COVID-19, print media and survival strategy
There have been increasing concerns about the future of print media in Nigeria. The mounting worries also rubbish claims that business losses in the sector are largely due to the global pandemic.
Who Is Mamman Daura fooling?
This morning, Wednesday, 29th July 2020, I listened to the various comments by the electronic media, particularly the interesting discussion on Arise Morning Show anchored by Dr. Reuben Abati and his colleagues.
How Buhari’s COVID-19 speech leaked ahead of broadcast
The speech delivered by Muhammadu Buhari on Monday to update the nation on the ravaging coronavirus and the lockdown to prevent the spread of the disease was leaked hours before its broadcast, The Guardian learnt yesterday.
The media, the citizen and information literacy
The media has increasingly been in the limelight. We do not expect anything less because of the growing gains in technologies of communication.
Reuben Abati celebrates wife, Iyabo, at 50th Birth
English romantic poet, John Keats, once wrote that a thing of beauty is joy forever. Those who have been privileged to witness the evergreen romance between Reuben Abati and his wife, Iyabo (nee Babalola), would no doubt align with Keats’ position. Since their chance meeting several decades ago, the duo have played unending orchestra to…
Time to sign off public writing
I have reached a very significant point in my regular public writing, and compelled by a personal work restructuring that I just undertook to step it down significantly, by 70% perhaps. It means I would henceforth intervene in national discourse only on very few occasions when I feel so strongly, and when I need to…
Lessons of life
Someone asked me: “What is your opinion about death?” Should anyone hold an opinion on such an important matter, or should one not truthfully...
Obaigbena, Olanipekun, Abati to lead discussion on future of media
Thisday Publisher, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, a former President of Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun, and a former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan...
Abati Confirms: “I Am Writing The Book” Reuben Abati, former Presidential spokesman (Goodluck Jonathan Presidency 2011 to 2015), has responded to calls that he write a book on his years in Aso Rock. “Regarding Nigeria’s recent history. I take your suggestion”, Abati wrote in an emailed message to this column. “I have been conducting interviews”,…