SOUNDBITES: Hugh Hefner, a visit to Ryan Leslie and other quotes

by Ifreke Inyang

Who said what last week?

“We are responsible for the bomb attack on the police headquarters in Abuja which was to prove a point to all those who doubt our capability.”

The group known as Boko Haram, accepting responsibility for the blast that killed a police officer and the bomber, wounding several others and destroying dozens of cars, according to police.

‘These reports falsely suggest that I recently made negative comments about Spanish and Chelsea players, I would like to make it perfectly clear that I haven’t done an interview with Sport 1 or any other outlet in recent weeks and I’ve certainly not been rude as the comments suggest.”

Arsenal striker, Robin van Persie, refuting reports that he condemned the partying habit of some of his colleagues.

“From time to time, we see stories about Facebook losing users in some regions. Some of these reports use data extracted from our advertising tool, which provides broad estimates on the reach of Facebook ads and isn’t designed to be a source for tracking the overall growth of Facebook. We are very pleased with our growth and with the way people are engaged with Facebook. More than 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day.”

Facebook denying in a statement that it is losing customers. Figures from Facebook monitoring site Inside Facebook suggested that in May, Facebook lost six million users in the US and 100, 000 in the UK.

“English breakfast with Obi Asika. Visiting Nigeria soon. Look for me!”

Artist, producer and the CEO of the NextSelection Lifestyle Group Ryan Leslie’s tweet after he posted a picture of himself the Storm 360 boss.

“We’ve been together for twelve years and we just decided to try our luck as individual acts. Even though we once said it’s only death that can separate us, but we now want to do things separately, pursue solo careers and know our capabilities, because we have different gifts, talents and flavour. We are not fighting at all, we are still one, only working independent. It’s just a strategy. KCEE will be my stage name and I am under a new label called Five Star Music.”

KC, one half of Presh, explaining why he and Presh decided to go solo.

“If the battle can be taken to the den of security and won, then Ringim has no business heading the Nigeria Police Force. If I were President Jonathan, I will ask Ringim to leave immediately.”

The Co-ordinator of Patriotic Alliance of Nigeria, PAN, Maxi Okwu, calling for the immediate resignation of the Inspector-General of Police after the bomb blasts last week.

“It’s not bad huh? We have to think about it well. I’m not going to City. I give you my word. I’m not going. Money is not the most important thing. If it was for money I could have the double of what I have. If it was for money I would leave. The most important thing is the behaviour of the people and they treat me tremendously here and I am very happy in Madrid.”

Ex-Manchester United winger, Cristiano Ronaldo, 26, refuting speculations that he is set to sign for United’s city rivals, Manchester City. The Portuguese who bagged 54 goals in a record-breaking season and smashed the winner in the Copa Del Rey final against Barcelona is on £13.5m a year.

“First of all, this woman was brought from a traditional birth attendant clinic. They have been married for over ten years with no child. For the period she was pregnant, she did not register here. You also found out that she did not register anywhere else. So, though she was carrying a set of twins, that was not known to the doctors or anybody else.”

The Chief Medical Director of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, Prof. Michael Ibadin, describing as mischievous the allegations of maltreatment by a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Akpan, who lost twins in the hospital.

“If there is any single organisation, apart from INEC, that can claim credit for the success of the 2011 voters registration and the April general elections, it is the Nigerian Air Force.”

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega,  speaking at a thank you visit to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar.

“The commission should avoid the drama of arresting high profile suspects. They should rather focus on logical conclusion of the convictions. The Commission can only say they have achieved success when they secure conviction for the suspect and not when the suspect is arrested.”

Former Deputy Majority leader of the Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba, speaking at the commemoration of the eight-year anniversary of the commission and launch of the Economic and Financial Crimes Law Reports in Abuja last week.

“The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart”

85 year old Hugh Hefner’s tweet announcing that his wedding to Crystal Harris, 25, would not hold last weekend.

“I see it as suspicious. The films in 3D are very real. With today’s technology, anything is possible.”

US military man Erick Jhonson reacting to his wife’s delivery of a black baby. He came home from a stint in Iraq to find that his wife was pregnant. Clearly he assumed she had an affair, but his wife Jennifer claims the ‘other man’ was actually someone a little less physical. Jennifer claimed that the kid looks like the black pornstar she had been ogling.

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