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Buhari’s Executive Order, AGF and the Senate Revolt

Buhari’s Executive Order, AGF and the Senate Revolt

Wale Taiwo Anyone who belonged to an old school association knows the feeling of nostalgia at the mention of their alma matter. Members are touch ...
The Adebayo Adedeji example  by  Reuben Abati

The Adebayo Adedeji example by Reuben Abati

Professor Adebayo Adedeji, the towering intellectual, scholar, pan-Africanist, international civil servant and pioneer Executive Secretary of the Unit ...
Super Eagles and Marcus the pig at the World Cup  by Reuben Abati

Super Eagles and Marcus the pig at the World Cup by Reuben Abati

There has been nothing in recent memory like the build up to Nigeria’s first match at the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia. Football ...
Buhari and the June 12 saga by Reuben Abati

Buhari and the June 12 saga by Reuben Abati

There are three aspects - the strategic, the political and the legal - to the Federal Government's decision to replace May 29 with June 12 as Nigeria' ...
The road to Babylon by Reuben Abati

The road to Babylon by Reuben Abati

Nigeria is on the road to Babylon: a place of confusion. Three years ago, the people were convinced that they had found a messiah who will lead them t ...
The impending implosion of APC  by Reuben Abati

The impending implosion of APC by Reuben Abati

Just take the phrase: "impending" in the title above with a pinch of salt.  I use the word because in politics as in life, things happen - as seemingl ...
2019 and the politics of campaign finance  by Reuben Abati

2019 and the politics of campaign finance by Reuben Abati

Each Governor was reportedly asked by the ruling APC party to bring N250 million ahead of the party's National Convention. When the public protested, ...
2019: Nigeria’s emerging political leaders  by Reuben Abati

2019: Nigeria’s emerging political leaders by Reuben Abati

A strong indication of both the quality and failure of politics in Nigeria, as the people look forward to the next general elections in 2019, is the m ...
Section 5 and the Mohammed Bello Adoke case  by  Reuben Abati

Section 5 and the Mohammed Bello Adoke case by Reuben Abati

His Lordship Justice Binta Nyako at the Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory last Friday, gave an instructive, landmark judgmen ...
Ayo Adebanjo: The man and his politics  by Reuben Abati

Ayo Adebanjo: The man and his politics by Reuben Abati

When friends, family and political associates gather in Ijebu-Ogbo, Ogun state today, to celebrate the 90th birthday of Chief Ayo Adebanjo, they will ...
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