Obasanjo and I Paid Off Foreign Debt for Nation We So Much Care For – Atiku

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar has reminded how his boss, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and himself paid off entire foreign debt of Nigeria they both care so much for.   Atiku who said facts don’t lie, described their tenure between 1999 and 2007 as periods of national restoration. The former Vice President disclosed this on his twitter handle account @atiku said he was proud of the work they did. He stressed that Nigeria paid off her entire foreign debt while maintaining an unprecedented…

Atiku: The oxygen in PDP lungs, by Babajide Balogun

The Peoples Democratic Party has no better option than former Vice President and the Waziri of Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar, as its presidential flag bearer in 2023. As oxygen is needed to burn the fuel (sugars and fatty acids) in our cells to produce energy, Atiku is also the only political juggernaut who can crush the lesser political mortals in the ruling All Progressives Congress to lead his party to victory in 2023. No time in the history of his political career can the road to Aso Rock will be smooth…

Endless Borrowing Will Lead to Endless Sorrowing, By Atiku Abubakar

John Quincy Adams once said “there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” He may have very well been referring to Nigeria of the last three years. Barely two weeks ago, I warned during my Founder’s Day lecture at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, that Nigeria had taken almost as much foreign debt in the last three years, as she had taken in the thirty years before 2015 combined. Now that is frightening. And very true. Frightening,…

Atiku’s Emergence and End of the Road for Buhari By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D. Twitter: @farooqkperogi

I’m frankly not excited about an Atiku Abubakar presidency. In a previous widely shared Facebook status update, which I developed into a full-length article titled “ There Must be an Alternative to Buhari and Atiku” for my December 16, 2017 column, I dismissed Atiku as a cancerous old stager who is indistinguishable from Buhari. I also advocated a third force that is neither Atiku nor Buhari, which former president Olusegun Obasanjo quoted in his famous public letter to President Buhari . Nevertheless, if I have to choose between Atiku and…

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Obi ‘Highly Likely’ To Become Atiku’s Running Mate

Peter Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State, is “highly likely” to emerge as the running mate for Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Sources very close to Atiku disclosed to SaharaReporters on Friday that a meeting is going on and a final decision has not been taken. According to a source, “The meeting is still going on and even though it is highly likely that Peter Obi could be the choice, it is not 100 per cent confirmed yet. Anything could still change”. Atiku had…

PDP Governors, National Working Committee Dump Atiku, Throw Weight Behind Lamido’s Presidential Ambition

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on Sunday dumped former Vice President Abubakar Atiku who is warming up to run for President on the platform of the party come February 2019. Eleven governors of the PDP during a meeting at the Delta state governor’s lodge in Asaba made the determination. The governor amely, Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom), Henry Dickson (Bayelsa), Benedict Ayade (Cross River), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta State), Dave…

BREAKING NEWS : Atiku Abubakar Resigns From APC, Says the Ruling Party Has Failed The Youth

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has finally tendered his resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party citing maltreatment by the party and failure of the party to live up to the expectation of Nigerian youth. Alhaji Atiku resignation confirms his readiness to move to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) where he is expected to become the party’s flag bearer for the 2019 presidential election. Read full text of Atiku’s resignation letter below. Statement of Atiku’s resignation: Statement of resignation of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar (Waziri Adamawa)…