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Developing Story, After Contesting For 6 Times, 74yrs Old Atiku Abubakar Emerged PDP’s Presidential Ticket For 2023 Election



Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has emerged as the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2023 national Presidential election in a very transparent and intrigued contest.

The former Vice President, clinched the Presidential ticket of the party after a keenly contested primary with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, who came second.


This is how the candidates fared at the poll

Total number of delegates 767


1. Anyim Pius Anyim – 14 votes

2. Udom Emmanuel – 38 votes

3. Sen Bala Mohammed – 20

4. Senator Bukola Saraki – 70

5. Nyesom Wike – 237

6. Ayo Fayose – 0

7. Dele Momodu – 0

8. Atiku Abubakar 371

Void votes 14

Atiku Abubakar made the following statement on the victory on his social media handle.

“Today, the march to rebuild and unite our great country moves forward. I am honoured to be named the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. I look forward to speaking with Nigerians across the country, taking the message of hope and unity as we build one future for one people.-AA #OneNigeria”

This is Atiku Abubakar history of Presidential Contest in Nigeria.

Atiku Abubakar has been on a quest to be President of Nigeria since 1992 when he contested within the then Social Democratic Party fresh from his removal as the Deputy Director of the Nigerian Customs Service.

He was pushed for the top job by his Political mentor, Major General Shehu Musa Yar’Dua (rtd) through the then Political Group the Peoples Front.

After the emergence of Chief M.K.O Abiola as the Presidential Candidate of the Party, he was again pushed as the Vice Presiential Candidate but Chief Abiola settled for the National Chairman of the SDP, Alhaji Babagana Kingibe.

Following the return of Democracy in 1999 he contested to be governor of Adamawa State and won with Mr Bonnie Haruna as his deputy.

He had emerged as the Leader of the Successor grouping to the Peoples Front, the Peoples Democratic Movement which became very influential within the Peoples DemocratiC Party by former Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo and he emerge as a part of that Joint Ticket.

He attempted to be President again under the Peoples Democratic Party in 2007 but was prevented and he defected to the Action Congress on whose platform he contested and lost.

He went back to the PDP and contested within the party but lost out to then President Goodluck Jonathan, he later defected to the All Progressives Congress follwoing disagreenment within the Peoples Democratic Party and contested for the 2015 Presidential Ticket with President Muhammadu Buhari and others.

He lost out and later returned to the PDP and emerged as the Party’s flagbearer in the 2019 Election and lost to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Agaim he has now again gotten the PDP Ticket as the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2023 presidential election.

He is a formidable Politician who has built a very loyal and wide followers across the Country through the Peoples Democratic Movement with a formidable war chest.

Atiku is married with  wives and 28 Children and many Grandchildren.


Nelly Agwu is an educationist, a journalist, a Blogger, graduate of History. Very dynamic and a realist. A mouthpiece of the oppressed. Easy going and a Philanthropist.

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Ganduje Kano Resident Gutted By Fire



Abdullahi Ganduje

Fire has gutted the personal residence of the outgoing Governor of Kano state, Dr Abdulahi Ganduje at Miyangu Street in Nassarawa GRA Kano state.

The State Fire Service confirmed the incident to newsmen on Thursday, saying the outbreaks occurred on Monday night.

The Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, explained that the fire was already under control by the time firefighters got to the residence.

It was gathered that the fire started at a place where Ganduje rears cows adding that many of the animals died in the inferno, with other multi-million-naira property razed down.

As of reporting this, a source said the reason behind the fire outbreak remains unknown but said it started during the welding of metal in the house to make the place a good place for the outgoing governor.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar declined to comment when contacted.

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Legendary Queen Of Rock N Roll Tina Turner Dies At 83



Tina Turner real name Anna Mae Bullock popularly known for her hit song “What’s Love got to do with it” has died peacefully at 83 on Wednesday.

The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll died after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich in Switzerland.

Tina’s spokesman confirmed she died “peacefully” at home and added: “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model. With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”

Roger Davies, the singer’s manager of 30 years, paid tribute to the star, saying: “Tina was a unique and remarkable force of nature with her strength, incredible energy and immense talent.

“From the first day I met her in 1980, she believed in herself completely when few others did at that time.

“It was a privilege and an honour to have been a close friend as well as her manager for more than 30 years. I will miss her deeply

Following the news of her death, Tributes have been pouring in.

Naomi Campbell commented: “REST in Peace & Power THE QUEEN , LEGEND, ICON . There will never be another. Cherish my times with you.”

Bernice King, the daughter of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, simply wrote, “Goodnight, Queen”.

Canadian Bryan Adams, a friend of Tina’s, tweeted: “My condolences to Erwin and Tina’s family.

“I’ll be forever grateful for the time we spent together on tour, in the studio and as friends.

“Thank you for being the inspiration to millions of people around the world for speaking your truth and giving us the gift of your voice. It’s Only Love, and that’s all.”

Alexandra Burke posted: “RIP to the one and only Tina. There will never be anyone like you. truly the greatest!” Etc.

In her lifetime she won many awards such as,

12 Grammys.

3 Grammy Hall of Fame awards.

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The first Black artist and the first female to be on the cover of Rolling Stone.

She was in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times.

The world will miss this extraordinary musical Icon.


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Arise Tv News Anchor Amaka Ude Walker Appointed GM For Public Affairs Of NAMA



Amaka Ude Walker

Arise TV’s correspondent, Amaka Udeh-Walker, has been appointed the General Manager for Public Affairs of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

The broadcast journalist was appointed for the position by the Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Siriki, according to a statement from the Ministry of Aviation.

She is one of those chosen by the Minister to lead some agencies in the sector as part of its reorganisation for efficiency.

Amaka Udeh Walker is a news anchor on Arise TV and was once the Head of Programmes at Hot 98.3 FM, where she oversaw the affairs of the Programs Department and Presenters.

Amaka joined Arise TV in 2018. She has risen to be one of its top members of staff at the Tv station.

Amaka at NAMA, will work directly with Mr Tayib Odunowo, the Director General/CEO.

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