Sunday, July 8, 2012

Jonathan Orders Security Agencies to Find Senator Dantong's Killers

President Jonathan
The president says everything possible will be done to apprehend the lawmaker's killers

President Goodluck Jonathan has given a marching order to security agencies in the country to fish out the killers of  Senator Gyang Dantong without delay.

Mr. Dantong, the senator  who, until his death, represented Plateau North Senatorial district, died in yet unclear circumstances on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Gunmen Raided Plateau and Kill Atleast 20 People


An early morning attack on nine villages in Barikin Ladi Local government of Plateau state has left over 20 people dead. Gunmen, reportedly hauling explosives and shooting indiscriminately, raided the villages and left the killings in their wake.

The spokesperson of the Special Task Force (STF) in the state, Salisu
 Mustapha, who confirmed the incident to a reliable source in a telephone interview Saturday said members of the STF have gone to the area and effected some arrests. He however, declined to mention the number of persons arrested.

See more photos of the destruction below:

Deschamps Named New France Coach


France’s World Cup and Euro winning captain Didier Deschamps was named coach of the national side on Sunday, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on its website.
The 43-year-old – who captained France to the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 trophies – replaces fellow World Cup and Euro winning team-mate Laurent Blanc, who turned down a new two year contract last weekend.
Blanc had guided the French to the Euro 2012 quarter-finals – the minimum requirement of the FFF – but dressing room discord and two outbursts by Samir Nasri had not helped Blanc’s cause.
Deschamps immediately became the favourite and lent credence to the fact by quitting Marseille last Monday.

TRAGEDY: Man Beheads His Wife, Arrested By Police

Late Bose

The Ekiti State Police Command has detained Mr. Nnaefenwa Lucky, in connection with the beheading of his wife, Bose.
Our correspondent gathered that the headless remains of Bose, 40, who was suspected to have been killed for ritual purposes, were discovered in the bush by her husband who had asked her to bring food to him.

It was gathered that the deceased, who had four children, had prepared the food as instructed by her husband and was on the way to the farm to give it to him when she was attacked and decapitated by yet to be identified persons.

Abuja Residents Panic: Over Impending Demolition


FCT residents have expressed fear over the impending demolition of illegal structures to be embarked upon by the development control department in various area councils in the territory.
The department’s officials had last week sensitized residents on the demolition of exercise to be carried out very soon. 
The locations where this demolition will take place are Idu, Karmo-Dape, Tasha, Gwagwa, Suburi, Zauda, Jahi, Gishiri, Mabushi, Mpape, Kuchigoro, Chika, Aleita, Piwoyi, Lugbe, Pyakassa, Tudun-wada, Deidei and Guzape.

BREAKING NEWS: Plateau PDP Senator Killed in attack(UPDATED)

My reliable source has just learnt that Senator Dantong Gyang Dalyop and Gyang Fulani, the majority leader of the Plateau State Assembly, were among several people murdered today during a mass funeral in the Barakin-Ladi local government area of Plateau. A member of the House of Representatives, Simon Davou Mwadkwon, was also seriously injured in the attack.

Senator Dantong Gyang Dalyop was a PDP member and chaired the Senate committee on health.

Woman(33 Years Old), Arrested For Alleged N10m Scam


A business woman, Bunmi Akintoye, 33 has been arrested by the Special Fraud Unit of the Police over alleged N10 million scam.
The Police in a statement signed by the unit's spokesperson, Pius Afachung, said that the suspect was undergoing multiple investigations in Lagos over sundry allegations by different people.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes the statement as alleging that Akintoye had in June 2011 obtained 96 pieces of Hewlett Packard laptops worth N10 million without payment.

Tennis: Rain Stops Men Wembledon's Finals Between Roger Federer and Andy Murray

Roger Federer(L) Vs Andy Murray(R)

Rain has halted the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday with Roger Federer and Andy Murray having split the first two sets.

Murray won the first set 6-4 with Federer levelling at 7-5 in the second.
It was 1-1 in the third set when play stopped at 1613 local time (1513GMT).

BREAKING NEWS: Plateau PDP Senator Killed in attack

Senator Gyang Dalyop Datong
Senator Gyang Dalyop Datong (Plateau North, PDP) has been shot dead by gunmen while attending a burial ceremony today.

A statement from the Plateau state commissioner of Information, Abraham Yiljap confirmed the shooting. 
Please check back for details soon..

Bride Gives Birth Just Minutes After Wedding


A bride gave birth only minutes after tying the knot at a townhall wedding in western France, making it more of a “big day” than anticipated, the local mayor told AFP Sunday.
“It did rather shake us up,” admitted Jean-Robert Gachet, mayor of Jallais, after hearing that mother and baby were doing well.
Saturday’s ceremony at 11:00 am was nearly called off after the heavily pregnant bride had several false alarms, although her due date was July 14.

Folashade Okoya On The Cover Page of Vanguard Allure


In this week's edition of Vanguard Allure, Folashade Okoya appears on the coverpage. Wanna know whos this beautiful Folashade Okoya is? Why not pick a copy of this Vanguard Allure from your Vendor. You will just love it! 

Olympics BasketBall: Russia beat Nigeria, Nigeria Must Beat Dominican Republic to Qualify.

Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia

A relentless Nigeria basketball team lost to Russia on Saturday gifting the European a spot at the Olympic Games for the third time. The Russians prevail 85-77 over D'Tigres in the Semi-Finals of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
This means that D' Tigers must beat Dominican Republic to qualify.

Keita Quits Barcelona, Signs For A Chinese Club

                            Seydou Keita - Barcelona

Just got some news that Seydou Keita has left Barcelona. Though he still has 2 years in his Barcelona deal BUT a clause in the deal says he can leave if he fails to feature in at least 50 per cent of the club's official matches last season.

He is expected to sign on Sunday(today) a two-and-a-half-year deal with newly-promoted Chinese club Dalian Aerbin, who were linked with Didier Drogba and Amauri earlier in the year.

Keita thanks for a wonderful season at Barca. GistNaija wishes you the best.

Bieber & Gomez: Are They About To Break Up

                                BIEBER AND GOMEZ

Is there trouble in the once a love relationship between  Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez?
PEOPLE reported that Gomez, 19, “was crying about Justin and was upset” during Ashley Tisdale’s birthday bash last week.
But multiple photos from the fete show the “Love You Like a Love Song” singer all smiles, appearing to be in upbeat spirits. She was even photographed being twirled around by a man identified as Bieber’s close pal Alfredo Flores.
TMZ reported last Monday that the young lovebirds broke up last week, but have since got back together.

Rihanna Sues Her Accountant Over 'Lost Millions'


Pop superstar Rihanna sued her former accountants yesterday accusing them of losing tens of millions of dollars on the singer’s tours.
The lawsuit - filed under her real name Robyn Fenty in Manhattan Federal Court - accuses Berdon LLP of New York and two of the company’s accountants of breach of contract and negligence among other claims.
The suit says Rihanna, 24, hired Berdon as her financial manager in 2005 when she was 16 and her music career was just getting off the ground in her native Barbados.

Williams Wins Fifth Wimbledon Title, She is the first woman over 30 to win Wimbledon after Martina Navratilova

                                    SERENA WILLIAMS TROPHY

Serena Williams was crowned Wimbledon champion for the fifth time on Saturday as the American subdued a brave fightback from Polish third seed Agnieszka Radwanska to win 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in a dramatic final.
Serena, who pockets a cheque for £1.15 milllion (approximately N30 million), is the first woman over 30 to win Wimbledon since Martina Navratilova in 1990 and she needed all the experience gathered over her illustrious career to survive a remarkable revival from Radwanska.

Lagos: 2, 000 ACN Members Defect to PDP


Some 2, 000 members of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Lagos, led by Mr Abdulkareem Rafiu, a former security aide to Gov. Babatunde Fashola, on Saturday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Rafiu told PDP big wigs and party faithful who were at the state party secretariat in Ikeja, where the defectors were formally accepted, that the ACN had not lived up to expectation.
“I believe the PDP is the party that would bring back the dream Lagos,”  Rafiu, popularly called “Otto’’ , said.

23 Killed, 50 Injured In Fresh Plateau Violence


Police evacuates women, children to safe grounds, many residence displaced.

Not less than twenty two persons were reportedly killed in an attack before dawn early Saturday in Gashish District, Barkin Ladi Local government area of Plateau State where nine villages were invaded by unknown gunmen.
The casualties included mostly women, children and the aged. The gunmen were said to have divided themselves into five groups with each group taking on one village.

Eye witness said the gunmen were dressed in bullet-proof vest and army camouflage color. A mobile policeman who is a member of the Special Task Force (STF)  was said to have lost his life in the attack.