HOW ABBA KAYRI’S HEALTH CRISIS RELAPSED HOURS BEFORE HE WAS RELEASED

The late Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, was hours from being discharged from the hospital on Friday before his condition unexpectedly took a twist and he never recovered, The Nation gathered on Sunday. Kyari died at First Cardiology Consultants Hospital in Lagos on Friday from what the Lagos State government yesterday described as complications of Coronavirus infection. Witnesses told The Nation yesterday of massive police presence at the private facility on the fateful day, apparently after he was certified dead. Sources said Kyari had shown signs…

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THE IMPLICATIONS OF SECRET TREATMENT OF ABBA KYARI

ADELANI ADEPEGBA Happening about 18 days after promising to be back at his desk at the Presidential Villa, the death of Malam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), came as a shock to many Nigerians. Kyari had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 23, after returning from a trip to Germany where he met with officials of Siemens in Munich on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme. Subsequently, he submitted himself for testing and was informed of his status. Against public expectations and…

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ABBA KYARI TO BE BURIED IN ABUJA TODAY

Sodiq Oyeleke The late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, will be buried on Saturday (today). Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Basir Ahmad, made this known via his Twitter handle. He tweeted, “Mallam Abba Kyari will be buried later today in Abuja according to Islamic rites.” The PUNCH reports that Kyari was announced dead on Friday, 25 days after testing positive to the coronavirus. Before announcing the deceased burial, Ahmad described him as one of the most misunderstood people. He said, “Abba Kyari certainly was one…

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The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has refused to disclose the location of the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who has been infected by Covid-19. Kyari had said in a statement on Sunday that he had been infected by the disease and that he would be seeking treatment in Lagos State but would not be using taxpayers’ funds to treat himself. However, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had said on Tuesday that he did not know Kyari’s location thereby sparking reports that the…

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ABBA KAYRI’S CORONAVIRUS CASE: SEE TOP GOVT FUNCTIONARIES AND GOVERNOR HE INTERACTED WITH INCLUDING THE VICE PRESIDENT

Yahaya Bello and Abba Kyari at the Firdau for Bello’s mum on 17 March By Abankula Malam Abba Kyari, President Buhari’s Chief of staff, now stricken by coronavirus, had contacts with many people since his return from Germany 14 March. And there are emergent fears he may have spread the virus to them. Apart from Buhari, who has tested negative, Kyari also interacted with Minister of Power Engineer Mamman Sale. Both travelled to Germany together.. On Twitter on Tuesday, Nigerians called out the engineer to quickly self-isolate. They also criticised…

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ABBA KYARI FINGERED IN 300MIL DOLLAR CONTRACT SCANDAL THAT SEEKS TO CONCEDE NIGERIAN BORDER SECURITY TO DUBIOUS CHINESE FIRM, WAS BUHARI’S NAME DROPPED?

Latest documents leaked from the Federal Government indicts the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, in a brewing contract scandal that reveals his corrupt tendencies and continued use of his office for personal enrichment. It indicated that on September 17, 2019 contrary to extant procurement rules, the Chief of Staff office directed two federal ministries to engage a consortium led by a suspected front company call Bionica Technologies WA Limited that was previously known as Sanga Engineering West Africa. The consortium included Huawei China, Bergman Security and African…

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PRESIDENCY DEFENDS ABBA KYARI’S ROLE AS INTERFACE BETWEEN BUHARI AND MINISTERS

Abba Kyari: role explained The Nigerian Presidency responded to some criticism about the gatekeeping role of Malam Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that the role remains what it was in Buhari’s first term. President Buhari had stirred the controversy when he told his 43 ministers at the end of a retreat that: In terms of coordination, kindly ensure that all submissions for my attention or meeting requests be channelled through the Chief of Staff, while all Federal Executive Council matters be coordinated through the Secretary…

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ABBA KYARI: MORE POWERS FOR CHIEF OF STAFF, MORE BARRIERS FOR MINISTERS

Mixed reactions have continued to trail President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the newly sworn in ministers that all submissions for his attention or meeting requests be channeled through the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. Twice the President has reechoed the directive. It was first made at the end of the presidential retreat for the then ministers-designate on Tuesday. Specifically, the president in the presence of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and other top dignitaries, told the ministers that, “ in terms of coordination, kindly ensure that…

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YOU CAN ONLY SEE ME THROUGH ABBA KYARI, BUHARI TELLS MINISTERS

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari. Mr Buhari said this in his closing remark at a presidential retreat for minister’s designate in Abuja. “In terms of coordination, kindly ensure that all submissions for my attention or meeting requests be channelled through the Chief of Staff, while all Federal Executive Council matters be coordinated through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,” Mr Buhari said. The president’s speech at the event was…

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