Erstwhile Special Adviser to the president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, has posited that the reason former CBN deputy governor, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, Fela Durotoye, Omoyele Sowore and other new breed politicians now feel they are good enough to be Nigeria’s president is as a result of the manner the exalted office “seems to have been mishandled and demystified.”
A former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has highlighted the reason for the decline in the practice of democratic system of government in Nigeria.
Former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, has spoken on the controversy surrounding the statement credited to former military head of state, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mrs Aisha M. Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari is probably the most loved person in Nigeria today, especially by critics of her husband’s administration. She first came to our notice in this regard when in the course of her ailing husband’s medical vacation in London, she famously declared through BBC Hausa Service that the Buhari administration had been hijacked by a cabal. Long before anybody raised the issue, she was the first to observe that President Buhari has no business seeking a second term in office the way he was carrying on. She even added that she would not join him for any second term campaign. I had written a piece at the time titled “Aisha and that BBC interview”.
Reuben Abati, former spokesman to immediate past president, Goodlcuk Jonathan, slammed the Nigerian military over its operation code names. Abati said army’s operation code-names such as: Operation Python Dance, Crocodile Smile were wrong because a python does not dance neither does a crocodile smile.
A delegation of the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday visited the party’s members detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
A former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he only has N5 million to reimburse the government.
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, on Monday visited the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja.
In apparent attempt to mock Reuben Abati, a man, Ettu Mohammed, on Sunday opened a fundraising campaign on Gofundme.com on his behalf.
Five days after he was arrested, a former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, is still in custody because he is unable to satisfy his bail conditions, our correspondent learnt.