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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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    Udom Emmanuel declares zero tolerance for crime in Akwa Ibom

Udom Emmanuel declares zero tolerance for crime in Akwa Ibom

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, has declared zero tolerance for crime of any sort in the state. He made the declaration while treating guests to a luncheon at the government house, Uyo after the 2020 edition of "Akwa Ibom Solemn Assembly". “I use this opportunity to announce that in 2020 there will be zero tolerance on anything that will disrupt peace [...]

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    Atiku: 2019 not a good year for Nigerians

Atiku: 2019 not a good year for Nigerians

Former Vice-president Atiku Abubakar says 2019 has not been a good year for Nigerians. In a statement by his media office, Atiku said 2020 is a year for the government to do things differently and make deliberate effort to improve the wellbeing of the people. He said disobedience to the rule of law is a "bad advertisement" for the nation, adding that [...]

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Christmas: Savouring the joy under PMB

BY NKECHI ODOMA Christmas is here again. It is a season that brings people from far and near together in joy and celebration. It has been so for decades in Nigeria until some evil-minded persons saw the assemblage of people occasioned by the conviviality of the season to perpetrate  their wicked plots. In doing so,  they exerted maximum damage on an innocent and [...]

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    Atiku: Six-year single tenure for president will end rigging by desperate incumbents

Atiku: Six-year single tenure for president will end rigging by desperate incumbents

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the six-year single term for presidents rejected by the house of representatives would have prevented election rigging by “desperate” incumbents. The lower legislative chamber rejected a bill seeking to provide for such a term for the president and governors at Tuesday’s plenary session. Reacting hours after, Atiku described the rejection as a missed opportunity that would have [...]

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    Atiku on $29.6bn loan request: I can’t sit and watch Buhari squander our children’s future

Atiku on $29.6bn loan request: I can’t sit and watch Buhari squander our children’s future

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he cannot sit and watch the government of President Muhammadu Buhari "ruin the future of Nigerians" with his $29.6 billion loan request. Buhari had asked the senate to approve the loan, saying oil earnings are no longer enough to meet the financial needs of the country. On Monday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the loan request will [...]

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    Paul Ibe speaks on Atiku’s meeting with Tinubu 

Paul Ibe speaks on Atiku’s meeting with Tinubu 

Paul Ibe, spokesman of Atiku Abubakar, says he does not know what his principal discussed with Bola Tinubu when the two met on Saturday.  Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, had a brief meeting with Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) when they met at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in [...]

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    APC defends Sowore’s detention, accuses Atiku of spreading falsehood

APC defends Sowore’s detention, accuses Atiku of spreading falsehood

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of spreading falsehood. The party said this in reaction to Atiku's comment on the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement. While condemning the action of the Department of State Services (DSS), Atiku had said Nigeria was sliding into dictatorship. But in a statement [...]

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    ‘Nigeria is not a dictatorship’ — Atiku kicks against rearrest of Sowore

‘Nigeria is not a dictatorship’ — Atiku kicks against rearrest of Sowore

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, says the manner in which operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Omoyele Sowore within court premises is unacceptable.  After 124 days in detention, Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement was released on Thursday but rearrested at the court premises on Friday by DSS operatives. The [...]

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    Atiku appears in court, signs N2.5bn libel suit against Buhari’s aide

Atiku appears in court, signs N2.5bn libel suit against Buhari’s aide

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has appeared at the federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Maitama to sign his witness deposition in support of the N2.5 billion libel suit filed against Lauretta Onochie, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku was accompanied by Mike Ozekhome, his legal counsel, and other members of his legal team. In the suit which was filed in [...]

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    Atiku’s close aide dies in Dubai

Atiku’s close aide dies in Dubai

Umar Pariya, a close aide of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, is dead. He died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, after taking ill. Pariya was said to have been on life support for two weeks before his death. In a series of tweet, Yakubu Dogara, former speaker of the house of representatives, condoled with Atiku over the loss. He described Pariya as "an [...]

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