Top 10 Quotable Quotes of Last Week

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, speaking during Thursday's protest
Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, speaking during Thursday's protest

“The first thing that the tyrant seeks to do is to label you as a corrupt beast. After that he can kill you without any fear of reprisal.”

–          Femi Fani-Kayode, PDP chieftain and former minister of aviation in Nigeria, on the SSS’s crackdown on some Nigerian judges for alleged corrupt practices (Source: Twitter)

“Public backing is a sine qua non for all successful anti-corruption wars. Only governments that consistently acted lawfully earned it.”

–          Former minister of education and a leader of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, Oby Ezekwesili, on recent arrest of judges by the State Security Services (SSS) (Source: Premium Times)

“It’s been a while since I’ve seen some of them smile. Indeed, God has smiled on us today!”

–          Chinwe Madubuike, a broadcaster and development specialist, on the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners’ reactions to the release of 21 Chibok girls by Boko Haram (Source: Twitter)

“I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”

–          President Muhammadu Buhari responding to his wife, Aisha’s allegation that Mr. Buhari’s administration has been hijacked by a cabal (Source: Premium Times)

“Strong men don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. People who are truly strong lift others up.”

–          U.S First Lady, Michelle Obama, attacking the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, for his lewd remarks against women (Source: BBC)

“If a judge is corrupt, he is no longer a judge, he is a thief and therefore he should be treated as such, according to the law and sent to jail.”

–          A retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Samson Uwaifo, on the recent arrest of judges by the State Security Services (Source: Channels TV)

“Never attack your wife for saying your mouth stinks. Others may say it smells nice, but she’s the one who visits it regularly.”

–          Reno Omokri, a pastor and social commentator (Source: Twitter)

“Aso Villa should be converted into a spiritual museum, and abandoned.”

–          Former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, in an opinion article, says the seat of government in Nigeria was infested with powerful demons (Source: The Guardian)

“To be a homosexual is honourable, a gift from God.”

–          Nigerian gay pastor, Jide Macaulay (Source: Linda Ikeji blog)

“So many Americans feel like this election is being rigged.”

–          Mike Pence, running mate to the Republican candidate for U.S presidential election, Donald Trump, on the forthcoming American election (Source: The UK Guardian)


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