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Atiku, ATIKUNATION Leadership Plot 2023 Presidential Election Win Strategies In Abuja

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Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has met with the leadership of ATIKUNATION, a youthful group working for the emergence of the Adamawa born politician as the next President of Nigeria, to fashion out winning strategies for the 2023 presidential election.

 

 

 

The former Vice President met with ATIKUNATION ICG members from across the 36 states of the federation in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja last Sunday.

 

 

 

The ATIKUNATION team– an independent campaign group is led by Hon. Fateema Mohammed Ogunkola.

 

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They were received by Atiku at about 2:00 pm on Sunday to discuss the 2023 presidential election and how to map out strategies to ensure Nigerians get the right leader at the expiration of the present tenure.

 

 

 

The meeting comes days after the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convened in Abuja to discuss the coming convention and the critical issue of zoning of key offices.

 

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During the meeting, Atiku told the NWC that the decision the party makes in the coming weeks would go a long way in deciding its fate in the 2023 polls.

 

 

 

Many political pundits are of the opinion that Atiku remains the best bet for the PDP to return to power at the center come 2023.

 

 

 

They cite his vast experience as a political figure in the country, his pan-Nigerian outlook, huge success in the private sector and favourable disposition in the international community as factors working in his favour.

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Others specifically point to the peculiarities of Nigerian politics in terms of voting patterns across the north-south divide.

 

 

 

Buttressing this point, Hamma-Ahmed Hayatu, businessman and politician, warned the PDP on the dangers of sacrificing an Atiku candidacy on the altar of zoning.

 

 

 

Writing on twitter, he said: “The luxury of zoning is for a party in power, a party that seeks to takeover power presents its strongest candidate. Jettisoning Atiku Abubakar, a candidate with almost 12 million votes at the last elections to another gamble is purely foolhardy for our party the PDP.”

 

 

 

The ATIKUNATION is comprised mainly of detribalized, dynamic Nigerian youths who share the ideal of Atiku towards the empowerment of women and youths, and the attainment of self-reliance for the growth and development of Nigeria.

 

 

 

Its leader, Fateema Mohammed Ogunkola, who also goes by the moniker “Unstoppable Aduke,” is an influential figure in the PDP down the years.

 

 

 

The Borno-born industrialist coordinated the Jimi Agbaje Campaign in 2007 and played a major role in the Strategies and mobilization for former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

 

 

 

She and other Atikuists are unwavering in their belief that Nigeria’s myriad of economic and political problems necessitates, more than even, an Atiku presidency in 2023.

 

 

 

They are calling on other members of the PDP, and indeed all Nigerians, to join this idea (ATIKU) whose time has come.

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Breaking: EFCC Re-arrests Mompha For Alleged Money Laundering

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Operatives of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have re-arrested a suspected internet fraudster, Ismailia Mustapha, for laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and retention of  alleged proceeds  of crime.
According to a statement made available to ThePage News Online, signed by Its Media Head, Wilson Uwujaren,
 Mompha was arrested on Monday, January 10, 2022.
 The suspect is currently standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited on an amended twenty two-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N32.9bn (Thirty-two Billion Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) brought against him by the EFCC.
It will be recalled that Mompha had earlier been arrested on October 18, 2019 at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while boarding an Emirates Airline Flight to Dubai by the staff of the Nigeria Immigration Service, following a watch list by the EFCC.
 Mompha is alleged to have used his registered companies to receive illicit funds on behalf of “yahoo yahoo” boys from across the world in return for commission.
 The account of one of his companies, Ismalob Global Investment Limited Bank, a Bureau de Change Company, domiciled in Zenith Bank Plc, was allegedly used to launder funds derived from unlawful activities.
 Investigation has revealed a fraudulent transfer slip of $92, 412, 75 found in the suspect’s IPhone 8 device.
He will soon be charged to court.

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Nigeria To Conduct Digital Census In May 2022, NPC Reveals, As Bandits Kill Staff

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The Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Isa Kwarra, has disclosed that the commission will conduct the maiden digital population census in May 2022.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai, on Monday, he said the commission is ready to conduct the digital population census in the country.
According to him, “We are ready to give the country a first-ever digital census by May 2022.
“We have the map data in our system, androids which unlike the analogue era will make it very easy for a reliable and credible census.”
He also stressed the commission’s capacity to tackle insecurity in all the states of the federation during the census.
He observed that the aim of his visit was to create awareness of the forthcoming census and solicit the support of the government and the people of Kaduna State for the success of its activities.
“The commission has intensified efforts towards the forthcoming Population and Housing Census as we have already conducted Enumeration Area Demarcation exercise in 772 Local Government Area’s (LGA’s) across the 36 States and the FCT.
“The demarcation of the last two LGA’s will be completed in the next one month.
“In Kaduna state, only Birin Gwari LGA is remaining because of insecurity,” the NPC chairman said.
Responding, Governor Nasir El -Rufai said Kaduna needed an update of the census in the state to ensure that plans are done in line with the number of citizens.
“As the third most populated state in the country, Kaduna will work with the commission to ensure a successful census.
“Let me use this opportunity to express our condolence on behalf of the people of Kaduna state over the death of one of your staff who was killed by bandits.
“I want to assure you of the support and cooperation of the government and the citizens of the state to help ensure a smooth conduct of the next census exercise as our doors are open to any support required,” the governor said.

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Ladoja Absent As Olubadan-in-council Announces Lekan Balogun as Olubadan-designate

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The Olubadan-in-council has announced Chief Lekan Balogun as Olubadan-designate.

 

The Osi Balogun of Ibadan, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday at Mapo Hall, in Ibadan, the state capital following his endorsement by 10 kingmakers.

 

According to Ajibola, the kingmakers resolved that Dr Balogun is next in line to ascend the throne of Olubadan according to the tradition.

 

 

He also debunks insinuations relating to the health and wellness of the new Olubadan-designate.

 

However, former governor Rashidi Ladoja, Osi Olubadan, was absent.

 

The Press Nigeria understands that Ibadan kingmakers are 11.

 

High Chiefs in attendance are Balogun Olubadan, Owolabi Olakulehin; Otun Balogun, Olufemi Olaifa; Ashipa Olubadan, Eddy Oyewole and Osi Balogun, Tajudeen Ajibola.

 

The others are Ekaarun Olubadan, Amidu Ajibade; Ashila Balogun Olubadan, Lateef Gbadamosi, Ekaarun Balogun, Kola Adegbola and Ekerin Olubadan Abiodun Kola-Daisi

 

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