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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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    CDD FACT CHECK: Is Atiku giving Nigerians N10K weekly to stay at home over COVID-19?

CDD FACT CHECK: Is Atiku giving Nigerians N10K weekly to stay at home over COVID-19?

CLAIM: On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) received several copies of a WhatsApp message for verification on our Fact-Checking WhatsApp platform. The viral broadcast message called on members of the public to apply for N10,000 weekly allowance from a former vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar. According to the message, the gift from Atiku would serve [...]

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    COVID-19: Atiku hails engineers who fixed faulty ventilators at JUTH for free

COVID-19: Atiku hails engineers who fixed faulty ventilators at JUTH for free

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    ‘Fake news worsens health problems’ — Atiku’s son speaks from isolation centre

‘Fake news worsens health problems’ — Atiku’s son speaks from isolation centre

Mohammed Abubakar, son of Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, says fake news worsens the health condition of those battling coronavirus. Abubakar is the index coronavirus case in the federal capital territory (FCT). In an interview with ARISE News, Abubakar, who was speaking from the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada, said: “Fake news compounds your problems if [...]

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    SCAM ALERT: Atiku not collecting bio-data of Nigerians to share money, says aide

SCAM ALERT: Atiku not collecting bio-data of Nigerians to share money, says aide

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has denied collecting the bio-data of Nigerians to distribute money as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Paul Ibe, spokesman to Abubakar, said a notice in circulation asking citizens to provide such data for such should be disregarded. Ibe said the notice was put up by scammers to defraud Nigerians, and that the website being used for such [...]

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    Paul Ibe: Atiku’s son didn’t attend any social gathering after he returned from Switzerland

Paul Ibe: Atiku’s son didn’t attend any social gathering after he returned from Switzerland

Paul Ibe, spokesman of Atiku Abubakar, has cleared the air about the rumours that trailed the alleged movement of the son of the former vice president who was diagnosed of coronavirus after he returned from Switzerland. Atiku had announced via his Twitter account on Monday that his son tested positive for coronavirus and had been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital in [...]

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    Bauchi gov self-isolates after shaking hands with Atiku’s son diagnosed of coronavirus

Bauchi gov self-isolates after shaking hands with Atiku’s son diagnosed of coronavirus

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, is self-isolating after shaking hands with a son of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, who was diagnosed of coronavirus. Atiku announced via his Twitter account on Monday that his son tested positive for the disease and had been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital in Abuja for treatment. In a tweet on Monday, Ladan Salihu, the governor's chief [...]

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    Atiku: My son has tested positive for coronavirus

Atiku: My son has tested positive for coronavirus

One of the children of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has tested positive for coronavirus. Atiku made the announcement via his Twitter account on Sunday. He said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has been informed of the development. Atiku said his son has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment. "My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has [...]

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    EFCC re-arraigns Atiku’s lawyer for ‘money laundering’

EFCC re-arraigns Atiku’s lawyer for ‘money laundering’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has re-arraigned Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, a lawyer to former Vice-President, over alleged money laundering. [...]

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    Coronavirus: Suspend flights from affected countries, Atiku tells FG 

Coronavirus: Suspend flights from affected countries, Atiku tells FG 

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, says it is time the federal government suspends flights from countries that have been affected by the coronavirus.  Nigeria on Friday confirmed its first case of the virus in Lagos, and became the 52nd country with a positive case of the virus. Reacting in a statement, Atiku said [...]

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    EXTRA: APC asks ‘jobless’ PDP leaders to engage in rice farming — over call for review of Atiku’s case

EXTRA: APC asks ‘jobless’ PDP leaders to engage in rice farming — over call for review of Atiku’s case

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take up rice farming "because they are jobless". The ruling party said this in reaction to PDP's call on the supreme court to review its verdict on the presidential election. Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, had challenged the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari but he lost from [...]

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    ‘Nigerians are behind you’ — Atiku hails supreme court over sack of Lyon

‘Nigerians are behind you’ — Atiku hails supreme court over sack of Lyon

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, has expressed satisfaction with the supreme court judgement that sacked David Lyon as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Lyon winner of the November governorship election. But on Thursday, a panel of judges led by Mary Odili ordered INEC to withdraw the [...]

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    ‘FG inefficient to tackle  insecurity’ — Atiku gives reason for backing Amotekun

‘FG inefficient to tackle insecurity’ — Atiku gives reason for backing Amotekun

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the federal government is "too inefficient" to tackle the growing insecurity in the country. In an article he wrote on Tuesday, Atiku once again backed the south-west security outfit tagged "Amotekun", saying self-defence is not an international human rights. Governors of the six south-west states had launched the security outfit to tackle challenges of insecurity including kidnapping and [...]

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    We must accept supreme court judgement on Imo, says Atiku

We must accept supreme court judgement on Imo, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, says the supreme court judgement on Imo state governorship election must be respected. On Tuesday, the supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo, affirming Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ihedioha winner of [...]

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    PHOTOS: ‘Political smiles’ as Ribadu reunites Atiku, Tinubu, Osinbajo

PHOTOS: ‘Political smiles’ as Ribadu reunites Atiku, Tinubu, Osinbajo

The wedding ceremony of Mahmud Ribadu in Abuja on Saturday reunited some of Nigeria's biggest politicians from both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mahmud is the son of Nuhu Ribadu, the pioneer executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and former presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). Some of the dignitaries [...]

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    ‘You represent waste of the past’ — APC blasts Atiku

‘You represent waste of the past’ — APC blasts Atiku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his party, represent the "wasted past" that Nigerians have chosen to correct. The ruling party said this in reaction to Atiku's charge to the PDP on rebuilding itself rather than focusing on the 2023 elections. In a statement on Sunday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said the rebuilding of [...]

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