Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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    Pro-Atiku group: Garba Shehu has forgotten Buhari’s claim that Abacha didn’t steal

Pro-Atiku group: Garba Shehu has forgotten Buhari’s claim that Abacha didn’t steal

The Atiku presidential campaign organisation says it finds it amusing that the presidency tagged the HSBC as corrupt over its prediction that a victory for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 will have a negative effect on the country.In a recent report, the bank had predicted that a Buhari second tenure would stunt the economy.It also foretold that the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    ‘Make a choice on restructuring and stick to it’ — Atiku fires back at Osinbajo

‘Make a choice on restructuring and stick to it’ — Atiku fires back at Osinbajo

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to stop "this continuous prevarication, this approbation and reprobation" and stick to whether he is in support of restructuring or not.The two men have exchanged a series of statements over their understanding of the concept of restructuring.While Abubakar accused Osinbajo of "lacking appreciation of the core tenets of the concept”, the vice-president [...]

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    Your understanding of restructuring is vague, Osinbajo replies Atiku

Your understanding of restructuring is vague, Osinbajo replies Atiku

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar does not have a clear understanding of the concept of restructuring.The call for the restructuring has been on the front burner under this administration, with political bigwigs disagreeing on whether the country should be restructured or not.While the debate had dwindled, Osinbajo raised the dust in a statement on Monday. He had [...]

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    Peter Obi is not Atiku’s running mate, says aide

Peter Obi is not Atiku’s running mate, says aide

Valentine Obienyem, media aide of Peter Obi, ex-governor of Anambra state, says there is no truth in the report that his principal is running mate to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.Abubakar is an aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election.In a statement, Obienyem described the report as mere speculation. "When I read the news in the papers and [...]

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    PHOTOS: Aliyu Gusau ‘reunites’ Obasanjo and Atiku in Abuja

PHOTOS: Aliyu Gusau ‘reunites’ Obasanjo and Atiku in Abuja

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar shook hands in Abuja on Wednesday.Both men who have disagreed publicly in recent times, were in charge of the affairs of the country between 1999 and 2007.Abubakar could have succeeded Obasanjo in 2003 but the elder statesman reportedly appealed to his influential deputy to allow him complete another term.By 2007 when Obasanjo's [...]

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    Atiku: I’ll probe Buhari if I’m elected president

Atiku: I’ll probe Buhari if I’m elected president

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says if he wins the 2019 election, he will investigate the arms procurement of the current administration.Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa on Saturday, Abubakar said it is taking too long to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents.“Eight years after, Nigerian government is still fighting Boko Haram that are not professionally trained," he said.“I want to be [...]

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    Atiku’s comment sparks friction between Fani-Kayode, Omokri

Atiku’s comment sparks friction between Fani-Kayode, Omokri

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, and Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, squared off on Twitter over the opinion of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on how herdsmen should be referred to.In an interview on March 8, Abubakar said it was wrong to refer to killer herdsmen as Fulani."It is a misnomer to use the term ‘killer herdsmen of Fulani [...]

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    Ekwueme influenced my view on restructuring, says Atiku

Ekwueme influenced my view on restructuring, says Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says his stance on the need for restructuring Nigeria was influenced by late former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme.Abubakar said this on Wednesday, while speaking at the interdenominational commendation service for Ekwueme in Enugu state.Ekwueme died on November 19 at a London hospital, aged 85.Abubakar said his personal relationship with Ekwume started in 1994, when both of them were [...]

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    ‘Our thoughts are with your family’ — Atiku reaches out to Buhari over son’s accident

‘Our thoughts are with your family’ — Atiku reaches out to Buhari over son’s accident

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has commiserated with the family of President Muhammadu Buhari over the bike accident involving Yusuf Buhari, the president's only son.Abubakar, who expressed his condolences on Twitter, wished Yusuf a speedy recovery.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, confirmed that Yusuf broke a limb and had a head injury in the accident [...]

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    Fuel scarcity: Atiku sympathises with ‘struggling’ Nigerians

Fuel scarcity: Atiku sympathises with ‘struggling’ Nigerians

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has sympathised with Nigerians over the persistent scarcity of fuel.In the last three weeks, Nigerians have been experiencing hardship at filling stations.TheCable had reported how some motorists passed the night at filling stations just to be able to get fuel.Commenting via his Twitter handle, Abubakar expressed his heartfelt sympathy."My heart goes out to everyone struggling to see [...]

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    El-Rufai: Atiku didn’t contribute a dime to APC in 2015

El-Rufai: Atiku didn’t contribute a dime to APC in 2015

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar did not contribute anything to the 2015 presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Abubakar had accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of sidelining him despite his contributions to bringing it to power.‎But speaking on 'Democracy Today', a Voice of America (VOA) Hausa service programme, which also featured [...]

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    You’re part of Atiku’s contribution to APC, ex-VP’s aide replies el-Rufai

You’re part of Atiku’s contribution to APC, ex-VP’s aide replies el-Rufai

Oladimeji Fabiyi, coordinator of Turaki Vanguard, an umbrella group for the supporters of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, is "part of Atiku's contribution to the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this in reaction to el-Rufai's claim that Abubakar did not contribute a dime to the presidential campaign of the APC.The governor spoke when he [...]

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    ‘I stopped Obasanjo from becoming Mugabe’, ‘I’m not promising $1 = N1’ — 10 highlights of Atiku’s letter to IGoDye

‘I stopped Obasanjo from becoming Mugabe’, ‘I’m not promising $1 = N1’ — 10 highlights of Atiku’s letter to IGoDye

No doubt, former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has kicked-off his 2019 presidential campaign, and the Nigerian youth is his prime target.His latest release is another testament to that.Last week, Nigerian comedian Francis Agoda, better known as IGoDye had written a damning letter to the former vice-president, querying his days in office as the nation's number two citizen.Abubakar has penned a reply [...]

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    Atiku thanks UK for supporting Nigeria with £200m

Atiku thanks UK for supporting Nigeria with £200m

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has shown appreciation to the United Kingdom for its interest in rebuilding Nigeria.Atiku expresed his gratitude in reaction to the UK's pledge to support Nigeria's north-east with £200 million to fight insurgency in the region.In a statement titled 'Celebrating and Appreciating Nigeria's Oldest Friend', Atiku described the UK as " Nigeria's oldest friend" adding that both countries had much [...]

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    Atiku: I would have smashed Boko Haram if I were president

Atiku: I would have smashed Boko Haram if I were president

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says if he were the president of the country, Boko Haram insurgents would not have held sway.Abubakar said this at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) while distributing relief materials to over 50,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs).“If you recalled,while we are in office in 2002, such a small uprising, very similar to this Boko Haram, reared [...]

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