Friday, February 22, 2019

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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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    Atiku: I’m the most investigated politician in Nigeria

Atiku: I’m the most investigated politician in Nigeria

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says no public office holder in Nigeria has been investigated like him.He said this when he featured on The Candidates, a live television show on the 2019 elections.Atiku, who served as vice-president to Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007, had fallen out with the president who accused him of corruption before [...]

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    PDP replies Tinubu: Nigeria’s economy thrived when Atiku was in charge

PDP replies Tinubu: Nigeria’s economy thrived when Atiku was in charge

The Presidential Campaign Organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, as a consummate democrat.Kola Ologbondiyan, director, media and publicity of the organisation, said this in a statement issued on Tuesday.He was reacting to a statement credited to Bola Tinubu, national leader of the APC.Tinubu had described Abubakar as an "undemocratic element" over [...]

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    Jonathan: Political office shouldn’t be used as instrument of punishment

Jonathan: Political office shouldn’t be used as instrument of punishment

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says political office should not be used as an instrument of punishment.Jonathan said this on Tuesday at the presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Ox-bow Lake Pavillion in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital."Political office should not be used as instrument of punishment to the people," Jonathan said.He said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the [...]

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    Atiku lists five ‘infractions’ by Buhari, asks for international pressure

Atiku lists five ‘infractions’ by Buhari, asks for international pressure

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked the international community to put pressure on President Muhamamdu Buhari to desist from "violating the constitution".In the letter addressed to ambassadors of France, Germany, United States and the United Kingdom high commissioner, Atiku accused the president of threatening the nation's democracy.He also appealed to Nigerians to vote out [...]

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    Tinubu: A permanent discipline awaits Onnoghen if he’s found guilty

Tinubu: A permanent discipline awaits Onnoghen if he’s found guilty

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says a permanent discipline awaits Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), if he is found guilty of the false declaration charges levelled against him.Tinubu said this while responding to the position of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on the suspension.In a state [...]

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    Constitutional breaches under the watch of Buhari

Constitutional breaches under the watch of Buhari

I have chosen to write this letter to Your Excellency for the enviable role that your country plays as champion of Democracy and the Rule of Law. I am also writing you as Nigeria’s international development partner working together to deepen and strengthen our democracy as well as to help in the transformation of our economies and societies for the [...]

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    Atiku: Buhari has set a precedent unmatched by the military

Atiku: Buhari has set a precedent unmatched by the military

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Monday, Atiku said through the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Buhari set a new precedent that has no equivalence in the nation's history, "not even in [...]

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    APC: Onnoghen’s suspension has devastated PDP’s comeback plans

APC: Onnoghen’s suspension has devastated PDP’s comeback plans

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has devastated the plans of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to get back to power through "cash and carry" judicial system.In a statement on Monday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said PDP's opposition to Onnoghen's suspension points to "their penchant for anything corrupt and criminal".Issa-Onilu [...]

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    We now have two Ohanaezes, says Orji Kalu on endorsement of Atiku

We now have two Ohanaezes, says Orji Kalu on endorsement of Atiku

Orji Kalu, former Abia governor, has criticised Ohanaeze Ndigbo for endorsing Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Kalu expressed disappointment with the group on Sunday while speaking with journalists at his country home in Igbere, Bende local government area of the state.He said the John Nwodo-led executive of the organisation betrayed the people’s trust and exposed the [...]

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    Atiku’s aide: A president with this appalling record can never be re-elected

Atiku’s aide: A president with this appalling record can never be re-elected

Phrank Shaibu, special assistant on communication to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari will lose the forthcoming presidential poll because Nigerians are hungry and jobless.In a statement on Sunday, Shaibu said over a hundred million Nigerians can not afford a decent meal per day.He said there is no where in the world [...]

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    Nwodo: Obiano called me an idiot over Ohaneze’s endorsement of Atiku

Nwodo: Obiano called me an idiot over Ohaneze’s endorsement of Atiku

The endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by Ohaneze Ndigbo has set Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state, against Nnia Nwodo, president-general of the socio-cultural organisation.The apex Igbo organisation had cited Atiku's promise to restructure the country as the reason for endorsing him.Shortly after choosing Atiku over President Muhammadu Buhari, the Anambra government [...]

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    CISS breaks silence on suspension of CJN, backs Buhari

CISS breaks silence on suspension of CJN, backs Buhari

The Centre for International and Strategy Studies has finally broken its silence on the controversy trailing the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).CISS said the suspension of Onnoghen was a right step in the right direction, saying the decision was to safeguard the integrity of the judiciary sector.There have been mixed reactions following the suspension [...]

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    PDP says FG’s plan to increase VAT is cruel

PDP says FG’s plan to increase VAT is cruel

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described plans by the federal government to increase value-added tax on specific items as cruel and anti-people.In a statement on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesperson, said the move shows that President Muhammadu Buhari is insensitive to the plight of the citizens who are already groaning under economic hardship.On Wednesday, Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, [...]

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    Ohanaeze endorses Atiku for president — after Buhari’s visit to south-east

Ohanaeze endorses Atiku for president — after Buhari’s visit to south-east

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as its choice candidate in the coming election.ImeObi Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the organisation's highest organ, announced the decision after its meeting in Enugu on Thursday.In a communique signed by Nnia Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze, the group cited the choice of Peter Obi [...]

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    Secondus: Buhari has tried but it’s time to go

Secondus: Buhari has tried but it’s time to go

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says it is time for President Muhammadu Buhari to leave. Addressing supporters of the PDP at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna state on Thursday, Secondus said the president is tired.He alleged that Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have failed Nigerians.He warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against [...]

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