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Atiku Has Nothing To Offer In The New Political Reality Of 2023 – Deji Adeyanju
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Atiku Has Nothing To Offer In The New Political Reality Of 2023 – Deji Adeyanju

I have nothing against Atiku & like I said during the 2019 election, he’s better than Buhari. In fact, anyone is better than Buhari. Atiku has nothing to offer in the new political reality of 2023 because the game has drastically changed. PDP must present a new face in 2023 to stand any chance because APC will be presenting a YOUNG PERSON & it will be easier to deceive Nigerians again. I tell you sis. If they allow Atiku to emerge, they will be in opposition for 8 more years. He should rest. The nation is tired of their set.
I’m Next Nigeria’s President Osinbajo, Atiku, Obi, Others Can’t Stop Me – Bamgbose
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I’m Next Nigeria’s President Osinbajo, Atiku, Obi, Others Can’t Stop Me – Bamgbose

Olusegun Bamgbose, National Coordinator Concerned Advocates for Good, CAGG, has declared that he will emerge the next President of Nigeria. He boasted that no mortal can stop him. Bamgbose spoke on the backdrop presidential posters of Osinbajo /Zulum, Obi/Kwankwaso, Atiku Abubakar and others flooding the streets of Nigeria in recent weeks. The New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, chieftain noted that the battle for the presidency is certainly going to be very hot and interesting but expressed optimism that he is the next President of Nigeria. “I’m the man to watch out for, because I have concrete plans and strategies to defeat the big guns come 2023,” he said. “I can’t be intimidated by the profiles of some top politicians, who are equally jostling to be number one citizen ...
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....
2023 Presidency: Atiku, Tambuwal, Tinubu Test Might In Ondo Election
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2023 Presidency: Atiku, Tambuwal, Tinubu Test Might In Ondo Election

Major gladiators, who are nursing presidential ambition in 2023, are determined in their quest to use the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State as an avenue to test their strengths. Some of these political heavyweights are Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who is leading the charge for Governor governorship candidate in the election. Rotimi Akeredolu, the party’s Others are former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Dem­ocratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, who is a strong pillar behind Eyitayo Jegede, the PDP flag­bearer for the Ondo election. Another presidential hope­ful, Aminu Tambuwal, Soko­to State governor, though a member of the PDP is report­edly queuing behind Agboola...
Atiku reacts to massive explosion in Ondo
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Atiku reacts to massive explosion in Ondo

Former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has spoken on the massive explosions that rocked Ondo State on Saturday. Recall that over 100 buildings were in the early hours of Saturday destroyed following an explosion that rocked Ondo State. The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. According to residents of the area, a terrifying loud bang was heard when everyone was already asleep. Reacting, Atiku urged relevant government agencies to work with security agencies to ‘quickly get to the bottom of what happened. He tweeted, “I am as concerned as residents of Akure, Ondo State following the explosion of today. “It’s my hope that relevant government agencies working with security agencies will quickly get to the bottom of what happened to rea...
Atiku Heads To Supreme Court Over INEC Server
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Atiku Heads To Supreme Court Over INEC Server

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to challenge, at the Supreme Court, the dismissal of their application to be granted access to inspect the central server allegedly used by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to transmit results of the last general election. Recall that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal had earlier ruled in a unanimous decision that the request could not be granted since the issue of whether such central server existed or not, is already a subject of controversy in the substantive petition that is challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. Reacting to the Tribunal’s ruling, a senior member of the Atiku and PDP’s legal team, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, told Journalists: “T...
Bulkachuwa’s Son Campaigned For Buhari – Atiku, PDP Tell Tribunal
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Bulkachuwa’s Son Campaigned For Buhari – Atiku, PDP Tell Tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Friday told the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja that Aliyu Haidar Abubakar, son of the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, campaigned for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the February 23 presidential poll. They alleged that Abubakar was not only a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress, but also contested the party’s governorship primary election in Gombe State. They informed the tribunal that they had attached the Facebook printout of the wall of the said biological son of Bulkachuwa showing his campaign posts, photographs and posters canvassing votes for himself as a governorship aspirant and Buhari’s re-election bid to their motion as ...
Atiku Says He Will Accept Verdict Of Presidential Election Tribunal
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Atiku Says He Will Accept Verdict Of Presidential Election Tribunal

The 2019 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that he would accept the verdict of the Presidential Election Tribunal on his petition challenging the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the election. He gave the assurance while stating that he would not allow Nigeria to experience crisis or spilling of innocent blood in a bid to get justice. Speaking through the spokesperson of his campaign organisation, Segun Sowunmi, the former Vice President said he was more interested in institutional reforms that would enhance national development. Addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja, Showunmi urged judicial officers of the tribunal to do what was expected of them by delivering judgement in line with their professi...
Deji Adeyanju Leaks Audio of Conversation With Charly Boy
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Deji Adeyanju Leaks Audio of Conversation With Charly Boy

Deji Adeyanju has leaked a recording of the conversation in which Charly Boy admitted to receiving money from the same government their ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ movement is challenging. Yesterday, Deji Adeyanju took to Twitter in response to an article about his resignation from the movement. He tweeted: “I didn’t want to respond or ever say a word about my withdrawal from Our Mumu Don Do but going through this vanguard report, I must now clear the air. Charly Boy is the number one Mumu in Nigeria. “ He added:      “He compromised by collecting money from the government while i was locked up in prison by the oppressors. He collected money from them to do a video against the main opposition candidate -Atiku and also to stop attacking Buhari.” Deji Adeyanju also revealed that h...
Gbenga Daniel was aspiring to become SGF under Atiku – FFK
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Gbenga Daniel was aspiring to become SGF under Atiku – FFK

Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode, has revealed that Gbenga Daniel was aspiring to become the Secretary-General of the Federation, SGF under Atiku Abubakar if he had won the February 2019 Presidential election. FFK however mentioned that Daniel’s decision to quit the PDP for APC is sad and tragic, especially when Atiku Abubakar is still fighting to retrieve his mandate. He wrote: For the first DG of Atiku’s Presidential Campaign Organisation and his closest confidante in the South West to dump the PDP and join the APC even before the conclusion of Atiku’s election petition is sad. For a man that was gunning to be Sec. to the Federal Government in an Atiku govt. to join Buhari after Atiku was rigged out is tragic! For a man that was Atiku’s spokesman to say he was not a ...
Man Cooking, Bathing & Sleeping On The Street In Protest Of Presidential Election
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Man Cooking, Bathing & Sleeping On The Street In Protest Of Presidential Election

This Nigerian man has reportedly been cooking, bathing and sleeping on the street in protest of the February 23rd presidential election. He said he won’t leave until Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party is declared President. The man's picture has been generating humour on social media. Atiku was roundedly beaten by the incumbent leader, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress with a margin of almost 4 million votes.
Georgina Onuoha clash with colleague, Foluke Daramola-Salako over elections, slams celebs who campaigned for Buhari and Atiku
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Georgina Onuoha clash with colleague, Foluke Daramola-Salako over elections, slams celebs who campaigned for Buhari and Atiku

The 2019 presidential election might have come and gone but Nigerians are not done having a debate over it. The debate continued today on Instagram as actresses, Foluke Daramola and Georgina Onuoha had a little exchange over their different political stance. It all started when Georgina shared a viral throwback video of APC National chairman, Adams Oshiomole, mistakingly using the word ”rigging” in place of ”defeat” during a press conference last year. Georgina shared the video and asked her followers if she heard right. Foluke who is an APC supporter saw her post, was apparently irritated by it and cautioned Georgina to stop with the inciting post. ”What are u saying? Is that not a mistake? Besides did Buhari win in Edo? Pls @georginaonuoha stop all these incitements abeg just st...
Nigerians React As CNN Shades Buhari and Atiku
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Nigerians React As CNN Shades Buhari and Atiku

Many Nigerian have reacted after popular media company, CNN, seemingly shaded President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar in a recent post. CNN in the article, described President Buhari and Atiku as “the old men vying to lead Nigeria, Africa’s youngest youth population.” In the article, CNN said; not much separates the two front-runners contesting Nigeria’s presidential election. Both are men in their 70s with previous experience of high-level politics. Both are from the same ethnic group. And both are Muslims from the north of the country. Although they share demographic similarities, ideologically, the two men are opposed This didn’t go down well with many Nigerians, who took it as a shade and also pointed out that United States President, Donald Trump, is also in his seventies. See r...
Why Southern, Northern Leaders are Backing Atiku -Clarke
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Why Southern, Northern Leaders are Backing Atiku -Clarke

Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clarke, has shed more light on the recent endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by Southern and Northern Leaders Forum for the February 16 poll. Clarke, who spoke weekend while playing host in Abuja  to South South Leaders resident in FCT led by the former Inspector-General of Police, Sir Mike Okiro,  said the leaders drawn from all  the six geo-political zones of the country settled for Atiku because of his firm  belief to restructure the country. He stated that of all the presidential candidates, Atiku stood out as one that had expressed his commitment to restructure the nation once elected into office. According to him, it took the elders and leaders of thought four weeks to examine the programmes of the 17 pre...
FG Had a Deal With Nnamdi Kanu Before Releasing Him – Canadian Journalist
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FG Had a Deal With Nnamdi Kanu Before Releasing Him – Canadian Journalist

An International journalist based in Canada, George Chukwu, has uncovered a deal which led to the Federal Government of Nigeria releasing Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. In a Statement sent to news outlets in Nigeria from Toronto, Canada, the renowned presenter with Canada’s Afroglobal Television and Vice-President of the Nigeria Canadian Association (NCA) said he got reliable information from sources in the deep background from Aso Rock how the IPOB leader was arrested during the military exercise in his hometown along with his parents in 2017. He said Nnamdi Kanu was held in Bonny, Rivers State under solitary confinement and released after the former Director-General, DG, of the Department of State Services, DSS, Moman Daura, working t...
Atiku Only Got a Temporary Waiver to Enter US
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Atiku Only Got a Temporary Waiver to Enter US

The People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has been reported to have only got a temporary waiver to enter US after being linked to decade-old bribery scandal, Reuters reports. Though the U.S. administration has not commented on Atiku’s status or his travel, however Reuters in its report claimed that several U.S. diplomats and others familiar with the visit disclosed that the former vice president was banned from entering the United States for the past several years after he figured prominently in two corruption cases.   Several U.S. government officials said the travel ban was waived temporarily by the U.S. State Department after lobbyists mounted a campaign among congressional lawmakers arguing that the administration should not snub the leading cha...
How Nigerians May Vote, State By State
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How Nigerians May Vote, State By State

Buhari, Atiku in Tight, Tough Race as Feb 16 Closes in With just 13 days to the February 16 presidential election, the dynamics of the race for the nation’s top job indicate an interestingly tight and tough contest between the two leading candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari. This latest development is not only evidenced by the frenzy of their campaigns, which has seen both candidates traverse many states and across the geo-political zones, but more strongly connected to the degree of acceptability that the two candidates enjoy, in what is fast becoming a popularity contest. THISDAY’s recent field intelligence gathering, which reports a tight and tough contest, however, presents...
Why I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere – Obasanjo Says
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Why I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere – Obasanjo Says

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has given reasons why he can vouch for PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. According to Obasanjo, Atiku, who was his vice during his presidency, has the experience and passion to reposition Nigeria. Concerning the disagreement both men had in the past, Obasanjo said Atiku has apologized not only to him but to their party and also the nation. Speaking at the 2019 Island Club Quarterly Business Lecture, Obasanjo said: “I have been called names because of my position on Atiku Abubakar, the Waziri Adamawa. “Everything I have said as far as I have knowledge of Atiku, I have not retracted and I stand firmly by them because they are to the best of my knowledge true. “And neither has what I have said and written about Buhari been controver...
On The Trail of Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie
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On The Trail of Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie

You never see him coming. Unobtrusive, yet, influential; if like the cliché goes that behind every successful woman, there is a woman; it would be fitting to say that behind the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, there is Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie. Uyi, as he is popularly known, is a silent force behind the former Vice President. While he holds no official role in the Atiku campaign organisation, everybody that matters knows he is the guy to court and defer to if you needed to get anything out of Atiku. Some even say Uyi virtually controls the much older man and as such, treat him with reverence. Currently, he determines who gets what and how close you can be with the Waziri. Indeed, Uyi dishes out the goodies and dispenses favours depending o...
Man Names His New Born Twins Atiku And Wike in Rivers State
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Man Names His New Born Twins Atiku And Wike in Rivers State

A Nigerian man identified as, Saveme Odual, has reportedly named his new born twins after Atiku and Wike in Rivers state. According to Facebook user, Joy Oyaghiri-Fagbemi, the man who named his new born twins Atiku and Wike, is said to be a former member of the APC who decamped to PDP the day Governor Wike visited Abua Odual for the PDP campaigns. See what wrote Joy Oyaghiri-Fagbemi below;   An Odual man from Ward 11 identified as Saveme Akpila, a former member of the APC who decamped to PDP the day Gov. Wike visited Abua Odual for the PDP campaigns, has named his newborn twins Atiku and Wike. After the PDP Presidential Candidate and Gubernatorial Candidate of Rivers State, respectively. They were delivered on his way home after the PDP campaigns at Ayama, Abua on Tues...
That Atiku Speaks Fulfulde Doesn’t Make Him a Fulani – Miyetti Allah
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That Atiku Speaks Fulfulde Doesn’t Make Him a Fulani – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani has said for the fact that Atiku Abubakar speaks the language Fulfulde, does not mean that he is a full fledged Fulani Man. Atiku, who made the claim during a campaign rally in Jigawa State, described Buhari as a fake Fulani man, saying, “a real Fulani man would not drag his followers into extreme poverty like what is happening under the All Progressives Congress administration.” The National Secretary, Miyetti Allah, Mr Saleh Alhassan, however, stated that Buhari’s inability to speak Fulfulde did not make him any less of a Fulani man, The Punch reports. Alhassan said: “The truth of the matter is that, in several places in Adamawa State, they speak Fulfulde. The fact that Atiku speaks Fulfulde doesn’t make him a Fulani man. “If you lo...
Atiku and Buhari Missing from Presidential Debate
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Atiku and Buhari Missing from Presidential Debate

Atiku and Buhari have been  found missing from tonight’s Presidential debate, which they were expected to partake in alongside 3 other candidates. Just before the national anthem was performed by Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, three other Presidential Candidates; Kingsley Moughalu, Fela Durotoye and Oby Ezekwesili were the only debaters spotted. This is coming after Atiku who just returned from the United States, stated that he won’t be participating in the Presidential debate if President Buhari who held political rallies in Niger and Plateau States today is absent. This disclosure came after Prof Itse Sagay claimed that Buhari won’t be gaining anything from debating with other candidates, he described as motivational speakers.
Atiku Not in The United States Of America – Aide
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Atiku Not in The United States Of America – Aide

Former Vice President and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is not in the United States of America (USA), his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Paul Ibe, has said. Ibe told Daily Trust via a telephone chat Thursday afternoon that online reports which stated that Atiku had travelled to the US were a figment of the imagination of the authors. “You know what the social media can do. You know the social media for what they are now. It is not true. His Excellency hasn’t gone anywhere,” he said. The clarification came following an online tweet from the Publisher of Ovation magazine, Mr. Dele Momodu, who shared the web link of the online report. See his tweet below: BREAKING… ATIKU LANDS IN US…https://t.co/0nEKXZANWl — Dele Momodu Ovat...
Why Buhari May Be Forced To Campaign Personally To Challenge Atiku – Dele Momodu
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Why Buhari May Be Forced To Campaign Personally To Challenge Atiku – Dele Momodu

Ovation Magazine publisher, Dele Momodu, is of the opinion that Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate is getting more popular than President Buhari. He suggests that President Buhari has more home works to do and may be forced to campaign personally. Dele Momodu said this when as he shared photos and videos from PDP, Atiku's campaign in Niger State today. The videos unequivocally shows the massive crowd that came to support Atiku Abubakar. Dele Momodu wrote: "ATIKUMANIA ignites in Northern Nigeria; President Muhammadu Buhari may be forced to campaign personally to challenge the underrated popularity of the WAZIRIN ADAMAWA..." Momodu went on... "ATIKU locks down Niger State... Growing slowly and steadily.."
Don’t Believe Buhari’s Words, Focus on Evidence, Atiku Tells NDI, IRI
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Don’t Believe Buhari’s Words, Focus on Evidence, Atiku Tells NDI, IRI

  Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge that he would give his opponents in the 2019 elections a level playing field, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has urged the International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) not to believe the president’s deceitful words but focus on evidence. The president, had while speaking to a delegation from the IRI and NDI said: “I am prepared to give the opposition the opportunities I was not given in the past.’’ But, the former vice-president, in a statement Tuesday by his media aide, Mr. Paul Ibe, said that Buhari participated in several protests and marches, including the Occupy Nigeria Movement and the 2014 All Progressive Congress (APC) march in Abuja and was no...
For Atiku, PDP Govs Are His Weakest Links
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For Atiku, PDP Govs Are His Weakest Links

2019: THE CANDIDATES, THE CHALLENGES Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s bid to become Nigeria’s president might be much tougher than he envisages as governors elected on the platform of his party are the hurdles standing imposingly between him and his aspiration. It goes without saying that since the momentum that greeted his emergence as the PDP candidate at the October 6, 2018 national convention, Atiku has not been able to rise above that feat the moment he settled for a former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, as his running mate. Atiku was alleged to have struck a deal with some prominent South-east politicians, amongst them, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and the Ebonyi Stat...
NTA Refuses To Broadcast Atiku’s AUN Founder’s Day Even After Acknowledging Payment
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NTA Refuses To Broadcast Atiku’s AUN Founder’s Day Even After Acknowledging Payment

At the height of allegation of a media blackout in the country, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has been accused of refusing to broadcast Atiku’s AUN Founder’s day despite receiving millions of naira for the event. NTA Executive Director of News, Mr. Muhammad Labbo who denied political sabotage in broadcasting the 13th anniversary of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, however added that the NTA could not broadcast the programme live due to what he ascribed to technical hitches. This Day however gathered that the NTA was duly paid, and the payment was acknowledged and confirmed for the live broadcast of the programme between 4pm to 6pm on Saturday. A source however revealed that the NTA sent its Outside Broadcast (OB) deployed from Jos and they were on ground ...
Group Petitions FIRS, Demand 2015 and 2016 Tax Recipts of Atiku Abubakar
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Group Petitions FIRS, Demand 2015 and 2016 Tax Recipts of Atiku Abubakar

A group of Nigerians have petitioned the Federal Internal Revenue Service FIRS, demanding the 2015 and 2016 tax receipts of former Vice President now Presidential candidate of PDP in 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar. In the letter signed by the duo of Nelson Ekujumi and Solomon Sobade, the group said information at their disposal shows that Atiku did not pay his Personal Income Tax for several years and only ran to the FIRS in April this year to pay the back-log of only his 2015 – 2017 taxes to meet up with the requirements of INEC. Atiku's campaign organization is yet to react to this allegation. Read the petition letter below   Friday, November 16, 2018 The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Revenue House, 20 Sokode Crescent, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. Dea...
2019: PDP To Cede House Speaker To South-west
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2019: PDP To Cede House Speaker To South-west

The main opposition party had earlier ceded the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation to the South-west region as it plots against next election.   Uche Secondus As part of efforts aimed at wooing the South-West, the Peoples Democratic Party has decided to surrender the position of Speaker of House of Representatives to the region if it wins the 2019 presidential election, THE PUNCH learnt on Tuesday night. The party had earlier ceded the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation to the same region. These were part of a political strategy being planned by the party to enable voters from the region to vote for its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Mr Peter Obi. The current Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo (SAN)...
Neither Obasanjo Nor Atiku Can Beat Buhari In Integrity Contest, Says APC
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Neither Obasanjo Nor Atiku Can Beat Buhari In Integrity Contest, Says APC

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Yekini Nabena, has said that neither former President Olusegun Obasanjo nor his deputy Atiku Abubakar can beat President Muhammadu Buhari in an integrity contest. He said the fact that Obasanjo had once described Atiku as a corrupt, disloyal and unpatriotic leader who was not fit and proper to handle the mantle of Nigerian leadership is enough to rubbish any sudden endorsement from him. In a statement made available to THISDAY on Sunday, Nabena said that Obasanjo contradicted himself when he made a volte face to tell Nigerians that he had forgiven his former deputy. “Throughout their second tenure in office (2003-2007) and until last fortnight, former President Olusegun Obasanjo had described Alhaj...
I Don’t Think Atiku Can Defeat Buhari. No, He Can’t – Tony Momoh
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I Don’t Think Atiku Can Defeat Buhari. No, He Can’t – Tony Momoh

A former Minister of Information, Chief Tony Momoh, on Thursday said he was confident President Muhammadu Buhari would win the 2019 presidential election. Momoh said that the president had done his best as leader to deserve re-election. *Momoh He said the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, could not stop Buhari as he (Abubakar) was only popular with the elite and not the masses. Momoh, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the Buhari administration had impacted on many ordinary Nigerians, and they would vote him in 2019. He, however, said Buhari would lose some votes in the North because Atiku is from the region, but that the APC candidate would make up in other regions to be able to win. “I don’t think Atiku can defe...
Buhari And Atiku’s Campaign Spokespersons, Nearly Came To Blows On Live TV
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Buhari And Atiku’s Campaign Spokespersons, Nearly Came To Blows On Live TV

Channels TV had to abruptly end a Live TV programme this morning as the spokesperson of the Buhari and Atiku campaign organisations, Festus Keyamo and Segun Sowunmi, nearly came to blows during an interview. The spokespersons argued and refused to listen to the moderator who had to quickly bring the programme to an end.   View this post on Instagram   Channels TV abruptly ends live TV programme after Buhari and Atiku's campaign spokespersons, #Festuskeyamo and #Segunsowunmi, nearly came to blows A post shared by Don’t Let Spike Spike You ? (@spikenews) on Oct 15, 2018 at 8:09am PDT
Anambra Monarch Lauds Obi’s Choice As Atiku’s Running Mate
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Anambra Monarch Lauds Obi’s Choice As Atiku’s Running Mate

Onitsha (Anambra) – Igwe Innocent Obodoako, the traditional ruler of Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra on Saturday praised the choice of former governor of the state, Mr Peter Obi as running mate to PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Obodoako said in an interview that Obi, who hails from Agulu, was a right choice for the party. Peter Gregory Obi “When we heard of his selection, we were so happy. I know what he can do. “By the time he ends his tenure as vice president, Nigerians will see his goodness,” the monarch said. Obodoako, who said that the people of Agulu and by extension, Anambra are excited, also said the PDP would get massive votes because of Atiku’s position on the issue of restructuring. According to him, restructuring will give all Nigeria...
How Obasanjo Was Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer
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How Obasanjo Was Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer

Rumours have it Olusegun Obasanjo is yet to endorse Atiku and he was actually stunned when the businessman emerged victorious in Port Harcourt.   Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was shocked when he heard that it was ex- Vice President Atiku Abubakar that emerged as the presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), sources familiar with the politics of the former leader, told Daily Trust. Atiku was one of the 12 presidential aspirants of the PDP who slugged it on Saturday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at a time many analysts predicted that Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal would carry the day. However, when Atiku emerged winner on Sunday, different media reports suggested that his fortune during the contest swelled ...
How Atiku Wooed Obasanjo Just Minutes After Becoming PDP’s Presidential Candidate
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How Atiku Wooed Obasanjo Just Minutes After Becoming PDP’s Presidential Candidate

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has wooed ex president, Olusegun Obasanjo after his victory at the party primary. Atiku and Obasanjo Atiku Abubakar may have only been a few hours into his emergence as presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the 2019 general election, but the former Vice President immediately set about the business of wooing both his friends and enemies, all in a bid to bolster his arsenal ahead of the battle ahead, SaharaReporters reports. While delivering his acceptance speech after he was officially declared winner of the primary with 1,532 votes to Aminu Tambuwal's 693, Atiku thanked former President Olusegun Obasanjo for picking him as his Vice President in 1999, saying without this, he could never have become the ...
Country First: Where is Nigeria’s John McCain In the Senate?
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Country First: Where is Nigeria’s John McCain In the Senate?

  John McCain, a United States senator and former presidential candidate who passed away recently, represents, according to The Atlantic and many other newspapers and magazines who eulogised him, “something larger than partisanship and mercantilism and cynicism and the advancement of narrow self-interest”.     McCain As I read and watched the bipartisan show of appreciation and support which surrounded the news of Senator McCain’s passing, I was left wondering how many of our own politicians in Nigeria could be said to pursue issues bigger than themselves. Or to go beyond petty partisanship for the greater good, beyond giving out money to silence their critics or to buy their supporters’ short-term love?       McCain gave his con...
Atiku Replies Critics Of His Presidential Ambition
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Atiku Replies Critics Of His Presidential Ambition

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has dismissed insinuations that he was desperate to emerge as president through the 2019 presidential election. Mycelebrityandi  News understands that the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant  gave his reply to critics during his visit to delegates of the Edo State chapter of the PDP earlier today to solicit their support ahead of the party’s primary in September. Atiku said that despite claims by his critics that he was bent on becoming president, he was qualified to contest the presidential election and that he has the right ideas to address the challenges affecting the country. Atiku said, “What do you expect my critics to say? And there is nothing wrong in entering the race. I can run as many times as possible.“I am fit and qualif...
Come Clean On US Immigration Status, VON DG Tells Atiku
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Come Clean On US Immigration Status, VON DG Tells Atiku

The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr Osita Okechukwu, has challenged former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to come clean on his United States immigration status. Okechukwu also gave the indication that Abubakar would not be able to address insecurity in the country if, as the Nigerian President, he is unable to go to the US. Reacting to Abubakar’s presidential declaration in Yola, Adamawa State, on Saturday, Okechukwu wondered if the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain would be able to go to the US if elected President in 2019. The VON DG said that Abubakar’s inability to visit the US made him a less attractive option than the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was hosted in the White House shortly after he assumed office. Speaking to journalists in Enugu on Sunda...
See how VP, watched the NGRISL match
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See how VP, watched the NGRISL match

Vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo ensured he didn’t miss the crunch World Cup match between Nigeria and Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on Friday. Despite his busy schedule, the vice president watched the match from his mobile phone while in transit between events in Lagos
In Preparation For 2019 Presidential Election, Atiku Sells Controversial $2.95M U.S. Home
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In Preparation For 2019 Presidential Election, Atiku Sells Controversial $2.95M U.S. Home

A luxury mansion co-owned by a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and his fourth wife, Jennifer Douglas, in the posh neighbourhood of Potomac, Maryland, United States, has been auctioned. The property gained international notoriety in 2005 after it was searched by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in connection with a bribery scandal involving disgraced former U.S. Congressman, William Jefferson. Blocked from America Atiku sells controversial 295 million US home Lailasnews The seven-bedroom cream-coloured single-family brick house on 9731 Sorrel Ave, Potomac, Maryland, was originally listed for $3.25 million on Zillow and other online real estate websites on January 25, 2018 but was eventually sold for a pending offer of $2.95 million on February 26, 2018 after an online auc...
El-Rufai’s Report: Edwin Clark Tells Nigerian Government What To Do
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El-Rufai’s Report: Edwin Clark Tells Nigerian Government What To Do

South-South leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has called on the All Progressives Congress, APC, to forward the recommendations of its committee on restructuring to the National Assembly as a way of showing faith in the work of the committee.   The Ijaw leader also challenged the Niger Delta region to familiarise themselves with the issues concerning restructuring as a way of sensitising the grassroots on the issues ahead of a possible referendum.     Clark spoke against the background of the submission of the report of the APC ad-hoc committee on restructuring.   The Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State-led committee had amongst others, recommended devolution of powers and state police.   Reacting, Clark said: “I have read the ...
2019 Presidency: Why Atiku, Makarfi, Lamido Should Step Down For Dankwambo – Northern Youths
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2019 Presidency: Why Atiku, Makarfi, Lamido Should Step Down For Dankwambo – Northern Youths

A former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; former National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, have been told to step-down their presidential ambition.   The Northern Youths Coalition made the call on Saturday, asking the trio and others with presidential ambition in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to throw their weight behind the Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo.     Explaining reasons for the call, the Northern youths pointed out that Nigeria needed a young mind and vibrant leader like Dankwambo to pilot the country’s affairs.   Speaking, Chairman of the coalition, Comrade Abdullahi Mohammed Jika, told reporters, “Everybo...
SHOCKER | Buhari’s Campaign Groups Endorse Atiku For 2019
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SHOCKER | Buhari’s Campaign Groups Endorse Atiku For 2019

Members of President Muhammadu Buhari campaign groups at the weekend endorsed Atiku Abubakar for President in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. The members, under the aegis of IamAtikulated2019, said that majority of them came from the various support groups that vigorously campaigned for Buhari as President in the 2015 general elections. Addressing newsmen in Abuja at a press conference, the national coordinator of the group, Ike Bishop Okoronkwo, called on Nigerians at home and in the diaspora, to reject President Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress in all future elections. The Coordinator, who said that their objective is to support Atiku to be chosen as the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, added that “maj...
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Why Atiku, Others Returned To PDP – Abaribe

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has explained why former Vice President, Atiku Abubaakar, returned to the Peoples Democratic Party.   Atiku had in December formally returned to the PDP after few years with the All Progressives Congress. Abaribe, who doubles as Chairman, South-East caucus in the Senate, said Atiku and other members of the party, who earlier decamped, decided to return on realizing that the APC was thriving on lies and propaganda. He told Vanguard, “We think it is not just Atiku only. Most of the people who left PDP due to disagreements, we also encourage all of them to come back because they have now gone to taste APC and have seen. Our people say that when a woman marries two husb...

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