Top 10 Quotable Quotes Of The Week

  1. “A well paid teacher is a better teacher but is a well-paid legislator a better legislator?”

–          Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on the need for better wages for teachers in Nigeria (Source: The Cable)

  1. “A whistleblower is not necessarily a saint. But people often support him because what he reveals is usually beneficial to all.”

–          Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member, federal House of Representatives, and former chairman its appropriation committee, asking Nigerians to support his one-man anti-corruption war against the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and the House (Source: The Punch)

  1. “What I give my clients is my knowledge, I don’t sell my conscience. I retain my conscience and independence.”

–          Renowned Nigerian lawyer, Wole Olanipekun, on how he is able to manage complex relationships with a variety of high profile clients (Source: The Punch)

  1. “I said it, I was wrong and I apologise.”

–          The Republican candidate for the U.S Presidential election, Donald Trump, apologising after a leaked 2005 video showed him making lewd remarks about women (Source: The Telegraph, UK) 

  1. “I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president.”

–          Jason Chaffetz, a U.S Republican congressman, withdrawing his endorsement of his party presidential candidate, Donald Trump, after a leaked 2005 video showed Trump making lewd remarks about women (Source: Business Insider)

  1. “The recent surgical operation against some judicial officers is specifically targeted at corruption and not at the judiciary as an institution.”

–          President Muhammadu Buhari on the recent arrest of some Nigerian judges by the State Security Services (SSS) (Source: Premium Times)

  1. “There is time for sex and time for football. But if you mix the two, you will never reach the top.”

–          Ghanaian football coach, Malik Jabir, says football in the west African country wasn’t faring better because players were indulging in too much sex (Source: Metro.co.uk)

  1. “Nearly every household in Nigeria has a Lagosian.”

–          The All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos, making a case for the state, after a bill seeking special status for it was thrown out in the senate (Source: The Nation)

  1. “He (President Muhammadu Buhari) is on an assignment, against time, to undo the wrongs of nearly two decades of bad governance.”

–          The National leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, says of Mr. Buhari, during the launch of the biography of the president titled ““Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenge of Leadership in Nigeria”, written by Prof John Paden, an American author (Source: The Nation)

  1. “Moses says “an eye for an eye.” (Exodus 21:24). Jesus says “turn the other cheek.” (Matthew 5:39). Which one of these is of God? Certainly, both cannot be true.”

–          Femi Aribisala, a scholar and a Nigerian pastor, arguing that the Bible is not infallible (Source: Premium Times)


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