Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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    Fake Atiku’s aide remanded over ‘N100m campaign fraud’

Fake Atiku’s aide remanded over ‘N100m campaign fraud’

A Kaduna state high court has remanded Modu Kotoko, a business man, for "duping a car dealer N100 million under false pretence". The zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the state had arraigned Kotoko before the court on Monday on a two-count charge for pretending to be an aide of Atiku Abubakar, former presidential candidate of [...]

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    Again, Atiku asks FG to restrict flights from some countries over coronavirus

Again, Atiku asks FG to restrict flights from some countries over coronavirus

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has asked the federal government to suspend flights to and from countries with high prevalence of coronavirus. Atiku had asked the federal government to temporarily suspend flights from affected countries when Nigeria first recorded coronavirus. The index case is a man who flew into the country from Milan, Italy. One of those who had contact with him has [...]

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    ‘Nigeria owes you a debt we can’t pay’– Atiku hails Obasanjo at 83

‘Nigeria owes you a debt we can’t pay’– Atiku hails Obasanjo at 83

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says Nigeria will remain indebted to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo. Atiku said this in a felicitation message to Obasanjo on his 83rd birthday anniversary. According to Atiku, nobody has done as much as the former president did for Nigeria. Atiku, who was Obasanjo's deputy for eight years, thanked him for his commitment and contribution to the progress and development of [...]

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    ‘We mustn’t justify killings’ — Atiku reacts to Buhari’s comment on Boko Haram victims

‘We mustn’t justify killings’ — Atiku reacts to Buhari’s comment on Boko Haram victims

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the killings by Boko Haram should not be justified irrespective of the religious affiliation of the victims. Atiku said this in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari's statement that 90 percent of Boko Haram victims are Muslims. Speaking on the death of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of [...]

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    ‘Police stretched to the limits’ — Atiku expresses support for ‘Amotekun’

‘Police stretched to the limits’ — Atiku expresses support for ‘Amotekun’

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has expressed support for the establishment of a regional security outfit in the south-west, saying the police have been overstretched. In a statement, Paul Ibe, his media aide, issued on his behalf, Atiku said local policing is needed to complement federal police. Atiku said the security challenges in the country are diverse and peculiar to certain regions or community, hence [...]

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    Atiku to PDP: Our focus should be on rebuilding the party — not elections

Atiku to PDP: Our focus should be on rebuilding the party — not elections

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to focus on strengthening and rebuilding the party. In a tweet on Saturday morning, the presidential candidate of the opposition party in the 2019 election said the time is not yet ripe for the discussion of elections. He said the party's priority at the moment should be on how to tackle the challenges [...]

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    Buhari condoles Atiku over aide’s death

Buhari condoles Atiku over aide’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolence to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar over the death of Umar Pariya, one of his close aides. The president’s condolence message was contained in a statement by Femi Adesina,  special adviser to the president on media and publicity, in Abuja on Tuesday. Adesina quoted Buhari as saying: “I received the news of the death of your close aide, [...]

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    Supreme court dismisses Atiku’s appeal against Buhari’s victory

Supreme court dismisses Atiku’s appeal against Buhari’s victory

The supreme court has dismissed the appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against President Muhammadu Buhari's election victory. The apex court dismissed the appeal on Wednesday after hearing Atiku's suit against Buhari’s victory at the presidential election petition tribunal. A seven-man panel of the court held that the reasons for the judgement would be given [...]

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    ‘I won’t give up until there’s justice’ — Atiku breaks silence on tribunal ruling

‘I won’t give up until there’s justice’ — Atiku breaks silence on tribunal ruling

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he is seeking judicial remedy in his challenge of President Muhammadu Buhari's victory to ensure that the votes of Nigerians ''can count and are counted''. Abubakar said this on Friday in his message of gratitude to Nigerians for their support all through his political journey. In his first official statement since [...]

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    How it went: Tribunal’s verdict on Atiku’s petition against Buhari

How it went: Tribunal’s verdict on Atiku’s petition against Buhari

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    Atiku: Even Dangote has been affected by the wave of poverty under Buhari

Atiku: Even Dangote has been affected by the wave of poverty under Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says if care is not taken, the entire Nigerian population will fall into poverty. Reacting to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report on 98 million Nigerians living in multidimensional poverty, Atiku said even Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has been touched by the "wave of poverty sweeping through the country". The former vice-president accused those [...]

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    ‘Your comment on Oyetola’s victory ridiculous’ — Femi Adesina tackles Atiku

‘Your comment on Oyetola’s victory ridiculous’ — Femi Adesina tackles Atiku

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the presidency finds as "ridiculous", the reaction of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the supreme court ruling upholding Gbenga Oyetola as Osun governor. After a long legal battle between Oyetola, the All Progressives Candidate (APC) and Ademola Adeleke, his PDP counterpart, the apex court on Friday held that Oyetola remains [...]

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    PHOTOS: Atiku cools off in Dubai

PHOTOS: Atiku cools off in Dubai

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is currently in Dubai with some of his associates. Timi Frank, a former deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is among those with Atiku. Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, tweeted pictures of Atiku's visit to the oil-rich city. The last time Atiku was seen publicly in Dubai [...]

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    Obi to INEC: You must produce the server used for elections

Obi to INEC: You must produce the server used for elections

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must produce the server used during the general election. The commission has denied using server for the elections, explaining that it was used during Anambra and Osun governorship elections in 2018. At a programme in Osun state on Monday, Solomon Soyebi, an INEC national commissioner, [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Is Atiku on UAE watch list?

FACT CHECK: Is Atiku on UAE watch list?

A screenshot of a purported story of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on the watch list of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making waves online. According to the story said to have appeared on Gulf News, one of the biggest English newspapers in Middle East, UAE security operatives are keeping a close tab on the [...]

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    I’ll never abandon Atiku, says Gbenga Daniel

I’ll never abandon Atiku, says Gbenga Daniel

Gbenga Daniel, former director-general of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, says he will never abandon the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate. Daniel, two-term governor of Ogun state, had resigned his membership of the PDP on Saturday and announced that he was quitting partisan politics. After the announcement, Daniel said his supporters were urging him to lead them to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Commenting on [...]

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