Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Aso Rock"

    REVEALED: Ambulances were used to move cash during Obasanjo’s third term bid

REVEALED: Ambulances were used to move cash during Obasanjo’s third term bid

Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power, used ambulances to complement bullion vans when moving cash around during the administration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.The practice was said to have reached its peak in the heat of Obasanjo's quest for a third term, according to a new book titled ‘Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man [...]

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    Buhari receives Merkel at Aso Rock

Buhari receives Merkel at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received Angela Merkel, German chancellor, at the presidential villa, Abuja.The German leader, who is concluding her tour of three West African countries, arrived Aso Rock at around 10:02am.Buhari welcomed the chancellor at the fore court of the presidential villa and introduced some members of his cabinet and presidential aides to her.They later went into a meeting.Merkel [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari summons service chiefs to Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari summons service chiefs to Aso Rock

Less than 24 hours after announcing his 10-day holiday to London, President Muhammadu Buhari met with service chiefs at the presidential villa in Abuja.Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, and Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, attended the meeting.Here are pictures[...]

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    Shehu Sani wants victims of ‘mindless killings’ buried close to Aso Rock

Shehu Sani wants victims of ‘mindless killings’ buried close to Aso Rock

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central district, says victims of "mindless killings" should be buried in the three arms zone in Abuja.The zone is where the three arms of government — Aso Rock (the presidential seat of power), national assembly and courts — are situated.Commenting via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, the senator said burying the victims "close to the [...]

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    Buhari, Osinbajo’s feeding budget slashed by N18m

Buhari, Osinbajo’s feeding budget slashed by N18m

Aso Rock, Nigeria's seat of power, has slashed the amount budgeted as expenses for feeding for the offices of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in the 2018 budget.In the line item identified as "foodstuff and catering material supplies," the president and vice-president got N149 million, which is N18 million lesser than the N167 million budgeted for the same purpose [...]

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    EXTRA: Aso Rock to spend N67m on rent, N7.3m on ‘anti-corruption’

EXTRA: Aso Rock to spend N67m on rent, N7.3m on ‘anti-corruption’

Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power, will spend the sum of N67 million on ‘residential rent’, as provided for in the 2018 budget.This is not the first time the presidency is being charged for rent by the federal government – the tradition precedes the Muhammadu Buhari administration.In 2017, the sum of N78 million was budgeted as its rent while N27 [...]

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    N1bn for clinic, N46m for generators, N24m for ranching… inside Aso Rock’s 2018 budget

N1bn for clinic, N46m for generators, N24m for ranching… inside Aso Rock’s 2018 budget

Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power, will be getting at least N11.5 billion as its allocation in the 2018 budget.Of that amount, N45.68 million was budgeted for power plants and generator fuel. N45.54 million was budgeted for the same item in the 2017 budget, N140,000 lesser than that of this year.Also, a total of N1 billion was budgeted for the Aso [...]

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    The cold war in Aso Rock and the new heroes in town

The cold war in Aso Rock and the new heroes in town

Earlier this week, I caught myself sympathising with Abubakar Bukola Saraki over his perceived persecution and trials in the hands of the executive and the Nigerian Police Force. As a matter of principle, I never sympathise with anybody in Nigeria's top one percent -- no matter the situation, and I have no plans to start now. So I snapped out, [...]

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    What’s in Aso Rock that makes presidents want to live and die there?

What’s in Aso Rock that makes presidents want to live and die there?

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) spent eight years as head of state at Aso Rock. He pledged at different times in his regime to return power to “the people”. But he never did. Somehow, he always found a way to dribble himself out of the maze of his own mendacity.I remember during his regime, there were rumours that some forces [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Dapchi schoolgirls at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Dapchi schoolgirls at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday hosted the released Dapchi schoolgirls at the Presidential Villa.The girls, who were freed on Wednesday, were airlifted to Abuja aboard a military plane from Maiduguri, Borno state capital.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    Youth storm Aso Rock over ‘Not too young to run’ bill

Youth storm Aso Rock over ‘Not too young to run’ bill

Hundreds of youth converged on the Unity Fountain in Abuja for the #NotTooYoungToRun march to solicit President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the not too young to run bill.The bill, which gained majority support from the national assembly and 35 state houses of assembly, seeks to reduce the age qualification for running for elective office in Nigeria.Young Nigerians, from all walks [...]

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    BBOG: Parents of rescued Chibok girl are currently IDPs

BBOG: Parents of rescued Chibok girl are currently IDPs

The Bring Back Out Girls (BBOG) movement says the parents of rescued Chibok girl, Salomi Pogu, are currently internally displaced persons (IDPs).According to the BBOG, Pogu's parents reside in an IDP camp in Rumirgo village, Askira/Uba LGA of Borno state.The Nigerian army announced on Thursday that it had rescued Pogu from the militants’ custody.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director of army public relations, had said [...]

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    EXTRA: Like Buhari’s office, White House infested with pests

EXTRA: Like Buhari’s office, White House infested with pests

The White House in the US and Aso Rock in Nigeria seem to share a common dilemma — pests.According to a report by NBC 4 Washington, hundreds of maintenance work orders reveal that the White House is infested with mice, cockroaches and ants.A maintenance work order is usually created as a follow up to inspections or audits, for building maintenance and/or redecoration.The [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts oba of Benin at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts oba of Benin at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari received the oba of Benin at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.The monarch was accompanied by some chiefs of his kingdom and prominent indigenes of Edo state, including John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Here are some pictures:  [...]

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    Buhari hosts CAN leaders in Aso Rock

Buhari hosts CAN leaders in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the presidential villa, Abuja.The meeting was attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Babagana Monguno, national security adviser; and Winifred Oyo-Ita,  head of service of the federation.Some ministers also attended the meeting while Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, was represented by Habiba [...]

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    Chibok girls: We’ll return to Aso Rock on Tuesday, says BBOG

Chibok girls: We’ll return to Aso Rock on Tuesday, says BBOG

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says it will return to Aso Rock on Tuesday to press for the release of the 113 Chibok girls remaining in Boko Haram captivity.Sesugh Akume, BBOG spokesman, said this in a statement issued on Thursday.On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.The sect [...]

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