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PLANNED PROTEST: AGAIN AT RISK – THE RIGHTS OF LAWFUL ASSEMBLAGE – Soyinka

The Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised the Nigerian police for planning to stop an anti-government protest scheduled for Monday. The protest was inspired by ace musician Innocent Tuface Idibia, to highlight the failure of the current government to tackle ...

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THE TRAVAILS OF APOSTLE JOHNSON SULEMAN AND THE INCITING WORDS OF THE SULTAN OF SOKOTO (PART 1)

By Femi Fani-Kayode Nothing sums up the dangerous way in which the DSS is handling the Apostle Johnson Suleman affair better than the words of the Southern Kaduna-based Pastor Owojaye Matthew. He said, “you want to arrest Christian clergymen who ...

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THE KILLER MIDGET AND THE STUNTED DWARF (Part 1) – Femi Fani-Kayode

By Femi Fani-Kayode “Not a single soul has been prosecuted, let alone jailed for the genocide in Southern Kaduna and you are blaming someone for preaching self defense? You are INSANE. Yes, INSANE”- Olufemi Korode, Twitter, 24th January 2017. Can ...

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THE FULANI REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA (Part 2)

Clearly something has gone horribly wrong and this reinforces my belief that the amalglamation of the northern and southern regions of Nigeria in 1914 was not just a mistake but a demonically-inspired, craftily- contrived and premeditated satanic conspiracy by the ...

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Once upon a time in Gambia

By Reuben Abati I have very vivid memories of my last visit to The Gambia. This was in 2013 when President Goodluck Jonathan paid a two-day visit to the country. In the course of that visit, President Jonathan commissioned the ...

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MMM: The Fool And His Money Are Parted

By Yinka Odumakin Those who were in Lagos around 1991-2 would remember Forum Finance located on Allen Avenue in Ikeja, a company that employed a number of young men and women in flashy cars going about town duping the gullible ...

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MMM, Sambisa And The Boy Died

By Reuben Abati “Happy New Year, my brother” “What do you mean happy new year, more than two weeks into the New Year. Have I not been in touch with you since January 1?” “But for you the New Year ...

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REUBEN ABATI’S ‘SPIRITUAL SIDE OF THE VILLA’, BUHARI’S ‘KITCHEN WIFE’ AND THE CURSE AND PAIN OF POWER

By Femi Fani-KayodeI read Reuben Abati’s excellent write-up titled “The Spiritual Side Of Aso Villa” and I concur with his submissions. I worked in the Villa for three years as President Olusegun Obasanjo’s spokesman on public affairs and a lot ...

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The Buhari Legacy Project

By Reuben AbatiPresident Muhammadu Buhari’s strategists, if they are at work at all, are chasing ants and ignoring the elephant in the room. They do him great disservice. Their oversight is hubristically determined either by incapacity or a vendetta-induced distraction. ...

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Reuben Abati: The battle for 2019

By Reuben AbatiOne of the most frustrating things about Nigeria’s political history is how it keeps repeating itself and nothing ever seems to change, and the political elite doesn’t seem to learn from history.  The present administration has not yet ...

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