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    Fani-Kayode: Those behind Abba Kyari’s death rumour are heartless

Fani-Kayode: Those behind Abba Kyari’s death rumour are heartless

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says those behind the death of rumour of Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, are "vicious and heartless". There has been a rumour -- mostly on social media -- that the president's right-hand man died from COVID-19 complications. He tested positive for the disease last week. In a tweet on Thursday, Fani-Kayode described [...]

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    Sources: Doctors put Abba Kyari on bed rest as he recuperates

Sources: Doctors put Abba Kyari on bed rest as he recuperates

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, is responding "very well" to treatment but his doctors have asked him to rest more, family sources have told TheCable. The president's right-hand man last week tested positive for COVID-19 but has only experienced mild symptoms, according to family sources. "Since the diagnosis, he has had the occasional cough, which, though not chesty, [...]

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    CDD FACT CHECK: Did Aisha Buhari order burning of Abba Kyari’s office?

CDD FACT CHECK: Did Aisha Buhari order burning of Abba Kyari’s office?

CLAIM: A 4:17 minutes video released on YouTube by Gido24 TV claims Aisha Buhari, the first lady, has ordered burning of the office of Abba Kyari, the president's chief of staff. The video widely shared on WhatsApp with over 6,500 views as at 11.15 pm March 30, 2020, claimed the first lady gave the directive to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) [...]

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    Is Abba Kyari Nigeria’s de facto president?

Is Abba Kyari Nigeria’s de facto president?

Before the Covid-19 pandemic came on to assume the global proportion it has now become, the major trending issue was the celebrated spat between the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the president Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd) and the Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari. In a memo which was leaked to the media, the NSA had drawn attention [...]

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    Abba Kyari breaks silence, says he’ll resume work ‘very soon’

Abba Kyari breaks silence, says he’ll resume work ‘very soon’

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally broken his silence on health status, six days after testing positive for the coronavirus. In a statement signed by him and shared with TheCable, Kyari said he is feeling well but will transfer from Abuja to Lagos on Sunday for further tests and observations. "This is a precautionary measure: I feel [...]

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    REVEALED: Why Abba Kyari didn’t self-isolate after foreign trip

REVEALED: Why Abba Kyari didn’t self-isolate after foreign trip

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, did not self-isolate after an official foreign trip because Germany and the UK were yet to be designated high-risk countries requiring self-isolation, family sources have told TheCable. This is contrary to insinuations that he refused to self-isolate on his arrival as advised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The president's right-hand man [...]

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    CUPP: Abba Kyari’s coronavirus status shouldn’t be politicised

CUPP: Abba Kyari’s coronavirus status shouldn’t be politicised

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to thank God that he has not contracted coronavirus. Buhari and Abba Kyari, his chief of staff, underwent test for the virus. While the president's result came negative, that of Kyari was positive. He contracted the disease after a trip to Germany. In a statement on Tuesday, Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman, [...]

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    A letter to Abba Kyari in isolation

A letter to Abba Kyari in isolation

Dear Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, I have not come to gloat over your affliction by coronavirus (COVID-19); I have come to sympathise with you and to wish you strength as you pull through this deadly infection. But I will not express my sympathies without some censuring. Really, I believe coronavirus is an inevitable doom. It has [...]

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    Oshiomhole meets Abba Kyari as APC crisis deepens

Oshiomhole meets Abba Kyari as APC crisis deepens

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), visited Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, after a court suspended hearing of an appeal he filed against the judgment of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court suspending him from office. TheCable learnt that the embattled party chairman visited the presidential villa when President Muhammadu Buhari was at the Eagle [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ganduje, Kyari, Dangote grace IGP son’s wedding in Abuja

PHOTOS: Ganduje, Kyari, Dangote grace IGP son’s wedding in Abuja

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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 HUSSAINI The 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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