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    Buhari goes back to office — and fumigation of Aso Rock begins

Buhari goes back to office — and fumigation of Aso Rock begins

President Muhammadu Buhari was in the office on Wednesday after testing negative for the coronavirus, TheCable can report. However, he worked from home on Thursday as the office was closed for fumigation. The president worked till Wednesday afternoon before retiring to his residence. He had been absent on Tuesday after Abba Kyari, Buhari's chief of staff, tested positive for the virus. As a precaution, [...]

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    Oshiomhole meets Abba Kyari as APC crisis deepens

Oshiomhole meets Abba Kyari as APC crisis deepens

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), visited Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, after a court suspended hearing of an appeal he filed against the judgment of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court suspending him from office. TheCable learnt that the embattled party chairman visited the presidential villa when President Muhammadu Buhari was at the Eagle [...]

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    Aso Rock official murdered in Abuja

Aso Rock official murdered in Abuja

Laetitia Dagan, assistant director of administration at the state house, has been murdered at her Abuja residence. The presidency confirmed her death via a statement on Tuesday. Attah Esa, a deputy director of information at the state house, said the deceased was killed around 11pm on Monday. The statement quoted Jalal Arabi, state house permanent secretary, as describing Dagan’s death as “a painful [...]

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    PHOTOS: Patience Jonathan visits Aisha Buhari at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Patience Jonathan visits Aisha Buhari at Aso Rock

Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, paid a courtesy visit to Aisha Buhari on Monday at the presidential villa in Abuja. Aisha was said to have discussed her efforts on the involvement of women in politics and their participation at the lower level of governance with the former first lady. See pictures below. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Uzodinma, Oshiomhole at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Uzodinma, Oshiomhole at Aso Rock

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, and Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa on Abuja. This is the first time the governor is meeting the president after the supreme court set aside the victory of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Below are photos: [...]

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    PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari holds ‘special prayer’ at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari holds ‘special prayer’ at Aso Rock

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday hosted Muslim religious leaders for special prayer session. The event, which held at Aso Rock, had in attendance, top government functionaries such as ministers and public servants. Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police; Tanko Al-Makura, senator representing Nasarawa south; Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior; and Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, were in [...]

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    Aisha Buhari attacked us inside Aso Rock, says Mamman Daura’s daughter

Aisha Buhari attacked us inside Aso Rock, says Mamman Daura’s daughter

Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari's nephew, has accused the wife of the president of attacking her inside the presidential villa in Abuja. Commenting on a video where the first lady was seen complaining about being denied access to her apartment, Fatima said she least expected Buhari's wife to act in a violent manner. In the video which trended on [...]

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    Object under Gbaja’s ‘agbada’ sparks reactions on social media

Object under Gbaja’s ‘agbada’ sparks reactions on social media

Social media is currently abuzz over an object underneath the attire Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, wore to the Independence Day parade at Aso Rock. Adorning a white "agbada" with blue cap, Nigeria's number four man inspected the parade after Senate President Ahmad Lawan had done so. Beside Gbajabiamila was a top-ranking soldier while a police officer stood behind [...]

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    Aso Rock cabal frustrating Osinbajo, says MASSOB

Aso Rock cabal frustrating Osinbajo, says MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) says the cabal in the presidential villa are frustrating Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Uchenna Madu, MASSOB leader, said this in a statement issued in Awka, Anambra state, on Sunday. He said the silence of President Muhammadu Buhari to the alleged frustration of Osinbajo by the cabal in the presidential villa is [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari receives South African envoy at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari receives South African envoy at Aso Rock

President Muhammdu Buhari on Monday received a delegation from President Cyril Ramaphosa at the presidential villa in Abuja. The Nigerian leader had earlier sent a special envoy to his South African counterpart over the attacks on Nigerians. Jeff Radebe, who led the team, tendered an apology to Nigeria on behalf of the government and people of South Africa. Radebe apologised for what he [...]

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    Buhari: We won’t inflict additional hardship on Nigerians

Buhari: We won’t inflict additional hardship on Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration will not inflict additional hardship on them. Speaking when Quadri Olaleye, president of the Trade Union Congress, led a delegation to Aso Rock on Thursday, Buhari said his government would rather seek ways to ameliorate sufferings and create a more enabling environment for everyone to thrive. "On fuel prices, I agree with you on [...]

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    SHOCKER: Aso Rock got N15bn for cars, generators and travels in 10 years

SHOCKER: Aso Rock got N15bn for cars, generators and travels in 10 years

Nigeria’s seat of power got N15 billion for cars, generators and travels between 2010 and 2019. Budget documents analysed by TheCable showed that in those years, a total of N664 million was allocated to generators, while local and international trips gulped N7 billion and cars got N7.32 billion. Within the period that Aso Rock got the huge resources, US-based Brookings Institution rated [...]

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    Aso Rock to enjoy uninterrupted power supply as ‘eligible customer’

Aso Rock to enjoy uninterrupted power supply as ‘eligible customer’

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the inclusion of the presidential villa in the eligible customer policy to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the villa. In a statement on Friday, Hakeem Bello, special adviser on communications to Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, said the approval is aimed at achieving improvement in the electricity supply and distribution in the country. According to [...]

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    Atiku maintains Aso Rock lead — after recount of votes

Atiku maintains Aso Rock lead — after recount of votes

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been announced as winner of the election at polling units at Aso Rock. This was after a recount of votes by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In the result initially announced, President Muhammadu Buhari lost to Atiku Abubakar, his main rival, by 17 votes. While Atiku got 1,030 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Miyetti Allah members at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Miyetti Allah members at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari received members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigerian (MACBAN) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday. The group, which has since declared support for the reelection bid of the president, was led by Muhhamadu Kirowa, its national president. Buhari appealed to the herders to cooperate with his government in bringing lasting peace to the country. The president said [...]

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    Buhari’s WAEC ‘certificate’ and the show of shame at Aso Rock

Buhari’s WAEC ‘certificate’ and the show of shame at Aso Rock

I thought I was never going to recover from the shock of what played out at Aso Rock on Friday when President Muhammadu Buhari was presented with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) “attestation result. The Nigerian seat of power was agog with jubilation and near pomp as cabinet members flocked around the president to rejoice with him over the [...]

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