SOUND BITES: 10 Top Quotable Quotes of The Week

NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba

“We have been patient with this government but this persistent scarcity and suffering of our people will no longer be tolerated”.

– The President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, on the current petroleum crisis in the country (Source: Punch newspaper)

“At the end of this storm the sky will be blue again and people will find that the only crime is the hacking.”

– Ramón Fonseca, the co-owner of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the #PanamaPapers (Source: The New York Times)

“I am here to bury a friend. He was a good man and a believer of his people.”

– Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State, said of late Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, during the burial of the former governor of Bayelsa State (Source: The Nation newspaper)

“Our critics must be insane to start seeking plebiscites on the future of the Nigeria coach because we lost CHAN.”

– Sunday Oliseh, former coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, on whether the country should go for a foreign coach or not (Source:

“There is no provision for the Lagos-Calabar rail in the #2016Budget submitted by the @NGRPresident.”

– BudgIT, a non-governmental organization, reacting to the controversy that the National Assembly scrapped the Lagos-Calabar rail project from the 2016 budget proposal submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari (Source:

“We empathize with Nigerians, and I want to assure them that the change they voted for is real, that change will come.”

– Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information, apologising to Nigerians over the country’s fuel crisis (Source: Channels Television)

“I’m constantly associated with several teams, in the summer I should be back in a job.”

– Jose Mourinho, the former coach of English club, Chelsea, dismissing news reports linking him with Manchester United (Source:

“The commission (NDDC) was perceived rightly or wrongly as a place you just come, take your own share and go; it was also perceived to be a corrupt place.”

– The acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, Ibim Semenitari, on the challenges she met at the commission (Source: Premium Times)

“The Senate President is not contemplating any resignation. He will surely have his day in court.”

– The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, rejecting calls for his resignation because of corruption scandals. Mr. Saraki spoke through his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu (Source: Premium Times)

“I continue to believe that Mr. Trump will not be president. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people.”

– U.S President Barack Obama, dismissing Donald Trump, a controversial politician who is a frontrunner in the Republican presidential primaries (Source: BBC)

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