Nigerian Voices

“My humble appeal to this Government is that it should go further than this. It should actually suspend or dissolve the Nigerian people which it has become so allergic to and no longer wants to see or hear about.”
-Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, on FG Twitter ban.

Our players are playing in lower clubs. We don’t have these players like Egypt, like Senegal, like Ivory Coast who are playing in the biggest clubs. Our players are playing in clubs who are not the best ones.
Only Samuel Chukwueze won the Europa League with Villarreal. All others are fighting to stay in the league or are fighting to be starting player.
When you see the world champions, France, the players are playing for Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, PSG and Manchester United
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-Gerhart Rohr
Super Eagles Coach

About 15 minutes later , we asked him if we were close to the airport, he said yes, that we had passed through Mbaise . About two minutes to the airport, we got to a place called obianu… obianuju or something,( Obiangwu ) at one sharp bend , we saw three vehicles; two men lying down , eight boys jumping up and down, one Lexus 360, one Toyota Camry and one other van.
They were just jumping and came to our vehicle and asked the driver to come down, the driver obeyed. Before they took the key from the driver they checked the fuel gauge and said ‘oh.., there is fuel here.
They ordered the driver to lie down and asked why he was moving around when there was supposed to be a lockdown order by their people.
We were all shivering. At that time, my colleague and I were at the back . Then, two of them opened the door, one opened the side where I was seated and the other opened the side where my friend was seated. They said, ‘you people should come down , who are you? Lie down, lie down, lie down ‘. At the same time they were jumping up and down.
One of them engaged the driver, another was questioning me while the third was questioning Gulak .
They spoke in Ogoni dialect and I made a comment. I could speak the language. That’s probably what saved me. The next thing I heard was, ‘oh my God!’ The second one had shot Gulak in the forehead! At that time, I was traumatized. I thought I was already dead. I didn’t know what was happening again. The next thing they did was to drive away. That is all I can remember.”

-Benard, on how Gulak was killed. Benard was in the same car with the deceased when he was killed.

There’s no place like home. Nigeria is my home, no matter the number of years I spend in the US. I will always visit though I have security concerns. But, that doesn’t mean I won’t visit.”
-Joy Bishara, one of the kidnapped Chibok girls studying in the US on her thoughts about visiting Nigeria.

There shall be no partisan politics either by way of active engagement or by prophetic naming of candidates for position of power,”
-Callistus Onaga, Catholic Bishop of Enugu on the ban on Rv Fr Mbaka.

Therefore, I welcomed the consultative meeting of our revered Traditional rulers from the region, Delta State Government, the Ijaw National Congress (INC) led by its President, Professor Benjamin Okaba, leaders from the Itsekiri, Urhobo, Isoko, Ndokwa and other Nationalities with the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Akpabio in attendance, at the traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Oporoza town on Thursday June 3rd 2021.”
-Ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo (alias Tompolo), on why he embraced the outcome of the consultative meeting between stakeholders of the Niger Delta and Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

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