Sunday, September 23, 2018

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    Nigeria, Atiku and the Mandela option

Nigeria, Atiku and the Mandela option

BY ETHELBERT OKERE The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari presidency would have since began to concoct another lie to tell the people of the Southeast, if you like, the Igbo following, the recent declaration by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, that he will do only one term of four years if elected president next year.Atiku, unarguably the most [...]

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    Atiku: I regularly jog more than a mile but won’t ask Nigerians to elect me based on that

Atiku: I regularly jog more than a mile but won’t ask Nigerians to elect me based on that

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has taunted President Muhammadu Buhari over the comment that the president is fit for another term because he trekked a distance of 800 meters in Daura, Katsina state, on Tuesday.The issue of Buhari's health has generated controversy, with some of his critics asking the president not to seek another term based on his health condition.Last year, [...]

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    ‘I can never insult Atiku’ — Okupe makes U-turn after backlash

‘I can never insult Atiku’ — Okupe makes U-turn after backlash

Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo, has denied kicking against the presidential bid of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.Abubakar, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he is one of the party's presidential aspirants.Okupe had said Abubakar becoming Nigeria's president even for a day would [...]

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    Okupe: It will take Nigeria 10 years to recover if Atiku becomes president for one day

Okupe: It will take Nigeria 10 years to recover if Atiku becomes president for one day

Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo, says Nigeria will not make progress if former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar succeeds in his presidential ambition.Abubakar, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last year.He is one of the presidential aspirants of the opposition party.Okupe said said Abubkar's presidency [...]

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    ‘This is a government of liars’ — Atiku hits Buhari again

‘This is a government of liars’ — Atiku hits Buhari again

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has described the current administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari as a government of liars.The former vice-president said this on Thursday while addressing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Enugu state.The presidential aspirant said the All Progressives Congress (APC) promised three million jobs annually but the country has been recording job losses, leading to the "worst [...]

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    Tambuwal visits Atiku in Abuja

Tambuwal visits Atiku in Abuja

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, visited former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar in Abuja on Sunday night.Both politicians who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are nursing presidential ambition.Tambuwal also held a meeting with Gbenga Daniel, director-general of Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation.The reason for his visit and details of the meetings were not [...]

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    Atiku: If elected president, I’ll serve one term

Atiku: If elected president, I’ll serve one term

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says if elected president, he will sign an undertaking to serve for just a term.Abubakar said this in an interview with THISDAY.The former vice-president said his case would not be like President Muhammadu Buhari who allegedly reneged on his promise to serve for one term."If I am elected as the president in 2019, I give [...]

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    The Hausa-Fulani and sentimental politics

The Hausa-Fulani and sentimental politics

To the Hausa-Fulani, politics is religion and religion is politics; the two are hyphenated in the emulsion of power.Since the Uthman Dan Fodio jihad of 1804, when Hausa kings were deposed and Fulani emirates established, the north has always played sentimental politics. The sentiments of religion are rooted deeply in Hausa-Fulani political culture, evident today.The reason for this is historical. [...]

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    Atiku: I’m 100 percent behind n’assembly on state police

Atiku: I’m 100 percent behind n’assembly on state police

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he is fully behind the national assembly on its move to amend the constitution for the creation of state police.On Tuesday, the senate mandated its ad hoc committee on constitutional review to set in a motion a process to amend the constitution for this.In a statement on Wednesday, Abubakar said lawmakers have demonstrated courage in [...]

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    After meeting with Atiku, Kwankwaso visits Fayose — is defection on the horizon?

After meeting with Atiku, Kwankwaso visits Fayose — is defection on the horizon?

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano, met with Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, in Ado Ekiti on Monday.A statement from Idowu Adelusi, Fayose's chief press secretary, quoted both men as advocating for a peaceful conduct of the July 14 governorship election in the state.Details of what was discussed during the meeting were not revealed but the development comes three days [...]

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    Jonathan: PDP is coming back in 2019

Jonathan: PDP is coming back in 2019

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is getting stronger and poised to take over power come 2019.Jonathan said this on Wednesday when he hosted Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, in his house in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.Jonathan, who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015 is optimistic that his party is now in a better position to [...]

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    PHOTOS: Atiku visits Jonathan in Bayelsa

PHOTOS: Atiku visits Jonathan in Bayelsa

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar paid a courtesy visit to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, on Wedensday.Abubakar was accompanied by Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun state, who is the director-general of his 2019 presidential campaign.The former vice-president ran against Jonathan in 2011 when he emerged as the consensus candidate of the north.Jonathan won the election. Below are pictures [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tinubu hugs Atiku at Akure airport

PHOTOS: Tinubu hugs Atiku at Akure airport

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), met with former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar at Akure airport in Ondo state on Monday.Both men were locked in a warm embrace.Abubakar, who defected from the APC last year, is seeking to clinch the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections.He is planning to run against President [...]

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    Atiku to FG: Only you can stop these killings… ditch the ridiculous excuses

Atiku to FG: Only you can stop these killings… ditch the ridiculous excuses

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says the history of Somalia, Burundi, and Rwanda should be "strident warning to all of us".Abubakar said this in a statement on Tuesday to commemorate Democracy Day.He said those in government whose jobs are to keep the citizens safe should desist from making ridiculous excuses and "engaging in diversionary finger-pointing".Abubakar said: "Let us spare some time to [...]

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    Between Nigeria and Atiku Abubakar

Between Nigeria and Atiku Abubakar

BY AYODELE SIMONI am a 40-year-old woman; a mother, a wife, a working-class citizen and a member of the fast-disappearing middle class in Nigeria. I have voted only once in my life. Yes, just once! This was during the 2007 elections where I voted the late Umaru Yar’Adua for president.Am I a bad citizen? I do not believe so. I [...]

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    PRO of Jos Prison: I did not tell anyone Atiku visited Jang

PRO of Jos Prison: I did not tell anyone Atiku visited Jang

Luka Ayedoo, spokesman of the Plateau command of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has denied telling any journalist that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar visited Jonah Jang, senator representing plateau north, in prison.Jang has been in Jos Prison since Wednesday when a high court in Plateau remanded him after he was arraigned on a seven-count charge by the Economic and Financial [...]

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