“Speaker (Yakubu) Dogara has completely derailed, remains clueless, (and) keeps on with an unmatched ego and surely leading the House to the biggest scandal it may ever experience.”– Former chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Adbdulmumin Jibrin, criticizing the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara whom he accused attempting to pad N30 billion into the 2016 federal budget. Both Dogara and Jibrin have been locked in an epic political battle, after the latter was removed as chairman, Committee on Appropriation (Source: Premium Times)

      “I won’t respond to jokes. I’m not a mud wrestler.” – The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said, while dismissing the allegation made by the former chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Adbdulmumin Jibrin, that he (Mr. Dogara) attempted to pad N30 billion into the federal government budget (Source: Premium Times)

     “We are considering to reduce the working days from five to three in Imo, so that workers will use the rest of the days to work and support their families.” – Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha (Source: Premium Times)

    “Ours is a journey that started from our mother’s womb.  ….We are back because brothers do not let each other wander in the dark alone. We are back because we have tried the lonely road and it was not the same.” – Ace Nigerian musician, Peter Okoye of the PSquare, announcing that he and his estranged twin brother and partner, Paul, have re-united (Source: Twitter)

       “Our motto is: When they go low we go high.” –The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, said during the democratic party convention, apparently attacking the U.S Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump (Source: NBCNews)  

     “We regret that while the masterminds of the heinous act are still moving around and parading themselves as statesmen, the members of Ironsi’s family have continued to wallow in pains and poverty.” –  Ohaneze Youth Council in a press statement by its National President, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, called on the federal government to immortalize the late Nigeria’s first military head of state, Gen Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi, and also provide welfare for his family. Mr. Ironsi was murdered 50 years ago in the July 29, 1966, counter coup. (Source: The Nation)

      “Stealing the mandate of the people is a serious crime and it is worse than armed robbery.”–          Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, said in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during a breakfast meeting with the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (Source: Nigerian Tribune)

      “The way PDP put fire on our economy it is not possible to rebuild it overnight. ….The people who bled the treasury are now coming to tell you, the victims, that rice is now expensive, naira has suffered devaluation.”– Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, at APC campaign rally in the state (Source: The Cable)

     “The South South has the feeling that the rest of the country wants to milk it, pollute it or completely milk it dry and then tell them goodbye.” – Former Akwa Ibom governor, Victor Attah, on why the states in Niger Delta region of Nigera, and other states in the federation, should be allowed to own and exploit resources found in their area (Source: Vanguard newspaper)

      “This (Nigerian) Constitution was written by persons who appeared to have in mind only a Nigeria awash with petro-dollars. The number of government offices provided for by the Constitution can only be maintained by a stupendously rich Nigeria.” – The Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, making a case for the reduction in the size of government (Source: Vanguard newspaper)

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