Thursday, August 1, 2019

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    ‘There’s anger in the land’ — Abdulsalami speaks on growing insecurity

‘There’s anger in the land’ — Abdulsalami speaks on growing insecurity

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state, has expressed worry over the growing insecurity in various parts of the country, calling for urgent action.Speaking at a roundtable discussion on the security challenges, he said: “there is anger in the land and the voices of reason are drowning very rapidly".The parley organised by the General Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and [...]

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    Southern, middle belt leaders pull out of peace talk over inclusion of Miyetti Allah

Southern, middle belt leaders pull out of peace talk over inclusion of Miyetti Allah

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has pulled out of a roundtable to discuss security matters.The forum announced this in a letter co-signed by Edwin Clark, Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) leader, Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere leader, John Nwodo, leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Pogu Bitrus, leader of the Middle Belt Forum.They cited the invitation of the Miyetti Allah Cattle [...]

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    Gowon: How Abdulsalami and I saved Obasanjo from impeachment

Gowon: How Abdulsalami and I saved Obasanjo from impeachment

Yakubu Gowon, a former head of state, says he and Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former head of state, saved ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo from being impeached in 2007.Gowon said this at a public lecture tagged: “Nation Building or Nation Fragmentation: Reflection on 20 years of Post-Military Rule in Nigeria”.The event, which held in Abuja on Saturday, was organised in honour of late [...]

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    Peace committee asks Nigerians to rise up and defend democracy

Peace committee asks Nigerians to rise up and defend democracy

The National Peace Committee has called on Nigerians to defend the nation's democracy by going out to vote on Saturday.The call was made in a statement jointly signed by Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, and Mathew Kukah, bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had postponed the general election, citing challenges with logistics.The committee [...]

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    I’ve cancelled my trip to Nigeria, says Clinton

I’ve cancelled my trip to Nigeria, says Clinton

Bill Clinton, former US president, will no longer travel to Nigeria to attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).According to the National Peace Committee (NPC) led by Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, Clinton was expected to be in Abuja on Wednesday to deliver an address [...]

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    Abdusalami: Atiku’s absence won’t weaken peace accord

Abdusalami: Atiku’s absence won’t weaken peace accord

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, says the absence of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the signing of a peace accord ahead of 2019 polls is of no effect.The accord was organised by the National Peace Committee which said it extended invitation to all 73 presidential candidates contesting the 2019 elections, but Atiku said [...]

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    Abdulsalami: Jonathan brought peace to Nigeria by accepting defeat in 2015

Abdulsalami: Jonathan brought peace to Nigeria by accepting defeat in 2015

Abdulsalami Abubakar, ex-head of state, says ex-president Goodluck Jonathan showed that he loves Nigeria more than power when he conceded defeat in 2015.Abubakar said this on Tuesday at the launch of 'My Transition Hours', a book written by Jonathan.At the last general election, Jonathan called President Muhammadu Buhari, the then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to concede before [...]

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    SHOCKER: Atiku ‘saved Obasanjo from near bankruptcy’ before 1999

SHOCKER: Atiku ‘saved Obasanjo from near bankruptcy’ before 1999

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar reportedly saved ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo from near bankruptcy before he was elected president in 1999.According to a new book titled ‘Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man in Africa’, Atiku made all his resources available for Obasanjo's presidential campaign.The book was written by Chidi Odinkalu, former chairman of the National [...]

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    Abdulsalami: PDP not playing opposition role well… it could be suffering shock of defeat

Abdulsalami: PDP not playing opposition role well… it could be suffering shock of defeat

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state, has scored the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) low in terms of playing its role as a credible opposition.Speaking when Raymond Dokpesi, a chairmanship aspirant of the party, visited him in his residence in Minna, Niger state, the elder statesman challenged PDP to assume proper opposition role., saying though no political party could remain in [...]

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    Abdulsalami: Maitama Sule asked me to arrest him after 1983 coup

Abdulsalami: Maitama Sule asked me to arrest him after 1983 coup

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state, has revealed how the late Maitama Sule submitted himself for arrest after the 1983 coup.Abubakar, who was a brigade commander of the army at the time, said many politicians in the state were arrested.He disclosed this when he paid a condolence visit to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, on Sunday."I was at my [...]

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    Abdulsalami is the architect of Nigeria’s democracy, says Oyegun

Abdulsalami is the architect of Nigeria’s democracy, says Oyegun

John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described Abdulasalami Abubakar, former head of state, as the architect of Nigeria’s democracy.He said this in the party`s congratulatory message to Abubakar on his 75th birthday.The chairman described Abubakar as a first-class nationalist, detribalised leader and a sterling example of statesmanship.He added that efforts at entrenching democracy in the [...]

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    OBJ, IBB, Abdulsalami meet in Minna

OBJ, IBB, Abdulsalami meet in Minna

Three former Nigerian leaders, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) and Abdulsalami Abubakar met in Minna, capital of Niger state, on Monday afternoon.According to LEADERSHIP, the meeting which lasted for over two hours held at the hilltop home of IBB.The newspaper said visitors who usually besiege Babangida’s house were streamlined, with some of them stopped from entering the house ahead of [...]

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    Obasanjo never sees good in people, says Fayose

Obasanjo never sees good in people, says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says former president Olusegun Obasanjo never sees good in other people.Idowu Adelusi, his chief press secretary, quoted Fayose to have said this to journalists on Saturday after visiting Abdulsalam Abubakar, former military head of state.The Ekiti governor advised Obasanjo who's celebrating his 80th birthday to emulate Abubakar who was working for the unity and [...]

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    Abdulsalami: Everyone is aggrieved in southern Kaduna crisis

Abdulsalami: Everyone is aggrieved in southern Kaduna crisis

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, says a solution must be found to the crisis in the southern part of Kaduna state, maintaining that "everyone is aggrieved one way or the other".Speaking on Friday when he led a delegation of the National Peace Committee to the state, the elder statesman emphasised the need for peace.The delegation held a closed door [...]

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    Buhari, Abdulsalami meet behind closed doors

Buhari, Abdulsalami meet behind closed doors

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state, held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.The former military ruler arrived Aso Rock around 3pm and moved into the president’s office.Abdusalami, who is the chairman of the peace committee of the 2015 general election, refused to brief reporters on the details of the meeting, [...]

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    Buhari happy with centenary city project

Buhari happy with centenary city project

The presidency on Friday welcomed an assurance from Centenary City Plc that all the original inhabitants of the site have been fully compensated.Speaking after being briefed by Abdulsalami Abubakar, chairman of the company's board of directors and members of its management team, Buhari praised the Centenary City's main development partners from the United Arab Emirates for having enough confidence in [...]

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