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President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by ojdollars(m): 10:18am On Jul 20, 2015
Contrary to what is widely circulated, President Muhammadu Buhari wouldn’t be the first Nigerian leader to be received as a guest at the famous Blair House. The revered guest house which is reputed to have the Abraham Lincoln room, Blair drawing rooms and library, Lee dining room, Truman study, Jackson Place Conference and Jackson Place sitting room is said to have housed a few African leaders which includes Late Nelson Mandela, while he was president of the Republic of South Africa.

His Excellency William R. Tolbert, President of the Republic of Liberia, His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, His Excellency Anwar El–Sadat, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, and His Excellency Hosni Mubarak, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. It is however worthy of note that Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was received as president John F. Kennedy’s guest, in this house in 1961.

According to the transcript of an interview conducted by Mr. Emmanuel Omatsola on behalf of the John F. Kennedy Library in Lagos on May 7, 1964, the Catholic American President who was assassinated in November 1963 in Dallas, Texas, had sir Tafawa Balewa as his guest for eight days. When asked about how he felt about JFK’s demise, “I was aggrieved,” he said.

“I was really very aggrieved when I heard of the news of the death of the late President Kennedy. I was then away from Lagos. I was at Kaduna and it came as a real shock for I had met him when I visited the United States in 1961 at his invitation. I was his guest for eight days – four of which I spent in Washington in a house just across the road opposite the White House, the famous Blair House – and I saw very much of him”.

“He was really a great man. In my discussions with him I learned quite a lot and though he was considered as young for a statesman, he was really very matured in experience. To speak of mental age and physical age, and to speak of statesmanship, I think the Late President Kennedy’s age could be regarded as matured as that of any older statesman”.

“He really worked very hard to bring about understanding between the West and the East especially, and I can remember meeting one or two Russians after his death who told me they were sad at the death of President Kennedy, because they thought he understood them and they also understood him. It was really a sad loss for the whole world, for all of us, for the West, for the East, and especially for us in Africa,” he concluded.

While Blair House is the official residence of guests of the American president, former President Jonathan and his entourage, while in office, during official visits to Washington D.C., usually stayed at the Westin Grand Hotel. At other times, he booked Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Pierre Hotel.

President Buhari left for Washington yesterday, with his first son and 32 others and has been confirmed to stay at the official guesthouse of the U.S. President. It should be noted that he isn’t the first Nigerian leader to stay at The Blair House.

Source: The FCT Post - http://www.fctpost.com/2015/07/20/president-buhari-not-nigerias-first-leader-at-blair-house/

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by pamodulus: 10:18am On Jul 20, 2015
Hmmmm
Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by lurther: 10:20am On Jul 20, 2015
APC and Propaganda!

SMH!!!

But does APC think propaganda can sustain them in power? We shall see. Time will tell.

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by EdCure: 10:21am On Jul 20, 2015
Lots of Nigerian news reporters have a common trait with most Nairalanders. They lack adequate knowledge of history and precedences. They are too lazy to make research before churning out their mediocre reports to the public.

The wailing TANoid maggots are sure to feast on this.

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by adegwurulez(m): 10:23am On Jul 20, 2015
Nigerians like overflogging frivolities. So we should congratulate them abi?

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by rabex(m): 10:24am On Jul 20, 2015
the legendary Tafawa balewa was there and his composure and speeches were marvelous.GREAT VISIONARY LEADER.

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by donholy28(m): 10:25am On Jul 20, 2015
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Beremx:
Was Tafawa Balewa once Nigeria's president? Last time i checked on Wikipedia,he was a prime minister.
President Muhammadu Buhari remains the first Nigeria's democratically elected president to be hosted at Blair House.
Fact!!
Wailing wailers should go and die!!
You're right

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by Beremx(f): 10:26am On Jul 20, 2015
Was Tafawa Balewa once Nigeria's president? Last time i checked on Wikipedia,he was a prime minister.


President Muhammadu Buhari remains the first Nigeria's democratically elected president to be hosted at Blair House.

Fact!!


Wailing wailers should go and die!!

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by rabex(m): 10:28am On Jul 20, 2015
lurther:
APC and Propaganda!

SMH!!!

But does APC think propaganda can sustain them in power? We shall see. Time will tell.

bros u smoke dry mess
which one be propaganda again...go and check ur history book..he is not the first to VISIT there but the first to be accommodated there.


TANOIDS...SMH

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by EdCure: 10:29am On Jul 20, 2015
lurther:
APC and Propaganda!
SMH!!!
But does APC think propaganda can sustain them in power? We shall see. Time will tell.
Was Jonathan recieved at the Blair house? Didn't the clueless one visit the USA? You wailers should be ashamed of yourself and your drunken hero.

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by EdCure: 10:48am On Jul 20, 2015
Beremx:
Was Tafawa Balewa once Nigeria's president? Last time i checked on Wikipedia,he was a prime minister.
President Muhammadu Buhari remains the first Nigeria's democratically elected president to be hosted at Blair House.
Fact!!
Wailing wailers should go and die!!
Still doesn't change the fact that a Nigerian leader was previously accomodated there, though. That's the point.

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by Beremx(f): 10:53am On Jul 20, 2015
EdCure:

Still doesn't change the fact that a Nigerian leader was previously accomodated there, though. That's the point.
I am not ignoring that. It doesn't change the fact that PMB is the first Nigerian president to be hosted there.

This doesn't call for meaningless arguments. It is obviously clear.

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by ochejoseph(m): 10:55am On Jul 20, 2015
It's an honour for Buhari to join the list of such distinguished guest at the Blair House.  
But the APC should have done thier research before feeding Nigerians with the wrong info (Prime Minister or Head of state or President) they are all head of Government. 

Wether he sleeps in the white house or Blair house does not really matter,  what matters is how the Country stand to benefit  from the trip that has generated so much media hype and controversy.

Eg. Will the  Americans  finally agree to sell the Hawk Helicopters to the Nigerian Army to Fight the lingering  insurgency, will they start buying our crude just like they ship from Saudi and Iraq these critical issues that really matter to Nigerians!!!

God Bless Nigeria

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by stebell(m): 10:58am On Jul 20, 2015
Another lie exposed again and counting.

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by lurther: 11:00am On Jul 20, 2015
Chai! MUMU....

Check the difference between parliamentary system of government and presidential system of government. Come back and thank me later.

Go to school, you say No. Chai.... Imagine a person saying someone was just a prime minister and not president, when they are obviously to title leaders in different system of government. I guess David Cameron, the prime minister of Britain cannot be regarded as the leader of Britain because he is not a president.

Or are you now trying to tell us that Tafawa Balewa should be expunged as one of the leaders of Nigeria because Nigeria practised parliamentary system of government then, that gave powers that today's president have, because he was a prime minister?
Beremx:
Was Tafawa Balewa once Nigeria's president? Last time i checked on Wikipedia,he was a prime minister.


President Muhammadu Buhari remains the first Nigeria's democratically elected president to be hosted at Blair House.

Fact!!


Wailing wailers should go and die!!

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by EdCure: 11:05am On Jul 20, 2015
Beremx:
I am not ignoring that. It doesn't change the fact that PMB is the first Nigerian president to be hosted there.
This doesn't call for meaningless arguments. It is obviously clear.
Nigerian rulers have been identified with several tittles, you know.

Not denying PMB his well-deserved applause sha.

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by Beremx(f): 11:07am On Jul 20, 2015
lurther:
Chai! MUMU....

Check the difference between parliamentary system of government and presidential system of government. Come back and thank me later.

Go to school, you say No. Chai.... Imagine a person saying someone was just a prime minister and not president, when they are obviously to title leaders in different system of government. I guess David Cameron, the prime minister of Britain cannot be regarded as the leader of Britain because he is not a president.
your father mumu!

...and who told you i don't know the difference between a parliamentary system of government and a presidential system of government?

I will keep telling wailing wailers like you that President Muhammadu Buhari is the first democratic elected president in a presidential system of government to be hosted at Blair House!!!!

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by IsraeliAIRFORCE: 11:09am On Jul 20, 2015
The article said Leader.
Prime Ministers, Heads of State and Presidents are all Leaders.

What then is this childish debate about the point raised by this publication?
Must people be this petty about nothing in defense of propaganda?

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by DeWisedon(m): 11:15am On Jul 20, 2015
my papa been go there when i small na.una no dey current at all.mak una ask google again,den una go knw WHO I BE
Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by MizMyColi(f): 11:15am On Jul 20, 2015
gringringringrin

*Grabs PopCorn*
This would make a very interesting movie.
Followinggrin

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by MizMyColi(f): 11:16am On Jul 20, 2015
Sai Propaganda!
cheesy

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by lurther: 11:21am On Jul 20, 2015
BUHAHAHAHA!

You have learnt one today. Presidential and parliamentary system of government.

Thank me later.
Beremx:
your father mumu!

...and who told you i don't know the difference between a parliamentary system of government and a presidential system of government?

I will keep telling wailing wailers like you that President Muhammadu Buhari is the first democratic elected president in a presidential system of government to be hosted at Blair House!!!!

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by DONMAYOR19(m): 11:24am On Jul 20, 2015
Even devil go bench for where apc dey for lies.

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by Kingspin(m): 11:25am On Jul 20, 2015
What is Blair house? Is it gona feed and construct roads for us. We like to spend time hyping rubbish issue. I dnt care if Buhari seat at Obama's official sit. All i want is good policies and law that can effectively drive our home economy period. Spare me alot of these presidential pampering.

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by HHANDM: 11:25am On Jul 20, 2015
Beremx:
Was Tafawa Balewa once Nigeria's president? Last time i checked on Wikipedia,he was a prime minister.


President Muhammadu Buhari remains the first Nigeria's democratically elected president to be hosted at Blair House.

Fact!!

Wailing wailers should go and die!!

Smh for you. You go school at all

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by Ddaji(m): 11:36am On Jul 20, 2015
lurther:
Chai! MUMU....
Check the difference between parliamentary system of government and presidential system of government. Come back and thank me later.
Go to school, you say No. Chai.... Imagine a person saying someone was just a prime minister and not president, when they are obviously to title leaders in different system of government. I guess David Cameron, the prime minister of Britain cannot be regarded as the leader of Britain because he is not a president.
Or are you now trying to tell us that Tafawa Balewa should be expunged as one of the leaders of Nigeria because Nigeria practised parliamentary system of government then, that gave powers that today's president have, because he was a prime minister?
Biafra son,Please I remembered at the ground breaking ceremony of 2nd Niger bridge GEJ and IBO leaders told us that the first Niger bridge was awarded and executed by President Nnamdi azikwe and the second one to be executed by another Azikwe (GEJ).How can somebody that is not head of government award contract or its now that you know the status of Balewa was that of President. Hmmm radio Biafra will surely turne some ibos mad

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by Nobody: 12:10pm On Jul 20, 2015
Beremx:
Was Tafawa Balewa once Nigeria's president? Last time i checked on Wikipedia,he was a prime minister.


President Muhammadu Buhari remains the first Nigeria's democratically elected president to be hosted at Blair House.

Fact!!


Wailing wailers should go and die!!
Chai, this is the height of dullardinosis. Is there any diffrence between functions of a Prime Minister in parliamentary system and a President in a Presidential system.

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by Nobody: 12:12pm On Jul 20, 2015
MizMyColi:
gringringringrin
*Grabs PopCorn* This would make a very interesting movie. Followinggrin
mind sharing the pop corn with me?

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by Nobody: 12:16pm On Jul 20, 2015
lurther:
Chai! MUMU....

Check the difference between parliamentary system of government and presidential system of government. Come back and thank me later.

Go to school, you say No. Chai.... Imagine a person saying someone was just a prime minister and not president, when they are obviously to title leaders in different system of government. I guess David Cameron, the prime minister of Britain cannot be regarded as the leader of Britain because he is not a president.

Or are you now trying to tell us that Tafawa Balewa should be expunged as one of the leaders of Nigeria because Nigeria practised parliamentary system of government then, that gave powers that today's president have, because he was a prime minister?
I will bet my 10 dollars that beremx does not think before she talks

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by Nobody: 12:16pm On Jul 20, 2015
lurther:
Chai! MUMU....

Check the difference between parliamentary system of government and presidential system of government. Come back and thank me later.

Go to school, you say No. Chai.... Imagine a person saying someone was just a prime minister and not president, when they are obviously to title leaders in different system of government. I guess David Cameron, the prime minister of Britain cannot be regarded as the leader of Britain because he is not a president.

Or are you now trying to tell us that Tafawa Balewa should be expunged as one of the leaders of Nigeria because Nigeria practised parliamentary system of government then, that gave powers that today's president have, because he was a prime minister?
I will bet my 10 dollars that beremx does not think before she talks.

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by MizMyColi(f): 12:22pm On Jul 20, 2015
PROVACATEUR:
mind sharing the pop corn with me?
grinNot at all. Please have somecheesy

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Re: President Buhari Not Nigeria’s First Leader At Blair House - The FCT Post by CR77(f): 1:11pm On Jul 20, 2015
APC is just full of propaganda and lies...

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