Posts Tagged ‘By Reuben Abati’

Federal Character And Its Discontents By Reuben Abati

There has been so much concern about how the Federal Character principle has since its introduction in 1979, promoted mediocrity within the public service, and retarded national growth and progress. Introduced after the civil war to promote national integration, and to address the fears of sections of the country which felt marginalized, the Federal Character […]

Bisi Olateru-Olagbegi (1953-2015) By Reuben Abati

Our sister died. And we are all devastated. We called her Sista Bisi, Mama Kiitan, Olori, Chief (Mrs). To some other people, she was lawyer Bisi, or simply Bisi; at a time she was Bisi Cole, and later Mrs Bisi Olateru-Olagbegi, wife of the Olowo of Owo, HRM Fola Olateru-Olagbegi. She was a diligent, hardworking, […]

What The Witches Said, By Reuben Abati

“How was Christmas?” “It’s come and gone. Life goes on. We thank God for the gift of life.” “Life will always go on.” “But without life, we can’t have hope.” “Without hope, life has no meaning.” “I am still in a Christmas mood though. I get a chance to rest a lot during holidays.” “Where […]