Top 10 Quotable Quotes Of The Week


“Before you ask ‘where is the change they promised us’, you must first ask ‘what have I done to be part of the change for the greater good of society.’”

–  President Muhammadu Buhari during the launch of ‘Change Begins With Me’ Campaign (Source: Twitter)

“You can’t promise me change, and when I demand it from you, you tell me that #ChangeBeginsWithMe. If it begins with me, then why do I need you?”

–  Reno Omokri, a pastor and a well-known critic of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, reacting to the launch of #ChangeBeginsWithMe campaign by the president (Source: Twitter)

“We’re just too lenient with our governments. (We) don’t hold them to high standards of performance. (We) even help them promote the view that we’re at fault.”

–  Remi Soniya, KOWA Party’s candidate in the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria (Source: Twitter)

“In our hotel, we paid about N700 for a plate of semovita, or eba with a choice of cat fish or chicken. On the roadside, I found to my surprise that with just N1000, I bought over 50 oranges, two giant water melon and 10 pieces of sweet potato.”

–  Bayo Onanuga, Managing Director,  News Agency of Nigeria, dismissing media reports that Nigerians were passing through hard times (Source: Premium Times)

“He’s been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader.”

–  U.S Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, praised the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin above the U.S President Barrack Obama (Source: AP)

“Peaceful Public protest/procession is an integral part of democratic norms in as much as it conforms with the rule of law and public order.”

–  Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, says there was no ban against public protest in Nigeria (Source: Premium Times)

“The times are confusing, but we are not confused.”

–  Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s finance minister, on the country’s economic crisis (Source: Twitter)

“There is no Nigerian with blood flowing through that will not know that things are difficult now and we pray that with God’s guidance, He will see us through.”

–  Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, on the state of the Nigerian economy (Source: The Nation)

“It’s a dream come true to play in the Manchester derby and score the winning goal.”

–  Kelechi Iheanacho, Nigerian youngster and Manchester City striker, celebrating his goal against Manchester United (Source: Punch)

“I am a pastor, the devil only used the children against me.”

–  Chukwuemeka Nwocha, General Overseer of Tongue of Fire Restoration Ministry, Igbosere, Lagos, arrested for keeping 13 under-age girls as his sex slaves (Source: Punch)

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  • River Jordan

    We expect the “quotable quotes” to portray critical thoughts. Some of the so called quotable quotes as per the perspective of premium times do not deserve to be so captioned.

  • favourtalk

    By the grace of God, the change we want for this nation will surely come soon. we shall surely get there


      Yes. You are right. We will get there.