• Atiku finest grandmaster of Nigerian politics, says Sani Bello

    Atiku finest grandmaster of Nigerian politics, says Sani Bello

    Former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Turakin Adamawa, has been described as one of the finest grandmasters of Nigerian politics.

    Felicitating with Atiku on his 70th birthday, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, said Nigeria’s political history can never be complete without the mention of the country’s former number two citizen.

    In a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace, Governor Sani Bello further described former vice president as a symbol of humility and a philanthropist of extraordinary magnitude.

    “Today, […]

  • APC felicitates with former Vice President Atiku @70

    APC felicitates with former Vice President Atiku @70

    It was gathered that the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday felicitated with former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as he turns 70 on Friday.

    In a letter signed by the Party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the Turakin Adamawa was hailed for his solid contributions to the growth of the Party and entrenching democracy in the country.

    The letter reads: “Our great party, the All Progressives Congress celebrates with your Excellency on the occasion of your 70th birthday.

    “The history of Nigeria […]

  • U.S denies having charges against Atiku

    U.S denies having charges against Atiku

    The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has said it does not have any criminal charges against former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

    Kaduna State governor, Nasir El Rufai had in a recent statement dared Atiku to tell the world why he is avoiding the United States of America.

    El-Rufai said: “Can Alhaji Atiku explain the findings in the report of the United States Senate Permanent Sub-Committee on Investigations which detailed a pattern of wire transfers of more than USD 40m from offshore companies like Siemens […]

  • Nobody in my family ever reached 70 years, says Atiku

    Nobody in my family ever reached 70 years, says Atiku

    Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, said on Thursday that no member of his family ever reached the ripe age of 70 years.

    He spoke in Yola at an event organised to mark his 70th birthday by students of American University of Nigeria Academy and Primary schools.

    “It is a milestone in my life because nobody in my family has ever lived up to 70 years,” Abubakar said.

    He lauded the students for “the surprise of a birthday bash’’ and reiterated his commitment to […]

  • You are haunted by your corruption demons – El-Rufai replies Atiku

    You are haunted by your corruption demons – El-Rufai replies Atiku

    It was gathered that the relationship between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, may have gone sour again over Atiku’s claim that the governor offered him Transcorp shares.

    The former vice-president had, while responding to allegations written by the Governor el-Rufai in his book, Accidental Public Servant, said el-Rufai did not give any evidence or proof where “I was corrupt.”

    “This is the same el-Rufai and others who incorporated Transcorp during my time as vice […]

  • Boko Haram would not have taken place if I were the President, says Atiku

    Boko Haram would not have taken place if I were the President, says Atiku

    Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar took a complete swipe of past administrations in handling the insurgent Boko Haram, saying that if he were the Nigerian leader then, the Boko Haram would not have reared its ugly head in the country.

    Atiku Abubakar spoke Tuesday night at the American University of Nigeria AUN Yola while distributing relief materials to over 5,000 internally Displaced persons, IDPs.

    “If I were the President of Nigeria when Boko Haram erupted, I could have used all means at […]

  • Atiku plots to destabilise Buhari’s government, says el-Rufai

    Atiku plots to destabilise Buhari’s government, says el-Rufai

    Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai has accused former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of a plot to destabilise President Muhammadu Buhari because of his 2019 presidential ambition.

    On Monday, Atiku, in an interview with Zero Tolerance, an in-house magazine of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), accused el-Rufai and former EFCC boss, Nuhu Ribadu, of betrayal, even though he took them into former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s government.

    But, el-Rufai, who was former Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises  (BPE) […]

  • Atiku distributes food items to IDPs to mark 70th birthday

    Atiku distributes food items to IDPs to mark 70th birthday

    Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President,  on Tuesday, distributed food items to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, residing in Yola town and environs to mark his 70th birthday.

     

    Mr. Abubakar, who addressed the IDPs at a ceremony in Yola, said that the gesture was to show concern on the plight of the IDPs and to assure them of his commitment to continue to support them.

    He said “I have told my friends and associates not to waste money buying birthday cards and other […]

  • Court cleared me of corruption charges cooked up by Obasanjo, El-Rufai, Ribadu, says Atiku

    Court cleared me of corruption charges cooked up by Obasanjo, El-Rufai, Ribadu, says Atiku

    Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President,  has given himself a clean slate from corruption tag, saying that court has cleared him of the corruption allegations “cooked up” by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and gazetted by a government white paper during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.

    Atiku stated this in the interview granted to the editorial team of the EFCC, which was published in the latest edition of their in-house Magazine, “Zero Tolerance”.

    He noted that he is one of the […]

  • Why I don’t visit US – Atiku explains

    Why I don’t visit US – Atiku explains

    Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has given explanations over his alleged avoidance of the United States over a purported corruption case for which he was said to be wanted.

    Atiku denied that he was avoiding US any travel ban on him. He also faulted the widely held notion about him as a corrupt person, saying if he was corrupt, he would have been convicted by now.

    In an interview published in the latest edition of Zero Tolerance Magazine, a publication of the […]

  • Obasanjo wanted to be Nigerian president for life – Atiku insists

    Obasanjo wanted to be Nigerian president for life – Atiku insists

    Ex-Vice-president Atiku Abubakar has insisted that ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo wanted to pave the way for a lifetime presidency and not just a third term in office.

    Atiku said this in an interview with a quarterly magazine published by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Zero Tolerance.

    The former vice-president said, initially, it was assumed that the plan was to modify the constitution so that Obasanjo could serve a third, four-year term as President.

    He, however, said the aspect of tenure limitation was carefully […]