Braimah’s “My Lockdown Diary” inspires hope, optimism -Abati

At 4 pm today, eminent guests drawn from various disciplines and status in life will honour the publisher/editor-in-chief, of Naija Times, Ehi Braimah as he formally presents his book, My Lockdown Diary via the zoom platform. Here in the piece…

What’s wrong with these end-time governors? – Reuben Abati

I believe we all have that one family member who thinks that he or she has the right to intrude into your schedule and order you around. When they call you, they won’t give up until you pick their calls.…

Nigeria and the Misery Index: Not a miserable country – Reuben Abati

In a Report titled The Misery Index 2018 authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the…

Nigeria 2019: Have we learnt any lessons? – Reuben Abati

The 2019 general election in Nigeria has been described by international and local observers, stakeholders, direct participants and the electorate themselves as a “disappointment”, “a bad day for democracy”, “a step back from whatever Nigeria may have achieved since the…

Nigeria 2019: Eshu Laalu as polling agent – Reuben Abati

Here is yet another account of what I saw in the politics of Ogun State and Nigeria. One of my early teachable moments was the realisation that you are required to dress like the people whose votes you are looking…

Ogun politics: My encounter with violence – Reuben Abati

I once had a taste of political violence during the 2015 Presidential campaigns. In Bauchi, our convoy was stoned. In Katsina, restless youths wielding stones and long sticks threatened to attack us. It didn’t matter that it was a Presidential…

Iya Kabiru and Other Stories -Reuben Abati

“Iya Kabiru must be the luckiest woman in Nigeria today” “Who is that? I don’t know anybody so-called” “You don’t know Iya Kabiru? But you know Baba Kabiru?” “Do they know me?” “This is the problem with you. You only…

Lessons from Adeosungate, By Reuben Abati (PremiumTimes)

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance (2015-2018), Kemi Adeosun threw in her letter of resignation on Friday, September 14, to bring to a temporary closure, the public outcry and the embarrassment that her possession of a fake National Youth Service Corps…

A dry Sallah and other stories -Reuben Abati

“Baba is back, we thank God” “You have started your mischief again. Baba said he will be back in two weeks, and he is back, so what is special about that?” “You know sometimes when the President goes to London…

Understanding APC and the crisis of defections – Reuben Abati

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the “factional” leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly asked Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki to resign his position as Senate President. What exactly does the Comrade want Saraki to resign from- the Senate…

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