God. The President’s thoughts on the demise of his right-hand-man was disclosed in a media chat by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. Mallam Shehu, who spoke at the graveside of Kyari, said President Buhari, being a religious person, had accepted the development as the will of God. “These are not things that we have a choice in, it’s providence, it’s God who says who goes and who stays. The President, obviously a deeply religious person, takes it that it cannot be helped, at the end of the day, all of us will also go that way,” he said. Speaking about the relationship between the President and his late Ch...
Abba Kyari: You Can Criticize The Government But Never Make Fun Of The Dead – Jaywon
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Abba Kyari: You Can Criticize The Government But Never Make Fun Of The Dead – Jaywon

Popular Nigerian singer, Jaywon says Nigerians can criticize the government anyhow they want but should not make fun of the dead. He made the comment shortly after news broke out that the chief of staff, to president Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari has passed on. Speaking via his official Twitter handle, he further asked people who wanted him dead to be happy for the rest of their lives. “You can criticize the government anyhow you want!! but you making fun of the dead is a No. To all those that wanted him dead, be happy for the rest of your Life.” You can criticize the government anyhow you want!! but you making fun of the dead is a No. To all those that wanted him dead, be happy for the rest of your Life. — Ājé Daddy (@JAYWONJUWONLO) April 18, 2020
Ben Murray Bruce Mourns Abba Kyari
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Ben Murray Bruce Mourns Abba Kyari

Former lawmaker, Senator Ben Murray Bruce has taken to his Twitter handle to express his sadness over the death of Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Kyari’s death was announced in the early hours of Saturday weeks after contracting the deadly Coronavirus. Reacting to this news, Murray-Bruce who lost his wife, Evelyn in some weeks ago, sent his condolence to the family of Kyari and President Buhari. He tweeted: “I am saddened by the news of the death of Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari. My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones, and also President @MBuhari. May his soul rest in peace.” I am saddened by the news of the death of Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari. My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones, ...
Gov Obaseki, Keyamo, Dino Melaye, Ben Bruce, others React to the Death of President Buhari’s Chief of Staff Abba Kyari
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Gov Obaseki, Keyamo, Dino Melaye, Ben Bruce, others React to the Death of President Buhari’s Chief of Staff Abba Kyari

Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, died on Friday April 17, weeks after testing positive for Coronavirus. Kyari tested positive in Abuja and was moved to Lagos for further medical attention but unfortunately passed away weeks later. Nigerians including Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, Dino Melaye, Ben Bruce. Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika, and many others have taken to social media to mourn and react to Kyari's death. Read their reactions below.
Abducted brother of Bauchi governor regains freedom
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Abducted brother of Bauchi governor regains freedom

Governor Bala Mohammed's brother, Adamu Mohammed who was kidnapped on March 25 by unknown gunmen has regained freedom.   Adamu was abducted at a local shop by the gunmen who struck without being stopped.   Chief of Staff to the Bauchi governor, Ladan Salihu confirmed the development by sharing a video of Mr Mohammed’s reunion with his family on Tuesday evening.   He wrote;   Thanks be to God. The Representative of Bauchi, elder brother to Governor Bala Mohammed released by kidnappers... moments ago in Bauchi. Hausa: May Allah save us from Adamu This Mohammed from hannon those who have been kidnapped by him. Alhamdulillah  
State House Clinic ‘Unfit’ To Treat Abba Kyari, Despite Gulping 13bn In 5 Years
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State House Clinic ‘Unfit’ To Treat Abba Kyari, Despite Gulping 13bn In 5 Years

Despite the N13.59bn budgetary provision for the State House Clinic in the last five years under President Muhammadu Buhari, the facility appears ‘unfit’ to treat his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. The State House Clinic is meant to treat the president, the vice president, their families and other staff of the presidency. Kyari, who tested positive for the COVID-19 after a trip to Germany, allegedly shunned the State House Clinic and the special coronavirus treatment centres in Abuja and moved to a private hospital in Lagos. Credible sources told Daily Trust that the chief of staff to the president opted for Lagos to get a better treatment for the COVID-19 and other complications because of the deteriorating nature of the State House Clinic. “Facilities at the State House Clinic ...
Coronavirus: I Don’t Know Where Cos Abba Kyari Is, But He Seems Well And Happy – Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof Abayomi
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Coronavirus: I Don’t Know Where Cos Abba Kyari Is, But He Seems Well And Happy – Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof Abayomi

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi has given an update on the health status of President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari who tested positive for Coronavirus last week. Abayomi disclosed that he is unaware of Mr. Kyari’s current location, but added that the Chief of Staff seems well and happy from their Whatsapp conversation. The Commissioner who revealed this while fielding questions from journalists on Tuesday March 31, said; “I’m not aware of the Chief of Staff’s itinerary, so I don’t know where he is. “We exchange messages on WhatsApp but from WhatsApp, you can’t tell where somebody is. “We are exchanging information but I haven’t asked him for his location. He seems well and happy and we are exchanging information on strategic issues and it’s been ...
For Revealing That Abba Kyari Has Coronavirus Buhari Regime To Detain Me – Sowore
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For Revealing That Abba Kyari Has Coronavirus Buhari Regime To Detain Me – Sowore

Folks: It is important to inform you that we are facing some unusual circumstances, and the days ahead might be very tense and difficult, but we will conquer. Following the revelation by SaharaReporters that the Chief of Staff. Abba Kyari contracted Corona Virus and subsequent revelations about the criminal conducts/negligence that has brought Nigeria to the nadir of this global pandemic, the Buhari regime today sent some high powered delegation to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of NIGERIA to help procure a judge to grant a detention order against me. The courts are reportedly on break due to COVID-19 pandemic. This was leaked to our lawyers a few minutes ago. They plan this time is to use the Nigerian Army for the sinister plot. The plan is to obtain a court order and t...
COVID-19: Nigeria Records Five New Cases, Total Infections Now 51
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COVID-19: Nigeria Records Five New Cases, Total Infections Now 51

Five new cases of the COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 51. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), two of the cases are in the FCT, two are in Lagos, while one is in Rivers State. The NCDC further explained that three of the infected persons are returning travellers into Nigeria while the other two are close contacts of a previously confirmed case. This comes as states across the country are scaling up efforts to combat the spread of the virus. Residents have been asked to stay at home, stricter restrictions have been placed on public gatherings and people including governors and top officials are being forced to self-isolate. Among those who are self-isolating is Vice President Yemi Osinbajo af...
Buhari Is Very Sick With Persistent Coughing, Says Kemi Olunloyo
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Buhari Is Very Sick With Persistent Coughing, Says Kemi Olunloyo

Controversial investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is very sick. This is coming a day after the President tested negative for Coronavirus while his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari tested positive for the virus. According to Olunloyo, a ventilator has been taken to the ICU in Aso Villa to allegedly attend to the President. She went on to claim that the President contracted the virus from his chief of staff. This claim has led to mixed reactions on social media with Nigerians questioning the authenticity of the result announced on Tuesday. See her tweet below: #BREAKING UPDATE is that Prez @MBuhari is very sick with persistent coughing. A ventilator has been brought in from a hospital to set up a makeshift ICU to treat our Commander...

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