MAN ACCUSES DCP ABBA KYARI OF EXTORTING 41MIL FROM HIM HIM IN 2014

  Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police (DCP), has been accused of extorting over N41 million from Afeez Mojeed, a Lagos-based businessman. The extortion, Mojeed claimed, was done in 2014 when Kyari was officer in charge of the now disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Lagos. In a series of petitions between 2016 and 2018, Mojeed sought justice through the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), but to no avail. In a fresh petition filed on October 22, 2020, through…

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SHELL-SHOCKED, BUHARI REACTS TO DEATH OF ANOTHER TOP ALLY, ISA FUNTUA

These are obviously not the best of times for the President and some of his topmost allies. To lose two of his closest allies in a spate of three months might not be something he bargained for. Isa  Funtua one of the closest men to BUHARI passed away on Monday. See Buhari’s reaction through Garba Shehu: President Muhammadu Buhari received with deep sadness on Monday evening information on passing of his longtime friend and associate, Malam Isma’ila Isa Funtua, who was Life Patron of International Press Institute and Newspapers Proprietors…

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BUHARI CANCELS APPOINTMENTS AND APPROVALS MADE BY LATE ABBA KYARI UNILATERALLY

Aides decline comments There is an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari may have directed his new Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari to cancel all appointments and approvals made by the late Chief of staff Abba Kyari without his permission. Though no reason was given for the President’s alleged action, however, reports indicated that no less than 150 memos without the President’s authorization may have been uncovered. President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina acknowledged The Guardian’s SMS seeking clarification on the development but declined to…

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MAMMAN DAURA BREAKS SILENCE ON ABBA KYARI’S DEATH

Alhaji Mamman Daura, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of Mallam Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to the President. Recall that Abba Kyari, whose death was announced last Friday, had died of complications from the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a tribute to Kyari which was made available to NAN on Friday, Mamman Daura, said Abba Kyari was a man of uncommon attributes who was blessed with mountainous gifts. He described the former Chief of Staff as a man with uncommon attributes of…

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AISHA BUHARI BACKS BUBA MARWA TO SUCCEED ABBA KYARI- FAROOQ KPEROGI

Social commentator, Farooq Kperogi claims former Lagos Governor, Buba Marwa might be in line for the post the late Abba Kyari left. According to Farooq Kperogi, Buba Marwa is being backed by no other than Aisha Buhari. He believes that if Aisha wins the battle against the cabal that took her husband hostage, Marwa will emerge as the new Chief of Staff to the President. If she loses according to his permutation, someone else will emerge. See his post There're 2 ways to know if Aisha Buhari, rather than d…

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IT IS AN INSULT TO SUGGEST MY NAME AS ABBA KYARI’S REPLACEMENT SAYS ISA FUNTUA

Alhaji Isa Funtua, a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has given reason he cannot replace the late Abba Kyari as the president’s Chief of Staff. Funtua, while reacting to reports that he was likely a replacement for the Office of the Chief of Staff, said it is an insult to his personality. Speaking to BBC Hausa, the elder statesman said he should be employing people and not struggling for government appointments. The politician maintained that appointments like Chief of Staff should be for young people not his age mates,…

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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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BUHARI PENS EMOTIONAL FAREWELL TO HIS DEAR FRIEND, ABBA KYARI

President Buhari pens emotional tribute to late Kyari To my friend, Mallam Abba Kyari: Mallam Abba Kyari, who died on 17th April, 2020, at the age of 67 from complications caused by the Coronavirus, was a true Nigerian patriot. My loyal friend and compatriot for the last 42 years – and latterly my Chief-of-Staff – he never wavered in his commitment to the betterment of every one of us. He was only in his twenties when we first met. A diligent student, soon after he was blessed with the opportunity…

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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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SEE THOSE GUNNING FOR LATE ABBA KYARI’S POST AND THE DECIDING FACTOR

Strong indications have emerged to the effect that the running mate to Late Chief MKO Abiola in the annuled 1993 Presidential election, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe may replace the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari whose death was announced by the Presidency on Friday night. In a statement released by the Presidency yesterday, Mallam Abba Kyari had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020. It is gathered that plans have started in earnest to fill…

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