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Mama Taraba: Cynosure Of All Eyes At Today’s FEC Presided Over By Buhari

Mama Taraba: Cynosure Of All Eyes At Today’s FEC Presided Over By Buhari

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Today’s Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, became a show for the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan. Alhassan became the Minister to watch after her remark about supporting former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over Buhari in 2019. Reports says before Buhari’s stepped into the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, Alhassan was the focus of all eyes and photojournalist as she went round to exchange pleasantries with cabinet members. Daily Trust reports that Cabinet members could not help laughing when photographers and cameramen focussed on Alhassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba. Alhassan later engaged in a two-minute tete-a-tete with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; while the Chief of Staff to t...
BREAKING: Why Buhari Puts Off FEC

BREAKING: Why Buhari Puts Off FEC

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President Muhammadu Buhari has canceled the regular meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) which ought to hold today (Wednesday) to enable him first understudy more reports before his deck, a source from the Presidency has told BigPen Online.  The meeting would have been the first to be presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari after his nearly 105 days medical vacation in the United Kingdom over an undisclosed ailment. Nigerian Tribune had earlier reported that this would not be the first time cabinet meeting is being put off since the president took ill. FEC has been canceled in the past or Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made to preside over the weekly meeting even when the president is in the presidential villa. Since his return to the country last Saturday, Buha...
Ahead Of FEC, Osinbajo Meets Buhari In London

Ahead Of FEC, Osinbajo Meets Buhari In London

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Ahead of Federal Executive Council meeting schedule for Wednesday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday afternoon left Abuja for London to meet with ailing President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, who has been on medical vacation in London in the last 60 days, it was learnt had asked Osinbajo to see him ahead of Wednesday meeting. Senior Media Aide to the Acting President, Laolu Akande, confirmed this on his Twitter handle @akandeoj. He however said Mr. Osinbajo will return to Abuja after the meeting, apparently to be able to preside over the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. “AgP Osinbajo meeting with President Buhari in London today, and returning to Abuja immediately afterwards,” Akande tweeted. BigPen Online recalls that Mr. Buhari returned to the U...