Mercy Johnson speaks on marriage, Ramsey Noah on health & David Cameron on crime in this week’s Soundbites!


by Ifreke Inyang

Who said what last week? (8th to 13th August, 2011)

 “Sorry I’ve been MIA….I’ve been so busy. Thanks for the welcome friends! Please don’t believe everything you read. I am getting married to an unmarried father…#thatsall

Mercy Johnson’s tweet last week where she reacted to all the drama surrounding her wedding that is coming up later this month.

“They were not armed robbers, they were gun men. They came for me but didn’t meet me at home. It was on Tuesday July 26th, the gunmen came to my house, they met my fourteen year old son at the gate and pushed him inside the compound, inside were the people working on my new house. They asked for me and they were told I wasn’t home and one of them shot one of my workers, Suraji Wale on the chest. After the shooting, they left without taking anything from my house. I was told they were shouting my name ‘Showkey, Showkey’. From what I heard, they’d been to my house before asking after me.”

Ghetto soldier, Daddy Showkey speaking to a National Encomium reporter about the robbery incident in his house. On Tuesday July 26th 2011, armed men went to the Ojodu home of the artiste and killed one of his aides.

“The club told me that they won’t let me join Juventus, but that’s not a problem for me. I’ve agreed with the club that we’d open talks if a big club like Arsenal or Chelsea comes knocking. There’s no need to talk if a club of the same level as HSV is interested. Juventus are still one of the best Italian teams around, but they’re not better than Hamburg in my opinion.”

Elia in an interview with Hamburger Morgenpost where he confirmed that he turned down a chance to join Italian side, Juventus from Hamburg. The Bundesliga side confirmed they had rejected an offer for Elia, reportedly of around €7 million, from Juve earlier this week and the Netherlands international claims he is happy with the decision as he only want to move to a bigger club.

“The money is still hot. I want it to cool down first. Later, I would think of what to do with it. I will follow the adage that says ‘charity’ begins at home. Like you all heard, my father died of Aids, so I want to use part of the money to pursue that cause. I will start in Nigeria before I go to other countries.”

Karen Igho, one of the winners of Big Brother Amplified responding to questions what she would do with her $200, 000 BBA cash prize.

“Initially the police treated the situation too much as a public order issue – rather than essentially one of crime. The truth is that the police have been facing a new and unique challenge with different people doing the same thing – basically looting – in different places all at the same time.”

David Cameron speaking to MPs. He insisted that the riots in cities across England were ‘criminality pure and simple’, but there were ‘far too few police’ on the streets. In an emergency recall of Parliament, he also announced a crackdown on facemasks and a review on the use of curfews.

“The experience with Don Jazzy, D’Banj and other ex 419 Squad members was heartbreaking, because it was personal and it became something that affected me emotionally, hence the reason I left music for four years and nobody saw or heard from me. I didn’t record or do anything musically. I slowed myself down.”

Former member of 419 squad, Skillz tells a City People reporter how he was betrayed by D’Banj and Don Jazzy.

“It is not true at all. That is why I don’t talk to journalist because what they do is carry fake stories. People have been calling me about this issue, but I don’t say anything about it because it pisses me off. I read that I broke my waist, but all these are lies. I was in Ghana for a film shoot and on set I fell from the ladder. It was nothing serious. It’s just that the people there got scared, but nothing happened to me. And before I knew it, the story had circulated that it was life threatening. After I came back from Ghana, the next day I went to RMD’s birthday party very healthy and not bend-walking.”

Star actor, Ramsey Nuoah, reacting to stories that spread on the internet claiming he was involved in a life threatening accident on the set of a movie in Ghana.

“That’s even a stale gist. I was not happy with the renewal terms and I told them I couldn’t continue, so, I took a walk.”

Highlife musician, Sunny Neji confirming that he is no longer a Glo Ambassador. His contract was not renewed after it expired sometime this year. His picture and profile has been removed from Glo’s website.

“The percentage of students that made five credits with English and Mathematics is better than last year. This year like other years, the candidates have not done well. The results will not be of interest to you journalists. Many of them do ‘cut and paste’. For this year, 472, 906 candidates (30.99 per cent) obtained five credits above including English and others as against last year of 23 per cent.”

Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, the Head of National Office (HNO) gives a breakdown of the just released WASCE results. Of the 1.5 million candidates who sat for the May/June, 2011 WASCE, only 472, 906 candidates obtained five credits above including English Language and Mathematics. The implication of this results he revealed was that only 31 per cent would be eligible for admissions into tertiary institutions.

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