Tolu Ogunlesi

Today’s QOTD is from Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, former Privatisation Bureau Chief, former Minister of the Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, preeminent “ruffler of feathers”, and what the men in the Presidential Palace would gleefully refer to as a ‘Yesterday’s Man’.

The source: the Sunday 10 March, 2013 edition of The Nation Newspaper, quoting from an interview El-Rufai granted the Abuja-based METROPOLE magazine

“So who is [Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati] referring to as yesterday’s men? Is it [Oby Ezekwesili] that left the government and went to the World Bank and made a name for herself and came back and still has a decent job? Before Segun Aganga was offered Minister of Finance, it was Oby that was offered. President Jonathan offered her the job and I am putting it out in the public for them to deny it. It was Oby that suggested Segun Aganga and another young man in Africa Development…

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The most Merciful and Powerful God, we praise and thank you for all your mercies and love over the years. We are sorry for all our sins and for all good deeds we have failed to do. In your mercy, keep and save us from the punishment. Lord all power and might are in your hand. There are cases of war, terrorism, corruption, militancy, man inhumanity to man, hunger, economic woes, earthquake, political instability, selfishness, etc all over the world. Lord, be merciful to us. Let unity, peace and progress come our way. Come and resolve all moral, political, religious and economic problems facing the world, amen.

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