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    Aisha Alhassan: I will quit Buhari’s cabinet when the time comes

Aisha Alhassan: I will quit Buhari’s cabinet when the time comes

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, says she will resign as a member of the federal executive council (FEC) when the time comes.Alhassan said this in reaction to reports that she had relinquished her position to contest Taraba governorship poll.She had written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari to notify him of her intention to contest the election under the [...]

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    Women affairs minister writes Buhari, seeks to contest Taraba guber poll

Women affairs minister writes Buhari, seeks to contest Taraba guber poll

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, has expressed her interest to contest the Taraba state governorship election in 2019.In a letter to notify President Muhammadu Buhari of her ambition, the minister said she would be running under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The minister is an ally of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar who is one of the presidential [...]

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    Buhari’s minister says APC will govern Nigeria forever

Buhari’s minister says APC will govern Nigeria forever

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will govern the country forever.The minister said this on Monday after the inauguration of the Taraba state chairman at the ruling party's national secretariat in Abuja.Alhassan also known as "Mama Taraba" expressed hope that the APC would take over Gombe and Taraba states in 2019.“I will make sure [...]

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    Atiku-supporting minister meets Buhari, keeps mum on defection

Atiku-supporting minister meets Buhari, keeps mum on defection

Aisha Alhassan, the minister of women affairs who once declared support for former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.After the meeting, Alhassan refused to answer questions from state house correspondents concerning Abubakar's resignation from the APC.Since the former vice-president ditched the party, there have been speculations that some top personalities may follow suit.Having said she will support [...]

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    Alhassan ‘apologises’ to APC over pro-Atiku comment

Alhassan ‘apologises’ to APC over pro-Atiku comment

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs and social development, has apologised for openly endorsing Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, the All Progressives Congress (APC) said Thursday.Last week, the minister had said she would support Abubakar for president in 2019 even if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to run.Her open declaration of support for Atiku had raised dust within the APC as well as [...]

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    APC ‘grills’ Aisha Alhassan

APC ‘grills’ Aisha Alhassan

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, on Thursday, appeared before the national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The APC had summoned the minister over her public declaration of support for the 2019 presidential aspiration of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, even if President Muhammadu Buhari runs in the election.In a video that went viral last week, Alhassan declared [...]

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    Alhassan and the game of long knives

Alhassan and the game of long knives

Those who thought that Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting would be the political funeral for Minister of Women Affairs Aisha Alhassan may have exaggerated her dilemma after all.She may well have had her letter of resignation in her bag, but in the end President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t push her over the edge – yet. After many years in politics, [...]

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    106 Chibok girls to begin school after meeting parents in hometown

106 Chibok girls to begin school after meeting parents in hometown

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs and social development, says 106 Chibok girls will begin school in two weeks after reuniting with their parents and friends in their hometown.  The girls, who have undergone medical and psychological rehabilitation, will commence a special foundation programme at American University in Yola, Adamawa state.The minister disclosed this at a send-off party organised in [...]

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    Mama Taraba and the APC crisis

Mama Taraba and the APC crisis

Mama Taraba is Senator Aisha Alhassan, the current Minister of Women Affairs in the Muhammadu Buhari cabinet, and arguably the most influential female politician in Taraba state today. She did something shocking and unusual in Nigerian politics during the last Eid-el-Kabir holidays. While paying homage to former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, she addressed him as follows: “Your Excellency, our [...]

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Amosun: Alhassan should have resigned, her loyalty can’t be in two places

Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor, says Aisha Alhassan, minister for women affairs, should have resigned her position after championing the emergence of ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar as Nigeria's next president.Amosun said although the minister has the right to express her stance, she cannot be loyal to two masters.Speaking to journalists in Abeokuta on Saturday, he said it had become obvious that "no contribution [...]

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    What’s the fuss about Aisha Alhassan’s statement?

What’s the fuss about Aisha Alhassan’s statement?

BY SIKIRU AKINOLA We have offended the gods. If not, we would not be tackling tissues instead of issues. Rather than look for solutions to the myriads of problems we are faced with as a country, we like politicising everything, just to curry favour and get those whose faces they don't like out of the government.With high hopes, we all supported [...]

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    APC silent over minister’s endorsement of Atiku

APC silent over minister’s endorsement of Atiku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has kept mum over the endorsement of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar by Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs.In a video clip that surfaced on Wednesday, Alhassan called Atiku "Nigeria's president for 2019".Speaking with BBC Hausa after the incident, the minister said she would support the former vice-president if he decides to run for office in 2019.She [...]

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    El-Rufai: We opposed Buhari when he chose Alhassan

El-Rufai: We opposed Buhari when he chose Alhassan

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari were not in support of his choice of Aisha Alhassan as a minister.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with the president on Friday, the governor said Alhassan has never been a supporter of Buhari.He said he was not surprised that the minister openly endorsed former Vice-President Atiku [...]

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    Alhassan: Buhari promised to spend one term

Alhassan: Buhari promised to spend one term

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, says President Muhammadu Buhari told the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he would not seek re-election in 2019.The minister said this in an interview with Reuters.She claimed Buhari said he was only going to run for a single term to clean up the mess of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).“In 2014/2015 [...]

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    I don’t think Buhari is naïve, says Alhassan after visiting Aso Rock

I don’t think Buhari is naïve, says Alhassan after visiting Aso Rock

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs and social development, says she does not think President Muhammadu Buhari is a naïve person.Alhassan said this while speaking with state house correspondents after visiting Aso Rock with the hope to meet with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president.She said she had not seen the president since she made the comment, which [...]

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    The ‘cold war’ between Atiku and Buhari: Has the 2019 campaign started already?

The ‘cold war’ between Atiku and Buhari: Has the 2019 campaign started already?

In the past 24 hours, the camp of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has fired shots into the orbit of President Muhammadu Buhari. But the presidency has not responded. Some political analysts believe this is just the beginning of the battle for 2019.Many Nigerians consider Abubakar as charismatic, tactful and daring. Yes, he dared Obasanjo when the former president was at [...]

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