Compiled by Ernest Omoarelojie
“Zaria has military formations, yet under siege. The situation is unacceptable. Despite the location of military formations and training schools in the emirate, my area is not safe. We are calling on the government to arrest the situation before it gets out of control,”
-Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Ahmad Nuhu Bamali, on the recurrent attacks on Zaria by bandits.
“It is an honour for me to finally meet his Excellency personally after all the good things I have heard and read about him from not just the people of Kogi State but from Nigerians. My main aim is to come here to show my appreciation and to thank him for all the things he has been doing for the people and also to support him in whatever future political positions he wants to go into.
I would like to be there to support him, to be there by his side through this journey for him to achieve whatever he wants, which is for the betterment of Nigeria.”
-Fmr Super Eagles captain, Mike Obi,
“The Nigerian Army wishes to debunk the allegation as a baseless fabrication aimed at not only tarnishing the good image of the Nigerian Army but to create distrust between the public and security agents in the state.
The true position is that troops carried out routine clearance operations in line with the rules of engagement and respect for fundamental human rights of the citizens aimed to restore socio-economic activities which were hitherto disrupted by criminal activities of IPOB/ESN elements who attack security agents and government infrastructures.”
-Nigerian Army spokesperson, debunking allegations that it lost a personnel in Owerri.
“There are some grumblings and quarrels in some local governments or in some places between one youth and another youth, one woman with another woman, that is understandable because once we relate together as human beings sometimes there would be a quarrel, but we as leaders must realise that we have a duty to settle such quarrels and put them behind us,”
-Fmr APC national chairman, Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, on the need to nib in the bud rumblings with party structure in Edo North.
“Today marks a major milestone in the history of aviation development not only for Akwa Ibom State but in this country. Never in the history of this nation has a state establish and own a successful airline, but this is marking a milestone in that history.”
Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, on the acquisition of new aircrafts for commercial purposes.