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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Photojournalists ‘abandon’ Buhari for Jonathan at council of state meeting

Photo journalists at the presidential villa in Abuja could not hide their surprise to see former President Goodluck Jonathan at the council of state meeting, as they focused on him at the expense of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The immediate past president beamed with smiles as the photographers scrambled to take different shots of him.

Since handing over power in May 2015, this is the first time he would attend the meeting.‎
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babaginda, Shehu Shagari, and Yakubu Gowon were conspicuously absent, alongside Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives.
Abdulsalami Abubakar and Ernest Shonekan were also in attendance.
‎Five past justices of the federation, state governors and some of their deputies attended the meeting.
The council of state is the highest constitutional advisory body in Nigeria.
It is expected to confirm Ibrahim Idris as inspector-general of police.

Source: The Cable

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