Senators make move against Buhari – Top 15 quotes of the week

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Nigeria as a nation is passing through a veru critical time in its history, and President Muhammadu Buhari sits in the eye of the storm.

Below are some quotes from the passing week which speaks better of the situation in Nigeria, and the dilemma which the Buhari-led government has found itself in.

1. “If the bill is passed as proposed, the president will gradually transform himself into a dictator.”


Some senators asserting that some of the provisions in a new bill proposed by President Buhari were unnecessary and it as nothing more than a subtle way of avoiding counterpart funding by the present administration.
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2. “I think the current economic situation calls for a rethink so that we can now walk the talk of diversification of our economy.”


Pastor William Kumuyi, the general superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, saying that for things to change in the country, there was a need for attitudinal change.

3. “Since assuming the reins of power, President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress have not only failed to meet their various campaign promises.”


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kabir Usman, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), of crippling Nigeria.

4. “We the Adaka Boro Avengers are throwing our weight behind the Niger Delta Avengers on the declaration of Niger Delta Republic come October 1.”


The Adaka Boro Avengers (ADA) lashing out at the Niger Delta Avengers for announcing a ceasefire and has promised to declare a Niger Delta Republic on October 1.

5. “I have no hand in PDP crisis.”

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Former Nigerian vice president Atiku Abubakar says he has no knowledge about the problem the former largest party in Africa, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is facing.

6. “We have resolved to reject any idea of the peace of our times; we want the peace with honor this time around!”


Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) declaring a ceasefire while indicating its readiness for negotiation with the federal government.
The group accused of attacking oil installations in the Niger Delta region of the country, said in a statement it trusts the outcome of a negotiation team being planned by Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, and other elders of the region.

7. “APC dangerously obsessed with the frivolity of bamboozling Nigerians with high-sounding figures only for entertainment purposes.”


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) firing another shot at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) saying the latter was not helping the country with its style of government.

8. “The incompetence of the ruling class has compounded the crisis of nation building.”


Some Nigerian lawyers warning President Muhammadu Buhari about the reported plan to probe his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan over the latter’s alleged sponsorship of the Niger Delta Avengers.

9.  “playing politics with the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls was unhelpful and embarrassing to the government and counterproductive to the silent efforts of the military to rescue them.”


The Buhari Media Support Group sending a message to parents of abducted Chibok girls and #BringBackOurGirls group not to protest as planned. Following the release of a video by Boko Haram calling for the release of their soldiers in exchange for the abducted girls, the group announced its plan to protest to the presidential villa.
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10. ” I received news of the mob killings in Zamfara with great dismay. It is barbaric & unacceptable. I assure that the law will take its course.”


President Muhammadu Buhari on August 23, Tuesday, reacted to the killing of eight people in Zamfara state after a religious crisis that broke out at the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic in state.

11. “There are no indices anywhere by which the Muhammadu Buhari administration can be assessed as better than ours.”


The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is not in any way better than that of past administrations of under its watch.

12. “If Sheriff was arrested over his alleged role in the emergence of Boko Haram it would make the millions that have come to great suffering at the hands of the terrorist group or been dislocated by the terrorist actions of the dreaded Islamic group in one way or the other feel better.”


The Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice for Borno state, Hon Kaka Shehu Lawan has accused former governor of the state, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff of being responsible for the growth Boko Haram. Lawan also said that Sheriff should be arrested and prosecuted.

13. “Nigerians voted overwhelmingly for the president and we are all witnesses to that fact. No single person or group can claim that glory.”


Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has denied media reports claiming he and a few Nigerians brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power. According to him, no individual or group including himself can lay claim to bringing to power.

14. “There is nothing we are facing today that we did not know would happen. We made mistakes, many of them deliberate. We ignored every single warning.”


Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi II, warning President Muhammadu Buhari that his administration may end like the Jonathan administration if it fails to retrace its footsteps.

15. “When he picks a paper, the first page he reaches for is the cartoon page. He laughs and laughs.”


The presidency reacting to the arrest and release of 41-year-old Joachim Chinakwe, whose popularity soared after he named his dog Buhari.

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