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‘Atikulated’ slips and questions unanswered

LAST week Kadaria Ahmed, host of “The candidates” interviewed PDP Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi with interesting results. Atiku said corruption is “the use of your privileged position to enrich yourself, your relatives or friends”. Interestingly, during a business summit in Lagos recently, he said, on live television: “I am not going to enrich members of my family but my friends.”

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Nigerians, “Atikulated”

The Nigerian media is very guilty of profound levels of ignorance about the significance of Nigeria as a “republic,” and its choice of “democracy” as a system of government.  Going by its use of language, the Nigerian media is guilty of limiting public awareness of the true meaning of these concepts; of the place of citizens, citizenship rights, and citizenship obligations in a “republic.” The kind of language used by the press to describe political power and political institutions often alienates people.

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Atikulated: The new political buzzword

A group of young professionals recently converged in Abuja with a sole mission: to mobilize support for the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar as the nation’s President in 2019. The emergence of the movement invariably birthed a new word, ‘Atikulated’ in the country’s political lexicon. So, what does it mean to be ‘Atikulated’?

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