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Friday, February 28, 2020

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How Different These Times Are – Senator Babafemi Ojudu

Woke up this morning and  ruminated over all we did as journalists under President Ibrahim Babangida and Gen. Sani Abacha. I was prompted to do this after reading Farida Waziri’s autobiography, One Step Ahead - Life as a Spy, Detective...

The Corona Virus Challenge, Nigeria and Other Responses by Reuben Abati 

  The biggest threat to our collective humanity today is not the suspected threat of a Third World War, but a corrosive, debilitating, murderous pathogen known as new Corona Virus. The fear of a World War III was fuelled by...

Saraki vs. Abdulrazaq: “O to ge” by Reuben Abati 

      ON January 24, at the Federal High Court in Ilorin sitting over the matter of Asa Investment vs. Attorney General of Kwara State, counsel representing the plaintiff, in this case the Olusola Saraki family, informed the court that both the family...

New Electricity Tariffs: Questions by  Reuben Abati  

  The Buhari administration has given Nigerians a most unusual and disturbing New Year Gift, in the form of a proposed increase in electricity tariffs, enforceable from April by the Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) and to be completed by the...

“Na My Brother Dey There” by Reuben Abati 

    One of the major indications of the dysfunctional nature of the Nigerian social and political ecosystem is what can be best summarized in pidgin English as the "Na my brother dey there" syndrome. It is the politics of proximity...

President Buhari’s active diplomacy is a big plus, not a problem By Garba Shehu

  Roughly three years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari visited the Kingdom of Morocco. He asked King Mohammed VI to give Nigeria from their rich phosphate mineral so that fertilizer can be produced here at home for the teeming farming population....

Gowon at 85 and Fani-Kayode by Reuben Abati

  General Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria's military Head of State from 1966 -1975, turned 85 on Saturday, October 19, 2019. In a congratulatory message, President Muhammadu Buhari described him as a living legend and a symbol of national unity. The statement...

The Spiritual Solution To Boko Haram  By Reuben Abati  

    No one is in any doubt that terrorism poses one of the gravest threats to humanity in today's world. Here in Nigeria, within a decade and a little, unconscionable acts of violence by persons pursuing heinous ideological, religious, and...

Budgeting, national planning and the road least traveled

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Anyone who sets out on a journey must endeavor to get a faint idea of the trajectory to the destination from his or her starting point. Thus, it is essential to gather all requisite information such as...

Peter Drucker And The Things That Changed By Reuben Abati 

My favorite passage from the many essays by the 20th Century management theorist, prophet of customer-centricism, and dialectician, Peter F. Drucker, on the subject of change and innovation has to be his argument that we now live in a...
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