“Kyari was very close to Buhari and arguably the most powerful man within the administration. Kyari’s death removes the centre of gravity from Buhari’s inner circle and might provide an opening for more reform-minded elements such as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,” said Malte Liewerscheidt, vice president of Teneo Intelligence in a note.
“Happy Birthday to MY incorruptible GMB. I wish you Allah’s Guidance Protection and Good Health to continue steering the affairs of our dear nation. Long Live GMB Long Live Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Aisha Buhari wrote on Twitter, accompanied with two lovely photos to commemorate the special occasion.