Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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    Abati, Gbenga Kaka listed among Abiodun’s 23-man transition committee

Abati, Gbenga Kaka listed among Abiodun’s 23-man transition committee

Dapo Abiodun, governor-elect of Ogun state, has announced a 23-team economic transition committee, with Reuben Abati, former spokesperson to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, listed among the members of the committee.Remmy Hazzan, his spokesperson, issued a statement on Friday, saying that the committee will articulate Abiodun’s campaign manifesto, ensure robust engagement with stakeholders and develop a roadmap to guide its implementation.“Ogun State [...]

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    ‘We deserve the best’ — Abati asks Ogun people to vote Kashamu

‘We deserve the best’ — Abati asks Ogun people to vote Kashamu

Reuben Abati, former senior special adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan, says indigenes of Ogun state should vote for Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east.Speaking at the flag-off of the People Democratic Party (PDP) factional gubernatorial flag off in Ijebu Igbo on Monday, Abati asked the people to disregard the raging controversy around the elections.He said Buruji is not mates [...]

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    Kashamu: Why I accepted to contest Ogun guber poll

Kashamu: Why I accepted to contest Ogun guber poll

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, says the overwhelming calls by stakeholders prompted his decision to run for the state's governorship election.Kashamu emerged governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun after Adeleke Shittu reportedly withdrew from the race.In a statement on Tuesday, Kashamu said he is ready to do his best to justify the confidence reposed in him.Austin [...]

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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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