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    ‘His past actions were in order’ — Savannah Centre tackles Gambari’s critics

‘His past actions were in order’ — Savannah Centre tackles Gambari’s critics

The Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD) says whatever Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president, did in the past was in line with the decision of the government of the day. The centre was reacting to criticism of Gambari's past actions. Gambari was chairman of the centre until his new appointment. The chief of staff is accused of openly [...]

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    Two years after Gwarzo’s suspension, Buhari names new SEC DG

Two years after Gwarzo’s suspension, Buhari names new SEC DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm Lamido Yuguda, a former director at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as the director-general (DG) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Buhari's request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday The president based his request on [...]

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    Buhari renews Akabueze’s tenure as DG, budget office

Buhari renews Akabueze’s tenure as DG, budget office

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a second tenure for Ben Akabueze to serve as the director-general of the Budget Office of the Federation. The approval was announced on Sunday in a statement by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, special adviser to the minister of finance, budget and national planning. His current tenure is scheduled to expire on June 10, 2020. He was first appointed as [...]

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    Amaechi: I wish I was as disciplined as Buhari

Amaechi: I wish I was as disciplined as Buhari

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has expressed admiration for President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he wished he had his level of self-control. According to him, not many leaders can resist the urge to regularly respond to negative criticism as Buhari. He said this in an interview with The Punch, during which he said his role models in politics are Peter Odili, Rufus Ada-George [...]

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    Welcome to fire, Prof Gambari

Welcome to fire, Prof Gambari

In the 1960s, when Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari was an A Level student at the King’s College, Lagos, the Yoruba students always had a good laugh anytime his surname was publicly announced. They could not figure out how anybody on earth could be named “Gambari”. In much of Yorubaland, “Gambari” is a pejorative name for Hausa. There is a jocular [...]

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    ‘You have left indelible footprints in journalism’ — Buhari hails Dele Momodu at 60

‘You have left indelible footprints in journalism’ — Buhari hails Dele Momodu at 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dele Momodu, journalist and author, on his 60th birthday anniversary.  In a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said Momodu has left an "indelible" mark in the annals of journalism in Nigeria. The president wished the celebrant more greater contributions to the emancipation of the country in the years to come. "The President congratulates Momodu on hitting the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Service chiefs masked as Buhari presides over security council meeting

PHOTOS: Service chiefs masked as Buhari presides over security council meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the security council meeting on Thursday in Aso Rock, Abuja. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), and heads of security agencies were in attendance. Below are pictures.   [...]

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    This could be your toughest assignment, Tinubu tells Gambari

This could be your toughest assignment, Tinubu tells Gambari

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has told Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari that this could be his toughest assignment. Gambari has served as under secretary-general of the United Nations and as the secretary-general’s special envoy on Cyprus, Zimbabwe and Myanmar and special representative in Angola. He was the minister of external affairs [...]

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    Commonwealth scholars congratulate Gambari on appointment as Buhari’s CoS

Commonwealth scholars congratulate Gambari on appointment as Buhari’s CoS

The Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association, Nigeria (COSFAN) has congratulated Ibrahim Gambari on his appointment as the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Gambari, a former minister of external affairs, was announced as the president's chief of staff on Wednesday. A statement by Taiwo Obe, COSFAN publicity secretary, quoted Abiola Adimula, president of the association, as describing Gambari as a [...]

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    ’75-year-old as chief of staff… God save Nigeria’ — Yemi Alade reacts to Gambari’s appointment

’75-year-old as chief of staff… God save Nigeria’ — Yemi Alade reacts to Gambari’s appointment

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    Buhari replaces dead nominee on Federal Character Commission board

Buhari replaces dead nominee on Federal Character Commission board

President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced Tobias Okwuru, who was named a member  of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) board two months after his death. Okwuru's name was on the list of 37 FCC nominees that the president sent to the senate for confirmation. The news of the deceased's nomination sparked a debate. In a letter on Tuesday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan said Buhari had requested the [...]

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    FULL LIST: Buhari seeks confirmation of 42 career ambassadors

FULL LIST: Buhari seeks confirmation of 42 career ambassadors

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm 42 nominees as career ambassador-designates. Buhari request was contained in letter dated May 6 and read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday. He premised his request on section 171 of the constitution. "In accordance to section 171 (2) (1c) and subsection 4 of the 1999 [...]

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    ‘You are a listening leader’ — ex-rep hails Buhari for his intervention in Bauchi

‘You are a listening leader’ — ex-rep hails Buhari for his intervention in Bauchi

Ibrahim Baba, a former house of representatives member, who recently raised the alarm over "the massive outbreak of coronavirus" in Azare, Katagum local government area of Bauchi state, says the federal government has responded. In a letter dated May 8, 2020, Baba had said over 100 people died from COVID-19 in the town within one week. He had asked the president to [...]

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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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    Ex-IGP Abba appointed chairman of Police Trust Fund board

Ex-IGP Abba appointed chairman of Police Trust Fund board

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Sulieman Abba, a former inspector-general of police (IGP), as chairman of the Police Trust Fund board. In a statement on Wednesday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the appointment is in furtherance of Buhari's commitment "to retooling policing architecture in the country." He listed other members of the board as: Ahmed Sokoto, executive secretary; Nnamdi Mbaeri, representative of [...]

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    Buhari: COVID-19 donations will be disbursed through appropriation

Buhari: COVID-19 donations will be disbursed through appropriation

According to Ogubike, the president approved the opening of five COVID-19 donor accounts which form part of the existing treasury single account (TSA) arrangement in five commercial banks. [...]

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