Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "Abba Kyari"

    The Buhari/Punch tango

The Buhari/Punch tango

A very pathetic story which crept into the media a few hours to this weekend suddenly took away the appetite of sane citizens of the world. According to the story, some suspected Fulani herdsmen had beheaded Charles Chrisanthus, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Bare Ward of Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State. He was brutally slain on [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Abba Kyari turned down N200m monthly… he can’t be involved in N29m bribe

Garba Shehu: Abba Kyari turned down N200m monthly… he can’t be involved in N29m bribe

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, is innocent of the N29.9m bribery allegation peddled against him.TheCable had earlier reported Kyari's response to the allegation by one Bako Kyari, who identified himself as a nephew to the chief of staff.Bako had accused Kyari, during a recent [...]

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    Oil marketers insist: We can no longer sell at N145 per litre

Oil marketers insist: We can no longer sell at N145 per litre

Oil marketers say it is no longer profitable to sell premium motor spirit (PMS) better known as petrol at the rate of N145 per litre.They made this known on Tuesday during a meeting with top government officials at the presidential villa in Abuja.Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, presided over the meeting which held at the state house [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Reports on feud between Kyari, Oyo-Ita were fabricated

Garba Shehu: Reports on feud between Kyari, Oyo-Ita were fabricated

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says the reports on the clash between Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president and Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of service of the federation, were fabricated.There was an altercation involving the two top officials before the commencement of this week's federal executive council (FEC) meeting.Although Oyo-Ita's countenance said [...]

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    VIDEO: Oyo-Ita and Kyari in ‘hot’ exchange

VIDEO: Oyo-Ita and Kyari in ‘hot’ exchange

A video of the altercation involving Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president and Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the service of the federation, is currently trending on social media.Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were seen with the two top government officials.Although the noise at the background overshadowed her voice, it was clear that Oyo-Ita [...]

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    Drama as two groups clash over Abba Kyari

Drama as two groups clash over Abba Kyari

The police on Wednesday prevented the breakdown of law and order at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.Two groups, for and against Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, had stormed the garden.Those loyal to the chief of staff staged a solidarity rally. Dancing and singing pro-Kyari songs, the supporters who wielded placards and banners, marched around the garden.However, the [...]

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    Police arrest soldier who ‘worked with Evans’

Police arrest soldier who ‘worked with Evans’

The inspector-general of police intelligence response team (IRT) has arrested a soldier in Lagos for allegedly being part of the gang of Chukwudi Onuwamadike, the billionaire kidnapper better known as Evans.Quoting a police source, NAN said the team led by an assistant commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, arrested the soldier after weeks of surveillance.The source reportedly said the soldier, a [...]

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    Finally, Osinbajo signs 2017 budget

Finally, Osinbajo signs 2017 budget

At exactly 4:40pm on Monday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo signed the 2017 budget into law.Senate President Bukola Saraki; Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives; Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning; Lai Mohammed, minister of information; Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari and Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, witnessed the signing of the appropriation bill.The budget [...]

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    Five suspects ‘planning to rob Lagos banks’ arrested by police

Five suspects ‘planning to rob Lagos banks’ arrested by police

The inspector-general of police intelligence response team (IRT) on Friday said it has arrested five suspected robbers "planning to attack some banks in Lagos".Abba Kyari, the IRT commander, disclosed this to NAN in Lagos.Kyari said the arrested suspects also participated in the killing of four policemen and an Army Captain in Ikorodu in April, this year.The assistant commissioner of police [...]

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    Police shoot militant at girlfriend’s residence in Ikorodu

Police shoot militant at girlfriend’s residence in Ikorodu

 The police on Tuesday announced that one of the suspected militants, who killed four policemen and an army captain at Isawo in Ikorodu, near Lagos has been killed.Abba Kyari, commander of the inspector-general of police’s response team (IRT), made the disclosure in an interview with NAN in Lagos.On April 9, gunmen killed six people, including an army captain, four policemen, [...]

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    Adeosun, Kyari, Kachikwu on FG’s committee to ensure fuel remains at N145/ltr

Adeosun, Kyari, Kachikwu on FG’s committee to ensure fuel remains at N145/ltr

The federal government has set up a committee to see to the coordination of Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), which is aimed at keeping the pump prices of petroleum products at its current prices.Keni Adeosun, minister of finance; Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president; and Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, are members of the committee.This was disclosed [...]

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    Kyari has never allowed govt foot his medical bills, says Garba Shehu

Kyari has never allowed govt foot his medical bills, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says  Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, did not use the funds of the Nigeria high commission in London to pay his medical bills during his recent visit for emergency medical treatment. Shehu said the allegations contained in a report published by an online news medium, were “totally incorrect, misleading and a fabrication”.“The Nigeria High Commission in [...]

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    Buhari orders immediate payment of Falcons’ allowances

Buhari orders immediate payment of Falcons’ allowances

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate payment of all entitlements due to  the Super Falcons, record winners of the African Women Championship.Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday, saying Buhari summoned Solomon Dalung, minister of sports, and Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, over the saga.Kyari had earlier received the protesting players at [...]

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    Ex-minister abducted around Mamman Daura’s residence

Ex-minister abducted around Mamman Daura’s residence

Bagudu Hirse, former minister of state for foreign affairs, was kidnapped in front of the Kaduna residence of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, on Sunday.A source told TheCable that the incident happened around 11am.The kidnappers were said to have forcefully whisked away the former envoy, who put up some resistance."After overpowering him, they removed his cap and threw it [...]

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    TRIBUTE: Kyari, the old-age pensioner housing 49 IDPs in his small compound in Maiduguri

TRIBUTE: Kyari, the old-age pensioner housing 49 IDPs in his small compound in Maiduguri

One Abba Kyari you already know, but this one you surely don't!It is dusk on May 14, 2016. And it is the eve of my departure from Borno state, after more than a week of unearthing some untold stories about Nigeria's war against insurgency and the abominable treatment of the soldiers prosecuting it.My guide and I run into a man who [...]

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    Buhari releases Lagos Presidential Lodge to Ambode

Buhari releases Lagos Presidential Lodge to Ambode

President Muhammadu Buhari has handed over the Presidential Lodge at the Lagos state government house to the administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state.Buhari’s approval was communicated in a letter signed by Abba Kyari, his chief of staff.The president’s gesture followed a request by Ambode, who said he planned to turn the lodge to a heritage centre.Steve Ayorinde, commissioner [...]

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