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Reuben Abati

Reuben Abati, born November 7, 1965 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, is Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria.

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Today it was Okonjo-Iweala; Reuben Abati is next. Tune in to tomorrow for the concluding part of the Obasanjo interview.
Don't forget to call(or flash) our dear old Reuben Abati. He needs all the love he can get
Reuben abati s phone is no longer ringing 😅
Reuben Abati Stripped Off Official Passports:  Reuben Abati, former Special Adviser to the President on Media ...
Reuben Abati’s rough road to redemption, by Gimba Kakanda. - Oblivion is a scary place. And for all who walked in ...
Even out of office, Abati remains the same obnoxious and delusional salesman wired to remind us that the popular...
"Reuben Abati’s rough road to redemption via Beautiful
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Jonathan’s Ministers, Aides Share 500 FG Houses. Don't tell me this has something to do with Reuben Abati's plight.
The phones no longer ring By Reuben Abati
Indeed, the phones will no longer ring: Last weekend, Dr. Reuben Abati, the former Special Adviser (Media and…
Dr. Reuben Abati: Dear Friend,My name is Dr. Reuben Abati, Senior Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to for...
MY RESPONSE TO Dr Reuben Abati'S CROSSROAD. Reuben Abati , Your principal purpose in the State House was to report...
The phones no longer ring- Dr. Reuben Abati:-Abati was naive to think that the party will continue after it was over! Better get use to it.
If u hve Reuben Abati's number,could u pls share,I think we need to be flashing him seriously now,Save a brother from depression!"
Dr. Reuben Abati publicly pock-nosed into political issues while his predecessor, Olusegun Adeniyi did his own...
The nub of Dr. Reuben Abati's piece - The Phones No Longer Ring; Change, either for good or bad, is constant and power is fugacious.
Haba Dr Reuben Abati, How can your phone ring when we dont even have ur No.,?
The Special Adviser on Media to Goodluck Jonathan,Dr.Reuben Abati, Goodluck Jonathan, has written an interesting...
Get used to it Abati,ur ringtone is outdated "The Phones No Longer Ring - Dr. Reuben Abati (Complete Text)
Reuben Abati: The phones no longer ring: by Reuben Abati The number of phone calls began to dr... ff
Reuben Abati, Adams Oshiomole, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Many Nigerians who would've remained heros if they never joined government.
Photos: Reuben Abati goes back to school: Former Special Adviser to former President Jonathan on media, Reuben...
Special Adviser, Dr. Reuben Abati, has dismissed claims that President GEJ, has stopped discharging his presidential duties.
Between them, Reuben Abati and Reno Omokri personalised the business of external Presidential communication. The height of malpractice.
Reuben Abati wrote something? LOL, the only article I want from him is a full apology to Nigerians. I too believe am those days; Dr Turncoat
This is Dr. Reuben Abati (Remember him? What role would he likely play in govt? Any?
Hm, same applies to Oyel Minister and even Reuben Abati
and even Asari Dokubo, Edwin Clark, Reno Omokiri, Reuben Abati and Dame Patience would make it to Jonathan's zoo.
Why is Reuben Abati in otuoke with Mr president instead of his village doing his civic right?
This is not Reuben Abati with Prof Pat Utomi when with Pito's gang... Na wa just because of money...
GEJ Begged major General Buhari 2 Settle d Case with Reuben Abati and d Guardian out Of court
Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati today debunked the statement made by APC Chieftain Bola Ahmed Tinubu that he...
Fmr Presidential Spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati has described the administration of Goodluck Jonathan has corrupt&incompetent
Hot predictions for TB Joshua, Reuben Abati and Gbenga Daniel by Prophet MKO Tibetan. Says "TB Joshua used South Africans for ritual"
President Jonathan addressing men and officers of 7 Division, Nigerian Army at Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri today. | Photo: Reuben Abati
Henry Okah insists President Jonathan masterminded two bomb attacksHenry Okah, the detained leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), blamed for the 2010 Independence Day bomb that killed at least 10 people with many more injured, is to tell a South African court the attacks were sponsoredby President Goodluck Jonathan.That, he said, came after the president and those working for him, had engineered similar attacks earlier in March 2010.“It is my belief that President Goodluck Jonathan’s government working with a faction of MEND planned and executed the bombings of 14 March 2010 and 1 October 2010,” Mr. Okah said in an affidavit deposed at a South African court.The president’s spokesperson, Reuben Abati, could not be reached to comment for this story. Calls to his mobile telephone were neither answered nor returned.The sworn affidavit is expected to be filed at the court between Tuesday and Wednesday as Mr. Okah renews his bid to secure a bail after spending more than ...
The only reason why a typical anti-Buhari Nigerian won't vote for him is because he allegedly once made an unconfirmed statement: "I will make Nigeria ungovernable if I don't win the next(2011) election". THE TRUTH There was no point in history, when Buhari ever said he would make Nigeria ungovernable. It's true certain Northerners made statements similar but not exactly what many uninformed Nigerians have been fed to vomit around. Those who made the statements are PDP members to claim that after Yaradua's death, it was still the turn of the North to produce president. The people are still alive. They are Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and Alhaji Keita. It's got to do with PDP constitution regarding rotational presidency. And who fabricated the lie against Him? It was no person other than GEJ spokesman, Reuben Abati. But following the first publication of the lie, General Buhari did not take it lightly. He instituted a libel suit against Abati and The Guardian Newspaper for damaging his name. What followed? The Pre ...
FOR RECORD PURPOSE. REVEALED: How Reuben Abati And Guardian Retracted Claim That Buhari Was Behind Terror In Nigeria Reuben Abati Retracts Libelous Invention Linking Buhari With Terror; Compensates General For Damages Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati settled the case Buhari filed against him and “The Guardian newspaper” out of court Reuben Abati published a retraction of his libelous claim which accused the ex-president of instigating terror. President Jonathan begs General Buhari to agree for out-of-court settlement of Reuben libel suit no. ID/837/2011 in which Buhari demanded N1 billion in damages; Buhari agrees Mar. 28, 2014 Buhari Vanguard Replies Olisah Metuh On Libel Against Buhari We had thought of ignoring Olisah Metuh’s allegation against Muhammadu Buhari since we understand that he is a man without a mind of his own, but a vuvuzela that is used at will by his owner the PDP. However, in the interest of unsuspecting Nigerians who may be deceived by the gimmicks and deceit of the likes of ...
Jonathan ill? Concern over Nigerian leader’s visit to London *A News Commentary on Jonathan’s private visit abroad Nigerians have expressed concerns over the reason for President Goodluck Jonathan’s private visit to London on Sunday. In the absence of any official disclosure about the true nature of the visit, Nigerians have been posting all manner of speculations. Some were of the view that the president went to pay a visit to jailed former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori. Some others said he went for a quick medical check-up over a serious ailment, while yet others said the president took his children to boarding school in the UK to allow him concentrate on the coming general election in February. A statement announcing the visit on Sunday signed by Dr. Reuben Abati simply said that the president was embarking on ‘’ a brief private visit to the United Kingdom”. It also said the President was accompanied on the trip by some of his principal staff and personal aides, and that he would ret ...
unfit to preach to d people dat he leads about ideals & values.”- Dr. Reuben Abati, writing in The Guardian on November 25,2005
Reuben Abati posts Wikileaks document in which Tinubu called Buhari an 'agent of destabilization'
Before any other thing, take a look at these two pictures above of President Jonathan of PDP , and Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima of APC. This is what presidential spokesperson Reuben Abati had to say about the two pictures: I know this is all politics and i’m really not in support of any party but i think the spokesperson got the Borno State governor pretty clean here. [ 109 more words. ]
Reuben Abati shades it at Borno State Governor
Reuben Abati shades Borno State Governor: Now see what presidential…
Reuben Abati just fired shot at Borno State Governor
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It first started with Letters, now is 3 Volumes book, can't wait to hear from Reuben Abati, Reno and oooh No Labaran Maku again
eria: Of Death, Destruction And Presidential Declaration – Maryam Abubakar My heart bleeds for the victims of the Government Comprehensive Senior Secondary School in Yobe, for the abducted Chibok girls, for the slain Buni Yadi boys in their hostels, for the girls and women being raped daily by insurgents, for the military men who have lost their lives in protecting us and all innocent Nigerians who one way or the other have been affected by the spate of insurgency. The destruction to lives, properties and livelihoods cannot be repaired or even restored. A life lost is lost forever. Sadly as Nigerians grieved on the day 50 students were killed and 80 injured, our dear president hosted guests in quite a jolly mood. Dr. Reuben Abati, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity posted pictures of Mr. President’s legs crossed, grining from ear to ear. Seeing those pictures minutes after I had seen pictures of school students blown up in pieces in their school uniforms broke me. Like it would a ...
President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said he received with sadness, news of the death of President Michael Sata of Zambia in a London Hospital on Tuesday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, commiserated with the government and people of the country on the incident. He said the late President would be remembered for his uncompromising stand against neo-colonialism and any semblance of renewed imperialism in Zambia and Africa.
GOOD MORNING PALS Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this MONDAY morning: 27/10/2014 1. The Presidency has termed the recent allegation leveled against President Goodluck Jonathan by the Rivers State government as false and baseless, saying that the allegation was aimed at inciting Rivers people against Jonathan and a clear indication that the Rivers Governor had lost his sense of decorum. This was contained in a statement issued by Dr. Reuben Abati, Presidential Spokesperson. 2. Report says that the abandoned kids who were left to their fate in a boarding school have finally reunited with their parents eight years after going through excruciating pain. Segun Adepegba, the father of the three children abandoned in the school at Abule-Iroko, in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, while meeting with his children apologised to them over his negligence. 3. The First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Sunday denied a statement by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State that she asked hi ...
The reaction of Dr. Reuben Abati, the Media Adviser to President Good luck Jonathan, to the comment on the State of the Nation passed by General Muhammadu Buhari at his Declaration on Wednesday of his Intention to seek the Nomination of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Ticket for 2015 election in Abuja is impetuous, hogwash and tommyrot. The rather tempestuous and insidious reactions of the PDP, Dr. Toyin Okupe and Dr. Abati to Gen. Buhari’s Statement is a pointer to the fact that what Buhari said is the reality of the state of affairs prevailing in the country under the leadership of President Jonathan. General Buhari said that the Country is currently under the siege of the insurgency of the godless Boko Haram movement that has laid siege in the North East carrying out mindless killings and pillaging towns and Villages. Is this not a fact? What lie did General Buhari tell there? General Buhari told us that the Country‘s highways have been taken over by armed robbers. Is this not true ...
What exactly is “clueless” about Goodluck Jonathan? (2), By Femi Aribisala - When you point to the giant strides Nigeria is making under Goodluck Jonathan, in spite of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, some cynical Nigerians maintain you are either looking for a government “brown envelope,” or you want to replace Reuben Abati as the government spokesman. But I wonder who else is hankering after a handout from Goodluck Jonathan. Could Barack Obama also be looking for a job as our president’s press secretary? Read more:
Jonathan Mourns Remi Oyo, Says She Was A Trail-Blazer President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday described as immensely sad the news of the death of former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mrs Remi Oyo, saying her exemplary professional life, inspiring leadership qualities and her immense patriotism define her place in the country’s history as a trail-blazer. A statement by presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati noted that the president who described the late Mrs Oyo as one of the most eminent Nigerian female journalists prayed God to comfort her family and all who mourn her, as well as grant her kind soul peaceful repose in eternity. Abati noted: “On behalf of his family and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends sincere condolences to her husband, Vincent, her children, Otome and Okiemuote, her surviving siblings and other relatives. “The President similarly commiserates with the Nigerian Guild of Editors who Dame Oyo served most admirably as a two-term President i ...
The Genesis of Arch. Darius Failure at the Federal Level President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday rejigged his cabinet by swapping the portfolios of two ministers of state. In the minor cabinet reshuffle announced during the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja, Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Ibrahim Kuchi, was moved to the Ministry of Power in the same capacity. Mr. Darius Dickson Ishaku, the Minister of State for Power until the shake-up, will replace Kuchi in the Niger Delta Affairs. The cabinet swap takes effect immediately. Presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, said in a statement that the president’s decision was taken to strengthen the power sector. The president also ordered that the council should not receive fresh memos for contracts from November 30. However, THISDAY checks revealed that the cabinet shake-up was carried out because of Jonathan’s dissatisfaction with the performance of Ishaku in the power ministry. Sources said t ...
Nigeria: Jonathan Has No 'Liver' to Investigate, Prosecute Ali Modu Sheriff - APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the presidency of being economical with the truth in its response to the widespread condemnation of President Goodluck Jonathan for hobnobbing with accused Boko Haram sponsor Ali Modu Sheriff. In a statement issued in Dubai on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the presidency's stout defence of Sheriff's presence at President Jonathan's meeting with host President Idris Deby of Chad, and the fact that the presidency's statement was coordinated with the one by Sheriff's spokesman, has shown that the APC is right to have called for the trial of Sheriff and other alleged Boko Haram sponsors by the International Criminal Court (ICC), instead of the Nigerian security agencies which are under the Jonathan spell. It said President Jonathan has not got the liver to investigate and prosecute the accused, who are his friends, adding: "How can ...
During an exclusive interview with SaharaTV's Rudolf Okonkwo, Dr. Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan, di...
I used 2 watch Dr Reuben Abati in those days on tv, d patito's gang as some youths are listenin 2 achike now.Where's Abati now?
The propaganda magazine wit d falsehood of the government.Meeen! Reuben Abati,u fall my hand!
Good morning to my gallant honourable Reuben Abati,sir I've personal issue to discuss with you
.It was Reuben Abati that shared the picture of the handshake. He did see that it will cause controversy.
The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the same mistake of Dr. Reuben Abati in trying to pull the wool...
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If Reuben Abati who work formally for guardian can lie abt 600 delegates to UN,who then is PDP ?
On the other hand, the likes of Doyin Okupe, Reuben Abati and Reno Omokri said the govt is winning the war on terrorism.
btw, your friend, Reuben Abati is currently belting out all the 'good work' GEJ's doing with the transformation Agenda on NTA
I have been reading your past articles for an hour now. Wow. Just wow. The Reuben Abati in heaven is a classic for me already.
Did Reuben Abati say that Gov Alli Modu Sheriff, hopped into the presence of two presidents, just like that? Haba!
Reuben Abati for the psychiatrists anybody?
Let Reno Omokri and Reuben Abati see this so they can stay truthful
Reuben Abati said the Back Jonathan 2015 signs were without GEJ's knowledge or approval, check this pics
Reuben Abati said, GEJ didn't take Sheriff to Chad, that Sheriff just happened to be in Ndjamena at the time.
, abeg ask Reuben Abati and the Presidency o. Is Modu Sherrif the Nigerian Ambassador to Chad? Why was he seated with GEJ?
Then (in my opinion) it seems to me that Messrs Reuben Abati, Doyin Okupe & Labaran Maku are doing almost if not d same …
Reuben Abati is always giving the opposition enuf reason on which to attack his boss. He may prolly be an APC agent.
ABUJA: Inya (and Ben200 (on the MIDDAY DIALOGUE. Remember this picture Dr Reuben Abati...
Is Reuben Abati an APC agent? Why would he be cheaply providing the opposition ammunition with which to shoot his principal?
I refuse to believe that Reuben Abati especially, with his wealth of experience, didn't see this coming. Do these peopl…
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Those of you that place your faith in these activists need to read any Reuben Abati column before he entered government
They are popular, they are influential and some are powerful by the virtue of the political positions they occupy. They’ve been able to use their fame or positions to influence People, their Environ And Communities. There are also the top 20 Most Influential Nigerian Entertainers. 1) STEPHANIE OKEREKE LINUS Stephanie has much access to the presidency more than any other entertainer. The relationship between the first family and Stephanie dates back to the time Jonathan was still the deputy Governor of Bayelsa state. The President and Mama peace see Stephanie as one of their daughters. 2) D’BANJ D’banj has been in constant touch with the presidency. Recently, he was made the brand ambassador for “One Campaign “, a Federal Government’s project which aims to support local farmers across Africa. 3) P’SQUARE The twin singers were part of the presidential delegates to South Africa in May 2013. The delegation included high powerful Nigerians like Peter Obi, Reuben Abati, Ngozi Okonjo Iwaelar. P’s ...
AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MEMBER(S) OF THIS FORUM This part of my letter is on the securities matters only, and the next time, i will justify on another incapacitation of president Gudluck Jonathan Admin. Every patriotic Nigerians will not re-elect President Gudluck Jonathan in the upcoming general Election of 2015 because of the following reasons 1. When President Goodluck Jonathan steps off the presidential jet from his Jeniva trip today, he will have 150 days left in office. In July 2011 when I penned his Countdown Calendar for the first time, he had almost 370. 2. Those 150 days come from the constitutional clock. In practical terms, the Jonathan presidency ran out of time and meaning a long time ago. In the past couple of months, President Jonathan has proved to the world, sadly, that his critics were right. 3. Last week, he journeyed to South Africa supposedly to discuss the militancy challenge confronting Africa. According to his spokesman, Reuben Abati, he was expected to discuss with continental lead ...
Special Adviser to the president on media and publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati noted in a statement that the Nairobi meeting.
From Nasir Lawal Danmowa's wall. Jonathan’s Illness Exposes Nation’s Need For Healing The concealed state of health of President Goodluck Jonathan, who is on medical treatment in Germany, has reinforced an urgent need for the nation’s healing in the areas of unity, socio-cultural cohesion and strengthening of enduring bridges of understanding. Less than 10 hours after LEADERSHIP Weekend’s exclusive story on the medical visit that was masked as a private trip by Presidency officials, online reactions to the publication exposed the deep regional, political and religious sentiments in the country. Commentators were sharply divided along such lines. Jonathan’s trip to Germany had elicited suspicion and speculations on Thursday night when his spokesman Reuben Abati issued a terse statement announcing the visit to the European country as the president was scheduled to host members of the just concluded national conference on Thursday night at the Presidential Villa. LEADERSHIP Weekend had made frantic ...
Jonathan declares state of emergency over Ebola 2014-08-08 18:34 Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan declared a national state of emergency on Friday over the Ebola outbreak in Africa's most populous country, and approved 1.9 billion naira ($11.7 million) of emergency funds to contain it. Nigeria has confirmed seven cases of Ebola in its commercial capital Lagos since a man fell sick on arrival from Liberia, two of whom have died. Several dozen people who came into contact with the man are under surveillance. Jonathan's spokesman Reuben Abati said the money would pay to "strengthen steps to contain the virus such as ... additional isolation centres, case management, contact tracing, deployment of additional personnel, screening at borders, and the procurement of required items and facilities". More Ebola stories: NNPC shuts clinic after suspected Ebola case admitted The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that West Africa's Ebola epidemic constituted an international health emergency and the vi ...
.And General Muhammadu Buhari took Reuben Abati to court for damaging his name.
Attention Mr. President. Please ask Reuben Abati, Doyin Okupe and Labaran Maku to remove Benin-Ore Road from your...
THE CLOSED DOORS MEETING OF President Goodluck Jonathan WITH THE PARENTS OF CHIBOK GIRLS, ABDUCTED MORE THAN 3 MONTHS AGO BY Boko Haram INSURGENTS, HAS REPORTEDLY FINISHED. According to The Nation, among those who attended the meeting were about 51 secondary school girls that escaped from terrorists, their parents, some parents of girls still in captivity and community and opinion leaders from Chibok, Borno State. Speaking with his guests at the Banquet Hall of the State House, the country leader promised to bring back the girls alive. He assured parents that the Nigerian government was doing everything possible to let the victims reunite with their families as soon as possible. After the 2.30-hour meeting not allowed to be attended by the journalists the President’s media aide Dr. Reuben Abati briefed the journalists: "It was a very successful event and a good development because Mr. President had always been looking forward to this opportunity… Statements were made by all the representatives of peo ...
"Insult Upon Injury" - By Hussaina Ishaya Audu via Premium Times - July 16, 2014 “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” Abraham Lincoln I don’t like Goodluck Jonathan. I have asked myself why because I believe emotions should have a rational basis. It would be illogical for me to have an unexplainable aversion for someone. I dislike Jonathan because I detest insincerity. And I hate people trying to insult my intelligence. Why should Jonathan use over $1.2 million of Nigeria’s money to clean up a mess he created all by himself? After all, didn’t he appoint Reuben Abati and Doyin Okupe all by himself? How then can he justify hiring a PR firm at said cost to repair an image he has undone by his own action and inaction and with the help of his two aides? Is he going to sack them or are they going to continue receiving salaries while Levick and co do their work for them? And thinking about it, it’s actual ...
it could well be owned by those Militants in partnership with Okupe Doyin,Reno Omokri and Reuben Abati.
Well, can we forget the Reuben Abati example??. I think not.
Tell that to Jonathan,he is the only person you can mislead. Or share this with Reuben Abati.
Reuben Abati should respect people's opinion to speak one after another. Aljazeera isn't Niggerian Television Authority
Ppl i can't stand & wonder how clueless an man cld be Doyin Okupe, Reuben Abati and their oga boss .. We got better brains in pry skul
its sad that everybody talks with empathy for nigeria until they get into power.so many examples eg. Reuben abati
im not surprised. At least Reuben Abati is now dinning wit d government he once abused on d pages of newspapers.
Reuben Abati? messi was given d award for commercial purpose, even d great maradona is against. muller or Reuben deserved it
Reuben Abati looks so much like Bash Ali
look, let's call a spade a spade. Reuben Abati's decision to enter a marriage with the very man he plummeted weekly, stinks to
The hardest exam question many pple would fail is to choose the most worthless btw Reuben Abati and Doyin Okupe
1.2m paid to K Street for this piece writen by Reuben ...heu.isnt it a 419 ?
Reuben Abati: 'Mr President may consider appointing Enyeama as new Minister of Defence.'
Kramer, on for injured Khedira. Schurrle, on for injured Kramer. Ozil moved to CM. Onazi injured, Reuben 'Abati' came on...we know the rest
GEJ and Family congratulates Germany over their victory at tonight's match. Signed by Reuben Abati
So happy for the German Chancellor, shows that indeed her government is working, this is an exchange program -Reuben Abati 1871.
WHEN WILL JONATHAN APOLOGIZE TO NIGERIA?: I was reading Reuben Abati today, doing his paid job of trying to de...
Thank God,Madam CME! Kindly do check Reuben Abati's and FMF's eMail for a home-made solution suggestion sent today!
U be abati son? "Reuben "Let's play a game; u tell me ur surname and I guess which state/country u are from.."""
at last President Goodluck, has recognized Prof Wole soyinka and dt was done wit d help of one of his students,Reuben Abati
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He's working very hard to get presidential attention...like Reuben Abati and Wendell Simlin did!
GIST: Reuben Abati: Don’t Abuse the President, Respect His Office - Special Adviser to...
[TODAY] CHIBOK GIRLS: Jonathan is not the problem – Reuben Abati
The Presidency on Friday said it was not true that the Goodluck Jonathan administration was repressing the opposition in the build-up to the Ekiti governorship election. Mr. Jonathan’s spokesperson, Reuben Abati, in a statement on Thursday said the allegation by the APC National Chairman, John Oyegun, was like crying “wolf where there is none.” “It is absolutely wrong to accuse this administration of repression,” Mr. Abati said. “If anything, this administration has been most tolerant of opposition and most respectful of everybody’s right of association. This accusation cannot stand at all.” Mr. Oyegun and the APC had earlier accused the Federal Government of using security agencies to frustrate its activities including barring its governors from entering Ekiti to campaign for Governor Kayode Fayemi. “We urge President Goodluck Jonathan to live up to his pledge, made several times over, that he would always ensure that elections held under his watch are free and fair, and that his ambiti ...
Roli Nigerians received the news of Roli Adeniyi’s appointment as new NDLEA chairman with shock.Roli is the wife of PDP top shot, Chief Bode George and her appointment was announced in a statement signed Reuben Abati, meaia aide to President Goodluck Jonathan. This is because most people see her more as a socialite than someone who can handle a ‘serious’ organization as national drug law enforcement agency. The public image of Roli is that of a beautiful woman with flamboyant lifestyles. However, that opinion seems to be a no-no to those who know her from close quarters. The former university of Benin beauty queen has brains too. Roli was a commissioner of the Nigeria Population Commission (NPC) for sometime but the office didn’t put her in the spotlight as her recent appointment as Chairman of NDLEA. The question is, what will change in NDLEA now that Roli is there?Pray that any leader of core-supporter of the opposition party, APC is not arrested,otherwise to would be called political victimiz . ...
If Jonathanians can congratulate a rumoured and an imaginary Kano Emir more than 5 hours before the real confirmation by the Kano state government, I wonder what is stopping Reuben Abati, Labaran Maku or Doyin Okupe from sending President Jonathan's good will messages to Allah's anointed Emir of Kano HRM Sanusi Lamido Sanusi more than than 4 hours after the official announcment. There is God oool!
Jonathan's critics should come up with good ideas - Reuben Abati - New Telegraph on Sunday interview
A powerful deligation lead by Arch. Namadi sambo Labaran Maku and Reuben Abati has just been landed at mal. Aminu kano international airport, as a lobby group for mal. Ibrahim shekarau, being him as sardaunan kano, what next?
No Wonder Rere dey Run, By Pius Adesanmi - Aso Rock Villa. Living Room of the President’s private residence. Israeli, American, French, Chinese, Cambodian, Somalian, Sudanese, and Ghanaian security operatives protecting the Nigerian president are in the background. They try to make themselves unobtrusive. Also in the background, chanting Quranic hymns on mats imported from Chad, are marabouts from Niger, Senegal, and Gambia. At the centre of the living room, some distance away from all the foreign intelligence and spiritual protectors of the President, the usual suspects gather, wearing gloomy faces: President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Tony Anenih, Baba Iyabo, Ayo Oritsejafor, Mohammed Adoke, Doyin Okupe, Reuben Abati, and other inconsequential AGIPs. Nobody is talking. Soft music oozes from a central entertainment system. An old school Yoruba tune probably supplied by Doyin Okupe and Reuben Abati: Olowo ni mo ba se mi o b’otosi se... See more:
May 30, 2014 “Prophet Abati” by Tony Dada    “It is very easy in a Presidential position in Nigeria, nay Africa, to get carried away with the ceremonies of office, to be largely overwhelmed by the fawning attention of sycophants and opportunists, and as the intensity of this increase, the man of power begins to imagine himself a superman, and he soon forgets his primary assignment and begins to enjoy the office for its own sake and what it can bring. It is both a practical and psychological pitfall, the drama of which has been played out all too often in many African states, to the great discomfort and disadvantage of the people. It looks like President Goodluck Jonathan is beginning to fall into that pot. He needs to watch his steps.” Culled from the article “Hurry up, Jonathan” by Reuben Abati, published by The Guardian, May 15 2010.   I have been engaged in an innate riot of thoughts in my head since I recently stumbled on the aforementioned article posted on one of the online media plat ...
You wake up struggling with your resolve last night not to talk about the yellow card offences of the Government. It is disheartening. How do you deal with the wobble of President Goodluck on the challenge of the insurgency. He says one thing, Youth Minister Boni Haruna says another, Reuben Abati counters Boni Haruna's public posture. Then Information Minister runs his mouth with the most outlandish conclusions on what Nigeria is faced with. Where in the world do you ban a protest like the ? First you organize a counter, which receives a public donation and raids the original one, the the Commissioner of Police of the Federal Capital bans public protests. Were these acts thought out Government would have acted differently. Now what? Those dumbos do not realise that media focus on a protest in however remote a corner of the world takes it to the centre? All morning, my dear country Nigeria has been with the laundry. Insults don't wash dirt. They pile up on dirt to become grime. I am looking at Nigeria's gr ...
Mahmud Jega advises the Jonathanians to "DISOWN THESE ONES AS WELL" - 2nd June 2014 - Mahmud Jega He has been a minister for only a few months. He was a state governor for eight years who fell out with his political godfather, remained in PDP and made into the Federal cabinet after he organised a group of former governors for Jonathan 2015. He ended up in the less-fancied Ministry of Youth Development and at the weekend, Mr Boni Haruna received a public dressing down from higher quarters without precedent in the Jonathan presidency. Haruna had in a speech on May 29 urged the youth to support the amnesty program that he said President Jonathan offered to Boko Haram insurgents. But the president’s spokesman Reuben Abati harshly disowned Haruna at the weekend, saying the minister is on his own and that the president did not use the term amnesty in his televised May 29 speech. According to Abati, the president only “spoke about those who are willing to denounce terrorism, those who are ready to embrace pe ...
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WHO ACTUALLY RUNS JONATHAN'S GOVERNMENT? * Thursday, May 29, 2014 "I hereby command the armed forces to wage complete war on Boko Haram" - President Goodluck Jonathan speaking on Democracy Day national broadcast * Few hours later same day: "The Federal Government has declared amnesty for all Boko Haram members that are willing to lay down their arms and surrender" - Mr. Boni Haruna, President Jonathan's Minister of Youths Development Few days later, Saturday, May 31, 2014 "President Jonathan has not declared amnesty for Boko Haram" - Reuben Abati, Media Adviser to President Jonathan Questions: * What is this government's policy on Boko Haram? * Does this government has a standard policy or framework for public policy announcements? * Going by the several flip flops and gaffes known with this government on major national issues, who actually runs the government? Could this be what was long observed by the international community, which prompted U.S. Senator John McCain to say Nigeria has a "practically non ...
President Jonathan's spokesperson, Dr. Reuben Abati, has said that the President did not offer amnesty to members of the Boko Haram sect.
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is empty without money. This man is just a procurement officer! Who out of inferiority complex procures the oil big boys as friends. Who out of incompetence procures the print media. Who due to lack of credibility procures Professors and former Presidents. Just yesterday has again procured social media consultants and has handed them his mission statements: 1- Bring down President Jonathan at all cost. 2: If (1) doesn't work, then paint a picture in the hearts of Rivers people, that has entered a pact with President Jonathan to remain in APC to support Mr. President's re-election. 3: and Mr President has in turn given his nod to bring an "unworthy" successor. It is important to alert the unsuspecting public that The Vanguard newspaper has already been procured for this assignment (The release of Rivers jet and Jonathan's friend balderdash). Therefore, with permission from the desk of Dr. Reuben Abati, I wish to emphatically say that the story is completely false and unfounded. Mr. President did not ente . ...
We are confronted with all manner of spokespersons reeling out information after another. They are brazen and audacious, in total lack of decorum and sedateness. We once had a Minister in this country who told us telephone was not for the poor. Can you beat that? In the last one month alone, they have been all categories of information handlers who do nothing but confused the populace. But truly speaking, who should we listen to? Is it Doyin Okupke, Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Reuben Abati, SSA on Media and Publicity, Labaran Maku or Anyim Pius Ayim, Secretary to the Federal Government? Let us stop at this four personalities but, to be candid the list is endless. We could go on and on. When the White House releases a statement, most likely it emanated from Jay Carney, when the British foreign office speaks, who else but William Hague is communicating. So who speaks for Aso Rock? Didn't they say information is power? Or better still, precise and concise information is not just power, it get ...
“People who have never run a poultry are grandstanding about running a country. Lai Muhammed is not in the position to talk about competence,"—Abati. Reuben Abati —"It is very clear that the APC is being dishonest. Its intention is to play politics with insurgency and terrorism. “I think the question needs to be pointedly asked: `What country does the APC belongs to? “What country is the APC seeking to preside over? “As it appears, the APC seems blinded by its own narrow ambition and that is why in recent times, you can find some persons purportedly speaking for the APC making completely illogical and unreasonable statements. “If you look at the statement by Lai Muhammed, he is accusing the government of abdicating its responsibilities. “President Jonathan has never at any time abdicated responsibilities. .“He has consistently made it clear that the safety of every Nigerian is important to him, that the security of lives and property is central to all the goals and objectives of this ad ...
41 Days... News Headlines: "President Jonathan booed at Zuma's inauguration in South Africa." ~ All Major Newspaper headlines. Reuben Abati ("Nobody booed President Jonathan in South Africa. His presence was much appreciated by the people & govt of S/Africa." ...We don't care. Just
Presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, released a statement this evening on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan condemning the twin bomb blasts which occurred this afternoon in Jos and reportedly killed about 200 people. Read below: “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan strongly condemns the bomb blasts in Jos, Plateau state, today, describing the perpetrators of this tragic assault on human freedom as cruel and evil. He has also directed all relevant agencies to mobilize support and relief efforts in aid of the victims. The President extends his heartfelt sympathies to the affected families and persons. President Jonathan assures all Nigerians that government remains fully committed to winning the war against terror, and this administration will not be cowed by the atrocities of enemies of human progress and civilization President Jonathan has also expressed Nigeria’s deepest appreciation to the international community on the success of the recent Summit in Paris on the security situation in Nigeri ...
Nigeria news headlines these days be like: LION ESCAPES FROM ZOO IN IMO STATE. Read the other headlines that follow. 1. President Jonathan should resign for allowing a lion to escape from a zoo in Imo state --- El-Rufai 2. FG is incompetent in zoo management--- APC 3. No lion escaped from Nekede zoo --- Reuben Abati. 4. People just wake up and say anything that just enter their brain. If any lion escaped even America will know because it is a big animal --- GEJ 5. Did the lion really escape! Who saw it? --- Kema Chikwe 6. Lion escape from nekede zoo -a big falacy. --- PDP 7. Only APC govt can prevent future escape of lion from any zoo --- Lai Mohammed 8. Only a competent leader can prevent lion from escaping 4rm the zoo. --- Buhari 9. Goodluck Jonathan's leadership proves again to be a catastrophic failure in latest Lion escape saga -- Sahara Reporters. 10. Show us pictures of the escaped Lion --- Asari Dokubo 11. Our troops are in search of d lions and we wud get dem in no time---NigerianArmy/ Defence He ...
Who is lying Reuben Abati or Goodluck Ebele Jonathan concernig chibok travelling.
Jonathan Leaves For Paris To Mobilise Joint Action President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday travel to Paris, France to participate in a security summit convened by President Francois Hollande where fresh strategies for dealing with the security threat posed by Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in West and Central Africa will be mapped out. According to the presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati noted that Jonathan would be joined at the summit by heads of state and government of Benin Republic, Cameroon, Niger and Chad. “It is also expected that Britain, the United States of America and the European Union will be represented at the talks which will give special attention to the coordination and intensification of efforts to curtail the destabilising activities of Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighbouring countries in the wake of the recent abduction of college girls from Chibok, Borno State,” Abati stated. He further said President Jonathan, “who will be accompanied by the Minister of Defence . ...
The President of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan earlier today expressed his optimism towards intervention from the international community whom he said are set to deplore a considerable amount of military, intelligence accumulation skills and assets in support of Nigeria’s on-going war against terrorism. A statement released by the President’s Senior Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Reuben Abati claimed that the President said this while speaking with the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu via telephone. He said the Israeli leader called on Sunday afternoon to convey his country’s sympathy and solidarity with Nigeria and offered anti-terrorism assistance. President Jonathan welcomed the offer by Mr. Netanyahu to send a team of Israeli counter-terrorism experts to assist in the ongoing search and rescue operations for the school girls abducted from their school dormitory on April 14 2014 in chibok, Borno State. Abati said, “The President briefed Mr. Netanyahu on actions ...
Sir. You snap very clear pictures. You would be our own Reuben Abati but a credibe Abati when Gen Buhari is elected by 2015.
GEJ should rid of Reuben Abati & Labaran Maku with immediate effect, else they should take a crash course on Info. & comm. mgt.
If i were President Jonathan, I would stop having all these unpresidential media chats, I would make few comments on air, I would get good and excellent PR consultants to develop responses to lots of these issues in the front burner. I would sack Reuben Abati, Doyin Okupe, Labaran Maku, and the cohort. I would also convince mama *** to be a silent wife of Mr president, appearing in public with Mr president but never to be heard. I would also lead in the present by tackling issues as a Nigerian and not as a Christian president, an Ijaw president, a south south president, a minority president etc. I would try to engrave and emulate great leaders of contemporary times with international best practises. But who am I but a bloody bone setter and tormentor of bad governance.
OmG someone shud just shoot me. I'm done I'm done with the pple in GEJ's gov't. Reuben Abati, Doyin Okupe, Labaran Maku n the rest. Oh lord!
Reuben Abati, Doyin Okupe, Labaran Maku, should all bury their head in shame for belonging to this kind of Government of pain, I so much detest every bit of their contribution and support for Jonathan. They have murdered truth and truth is ready to expose and confine them into shame and regret for not telling us the true state of the nation. Rather they enjoy packaging Jonathan with false hood and lies. Nigerians must realize that now is the time to unlock the door to our deliverance from state of despair. Can we win this WAR?
CHIBOK UPDATE British to deploy Advanced Tracking Imaging capabilities for the search and rescue operation of Chibok girls. This was made known by Presidential media aid, Reuben Abati after President Jonathan have a telephone conversation today with British Prime Minister, David Cameron. With the deployment of this modern tracking technologies devices couple with support by American and Nigeria securities, the operation will be successful but my fear is the safety of those girls. Military actions in rescue operation always result in casualties. The Beslan School and Moscow Theater are case study. We should not only dwell on but we should also consider because they can be brought lifeless. God forbid.
I have always seen the information minister, Labaran Maku, presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, S A to president on political affairs, Doyin Okupe all speaking on Terrorism, but, neither d senior or state minister of defense has issued a word/statement on the state of affairs on security matter in Nigeria, why?
Reuben Abati is Nig. Govt Spokesman; Jay Carney is White House Press Sec. One of them is lying. One is the most likely to be lying. (2)
THE RISE & FALL OF Gulak THE TALKATIVE Last Tuesday, the Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati announced the termination of the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, Special Adviser (Political), to President Goodluck Jonathan. Abati, in a short statement, said the sack was with immediate effect. In the statement, Jonathan thanked Gulak for his services to the present administration and wished him success in his future endeavors. He said a replacement for Gulak, who hails from Adamawa State, would be announced in due course. The statement failed to reveal the reasons for the sack of Gulak, a lawyer and former legislator, who once served as National Coordinator of Goodluck Support Group (GSG), a group which campaigned for President Jonathan’s election in 2011 and which has commenced fresh campaigns for the 2015 re- election bid of Mr President. But Mr. 10 Things gathered that the sudden termination of the appointment of Gulak might not been unconnected with his alleged interference in the politics of Akwa Ibom ...
President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, with immediate effect, presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, has said.
A.A Gulak down the drain, many more 2 go, God will surely deal with whoever renders human live worthless. After all the lives lost in his hometown,northeast and Nigeria at large yet he is among those calling this government "holy"... Doyin Okupe, Reuben Abati you guys are the next selfish, rude and heartless (adopted) politians to be in the capcised ship.. May God pay us the harm u did 2 us very soon
A profound state had been made by Reuben Abati about the termination of Ahmed Gulak
Mr President tanks for sacking ur political Adviser Gulak, do well also to sack the following, Dr Reuben Abati, Dohin Okupe, Labran maku and pdp publicity secretary Olusha metuh. Ur problem shall be over.
In one of his brilliant articles when he presided the editorial board of the Guardian like an Emperor, Dr. Reuben Abati referred to the then impeached Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State as a 'danfo' driver.. What is his position now? Is the man still a 'danfo' driver?
Gulak sacked by d presidency! Doyin Okupe, Reuben Abati are u guys still there?
I hope Doyin Okupe, Reuben Abati and Phil Smart learn from the eviction of lousy Gulak. Akinyomi Olugbenga JP Soji Asiwaju Adesokun Mayowa
Ahead of 2015 final, Injury has hit one of GEJ defender Hammed Gulak, he sustain d injury wit Immediate effect and rule out of 2015 final Match, it would be recall dat Hammed Gulak is d GEJ best left back, with Doyin Okupe and Reuben Abati at central defence while Olisah Metu play right back in d field of game
Barrister Gulak sacked unceremoniously by his boss GEJ through Reuben Abati. The question nw is where is Barrister going Bayelsa or Adamawa?
Labaran Maku, Reuben Abati and other FG parasites should watch out.
Firing spree's next port of call, d Incompetent Reuben Abati-led Presidential media team..at least we deserve a lil sweet music!
How can Reuben Abati announced dat Special Adviser to GEJ has bin sacked with any reason watsoeva? Any sign our govt think less of us.
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Alhaji Ahmed GULAK goes to the GULAG. Interesting!!! Another case of use and dump? Reuben Abati and Elder Doyin Okupe take note.
I may replace Ali Gulak after I saw 35 missed calls and 10 flashing of Reuben Abati on my thurayya phone.
President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked his Political Adviser Ahmed Gulak. This was announced by Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati.
The Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs - Alhaji Ahmed Gulak has been sacked. Reuben Abati the...
Ahmed Gulak learnt a hard lesson that being a sycophant, standing the truth on its head for GEJ without a brain, wouldn't spare you the axe. Reuben Abati watch your back, Doyin Okupe, it can happen,
Now that Ahmed Gulak is gone, who's next? Doyin Okupe or Reuben Abati I guess.
@ Reuben ABATI, watch your back, it may be ur turn soon
presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati announces sack of Special Adviser to president on political matters, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak.
"It is true." Yeah I equally confirmed it from Reuben Abati's handle
Reuben Abati A replacement for Alhaji Gulak will be announced in due course.
Akpabio had shown his displeasure. Reuben Abati hardly breaks good news. Abati belly!
""Believe it or not This is Reuben Abati of us know na.
Hope Eghagha clear your name...or have you gone the Reuben Abati way?
I honestly and truly believe something has happened to Reuben Abati's mind. The man may be closer to a type of insanity than we know.
''The fact that some of them have been rescued raises our hope''~Reuben Abati. Sir,those girls were not rescued,they escaped on their own!!
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Bros When some so called "Activist" take a narrow stance on issues,i see notin in dem but d image/likeness of Reuben Abati
-We expect the Presidency through Reuben Abati to congratulate her on this Court Injunction!!! Nigerians Arise!!!
Why would Reuben Abati keep on insisting that the girls were freed and not that they escaped. I think is on something!
"Adedibu's politics defined the politics of the PDP..."- Reuben Abati. June 12, 2008
"Reuben Abati is on BBC lying about Nigeria's security nd the girls kidnapped
@ Sir Reuben Abati, please bring back our FUTURE
I don't know you guys! Reuben Abati is my BFF. He loves me!
Most of those that criticize might not be better when is time for action,performance. See the Difference of Reuben Abati of 2008 and now.
Reuben Abati a commercial li*r the writer is lacking in understand how to rate people. Abati is a performer... To be in the otherside is not
Please ask Reno Omokri or Reuben Abati, not me - I don't handle communication for President Jonathan.
Nigerians need to stand against commercial liars like Reuben Abati, Doyin Okupe, Ahmed Gulak and Labaran Maku.
My 30 seconds encounter with Reuben Abati on BBC TV. He seemed unprepared for my profound question:
Amidst us. There are hundreds of Reuben 's. Abati should now be the trademark for commercial liars
Reuben Abati is just doing his job.. he criticised govt yrs bck, he's praising dem nw "Afterall its bad manners to talk while eating"
"Opinion: Reuben Abati, A Journalist Turned Commercial Liar I pity him.. he lost wat he built in ages
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Reuben Abati has been appointed the Presidential photographer. He's the most qualified photographer ever with a PhD.
One day One day, I will slap Reuben Abati one of these days through this Medium ! Annoying Somebody !
Reuben Abati;a once season journalist turned a serial liar,how life change in pursuit of daily greed
He is not a proactive journalist.. Opinion: Reuben Abati, A Journalist Turned Commercial Liar
how are we sure all your saying is not because your not in power? Dr Reuben Abati is a clear example. He said more than this!!!
I can't wait for GEJ's tenure to be over or when he tires of Reuben Abati. Then Abati will try to write like he used to. We will remind him
Dr Reuben Abati "the security forces deserve commendation for their determination.."
Dr Reuben Abati "This is evil and shows the desperate extent that terrorists will go to"
Next 190 girls still missing from their school in north eastern last week hear Govt special advisor Dr Reuben…
Has it occurred to Reuben Abati that GEJ could one day,reshuffle his cabinet &his Special Advisers could be changed. What will be next.
INA SAKANIN KU BANDA MARI ! Nigeria's suspended Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido, accused by President Goodluck Jonathan of wasting public funds on unapproved projects, has provided details of how the president himself personally authorized some of those spending, one of them a multibillion naira purchase of helicopters for the police, and another, a N2.1 billion renovation of the cabinet meeting room in the Presidential Villa. Mr. Sanusi said the police project, which also involved buying other security equipment, cost N19.7 billion, and that it was carried out "upon the instruction" of President Jonathan. The president, he said, also requested that the CBN pay N3.2 billion for the construction of a new counter terrorism centre for the office of the National Security Adviser, alongside other projects. "Consistent with our policy of development, upon the instruction of His Excellency, the President, the CBN intervened by paying N19.7 Billion to the Ministry of Police Affairs for the purchase of armour ...
the missing malaysia plane incident has happen in nigeria you will see and hear coments like this: a) johnathan is clueless b) pdp is not a good party c) apc is responsible for the missing plane or if the pilot is a musilm or christian, OH GOD!!!, the following comments will start surfacing like: the musilm pilot is a terriost a member of boko-haram, or the christian pilot is also a member of militia group or terrioist group, with no help from our political leaders also playing politics with the souls of those in the missing plane, becos lives of the citizenry of this nation is valueless befor our leaders both present and past, or in power or out of power, our leaders only think on themself(s) alone, you will see the “blaming game“ from either LAI MOHAMMED or OLISA METUH, EL-RUFAI, REUBEN ABATI etc, my dear country NIGERIA OH WHY?
Top News for Thursday - 20th March, 2014 1. President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, at the Federal Executive Council ordered for the cancellation of the controversial Immigration aptitude test where over 18 people lost their lives. Jonathan equally disclosed that families of the deceased candidates should provide 3 candidates each for the job, while the injured candidates will equally be given automatic employment. 2. President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, argued that the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court lacks the jurisdiction to preside over a suit seeking to overturn the suspension of governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. Jonathan, through his counsels had argued that Sanusi should have filed the suit at the National Industrial Court, instead of the Federal High Court. 3. Despite Bayelsa state government’s claim that it did not mandate one, Mr. George Uboh to file a suit against the EFCC over the recovered loot of former Bayelsa state Governor, Diepreye Al ...
REUBEN ABATI - If he were to still be an editor in his former work place, I imagine how he would 've taken on the Jonathan led Fed. Govt. on the NIS Job seekers sad story. The gross inability to organise and execute. The robbery of N1000 from over a million youth (over N1billion). The death of over 19 job applicants + several injured and still purpotedly receiving "generous" treatment courtesy of the FG. The comments of the Minister of Interior Affairs. The unreasonable response of his boss Just wondering what the 'spokesperson of the president' would 've said or written. Hmm! How time and people change.
The suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi yesterday responded to the allegations of financial recklessness filed against him by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) which led to his suspension last month. Last week, presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati challenged Sanusi to respond to the allegations and stop playing the victim. In a 28-page reply emailed to Daily Trust yesterday, Sanusi said the response was necessary to clarify the allegations against the CBN cited as the reasons for his suspension from office with effect from 19th of February 2014. Sanusi gave detailed explanation on the issues raised by the council and attached evidences on each allegation against him. The response tilted: ‘Memorandum Responding to The FRCN Allegations,” Sanusi said some of the monies alleged to have been spent recklessly were paid on the instruction of the President Goodluck Jonathan. For instance, on the intervention projects which were regarded as unlawfu ...
National News Thursday, March 20, 2014 1. Jonathan Cancels Fatal Recruitment Exercise • Grants job concessions to families of deceased, injured victims • Sets up special committee to conduct fresh employment • NIS board blames minister for tragedy President Goodluck Jonathan has cancelled last Saturday’s recruitment by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), which turned tragic when over 16 job seekers died in stampedes at various centres nationwide. He directed the conduct of a fresh employment process that will be supervised by a special committee headed by the Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), Mrs. Joan Ayo, to fill the vacancies in the NIS. Also, in a bid to appease the families of the deceased applicants and those injured during the exercise, the president has ordered that they should be given preferential treatment in the recruitment process. Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, told State House reporters yesterday in Abuja after the weekly meeting of the Federa ...
What happened on Saturday was a national tragedy and I pray for The Lord to console the families of the departed ones. The incident could only happen in a country like Nigeria or how would you explain that. Those who organised the recruitment were inhuman and should not remain in their posts any longer. People are unemployed and you are asking them to pay 1000 Naira, to steal or beg? Who suggested this? Who are the people who agreed to the suggestion. The people must be hanged, they are not good for our society or any society at all. It is only in Nigeria that such a Minister will remain in post and not resign. It is not enough for the President to hive a warning. In an ideal world or a disciplined society that is not corrupt the incident was a gross misconduct. The automatic penalty should be at least a sack if the Minister has no shame to resign honourably. What am I saying is there any thing honourable in our society? I wonder what Dr Abati would have written in his Guardian news paper column but he is ...
The Sunday Sting, Abuja Reno Omokri, the under fire presidential spokesperson, has accused his village witches of being behind his recent travails. The outspoken presidential aide, who was recently accused of attempting to spread false story about the suspended Central Bank Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi using a fake ID, insisted he was not to blame for the lapse in judgement. Omokri explained the situation on NTA’s AM Express this morning: ‘Let us be clear, I did not really attempt to link Mallam Sanusi with Boko Haram. What happened was that a draft of a short story I was working on was sent out prematurely. My assistant was hypnotized by these wicked witches to send it out before we could properly mask our signature on the document. I repeat, what you guys saw on the internet was a short fiction I was working on, and that name, Wendell Simlin, is my pen name for fiction writing.’ ‘It was all the doing of the witches who have been working against me all along. They didn’t want me to suc ...
If the Issue of the Malaysia Missing Flight and its 227 Passengers had occurred in Nigeria, these would have been the reaction of the Government and its political party 1. We know the plane have been hijacked by the Insurgents, be rest assured that we would fish you all out says: President Goodluck Jonathan. 2. APC at work again: says PDP. 3. eL Rufia have a Question to answer over comments on missing Plane: by SSS 4. Gov Rotimi Rotimi Ameachi is the prime Suspect ; by Wikki. 5. Who knows if the Pilot was a member of Boko Haram Sect? by Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan. 6. I wont be shocked if the missing plane Is found inside Gen Obasanjo sitting room by EK Clark. 7. Northerners be ready for war!!! by Asari Dokunbo. 8. We may arrest Bola Tinibu if. by Force Headquarters Abuja. 9. Shocking revelation! the Pilot was from IBB Home Town Minna by Reuben Abati. 10. Lai Mohammed The Blood of the 227 Dead passengers is on your head ; says Sen. David Mark 11. Since the flight Took off from Benin airport Gov Adams Oshimole s ...
President Jonathan Sacks NNPC Director, Appoints 5 new GEDs. According to Reuben Abati, All appointments takes place with an immediate effect. Hovabuzz.com
Women are crying Men are meditating, Sanusi is exposing, Reuben Abati is covering, Okonjo Iweala is
President Jonathan approves the appointments of five new Executive Directors for NNPC, says Presidential Spokesman Reuben Abati.
Reuben Abati & Doyin Okupe Mention two controversial Politicians in your country?
I saw his style all over the speech, The speech was written by the President himself, edited by Reuben Abati
Hm. Now that Sanusi has respond to the "Queries" unknow to Reuben Abati or is it presidency? Can he tell us what next.
Reuben Abati is the living symbol of the dilemma facing Journalism in Nigeria. Merciless populist attack for fame unti…
As a player outside Aso Rock, it would have been "Lord have Mercy" on GEJ how Reuben Abati would have been feasting on…
Where's is Dr Reuben Abati? maybe on exile?! not aware of what is happening in my dear Nigeria about the ugly Saturday.
Where is Reuben Abati who went to Aso Rock, tasted ‘salad’ and lost his sense of objectivity?
--morning bro..I hope mr reuben abati wil keep shut now..let's wait and see d outcome of NNPC stuff
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now that SLS had painstakingly responded to all the allegations, what next for GEJ and Reuben Abati?
Where is my brother Reuben Abati ,we are waiting for u to announce d sack of Moron Abah moro as we are mourning our dead ones.
"Sanusi lamido responds to ALL allegations from the Presidency Reuben Abati speaks for this govt?
I won't be surprised if olisa metuh or reuben abati shld blame the opposition(APC) for the
Where's Reuben Abati on this.. You've not posted pictures on Gods wrath is slow but sure would come
Labaran Maku, Reuben Abati; they didn't pretend... They were very very serious until they tasted that mulla...
Do u knw how serious Reuben Abati ws wn he ws d editor of Guardian newspaper??
abati Reuben will not answer you.I've been on this campaign before. Hard to believe I once saw him as a role model.
My fellow countrymen, Mr. President and his entire team will be busy throughout the week to mark the NIS exam. Pls bear wt us - Reuben Abati
that is the true picture of Nigeria. Aswear Abati Reuben ur generation yet unborn will be ...
totally agree sir! I grow up loving the man Reuben Abati.. wonder where he went!
Lebaran Maku, Uncle Doyin Okupe n Reuben Abati are saying were is our share in the NIS scam
I am waiting for Reuben Abati to speak now! A man so venomous with words against critics of Jonathan. Let him defend this mass killings!
Please who knows where Reuben Abati is from? Someone needs to tell his family how important his role is. None of them will ever get near
In case Reuben Abati claims not to have seen the pix of the dead young Nigerians of the Immigration exam; he...
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No! No! Dr Reuben Abati is an immortal, him and Reno Omokri are never going to die, they are making enough money
As usual Dr Reuben Abati and his likes wouldn't see the rate of Unemployment in our Country.NIS recruitment has exposed FG fake Jobs
6. You're just same of the same. With all the criticism Reuben Abati published while in Guardian, he's today in the...
Hypocrite Extract of what Reuben Abati wrote about Sani Abacha years ago.
Missing $20bn: 96 anti-corruption groups, CSO, embark on forensic audit - See more at: yesterday, the Executive Secretary of Anti-Corruption Network, flanked by other members of the anti-corruption groups stated that now President Goodluck Jonathan had announced through his spokesman, Reuben Abati the conduct of forensic audit of the NNPC account, there was the need for the Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke to step aside so as not to use her influence against the probe. Is this going to work ?
OMD how could I, shoot, someone has to be fired, doing cabinet restructuring reuben abati didn't inform me on time dear
"Reuben Abati is nothing but a political toy . He speaks like an actor from a movie following some kind of script or something"
Doyin Okupe and Reuben abati are doing their jobs,Let's just make they don't retain the job come 2015 ok
While Maiduguri is exploding, this fool Reuben Abati is busy posting GEJ's photos in Katsina." Pic 16:
"GEJ has 4gotten his primary assignment & enjoying d office for his own sake & what it can bring" - Abati.
in government. I listened to Reuben Abati on patitos gang with Prof. Utomi and he sounded like a man who
Reuben Abati is paid heavily to take insults for GEJ
Reuben Abati! God will judge u o, innocent pple are dying ure here sending out twit pics of the president in kastina
Reuben Abati is a disgrace to d Journalism world! He has gone against all he wrote about while he was a hustling POWER CORRUPTS
Maybe, just maybe! "Reuben Abati's portfolio has to be more than yarning dust and twitpic-ing presidential pict…
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Updated; neither the President nor the Special Adviser on Media, Reuben Abati explained the reason for Abdullahi's sack.
Badeh is CDS, Jibrin heads Navy, Amosu heads Air Force President Goodluck Jonathan has replaced all the military chiefs in sweeping changes at the top of the Nigerian armed forces announced yesterday. He named Air Marshal Alex Badeh as Chief of Defence Staff after removing Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim from the post. Major-General Kenneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah has, as predicted by Daily Trust, replaced Lieutenant-General Azubike O. Ihejirika as Chief of Army Staff. Daily Trust exclusively reported in January last year that Major-General Minimah was being groomed for that post (see the full story reproduced on this page). Further details on the changes show that Rear Admiral Usman O. Jibrin has replaced Vice Admiral Dele Joseph Ezeoba as Chief of Naval Staff while Air Vice Marshal Adesola Nunayon Amosu takes over from Air Marshal Badeh as Chief of Air Staff. A statement from presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said the president had already briefed the leadership of the National Assembly on the new appointmen ...
The awards should be given to Dr, Reuben Abati, he probably needs it more than any of the recipients.
According to the spokesperson of Nigeria’s President Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President will be live on a...
...And to think Dr. Reuben Abati is in this government is very appalling. He is turning his back to all what he stood for.
President Jonathan suspends Lamido Sanusi as CBN Governor: Reuben Abati, the spokesperson for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has a...
Jude Imagwu was once the NANS President, Labaran Maku former Student Leader and Reuben Abati...erm* lets just leave that one.
Reuben Abati as VUVUZELA . Doyin Okupe as ATTACK DOG . Labaran Maku as _ . Lol.. Fill in the gap.
Do you know that his Minister for Mis-Information, Labaran Maku, his Vuvuzuela, Reuben Abati and his attack dogs,...
Oghiadhome’s kinsmen celebrate his removal from office... Report has it that there was jubilation on Tuesday in Fugar, Edo State, country home of President Goodluck Jonathan’s former Chief of Staff, Mike Oghiadhome over his removal from office. Kinsmen of the former CoS, including market women, who had accused him of abandoning his people, were said to have sang and danced round the community as news of Oghiadhome’s exit from office became known. Though, a communique by Jonathan’s spokesman, Reuben Abati, on Monday said Oghiadhome voluntarily resigned to pursue his political ambition, his kinsmen have continued to insist that he was sacked from office. One of Oghiadhome’s kinsmen told newsmen that, “We were happy when we heard the news. Of what relevance is Oghiadomhe to Fugar people that he has neglected? Rather, he used his position to oppress and intimidate our poor people. “Look at what the late (Mike) Akhigbe did for us, but sadly he (Oghiadomhe) preferred to keep enmity with him (Akhig ...
Reasons Nigerians Should Vote Out Jonathan ––Fani-Kayode Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has been in the eye of the storm since the deportation of some Igbo from Lagos to Anambra State. The former Minister of Aviation has been critical of the Goodluck Jonathan administration which, he said, has performed abysmally. In this first part of the explosive interview, Fani-Kayode speaks on his trial, Olusegun Obasanjo administration, 2015 elections and other salient issues. Excerpts: How is life out of government and what are those things you are actually missing? I do not miss being out of government. I have served my country for four years at the highest level and it is good enough. Recently, the President’s spokesman described some of you that worked with the Obasanjo administration who are critical of the Goodluck Jonathan administration as yesterday’s men. Do you see yourself as a man of yesterday?The essay was written by my friend and brother, Dr. Reuben Abati, who is President Jonathan’s spokesman. I res ...
My Dear Chief Anenih . LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER BACKPAGE The world is expecting me to respond today to the letter you wrote me, so I will go straight to the point. Your letter to me, sir, was a little strange because I can’t see what you intend to achieve. But, as my Esan friend recently told me, there is a saying in your place that “when a bird suddenly begins dancing on top of the tree, then there is music under the ground”. As the Iyasele of Esanland, you must be well familiar with that adage. But even with the music playing from Aso Rock, you should not have allowed yourself to write that kind of letter. The letter greatly diminished you, sir, and you must have already realised that from the kind of comments about you all over the social media since your letter was released. If the responses in the social media do not mean anything to you, surely, they will to your children and grandchildren. That is the stuff Nigerians have come to expect from Ahmed Gulak, Doyin Okupe and Reuben Abati, and, honestl ...
FACTS ABOUT DAME Did you know that the Informed Commentary prize has been awarded at all 22 editions of DAME to date? The winners include: Olatunji Dare, Azu Ishiekwene, Adebayo Williams, Maxwell Mbah, Odia Ofeimun, Reuben Abati, Ochereome Nnanna, Pini Jason, Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, Sam Omatseye, Gbenga Omotoso, Ayo Olukotun
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked his military high command, his spokesman Reuben Abati has said.
Aso Rock is presently under serious heat and it is as a result of the revelation of this Kenyan woman that a lot is going on with Nigeria's money that we Nigerians are not even aware of. Hear what she said below: "Your president (Goodluck Jonathan) visited my country with seven private jets and that's never happened before... This is Nigeria. It's the country with the largest private jets. Seven private jets only. I know there must be more but for us still that was wow. Everybody came in their own jets." Reuben Abati is claiming that all the 7 jets that landed on the said day in Kenya are not people in Jonathan's entourage, but Nigerians know that there are 10 jets in the Presidential Fleet and Jonathan is even trying to buy an additional one for over N1.5billion in 2014. When will people like Reuben Abati working in the Presidency learn to say the truth as it is? help us
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