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Should we sell our assets? Things to note

By Bayo Adeyinka I have strong reasons to believe the decision to sell off ‘national’ assets has been concluded and that the government is just flying a kite to gauge public opinion. Why do I think so? I think it ...

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Plane crashes in Nigeria between 2005 and 2006 were planned by our leaders – Fani-Kayode

Former aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode in a Facebook post said the 5 plane crashes that occurred between 2005 and 2006 were man-made and planned by our leaders that are not human. Fani-Kayode wrote, ”Most of our leaders are not human. ...

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The Mark Zuckerberg visit – Reuben Abati

By Reuben Abati Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day visit to Nigeria has done a lot for the country; it is a pity no government official or agency has tried to tap into the gains of that visit. He arrived at a time ...

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Murder of Atsuwete barbaric, gruesome – Peterside

Dr. Dakuku Peterside has described as  “barbaric and gruesome” the  assassination of Barrister Ken Atsuwete in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) who was reacting to the sad ...

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The man who named his dog Buhari – Reuben Abati

By Reuben Abati The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog – George Graham Vest (1870). ...

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John Kerry’s Visit: Beyond the cover story

By Reuben AbatiEssential elements of intelligence and the intelligence cycle in overseas relations include what is better described as “the cover story”. It is an old conundrum referring to the story that is put out to the public and sustained ...

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Parable Of The Husband’s Cane – Reuben Abati

By Reuben AbatiOne other outcome of our democratic experience since 1999 is how demanding and insatiable the Nigerian voter has become, and because political office holders and the professional political class are yet to fully decipher and understand the implications ...

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Nigeria, 2016 Olympics and other stories – Reuben Abati

“ I hear we are no longer Nigeria, but the United States of Nigeria” “You didn’t hear anything. Stop being hypocritical, my friend.” “But the incumbent Minister of Sports is on record as having said something like that” “I know. ...

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Endorsing Hillary Clinton – Reuben Abati

By Reuben Abati If there was any hope that Donald Trump would change tactics and be more restrained after winning the Republican party Presidential nomination for the November 8 US election, that hope is now lost. The fellow has remained ...

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Instead of corruption, I would have focused on law and order – Fashola

In interview with Stephen Sackur, on BBC’s HardTalk, Nigeria’s minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, says corruption is a symptom of lack of law and order, stating that he would focus on these rather than corruption.Mr. Fashola emphasised ...

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