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Pres. Jonathan, Obasanjo, Babangida & others Attend National Council of States Meeting in Abuja



2014-07-08 18.03.17

President Goodluck Jonathan, former Nigerian presidents, and other leaders are attending the National Council of States meeting currently taking place today, July 8th, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The former presidents who are at the meeting are: Ibrahim Babangida, Olusegun Obasanjo, Shehu Shagari, Yakubu Gowon, Ernest Shonekan, and Abdusalami Abubakar. Muhammadu Buhari was absent. 

It’s the second time the meeting is being held this year.

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L-R: Olusegun Obasanjo, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, General Ibrahim Babangida, Chief Ernest Shonenkan, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Mohammed Uwais & Justice Alfa

The National Council of States, is the highest advisory body to the serving president. It consists of “the Vice President, former heads of states, governors of the 36 states including Abuja’s minister, former and present Chief Justices of the Federation, the Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Inspector General of Police,” according to Sahara Reporters.

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L-R: Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio, Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh & Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako

Among the issues discussed at the  meeting include a replacement for  outgoing Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar – whose tenure ends this month. Abubakar has been in the force for 35 years. 

Other issues discussed are yet to be revealed.

Photo Credit: Instagram


  1. Gistyinka Blog

    July 8, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    End Boko Haram insurgent and forget Mohammed Abubakar retirement..

  2. @edDREAMZ

    July 8, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    As usual, important issues will be left out to attend to themselfs….

  3. nene

    July 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    the “ogas at the top” who have been milking nigeria dry since the 1970s/1980s!

    • Busarni

      July 8, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Nene ooooh,,, 90’s and 2000 nko?

    • Anon

      July 9, 2014 at 10:05 am

      “since the 1970s/1980s!” Means from time immemorial. This period predates the nineties and the noughties. It did not just start.

      Hmm, look at Yakubu Gowon in a blazer. Papa jammer!

  4. laila

    July 8, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Our billions strolling around

  5. ides of march

    July 8, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Didn’t realize Shagari was still ‘with us’. Haven’t heard anything about him in ages

    • Chike

      July 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Haha! You are evil!!

  6. heha

    July 9, 2014 at 12:28 am

    so many thieves gathered in 1 place….

  7. Desert Rainbow

    July 9, 2014 at 7:39 am

    These ones still dey?Chai!all under one roof…where’s Samson when you need him oh???

  8. Anon

    July 9, 2014 at 10:04 am

    “since the 1970s/1980s!” Means from time immemorial. This period predates the nineties and the noughties.

    Hmm, look at Yakubu Gowon in a blazer. Papa jammer!

  9. Sugar

    July 9, 2014 at 10:05 am

    wish I could drop an explosive in their midst so they be sooooo gone!

    • ADA

      July 10, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      God forgive me…u literally took the words out of my mouth.Especially IBB

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