by Ifreke Inyang
“Barcelona are the reference. They are the reference for everyone in terms of quality, football and the amount of titles. They can beat any team in the world but so can Chelsea. If I didn’t believe that, I would quit the game. I am not going into the game with a losing mentality. I know their game like everyone does. We all want to sit down and watch them play.”
Andre Villas-Boas, coach of Chelsea, responding to reporters on the chances of his team winning this season’s UEFA Champions League.
“I sent the song over to Jude via email and he listened to it. The next day I called him for his opinion and he said exactly these words ‘Stephnora the song is good but don’t release it like that because it doesn’t meet the standard of the Nigerian market’. I asked him what should be done and he suggested that I return to the studios and brush it up.”
Nollywood actress, Steph Nora Okereke making claims to the press that the Okoye brothers stole material from one of the tracks, Jeje, in her yet-to-be-released debut album for their new album, The Invasion.
“By today’s attack, we are once again reminded of the international character of terrorism and its indiscriminate targeting of innocent civilians. I affirm Nigeria‘s determination to continue to play its part in the global effort to eradicate the scourge of terrorism in all its ramifications.”
President Goodluck Jonathan reacting to the bomb attacks on the UN Building in the Federal Capital Territory.
“Although we are reluctant to respond to these type of press reports, the rumours circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together and, our marriage is still intact.”
A joint statement released by Will and Jada Smith, denying the stories that were circulating about their break-up.
“I don’t know how to explain the fact that no matter how much I try to be a politician.., I just don’t seem to be able to do it. In Politics.., everybody is pretending. There are numerous hypocrites and sycophants. They will be looking at a black thing and will be saying it is white. Pls pray for me oooo. I don’t wanna change now. I strongly believe in truth as the only means to integrity. God help Nigeria.”
Tony One Week’s Facebook update last week. The entertainer turned politician (elected in the April elections, and is Anambra House Minority Leader) seemed to complain about the dirty nature of politics.
“Sir Alex Ferguson and the BBC have decided to put behind them the difficulties which led to Sir Alex feeling unable to appear on BBC programmes. This follows a meeting between Sir Alex and the BBC’s director general, Mark Thompson, and BBC North director Peter Salmon, and the issues have been resolved to the satisfaction of both parties.”
A joint statement from Manchester United and the BBC revealing that the veteran manager has ended his boycott against the corporation. He has not co-operated with the BBC since their May 2004 Panorama documentary on the transfer dealings of his former agent son Jason.
“Some called it a trial of love while others said it is a triumph of love, but for Mercy Johnson, it is simply a leap of faith. We would like to formally inform the general public especially Mercy Johnson fans that after several legal and spiritual consultations, Mercy Johnson has decided to go ahead with the wedding plans. MJ will be walking down the aisle come Saturday, August 27. She however urges her fans and friends to pray along with her and appreciates those who stood by her.”
An official statement from Mercy Johnson’s publicists, BigSam Media last week confirming that the actress would go ahead with her planned wedding.
“I was taken right deep into the bush, in a remote location in Jos. I began pleading with them, however they beat me mercilessly, pounding me with their footwears. Five of them were wearing army uniforms. They forced me into a army colour motor vehicle and drove on top speed. I never knew a motor vehicle could possibly go as quickly as that.”
Mikel Obi’s father, Michael recounting his ordeal with his kidnappers. He was found last week at a hide out in Kabuga, Kano State, where his abductors had taken him to.
“Are you my doctor? But bros, if I’m going to be honest with you, this year, at all all. Maybe that’s why I’m loosing weight (laughs) no vitamins.”
Kennis Music artiste, Goldie in an interview with City People where she was asked when last she had sex.