Buhari and the allegation of Northernization

By Reuben Abati  Perhaps the biggest news this week so far, has been the attempt by the Presidency to debunk the allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari has been kinder to Northerners

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Baba, Maina, Idris and other stories By Reuben Abati

“I hear say our Sai Baba don return from Turkey” “Did you hope that he would stay there permanently? He went for the D-8 meeting, and he is bound to

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Abati didn’t write that… by Reuben Abati

I had dedicated Saturday, October 21, to two important events: attending to family duties and participating in a farewell funeral party in Abeokuta in honour of a doughty elderly woman

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Okorocha and Jacob Zuma’s statue by Reuben Abati

What is it about South African President Jacob Zuma and statues? Two statues in one month- generating controversy from the streets of Pretoria to the streets of Owerri in Nigeria.

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Kachikwu, Baru and the NNPC debacle by Reuben Abati

The current NNPC debacle is probably the most embarrassing, even if mercifully, eye-opening crisis in the history of that nationally strategic institution since its creation in 1977. I seek in

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Ambazonia, Biya’s intolerance and internet democracy

By Reuben Abati A Biafra-like agitation for independence has been unfolding in neighbouring Republic of Cameroon since November 2016. The people of Northern and Southern Cameroons under the umbrella of

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Letter to Nnamdi Kanu by Reuben Abati

Dear Nnamdi Kanu, We have never met. I only know you by reputation and I have had cause in the last year to write on your activities within the public

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Africa’s best-kept secret is Namibia. I personally welcome you

By Dr Hage G. Geingob Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital. Namibia has the great

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Time to end cruel military onslaught on Rohingya people: By Elvis Ogah

As you read this, world leaders are gathered under one roof for the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) in New York. The General Debate opened

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The Python does not dance…

By Reuben Abati Operation code-names have been an important part of military operations since the Germans first applied them in World War 1 but it may be said that the

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