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How Obasanjo Knelt Down to Beg Atiku in Front of all of Us

How Obasanjo Knelt Down to Beg Atiku in Front of all of Us

All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Charles Idahosa, whom was also a former Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Edo state while speaking to the press on the defection of the former vice president of Nigeria Alhaji Atiku Abubakar made some shocking revelation Nigeria never knew.

According to Idahosa whom also served as the former Special Adviser on political matters to former Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, the main reasons Atiku dumped the  APC was because of his personal interests considering the fact that he won’t achieve his political ambition of becoming President there.

How Obasanjo Knelt Down to Beg Atiku in Front of all of Us

In Idahosa’s words;

Atiku is a man I know very well and I have great respect for. I have worked with him before in the company of other notable Nigerians like Chief James Ibori, late DSP Alamieyeseigha and others. We tried to work for him in 2003 to realise his presidential ambition but he missed it at that point.

Elaborating oh how Atiku missed the opportunity on becoming the president of Nigeria in 2003, Idahosa said;

Atiku was a protégé of the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua. He has a political machinery that cuts across the country. When Yar’Adua was in prison during the Abacha era, he confided in some of his lieutenants that in case he dies in prison, they should ensure they draft in Olusegun Obasanjo in order to compensate the South West for what happened to the late MKO Abiola.

Yar’Adua’s key man then was Atiku so Obasanjo was forced to work with him. When Obasanjo was contesting as president, he had no money. Atiku provided all the funds. I know all this because I was part and parcel of the whole thing. Having agreed on Obasanjo, they needed people to execute the project. It was Atiku that called Chief Anthony Anenih to lead the campaign of Obasanjo. I was the first person Chief Anenih took from Benin in 1998.

We usually meet in one very popular hotel in Abuja. That was where the whole plans started before we went to Jos for the convention. Atiku had already won election as governor of Adamawa state because that was his ambition then. But Obasanjo insisted that he wanted him as his running mate so he contested as running mate to Obasanjo despite his position as the governor-elect of Adamawa state.

According to sources available to us that time, Obasanjo said he will do a single term but after that, he decided to go for second term. I was physically present at Rivers state Governor’s Lodge when the heat became too much and Obasanjo in the presence of all of us knelt down in front of Atiku begging him to allow him do a second term.

I think that was how Atiku missed the opportunity by agreeing to Obasanjo’s plea. His thought was that at least, if Obasanjo completes his second term, he will hand over to him but you all know the story of Third Term Agenda and that was how they fell apart. Atiku had the best opportunity to become president in 2003 and lost it.

He had the support of PDP governors then. Now, in the process of jumping from one place to another to realise his ambition, he has lost woefully.

Speaking on why he thinks Atiku has been jumping from one party to another, Idahosa said;

He is in a better position to tell Nigerians why he wants to be president having been Vice- President for eight years. I think he is just being driven by the ambition to become the president of Nigeria and will stop at nothing to realise that dream.

The former Vice- President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar last week left APC which he joined in 2014 to return to the PDP which he left then citing internal irregularities in the ruling party.

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This is Why Buhari Could be impeached

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This is Why Buhari Could be Impeached

Adesina Ogunlana, the President of Nigeria Bar Association, Ikeja branch has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence and inaction on herdsmen killings around the country.

According to Adesina Ogunlana, Buhari’s attitude is enough ground for him to be impeached.

While talking to the press, Adesina said the President is indirectly approving the killing by Fulani herdsmen. In his words:

“We have seen the federal government display its might and concern for security in certain parts of the country, the question and puzzle now is why the government is quiet in the face of the Fulani herdsmen which has led to the massacre of thousands of people and displacement of thousands of people from their normal abode.”

“The baffling silence, indifference and very low key response to the menace of the Fulani herdsmen who have been rated as the fourth deadliest terrorist organization in the world. This has raised grave allegation of partiality against the Federal Government in its clear relation to the menace of the Fulani herdsmen who have become notorious for mass slaughter of Nigeria people.

“We are joining hands and crying against the governor that it has not done enough. The chief reason, responsibility and duty of government is to ensure the security of life in its area. I dare say that the failure of the government to rise to the issue is enough ground for the impeachment of the President.

“Government where it fails to do its duty especially where it appears that indolence and ineptitude is deliberate and contrived, people would come to their own rescue and there would be no sympathy for that kind of a government.”

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Forbes: Aliko Dangote Remains Africa’s Richest Man

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Forbes: Aliko Dangote Remains Africa’s Richest Man

Billionaire business man Aliko Dangote, has again been named Africa’s richest man with a net worth of $12.2billion.

This is the for the seventh year in a row Dangote is topping the list of Africa’s richest man. He got an increase of $100m from a year earlier.

Only recently he was selected as the only African named in Bloomberg’s world 50 best persons in the year 2017.

Diamond mining heir, Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa, is named number two on the list of Africa’s richest people with a net worth of $7.7bn. Making a whopping $700m from last year.

A notable change in the Forbes Billionaire List this year is the dropping of some notable Nigerians which includes Globacom Chairman, Mike Adenuga (5th richest man in Africa), with a net worth of $5.8bn, and Folorunsho Alakija (15th Richest in Africa), whose estimated $1.6bn fortune is in oil exploration.

However, two of the 23 listed African billionaires are women (unchanged from 2016) and they are; Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former President, Jose Santos, is worth an estimated $2.7bn, down from $3.2bn in 2016. Her net worth dropped in part due to a lower value for Banco BCI, as its book value plunged in 2016 amid a tough year for the oil-producing country.

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Aminu Atiku Kidnaps his Own Son after Losing Custody battle Yesterday

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Aminu Atiku Loses Custody of his Kids to Ex-wife, Fatima Bolori

Aminu Atiku Kidnaps his Own Son after Losing Custody battle Yesterday

In a new twist of event, Aminu Atiku had reportedly snatched his seven year old son Aamir Atiku, after he lost custody of his kids to his ex wife, Unmi Fatima Bolori.

Unmi Fatima Bolori claimed that Aminu, son of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, snatched Aamir and drove off with him.

Confirming the event, Fatima’s counsel Okoh, said that Aminu “snatched” his son from the mom, locked him in his car before driving off”.

Okoh added that Aminu had refused to return the boy to her client. She said his mother was worried because they were due to catch a flight to her Abuja home today.

Unmi Fatima Bolori, the daughter of Maiduguri businessman Alhaji Bukar Bolori, and Aminu Atiku got married in Ghana in 2007 before they separated in 2011.

Aminu Atiku Loses Custody of his Kids to Ex-wife, Fatima Bolori

Yesterday, Chief Magistrate Ayeye granted Fatima Bolori full custody of the children after Aminu failed to file a response to her application for child custody.

The court also ordered Aminu Atiku to pay Bolori N250, 000 monthly for the upkeep of the children, beginning from this month, January 2018.

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