Category: Columnist

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Liberia: The Rise of George Weah  by  Reuben Abati

Liberia: The Rise of George Weah by Reuben Abati

George Weah's emergence as Liberia's President-elect after the December 26 run-off election generated considerable interest among Nigerians for a numb ...
Olusegun Obasanjo, Ph.D  by Reuben Abati

Olusegun Obasanjo, Ph.D by Reuben Abati

Perhaps in the long run, the most remarkable legacy of the Nigerian leader known as Olusegun Obasanjo would be his personal example, in terms of the m ...
PDP Convention: The Aftermath  by  Reuben Abati

PDP Convention: The Aftermath by Reuben Abati

The elective Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, December 9, was a charade and ...
Libya: “No brother in the jungle” By Reuben Abati

Libya: “No brother in the jungle” By Reuben Abati

Arab countries have a tradition of slavery dating back to centuries. This has persisted despite the existence of international conventions and legal f ...
When the Way Out of Boko Haram Is an Ancient Slave Route

When the Way Out of Boko Haram Is an Ancient Slave Route

Philip Obaji Jr MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—At a bus station here in the capital of Nigeria's northeastern Borno State, 17-year-old Abba got set for a trip he ...
NDDC In Needless Politics

NDDC In Needless Politics

By Princewill Finebone The tenure of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is in the news but for the wrong reason essentially ...
Of Presidential Liaison Officers and Executive-Legislature Relationship

Of Presidential Liaison Officers and Executive-Legislature Relationship

 By Sufuyan Ojeifo In a democracy, the relationship between and among the three arms of government are constitutionally circumscribed.  The power ...
Go, Mugabe, Go by Reuben Abati

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 ...
The worst of times, the best of times  by Reuben Abati

The worst of times, the best of times by Reuben Abati

"I just love this country, I won't lie" "What have you seen again that has suddenly turned you into a gushing patriot?" "I mean, just look aroun ...
NA LIE! Nigeria is the federal republic of rumor mongering

NA LIE! Nigeria is the federal republic of rumor mongering

By Chude Jdeonwo It was my baptism of fire into the workings of Nigerian governance. Our firm had just begun communication consulting for govern ...
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