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That’s a lot of Benjamins for two rides.

The Ministry of Aviation has confirmed reports that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority purchased two bulletproof cars worth $ 1.6 Million – N 256,264,417 (256 Million Naira) – for the Nigerian Minister of Aviation,. Stella Oduah. Punch reports.

Sahara Reporters who was first to report the news claimed that it had documents in its possession that the transaction for the purchase of two black BMW 760 Li HSS cars began in June, but the request for the delivery and payment for the cars fast tracked between August 13 and 15 2013.

Joe Obi, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Aviation on Media said in a telephone conversation with the Punch reporter that the cars were purchased for security reasons.

“Yes, it is true that some security vehicles were procured for the use of the office of the honourable minister in response to the clear and imminent threat to her personal security and life following the bold steps she took to reposition the sector.

When she came on board as the minister, she inherited a lot of baggage in terms of the concession and lease agreements in the sector, which were clearly not in the interest of the government and people of Nigeria.

And so, she took bold steps and some of these agreements were reviewed and some were terminated, and these moves disturbed some entrenched interests in the sector, and within this period, she began to receive some imminent threats to her life; therefore, the need for the vehicles.

It should be noted that these vehicles are not personal vehicles and were not procured in the name of the honourable minister; they are utility vehicles and are for the office of the minister, and if she leaves the office, she will not be taking the vehicles along with her.” he said.

BellaNajia did some digging and we found photos of the official exterior and interior features of the car. Check it out
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76 Comments

  1. BubblyBliss

    October 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Soon enough, soon enough. Shame on women in power that are not putting their public office to good use by serving the public

    • Omo

      October 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      I read your comments on a previous post. You were so vocal supporting the cause that Nigeria is. All you have to say is only two sentences.

    • Your Uncle

      October 18, 2013 at 12:46 am

      LOL @ Omo’s comment..

  2. slice

    October 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    i want the woman out of office but even I believe a minister should have this.

  3. Mz Socially Awkward...

    October 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    That photograph is a little disturbing. Isn’t this the same woman who described the plane crash which occurred a couple of weeks ago as an “Act of God”? If she’s happy enough to leave God to deal with the detoriating conditions of planes being flown in Nigeria, why is she concerned about threats to her own life?

    Also, Joe Obi needs to put out a second statement detailing all “the bold steps” taken by his MATT to “reposition the sector”.

    • Tincan

      October 18, 2013 at 9:40 am

      Why do you make so much sense? Also add question, why does she need 2 of the cars? Obama’s ‘the beast’ cost at the highest estimate $1.5M, they should have just gotten that for her.

    • Bella

      October 18, 2013 at 11:40 am

      you are dead on right? so people only do as they wish regardless of what they preach – HYPOCRISY much! mxm!!

    • Impeccable

      October 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      haha, true talk!
      impeccablegentleman.com/impeccable/2013/9/4/knowing-yourself

  4. de ceglie

    October 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    The more we keep quiet, the more stupid they think we are. For all our so called book and street smarts, we Nigerians are just a bunch of disappointment to standing up for our rights. if anyone comes on this forum to insult this woman or other derogatory stuff against our government, I’ll get more angry cos that’s just where it’ll stop at. All bark no bite. Let the charade continue.

    • lakelizzy

      October 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      I’m sorry to say that Nigerians are too wise for themselves
      that they have actually become easy pray to exploitation. None of
      us is bold enough to fight. We complain and we’ll keep complaining.
      At least we are very good at that much.

    • lakelizzy

      October 18, 2013 at 1:56 am

      *prey

  5. Ady

    October 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    “bold steps she took to reform the sector” and what are the outcome of the reforms, why are planes falling like every day, or is it the shabby work she did at the airport. its no news,

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      October 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      ahn ahn. Be careful that you don’t become a black and white debator. Stella on plane safety has been an E- on airport remodelling she has been a solid B. Have you been to MMA2? Or PH International Aiport? My point is to judge objectively and fairly.

    • sisimacy

      October 17, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      @ofili,I am disappointed at your comment,but hey everyone is entitled to his or her opinion.I still don’t see any reason why she. Should spend so much on cars.Nigerians can’t be fooled all the time#my opinion#

    • Iwi

      October 18, 2013 at 10:02 am

      Does beauty trump safety? Cause I’d rather get where I’m going, and on time than snap in a fine airport.

    • Omolicious

      October 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Sisimacy what are you disappointed at his comment for? When you criticize do it objectively and consulting your brains…she has done a lot to remodel airports and safety is still intact….. Fact is Nigeria is not the only place where planes fall of the skies….the last associated air rash was a human error/ pilot miscalculation which has nothing to do with the supervising body…..that pilot has been flying for years and no record of accidents……also people need to know that the aviation minister will not be siphoning money from aviation without the knowledge of the presidency..we all know she was one of those who worked with his door to door campaign to bring him in…while I am not holding forth for corruption plane accidents are not for people to make noise and say the minister should be sacked, however if we have serious proof that the accidents are caused by neglect of the supervisory body then changes will need to be made…..

    • Miss Anonymous

      October 18, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      MMA2 has been renovated but it was very shoddily done. The last time I was there I could see the uneven ends of the ceilings and the paint marks at the edges of the wall, where the ceiling meets the wall. Ditto with the old domestic airport. Also some of the walls in high traffic areas are painted white. How do you paint a wall white where people pass everyday and will definately leave hand prints all over? Even the International wing that is being remodelled is also being cheaply done. These face lifts will not stand the test of time. Go back there in 4 – 5 years and see for yourself.
      The last time I checked, heading the aviation sector meant much more than giving airports a cheap facelift and wearing lace wigs and brown contact lenses all over the place.

  6. toyin olaleye

    October 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    If she was doing what she was supposed to be doing, would she have to watch her back 24/7?

    • Omolicious

      October 18, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Lol….am sure you didn’t consult your brain before making that comment……so it’s only those who have not been doing what they should do that have to watch their backs with all the security problems we have now in Nigeria……pls let’s make this forum a place for intelligent comments……the truth is the purchase of the security cars are not a priority at this time because the agency through which the funds for this cars were made have had months of unpaid allowances to staff….as I speak I know a lot of their staffs who have been sent for local and foreign trainings without allowances….some allowances from last year are still pending and staff moral is becoming at its lowest…

  7. neon

    October 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    he who the gods want to kill, they will first run mad! these lot are all clearly on the brink of madness

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 17, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      No, the version that I’ve heard is “he who the gods want to kill, they will first of all make deaf”… I just love how lyrical Ibo/traditional proverbs can be …

  8. MImi

    October 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Wait. I can recognise some Avatars from Kola’s video post. You guys can be so subdued but to go voltron for Nigeria when someone stated the obvious in an albeit funny as hell video. Ok. Bye. Y’all deal with the problems.

  9. Hurpeyeahmie

    October 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    hmmmmmmmmmmm

  10. Okoro Mafia

    October 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Monday to Wednesday = Bullet Proof 1
    Thursday to Sunday = Bullet proof 2
    As in… ur a** is so wide that u need to fit it in two cars?? but I think u forgot to leave some spare change to fix that cheap $h*t on ur head u call a weave.

  11. Okoro Mafia

    October 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Oh and ma’am, if the hooligans stumble upon u in ur non-bullet proff cars, wldn’t that also be considered an act of God?
    The theif runnet when no man chaseth!

    • Tejiri

      October 17, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      @ Okoro Mafia, love yor comment. Very funny. One needs to laugh sometimes @ the madness going on in this country to avoid losing one’s mind…

    • Busarni

      October 18, 2013 at 9:40 am

      you are very stupid for insulting my mom; frustrated soul

  12. ally

    October 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I wonder if a trailer falls on it she wont die or while she walks down from her house to d car. would she ve to be sleeping in d car to avert any uncertainties?
    why would she ve to watch her back if her conscience is so clean

  13. Iyke

    October 17, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    It happened years back….it is still happening….Talk from now till eternity, it’s still the same. Nothing changes without YOU. You have to lead the change you want to be.
    The fence is nowhere to sit when the fullness of life is in motion… Fall back or lean forward…jump if you must…but make a move already… Life demands action…your best should be your reaction… No time left to primp…whine or pitch a fit…gather your wits… Life is in session…no encore guaranteed or expected….
    From the last time I checked, Nigerians are still eating PEOPLE.
    Go Figure!

  14. Okechukwu Ofili

    October 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I am still recovering from her act of God statement. But on this one, I don’t blame her. Whether you are a good politician or bad politician you cannot roll around in a Toyota Camry or public transport. You will get shot or kidnapped. Thats the state of our Nations security. But she should have bought a bullet proof okada instead…just kidding =D

    • asgrl

      October 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      But two F-ing Cars?????? And there is no way that price is not over inflated. Base 6 series models will cost you about $100K USD +. It does not cost $400,000 to retrofit and bullet proof an auto vehicle. I mean do they have anti-air craft missiles hoisted on the roof?

    • Omo

      October 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      ROTFLMAO. Anti craft missiles on the roof. ROTFLMAO

    • bnigerian

      October 17, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      What of a BULLET PROOF CAMRY? Who says a minister of the FRON can’t ride in a Camry? 😀

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      October 17, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      abegi joor. I prefer the bullet proof okada =D

    • Teddy Bear

      October 18, 2013 at 1:27 am

      I was thinking the same thing! Why are we so apathetic?! We
      need a revolution!!!

    • Segun

      October 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      Ofili, you are hilarious man! I get your point about the
      current state of security in the nation. However I still think
      spending $1.6M on cars is a little over the edge. Btw, good job
      with “How Intelligence kills.”

  15. KOOL OLA

    October 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    A country where people are wallowing in abject poverty, a minister is using “an official car ” worth $1.6m. Just a car! if there is threat to her life, wont she step out of the car or will she be carrying out all her “official duties” in the car? We have how many ministers? deputy ministers? are they all using the same type of expensive cars? What a shame of a country!

    • nana

      October 17, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      It’s even an ugly car. Was expecting an SUV

  16. Iyke

    October 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    The youths of today should speak up. Your voice is your defense…your weapon…your tool. Your voice measures the weight of your believes…echoes your consciousness…exercises your rights… Your voice combs your thoughts…your reason…the notion that if You are here…that you will be heard…valued…recalled as someone who stood for something… Your voice is at the heart of your intention…it is the YOU, you may not see…but the YOU, you promise you…you will know…remember…and regard as one of many…who spoke…engaged you…and you heard!
    Get informed guys…know what is happening in your backyards and speak out so that you will be heard! If you don’t know what you deserve…what you get may be happenstance…

  17. Annonymous

    October 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Stella Oduah, your staffs in spg are dieing of hunger, unpaid salaries. Why not even buy one and pay them for August. You are very very mean. Its not more than 50,000 that they earn, please pay them and forget about cars for now. You have enough and has stolen way more than enough. People that work for you smell of poverty but you drive the best cars, own the best houses. God is watching you madam and you will be held accountable for your actions

    • side eye

      October 18, 2013 at 5:07 am

      There is our problem. She should use Federal Government money to pay salaries at her private company? I see. Strolling on.

  18. Marc Francis of Chelsea

    October 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Darling my biggest disappointment is that she would claim she paid that for BMWs. At least buy a Bentley if you’re going t lie to people like they don’t know how to calculate. The 7 series retails for £66,000 at the max. What type of metal was used to make it bulletproof that would add over £900,000 to the price tag?

  19. Gorgeous

    October 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    LMAO. And they blame the girl Kola for highlighting Nigeria’s many woes. useless country. All she needs to do is settle some fools whose children will later die in plane crash. because she used maintenance money to buy BMW and fly herself private. ROTFLMAO. Again, mad country with insane people. SMH

  20. Jenna

    October 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Since we know this person has misplaced priorities, she could have invested in a psych, nutritionist, gym, a good hair, makeup, & wardrobe stylist. They seem to make a lot of sense for her situation. Me, I can’t take a woman who wears colored contacts, creates baby hair from the middle of her head and applies gel on it seriously. What era are we supposed to be in?

    • bnigerian

      October 17, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      It’s not all about looks ya know 😀

  21. Camron

    October 17, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    i hope nigerai has technicians to maintain those cars

  22. Tony image

    October 17, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    They all have bullet proof vehicles. Did Bankole not buy 2

  23. viva

    October 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Minister of fashion and makeup and “ologbo” contact lense to match!! SMH and palnes are dropping from the sky like flies!!!

  24. KOOL OLA

    October 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I agree with you Marc Francis. You know Naija government and corruption. The most latest customized bullet proof BMW here in d US cost not more than $100k, at least the one for 2013 that i saw this summer. How did they come up with $1.6m. im surprised anymore!!!

  25. HRH

    October 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    She can spend millions on state of the art cars bt can’t invest in a gud weave? LMAO!

  26. Gorgeous

    October 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Bhet bella naija people are instigators o. See as they zoomed in on all the features of the car. ROTFLMAO

  27. The Real Madam the Madam

    October 17, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Oya o, all those people that were vexing at the girl who said that she will rep Nigeria from afar, come and dump your anger inside here. Your beloved ministers in your beloved country sure make you proud don’t they? LOL.

  28. Anon

    October 17, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    God wil Punish dat Stella of a Minister!!!Agbaya oshi with her bleached wrinkled skin!

  29. A.A

    October 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    It is the women who surprise me the most, because as a ghanaian i always said and with confidence, In future it will be Women of Africa who will save Africa, and our kids. It is only when more women become heads of states and head leads in the government will we do better, but when i hear stories such as one Demonic one in Ghana called BETTY MOULD IDDRISU, who as government official approved for one useless judgement debt to be paid to one useless man ( a normal citizen Alfred Wayome – who claimed that large sum of money was due him cos the government gave him a verbal promise for a contract and failed) this judgement debt, worth Millions and Millions of Dollars, that coulda build schools and roads, Betty Mould Iddrisu approved and signed off on it to be paid to this THIEF. I was highly dissapointed,and then to read this one in nigeria too where this FEMALE minister has done this, purchasing a car as expensive as this when there are still kids out there who cant afford to go to school. The women in political leadership are really disappointing me except maybe Malawi female president who just SACKED 17 corrupt officials – she is doing a good job.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 18, 2013 at 9:05 am

      Ellen Johnson Sirleaf doesn’t seem to be doing to badly in Liberia… Some women will shine as good leaders because they have good values and others may not because they probably were “runs gals” in a former life. That’s just how individual it can be.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 18, 2013 at 9:05 am

      *too badly.

  30. immanuel

    October 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    hmmmm me fear ooooooooo see car………….. me never chop ooooooooo

    mavinmis.blogspot.com/

  31. no name

    October 17, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Baba oloriburuku ni a won people yi mehn!!
    Watttttt!!!

  32. mujer

    October 17, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Na wa sha. The car dear well well. I am hearing additional
    $400k per car. I guess God has been good to some with this national
    cake. I am so weakened I cant even find the words to talk. Someone
    Is dying this minute because they cannot afford the medication or
    medical service they need. Inequality is a sin!

  33. Ronke

    October 18, 2013 at 1:58 am

    I think that as Nigerians we should take a stand and demand
    change. The only thing is that we can’t do it by sitting down and
    folding our hands. I know It’s easier said than done, but it is
    worth a try. If we say we should boycott the airlines, that means
    more travel by road. Travelling by road can also be equally
    dangerous at times, but it is safer than travelling by air these
    days. I think we should take a stand by boycotting the airlines. If
    we hit them where it hurts then they loose money, and in turn they
    won’t be able to give kickbacks to the government. Every bad thing
    that happens creates a domino effect until someone decides to stand
    up for a change.

  34. NNENNE

    October 18, 2013 at 2:41 am

    ok.

  35. ibukungeorge

    October 18, 2013 at 4:17 am

    It is well!So tired of Naija tales of woe……Sad

  36. That Aftican chic

    October 18, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Her look says it all

  37. anon kwenu

    October 18, 2013 at 5:46 am

    beht that lace front tho

  38. Anne

    October 18, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Eii Politicians in Nigeria have money oo. 1.6 what? And people sit down and watch? This can’t happen in Gh. The noise it will generate even on social media alone will let that theif hide under his/her bed. Why are we so greedy? Black Africans! Kmt!

  39. mark

    October 18, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I don’t even know what to say. After all these, she will still take about 12 police escort along with her even to her bathroom. What a shame

  40. madman

    October 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Seriously guys, what is the big deal here….. Nigerians obviously know nothing about politics. When you are annoyed by someone’s actions you set them up by mailing rubbish to Sahara Reporters…. it appears we’ve forgotten politicians using state money to fund 2face’s wedding. homeboy even got a gift from David Mark and his wife, several cars from politicians. Nigerians need to get their priorities in order.

  41. madman

    October 18, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I agree with Ofili, Stella has worked very hard renovating Nigerian Airports and if PDP paid for people to fly an uninspected /unserviced plane — why isn’t PDP sued and held liable?

  42. madman

    October 18, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Read thru the comments… people here are just commenting for the sake of it. No deep thought into understanding politics or why she has become a target all of a sudden… This too shall pass.

  43. Zelda

    October 18, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Someone said,” imagine if she was Dora Akunyili dat was actually being threatened she will buy rocket jet and bullet proof jet,bullet proof house,change her wadrobe to bullet proof clothes” it sounded funny but if u really look at it its not, sad fr my country

  44. Annonymous

    October 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Madman, go and rest please, i know you have been paid, Thank you small Stella Oduah

    • Madman

      October 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      Who paid me?

  45. nene

    October 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    we need to fight these people. the worst of all is the ASUU
    strike. just burn down all universities so we know we have no
    universities again. mschew

  46. Dike

    October 19, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Congrats my sister.She rightly deserve 7 bullet cars and one bulletproof helicopter to protect herself from the likes of stupid Femi Fani-Kayode and his thugs.But why the Igbo public officers beinh targetted for invesstigation.yesterday allison madueke.today stella oduah.

  47. turkey

    October 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    This is bull shit, God will continue ctahing u pple one by one… Everything na vanity…uesless soul

  48. Lwazi Nsele

    November 5, 2013 at 9:10 am

    This is a disgrace to democracy.In South Africa we are approaching elections and people are putting their foot down about careless spending by politicians. Nigerians must stand up and put an end to this buffoonery

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