The past week was a very tensed one with so much to be discussed from politics to security matters.
Below are some quotes that give us a feel of what transpired within the course of the week under review.
- A lot needs to be done quite frankly because if what we read in the papers or what we listen to on the radio is true, there are still some challenges in most of these areas we assumed the security situation has been stabilised.
Former military President, Ibrahim Babangida, shares his view on Operation Amotekun recently launched by the South-West governors, stating that the move is not a viable one.
2. Given his antecedents, I have no doubt that Senator Hope Uzodinma has the competence, capacity, character, and wisdom to steer Imo State to the next level of development. This is no time for politics but for policies, programme, and actions that will usher in a new lease of life for the people.
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, reacts to the Supreme Court judgment that declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 19 governorship election.
3. In its wisdom, the Apex Court finally declared my brother, Senator Hope Uzodinma the validly elected Governor of Imo State In the 2019 Governorship election. I wish to state categorically that I accept the judgment of the Supreme Court in good faith and hereby congratulate Senator Uzodinma on his emergence as Governor.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the March 9 governorship election in Imo State, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume says he has accepted the outcome of the appeal at the Supreme Court in good faith.
4. The mandate you freely gave me ‘has now been truncated’.
Mr Emeka Ihedioha says that the mandate given to him by the Imo people has been truncated following the verdict of the Supreme Court that ousted him and brought in Senator Hope Uzodinma.
5. The Constitution does not prohibit us from doing what we are doing.
The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who is also the Chairman of the Southwest Governors Forum says that the nation’s Constitution does not prohibit the governors from running with the ‘Operation Amotekun’.
6. In this case, the statement credited to the Attorney General of the Federal Government is clearly diversionary and hypocritical.
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana says that the Attorney General’s statement concerning Operation Amotekun is diversionary and hypocritical.
7. Stepping up cooperation with the US in the area of counter-terrorism is something that should be pursued vigorously given the threats of terrorism in the Sahel.
The increase in activities and threats by terrorist groups in the Sahel region can be largely curbed by stepping up relations between Nigeria and the United States of America, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
8. We owe this victory to a functional judiciary.
Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says he owes his gubernatorial victory at the Supreme Court to a functional judiciary.
9. Nigeria has made significant progress over the last twenty years since the country’s return to democracy in 1999.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, speaks on Nigeria’s democratic journey so far.
10. There is a good opportunity for Igbos to produce the president of Nigeria in the near future or later. The political arrangement in the country is such that you need correlation with some parts of the North and South. The Igbo can make a move of getting partners from other parts of the country, in particular, the North. It is not just to complain; meaningful efforts should be made to reach out to get partners so that eventually they will realise their aspirations; and I think they can.
Former Presidential Adviser, Tanko Yakasai, believes the Igbo ethnic group has a chance to produce a Nigerian President if it gets the blessing of other parts of the country, especially the North.
11. He died and left office without having mansions.
Bauchi state remembers Late Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria’s first and only Prime Minister.
12. It’s very difficult to be ambitious when you are living in that kind of place because you are only seeing one thing and my goal is to expose them to more than what they have.
Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Nyekachi Douglas speaks after stealing the headlines with her wild celebrations following the announcement of Miss Jamaica as the world’s most beautiful woman at the Miss World 2019 beauty pageant.
13. Please save me, I don’t want to die.
A young Nigerian lady who was trafficked to Lebanon regains her freedom and is handed over to the Nigerian Ambassador in Beirut.
14. Amotekun is a pleasant new year gift.
Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka declares his support for the Western Nigeria Security Network, popularly known as ‘Amotekun’.
15. It is unlawful for Buhari’s daughter to use the presidential jet for private affairs.
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, says the private use of the Presidential Jet by members of President Buhari’s immediate family, is not in accordance with the law.
16. I insist that elections must be free and fair because I am a clear successor to a free and fair election.
President Muhammadu Buhari declares that as a beneficiary of a free and fair election in the country he would bequeath the same to his successor and the nation in 2023.
17. Heaven and Nigerians will never honour those involved in election rigging
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike speaks on attempts to rig elections in the oil-rich state.
18. I’ve Been vindicated because Nigeria is still ‘Jaga Jaga’.
Nigerian musician, Eedris Abdulkareem, says he feels vindicated 18 years after he released his hit song, ‘Nigeria Jaga Jaga’.