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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 felt that the

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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 that those of you who

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Of Herbal Healing, Spirituality And Public Health

By Reuben Abati The other week, July 20 to be precise, I was the reviewer of an important book on herbal healing. Herbal healing is often dismissed as a form of

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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?” “Nobody talks straight in this

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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 Modu Sheriff

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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, Molara Wood, met recently at

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The Nnamdi Kanu Phenomenon

By Reuben Abati The most discussed subject in Nigeria today is what is called “restructuring” and indeed so popular is this subject that it has attracted the attention of roadside commentators,

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Buhari and the Hausa Language

By Reuben Abati “Baba just fall my hand! Ha, wetin.” “Which Baba?” “Baba Bubu, the President of all Nigeria.” “In the spirit of this season, may Almighty Allah (SAW) grant

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JAMB 2017: Matters Arising

By Reuben Abati I attended a meeting recently at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Abuja: the post-2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination review meeting chaired by

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Igbo-haters, The Arewa Ultimatum And Our Nation

By Reuben Abati Fifty years after the civil war ended, Igbos do not yet feel a sense of belonging, acceptance or safety in the Federation called Nigeria. The sad part is

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