Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s older nephew is said to be the arrowhead of the so-called cabal that allegedly hijacked the Nigerian government from the president.
A video of altercation between the first lady and one of Daura’s daughter surfaced on social media in October last year.
Furthermore, Daura told the BBC Hausa Service on Tuesday that he did not dictate to the president but only advised him on matters he requested on.
He added that he did not impose his views on the president.
He said: “You don’t do that to the government.
“I visit him (Buhari) and offer him advice at his request.
“My father was their mother’s firstborn Buhari is the last child.
“Yes, I do visit him to greet him. I do give him advice, but if he asked…I advise him.
“But I don’t go there on my own and insist I must do this or that. No. You don’t do that to the government.”