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Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by rottencorpse: 7:17am On May 15
The Nigerian Presidential Complex houses are known as the Aso Rock Presidential Villa. Its structures include the Office and Residence of the President, Offices of the Vice President and Wife of the President, the State House Conference Center, State House Annexe and the Akinola Aguda House.

In 1976, the Military Government of Murtala Mohammed decided to relocate the nation’s Federal Capital from Lagos to a more central location and set up a panel headed by Justice Akinola Aguda to make recommendations. The panel made a recommendation for the creation of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the centre of the country. On February 3, 1976, General Mohammed issued a proclamation to this effect.

The construction of Abuja started at the beginning of the 1980s. Akinola Aguda House (formally christened on October 1, 1983) was originally conceived as a Presidential Lodge & Guest House Complex – made up of a temporary official residence for the President (pending the construction of a permanent Presidential Residence), as well as Guest Houses for visiting Heads of State – during the presidency of Alhaji Shehu Shagari.

President Ibrahim Babangida, who took office in 1985, kicked off the construction of a new Presidential residence on October 13, 1989. On November 1, 1991, the Aso Rock Presidential Villa was completed and President Babangida became the first Head of State to occupy it, moving in on December 12, 1991.
Upon completion of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, the Aguda House became the Vice Presidential Complex and has remained so till date — apart from the period between 1999 and 2007 when the Vice President lived in a Residence that has since been transferred to the Judiciary as Official Quarters for the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Aso Rock Presidential Villa is variously known as Aso Villa, The Villa, Aso Rock and State House. It is located at Yakubu Gowon Crescent, The Three Arms Zone, Asokoro, federal capital territory, Abuja, Nigeria. The Villa is a national monument, it neither belongs to the president nor any particular person.

It is located close to a popular site in Nigeria known as Aso rock hence it is named after the rock. In Gbagyi dialect (the name and the language of the ethnic group who are predominantly found in the FCT), the word ‘Aso’ means victory. Thus, this Rock holds a sufficiently great importance in the history and culture of the Gbagyi people. There are a couple of local priests who take care of the rock and it is usually said that before anyone can climb or enter any of the caves, he/she must first seek the approval of the priests.

The rock, which measures 400-metres in length and about 936 metres in length and about 936 metres above sea level, is the most outstanding feature in Nigeria’s capital city as well as the biggest and highest rock in the Federal Capital Territory. Apart from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, which is the only structure built in the valley of the rock, this location also houses two other major seats of power of the Nigerian Federal Government – the National Assembly, and the Supreme Court.

Unlike the presidential villas of some other countries such as the United State White House, the Aso Rock Presidential Villa is a highly restricted area probably for security reasons, hence most people are only privileged to see just the outside view. This was not so initially as tourists were formally allowed to visit the Villa as long as they have clearance from the relevant authorities, however, this access was greatly limited following the increase in the menace of terrorist attacks by Boko Haram.

Since 1991, Aso Villa has had the following occupants Ibrahim Babangida, Sani Abacha, Abdulsalam Abubakar, Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’adua, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the current President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.

Here's an inside view of the Presidential Villa

A section of the compound

Aso Rock Entrance



Inside Photos Of Aso Rock Presidential Villa

Olusegun Obasanjo with Laura Bush on January 18, 2006

Olusegun Obasanjo with Laura Bush, 2006

President Goodluck Jonathan anxiously watching the match between Nigerian and Bosnia in the 2014 World Cup. This is a house that represents Nigeria with our identity boldly crested on the seats and even throw-pillows.

Jonathan with the Eagles in Aso Rock after 2013 nations cup win

Aso rock reception for the Super Eagles following their nations cup win

FEC meeting

Aso Rock Entrance

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Nobody: 7:27am On May 15
Hmmmmn
Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by cbrezy(m): 7:29am On May 15
cool

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Fulaniherdmens: 7:33am On May 15
I will live in the Aso Rock villa, and move it to Niger River Villa. We are tired of hard life caused by these rocks only few priest go in, I will do what Goodluck couldn't do. Just few years away. We need river flowing of success stories of electricity/infrastructure and eradicate poverty.
The power control will change.

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Sankabson(m): 7:34am On May 15
Nice Post..

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by TransflectTP(m): 7:40am On May 15
Following especially for the sake of our Indomie generation.

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Chikelue2000(m): 7:55am On May 15
I miss u Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.....the man of the people

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Racoon(m): 8:24am On May 15
This is the place wherein the wicked demons of Aso Rock do possess its inhabitants whenever they make contact with this hellhole. angry

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by TheSourcerer: 8:24am On May 15
See as Dem dey enjoy our property

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Plut01: 8:33am On May 15
Capital of all Nigeria problems.
Nice post.

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by PureGoldh(m): 9:37am On May 15
Nice throwback but it seems 98% of the people wey don reside in that Villa careless abt Nigerians

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by NigeriaB(m): 10:01am On May 15
I also want to see pictures of Yaradua's time.

Or isn't dat part of history?

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by ThatFairGuy(m): 10:03am On May 15
Beautiful. I hope grenade can't be fired to ASO Villa from the rock. Thanks for restriction of movements

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by manuelreports: 10:36am On May 15
Very Simple at the exterior but very gigantic.
Stella Obasanjo
Yaradua
Jonathan's brother
Kyari
All died in Aso Rock

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 10:37am On May 15
So Goerge Bush wife even visit Obasanjo??.

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by TripA(m): 10:40am On May 15
previously Presidential Villa now it a cabal Villa

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by TripA(m): 10:42am On May 15
previously the presidential Villa now the cabal villa

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by KingAzubuike(f): 11:58am On May 15
Not impressed at all. From the exterior , it doesn't look secure but maybe going further might prove me wrong. It looks too simple too. . Just one single launch from Nnamdi Kanu's tank below might level everywhere but I don't pray for that.... one Nigeria. Together we stand.

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by spartan117(m): 12:01pm On May 15
Beautiful pics.
I'll be here in the near future.

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by KingAzubuike(f): 12:08pm On May 15
spartan117:
Beautiful pics.
I'll be here in the near future.
Maybe as a cleaner or a Gardener. It's not bad.

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by spartan117(m): 12:10pm On May 15
KingAzubuike:

Maybe as a cleaner or a Gardener. It's not bad.
Not bad at all cool

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by VaselineCrew: 12:15pm On May 15
One day, a president will come that will open up the secretive Aso Rock to tourism.

Sowore comes to mind.

I pray Nigerians vote for him or someone better in the next elections, not the useless APC and PDP clowns.

Imagine charging N20,000 per head for a tour of the compounds. Both citizens and foreigners will rush such a tour.

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by 9japride(m): 12:59pm On May 15
OP you call yourself a Nigerian yet you don't know how Aso villa look like? Same with me I don't even have any idea of the structure. Other countries citizens have seen their presidential villa but not us. Rather they will expect us to read it only in books without even seeing it. That also goes for the oil revenue, everything is secretive, plus a president that hides in secret, can't even come out once in while, so that younger ones can see him. I am very sure most Nigerians don't know how their president look like cry cry. Nigerians should demand for certain things.

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Walexdubia(m): 1:01pm On May 15
Fulaniherdmens:
I will live in the Aso Rock villa, and move it to Niger River Villa. We are tired of hard life caused by these rocks only few priest go in, I will do what Goodluck couldn't do. Just few years away. We need river flowing of success stories of electricity/infrastructure and eradicate poverty.
The power control will change.
Gibberish!!!

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Lyydia2(f): 1:14pm On May 15
One day, I m going to be invited here.
For national recognition wink

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Fulaniherdmens: 1:34pm On May 15
E pain am

Walexdubia:

Gibberish!!!
Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Nickshrapnel(m): 2:15pm On May 15
Most interior picture of the presidential villa is from Obasanjo’s era, even film makers can’t build their own set since they don’t even know much about the house

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Walexdubia(m): 3:28pm On May 15
Fulaniherdmens:
E pain am

U are actually saying rubbish and u are proud of it,ur zombie level don reach field marshall...

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Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Fulaniherdmens: 3:38pm On May 15
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Walexdubia:

U are actually saying rubbish and u are proud of it,ur zombie level don reach field marshall...
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On my way! To suck ur family dry
Re: Aso Rock: History Of The Presidential Villa (Pictures) by Walexdubia(m): 3:53pm On May 15
Fulaniherdmens:
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On my way! To suck ur family dry
Ur funeral...

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