“The most anti-human crime of kidnapping in all its ramifications, either for ransom or as a form of protest, remains a child of the Niger Delta. It was born and nurtured in the Niger Delta. Its roots go deep into the creeks.”
– Godwin Adindu, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, faulting a statement credited to Senator Godswill Akpabio that kidnapping for ransom in the country started in Abia State (Source: Vanguard newspaper)
“I’m in tears, I just can’t believe it. What a moment!”
– Curtis Leal, 27, a local fan of Leicester City, cried, while celebrating the club historic win of the English premiership title (Source: The Independent newspaper, UK)
“You see, that smile on that (wedding) picture was plastic. I was beaten to the altar on my wedding day.”
– A former victim of domestic violence, Nkiruka Okoro, shared her experience on Instagram (Source: Linda Ikeji’s bog)
“As a responsible nuclear weapons state, our republic will not use a nuclear weapon unless its sovereignty is encroached upon by any aggressive hostile forces with nukes.”
– North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un (Source: Aljazeera)
“I don’t wish people to love me, I don’t wish people to hate me, I just wish for people to give me a chance.”
– A Canadian national, Omar Khadr, said after being released from the U.S military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba where he was held for 13 years for terrorism and murder (Source: Aljazeera)
“I repeat, without fear of favour, as much as we’re thinking of kicking Saraki out of power, I want my party to also think of the repercussion of kicking him out.”
– Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC, Timi Frank, rejected the trial of the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki, by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (Source: Premium Times)
“We have a government whose leadership promised change but which is not practising transformation.”
– The outgoing National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Nasir Isa, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of failing Nigerians (Source: Premium Times)
“Today the EFCC invited me to come their office on Monday. I have their letter. I agreed to be there. Now they have surrounded my house.”
– Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation in Nigeria, and opposition politician and a vocal critic of President Muhammadu Buhari (Source: Premium Times)
“Living in State House does not in any way alienate me from your daily struggles. I read the newspapers and listen to the TV and radio news. I hear your cries. I share your pains.”
– Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said, while signing the 2016 budget into law. Mr. Buhari acknowledged that Nigerians were probably going through the toughest economic times in the history of the nation (Source: Premium Times)
“Ali Modu Sheriff is there to perform the final funeral rites of the PDP. The May 21 national convention will mark the lying in state of the PDP which will be forever.”
– A former minister of National Planning, Abubakar Sulaiman, reiterating the rejection of the current PDP national chairman, Ali Sheriff by former ministers who served under PDP-led federal government. Mr. Sheriff looks likely to win the position of the national of PDP in the forthcoming convention. (Source: Punch newspaper).
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