[Opinion] What’s wrong with these end-time Governors? - Reuben Abati 

[Opinion] What’s wrong with these end-time Governors? - Reuben Abati 

23 April 2019
I believe we all have that one family member who thinks that he or she has the right to intrude…
[Opinion] The People’s Revolt in Algeria and Sudan - Reuben Abati 

[Opinion] The People’s Revolt in Algeria and Sudan - Reuben Abati 

16 April 2019
Young people are leading a people’s revolution in Algeria and Sudan, both developments remind us forcefully of the wages of…
[Opinion] The Return of Tiger Woods - Reuben Abati

[Opinion] The Return of Tiger Woods - Reuben Abati

16 April 2019
What happened in the United States, at the Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday was phenomenal, historic and inspirational -…
[OPINION] The Scandal from Zamfara - Reuben Abati 

[OPINION] The Scandal from Zamfara - Reuben Abati 

09 April 2019
We owe our colleague and compatriot, Kadaria Ahmed a debt of gratitude for leading a group of Zamfara stakeholders to…
[OPINION] INEC: Kogi and Bayelsa Gubernatorial Elections - Reuben Abati 

[OPINION] INEC: Kogi and Bayelsa Gubernatorial Elections - Reuben Abati 

09 April 2019
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the commission will soon reveal the time-table for…
[OPINION] Nigeria and the Misery Index: Not a miserable country - Reuben Abati

[OPINION] Nigeria and the Misery Index: Not a miserable country - Reuben Abati

02 April 2019
In a Report titled The Misery Index 2018 authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore,…
[Opinion] Nigeria 2019: Have we learnt any lessons? -  Reuben Abati 

[Opinion] Nigeria 2019: Have we learnt any lessons? - Reuben Abati 

26 March 2019
The 2019 general election in Nigeria has been described by international and local observers, stakeholders, direct participants and the electorate…
[Opinion] The Forgotten and Lonely Change-Agents - Reuben Abati 

[Opinion] The Forgotten and Lonely Change-Agents - Reuben Abati 

26 March 2019
Somehow, Nigerians seem to have forgotten some of the valiant men and women who sought to take over the governance…
[Opinion] Nigeria 2019: Eshu Laalu as polling agent - Reuben Abati     

[Opinion] Nigeria 2019: Eshu Laalu as polling agent - Reuben Abati    

19 March 2019
Here is yet another account of what I saw in the politics of Ogun State and Nigeria. One of my…
[Opinion] Nigeria 2019: Notes from the field - Reuben Abati

[Opinion] Nigeria 2019: Notes from the field - Reuben Abati

12 March 2019
Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just…
[Opinion] INEC: The election postponement challenge - Reuben Abati 

[Opinion] INEC: The election postponement challenge - Reuben Abati 

19 February 2019
Ordinarily, the postponement by a week of Nigeria’s 2019 general election should not have generated as much outrage as it…
The Nnamdi Kanu phenomenon - Reuben Abati

The Nnamdi Kanu phenomenon - Reuben Abati

04 July 2017
The most discussed subject in Nigeria today is what is called “restructuring” and indeed so popular is this subject that…
AfDB President, Adesina, wins prestigious World Food Prize- Reuben Abati

AfDB President, Adesina, wins prestigious World Food Prize- Reuben Abati

27 June 2017
The President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina,…
Buhari and the Hausa language -Reuben Abati

Buhari and the Hausa language -Reuben Abati

27 June 2017
“Baba just fall my hand! Ha, wetin.” “Which Baba?” “Baba Bubu, the President of all Nigeria.” “In the spirit of…
JAMB 2017: Matters ​arising -Reuben Abati

JAMB 2017: Matters ​arising -Reuben Abati

20 June 2017
I attended a meeting recently at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Abuja: the post-2017…
Igbo-haters, the Arewa ultimatum and our nation - Reuben Abati

Igbo-haters, the Arewa ultimatum and our nation - Reuben Abati

13 June 2017
Fifty years after the civil war ended, Igbos do not yet feel a sense of belonging, acceptance or safety in…
Two years of change - Reuben Abati

Two years of change - Reuben Abati

06 June 2017
“How is it going my brother?" “We just dey look. Two years and we thank God.” “How was your May…
Democracy, Biafra and a sense of history - Reuben Abati

Democracy, Biafra and a sense of history - Reuben Abati

30 May 2017
It is sad that many Nigerians today talk glibly about the possibility of a coup or of military intervention in…
Buhari and the marabouts - Reuben Abati

Buhari and the marabouts - Reuben Abati

23 May 2017
“Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?” “Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?” “She is a social media assistant at the…
The First Class degrees galore - Reuben Abati

The First Class degrees galore - Reuben Abati

16 May 2017
The Daily Trust newspaper has published an interesting feature story (May 15), on the sudden surge in the number of…
The 82 Chibok Girls and other stories - Reuben Abati

The 82 Chibok Girls and other stories - Reuben Abati

09 May 2017
“E ku amojuba awon 82 Chibok girls, o” “What is that supposed to mean in plain English? You better watch…
In defence of Titilayo Momoh - Reuben Abati

In defence of Titilayo Momoh - Reuben Abati

02 May 2017
On March 24, one Ms Taiwo Titilayo Momoh, attempted suicide at the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos. Both the police and…
Who is the Presidency? - Reuben Abati

Who is the Presidency? - Reuben Abati

25 April 2017
When last week, President Muhammadu Buhari decided to suspend the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and…
The Abuja-Kaduna airports: A testimony - Reuben Abati

The Abuja-Kaduna airports: A testimony - Reuben Abati

18 April 2017
I have just returned from Abuja travelling through the Kaduna airport. As we disembarked from the aircraft and moved towards…
#BBNaija: Television as madness - Reuben Abati

#BBNaija: Television as madness - Reuben Abati

11 April 2017
What a relief! So, the Big Brother Naija reality television programme is finally over. It ended Sunday evening with 23-year…
Dino Melaye: The making of a brand - Reuben Abati

Dino Melaye: The making of a brand - Reuben Abati

04 April 2017
// It is a sign of the times, and a tragedy that the most popular Senator in the Nigerian National…
Nigeria’s angry children of suicide - Reuben Abati

Nigeria’s angry children of suicide - Reuben Abati

28 March 2017
I once wrote about Nigeria’s “children of anger”, but the country seems to have progressed from anger to clinical depression,…
Travelling dangerously in Nigeria-Reuben Abati

Travelling dangerously in Nigeria-Reuben Abati

21 March 2017
A fortnight ago, I was in Ondo state to attend an event; that was the day the heavens chose to…
Buhari’s return: Matters arising -Reuben Abati

Buhari’s return: Matters arising -Reuben Abati

14 March 2017
As someone who has been in that corridor recently, I do not share the view of those who insist that…
From London to Abuja in 50 days: Buhari’s return -Reuben Abati

From London to Abuja in 50 days: Buhari’s return -Reuben Abati

10 March 2017
The cities of Daura -President Muhammadu Buhari’s home town, Kano - his political base, and Kaduna -where he has a…
The Man Who Sat On The Tor Tiv’s Throne - Reuben Abati

The Man Who Sat On The Tor Tiv’s Throne - Reuben Abati

07 March 2017
This is about Stephen Nyitse, the young man who on the day of the coronation of the new Tor Tiv…
The Nigeria-Prays-For-Buhari Competition - Reuben Abati

The Nigeria-Prays-For-Buhari Competition - Reuben Abati

28 February 2017
After the publication of my column last week, titled “I want to go to London… to see Buhari”, I received…