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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

The letter that embarrassed me

I got a heartbreaking note yesterday, from a lady I have never met, who was a beneficiary of the 2011 round of scholarships. I knew Godwin a long time ago. He was…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018

Notes from the 2013 North East Economic Summit

By Atiku Abubakar Last week I attended the North East Economic Forum in Gombe State, organised by the leadership of the six states that make up the North East geopolitical…

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
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,…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
Beyond Terrorism: Education and Sustainable Development

Beyond Terrorism: Education and Sustainable Development

Remarks By Atiku Abubakar, GCON, former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Founder, American University of Nigeria, Yola, at the 10th Founder’s Day…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
Happy International Youth Day

Happy International Youth Day

Two years ago, on the morning of July 19th, while reflecting on the challenges facing our country, especially our youth, I took to Social Media to share my thoughts…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018
I’m a Proud Product of Nigeria’s Public School

I’m a Proud Product of Nigeria’s Public School

On Wednesday, 16 November I was at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, as chairman of the annual Zik Lecture Series, where I delivered remarks titled “Crisis, Education…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018

Strength and Unity in Renewal: Towards a Rebirth of Nigerian Federalism

Remarks by Atiku Abubakar, Chief Presenter at the Public Presentation of the Nigerian Federalism: Continuing Quest for Stability and Nation-Building edited by Okechukwu…

Atiku Abubakar August 23, 2018

Love is the Gift of the Season

Year after year, we join our Christian brothers and sisters around the world to celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus and the beginning of what was to be an exemplary…