“These herdsmen must be called to order, these wanton destructions, audacious incursions in other people’s territory cannot continue for too long.”
– Olusegun Mimiko, the governor of Ondo State, violent attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the state (Source: Premium Times)
“I didn’t think this day would come. I was beginning to believe I couldn’t get justice in Illinois.”
– An American man, Jack McCullough, 76, freed by the court after spending 59 years in Illinois jail for murder. The court said the trial that led to McCullough’s conviction was flawed (Source: CNN)
“What is important to us is how to get the money. Sending people to jail will not translate to money.”
– Yusuf Ali, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, advising the federal government to grant amnesty to public officials who return looted funds (Source: Punch newspaper)
“Nigerian politicians believe that if you show 120 ambulances then you are delivering on health or if you show 120 patrol vehicles, it means you are delivering on security. The pictures shown by our politicians sometimes do not match the realities.”
– Mathew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, commenting on politics and development in Nigeria (Source: Leadership newspaper)
“We really want to avoid blaming the past because people no longer want that; they just want these conditions to change.”
– John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, on the bad state of the Nigeria economy (Source: Premium Times)
“It is quite embarrassing that in the fourth month of the year, we are still battling with putting a budget together.”
– Renowned Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, on the delay in passing into law, the 2016 Appropriation Bill (Source: Channels Television)
“We have a broken criminal justice system. We have more people in jail than any other country on Earth.”
– U.S Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders (Source: Ebony.com)
“You must do nothing to pervert the course of justice by enacting hurriedly-packaged laws ostensibly meant to block your trial. It will further diminish you and make your sympathisers recoil in shame.”
– Politician and Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu, in an open letter to the President of Nigeria’s Senate, Bukola Saraki, on the senate president’s trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (Source: Signalng.com)
“We will always fight to the death, and that’s what we did.”
– Danny Simpson who plays right-back for English club, Leicester City, on the club dramatic weekend English Premier League encounter with West Ham. The visitors, West Ham scored two stunning late goals, before Leicester equalised in 94th minute through a penalty (Source: CNN)
“It is appalling to me that anyone, especially women, would cheer Wizkid on when he wrote RIP Linda.”
– Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji, said she filed a report with the police against the Nigerian musician, Wizkid, so as to discourage violence against women (Source: Linda Ikeji’s blog)
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