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Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by adook1: 12:17pm On Jul 15, 2015
Obama To Break Tradition For Buhari

…US President ‘ll host Nigerian leader at Blair House for three days


IN demonstration of his readiness to do closer business with Nigeria, United States President Barrack Obama will be breaking his administration’s tradition when President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in Washington D.C. on a state visit on Monday next week.



The American leader will host President Buhari as his personal guest at the Blair House, right opposite the White House.



When President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in the United States of America on Monday next week, he will be hosted at the Blair House, the official guest house of the American President, the Daily Times has learnt.



This is in clear departure from the American government’s attitude to visiting Heads of State, particularly Nigerian leaders.



It is also in demonstration of US President Barrack Obama’s admiration of President Buhari and to support the Nigerian leader’s acclaimed frugal lifestyle and disdain for ostentatious lifestyle.



The decision to host President Buhari in the official Guest House of the United States President will not only cut down the cost of the trip but also allow time for informal discussions by both leaders.



Buhari is said to have pegged his entourage at 32, a clear departure from the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan who was once reported to have embarked on a two-day trip with a team of about 100 persons.

It was also learnt that although the Nigerian protocol unit had planned the trip to be for two days, the US government offered to accommodate the visitors of three days.

During official visits to Washington D.C. while in office, former President Jonathan and his entourage usually stayed at the Westin Grand Hotel. At other times, he booked Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Pierre Hotel.



During the coming visit of the Nigerian new leader, according to sources, Presidents Buhari and Obama will exchange “wish lists.”

These will contain the requests of both leaders from each other, as well as firm pledges on how they plan to come to each other’s aid.


It was learnt that top on the US government’s pledges is greater assistance in the fight against terrorism. In return, the US government wants Nigeria to show greater commitment to war on corruption, particularly transparency in public service.


According to Wikipedia, the Blair House is located at 1651–1653 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., opposite the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House, off the corner of Lafayette Park.


The main house was built in 1824. The original brick house was built as a private home for Joseph Lovell, eighth Surgeon General of the United States Army. In 1836, it was acquired by Francis Preston Blair, a newspaper publisher and influential adviser to President Andrew Jackson. It would remain in his family for the following century.


In 1859, Blair built a house for his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Blair Lee and Captain Samuel Phillips Lee, at 1653 Pennsylvania Avenue, next door to Blair House at 1651 Pennsylvania Avenue. Captain Lee (later an admiral) was a grandson of Richard Henry Lee and third cousin of Robert E. Lee. The houses have since been combined, and the complex is sometimes referred to as the Blair-Lee House, though Blair House is the official name today.


http://dailytimes.com.ng/obama-to-break-tradition-for-buhari/

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by 9aijaboi(m): 12:22pm On Jul 15, 2015
Tradition ko Tradition ni...
President Buhari deserves that #BuharinaBoss
President of the biggest black Nation
Clear road joor
#wedeyobserve.

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by bigtt76(f): 12:24pm On Jul 15, 2015
Until he visits Nigeria, all this things he's doing naaaa wash grin

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by OrlandoOwoh(m): 12:50pm On Jul 15, 2015
Buhari is an August visitor.

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by Mogidi: 1:21pm On Jul 15, 2015
Delusion of grandeur, our newspapers really make us feel important, of what importance is Nigeria in the grand scheme of the US?

OrlandoOwoh:
Buhari is an August visitor.

August visitor visiting in July hehehe!

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by emeka2847: 1:22pm On Jul 15, 2015
Yes o

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by Chosen1984(m): 1:23pm On Jul 15, 2015
I don't care if Obama visits Nigeria or Buhari visits the USA.

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by abduljabbar4(m): 1:23pm On Jul 15, 2015
Nice
Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by Nobody: 1:30pm On Jul 15, 2015
Clear departure from hosting Nigeria's President in an hotel somewhere in DC

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by UgChris(m): 1:30pm On Jul 15, 2015
Please someone should advise PMB to travel with his wife ooo. Break tradition ko. America and their onyinye mami water...

cc: lalasticlala

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by Rilwayne001: 1:31pm On Jul 15, 2015
Mogidi:
ok
Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by aminho(m): 1:40pm On Jul 15, 2015
I will be with my nigerian flag in front of Blair house Pennsylvania Avenue waiting for my commander in chief

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by Nobody: 1:41pm On Jul 15, 2015
PMB visit to America is to attract foreign investment n get equipments for Nigeria military and critical military support
while informing them of Nigeria NON Allied status

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by AdamsAmin(m): 1:45pm On Jul 15, 2015
Wow! This is good oo, sign of good things to come. cheesy

Let them talk about the state of the naira asap, it musn't fall to 250 per dollar o. cheesy

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by docphresh(m): 1:46pm On Jul 15, 2015
Why not the white house

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by hazyfm: 1:46pm On Jul 15, 2015
smiley
Buhari making us proud since 1983?

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by kennydee05(m): 1:46pm On Jul 15, 2015
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.[i][/i]
When Buhari had the opportunity to serve Nigeria at various level he was diligent, faithful and enthusiastic.
Now God has started rewarding him big time since March 28....


President Mohammad Buhari may God grant you good health, wisdom and strength to execute the task ahead of you even as you are taking Nigeria to the promise land.

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by pat077: 1:46pm On Jul 15, 2015
I hope Obama won't urge him to destroy our tradition by abolishing the anti-gay law.

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by KoredeBellosMum(f): 1:46pm On Jul 15, 2015
kkkk

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by Mogidi: 1:47pm On Jul 15, 2015
IbnSultaan:
PMB visit to America is to attract foreign investment n get equipments [size=15pt]for the boys[/size]
while informing them of Nigeria NON Allied status

Which boys?

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by adioolayi(m): 1:47pm On Jul 15, 2015
Who born dem...their fa.ther! Sai Baba!

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by Holyfield1(m): 1:47pm On Jul 15, 2015
Tradition ko, Traditional ni
All hail my able Presido......Yeah he's on the verge of clearing that Shecow
Meanwhile, I wish Buhari Goodluck

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by idari: 1:47pm On Jul 15, 2015
angryLet him go and disgrace us again,maybe EAST AMERICA dis time.

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by MeAndYou(m): 1:48pm On Jul 15, 2015
But when will Obama depart from the tradition of touring Africa without visiting the giant of Africa grin

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by rozayx5(m): 1:48pm On Jul 15, 2015
bigtt76:
Until he visits Nigeria, all this things he's doing naaaa wash grin

lol

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by kamair237(m): 1:48pm On Jul 15, 2015
in french we say "les jaloux son migre" meanx the jealous will grow pale!!! let them hate, PMB is great!!!

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by mrvitalis(m): 1:48pm On Jul 15, 2015
Please buhari let's negotiate well ooh..... agricultural improvement, health, military, education, power and transport.... atleast for now

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by chiscodedon(m): 1:48pm On Jul 15, 2015
k ni
Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by Joniboi(m): 1:48pm On Jul 15, 2015
Hmmmm...Exchange of wish list ke? lipsrsealed
Hope Obama's wish list will not include SAME SEX marriage in Nigeria cos it will be resisted by all Nigerians.

Americans always robbing Peter to pay Paul.

1000likes for Leaders like Mugabe who have rejected America's Colonialism.

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by zicoraads: 1:48pm On Jul 15, 2015
I don't care if President Obama vacates his personal bedroom and the Oval office for him through out his stay. What I need is for him and his party to deliver on their campaign promises.

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Re: Obama To Host Buhari At Blair House For Three Days by Egwuda33: 1:49pm On Jul 15, 2015
Obama is definitely up to something... PMB should stop winning and dinning with this Anti-christ before he gets caught in a web.

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