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See how Atiku vowed to fight corruption better than Buhari if elected as president

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has vowed to fight corruption better than now if given the chance to preside over Nigeria’s affairs.

Atiku also challenged those he described as his self-righteous political enemies to either prove his alleged corrupt activities or remain silent.

The former vice president said this during a facility tour of the new ultra-modern Yaliam Press Limited in Jabi area of Abuja on Monday.

This was contained in a statement released by his Media Office in Abuja.

Atiku said, “he would fight corruption like never before if he is given the opportunity to preside over the affairs of the country.”

The Turakin Adamawa said, “It is sickening to continue to regurgitate allegations of corruption against me by people who have failed to come forward with a single shred of evidence of my misconduct while in office.”

He noted that people who lacked initiative, personal resourcefulness and ideas about wealth creation, “always assume that a man cannot build himself without stealing.”

“People who are bereft of ideas about entrepreneurial spirit always think that everyone else is a thief just like them,”  he added.

Atiku said it was morally offensive for people who despise honest labour to become judges in the courts of public opinion.

 The Waziri Adamawa explained that though he had not been convicted of corruption by any court in the land or elsewhere, his political enemies had been parading a fake morality to fool gullible Nigerians.

See how sokoto police command seized Rtv camera, filming an accident that involved police recruitees 

Headquarters of the Nigeria Police command sokoto has reportedly seized a video camera from sokoto based television station’s (Rtv) cameraman while filming an accident that involved police recuitees who successfully completed their training exercise.

The accident occurred yesterday in the evening and it was reported that five among the recruitees died and many more sustained various degree of injuries.

See how customs intercepted 1,100 smuggled rifles at Lagos port

The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 1,100 rifles which were imported into the country from Turkey under false declaration.

The Comptroller-General of NCS, Retired Col. Hameed Ali, told journalists in Lagos on Monday that the seizure was the third interception of ammunition at Lagos ports within nine months.

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ASUU remains silent on meeting to consider FG’s offer

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyem

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it will not disclose when it will hold its meetings to consider the Federal Government’s offers, aimed at resolving the ongoing strike.

The ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said this on Sunday while responding to our correspondent’s inquiry as to when the union would meet to examine the Federal Government’s offers and resolve the strike.

The union and the Federal Government’s delegation held a 14-hour meeting on Thursday, after which they issued a communiqué, in which ASUU was asked to revert to the government within one week.

The ASUU President had on Friday said in an interview that he could not determine when the union would call off its strike until its members met to decide the next course of action.

This is also as the National Association of Nigerian Students on Saturday promised to meet the ASUU executives and consider the government’s offers with a view to ending the strike.

The NANS spokesperson, Bestman Okereafor, had said this in a statement released in Enugu State.

When contacted to comment on when the union would meet to consider the government’s positions, the ASUU President said in a text message, “Good morning. Sorry. We don’t te

Atiku says recession ends only when Nigerians can eat three square meals in a day

By punch newspaper

Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar has taken a swipe at the news of Nigeria’s exit of the recession, saying until every Nigerian can eat three square meals daily with little efforts, it is not yet time for celebration.

Atiku said this in a series of tweets via his verified Twitter handle.

He had tweeted, “As a Nigerian, investor and employer of labour, the news of Nigeria’s official emergence from the recession is most welcome.

“The news is surely a boost for Nigeria — it tells investors, local and foreign, that our economy is worth investing in.

“While we rejoice, it’s also important to recognise that economic weakness at the bottom of the pyramid remains. Inflation is still high.

“We must continue working hard to expand economic opportunity for all Nigerians.

“When all Nigerians can eat three square meals, that’s when the real recession ends. We have work to do.”

Breaking: Minister of women affairs says she will not support Buhari in 2019.

                                                                   

The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has restated her position to support a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 presidential election.

Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan

Aisha Alhassan, minister of Women Affairs, says she will support former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, if he decides to run for office in 2019.

In a video which went viral on Wednesday, the minister declared support for the former vice-president.

Her action sparked condemnation, particularly among supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

But in an interview with the BBC Hausa, Alhassan described Abubakar as her godfather, saying she does not mind losing her job for supporting the former number two citizen.

“Atiku is my godfather even before I joined politics. And again, Baba Buhari did not tell us that he is going to run in 2019,” she said.

“Let me tell you today that if Baba said he is going to contest in 2019, I swear to Allah, I will go before him and kneel and tell him that ‘Baba I am grateful for the opportunity you gave me to serve your government as a minister but Baba just like you know I will support only Atiku because he is my godfather. If Atiku says he is going to contest.

Mrs. Alhassan, popularly called Mama Taraba, added that she is not scared of being relieved of her job as minister.

“If because of what I said, I am sacked, it will not bother me because I believe in Allah, that my time has elapsed that is why…”

“Baba is not a mad man like those calling for my sack. They have been sending it and spreading that if Baba sees this I will be sacked.”