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Opinion/Columns

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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Aisha Buhari’s health screening exercises for underserved Nigerians

By Aisha Bunu Since the assumption of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has focused her attention on issues that affect Women and children who are the most vulnerable in

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Buhari’s return: Matters arising

By Reuben Abati As someone who has been in that corridor recently, I do not share the view of those who insist that President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent 50-day medical vacation was

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Displaced people in the eyes of Aisha Buhari

By Suleiman Haruna The most basic necessities in the life of an average Nigerian include food, clothing, shelter and freedom. We tend to overlook these necessities in our day to

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The Man Who Sat On The Tor Tiv’s Throne

By Reuben Abati This is about Stephen Nyitse, the young man who on the day of the coronation of the new Tor Tiv managed to beat security and went straight to

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For Nigeria’s sake, Buhari needs to rest more in London

Sitting on the pavement outside the Lagos state government secretariat, Empero flicks through newspapers, looking for jobs. “We are smiling and we are dying,” says the 36-year-old, a town planner

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