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Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by AtlanticBreeze: 8:25am On Jul 24, 2015
Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment, Many Nigerians Banned After Being Invited


More than 200 Nigerians, many in their finest business or traditional dress, waited anxiously outside the Nigerian embassy in Washington DC, USA hoping to be permitted entrance to the only event organized for the Nigerian diaspora.

The event was part of President Buhari’s official state visit to the United States and was held on Tuesday, July 20th from 6 to 8 pm at the Nigerian Embassy to the United States. The evening included a Town Hall for Nigerians to interact with President Buhari and a “Meet and Greet” for young Nigerian professionals.

As the desperate crowd began to swell, many Nigerians demanded explanations from embassy officials and secret service agents at the gate. One special agent told a SaharaReporters correspondent that “all I know is we can’t let anyone in right now.”

As SaharaReporters began interviewing members of the crowd, it became obvious that Nigerian embassy officials were discriminating against certain people and giving entrance to others.

“We are friends with the Principal Secretary, he will be coming to get us,” said one man and his family when a SaharaReporters correspondent asked him whether he would gain entrance. The man refused to give the name of which Principal Secretary he was referring to when he noticed the “SaharaReporters” ID badge. A few moments later members of security escorted the well-connected man through the gate and into the event.

One member of the Nigerian diaspora told SaharaReporters that “look you must see! This is a form of corruption! All those people in there are powerful people! Only the powerful people were let through the gate.”

Toward the front of the crowd was Miss Nigeria America contestant who complained to SaharaReporters that “it was very unfair to do this” to her and the crowd. The Miss Nigeria America contestant had left a few minutes later, but it is not known whether she was given admittance.

Many of those gathered at the Nigerian embassy gate had their official invitations but were still denied, including members of the SaharaReporters team. Several Nigerians desperately held their fancy invitations into the air, calling out to any official-looking person at the gate.

“I don’t understand, I am here, and they gave me my invitation,” one man told SaharaReporters while holding his fancy green invitation card.

Even members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) USA Committee, dressed in traditional wear with APC logos, were not spared embarrassment. Some of these members expressed disappointment with not being able to meet President Buhari or even be allowed to attend the posh events.

http://saharareporters.com/2015/07/23/%E2%80%8Bbuhari-town-hall-meeting-us-turns-embarrassment-many-nigerians-banned-after-being
Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by Nobody: 8:26am On Jul 24, 2015
Welcome to the Zoological republic of Baboons.

A country were a dulllard can become a president.

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by coolestrogue(m): 8:27am On Jul 24, 2015
The "beauty" of democrazy

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by AtlanticBreeze: 8:27am On Jul 24, 2015
Buhari just went to the US on a jamboree to waste Tax Payers funds. The Nigerians that voted change should be ashamed that even the former presidents visit to the US was more beneficial to Nigeria than a mis-yarning old man going to take pics with obama

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by Dharniel(m): 8:27am On Jul 24, 2015
Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by demmy0325(m): 8:29am On Jul 24, 2015
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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by AtlanticBreeze: 8:31am On Jul 24, 2015
Buhari embarrassing Nigerians since 1985

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=170&v=q7-6EGKqnU0

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by pistol: 8:33am On Jul 24, 2015
this government is the greatest fraud to ever befall us.
Government of nepotism.
what discussion or ideas did Buhari son initiate or participated in.
expecting Femi Adesina to come and justify this embarrassment as well.

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by AtlanticBreeze: 8:38am On Jul 24, 2015
pistol:
this government is the greatest fraud to ever befall us.
Government of nepotism.
what discussion or ideas did Buhari son initiate or participated in.
expecting Femi Adesina to come and justify this embarrassment as well.
Nigeria became a hopeless country the moment Buhari became president

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by davuvid(m): 8:42am On Jul 24, 2015
Why didn't they give northern names or just forge I.D cards bearing Hausa-Fulani names...

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by SLIDEwaxie(m): 9:03am On Jul 24, 2015
wailers wailing!
grin

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by betty202020(m): 9:08am On Jul 24, 2015
davuvid:
Why didn't they give northern names or just forge I.D cards bearing Hausa-Fulani names...
u are right. Because we are practicing northernocratic system of government. Can any thing good come out from buhari?

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by kemylarge(m): 9:22am On Jul 24, 2015
Dats unfair.y invite dem in d first place.even outside d country to people we think even know dr rights.corruption doesn't have boundaries.u finish school, no job because u don't know a senator. dr give out all kinds of form :state an FCSc but d jobs r for d
connected while d forms r 4 d masses.God help us.

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by kemylarge(m): 9:22am On Jul 24, 2015
Dats unfair.y invite dem in d first place.even outside d country to people we think even know dr rights.corruption doesn't have boundaries.u finish school, no job because u don't know a senator. dr give out all kinds of form :state an FCSc but d jobs r for d
connected while d forms r 4 d masses.God help us way no get people.

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by 7lives: 9:36am On Jul 24, 2015
AtlanticBreeze:

Nigeria became a hopeless country the moment Buhari became president

The wailers, e fee ke ku, as a matter of fact, e maa ke ku ni.

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by themilanway(m): 9:50am On Jul 24, 2015
Every goat,ram and monkey looks for the daftness of reasons to blame Buhari.Some even blame their personal and family problems on him.

High blood pressure kills faster than HIV/AIDS.

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by Nobody: 9:52am On Jul 24, 2015
wen i say buhari is a reproach And Nemesis to the nation

ppl will spit trash

babaonechance

babagoslow

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by CR77(f): 9:52am On Jul 24, 2015
Buhari went to celebrate ed-fidri with his vrother in Islam - Obama.

#BabaGoSlow

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by idari: 9:52am On Jul 24, 2015
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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by Nobody: 9:53am On Jul 24, 2015
hehehehehe.

slaves will still defend their masters and call names to those who see things differently.

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by CR77(f): 9:53am On Jul 24, 2015
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
davuvid:
Why didn't they give northern names or just forge I.D cards bearing Hausa-Fulani names...

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by HDee(m): 9:54am On Jul 24, 2015
Ooops! This biafranians ehen With clueless hating on the president.
Even jonathan, your dumbest president ever was there for six years with nothing to account for?
Why
Just show some love and support to PMB's mission as he help us achieve our vision.

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by Noneroone(m): 9:54am On Jul 24, 2015
The whole trip was an embarassment.

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by yomalex(m): 9:54am On Jul 24, 2015
Hmm

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by SouthernBreeze(m): 9:54am On Jul 24, 2015
Buhari himself is an embarrassment

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by OrlandoOwoh(m): 9:54am On Jul 24, 2015
Wailing wailers will always wail.

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by Autolord: 9:54am On Jul 24, 2015
Kunu sipping monkey, Burukutu sipping gorilla, gworo chewing terrorists. I hear this all the time on nairaland but I don't really know the name of the man. Please what is the man's name?

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by Bekwarra(m): 9:56am On Jul 24, 2015
In the fullness of time, the embarrassment will be cleaned up. Please bear with baba. In other news Under Bridge Oshodi ONE more CHANCE.

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Re: Buhari Town Hall Meeting In US Turns Into An Embarrassment by AreaFada2: 9:56am On Jul 24, 2015
betty202020:
u are right. Because we are practicing northernocratic system of government. Can any thing good come out from buhari?
or

Gerontocratic Photocracy. grin grin

Those people's faces were not needed in the pictures. grin cheesy

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