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Atiku Abubakar woos Nigerians with a reminder of the good times

Atiku Abubakar is hoping it will be sixth-time lucky in his quest to be Nigeria's next president having fallen short on five previous attempts, the first in 1992. The 75-year-old has circled the summits of public life for most of his career as a top civil servant, a vice-president, and a prominent businessman, making his fortune in the oil sector and giving some of it away to charity.
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Atiku Abubakar: Former Nigeria VP picked as PDP presidential candidate

Atiku Abubakar, former Nigerian vice-president, will lead the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into next year's general elections. Mr Abubakar, 75, polled 371 votes to beat 13 other candidates that included Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike and former Senate President Bukola Saraki. More than 750 delegates voted at Saturday's...
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