Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says job creation is what he does best.The 71-year-old former vice-president said this ahead of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) release of labour statistics, expected Thursday, October 18 and Monday, November 6, 2018."The most effective way to fight crime is to provide opportunity to create wealth, because poverty [...]

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    2019: ‘No other politician’ looks as prepared as Atiku

2019: ‘No other politician’ looks as prepared as Atiku

Isa Odidi, a 2007 presidential candidate, says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is the most prepared of all the presidential candidates in the 2019 election.Odidi said this in his new book titled ‘Atiku Abubakar: The Best Choice for President of Nigeria in 2019’.Atiku will contest in the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He was deputy [...]

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    Atiku: My policy document is ready… 40% of my cabinet will be women, youth

Atiku: My policy document is ready… 40% of my cabinet will be women, youth

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says 40 percent of his cabinet will be made up of women and youths.The former vice-president said his policy document for Nigeria, if he wins the 2019 election, is ready.He added that Nigeria became the world headquarter for poverty under incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari."Nigeria under Buhari is now the [...]

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    Saraki named DG of Atiku presidential campaign council

Saraki named DG of Atiku presidential campaign council

Senate President Bukola Saraki has been appointed director-general of the campaign council of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, made this known on Tuesday.The senate president was among the aspirants who contested the presidential ticket at the party's convention which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Saraki came third behind [...]

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    Tambuwal: Nigeria being run through proxies… Buhari not in charge

Tambuwal: Nigeria being run through proxies… Buhari not in charge

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, says President Muhammadu Buhari is not running the affairs of the country.The former speaker of the house of representatives said it is unacceptable for the country to be "run through proxies".According to Tambuwal, "it will be suicidal" for the president to get four more years in office.He made the comments on Monday in Abuja while [...]

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    The greatest opposition to APC is itself, says Atiku

The greatest opposition to APC is itself, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is its greatest opposition.Atiku, a former vice-president, said ahead of the 2019 elections, one of APC's greatest challenges is President Muhammadu Buhari's health condition.Atiku was quoted as saying this in an interview published in a new book titled 'Atiku Abubakar: The Best Choice for [...]

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    ‘Buhari’s govt has zero integrity’ — Sowunmi, Keyamo argue over 2019

‘Buhari’s govt has zero integrity’ — Sowunmi, Keyamo argue over 2019

Segun Sowunmi, the spokesperson of the Atiku campaign organisation, says President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has zero integrity.Sowunmi said this on Monday when he featured on a Channels TV programme alongside Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari re-election campaign organisation.He also dismissed Buhari's anti-graft war, saying Nigeria's economy “ran into a slump because of the corruption under the Buhari-led administration.”The public [...]

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    ‘Islam is for peace’ — Gumi explains role in Atiku, Obasanjo reconciliation

‘Islam is for peace’ — Gumi explains role in Atiku, Obasanjo reconciliation

Ahmed Gumi, a prominent Islamic scholar, says his presence at the reconciliation meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar, was to ensure peace.Gumi said this in response to the criticisms that have trailed his visit to the Obasanjo's residence, alongside the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku.Speaking with Daily Trust in Kaduna, the Islamic scholar said his attendance at [...]

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    Oyedepo: Why I accompanied Atiku to Obasanjo’s residence

Oyedepo: Why I accompanied Atiku to Obasanjo’s residence

David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church aka Winners’ Chapel, says he has no affiliation with any political party.Oyedpo said this in response to the criticism which trailed his visit to the residence of former President Olusegun Obasanjo alongside Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Responding to the visit, President Muhammadu Buhari asked religious leaders to eschew partisan [...]

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    Jonathan to south-east leaders: Atiku does not need regional approval to pick Obi

Jonathan to south-east leaders: Atiku does not need regional approval to pick Obi

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded with south-east leaders to accept the decision of Atiku Abubakar to choose Peter Obi as his running mate for the 2019 election.The VP pick of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate has elicited a protest from south-east leaders who say they were not consulted.PDP governors and leaders of the region met on Saturday, [...]

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    There is fire on the mountain: Buhari’s aides strategise against Atiku

There is fire on the mountain: Buhari’s aides strategise against Atiku

BY MAYOR IKOROHA“Uncle Lai, I heard that Atiku has chosen Peter Obi as his running mate. Few days ago it was Obasanjo swallowing his vomit, doing the unthinkable by endorsing Atiku as president. Now it is Peter Obi being chosen by Atiku as vice presidential candidate of the PDP. The social media space is agog with positive news for PDP [...]

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    Archbishop of Canterbury meets with Atiku, Buhari in Abuja

Archbishop of Canterbury meets with Atiku, Buhari in Abuja

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, on Saturday held separate meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, Gbenga Daniel, director-general of Atiku's campaign, and Paul Arkwright, British high commissioner, were present when Welby met with the PDP presidential flag bearer in Abuja.Meanwhile, Welby was a keynote [...]

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    ‘We were never consulted’ — South-east leaders resolve to meet with Atiku over Obi

‘We were never consulted’ — South-east leaders resolve to meet with Atiku over Obi

South-east leaders and governors say they were "never consulted" over the selection of Peter Obi as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.Leaders of the region met on Saturday over the development, after saying they were sidelined from the decision-making prior to when Obi was picked.David Umahi, Ebonyi governor, addressed journalists after the meeting.He said [...]

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    South-west on standby as Igbo leaders protest Obi’s choice as Atiku’s running mate

South-west on standby as Igbo leaders protest Obi’s choice as Atiku’s running mate

The selection of Peter Obi as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been met with protest by south-east leaders.David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says the leaders of the region were not consulted over the nomination of Obi.He said the development contravened an initial agreement that the leaders will collectively endorse a [...]

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    Atiku: If elected, my cabinet will be ready before Buhari vacates Aso Rock 

Atiku: If elected, my cabinet will be ready before Buhari vacates Aso Rock 

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he will not waste time in choosing his cabinet members if elected Nigeria's president.Writing via his Twitter handle on Thursday, Atiku said his cabinet will be ready before President Muhammadu Buhari vacates offices.Atiku is seeking to displace Buhari under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).His comment is apparently a direct shot at the [...]

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    APC cries out: Obasanjo lobbying US to withdraw Atiku’s visa ban

APC cries out: Obasanjo lobbying US to withdraw Atiku’s visa ban

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo is lobbying US authorities to withdraw the entry ban reportedly placed on Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In 2017, Abubakar said the US declined to grant him a visa after he applied it.It is said that the US has refused the former vice-president entry into its country [...]

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