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    2023: Mamman Daura’s bombshell and matters arising

2023: Mamman Daura’s bombshell and matters arising

Mallam Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, recently caused a stir across the Nigerian socio-political landscape, when he decided to comment on one of the most heated topics in the polity: zoning arrangement. In an interview granted BBC Hausa Service, Daura, a renowned journalist, had quipped: “This turn by turn, it was done once, it was done twice, it was [...]

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    Presidency: Mamman Daura didn’t speak Buhari’s mind on zoning

Presidency: Mamman Daura didn’t speak Buhari’s mind on zoning

The presidency says the comment Mamman Daura made on zoning did not reflect the view of President Muhammadu Buhari.  In an interview with BBC Hausa, Daura, the president’s older nephew, had said it is better for competence to prevail over zoning  in government positions. Daura’s comment had attracted criticisms from socio-ethnic groups and some stakeholders in the country. Edwin Clark, elder statesman, had [...]

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    Daura’s comment on zoning was ‘taken out of context’

Daura’s comment on zoning was ‘taken out of context’

A group known as the Young Nigerian Professionals says the comment of Mamman Daura, nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, on zoning, was taken out of context. In an interview with BBC Hausa, Daura had said it is better for competence to prevail over zoning. "This turn by turn, it was done once, it was done twice, it was done thrice… It is [...]

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    ‘Don’t jeopardise Nigeria’s unity’— Edwin Clark hits Daura over comment on zoning

‘Don’t jeopardise Nigeria’s unity’— Edwin Clark hits Daura over comment on zoning

Edwin Clark, elder statesman and leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), has responded to the comment by Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari's older nephew, on zoning the presidency. Daura, in an interview, had said competence, rather than zoning, should be prioritised for government positions. However, while featuring as a guest on Democracy Today, a programme on AIT which aired on [...]

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    Ohanaeze to Mamman Daura: You should have opposed zoning before Buhari became president

Ohanaeze to Mamman Daura: You should have opposed zoning before Buhari became president

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural group, says Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s older nephew, should have opposed zoning of the presidency before 2019 election. Daura, in an interview, had said it is better for competence to prevail instead of zoning for government positions. "This turn by turn, it was done once, it was done twice, it was done thrice… It is better [...]

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    ‘I only advise Buhari’ — Mamman Daura breaks silence on relationship with president

‘I only advise Buhari’ — Mamman Daura breaks silence on relationship with president

Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari's older nephew, says he only advises, not dictate to him. The Vanguard quoted Daura to have made the statement in an interview with BBC Hausa Service. Daura is rumoured to be the head of the so-called cabal that allegedly influences most decisions of the Buhari administration. Breaking the silence on his relationship with Buhari, Daura says he does [...]

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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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    Who advises Aisha Buhari – the angry matron of the villa?

Who advises Aisha Buhari – the angry matron of the villa?

Jane Appleton Pierce, the wife of Franklin Pierce, 14th president of the United States, is perhaps, most remembered as the ‘’calamity first lady’’. She spent her years working against the political ambition of her husband. And when he eventually became president she still did not let up. Is Aisha Buhari ‘’calamity first lady’’? Really, I ask because she appears to reveal [...]

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    ‘Suffered a major blow under Obasanjo’ — five things we never knew about Mamman Daura

‘Suffered a major blow under Obasanjo’ — five things we never knew about Mamman Daura

Mamman Daura, President Muhmmadu Buhari's nephew, crossed into the octogenarian league on Saturday and one of his children penned a tribute for him. In the piece about Daura whom she described as an "extraordinarily man", Fatima  shared a lot of information which many do not know about her father. Here are five highlights from the piece: HAS JUST ONE SON LIKE BUHARI Daura and Buhari [...]

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    ‘Aso Rock now a house of comedy’ — PDP taunts  Buhari

‘Aso Rock now a house of comedy’ — PDP taunts Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the feud between Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, and Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, has "exposed the leadership failure of the president". Fatima had accused Aisha of attacking her inside the presidential villa but the wife of the president defended her action saying such happened because she was denied access to an apartment [...]

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    ‘Strange things happening inside Aso Rock’ — reactions to feud between Aisha Buhari, Daura’s daughter

‘Strange things happening inside Aso Rock’ — reactions to feud between Aisha Buhari, Daura’s daughter

Some Nigerians have reacted to the video of Aisha Buhari, the first lady, speaking aggressively inside Aso Rock. In an interview with BBC, Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, explained that she recorded the video when the first lady attacked her inside the presidential villa in Abuja. While some Nigerians took her action as a breach of protocol, others called [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: Mamman Daura’s family denied me access to villa house

Aisha Buhari: Mamman Daura’s family denied me access to villa house

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, says she was denied access to an apartment at the presidential villa by the family of Mamman Daura, Buhari's nephew. Aisha was reacting to a statement by Fatima, daughter of Daura, who said the president's wife attacked her inside the presidential villa. In a video which trended on Friday, the president's wife was seen speaking angrily [...]

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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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    Junaid: Mamman Daura tried giving instructions to Osinbajo when Buhari was in London

Junaid: Mamman Daura tried giving instructions to Osinbajo when Buhari was in London

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, says Mamman Daura, Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, tried controlling Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while the President was on medical vacation. He said Daura claims “the government belongs to him and his ilk” and they will do “all they can” to run the it “Sometimes, Daura was in the habit of trying to reach out to Osinbajo and [...]

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    Aisha unhappy as Mamman Daura, presidential aides ‘bar ministers, top politicians from seeing Buhari’

Aisha unhappy as Mamman Daura, presidential aides ‘bar ministers, top politicians from seeing Buhari’

Four months after she granted a controversial interview to the BBC, Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be unhappy with the way some powerful government officials have restricted access to her husband. According to PUNCH, four aides of the president control access to Buhari, who is on extended medical vacation in the UK. PUNCH said anyone who wants [...]

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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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