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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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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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