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Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by ijustdey: 11:11pm On Mar 15
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the redeployment of his Chief Security Officer (CSO) and accepted a replacement.

Bashir Abubakar was Mr Buhari’s CSO until this week when he was ordered to proceed on an immediate “strategic course” at a university in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He was promptly replaced by Idris Kassim Ahmed, top sources at the Presidential Villa told PREMIUM TIMES.

Whenever Mr Ahmed is not in the villa, he is to be assisted by another State Security Service (SSS) official, Abubakar Maikano.

Mr Buhari had two months into his administration in July 2015 replaced his erstwhile CSO, Abdulrahman Mani, and requested the SSS to redeploy him out of the Presidential Villa.




The president thereafter appointed Mr Abubakar to replace Mr Mani.

Until his appointment as CSO, Mr Abubakar was an assistant director in the Bayelsa State command of the SSS.

Mr Ahmed, the new CSO, was deployed from the headquarters of the SSS.

Our sources, who are familiar with the development, said the removal of Mr Abubakar was at the instance of the Director General of the SSS, Yusuf Bichi.

“The DG wrote and informed Mr President of the plans by the service to send the former CSO for further training at Argentina and it appears that request was granted because a replacement has already been named,” a source said.




Another source who asked not to be named because of the “sensitive nature of the matter” said those around the president have never been happy with the way the former CSO operated.

A source said those around Mr Buhari do not like the “independent method of operation” of Mr Abubakar.

“They may not have approached the president to complain officially but most of them do by their body language and they did so because they know the president easily knows everything going on around him even if he never showed it,” the source said.

For instance, we gathered that Mr Buhari’s media team were not happy with the way Mr Abubakar expelled the State House correspondent of Punch Newspaper, Olalekan Adetayo, without recourse to the media team.

Mr Abubakar thereafter defended his decision to expel the reporter, saying journalists have a responsibility to be patriotic in reporting matters of national importance.

In an internal memo he distributed in April 2017, to several presidency officials, including Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Mr. Abubakar detailed alleged transgressions and ethical concerns observed in Mr Adetayo’s reporting of activities of the State House, and pronounced him unfit to continue on the beat.

“You may wish to advise the Punch Newspaper that it reserves the right to send a more matured, professional and patriotic representative that will work in the overall interest of the nation rather than self-serving and parochial interests,” Mr. Abubakar, said in the April 25, 2017 memo, which was also copied to the President and the then Director-General of SSS, Lawal Daura.

Although Punch newspaper demanded an apology from Mr Abubakar and vowed not to name a replacement for Mr Adetayo, we gathered that the newspaper had sent in a replacement to the State House beat but the former CSO failed to grant approval for the new reporter’s credentials.

When PREMIUM TIMES contacted the spokesperson of Mr Buhari, Garba Shehu, Friday evening, he denied knowledge of the new security officer.

He said he has not yet been briefed on the matter and will revert whenever he receives any information.


https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/320508-again-buhari-replaces-his-chief-security-officer.html
Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by Amuocha: 11:15pm On Mar 15
Ok ..

A dirty hand fears so much angry

Useless change

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by baliyubla: 11:17pm On Mar 15
Chopping and changing CSOs won’t save the dullard when the time reach.

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by Davash222(m): 11:18pm On Mar 15
This next level appointments, Buhari will surprise some of his loyalists. Na here we dey. OBS crew.

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by tkshittu1: 11:19pm On Mar 15
Great
Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by Chizuru01(m): 11:26pm On Mar 15
Even if the bastard like let him change his Prostrate cancerous dick, I don't care. My own is that he shouldn't tamper or rough play with economy again abeg, Alamajiri population is now tripling as day goes by and i am tired of seeing those leaches flooding the streets of north.

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by yerokunphilips: 11:27pm On Mar 15
tkshittu1:
Great
Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by JasonScoolari: 11:30pm On Mar 15
grin

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by Koolmexxi(m): 11:34pm On Mar 15

“They may not have approached the president to complain officially but most of them do by their body language

Govt of body language lol
AbaLion:
I don't think it has anything to do with the Punch correspondent as he was recalled to the State house sooner had Buhari learnt about his dismissal. The President has the prerogative to change his CSO unapologetically at any given time as he deem fit.
Wailers, we are tired of your rantings. When will your lives stop being bitter? *spits*




-Lion

How exactly is d report related to wailers or ranting? Premium times no go carry report again simply becos U are still on default mode?

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by Xander85: 11:36pm On Mar 15
So much for ‘president of the entire Nigeria’...only comfortable with people from his own religion and from his own neck of the woods!
When i tell you pretenders that Nigeria is not a nation, some will want to argue with me!

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by AbaLion: 11:38pm On Mar 15
I don't think it has anything to do with the Punch correspondent as he was recalled to the State house no sooner had Buhari learnt about his dismissal. The President has the prerogative to change his CSO unapologetically at any given time as he deem fit.
Wailers, ain't you tired of your rantings?
When will your lives stop being bitter? *spits*




-Lion

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by rusher14: 11:39pm On Mar 15
baliyubla:
Chopping and changing CSOs won’t save the dullard when the time reach.

Of course it won't save you.

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by rusher14: 11:40pm On Mar 15
Xander85:
So much for ‘president of the entire Nigeria’...only comfortable with people from his own religion and from his own neck of the woods!
When i tell you pretenders that Nigeria is not a nation, some will want to argue with me!

Maybe he should find Nnamdi Kanu to guard him personally.

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by AbaLion: 12:03am On Mar 16
Koolmexxi:


Govt of body language lol


How exactly is d report related to wailers or ranting? Premium times no go carry report again simply becos U are still on default mode?
Those on default mode are yourself and the inconsequential few wailing bots above.



-Lion

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by AbaLion: 12:11am On Mar 16
rusher14:


Maybe he should find Nnamdi Kanu to guard him personally.
Maybe DG Biafra Security Service .Mumu people cheesy


-Lion

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by BlackfireX: 12:16am On Mar 16
North replace north...


No southwest ni.?

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by iammo(m): 12:22am On Mar 16
undecided

One thing about buhari that I dislike is how he makes people close to him feel too superior to the extent of them misbehaving.
This was one of his first downfall as a military head of state, he made tunde idiagbon so powerful that he started challenging superior officers like babangida that masterminded the coup that brought them in.

Now a CSO is unilaterally barring a member of the press corp and a punch journalist without recourse to his media/PR team or the chief of staff. If punch had gon further to make issues out of it, that would potray the presidency as anti press and anti democratic.

Ameachi Abba kyari and Amosun constantly abuse this same previledge.

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by MajorJeffery: 12:23am On Mar 16
Xander85:
So much for ‘president of the entire Nigeria’...only comfortable with people from his own religion and from his own neck of the woods!
When i tell you pretenders that Nigeria is not a nation, some will want to argue with me!
Oga, so who should he replace his CSO with? I may not like Buhari but a CSO or ADC should be more like a confidante so he can even go for his blood brother in the DSS if he has any, it's his prerogative.

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by Awol1(m): 12:40am On Mar 16
Buhari is so used to using and dumping people.
Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by Xander85: 3:59am On Mar 16
MajorJeffery:
Oga, so who should he replace his CSO with? I may not like Buhari but a CSO or ADC should be more like a confidante so he can even go for his blood brother in the DSS if he has any, it's his prerogative.

Doesn't it strike you as being odd and deceitful that someone who purports to be president of an entire country can only find 'close confidants' among his religion and ethnicity? Isn't it bizarre that one who campaigned for and sees himself as president of an entire country can, by omission or commission, show he doesn't like or trust people from a particular section of the country? The fact that you and your like-minded brethren above see nothing wrong in this, and instead are cheering him on shows exactly how much of a fake union/nation Nigeria is!

I've accepted the fact Buhari doesn't like Ndigbo....and following on from this, that he wouldn't feel comfortable selecting his CSO from among us! No wahala! But you shouldn't be surprised when the section of the country he doesn't trust and marginalises isn't comfortable having or calling him president as well!

If Buhari cannot see the entire country as his constituency, and treat all sections equally notwithstanding how some may view him...if he cannot do this, then he has no business being president! He should stick to being patron of Miyetti-Allah, and let the rest of us have a president we know doesn't trust or mistrust someone based solely on which region they're from or which religion they profess!

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by Bighead9: 5:28am On Mar 16
God bless my President. Buhari is working while, Wike is losing.

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by LiveByNight: 6:58am On Mar 16
Chizuru01:
Even if the bastard like let him change his Prostrate cancerous dick, I don't care. My own is that he shouldn't tamper or rough play with economy again abeg, Alamajiri population is now tripling as day goes by and i am tired of seeing those leaches flooding the streets of north.

I dislike buhari too but you sound barbaric

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by etrouble: 7:24am On Mar 16
Amuocha:
Ok ..

A dirty hand fears so much angry

Useless change

An empty brain talks without thinking. Post election loss depression is on the increase. Seek help in time or buy my subsidised Sniper Insecticide and end it. Living is too expensive for children of hate and anger, dying shouldn't cost much.

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by etrouble: 7:29am On Mar 16
Chizuru01:
Even if the bastard like let him change his Prostrate cancerous dick, I don't care. My own is that he shouldn't tamper or rough play with economy again abeg, Alamajiri population is now tripling as day goes by and i am tired of seeing those leaches flooding the streets of north.
Post election loss depression leading to psychiatric disorders and mental imbalance. Take Sniper Insectivide and help us greet Agbari Ojukwu. Tell him that FFK has resumed enjoying Bianca the shameless prostitute.

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by coolestchris: 8:27am On Mar 16
king of the north replaced his northern chief security officer with another northerner

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Re: Buhari Replaces Bashir Abubakar With Idris Kassim Ahmed, Chief Security Officer by YesNo(m): 8:29am On Mar 16
Trust issues

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