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    Buhari’s ‘coup’ against oil companies

Buhari’s ‘coup’ against oil companies

I don’t know about you, but I would say one of the most iconic images of the Buhari administration so far is the one released to the media on Monday, November 4. President Muhammadu Buhari — with a Hausa cap sitting comfortably on his head, a green pen in his right hand and a grin on his face — is [...]

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    ‘Schools, hospitals will be restored’— Abba Kyari lauds ‘$1.4bn’ PSC bill

‘Schools, hospitals will be restored’— Abba Kyari lauds ‘$1.4bn’ PSC bill

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the passage of the bill seeking to amend the deep offshore and inland basin production sharing contract (DOIBPSC) act by the national assembly is “a huge victory” for Nigeria.The national assembly had transmitted the bill to Buhari for assent on Wednesday after both chambers had passed it.The bill seeks to [...]

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    Abba Kyari: APC’s Mr Fix It?

Abba Kyari: APC’s Mr Fix It?

It’s not all the time that people who can fix things up especially in politics show up on the radar. Sometimes people with such skill set and competency are like the meteor or comet that appear once in a life time. They are the likes of Karl Rove, a USA political consultant.After George W. Bush’s election in 2000, of which Rove was [...]

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    Buhari meets IGP, PSC chairman over ‘recruitment crisis’

Buhari meets IGP, PSC chairman over ‘recruitment crisis’

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), and Musiliu Smith, chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) in his office.The IGP and the commission have been at loggerheads over the recruitment of 10,000 constables into the force.The crisis festered as the two parties could not agree on who has the mandate to carry out the [...]

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    EFCC: Abba Kyari didn’t influence Oyo-Ita’s probe

EFCC: Abba Kyari didn’t influence Oyo-Ita’s probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, did not instigate its probe of Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of service.Oyo-Ita was quizzed by the anti-graft agency over allegations that she used front companies to get contracts when she was a permanent secretary.She has denied any wrong-doing.The head of service later tendered [...]

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    Much ado about chief of staff

Much ado about chief of staff

BY AHMED MUSA HUSSAINIThe office of the chief of staff was created in 1999 by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Previous Nigerian administrations did not use it. Our constitution did not even mention it. It was modelled after that of the US (which also evolved in a similar extra constitutional way) to provide the president with a filter and a gatekeeper in [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Ministers still have access to Buhari… Abba Kyari’s role hasn’t changed

Garba Shehu: Ministers still have access to Buhari… Abba Kyari’s role hasn’t changed

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says that the role of Abba Kyari, the president's chief of staff, is still the same as it was before his reappointment.President Muhammadu Buhari reappointed Kyari in July despite agitations against his reappointment.Following his reappointment, Buhari asked members of his new cabinet to channel all requests to meet with him through Kyari.This generated reactions from Nigerians, [...]

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    Dangote, Abba Kyari grace wedding of sultan’s daughter

Dangote, Abba Kyari grace wedding of sultan’s daughter

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    Buhari asks ministers to channel ALL meeting requests through Kyari

Buhari asks ministers to channel ALL meeting requests through Kyari

President Muhammadu Buhari says all requests by ministers-designate to meet with him should be channelled through Abba Kyari, his chief of staff.This may effectively put a death knell on agitations against Kyari, who was reappointed in July by Buhari despite streets protests believed to have been orchestrated against him.He is regarded as the most powerful aide to the president.Buhari also said [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Fowler replies Kyari, says recession, oil price affected tax revenue

EXCLUSIVE: Fowler replies Kyari, says recession, oil price affected tax revenue

The recession experienced by the Nigerian economy in 2016 as well as lower oil prices affected the revenue collected by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) between 2015 and 2018, Tunde Fowler, the chairman, has said.Despite the challenges, Fowler explained, non-oil revenue such as VAT and company income tax -- which he said are within the control of FIRS -- [...]

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    UK police, DSS petitioned over Buhari’s Cambridge assessment documents

UK police, DSS petitioned over Buhari’s Cambridge assessment documents

The Department of State Services (DSS) and the London Metropolitan Police Service have received petitions to investigate the documents said to have been obtained from Cambridge University and tendered for President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election tribunal.TheCable obtained copies of the separate petitions both dated August 14, 2019, and which were forwarded by Kalu Kalu Agu, a Nigerian lawyer.Abba [...]

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    Buhari retains Abba Kyari as chief of staff, Mustapha SGF

Buhari retains Abba Kyari as chief of staff, Mustapha SGF

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Boss Mustapha as secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).The president has also renewed the appointment of Abba Kyari, his chief of staff.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, announced this in a statement on Friday.“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Mr Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and Malam [...]

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    PHOTOS: Father-in-law of Buhari’s ADC reunites with family

PHOTOS: Father-in-law of Buhari’s ADC reunites with family

Musa Umar, father-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide de camp (ADC), has reunited with his family after spending 61 days in captivity.Umar, who was kidnapped on May 1, was rescued in Kano on Tuesday. Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police, led the rescue operation.The district head of Daura was seen inside an aircraft reading a national daily.He was received by his son-in-law, Muhammed [...]

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    Of Abba Kyari’s detractors and their flight of fancy

Of Abba Kyari’s detractors and their flight of fancy

BY ADEMOLA BALOGUNThe orchestrated protests against Mallam Abba Kyari remains an unfortunate development in several respects.  Clearly sponsored by some  elements calling and timed for maximum effect the sponsored protest for the sacking of Mallam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari  was done in absolute bad fate by disgruntled elements.  At best it is an irritation and [...]

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    It’s insulting to say Buhari is ‘being controlled by a cabal’

It’s insulting to say Buhari is ‘being controlled by a cabal’

A coalition of eight pro-democracy groups say it is a "slight" on the intellect of President Muhammadu Buhari to say he is being controlled by a cabal.Reacting to a protest against Abba Kyari, Buhari's chief of staff, and other associates of the president on Monday, Solomon Adodo, national convener, Guardians of Democracy and Development, said a careful study of [...]

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    ‘Buhari free to retain him’ — group dissociates self from protest against Abba Kyari

‘Buhari free to retain him’ — group dissociates self from protest against Abba Kyari

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has distanced itself from a protest that held at the official residence of Abba Kyari, chief of staff of President Muhammadu Buhari.Some protesters on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Concerned National Stakeholders had called for the sack of Kyari on Monday.They held placards which read "Abba Kyari must go", "No more cabal" [...]

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