SOUND BITES: 10 Top Quotable Quotes Of The Week

Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole
Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole

“You don’t have to be an economist to know that any system that allows you to sit in your garden, and with a telephone call, make one billion naira without investing a kobo, that system is wrong. It is unsustainable.”
Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, warning President Muhammadu Buhari against making the same mistakes former president Goodluck Jonathan made which brought down the Nigerian economy (Source: Premium Times)

“We believe in being a part of a united Nigeria, and a new way of thinking, where the victim mentality will no longer be acceptable.”
The Rebranded Indigenous People of Biafra (TRIPOB), a breakaway faction of the Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says in a statement (Source: The Cable)

“I wasn’t expecting polio as a challenge, I was expecting teenage pregnancy and other health challenges.”
Isaac Adewole, Nigeria’s minister of health, on the resurgence of polio in the country (Source: The Cable)

“I did not remove any part of her body; I only killed her for the fun of it. I made love with her in the bush before killing her. I am not a cultist. It was when I killed her that I realized I made a big mistake and I wept bitterly.”
Oweniwe Chukwudi, 22-year-old National Diploma student of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, accused of killing his girlfriend, Adeyeye Nifemi, for ritual purpose (Source: Linda Ikeji’s blog)

“What is the reason and the logic behind APC chieftains inviting a PDP economist to lecture them on the economy? The very party they consistently deride for ruining this country for ‘16 years’?”
Shehu Sani, APC senator, representing Kaduna Central, takes a hard stance against Charles Soludo, a professor of economics and former Central Bank governor, who spoke at the 4th lecture series of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, at Kaduna State. Mr. Sani said Mr. Soludo, through his policies at the apex bank, was responsible for the country’s economic woes (Source: Premium Times)

“No, no, no! I’m not gay, I’m straight like a pencil and I like women!”
MTV Base video jockey and on-screen personality, Ehizojia “Ehiz” Okoeguale (Source: Premium Times)

“We want those girls out and safe. The faster we can recover them and hand them over to their parents, the better for us.”
President Muhammadu Buhari expressing his administration readiness to swap detained Boko Haram members for the Chibok girls abducted since 2014 (Source: Premium Times)

“Over $40 billion have been put into the Niger Delta in the last 12 years, but when I went through the creeks at the risk of my life, I saw that there is no infrastructure to justify that amount.”
Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum, on the urgent need for peace that could usher in development in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria (Source: Vanguard newspaper)

“When you carry Ghana-must-go, some people clap for you. But when you want to restore something good in Nigeria, you become a target.”
Aisha Wakil, one of the three Nigerians declared wanted by the country’s military for their alleged relationship with the terror group, Boko Haram. Ms Wakil turned herself in for questioning and was later released by the military (Source: Premium Times)

“A man names his dog “Buhari” and is quickly arrested and taken to court. A group kills an entire household of eight in the name of Islam, and nothing happens. It is sending a bad signal.”
Obi Nwakanma, a renowned Nigerian columnist, on the arrest and prosecution of the Nigerian citizen who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari (Source: Vanguard newspaper)

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