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    Magnus Onyibe, Delta ex-commissioner, publishes anthology on Abba Kyari

Magnus Onyibe, Delta ex-commissioner, publishes anthology on Abba Kyari

Magnus Onyibe, former commissioner for information in Delta, has published an anthology on Abba Kyari, late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had appointed Kyari, who hailed from Borno state, as his chief of staff in 2015 and reappointed him in 2019. The late chief of staff had gone on self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus late March. But on April [...]

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    Osinbajo and the Buhari presidency after Abba Kyari

Osinbajo and the Buhari presidency after Abba Kyari

Public discourse has naturally shifted to permutations about the next chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari following Abba Kyari’s death. One newspaper reported that 26 persons, including current and former ministers, governors and senators, were already jostling for the position of chief of staff. What will or should the Buhari presidency look like after Abba Kyari? Vice president Yemi [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I’ve no regrets paying tribute to Abba Kyari, says Simon Kolawole

INTERVIEW: I’ve no regrets paying tribute to Abba Kyari, says Simon Kolawole

TheCable, Nigeria's independent online newspaper, marked its sixth anniversary on April 29, 2020. In this interview with eelive.ng, Simon Kolawole, Founder and CEO of Cable Newspaper Ltd, speaks on the journey so far, the challenges facing the media in Nigeria and his relationship with Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. eelive.ng: You recently wrote a tribute [...]

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    Abba Kyari, coronavirus… top trending searches on Google Nigeria for April

Abba Kyari, coronavirus… top trending searches on Google Nigeria for April

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    Abba Kyari never drove till he died, says daughter in touching tribute

Abba Kyari never drove till he died, says daughter in touching tribute

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    With COVID-19, you’re on your own

With COVID-19, you’re on your own

Sometime in 2019, I got a text message from Mallam Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who was on a visit to the UK. It was very short: “Simon, I’ll be in London this afternoon. If you have the time, let’s catch up over coffee.” Why not? There were plenty issues of interest to discuss. [...]

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    Abba Kyari ‘died on national duty’

Abba Kyari ‘died on national duty’

The league of Imams and Alfas of Yourbaland, Edo and Delta states says Abba Kyari, late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari died on national duty. Kyari died from COVID-19 complications on April 17. The late chief of staff had tested positive for the disease after a trip to Germany where he attended a meeting with officials of Siemens to discuss [...]

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    ‘Allow us grieve in peace’ ⁠— Abba Kyari’s daughter hits back at critics

‘Allow us grieve in peace’ ⁠— Abba Kyari’s daughter hits back at critics

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    FT: Abba Kyari was about to lead Nigeria’s oil sector reform

FT: Abba Kyari was about to lead Nigeria’s oil sector reform

The Financial Times of London says Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, was close to launching oil and gas sector reform before his death. Kyari died from COVID-19 complications a week ago. The president's right-hand man had tested positive for the disease after a trip to Germany where he attended a meeting with officials of Siemens to discuss [...]

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    US: Abba Kyari played key role in repatriation of $300m Abacha Loot

US: Abba Kyari played key role in repatriation of $300m Abacha Loot

The United States government has described Abba Kyari as a "dedicated public servant and respected interlocutor". Kyari, who was chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, died of complications from COVID-19 on April 17. According to a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Tibor Nagy, assistant secretary of state for African affairs, said the late chief of staff played a crucial role in repatriating [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Abba Kyari was in my dream night before he died

Femi Adesina: Abba Kyari was in my dream night before he died

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, has recounted how Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to the president, appeared in his dream the night before he died. He recalled that in the dream which occurred last Thursday, the late Kyari, who stood waiting for him, "oddly" did not wear his usual 'flowing Agbada' and was heavily bearded. The former chief [...]

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    Abba Kyari tried to clean up Nigeria, says The Economist of London

Abba Kyari tried to clean up Nigeria, says The Economist of London

"He was known to turn down offers of free upgrades to first class (he thought it vulgar) before taking his seat in business class on British Airways flights. "The corruption and decay of Nigeria’s state, and the inequality they bred, dismayed and worried him. Nigeria had to change, he argued. The question was whether it would be through orderly reform or [...]

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    Buhari needs another ‘Abba Kyari’

Buhari needs another ‘Abba Kyari’

Those who admired late Abba Kyari, former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, praised him loud and clear. And those who hated him have resoundingly castigated him and his actions. The tributes reflect public perception and feelings about a person who stood out as the key figure of the administration.  Perhaps more than anyone in government, late Kyari defined the [...]

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    Mamman Daura: How Abba Kyari almost became Obasanjo’s VP in 1999

Mamman Daura: How Abba Kyari almost became Obasanjo’s VP in 1999

Mamman Daura, a nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari, says Abba Kyari was recommended as running mate to Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999.  Obasanjo was president from 1999 to 2007. Kyari, who died of complications from COVID-19 on April 17, was chief of staff to Buhari.  In a tribute, Daura described Kyari as an intelligent man who could have been the second in command when [...]

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    ‘I don’t need your validation’ — FFK hits critics of his tribute to Abba Kyari

‘I don’t need your validation’ — FFK hits critics of his tribute to Abba Kyari

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, says those criticising his tribute to Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, can ignore his political contributions and commentaries. The late chief of staff to the president died from COVID-19 complications on Friday. In a tweet on Saturday, Fani-Kayode, who is famous for criticising the incumbent administration, described Kyari as a good man [...]

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    Abba Kyari: A rare gem with courage of personal conviction

Abba Kyari: A rare gem with courage of personal conviction

BY JALAL ARABI The Almighty Allah has decreed that “every soul shall taste death.” Indeed that has come to pass for Ya’ Abba and for us his loved ones and admirers world over. This is more pronounced in the encomiums showered on him and eulogies delivered at every opportunity of condolence. Indeed, the demise of Ya’Abba has brought to fore [...]

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