Friday, September 21, 2018

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    My loyalty to Atiku unquestionable, says APC chieftain

My loyalty to Atiku unquestionable, says APC chieftain

Yahaya Kwande, a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is loyal to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.Kwande, a former Nigerian ambassador to Switzerland, said this on Wednesday when he attended a rally organised for the former vice-president in Jos, Plateau state.Abubakar visited the state to solicit the support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates for his [...]

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    Don’t allow APC steal your votes, Atiku tells Osun residents

Don’t allow APC steal your votes, Atiku tells Osun residents

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has asked the people of Osun state to protect their votes on Saturday.Abubakar said this when he joined top members of the party in Osogbo, Osun capital, to canvass support for Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship poll.Uche Secondus, chairman of the PDP, Senate President Bukola Saraki; Abdulfatai Ahmed, governor [...]

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    SHOCKER: Atiku ‘saved Obasanjo from near bankruptcy’ before 1999

SHOCKER: Atiku ‘saved Obasanjo from near bankruptcy’ before 1999

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar reportedly saved ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo from near bankruptcy before he was elected president in 1999.According to a new book titled ‘Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man in Africa’, Atiku made all his resources available for Obasanjo's presidential campaign.The book was written by Chidi Odinkalu, former chairman of the National [...]

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    Atiku petitions Buhari over ‘threat’ to life

Atiku petitions Buhari over ‘threat’ to life

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he and his family have received death threats via text messages because of his decision to contest the 2019 presidential election.In a petition dated September 7 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abubakar said the author of the message said his family is being closely watched.Abubakar said his wife and daughters received separate messages that unless [...]

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    In Kano, Atiku clarifies stand on restructuring

In Kano, Atiku clarifies stand on restructuring

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the All Progressives Congress (APC) must be very ignorant.He said this in reaction to the criticism the party directed at him over his position on restructuring.The party had asked Abubakar why he did not use his office to correct the imbalance in the federation when he served as vice-president.But speaking with journalists on Monday night, [...]

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    2019: Southern elders grill Atiku, vow to invite Buhari

2019: Southern elders grill Atiku, vow to invite Buhari

Elders of Southern and Middle Belt Forum grilled ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar over his presidential ambition on Sunday.The elders comprised members of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Niger Delta Forum, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Afenifere, Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, and Middle Belt Forum.The meeting took place at the Abuja residence of Edwin Clark, leader of PANDEF.Nnia Nwodo, president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, told journalists [...]

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    APC: Proper restructuring will be achieved under Buhari

APC: Proper restructuring will be achieved under Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says restructuring the country will be better achieved under the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of the APC, said this while reacting to the debate between Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.Nabena said the ruling party believes that good, sincere and purposeful leadership at all levels "will propel the country [...]

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    Gunshots at PDP secretariat as Atiku submits nomination form

Gunshots at PDP secretariat as Atiku submits nomination form

Officers of the Nigeria police force and some supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed at the party headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.The protesters besieged the area as former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar submitted his presidential nomination form.The clash resulted in the officers firing gunshots into the air to disperse the protesters.A witness said trouble started when some suspected thugs [...]

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    ‘If Buhari is uncompromising, why is Adeosun still a minister?’ — Atiku’s aide tackles Femi Adesina

‘If Buhari is uncompromising, why is Adeosun still a minister?’ — Atiku’s aide tackles Femi Adesina

Paul Ibe, media adviser to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, says it is curious that President Muhammadu Buhari is deemed uncompromising while Kemi Adeosun, accused of certificate forgery, remains minister of finance.The former vice-president had said Buhari is “very uncompromising, power drunk (and) will not be ready to leave power without a fight".But Femi Adesina, the president's spokesman, said his principal [...]

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    Falana: Those who cornered our commonwealth shouldn’t talk of restructuring

Falana: Those who cornered our commonwealth shouldn’t talk of restructuring

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says those who have cornered the country’s commonwealth should not be allowed to talk of restructuring.Falana made the submission on Wednesday when he delivered a paper at the Mike Okonkwo annual lecture in Lagos.According to the lawyer, restructuring would not guarantee unity or political stability without the "democratisation of powers."He said former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar [...]

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    Atiku: Buhari, Osinbajo have different views on restructuring

Atiku: Buhari, Osinbajo have different views on restructuring

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy Yemi Osinbajo have lopsided views on restructuring.Abubakar said this in a tweet on Wednesday while reacting to Vice-President Osinbajo's view on state police."The president and his vice-president have asymmetrical views on restructuring. Thus, explains the lack of forthrightness on the matter by this government. This is a failed promise [...]

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    Atiku and Buhari: The rich also cry

Atiku and Buhari: The rich also cry

In 2011, a few days before the presidential election, a retired army general broke down in tears while lamenting the problems confronting Nigeria, same way every past president lamented before taking over power, either through bullets or ballots.The venue was the International Conference Centre, Abuja. General Buhari broke down in tears at the event organised by the party—to mark [...]

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    Atiku: I regret not taking Lagos from Tinubu in 2003

Atiku: I regret not taking Lagos from Tinubu in 2003

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Monday said he regretted not doing much to help the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) win in Lagos state when he had the opportunity in 2003.Abubakar, a PDP presidential aspirant, spoke in Lagos while holding a meeting with members of the party in the state.The meeting was part of his nationwide tour of state chapters, to [...]

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    Atiku weeps as he collects PDP presidential nomination form

Atiku weeps as he collects PDP presidential nomination form

Supporters of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar purchased expression of interest and nomination forms of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for him in Abuja on Friday.The nation's former number two citizen could not fight back tears as he collected the forms from Adekemi Adesanya, a member of the Atiku Support Groups (ASG).Abubakar said the act was significant because young people pooled [...]

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    Atiku: Whether I win or lose the presidential ticket, I’ll work for success of PDP

Atiku: Whether I win or lose the presidential ticket, I’ll work for success of PDP

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he will work for the success of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) even if he does not win the presidential ticket.Speaking with members of the  party in Minna, Niger state, on Thursday, Abubakar said all the presidential aspirants met with the national working committee of the party on Wednesday and agreed to support whoever emerges as [...]

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    Atiku: Buhari used Eagle Square to declare for president — denying Kwankwaso unfortunate

Atiku: Buhari used Eagle Square to declare for president — denying Kwankwaso unfortunate

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice-President, says denying Rabiu Kwankwaso, ex-governor of Kano, the use of Eagle Square for the declaration of his presidential ambition is "unfortunate".In a tweet on Wednesday, Atiku condemned the "last-minute cancellation" of the approval granted to Kwankwaso.He said President Muhammadu Buhari used the same premises for his presidential declaration in 2014 during a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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