Politics

Abba Kyari’s Death, End of a Surrogate Presidency, and the Coming Chaos

By Farooq Kperogi To say I was shocked by Abba Kyari's death would be to tell a lie. Being an asthmatic patient who routinely had "breathing problems" that necessitated periodic trips to London hospitals—in addition to being a diabetic who was older than 65—it would have been nothing short of miraculous if he survived COVID-19. In spite of who he was, especially the last five years of his life on earth, as a Muslim, I won't speak ill of him in death. But I won't write undeserving and deodorizing posthumous extolments of him, either. That would be as bad as,…
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Chief Kalu Condoles with Presidency and family of Late Abba Kyari

A PDP Chieftain and DG of Global Initiative for Good Governance (GIGG), Chief Emeka Kalu, has commiserated with President Mohammed Buhari GCFR as well as the Nigeria community and the family or the diseased over the death of his Chief of Staff and father, Mallam Abba Kyari. In a statement signed his aide on Media and Publicity, Comr Amos Kalu, and made available to the press, Chief Kalu extolled the commitment and vigor with which Abba Kyari served Nigeria under Buhari, recalling that he met his death abroad while representing Nigeria at a meeting with Siemens in search of sustainable…
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Keyamo reveals what Abba Kyari told him before his death

Keyamo reveals what Abba Kyari told him before his death

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has reacted to the death of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. OHAFIA-TV News had reported that Abba Kyari died on Friday after battling COVID-19. Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, who made the announcement said the deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment, but died on Friday, April 17, 2020. Reacting on Twitter, Keyamo commiserated with Kyari’s family and Nigeria. He said the deceased had on Tuesday assured him he was getting better. “When I chatted with him exactly on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, he assured…
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Covid-19: Islamic Dev. Bank supports Guinea-Bissau with 13.8 million Euros

The Islamic Development Bank will support Guinea-Bissau in the fight against the pandemic of the new coronavirus with 13.8 million euros, announced the Guinean authorities. In a message on the social network Facebook, Nuno Nabiam, appointed prime minister, announced that his government's finance minister, João Fadia, met with the president of the Islamic Development Bank, "where urgent support from an amount of 15 million dollars "(about 13.8 million euros) to combat covid-19. Nuno Nabian also stresses that efforts have not been spared to find medical and sanitary solutions and mechanisms that allow the country to access "financial means to increase…
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Guiné-Bissau Prime Minister gives update on nation’s fight against COVID-19

Guiné-Bissau Prime Minister gives update on nation’s fight against COVID-19

Today, I chaired another weekly meeting of the Interministerial Commission to Combat Coronavirus, of epidemiological follow-up and follow-up of the Rapid Response Teams (ERR) of the SAB and Regions. I have been permanently working, directing and coordinating all efforts to deal with the pandemic. I was informed in detail of the work in the field at the level of the technical and Epidemiological State sub-commissions. The situation showed the progress in terms of reducing contagion in the SAB, and at the moment the concerns of the health authorities are concentrated in the Canchungo Sector, which has already registered 10 confirmed…
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