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President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by ludamix(m): 7:58am On Feb 22, 2015
Pro-govt coalition says constitution allows farming
•President, Obasanjo in proxy war


Despite moves to improve his sliding campaign fortunes, President Goodluck Jonathan is battling to explain all he knows about a multi- billion dollar farm which a non – governmental organisation (NGO) says belongs to him in alleged violation of the 1999 Constitution.

But a pro-Jonathan group, New Generation Coalition says the constitution allows a public officer to engage in farming. It also alleged that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo also benefited from Abuja-Land -For-Farms grab while in office to engage in farming.

According to an NGO , Purpose Driven Initiative (PDI), the farm was incorporated on December 30, 2011 barely seven months after he was sworn in as president for his current tenure which he wants Nigerians to renew.

The farm is about 94,04 hectare plot of land along the highway leading to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The group said in adverts in some papers last Friday : “ Let us talk about corruption. This is how the Nigerian government conducts business and fights corruption.
“A sitting President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, incorporated a company, Ebele Integrated Farms Limited in which he is a major shareholder on December 30, 2011.

“Ebele Integrated Farms Limited applied for and was granted 94.04 hectare plot of land, 1689 in Cadastral Zone EOS Aviation Village, Abuja on January 13, 2014.

“Under the Fifth Schedule Part 1( Code of Conduct for Public Officers) of the 1999 Constitution, Section 1, ‘a public officer shall not put himself in a position where his personal interest conflicts with his duties and responsibilities.’

“Do we need any more evidence of how the Jonathan administration has been fighting or will fight corruption.”
Investigation revealed that crocodiles are some of the livestocks being reared at the aquatic farm.

A source said: “The farm house sits on a hill top overlooking the airport at the nation’s capital with rest chalets and presidential conference rooms.

“I think the farm may worth about $500m when completed. It is believed to being managed by some Israeli experts. As part of the plans, a helipad may be established on the farm, which may be solely export-oriented.”

The whistle-blowing group also alleged that the Minister of FCT, Mallam Bala Mohammed, has abused his office and violated the 1999 Constitution by incorporating Bird Trust Agro-Allied Limited on May 31, 2012.

“The company, Bird Trust Agro-Allied Limited then applied for and was given(by the same FCT that the major shareholder, Bala Mohammed, heads) a 40.4 hectares, plot 1683 in Cadastral Zone E05 of Aviation Village in Abuja on April 11, 2014,”the group said.

Rising in defence of the President and the minister, the pro- government coalition said Obasanjo enjoyed the same perks while in office.

It said: “Is it corruption?As a sitting President, Olusegun Obasanjo incorporated a company, Obasanjo Farms Nigeria Limited. Obasanjo Farms Nigeria Limited applied for and was granted a 100.12 hectares of land, Plot No.1 Cadastral Zone E09 Kuje, Abuja on June 27, 2005.

“The sitting Minister if FCT, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai(now APC chieftain) allocated the land and signed Certificate of Occupancy no. 17c2w-1b99z-9d15r-cb2au-34u3 certified to Obasanjo Farms Nigeria Limited on July 24. 2006.
“Just like Obasanjo Farms Nigeria Limited, Ebele Farms and Bird Trust Agro Limited are companies in which the sponsors engage in farming and other allied agriculture production and processes.

“Under the Fifth Schedule Part 1 Code of Conduct for Public Officers of the 1999 Constitution, Section 1 states that ‘a public officer shall not put himself in a position where his personal interest conflicts with his duties and responsibilities.’

“Section 2 states that without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph …, nothing in this sub-paragraph shall prevent a public officer from engaging in farming.
“Is it corruption for a public officer to engage in farming as stipulated by the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 with the view to making Nigeria self-reliant in food production?”

Findings confirmed that the presidency has decided to go for broke against Obasanjo for allegedly claiming that Jonathan is corrupt.

A presidency source said: “Let them reveal more, we will also expose more. Whoever lives in a glass house must not throw stones.

“The battle line is drawn, no one can rubbish or stain President Goodluck Jonathan. We have records of personal demands by these so-called anti-corruption saints in the country.”

It is not clear why the coalition dragged Obasanjo’s name into the allegation by the NGO.

On Friday , Jonathan declared that Obasanjo was still his godfather, notwithstanding the ex- president’s resignation from the peoples Democratic Party.


http://thenationonlineng.net/new/jonathan-in-trouble-over-abuja-land-deal/

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by ludamix(m): 8:01am On Feb 22, 2015
I reserve my comment till march 29 after Buhari is declared president of Nigeria



saibaba
saiBuhari
march4Buhari

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Nobody: 8:05am On Feb 22, 2015
Corruption is not stealing Gej"
Under the present Govt acts of illegality have been legalize

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by BeeBeeOoh(m): 8:05am On Feb 22, 2015
Sauce and pishures please..

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Elslim: 8:19am On Feb 22, 2015
D more u see...

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Caseless: 8:23am On Feb 22, 2015
*in gej cartoon's voice*
Taaammuunnooo!

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Flets: 8:25am On Feb 22, 2015
Una go tire

GEJ till 2023!!

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Obaiyski(m): 8:30am On Feb 22, 2015
Another lie and Propaganda from haters...

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by omenka(m): 8:42am On Feb 22, 2015
Well, so the Zoologist has an animal farm after all. This is good for him cos he now has another option besides Otuoke come May 29th.

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by iamodenigbo1(m): 8:42am On Feb 22, 2015
NO SAUCE(SOURCE) NO PICTURE,PROPAGANDA

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Elslim: 8:43am On Feb 22, 2015
Dat was his callin b4 not president... he should go n manage animals

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by jorlons(m): 9:19am On Feb 22, 2015
comment loading..........50%

@Op pls add your source to this info pls.

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Ivanspring(f): 9:23am On Feb 22, 2015
@Topic, so what do you want us to do?

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Nobody: 9:38am On Feb 22, 2015
Ivanspring:
@Topic, so what do you want us to do?


Spread the gospel.

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by falconey(m): 9:47am On Feb 22, 2015
GEJ till 2015 keep stealing my president!!!....best president in naija history

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by 2Brains1(m): 10:06am On Feb 22, 2015
This news is true. Just watch out

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by GBTYO: 10:17am On Feb 22, 2015
Presidential farm is a retreat and presidential lodge meant to host visiting head of states

It was concieved by obasanjo as nigerian equivalent to camp david which was originally sited at obudu ranch only for yaradua to relocate the project to the north


Goodluck decided to relocate it to abuja from yaradua's early descision to move it to Bauchi

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by anigbajumo(m): 10:24am On Feb 22, 2015
And some useless pple gonna stil shout GEJ till 2019.......Anyway GMB till 2023.

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by GBTYO: 10:30am On Feb 22, 2015
Fools everywhere.

If any of you osun dunces have ever visited Abuja and seen this project you will know it can never be owned by Jonathan or any private citizen for that matter.

The project sits on a very conspicuous swath of land around the vicinity of the Abuja international airport.

The FG as a matter of policy in order to not see a repeat of how private developments encroached the murtala Mohammed airport, allocated vast areas surrounding the airport to only government and security outfits.

Opposite the Airforce base, as you depart the airport to the city center all the land on this side up to Giri and Zuba have been allocated to the navy and army.

The farm is a presidential lodge that was conceived by Obasanjo's administration and originally meant to be sited in Obudu, Calabar as Nigeria's equivalent to the American Camp David. Obasanjo was inspired to do this after visiting Obudu ranch on invitation by the then Duke administration.

Yaradua in his northernization agenda decided to relocate the retreat to Bauchi.

When Goodluck got reelected he relocated it down to Abuja from Bauchi and not the original Obudu ranch so that he won't be seen as promoting a southern agenda.

This is the true story of this project.

It is not privately owned but a federal govt project that was conceived over 10years back.

The only private development around the airport is the Aviation Estate which is accessible only on the Musa Yaradua rd and is far from the airport.

Make una try get sense.

Olodo winch people from clueless and almajiri region.

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by slimfit1(m): 10:43am On Feb 22, 2015
Ok
Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by GBTYO: 10:45am On Feb 22, 2015
2Brains1:
This news is true. Just watch out

2 daft brains in collabo

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by GBTYO: 10:50am On Feb 22, 2015
They are here spreading lies while tinubu continues to turn Lagos to his personal estate and their collective state's purse to his.

I have told you people that equity demands you come with clean hands.

The broom you want to sweep Nigeria clean should first be used by you people to clean your backyard.

Charity after all, begins at home.

Daft hypocrites

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Jibabs2(m): 11:15am On Feb 22, 2015
jonathan God is watching you.

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Bayswater: 11:15am On Feb 22, 2015
GBTYO:
Fools everywhere.

If any of you osun dunces have ever visited Abuja and seen this project you will know it can never be owned by Jonathan or any private citizen for that matter.

The project sits on a very conspicuous swath of land around the vicinity of the Abuja international airport.

The FG as a matter of policy in order to not see a repeat of how private developments encroached the murtala Mohammed airport, allocated vast areas surrounding the airport to only government and security outfits.

Opposite the Airforce base, as you depart the airport to the city center all the land on this side up to Giri and Zuba have been allocated to the navy and army.

The farm is a presidential lodge that was conceived by Obasanjo's administration and originally meant to be sited in Obudu, Calabar as Nigeria's equivalent to the American Camp David. Obasanjo was inspired to do this after visiting Obudu ranch on invitation by the then Duke administration.

Yaradua in his northernization agenda decided to relocate the retreat to Bauchi.

When Goodluck got reelected he relocated it down to Abuja from Bauchi and not the original Obudu ranch so that he won't be seen as promoting a southern agenda.

This is the true story of this project.

It is not privately owned but a federal govt project that was conceived over 10years back.

The only private development around the airport is the Aviation Estate which is accessible only on the Musa Yaradua rd and is far from the airport.

Make una try get sense.

Olodo winch people from clueless and almajiri region.

How did you know a large percentage of these APC miscreants are based in Osun?

You must have had dealings with the un cultured and illiterate lot in the past.

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by GBTYO: 11:18am On Feb 22, 2015
Bayswater:


How did you know a large percentage of these APC miscreants are based in Osun?

You must have had dealings with the un cultured and illiterate lot in the past.

Osun is a hotbed of ignoramus in the south.

If I had my way, I will grant them independence irrespective of if they want it or not and see to it that Osun Republic becomes like Lesotho to South Africa- a landlocked nation ruled by a rascal

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Syphax(m): 11:59am On Feb 22, 2015
The lies Hey Phee Cee members tell make the devil surprised at times!

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by TheOtherview: 12:09pm On Feb 22, 2015
2Brains1:
This news is true. Just watch out

I harbour no doubts that it is.

All will be revealed in the fullness of time.

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Ivanspring(f): 12:16pm On Feb 22, 2015
Generals02:


Spread the gospel.

As long as that gospel is against GEJ, I won't.

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by RockMaxi: 1:07pm On Feb 22, 2015
Must anything Ebele be Goodluck? I beg make people free this man. Get your PVC and do the needful as your conscience dictates and not from the eye of any journalist. undecided

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by Nobody: 1:27pm On Feb 22, 2015
As far as I am concerned, Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obansanjo are part of the same PDP family that have looted this country for over 16 years now. As such PDP should be voted out of power.

Only God truely knows if Obasanjo has repented. But since he isn't the one contesting for presidency then I have no fear.

Am 99.99% percent sure that Buhari will never tolerate the attitude of public office holders using their office to systematically enrich themselves at the expense of the populace.

On Buhari I stand. All other grounds are sinking sand. Happy Sunday all.

#TeamAPC
#March4Buhari

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Re: President Jonathan Accused Of Owning A $500m Farm In Abuja - The Nation by bro4u: 2:15pm On Feb 22, 2015
allegations without proves/source are baseless...

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