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Mama Taraba and the APC crisis  By Reuben Abati

Mama Taraba and the APC crisis By Reuben Abati

  Mama Taraba is Senator Aisha Alhassan, the current Minister of Women Affairs in the Muhammadu Buhari cabinet, and arguably the most influent ...
Akwa Ibom churches as parastatals  by Reuben Abati

Akwa Ibom churches as parastatals by Reuben Abati

Religion was not quite a major divisive issue in the community in which we lived in the Old Cross River State in my days as a student there. On Sunday ...
Mambila Power: Buhari’s big bang project set to take off

Mambila Power: Buhari’s big bang project set to take off

  By Shehu Garba Wednesday, August 30th approval by the Federal Executive Council, FEC for the award of the contract for the engineering, p ...
Aso Villa and the audacity of rats  by Reuben Abati

Aso Villa and the audacity of rats by Reuben Abati

  "What's that sound I am hearing?" "What sound?" "I thought I heard something like miaow, miaow..." "Oh my cats...oh yes..." "Are ...
Buhari’s reunion with his media team by Reuben Abati

Buhari’s reunion with his media team by Reuben Abati

I was really excited on Saturday when I received news of the eventual visit of President Muhammadu Buhari's media team to him in London. I had always ...
Osinbajo’s vision and the climate of fear by Reuben Abati

Osinbajo’s vision and the climate of fear by Reuben Abati

  "Where have you been?" "I have been around" "I was just wondering why you have not said anything since the Acting President proclaimed ...
Lunch in London, Anxiety in Nigeria by  Reuben Abati

Lunch in London, Anxiety in Nigeria by Reuben Abati

"What's gwan inna wa cwantry?" "What language is that?" "English of course." "Sounds like Creole to me. Why don't you just talk straight?" ...
PDP: A lifeline from the Supreme Court  By Reuben Abati

PDP: A lifeline from the Supreme Court By Reuben Abati

On Wednesday, July 12, the Supreme Court saved our democracy and the People's Democratic Party (PDP). It did with its ruling in the matter between Ali ...
Chi Onwurah MP: “British, not Nigerian”  by  Reuben Abati

Chi Onwurah MP: “British, not Nigerian” by Reuben Abati

  Chi Onwurah, the Member of Parliament representing Newcastle Central in the UK House of Commons and my former colleague at the State House, ...
Fifty years later, Nigeria has failed to learn from its horrific civil war

Fifty years later, Nigeria has failed to learn from its horrific civil war

By Eromo Egbejule In 2006, my freshman year at the University of Nigeria, a random adventure on campus led me to discover what many believe to be t ...
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