quote by Fela Kuti

In Nigeria they convict by law, not by the truth

— Fela Kuti

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Nigeria is not a nation. It is a mere geographical expression. There are no 'Nigerians' in the same sense as there are 'English,' 'Welsh,' or 'French.' The word 'Nigerian' is merely a distinctive appellation to distinguish those who live within the boundaries of Nigeria and those who do not.

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Women in Africa, generally a lot needs to be done for women.

Women are not being educated, not only in Angola but my trip to Nigeria, one point I would make over and over again was that women need to be educated too.

Let me tell you this and I want to really emphasize it.

..nothing is going to help Nigeria like Nigerians bringing back their money. If you give me $5 billion today, I will invest everything here in Nigeria. Let us put our heads together and work.

The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great-grandfather, Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities of the North as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us, and never allow them to have control over their future.


I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody.

I am convinced that Nigeria would have been a more highly developed country without the oil. I wished we'd never smelled the fumes of petroleum.

Well, Nigeria has played a constructive role in peacekeeping in various parts of West Africa. But unless and until Nigeria itself is democratic and respects human rights, it too may well be a source of much greater instability as political repression limits the ability of the people of Nigeria to achieve their full potential.

The worth of a child born and bred in Nigeria cannot be compared to that in the United States.

I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country.


If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work.

This has a lot to do with the unrest in Nigeria, but also with the production loss after the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the decline in Iraq since the 2003 war, and the decline in Venezuelan output since 2002.

To poison a nation, poison its stories.

A demoralised nation tells demoralised stories to itself. Beware of the storytellers who are not fully conscious of the importance of their gifts, and who are irresponsible in the application of their art: they

Subsidy Quotes:Nigeria is not an oil rich country. We are an oil producing country.

Nigeria is one of the best-kept secrets.


It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.

What is happening in Nigeria is an absolute atrocity.

The work of making Nigeria great is not yet done, because I still believe that change is possible, this time through the ballot, and most importantly, because I still have the capacity and the passion to dream and work for a Nigeria that will be respected again in the comity of nations and that all Nigerians will be proud of.

Even Jesus Christ cannot conduct a free and fair election in Nigeria.

Before Elijah could raise a nation from the dead, he raised just one dead child.


School is not meant for the poor, only for the rich.

Nigeria has no business with poverty.

With our human and material resources, we shall strive to eradicate poverty from our country.

We want to lead a country where people will be less greedy.

Where people will know that the commonwealth of Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians, where people's wealth depends on the people around you. If you become a rich person and everyone around you is poor you are very poor.

I think not just Nigeria but I think the whole of Africa has to turn back to the rural areas and that's where the majority of the citizens are and that's where the engine of of development has to be found.

The life of nations no less than that of men is lived largely in the imagination.


My political ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian

Let me make a solemn pledge before all of you, before the whole world and before God, that I will devote all my energy and all I possess in my power to serve the people of Nigeria and humanity.

One reason why I am quite angry with what is happening in Nigeria today is that everything has collapsed. If I decide to go back now, there will be so many problems - where will I find the physical therapy and other things that I now require?

The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on empty stomach.

People exaggerate Corruption in Nigeria.

It is not even our first or second problem, maybe the third


Nigeria has its problems, nobody denies that, but there is a surge of spiritual, I would say, Christian dynamics that are awesome.

I am a woman and a woman of Africa. I am a daughter of Nigeria and if she is in shame, I shall stayand mourn with her in shame.

I come from an interracial family: My father is from Nigeria, and so he is African-American, and my mother is American and white, so I rarely see skin color. It's never an issue for me.

I will rather kill myself than commit suicide.

Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions.