“I’ve no problem with states that want to make kidnapping punishable by death, but let them first apply it on politicians who kidnap government money.”
– Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (Source: Twitter)
“One of the trainings I did not receive is that of a magician, but I am working very hard to ensure some of these issues go away.”
– Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, hinting that fuel scarcity in Nigeria may persist for two more months (Source: Premium Times)
“It is better we address Nigeria’s political class rather than reducing corruption to one political party. We shouldn’t see corruption as being synonymous to the PDP.”
– Former Minister of National Planning and spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Ministers’ Forum, Abubakar Suleiman, arguing that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari should extend its fight against corruption to the members of the ruling APC (Source: Punch newspaper)
“Facebook is evil in my view, I’ve been saying this for years…. We offer up our information and it’s just there on a plate for the spies to access.”
– Annie Machon, a former agent of the British secret service, said to be on the run after her partner became a whistleblower, speaks on the enduring battles between whistleblowers and intelligence agencies and big corporations across the world (Source: Al Jazeera)
“I am afraid I did not succeed in the election in Kogi, Bayelsa, (and) Rivers. I think that more Nigerians are killed or killed themselves in Rivers than in any particular state. At this stage of our political development, to remain brutal is shameful and as a government, I promise we will do something by the next general election.”
– President Muhammadu Buhari, addressing members of his party, the APC, during the party’s National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja (Source: Osun Defender)
“Had I been able to score, I wouldn’t have been able to tell what exactly the fans’ response would be.”
– Egyptian footballer, Mohammed Salah, alluding that a last minute win against Nigeria in the Africa’s Cup of Nations qualifier could have attracted the fury of the Kaduna fans. The match ended 1-1 (Source: Goal.com)
“I am caught between two devils. If the judgment goes in favour of the applicant, they will say yes, that I have been compromised. On the other hand, if it goes against him, they will say I have been intimidated.”
– Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court, Abuja, disqualifying himself from a suit brought before him by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who wanted the court to stop his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The judge said his withdrawal from the case was due to the accusations in the media that he had been bribed by the senate president (Source: The Nation)
“We don’t need 36 states, we need six states. Let the geo-political zones serve as states. We don’t need states that will come to Abuja every month and collect money to go back.”
– Senator Shehu Sani, Chairman Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debt, calling for the restructuring of Nigeria (Source: Leadership newspaper)
“Don’t believe the @FoxNews Polls, they are just another phony hit job on me. I will beat Hillary Clinton easily in the General Election.”
– The U.S Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump (Source: Twitter)
“Social media is the new root of all evil.”
– Paul Okoye of the PSquare, telling his brother and partner, Peter, not to allow people’s comments on the social media destroy their family bond (Source: The Cable)
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