Posts Tagged ‘Reuben Abati’

New Generation Kings and the “Mike Tyson” of Iwo by Reuben Abati

by Seun Adeuyion March 9, 2020
Over the weekend, the Yoruba community in the South Western part of Nigeria was treated to the shocking news of a fight that broke out between two traditional rulers at an arranged peace meeting in Osogbo, Osun State, with one traditional ruler punching another in the face and the neck, sending the beaten traditional ruler […]
Bill Gates, Reuben Abati, Muhammadu Buhari, Wailing Wailer

Reuben Abati: Bill Gates As A Wailing Wailer

by Breaking Timeson March 29, 2018
“I do not enjoy speaking to you this bluntly when you have been gracious enough to invite me here…” – Bill Gates. Mr. Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, friend of Nigeria and one of the richest men in the world was in Nigeria recently, but he ended up violating the official interpretation of “table manners” in […]

Presidential broadcast and other stories By Reuben Abati.

by Breaking Timeson August 23, 2017
Baba don come oh. Baba o yo yo, Baba Bubu o yo yo” “What is that?” “Eh, o yo yo” “If you are this excited about President Buhari’s return, then why didn’t you go to Abuja to welcome him when he arrived from England on Saturday.” “I didn’t have to” “After 104 days on medical va­cation […]

Lunch in London, anxiety in Nigeria by Reuben Abati

by Breaking Timeson July 26, 2017
“What’s gwan inna wa cwantry?” “What language is that?” “English of course.” “Sounds like Creole to me. Why don’t you just talk straight?” “Nobody talks straight in this country anymore.” “I still talk straight.  I can’t start twisting my tongue because some people have lost it.” “Okay, I was asking what is going on in […]

The Nnamdi Kanu Phenomenon – By Reuben Abati

by Breaking Timeson July 4, 2017
The most discussed subject in Nigeria today is what is called “restructuring” and indeed so popular is this subject that it has attracted the attention of roadside commentators, the bright, the not-so-bright, the mischievous and the outrightly unintelligent all united by the singular claim that Nigeria belongs to all of us and we all have […]

Igbo-Haters, The Arewa Ultimatum And Our Nation – By Reuben Abati

by Breaking Timeson June 13, 2017
Fifty years after the civil war ended, Igbos do not yet feel a sense of belonging, acceptance or safety in the Federation called Nigeria. The sad part is that this belief is shared not just by the generation that witnessed the war and its deadly consequences, but Igbos across all generations, including the millennials who […]