Reuben ABATI

Reuben Abati

  • President Abdourahamane Tchiani

    Of Niger, breathing problems and other matters

    “Bros, you dey town?” “Yes. Where you think say I for dey. I no tell you say I dey travel” “I thought maybe you would have gone to Niger.” “Go Niger go do wetin?” “I hear some civil society groups are compiling names of persons who will go to Niger Read more

  • Media must act responsibly to combat the menace of faith leaders

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    The menace of Prophets and our future

    It seems to me, with due respect, to every party concerned, that while we are all obsessed with the contemporary, topical issues of Ministerial nominations, the likely conflict with Niger and the noted desperation of the Northern Senators and Elders Read more

  • Allen Onyema

    Allen Onyema, NIIA and the Sports Wall of Fame

    One of the major sore points in the Nigerian story has been the negative role played by non-State actors in the making and the unmaking of Nigeria – those characters who drag the country back and down, those who seize State assets, those who steal Read more

  • President Emmanuel Macron welcomes President Bola Tinubu to Paris

    Tinubu in Paris: Matters Arising

    “See Paris and die!” We used to hear that as young persons. Paris was meant to be the most exotic spot of European civilization, an intellectual capital and the reference point for the Renaissance – Francis II, Cardinal Richelieu, Louis XIII, Read more

  • Asari Dokubo visits President Bola Tinubu

    Asari Dokubo, Tinubu and oil theft

    Asari Dokubo, the self-styled Niger Delta activist and revolutionary who came into prominence during the struggle for self-determination in the Niger Delta finally got the attention that he may have been looking for. He came into prominence in the Read more

  • Moshood K O Abiola

    Democracy Day notes

    “How was your Democracy Day?” “I woke up early, listened to President Bola Tinubu’s nationwide address, and I went about my daily affairs.” “Yesterday was a public holiday. You were expected to stay at home and have a good rest.” “I can understand Read more

  • New Petrol prices (Nigeria) 0623

    Fuel Subsidy and the God of Jonathan

    Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Peter Obi and Atedo Peterside have reportedly asked President Tinubu to apologize to President Jonathan. Of what use would the apology be in the circumstance? Buhari has thrown the Gordian knot into Tinubu’s laps. He should Read more

  • Bola Ahmed Tinubu

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    An end and a new beginning for Nigeria

    Outgoing Ministers brought masquerades to organize and serenade their own farewells. The National Association of Witches and Wizards delivered on their promise that they would be on the ground before May 29 to ensure that there would be no disruption Read more

  • Aliyu Mohammed Gusau

    General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau at 80

    General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau turned 80 last week on May 18, and for those who know him, or have worked closely with him and has been impacted by his humanism and generosity of spirit, he is a man to be celebrated, a strong pillar of the Nigerian Read more

  • Hilda Baci

    Tales the country told me: Hilda Baci and Seun Kuti

    Two major events dominated the headlines in the weekend that just passed in Nigeria: the heroism, determination and the example of Ms. Hilda Effiong Bassey, known as Hilda Baci for short, and the sordid drama of Seun Kuti, son of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Read more

  • Nigeria's President-elect - Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

    The return of Bola Tinubu, President-Elect

    Nigeria’s President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is back in the country. He was declared winner of the February 25 Presidential election with 8,794,726 of the total votes cast with Read more

  • Peter Obi Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wole Soyinka Collage

    “OBIdients,” Soyinka, Chimamanda and the climate of fear

    It is not only Obidients that are in a foul mood. The triumphant members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are not better. They in fact have a much larger tendency for fascism that is frightening, and the real fear is that when these persons Read more

  • Peter Obi and Bishop Oyedepo

    Other tales the country told me

    “Yes. Like your friends in the All Progressives Congress (APC) who are now leaking Peter Obi’s telephone conversations, and who claim that he is trying to start a religious war by campaigning on the basis of ethnicity and religion, and they and their Read more

  • INEC Chairman - Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

    Photo: INEC

    More notes on the elections

    Tinubu said when Buhari failed thrice to become Nigeria’s President – O lu le, once, twice, thrice, he was the one who told the President to wipe his tears, and he helped him in 2015 to achieve his dream. Read more

  • Bimodal Voting Accreditation System (BVAS)

    Photo: INEC

    Before Nigeria’s March 18 elections

    After the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections, now heavily disputed, Nigeria goes to the polls again on March 18, 2023 to elect Governors and members of State legislatures in 28 out of 36 States of the Federation. There would be Read more

  • INEC Chairman - Prof Yakubu Mahmood gives Certificate of Return to Nigeria's President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu

    Photo: INEC

    Nigeria: February 25 and the aftermath

    Many commentators have attributed the low voter turn-out to voter suppression, voter intimidation and the scarcity of money and fuel, although those may not have been serious reasons for voter apathy. The people were enthusiastic, but they were Read more

  • Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman - Prof Mahmood Yakubu

    Before Nigeria Decides 2023…

    It is yet another moment of transition for Nigeria as the country goes to the polls in 4 days’ time to elect a new President and members of the National Assembly in what amounts to a seventh cycle of general elections since the country’s return to Read more

  • Nigeria elections 2019

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    2023: Before the elections

    This certainly promises to be an interesting year for Africa where a total of 24 general, legislative and local elections would take place in the course of the year in Republics of Benin, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Read more

  • Prof. M. K. Yakubu - Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST)

    Independence Day and Ponmo controversy

    It is a sobering indication of the state of the nation, that as Nigeria prepares to mark the 62nd anniversary of its flag independence on October 1, the dominant discourse in the land among young Nigerians, apart from politics, and the continued Read more

  • Queen Elizabeth II

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    Queen, NANS, ASUU and Who Dey Shop?

    Yesterday would be remembered for long in history even by generations yet unborn, as a historic moment in the 21st century, the day, Elizabeth II, embarked on a journey to the Eternal Realm, after 70 years of reign as Monarch of Great Britain and Read more

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