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1. "You'd better get onto MI6. They'll be in charge of security at the airport." "Of course." Sir Graham moved toward the door. He stopped and turned around. "And what happens if you're wrong?" he inquired. "What happens if these soccer players do somehow get killed?" Kellner shrugged. "At least we'll know what we're dealing with," he said. "And they lost every single one of their games while they were in Nigeria. I'm sure we can put together another team."
Author: Anthony Horowitz
2. "How does the saying go? When two locusts fight, it is always the crow that feasts.'Is that a Luo expression?' I asked. Sayid's face broke into a bashful smile. We have a similar expression in Luo,' he said, 'but actually I must admit that I read this particular expression in a book by Chinua Achebe. The Nigerian writer. I like his books very much. He speaks the truth about Africa's predicament. the Nigerian, the Kenya - it is the same. We share more than divides us."
Author: Barack Obama
3. "When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock, growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only white man in this unit full of black men."
Author: Bruce Beresford
4. "I like to be called a Nigerian rather than somebody from the Third World or the developing or whatever."
Author: Buchi Emecheta
5. "I live half the year in Nigeria, the other half in the U.S. But home is Nigeria - it always will be. I consider myself a Nigerian who is comfortable in the world. I look at it through Nigerian eyes."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
6. "If I had not grown up in Nigeria- and if all I knew of Africa were of popular images- I too would think that africa was a place of beautiful landscapes, beautiful animals and incomprehensible people fighting sensless wars, dying of poverty and aids- unable to speak for themselves and waiting to be saved by a kind white foreigner."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
7. "Ifemelu and Jane laughed when they discovered how similar their childhoods in Grenada and Nigeria had been, with Enid Blyton books and Anglophile teachers and fathers who worshipped the BBC World Service."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8. "I divide my time between Columbia, Maryland, and Lagos, Nigeria."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
9. "I sort of consider myself a Nigerian who spends a lot of time in the U.S."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
10. "There has always been a strange dissonance between the public and the private in Nigeria."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
11. "Foreign behavior? What the fuck are you talking about? Foreign behavior? Have you read Things Fall Apart? Ifemulu asked, wishing she had not told Ranyinudo about Dike. She was angrier with Ranyinudo than she had ever been, yet she knew that Ranyinudo meant well, and had said what many other Nigerians would say, which was why she had not told anyone else about Dike's suicide attempt since she came back."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
12. "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."
Author: Daniel Yergin
13. "The biggest opportunity in 2013 is in Africa. It has seven out of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world. In Nigeria alone there are 100 million people with mobile phones. In total, 300 million Africans - five times the population of Britain - are in the middle class."
Author: David Miliband
14. "I was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and I moved to Anderson, Indiana, in 2003 to go to school. I finished high school in America, then I went to college."
Author: Dayo Okeniyi
15. "I was born to a Nigerian dad and a Kenyan mom, and coming to the States was really academic."
Author: Dayo Okeniyi
16. "My mom, she's from Ireland, coached tennis in Nigeria when she was a missionary and turned me on to it when I was young."
Author: Donal Logue
17. "They knew that Jamaica produced sugar, rum and bananas, that Nigeria produced cocoa, and that British Guiana had large natural resources; but these names, though as familiar as the products with which they were associated, were of places far away, and no one seemed really interested in knowing anything about the peoples who lived there or their struggles towards political and economic betterment."
Author: E.R. Braithwaite
18. "The Nigerians have been very instrumental in preserving stability in Sierra Leone. They have done this at considerable cost in dollars and Nigerian lives. The US should encourage Nigeria to stay in Sierra Leone."
Author: Ed Royce
19. "The U.S. should support the Nigerian government to stay in Sierra Leone under the ECOMOG umbrella. The U.S. should also support other countries, including Ghana, in ECOMOG until stability is established."
Author: Ed Royce
20. "Nigerians must have the dream, believe the dream, live the dream and work to build the dream"
Author: Fela Durotoye
21. "We must see the new Nigeria The Nigeria We Want we must accept personal responsibility to build it"
Author: Fela Durotoye
22. "To achieve this incredible feat of building Nigeria, we must all truly desire to see it happen"
Author: Fela Durotoye
23. "Africa and indeed Nigeria has always been a paradox, an inexplicable contraction of a blessed land with a poor masses"
Author: Fela Durotoye
24. "In Nigeria, along with its West African neighbor Ghana, women are now starting businesses in greater numbers than men."
Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
25. "One thing that I know and I feel Nigerians will celebrate is continuity and peace."
Author: Goodluck Jonathan
26. "My brothers and sisters, we are all winners. In this context there is no victor and no vanquished. We have demonstrated, even in our diversity, the progress of Nigeria remains paramount for all."
Author: Goodluck Jonathan
27. "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."
Author: Goodluck Jonathan
28. "Single universe, many planets,many continents, and many countries, my country Nigeria will never be like others."
Author: Hamzatribah
29. "From 1960-2015 Nigerians live under the rules of those who are above the law, but from 2015 we hope for a little change, and if there is no change in 2015, only God knows what will happened."
Author: Hamzatribah
30. "In every 1st October we Nigerians helps very few of us celebrate there independence, very. soon. we will celebrate our own."
Author: Hamzatribah
31. "I've often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that's a very romantic notion. It's a hideous country to go to in reality."
Author: Hugo Weaving
32. "To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria."
Author: Ibrahim Babangida
33. "There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values."
Author: Ibrahim Babangida
34. "The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on empty stomach."
Author: Ibrahim Babangida
35. "Two football teams whose names inspire me every day; "The indomitable lions" of Cameroon and the "Super Eagles" of Nigeria. Guess; "the Eagle that is super" and "the lion that is indomitable". No wonder these teams make a great name in football."
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
36. "On average, the Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese are more similar to each other and are different from Australians, Israelis and the Swedes, who in turn are similar to each other and are different from Nigerians, Kenyans, and Jamaicans."
Author: J. Philippe Rushton
37. "In response to my question about how we might rein in the empire, he said, "That's why I'm meeting with you. Only you in the United States can change it. Your government created this problem and your people must solve it. You've got to insist that Washington honor its commitment to democracy, even when deomcratically elected leaders nationalize your corrupting corporations. You must take control of your corporations and your government. The people of the United States have a great deal of power. You need to come to grips with this. There's no alternative. We in Brazil have our hands tied. So do the Venezeulans. And the Nigerians. It's up to you."
Author: John Perkins
38. "I am making this trip to Africa because Washington is an international city, just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel. As mayor, I am an international symbol. Can you deny that to Africa?"
Author: Marion Berry
39. "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."
Author: Mia Farrow
40. "In Nigeria, if you say you're a singer, people say, 'So what? Everyone sings.' In Germany, my voice stood out more."
Author: Nneka
41. "My heart's desire is to be recognised in Nigeria."
Author: Nneka
42. "Americans are six times more likely to suffer than citizens of Shanghai (China) and Nigeria. In general, citizens of English-speaking nations are twice as likely to suffer as those in mainland Europe. This is extremely unlikely to be anything to do with genes since they share the same genetic stock, and I have argued elsewhere that the reason is Selfish Capitalist governance. Likewise, if you compare rates in Singapore and China, the populations of which also share genes, they are far higher in the (Americanized-Anglicized) Singapore."
Author: Oliver James
43. "Nigeria has no business with poverty. With our human and material resources, we shall strive to eradicate poverty from our country."
Author: Olusegun Obasanjo
44. "My joy knows no bounds... I will devote all my energy and all the powers available to me to the service of Nigeria and humanity."
Author: Olusegun Obasanjo
45. "Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people. It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources."
Author: Philip Emeagwali
46. "And of all its money-making rip-offs, the selling of indulgences must surely rank among the greatest con tricks in history, the medieval equivalent of the Nigerian Internet scam but far more successful."
Author: Richard Dawkins
47. "There isn't a class structure in Nigeria; there's a tribal structure and prestige as far as money is concerned."
Author: Sade Adu
48. "I'm not sure where I'm from! I was born in London. My father's from Ghana but lives in Saudi Arabia. My mother's Nigerian but lives in Ghana. I grew up in Boston."
Author: Taiye Selasi
49. "It is my name for you. Amaka is a Nigerian name and it means beautiful."
Author: Tami Egonu
50. "Bosch had left Nigeria with his infamous Butcher Boys—assorted sizes, shapes and colors, but all killers for a price—when his scheme to take over a native village backfired. He had figured on cleaning up by selling the village girls in the Congo but found himself dodging spears, knives and related items of cutlery instead."
Author: Walter Kaylin

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