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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, June 26, met behind closed doors with Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Lawan arrived the forecourt of the State House around 3.25pm, NIgerian Tribune reports.

The Senate president was still in the president’s office at the time of writing this report.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the presidency reacted to the protest by some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), under the aegis of Concerned APC National Stakeholders (CANS), who called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.

It was reported that while protesting at the presidential Villa, the stakeholders described Kyari as one of the cabals in Buhari's government.

Reacting to the protest, the senior special assistant to the presidential on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, described what happened as “sponsored protest.”

He said: “You are going to see more of such sponsored protests. In one of the hotels here in the federal capital, there is shop that sells packages of protests.

"At a given fee, they will write the protest speech, the placards and give you the marchers, men and women as well as the lead speaker who in many cases is a lawyer.

"So we are not surprised at all. Very soon, reporters and photographers will be buying this service to attack editors they don’t like.

“One thing to note is that this president is not the kind that can be swayed by this chicanery. He has a mind of his own and he alone will decide who he will work with and who he will send away. In effect, this demonstration will change nothing."

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Legit.ng also reported that the president of the Senate said that there was nothing like jumbo salary for National Assembly members as being speculated in some quarters.

Lawan made the disclosure, when members of the Senators’ Forum paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja on Tuesday, June 25.

While further disregarding the jumbo pay issue, he revealed that his monthly salary as a lawmaker and that of his colleagues was N750,000.

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