Monday, November 12, 2018

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    Chibok parents: We are not aware Jonathan rescued some of our girls

Chibok parents: We are not aware Jonathan rescued some of our girls

The Chibok Parents' Association says former President Goodluck Jonathan did not rescue any of their abducted girls as claimed by Reuben Abati, his former aide.Daily Trust reports that Yakubu Nkeki, chairman of the association, said the claim could only make sense if the Jonathan administration kept the supposedly rescued girls away from their parents.Abati had said the former national security [...]

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    Abati on Obasanjo’s letter: Only thing missing is apology for helping bring ‘change’

Abati on Obasanjo’s letter: Only thing missing is apology for helping bring ‘change’

Reuben Abati, former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo left out one thing in his letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.Abati said Obasanjo should have apologised to Nigerians for playing a role in Buhari's emergence as president.In the letter, Obasanjo asked the president to retire from public office and forget about seeking re-election.He also accused him [...]

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    APC hasn’t been able to develop into a party, says Abati

APC hasn’t been able to develop into a party, says Abati

Reuben Abati, former presidential spokesman, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to develop into a political party.Abati said this while speaking on a Channels TV programme on Wednesday.He said since its emergence, the APC has continued to implode amid a lot of intrigues rocking the party.He, therefore, described the party as “a party of disparate interest, conflict.”“It is [...]

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    Olusegun Obasanjo, PhD

Olusegun Obasanjo, PhD

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 manner in which he continues to creatively reinvent himself and the Renaissance quality and force of his achievements. In addition to all that we already know about him, Obasanjo last week bagged a Ph.D [...]

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    Abati didn’t write that

Abati didn’t write that

I had dedicated Saturday, October 21, to two important events: attending to family duties and participating in a farewell funeral party in Abeokuta in honour of a doughty elderly woman whose paths and mine crossed for many seasons.She was the mother of a childhood friend, who became the mother of many others because she was a dependable ally in [...]

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    The institutional churches in Akwa Ibom: Where Reuben Abati got it wrong

The institutional churches in Akwa Ibom: Where Reuben Abati got it wrong

BY EKERETE UDOHI know Dr. Reuben Abati very well and I count him as a friend and a cherished colleague.  I am also eternally excited to see the way he has grown in journalism having played a small role in his foray into journalism and the subsequent success he has garnered in the profession. I am thus not very happy that [...]

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    Aso Villa and the audacity of rats

Aso Villa and the audacity of rats

“What’s that sound I am hearing?” “What sound?” “I thought I heard something like miaow, miaow…” “Oh my cats…oh yes…” “Are you now breeding cats?” “Not really. But I have just joined a group of concerned Nigerians who are planning to go to the Presidential Villa in Abuja to help sort out this issue of rats that invaded the President’s office and chased him out [...]

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    Lunch in London, anxiety in Nigeria

Lunch in London, anxiety in Nigeria

“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 country anymore.”“I still talk straight.  I can’t start twisting my tongue because some people have lost it.”“Okay, I was asking what is going on in our country?”“Is that a direct question or a sly comment?”“Just answer [...]

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    PDP: A lifeline from the supreme court

PDP: A lifeline from the supreme court

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 and Ahmed Makarfi, to determine who among the two is the authentic Chairman of the PDP. The Supreme Court of Nigeria practically threw the party a lifeline. Since it lost the 2015 [...]

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    Dino Melaye: The making of a brand

Dino Melaye: The making of a brand

It is a sign of the times, and a tragedy that the most popular senator in the Nigerian national assembly at this moment is not the person who has moved the most impactful motion, not a lawmaker who has proposed a thought-provoking bill, and certainly not any senator who has given any impressive speech debating a matter of national importance. [...]

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    Nigeria’s angry children of suicide

Nigeria’s angry children of suicide

I once wrote about Nigeria’s “children of anger”, but the country seems to have progressed from anger to clinical depression, resulting in a rise not merely in social aggressiveness, but a determination by certain individuals to escape from it all. The percentage of Nigerians seeking escape through suicide nonetheless remains small relative to the size of the population, but the [...]

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    The man who sat on the Tor Tiv’s throne

The man who sat on the Tor Tiv’s throne

This is about Stephen Nyitse, the young man who on the day of the coronation of the new Tor Tiv managed to beat security and went straight to where the king’s coronation seat, stool, throne had been placed and sat on it. We are told this caused a stir, and not a few in the crowd must have shouted: “abomination!”.Even [...]

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    After Obanikoro, EFCC releases Reuben Abati

After Obanikoro, EFCC releases Reuben Abati

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Reuben Abati, former spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.Abati, who was arrested on October 24, told PUNCH that he was released at about 8pm on Friday.The newspaper quoted him as saying work on his bail would be completed on Monday.He was arrested for allegedly receiving N50 million from Sambo Dasuki, former national security [...]

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    Omokri: Abati in jail over N50m but Amaechi lavished N235m and became minister

Omokri: Abati in jail over N50m but Amaechi lavished N235m and became minister

Reno Omokri, former special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on new media, has yet again called to question the anti-graft war of the current administration.Reacting to the detention of Reuben Abati, Jonathan spokesman, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Omokri wondered why Amaechi was appointed a minister despite allegations leveled against him.Omokri took to social media to express [...]

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    Mathew Kukah visits Abati, FFK, says ‘they are cheerful in detention’

Mathew Kukah visits Abati, FFK, says ‘they are cheerful in detention’

Matthew Kukah, bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto, visited Reuben Abati, spokesman of former President Goodluck Jonathan, and Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, who are currently being detained at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.Kukah also spent some time with Musiliu Obanikoro, former minister of state for defence.According to Wilson Uwujaren, the [...]

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    EFCC on Abati: We shall keep Nigerians posted

EFCC on Abati: We shall keep Nigerians posted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will update Nigerians on developments concerning Reuben Abati, former spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, who is currently in its custody.The anti-graft agency said the brilliant journalist had been cooperating with it.EFCC also dismissed the reports that he was arrested, saying Abati honoured its invitation.“Former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on [...]

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