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Murder of Atsuwete barbaric, gruesome – Peterside

By  •  COLUMN, POLITICAL

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 …
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The man who named his dog Buhari – Reuben Abati

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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 …
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John Kerry’s Visit: Beyond the cover story

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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 …
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Parable Of The Husband’s Cane – Reuben Abati

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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 …
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Nigeria, 2016 Olympics and other stories – Reuben Abati

By  •  COLUMN, SPORTS

“ 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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Let’s talk Turkey about Turkey – Reuben Abati

By Reuben Abati 

I was shocked by the trenchant reaction to my piece on the July 15 attempted coup in Turkey from at least two persons. The piece titled “Nigerians …
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Simon Kolawole: Where do we go from here?

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Simon Kolawole

If you were a lover of reggae music in the 1970s, you would certainly know “Time Hard”, a hit song by The Pioneers, the Jamaican three-man band. “Everyday,” …
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All Protocols Observed… Our obsession with acknowledgements – Reuben Abati

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Nigerians love events and ceremonies. The engine of governance in fact runs on this special fuel, which in many ways has become an occasional excuse for waste and idleness. I …
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