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Donald J. Trump
In Guinea and Nigeria, you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak. Nambia's health system is increasingly self-sufficient. In this room, I see partners for promoting prosperity and peace on a range of economic, humanitarian, and security issues. We hope to extend our economic partnerships with countries who are committed to self-reliance and to fostering opportunities for job creation in both Africa and the United
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Sep 22 2017
Multiple people spoke about Nigeria in the news. We gather all their quotes on this page, an easy way to see all views about this topic at a glance. To go deeper, all quotes are redirected to the article from which they come. Muhammadu Buhari is the person who had the greatest number of quotes. The most recent one of them is: “We must produce what we eat.”.
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All quotes about Nigeria

Segun Ogunsanya

It's killing the industry. If you extract so much money from this sector you make it impossible for [additional]

John Bongaarts

Right now in rural Nigeria, in rural Mali, if you want only four children there is no way to do that. You're going to end up with seven or eight … What these women need is access to contraceptives. Women very badly want to control their

Ola Aina

It is looking like we will qualify for another World Cup. For me to be part of that, is always a dream. I am just waiting for a few more approvals now and then we are good to go. I can't put my finger on it right now but hopefully I will make my debut very

Ola Aina

Me and Victor [Moses] are very close too. Obviously, I spent the whole season with him last season. We built up a bit of a bond. He is an important player but so is everyone else

Ola Aina

The one person that I would say has been an influence to me a little bit is John Obi Mikel. I was first talking to him three years ago about it [playing for Nigeria]. Last season, the season before and the season before that. Two years on, it has finally happened. Anything that comes from Obi is respected and I was happy that he invited me to come and join the team. He is very respected. He is our skipper, he is our captain. Every respects him entirely as they should. He is loved throughout the

Ola Aina

It was a wholehearted decision that I made but it wasn't tough, to choose Nigeria. It was an easy decision to make because, for one, my ethnic origin is Nigerian. Secondly, it is an opportunity that I couldn't really turn down. We have got a good squad, a good team and good

Ola Aina

My family are also very proud Nigerians and they are happy to see me play for the Super Eagles. I am happy with it as well. On my parent's side, they just support whatever decision that I decide to make in my career. They give me advice and whatnot but they ultimately just support the decisions that I

John Obi Mikel

As everyone knows, they are a very good team. They are strong and they play with confidence. We must get ourselves well prepared for this game and try our best to get on top against them. It won't be easy but these are important matches. If we win both, we will be almost

Pritti Patel - International Development

My job isn't just to give aid and give money, my job is to make sure that money goes further and that we leverage that with the Nigerian government to make them step up and do more. It is catastrophic that at least 20,000 people have been murdered by Boko Haram's terrorist regime, and over five million people have been left hungry and many homeless. Babies' bodies are shutting down and mothers who have lost everything are fighting to keep their children alive. Global Britain is a country that stands tall in the world and the UK will not turn its back on people living in danger and

Pritti Patel - International Development

Terrorism knows no borders and the Nigerian Government must now follow our lead to stop innocent people dying and securing the area so that people can rebuild their lives in safety – reducing the threat of radicalisation and migration for the UK at

Pritti Patel - International Development

We are leading the way on the international stage through our world-class development, defence and diplomacy, providing a lifeline to over 1.5 million people on the brink of famine, tackling Boko Haram and pushing for global aidreform to deliver help more

Boris Johnson

This is about helping a Commonwealth partner in its time of need as well as addressing the root causes of international challenges such as

Emmanuel Macron

Some groups of traffickers, who deal weapons and drugs also have links to terrorism, they have made the African desert and Mediterranean Sea a graveyard. These groups have deep ties to

Hamad Kalkaba Malboum

We are talking with Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco – those countries have the facilities. I have very positive sounds from some of them. People said that Africa could not host the World Cup in football, but we did it very

Jackie Okao - Nuclear Regulatory Commission

We are worried that if these attacks continue, a very bad situation will grow even worse when it comes to aid access and

Muhammadu Buhari

Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety. Therefore we are going to reinforce and reinvigorate the fight not only against; elements of Boko Haram which are attempting a new series of attacks on soft targets kidnappings, farmers versus herdsmen clashes, in addition to ethnic violence fuelled by political mischief makers. We shall tackle them

Muhammadu Buhari

We shall tackle them all. I remain resolutely committed to ensuring that these goals are achieved and maintained. I am pleased to be back on home soil among my brothers and

Richard Akinnola

That attack should be condemned by any right-thinking Nigerian. We can disagree on our positions without resorting to

Yemi Osinbajo

The recovery and recuperation of the President is in some sense symbolic of the recovery of Nigeria. Nigeria is going to recover. We are on the path of strong economic recovery and this is an excellent sign that the country is on the right side. There is great hope, there is great excitement and we are going to make it as a

Ogbonnaya Igwe

Triggered by intense rainfall, changes in water level and anthropogenic activities, it is very difficult ... to overestimate their threat to public safety and the

Ogbonnaya Igwe

We have studied areas that have similar features as Conakry and we are able to say with some degree of confidence that it is at

Nelson Odume

They need to diversify people's livelihoods. No one will stop cutting trees down if that is all they have to

Nelson Odume

Once you turn a forest into something else and the land is on a hillside, you increase the likelihood of

Musa Bura

The suicide bombers came three in number. One went into the camp and detonated and almost immediately everywhere turned into disarray. And in the confusion, the two other suicide bombers detonated in the

Ire Aderinokun

I used to play an online game called Neopets, which had some HTML capabilities. From there, I got really interested and continued to learn

Ire Aderinokun

Removing the stigma and assumption that tech is only supposed to be for men is necessary, and I think we need to start from as early in children's lives as possible. We should work towards eliminating negative statements and mindsets that perpetuate the myth that women can't be involved in

John Picton

There has to be some sort of negotiation and a recognition perhaps that things are on long-term loan from

John Picton

The moral case is indisputable. Those antiquities were lifted from Benin City and you can argue that they ought to go back. On the other hand, the rival story is that it is part of world art history and you do not want to take away African antiquity from somewhere like the museums in Paris or London, because that leaves Africa without its proper record of

Kwame Opoku

Most of the artefacts displayed appear inferior in quality to Nigerian artefacts that are in western museums, in Boston, London, Berlin, Paris and elsewhere. One might even wonder if they are not fakes. One thing this exhibition confirms abundantly is that the policy of quiet diplomacy that has been pursued by Nigerian authorities since independence in 1960 has completely

Edward Kallon - United Nations

The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria's northeast is one of the most severe in the world today, . I am extremely concerned that these actions could be detrimental to the critical work that is being carried out every day to support the most vulnerable in the region, and I call upon the government of Nigeria to provide

Dimitris Lois - Coca-Cola HBC

We are on track for broad-based revenue and margin growth for the full year with the organisation energised by the progress we are making towards our 2020 financial

Mutiu Adepoju

We are the champions! Real Madrid are the greatest team in history. Winning . I'm so proud to have played for Madridistas!

Ole Hansen - Saxo Bank

Support is coming from a stabilizing U.S. rig count, falling U.S. inventories and the Saudi cut in exports. But against this we still have robust production growth from the United States, Libya and

John Boyega

We really enjoyed each other's company. I was in Nigeria when we found out [about her death]. It was a strange, strange feeling. I felt like everyone in the cast went silent for a bit after that … [But] this movie, it sends her off in an amazing, amazing

Remi Adekoya

Most of Africa's biggest economies like Nigeria, South Africa and Angola are all struggling following the downturn in commodity prices since 2014. There need to be determined efforts to curb Africa's population growth because financial resources are not limitless, neither that of Africa nor of the international community, which may be inclined to

Harry Tchilinguirian - BNP Paribas

The simple truth is that OPEC and Russia have to contend with the fact that there is output growth elsewhere diluting their efforts at reducing supply. Nigeria, Libya and U.S. shale oil feature prominently as an offset to OPEC's

Hyacinth Dagala

John Fashanu was arrested on July 17 in connection with an allegation of criminal conspiracy and obtaining the sum of N9,550,000 [Nigerian Naira] under false pretence. He was granted administrative bail on July 18 but because of his inability to produce the requisite surety on that day, he remained in detention until July 19 when he was

Alexander Novak

I think that these countries should join other responsible oil producers and contribute to the market stabilisation initiative, as they reach a stable level of output. We believe that once oil output in Libya and Nigeria stabilises, there will be less uncertainty on the market as to their future

Khalid al-Falih

We must acknowledge that the market has turned bearish with several key factors driving these sentiments. Some countries continue to lag [on compliance with cuts] which is a concern we must address head on. Exports have now become the key matrix to financial markets and we need to find a way to reconcile credible exports data with production

Kaname Gokon - Okato Shoji

The committee may issue a statement on cooperation in production cuts, but output cuts by Libya and Nigeria would be next to impossible considering Libya was just re-emerging from the civil war, for

Frank Schallenberger - Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg

I don't really think the meeting will result in further output cuts. And Libya and Nigeria won't bee too enthusiastic to cap their

Daniel Gerber

OPEC-14 supply is expected to exceed 33 million bpd in July which represents an increase of 145,000 bpd over June, driven by higher supply in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Nigeria. July volumes represent an increase of more than 600,000 bpd over the first-half 2017

Olivier Nicolai - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

If I was to take a bet over the next 20 years if the market grows or declines I would definitely say it is going to grow, but it is volatile and at the moment you have massive

John O'Keeffe

The consumer is under enormous duress with that 18 percent, 19 percent inflation on the back of a naira devaluation, and we are seeing disposable income dry

Mohamed Hamad

There's a whole musical wave out of Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa being played in nightclubs all over the world and setting trends. In the past two or three years, I've been able to make a living playing the music I

Joseph Beti Assomo

Before they used to attack our military posts with 400 men. No

Bello Danbatta

In all, we lost 12 of our gallant JTF. Civilian JTF have sacrificed their lives to protect their people and the life and property of the citizens of Borno

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu - OPEC

Hopefully, in the next two to three months we can see how predictable the production return has been and then can say we feel stabilized and need to make the corresponding

Spencer Welch

Libya and Nigeria were given a free pass when the deal started in Jan 2017 because civil unrest meant their production was significantly down on what they have historically achieved. Both were also given a free pass for the roll-over of the deal through to end 1Q 2018, it was always a big risk that either or both would find a way of increasing

Carsten Fritsch - Commerzbank

The rise in OPEC production will further delay the point at which balance is restored on the oil

David Fyfe - International Energy Agency

That arithmetic ought to persuade Opec and Russia of the value of sticking with it, maybe cutting sufficient extra barrels to offset Libya and Nigeria increases and reaping the reward of higher overall 2017 revenues. But the politics of apportioning further cuts will get

Alex Iwobi

Meeting Dillon and the rest of the guys was a pleasure. They were just like how I was a few years ago, so it's incredible to see that Arsenal can play a role in helping them to do

Jesse Arhin Ghansah

There are a lot of cultural nuances and differences, but in some countries, there are some similarities. Like Ghana and Nigeria are close in terms of culture, so it's easy to create content for both of them. Kenyans and Tanzanians have similar cultures as well, so we are trying to tackle [expansion] just by going into the countries we are already in and finding the next closest market in terms of

Miswin Mahesh - Barclays

(The falling price) reflects ample supplies of light sweet crude in the Atlantic. Higher output from Libya, Nigeria; and offers of North Sea crude from floating storage are looming on the

John Wilmoth - United Nations

The population in Africa is notable for its rapid rate of growth, and it is anticipated that over half of global population growth between now and 2050 will take place in that region. At the other extreme, it is expected that the population of Europe will, in fact, decline somewhat in the coming decades. Europe has the lowest fertility level, estimated at 1.6 births per woman in the most recent period, while Africa has the highest fertility, with around 4.7 births per

Bob Diamond - Barclays

We are now better positioned to achieve our full potential and to benefit from the long term trends we see in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. Our team will continue to drive 'execution, execution, execution' to deliver

Amrita Sen

This is like a falling knife right now, I genuinely haven't seen sentiment this bad ever. We have had clients emailing saying they have been trading this for 20 or 30 years and they have never seen something like

Tamas Varga

The increasing August export programme in Nigeria and the jump in Libyan oil output should pressure oil prices further in the short term. If we get bearish U.S. oil statistics this week, we could see a test of $45 on

Khalid al-Falih

In my opinion, market fundamentals are going in the right direction, but in light of the large surplus in stockpiles over the past years, the cut needs time to take effect, . Current expectations indicate the market will rebalance in the fourth quarter of this year, taking into account an increase in shale oil production. Markets determine prices but are themselves driven by unpredictable variables beyond the control of producing nations. Short-term volatility is mostly a reaction to short-term factors ... as well as the role of speculators in stock markets that increase market

Khalid al-Falih

The market often tends to ignore these criteria and focused on the drop in U.S. inventories that came below

Helima Croft - BC Capital

Libya and Nigeria popped up, but at what point is the market's focus? They're more focused on the U.S. What's hanging over this market is that the U.S. will continue to overwhelm

Femi Adesina

The CJTF was a voluntary thing. There was no agreement that 'You do this, and the government will do

Isa Sanusi - Amnesty International

They will come out of this crisis with some kind of entitlement that will make them think they are above the

Abba Aji Kalli

Within one week, we secured the whole centre of Maiduguri. The army were strangers but we live with Boko Haram in the same community, in the same neighbourhood. We know who are the members of Boko

Muhammadu Buhari

They have been of tremendous help to the military because they are from there. They have local

Sone Aluko

It was painful and every time Super Eagles lose it's always painful. I'm a fan first and foremost and as somebody who wants to go back into the team it is even more frustrating because you feel like there is something you can help offer the team. But sometimes when you lose, it highlights the small errors and small margins you have to improve

Sone Aluko

It's just ironical; same stadium, same two nil. We lost this game 2-0 and when I played [against South Africa in 2014], I scored two goals though there's no saying if I played this game I'd have scored two

Sone Aluko

But we shouldn't even be looking for miracles because the Super Eagles are big enough to win games. Any team can lose games, that can happen but I think the manner of the loss is what pains people the

Fereidun Fesharaki

The problem is that there is too much oil on the market. There is too much oil from the U.S., too much oil from Libya, too much oil from Nigeria. While the demand is robust, there is a serious likelihood that prices will sink next year to $30-$35 a barrel and will stay there for a

Gene McGillian - Tradition Energy

I do not think it is anything more than a temporary stabilization. The increases in production will still drag us lower. The drop (in gasoline demand) a week after Memorial Day demoralized the

Henry Onyekuru

It's not just about going to a big club and sitting on the bench. It's not good for me, or being loaned to a club where I won't play or where I will struggle to

Henry Onyekuru

The first and most important thing for a player is to get playing time. I'm still young and I still have a long career to pursue but now I need to play. My agents are in talks with top clubs in the Premier League, Bundesliga, the French league and others. If they accept our terms, then I'll make a

Henry Onyekuru

So I won't like to go to a club where I will fight again just to stay in the league. I want to win trophies and, if I can win trophies at my age, it will be good for

Henry Onyekuru

The first and most important thing for a player is to get playing time. It was very hard for me last season in Belgium because we just got promoted and our first objective was to stay in the league. Sometimes I would score two goals and we would end up losing the game. That was tough for me. It was just God's favour that helped me because finishing 13th in the league but emerging joint top scorer was just

Matt Smith

If we see those come closer to parity then that will stop those exports, that will keep more crude in the U.S. and then we keep prices around these kind of mid-$40s

Nikolai von Stieglitz

I was browsing through some recent editions of The Knowledge, and spotted the segment on shortest international players, and wanted to bring your attention to a contribution of my own. Some years ago my brother and I tuned in to catch a group stage match between Nigeria and Benin during the 2010 Africa Cup of

Henry Onyekuru

It's a good feeling for a club like Arsenal [to] come to make an offer for me – this is due to my hard work in training and games. It's a good feeling. I am waiting and working towards it and we'll see how it goes after the [Nigeria] qualifiers. Thierry Henry has always been my idol since I was a kid. I love watching him play, watching Arsenal and going to YouTube to watch most of his games. I remember saying if I had to move to the Premier League I want to be like Thierry Henry, so it's like a dream come true and I'm looking towards it at the

Oke Ogagetehwo

We hope we will be able to pounce on their poor run of form. We are determined heading into the game. I think we are optimistic and we are determined we want to go all out and get the maximum three

Oke Ogagetehwo

We are trusting God that it will be possible to get a victory at Shooting

Chinedu Chukwuji

We're trying to change people's perception about the use of music. Music is everywhere, but they don't know it's

Richard Iweanoge

Things change. It's always in our interest to make sure the artist gets a fair

Richard Iweanoge

Music has always been part of the fabric of Lagos. What has changed is the ability to monetize

Seyi Shay

Out here, nobody cares about the rules. Everything is kind of

Ola Mide

To get the songs off the internet, it's free. Then people come to me and give me money for

Gene McGillian - Tradition Energy

There are signs that the 1.8 million barrel cut is not really what the market is feeling because of rising production in the U.S., Libya, Nigeria and even the North Sea. The worry is that you have rising output in the U.S. and that's going to offset

Garrick Hileman

Macroeconomic and positive regulatory developments are fueling significant demand in many markets, particularly South Korea and Japan, as well as India, Venezuela, Nigeria, and

Clara Paul

In Nigeria, people like to use big phones but the small ones are also selling because not everybody can afford Android, and the battery is really

Gene McGillian - Tradition Energy

There are really mounting concerns about the excess supply in the world and the ability of the agreement to whittle that down. We're getting Libya, Nigeria and the North Sea poking their heads up. Are the bears really going to be convinced as we approach the $45 area that they were going to be in a position to see global inventories going down?feedback

John Kilduff - Again Capital

The game of chicken between them and the market is back on again. The meeting was much more of a failure than people realize because of what wasn't achieved. There are no caps on production for Libya, or Nigeria, or

Adeboye Taiwo

I was excited. For the very first time we were expecting. The medical team is excellent in medicine and hospitality. We are far from home but the medical team is our family. That is what got us this

Susan Lanni

The team quickly assembled to begin prenatal management and delivery planning including pre-delivery drills and resuscitation exercises. A typical labor and delivery shift includes one, perhaps two premature births, usually with time in between. We had to coordinate with our colleagues in the NICU for six premature babies to be delivered

Tokunbo Adodo

Star Lager Beer is all about premium quality and adding fun and excitement to the lives of our consumers and football lovers across the country. As with every initiative we undertake, this all-expense paid trip to see the FA Cup final live at Wembley stadium this Saturday, is yet another clear demonstration of how importantly we take consumer delight. It's certainly going to be a very memorable experience for the lucky consumers and football

Chris Ngige

We have reached out to the management to internally resolve the matter through reconciliation. If that fails government will fully take over because even my counterpart the minister of petroleum had intervened but it failed. I have referred the matter to the industrial arbitration panel for reconciliation. If this fails we will take another

Bill Clinton

I hope that the next time an American President addresses a nation with a Muslim tradition, he will be able to say that the progress of Indonesia and Nigeria and Morocco, all very different nations, has helped all of us put the lie to the tired claim of an inherent clash of civilizations. We know the traditional values of Islam, devotion to faith and good works, to family and society, are in harmony with the best of American

Lazarus Angbazo

We are already in talks with major haulage companies in the country to secure their buy-in on the

Yemi Osinbajo

At the moment it would be very difficult, but not impossible. I can't see a path to that kind of outcome, but this is

Yama Pogo

Imagine a father who hasn't seen his daughter for three years. You should know, three years is a long time. It is not three weeks or months. So how does that father feel? She was in better health than when she was

Abel Agarin

We want them to be brought back and if that is not possible we want a proper severance package for

Victor Ehikhamenor

For the thousands of viewers seeing this for the first time, they won't think Ife, they won't think Nigeria. Their young ones will grow up to know this work as Damien Hirst's. It's one of the most intricate and most beautiful works of art that were created by classical African artists. He just made an imitation of this art. I really found that it was dishonest that something like that is going on. He wove that fictional narrative around

Femi Adesina

Over 15 million people voted the president into office. If between 15 and 20 people are asking for resignation, their will cannot override the will of millions of others. Millions of Nigerians are praying for, and wishing the president

Ebun Adegboruwa

I hereby call upon all the good people of Nigeria across the land to rise up to challenge the cabal that is holding Nigeria to ransom in the face of the apparent incapacity of the president to direct the affairs of

Goodluck Jonathan

Police got wind of it, arrested them and made trumped up charges that they are trying to celebrate a gay

Aleksandra Mosimann

Apart from the Chibok group there are so many other children in there, thousands who are not with their families today because of the armed conflict that is raging in the northeast of Nigeria. They also need to be reunited with their

Femi Adesina

The president was delighted to receive them and he promised that all that is needed to be done to reintegrate them into the society will be done. He promised that the presidency will personally supervise their rehabilitation. He mentioned that they will continue with their

Pernille Ironside - UNICEF

They will face a long and difficult process to rebuild their lives after the indescribable horror and trauma they have suffered at the hands of Boko

Enoch Mark

Three years is not three days. I have to be anxious with the intention to see if one of my daughters is among the released

Muhammadu Buhari

We've always made it clear that we will do everything in our power to ensure the freedom & safe return of our daughters & of all BH (Boko Haram)

Ebun Adegboruwa

I hereby call upon all the good people of Nigeria across the land to rise up to challenge the cabal that is holding Nigeria to ransom, in the face of the apparent incapacity of the President to direct the affairs of Nigeria, on account of his ill

Mike van Dulken - Accendo Markets

Australia's ASX is down almost 1pc as miners are hurt by fresh China jitters putting base metals prices back into reverse while precious metals remain under pressure. Energy took another hit from global oversupply concerns although a US API inventory drawdown has brought prices off their lows as has some positive OPEC extension comments from

John Fashanu

The plane landed, and for the first time the doors opened and I just saw black people everywhere. I was shocked! I thought: 'Wow, wonderful!' My own people! My God! Hallelujah!People who look like me! I can walk around the whole of Nigeria free as a black man! That was the beginning of my life as far as I was

John Oladejo

We are grateful to all Rapid Response Team members, including government agency and partner staff, who have remained at their different field posts, through the Easter period working on this outbreak response and

Kemi Adeosun

I'm not sure that I agree that OPEC is the reason that we will get out of recession. We will get out of recession because we are following the right type of policies. Our objective is not just to get out of recession, our objective is to grow and grow sustainably. I'm confident that all the players involved know that we need

Kemi Adeosun

We very much are benefitting from the improved oil price, you know it went as low as $28 a barrel. So the region that it is in at the moment, it gives us the ability to plan. What we didn't need was volatility, we need much more stability which the OPEC deal has given

Peter Lundberg - United Nations

Without sufficient financing, the World Food Program (WFP) will have to reduce its vital support. Without treatment, one in five will

Muhammadu Buhari

I salute the fortitude of the distraught parents. As a parent myself, I feel their pain. The tears never dry, the ache lingers in our

Rotimi Olawale

We know Nigeria has several challenges, and we continue to put pressure on the government. We continue to advocate that this becomes a priority for the government, and it doesn't go to the back

Yana Galang

The government keeps promising us that our daughters would be rescued. It's taking longer than we expected, so the pain

Kashim Shettima

The focus of the world is on the Chibok girls but there are good reasons. The whole world is concerned as a matter of resistance to the Boko Haram

Bob Corker

We need to deal with human rights issues, but not on weapons

John McCain

We've really got to try to do what we can to contain

Matthew Page

U.S. policy makers know full well it's a flawed deal that ignores longstanding and unresolved human rights concerns. Cash-strapped Nigeria is about to fork over the equivalent of half its defense budget to the world's wealthiest country for just 12 propeller

Sarah Margon - Human Rights Watch

President Trump has made really clear that fighting terrorism, as they define this, is going to be the top foreign policy priority. And that means that the consideration of mitigating circumstances and other issues that could create a problem in the long term will not be at the

Ben Cardin

Ultimately we hope that the sale goes forward. But there is progress that needs to be made in protecting the civilian

J. Peter Pham

It's hard to argue that any country in Africa is more important than Nigeria for the geopolitical and other strategic interests of the

Kerry Washington

[Since then] the writers have become more and more willing to deal with race. When Olivia was kidnapped, it was not lost on me that the fictional president of the United States was willing to go to war to save one black woman at a time when hundreds of black women were missing in Nigeria and we were begging the world to pay attention. Shonda [Rhimes, the show's creator] was saying, The life of a black woman

Wilfred Ndidi

I followed him up and watched him more when he went to Madrid. I liked his style of play and I liked his lifestyle outside of football. Very professional. Yes, I always wanted to play football. I wanted to play in Europe but I could have played in Nigeria instead. I never specifically wanted to play in the Premier League or anything like that, I just put my game first. Doing everything on the pitch will bring

Wilfred Ndidi

I have always looked up to Mikel. When he was at Chelsea, I was at Nath Boys [as a youth player] and I have always liked him as a player. I have always been crazy about Mikel. The way he plays is amazing. When me and my friends talk about players, we always want to talk about Mikel. He is so important for Nigerian football. I actually liked two players from outside of Nigeria [when I was younger]. Kaka and John

Nwankwo Kanu

Nigeria is not like Europe, so it's difficult place to survive. You have to work hard to get what you want. Both my mum and dad played important roles before I got to where I am

Nwankwo Kanu

Going from Nigeria to Arsenal is a difficult task because they a lot of young players want to go to England. It's all about determination and hard work. I went to Chile and played as the captain, won the trophy and best player award. It was a very big platform for me to continue my career. I lost my dad in 2006. He was a big Arsenal fan, a diehard Arsenal fan and he and my mother contributed a lot, buying boots, jerseys and taking me to

Wilfred Ndidi

I didn't score [to impress Genk], I was actually playing in central defence. I was told not to play long balls, so I just made a one-two and another one-two and then I gave a pass, made an assist. It was important because we were an academy, we played a team from the Nigerian Premier League [and we were only an academy], 3SC Shooting Stars, who were winning 1-0. I gave that pass and it made it 1-1. I was the only one selected out of 40 teams, 500 players. I had to go and do trials in Genk after that. Then I did the trials in Genk, After a year, they gave me a

Wilfred Ndidi

It was difficult [coming to Europe] but I stayed with a family who tried to make me feel like I was at home. It was the time of the trial. So when I came home every day I felt like part of the family, it felt like home and made it

Nigel Gough

There are believed to be less than 100 examples left of these unusual 2CVs left, maybe 30 of which are in running condition, making this a truly rare

Gernot Rohr

It is normal to have this situation, when we have very good player [like Ola Aina] who can pick two teams. We always leave the door open to young

Isaac Success

I played more than 20 minutes here, and looked sharp and fit. I'm just waiting for that same opportunity from [Walter] Mazzarri and everything will be ok - I could play even more than 90 minutes. For me, it's been disappointing because I have a target for myself as a player but I haven't achieved that since the season started. I just keep working hard, and wait for the right time to come. When I came on, we got a lot of opportunities and we pushed forward to attack and make more chances to equalise, and we're happy to have done

Isaac Success

We didn't get the victory, but we got a draw and we'll need to be a bit better with our shooting in the next

Henry Makinwa

It is a good outcome for the Super Eagles against

David Orr

We have a situation where famine has been declared in two counties in Unity state in South Sudan. That means there are already people dying in those places. This has been caused by a combination of factors including conflict, which prevents access. Humanitarian intervention is very difficult. Huge numbers of people are displaced. Now famine is threatening in other parts of South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and

Libby Whitley

Guess how many applicants we had? ... 13. And they were all from places like the Philippines, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria. We did not have one American worker apply on (the first job order).feedback

Austin Ozobo - Delta

Osinbajo ... was working hard to return peace. Our fear is that things may get worse with the return of President Buhari, certain steps or modalities taken by the (former) acting President Osinbajo to restore peace in the region may be

Femi Adesina

This is a day of joy. It's a splendid day. It's a day to give glory, honor, majesty to God in Nigeria. The president is

Femi Adesina

President Buhari will on Monday transmit a letter to the National Assembly on his return to the country. That makes his return to work formal and

Mohammed Tafida

Some people who got fertilisers were not even farmers. They sell it

Idris Salihu

In Nigeria talking is one thing and implementing plans another. We need more

Rahul Savara - TGI Group

Important is that they started the journey to become food self-sufficient. They are going on the right track, and the government has to continue the same policies it is doing

Samuel Ativ

I like better the taste of the local rice. The only problem is the stones in it. If I am in hurry I prefer the foreign rice because there are no

Frank Kahumba

The authorities do not seem keen to bite the bullet and let the naira find its own level as driven by market forces, and we see this continuing to put a damper on [foreign investment] and inward portfolio

Precious Okolobo

Our focus on the Forcados leaks is on containment, spill recovery and securing the

Gianfranco Rosi

I asked the people who made journey from Nigeria across the desert to Libya: 'What made you cross the sea? You know you might have died

Toby Lanzer

They are living on the edge, barely getting by on one meal a day. My biggest concern today is starvation. Hungry people without shelter when it rains die. If we were to lose another planting season, I dread to think how severe the crisis could

Ibrahim Momoh-Bekisu

Their children come to my flat to come and study and watch

William Jackson - Capital Economics

The markets will be looking to see what fiscal tightening will be undertaken to reduce the budget deficit, stabilise debt ratios and maintain the investment grade

William Jackson - Capital Economics

The story of a possible devaluation has come back as the latest moves seem to show a small entry towards to a weaker exchange rate. My worry is that they are not moving to a fully floating rate but to a more complex system of parallel rates, which will add to the confusion but won't help exporters. What people also want to see is a realistic growth forecast as the consensus is increasingly

Oluseun Onigbinde

For years, billions have been budgeted for the State House Medical Center while it has always been evident that every president mostly accessed medical facilities outside the country, going back to the

Charles Adolor

If I am having my bath, the colour of the water, the stains on the sink are always black. Before we can use already-washed plates we have to rewash them

Yemi Osinbajo

Our approach to that is that we must engage them (illegal refiners) by establishing modular refineries so that they can participate in legal refineries. We have recognised that young men must be properly

Olayinka Abioye

The federal government has to pay staff posted from Abuja to Kaduna all their entitlements before we can contemplate moving to Kaduna to give our services. There have been situations in the past when such staff were owed their travel and other associated entitlements for two to three years. We do not want a

David Bagambe

Importer appetite is pretty flat but on the other hand some flows are coming in from commodity exporters. Some remittances are also trickling

David Bleasdale

Behind it all, there is a real dollar shortage in Nigeria, so the government needs to clarify its

James McCullagh - Energy Aspects

Follow-on detail has been conspicuously sparse, leaving the market effectively in no man's

Muhammad Ghuluze

The attitude towards mental health care in Nigeria has been inept, but because of the dire needs, we are starting to see more attention from the

Mohamed Fall - UNICEF

Security has improved in some areas so we have acted quickly to access places we could not previously reach and protect children from the spread of a very dangerous disease. We are still extremely concerned about children living in large areas of Borno state that are not yet

Muhammadu Buhari

There is no iota of truth in the messages being circulated on the health of the President, who is hale and hearty, and the purported emergency meetings of the State Governors in Abuja or

Stuart Culverhouse - Exotix

(Nigeria) might have to accept that people are charging more for them because of the situation. It could be a reality

Kieran Curtis - Standard Life

The government has access to hard currency even if they are restricting the access of other agents in the

Claudia Calich

Nigeria's starting position is one of low debt so if they price it attractively they will be able to get it

Yahya Jammeh

I believe in the importance of dialogue and in the capacity of Africans to resolve among themselves all the challenges on the way towards democracy, economic and social development. It is as a result of this that I have decided today, in good conscience, to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great

Michael Ugwu

We saw the market being worth over US$100 million a year in terms of sales, purely on caller ringback

Michael Ugwu

MTN has about (a) 60 million subscriber base, which shows that penetration is still at the early

J. Peter Pham

Granted, accidents happen in warfare but this was a huge

Toby Lanzer

The situation of many affected communities has deteriorated beyond alarming levels. If we do not act fast, and do more especially in areas that were previously inaccessible, thousands of people will

J. Peter Pham

More worryingly, this faction is displaying complex tactics and weapons, and that suggests outside influence. My reading is that ISIS is being squeezed in Libya and it is coming south to

Jason Straziuso

They were part of a team that had brought in desperately needed food for over 25,000 displaced

Jean-Clément Cabrol - Doctors Without Borders

This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme violence is shocking and unacceptable. The safety of civilians must be

Hadi Sirika

We will try and fast track the contractor to deliver the terminal building before the end of February so that we can take it over in

Bello Rabiu

It is our opinion that the proposal to increase the royalty rate for terrains beyond 1000 metres, from zero percent to 3 percent, is commendable but it is necessary to also make corresponding adjustments in other

Igwe Achese

All issues have been addressed one after the other. We are very satisfied with the commitment shown. We have decided to suspend the three day strike that commenced today and also asked our members... to do all that is necessary to keep the industry

Aisha Yesufu

The (Nigerian president Muhammadu) Buhari administration's response to issues about the Chibok girls is representative of its handling of other issues – insecurity, welfare of internally displaced persons, military welfare, corruption and poor

Aaron Sayne

Communities deserve compensation for damages when it's Shell's fault. But I don't think it's going to be easy for a foreign court to get its head around how complicated it

Gaurav Sharma

We fully intend to have this (jurisdictional issue) decided by a trial judge, to determine the issue once and for

Tom Cummins

This case brings home the message that multinationals may increasingly face claims in the English courts arising from disputes which have little or no connection to

Daniel Leader - Leigh Day

You've got a dual problem: the systemic ineffectiveness of the courts and the fact that people (in local communities) just can't get the evidence together or even representation to take on these

Muhammadu Buhari

In this New Year, I want to reassure all Nigerians that our defence and security forces are more than ever before ready to perform their constitutional role of protecting lives and property in the country; and we will surely overcome all other forms of security challenges. These ugly crises cannot be allowed to fester as they strain the unifying bonds of brotherhood and

Maambo Hamaundu

The kwacha is likely to continue trading flat going into 2017, it seems to have found its

Muhammadu Buhari

I, therefore, call on all Nigerians to cooperate and support the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies by providing useful information that will expose all the terrorists hiding among the populace. Further efforts should be intensified to locate and free our remaining Chibok girls still in captivity. May God be with

Muhammadu Buhari

The terrorists are on the run, they have no place to

Muhammadu Buhari

I was told by the Chief of Army Staff that the camp fell at about 1:35 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, and that the terrorists are on the run and no longer have a place to

Lumumba Okugbara

Production will resume any moment. We just rose from a meeting with the management and the issues that had led to the labour impasse have been resolved after the minister of petroleum intervened. It was not a total shut down. I cannot tell you for now whether the company has agreed to stop sacking of workers or not but the doors for further negotiations are

Hadi Sirika

They have the capacity to refine A1 (fuel) but they have long stopped doing that. The petroleum resources ministry and NNPC have assured us that they will resume production of Jet A1 - that is for the long

Hadi Sirika

While this recession will last and while this problem of forex availability will last, we'll have to appeal to Nigerians and other people that pass through our airports to exercise patience and be aware of the

Hadi Sirika

I was in the central bank three times since I became minister, soliciting for foreign exchange, and they have started to give airlines foreign exchange. The major challenge is that we have a foreign exchange

Ola Adebanji

It is not a strike by Arik staff. The aviation unions stopped our

Lumumba Okugbara

Suddenly this week the management began an involuntary redundancy exercise sacking workers whether they want to leave or not, thus repudiating our agreement with

Olivier Jakob - Petromatrix

Show the need for those cuts – the oil needs to move. If they are respected, the physical impact would be later. It will take some

Andrew Wilson

Buyers are loading as much sour (crude) as they can. The light sweet is not as interesting – there is a glut of

Andrew Wilson

If they start taking crude from Nigeria again, they're not sure they'll get it next

Muhammadu Buhari

This budget...represents a major step in delivering on our desired goals through a strong partnership across the arms of government and between the public and private sectors to create inclusive growth. Fiscal, monetary and trade policies will be fully

Bukola Saraki

We assure you Mr. President and all Nigerians that not even a single minute would be wasted on our side in the course of getting this budget

Victor Adinye

Everything has skyrocketed. It's just too expensive for the

Ukeme Eyibio

There were trapped bodies, parts of bodies, blood all over the place, and people's handbags and shoes

Ukeme Eyibio

I rushed to my car, got out the tire jack and used that to get the beam off his legs. We managed to get him out but we saw others dying all around us. I'm so traumatized I could not sleep last night for the horrors repeating themselves in my

Gary Ubong

I saw more than 100 dead bodies brought out on loaders. I also went to two hospitals and saw heaps of dead bodies difficult to

Geoffrey Onyeama

In this agreement both countries agreed to study and take concrete steps toward the promotion of a regional gas pipeline project that will connect Nigeria's gas resources, those of several West African countries and

Michael Cohen

Three things have changed since Algiers. One is Trump was elected. Two, the earnings season showed U.S. oil producers were more resilient, and the third is the return of output from Libya and