Tag: Dr Reuben Abati

Reuben Abati: Mallam Nasir el-Rufai Vs Nigerian Bar Association

I admire Nasir el-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State for his intellectual abilities and what he has been able to achieve within the public space, but I am not his fan. I have had two rather disturbing encounters with him. The first I would overlook because at the time, I[Read More…]

Kashamu loved Nigeria dearly but he was grossly misunderstood, Mr Reuben Abati says his late running mate groomed him

Mr Reuben Abati, former presidential spokesman, says Buruji Kashamu brought him into partisan politics and groomed him in the process. Kashamu, who chose Abati as his running mate during the 2019 governorship election in Ogun, died from COVID-19 complications on Saturday. Both of them ran under the platform of the Peoples Democratic[Read More…]

Reuben Abati: Nigeria, ECOWAS And The Morocco Question

by Reuben Abati I was in Morocco recently, about 20 years after I last visited Timbuktu, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Laayoune. I was quite impressed to see how Morocco with its colour-coded cities remains very much an organized, efficient and a comparatively competitive country.  The trip this time began from[Read More…]

Reuben Abati: Soyinka And Nigeria’s Dinner With The Devil

by Reuben Abati     Professor Wole Soyinka was keynote speaker at the maiden annual lecture of the Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism held in Lagos on March 15. Topic: “Rebuilding Trust in a Divided Nigeria: Can Nigeria be fixed?” The Nobel Laureate did not disappoint. His presentation[Read More…]

Reuben Abati: Aisha Buhari And That BBC Interview

by Reuben Abati Public communication is one of the most delicate challenges that people in public life face, either in the corporate or the public sector. Many people suddenly find themselves in high places, and they become a source of news, a potential interview subject, and they get chased around by[Read More…]

Reuben Abati: Biafra, Oodua And The Seventh Lesson

By Reuben Abati Democracy does not necessarily translate into the disappearance of crises and dilemmas, (even trilemmas, quadrilemmas or more) in a country, either developed, developing or perhaps evolutionary. Built into the fabric of the right to choose is also the right to make mistakes and so, across Africa at this[Read More…]

“BBOG Movement’s Hidden Agenda To Unseat Jonathan” Reuben Abati Calls Campaigners Partisan Activists

Presidential Spokesman, Mr Reuben Abati has come hard on campaigners of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ movement following statements by All Progressives Congress chieftain, Audu Ogbeh that the campaign is led by it’s party members. Ogbeh who is the Director General of the Muhammadu Buhari campaign organization Wedsday during the[Read More…]

Abati Insists Jonathan Is Honest And Transparent

The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, has stated that the President is a honest and open politician and that he has not stolen any funds since his adminstration began. Abati made this declaration while on a programme on Channels Television.He was responding to questions on[Read More…]