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    Adamawa PDP: No breathing space for Atiku until he returns to our party

Adamawa PDP: No breathing space for Atiku until he returns to our party

The Adamawa state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will not give former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar a “breathing space” until he returns to the party.Abubakar was a founding member of the opposition party.Fielding questions from reporters in Yola, the state capital on Monday, Abdulrahman Bobboi, chairman of the party in Adamawa, said the PDP would keep wooing [...]

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    Atiku: How to restructure Nigeria in six months

Atiku: How to restructure Nigeria in six months

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar says Nigeria can be restructured in six months.Atiku said this on Wednesday while delivering a lecture on ‘Restructuring Nigeria’ at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu state.The former vice-president said the fastest way to achieve restructuring is to reduce the power and roles of the federal government and to "return some items on the concurrent list to [...]

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    The hypocrisy in the hue and cry for restructuring

The hypocrisy in the hue and cry for restructuring

BY ABDULRAZAQ BN BELLO The most popular mantra in Nigeria today is “restructuring”. Check the dictionary, and what you will find will certainly not give you the Nigerian understanding of the term.To many Nigerians, restructuring means decentralising the government at the centre and devolving more powers to the states which constitute the federating units. Some prefer to call it true federalism [...]

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    Restructuring Nigeria would inspire unity in the country, says Atiku

Restructuring Nigeria would inspire unity in the country, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says Nigeria's restructuring would "give greater impetus" to the unity of the country and "consolidate" the thriving democracy.He commended Nigerians for moving past the events of June 12, 1993, and creating a place for democracy.Atiku said it was a traumatising period which caused many Nigerians to question the unity of the country.Moshood Abiola, candidate of the [...]

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    Okurounmu: Buhari abandoned restructuring when he became president

Okurounmu: Buhari abandoned restructuring when he became president

Femi Okurounmu, a leader of Afenifere, the elite Yoruba socio-political organisation, says Muhammadu Buhari jettisoned the idea of restructuring the country after he became president in 2015.He said Afenifere supported Buhari in 2007 when he was in the All Nigeria Peoples Party because he promised to restructure the country.Okurounmu said this in an interview with the Punch.“A northerner can promise [...]

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    Atiku’s varsity was in existence before he became VP, ex-lawmaker replies Falana

Atiku’s varsity was in existence before he became VP, ex-lawmaker replies Falana

Wahab Toye, former majority leader of Osun state house of assembly, says the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola, Adamawa state, was in existence before the election of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.Toye said this in reaction to the comments of Femi Falana, a human right lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), that the pension of Abubakar and former President [...]

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    Atiku tells Nigerians to be patient but improve their choice of leaders in the next election

Atiku tells Nigerians to be patient but improve their choice of leaders in the next election

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has urged Nigerians to exercise patience with those in government until they complete their tenures.In a statement to mark Democracy day, Abubakar said a democratic system imbues the people with political wisdom to improve on their mode of selection of leaders with each election that takes place.He also appealed to Nigerians to pray for the quick recovery and [...]

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    Falana: Obasanjo’s, Atiku’s pensions can’t build pry schools yet they own varsities

Falana: Obasanjo’s, Atiku’s pensions can’t build pry schools yet they own varsities

Femi Falana, a human right lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the pension of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, is not enough to build a primary school, yet they own universities.Obasanjo is the owner of Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun state, while Abubakar is the founder of American University of Nigeria in Yola, Adamawa [...]

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    Nigeria not working well in all aspects, says Atiku

Nigeria not working well in all aspects, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, says Nigeria is not working well in all aspects.He said Nigeria’s problem began during the military era when the country was fragmented into states and power concentrated at the centre.The former vice-president said this while speaking at an event held by the Hall of Grace magazine, which conferred on him the honour of ‘Hero of [...]

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    Atiku: Nigeria at a crossroads and things are getting worse

Atiku: Nigeria at a crossroads and things are getting worse

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says Nigeria is at a crossroads and things are made worse by the “cocktail of economic, social, political and problems” which we have had to contend with.Speaking in Abuja during the public presentation of the Daily Stream newspaper, Abubakar said unity, diversity and national development were among Nigeria’s greatest challenges.“Unity, diversity and national development are among [...]

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    Atiku: May God give Buhari the energy to serve

Atiku: May God give Buhari the energy to serve

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has prayed to God to give President Muhammadu Buhari the energy to govern Nigeria.In a statement on Friday, the former number two citizen described Buhari's return as a happy moment not only as fellow party member (Abubakar is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress), but also as a Nigerian that has "tremendous goodwill and best wishes [...]

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    Atiku: This is sad… Onukaba still visited me on Friday

Atiku: This is sad… Onukaba still visited me on Friday

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has described the death of Adioniyi Ojo Onukaba as shocking and painful, saying the deceased still visited him on Friday.The veteran journalist and playwright served Abubakar as spokesman when the politician was the nation's number two citizen.In a statement released by his media office in Abuja on Monday, the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

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    Atiku: I know why southerners want restructuring and northerners don’t

Atiku: I know why southerners want restructuring and northerners don’t

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has renewed his call for restructuring, saying he understands why many of those calling for restructuring are from the south, while the bulk of the opposition to it comes from the north.Speaking at an annual public lecture at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Monday, Abubakar listed fear of losing oil revenues as reasons why some [...]

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    OBITUARY: Onukaba, journalist and scholar who spoke about his death place 48 hours before he was killed

OBITUARY: Onukaba, journalist and scholar who spoke about his death place 48 hours before he was killed

There is a dying breed of literary gems, and Nigeria just lost one more. This particular stone in our pool of history is rare, and possibly the kind you discover once in a generation; made of literary brilliance, sheer hardwork, and unbridled love for an ailing society -- he was Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba.From his days at the University of Ibadan, [...]

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    Restructuring depends on what Nigerians want, says Atiku

Restructuring depends on what Nigerians want, says Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday said any decision on the restructuring of the country would be taken by the people and not by the politicians alone.Abubakar said this in Minna, Niger state capital, after visiting Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, who recently returned to the country after a medical vacation in Germany.He said he was at the residence of Babangida [...]

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    I had no power to remove you, Atiku tells Akiolu

I had no power to remove you, Atiku tells Akiolu

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, has told Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, that he "had no power" to enforce his retirement of  from the police force.The monarch had accused Atiku and Habu Daura, a police commissioner, of persuading former president Olusegun Obasanjo to retire him from the force in 2002.He had said: "Atiku, Daura and others sat down and advised President [...]

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