Top 10 Quotable Quotes Of The Week

Abubakar Shekau in a recent video
Abubakar Shekau in a recent video

“People of Chibok, you still have to prepare for a longer #BringBackOurGirls campaign. If you want your girls, bring back our brothers.”

–          Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, in a new video posted online, gives condition for the release of the over 200 girls abducted by the group (Source: Premium Times)

“Selling our national assets to stem recession is like selling ones lungs to buy food.”

–          Senator Shehu Sani, from Kaduna State, kicking against suggestion that Nigeria should sell off national assets like the NNPC, and use the proceeds to help the economy out of recession (Source: Premium Times)

 “But for selfish considerations, a few legislators who may be queuing up to participate in the purchase of the nation’s assets are not prepared to defend the Constitution.”

–          Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, on the suggestion that Nigeria’s assets be sold off to raise funds for the country’s ailing economy (Source: Premium Times)

 “You are highly respected by world leaders, including myself. Your person has given your country a positive image.”

–          The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, told President Muhammadu Buhari during the UN General Assembly meeting in the U.S (Source: Punch)

 “President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.”

–          U.S Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, finally admitted that American President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. Mr. Trump led the birthers movement for five years, trying to discredit the first African-America U.S president (Source: CNN)

“You can kill a person with your tongue. This is even more true for journalists because their voice can reach everyone and this is a very powerful weapon.”

–          Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis says journalism based on gossips and rumour is a form of terrorism (Source: Reuters)


“It is a disgrace that a minimum of 27 states, out of 36 that we have in Nigeria, can’t pay salaries.”

–          President Muhammadu Buhari on Nigeria’s economic crisis (Source: The Nation)

“Being a father is an assignment from God.”

–          Wale Omole, former vice chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, on parenting (Source: Punch)

“We cannot continue to preach to empty stomachs. The attitude of saying we are suffering because corruption has been blocked is no longer tenable.”

–          Dele Momodu, politician and publisher of Ovation magazine, urging the federal government to urgently tackle hunger and poverty in the country (Source: Today)

“It is easy for the mouses to dance when the cats aren’t there.”

–          Retired football star, Didier Drogba, poking fun at Arsenal 3-0 victory against his former club, Chelsea, over the weekend (Source:


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