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Obasanjo Reveals Why Atiku’s And Ekwueme Alliance In 2003 collapsed
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Obasanjo Reveals Why Atiku’s And Ekwueme Alliance In 2003 collapsed

Ex-President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the alliance of his former deputy, Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, with the late Alex Ekwueme, during the 2003 presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), collapsed after Ekwueme lost at the poll. Obasanjo revealed this on Thursday at the public presentation of ‘Amazing Grace’, a biography of former Oyo State Governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, in Ibadan, Oyo state. He was correcting a part in the book, where the author claimed Atiku backed down before the primary poll. “Again, Atiku did not back down as you claimed until Alex Ekwueme was defeated at the primary of PDP in 2003. “Atiku’s agreement with Ekwueme was to be Ekwueme’s running mate and Ekwueme, as President, spending three years and resign...
Ribadu’s Daughter, Fatima Apologises Over Her Controversial Wedding Dress
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Ribadu’s Daughter, Fatima Apologises Over Her Controversial Wedding Dress

Fatima, daughter of former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Nubu Ribadu, has begged those offended by her wedding dress for forgiveness. She got married to Aliyu, son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar at the weekend in Abuja. Her dress generated a stir among Muslims on social media who lambasted her for exposing her body. In a statement on Tuesday, she however said the colour of the dress was the same as her skin, which she said might have made people think she exposed her body. She said: “I cannot expose my skin. My wedding dress has the same colour with that of my skin, but I still apologize to my friends and family who don’t like what happened and I hope to learn from this.”
FG reacts as Atiku, Saraki, Nigerians call for SARS reform
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FG reacts as Atiku, Saraki, Nigerians call for SARS reform

Some Nigerian leaders are calling for a reform in the operations of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), after cases of harassment and extortion by members of the squad went viral on Saturday. Former vice president Atiku Abubakar and former Senate president Bukola Saraki said on Saturday said the Special Anti-Robbery Squad has become an oppressor of the people it should protect. “The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police was set up to confront violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping and other related crimes. However, the unit has today morphed into an oppressor of the Nigerian masses who strive every day for a better life,” Atiku tweeted on Saturday. “Reports of intimidation, harassment and outright extortion by officers of the Special Anti-R...
Atiku Can Still Contest 2023 Presidential Election- Secondus
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Atiku Can Still Contest 2023 Presidential Election- Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the party’s floor is open for any contender willing to contest for the presidential election in 2023, including Atiku Abubakar. National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus, said this while reacting to questions from journalists in Bauchi Friday night on whether the party will re-present the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who lost the 2019 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari. “There is no room for discrimination,” Secondus said in Bauchi State during a solidarity visit on Governor Bala Mohammed. “Everyone is qualified; both young, old, governors, non-governors are qualified to contest and we have the space for everyone–if you win, you become our candidate. The door is open to everybody.” In Bauchi with Sec...
Atiku, Sunday Dare, Saraki, Others Call For SARS Reform
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Atiku, Sunday Dare, Saraki, Others Call For SARS Reform

Minister of Youths and Sport Development, Sunday Dare has joined voices condemning the recurring brutality of the Nigeria Police Force’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad after video of the shooting of a young man in front of a hotel in Ughelli, Delta State went viral on Saturday. The video showed how there was confusion around Wetland Hotel in Ughelli where the policemen allegedly killed the victim and escaped with his vehicle – a white Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle. Global rights group Amnesty International, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Senate President Bukola Saraki have also condemned the act and called for the reform of SARS. Mr Dare said the Federal Government would look into the reports of harassment of Nigerians by SARS. In a statement issued on Saturday by ...
Nigeria Was Not Completely Debt Free In 2007, As Claimed By Atiku Abubakar
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Nigeria Was Not Completely Debt Free In 2007, As Claimed By Atiku Abubakar

FORMER Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, stated that Nigeria experienced an unprecedented economic boom with a 6 per cent annual growth and paid off its debt when former President Olusegun Obasanjo and himself managed the nation’s affairs. In a Twitter post, he described the period between 1999 and 2007 when he served as vice president of the country as a time of national restoration for the country when the country was without debt. “Between 1999 and 2007, Nigeria paid off her entire foreign debt while maintaining an unprecedented 6 per cent annual GDP growth. “Those were periods of national restoration, and I am very proud of the work President Obasanjo and I did for this nation we care so much for. Facts don’t lie,” he tweeted. But this is not a true statement, ...
Independence: Facts Don’t Lie, Atiku Replies Buhari On Performance
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Independence: Facts Don’t Lie, Atiku Replies Buhari On Performance

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has advised the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and his regime to stick to facts when criticising previous administrations. In an apparent response to Buhari’s 60th Independence anniversary speech on October 1, Atiku defended economic decisions taken by the President Olusegun Obasanjo-led administration in which he served as a Vice President. In a tweet on his verified Twitter handle, @atiku, on Friday, the former Vice President wrote, “Between 1999 and 2007, Nigeria paid off her entire foreign debt while maintaining an unprecedented six per cent annual GDP growth. “Those were periods of national restoration, and I am very proud of the work President Obasanjo and I did for this nation we care so much for. Facts don’t lie....
Atiku Reacts, Dismisses US Surveillance Report
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Atiku Reacts, Dismisses US Surveillance Report

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has denied reports that he and some members of his family are under the United States of America watchlist, describing same as “recycled false allegations.” Media reports surfaced on Monday to the effect that the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, FinCEN, an agency of the United States Department of Treasury, has flagged some transactions linked to the top politician as suspicious, in its surveillance of money movements within the international system. Reacting to the media report, the 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in a statement signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe, said neither him nor any member of his family has breached any law, locally or internationally. The statement reads: “My attention has bee...
FinCEN Files: US Places Atiku, Wives, Under International Banking Surveillance
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FinCEN Files: US Places Atiku, Wives, Under International Banking Surveillance

Secret U.S. government documents reveal that JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and other big banks have defied money laundering crackdowns by moving staggering sums of illicit cash for shadowy characters and criminal networks that have spread chaos and undermined democracy around the world. The records show that five global banks — JPMorgan, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon — kept profiting from powerful and dangerous players even after U.S. authorities fined these financial institutions for earlier failures to stem flows of dirty money. U.S. agencies responsible for enforcing money laundering laws rarely prosecute megabanks that break the law, and the actions authorities do take barely ripple the flood of plundered money that washes through the interna...
“The End Of Godfatherism Has Come In Nigeria” – Atiku Reacts As Obaseki Wins
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“The End Of Godfatherism Has Come In Nigeria” – Atiku Reacts As Obaseki Wins

The former Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidates Atiku has congratulated Governor Obaseki on his victory, says The End of Godfatherism Has Come in Nigeria. In his series of tweets, he wrote; "I look forward to the continuation of four more years of tangible development, and people centered leadership from Governor Obaseki. In good times, we will walk beside you. In bad times, we will be your loyal ‘comrade’. We will never be a turncoat. We will never abandon the principles we once espoused so that we can dine with our nemesis. Democracy has no nemesis. And this, the PDP has again proved. The End of Godfatherism Has Come in Nigeria. There is a new dawn in Edo State, and the hard-won victory of @GovernorObaseki is not just a victory, but a Declaration of Independenc...
Edo 2020: Atiku Knocks Buhari Over Police Siege On Wike
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Edo 2020: Atiku Knocks Buhari Over Police Siege On Wike

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, has reacted to the police siege on Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, who is currently in Edo State. Mr Wike, according to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was barred from leaving a hotel he lodged in at the state capital, Benin City. He is the national campaign chairman of the state ruling party on whose platform Godwin Obaseki, the state governor is seeking a second term in office. His major challenger, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and enjoys the support of erstwhile national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole. While leaders of the PDP are said to be under police siege, leaders of the APC are reportedly moving around freely despite restrictions on vehicular moment. TODAY POLITICS as a...
Edo 2020: “Turn Out En-Masse And Vote Obaseki”- Atiku Urge Voters
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Edo 2020: “Turn Out En-Masse And Vote Obaseki”- Atiku Urge Voters

The Presidential Candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 General Elections, Atiku Abubakar, has urged the people of Edo State to cast and defend their votes for Governor Godwin Obaseki. The democracy that we enjoy today was bought at a great price. We can only deepen and sustain it by respecting the sanctity of the ballot and necessary review of our electoral processes. As the great people of Edo State go to the polls to elect their governor this weekend, they need to be provided with a secured environment to cast their votes and be assured that their votes will count. I urge all duly registered voters of conscience and who truly care about the wellbeing of Edo to turn out enmasse to cast and defend their vote for @GovernorObaseki.
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Atiku Abubakar Reacts To Fuel Price Hike

I reject the increased electricity tariffs. Coming out of the lockdown, Nigerians need a stimulus, not an impetuous disregard for the challenges they face. Many Nigerians have not earned an income for months, due to no fault of theirs. This increase is ill-timed and ill-advised.
Community Shield: Atiku, Apostle Suleman React As Arsenal Defeat Liverpool
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Community Shield: Atiku, Apostle Suleman React As Arsenal Defeat Liverpool

Former PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted as Arsenal Football Club clinched the Communitty Shield. Reacting, Atiku Tweeted: Exhilarating game, Arsenal! Victoria concordia crescit (Victory through harmony). Also, Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries commended Arsenal's striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his efforts during the game. He tweeted: Arsenal!...Liverpool did their thing though..But we are the Arsenal!..Auba is key..Our boys making us proud..Winners of 2020/2021 Community Shield..We move..#COYG
Atiku Abubakar Launches Online TV As New Channel Of Campaign
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Atiku Abubakar Launches Online TV As New Channel Of Campaign

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has launched an online television that will henceforth propagate his social and political activities. The event took place at the Five Star Bristol Palace Hotel, Kano, where a video clip showed the former vice president speaking on his vision and aspiration. Atiku was represented at the occasion by one of his sons and political allies, particularly PDP members. The Atiku TV was launched by Hajiya Baraka Sani, a former Kano State Commissioner for Agriculture and Special Adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan. Baraka Sani said the ‘Atiku TV’ is a new approach that will change Atiku’s mode of reaching out to people from analogue to digital, henceforth. She explained that the contents (about Atiku) for the television will be dev...
Garba Shehu’s memory has failed him, we rejected the request for Sowore to beg Buhari – Falana
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Garba Shehu’s memory has failed him, we rejected the request for Sowore to beg Buhari – Falana

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and counsel to Omoyele Sowore, has fired back at presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu for saying his client lied about the mission of a delegation led by the late Ismaila Isa Funtua, an ally of the president who visited him while in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).   Falana who accused Shehu of attempting to distort the proceedings of the meetings, recalled how he and other patriots teamed up in 2006 to campaign for the release of Shehu, who was the spokesperson of former Vice-President Atiku Abukakar at that time.   According to him, the presidential spokesperson was detained by the DSS State and charged with the offence of  “obtaining, reproducing and keeping classified material” in contravention of ...
Atiku Shocked By Nigeria’s Debt Profile, Says Nation In Financial Crisis
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Atiku Shocked By Nigeria’s Debt Profile, Says Nation In Financial Crisis

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed shock that the Buhari administration in the first quarter of 2020, spent 99 percent of revenue to service debt. “No one should be deceived. This is a crisis!”, Atiku said in a statement today. “Debt servicing does not equate to debt repayment”. “The reality is that Nigeria is paying only the minimum payment to cover our interest charges”. “The principal remains untouched and is possibly growing”. The statement entitled “Nigeria In Financial Crisis: Robbing Our Children to Pay for Our Greed”, was signed by Atiku himself to underscore its significance. The former vice-president was alarmed by what he called a shocking revelation in Nigeria’s first quarter 2020 financial report. “Nothing has shocked me in my entire li...
Atiku Woos Godwin Obaseki To Join PDP
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Atiku Woos Godwin Obaseki To Join PDP

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has asked Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his reelection bid. We understand that Atiku contacted Obaseki on Friday after he was disqualified from participating in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for the September 19 governorship election in Edo state. The former vice-president, who was the PDP candidate in the last presidential election, is also making way for “soft landing” for Obaseki should he defect to the party which is the main opposition in Edo. Although the PDP constitution requires any member of the party seeking elective position under its platform to at least be registered for 18 months, it gives room for a waiver. A source close to Atiku told TheCable...
Kemi Olunloyo Alleged That N23bn Was Found In The Accounts Of A Level 12 Officer
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Kemi Olunloyo Alleged That N23bn Was Found In The Accounts Of A Level 12 Officer

Minutes after calling out Atiku Abubakar ,Kemi Olunloyo went on to share some news with her fans about a huge amount of money allegedly found in a level 12 officer’s account working in the office of a presidential aide She wrote “Abacha is typing…..N23bn Allegedly found in the accounts of a level 12 officer working in the office of a presidential aide.Do you want me to mention his name the same way they soiled Abacha’s reputation?” She stated that N23bn was allegedly found in one of the presidential aides account who is also a level 12 officer.She also asked if she should release the name to the public for people to see what’s truly going on. Kemi Olunloyo is known for this type of tweets,She calls out politicians and also mainly celebrities.But earlier today she called out...
My Father Will Contest For Presidency In 2023 – Adamu Atiku-Abubakar Says
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My Father Will Contest For Presidency In 2023 – Adamu Atiku-Abubakar Says

Adamu Atiku-Abubakar, the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has said his father will contest the presidency again in 2023. Atiku’s son said this while presenting the score card of his ministry as the Commissioner for Works and Energy in Adamawa State as the administration of Governor Ahmadu Finitiri, of the Peoples Democratic Party clocked one year. He said, “Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with my father contesting for the presidency. In 2023, my father will be aspiring to the number one office in the land because he has been an astute, strategic, master politician for almost four decades.” He added that Fintiri’s administration had surpassed the expectations of many in the state who were surprised that given the tight liquidity constraints, Fintiri could st...
Oshiomhole Kicked Against Fuel Subsidy Removal Under Obasanjo – Atiku
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Oshiomhole Kicked Against Fuel Subsidy Removal Under Obasanjo – Atiku

Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar has alleged that former Governor of Edo state and chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomole frustrated the Obasanjo-led administration's plan to remove fuel subsidy. The former Presidential candidate of the Peoples' Democratic Party revealed this in tweets he shared on Saturday night. He recalled being the one assigned to negotiate with the NLC chairman, a meeting that ended up not being unsuccessful. Atiku tweeted;   “The Obasanjo government in which I served commenced a phased subsidy withdrawal. I was tasked with negotiating with then NLC Chairman and current APC Chairman who stood strongly against it. Nonetheless, we achieved two phases of subsidy removal of fuel and complete withdrawal of subs...
Oshiomhole Kicked Against Removal of Fuel Subsidy – Atiku
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Oshiomhole Kicked Against Removal of Fuel Subsidy – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, of frustrating plans to remove fuel subsidy during President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration Atiku recalled that he headed the negotiations with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) with Oshiomhole as the Chairman. According to the former Vice President, the APC Chairman stood strongly against the removal of petrol subsidy. The Waziri of Adamawa was backing an earlier tweet by his Spokesman, Paul Ibe, which reads, “For the avoidance of doubt, the Obasanjo administration embarked on a regime of subsidy removal. “But the former NLC Chairman frustrated the efforts. Even at that, the Obasanjo government achieved some measures of subsidy removal befor...
Removal Of Fuel Subsidy, Price-fixing Excites Atiku
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Removal Of Fuel Subsidy, Price-fixing Excites Atiku

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has lauded the president Muhammadu Buhari led administration over the stoppage of subsidy and price-fixing for petrol. Speaking via a statement on his official Twitter, he further called on the federal government to remove other impediments and roll out incentives to spur investments in the oil sector. He said, “Federal government finally withdraws from the fuel subsidy and price-fixing bazaar that had been rife with corruption and stalling investments. This is something patriots have been calling for and for which I was demonised. “The stoppage of subsidy and price-fixing is a right move, although it should have come earlier when the economy was stronger. “Federal and state governments should proceed to remove other impediments and roll ...
Nigerian Music Legend, Bisade Ologunde Aka Lagbaja Turns 60 Today
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Nigerian Music Legend, Bisade Ologunde Aka Lagbaja Turns 60 Today

Faceless Nigerian music icon, Bisade Ologunde popularly known as Lagbaja is celebrating his 60th birthday today, May 19th 2020. The popular saxophonist and singer has never revealed his identity to the World. One of the mysteries attached to Lagbaja is the ability of the singer to keep his identity hidden by always wearing a mask, with many still yet to understand the reason behind it. Nigerians who have struggled to know the real identity of the ‘Konkobilo’ crooner are in a fix as to contest is age or just remain wowed as always. Well-meaning Nigerians like Former VP, Atiku Abubakar took a timeout to celebrate Lagbaga as he becomes a sexagenarian He wrote: 60th birthday greetings to ‘omo baba muko muko’, the masked one who was #COVID19-proof long before this season. I ...
Sell Presidential Jets, Cancel N27bn National Assembly Renovation Fund – Atiku
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Sell Presidential Jets, Cancel N27bn National Assembly Renovation Fund – Atiku

Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has faulted the latest review of the 2020 budget by the Federal Government, saying it shows that the regime has lost touch with current global economic realities. Rather than reviewing the budget, Atiku advised the FG to sell eight or nine of the presidential jets and cancel the N27bn earmarked for the renovation of the National Assembly complex. Atiku said this in a statement in Abuja, on Thursday. He expressed disappointment that despite the crash of oil prices in the international market and the nation’s inability to expand its revenue base, the regime only slashed the budget by a “mere 0.6 per cent.” The former Vice President explained that significant cuts in funds budgeted for presidential feeding and transport as well as non-essent...
American University Of Nigeria Sacks 400 Staff
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American University Of Nigeria Sacks 400 Staff

The American University of Nigeria owned by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday sacked over 400 staff. This comes three days after another of Atiku's companies, Gotel Communication, a media outfit, sacked 46 staff on Workers Day. President of AUN, Dawn Dekle, signed the sack letters seen by SaharaReporters, stating that the university no longer required the services of the affected staff. Some of the disengaged workers told SaharaReporters that they were fired without severance benefits despite serving the university for about 10 years. However, Vice President, University Relations of the institution, Abubakar Abba Tahir, denied the allegation. He said, "Ask them to show you their disengagement letters. "Until now, AUN has operated a student-staff ratio whi...
APC replies Atiku; Says he’s Part of Obasanjo’s Short-sighted Government
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APC replies Atiku; Says he’s Part of Obasanjo’s Short-sighted Government

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, after he suggested diversification of the economy to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. In an opinion piece titled “How to Pull Nigeria from the Brink”, the former Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party groaned over the country's current economic quagmire and growing foreign debts. Atiku asked the Buhari-led administration to embrace agriculture rather than depending solely on oil. Reacting to the former Vice President's suggestion, the APC in a statement signed by the its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated that Atiku was part of former President Olusegun Obasanjo's short-sighted government and never practiced what he is now ...
Atiku’s Company Gives Reason For Employees’ Sack
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Atiku’s Company Gives Reason For Employees’ Sack

Gotel Communications Limited, the Yola-based media company which issued sack letters to scores of its staff on workers Day, May 1, has stated reason for it. The company, a firm of television and radio station owned by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, said the sack of staff was a result of a restructuring exercise, a process which started last year. The company had handed sack letters to at least 46 of its staff on Friday when workers worldwide were marking Workers Day. The affected staff had faulted the number of sacked workers: while some said they were over 50, others said although the initial list contained 56 staff, it was thinned down to 46. A statement giving reason for the sack was silent on the number of those affected. The statement, signed by the General Mana...
2023: Ohanaeze To Meet Buhari, Obasanjo, Atiku, Tinubu Over Igbo Presidency
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2023: Ohanaeze To Meet Buhari, Obasanjo, Atiku, Tinubu Over Igbo Presidency

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has stated its position on the quest for Igbo presidency in 2023. OYC said after the coronavirus crisis is over, it will commence a persuasive approach and aggressive consultative negotiations. The body listed those to be engaged as President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, Atiku. A statement on Friday by Okechukwu Isiguzoro, OYC President and Okwu Nnabuike, the Secretary, on Friday, warned power brokers, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and other stakeholders of the grave consequences of leadership imposition on Nigerians. It reminded of the need to respect “the gentleman’s agreement of rotational pres...
Atiku Sacks 46 Staff Of Gotel Communications On May Day
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Atiku Sacks 46 Staff Of Gotel Communications On May Day

Forty-six staff of Gotel Communications, a media outfit owned by Nigeria's former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, have been sacked by the organisation. Gotel Communication is a television and radio broadcast conglomerate transmitting from Yola, the Adamawa State capital. The affected staff were handed their respective sack letters on Friday, being Workers Day. It was signed by the General Manager, Mohammed El-Yakub. A copy of the sack letter seen by SaharaReporters reads in parts, "The management has decided to discontinue your services with immediate effect. "Consequently, please be informed that your entitlements including stipend lieu of the notice will be computed and posted into your account with immediate effect." Recall that some expatriate workers had earlier ac...
Coronavirus: Former Vice President, Atiku warns of impending catastrophe in Nigeria, Africa
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Coronavirus: Former Vice President, Atiku warns of impending catastrophe in Nigeria, Africa

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has warned Nigeria and the rest of Africa that the continent is yet to see the worst of the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19). He also urged all countries in Africa to come together and seek debt forgiveness, as a direct consequence of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the continent’s economies. Atiku said this in a report he titled: ‘What Africa Must Do To Mitigate the Damaging Effects of CoronaVirus,’ and posted on his official Twitter page on Tuesday evening. He said: “COVID-19 has wreaked such damage to the world’s economy, and this is now very evident in the West.” “The reason countries in the Western Hemisphere are reporting more significant numbers than developing nations is primarily due to the availability of testin...
NCDC Receives Four Ambulances From Dangote To Tackle COVID-19
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NCDC Receives Four Ambulances From Dangote To Tackle COVID-19

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has received four ambulances from billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote as part of his support in tackling the COVID-19. The NCDC confirmed this on Saturday, saying the ambulances were received by the Lagos State Ministry of Health. In a tweet, the ministry said it was grateful for the collective efforts demonstrated by the government & private sector in response to the outbreak. The donation comes a day after members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19, donated billions of naira to curb the spread of the disease in Nigeria. They include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group, Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu (United Bank of Africa), Herbert Wigwe (Access Ban...
Coronavirus: Atiku Asks FG To Pay N10,000 To Each Household, As He Donates N50M
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Coronavirus: Atiku Asks FG To Pay N10,000 To Each Household, As He Donates N50M

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has asked the Federal Government to pay each household in ten thousand naira (N10,000) as a supplement for foodstuff within the period in which many are confined to their homes. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made this call on Wednesday when he donated N50million as relief fund to support the Federal Government’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Atiku stated that it is incumbent on the Federal and state governments to provide palliatives to the Nigerian people to enable them to survive, even as they abide by these necessary measures put in place for their own safety. According to the elder statesman, “At an approximate 30 million households or thereabouts, the government should devise m...
Coronavirus: Atiku Abubakar, Dino Melaye Pray For Kyari After Testing Positive
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Coronavirus: Atiku Abubakar, Dino Melaye Pray For Kyari After Testing Positive

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, former Vice President Abubakar Atiku and former Senator for Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye has sent short words of prayers to Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, after he reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. My thoughts and prayers are with Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. Allah ya kare mu gabaki daya, kuma ya bashi lafiya. -AA https://twitter.com/atiku/status/1242389481992396804?s=19 My emphathy and prayer goes to Alh. Abba Kyari ( Chief of Staff) to Mr President. Our Good Lord will heal you and heal our land. Sen. Dino MELAYE
Here’s the Travel Itinerary of Atiku’s Son Before he Tested Positive for Coronavirus
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Here’s the Travel Itinerary of Atiku’s Son Before he Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Spokesperson of  former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Paul Ibe had  shared the travel itinerary of his principal's son before he tested positive for coronavirus. Paul Ibe disclosed that Atiku's son who returned to the country on March 17 from Switzerland after some business engagements in France and Switzerland, wore face mask as a precautionary measure against the virus when he arrived the country. He wrote; For the purpose of putting the records straight and dispelling false narratives about the itinerary of a son of H.E @atiku currently undergoing treatment for Corona Virus (COVID-19) infection, I wish to make the following clarifications: 1. The clinical case returned to the country on 17th March via Switzerland from some business engagements in France and Switzerland. ...
Atiku’s Daughter-In-Law, Grandchildren Test Negative To COVID-19
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Atiku’s Daughter-In-Law, Grandchildren Test Negative To COVID-19

The daughter-in-law of Atiku Abubakar, as well as his grandchildren, have tested negative to the COVID-19, The PUNCH can confirm. They are, however, on self-isolation at their home located at Taslee Palm City Estate, Uruguay Street, Maitama, Abuja. Atiku’s son, Mohammed, who is currently being quarantined at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, had tested positive for the virus on Sunday. Mohammed is married to Badriyya, the daughter of a former Governor of Bauchi State, Ahmed Muazu, who is also a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party. Speaking with The PUNCH on Monday, Mr. Zakari Aliyu, who is the Vice-Chairman of the estate, said there was no need to panic as even the immediate family of the patient had all tested negative. Aliyu sa...
COVID -19: Bauchi Governor Embarks On Self-Isolation After Contact With Atiku’s Son
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COVID -19: Bauchi Governor Embarks On Self-Isolation After Contact With Atiku’s Son

Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi State, has embarked on self-isloation over his recent contact with one of the confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease. Mr Mohammed, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met with the son of Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, who announced on Sunday that his son has been confirmed to have tested positive to the pandemic disease which originated from China. The governor and the son or the top politician met on their way to Abuja from Lagos, TODAY POLITICS learnt. Mr Mohammed corroborated the report of our sources when he sent out a tweet. “Following the confirmation from @NCDCgov that one of my recent contacts has tested positive for the #coronavirus, I’ve taken immediate precaution by self-isolating myself,” the governor tweeted on Monda...
Daddy Freeze Reacts As Atiku’s Son Tests Positive For Coronavirus
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Daddy Freeze Reacts As Atiku’s Son Tests Positive For Coronavirus

A few hours ago, Atiku Abubakar took to social media to announce that his son has tested positive for coronavirus. The former Vice President tweeted; ”My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real.” Daddy Freeze has now reacted to the news, saying Atiku did the right thing by letting everyone know, adding that he is the kind of leader the country needs. ”The kind of transparency Nigeria needs. He has done the right thing by announcing to the public and proceeding to follow government protocol. May the LORD heal him IYN amen!”
Atiku Abubakar’s Son Test Positive For Coronavirus
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Atiku Abubakar’s Son Test Positive For Coronavirus

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has announced that his son tested positive for coronavirus. He made his known via his verified Twitter handle on Sunday. “My son has tested positive to coronavirus,” he tweeted. According to the former Vice-President of Nigeria, his son has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment. “The @NCDCGov (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real,” he added. Details later…
Act Now to Protect the Nigerian People From Coronavirus – Atiku Tells FG
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Act Now to Protect the Nigerian People From Coronavirus – Atiku Tells FG

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has asked the Nigerian government to act now and take patriotic steps to protect Nigerians against the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released, Atiku said steps such as restricting flights from countries with Coronavirus outbreak, should be taken immediately. Read the statement below Two weeks ago, when Nigeria recorded its index case of the coronavirus, I had cause to urge the Federal Government to restrict flights from nations with a high prevalence of the Coronavirus plague. This is in line with global best practices. This is a patriotic call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to take every reasonable step to protect the citizens of Nigeria, by temporarily suspending flights to and from such countries, until we build up our ...
Coronavirus:Stop all Flights from Affected Countries- Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar tells President Buhari
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Coronavirus:Stop all Flights from Affected Countries- Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar tells President Buhari

As Nigeria records its first case of Coronavirus, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has asked President Buhari to stop all flights from affected countries. Atiku made the appeal in a statement released this afternoon. Read below Now that Nigeria has had her first confirmed case of the Corona Virus infestation, via a citizen of Italy, who visited Lagos and Ogun states, I would want to offer my patriotic counsel to the government of General Muhammadu Buhari, on how best to tackle this issue. We must call upon our experience with the Wild Ebola Virus, of which we were the first nation in the world to defeat that scourge in 2014. How did Nigeria do it? We achieved it by showing unprecedented unity. The federal government of the day worked closely with the Lagos and Rivers sta...
Atiku Reacts to Massacre of 30 People in Borno by Boko Haram
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Atiku Reacts to Massacre of 30 People in Borno by Boko Haram

Former Presdential candidate of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the killing of 30 people in an attack launched by Boko Haram insurgents in Auno Village, Borno State. In a tweet he shared, Atiku stated that Nigerians cannot afford to stay divided in the face of a common enemy. The former Vice President also sympathised with the families of the late victims of the attack. He tweeted; “We can’t afford to stay divided in the face of this common enemy. I sympathise with the bereaved families. “These incidents, one too many, should make us explore all possible options to put a stop to this scourge.”
Atiku Disagrees With Buhari Over Claim On Boko Haram Victims
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Atiku Disagrees With Buhari Over Claim On Boko Haram Victims

A former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has flayed President Muhammadu Buhari over his statement that 90 percent of Boko Haram victims were Muslims. Atiku, in his tweet on Wednesday, said the activities of Boko Haram should be condemned by all regardless of the victims’ religion. We mustn’t rationalise killings. Whether Christian, Muslim, Traditionalist, or Atheist, the killing of any human being, by Boko Haram, or any misguided group, is wrong & should be condemned unequivocally. There is no compulsion in religion. Only love.-AAhttps:///1Dk8SGLIgc — Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) February 5, 2020 Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, said Buhari shouldn’t be concerned about the faith of the victims. “We mustn...
Visa Ban: Buhari Blasts Atiku For Calling His Government Inefficient
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Visa Ban: Buhari Blasts Atiku For Calling His Government Inefficient

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as deliberate misinformation the assertion of PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Alh. Atiku Abubakar that United States extended their visa ban to Nigeria due to lack of the government's respect for Human rights. The president in a tweet by his Special Adviser on New Media, Lauretta Onochie posted: "FACTS AND FICTION "It is utterly disgraceful that a former VP of Nigeria and the 2019 Presidential candidate of @OfficialPDPNig, @atiku, would deliberately, misinform and mislead Nigerians. "What sort of a leader disrespects his people in this way? He should apologise to Nigerians". Atiku had also in a tweet pleaded with the US President, Donald Trump to reconsider his visa ban policy on Nigerians should not be punished for ine...
Don’t punish Nigerians for the Failure of Buhari’s Government – Atiku Pleads with Trump on Addition of Nigeria to Visa Ban List
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Don’t punish Nigerians for the Failure of Buhari’s Government – Atiku Pleads with Trump on Addition of Nigeria to Visa Ban List

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the addition of Nigeria to US visa ban list alongside 5 other countries. The former Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) who expressed sadness over the development, said the ban does not take into account the pro-American sentiments of the Nigerian public even though he understands that the decision was taken due to failure of the Buhari-led administration to share information and to address issues of terrorism. Atiku urged the US government to consider the history of US-Nigerian relationships and to adopt measures that individually target those in government who have failed in their duties, rather than target the entire Nigerian population. His statement reads; “I received with sadness the policy ...
22 Years Old Lady Demands Compensation From Atiku Abubakar
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22 Years Old Lady Demands Compensation From Atiku Abubakar

A 22 years old girl, Ifeoma Evelyn Emmanuel, demands for compensation from Atiku Abubakar for surviving the 2002 Ikeja Cantonment bomb blast which claimed over 600 Nigerians. She called on the public to help her get Atiku Abubakar’s attention as she deserves some compensation. Ms Ifeoma wrote; “Please Atiku help us this is a video clip of the news paper of the incident that happend at ikeja cantonment bombblast Jan 27 2002. I was a survivor at the canal where people drowned including my brother. I was the only baby who survived, we need to be compensated.” SEE VIDEO HERE
Atiku Abubakar Gives World Class Solution To The Coronavirus And Lassa Virus
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Atiku Abubakar Gives World Class Solution To The Coronavirus And Lassa Virus

The former vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and former presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has come out to say how we can tackle both Corona Virus and the Lassa fever which is widespread around the world now. He said... "In 2014, Nigeria confronted and quashed the dreaded Ebola disease. The swift battle was won by careful screening and rapid isolation. Let us apply the same level of "world-class epidemiological detective work" in the case of Lassa Fever and the looming Coronavirus." "Awareness and education are the most potent tools for combating Lassa Fever and Coronavirus. Please share these materials with all family and friends."