Saturday, August 17, 2019

Tag "Abba Kyari"

    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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    Abba, Abba, Abba and Mele – how well do you know your Kyaris?

Abba, Abba, Abba and Mele – how well do you know your Kyaris?

Who is Mele Kyari, the new group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)?The news making the rounds is that the NNPC boss is related to Abba Kyari (pictured), President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff (CoS); some even say he is the CoS's younger brother.And the issue is hotter than you would imagine. In fact, a social media [...]

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    EXTRA: I’m not sure Lai, Abba Kyari are well behaved this Ramadan, jokes Osinbajo

EXTRA: I’m not sure Lai, Abba Kyari are well behaved this Ramadan, jokes Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he cannot say for sure that Lai Mohammed, minister of information, Adamu Adamu, his education counterpart, and Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, are in their best of behaviour this Ramadan. Osinbajo, who spoke when Buhari hosted him and some ministers to iftar (breaking of fast) at the presidential villa on Monday, said some [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did DSS find $2bn and gold bars in Adoke’s house?

FACT CHECK: Did DSS find $2bn and gold bars in Adoke’s house?

THE CLAIM: Various news websites recently reported that Adamu Yusuf, a retired brigadier general, tipped off the federal government in 2015 on $2 billion looted funds and gold bars allegedly stashed in the Abuja home of Mohammed Bello Adoke, former minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation. The money and gold were said to have been recovered by the Department [...]

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    Obasanjo’s comment ‘should be discarded’

Obasanjo’s comment ‘should be discarded’

As reactions continue to trail the recent statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the state of the nation, the Council of Progressive Yoruba Youths has apologized to Nigerians.The youth group said the latest criticism  Obasanjo was off-point and should be discarded in its entirety.Speaking at a news conference in Lagos on Tuesday, Kola Salawu, national president of the group, [...]

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    Nigeria risks $2.3bn fine as Mambilla power project faces crisis

Nigeria risks $2.3bn fine as Mambilla power project faces crisis

The federal government is at risk of a $2.3 billion fine in arbitration over an alleged breach of contract for the $5.8 billion Mambilla power project in Taraba state.The project, a 3,050-megawatt hydropower facility, has stalled owing to legal and funding crises after Sunrise Power and Transmission Company Limited (SPTCL), a local content partner, was reportedly sidelined in the project [...]

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    ‘He was a shining star’ — el-Rufai mourns Abba Kyari

‘He was a shining star’ — el-Rufai mourns Abba Kyari

The Kaduna state government has condoled with the family of Abba Kyari, former military governor of the north-central state, who died in Abuja on Sunday.In a statement on Monday, Samuel Aruwan, media aide of Nasir el-Rufai, quoted the governor, as describing Kyari as a shining star of his generation.“The Kaduna state government regrets to announce the death of Brig.-Gen. Abba [...]

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    Labour leaders invited to Aso Rock over nationwide strike

Labour leaders invited to Aso Rock over nationwide strike

Leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress  (TUC), the United Labour Congress, among others were invited to Aso Rock on Thursday.Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, said they were invited for a dialogue over the strike."The purpose of this meeting is to know what led to the strike. It is the process of arriving [...]

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    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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