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The spiritual side of Aso Villa

By Reuben Abati   |   14 October 2016   |   4:01 am


People tend to be alarmed when the Nigerian Presidency takes certain decisions. They don’t think the decision makes sense. Sometimes, they wonder if something has not gone wrong with the thinking process at that highest level of the country. I have heard people insist that there is some form of witchcraft at work in the country’s seat of government. I am ordinarily not a superstitious person, but working in the Villa, I eventually became convinced that there must be something supernatural about power and closeness to it. I’ll start with a personal testimony. I was given an apartment to live in inside the Villa. It was furnished and equipped. But when my son, Michael arrived, one of my brothers came with a pastor who was supposed to stay in the apartment. But the man refused claiming that the Villa was full of evil spirits and that there would soon be a fire accident in the apartment. He complained about too much human sacrifice around the Villa and advised that my family must never sleep overnight inside the Villa.

I thought the man was talking nonsense and he wanted the luxury of a hotel accommodation. But he turned out to be right. The day I hosted family friends in that apartment and they slept overnight, there was indeed a fire accident. The guests escaped and they were so thankful. Not long after, the President’s physician living two compounds away had a fire accident in his home. He and his children could have died. He escaped with bruises. Around the Villa while I was there, someone always died or their relations died. I can confirm that every principal officer suffered one tragedy or the other; it was as if you needed to sacrifice something to remain on duty inside that environment. Even some of the women became merchants of dildo because they had suffered a special kind of death in their homes (I am sorry to reveal this) and many of the men complained about something that had died below their waists too. The ones who did not have such misfortune had one ailment or the other that they had to nurse. From cancer to brain and prostate surgery and whatever, the Villa was a hospital full of agonizing patients.

I recall the example of one particular man, an asset to the Jonathan Presidency who practically ran away from the Villa. He said he needed to save his life. He was quite certain that if he continued to hang around, he would die. I can’t talk about colleagues who lost daughters and sons, brothers and uncles, mothers and fathers, and the many obituaries that we issued. Even the President was multiply bereaved. His wife, Mama Peace was in and out of hospital at a point, undergoing many surgeries. You may have forgotten but after her husband lost the election and he conceded victory, all her ailments vanished, all scheduled surgeries were found to be no longer necessary and since then she has been hale and hearty. By the same token, all those our colleagues who used to come to work to complain about a certain death beneath their waists and who relied on videos and other instruments to entertain wives (take it easy boys, I don’t mean nay harm, I am writing!), have all experienced a re-awakening.

Everyone who went under the blade has received miraculous healing, and we are happy to be out of that place. But others were not so lucky. They died. There were days when convoys ran into ditches and lives were lost. In Norway, our helicopter almost crashed into a mountain. That was the first time I saw the President panicking. The weather was all so hazy and he just kept saying it would not be nice for the President of a country to die in a helicopter crash due to pilot miscalculations. The President went into a prayer mode. We survived. In Kenya once, we had a bird strike. The plane had to be recalled and we were already airborne with the plane acting like it would crash. During the 2015 election campaigns, our aircraft refused to start on more than one occasion. The aircraft just went dead. On some other occasions, we were stoned and directly targeted for evil. I really don’t envy the people who work in Aso Villa, the seat of Nigeria’s Presidency. For about six months, I couldn’t even breathe properly. For another two months, I was on crutches. But I considered myself far luckier than the others who were either nursing a terminal disease or who could not get it up.

When Presidents make mistakes, they are probably victims of a force higher than what we can imagine. Every student of Aso Villa politics would readily admit that when people get in there, they actually become something else. They act like they are under a spell. When you issue a well- crafted statement, the public accepts it wrongly. When the President makes a speech and he truly means well, the speech is interpreted wrongly by the public. When a policy is introduced, somehow, something just goes wrong. In our days, a lot of people used to complain that the APC people were fighting us spiritually and that there was a witchcraft dimension to the governance process in Nigeria. But the APC folks now in power are dealing with the same demons. Since Buhari government assumed office, it has been one mistake after another. Those mistakes don’t look normal, the same way they didn’t look normal under President Jonathan. I am therefore convinced that there is an evil spell enveloping this country. We need to rescue Nigeria from the forces of darkness. Aso Villa should be converted into a spiritual museum, and abandoned.

Should I become President of Nigeria tomorrow, I will build a new Presidential Villa: a Villa that will be dedicated to the all-conquering Almighty, and where powers and principalities cannot hold sway. But it is not about buildings and space, not so? It is about the people who go to the highest levels in Nigeria. I really don’t quite believe in superstitions, but I am tempted to suggest that this is indeed a country in need of prayers. We should pray before people pack their things into Aso Villa. We should ask God to guide us before we appoint ministers. We should, to put it in technocratic language, advise that the people should be very vigilant. We have all failed so far, that crucial test of vigilance. We should have a Presidential Villa where a President can afford to be human and free. In the White House, in the United States, Presidents live like normal human beings. In Aso Villa, that is impossible. They’d have to surround themselves with cooks from their villages, bodyguards from their mother’s clans and friends they can trust. It should be possible to be President of Nigeria without having to look behind one’s shoulders. But we are not yet there. So, how do we run a Presidency where the man in the saddle can only drink water served by his kinsman? No. How can we possibly run a Presidency where every President proclaims faith in Nigeria but they are better off in the company of relatives and kinsmen. No. We need as Presidents men and women who are willing to be Nigerians. No Nigerian President should be in spiritual bondage because he belongs to all of us and to nobody.

Now let me go back to the spiritual dimension. A colleague once told me that I was the most naïve person around the place. I thought I was a bright, smart, professional doing my bit and enjoying the President’s confidence. I spelled it out. But what I got in response was that I was coming to the villa using Lux soap, but that most people around the place always bathed in the morning with blood. Goat blood. Ram blood. Whatever animal blood. I argued. He said there were persons in the Villa walking upside down, head to the ground. I screamed. Everybody looked normal to me. But I soon began to suspect that I was in a strange environment indeed. Every position change was an opportunity for warfare. Civil servants are very nice people; they obey orders, but they are not very nice when they fight over personal interests.

The President is most affected by the atmosphere around him. He can make wrong decisions based on the cloud of evil around him. Even when he means well and he has taken time to address all possible outcomes, he could get on the wrong side of the public. A colleague called me one day and told me a story about how a decision had been taken in the spiritual realm about the Nigerian government. He talked about the spirit of error, and how every step taken by the administration would appear to the public like an error. He didn’t resign on that basis but his words proved prophetic. I see the same story being re-enacted. Aso Villa is in urgent need of redemption. I never slept in the apartment they gave me in that Villa for an hour.

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  • Tosin

    Gossip fa 😉

    • Falokun Martins

      don’t you think this could be true?

      • Prince Ajibs Adetola

        @Tosin, you had better wake up and smell the coffin. Saving Nigeria is not a child’s play. But God is able

        • otitokoro

          Prince Adetola, I believe you meant coffee. A typo perhaps.

          • Prince Ajibs Adetola

            No, not at all. Its a play upon word to show extent of emphasis

          • otitokoro


  • Efeturi Ojakaminor

    Is that why certain persons who prior to going to the villa were with the people only for them to get to the villa and they became turncoats?

  • Olori Magege

    It is difficult not to agree with Abati write up. How can one explain certain utterances from the Villa? How does one explain the resurgence of gestapo DSS?

    • Iskacountryman

      idiocy…when non intelligent people take decisions based on their personal insecurity and myopia…

    • EyeServis

      I like your logic and reasoning. Some things which we dont know for sure, sometimes makes sense to leave room for error or for the improbable becoming probable. Anything is possible in a country where one being could for instance ask another to bring an infant for sacrifice, and that other would oblige and do so. I wont go as far as calling it a zoo. Yet, but.. Total madhouse!

  • Olufemi Bello

    Even in most government houses in the states it is like that. Only the Almighty God can save Nigeria

  • Hah!

    Where is Namadi Sambo? may be can give more insight to Dr. Abati’s Memo.

  • Jonathan

    This story from inside the Villa is chilling, in fact i developed goose pimple reading it. Aso Villa is a temple of sorcery and occult. It is a the demons dwelling place where flesh and blood are sacrificed daily. The foundation is laid with blood and roofed with blood. No wonder nothing good comes out of there.

  • Love to the World Initiative

    Let’s hand our country over to the prince of peace. He is the God above all gods

  • Omotayo Caleb

    This is not a new one to me but a confirmation of what we all know. This is a time and a reason to pray for our leaders.

    • EyeServis

      We, the people, have done our bit by (foolishly) voting this freak and members of his circus in. They should pray for themselves. Shikena!

  • ToriolaOlufemi

    Same thing is happening to the former Secretariat in ikoyo Lagos. You won’t see any Nigerian billionaire talking or suggesting himmor herself purchasing it. Many things including innocent bloods were underneath and many lives were buried alive not until some past leaders dies before we can easily overcome these.

  • Charles Aboloje

    Ha ha ha! Another one has started. After they have have let themselves and Nigeria down, they start to give stupid excuses. Devils, holy spirit, water spirits. Why didn’t he say all these while he was winning and dinning at Aso rock. He should keep his mouth shut.

  • Play

    Yeah right… It was all fun and games when you guys were in power, now aso villa is possessed with evil. Thanks for the exposé.

  • Iskacountryman

    idiocy in its highest form…when you surround yourself with fools…this is what you get…nigeria where only dummies advance to the top…

    • EyeServis

      What exactly is your beef? The storyline? The “clueless” one that he served? Or the mumu residing there now?
      We all know that only killers, halfwits and dimwits get to climb up the top of the tree in Nigeria. So, your beef?

      • Iskacountryman

        you are an aspiring tree climber…

        • EyeServis

          Simple question. I thought. Free world. Entitlements

          • Iskacountryman

            stop thinking…you might get a headache…

          • EyeServis

            You don lose focus

          • Iskacountryman

            true talk…

  • Chidi Anuduchukwu

    You’re the Lord’s chosen. A man with special grace. More than a conqueror. Your revelations are spiritually inspiring and educative. God bless you, Sir.

  • Olokunde Lekan Akande

    Villa is the seat of power and money, humans will do anything to acquire them using any unimaginable means. It takes a special grace to be humble without appetite for power and money. I am indifferent.

  • disqus_h4UOjCCGIM

    Abati has said it all ! While in power, I noticed he never stayed in the villa for one day throughout his tenure. I was compelled to ask him and he revealed the chilling atmosphere in Aso Villa to me. Pls don’t sweep what he had just said under the carpet, cos it is actually true.

    • EyeServis

      I wont be surprised that it may have an element of truth in it, even if overly dramatised a bit. Neither would i be surprised. If it were a figment of a typically Nigerian wild spiritual fantasy.

    • james_grim_teacher

      We have swept it under the carpet. Sensationalism at its best.

      Two important things about Aso Rock and it’s occupants;

      1. Looking at the pictures, it is one of the most opulent but poorly ventilated combinations of large buildings in the world. Designed for opulence instead of health many years ago.

      2. Lifestyle : Governance in Nigeria is conducted by middle aged men who conspire in meetings 18 hours a day going on for weeks and months.
      You have to be a moron if you live this lifestyle and you expect all your masculine items equipment to be ship shape…aint gonna happen.

      These health problems and fatalities could easily have been prevented by a more healthy lifestyle

      Goodluck Jonathan himself was clearly more healthy when he started working out at the gym compared with when Jack Daniels was a constant companion.

      OBJ apparently used to play furious games of squash as well which kept the guy going through the otherwise stressful and extremely unhealthy lifestyle of constant bullying of other people, hating, conspiring and plotting enemies ‘ downfall

  • Flash

    …..and yet Abati missed the ‘ringing’ of his phone!!!!

  • Flash

    The day the President and his aides begin to behave like ordinary folks that will be the day fresh air will blow there.

  • Joshua2011

    The world’s kingdoms are in opposition to the Kingdom of Christ. Many Christians, over the centuries, have joined the rulers of world governments (empires, kingdoms and countries) in the mistaken belief that they can change the way the world works. Obviously, they believed that they know better than God.

    Churches in any country or empire are called to be prophet to whichever nation or country they inhabit. Rather than be prophet, many church leaders romance the rulers in their countries in exchange for the crumbs falling from the tables. Coming to Nigeria, we all witnessed pastors, bishops, and elders of many big churches and denominations falling over themselves for either Buhari or Jonathan in the period of the 2015 presidential elections. Some 300 pastors in Lagos alone organized prayers for Buhari! How then can they turn around now to speak truth to power as the country is being daily rubbished by human and demonic forces? What type of prayer will they now be praying after having sold their souls for a “mess of porridge.” I am using this medium to ask those pastors and leaders who collected money in order to pray and fast for either Jonathan or Buhari to repent immediately. God is against all the leaders of the people who have through their lust for money allowed demonic forces to control every lever of government at national and state levels.

    Christians have no business actively canvassing for votes for anyone. We are called to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to live by its precepts. You can download for free the book, Stewards of the Kingdom, from to read more about what true believers ought to be doing in this end time period when men and women have become lovers of themselves and Christian leaders have merchandized the gospel of Christ.

  • Political Affey

    Can you see where our refusal to embrace science has led us to now? We spend too much time trying to be spiritual, and in the end we are getting nowhere. The drive for materialism without hard work has destroyed the black race, and Nigeria is at the top of the food chain when it comes to self deception.
    Not that I care if we deceive oursleves, but when personal interest now clash with public good, this is what you get. Aso Rock has become a haunted place just for the interest of an insignificant few who want to destroy Nigeria at all cost, if only they and their families will continue to be at the top.

  • Bigtin

    I concur with you Reuben having had first hand experience. I’m aware some rituals took place there 5 weeks ago. May God deliver us.

  • hiro hiro

    Abati and his tales. So all these happened and you did not speak out, instead you took a second wife in the same villa. Jo pack well jare and play us second base.

    • Ben Idowu Famakin


  • lastborn4mom

    But I’m surprised Abati didn’t mention anything about his mother’s death during that time. Or is that not a spiritual side of aso rock loss? Though Mama died at 81 or so, but may be she would still be alive if Abati didn’t stepped inside Aso villa at all. Just saying sha!

  • Jide Balogun

    We all aware of this please..but if you are true Christian, when you discovered all these, why didn’t you resign before you were booted out. The reason why you refused to leave Aso Villa then basically was because you also enjoy power and money like every other person in the place today, had it mean this story, revelation or confession was given when you were there, in fact, I would have said kudos to you but it was after you were thrown out of the Villa with your boss that you came out and started revealing the evil and the occult practices in the Villa, to me, it doesn’t make any sense… Before you were appointed to work in the Villa, I quite believed that you were aware of the evil both Babangida and Abacha perpetrated in the Villa, after you have acquired enormous wealth through

  • Anne Mumuney

    If this line of thought represents our supposed intellectuals, then what hope is there for us ever joining the civilised world. Heartbreaking. Dark continent, dark people.

  • Alao Moses

    Fear is the weapon of the devil. We also need to be sure the author is not having a disorder of thoughts. The pressure at the sit of power can be so much that only the person with grate fortitude can cope.

  • Runskii

    The problem with us(Nigerians) as a people is that we are too quick to attribute our failures to the devil, witches and wizards and our successes to miracles and God thereby failing to acknowledge our roles in the scheme of things. Great countries of this world were not built on this kind of mindset. It is a pity that we have a lot of people like Abati with same reasoning at the helm of affairs of this country. What a pity.

  • This revelation is ordered by the forces of Light and good. There is no doubt in my mind that the good Lord has sent this revelation so that the people that hold the Light of God can pray and uproot the evil forces in and around the Villa as revealed through Dr Abati. When these dark forces are destroyed through prayers and submission to the spirit and will of Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah Mighty, the Alpha and Omega then we can all have peace and freshness of life and everything as ordered by, sent from and blessed by God. God is Great, those that worship Him must worship Him in total obedience and submission to Him alone.

  • H. Odeyinka

    This is an insightful piece. Whether we believe it or not, the physical world around us is controlled by the spiritual. In the realm of the spirit, distance is not a barrier. Ss a result, abandoning the present Aso Villa and building another one as suggested by Abati is not the solution. Immediately you build a new Villa,and people move in, the demons will move in with them. What we need is for people living in the Villa to forsake their idols and turn their hearts to the one and only true God. The Villa itself needs serious deliverance prayers to set it free from demonic bondages. God bless Nigeria, God bless Aso villa.

  • Aremu Taiwo

    So Aso villa caused Abati and his boss to continuously lie about pseudo-transformation of a country ravaged by hunger and poverty. Villa made them to share country’s money meant to fight security insurgents! I suggest that Abati should do the needful; surrender all those satanic Naira, Dollar and Euros collected from demonic villa, donate these to IDPs and NGOs as well states where workers are being owed. This restitution will serve as a beginning to real peace and soul saving. This write up is one of the lazy talks and unnecessary diversionary from current important issues like economy, poor infrastructure and hunger affecting the citizenry.

  • abodes_124

    Reuben are you speaking tongue in cheek ? Some people may take you literally and seriously!

  • yemi

    Fantastic. The otherwise simple problem of poor leadership is further compounded by the imaginary forces of evil. Nigeria my beloved, why has sense forsaken thee?

    The only spiritual battle you have is your inability to recognize your own failures, and somehow find blame in something else. Very typical of the ‘the African gene’ sorry to say this (cool down boy).

    Until you acknowledge that you are the architect of your own fall, the witches in your step mothers village will forever torment thee.

  • ronke benedict

    what i don’t understand is why Reuben abati is still allowed to write for the guardian, he totally makes a mockery of their ‘conscience nurtured by truth’ motto. But i guess there’s a spiritual angle to it, after all, money is also a spirit.

  • Kelvin Onuabuchi Onyia

    no wahala at least you can enjoy your own share of the loot now,’ be be careful efcc is still at work.

  • Patrick Nrialike

    Sorry Abati, I thought you are enlightened and I believed in your write ups. But with this rubbish from you, I have lost hope in you. Once our polity starts mixing spiritualism (Godly or satanic) with governance, the narrative is lost. Nigeria has had if this reflects the mentality of Nigerian leaders today.

  • Niran Olatona
  • RumuPHC

    And Rueben Abati is said to be a Phd?

  • Pa Shakede Oinah

    Join the discussion…

  • The Realist

    Was it the demons that made you people steal mllions and billions?and sane enough to open fictitious accounts?offshore accounts?USELESS ABATI seeking some relevance hiss

  • Kekedu

    Abati, all you have written are the wages of corruption. This spirits tormenting the occupants are those of the Nigerian masses. Come clean and you will sleep easy.

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