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Buhari’s aides: Kyari, another late official, others still listed

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Buhari’s aides: Kyari, another late official, others still listed

Former Chief of Staff to the President, Late Abba Kyari, is one of those still listed as aides to President Buhari weeks after they have vacated their seats either through death or disengagement.

According to sources a critical check on the website of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Friday revealed that Kyari was still on the updated list of political appointees over a month after he died due to complications arising from COVID-19.

Recall that the former CoS, Kyari died on April 17 and has since been replaced by Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, whose appointment was confirmed by the SGF, Boss Mustapha, on May 13 at the first Virtual FEC meeting.

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Meanwhile, despite his replacement, the late Kyari still occupies the fourth position on the list, coming after Buhari; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; and Mustapha.

Also on the list is Prof. Charles Dokubo, who was suspended as the Special Adviser to the President/Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme in February.

Dokubo, who was appointed on March 13, 2018, was suspended based on the recommendation of the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.

He is still occupying the third position on the list of special advisers to the President.

The late Tijjani Yusuf is still on the list of special assistants. He is listed as Special Assistant to the President on General Duties.

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It would be recalled that the Presidency had in a July 3, 2019 statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, announced Yusuf’s death.

Also still on the list is a former Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Okoi Obono-Obla.

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He was listed as the Special Assistant to the President on (Prosecution), Federal Ministry of Justice.

Despite after his sacking as the SPIP chairman, the Presidency, again through a September 17, 2019 press statement by Adesina, announced the dissolution of the panel.

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Another person that is still on the list a member representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Shaaban Sharada.

His name still appeared on the list despite winning an election to represent his people during the 2019 general elections.

Check also revealed the names of two official photographers for the Vice-President.

Novo Isioro was still listed as the Special Assistant to the President (Visual Communication), Office of the VP, despite that the lady appointed on August 12, 2017, had since stopped working with the Presidency.

Meanwhile, the development has since sparked reaction and comments from Nigerians on social media.

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Osun records new two cases of coronavirus

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The Osun Government has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus in the state.

Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, the state Commissioner For Health, in a statement on Wednesday, said the two new cases brought the number of confirmed cases of the virus in the state to 47.

Isamotu said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday confirmed one of the two cases, while the result of the test of the second case returned positive on Wednesday.

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He revealed that one of the two cases was a returnee from Ibadan, and the other was a resident of Ikire, who also had contact with her visitor from Ibadan.

He added that the two patients were nursing serious ailments.

Isamotu said with the discovery of two new cases, the number of active cases in the state now stands at seven.

“The state has recorded two new cases, bringing the number of active cases in the state to seven.

” Sadly, the two newly recorded cases are nursing serious ailments that have significantly depressed their immune status,” the commissioner said.

Isamotu urged residents of the state to continue to abide by the measures put in place by the state government in ensuring that the coronavirus is contained.

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JUST IN: Obaseki submits form for Edo guber race

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JUST IN: Obaseki submits form for Edo guber race

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has submitted his nomination and expression of interest form at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress(APC).

The National Organising Secretary, Barrister Emma Ibidiro, received the form from the aspirant.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday met with Godwin Obaseki at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he presented his nomination form, seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Obaseki has been engaged in a political tussle with his predecessor and godfather, Adams Oshiomhole, who is also the National Chairman of the party.

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Oshiomhole is thought to favour former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for the APC ticket.

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Meanwhile, ahead of the governorship primary election of the APC scheduled for this month even as crisis still exist within the Edo APC, Obaseki has submitted his nomination and expression of interest form at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress(APC).

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JUST IN: FG discharges Saudi Arabia returnees

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JUST IN: FG discharges Saudi Arabia returnees

The Federal Government has discharged the 292 Saudi Arabia returnees after 15 days in isolation in a hotel in Abuja.

WuzupNigeria had earlier reported that there was jubilation across social media as two hundred and ninety-two Nigerians evacuated from Saudi Arabia due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

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According to the Federal Government, they all tested negative for the COVID-19.

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The Saudi returnees were discharged on Wednesday morning and most of them are already on their way to Lagos.

Details shortly…

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