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Bill Gates as “a wailing wailer” by Reuben Abati

“I do not enjoy speaking to you this bluntly when you have been gracious enough to invite me here…” – Bill Gates. Mr. Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, friend of Nigeria

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Africa: A continent without democrats

by Reuben Abati The second wave of democratization in Africa, beginning in the 80s, and the gradual establishment of democracy as the new normal in the continent brought much hope

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Judges, the law and our democracy By Reuben Abati

To expand the democratic space in Nigeria and to ensure the legitimacy and stability of our democratic process, the rule of law, perhaps the supremacy of the law, anchored on

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Obasanjo’s Metamorphosis by Abdulrahman Abdulraheem

“Olusegun Obasanjo is a crafty, wily man who designs both good and bad schemes with equal celebrity” Late General James Oluleye  Basking in the euphoria of his newly acquired Doctorate

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What exactly is Babangida saying? by Reuben Abati

The drama, the controversy, the confusion, the double entendre, attended by seeming cowardice, that grew around a statement, perhaps the statements, purportedly issued by former military President Ibrahim Babangida on

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Obasanjo and the extent of presidential powers

By Reuben Abati More than a week after President Olusegun Obasanjo released his state of the nation commentary and devastating assessment of the Buhari administration, it has remained the main

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The Season Of Recanting By Reuben Abati

“I wish I could travel to the US right now” “Why? Why not wait till summer time?” “No, I feel like going there physically to tell President Donald Trump exactly

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Buhari: Between yesterday and tomorrow by Reuben Abati

I wrote the following piece, presented in italics, shortly after the postponement of the 2015 Presidential elections. It is important that the reader approaches it with an open mind, with

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Atiku, Atikulation And Other Stories by Reuben Abati

“I hear say Atiku don port oh, from APC to God knows where…” “He used to be a Customs officer.  Going from one port to another should not be an

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Go, Mugabe, Go

by Reuben Abati. Since August, I have been the anchorperson of a programme on television called ThisDay Live where we discuss political matters – local and global. The programme is

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