WHY ATIKU HAS BEEN IN DUBAI FOR 6 MONTHS NOW

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has spent six months in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Atiku, a former vice president, who jetted out of the country since April, has not returned. His political associates said Atiku had remained in Dubai following alleged plots by some bigwigs in the ruling APC and top officials of government to “blackmail” him. One of his allies said, “After the February 23 election, don’t forget that was a very hectic process,…

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ATIKU’S FIRST SON, OTHER ALLIES MAKE ADAMAWA COMMISSIONERS’ LIST, SEE ALL THE NAMES

Hindi Livinus, Yola Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has forwarded a list of 23 commissioner-nominees to the state House of Assembly for screening and confirmation as commissioners. Prominent among the commissioner designates which is coming five months after Fintiri’s took the oath of office is Adamu Atiku, the first son of Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections. Aminu Iya-Abbas, Speaker of the Adamawa House of Assembly read out the list during plenary on Wednesday. Atiku loyalists,…

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SULE LAMIDO IN PRIVATE MEETING WITH ATIKU IN DUBAI, SEE PIX

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Alh. Sule Lamido on Saturday met privately with PDP Presidential Candidate and Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar in Dubai.The leader of the ‘Talakawas’, Lamido was accompanied by Alhaji Mustapha Sule Lamido and Abubakar Sule Lamido. Earlier today, Atiku made headlines after criticising and urging President Muhammadu Buhari to ‘stop his campaign of calumny against opposition and the Judiciary’. Below is the statement, in part, signed by Atiku’s media adviser, Paul Ibe; “The administration has been groping in the dark since 2015, the reason majority of Nigerians…

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FG IS PERSECUTING SARAKI SAYS ATIKU

Success Nwogu, Abuja The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in February 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, said that there were strong indications that the Federal Government was persecuting a former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki. The former Vice President explained that fresh investigation of Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over his tenures as Kwara State Governor, between 2003 and  2011 and Senate President from 2015 to 2019, objectively could be seen as persecution instead of prosecution. Atiku, in a statement titled, ‘Bukola Saraki:…

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PDP, ATIKU PLANS TO CALL 400 WITNESSES IN 14 DAYS

…Have 14 days to prove petition against Buhari Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday that they had proposed to call 400 witnesses to prove their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, and his All Progressives Congress, at the February 23 poll. They will have only 14 days to do this and tender all documents they need to prove their case. The Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-man tribunal said the 14 days period is…

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ATIKU ABUBAKAR SUES BUHARI’S AIDE LAURETTA ONOCHIE OVER LIBELOUS TWEET

A former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has carried out his threat to sue President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, for her alleged libellous tweet via her Twitter handle on May 7, 2019. The post allegedly suggested that Atiku was on the watch list of security operatives in the United Arab Emirates and had travelled to shop for terrorists in the Middle East. Atiku, through his lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), filed a N2.5bn suit against Onochie before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in…

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ATIKU, PDP URGE SUPREME COURT TO GRANT THEM ACCESS TO INEC SERVER

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar and his party have approached the Supreme Court to grant them access to a supposed server purportedly used to transmit election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) in a ruling on June 24, 2019 had rejected a similar request they made in a motion on notice that was dismissed, a decision Atiku and the PDP have now appealed before the Supreme Court via a notice of appeal…

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ATIKU ALLEGES FG IS PLANNING TO SET HIM UP

•Wants Lai Mohammed arrested for security breach Olalekan Adetayo and Olusola Fabiyi The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday raised the alarm over alleged plan by some people to cause crisis in parts of the country and accuse him of being responsible for the skirmishes. He said the plan, being spearheaded by “unscrupulous and anti-democratic elements,” for coming weeks, was aimed at smearing his personality. Atiku made the allegation in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by his media adviser, Paul Ibe.…

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ATIKU DEMANDS 500MIL, APOLOGY FROM BUHARI’S AIDE FOR TWEETING LIES ABOUT HIM

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has demanded N500m and a written apology from an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, for “spreading lies capable of damaging” his reputation. In a letter addressed to Onochie and signed by Atiku’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the former Vice-President took issues with Onochie’s post on Twitter which states, ‘Atiku on UAE watch list- Security Sources.’ Atiku said he was never on any watch list and challenged Onochie…

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ATIKU REACTS TO FG’S ACCUSATION OF SABOTAGE, TREASON

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described comments by the Presidency suggesting that he and his party are sabotaging the Muhammadu Buhari-led government as lies. Minister of Information, Lai Mohamed, had said that Atiku and his party, were doing everything to over heat the polity. Mohammed further described their alleged actions as an act of treason. However, in response to the claims, Atiku through a statement by his media aide, Mazi Paul Ibe, described the allegations as all lies. Atiku said, “It is not surprising…

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