Abuja land allocated to Jonathan, Yuguda, others violate masterplan – Melaye

Dino Melaye
Dino Melaye

The Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan and 29 others were allocated plots of land in violation of Abuja Masterplan.

The chairman of the committee, Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi State), made the claim during a budget defence by the FCT ministry led by its Minister, Muhammed Bello, on Friday.

The committee threatened to order “immediate revocation” of the affected plots of land located in the Maitama District of the federal capital territory.

Mr. Melaye said the plots of land allocated to Jonathan and others in the Maitama District fell within a reserved area planned to host tourist centres for foreign visitors.

He listed other beneficiaries of similar plots to include late National Security Adviser, Andrew Okoye Azazi; former Justice Minister and Attorney-General of the Federation, Muhammed Bello Adoke;‎ former Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda; and the acting National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus.

Mr. Melaye said the committee on FCT visited the area and saw workers erecting structures on the plots.

He said that the committee had directed that work should stop on construction of buildings in the area.


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  • Du Covenant

    This is where Nigeria consistently gets it wrong. The fact that you are a President does not give you unlimited access to any piece of land in the country including the FCT. How many non South-South people own one square meter of land in the the South-South?. If this is what the countries we desperately seek to emulate practice there will be no place for anyone in Wasington DC, Berlin, London,Prague or Tokyo to name just a few. GEJ was shoe-less as presented to the Nigerian people, he should go back to Otuokpe and claim land there if we are ever going to be taken seriously on this planet. The FCT occupies ancestral land of some people and it should not be taken away from them through the back door!!. We are willing to sacrifice that piece of land to be the the FCT for Nigeria as a country to move forward so be careful…..

    • michael

      do u know that most of the oils well in my back yard are being own by some malam from the north, so all the malam that have oil well should give it up.

      • Truthometer

        Go to your backyard and take your oil wells back. What are you afraid of?

      • K_Kenechukwu

        Shameless fellow how won’t they grab your oil when all you do is drink ogogoro and sleep. You are proud to let us know you have oil in your backyard yet you are a pauper.

        • IZON Redeemer

          Ijaws do not not kill humans for rituals–That is money making ventuires –they do not manufacure fake drugs—-or smuggle drugs in their tommies abroad—–do not kill their parents for money either——–so what is your own here—-We do not need u the Ibos for anything—so why dont u leave our local areas-for your own?

      • Chuks

        Pfoolish ‘oil in my backyard’ people! This is how you lazy bigots became shoeless millionaires without education or development in your background. You blow up oil pipelines thinking you are cheating the country not knowing that the long term effects of pollution hazards will remain with your generations. Ewu group of Anuofia.

        • IZON Redeemer

          Have u ever seen an Ijaw man go down on his knees to beg an Ibo man for food in your dirty drug smnuggling life before

      • Du Covenant

        I have heard this story before, can you not invent anything new?. What I am highlighting here is, the fact that you are the President of a country does mean you own this country, it is a perversed way of thinking. The examples I made above is to illustrate how backward thinking we are. Abuja is already bastardized by the very corrupt and greedy hyenas, the master plan has since been thrown out of the window because we are a country of very primitive ‘bigmen’ just by virtue of the offices they occupy or occupied. Decent societies don’t think or behave the way we do in Nigeria this is why they are better than us. The Nigerian greedy hyenas shamelessly run to spend most of their time in those countries where rules, laws and master plans are respected. You think those countries do not have so called ‘bigmen’?, in your own little world only Nigeria has ‘bigmen’, former Presidents, ministers, governors etc…What a pity. All land acquired through the back door in Abuja MUST be revoked and the master plan MUST be enforced is all I asking for. You can drink your oil if you so wish.

        • Kallah Bature

          In simple English, ‘the land allocated is meant for tourism NOT for Jonathan and his cronies or any other Nigerian to build mansions with allegedly ill gotten wealth’.Tribalism has no place in this argument.

        • michael

          am not against goodluck giving back and property he took by force, but the same should go to all these malam that took our oil well by force.

          • Du Covenant

            The problem I have with your position is you choose to keep whatever evidence you have against ‘these malam’ to your chest, why can’t you approach the relevant authorities and allow them to look into your allegations?. All mineral resources present within the Nigerian teritory belongs to all the Nigerian people and the FG is charged with the responsibility to control it on behalf of all of us, the same was the case with tin & columbite long before the accidental discovery of the curse called oil which you people never even knew it existed in your backyard. It was a collective investment to discover this curse. Out of curiousity I have two questions to you: what human ingenuity by you people created the oil in your backyard?, When you say ‘your oil’, what about the offshore wells does these belong to your backyard as well considering international law has a role to play here?.

          • michael

            i think u have problem of understanding, i said if goodluck will give up the land in abuja, mallams have give up the oil wells they have in my back yard. it is your people in the north that turn our oil to a curse, it is because of the oil that they are saying one nigeria when nigeria is not one. if the oil well are in the north they could have divide nigeria long time ago.

    • concernednigerian

      Stupidity.

  • band olu

    After looting our money they are now grabbing our land…..All d beneficiaries of this land grab are thieving & PDP looters…….D land should b taken back from them, they don’t deserve it & any structures built on them must b demolished….

    • Kallah Bature

      Yes good talk and progressive thinking.

  • Nkem

    Dino Melaye don dey look for how him go get him own space too for Maitama.

  • udemeobong

    Order immediate revocation. You don´t threaten so that at the end the end nothing happends. Just do, laid down rules and laws are not nogotiable, but implementable!!! That is why you people were choosing and paif for period!!!

  • Rommel

    I don’t care who owns what and where but my concern is would be was it legitimately acquired with legitimate earnings? and is the property authorized for sale for private development? if not,the sale should be revoked and sanctions meted out.

  • Alhajivinco

    The National Assembly has no power to revoke land. Only the Executive can do so. And the Senate is not an Executive body. At best, it can make revocation recommendations to the Executive.

  • Amir

    I honestly don’t understand what Jonathan went into public service for. The man is so greedy, timid on procedure and utterly lawless.

  • Burning Spear

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    The President made this known in London, UK, during an exclusive interview with Peter Okwoche of the BBC, after attending a conference on the ongoing Syrian crisis.

  • IZON Redeemer

    President Muhammadu Buhari owns the sprawling Asokoro lakeside mansion located at number 9, Udo Udoma Street, Asokoro, Abuja, BREAKING TIMES can authoritatively report.

    Investigations by our reporter on Wednesday unveiled President Muhammadu Buhari’s hidden property situated at a choice location in Asokoro beside an exotic lake few yards away from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa fence.

    Since his inauguration on Friday May 29, heavy security presence has been deployed around the area surrounding the property. BREAKING TIMES reporters at the risk of their lives managed to take photographs of the sprawling triple-duplex property on Wednesday.

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  • favourtalk

    People and Nigeria in general can now see how clueless the former leader was during his term. He was just there siphoning Nigeria wealth with his gangs of thieves around him from his party

    • IZON Redeemer

      Ibo man Buhari and his people from the North did not use revenue from groundnut pyramids or cocoa to erect abuja–It was the CRUDE Oil resources of the South south—-that the Fulanis and Yorubas relied on to build Abuja–Again Abuja is a Gwari territory not a place owned by the Fulanis———-and Yorubas- or their Ibo surrogates—-Freedom is our goal

  • IZON Redeemer

    President Muhammadu Buhari owns the sprawling Asokoro lakeside mansion located at number 9, Udo Udoma Street, Asokoro, Abuja, BREAKING TIMES can authoritatively report.

    Investigations by our reporter on Wednesday unveiled President Muhammadu Buhari’s hidden property situated at a choice location in Asokoro beside an exotic lake few yards away from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa fence.

    Since his inauguration on Friday May 29, heavy security presence has been deployed around the area surrounding the property. BREAKING TIMES reporters at the risk of their lives managed to take photographs of the sprawling triple-duplex property on Wednesday.

    Front view of the Buhari no 9 Udo Udoma Street, Asokoro mansion | Photo: BREAKING TIMES

  • COL HASSAN KILL ALL IJAWS

    The trouble with animals like Dino is that–Northern political and intellectual elite think it will stick in Nigeria’s collective consciousness as the truth that oil exploaration activities were finaced by the Sultan of Sokoto and thwe Oni of Ife. The truth is that the Northern elite is addicted to the proceeds of Niger Delta oil and gas. They have completely abandoned any pretence at productivity and internally generated revenue. That is why they intedn to keep the Ijaws in perpetual economic bondage The North is now completely dependent on the monthly federal allocation, which is the same thing as Niger Delta oil proceeds. The blatant falsehood about Northern funding of the initial stages of the industry, arises out of the psychological need to justify this total dependence on Niger Delta oil proceeds for survival and for virtually every need of daily existence. The Northern reasoning goes like this: Oil exploration in the Niger Delta was financed by Northern groundnut proceeds and therefore the North is equally entitled to Niger Delta oil proceeds which they used in devloping abuja while the entire Niger Deltans suffer from deliberate political neglect. But what is the truth?
    The first oil prospecting in Nigeria was by a German company known as the Nigerian Bitumen Company. It commenced operations in 1908 and wound up its activities in Nigeria at the commencement of the First World War in 1914.The second attempt at oil prospecting in Nigeria was in 1937 by a company known as Shell D’Arcy. So, Dino should stop fooling himself with the Ijaw Nation-and whatever little property they have have acquired in that territory————Just leave Jonathan alone –else u will be playing with fire!

  • IZON Redeemer

    The trouble with animals like Dino is that–Northern political and intellectual elite think it will stick in Nigeria’s collective consciousness as the truth that oil exploaration activities were finaced by the Sultan of Sokoto and the Oni of Ife ati Obj. The truth is that the Northern elite is addicted to the proceeds of Niger Delta oil and gas. They have completely abandoned any pretence at productivity and internally generated revenue. That is why they intend to keep the Ijaws in perpetual economic bondage The North is now completely dependent on the monthly federal allocation, which is the same thing as Niger Delta oil proceeds. The blatant falsehood about Northern funding of the initial stages of the industry, arises out of the psychological need to justify this total dependence on Niger Delta oil proceeds for survival and for virtually every need of daily existence. The Northern reasoning goes like this: Oil exploration in the Niger Delta was financed by Northern groundnut proceeds and therefore the North is equally entitled to Niger Delta oil proceeds which they used in devloping abuja while the entire Niger Deltans suffer from deliberate political neglect. But what is the truth?

    The first oil prospecting in Nigeria was by a German company known as the Nigerian Bitumen Company. It commenced operations in 1908 and wound up its activities in Nigeria at the commencement of the First World War in 1914.The second attempt at oil prospecting in Nigeria was in 1937 by a company known as Shell D’Arcy. So, Dino should stop fooling himself with the Ijaw Nation-and whatever little property they have have acquired in that territory——in abuja——So Just leave Jonathan alone –else u will be playing with fire!

  • olujeda

    The Aviation land which Gej acquired must be revoked and taken back for the future expansion of the airport for which it was earlier meant for

    • COL HASSAN KILL ALL IJAWS

      Not that of Buhari abi Yoruba man—President Muhammadu Buhari owns the sprawling Asokoro lakeside mansion located at number 9, Udo Udoma Street, Asokoro, Abuja, BREAKING TIMES can authoritatively report.

      Investigations by our reporter on Wednesday unveiled President Muhammadu Buhari’s hidden property situated at a choice location in Asokoro beside an exotic lake few yards away from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa fence.

      Since his inauguration on Friday May 29, heavy security presence has been deployed around the area surrounding the property. BREAKING TIMES reporters at the risk of their lives managed to take photographs of the sprawling triple-duplex property on Wednesday.

      Front view of the Buhari no 9 Udo Udoma Street, Asokoro mansion | Photo: BREAKING TIMES

  • IZON Redeemer

    The trouble with animals like Dino is that–Northern political and intellectual elite think it will stick in Nigeria’s collective consciousness as the truth that oil exploaration activities were finaced by the Sultan of Sokoto and the Oni of Ife via Obj. The truth is that the Northern elites are addicted to the proceeds of Niger Delta oil and gas. They have completely abandoned any pretence at productivity and internally generated revenue. That is why they intend to keep the Ijaws in perpetual economic bondage as Dino is trying to do– The North is now completely dependent on the monthly federal allocation, which is the same thing as Niger Delta oil proceeds. The blatant falsehood about Northern funding of the initial stages of the industry, arises out of the psychological need to justify this total dependence on Niger Delta oil proceeds for survival and for virtually every need of daily existence. The Northern reasoning goes like this: Oil exploration in the Niger Delta was financed by Northern groundnut proceeds and therefore the North is equally entitled to Niger Delta oil proceeds which they used in devloping abuja while the entire Niger Deltans suffer from politically induced neglect. But what is the truth?
    The first oil prospecting in Nigeria was by a German company known as the Nigerian Bitumen Company. It commenced operations in 1908 and wound up its activities in Nigeria at the commencement of the First World War in 1914.The second attempt at oil prospecting in Nigeria was in 1937 by a company known as Shell D’Arcy. So why is Dino a rat after Jonathan for his Fulani Masters after serving his Yoruba landlords-?

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    President Muhammadu Buhari owns the sprawling Asokoro lakeside mansion located at number 9, Udo Udoma Street, Asokoro, Abuja, BREAKING TIMES can authoritatively report.

    Investigations by our reporter on Wednesday unveiled President Muhammadu Buhari’s hidden property situated at a choice location in Asokoro beside an exotic lake few yards away from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa fence.

    Since his inauguration on Friday May 29, heavy security presence has been deployed around the area surrounding the property. BREAKING TIMES reporters at the risk of their lives managed to take photographs of the sprawling triple-duplex property on Wednesday.

    Front view of the Buhari no 9 Udo Udoma Street, Asokoro mansion | Photo: BREAKING TIMES