Tag: Atiku Abubakar

Workers in Nigeria have “never had it so bad” – Atiku Abubakar

Nigeria’s former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, says workers in Nigeria have “never had it so bad” in his workers’ day message issued on Friday. Abubakar said rising inflation has wiped out the benefits of the increased minimum wage – he said, productivity will “inevitably take a nosedive” in the face of[Read More…]

“Better Late Than Never” – Atiku backs Buhari over sales of refineries, other government properties

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has praised the intended plan by the Buhari administration to privatise the country’s refineries. The assets include the country’s refineries, the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Yola Electricity Distribution Company, Zungeru Hydro Power, Tafawa Belewa Square, among others. Atiku said this a statement on Sunday titled[Read More…]

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar condemns the use of force on #EndSARS protesters across Nigeria

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the use of force on #EndSARS protesters across Nigeria.  In a series of tweets on Saturday, Atiku also called on relevant authorities to ensure the youths are heard. The former vice president asked that all incidents of excessive use of force by security[Read More…]

“Nigeria’s sovereignty may have been traded for foreign loans” – Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar raises alarm

Former Vice President and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to apologise to Nigerians over what he described as reckless borrowing by the administration and how the terms of[Read More…]

OPINION: It Is Crude Thinking To Base Development Projections On Crude Oil – Atiku Abubakar

On Monday, April 27, 2020, British oil and gas giant, BP, became the latest in a growing number of energy firms to declare a massive quarterly loss. Their loss was in the region of $4.4 billion dollars. Bear in mind that this was a conglomerate that posted a $2.6 billion[Read More…]

Breaking: Atiku Abubakar’s son tests positive for coronavirus

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has announced that his son tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). He made his known via his verified Twitter handle on Sunday. “My son has tested positive for coronavirus,” he tweeted. According to the former Vice-President of[Read More…]

We need to “explore all possible options to put a stop to this scourge” – Atiku Abubakar reacts to Boko Haram killings

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, says the killings which took place in Borno State on Sunday calls for a second look at possible ways to end Nigeria’s war against the Boko Haram insurgents.  Reacting to the killing of over 30 people in Maiduguri yesterday by the Boko Haram terrorists,[Read More…]

“President Olusegun Obasanjo and I paid off this nation’s debt” – Atiku says Buhari will “ruin the Future of Nigerians”

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he cannot sit and watch the government of President Muhammadu Buhari ruin the future of Nigerians. The article is in reaction to the $29.6 billion loan request Buhari had asked the senate to approve . The request follows the Senate President Ahmad Lawan’s remarks on[Read More…]

Why A Strong Northern Support For President Buhari Will Give Him Staying Power In 2019

In this article by African Confidential, the Nigerian 2019 Presidential elections will certainly be a two-horse race but while the opposition Peoples Democratic Party Candidate, Atiku Abubakar seems to have built a new coalition, a united northern support for incumbent President Buhari will give him an opportunity for a second term[Read More…]

What Concerns Will Sway Voters? Which Regions Will Decide Nigeria’s Next President?

Election season is in full swing in Nigeria. And Ms Idayat Hassan, director of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), an Abuja, Nigerian NGO, working around elections breaks it down, Article Originally Published by African Argument and republished here by NewsWireNGR….. _____________________________________________________________________ In the presidential contest, we now know it will likely be a[Read More…]