Voices

Compiled by Ernest Omoarelojie


It’s a good feeling and a wonderful one,” she had beamed when asked how she feels having one of the biggest bums in Nollywood. “But I won’t lie to you, as much as I love it so much, I just wish people would focus more on my talent than my bum. All the concentration out there is on my bum not my talent.”
-Nollywood actress, Didi Ekanem, on how she feels about fans paying more attention to big bum than her talent.

“I will say that my stand on fuel subsidy and deregulation is well-known. I strongly believe that for this country to move forward, for our economy to make the progress it desires, we need to have a market-driven pricing of products.
A situation where you produce something at a certain cost and you have to sell it at a lower cost to people because you are taking some of that burden off the people is not the best.
It is a very desirable thing but it is also not too sustainable because what happens is that you produce it for N10, you sell it for N5; tomorrow, you produce it again at N10, you add N5 from somewhere, produce it again at N10 and sell it for another N5.
So, the losses increase and compound on a daily basis and those accumulated losses have brought us to where we are.”

-Minister of state for Petroleum, Timipre Silva, on the need for deregulation.

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