Jonathan Quits Presidential Villa As Buhari,Osinbajo Rejects Temporary Residence

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President Goodluck Jonathan will, this week, barring any last minute change, vacate his official residence at Aso Rock. This is to give room for construction giant, Julius Berger Plc, to commence extensive renovation work at the apartment, ahead of the inauguration of President- elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, on May 29. Investigations revealed that Julius Berger has been given up to two weeks, beginning from next week, to complete the renovation, including furnishing of the official quarters. A top government functionary, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that Jonathan would move out within the week to the Glass House located just next to his official residence. He said: “Julius Berger will commence renovation immediately and complete it in two weeks.

President Jonathan will move to the Glass House also located just beside the official residential building where he will stay with members of his family until the swearing- in of the President-elect.”

Jonathan and his family started packing their personal belongings out of the official residence shortly after Buhari was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as winner of the 2015 presidential election. Early this month, buses loaded with luggage were sighted moving out of the President’s official residence.

One of the buses, a white 18-seater Hiace bus marked PF 6244 AL, was loaded with bags of different shades and sizes. It was not, however, clear where the buses were heading to.

Further investigations revealed that the Federal Government has completed work on the renovation of the Defence House, located in Maitama District of Abuja where Buhari and the Vice-President-elect, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, are expected to temporarily move into with their families before the inauguration on May 29.

According to the Presidency source, the President- elect and Osinbajo have already turned down the offer by the Presidency to relocate to the Defence House. However, spokesman for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mallam Garba Shehu, faulted the claim that Buhari and Osinbajo rejected the presidency’s offer to relocate to the Defence House. “They were renovating (then). They just handed over the place a few days ago. There is no issue there,” he said in a terse text message in response to New Telegraph’s enquiry.

Buhari is presently shuttling between his home town in Daura, Katsina State and Kaduna State where he has been having his meetings. After the inauguration of the President, Jonathan is expected to proceed straight to his private apartment. Buhari, on Monday, had to meet with the visiting President of Côte d’Ivoire, Allasane Quattara at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.














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-- beneno (m) at 22-04-2015 07:57AM
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-- echeeche (m) at 22-04-2015 08:47AM
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Nawoooo see how things changes over night
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-- ngfineface (f) at 22-04-2015 08:58AM
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Such is life. Never permanent. Always changing
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-- PoliticxGuru (m) at 22-04-2015 09:11AM
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Na Dem sabi
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-- Ifeamakas (f) at 22-04-2015 09:35AM
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OH JESUS CHRIST this people are rally wicked so Julius Berger are the one renovating and furnishing there homes and offices while they go and invite China to come and build our road our airport and railway after which in a short time everything will just damage. Then Julius Berger will be the one building their own private houses for them, just look at a place like Dubai when they want to build their railway China came and Japan came they choose Japan because they want good and quelity for their people but if it's this evil and wicked ones in my country Nigeria they will go and look for the lowest quelity of China to build for us because is for poor masses. Oh God please have mercy upon us your children and deliver us from the hands of this evil and wicked rules who calls themselves leaders God please we need leaders who have vision and Love for their people please GOD.
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-- Fazob (m) at 22-04-2015 09:56AM
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They want to drive the man away even before May 29th. Na wao
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-- Infinity77 (m) at 22-04-2015 10:32AM
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The stealing have started,what are they going to renovate again?Did Jonathan tell them that the building is dilapidated?
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-- Larry28 (f) at 22-04-2015 12:00PM
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okay
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-- adamatthais (f) at 22-04-2015 12:03PM
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Quote from: Ifeamakas on 22-04-2015 09:35AM
OH JESUS CHRIST this people are rally wicked so Julius Berger are the one renovating and furnishing there homes and offices while they go and invite China to come and build our road our airport and railway after which in a short time everything will just damage. Then Julius Berger will be the one building their own private houses for them, just look at a place like Dubai when they want to build their railway China came and Japan came they choose Japan because they want good and quelity for their people but if it's this evil and wicked ones in my country Nigeria they will go and look for the lowest quelity of China to build for us because is for poor masses. Oh God please have mercy upon us your children and deliver us from the hands of this evil and wicked rules who calls themselves leaders God please we need leaders who have vision and Love for their people please GOD.
My sister, God bless u for thus observation. Julius Berger renovating Bedroom while china build roads. God dey.
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-- benosky4 (m) at 22-04-2015 01:17PM
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wasting money renovating a house that is in perfect condition built with the best material and expert
we can imagine how much Julius Berger will charge

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-- leonardi (m) at 22-04-2015 05:10PM
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-- Ouch1212 (f) at 22-04-2015 10:24PM
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Bia Buhari, I thought u re different. Wot are u renovating? Wasting of Nigeria money
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-- Nicksam (m) at 23-04-2015 07:45AM
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 Grin
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-- ngorgoya4real (m) at 23-04-2015 11:23AM
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This is the change we all have been waiting for, so there is no need or room to panic.
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-- gangare (m) at 23-04-2015 01:53PM
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Quote from: Ouch1212 on 22-04-2015 10:24PM
Bia Buhari, I thought u re different. Wot are u renovating? Wasting of Nigeria money
Who tool u that Buhari has the right to to sihgn any money out, if u don't knw its GEJ that decide to renovate both the Defence house for GMB & his vice b/4 29th and the presidential villa for the incoming president. mind u GEJ is still the President till end of May.pls don't be ignorant.
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-- viddycool (f) at 23-04-2015 02:26PM
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Ok
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-- jdybad (m) at 23-04-2015 08:35PM
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Again, the war is running
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-- elchymo (m) at 19-08-2015 08:22PM
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Na dem sabi
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