“The PDP needs to get it right with the next national convention. We must reject imposition in whatever guise. “The road to power in 2019 could be very fierce and tedious. We need fighters who will not give up easily. We need people of honour and integrity to lead us.”
Former Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Zainab Maina
“I’m now born again, whatever I say now is the truth. Some people came to the PDP with nothing and left with billions. We need to bring the party to the people now. We need to be sober and apologise for what we have done wrong in the past. “After fasting and prayer, I fasted for 30 days and night asking God to show me who would lead the party. God showed me Adeniran. “Let’s now look forward and make sure that we elect a credible chairman. We should make sure that nobody short-changes us at the national convention. ”
Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ibrahim Mantu
“In Ogun State for now, we don’t have any Hausa man that is representing us in the government, both at the state and local government levels.”
Interim state chairman, Arewa community, Alhaji Sheu Uthman
“The suspect, who is the wife of George Turnah, a former special assistant to an ex-Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, is a signatory to some of the companies her husband allegedly used to launder monies meant for youth development. EFCC on wanted Jennifer Turnah, the wife of George Turnah, who is the godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
“The suspect, who is the wife of George Turnah, a former special assistant to an ex-Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, is a signatory to some of the companies her husband allegedly used to launder monies meant for youth development.
EFCC on wanted Jennifer Turnah, the wife of George Turnah, who is the godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
“The truth is that Federal government is not standing on the way of any state; the laws do not stand in the way of any state to develop power projects.”
The Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola
“The recent economic recession has shown that the financial industry still harbors weaknesses in governance, exemplified by instances of unclear rendition of returns, corporate governance abuses such as unreported losses, huge exit packages for directors, insider non-performing loans, over-domineering executive management, contravention of regulatory/prudential guidelines and lending limits, poorly appraised credits and weakening of shareholders’ funds, among others. Overall, the huge challenge of ‘key-man’ risk abound in our industry.”
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele
“The safety of Ndi Anambra and all residents in Anambra, the security of their lives, properties and environment are cardinal priorities of the Willie Obiano Administration which has ensured that everyone goes about freely within our environment without let or hindrance.”
The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano
“Nigerians are very powerful people and if they like your song, you are likely to be a success in Africa. There was a point in my life that I travelled to Ghana in search of greener pastures but I ended up trekking and sleeping on the streets. I decided to come back to Nigeria.”
Dancehall singer, Patoranking
“Most of the kidnappings and armed robbery taking place in this state are done by men of SARS. They use exhibit vehicles to operate. As the Chief Security Officer of the state, you complain, but they choose to play politics with crime.”
THE Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike
“The attention of the Presidency has been drawn to incorrect reports that President Muhammadu Buhari refused to grant audience to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State during the recent Eid-el-Kabir holidays, which the President observed in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State. The report is perhaps the antics of mischief makers who wish to score cheap political points against the Kano State governor.”
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina
“Ethiopian Airline had owed huge debts in the past, which with the support of its own government, had been defrayed; and even currently, it still owes huge debts.”
Former Vice President of Arik Air, Senator Anietie Okon
“Please, disregard this website created by faceless people for mischievous purposes. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Vice President.”
Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande
“Since I was in the civil service, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, has been my mentor and godfather. He has remained so even now that I have joined politics. There is a reason for every political relationship.”
Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan
“The prospects for more robust growth are bright. I hope the current economic diversification efforts which see attention being given to agriculture and mining will be sustained.”
MD. Financial Derivatives Company, Bismark Rewane
“Yes, we did it (N350bn capital release) in tranches. Largest allocations were for the PWH (power, works and housing), transport, defence, agric, water resources, interior and health.”
Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun
“I am not satisfied with attention paid to tennis and other sports than football in the country. It is like Nigeria is a nation of football, all other games are relegated to the background and this is why NCC feels that it should contribute something no matter how small. So, we have picked tennis as one of the sports we want to sponsor to improve its quality.”
The Head of Administration, NCC, Mr. Kehinde Oladipo
“I am calling on political leaders to caution their followers against political violence and thuggery. If the youths are employed or empowered, the level of hardship faced by many families will reduce.”
The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi
“I left Akwa Ibom for Lagos to hustle. Many people do not know that I was one of the first few Glo Rock and Roll ambassadors. I was the Mr. Rock and Roll 2009. I was given N250,000 and that was the first time I ever had that huge sum of money. I wanted to run mad. I came from Akwa Ibom in a night bus to contest.”
Singer, MC Galaxy
“News reports that Vice President Osinbajo has taken over ASUU negotiations is untrue and inaccurate. Labour and Education Ministers will continue to lead the talks.”
Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande
“Sometimes, Mamman Daura was in the habit of trying to reach out to Osinbajo and suggest what Osinbajo should do and should not do. Mamman Daura has been known to be making intemperate and irresponsible statements that the government belongs to him and his ilk and they will do all they can to run the government.”
Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed
“I am amazed that the distinguished attorney is prepared to contest the superiority of the provisions of the constitution on fundamental human rights of freedom of movement and freedom of association over an erroneous judicial proclamation violating those rights.
“I am equally miffed by the audacity with which the Attorney General displays his bias without regard to his oath of office.”
“The highlight of this hostility and militant disposition of the House was the attempted impeachment of Obasanjo. Of course, the move was jettisoned following intervention by some well-meaning Nigerians.”
The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari on Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration and the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003.
“Let me state the following categorically: firstly, that I made no such comments to anybody, and secondly that I am aware that His Excellency’s (Buhari’s) comments were indeed factual.” Emeka Ojukwu (Junior), the son of the late Igbo leader, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu
“Let me state the following categorically: firstly, that I made no such comments to anybody, and secondly that I am aware that His Excellency’s (Buhari’s) comments were indeed factual.”
Emeka Ojukwu (Junior), the son of the late Igbo leader, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu
“He has failed to attract a single project to the district in terms of infrastructures, roads and others. He has continuously and deliberately ignored efforts by the people to create a working relationship that will bring out purposeful leadership for our people.”
Constituents of Bayelsa East Senatorial District of Bayelsa State on Senator Ben Murray Bruce
“So, if somebody of Pastor Adeboye’s calibre can take six-hour flight and go to see President Buhari and, within 48 hours, Buhari came home, then it is speaking a different thing about what some people are saying that Buhari is a religious bigot.”
APC Chieftain, Alhaji Kawu Baraje
“Social media has been responsible for a lot of marriage and relationship break-ups. I have a song that speaks on this sort of thing. I am always online everyday just like every other person but the truth is that you do not know who is praying for you and those who do not want you to exist.”
Singer, Sound Sultan
“Ninety per cent of our revenue goes to pay overhead, allowances, salaries and not much is left for development.
“We are not going to develop this way and we will only have ourselves to blame.”
Former President Obasanjo Olusegun
“We have shown in Nigeria that whatever problems we have, we can resolve them. We are doing so in the North-East, we are doing so with the humanitarian condition and all of that.”
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
“What I will reiterate is that the Discos have the obligation to meter customers because they are the ones who charge for electricity which must be measured. If the customers and the Discos reach an agreement between themselves, where the customer assumes the responsibility of the Disco of his own free will and NERC sanctions this agreement, then so be it.’
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola
“Contrary to the false assertions from some quarters, the government of Kaduna state does not seek to muzzle the free press or journalists in the performance of their duty.’
Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai
“The two groups said in their joint address, “We are going to hold the historic conference in Washington because we have talked about security and nobody will be intimidated.
“If you recall, during the Abacha era, there would have been intimidation if NADECO began the struggle for democracy in Nigeria here. Of course, you know that when the crusade finally got to Nigeria, some members were locked up.”
“Dear Pastor Adeboye, kindly show me, with scriptural backing, what a ‘Godly’ wedding practice is.
While we are at this, let’s keep it in perspective, that the only wedding Jesus attended in the Bible, had alcoholic wine, while the RCCG forbids alcoholic wine.”
Cool FM On Air Personality, Ifedayo Olarinde.
“Whatever I do with my life is my business. I am not the kind of person who wants to always be in the news. I prefer to let my actions speak for me.”
Anthonia Yetunde Alabi, aka Sasha, on her long silence in the music scene.
“When you come to the Villa in 2019, I will receive you warmly,” he told the party members.
“The PDP is now a religion; a belief that we are going back to our Villa. God will be with us. Those people there, at Aso Rock, they don’t know what they are doing. We make mistakes but our ability to correct them is what is important. It is time to arise and shine.’
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose.
“At least there were four or five attempts to stop this convention through the court but as God will have it we overcame all those attempts.
” So the convention will hold tomorrow.
“Some people never give up. We must not think that we are out of the woods. People will continue with legal minds in our paths.
“We are going to overcome that with our resilience and to do the needful.”
Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the Chairman of National Caretaker Committee, Peoples Democratic Party.
“So for my boy, if he is 17 and I notice that he is always talking to someone on the phone and always smiling, it is okay. It does not mean that they are going to be practising sex; it just means that they are understanding matters of the heart and love apart from the love they get from their parents,”
Gospel Singer, Kenny Saint Brown.
“A white woman once called me a dog. She had a vacant room for rent. But when I approached her, she asked if I didn’t see the ‘No dogs’ sign on her door. Before I could respond, she said that a dog was better than me and then slammed the door in my face. I felt so bad that I almost decided to return to Nigeria.”
Veteran Actor, Olu Jacobs
“Globalisation is here to stay whether we like it or not. You can’t stop globalisation, no matter what is happening with Brexit or Trumpism. What is in it for me is that we should worry about secular stagnation, the industrialisation as well as low productivity.”
“The world will continue to move towards the knowledge-based economy. And the issue is that, how is Nigeria positioning itself?”
The Chief Executive Officer, Nextnomics, Dr. Temitope Oshikoya, who was the guest speaker at the Banker’s nite orgarnised by Chatered Institute of Bankers (CIBN).
“The song is not only embarrassing but unfortunate and capable of threatening the peace of the country.
“So the Federal Government should act fast before the issue escalates so that we do not have a repeat of sad tales of history.
“The government should ensure that the promoters of the song are brought to book because they are nothing but criminals’.
A second republic governor of old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa on anti-igbo song.
“This is a former governor who has no traceable achievement to his name as far as his tenure in Edo State is concerned. No one can recall any meaningful development recorded during Oyegun’s government in the state.
“It was also during his era that a very low level of governance was introduced to that state, a clear departure from the pragmatic and result-oriented leadership style of the likes of Prof. Ambrose Ali and Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, both of blessed memory’.
Anambra Governor Chief Willie Obiano
“I have observed that there is this wrong public perception about electoral officials conniving with some politicians to manipulate results of elections in the state.
“I have warned all members of staff, especially at the Local Government levels to change their attitude to work as the state INEC under my watch will do everything to uphold the sanctity of elections in this state.
“I will not tolerate any laxity on the part of my staff and anyone found culpable will be punished accordingly’.
New Resident Electoral Commissioner in Cross River, Dr Briyai Frankland
“Don’t get it twisted, though. God loves everyone: straight, gay or bi-sexual. But it is foolhardy to think that He loves or tolerates homosexuality,”
“If Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB thinks his movement is popular he should form a political party where he will have all the powers and legitimacy to participate in elections the way he thinks.
“They are just jokers and nobody should take them seriously. Nobody will listen to them because their threat is an empty one.
“We’re fully prepared and ready for the Anambra governorship election. We don’t listen to such talks. We don’t want to be distracted because we are out to win. No party has the presence in the 21 local government areas and 326 wards in the state as ID.
National Chairman of the Independent Democrats, Chief Edozie Madu
“A blind man cannot lead us with money that has no source. How can a PDP member be praising President Muhammadu Buhari and condemning Fayose? I cannot blame him because his family has never produced a governor. Since he went to the Senate, he has not spoken a word. I cannot be in a marriage where the woman is meeting with another man. Buruji is a blackleg in the PDP. He has done bad things to the party and we cannot be with him again. How can he be asking for the party structure in the South-West? I identify with Ogun stakeholders but not Buruji.”
Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose
“Anyone conversant with the constitution of this country would have noticed or seen that Mr. President has complied 100 percent with the requirements of the constitution of this country.
“He has handed over power to the Vice President, relying on the constitution and the Vice President is carrying on with the affairs of this country. He is undertaking activities of government in line with the constitution in a way that the President himself has given words of commendation.
“So, the President has not breached any law. What he has done is perfectly in line with the constitution of this country and people are looking for things to say. I think they should do their research very well.”
Special Adviser on Publicity to the President Garba Shehu
“The President has just finished speaking to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, in the course of which he commiserated with him, the families of the victims and the citizens of the state over the tragic shooting incident this morning.’’
Special Adviser on Publicity to the President Garba Shehu
“In its manifesto, the All Progressives Congress had promised to restructure the country in order to restore federalism and the federal spirit. Restructuring means the devolution of powers in line with the principles of federalism. In the Nigerian context, devolution of powers means that the Federal Government will be in charge of defence, foreign affairs, immigration, inter-state commerce, fiscal and monetary policy e.t.c. while the states will manage their own affairs and develop at their own pace. But federalism in the first republic was anchored on an effective welfare policy.”
Constitutional lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN)
“To start with, I do not know where any letter on the probe is because nobody has invited me, and as far as I know, there is nothing and there cannot be anything on the invitation for the purchase of a BMW.
“I did not buy a BMW; I have never bought a BMW. The BMW is a property of the government, and it is still in government care.”
Former Minister of Aviation Stella Odua
“First thing to do is to build the party because a strong party is the key to expansion.”
“If Hameed Ali ends smuggling, he can appear before Senate in Jeans and Shirt.”
Senate President Bukola Saraki
“Wike had sworn to uphold the Nigerian constitution without fear or favour and ill will or malice against any citizen. It is now left to Wike and his conscience to check whether he has been faithful to his oath.”
Dr. Dakuku Peterside
“For anybody who wants to take a career out of music, you have to be sure that you are skilled and that it’s something that you can do sustainably; if not, go to school. Either way, it is important to go to school, whether you go into full time music or not. i actually regret not being a graduate.”