SOUND BITES: 10 Top Quotable Quotes of Last Week

Ali Modu Sheriff

“If it is the divine will of God that our present masters must kill the PDP, then by the grace of God, we shall yet tarry at the graveside to bid it farewell.”

–          Former presidential spokesman, Doyin Okupe disagreeing on the choice of former governor of Borno State, Modu Sheriff, as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party. (Source: Facebook)

“Don’t blame the devil for what has happened, blame me because I was tempted and I did it.”

–          50-year old pastor, Oprite Amakiri, reportedly confessed to raping 18-year old female member of his church, Agape Baptist Church, Rivers state. (Source: Punch )

“We have chosen to sleep with the dogs and dance on the graves of our fallen heroes. This arrangement is an affront against the Living God and it cannot stand.”

–          Frontline PDP politician, Femi Fani-Kayode rejecting Ali Modu Sheriff’s appointment as national chairman of PDP. (Source: Premium Times)

“The people of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken. I respect their decision.”

–          Jeb Bush announcing his withdrawal from the U.S presidential race, because of poor performance in the GOP primaries. (Source: Time magazine)

“They have taught her how to smile in a tempting manner. The capitalist hypocrites will soon find something else to excite them, just as the media will find a new story.”

–          Former spokesman to then president Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati on the sudden transformation of 27-year old Olajumoke Orisaguna from a bread-hawker in Lagos to a fashion model and celebrity. (Linda Ikeji’s blog)

“I do not feel that a handshake with the president is the best way for me to honour Black History Month or the Black freedom fighters whose labour laid the groundwork for the historic moment we are living in.”

–          Aislinn Pulley, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Chicago in the U.S, rejecting a White House invitation to meet with President Barack Obama and a group of civil rights leaders. (Source: Times magazine)

“If someone deserves to play then he plays but if I don’t think he’s ready to play then it doesn’t matter if the name is Van Persie or not.”

–          The Turkish football club, Fenerbahce’s head coach Vitor Pereira, reacting to the club striker, Van Persie’s appeal that the coach should stop substituting him in matches. (Source:

“We are here today, we are starting from here, and we are going to Aso Rock, Insha Allah by 2019.”

Modu Sheriff, the new PDP national chairman, expressing faith in his party’s ability to win Nigeria’s presidential election in 2019 (Source: Premium Times)

“Where have the billions of dollars in the days of 100 dollars per barrel of oil gone?”

–          Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo on how corruption has destroyed the country’s economy (Source: Leadership newspaper)

“Does Presidents Day in the U.S make any president a God? A founding leader of his iconic status deserves the honour!”

–          Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwe’s minister of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development, advocating for President Robert Mugabe’s birthday to be made public holiday (Source: Twitter)


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