Tag: reuben abati

EditorJune 25, 2021

#YNaijaPolitics100: Wike, Falana, Okonjo-Iweala, Rufai Oseni…Here are the 100 Most Influential Voices in Nigerian Politics

by Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq & Chinedu Okafor Politics all over the world plays the most critical role in driving national development, ...

Reuben AbatiMay 1, 2021

Opinion: “Country Hard Scatter Scatter… Jaga Jaga”

“Omo, wetin dey shele. What’s gwan man?” “Helloooo. Are you okay?” “Yeah, yeah, my bro” “Can you speak English? I ...

Reuben AbatiApril 23, 2019

Reuben Abati: What’s wrong with these end-time Governors?

I believe we all have that one family member who thinks that he or she has the right to intrude ...

Reuben AbatiAugust 14, 2018

Reuben Abati: Dauragate and the shame of a nation

The week that just passed will for long be remembered as perhaps the most momentous week in the history of ...

Reuben AbatiMay 30, 2018

Sir Shina Peters at 60: A life grounded in music

I consider it a great privilege to count Shina Peters, the Afro-Juju maestro, who turns 60 this week, as one ...

Reuben AbatiMay 22, 2018

Opinion: The impending implosion of APC

Just take the phrase: “impending” in the title above with a pinch of salt.  I use the word because in ...

Rachel OgbuMarch 13, 2018

Opinion: Lagos state and the politics of taxation

The government of Lagos state seems to be currently in the eye of the storm over its introduction of a ...

EditorMarch 5, 2018

YNaija Editorial: Lauretta Onochie is the worst kind of sycophant, the one that roils in her ignorance

One of the reasons President Buhari was voted into power, was that he promised to thin out the herd in ...

EditorNovember 28, 2017

Reuben Abati: Atiku, Atikulation and other stories

by Reuben Abati “I hear say Atiku don port oh, from APC to God knows where…” “He used to be ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 31, 2017

Reuben Abati: The monkey business they call governance

by Reuben Abati       “Have you gone to visit your brother in Ekiti?” “Who is that? I have ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 24, 2017

Reuben Abati: Baba, Maina, Idris and other stories

by Reuben Abati “I hear say our Sai Baba don return from Turkey” “Did you hope that he would stay ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 17, 2017

Reuben Abati: Okorocha and Jacob Zuma’s statue

What is it about South African President Jacob Zuma and statues? Two statues in one month- generating controversy from the ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 10, 2017

Reuben Abati: Kachikwu, Baru and the NNPC debacle

by Reuben Abati   The current NNPC debacle is probably the most embarrassing, even if mercifully, eye-opening crisis in the ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 3, 2017

Reuben Abati: Ambazonia, Biya’s intolerance and internet democracy

by Reuben Abati     A Biafra-like agitation for independence has been unfolding in neighbouring Republic of Cameroon since November ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 19, 2017

Reuben Abati: The python does not dance

by Reuben Abati Operation code-names have been an important part of military operations since the Germans first applied them in ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 13, 2017

Reuben Abati: Dear President Buhari, what about these unseen threats to your presidency?

by Reuben Abati   Mama Taraba is Senator Aisha Alhassan, the current Minister of Women Affairs in the Muhammadu Buhari ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 5, 2017

Reuben Abati: Akwa Ibom churches as parastatals

by Reuben Abati   Religion was not quite a major divisive issue in the community in which we lived in ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 29, 2017

Reuben Abati: JAMB and the politics of cut-off marks

by Reuben Abati   I have followed with keen interest the controversy over the announcement of cut-off marks for Nigeria’s ...

EditorAugust 23, 2017

Reuben Abati’s Villa demons, explained through the Villa rats

by Alexander O. Onukwue President Goodluck Jonathan really had a very good spokesperson in the brilliant Reuben Abati. That was ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 23, 2017

Reuben Abati: Aso Villa and the audacity of rats

by Reuben Abati   “What’s that sound I am hearing?” “What sound?” “I thought I heard something like miaow, miaow…” ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 22, 2017

Reuben Abati: Presidential broadcast and other stories

by Reuben Abati     “Baba don come oh. Baba o yo yo, Baba Bubu o yo yo” “What is ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 8, 2017

Reuben Abati: Osinbajo’s vision and the climate of fear

by Reuben Abati   “Where have you been?” “I have been around” “I was just wondering why you have not ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 1, 2017

Reuben Abati: Of herbal healing, spirituality and public health

by Reuben Abati The other week, July 20 to be precise, I was the reviewer of an important book on ...

EditorJuly 25, 2017

Reuben Abati: Lunch in London, anxiety in Nigeria

by Reuben Abati “What’s gwan inna wa cwantry?” “What language is that?” “English of course.” “Sounds like Creole to me. ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 18, 2017

Reuben Abati: Floods and the rainmakers of Lagos Island

by Reuben Abati “To live in Lagos Island, these days, one needs to engage the services of rainmakers during the ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 13, 2017

Reuben Abati: PDP- A lifeline from the Supreme Court

by Reuben Abati On Wednesday, July 12, the Supreme Court saved our democracy and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). It ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 11, 2017

Reuben Abati: Chi Onwurah MP- ‘British, not Nigerian’

by Reuben Abati Chi Onwurah, the Member of Parliament representing Newcastle Central in the UK House of Commons and my ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 4, 2017

Reuben Abati: The Nnamdi Kanu phenomenon

by Reuben Abati The most discussed subject in Nigeria today is what is called “restructuring” and indeed so popular is ...

Op-ed EditorJune 30, 2017

Pius Adesanmi: Restructuring Nigeria must first begin with mental rewiring

by Pius Adesanmi   Nigerians are all talking about restructuring. Now, that is funny. There are two types of Nigerians: ...

Op-ed EditorJune 27, 2017

Reuben Abati: Buhari and the Hausa language

by Reuben Abati “Baba just fall my hand! Ha, wetin.” “Which Baba?” “Baba Bubu, the President of all Nigeria.” “In ...

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