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Overcrowded Burial: Thousands Bid Emir Of Zazzau Farewell ( Video)
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Overcrowded Burial: Thousands Bid Emir Of Zazzau Farewell ( Video)

After 45 years on the throne, light dimmed yesterday for Emir Zazzau Alhaji Shehu Idris, who passed on at 84. Thousands of people converged on the palace at Zaria to pay their last respects as the remains of perhaps, the longest serving emir, were interred beside the tomb of some of the past emirs. Prayers for the repose of the soul of the 18th Emir of Zazzau, were attended by Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, who led the presidential delegation. Other members are: Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. Governor Nasir El-Rufai led the Kaduna State delegation which included Secretary to State Government, Balarabe Lawal-Abbas, Speaker Yusuf Zailani and heads of mili...
Moves To Save Obaseki By Presidency Flops
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Moves To Save Obaseki By Presidency Flops

Last minute moves to save the re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki by the Presidency last night appeared to have hit the brick-wall as Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said they were going ahead with the direct primary scheduled for June 22. He also expressed optimism that it would be free, fair and transparent, adding that a candidate that can unify the party in state will emerge. Governor Obaseki’s disqualification by the screening panel was affirmed by the appeal panel and National Working Committee (NWC) of the party at the weekend. Rising from a meeting he and members of party’s National Working Committee (NWC) had the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, in the State House, yesterday, Oshiomhole told State House ...
We Won’t Lose Edo State If Obaseki Leaves APC – Oshiomhole
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We Won’t Lose Edo State If Obaseki Leaves APC – Oshiomhole

A last-minute meeting summoned to discuss the fate of Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has failed to save the embattled chief executive as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday said that it would go ahead with June 22, 2020 governorship primary election. The APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, fielded questions from State House reporters after a meeting with the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, as well as four members of the APC National Working Committee (NWC), including the National Vice Chairman (North West), Barr. Inuwa Abdulkadir; National Treasurer, ...
“Aso Rock Might Lose Another Special Aide” – Primate Ayodele Says
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“Aso Rock Might Lose Another Special Aide” – Primate Ayodele Says

The founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church in Ejigbo, Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari might lose another “special aide” if he does not pray. In a series of prophecies, Ayodele urged the president to be active in governance and pray against losing another aide. Buhari, in April, lost his chief of staff, Abba Kyari, to complications arising from the coronavirus disease. The cleric said the new chief of staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, would step on toes, forcing politicians to plot his removal. He said: “Buhari should wake up, he doesn’t have a grip on his government. There will be crisis in Buhari’s government and he must be prayerful so as not to lose another special aide.” “Chief of Staff will step on toes because he wants to chang...
Why Buhari Appointed Gambari As Chief Of Staff
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Why Buhari Appointed Gambari As Chief Of Staff

The newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President (CoS), Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, yesterday declared he was picked for the job because President Muhammadu Buhari needs his competence and loyalty to succeed. Asked what Nigerians should expect from him as Chief of Staff, Gambari told reporters at the Presidential Villa in Abuja: “We have not started. I’ll have to find out. I don’t report directly to the nation, I report to the president.” He said he would be offering his “loyalty, competence and support” to the president, adding that as the chief of staff, his guiding principle would be “to serve the president to the best of my ability.” Buhari formerly announced Gambari as the chief of staff shortly before the commencement of the resumed Federal Executive Council (FEC). During ...
Gambari Is No Stranger To Our Party, He’ll Do Well, Tinubu Tells
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Gambari Is No Stranger To Our Party, He’ll Do Well, Tinubu Tells

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former Lagos state governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Wednesday said the newly appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammad Buhari, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, is no stranger to the party. Disclosing this in his congratulatory message to Gambari, the outspoken leader described Gambari as a renowned diplomat, statesman and scholar who had served the nation in various vital capacities. His words, “Prof. Gambari’s intellect, broad experience and skills in administration and diplomacy have adequately prepared and equipped him for the important job. “The Chief of Staff will help President Buhari to advance his policy and governance priorities, just as he did in the past when he served as the Minister of External Affairs in the 19...
No Official Statement On Gambari’s Appointment As Buhari’s New Chief Of Staff
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No Official Statement On Gambari’s Appointment As Buhari’s New Chief Of Staff

Media speculation yesterday heightened about the possible appointment of a former United Nations Under Secretary, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, as new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. A top presidential aide told Daily Trust yesterday that no official statement had been issued on any such appointment and advised that no one should be guided by speculations on the matter. Daily Trust was able to establish that Gambari, who is currently in Lagos, was invited to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, few days ago for what might be a discussion related to the position of Chief of Staff. Our source, however, maintained that “there is no job offer in the bag.” Several prominent people had been speculated as possible successors of the former Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, who died nearly ...
23 Federal Universities Get New Governing Councils — Full List Of Chairpersons
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23 Federal Universities Get New Governing Councils — Full List Of Chairpersons

Pursuant to his powers under the laws establishing the federal universities in Nigeria, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of Governing Councils of 23 out of the 40 federal universities in the country for a period of four years in the first instance. The institutions affected are those whose Governing Councils’ tenures have elapsed or would on 9th April, 2017. In making these appointments, Mr. President had taken cognizance of the requirements for membership into governing councils, which include among others, a minimum of a university degree, high integrity, and commitment to educational development of the country. In addition, consideration was also given to geo-political spread, in order to reflect federal character and foster sense of be...