The powerful chief of staff to Nigeria’s president Buhari has died of COVID-19

“Abba Kyari, the trusted chief of staff to Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has died from complications related to COVID-19 after a nearly month-long battle with the virus. Kyari had widely been seen as one of the three most powerful people in Africa’s largest economy and said to have the complete trust of Buhari. Some had even described him as the de facto head of the government.”

via Quartz Africa