Nigerians Speak

I want to tell them that they have not lost anything as this remains a leadership that is for all.

Yakubu Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker, House of Representatives, assuring members of the House that his tenure will be beneficial to all.


We are going to bounce back in spite of all the difficulties.

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, promising that the state will regain its past glory.



We have faced greater challenges before and this too shall pass away.

John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman, APC, commenting on the turn of event at the National Assembly.




We struggle with it till October 2014. By that time, there was nothing we could do.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, explaining why he could not pay workers’ salaries for seven months.




I think he deserves a little bit more time.

Ahmed Joda, chairman, Transition Committee, urging Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari.



 It is not Jonathan that is not good but the people around him.

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, speaking on how sycophants can mislead those in authority negatively.



With all due respect, sir, I want to express my deep disappointment with your hastiness in flowing with the mob on this matter.

Chris Anyanwu

Chris Anyanwu, former senator, reacting to Wole Soyinka’s criticism of the sexual offences bill that was passed by the National Assembly recently.




One thing about democracy is that you cannot shoot your way to power. You would have to organise your way to power.

Kenneth Okonkwo

Kenneth Okonkwo, lawyer, advising political parties that attaining elective positions is not a child’s play.



There will be no rest in me until we end poverty.

Akinwunmi Adesina

Akinwunmi Adesina, newly elected president of African Development Bank, declaring his determination to make a positive change during his tenure.

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