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    ‘APC playing dirty, cheap politics’ — Saraki, Atiku deny link to Hushpuppi

‘APC playing dirty, cheap politics’ — Saraki, Atiku deny link to Hushpuppi

Bukola Saraki, a former senate president, has described a statement comparing him to Hushpuppi, a suspected cyber-criminal, as an attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to play "dirty, cheap, and irresponsible politics".  The police authorities in Dubai had earlier shared footage of how Hushpuppi was busted in a special operation over alleged cyber-fraud involving 1.9 million victims to the tune of [...]

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    Lai: Atiku spreading falsehood on Nigeria’s debt profile

Lai: Atiku spreading falsehood on Nigeria’s debt profile

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is spreading a false and frightening report on the country's debt profile. Atiku had raised concerns on the country’s rising debt profile. The former vice-president said according to the medium term expenditure framework (MTEF) and fiscal strategy paper (FSP), Nigeria’s debt to revenue ratio was 99% in the first quarter of [...]

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    ‘We’re robbing our children to pay for our greed’ — Atiku tackles FG on rising debt

‘We’re robbing our children to pay for our greed’ — Atiku tackles FG on rising debt

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has again tackled the federal government on Nigeria's rising debt profile, accusing it of "squandering the opportunities of future generations". In an article on Tuesday, the former presidential candidate said the federal government should "drastically" reduce its expenditure to cushion the effect of the country's high debt. Atiku quoted figures from the medium term expenditure framework and fiscal strategy from [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Atiku woos Godwin Obaseki to join PDP

EXCLUSIVE: Atiku woos Godwin Obaseki to join PDP

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has asked Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his reelection bid, TheCable can report. TheCable understands that Atiku contacted Obaseki on Friday after he was disqualified from participating in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for the September 19 governorship election in Edo state. The former vice-president, who was [...]

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    June 12: We’ve not done enough to make Nigerians happy, says Atiku

June 12: We’ve not done enough to make Nigerians happy, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says political leaders have not done enough to make Nigerians happy. In a message to celebrate Democracy Day, Atiku said there are many unsung heroes who have become victims of bad governance. In June 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari had signed into law, the bill to make June 12 Democracy Day. May 29 had formerly been observed as democracy day. The former [...]

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    Africa and the case for pragmatic leadership: The Atiku example

Africa and the case for pragmatic leadership: The Atiku example

BY BABAJIDE BALOGUN While it is true that some African leaders like the great late Nelson Mandela have provided exemplary leadership in Africa and hence become eternal role models for the younger generations in Africa and other parts of the world, the painful truth also remains that a lot is still desired of the continent's leaders. While it is safe to argue [...]

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    Atiku will contest for president in 2023, says son 

Atiku will contest for president in 2023, says son 

Adamu, son of Atiku Abubakar, says his father will contest for president in 2023. Atiku, a former vice-president, has been running for the highest office since 1993. He was presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, losing to President Muhammadu Buhari. According to The PUNCH, Adamu, while presenting his scorecard as commissioner for works and energy in Adamawa state [...]

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    Oshiomhole kicked against fuel subsidy removal under Obasanjo, says Atiku

Oshiomhole kicked against fuel subsidy removal under Obasanjo, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), stood against fuel subsidy removal when Olusegun Obasanjo was president.  Oshiomhole, at the time, was president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).  In a tweet on Saturday, Atiku, who was vice-president to Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007, said he was the one assigned to negotiate with the [...]

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    ‘I was demonised for suggesting it’ — Atiku on FG removal of petrol price cap

‘I was demonised for suggesting it’ — Atiku on FG removal of petrol price cap

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, says he was demonised for suggesting that fuel subsidy should be eliminated. Atiku, who was the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), listed subsidy removal as one of the points of his campaign. On Thursday, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) announced the removal of the price cap on the retail price of premium [...]

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    COVID-19 is a test from God, says Atiku

COVID-19 is a test from God, says Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says COVID-19 is a test from God. In a Sallah message on Saturday, Atiku asked Nigerians to continue to abide by the guidelines issued by health authorities. The former vice-president said guidelines are for the benefit of Nigerians and the world at large. "All these strictures could not have made our fasting less valid because, as Muslims, we believe [...]

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    Atiku asks FG to sell presidential jets, scrap N27bn n’assembly renovation budget

Atiku asks FG to sell presidential jets, scrap N27bn n’assembly renovation budget

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, has advised Nigerian leaders to abandon luxury and adjust to the reality that comes with living in a pandemic. In a statement on Thursday, Atiku described the reduction of the 2020 budget by 0.6% as "window dressing". "It is to my consternation that despite the crash in the price of oil, and the inability of Nigeria to [...]

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    Atiku’s varsity sacks 400 staff

Atiku’s varsity sacks 400 staff

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    Atiku: Crash in crude oil price a blessing for Nigeria

Atiku: Crash in crude oil price a blessing for Nigeria

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says the crash in crude oil price is a blessing in disguise for Nigeria. He said the country should use the current developments in the oil market as an opportunity to wean itself of dependence on oil revenue. The recent crash in oil prices has caused great loss to traders and oil producing countries. Although Nigeria’s crude oil price [...]

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    A ventilator in the season of coronavirus

A ventilator in the season of coronavirus

BY BABAJIDE BALOGUN The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has no better option than former Vice President and the Waziri of Adamawa, Mr. Atiku Abubakar as its presidential flag bearer in 2023. As oxygen is needed to burn the fuel (sugars and fatty acids), in our cells to produce energy; Atiku is also the only political juggernaut who can crush the lesser [...]

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    Group: Buhari implementing policies in Atiku’s campaign document

Group: Buhari implementing policies in Atiku’s campaign document

A group named All Atiku Support Group (AASG) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of implementing some policies which Atiku Abubakar proposed while contesting for president in 2019. The group said the policies in question were contained in the campaign document of Abubakar, who challenged Buhari in the election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Oladimeji Fabiyi, AASG chairman, added via a statement [...]

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    COVID-19: We must abandon 2020 budget now, says Atiku

COVID-19: We must abandon 2020 budget now, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says the federal government must take calculated steps to prevent the country from slipping into economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an opinion article entitled 'what Africa must do to mitigate the damaging effects of coronavirus', on Tuesday, Atiku said the government must now abandon the 2020 budget because some of its provisions are [...]

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