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As someone who has been in that corridor recently, I do not share the view of those who insist that President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent 50-day medical vacation was mismanaged by his handlers, up to this point. I said this much during a recent more

14 Mar 2017 00:00 Reuben ABATI

After the publication of my column last week, titled “I want to go to London… to see Buhari”, I received a lot of feedback from persons who were either amused or dead serious that they had been overlooked in my compilation of the list of persons who more

28 Feb 2017 00:00 Reuben ABATI

When 15 million plus Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 General elections, their expectation was that he would be available to serve them 24/7/365, and that those who fielded him as their candidate had done their home work to more

21 Feb 2017 00:00 Reuben ABATI 1 Comments

The Aisha Buhari interview also fell short in this regard. She just gave the BBC Hausa service a scoop, which in my view has done more damage to her husband’s politics than good. more

16 Oct 2016 00:00 Reuben ABATI

Perhaps what makes this prospect even more believable is the narrative already being peddled that the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari may decide to be a one-term President, and therefore step down from office in 2019. He would be 77 then, more

7 Oct 2016 00:00 Reuben ABATI

All things considered, I think Nigeria has been punched into coma and only God can bring her back to life! more

30 Sep 2016 00:00 Opinion

“We have got the leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain… Nigeria and Afghanistan, possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world”, UK Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on tape telling the Queen ahead of the more

13 May 2016 00:00 Reuben ABATI

For those who care to know, I am a passionate supporter of the Muhammadu Buhari cause and that position is not about to change! As a matter of fact, my preference in the March 28, 2015 Presidential Election through which Buhari eventually became more

14 Apr 2016 00:00 Opinion

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is currently on 2-day State Visit to Nigeria, at the invitation of Nigerian counterpart - President Muhammadu Buhari. more

8 Mar 2016 00:00 News

President Buhari tells Al Jazeera's Martine Dennis that he hasn't failed in his promise to defeat Boko Haram and that the group has been weakened considerably

[Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

Nine months after he came to power, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari received an official welcome from Qatar's Emir on Buhari's latest trip of many to boost Nigeria's standing abroad. more

7 Mar 2016 00:00 News

It is appalling to know that Nigerians are now polarised into two main caucuses, which is not even anywhere near political, but rather individualism, and most times, bordering on ethnic lines and religious affiliation more

19 Feb 2016 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

Some thirty years or so ago, Fela had a hit song titled, ‘Beast Of No Nation’ in which he sang, “I never hear that before o, make government talk o, my people are useless, my people are senseless, my people are indisciplined. Which kind talk be that more

16 Feb 2016 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID 3 Comments

I write to you because I am concerned about the state of micro-entrepreneurs and low income earners in Nigeria. I am empowered to write you on the strength of paragraph 50 of your 2016 Budget Statement as presented on 22 December 2015 to the joint more

12 Feb 2016 00:00 , , Business & Economy

Goodluck Jonathan hands over to his vanquisher, Muhammadu Buhari.

(Pix - EPA - Deji Yake)

What is the most compelling, most impactful and most remarkable issue in the year 2015 that has just ended? In my estimation, it is democracy: its contents and discontents, its hopes and impediments, and the forceful manner in which these have more

1 Jan 2016 00:00 Reuben ABATI

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in a warm handshake with France's President Francoise Hollande at Elysee Palace

Picture: Femi Adesina

Buhari met with Hollande at Elysee Palace and warned that Boko Haram had expanded "after declaring its loyalty to IS." He said the jihadists' alliance, announced in March, had given Boko Haram "a source of material resources." more

14 Sep 2015 21:55 News

Back in 2000, I visited Nigeria and passed through Benin. It was a sorry sight. I couldn’t believe the poor shape the city was in. I visited again ten years later; the place was in a sorrier state. Lately however, whenever I saunter though Edo more

21 Jul 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

Rose Peters Graham speaks to some of the Anti-Buhari protesters at Chatham House London. Some of them do not know why they are protesting or the subject of their protest. It has since been revealed that they were 'hired' and paid to take part in the more

26 Mar 2015 00:00 News

You are undoubtedly aware that, since this campaign started, the PDP-led Jonathan Administration has dwelt less on issues and more on mudslinging. In particular, it has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at our presidential candidate, Gen. Muhamm more

26 Mar 2015 00:00 News

I perceive that Gen. Buhari’s statement may not really stem from economic cluelessness as some Nigerians have claimed. There may be a hidden agenda as powerful individuals can influence the global oil price. more

1 Mar 2015 00:00 Opinion

Manchester-based Abimbola Sonde confesses on camera to having been paid to organise the recent Anti-Buhari protests at Chatham House, London. more

27 Feb 2015 00:00 News

After the publication of my column last week, titled “I want to go to London… to see Buhari”, I received a lot of feedback from persons who were either amused or dead serious that they had been overlooked in my compilation of the list of persons who more

28 Feb 2017 00:00 Reuben ABATI

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