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abate

[ə′bāt]
(engineering)
To remove material, for example, in carving stone.
In metalwork, to excise or beat down the surface in order to create a pattern or figure in low relief.

abate

1. To remove material, as in stone carving.
2. In metalwork, to cut away or beat down so as to show a pattern or figure in low relief.
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Dr Abati said, He has held senior positions in some of the largest financial institutions in Nigeria and internationally.
ABUJA (TAP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked top military chiefs, his spokesman Reuben Abati has said without providing any reason for the dismissals.
President had signed the bill into law, a statement will be issued on it within the week," Reuben Abati, presidential spokesman, told Reuters.
In Nigeria, one inevitably turns to the extended satirical dialogue of Reuben Abati, the Nigerian scholar and journalist.
He left Obasanjo at 1:25pm and went to the house of his special media adviser Dr Reuben Abati.
This was expressed in a statement issued by the president's special advisor on media and publicity, Dr Reuben Abati.
He was the son of the first known boss of the family, Francesco 'Frank' Lanza, and took over in 1961 when Michael Abati was indicted and then deported.
A spokesman for the President , Reuben Abati, confirmed the sacking, saying: "The NSA (national security adviser) has been dropped.
On y trouve des athletes, entraEneurs et arbitres de toutes disciplines comme le handballeur JoE1/2l Abati, le sprinter Ronald Pognon, l'entraEneur de hand-ball Daniel Costantini, le gymnaste Yann Cucherat, le footballeur Vikash Dhorasoo, le marcheur Yohann Diniz, le cycliste Jerome Neuville ou encore la judokate Frederique Jossinet.
Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati told The Associated Press on Friday that members of the nation's secret police arrested Sokoto in Taraba state, which borders Cameroon.
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