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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Jonathan former aides, Abati, Adegbe, Obua, others stripped of passports

According to a report by Vanguard, about 12 of former president Jonathan's former aides, including presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, Aide-de-Camp, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe and  Chief Security Officer, Gordon Obua, have been stripped of their official/presidential passports.
A competent source told Saturday Vanguard that the decision to withdraw the official passports of the former aides of Dr Jonathan was to prevent misuse and conflict with new aides and officials of President Buhari, who assumed duties on May 29. It could not be established last night whether the affected officials were ordered by the Presidency to surrender the passports or whether they did so voluntarily. But Saturday Vanguard learned that the affected former aides of Jonathan had already returned the passports to the Presidential Villa preparatory to being handed over to the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS.
Another source hinted that the withdrawal of the former president’s henchmen’s travel documents was to prevent some of them who have some issues to explain to the new administration from leaving the country and being given preferential treatment at their destinations.
“Don’t forget that some of these officials may be needed here to answer some questions relating to their tenure,” the source said.
However, the Nigerian Immigration Service said last night that there was no ill-motive in withdrawing the official passports of government officials who had completed their assignments. NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr. Joachim Obua, explained that it was normal for officials of government to surrender their official passports at the end of their tenure.
“It is important for the position to be made clear that official passports are not the property of anyone holding it. Once you complete your assignment you have to return it to the NIS,” he explained.
Source: Vanguard

59 Comments:

  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:32 , Blogger njika innocent said...

    Ok naa, Nigerian Politics

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:32 , Blogger Edem Christabel said...

    Hmmm! Ok

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:33 , Anonymous APPLE said...

    Hmmm…No be small thing.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:34 , Blogger AC£S said...

    Ok

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:34 , Blogger AC£S said...

    Right move

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:35 , Blogger anita gold said...

    Well understood.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:35 , Blogger Lilian Fc Barcelona said...

    Hmmmmmmmmmm.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:36 , Blogger igwe Adaobi said...

    Ok
    Noted.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:37 , Blogger Bishop Dammy said...

    I think it's okay! What do you think? But not that okay though and I think the confusion can be curbed. Hosea 8;6

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:38 , Blogger Valentine N Egbuna said...

    They are out of office. They may aswell go and rest.

    I'm out. ***CATCH ME IF U CAN***

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:39 , Blogger Davido's driver said...

    Noted

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:39 , Blogger BONARIO NNAGS said...

    This life is a pot of brown beans.
    So they are back to being floor members.
    I trust some people to label withdrawal of official passports as witch hunt.
    Read well to argue better, even if you don't want to be informed.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:40 , Blogger ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

    Ok as long as o other negative motives behind it. Nice one frm them.


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  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:40 , Blogger femmedy said...

    Hmmmm

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ok.
    Next pls

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Please people should use their heads.
    .
    You are mandated to return all documents belonging to your employer (in this instance,the government) when you complete your assignment.If you leave your job,except otherwise stated in your letter of employment,you are required to submit your identity cards,un used call cards,cars,house,diplomatic passports etc.

    The action isn't out of order.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:44 , Blogger ed DREAMZ said...

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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    Naso he suppose dey nw....
    .
    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:48 , Blogger Franklin Onyejaju said...

    Since they've ceased to be government official, it's normal thing to be rid of official passport.

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  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Since they've ceased to be government official, it's normal thing to be rid of official passport.

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  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:53 , Blogger tochi paul said...

    If they have any question to answer they have go about it before they travel ooo....
    #Dankwata

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 11:57 , Anonymous Samuel echezonachukwu iloh said...

    Enough of all these sentiments. Return the passport your services are over. If you pay for a trip to America, and refused to come down from the plane after two months you arrived, they will arrest you. Return your passport so it can be issued to the ones serving now. Please Nigerians grow up

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 12:00 , Anonymous hrm paul ojeih said...

    It has begun.oh boy i no fit laff gej and his gangs of thieves go answer to buhari

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 12:03 , Blogger Lyndy Mk said...

    This issue of probe is getting serious.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 12:08 , Blogger Juliet Iwuno said...

    It is routine and no big deal. When you leave office, you are expected to hand in your official/presidential Passport. Linda take note!

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 12:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Its their diplomatic pasports linda not their normal passports. Since the governement is over it needs to be returned back to the government same as official cars. Please verify reports before posting on ur blog

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 12:37 , Blogger anonymous said...

    This administration may be right to seize their passports but is this suppose to be the priority of this new govt? The president has been accused from day one that he is hell bent on destroying his political opponents and he seems to be doing just that. His number one priority is security for the country and he has seem clueless in tackling the issue. So to divert peoples attention, he would start to harass his political opponents. APC, the act of using PDP as an excuse to distract from answering serious pertinent questions is over. I am not saying people in GEJ administration shouldn't be prosecuted but face the most serious issues first. Nigerians are beingSlaughtered every day as if it is a game show

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 12:40 , Blogger OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

    Better move

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 12:40 , Blogger OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

    Better move

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 12:52 , Blogger NaijaDeltaBabe said...

    For wat offense?

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:03 , Blogger christie benjamin said...

    APC at work

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:13 , Anonymous Tycoon said...

    That is absolutely normal. When you complete your assignment, you are expected to carry normal ordinary citizen passport like the rest of us.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    henchmen are paid killers or mafia killer squadmen. using such language to describe gej's aids does a lot of diservice to the man. linda pls take note.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:20 , Anonymous Fan Emmanuel said...

    OK.But no weapon formed against GEJ shall prosper and any tongue that rise up against him shall be infected with leprosy. AMEN!

    *Linda's best friend*

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's either ur a fool or u just wasted ur parents moni on ur education! Even wen we finishe NYSC we were made 2 drop our id cards... is dat APC 2 or d witches in ur village?

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:28 , Anonymous Amy said...

    This is normal. The validity has ended. They are no longer officials. They are now random citizens.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:33 , Blogger Micheal Lawson said...

    well its a normal procedure,its not just a witch hunting thing!

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    uuuummmmmmhhhhh!! I dey laugh, if that is so, then its ok!!! but buhari & his men should remember that what goes around must come around. They too will be treated this way when no longer in power! Buhari experienced it when Ibb dealt with him!!!!! he should be careful!! He should not let Tinubu/Obj's personal vendetta control /drive or direct him!!! I dey laugh ooo

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:43 , Blogger Ejiofor Onyeka said...

    Action film*

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:47 , Blogger Richmond Ichemati said...

    Buhari stop witch hunting GEJ men. Boko haram and depletion of our economy should be the task at hand not this men!! Don't let me call u brain dead cos ur now acting like one.



    It's cold it's cold all is cold

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:50 , Blogger Shoe Warehouse said...

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  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fool be deceiving urself if it was in an advanced country by nw gej wud ve been docking his ass in jail for abuse n mismanagement of funds

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 13:59 , Blogger ayodeji aderibigbe said...

    How come you haven't seen or say anything good about the new government that is not even up to 6 months yet. All you do is criticize and judge. Rome wasn't built in a day so calm your fucking nerves.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 14:08 , Blogger I B M bolubantin said...

    Hope they aren't been victimised..

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 15:19 , Anonymous Jossy said...

    It's their diplomatic passports fool! It's compulsory they return them. It has nothing to do with politics you half cow

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 15:40 , Blogger RareSpecie Z said...

    Read 2 decipher some simple English b4 droppin those Retarded comment.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 15:41 , Blogger RareSpecie Z said...

    Fuck You.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 16:07 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well said

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 16:22 , Blogger Amaka Ngenegbo said...

    I hope there's no witch-hunting underneath.



    #TeamBlessed#

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 16:28 , Blogger ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

    They r out of office. So no longer necessary...


    Happy New Month!

    Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. Isaiah 60:1

    Henceforth doors r opening, u r moving into a season of open doors. Every door u stand b4 shall b opened b4 u IJN!

    God bless Linda Ikeji, all LIB reader's and ur household's! Sweet kisses and luv y'all.

    Welcome 2d month of August!
    Long Live LIB!

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 16:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mana Nkechiyere selling agidi thinks better than u.Read and understand.I blame OBJ for putting phone in your hand.

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 17:34 , Blogger Igwe Chioma said...

    Bonario I don't just like ur comment dis days. Anyway u shall be mock d way u mock others. Eventhough hez a floor member hez still better dan u. Cool ur brain wit guinness malt and peak milk so dat u can stop hating. Lolo1

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 18:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ok na

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 20:49 , Anonymous GREATEST HEALTH MIRACLE EVER! said...

    It is a normal thing

    .

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 20:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bastard...how is Identity card and international card the same? Remember if GEJ tried to do the same thing...they cry *democracy....here we are in d baba go slow Era...everything he does seem right???

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 20:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Remind urself what ur comment was when GEJ did similar to Sanusi....for u who can read and likes to stay informed and wanna be heard...erase sentiment from ur dictionary..wen u choose to take sides then u hv become a LIB floor member Bonario..no one takes u serious anymore...#tongueout

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 21:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Let them also withdraw the passport of Governor Amaechi too... His tenure has expired and he is not holding any political office currently

     
  • At 1 August 2015 at 21:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I think some elements in the media are out to misinform the public and further divide an already fragile country. It pains me that even Linda is now party to the sensationalism and misinformation. I don't know how much amusement you get from reading comments of some people on this blog whom you know quite well have been mislead by some of your post. This is not the level of professionalism that got you to where you are now and it sure won't get you to where you want to be. Your duty is to educate, enlighten and entertain. Use your good judgement over some of this post and headlines

     
  • At 2 August 2015 at 00:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I don't understand how pple can get sentimental abou black and white issues, everything not to their liking is witch hunting. Why will an ex-diplomat still be in possession of a diplomatic passport when the operative word here is Ex. I blame the NIS for being inefficient. These items should have being returned may 29th or the next working day. Why should they still have it till now. That's just reckless

     
  • At 2 August 2015 at 11:19 , Blogger Chidinma Okereh said...

    Kk nah

     

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