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Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Eketem: 6:07am On Jan 06
Amina Zakari is Lying About her Relationship with Buhari

By Farooq Kperogi

Mrs. Amina Zakari just said to the BBC, “I’m not [Buhari’s] niece.” That’s flat-out mendacious. And it puts a huge question mark on her honesty, probity, and trustworthiness. A person who can lie this casually about something as basic and as verifiable as her relationships is disreputable and unworthy of the responsibility she's been entrusted with at INEC. So what is the truth?

In a December 27, 2018 article, Mohammed Haruna, former Daily Trust columnist and current INEC commissioner, confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s biological sister was once married to Mrs. Amina Zakari’s father. That makes Amina Buhari’s niece. This is the definition of a niece in the Oxford English Dictionary: “A daughter of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law.” Amina’s father was Buhari’s brother-in-law. So Amina IS INDEED Buhari’s niece.

But that’s not all. At some point in his youth, Buhari, who lost his father at a young age, came under the guardianship of Amina’s father, the late Alhaji Hussaini Adamu, who was emir of Kazaure, Daura's "next-door neighbor." I had the pleasure of interviewing Mrs.
Amina Zakari’s brother, Alhaji Najib Hussaini Adamu, in early 1999 shortly after he became emir, when I was a reporter for the Weekly Trust. I stayed at the palace for days. So I have some familiarity with the family.

Buhari has never severed his relationship with Amina’s father’s family even after Buhari’s sister's death. When he was chairman of PTF, he got Amina a consultancy contract with Afri-Projects Consortium (APC), “the sole manager of the PTF projects.” In Ray Ekpu’s widely shared June 2018 article titled “Petroleum Trust Fraud,” we learn that the late Salihijo Ahmad, the Adamawa-born boss of APC, “admitted to Newswatch in an interview published by the magazine in its April 19, 1999 issue that it was APC that wrote the proposal which defined the mandate of the PTF.”

It has also been established by several people I spoke with today that Amina Zakari was nominated to INEC commissionership by Buhari. This fact, as I pointed out in my Saturday Tribune column, isn’t enough to vitiate her neutrality. After all, Jonathan defeated Buhari in 2011 while she was INEC commissioner. But deceiving the world by concealing the nature and depth of her relationship with Buhari shows that she’s up to no good this time around.

Another evidence of Buhari’s continuing relationship with Amina’s family exists in the fact that Mrs. Amina Zakari’s biological brother, Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu, is Buhari’s Minister of Water Resources. In both African and Western kinship dynamics, Buhari and Amina Zakari are related. If Nigeria were a functioning country, Amina would have recused herself from her current role at INEC in view of the widespread concerns raised by several stakeholders about her ties with Buhari. But Nigeria is an anything-goes banana republic.
Postscript:

Also note that Amina's brother, that is, the current emir of Kazaure, whom I interviewed and interacted with in 1999, was executive secretary of PTF. Buhari gave him the job. Ambassador Kazaure, Buhari's Chief of Protocol, is also a relative of Amina's. Finally, as most people know by now, Amina's mother is from Daura, Buhari's hometown. So her ties with Buhari are pretty strong.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Saao(m): 6:16am On Jan 06
This article is more details and closer to the truth than all other articles written about her. She needs to resign without delay. We can't entrust our mandate in inec while she still serve as commissioner in inec.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by MylezKayn(m): 6:17am On Jan 06
FTC
Amina Zakari is a bloody liar and her Integrity is under probability. Oya BMCs come and defend her. Try and refute these facts

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Eketem: 6:34am On Jan 06
Lalastica
Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by haladadon: 6:41am On Jan 06
please can someone explain the powers that she has in her current position in INEC.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by UncleJudax(m): 6:50am On Jan 06
And they disgraced Mr Iberiberism and accused him of familiocracy

Minister of Water resources is also Buhari's relative grin


Mr Integrity

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by sholatech(m): 6:51am On Jan 06
Prof. Farooq Nailed this. Why did she now lie?

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by gare(f): 6:51am On Jan 06
haladadon:
please can someone explain the powers that she has in her current position in INEC.

She is in charge of the vote collatIon for the Presidential election

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by truthfulparrot(m): 7:15am On Jan 06
PMB people are always making the mistakes of exposing their dirty linens in public. They don't even know how to rig and close mouth. Must it be Amina Zakaria?
Now that Amina lied to the international media about her relationship with PMB, the integrity of INEC is now at stake in the international arena.
Since other parties apart from PDP are complaining, why is INEC adamant?

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by knostbrown01(m): 7:19am On Jan 06
This country is a shithole,.. Donald Trump

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by codedguy1(m): 7:20am On Jan 06
gare:


She is in charge of the vote collated for the Presidential election


The INEC chairman claim she is in charge of logistics the collation center but we all know that's a smokescreen. Why does it have to be her.

Buhari thinks he will get away with all this nonsense he wants to do. They have seen that there is no way APC will win with a free and fair elections that's why buhari refused to sign the electoral act, inec has now decided to use incidence form after denying they will not use it and now his niece Amina has been planted in the collation center of all places.

Farooq has just given a precise and detailed description of their relationship and Amina should be ashamed of herself.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by gare(f): 7:23am On Jan 06
codedguy1:



The INEC chairman claim she is in charge of logistics the collation center but we all know that's a smokescreen. Why does it have to be her.

Buhari thinks he will get away with all this nonsense he wants to do. They have seen that there is no way APC will win with a free and fair elections that's why buhari refused to sign the electoral act, inec has now decided to use incidence form after denying they will not use it and now his niece Amina has been planted in the collation center of all places.

Farooq has just given a precise and detailed description of their relationship and Amina should be ashamed of herself.

God get Power pass them All

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by wirinet(m): 7:28am On Jan 06
Saao:
This article is more details and closer to the truth than all other articles written about her. She needs to resign without delay. We can't entrust our mandate in inec while she still serve as commissioner in inec.

Did you read the links or you only read the headline? I understand the article is long ang Nigerian youth are said to be lazy, but take the effort to read the article in full. You will arrive at the opposite conclusion.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Saao(m): 7:39am On Jan 06
wirinet:


Did you read the links or you only read the headline? I understand the article is long ang Nigerian youth are said to be lazy, but take the effort to read the article in full. You will arrive at the opposite conclusion.
maybe u read it and couldn't comprehend but I read it and my comment was based on what I read.
Again be reminded that Nigerians youths are not lazy but hardworking because we survived through education, jobs, etc without government help.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by micolaj: 7:40am On Jan 06
wirinet:


Did you read the links or you only read the headline? I understand the article is long ang Nigerian youth are said to be lazy, but take the effort to read the article in full. You will arrive at the opposite conclusion.
Opposite conclusion?
Why did you say that?
I read the article, and all I got is that by some measure that woman is related to Buhari.

And I as well subscribe to her resigning from that position. Better still, Buhari should transfer her to another ministry.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by magoo10(m): 7:56am On Jan 06
Going by the information contained in this piece Amina zakari cannot be trusted to be neutral,even her blood blood brother is buhari's minister for water resources.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Gandollar(f): 8:33am On Jan 06
haladadon:
please can someone explain the powers that she has in her current position in INEC.
She is the Head of Collation activities. Meaning that she's responsible for collating and announcing the results.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by wirinet(m): 8:33am On Jan 06
micolaj:

Opposite conclusion?
Why did you say that?
I read the article, and all I got is that by some measure that woman is related to Buhari.

And I as well subscribe to her resigning from that position. Better still, Buhari should transfer her to another ministry.

Since you are having difficulty reading or comprehending or both, I will take the time to quote excepts and explain in in simplier terms.

It’s also true that Buhari’s sister was once married to Mrs. Zakari’s father. But this was over 60 years ago before Mrs. Zakari was born. Besides, the marriage was short-lived and did not produce a child.
From the article, Amina Zakaki was not alive the time her father married married buhari's sister, meaning she was never a step daughter- step mother relationship.

Mrs. Zakari as the best graduating student of her class with a second class upper in Pharmacy from Ahmadu Bello University in 1980. Before ABU, Mrs. Zakari had finished her secondary education as one of the best students from the once prestigious Queen’s College, Lagos.

Mrs. Zakari was Secretary, first of Health and Human Services and then of Social Services.

Mrs. Zakari was first appointed a member of the Commission, not by President Buhari, but by President Goodluck Jonathan.

From the article we can see that Mrs Amina Zakari is more than qualified for the job.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by SalamRushdie: 8:38am On Jan 06
we cannot afford to have a brazen liar head the collation of election results, Amina has proven that just like Buhari she is an unrepentant congenital liar who has no drop of honor left in her

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Gandollar(f): 8:43am On Jan 06
wirinet:


Since you are having difficulty reading or comprehending or both, I will take the time to quote excepts and explain in in simplier terms.


From the article, Amina Zakaki was not alive the time her father married married buhari's sister, meaning she was never a step daughter- step mother relationship.



From the article we can see that Mrs Amina Zakari is more than qualified for the job.
You can stand logic on it's head for all you care, it will not change the narrative.

Even if Amina was not born then, did it stop buhari from dishing out favors to her family when he had the clout?

He favoured her in PTF.

Her brother is a current Minister.

Buhari lived in her father's house with the family at a point.

My question is, why must it be Amina?

Not only PDP is complaining, other parties too are.

If APC out of desperation to win at all cost derail our democracy, there would be dire consequences that the Lifeless Sudanese cannot quell.

Buhari be wise now if you can!

If Jonathan was this desperate, there wouldn't be a buhari presidency today.

Lalasticlala.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by CodeTemplar: 11:21am On Jan 06
Saao:
maybe u read it and couldn't comprehend but I read it and my comment was based on what I read.
Again be reminded that Nigerians youths are not lazy but hardworking because we survived through education, jobs, etc without government help.
How can you say Nigerian youths don't enjoy govt help?
In fact govt is the father to most Nigerian youth.
In a federal uni for instance the student pays less than 10% of what goes into their education.
In healthcare the govt hospitals charge token to attend to you. Same goes for transport as oil is being subsidized. Even imported foods are paid for with subsidized Naira-Dollar if you understand the exchange system well enough.

Intact the money we spend is largely shared money by the FG through the civil service because most govt workers are just on payroll and don't work.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by micolaj: 12:24pm On Jan 06
wirinet:


Since you are having difficulty reading or comprehending or both, I will take the time to quote excepts and explain in in simplier terms.


From the article, Amina Zakaki was not alive the time her father married married buhari's sister, meaning she was never a step daughter- step mother relationship.



From the article we can see that Mrs Amina Zakari is more than qualified for the job.
"by some measure" I said.

Moreover, we are talking about independence here, a fragile issue.

No matter the analytical reasoning you employed, that woman can never be seen to be INDEPENDENT.


So, Buhari should the needful by relieving of that duty.

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Peacemaker5128: 12:26pm On Jan 06
Is Amina zakary also from Sudan
Ayam confused

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Foolishbuhari: 12:50pm On Jan 06
Now this is what I call apt reporting... Not that foolish nobody on Twitter saying Peter Obi's son drives a Bentley, g wagon, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, even a Polaris slingshot.

Hard facts...please zombies get in here

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Foolishbuhari: 12:52pm On Jan 06
Peacemaker5128:

Is Amina zakary also from Sudan
Ayam confused

Trying to play the ostrich as usual abi Lol. Nobody said buhari was from Sudan they were insinuating his body double is jubril from Sudan. Even though I never did consider the narrative as important. Such assertions never win elections

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by chinchong: 12:56pm On Jan 06
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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Peacemaker5128: 3:03pm On Jan 06
Foolishbuhari:


Trying to play the ostrich as usual abi Lol. [b]Nobody said buhari was from Sudan [/b]they were insinuating his body double is jubril from Sudan. Even though I never did consider the narrative as important. Such assertions never win elections
it won't be better for the liar
Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Shikini: 3:04pm On Jan 06
Buhari/APC. have elevated lies in governance to an
entirely different level

Prof Kperogi is very correct. Amina lied. She's Buhari's niece
See definition of niece /nephew

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Peacemaker5128: 3:10pm On Jan 06
Foolishbuhari:


Trying to play the ostrich as usual abi Lol. [b]Nobody said buhari was from Sudan [/b]they were insinuating his body double is jubril from Sudan. Even though I never did consider the narrative as important. Such assertions never win elections
cownu said Buhari is dead and the impostor is from Sudan

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Shikini: 3:23pm On Jan 06
[quote author=Eketem post=74492370]Farooq Kperogi
Amina Zakari is Lying About her Relationship with Buhari
By Farooq Kperogi
Mrs. Amina Zakari just said to the BBC, “I’m not [Buhari’s] niece.” That’s flat-out mendacious. And it puts a huge question mark on her honesty, probity, and trustworthiness. A person who can lie this casually about something as basic and as verifiable as her relationships is disreputable and unworthy of the responsibility she's been entrusted with at INEC. So what is the truth?
In a December 27, 2018 article, Mohammed Haruna, former Daily Trust columnist and current INEC commissioner, confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s biological sister was once married to Mrs. Amina Zakari’s father. That makes Amina Buhari’s niece. This is the definition of a niece in the Oxford English Dictionary: “A daughter of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law.” Amina’s father was Buhari’s brother-in-law. So Amina IS INDEED Buhari’s niece.
But that’s not all. At some point in his youth, Buhari, who lost his father at a young age, came under the guardianship of Amina’s father, the late Alhaji Hussaini Adamu, who was emir of Kazaure, Daura's "next-door neighbor." I had the pleasure of interviewing Mrs. Amina Zakari’s brother, Alhaji Najib Hussaini Adamu, in early 1999 shortly after he became emir, when I was a reporter for the Weekly Trust. I stayed at the palace for days. So I have some familiarity with the family.
Buhari has never severed his relationship with Amina’s father’s family even after Buhari’s sister's death. When he was chairman of PTF, he got Amina a consultancy contract with Afri-Projects Consortium (APC), “the sole manager of the PTF projects.” In Ray Ekpu’s widely shared June 2018 article titled “Petroleum Trust Fraud,” we learn that the late Salihijo Ahmad, the Adamawa-born boss of APC and relative of Buhari’s current wife, “admitted to Newswatch in an interview published by the magazine in its April 19, 1999 issue that it was APC that wrote the proposal which defined the mandate of the PTF.”
It has also been established by several people I spoke with today that Amina Zakari was nominated to INEC commissionership by Buhari. This fact, as I pointed out in my Saturday Tribune column, isn’t enough to vitiate her neutrality. After all, Jonathan defeated Buhari in 2011 while she was INEC commissioner. But deceiving the world by concealing the nature and depth of her relationship with Buhari shows that she’s up to no good this time around.
Another evidence of Buhari’s continuing relationship with Amina’s family exists in the fact that Mrs. Amina Zakari’s biological brother, Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu, is Buhari’s Minister of Water Resources. In both African and Western kinship dynamics, Buhari and Amina Zakari are related. If Nigeria were a functioning country, Amina would have recused herself from her current role at INEC in view of the widespread concerns raised by several stakeholders about her ties with Buhari. But Nigeria is an anything-goes banana republic.


Imagine this nepotism nonsense from our president!
I swear, PMB has no business being in government in this era.
This man is just out to settle family and friends whether qualified for positions or not

No wonder even his own Campaign Director, Amaechi confirmed that Nigeria cannot Change

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by MillionCash: 3:58pm On Jan 06
Must it be this news always... Next pls angry

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Re: Farooq Kperogi: "Amina Zakari Is Lying About Her Relationship With Buhari" by Lanre4uonly(m): 3:58pm On Jan 06
It is well.

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