Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: What Africa must do to mitigate the damaging effects of coronavirus

Before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the globe, Nigeria spent 42% of her earnings on debt servicing. We have arrived at a new reality today: even if we devote 100% of our income to rebuilding our...

Buhari admin must protect Nigerians from the ravages of coronavirus – Atiku

The coronavirus is raging in the world and not just ravaging human beings, it is also affecting economies. Nigeria is not an island onto itself, and we must take measures to protect the economic well being...

Atiku calls for unity, national resolve to contain coronavirus in Nigeria

In a statement on Friday, former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar called for unity and national resolve to contain the coronavirus in Africa's most populous nation. Atiku was reacting to the first coronavirus case in Sub-Saharan Africa which...

Atiku to Trump on US travel ban on Nigeria: Punish those responsible, not the Nigerian people

The US travel ban on Nigeria has been greeted with sadness. Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar in an OP-ED he sent to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C. called on the Trump administration not punish...

Atiku: I support community, state and zonal policing to curb insecurity in Nigeria

As enshrined in the Nigerian constitution, the primary responsibility of government, at any level, is the protection of lives and property of the citizenIn carrying out this function, the state employs different...

Atiku tells Buhari in blistering, no-holds-barred OP-Ed that “endless borrowing will lead to endless sorrowing”

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...

Nigeria’s extreme poverty ranking can be overcome by education – Atiku

In a speech he delivered on Saturday November 30, 2019, at the 14th Founders’ Day Ceremony of the American University of Nigeria, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar explained how Nigeria can stop being the "headquarter of extreme...

Atiku spits fire in strongly worded statement accepting but condemning supreme court ruling in Nigeria

In a strongly worded statement sent to TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA in Washington D.C. titled "Supreme Court Judgement, Part of our Democratic Challenges", Atiku Abubakar accepted the ruling of the Apex Court that confirmed the election...

How to stem sex for grades in West Africa

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 presidential election is outraged by the prevalence of #SexForGrades in public tertiary institutions across West Africa.

Atiku writes emotional letter to Nigerians: We will all die and give account of our lives to our Creator

Nigeria's opposition leader, Atiku Abubakar, who is seeking to annul President Muhammadu Buhari's presidential election wrote an emotional letter to his supporters on Friday to thank them.Entitled "A Message of Gratitude to...

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Atiku Abubakar is a Nigerian politician, businessman and philanthropist who served as the second elected Vice-President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. This is an official statement from him.
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