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Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
Nigeria Has Potential To Kick Out Poverty

Nigeria Has Potential To Kick Out Poverty

Yesterday (October 17), in honour of the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, I asked the people of Nigeria to support our young people…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
Atiku Abubakar #EducationSolutions Essay Competition announcement schedule released

Atiku Abubakar #EducationSolutions Essay Competition announcement schedule released

The judges of the Atiku Abubakar #EducationSolutions essay competition are pleased to announce the completion of the first round of judging, as well as the schedule…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
Atiku Abubakar #EducationSolutions Essay Competition Longlist Announcement

Atiku Abubakar #EducationSolutions Essay Competition Longlist Announcement

The judges of the Atiku Abubakar #EducationSolutions essay competition are pleased to announce a 10-person longlist, as follows (names arranged in alphabetical order):…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
3rd Place Atiku Abubakar #EducationSolutions Essay by Iveren Winifred Nyinoh

3rd Place Atiku Abubakar #EducationSolutions Essay by Iveren Winifred Nyinoh

By Iveren Winifred Nyinoh Title: More Learning to More People: How can Nigeria be more innovative in bridging its literacy and skills gap? Before I discuss the…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
#AtikuAt67: My Life, My Book, My story

#AtikuAt67: My Life, My Book, My story

On the 25th of November, 1946, a child was born in Jada, then a small town in what is now Adamawa State, and that child grew up to be me, Atiku. Though born into…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
OPED: Internationally incarcerated Nigerians need our support

OPED: Internationally incarcerated Nigerians need our support

By Atiku Abubakar Scattered across the globe are hundreds of thousands of our Nigerian brothers and sisters who have left the Nigerian homeland in the hopes of building…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
The education summit we need

The education summit we need

2013 has been a year of mixed fortunes for Nigerian education. I recall with much grief the series of school shootings that took place in Borno and Yobe states;…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
Never Take Unity For Granted

Never Take Unity For Granted

As we mark the centenary celebration of the amalgamation of the Lagos colony with the Northern and Southern Protectorates by the British Colonial occupier forming…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
2014: My thoughts on Nigeria, Politics, Elections and Social Media

2014: My thoughts on Nigeria, Politics, Elections and Social Media

2014 is an important year for Nigeria. 100 years ago this year, what is today known as Nigeria came into being, after the amalgamation of the territories known as…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
Have You Registered With APC?

Have You Registered With APC?

What you need to do: Go to the nearest INEC polling center to you with two passport photographs. There will be an APC registration center there. You must be at least…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
Free Secondary Education the way to go for Northern Nigeria

Free Secondary Education the way to go for Northern Nigeria

On March 3, I read a piece of news which has given me great joy, in the midst of all the bad news coming out of Northern Nigeria. The governors of Northern Nigeria…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
My PTDF Story

My PTDF Story

I was recently mentioned in a tweet by a follower, @naigerian, who was asking about alleged mismanagement of PTDF funds. For the benefit of @naigerian and other…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
At Easter, we must imbibe the spirit of love, wherever we may come from

At Easter, we must imbibe the spirit of love, wherever we may come from

As we celebrate the Christian season of Easter, I would love to enjoin Christians, and indeed all Nigerians, to internalise the spiritual gains and benefits of the…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
[August 23, 2018]

[August 23, 2018]

My first foray into agriculture, in the 1980s, ended in failure. I bought a large expanse of land on the Yola-Numan highway, and started farming maize. It didn’t…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
In a race against time

In a race against time

With #BringBackOurGirls we have come to a turning point in our contest against terrorism in Nigeria. It is a critical moment for us; the war will not be won without…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
Nigeria Must Once Again Make Education A Priority

Nigeria Must Once Again Make Education A Priority

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has just released the results of the May/June 2014 senior school certificate examination.  As was the case last year,…