Thursday, February 21, 2019

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    Nine slump at Atiku’s Kano rally (updated)

Nine slump at Atiku’s Kano rally (updated)

Nine persons slumped at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano where the rally of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is ongoing.Massive crowd flooded the stadium, making it difficult for movement within the facility. TheCable reporter at the venue of the rally said he counted eight persons lying on the ground while security operatives made arrangement for [...]

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    ‘I can feed their households’ — Clark blasts those saying he collected money to endorse Atiku

‘I can feed their households’ — Clark blasts those saying he collected money to endorse Atiku

Edwin Clark, convener of Pan-Niger Delta Forum, has taken a swipe at those who said he and other south-south group collected money to endorse Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an apex Igbo socio-cultural group; Afenifere, a socio-cultural organization of the Yoruba, Middle Belt Forum (MBF) are among the five groups which endorsed Atiku last [...]

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    ‘He’ll get Nigeria working again’ — PDM endorses Atiku

‘He’ll get Nigeria working again’ — PDM endorses Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Movement, a pressure group founded by the late Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The group endorsed Atiku as its choice presidential candidate after a meeting which held in Abuja on Thursday."After a careful observation of the socio-economic situation in the country, we have come to the inevitable conclusion [...]

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    FG plotting to arrest Atiku’s associates, aide alleges

FG plotting to arrest Atiku’s associates, aide alleges

Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the party has uncovered a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to frame and arrest associates of Atiku.In a statement on Thursday in Abuja, Shaibu said the ruling party wants to use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to frame his associates [...]

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    Akinrinade: Obasanjo belongs to the waste bin of history

Akinrinade: Obasanjo belongs to the waste bin of history

Alani Akinrinade, a former chief of army staff, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo belongs to the waste bin of history.Akinrinade said this in an advertorial he placed in some newspapers on Thursday.The retired general said Obasanjo should allow Nigerians choose their leader and "stop goading the citizenry for his own selfish interests”.The ex-army chief said Obasanjo asking the citizens to vote [...]

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    Atiku: Nigerians getting poorer every year under Buhari

Atiku: Nigerians getting poorer every year under Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigerians are getting poorer each year under President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking on Tuesday at the 12th national convention of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja, Atiku said the president has failed in his promise to create 3 million jobs annually.In a statement by Phrank Shaibu, Atiku's special assistant on [...]

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    Report: Atiku only got ‘temporary waiver’ to enter US

Report: Atiku only got ‘temporary waiver’ to enter US

Lobbyists hired by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), played a huge role in making him get a temporary waiver to visit the US after a ban which lasted over a decade.In a report, Reuters quoted unnamed US government officials as saying the travel ban was waived temporarily by the US state department after lobbyists mounted a campaign [...]

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    EXTRA: Even if witches and wizards endorse Atiku, he won’t win, says Femi Adesina

EXTRA: Even if witches and wizards endorse Atiku, he won’t win, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will not win the election even if witches and wizards endorse him.Adesina said this in reaction to the endorsement of Abubakar by five socio-cultural groups in the country.Writing via his Twitter handle on Monday, he said President Muhammadu Buhari's opponents will fail during the elections, no [...]

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    PDP: APC feverish over Atiku’s acceptance in Buhari’s stronghold

PDP: APC feverish over Atiku’s acceptance in Buhari’s stronghold

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is "feverish" over the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, by various socio-cultural groups.On Sunday, five socio-cultural organisations in the country namely the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum (MBF) adopted Atiku as their consensus candidate.The groups said [...]

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    Atiku: I’ll triple education budget, end ‘disgraceful’ ASUU strike on day one as president

Atiku: I’ll triple education budget, end ‘disgraceful’ ASUU strike on day one as president

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will triple the budget for education sector if elected president.Speaking during the Silverbird Man of the Year event on Sunday, Atiku also said he would end the incessant strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from his first day as president.The Buhari administration allocated 7.04% of [...]

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    No fraud bigger than this, says Keyamo on endorsement of Atiku

No fraud bigger than this, says Keyamo on endorsement of Atiku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council has dismissed the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by some socio-cultural groups.Festus Keyamo, the council spokesman, said the endorsement was engineered and carried out by PDP members and sympathisers.Earlier on Sunday, five top socio-cultural organisations in the country - namely the Pan Niger Delta Forum [...]

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    I’m moved to tears, says Atiku after widespread endorsement

I’m moved to tears, says Atiku after widespread endorsement

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will promote an inclusive government if elected.Atiku said this on Sunday while reacting to his endorsement by leaders of five top socio-cultural organisations in the country, on Sunday.The organisations, the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum (MBF), said [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu says Atiku is originally from Cameroon

Nnamdi Kanu says Atiku is originally from Cameroon

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is originally from Cameroon and became Nigerian only through a referendum.Kanu said this on Saturday during a "special broadcast" on Radio Biafra, according to a statement from Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman.He was speaking on the need for a referendum on IPOB's quest for a sovereign [...]

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    You must sue Obasanjo to clear your name, Oshiomhole tells Atiku

You must sue Obasanjo to clear your name, Oshiomhole tells Atiku

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the only way Atiku Abubakar can clear himself of corruption allegations is to sue former President Olusegun Obasanjo for libel.Oshiomhole said this on Thursday at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano during the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Keyamo: Atiku is a major contributor to our high unemployment problem

Keyamo: Atiku is a major contributor to our high unemployment problem

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buahri, has alleged that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made a major contribution to the high level of unemployment in the country.Keyamo said this while reacting to claims made by Atiku and Peter Obi, his running mate, when they featured on The Candidates, a political [...]

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    Atiku: How I blocked a former Anambra governor from returning to office

Atiku: How I blocked a former Anambra governor from returning to office

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he had a hand in Chinwoke Mbadinuju’s failed bid at getting a second term as governor of Anambra state in 2003.While fielding questions on The Candidates, a live television show on the 2019 elections, Atiku who was then vice-president to Olusegun Obasanjo said Mbadinuju did not do well with [...]

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