There hasn’t been any one week where almost everything said by our public figures managed to capture the mood of the rot in our nation as this past one. From corruption, to the lack of care for our economic situation by our leaders -or the seeming rigorous care for it by one of them. But it’s not just the leaders, it is the people too. Especially the men folk.
Read the top 10 quotes you must remember from this week below:
“The INEC and APC are trying to rig the poll with the use of malfunctioning card readers and inducement of voters.” – Olusegun Mimiko has joined a host of other PDP to heap accusations on the Independent Electoral Commission about the gubernatorial elections in Ondo State. His reason though differs from those offered by others like the State party Office pointing at the Chief Returning Officer as the sole culprit. According to him, the INEC has connived to rig the elections by providing faulty card readers – the probable subtext being the report from yesterday that the card reader failed at his turn.
“Some say that N200m is too much. We do not believe so. I live in Lagos; N200m cannot buy you a house in Victoria Island, let alone Lekki or Banana Island …“I can tell you (that) in 10 years, N200m will mean nothing” – Edo Speaker, Dr. Justin Okonoboh trying to explain the housing allocation to immediate past governor Oshiomole and his deputy to a broke and starving people. We heard him loud and clear. Do we understand?
“A real man loves God and is not ashamed to show it. He loves and respects women. He does not ask for nudes and if any misguided woman sends him her nudes respectfully deletes it and not use it as a blackmailing tool.” –Richard Mofe-Damijo’s open letter to the boy child/his son is everything and more!
“An Igbo man grabbed my ass in the market and people blamed it on me for wearing shorts. I was just 10.” – Malcolm X on Twitter earlier this week sharing her public sexual harassment story alongside many other Nigerians. It’s obvious RMD’s worries are in order.
“At some point while we were dating, Maje had asked if he could tape us having sex. This was a new one for me but I would do anything to keep my man, or so I thought, and so I obliged. –Toke Makinwa teased us to some excerpts from her new book, On Becoming. Whether the lady is warning us of a possible leak or just dropping teasers for her new book, we aren’t sure. But one thing we all know now is that we should all worry …about these boys.
7. And in this week’s edition of
The President Says …
“I am waiting for the 2017 budget to be brought to us in council. Any sign of padding anywhere, I will remove it” –President Muhammadu Buhari says so!
“I monitor activities of my pet project from my bedroom” –Mrs Aisha Buhari’s one revelation among others to the ladies of Your View on TVC during Friday morning’s broadcast. Well Okay then.
“Your steadfastness in walking the democratic path sets you apart as a leader with substance” – Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu in this celebratory letter to Atiku hasn’t shown us his hand ahead of 2019 has he?
“When you have someone who graduated with a BSc from a polytechnic (University of East London was a polytechnic at the time Kemi Adeosun attended and it was only upgraded to university status in 1992) as your finance minister in a country that has highly educated, skilled and experienced hands from every part of the nation, what you are begging for is a recession. When you combine it with a minister of agriculture who read French you are inviting famine” – Reno Omokri offers us some insight into why we are here today. However, it is not from his mouth we heard about the about men of God and the things they do.
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