Nigeria is out of recession, 2019 is closer than we think and Nnamdi Kanu… well, is still Nnamdi Kanu. But here’s how we know all that: because they said it!
Find out below:
“On this 2019 for me, the only thing that can probably prevent Mr. President from contesting is ill -health because if not for this administration of President Muhammadu Buhari only God knows where Nigeria would have been today. As humans, we quickly forget things. If we could be fair to this administration, they came in at a time the country was plunged into a very deep end and imagine where the country is today. We were in recession and now we are out of it and it not easy to get to this point.”
– Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun showing his complete allegiance to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I don’t know where they get the luck to win here because people in the majority are not living comfortable. I don’t know‚ [maybe] it’s because of witchcraft‚ witches practice their craft in different ways.”
– Jacob Zuma says his party, the African National Congress (ANC) lost the elections in the Western Cape area of South Africa because ghosts voted.
“It’s still crazy to me how I keep getting DMs from her. Nevertheless, I can never give props to anybody else than Diplo of Major Lazer. It was Diplo that hooked us up and he’s the reason why I can communicate with her and share my sound. He gave me that platform to share my sound with the world.”
– Skales “opened up” about his connections with Nicki Minaj this week.
“There is the National Crime Agency and the Crown Prosecution Service in London, and our colleagues, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in America. We had cause to meet in London. I was there myself for about a week. We are working not only on the Diezani case, but the Diezani case has become a test case. It is even more notorious than the so-called Abacha loot because we have not seen anything yet. I’m sure what we have seen is not more than may be 15 per cent. I think it is going to be a long time. That is why sometimes I think we should appeal to the looters to return the loot. Come and tell the government: This is what I have stolen.”
– Ibrahim Magu gave his two cents on the Diezani Alison-Madueke case and the growing calls for her extradition.
“I [also] believe whatever he has to do in terms of development, whatever ideas he has, he must have exhausted them by now. Unless he has something new that we don’t know. After twelve to fifteen years, some of them (African leaders) up to thirty…and maybe, if you don’t leave office, office will leave you.”
President Olusegun Obasanjo acting the part of “elder statesman” as he weighed in on the continued stay of Togolese President Gnassingbe in office amid calls for his immediate resignation.
“I don’t care! Quote me verbatim. If I’m re-arrested, this country will burn, I assure you. From where that oil money they depend on, they can no longer have access to it. I assure them that. This is not empty threat. We’re IPOB, we don’t abandon our own.”
Nnamdi Kanu doing what he does best. This time, it was during an interview with Sun news on his possible re-arrest.
“Now we have some concrete proposal that we will take back to our members for consideration.”
After weeks of being on strike,that’s all the ASUU national president, Biodun Ogunyemi had to say on Friday after the 12 hour-30 minute closed door meeting between the ASUU and the FG in Abuja.
“Honestly speaking, I’m still a member of the APC; I was part of all the processes, including campaigns until success was achieved. But sadly, soon after the formation of government; I was side-lined, I have no any relationship with the government, I’ve not been contacted even once to comment on anything and in turn, I maintained my distance. They used our money and influence to get to where they’re but three years down the lane, this is where we are.”
Sounds like a scorned lover? Think again. That’s just the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar baring his heart and soul.
And of course, he has staunch supporters (well, one staunch supporter):
“Let me tell you today that if Baba said he is going to contest in 2019, I swear to Allah, I will go before him and kneel and tell him that ‘Baba I am grateful for the opportunity you gave me to serve your government as a minister but Baba just like you know I will support only Atiku because he is my godfather. If Atiku says he is going to contest.”
– Jummai Alhassan, the Minister of Women Affairs. Bet you didn’t think that supporter will be a cabinet member of the Buhari-administration. And if you think this is daring, you haven’t read all that she said.
“There is a different stage Nigeria must go through before the masses will feel the effects of going out of recession. Out of recession is the first step which is very important then the country can talk of economic recovery which is going back to where Nigeria was before the recession. Recession is just a technical word; we are comparing 2017 and 2016.’’
Straight out of the mouth of the NBS Chief, Yemi Kale. Nigeria is out of recession but you won’t feel it yet. Hold tight.
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