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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 headwinds.feedback
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Jul 20 2017
Nigeria has been commented on by 289 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Nigeria are: Muhammadu Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan, Henry Onyekuru and Femi Adesina. For instance, the most recent quote from Muhammadu Buhari is: “They have been of tremendous help to the military because they are from there. They have local intelligence.”.
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All quotes about Nigeria

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 culture.feedback

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 market.feedback

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 woman.feedback

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 profitability.feedback

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 this.feedback

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 Brent.feedback

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 volatility.feedback

Khalid al-Falih

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

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 everything.feedback

Femi Adesina

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

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 law.feedback

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 Haram.feedback

Muhammadu Buhari

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

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 on.feedback

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 goals.feedback

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 most.feedback

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 while.feedback

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 market.feedback

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 play.feedback

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 decision.feedback

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 me.feedback

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 amazing.feedback

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 levels.feedback

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 Nations.feedback

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 moment.feedback

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 points.feedback

Oke Ogagetehwo

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

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 proprietary.feedback

Richard Iweanoge

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

Richard Iweanoge

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

Seyi Shay

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

Ola Mide

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

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 cuts.feedback

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 elsewhere.feedback

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 strong.feedback

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 Iran.feedback

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 far.feedback

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 simultaneously.feedback

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 fans.feedback

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 action.feedback

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 ideals.feedback

Lazarus Angbazo

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

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 Nigeria.feedback

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 abducted.feedback

Abel Agarin

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

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 it.feedback

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 well.feedback

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.feedback

Goodluck Jonathan

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

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 families.feedback

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 education.feedback

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 Haram.feedback

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 ones.feedback

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) captives.feedback

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 health.feedback

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 Nigeria.feedback

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 concerned.feedback

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 control.feedback

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 stability.feedback

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 us.feedback

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 die.feedback

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 hearts.feedback

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 burner.feedback

Yana Galang

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

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 ideology.feedback

Bob Corker

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

John McCain

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

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 planes.feedback

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 forefront.feedback

Ben Cardin

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

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 U.S.feedback

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 matters.feedback

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 everything.feedback

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 Terry.feedback

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 today.feedback

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 training.feedback

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 contract.feedback

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 easier.feedback

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 vehicle.feedback

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 talents.feedback

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 that.feedback

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 game.feedback

Henry Makinwa

It is a good outcome for the Super Eagles against Senegal.feedback

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 Yemen.feedback

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

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 abandoned.feedback

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 back.feedback

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 constitutional.feedback

Mohammed Tafida

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

Idris Salihu

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

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 now.feedback

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 stones.feedback

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 flows.feedback

Precious Okolobo

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

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 there.feedback

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 get.feedback

Ibrahim Momoh-Bekisu

Their children come to my flat to come and study and watch TV.feedback

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 rating.feedback

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 bearish.feedback

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 1980s.feedback

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 again.feedback

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 engaged.feedback

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 repeat.feedback

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 in.feedback

David Bleasdale

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

James McCullagh - Energy Aspects

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

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 government.feedback

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 accessible.feedback

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 anywhere.feedback

Stuart Culverhouse - Exotix

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

Kieran Curtis - Standard Life

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

Claudia Calich

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

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 nation.feedback

Michael Ugwu

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

Michael Ugwu

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

J. Peter Pham

Granted, accidents happen in warfare but this was a huge error.feedback

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 die.feedback

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 Nigeria.feedback

Jason Straziuso

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

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 respected.feedback

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 March.feedback

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 categories.feedback

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 flowing.feedback

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 governance.feedback

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 is.feedback

Gaurav Sharma

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

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 England.feedback

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 companies.feedback

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 neighbourliness.feedback

Maambo Hamaundu

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

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 them.feedback

Muhammadu Buhari

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

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 hide.feedback

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 open.feedback

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 term.feedback

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 situation.feedback

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 issue.feedback

Ola Adebanji

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

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 them.feedback

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 time.feedback

Andrew Wilson

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

Andrew Wilson

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

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 aligned.feedback

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 approved.feedback

Victor Adinye

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

Ukeme Eyibio

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

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 mind.feedback

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 count.feedback

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 Morocco.feedback

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 Nigeria.feedback

Kamal Budhabhatti

We plan to go by the first quarter of next year. Most probably it will be either Nigeria or Uganda. We are thinking of one of the two countries.feedback

Bukola Saraki

The essence of the motion was to ensure transparency in a matter that involves future investment in the oil and gas sector of the country.feedback

Pius Olaoye

We're looking at the various outlets that we have and some of those foreign subsidiaries are part of it. If we get good offers we will consider selling them off. If we get good offers then we'll go ahead and spin off all of them, if not it will be selective.feedback

Cobus de Hart

The ramp up in fiscal spending has been slower than anticipated, and the policy response in general remains weak.feedback

Razia Khan - Standard Chartered

We were expecting a more shallow contraction. Much of it seems to have been driven by the outsized contraction in the oil sector once again, with much lower levels of oil production than we had expected.feedback

Babatunde Fashola

We will find a way ... and ensure that going forward they will not accumulate again.feedback

Rolake Akinkugbe - FBN Capital

It "requires significant rehabilitation at least, due to system losses which result in up to 40 percent wastage.feedback

Kola Adesina

Gas supply has been a major constraint for us from the standpoint of the Niger Delta crisis.feedback

Ola Adebanji

We are managing the situation to ensure our international flights are not affected.feedback

Isaac Adewole

They are armed, but look like normal people so they don't scare anyone.feedback

Ladi Bada

The lack of an oil law has held back investments in the sector while the government does not have the funds to operate the joint ventures for which it has a majority shareholding.feedback

Peter Lundberg - United Nations

Next year 26 million people will be affected by the ongoing crisis and 14 million of these will need international and national humanitarian assistance.feedback

Sadiq Daware

Whoever tells you the items were diverted is very far away from the truth.feedback

Hassan Barguma

Stealing food meant for starving children is beyond the pale and only adds insult to injury.feedback

Aaron Sayne

It's commendable that they have actually tried to make a petroleum sector policy.feedback

Aaron Sayne

Where this is short on details is where the vested political interests are the strongest. It's not clear that it has the political support.feedback

Manji Cheto

The big thing I'm watching is to what extent the proliferation of this group actually results in them turning against each other.feedback

Ayso van Eysinga - Eurasia Group

It shows some kind of capacity to get around the armed forces, which shows the limitations of how much you can defend the creeks.feedback

Manji Cheto

I think what they want to do is continue to cause spectacular disruptions.feedback

Ayso van Eysinga - Eurasia Group

It's just another number that is a huge number that is not going to happen in the short run.feedback

Eric Umeofia

CBN (the central bank) refused to give us forex to import machineries, machine spare parts and raw materials to be used for processing of Nigerian fresh tomatoes into tomato paste in our Lagos factory.feedback

Bukola Saraki

Work on the passage of the two key bills will be nearing completion stage before the end of the year.feedback

Bukola Saraki

For many years now the PIB has been stalled at different stages for one reason or the other. At this point, the Senate is ready and willing to do everything that it takes to get Nigeria's economy out of this recession -- and the efficient and effective management of our oil resources is a key component of this.feedback

Eric Umeofia

Your Excellency Sir, you may wish to know that Erisco Foods Limited is the only tomato processing company that is using Nigeria's fresh and dry tomatoes as the major raw material to produce tomato paste till date.feedback

Tayo Alasoadura

The poor performance of the NNPC is a major concern. The commercialisation of the corporation and its splitting into two entities is for more efficiency and to enhance performance.feedback

Tayo Alasoadura

It (the bill) also provides for the establishment of a single petroleum regulatory commission which will focus mainly on regulating the industry.feedback

Ric Spooner - CMC Markets

The market is always a little sensitive to (news about supply disruptions).feedback

Garba Deen Muhammad

Production is affected but I cannot tell you by what magnitude.feedback

Ousmane Dore - African Development Bank

The economic recovery plan that the government is working on must be a package of comprehensive reforms, including even exchange rate policy, the consistency with regards to the monetary policy and structural reforms.feedback

Oumarou Mohamane

It required the intervention of the police to stop the villagers.feedback

Oumarou Mohamane

The nomadic herders fought with a farmer, whom they wounded. He was taken to the medical center and everything started from there.feedback

Nnimmo Bassey

The younger kids all pledge to be protectors of the environment, And that, to me, is the most encouraging outcome.feedback

Jackie Farris

They weren't aware that climate change was having this impact on Nigeria.feedback

Patricia Afuberoh

It was impossible for the community to relocate. The community has no other land. Where will they now go?. There is nowhere to run to.feedback

Jackie Farris

This film is Nigeria's 'Inconvenient Truth'. It has been an issue for Nigeria that we cannot afford to ignore.feedback

David Hufton

With OPEC production creeping up towards 34 million barrels a day, a production freeze guarantees that the oil market will remain out of balance throughout 2017 and into 2018.feedback

Muhammadu Buhari

The golden era of high oil prices may not be here now, but oil and gas resources still remain the most immediate and practical keys out of our present economic crisis. Oil and gas sector still remain critical enabler for the successful implementation of our budget as well as the source of funds for laying a strong foundation for a new and more diversified economy.feedback

Elizabeth Donnelly - Chatham House

Expectations of what can be achieved in negotiations at this stage should not be high.feedback

Kola Karim

The Delta and the spread of its people is so wide and huge, the biggest disparity is going to be, who are the people the government will continuously engage with to get a comprehensive resolution. There are a lot of different groups springing up.feedback

Oweikeye Endoro

When such a development becomes known to the others it becomes a source of conflict resulting in agitations.feedback

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu - OPEC

Our target is to ensure zero militancy in the area. This planned meeting shows the level of interest the president has to ensure peace in the area.feedback

Igwe Achese

So we want government to act. That's why we have given a 21-day ultimatum. We believe government would act. If they don't, when we get to the bridge, that is at the expiration of the ultimatum, we will cross it. I don't want to use the word 'strike' now.feedback

Igwe Achese

The government should call the multinationals to order. They are sacking and closing shop.feedback

Manji Cheto

While the exact impact on production of the latest bombings is still unclear, the attack nevertheless reaffirms our earlier expectation that a sustained increase in domestic crude production is unlikely for the foreseeable future.feedback

Manji Cheto

This is clearly an attempt on these groups' part to assert themselves as important stakeholders in any talks, ostensibly in the hopes that they too would benefit from any eventual government pay-outs.feedback

John Campbell

You can buy off fragmented groups. You just pay everyone. But to address the fundamental issues, the sense of alienation, the sense of unfairness, the consequence of years of poor governance, all that takes time. It takes political will and resources.feedback

Ayso van Eysinga - Eurasia Group

It doesn't seem like they have a coordinated effort to try to figure out who they should speak to. It's many different people trying to get to the same end but without a concerted strategy.feedback

Yerima Ahmed

The National Council on Privatisations has not been inaugurated.feedback

Sani Zorro

They have illegally launched an attempt to take over our refineries; that was resisted. They are now making attempts to take over our remaining public assets. We call them parasites because they have the option of starting same businesses from the scratch.feedback

Ferdi Moolman - MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria only requested for CCIs for foreign capital that was imported into Nigeria, and dividends were externalised on CCIs.feedback

Jonathan Millard

What you are offering as an investor is liquidity. In the country itself, there is no liquidity. If you're looking at this on a five to 10 year cycle there are tons of opportunities.feedback

Jan van Zyl

We believe Nigeria has massive potential in the retail area. The sector is in its infancy and will only continue to grow from a very low base.feedback

Patricia Obozuwa - General Electric

This procurement process is still ongoing and as such, we are not at liberty to disclose full details at the moment.feedback

Rotimi Amaechi

GE is proposing a two-year rehabilitation of the rail tracks to be carried out by them and to have a concession period of 25 years within which to recover their investment. The government has not agreed and that is what our advisers will sit with GE to agree.feedback

Lai Mohammed

Please note that this is not a swop. It is a release, the product of painstaking negotiations and trust on both sides. We see this as a credible first step in the eventual release of all the Chibok girls in captivity.feedback

Aisha Buhari

A lot of people have been coming ... to tell him that things are not going the way they should. If it continues like this, I'm not going to be part of any [re-election] movement again.feedback

Celestina Kalu

They were rescued two days ago along the Urhonigbe-Abraka road in the bush. No ransom was paid, no arrest has been made.feedback

Aisha Buhari

The president does not know 45 out of 50, for example, of the people he appointed and I don't know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years. Some people are sitting down in their homes folding their arms only for them to be called to come and head an agency or a ministerial position.feedback

Muhammadu Buhari

About 100 more (girls) are still in the hands of the terrorists. We hope we'll get some ... intelligence to go about securing the balance.feedback

Garba Shehu

All of them are very tired.feedback

Emmanuel Ogebe

It is hoped that the newly released 21 won't exchange captivity in Sambisa Forest for captivity in an Abuja fortress. Nkeki "expressed her desire to go home, which the government has refused to respect and comply with.feedback

Aly-Khan Satchu

The sooner they do (IMF talks) the better. They have talked to the World Bank, all the sovereign wealth funds but nobody is interested.feedback

Jan Dehn

You probably need to see a 10,20, 30 percent naira depreciation from here before you get full clearing. It would then come in and probably ultimately end up 10-15 percent weaker than it is today or maybe 20 percent.feedback

Anders Faergemann

It makes us a bit nervous as to where the future lies for the naira and also for the central bank.feedback

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