“We are not only good in the kitchen…” | See the top 10 quotes from the past week

From the Chibok girls to the MTV Africa Music Awards, we’ve been your eyes and ears all week; listening closely to every word uttered or posted by any and everybody. All in all, it has not been the most dramatic week, not in Nigeria, at least. Sure, Donald Trump spoke gain; Nigerian ministers and Judges have been trading wild accusations and the EFCC has uncovered even more shocking amounts of shady sums but then we have seen more drama in the parts in the past.

Still, (in no particular order) here are the top 10 quotes from the past week you might want to hold on to for future reference:

1. “I am not clear about the issue of the Chibok girls. They were to sit for exams as physics students, but the first one they brought could not speak English and the second one was restricted by the bring back our girls group …“But if they want us to believe that is the story then we will keep our fingers crossed.” – Governor Ayo Fayose expressing his doubts on Channels TV’s Hard Talk about the story of the abduction of over 200 girls from a Chibok secondary school in April, 2014.

2. “We are not only good in the kitchen, and good in the living room and good in the other room. We are also good at any where you want to be” – Yemi Alade while giving her acceptance speech at last night’s MTV MAMAs.

3. Heading to Brussels to attend a forum where I will be giving the opening remark on “Women’s Role in Global Security”- Aisha Muhammadu Buhari in a tweet that broke the Nigerian internet on Tuesday. Many have considered it an indirect response to her husbands comments about her roles being limited to ensuring his well-being. The tweet was posted along with a photo of her in a fierce multi-coloured poncho.

4. “What’s hard to understand? From the outset in 2014, @BBOG_Nigeria DECIDED that the Movement shall NEVER be mired in DONATIONS. Simple. We, @BBOG_Nigeria DON’T RAISE FUNDS. If your organization is RAISING FUNDS, don’t call it “BBOG STAKEHOLDERS”. ETHICS matter, not so? A people that keep blurring the lines between Good and Bad.” – Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili in response to  statement by the Africa Support and Empowerment Initiative (AFRISEI) led by Hadiza Buhari-Bello, President Buhari’s daughter.

5. “I work with him very closely and I don’t see any misogynistic tendencies in him; in fact if for anything, I think he is very much in favour of women.” – Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun trying to defend President Muhmmadu Buhari’s view of women following his comments about Aisha Buhari’s role last week.

6. “You wont appreciate the size of the place, maybe because you have not gone round, some of you but this place is actually eight times of Victoria Island. The entire Victoria Island, you get eight times of it here, so that is how big it is.” – Aliko Dangote on his greenfield refinery which is still undergoing construction in Lagos State.

7. “The ex-minister (Senator Musiliu Obanikoro) brought the $5.377million cash to Spotless Hotel for Fayose in a green military trunk. – Tope Aluko, former PDP Secretary in Ekiti State in a fresh bribery allegation that broke the Nigerian internet on Friday.

8. “I say the one thing you have over me, Hillary, is experience; but it’s bad experience” -Donald Trump, landing a major comeback to Hillary Clinton during Wednesday’s final U.S Presidential debate in Las Vegas.

9. “These dear daughters of ours have seen the worst that the world has to offer. It is now time for them to experience the best that the world can do for them.” – President Muhammadu Buhari’s very emotional promise to the 21 freed Chibok girls during their presidential reception in Abuja on Wednesday.

10. “He had an opportunity to make real reforms early on, to boldly reshape Nigeria’s path. He wasted it.” – Chimamanda Adichie on Tuesday in a New York Times piece analysing President Buhari’s time in Aso Rock till date.

There you go! Expect another compilation of quotes here next weekend.

Happy Sunday!

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