Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    Ben Nwabueze to Atiku: I won’t die until you become president

Ben Nwabueze to Atiku: I won’t die until you become president

Ben Nwabueze, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says he will live to witness Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), become the president of Nigeria.Nwabueze said this on Wednesday when Abubakar paid him a visit in Enugu.Segun Showunmi, spokesman of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign organisation, shared a picture of both men locked in a warm [...]

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    Human rights group accuses Buhari of ordering search of Atiku’s jet

Human rights group accuses Buhari of ordering search of Atiku’s jet

Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA), a  non-governmental organisation, has called on international communities to prevail on what it describes as threats on "Nigeria’s fragile democracy".The group said this in reaction to the search of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), private jet by security operatives upon his return from a trip to Dubai.The former [...]

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    Secondus, Saraki: Why Atiku must emerge president in 2019

Secondus, Saraki: Why Atiku must emerge president in 2019

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Senate President Bukola Saraki say Atiku Abubakar must be elected president to save Nigeria's democracy.Both men spoke in Abuja when they inspected the party's presidential campaign office in Maitama on Tuesday.The senate president was accompanied on the inspection of the campaign office by members of the national working committee [...]

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    Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says job creation is what he does best.The 71-year-old former vice-president said this ahead of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) release of labour statistics, expected Thursday, October 18 and Monday, November 6, 2018."The most effective way to fight crime is to provide opportunity to create wealth, because poverty [...]

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    Nigeria visit: Archbishop of Canterbury ‘strictly neutral’ on 2019 elections

Nigeria visit: Archbishop of Canterbury ‘strictly neutral’ on 2019 elections

The office of Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, says his meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have no political undertone.The archbishop was a keynote speaker at a conference where he delivered a paper titled 'Towards 2019 Elections: the moral actions for the common good of Nigeria'.After the event on Saturday [...]

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    Kukah: How I convinced Obasanjo to end the feud with Atiku

Kukah: How I convinced Obasanjo to end the feud with Atiku

Mathew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, has explained how he convinced ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to reconcile with Atiku Abubabar, former vice-president.Obasanjo had on Thursday played host to Kukah, Ahmad Gumi, a Kaduna-based Islamic cleric; and David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, and some top politicians and civil rights activists at his hill-top residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state.The [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Atiku can’t bring the change Nigeria needs

Ezekwesili: Atiku can’t bring the change Nigeria needs

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar cannot orchestrate the change Nigeria needs to progress.Speaking during Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, Ezekwesili said Abubakar,  who won the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not any better than the President Muhammadu Buhari.According to her, Nigeria needs new politics, not [...]

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    Ekweremadu says Atiku is Nigeria’s next president

Ekweremadu says Atiku is Nigeria’s next president

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, is Nigeria's incoming president.In a statement on Sunday, Uche Anichukwu, Ekweremadu's special adviser on media, commended the party for the "transparent, free, fair, credible, and peaceful process".He said the process that led to the election was more important as all the [...]

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    Bakare: Atiku is a Wazobia man — it will be eagle versus eagle in 2019

Bakare: Atiku is a Wazobia man — it will be eagle versus eagle in 2019

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says former vice-president Atiku Abubakar will give President Muhammadu Buhari a tough fight for the presidency during the 2019 elections.Bakare said this after Abubakar emerged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, polling 1,532 votes to defeat his closest contender, Aminu Tambuwal, who polled 693 votes.Abubakar also [...]

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    Wike, Okupe, Gbenga Daniel — six winners and losers of PDP primary aside Tambuwal, Atiku

Wike, Okupe, Gbenga Daniel — six winners and losers of PDP primary aside Tambuwal, Atiku

The last time ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar faced President Muhammadu Buhari in a political contest was in 2014 when he lost the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Buhari who not only won the general election but also made history by being the first Nigerian politician to unseat an incumbent president.But having secured the presidential ticket of the [...]

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    Atiku ‘will beat Buhari’ if he clinches PDP ticket

Atiku ‘will beat Buhari’ if he clinches PDP ticket

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar stands a better chance of winning the 2019 presidential election, according to a poll conducted by Williams and Associates, a US-based opinion research and consulting company.The poll, titled "Public Attitudes in Nigeria" and conducted in August, predicted that Abubakar will beat other presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Senate President Bukola Saraki, Rabiu Kwankwaso, ex-governor [...]

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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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