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Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by ContractKiller: 5:38pm On May 13
Buhari's New Chief Of Staff Is Gambari Is More Subtle And Even More Dangerous Than Late Abba Kyari

By Ambassador Dapo Fafowora

What I have written in this long piece is just some of my personal experience and encounter with him. Everything I have written here is in my memoirs 'Lest I Forget 'which he has seen and read.

I know him quite well. I was the one who in 1981 brought him to the UN at his request as a member of the Nigerian delegation. He was then a senior lecturer at the ABU. In fact, the late Prof Audu, who was then Foreign Minister actually advised me against inviting him to the UN. But he had strong academic credentials which impressed me.


He had obtained his first degree in political science from the LSE, and a doctorate from Colombia University in New York. We were looking for strong delegates to the UN General Assembly and I considered him the kind of delegate we were looking for. So I invited him as one of our delegates to the UN General Assembly. He was at the UN in New York with me. I gave him and his wife my city apartment which I was not using free for 3 months plus a car. I liked him and I was not seeking any favours from him.

After 3 months he returned home and sent me a note thanking me for giving him the first opportunity to visit the UN as a delegate and giving him his first experience at multilateral diplomacy.

However, he sent President Shagari a secret and private note that while he was at the UN he observed that I had not been attending the meeting of Islamic states at the UN.


President Shagari sent the note to Prof Audu who forwarded it to me in New York. He didn't even ask me for any comments on Gambari's secret memo as Prof Audu fully understood that Nigeria had traditionally not been attending meetings if the Islamic states as we were not then a member of the Group. Gambari asked for a private meeting with President Shagari which Prof Audu advised against. I was shocked that someone I had helped so much turned round to betray me so blatantly. I did not tell him I knew about the secret letter he had sent to the UN. When Shagari was overthrown by Buhari Gambari became Foreign Minister.

When career ambassadors were being suddenly retired I was at first not on the list. But Gambari, now FM and Rafindadi, the head of the NSO who had worked under me in London, and was now head of the NSO worked together to secure my retirement. In fact, when I called him from New York to confirm from him news about my retirement he first denied it.

Thereafter, he no longer took my calls. In fact, I remained at my post in New York for another 3 months during which the MFA tried to reverse the decision to retire me. I had done absolutely nothing wrong in my entire career in the diplomatic service and only got into trouble for helping a young academic who turned against me to fulfil his own personal ambition. Since then, he and I have only met twice in very difficult circumstances. First at a dinner by a mutual friend in New York several years after my retirement.

He could barely look directly at me. He was clearly embarrassed. Then when Buhari won the elections in 2015 I headed a team that was set up to prepare a paper for him on our Foreign Policy. Subsequently, Alhaji Joda asked him to join the team. Last year, he suddenly called me to ask if I would kindly represent him at a public lecture he had agreed to chair.

I told him I could not and that he should look for someone younger. He immediately hung up on me. Now, he may be the kind of person Buhari is looking for to succeed Abba Kyari as COS.

They are very much alike but Gambari is more subtle and even more dangerous and will substitute the national interests for his own personal interests. I have no doubt about that.

What I have written in this long piece is just some of my personal experience and encounter with him. Everything I have written here is in my memoirs 'Lest I Forget 'which he has seen and read.

It is nothing new. But I think it important that the character of our top govt officials should be revealed and not covered up. We have, as a nation, paid dearly for supporting appointments to high office that are often detrimental to our nation.

Enough is enough and this has to stop.


http://saharareporters.com/2020/05/13/buharis-new-chief-staff-gambari-more-subtle-and-even-more-dangerous-late-abba-kyari

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by efighter: 5:39pm On May 13
Anyone that says Abba Kyari is dangerous should not be taken serious. Such an idiot is a miscreant nincompoop.

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by ContractKiller: 5:40pm On May 13
You seem very familiar with the concepts of "idiot" "nincompoop" and "miscreant".

Are these flaws a part of your existence?


efighter:
Anyone that says Abba Kyari is dangerous should not be taken serious. Such an idiot is a miscreant nincompoop.

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by dyfaze: 5:42pm On May 13
Bad Belle.. You have started bah...keep monitoring ....Keep finding palava there

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by ContractKiller: 5:44pm On May 13
Wether you like it or not Gambari's history as a houseboy for Arabs must be told.

What is his business in wanting Nigeria to be a part of the Organisation of Islamic Countries in the UN? Is Nigeria an islamic country?


dyfaze:
You have started bah...keep monitoring ....Keep finding palava there.. Bad Belle

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by dyfaze: 5:49pm On May 13
ContractKiller:
Wether you like it or not Gambari's history as a houseboy for Arabs must be told.



Everybody has a past bro.. Pls can you explain how downfall of a fortunate man will make you great. .?.

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by Karlifate: 5:50pm On May 13
Pull Him Down Syndrome at work.
This man might end up being an ally to the new CoS tomorrow. In politics; no permanent friend, no permanent enemy, ONLY permanent interests. Trust a Nigerian politician's words at your own peril.
~
Just like how OBJ said he will never forgive Atiku Abubakar BUT end up endorsing him as a presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.
*Tueh*

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by Tonitelli: 5:50pm On May 13
Hmmm...noted....

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by Officialgarri: 6:01pm On May 13
Haters are arriving gradually. No one will come out to mention how he helped them, but will be out to publish what he did wrong.

Anyway, from this useless memoir I read, it doesn't in anyway make a good reason why Gambari will not be a better COS.

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by Vyolet(f): 6:06pm On May 13
So we should fry guguru or what?
If he was bad to you, that's your personal beef and it shouldn't concern others.
Badbelle.

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by jlinkd78(m): 6:10pm On May 13
Seriously serious

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by jericco1(m): 7:19pm On May 13
So your personal vendetta against him makes him more dangerous than kyari? Lol you're drunk! But only time will tell

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by PureGoldh(m): 7:19pm On May 13
Just speechless...fingers crossed...make we just watch as he go take run his office

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by kalvoken: 7:19pm On May 13
Wetin person take head carry for this country?


Anytime the country jumps out of frying pan, she end enters fire.

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by softplace: 7:19pm On May 13
Haha
Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by sLentlover7778(m): 7:19pm On May 13
Wetin man pikin want self..

grin grin grin

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by kalvoken: 7:20pm On May 13
efighter:
Anyone that says Abba Kyari is dangerous should not be taken serious. Such an idiot is a miscreant nincompoop.

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by nurex01(m): 7:20pm On May 13
Former Ambassador Dapo!!! Let the sleeping dog lies.

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by Daniel058(m): 7:20pm On May 13
Who knows...
Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by foliman(m): 7:20pm On May 13
No matter how dangerous he is, he can't be as deceiving as Buhari is.... He's the chief Con Man.

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by Zico5(m): 7:20pm On May 13
Then what's our business. They can only be dangerous to themselves. One thing I know is that history will judge them. Their children will surely pay for their sins.

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by sammchuck1: 7:21pm On May 13
here we go...
Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by Seetto: 7:21pm On May 13
Yes oo grin grin

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by NLReposter: 7:21pm On May 13
shattap

how did you know?

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by MelesZenawi: 7:21pm On May 13
He can't be more dangerous than Osinbajo.

Osinbajo is deadly and a fraud.

Under him 90bn disappeared in 3 days.....what did he do?...He resorted to intimidating and witch hunting the press.


Osinbajo who out of his 35 aides over 27 were from SW...his people.

He is the vice President of oodua and his people not Nigerians per say.


I wonder what that man will actually be remembered for?

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by psychologist(m): 7:21pm On May 13
I stand against anything buhari

But hey, this is too fast already

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by TreasureTayo(m): 7:21pm On May 13
It's well. Past leaders are still current leaders. No wonder we dont study History anymore

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Re: Dapo Fafowora: "COS Ibrahim Gambari Is Even More Dangerous Than Kyari" by bigstan11787(m): 7:22pm On May 13
We will give a close observtion

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