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Friday, June 15, 2012

Bodija Market: Communal Clash Killed One Person


Vibrant Bodija Market in Ibadan

One person was shot dead while an Inspector with the Nigerian Police Force was reportedly stabbed, severally on the head in a clash at the famous Bodija market in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

The clash which has left the market deserted, had the market police station, a number of stores and at least 10 cars destroyed set ablaze.
The Commissioner of Police in Oyo state police, Mr Tambari Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said five people including the man who led the arson have been arrested.

Drake Vs Chris Brown: Chris Brown Provides Evidence As Drake Denies Fight

Club With Broken Bottles; Where Drake and Chris Fought Each Other

Chris Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, is reported to have given physical evidence that Drake was involved in the fight at the New York night club, Hollie C to detectives.

An alleged brawl between the two artists and their friends in the New York club, left the RnB artist with a bruised chin, which he posted the picture on Twitter.

Drake, has however stated that he is not responsible for the cut on Brown’s chin, saying he was simply leaving the club when the fight broke out.

SHOCKING: Farouk Lawan Kept Money Bribe Money Inside His Cap To Avoid Any Suspicon

It has not been revealed that Lawan visited Otedola’s house on three different occasions over the bribe issue. On each occasion, he drove himself in a C class Mercedes Benz. Five video recordings, lasting an average of eight to 10 minutes each were made on each of those visits.

According to a source in the security services, on the first visit, he had lunch with Otedola where the amount to be paid was negotiated and eventually agreed on.


On his second visit, which was around 11 pm, he collected the first tranche of $250,000 and during the third visit

Schoolgirl Misses Exams After She Slept in April and Woke Up in June

Sleeping Beauty(Stacy)
A 15-year-old British schoolgirl has just woken up from a two-month sleep to find she had missed nine GCSE exams.

The Sun newspaper reports (UK) reports that Stacey Comerford suffers from a rare neurological disorder called Kleine-Levin Syndrome, also known as Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.

Patricia Eteh's on Farouk Lawan's Scandal

About 4 years ago, Farouk Lawan led the call to call for Eteh's removal, She seems to have been Vindicated as Lawan himself is now in a Bribery mess.

“Now, Nigerians know who is corrupt and who is not. It is a big shame, it has further ridiculed the image of the House. Basically, what we read in the newspapers does not come as a surprise having had relationship with him for a very long time. He is the leader of the cartel...I did not steal any money.

EFCC Arrest Undergraduate Over N5M Scam


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned an undergraduate of the Federal University of Technology, Yola, before an FCT High Court sitting in Abuja over a N5million scam. The suspect, Samuel Khanisary was docked before Justice Mudasiru Oniyangi on a three count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and obtaining property under false pretence.
One of the charges reads:

“That you Samuel Khanisary(M) sometime in March, 2010 in Abuja within the Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did fraudulently make a document to

ERC Condemns The Closure Of FUTA And Suspension Of Leaders Of NASU And SSANU

On Tuesday 12 June 2012, the Senate of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) shut down the university and suspended indefinitely leaders of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) Messers Ben Chukwuma and

Makinde Faola citing “unwholesome activities” of the two unions. Six other union leaders were also put on indefinite suspension.
This is the second time in three months that the authorities of FUTA have closed the campus, and it is as a result of the crisis caused by management’s refusal to pay members of staff their legitimate hazard allowance.

BREAKING: Sporadic Gunshots, Artillery Fire in Kano


Heavy artillery fire and sporadic gunshots around Naibawa and Darmunawa areas of Kano over the last couple of hours have forced residents to remain indoors.

Witnesses say the first shot was heard around 3.25am Friday, and had since then gained intensity in the affected areas. Sources gathered that parents who were initially unaware of the situation in the area have besieged several schools to pick up their children.

BREAKING: Nigerian Reps Suspend Farouk Lawan, Re-Enlists Otedola's Companies On The List Of Fraudulent Gasoline Importers


The plenary session of the Nigerian House of Representative has suspended Farouk Lawan from the house and referred his case to the Ethics Committee of the house. Farouk Lawan is a People’s Democratic Party member and the house ad-hoc committte chairman of oil subsidy probe who was accused of receiving $620,000 in bribes from a shady oil business magnate, Femi Otedola.

When the emergency meeting began today, federal legislators overwhelmingly passed a "vote of confidence" on the speaker of the house.

Mr. Farouk was detained overnight by the police over allegations that he engaged in bribery

BREAKING NEWS: Reps Urge Jonathan to Implement Subsidy Report

The House of Representatives this morning called on the Federal Government to march words with actions by implementing the report of its adhoc committee on Subsidy Management.

Addressing members of the House during Friday’s plenary, the Speaker, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal maintained that the reports of the adhoc committee remained valid and should be implemented to the later irrespective of bribery allegations levelled against members of the committee.

Tragedy: Nigerian Rapper Robbed and Shot in Lagos


The attack on Nigerian musicians doesn’t seem to be slowing down, as yet another artiste - Adeniyi Ariyo better known Flex, one-half of the rap duo El-Phlex was recently shot in Lagos.
Sources told NET that Flex and his partner Sean, a friend Tizze and their manager Olaitan Matti had left Shoprite Lekki and were heading towards Koko Lounge in Yaba for a show hosted by stand-up comic Buchi.

Driving along the Magodo area on the Lagos–Ibadan expressway at about 8:30PM, they parked by the Zenith Bank building to pick up a friend, when unidentified armed men approached the vehicle.

PHOTOS: Finally, Genevieve Unveiled As Range Rover Ambassador


After much media speculation, Land Rover and Coscharis Motors have finally unveiled Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji as an ambassador for the brand’s all-new Range Rover Evoque in Nigeria.

The partnership between Genevieve and Land Rover was announced during an event held on Thursday, June 14, 2012.

The 33 year old actress, who was presented with a special edition of the car, now joins the likes of UK celeb Victoria Beckham as an appointed ambassador.

It’s truly an honor to be working with the Land Rover family on this exciting project. The Range Rover brand is the epitome of quality and luxury; the Evoque represents power, class and style. I cannot wait to drive it!, Genevieve said.

The Evoque is the smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever produced, and is now officially available to buy in Nigeria through Coscharis Motors in Lagos.

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Jimmy’s Jump Off : Nigerian DJs Unite For Special Summer Edition


African’s leading Disc Jockey, DJ Jimmy Jatt is back with the summer edition of his annual DJ concert tagged Jimmy’s Jump Off Live.

According to the iconic DJ,’ This year’s special summer edition promises to be bigger and better with loads of surprises and great performances from top Nigerian artistes and best flight DJ’s from radio to club and concert DJ’s as well’.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

5-Year Old Girl Raped In Abuja Hotel; Nanny Watched

The rape of a five-year-old girl is generating the interest of the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Muhammed Bello Adoke (SAN), who on Wednesday applied to a Wuse Magistrate Court to take charge of its prosecution from the Police.
Canadian born Eliana Melekwe was allegedly raped at Bolingo Hotel by a certain Godwin Okon, a cleaner in the hotel.

Bishop Oyedepo's N2 Billion Assault Lawsuit: Court fixes July 12 For Judgment


The High Court in Ogun State sitting in Ota, Wednesday, fixed July 12 for judgment in the suit involving the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide and the young lady who was slapped during a church service in 2009.

Robert Igbinedion, a Lagos based lawyer who filed the suit on behalf of the young lady, is seeking the court to award N2billion as 'general and exemplary damages' against the flamboyant pastor among other reliefs.
Mr. Oyedepo was named the richest pastor in Nigeria last year by Forbes magazine with an estimated worth of over N20billion.

Warri: World Athletics Holds Today In Warri


Athletes from USA, Jamaica, Bahamas, St. Kitts and Nevis,St. Vincent, Egypt, Cameroon, Botswana, Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Ethiopia, Liberia andUganda are competing today in Warri.

$3Million Bribe Scandal : Reps To Hold Emergency Session

 
Following the $3million bribe allegations against the Chairman, House of Representatives committee on the management of fuel subsidy, Farouk Lawan, the House is to reconvene for a special plenary session on Friday to take a position on the matter.

Friends Now Enemies:Drake and Chris Brown Fight Over Rihanna In A Night Club


Drake and Chris Brown, Formerly Friends But Now Enemies Because of Rihanna
It is reported that US music acts – pop singer Chris Brown and rapper Drake got into a fight at the popular ‘after hours’ night club WIP, allegedly over Chris’ ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
It is believed that Chris Brown and Drake have had a ‘difficult’ relationship for the past three years over Rihanna. The Bajan pop singer is said to have allegedly cheated on Chris with Drake and the former has kept a grudge ever since.

At the club, Chris Brown allegedly sent a bottle of champagne to Drake’s table as a peace offering; but Drake reportedly sent the bottle back to Brown with a note referring to Rihanna: ‘I’m f*ckng the love of your life [Rihanna], deal with it’.

Samklef Was Not Allowed To Enter UK, Deported From Heathrow



Music producer/artiste, Samklef’s manager has denied that the artiste, who was recently denied entry upon arrival in England, and subsequently deported, traveled to the U.K on a false claim.
The story, published recently in Encomium Weekly, alleged that the father of one said he’d lied to immigration officers about his reasons for travelling to the U.K, saying most Nigerian artistes do it.

The magazine wrote:
Encomium Magazine: We learnt you told immigration that you were on vacation and they eventually found out you came for shows without work permit. How true is it?

Gunmen Kill $ Policemen in Borno, Taraba States



GUNMEN on Tuesday evening ambushed a six-man police patrol team on the Maiduguri-Bama Road and killed three of them. They injured three others, including the driver of the vehicle. The incident occurred at 5 p.m.
An eyewitness said that the gunmen ambushed the policemen, who were in a Golf Volkswagen vehicle near the Dalori Quarters.
He said: “When the gunmen opened fire on the patrol vehicle, the driver moved on, swerving on the road to dodge the gunshots. It was in the course of attempting to escape from the scene that two of the policemen were shot dead.”

Who Owns This Baby : Two Families Lay Claim to Stolen Baby


THE Imo State police command is currently battling to ascertain the real parents of a baby stolen from Onitsha in 2010 as two families are laying claim to the same baby.
The baby, Emmanuel Chimaobi Adinna Okoro, who was born on 9th August 2010, was allegedly stolen from his parents who reside at Awada-Obosi, a suburb of Onitsha in Anambra State by a lady who pretended to be his aunt.

Education: S-East Govs Storm Abuja, say FG Neglect Zone


ABUJA – GOVERNORS from the South East zone yesterday stormed the Ministry of Education to complain over lack of access to education by people of the region even as the Federal Government promised to launch a campaign on access to education in Enugu next week.
Led by Peter Obi of Anambra State and accompanied by Sullivan Chime of Enugu, Martins Elechi of Ebonyi, the governors said they had come to discuss on how best the people of the zone could have unhindered access to education.

We Will Declare Reps Lawan Farouk Wanted: Police Threantens

Rep Lawan Farouk
Is Farouk Lawan, the chairman of the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee which investigated the fuel subsidy issue about to be declared wanted by the police?
Sources in Abuja have told SaharaReporters that in view of Mr. Lawan’s failure to honour an invitation to him to tell his side of the scandalous bribery story that is sweeping the country, he may be declared wanted after today.

Meet Lagos State First Female Police PRO


Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ngozi Conchita Braide, is the first female Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer. She was appointed the 16th PPRO on June 11th 2012.
GistNaija.com Celebrate with you.

We Pray For Twins: Chidi Mokeme and Wife

If there is anything the Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme otherwise known as GQ ever wished for in his marriage to the American based Medical doctor, Jean Chinwe Anumba who he got married to last month, it’s for her wife to have a set of twins.

A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE: I Took Off My Underwear

I used to be that innocent girl who had the world at her feet. I was beautiful and I had eyes and hips that could make men sway, and to top it all up, I was a Christian, a very good Christian with a heart burning for God.

When I entered the university, I met a guy, his name was Derrick. I couldn’t believe my luck the first time I bumped into him on my way to class, he had such a kind smile and a tender look that weakened my knees when he spoke.

Jos Crises: Unknown Gunmen Kill 3 In Jos


Unknown gunmen opened fire and killed three persons this afternoon in Jos, Plateau State . The attack happened around Bukuru Expressway when the men opened fire from an unknown location and immediately fled.
The Plateau State Police command's Public Relations Officer DSP Abu Emmanuel confirmed the attack. He said the corpses of the victims have been deposited in the mortuary.

Kidnappers Grab Governor Uduaghan's Cousin In Daring Daylight Abduction


The first cousin to the Asaba state governor was reported kidnapped in Asaba today. His abduction came on the heels of the unexpected return of CSP Dickson Adeyemi Osamwonyi as anti-kidnapping squad commander. Adeyemi Osamwonyi is said to be linked to a spate of kidnappings in the state.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tottenham Sack Harry Redknapp


HARRY REDKNAPP was tonight SACKED by Tottenham Hotspur.
The 65-year-old yesterday insisted he would never walk out of White Hart Lane.But Redknapp was dumped following showdown talks with chairman Daniel Levy.
Redknapp met Levy earlier today to thrash out his future with just a year left on his contract.
The former West Ham and Portsmouth boss thought he had done enough to earn an extension.

But Levy was believed to be unhappy that Redknapp failed to secure Champions League football despite occupying third spot for most of last season.

DiMatteo Named As Chelsea's New Boss


Roberto Di Matteo was today confirmed as Chelsea full time manager on a two year deal.The former blues midfielder led the WestLondon club to Champions league glory last season.

FG Approves New VISA Regime To Attract Investors and Tourists

Abuja – The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved a new visa policy for the country designed to boost tourism, attract foreign investment and create employment opportunities.
Minister of Information Labaran Maku said this while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan at the State House, Abuja.
Maku said the council’s approval was sequel to a memorandum presented by the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, for the harmonisation of Nigeria’s new visa policy.

UNBELIEVABLE: Baby Born With Circumsied Penis

The Sito Central Mosque home of a couple on Seme Border Road, Mosafejo, Badagry, has become a Mecca of sorts following claims of the delivery last week of a baby boy with a circumcised penis.
A 30-year-old woman, Mrs Raimo Mafus, had on June 6 been delivered of the baby at the Convalescence Maternity Home, Mosafejo, near Badagry.

Jos Motorbike Taxi Ban Causes Fights and Clashes

Clashes have occurred in Nigeria's central city of Jos after a ban on motorcycle taxis was imposed there amid security concerns.

Motorcyclists fought with authorities trying to enforce the ban on Wednesday, two days after it was announced by Plateau state's government.

It came after Islamist militants attacked a church during a service on Sunday, triggering reprisal attacks.

Kanye West Shows Nude Pictures of Kim Kardashian on His Twitter Page

Kim Kardashian?
It’s just been months since Kanye West hooked up with TV star Kim Kardashian and they already have their first controversial scenario to share with us…
Late last night, June 12, 2012, Kanye West brewed up storm as he reportedly tweeted a naked picture of his girlfriend Kim.
Yeezy shocked his seven million plus followers when he ‘accidentally’ put on his Twitter page a picture of a woman who has a very striking resemblance to Kim K, posing stark naked eating at a table.

CONGRATULATIONS: Sean Paul Weds His Long Time Sweet Heart

Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist Sean Paul has married his long-time girlfriend Jodi Stewart.
International media reports say the 39-year-old tied the knot with his beau Jodi in Jamaica last weekend.
Jodi who’s a popular TV personality in Jamaica said the big ‘yes’ to Paul back in 2002.

Fans Vote Adam Lambert and Britney Spears As Sexiest Musicians Alive.

Adam lambert(L) and Britney Spears(R)
Fans of the popular American entertainment website, Billboard.com, think Adam Lambert and Britney Spears are the sexiest musicians alive.
On Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Billboard announced on its website that 30-year-old Adam earned 26% of the total votes cast to become the sexiest male musician and an overwhelming 45% vote made Britney Spears, the sexiest living female musician.

Jonathan Appoints Bianca Ojukwu As Nigeria's Ambassador To Spain

President Jonathan Presenting Bianca With Appointment Letter
On June 12, 2012, President Goodluck Jonathan announced the appointment 93 ambassadors including Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, a former beauty queen and wife of late politician Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
Bianca has been appointed as Nigeria’s ambassador to Spain. She joins 85 other ambassadors, 24 of which will act as Deputy Heads of Mission.

Woman Made Attempt To Kill Herself and Her Fiance, For Calling Off Their Wedding!

Is this stupidity or arrogance? Well, this woman by name Bukola Abiwe, made attempt to end her life and that of her fiance for calling off their wedding.
Please read the full story below:
A 34-year old woman, Bukola Abiwa (pictured above), has been arrested by the police and arraigned before Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, for allegedly attempting to kill herself and her fiance, Sunday Onayiga, with a knife. She is now in prison custody at Kirikiri, Lagos, for attempted murder.

Surprise: CBN Governor Sanusi lamido, Resumes Work in Traditional Wears


When CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, resumed work today in traditional wears, some were surprised. But Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, was turbaned the Dan Majen Kano by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, in recognition of his experience, exposure, and good character.
I love this appearance. At least once in a while one should dress different.

Happy Birthday To Channel O Boy- Denrele Edun


Well if you’re racking your brain cells about what Denrele is, here’s a quick one! From the NTA Network show “Kidivision 101” in 1995 through to Africa’s music channel Channel O in 2012, this funky ballsy vivacious unpredictable ‘born without a STOP button’ individual can not only act, dance, model, write, talk nonstop, tear-rip-shred-patch-pin-and-zip his clothes, but has won 16 awards and garnered over 30 nominations in a 5year VJ-ing career.
 His CV boasts of unrivalled interviews with Beyonce, Tyler Perry, Lil Kim, Akon, Snoop Dogg, Cuba Gooding, Amerie, LLoyd to mention but a few, has hosted major concerts in Ghana, Zambia, Dubai, Malaysia, the USA et al and was inducted into the Carribbean Fashion Hall of Fame in Barbados!

We the team of GistNaija.com are wishing you a happy and joyful birthday.

Oprah Interviews The Kardashians Family


Oprah(Middle) With The Kardashians
                                Photo Credit: E!
Top TV show host Oprah Winfrey will sit down with the eight Kardashian-Jenner family members in an interview set to air on Winfrey’s cable channel, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
OWN on Monday announced that Winfrey spoke with Kris and Bruce Jenner and their combined kids at their Hidden Hills, Calif., home. Also featured in the interview are Lamar Odom, and Kourtney Kardashian‘s boyfriend, Scott Disick.
The interview will air on ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’, Sunday, June 17, 2012 and will be followed with a second part of Winfrey’s interview with rapper 50 Cent.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Charlie Boy Poses Dead In A Coffin!!

This Charlie Boy is crazy! I can't even think of this, lest alone try it. is he Ok? I Think he may need some physchiatric help. He even seems calm in the coffin. Ok Now!!

Yobe State House of Assembly Deputy Leader Killed.


Reports reaching us indicate that The Deputy Leader of the Yobe State House of Assembly, Alhaji Adamu Degubi, has been killed. Degubi was killed yesterday by unknown gunmen. There's an on going investigation to establish those behind the killing and why he was killed.

The Public Relations Officer of the Yobe State Police Command, Mr Adamu Salihu, confirmed the killing of the legislator.
“We have not ascertained those behind the killing and their motive.

“Investigation is going on to establish those who killed him and why he was killed,” Salihu said.
The late legislator was elected into the state’s assembly in 2011, to represent Nangere Constituency.

Late Moshood Abiola's Family Want Him Declared , " Ex-President".


The family of late MKO Abiola and some South West Governors yesterday appealed to the Federal Government to officially declare the late businessman and politician, a former president of Nigeria.

The family said recognizing him as an ex president is the best way to immortalize the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, because according to them, 'Abiola offered himself as the sacrificial lamb for democracy to take roots in Nigeria'.

Is this possible?

Djimon Hounsou finally responds to Kola Boof’s claims; says He’s Never Met Her


There have been rumors for a while now that Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou have ended their marriage...and writer/poet Kola Boof claimed she was the reason they broke up. Kola claimed on Twitter a while back that she was sleeping with Djimon when Kimora was pregnant. Well now Djimon has opened up for the first time since all this drama started, telling Global Grind exclusively that he's never met Kola...

Djimon Hounsou...
It has come to my attention vicious lies and stories are being spread about myself and my

Hennessy Artistry Enters Year Six : Who Do You Prefer To See?

Last Year's Squad: Eldee, Tiwa Savage and Banky W.
It is that time of the year again?
And we can exclusively disclose that Hennessy Artistry is entering negotiations with Nigerian artistes for the annual gig.
No word yet from the organizers on the direction for this year’s Artistry, but we can authoritatively reveal that Hennessy is discussing with artistes, producers, directors and lawyers to kick off this year’s project!
All necessary details coming out soon’ a spokesperson tells us. ‘Sooner than you think…’
Who do you think will be on? Who would you love to see?

Public Interest Lawyers Want Resignation of Speaker Tambuwal, Arrest of Femi Otedola


As the accusations and counter-accusations about bribery in the House of Representatives grow, the Public Interest Lawyers League (PILL) has called on the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, to resign his position in order to allow for proper investigation into the activities of some committees of the House.  It also wants wealthy oil baron Femi Otedola to be arrested.

Evangelist Eucharia Anunobi Releases First Movie


The Kingdom, a movie produced by Evangelist Eucharia Anunobi was released into the market over the weekend. The movie features Van Vicker, Tana Adelana, Evangelist Eucharia Anunobi, and Annie Idibia. The release of this movie should put paid to speculations that the veteran actress would quit acting after ordination as an evangelist. 



 

BREAKING NEWS: Gunmen Kill 6 In Kano


Gunmen have shot dead six persons at Rimin Kebe in Tudun Murtala, Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano.
An eye witness in Kano on Tuesday said that the incident, which happened at about 10:00 p.m on Monday, left many others seriously injured.

FGC Kano School Authorities Confirm Sahara Reports: 2 Students Killed,4 Injured


The authorities of Federal Government College (FGC), Kano, have confirmed to reporters that two of its students were killed in an attack yesterday by unknown gunmen.  Four others were also injured, the school said today.
This confirms the report by SaharaReporters which broke the story last night about the shooting of the students.
It has been learnt, however, that the attack was not carried out on the school campus,

Rihanna Steps Out In Revealing Dress


This is rihanna. She was   headed out and about in Manhattan
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