Atiku looms large

… Tinubu, Akande jittery

Ex-VP's alleged N400m largesse heightens tension

There are ripples in the leading opposition party, the AllAtiku Abubakar Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of its presidential primaries billed for early next month. To the chagrin of some top leaders of the party, former vice president Atiku Abubakar seems well-primed to secure the party's ticket for the ultimate battle with President Goodluck Jonathan for Aso Rock, February next year. -Full story

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INTERVIEW

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