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    Buhari appoints new personal security officer — after Aso Rock shooting

Buhari appoints new personal security officer — after Aso Rock shooting

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Aliyu Musa, a deputy commissioner of police, as his chief personal security officer (CPSO). This was announced in a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman. "DCP Musa, from Nigerian Police Force Zone 5, Benin City, as his last station, hails from Niger State," the statement read. "Musa’s appointment follows the redeployment of his predecessor, Commissioner [...]

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    First lady asks IGP to release her aides detained ‘on the orders of Buhari’s PA’

First lady asks IGP to release her aides detained ‘on the orders of Buhari’s PA’

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, has asked Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP), to release her aides from detention. According to Sahara Reporters, Sabiu Yusuf, a personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, had ordered the police to arrest the first lady's aides after they ejected him from the presidential villa for not complying with COVID-19 safety measures. Yusuf, who is [...]

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    Dear Femi Adesina, learn from yesterday’s spokesmen

Dear Femi Adesina, learn from yesterday’s spokesmen

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, features in the pantheon of accomplished Nigerian journalists no doubt. In his days of ‘’truth-telling’’ and before the hex of unclean spirits in Aso Rock, Adesina was the man from miyshore – the straight place. He was loved. He cut the persona of a light bearer. But why has the ‘’kulikuli exponent’’ so unravelled? By the way, [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Those of us who attended Abba Kyari’s burial were barred from Aso Rock — but it’s normal

Garba Shehu: Those of us who attended Abba Kyari’s burial were barred from Aso Rock — but it’s normal

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president, says there is nothing unusual about barring people who attended the burial of  Abba Kyari from Aso Rock. Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, died of complications from COVID-19 on Friday. He was buried on Saturday at Gudu Cemetry in Abuja according to Islamic rites. There are reports that [...]

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    ‘This woman is sick as sick’ — Twitter attacks on Kemi Olunloyo over ‘death in Aso Rock’ claim

‘This woman is sick as sick’ — Twitter attacks on Kemi Olunloyo over ‘death in Aso Rock’ claim

Some Nigerians on Twitter have reacted to a claim by Kemi Olunloyo, blogger, that a high-ranking member of President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet has died of COVID-19 complications. Olunloyo made the claim on Twitter on Thursday -- the same day TheCable reported that Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, is responding to treatment at a private facility in Lagos. The president’s right-hand man [...]

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    Buhari goes back to office — and fumigation of Aso Rock begins

Buhari goes back to office — and fumigation of Aso Rock begins

President Muhammadu Buhari was in the office on Wednesday after testing negative for the coronavirus, TheCable can report. However, he worked from home on Thursday as the office was closed for fumigation. The president worked till Wednesday afternoon before retiring to his residence. He had been absent on Tuesday after Abba Kyari, Buhari's chief of staff, tested positive for the virus. As a precaution, [...]

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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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    Aso Rock official murdered in Abuja

Aso Rock official murdered in Abuja

Laetitia Dagan, assistant director of administration at the state house, has been murdered at her Abuja residence. The presidency confirmed her death via a statement on Tuesday. Attah Esa, a deputy director of information at the state house, said the deceased was killed around 11pm on Monday. The statement quoted Jalal Arabi, state house permanent secretary, as describing Dagan’s death as “a painful [...]

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    PHOTOS: Patience Jonathan visits Aisha Buhari at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Patience Jonathan visits Aisha Buhari at Aso Rock

Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, paid a courtesy visit to Aisha Buhari on Monday at the presidential villa in Abuja. Aisha was said to have discussed her efforts on the involvement of women in politics and their participation at the lower level of governance with the former first lady. See pictures below. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Uzodinma, Oshiomhole at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Uzodinma, Oshiomhole at Aso Rock

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, and Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa on Abuja. This is the first time the governor is meeting the president after the supreme court set aside the victory of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Below are photos: [...]

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    PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari holds ‘special prayer’ at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari holds ‘special prayer’ at Aso Rock

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday hosted Muslim religious leaders for special prayer session. The event, which held at Aso Rock, had in attendance, top government functionaries such as ministers and public servants. Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police; Tanko Al-Makura, senator representing Nasarawa south; Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior; and Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, were in [...]

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    Aisha Buhari attacked us inside Aso Rock, says Mamman Daura’s daughter

Aisha Buhari attacked us inside Aso Rock, says Mamman Daura’s daughter

Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari's nephew, has accused the wife of the president of attacking her inside the presidential villa in Abuja. Commenting on a video where the first lady was seen complaining about being denied access to her apartment, Fatima said she least expected Buhari's wife to act in a violent manner. In the video which trended on [...]

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    Object under Gbaja’s ‘agbada’ sparks reactions on social media

Object under Gbaja’s ‘agbada’ sparks reactions on social media

Social media is currently abuzz over an object underneath the attire Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, wore to the Independence Day parade at Aso Rock. Adorning a white "agbada" with blue cap, Nigeria's number four man inspected the parade after Senate President Ahmad Lawan had done so. Beside Gbajabiamila was a top-ranking soldier while a police officer stood behind [...]

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    Aso Rock cabal frustrating Osinbajo, says MASSOB

Aso Rock cabal frustrating Osinbajo, says MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) says the cabal in the presidential villa are frustrating Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Uchenna Madu, MASSOB leader, said this in a statement issued in Awka, Anambra state, on Sunday. He said the silence of President Muhammadu Buhari to the alleged frustration of Osinbajo by the cabal in the presidential villa is [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari receives South African envoy at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari receives South African envoy at Aso Rock

President Muhammdu Buhari on Monday received a delegation from President Cyril Ramaphosa at the presidential villa in Abuja. The Nigerian leader had earlier sent a special envoy to his South African counterpart over the attacks on Nigerians. Jeff Radebe, who led the team, tendered an apology to Nigeria on behalf of the government and people of South Africa. Radebe apologised for what he [...]

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    Buhari: We won’t inflict additional hardship on Nigerians

Buhari: We won’t inflict additional hardship on Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration will not inflict additional hardship on them. Speaking when Quadri Olaleye, president of the Trade Union Congress, led a delegation to Aso Rock on Thursday, Buhari said his government would rather seek ways to ameliorate sufferings and create a more enabling environment for everyone to thrive. "On fuel prices, I agree with you on [...]

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