Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    2019: We have serious issues, says Okupe as son joins Buhari’s campaign team

2019: We have serious issues, says Okupe as son joins Buhari’s campaign team

Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo, says his son may be trying to get back at him by joining President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign team.According to Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Ditan Okupe has "volunteered to work" for the president ahead of the 2019 election.He disclosed this in a Twitter post on [...]

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    Wike, Okupe, Gbenga Daniel — six winners and losers of PDP primary aside Tambuwal, Atiku

Wike, Okupe, Gbenga Daniel — six winners and losers of PDP primary aside Tambuwal, Atiku

The last time ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar faced President Muhammadu Buhari in a political contest was in 2014 when he lost the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Buhari who not only won the general election but also made history by being the first Nigerian politician to unseat an incumbent president.But having secured the presidential ticket of the [...]

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    Okupe appointed chairman of Saraki’s media campaign

Okupe appointed chairman of Saraki’s media campaign

Senate President Bukola Saraki has appointed Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, as chairman of the media council for his campaign organisation.Saraki is a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Okupe's appointment was announced by Mohammed Wakil, director general of the Saraki Presidential Campaign Organisation.In a statement, Wakil said Okupe will "work with other top professionals in [...]

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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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    Okupe: Mantu is a hero… every election in this country was rigged

Okupe: Mantu is a hero… every election in this country was rigged

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, says all elections in the history of Nigeria have been rigged, with all political parties allegedly involved in the act.Okupe said this in reaction to the confession of Ibrahim Mantu, a former deputy senate president, that he helped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rig elections in the past.His confession has sparked [...]

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    You shouldn’t have publicised Ekwueme’s treatment, Okupe slams FG

You shouldn’t have publicised Ekwueme’s treatment, Okupe slams FG

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Jonathan on public affairs, has taken an exception to the decision of the presidency to announce the assistance rendered to Alex Ekwueme, former vice-president.On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari approved immediate overseas treatment for the ailing former number two citizen.In a statement, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and [...]

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    Okupe urges Buhari to summon emergency council of state meeting over ‘national distress’

Okupe urges Buhari to summon emergency council of state meeting over ‘national distress’

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to summon an emergency council of state meeting to seek a solution to the heightened tension in parts of the country.An ongoing military exercise in the region — Operation Python Dance II — has resulted in several clashes between security operatives and members of the Indigenous People of [...]

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    Okupe joins Accord party, says he is not desperate to be anything

Okupe joins Accord party, says he is not desperate to be anything

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant on public affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says he has joined the Accord party.Okupe, who made this announcement in a statement on his Facebook page on Tuesday, said he was not desperate to be anything anymore.On July 2, he announced his decision to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the party had become [...]

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    Okupe dumps PDP, says party has become menopausal

Okupe dumps PDP, says party has become menopausal

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has announced his decision to quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a statement on Sunday, Okupe cited the leadership crisis in the party as one of the reasons he is leaving the PDP."It is with deep regret that I publicly announce my resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party," he said."It has [...]

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    God, fasting and prayer can make Nigeria great, Okupe tells Osinbajo

God, fasting and prayer can make Nigeria great, Okupe tells Osinbajo

Doyin Okupe, former special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, says "God, fasting and prayer can certainly make Nigeria great".On Wednesday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had said that Nigeria cannot grow solely on the prayers and fasting of its citizens."No matter how much you pray and fast, our country cannot grow without some of us deciding to do [...]

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    Okupe: Despite the drums of war, Nigeria won’t break up

Okupe: Despite the drums of war, Nigeria won’t break up

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant on public affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, says there are many reasons Nigeria should disintegrate but that it is not in the destiny  of the country to break up.There has been tension in the country lately over rumours of an impending coup d’état.Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, had issued a stern warning [...]

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    Many in power are unprepared, says Okupe

Many in power are unprepared, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says there are many people in power who are unprepared for governance.He said this in a post on his Facebook page on Tuesday.Okupe made reference to an initial post by one Aliyu, a Facebook user, who raised concerns about the standard of living in the country.“I have been in governments [...]

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    Okupe advises Osinbajo to save the naira by adopting an approach used by Jonathan

Okupe advises Osinbajo to save the naira by adopting an approach used by Jonathan

Doyin Okupe, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to wholly adopt a crude-oil-swap arrangement to conserve foreign exchange.Crude-oil-swap was an arrangement in which the government exchange crude oil for refined petroleum products through third party traders.The arrangement, which was adopted by the Jonathan government, was allegedly replete with corruption.The Buhari government then replaced it [...]

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    Okupe: Nigerian political parties are like disposable syringes

Okupe: Nigerian political parties are like disposable syringes

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, says political parties in the country are like disposable syringes.Reacting to reports that some top politicians in the country were planning to form a "mega party" ahead of 2019 election, Okupe said such move cannot bring solutions to the crisis in the polity.He said the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Okupe: God made Clinton lose…she wanted to edit the Bible

Okupe: God made Clinton lose…she wanted to edit the Bible

Doyin Okupe, former special adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan, says Hillary Clinton lost the US presidential race because she wanted to edit the Bible.Okupe, who quoted many verses of the Bible in celebration of a Donald Trump win as the 45th president of the US,  said "the Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought, He maketh the devices [...]

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