SOUND BITES: Top 10 Quotable Quotes of Last Week

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“Yes, we are elected to do the impossible; we will do our best. I just want to plead that people should give us more realistic expectations.”
–          Segun Oni, Deputy National Chairman (South) of the APC (Source: The Punch newspaper)

“Truth is the worse Nigerian is better than the best Kenyan.”
–          Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation minister in Nigeria, joined the Twitter fight between Nigerians and Kenyans (Source: Twitter)

“The PDP of today, its soul has been taken out of it and those who allowed that to happen are, unfortunately, either in the country or out of the country unperturbed about the fate of the party and indeed the fate of the country.”
–          Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who was elected under PDP, told a factional National Chairman of PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, when the latter visited him over the weekend (Source: Premium Times)

“Since Obasanjo is no longer a member of the PDP and he has consistently maintained that he can never return to the PDP, only those in the same league with him can go about visiting him.”
–          Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, on the visit of the factional National Chairman of PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, to former President Olusegun Obasanjo (Source: Premium Times)

I am now defenseless and mentally defeated.”
–          Famous American rapper, Lil Wayne, shared cryptic message on Twitter, apparently announcing his retirement from music (Source: Enews)

“At N423 to $1, any governor still contemplating reducing the ₦18k minimum wage is a person who wants to govern over the dead not the living.”
–          Ben Murray-Bruce, Nigerian senator from Bayelsa State, on the country’s economic crisis (Source: Twitter)

“If my hair had not let me down this bad, I’d grow an Afro in solidarity with SA kids whose Afros are under attack!”
–          Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwean Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, expressing solidarity with South African school girls who protested the banning of Afro in their school (Source: Twitter)

“I hope (Samson) Siasia can see that (the sports minister) Dalung represents the worst face of football administration and all its past demons.”
–          Azu Ishiekwene, Editor-in-Chief, The Interview magazine, warned former coach of the Nigerian Olympic football team, Samson Siasia, not to accept any future engagement with the country’s football authorities, because of unpaid salaries and ill-treatment (Source: Premium Times)

“As I walk the streets of my constituency these days, I constantly harbor a foreboding that I could be stoned by my angry constituents for the failure of Mr. President to fulfill his campaign promises and expectations to Nigerians.”
–          Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi West, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to shake up his cabinet, and urgently tackle the country’s economic crisis (Source: The Cable)

“Let us carry her (Mother Teresa’s) smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey, especially those who suffer.”
–          Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, said in his homily during the canonization of Mother Teresa as a saint (Source: AP)

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