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Atiku Abubakar

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...

My tribute to Robert Mugabe (1924-2019) – By former Nigerian VP Atiku Abubakar

Robert Mugabe was a hero of the African liberation struggle. No man is perfect and he had his flaws, but nobody can take this fact away from him: That he loved his country and its people,...

Atiku Abubakar writes: Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South-Africa is a blot on our common history

It is perhaps the most disturbing development in the turn of the century that Nigerians who live in the Republic of South Africa have consistently been victims of xenophobic violent attacks. Unfortunately, both countries have not...

Atiku defines the spirit of Eid al-Adha

WASHINGTON (TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA) - During Eid al-Adha, we honour the submission of the Patriarch, Prophet Ibrahim to the wish of Almighty Allah to sacrifice his son. This feast is, therefore, a reminder for...

Atiku reacts to report Buhari admin secretly buried 1000 soldiers killed by Boko Haram

WASHINGTON - I read the report by the Wall Street Journal that over a thousand Nigerian soldiers have been secretly buried at night by the General Muhammadu Buhari led administration, in order to hide the true...

Atiku Abubakar: We will stand by you Senator Adeleke of Osun, no matter what

I join with people of goodwill all over Nigeria to say to Senator Ademola Adeleke, and the people of the great state of Osun, that we stand with them in good times and in difficult days.

Declaring June 12 Democracy Day but destroying democracy | Opinion by Atiku Abubakar

The significance of the celebration of June 12 1993 Presidential Election is a reminder of our history to becoming a democratic country. On this day twenty-six years ago, Nigeria voted for democracy against the jackboot notion...

Atiku: My Greetings to the Muslim Ummah on commencement of Ramadan

I greet the Muslim Ummah as we begin the month of Ramadan and I urge that we use this holy month to pray for our dearly beloved nation and its people.

About Me

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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