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Buhari’s aide, Bashir denies resignation of finance minister, Zainab Ahmad

“The rumour is completely not true, one of the minister’s closest aides told me on phone,” he said.

The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital and New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on Monday, reacted to reports Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmad, has resigned.

Bashir, in a tweet via his official Twitter page, said the rumour making the rounds is untrue.
He said the minister’s aide confirmed to him that the rumour was false.


“There is a rumour going around that Honorable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmad has resigned.

“The rumour is completely not true, one of the minister’s closest aides told me on phone,” he said.

In different information, Gunmen killed Oba Ayinde Odetola, the Olu of Agodo in Ogun State’s Ewekoro Local Government Area, on Monday.

According to reports, Oba Odetola was slain and burned beyond recognition as soon as he drove into the village at 11 a.m.

We learnt that crisis began in Agodo after Odetola of Ake dynasty was elected as the traditional ruler of the town, a development the Owu people reportedly rejected, insisting that anybody from Ake cannot be their king.

While the root cause of the killing is yet to be ascertained, a sister of the late monarch, Mrs Adenike Akintade, said a brother to the late monarch was recently killed. “I have just been discharged from hospital early this morning, only to start mourning the brutal assassination of my brother.

“Kabiesi called me on Saturday, urging me to reduce my activities, saying stress could contribute to my illness.

“He lost his younger brother to the imbroglio some months ago; the young man was butchered by the so-called hoodlums. Today, Kabiesi is no more, what a world”, Akintade lamented.

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