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5 Controversies Over Abba Kyari’s death

5 Controversies Over Abba Kyari’s death
The death of the former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Khari came as a shock to many Nigerians, especially his close friends in the Aso Rock.
While he has already been laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja, Nigerians have not failed to comment of some controversies that trailed followed his death.
Here they are:

• Kemi Olunloyo’s ‘prophesy’

Should I call it a prediction or prophesy? Some days ago, Nigerian journalist and activist broke the news of the death of a high ranking member of Buhari's cabinet. The tweet which was shared hundreds of times didn't really go well with Nigerians as they tried 'decoding' who the imaginary fellow was.
5 Controversies Over Abba Kyari’s death
Fast-word to 17th April, 2020, from the moment Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina broke Kyari’s death, Kemi Olunloyo gained prominence among Nigerian social media users.

• Violation of social distancing during burial rite

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity earlier announced that the deceased’s burial will be private in Abuja ‘in strict observation of the protocol put in place burial of Coronavirus victims by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC and Ministry of Health.’
Recall that the NCDC, in compliance with the World Health Organisation gave a social distancing guideline of at least two meters (3 feet) between two people
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed also also established deceased patients of COVID-19 remain infectious.
5 Controversies Over Abba Kyari’s death
But monitoring the live coverage of the rite at the Gudu Cemetery today on TVC, one would observe that neither social distancing was observed as the population was well over 20.

Social media users also compared the situation with that of popular Nigeria actress, Funke Akindele who was punished for hosting a birthday party for her husband.

• Actual location of death

Taking a look at the media, one would discover that the actual location of Khari's death wasn't stated. Unlike other some other prominent COVID-19-related deaths in Nigeria, where Kyari underwent treatment remained shrouded in secrecy.
We're still waiting, maybe more information regarding his death will be relayed in days to come.

• Abba Kyari’s real age

Another source of controversy is the age of the former Chief of Staff. Checking on Wikipedia now, you'll discover that he was born on the 23rd of September, 1952 (68 years), but the post was actually edited after the President's statement on his death.
Wikipedia earlier stated that he died at the age of 82, maybe we'll have to assume that the original author didn't have enough information prior to his writing the article.

• THISDAY live headline on his death

Many international and local media have published the news of Khari's death, but the way THISDAY presented it got Nigerians talking.
Quoting the tweet:
Nigeria Mourns as Covid-19 Claims Biggest Victim, Abba Kyari
5 Controversies Over Abba Kyari’s death

Social media users quickly countered the tweet, with many describing it as distasteful. They further stated that the deceased wasn't bigger than the other COVID-19 victims, especially those the health workers that sacrificed their lives trying to cure other victims.

What do you think? Before you leave, also check out the biography and net worth of the current National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.

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