Top 10 Quotable Quotes Of The Week


“I believe that this recession will not last.”

–          President Muhammadu Buhari on Nigeria’s economic crisis, during his nationwide address to mark the country’s Independence Day anniversary (Source: Premium Times)

“Only the quest for power divides us; we are united by other things. But those who get power embrace at the top whilst division continues below.”

–          Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo on disunity in Nigeria (Source: Twitter)

“At my age, there is only one thing I am looking for. I want to see a great Nigeria.”

–          President Muhammadu Buhari restating his commitment to work for the good of the country (Source: Premium Times)

“Our most valuable resource is not our oil; it is our people. All of our people.”

–          Nigeria’s former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, advising the country’s leaders to look beyond oil to revive the broken economy (Source: Premium Times)

“I am one of those who believe and I am not reluctant to say that the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable.”

–          Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, says in Benin, the state capital, during Nigeria’s Independence Day celebration (Source: Daily Trust)

“Do not ask who will make our beloved country great. Ask instead, how will I make Nigeria great.”

–          Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, said in his Independence Day message to Nigerians (Source: Twitter)

“The international community does not cast a vote here, Gabonese people do. So, I am accountable to them.”

–          Newly sworn-in President of Gabon, Ali Bongo, dismissing international criticisms against his controversial re-election for a second seven-year term (Source: Al Jazeera)

“The federal government should do the right first things, first. Change should begin with those who promised Change!”

–          Oby Ezekwesili, a leader of the#BringBackOurGirls campaign, and a senior economic adviser of the Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (Source: The Cable)

“My mission has been accomplished. This is my very last battle.”

–          Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on the just concluded governorship election in his state in which his party, the All Progressives Congress, won (Source: The Cable)

“I need peace.”

–          Bana al-Abed, seven-year-old girl from eastern Aleppo, Syria, took to Twitter to inform the world about the humanitarian crisis in the worn-torn city (Source: The UK Guardian)


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