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Opinion/Columns

Buhari And The Marabouts

.By Reuben Abati “Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?” “Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?” “She is a social media assistant at the Presidency. She shoots straight and direct. She

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The First Class degrees galore

By Reuben Abati The Daily Trust newspaper has published an interesting feature story (May 15), on the sudden surge in the number of First Class degrees being churned out by Nigerian universities. Daily

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The 82 Chibok Girls and other stories

By Reuben Abati “E ku amojuba awon 82 Chibok girls, o” “What is that supposed to mean in plain English? You better watch your tongue. It will be politically incorrect and

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In defence of Titilayo Momoh

.By Reuben Abati On March 24, one Ms Taiwo Titilayo Momoh, attempted suicide at the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos. Both the police and concerned citizens rescued her from killing herself. 

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The Challenge of Unity, Diversity and National Development: Nigeria at a Crossroads By Atiku Abubakar, GCON

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, the three key issues that constitute the topic of this presentation – Unity, Diversity and National Development – are among Nigeria’s greatest challenges. Unity has been

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Who is the Presidency?

By Reuben Abati When last week, President Muhammadu Buhari decided to suspend the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency,

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The Abuja-Kaduna airports: A testimony

By Reuben Abati I have just returned from Abuja travelling through the Kaduna airport.  As we disembarked from the aircraft and moved towards the arrival section, I could hear an announcement

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The futility of blaming our ‘stupidity’ on God

.By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani The recent meningitis outbreak, which has so far claimed almost 450 lives in Nigeria’s north, may have exposed one of the reasons why that region of

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Dino Melaye: The Making Of A Brand

By Reuben Abati It is a sign of the times, and a tragedy that the most popular Senator in the Nigerian National Assembly at this moment is not the person

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Nigeria’s angry children of suicide

By Reuben Abati I once wrote about Nigeria’s “children of anger”, but the country seems to have progressed from anger to clinical depression, resulting in a rise not merely in social

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