Talk:Atiku Abubakar

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You cannot simply make sweeping statements like "long held suspicion of his alleged greedy and corrupt practices" or "Critics and political commentors say Atiku is one of the most corrupt". You need to say who made the allegations and, if they were proven, where and by whom. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lawsonrob (talkcontribs) 15:16, 16 May 2006.

Neutrality and sources[edit]

I was trying to get more information on the Lagos airport and stumbled across a news article where Abubakar allegedly had been assaulted at the airport. This got me interested in Abubakar, so I checked out his Wikipedia article. It was clear that a lot of work had been put in to it, but also from looking at the article's history, this article's subject was controversial, since there were so many small reversions of different editors' work. Also, I saw it had a lot of "weasel words", usually a sure tip-off that the article needs less POV and more verifiable sources.

There are different little tags you can put after problematic sentences that you think don't meet Wikipedia standards. See the "For inline article placement" section of the page of templates used to mark disputed articles. The {{fact}} tag is an example; placed at the end of a sentence, it produces a little message like this:[citation needed]

I'm not as knowledgeable on Nigeria as most of the other editors but would be happy to help if someone wants a neutral set of eyes to help edit this. You know Wikipedia needs much better coverage of Nigerian topics when Abubakar, one of the continent's most significant figures (like him or not), gets less coverage than some American colleges' football teams.

Cheers, --A. B. 20:51, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

I've gone through the article and removed what i felt were weasel words and POV statements, yet unregistered users continue to add the templates for both NPOV and weasel words, despite my consistent removal of those templates. could this unregistered user please come forward and explain their reasoning as to why NPOV and weasel word templates are neccessary for this page, citing specific statements in the article? i feel the article is sufficiently neutral to manage without them as of now. thanks.--gozar 15:14, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

The core matter is that this has controversial statements that are unsourced. I have removed them per WP:BLP. CyberAnth 06:31, 29 January 2007 (UTC)


BBC News is reporting that "Nigeria's government has announced that President Olusegun Obasanjo is to replace Vice-President Atiku Abubakar." However there seems to be contention between Obasanjo and Abubakar as to whether the former actually has the powers to do this. Coes anyone know the procedures for this? Timrollpickering 06:48, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

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