Soundbites! Did you miss last week’s most memorable comments? (30th May – 4th June, 2011)

by Ifreke Inyang

(30th May – 4th June, 2011)

Here are the most memorable quotes from last week, in case you missed them!

“Yes, a letter signed by the chief of staff, Mike Ogiadomhe, requesting that our national chairman should come with four other members came but there was no agenda for the meeting. There was no agenda in the letter. Take a look at it. As politicians we have seen the antecedents of this government and what the PDP is capable of doing. We are in court based on the election held on April 16. So, what gave him (President Jonathan) the gusto, the impetus to invite us? The election is at the tribunal and so we must not be seen to be hobnobbing with him. We’re not going to fall cheaply for such a trap.”

Mr Rotimi Fashakin, the CPC national publicity secretary, speaking on why tthe CPC refused to honour the invitation because it did not want to play into the hands of the government and the PDP, which, he said, could use the party’s participation at the meeting as a tool of blackmail at any time.

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“Dear Mrs Cisse. No body wants to know your opinion. U seem to have a lot of time on ur hands…oh ye! I forgot your a wag!!! Jog on!”

Ex Big Brother UK contestant Imogen Thomas responding to Jude Cissé’s attack on twitter about her affair with Ryan Giggs’. Jude is married to former Liverpool striker Djibril Cissé and shewrote a lengthy diatribe attacking Imogen on Twitter.

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“I feel so honoured to have the highest first week sales in the UK this year. I wrote the album’s first single Born This Way in Manchester because I was so inspired by the confidence and bravery characteristic of my fans.”

Lady Gaga speaking after she replaced Adele at the top of the UK chart after scoring the best first-week album sales of 2011 so far. Her album Born This Way sold 215,000 copies in its first week – more than the rest of the top 10 put together.

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“Gosh babe I miss u badly. Wish I could rewind or fastfwd time”

Nigeria’s hip hop sensation, Tuface Idibia’s tweet last Tuesday morning.

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“We are only allowed to coach youngsters for an hour and a half a week. Barcelona can coach them every hour of the day if they want. It’s a great philosophy.”

Manchester United coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, airing his thoughts after his team paraded their 19th EPL trophy. United were beaten by Barcelona at Wembley in the Champions League Final and Ferguson called for change in the way youngsters are coached in England.

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“I am really scared about population explosion in Nigeria. It is not healthy. Nigeria should work towards attaining a maximum of three children per family.”

American Economist, Jeffery Sachs speaking to AFP on the margins of a presidential interactive meeting with key members of the business community.

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“I think the whole policy is unnecessary. It is all nonsense because we are in a democracy and the money I put in the bank is my personal property. No Central Bank has the right to tell how much of my money I can withdraw at any point in time. The constitution guarantees the right of owning property, how can a governor of the central bank or the government abridge my right given to me by the constitution of the country? The money in the bank is your money; you do whatever you like with it.”

Olu Falae, Former Finance Minister and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, faulting the new policy  by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, limiting cash withdrawal from bank by individuals to N150,000. He also threatened to challenge the policy in the court of law.

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“Yes, I am dating. But there won’t be any chiming of any wedding bells, although I want to get married. I am looking for someone who can keep me excited because I get easily bored. I need someone who is there to support me, who is confident. Anyone who’s with me needs to be confident. I haven’t got time to be massaging any man’s ego. My ideal man is someone with a Johnny Depp personality and with Boris Kodjo’s lips.”

Superstar actress, Genevieve Nnaji responding to the question of her being romantically linked with several people in her interview with New African Woman Magazine.

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“Who won’t be relieved that Messi who has mesmerized clubs and countries won’t be here to torment my team?”

Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia speaking in a Press Conference at the Hilton hotel in Abuja before the encounter with Argentina on June 1st.

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“‘Man Down’ is an inexcusable, shock-only, shoot-and-kill theme song. In my 30 years of viewing BET, I have never witnessed such a cold, calculated execution of murder in primetime. Viacom’s standards and practices department has reached another new low. If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass and BET should know better. The video is far from broadcast worthy.”

Paul Porter, co-founder of Industry Ears and a former voice of BET condemning Rihanna’s new video. The Parents Television Council is also trying to shut down Rihanna’s ‘Man Down’ video because it depicts Rihanna shooting her rapist in cold blood.

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