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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Photo of the day: Reuban Abati back in the day

Humble beginnings. He went on to become the chairman of the editorial board of the Guardian newspaper from 2001 to 2011, then currently the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Jonathan...

140 comments:

Tiana said...

D man wit out a...... Ok I see u

Igor said...

He truly has paid his dues.Congrats on what you have been able to achieve.

chizy said...

Tnk God for him.

Toronto Finest said...
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Anonymous said...

Cud remember my lecturer wu tld us in class dat dey were classmates den dat he cud not evn afford to buy handouts bak den.......in GEJ's voice "he is a patriotic Nigerian"

Anonymous said...

Dis man has become a monster overnite.dinning wit d devil.i just pity ur generation to come.they will surely pay for ur sins.i just hate u,liar!opsy says so

Okay baby said...

See poverty for him face. There is hope oh at least my car beta pass him own.

Anonymous said...

That's life for you
#WorldfamousVictor

Ijaybaby said...

See poverty for him face. There is hope oh at least my car beta pass him own.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

An ardent reader of his articles then.
But now I feel like stoning him to death with sachet water.smh what money can do to a John the baptist.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, Awesome God

Anonymous said...

Good for him

Anonymous said...

Ayyah dat why,poor fool he can tell d goodluck d truth his afraid 2 go bk 2 square 1.

whitney arsenal said...

Dats lyf for you,from grass to grace.

Anonymous said...

Mumu poor idiot dat why he dey talk any how

Anonymous said...

From insulting GEJ to supporting GEJ I don tell una say na poverty dey make all this old men dey insult GeJ sha the guy try for hin sef o, nw the guy don fresh Sharp guy

Unknown said...

Kai! God punish Devil o. Aso villa don transform this man now. #OILmoney

Editor said...

god's time is the best

baalati said...

God bless whoeva He wishes

Ann Mariw said...

this na real humble beginnings. but why him no com get sense to dey advise madam patience on her public gbaguans

ifitush said...

U..see where hard work nd prayers has lifted him 2!

Anonymous said...

Mumu goat ! Mtshewew

Unknown said...

Na so nau, wen he sees this pix now, he would simply laugh and say 'baba God Noni'. We all have our time to make it. Its just God. Happy for his life transformation.

Awele said...

Do patient dogs still eat the fattest bones now?

Fammie said...

Good for him...

Immaculate said...

Good for him

ifybenny said...

Do your best and leave the rest for GOD, cos hard work pays.

Unknown said...

He's a big boy now ooo... DearLord, I still dey wait o. :D

@Bobo_Edo

Anonymous said...

Just hope he remembers the old days and saw in life of aspiring nigerians.... Linda I commend u on what u just did for Christmas to your loyal fans, may God give u d grace and make u NEVER loose focus on dis and d truth. regards....

benydon ben carson said...

Hu tot he wil get there ? Wot a ride 4 d humbu ppl.

Unknown said...

Na so nw. But nw d behave as if d neva started from d scrath.

Unknown said...

Bastard him and labara maku

Anonymous said...

From grace to grass. oops...

Unknown said...

Now speaking rubbish.

Anonymous said...

This was when he still told the truth!!

Anonymous said...

Shameless man

ChigyO said...

Levels don change oh

Anonymous said...

He is not the one in the picture. We cant be deceived Linda. Are you APC now?

pwitie B said...

Jeez!na who go cum say life no go beta see dis man den am sure he neva knew he wil reach d height he is now

BLOGLORD (MVBM) said...

See him back in the days like aboki.

Now e don de write rubbish defence for Mr president via media.

Mtchewwww

PS: Disclaimer. The name that appears above has nothing to do with this comment.

#Ds one dem don they monitor internet gists.

Rolls eyes.

Unknown said...

This life.smh

Psychotic bitch said...

No one gives a fuck

Psychotic bitch said...

No one gives a fuck

Anonymous said...

Ds man has always looked like mumu,dnt like him one bit!
*ajokeade*

Unknown said...

Ok na

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahahaaha!d power of pichas sha.4 posterity sake!I swear I cnt evn look at my old pictures!!!lwkmd

justhappiness said...

God definately blesses those who work hard

Anonymous said...

#success story

#Charlie

Unknown said...

And now he flies with the President on presidential jet....that's life...many people may hv looked down on him in d past and even called his car then rickety.

Anonymous said...

Turn by turn. One by one for line. Everybody must be blessed when we are all work hard. Bravo man. twitter@amfestus

Anonymous said...

Okay...I just hope he won't be contesting to be a Governor comes 2015..........PMI

Anonymous said...

This Idiot ... omg remember they say the poor is the worst when it comes to looting, i bet you he can afford private jet now. ONYE ORI

Anonymous said...

And wat are u feeling like? Local champion...

Unknown said...

Wow! That's great, when God says it's ur time then it's urs...

Tiana said...

Lol! See wish...... U dey dream or u dey find attention? Mtchhhmmmmm stories dat touches d heart

Anonymous said...

D man use to be onye aguu.... (Witty lady)

Anonymous said...

Spot on!!! Couldn’t agree more! Every friday & Sunday I didn't miss his articles, didn't know it was all smoke & mirrors. I wasted a good part of my teenage years reading his BS.

Anonymous said...

But tiana na cus say e pain u well well u wan die cus of d 100k, na why u de 1st comment dis days? Mind u! Anoda xmas still far, no easter give away if na ur target.

MARCEE said...

..............and now he has matured to a thief..... good riddance to bad rubbish

Anonymous said...

King of badoo cheap ass social network! Wot d fuck r u feeling like? Bet no one emailed u, evn if de did.......why announce it? Na ur 1st time to be asked out by a lady? Abeg get a life, mugu! Afu onu ka mkpi! (Witty lady)

Anonymous said...

Sharaaaaaaap!!!!! Anon 9:whatever! Pity which generation? That's how u kids cum here to write shit yet hungry! Common run bak to skul and spend ur xmas in ur stinking hostel dats if ur a student! Mtcheeew! (Witty lady)

Anonymous said...

Nope, these days a patient dog simply starves to death

Anonymous said...

Bonario who died and made u d chief judge????

Alloy Chikezie said...

E no easy! Wat a journey! When there is life there is hope

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Unknown said...

This is unbelievable....

Unknown said...

Okkkkkkkkkkk, no wonder! Abati the Mr parot, i pity ur life after 2015. Ur body go tell you. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

morenike said...

I dnt no much abt him...bur since pple r sayin bad tins abt u here, dah means u don really chop devil shit....so ah hate u 2 *join dem*

Fuck your opinion said...

Wow! Wo! Wo!

Beauty said...

Dats his turn, mine is coming preTty soon

Unknown said...

Upgrading tinz! Baba God noni...

Anonymous said...

Morafucker!! Wetin u think say u be? Who dey deceive u say u fine?? Liar oshi....show us one of the e-mails.....smellos!!

Toronto Finest said...

Lol. Stop emailing me pls.lmao

Swaggs isimemen said...

He no dat he was a poor ma be 4 nd he can nt give president gud aviser nonsense idiot man mtcheeeew

Anonymous said...

I jus wonder!

Anonymous said...

Lmaooo! Really?! Tell me somn! U know u could just simply have ignored if really ur claim of having stalkers is true. So tell us, has this made u feel any better bout urself or wot value has this added to ur life? Ur ego must be as big as ur head sule

Unknown said...

memories...na baba God do am for am,no beef!

Aymii said...

Yezzir!!!!! The lord (through bad luck Jona) has brought goodluck to Reuben!!!!
homeboi Reuben will continue to defend his pay master with all manner of Big grammar......

..Anything oda thing una dey talk be una own bidness.......he don't give a flying f**k.

#Linda of life....lemme not find this comment missing#

Apple said...

LOL. Linda you wicked oh :) where you get this picture from?? :) hehehehehe..

@your_highness5 said...

Why are you telling us? We should start clapping for you shey? Anofia

Anonymous said...

Ezigboteh onuku, am sure nobody emailed him

Anonymous said...

Abi oh...foolish local champion.

Unknown said...

Power of money....money can turn d most gentle person to a bully...smh4him,I wiLl get der sumday,I pray I dnt go bad amen

Unknown said...

Hehehege make una no finish the guy ooh afterall he used to be handsome #used to be#

Unknown said...

nawa o life hard o

Unknown said...

nawa o life hard o

ary said...

When he could still discern the truth from a pack of lies. Now even if you spray paint him with the truth he wouldn't even know it.

Anonymous said...

Lol tiana O̶̲̥̅̊Я tartar who cares ...stop acting like Д pained witch cos of d give way whose fault say ur ★ no shine for Linda to seeee .....tcheew ......@Ruben from graSs to GraCe

Anonymous said...

Tartartina who cares stop picking offense on every pictures U̶̲̥̅̊ view who's fault say ur ★ no shine for Linda to seee*once ur life believe I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ hope α̲̅πϑ stop acting frustrated!!!...."Д pained witch" ....@Ruben from grass to grace that's d beauty I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ the journey of life !

Anonymous said...

Ok...is about d pocket, that is why this man hast lost the character he laboured so hard to build. Stuck with a clueless and styless president...Uncle Ruby..

Dave-Dee said...

He wrote himself to wealth by being 'critical' of Lucky and Dame Pat. You too can do same!!! Lols. Dave-Dee

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ansa anon 11:33 buh I break dat yoke in dat name of Jesus AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't think Abati deserves d hailings he gets wf regards to dis post.its funny hw we worship success wfout seeing its sting.sorry to say Abati aint a man of honour cos he has lost d objectivity n candour he has in d days wf Guardian.Gps say so

Unknown said...

money is good

Anonymous said...

Ok..seen. Post my comment

Beautiful say so

REXOVIC said...

lolz...i hope they will learn to help this nation sincerely, he use to condemn the govt of the day, now he defends corrution with passion.

Unknown said...

Time and seasons. He toiled and suffered,so let him enjoy now.

Unknown said...

Such is life,no condition is permanent

Unknown said...

hardwork pays.
Connection follows

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sallysmart said...

If sum1 told me dat Abati is gonna change like dis I will over deny it

@BEN_AILOJE d 1st said...

Hmmm. Now I see why he is so loyal to GEJ. #inspired

Unknown said...

Times and season, a labourer deserves his wages.

Igor said...

He is a media assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan,and not Mrs Patience Jonathan.

Unknown said...

He has made it,time will tell in JESUS name i restmy own case.I need a transformatn in my life(2014) is my year.

Unknown said...

He has made it,time will tell in JESUS name i restmy own case.I need a transformatn in my life(2014) is my year.

Unknown said...

He has made it,time will tell in JESUS name i restmy own case.I need a transformatn in my life(2014) is my year.

Unknown said...

Na so the Story goes... All i see now is Greatness...

Unknown said...

good 1 shaaaa

Unknown said...

odaaa bee shaooo

Anonymous said...

Hahahakhaha dumb fuck!!
Dolapo ehn
Olenu pa emi ni kon
Otimo yon ju
Yes ooooo
Omo toni flair ehnn
Awon ekonye je
Abo yemu.....
Lie lie evn if its true, publicisin it means u r jez immature.....
EsterDean

bliss gurl said...

Baddo of toronto I dislike u pieces.u beta do away wif dis clock of pride.ene'idada(in Igala Kogi state)

wemimo said...

Wow!

Livvsreamblog said...

Changes

smooth said...

humble beginning

Anonymous said...

Anon11:33PM,you're definitely a bastard,every reasonable Nigerian knows dis Reuben Abasha has been leaking d president's ass since he got dat post. Now we know why,he doesn't want to go back to his wretched days. SIMPLE!

Unknown said...

Moni can clean any shit......neve ever. Give up cos u dnt no wat 2morrow might bring..

Anonymous said...

Congrat Mr Abati, but u talk to much.

Anonymous said...

.....y den did he forget his awful beginning ???

Anonymous said...

Hnmm wat a humble beginning,it a shame nau,as d yorubas ll say (otije dodo,koleso ododo).good 4 him sha.
Ay sexymami

Anonymous said...

I want to date u oh!!am nt a gold digger as am quite comfortable myslf. Just dat I need 50k to buy some xmas gifts for u oh!!!! Looool

Anonymous said...

Ur a broke hag sef. Looking at ur pics I can tell. Why blow ur own trumpet? Hu ever wants to date u obviously just want to colct money to buy a bottle of fanta. Nutin more cos u dnt have! See ur yeye head and cheap shade. Badoo of Toronto, how razz a name

Unknown said...

Once upon a time...no condition is permanent.. He is now ballin..

Unknown said...

Once upon a time...no condition is permanent.. He is now ballin..

beesonova said...

Greedy and biased hyprcytic figure of d highest insaneous ranking

Bonita Bislam said...

Transition 2 riches

Sidney Izulu said...

Linda why don't you ever post my comments? How could you ignore one of the most intelligent feedbacks you can ever have on this blog? No fair.

Anonymous said...

Linda, what year was this pics taken? I wish you had stated the year.

MY TURN said...

shameless man sold his manhood for "LUCK"

Chinma said...

"Have you seen a man diligent in his works? He will stand before Kings and not before mere man".

Dr Reuben Abati is a man I respect any day. His intelligence to me is awesome.

Yes, he had a humble beginning and YES diligent in his works to get to where he is.

Regarding his role as the Special Adviser to the President on media matters... he is just being diligent in his work and if you were in his shoes, you won't do otherwise.

Government appointments sometimes are made to stop people like him from criticising them. He may just have been a victim. Pleeeeeez allow the guy joor.

jennifer said...

@anonymous 11:28 u make me laugh so tey my bb don fall for water

Unknown said...

Levels don change!

Anonymous said...

Its not exactly "humble beginnings". It depends on how long ago the picture was taken. That could have been a middle class car as at the time the picture was taken. If you were driving that can in Nigeria in the babangida or abacha years, you were not doing badly.

Toronto Finest said...
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Charmie said...

Well our President once had no shoe! So dear. R Abati probably didn't tink he had legs for shoes! But see 2dai.u neva knw wat tmr holds,so make use of ur today, reflect on ur past so ur future wil be btr! Knw ur roots...I guess Mr Abati hs forgotten,even Mr President wt it feels lik for an average persn!cos the lives of d average Nig hv not improved...

BIG 'G' said...

Thy latter shall be greater than thy former.........saith BIG 'G'

Unknown said...

Wow, interesting.

Ricnino said...

Sharap odee! Seeking attention! Real dudes don't rant like yu do! Get busy! Gf ni!

Anonymous said...

Not humble at all. He is sitting in his car.

Anonymous said...

Sensed Ў☺ΰ weren't mature with υ̲̣̥я̲̣̥ replies in-between.do yourself a̶̲̥̅̊ favour and remove the last reply.

Unknown said...

Taaaaa! Gbafo! Go chop shit, diarrhea one 2! Monkey fine pass u sef, u even dey compare ur self with monkey. Ndo! Sorry! Pele

Unknown said...

Step by step jst make his long journey smooth.... May God wer do am 4 una do am 4 me too.

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