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Why delegates dumped Tambuwal for Atiku
Mon, 08 Oct 2018

The battle line between the main contenders in next year’s general elections was finally drawn yesterday as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged as the standard bearer of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Atiku, who is making his fifth run for president, will face the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari, whose candidacy was affirmed yesterday at the convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.

Atiku polled 1532 votes, followed by Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who scored 693 votes. Senate President Bukola Saraki came third with 317 votes.

Prior to the commencement of the convention, held in Port Harcourt, efforts were made to prevail on some of the 11 aspirants to step down for Atiku, Tambuwal or Saraki to no avail.

Sources told The Guardian that some governors of the south south and eastern states swung the votes in favour of Atiku, whom they felt stood a better chance of defeating the APC in 2019.

Tambuwal had been tipped to win the primaries, as a result of backing from River State Governor Nyesom Wike and others. But a decision by Atiku’s team to book hotels in advance for delegates was a clincher that also gave the aspirant easy access to voters.

The Guardian learnt that the aspirants financially induced some of the delegates. Those from Rivers State were specially barred from receiving tips from Atiku’s camp. They were reportedly directed to vote for Tambuwal who polled 100 per cent vote from the state.

Wike was said to have informed his colleagues that the reason behind his support for his Sokoto State counterpart was that the caliphate would make crucial inputs in the process of weaving other emirs for a groundswell of support in the north for Tambuwal to defeat the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s poll.

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Atiku Abubakar covers triumph with tears
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Everything worked in favour of the penitent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as it regained its national political stamina through a successful special…
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Labourer remanded over alleged Sodomy
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
An 18-year-old labourer, Badamasi Garba, on Monday appeared before a Sokoto Magistrates’ Court over alleged homosexuality. The prosecutor, Abubakar Tambuwal told the court that the accused, who resides along Dallatu road, Tudun Wada area of Sokoto, committed the offence on Aug. 5. Tambuwal said that the accused intentionally took one Abdulrahmam Abdullahi into an uncompleted []
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In quake-hit Haiti, hospital labors to treat the wounded
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
In Port-de-Paix, the Haitian city hardest hit by a strong earthquake, medical personnel at the Immaculate Conception Hospital of Port-de-Paix are struggling to treat the wounded — and helplessly looked on as some didn’t make it.
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Chinese stocks tumble as trading resumes under a cloud
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Chinese stocks tumbled Monday as investors returned to a pile-up of negative news that accumulated over a week-long holiday, from disappointing economic data to worsening tensions with the United States.
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More bodies found as death toll from Indonesia quake nears 2,000
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Indonesia’s disaster-ravaged Palu city, an official said Monday, as the search for victims ended at a hotel destroyed in the powerful earthquake and tsunami.
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Saraki congratulates Atiku, lauds PDP, members for sucessful convention
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has congratulated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for emerging as the Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the just concluded national convention of the party held in Port Harcourt. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu []
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Taliban vow to attack Afghan security forces during elections
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The Taliban on Monday vowed to target government security forces in upcoming parliamentary elections, as US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with Afghan leaders to discuss ways to end the 17-year war.
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Pompeo says Kim ‘ready’ to invite inspectors to nuclear site
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea’s dismantled nuclear testing site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, after a meeting with Kim Jong Un in which he said “significant progress” was made towards denuclearisation.
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Morro, picks Benue South Senatorial ticket
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Mr Abba Moro,former Interior Minister,has picked the PDP ticket to contest the Benue South Senatorial election in the 2019 general elections in the state. Announcing the results of the rescheduled senatorial election on Sunday night at the handball court of Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, Mr Sunny Agbade, Secretary of the PDP Benue South Senatorial Electoral []
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Veteran Actor And Comedian Baba Sala Dies At 82
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The Nigerian entertainment industry has lost one of its rarest gems in the person of veteran comedian, actor and dramatist, Moses Olaiya Adejumo popularly known as Baba Sala. It is gathered that he died at the age of 82 on Sunday, October 7th in his Ilesa, Osun State home. Taking to Facebook to confirm the []
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Minnesota Governor Declares October 6 “Wizkid Day”
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Surulere! Wizkid has arguably become Nigeria’s greatest export in recent times. The afrobeats star got honoured in the United States by the governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton when the 6th of October was declared Wizkid Day. Citing several historic feats made by the artiste in the proclamation, the artiste became the first African artiste to []
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Oby Ezekwesili: Nobility In Service
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Obiageli Ezekwesili was born in 1963. Ezekwesili holds a master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Before she obeyed the national clarion call, she worked as a chartered accountant in Deloitte and Touche and at []
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Oby Ezekwesili: From Nobel Prize Nominee To Presidential Aspirant
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Nigeria is blessed with many political parties albeit wriggling to create a niche for themselves. With all the primary elections and agreements going on in the various parties, one more declaration was made. Oby Ezekwesili has declared for president. She was the advocate for “Bring back our girls” campaign, she was nominated for a nobel []
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A Homely Getaway in Ghana
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Imagine for a second you could find the perfect balance between an active life in the city and a calm life in the country. You could throw yourself right into all the hustle and bustle of the budding metropolis, and sneak away to climb hills or meditate in a beautiful, peaceful garden. More often than []
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Family rejects daughter for refusing to sell newborn baby
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The family of one 24-year-old Miss Oluchukwu has allegedly rejected her for refusing to sell her baby boy after she gave birth to him out of wedlock.
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Health Tips For Pregnant Women
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Pregnancy is a precious sacrifice which involves bringing another into being. As a result, care should be taken to make sure a safe and smooth delivery. Here are tips that can help: Sleeping Often, pregnancy comes with sleeping problems as you may wrestle in bed trying to get comfortable before falling asleep. The reason is []
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The man Atiku Abubakar
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who on Sunday emerged as the presidential candidate of the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party…
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Property buyers shun off-plan sales amid sharp practices
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Many prospective property investors are becoming wary with the gale of promotions for off-plan sales characterised by incentives for buyers of new homes.
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Operators fault government’s infrastructure financing involvement
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Capital market operators have faulted government’s level of financial involvement in the provision of critical infrastructure…
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United Nations launches call for action on waste in cities at World Habitat Day
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
As residents in Nigerian cities face an admixture of despair and hope, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) last week…
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84,000 lose jobs as 16 cocoa companies go under
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Over 84,000 Nigerians have lost their jobs in the cocoa value chain industry while about 16 companies have folded up in the last 10 years.
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APC’s convention in shadows of rancorous primaries
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Underneath the facade of camaraderie among thousands of members of All Progressives Congress (APC) as they gathered at Eagle Square…
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Osibanjo, Ambode, Kumuyi task Nigerians on graft, ethnicity, others
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, Governor Akinwumi Ambode and the General Overseer of Deeper Christian Life Ministry Worldwide…
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Nigeria male, female volleyball leagues begins November 1
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has revealed that its maiden Premier League for male and female teams, earlier scheduled for this month…
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U.S. envoy to deliver UNILORIN convocation lecture
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, William Symington, will deliver this year’s convocation lecture of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) on October 22.
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Sickle anemia patient battles kidney cancer, needs N8m
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
A sickle cell anemia patient, Chinenye Akanmu, aged 40, has been diagnosed of end-stage kidney failure and needs the help of Nigerians to raise funds for her transplant.
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Market operators, investors differ on Atiku’s candidacy
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
As politicking continues to trigger slump in Nigeria’s equity market, shareholders and operators are divided over the emergence of Atiku Abubakar…
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FBN General revs up retail services to drive penetration
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
FBN General Insurance Limitedhas revealed plans to take the nation’s insurance sector to a greater height with theunveiling…
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CBN All Financial Institutions Football tourney kicks off with 24 teams
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Zonal preliminaries of this year’s CBN All Financial Institutions Football Championship will kick off today with 24 teams jostling for quarterfinals tickets.
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Terry announces retirement, set to become Henry’s assistant at Aston Villa
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Former Chelsea and England captain, John Terry has announced his retirement from football, reports fourfourtwo.com.
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Akoko aspirants petition Buhari, Oshiomhole over picking of flagbearers
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Some All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representatives and Ondo State House of Assembly aspirants in Akoko North East and Akoko North West…
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