Atiku chagrined by Nigeria’s world unemployment rating, calls for help for Buhari’s govt

Atiku chagrined by Nigeria’s world unemployment rating, calls for help for Buhari’s govt

President Muhammadu Buhari. Former vice President, Atiku Abubakar is chagrined that Nigeria is now rated as a country with the world’s highest unemployment rate. Atiku, expressed his embarrassment about the turn of events in Nigeria as it relates to the unemployment situation in a statement he signed, and in which he called for help for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. Find below full text of Atiku Abubakar’s statement. World’s Highest Unemployment Rate: Time To Help…

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PERSPECTIVE – Ibori, Okowa, Obasanjo, Ribadu, Atiku, UK: “Politricks” As Empire Strikes Back (2)

PERSPECTIVE – Ibori, Okowa, Obasanjo, Ribadu, Atiku, UK: “Politricks” As Empire Strikes Back (2)

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, left and Nuhu Ribadu. Mr. Tony Eluemunor. By Tony Eluemunor After reading last Sunday’s offering, scandalised readers asked what happened to Pentascope after it had ruined NITEL/M-Tel. Answer: Its contract was terminated February 2005, after 20 months; it had paid itself $7, 600, 000 instead of $5, 500, 000 ($2,050,000 over-payment). Before Pentascope misadventure, NITEL-Mtel earned N1bn monthly and SAT-3 (Satellite arm) raked in N259m. Then TRANSCORP Plc purchased 51% of NITEL/M-Tel…

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Stop encouraging criminals with ransoms, Atiku flays FG

Stop encouraging criminals with ransoms, Atiku flays FG

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has urged the Federal and some state governments to stop encouraging criminals by paying ransoms to them. The former vice president stated this in a statement yesterday in which he condemned the abduction of students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and the death of a student. The statement entitled “Kagara Abduction: We Must Stop Rewarding Criminality, Or It Will Increase,” Atiku said and…

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PERSPECTIVE – We need to open up our economy, not close it

PERSPECTIVE – We need to open up our economy, not close it

Atiku Abubakar. By Atiku Abubakar The number one challenge facing Nigeria is youth unemployment. In fact, it is not a challenge, it is an emergency. It affects our economy, and is exacerbating insecurity in the nation. What Nigeria needs now, perhaps more than ever, are jobs and an opening up of our economy, especially after today’s report by the National Bureau of Statistics indicated that foreign capital inflow into Nigeria is at a four year…

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PERSPECTIVE – Time For Better Strategies To Secure Nigeria

PERSPECTIVE – Time For Better Strategies To Secure Nigeria

Atiku Abubakar. By Atiku Abubakar The abduction of a large number of students at the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, is a very unwelcome escalation of the spate of insecurity in the nation, one which I condemn in the strongest possible terms. I sympathise with the parents of the abducted children and the government and people of Katsina, my adopted home state and home of my late benefactor, Tafida Shehu Musa Yar’adua….

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PRESS RELEASE – Focusing on Atiku won’t solve the problems Buhari, APC created for Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE – Focusing on Atiku won’t solve the problems Buhari, APC created for Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari, left, and Atiku Abubakar. By Paul Ibe The All Progressives Congress has validated the assumption that the major reason the condition of living has been deplorable under the Buhari administration is on account of the fact that the party focuses more on playing petty politics than in actual governance. It is preposterous that a political party which has spent the past five and half years launching humongous and unprecedented hardship on Nigerians…

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Reps Minority Leader, Elumelu, hails Atiku Abubakar at 74

Reps Minority Leader, Elumelu, hails Atiku Abubakar at 74

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, right, with Hon. Ndudi Elumelu. The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has congratulated former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on the occasion of his 74th birthday anniversary. In a statement on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Hon. Elumelu described Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as an extraordinary personality, a courageous leader and untiring patriot, whose sacrifices and dedication towards the unity, stability and development of Nigeria are valued across all…

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Atiku congratulates President-elect Joe Biden (Full text)

Atiku congratulates President-elect Joe Biden (Full text)

Joe Biden, US president-elect. I congratulate Joe Biden on his well-deserved victory at the November 3, 2020 US elections, and look forward to the age long collaboration of our two nations in the course of the advancement of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all peoples. Nigeria and the United States are two nations, united by a common language. Indeed, the first major trip by the leader of an Independent Nigeria was the…

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Atiku picks hole in Buhari’s budget proposal, says it contravenes Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007

Atiku picks hole in Buhari’s budget proposal, says it contravenes Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007

President Buhari laying text of his 2021 budget estimate before the National Assembly. Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has picked holes in the budget estimate for 2021 presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, with a call on the president to recall the budget, and recalibrate it to reflect the provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007. Atiku made the call in a statement he personally signed pointed out that “the budget…

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Nigeria’s future depends on our commitment to a common destiny

Nigeria’s future depends on our commitment to a common destiny

Atiku Abubakar. By Atiku Abubakar On Saturday, 26 September, 2020 in far away Abu Dhabi, Israel Adesanya, an illustrious Nigerian, who embodies the indefatigable Nigerian spirit made the nation proud by successfully defending his UFC middleweight title. That victory lifted our spirit, and gave us hope in a season of hopelessness when every index of life and human development in our country is trending abysmally negative. Nigerians of all hues are united in the celebration…

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