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Atiku And Murray-Bruce React To Murder Of Sowore’s Brother
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Atiku And Murray-Bruce React To Murder Of Sowore’s Brother

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the murder of Olajide Sowore, brother of activist Omoyele Sowore. Recall that Sowore had on Saturday raised an alarm that his brother was killed by suspected herdsmen on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he was studying Pharmacy. Reacting, Atiku expressed his condolences and urged the government to arrest the perpetrators. “I just received news of the reported killing of Mr Olajide Sowore, a student of Igbinedion University and the immediate younger brother of human rights activist, @YeleSowore. His death, and indeed the killings and daily abductions of innocent citizens, saddens me. “Every death diminishes our humanity. My sincere condolences to the Sowore family and his friends. May his soul rest i...
Goodluck Jonathan, Atiku Abubakar, others attend wedding of President Buhari’s son, Yusuf
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Goodluck Jonathan, Atiku Abubakar, others attend wedding of President Buhari’s son, Yusuf

  The wedding of President Buhari's son, Yusuf, to his bride, Zahra Bayero, is currently holding in Bichi, Kano state. Among the many dignitaries that attended the wedding include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Former President Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Nigerien president Mahamadou Isoufou. A dowry of N500, 000 was paid at the ceremony. See more photos and video below..
May Day: Workers’ Conditions Have Worsened Under Buhari – ASUU, Atiku
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May Day: Workers’ Conditions Have Worsened Under Buhari – ASUU, Atiku

The University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, and a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, lamented the plight of Nigerian workers, saying their conditions had worsened under the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). ASUU said corruption and insecurity were the trademarks of the Buhari. The ASUU Chairman, UI, Prof Ayoola Akinwole, in a statement to mark the International Workers’ Day on Saturday (today), said the workers’ conditions had worsened under Buhari. The statement titled ‘Buhari-led administration: The real enemy of Nigerian workers’ urged all workers to rise in defence of the dignity of labour and “resist the flagrant disregard for human rights and the rule of law in the country.” “We must res...
Atiku’s Daughter, Hauwa Uwais In Tears As She Gets Surprise Birthday Dinner
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Atiku’s Daughter, Hauwa Uwais In Tears As She Gets Surprise Birthday Dinner

Hauwa Atiku-Uwais, daughter of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday shared her excitement on receiving a surprise birthday dinner. Mrs Atiku-Uwais said the plan was put together by her media strategist, and sister Maryam; revealing her surprise that her husband Ahmed Uwais was involved. “My Media Strategist @lionofjadabook and my sister Maryam surprised me with a birthday dinner party in my own house!!” She wrote in an Instagram post. “I never expected it. To think that my dear husband was in cahoots with them� It was an evening filled with love. I don’t celebrate birthdays but on that day, I was filled with gratitude for the love I received.” She also shared a video from her birthday dinner, adding that her media strategist got her to bake her own cake. “I did...
2023: Fresh Crisis In PDP Over Saraki’s Rumoured Presidential Bid
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2023: Fresh Crisis In PDP Over Saraki’s Rumoured Presidential Bid

The rumoured presidential bid of Bukola Saraki, for­mer Senate President, is already causing ripples in Nigeria’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Even though he has not signified intention to contest, Saraki, who came third behind Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and former Vice President Atiku Abu­bakar (the eventual winner) in the 2018 presidential primary of the PDP is said to be nursing the amin Port Harcourt, Rivers State, bition to occupy the highest political office in the land in 2023. ­ In November 2020, Saraki, a former two-time governor of Kwara State, was appoint­ed as the chairman of the PDP’s Reconciliation and Strategy Committee with the main responsibilities of rec­onciling aggrieved members and wooing new members into its fold ahea...
Presidency, Malami Plot To Deport Atiku To Cameroon Over Presidential Ambition
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Presidency, Malami Plot To Deport Atiku To Cameroon Over Presidential Ambition

Political weights in the Presidency aided by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, are intensifying plans to drown Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s 2023 presidential ambition with a court order that would label him a citizen of Cameroon and ineligible for the contest. SaharaReporters gathered from top sources that the eventual plan of the Aso Rock conspirators and the AGF is to have Atiku deported to Cameroon, away from the country during the 2023 elections. Although the AGF has denied instituting any citizenship case against former Vice president Atiku, sources said Malami and his cohorts are acting through proxies and non-governmental organisations which are positioned to actualise the drowning of Atiku’s presidential ambition. “I can confir...
Atiku Not Fit To Contest For President, His Parents Are Cameroonians – Malami
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Atiku Not Fit To Contest For President, His Parents Are Cameroonians – Malami

Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is not eligible under the constitution to contest for President. Malami said this in an affidavit in support of a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/177/2019 and filed before the court by the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA). EMA is challenging Atiku’s eligibility to contest for President and praying the court to hold among others, that considering the provisions of sections 25(1) &(2) and 131(a) of the constitution and the circumstances surrounding his birth, the former Vice President cannot contest for the top office. Although the suit was filed before the 2019 presidential election, ...
Atiku Was Part Of Nigeria’s Rot, He Lacks Right To Criticise Buhari – Adesina
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Atiku Was Part Of Nigeria’s Rot, He Lacks Right To Criticise Buhari – Adesina

The Presidency on Sunday said former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar was one of those responsible for Nigeria’s sorry state and as such lacks the moral right to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari over the state of affairs of the nation today. Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Sunday Politics, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity said Nigerians shouldn’t take Atiku serious as records of the misgovernance of his tenure with former President Olusegun Obasanjo for eight years are still in the public domain. He said “The former Vice-President was in power for eight years, now he is in opposition to the government. You can’t take whatever he says as the gospel. The question is, when former vice-president Atiku Abubakar was in power with former...
Insecurity Result From Youth Unemployment – Atiku
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Insecurity Result From Youth Unemployment – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the insecurity Nigeria is currently facing is the result of youth unemployment in the country. Atiku said this in reaction to a report by Bloomberg which predicts that Nigeria will emerge as the nation with the highest unemployment rate on Earth. According to him, Nigeria got to this current situation due to the abandonment of policies implemented by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo under which he served as Vice President. He said this in a statement titled ‘World’s Highest Unemployment Rate: Time To Help This Government Help Nigeria.’ Atiku said, “I have never felt so bad at being proven right, as I am by the report from Bloomberg Business on Saturday, March 27, 2021, that Nigeria is to emerge as ...
2023: PDP Banks On Atiku/obi, Saraki, Others
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2023: PDP Banks On Atiku/obi, Saraki, Others

Indications were rife over the weekend that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is planning to return former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as its candidate in 2023 as part of efforts to win the presidential election. Top party sources told Sunday Telegraph that the PDP believed that it is better to repeat the 2019 winning formula, which it used to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari. It was learnt that within the PDP hierarchy, the belief is that Buhari did not win the election against Atiku, but muscled him out with the power of incumbency. But in 2023, where Buhari would not contest, it is strongly believed that an Atiku candidacy would be able to beat any other candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In fact, Sunday Telegraph was told that why the P...
Buhari Removed Me As CJN Because Of Atiku – Onnoghen
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Buhari Removed Me As CJN Because Of Atiku – Onnoghen

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen (rtd) on Friday broke silence on why the President Muhammad Buhari led APC government unceremoniously removed him from office in 2019. Onnoghen, at a book launch he attended with his wife on Friday, revealed that prior to his removal, there had been rumour from the Executive that he held a meeting with former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, preparatory to the 2019 general elections. Onnoghen spoke at the unveiling of a book titled ‘Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009, Practice, Procedure, Forms and Precedents’, authored by a renowned legal luminary, Chief Ogwu James Onoja, SAN. The former CJN said he was surprised that inspite of the fact that the Fede...
Why We Need Value-Driven Education System –  former Vice President, Namadi Sambo
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Why We Need Value-Driven Education System – former Vice President, Namadi Sambo

A former Vice President, Architect Namadi Sambo, has stressed the need for Nigeria to refocus its educational system to a value-driven system in order to address the challenges of unemployment and insecurity in the country Sambo said this Saturday in his virtual goodwill message during the 22nd matriculation ceremony of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State. He noted that with the destruction in the academic system by COVID-19 pandemic and the search for job opportunities, particularly in Africa, “our educational system must be value driven one. “Educational value-driven system is imperative especially at this critical time when unemployment rate has continued to pose greater challenges to our existence as a nation,” he said. He added that Nigeria must refocus her educati...
Atiku Asks NASS To Empower States To Control Their Internal Security
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Atiku Asks NASS To Empower States To Control Their Internal Security

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed sadness at the abduction of schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State. The schoolgirls numbering 317 were abducted by bandits who stormed their school in the early hours of Friday in Hilux vehicles and motorcycles. The attack comes days after over 300 students from Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State were abducted by bandits who have since released them. Reacting to the abduction in Zamfara, Atiku in a statement titled ‘States need to be empowered to control their internal security,’ advised the National and State Assemblies to empower states towards controlling their internal security. He said, “My heart is very heavy over the abduction of our young daughters from Government...
Fatima, Atiku’s Daughter Revalidates Her Membership Of APC
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Fatima, Atiku’s Daughter Revalidates Her Membership Of APC

One of the daughters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar simply identified as Fatima, has revalidated her membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Fatima, a former commissioner for health in Adamawa, registered with the ruling party at Ward 1. Unit 08, Jada Local Government Area of the state. The Chairman of the APC in the state, Mr Ibrahim Bilal, also confirmed the registration of Atiku’s daughter. She had earlier said she did not follow the former vice president to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The 49-year-old was appointed commissioner in August 2015 under the administration of former Governor Jibrilla Bindow. Her father was the presidential candidate of the PDP in 2019. He lost the election to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Atiku Supports Proposed Privatisation Of Refineries, Assets
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Atiku Supports Proposed Privatisation Of Refineries, Assets

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has supported decision by the Federal Government to privatise some of its assets. The assets include refineries, the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Yola Electricity Distribution Company, Zungeru Hydro Power, Tafawa Belewa Square, among others. A total of N493.4bn is expected to be earned from the sale of the assets which were classified under energy assets, industries and communication department as well as development institutions and natural resources. In a statement titled ‘Privatisation of Refineries and Other Assets: Better Late Than Never,’ Atiku however demanded transparency in the process. He expressed delight that the privatisation of public assets which he once championed and was scorned for by the All Progressives C...
Reno Omokri Names His Newborn Baby After Former President Goodluck Jonathan
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Reno Omokri Names His Newborn Baby After Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Reno Omokri and his wife have welcomed their fourth child, a baby girl who they have named after Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Nigeria's former president. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar shared the happy news as he took to Twitter to congratulate Reno and his wife on the birth of their fourth child. He also revealed the couple named their baby daughter, 'Ebele', after former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. In his congratulatory message, Atiku wrote: "I congratulate @renoomokri and his wife on the birth early this morning of their daughter, Ebele, named after former President @GEJonathan." "Reno has always shown a loyal spirit and when he offers friendship, that relationship is solid. I pray that his newborn child will display this virtue that her father epitomises. ...
Nigeria Needs Urgent Rescue – Atiku
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Nigeria Needs Urgent Rescue – Atiku

A former Vice President and 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said the country has been badly damaged and broken, adding that there is need for urgent rescue. Atiku specifically lamented over what he described as hunger in the Northern Nigeria and indeed the entire country which he said is getting to an unbearable and alarming rate, saying farmers, fathers and mothers can no longer go to the farm. Speaking at the weekend in Gombe State during the inauguration of states and zonal leadership for a major youth group in the North-east zone known as Nigeria Youth Congress for Atiku, the former Vice President, who was represented by Hon. Oladimeji Fabiyi, also lamented the state of insecurity in the country. He said: “The h...
Atiku’s Wife Jennifer Relocates As Ex-VP Takes Fourth Wife, New Son
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Atiku’s Wife Jennifer Relocates As Ex-VP Takes Fourth Wife, New Son

Atiku Abubakar’s hankering for a large and boisterous household had been taken in good faith by his wives of many years. But his seemingly audacious entanglement with a new wife of Morrocan origin appears to have dropped a match in the powder barrel for his hitherto favourite spouse. Jennifer Douglas-Abubakar, third wife of the former vice-president, has excused herself from her matrimonial home, seething about her husband’s decision to take a fourth wife, Peoples Gazette can report based on information from family sources. She has yet to file for divorce and it was yet unclear whether or not she planned to do so. Although Mrs. Douglas-Abubakar only recently relocated to London from their family homes in Abuja and Dubai, she has mulled her husband’s action and its consequences si...
Court Discharges Atiku’s Lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie Over Alleged $2m Fraud
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Court Discharges Atiku’s Lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie Over Alleged $2m Fraud

A Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed a $2million money laundering charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, a lawyer to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke held, among others, that the EFCC failed to establish that the money said to have been delivered to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2019, was illegal.
Atiku Abubakar’s Son, Ahmed Atiku Abubakar Weds Lover, Sa’adatu Hamidu
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Atiku Abubakar’s Son, Ahmed Atiku Abubakar Weds Lover, Sa’adatu Hamidu

Ahmed Abubakar son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has wedded his lover Sa’adatu Hamidu. The couple exchanged marital vows over the weekend. In a tweet on Sunday, Atiku thanked his friends and associates who graced the wedding fatiha. “On behalf of my family, I express my deepest appreciation to friends and associates who graced the wedding Fatiha of my son, Ahmed Atiku Abubakar, to Sa’adatu Hamidu. May their union be blessed and may the Almighty Allah grant you all journey mercies to your various destinations,” he wrote. This is the second wedding in Atiku’s family in three months. In October 2020, the wedding of Aliyu Atiku and Fatimah Ribadu, daughter of former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Nuhu Ribadu made headlines.
Atiku Abubakar Receives Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine In Dubai (Photos)
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Atiku Abubakar Receives Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine In Dubai (Photos)

Nigeria’s former vice president, Atiku Abubakar reportedly took the Pfizer’s vaccine in the United Arab Emirates. The people’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections took the dose in Dubai to prevent symptomatic cases of Covid-19. The Pfizer’s vaccine, when administered in its full two-dose regimen, was found to be 95 percent effective at preventing symptomatic cases of Covid-19. The effectiveness rate of the vaccine was hailed as a very welcome news amid soaring coronavirus caseloads.
Atiku Abubakar No Longer Our Shareholder – Intels
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Atiku Abubakar No Longer Our Shareholder – Intels

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has divested from Integrated Logistic Services (INTELS) Nigeria Limited, the country’s largest logistics company that provides comprehensive integrated services for the nation’s oil and gas industry. Intels spokesman, Mr. Tommaso Ruffinoni, said Atiku exited the company with his family as at December last year. The former vice president was said to have sold his interests through a series of transactions executed by his family Guernsey Trust, in deals that began in December 2018 and concluded last year. Atiku was said to have sold his shares in Intels to Orleal Investment Group, the parents company of Intels, for various amounts totalling over $100 million in the deal that spanned two years. It was learnt that Atiku was paid $60 million,...
Atiku Tells APC, Presidency To Focus More On Nigeria’s Problems Than Him
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Atiku Tells APC, Presidency To Focus More On Nigeria’s Problems Than Him

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has enjoined the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency to seek ways of solving the problems they created for Nigerians instead of focusing on him. The former Vice President noted that the governing APC “has validated the assumption that the major reason the condition of living has been deplorable under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is on account of the fact that the party focuses more on playing petty politics than in actual governance.” The APC had speculated that the plethora of goodwill messages sent to the former Vice President on the occasion of his 74th birthday anniversary was a precursor to his early campaigns for the 2023 presidential election. But in a statement through his Special As...
Joe Biden Becomes The First Democrat In 28 Years To Win Georgia
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Joe Biden Becomes The First Democrat In 28 Years To Win Georgia

Joe Biden will win Georgia, CNN projected Friday, striking at the heart of what has been a Republican presidential stronghold for nearly three decades. The former vice president is the first Democratic nominee to triumph in Georgia since Bill Clinton did it in 1992. Biden's victory adds 16 electoral votes to his tally, bringing him to 306 -- matching President Donald Trump's 2016 total. With CNN's projection that Trump will win North Carolina, the final tally is 306-232, a landslide for the President-elect, who flipped five states and a congressional district in Nebraska from red to blue in 2020. The symmetry provides the President with yet another bitter pill to swallow. Trump has spent years tweeting and talking up his margin of victory against Hillary Clinton -- one that has now b...
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...
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...
If We Truly Deregulated, Shouldn’t Fuel Price Drop? – Atiku
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If We Truly Deregulated, Shouldn’t Fuel Price Drop? – Atiku

Former Vice President Abubakar Atiku has again punctured the recent deregulation in petroleum that has led to an increase in fuel price, asking “If we truly deregulated, shouldn’t fuel price drop?” Atiku, in rhetorics on his verified Twitter handle Tuesday morning, tweeted that as a businessman, he is more concern with the economic perspective of things. He pointed out that in the US and Europe, fuel prices are far lower than they were in 2019. Then he asked in a ponderously, “If we truly deregulated, shouldn’t fuel price have dropped?” Atiku had, four days ago, rejected the increase in electricity tariff describing the move as “ill-timed and ill-advised.” He also described the move as an “impetuous disregard for the challenges. “I reject the increased electricity tariffs...
Riots: Indians Accused Of Molesting Female Workers In Atiku’s Company In Yola
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Riots: Indians Accused Of Molesting Female Workers In Atiku’s Company In Yola

There was heavy gridlock along the busy Yola Gombe road yesterday, as over 400 workers block the road leading to the only national motor Park in the Adamawa state capital Yola, protesting the molestation of female causal workers by the Indians working in Adama Beverages limited producers of Faro water and juicy owned by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.The protesting workers who carried placards accused the Indians managing the company for Atiku of molesting Nigerian female workers during working hours and massive sacking of Nigerians replacing them with Indians. The workers who called on the ministry of labour and productivity to immediately wade into the inhuman treatment of Nigerian workers on their father’s land,said that the Chief Operating Officer ( COO) Mr, Francis Vazhe...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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: Four Weeks After, Atiku’s Son, Mohammed Abubakar Yet To Test Negative
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Coronavirus: Four Weeks After, Atiku’s Son, Mohammed Abubakar Yet To Test Negative

Mohammed Atiku-Abubakar, a son of Nigeria’s former vice-president, has continued to test positive for coronavirus four weeks after he was confirmed, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. He remained isolated without symptoms, a development that has surprised medical experts. Mr Atiku-Abubakar, 31, tested positive for the virus on March 19. He was subsequently moved to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, where most COVID-19 cases around the Nigerian capital are treated. Despite being placed on medication, including antiretroviral and immune-boosting vitamins, he has continued to test positive 28 days on, according to medical officials familiar with his case. “He tested positive again yesterday,” an official told PREMIUM TIMES. “We are doing all that is in our power to ensure his reco...
Updates On Atiku’s Son COVID-19 Health Condition
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Updates On Atiku’s Son COVID-19 Health Condition

Atiku son is battling with his life at the Abuja University Teaching Hospital annex of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The former Vice President of Nigerian Son became positive after returning from Uk. THe former Vice President broke the News of his son health, he confirmed his son is COVID-19 positive after he returned from UK and have been moved to Gwagwalada teaching hospital for treatment and management. Since the Vice President son was moved to the Hospital for treatment and management, nothing have been heard again about the former Vice President son. Nigerians have been asking on social media the status of the former Vice President son. However, emanating information reveals the former Vice President is recup...
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
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…

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