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Hard economics meets political pageantry

That band is said to include Buhari's chief of staff Abba Kyari and the former governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu who masterminded Buhari's ascent to the presidency in 2015 and proposed that Osinbajo should be his running mate...

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Command economics on trial

Politicians bankers and wonks Personnel matter as much as policy when it comes to results in Nigeria and there are at least five centres of power when it comes to the economy whose influence can shift according to politics and business interests: The Presidency at Aso Rock: President Muhammadu Buhari Chief of Staff Abba Kyari Secretary to the Government Boss Gidahyelda Mustapha and a coterie of advisors including veteran businessman Mamman Daura...


Executive exerts its privilege

Buhari's closest advisers will again be chief of staff Abba Kyari Secretary to the Federation Boss Mustapha and his nephew Mamman Daura...

Close relations between the managing director of the state Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mele Kyari and presidential chief of staff Abba Kyari (no relation) who also sits on the company's board might bolster reform prospects...

Incumbent Babagana Monguno a former intelligence chief and Brigade of Guards commander has feuded with several senior government aides and Buhari supporters and was neither reinstated nor replaced when Boss Mustapha and Abba Kyari the two other key appointments were retained on 5 July...


The rise of Godwin Emefiele

Kyari who is well known to Buhari but not related to his chief of staff Abba Kyari will lead that tougher stance on investment terms...


Troubles mount for Buhari

There has been a social media campaign against Abba Kyari Chief of Staff and veteran Buhari loyalist which reflects the view of many politicians and contractors that he is the main obstacle in the inner circle to ‘business as usual'...


Promises, promises

Abba Kyari Buhari's chief of staff has published an op-ed arguing that for the first time an elected government is taking on the vested interests that have held back the economy and cutting the country's debilitating dependence on oil exports...


Politics of patronage

The President nominates the NNPC board which includes his influential chief of staff Abba Kyari and is chaired by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu formerly general counsel and board member at ExxonMobil Nigeria...


The probity contest

Important enemiesInvestigations of such crimes do not normally fall within the EFCC ambit but Magu was finding scant support in the political class his enemies being said to include Abba Kyari Buhari's Chief of Staff and a small group of other senior APC officials Buhari allies and appointees who cite a range of difficulties with him...


Cracks spread in APC alliance

Still many APC chieftains had disputes with the leadership the presidency and Abba Kyari Buhari's all-powerful Chief of Staff...


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