Nigeria at the moment is going through a very crucial time in its history. There are fears on every side regarding the nation’s stability. Events of the passing week highlight the pressure in Nigeria at the moment. The week sees the leader of the IPOB regain his freedom, at the same time, it sees ex-President Jonathan revealing secrets of the 2015 elections. Yungruffmusic team has put together, some of the most powerful quotes that bear the pulse of the passing week, and sets one focused on what the new week holds. The possibilities are endless.
1. “This nation belongs to all of us, I have come to identify with the Igbo people”
The Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has given reasons for appearing in court for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial on Tuesday, April 25. Fayose, who wore an Igbo cap to the court, told journalists outside the courtroom that Kanu is a Nigerian who was being treated unjustly for no reason.
2. “If Buhari dies, I promise to kill 200 people”
A police officer has lashed out on Facebook, threatening Nigerians concerning the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari.
3. “He was a bit hesitant as he asked me to go and tell Pastor Adeboye”
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has given condition under which he must be released.
6. “They want to continuously press us down both politically and otherwise, this is why Biafra must succeed”
– Uchechi Okwu-Kanu, the wife of Biafra agitator, Nnamdi Kanu talked about Nigerian civil war and why the agitation for Biafra by her husband and others is important. She notes that if Nnamdi Kanu stops his agitation for Biafra, then he is a coward
7. “I can’t wait to hug, kiss and back my brother”
Following the recent bail granted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, expectations and hope have risen among his family members, friends and associates. One of the sisters of the IPOB leader who spoke exclusively to us, Tonia Kanu, said she is full of joy over her brother’s homecoming.
8. “If Jonathan had been clever enough to say he would not run and had stuck with the Peoples Democratic Party’s zoning formula by supporting a young northern candidate, I am almost certain Buhari would have shed his ambition to contest in 2015 knowing there was no way he would win”
A former governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu has revealed why the North opposed former president Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid in 2015. Aliyu said the North backed out because Jonathan reneged on his promise to govern for only one term of four years.
9. “It is not stated in the constitution that our President cannot work from home. As long as he is working, it does not matter where he works from”
Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali, a Kwara state-based constitutional lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said there was nothing unconstitutional about President Muhammadu Buhari working from home.
10. “Aso Rock is now a place of rest”
Nigerians reacting to the news that President Buhari will be working from home. 11. President Muhammadu Buhari will henceforth stop going to the office and will be working from his official residence at the presidential villa. A statement allegedly made by the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed.
It is said that he disclosed this new arrangement to journalist at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, April 26 12. “President Barack Obama and his officials made it very clear to me by their actions that they wanted a change of government in Nigeria and were ready to do anything to achieve that purpose”
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has said foreign powers helped President Muhammadu Buhari emerge victorious in the 2015 general election. Jonathan blamed his loss in the election on former United States president, Barack Obama, ex-British prime minister, David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande who he said aided President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory.
13. “The sign by Oba Akiolu signifies, ‘inu mi, inu e’, the culture of greeting in Lagos. If Oba Akiolu wanted to ignore, he would have turned his face away from Ooni”
His Royal Majesty Oba Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos says he did not in any way snubbed the Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi at a public function in Lagos as being painted in the media.
14. “The US advocated a free, fair and transparent election. The election outcome was an expression of the will of the Nigerian people”
In a new book titled: ‘Against the Run of Play’ former president, Goodluck Jonathan said foreign powers helped President Muhammadu Buhari emerge victorious in the 2015 general election.