It started with a confusion and then progressed to speech denials and rude accusations. There was a global trend we noticed in the utterances made throughout this week and it made us think that shades and passive-aggressive allegations and subliminal messages are coming to stay in 2017.
See all our top quotes from the past week and tell us what you think in the comment section below:
“I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land – that’s why I took such a long look at you and Faye [Dunaway], I wasn’t trying to be funny.”
–Warren Beatty explained after Sunday’s epic Oscars gaffe.
“The recent so-called sting operation by the Department of State Security on the residences of some very Senior Justices, some without warrants, others without any proof of incriminating body of evidence, leaves much to be desired.”
–Chukwuka Utazi, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption at Thursday’s National Dialogue on the Fight against Corruption organised by PACAC where he gave a speech on behalf of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. Saraki and Utazi have later adjusted their positions to say the Utazi’s statements aren’t representative of the Senate President’s opinion but who really knows?
“Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show.”
–Donald Trump about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s exit from The Apprentice. Arnold had posted a tweet that would have been an acceptable end to his time on the show but for the fact that he had a predecessor who won’t let things be.
“You see… there is nothing wrong with such ambition. It depends on the timing and the environment and what political leadership dictates. I will not brush aside such an aspiration.”
-Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu said about becoming the Nigerian President during the week, He later had to distance himself from the import that the tabloids made of the statement but the deed was already done and Nigerians have already started to wonder about a Tinubu candidacy.
“There is much suffering in the land. The people are hungry. Yet, one of those responsible for this unsavoury state of affairs relishes in adding insult to the people’s injury. He makes statements that are not only reckless but also untrue. Obasanjo, truly, has failed this country many times over…”
–Ayodele Fayose had some unsavoury birthday message for former Head of State, Olusegun Obasanjo ahead of his 80th birthday on Friday. We have to say though: it was the former President who cast the first stone.
“We have a president who doesn’t have a friend, outside the North and that’s a tragedy. Nigeria’s president must be a man who is nationally and internationally exposed, who appreciates people and feels comfortable with people no matter their religion or ethnic background. The truth is that Buhari as a man has issue relating with people he isn’t comfortable with.”
–Junaid Mohammed, a former lawmaker, has a few “truths” to spill about President Buhari we are sure the Presidency won’t be too pleased to hear.
“This is a country of savages and animals. They don’t obey the law.”
-Nnamdi Kanu said about Nigeria last week. It’s however hard to tell why he was so mad considering the fact that 6 of the charges against him had been dropped just minutes before he made this statement.
“Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW! I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election! How low has President Obama gone…?
–President Donald Trump spent the better part of last week spilling about his predecessor, Barack Obama and not in a good way
“So I made it to Havard. Never thought I’d be able to say that in my life”
–Rihanna‘s hair-flipping acceptance speech after she received her Humanitarian of the Year award at Havard midweek. To be honest, the whole speech makes the cut for quotes but we’ll let you watch for your self.
And finally, a quote we still aren’t sure how we feel about:
“Perhaps the best thing for the country right now might simply be for Mr Buhari to take a long convalescence before returning”.
–Jonathan Rosenthal of the The Economist, UK in a shockingly rude video describing the state of affairs in Nigeria vis-a-vis President Buhari’s prolonged absence and Vice President Osinbajo’s great performance s far.
What do you think?
Be back here next week for all the quotes to remember because we’ll be keeping tabs on everything that’s worthy of note for you.
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