Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The police on Wednesday arraigned Abe John, 32, of Nyaya Junction, Abuja at an Abuja Upper Area Court for alleged criminal trespass, mischief, assault and enticing a married woman.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Ambi Ayuba, told the court that the matter was reported at the Garki Police Station by Mr. Zakka Waya of State House, Abuja on July 16.
Ayuba said Waya had information that whenever he went to work, the accused usually visited his home, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
He added that the accused person allegedly entered Waya’s house with the intention of enticing his wife.
|WikiLeaks Editor, Julian Assange|
That money will be depleted in a few months if it does not get any further donations, according to the organisation.
The group needs one million euros immediately, it said.
Donations are the most important source of income for WikiLeaks - these were collected though Germany's Wau-Holland-Foundation.
WikiLeaks criticised credit card companies Visa and MasterCard for undermining the organisation by stopping to forward donations in 2010.
The WikiLeaks platform was founded by Julian Assange and has published more than 250,000 internal documents from US-embassies around the world.
Mr. Assange has sought refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex allegations.
For Visa and MasterCard to avoid wikileaks, means the world is not ready to face the truth.
The Future Awards, which the World Bank has called "The Nobel Prize for Young Africans", has unveiled the list of Young Person of the Year 2012.
The names of some of the nominees are: Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, for building an inspiring business in Empire Mates Entertainment that has created superstars like Wizkid; Chinwe Njoku, an Engineer who recently won the Sir Robert Martin University Prize in the United Kingdom; and Idris Akinbajo, a Journalist who started with NEXT Newspapers and now heads the Investigative Desk at Premium Times.
Others are musician Dapo Oyebanjo, also known as D'banj; Jason Njoku a Media Entrepreneur; Peter and Paul Okoye, popularly known as Psquare; Linda Ikeji(dats wat am talking about), a Blogger/Media Entrepreneur; and Raheem Temitope Bello, a Scientist and the youngest of the nominees at age 19.
The police in Cross River State are on the trail of Joseph Enem, a former councillor in Akamkpa Local Government Area wanted for allegedly killing four elephants and selling their tusks to foreigners.
Ubi Arikpo, a Commissioner in the state’s Forestry Commission, said on Wednesday that the councillor and his accomplices were hiding in the Oban Forest Reserve.
According to him, the suspects ran away after the deal was exposed. “They are now hibernating in the forest after the police declared them wanted for illegally poaching four elephants in the Oban Forest Reserve,” he said. “They killed the elephants and threw away the bodies of the huge animals after removing their tusks which they gave to their agents for onward transport to Europe for sale.”
Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission who had been protesting against the planned return of DG Arunma Oteh have backed down after a meeting with the outgoing acting Director General of the commission, Ibrahim Bello.
The workers emerged from a meeting with the outgoing acting Director General of the commission sober without the protesting spirit they displayed earlier in the day.
Oteh did not turn up for work today as was expected though.
Some of them confided in Daily Trust that the acting DG told them to put everything in the hands of God as the government will do whatever it wants to do.
Asked if they had backed down on their demands, the staff said they had not as deliberations still continues on the matter.
Governor Kashim Shettima today announced a review of the curfews imposed on five local government areas of the state that had been under a state of emergency for the last six months.
Restriction of movement is now from 9pm to 6am, the governor said, adding that the decision was taken after consultations with stakeholders including the Joint Task Force which is comprised of the Army, Navy, Air Force, State Security Services, Customs and Immigration services.
Shettima stated this in Gwoza in the southern part of Borno state where he went for an official visit.
President Goodluck Jonathan has eventually forwarded the final draft copy of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to the National Assembly for onward passage into law.
This ends anxiety generated by the document, following alarm raised by the presidency that fake versions of the bill were being circulated and published in some online papers.
Petroleum Resources Minister, Deziani Allison Madueke who gave the hint while briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa noted that what was sent to the National Assembly yesterday was the only authentic copy of the bill.
She also disclosed that the PIB contained some security features to guard against circulation of fake copies.
Nigerians have been ranked as among the most sexually satisfied in the world, according to a global survey conducted by condom manufacturer, Durex.
In a statement on Tuesday, Durex said the online study questioned more than 26,000 respondents across 26 countries about every aspect of their sex lives in a bid to chart comprehensively “what constitutes intimate well-being.”
The survey put Nigeria in pole position at 67 per cent, followed by Mexico at 63 per cent, India (61 Per cent) and Poland (54 per cent).
A rocket explosion and unknown gunmen again hit Jos, Plateau State capital, yesterday morning, leaving no fewer than six persons dead, including a 10-year-old pupil of Jos Nura Islamic School, who was hit by a rocket fired at his school.
The development came just as two rocket launchers were said to have been launched around 7pm in Bukuru Jos south local government of plateau around the Bukuru Market
The spokesman of the special task force on Jos crisis Captain Salisu Mustapha confirmed the incidence and said it happened around the Gyel area of the locality and there was no casualty. He also said that large scale investigation is going on.
The Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday arrested a Military Col. Ki Yusuf and Staff Sergent, A J Adeomi for driving on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane.
The soldiers were accosted on the BRT lane at the Outer Marina in Central Lagos. Col. Yusuf was driving in an army green Peugeot 406 with registration number BO1 – 150 NA. Staff Sergeant Adeomi drove in a black Toyota Camry.
As Mr Fashola moved towards the oncoming vehicle, Col. Yusuf came down from his car, saluted severally and began muttering: “I am sorry; very, very sorry”
Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal have made Manchester City defender KoloToure their top transfer target. According to SkySports, the Ivorian centre-half turned out against Al Hilal in a pre-season friendly over the weekend.
He is, however, facing up to an uncertain future at the Etihad Stadium, with no guarantee that he will be a regular starter next term. Taking that into account, City could be willing to move him on, freeing up space in their star-studded squad.
President Goodluck Jonathan today admitted, for the first time, that his government ground to a halt before it could take the first step, and he blamed Boko Haram for it.
Mr. Jonathan made the confession at the 60th National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party.
"During [the electoral] campaign, our emphasis was more on job creation, power but now what worries us most is security,” he said. "This is because you must be alive before you will eat food”
He described security as “very, very fundamental,” saying, “If you are not safe, you can't even think of hunger because a dead person does not need food.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the Certificate of Return to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State as winner of the July 14 governorship election in the state.
INEC’s National Commissioner, Col. Mohammed Hammanga, who presented the Certificate to the Governor today (17th July, 2012) congratulated the governor, saying his victory was a reflection of his good works which endeared him to the electorate.
Hammanga also commended INEC and the security agencies for the peaceful conduct of the polls.
The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), on Tuesday, elected the former Governor of Borno State, Almodu Sheriff, as the chairman of its Board of Trustee (BOT); just as it expressed it dissatisfaction to use of military personnel at the Edo gubernatorial election.
The party called on the National Assembly to review the Electoral Act to discourage the use of soldiers during elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The leadership baton at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) today changed hands as Okey Wali (SAN) was declared the newly elected president of the association.
The umbrella body of lawyers admitted to practice law in Nigeria held their election in Abuja today where new national officers of the body emerged.
Mr Wali polled 688 votes to beat his closest rival, Emeka Ngige (SAN). Mr Ngige had 449 votes while a third candidate, Mr Blessing Ukiri scored 2 votes.
In line with the improved security situation in Kaduna State, Governor Patrick Yakowa has announced a further review of the restriction of movement in the state.
A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the governor said residents of the state are now free to move around from 5am to 10pm with effect from today (17th July, 2012) in all the 17 local government areas of the state.
Governor Yakowa who commended the people for sustaining peace in the state urged them to continue to be law abiding.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Charity Komuo, and her company, Charity Luba Consultancy, before a Delta State High Court sitting in Asaba for obtaining money by false pretence.
A statement on Tuesday by the agency's spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the alleged crime is contrary to sections 1 (3) and 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offence Act; but the accused pleaded not guilty to the 8 count charge when read to her.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
DMX is in the hospital recovering from a concussion sustained when he crashed while riding his four-wheeler.
TMZ is reporting that X was riding down a hill outside of his South Carolina home when he flipped and landed on his butt. X says he doesn't remember much after that except for the ambulance lights when he was being picked up.
At this time it isn't known when he will be released.
Wish him quick recovery!!
Monday, July 16, 2012
|His Royal Majesty (HRM) Alhaji Aliyu Ocheja Obaje|
The paramount ruler of the Igala Kingdom, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Alhaji Aliyu Ocheja Obaje is dead.
Aged 102, the Attah Igala’s death was announced by the state government on Monday.
Born in 1920, Dr. Aliyu Obaje was the youngest person ever to be installed as Attah Igala. He mounted the stool at the age of 36.
HRM Aliyu Obaje ascended the throne on the October 20, 1956 following the death of his predecessor, HRM Ameh Oboni.
He was one of the longest serving monarchs in Nigeria.
HRM Aliyu Obaje was the chairman of the Kogi State council of Traditional chiefs.
Having served as the Attah Igala for fifty years, he was a household name among the Igalas and indeed a majority of Nigerians.
He held the Nigerian national honour of GCFR (Grand Commander of the Federal Republic).
May his soul rest in pece.
|Etsu Nupe: Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar|
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday commiserated with His Royal Highness, the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, on the death of his mother, Hajiya Goggo Abubakar.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati.
Jonathan also condoled with the entire Nupe kingdom on the death of the matriarch.
``On behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I wish to express our deepest condolences to Your Highness, members of your family, and the entire people of the Nupe Kingdom at this time,” President Jonathan wrote.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Hajiya Goggo Abubakar passed on at the age of 83.
May Her Soul rest in peace.
One of Nollywood's top actresses, Bukky Wright, was involved in an auto accident in Lagos on Monday morning.
The accident happened at Epe, on the outskirts of Lagos.
The actress was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where she is currently receiving treatment
|Stephen R. Covey|
Stephen R. Covey, author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" as well as three other books that have all sold more than a million copies, has died. He was 79.
In a statement sent to employees of a Utah consulting firm Covey co-founded, his family said the writer and motivational speaker died at a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho, early Monday due to complications from a bicycle accident in April.
"In his final hours, he was surrounded by his loving wife and each one of his children and their spouses, just as he always wanted," the family said.
Sylvester Stallone has spoken for the first time about the sudden death of his son Sage.
Sylvester Stallone’s 36-year-old son didn't take his own life, says his lawyer
Stallone son lay dead for 4 days The 36-year-old film producer, Sly's eldest son from his marriage to Sasha Czack, is thought to have died from an accidental drugs overdose at his Hollywood home.
Sage is thought to have lay dead for four days before he was found on Friday.
A post-mortem examination on Sunday proved inconclusive and family members will now have to wait up to six weeks for the results of toxicology tests.
The singer was voted out of the game this evening after she was nominated for eviction last week Monday.
On Sunday, July 8, Goldie survived eviction when she was voted into the competition.
But she was again nominated for eviction the next day.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
American Garcia scored three knockdowns with the end coming with 32 seconds left in the fourth round when referee Kenny Bayless stopped the bout.
“I have always been overlooked, maybe it is the green eyes and the light skin,” said Garcia. “I look like a pretty boy. But I am a chiller baby and I will fight anybody, anywhere, anyplace.”
The Bayelsa State Government has stated that the appointment of the wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan, is in accordance with ongoing general reforms in the state’s public service.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Seriake Dickson on Media and Public Affairs, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the state government believes that the services of the First Lady to the development of Bayelsa State and Nigeria, qualify as essential service, which should be recognised and rewarded, not derided and denigrated on the altar of politics.
The suspects, alleged to be traders at the popular Onitsha market, usually concealed the ammunition inside their goods, using the method to evade security checks at the border.
But luck ran out on them after the surveillance team of Trade Fair Division, under Area ‘E’ Command intercepted a Volkswagen bus loaded with goods from Seme border, on Wednesday, at the Trade Fair Complex.
Singer Rihanna performs with Drake onstage during the Grammy Awards Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.
Singer Rihanna has reportedly splashed 100,000 pounds on a cruise so that she can rekindle her romance with rapper Drake."Rihanna is determined to live life to the full following her grandma's death and decided to give it another go with Drake. In the past, he'd moan that she wouldn't commit and was working all the time. But she's up for trying again," thesun.co.uk quoted a source as saying.
Rihanna and Drake had a brief affair last year.
"They're meeting up on a plush yacht in Cannes next week and will then spend a week cruising around the Med. Rihanna wants to travel down through Italy and go to the most romantic places she's seen online," the source said.
In Cannes, the two will be joined by few friends for the yacht party.
A source connected to the production of the CBS show told TMZ... Kristin was struck by a piece of lighting equipment that collapsed because of a large gust of wind.
We’re told Kristin immediately fell to the ground ... and smacked her head on the concrete during the fall.
In a statement signed by Mr. Reuben Abati, Special advicer on media and publicity to the president, Jonathan also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, its personnel and the nation’s security services for ensuring that the elections were
A 53-year-old Yusuf Ibrahim of Yar’adua quarters in Katsina metropolis has been stabbed to death by yet-to-be identified persons. “The late Ibrahim was stabbed in the stomach, neck and back,” Police authorities confirmed.
The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Katsina State Command, ASP Shehu Koko Muhammad, confirmed to a reliable source on phone yesterday that, the late Ibrahim was ambushed by his killers at Filin Samji area in the state metropolis on Thursday and stabbed in three different places.
“The late Ibrahim was riding his motorcycle when one of the killers stopped him and
Eyewitnesses said a vehicle parked at the gas station exploded, apparently timed to cause significant fire from underground gasoline tanks underneath the area.
Casualties are not known as at the time of filing this report.
GistNaija will get back to you with more reports. Check back later.
|Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole|
With votes counted from 18 local governments in Edo State, Mr. Oshiomhole, the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), had garnered 477, 478 votes. His main rival, Major General Charles Airhiavbere (ret.) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scored 144,255 votes.
D’banj has release a new single called ‘Oyato’ on July 14.
This was revealed by Mcomm, Nigeria’s fastest growing music distribution network.
According to the release, the single, which was propelled by the pop icon’s desire to reconnect with his numerous fans after the soar away success of his Oliver single in the UK – is D’banj first Nigerian release as an independent recording artist.
‘Oyato’ marks D’banj’s transition into an international music star and
Five months after they brawled in Munich at a news conference, Haye put Chisora down for good with a left hook, but Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) was coming under severe pressure until the knockout in an exciting fight before 30,000.
The fight panned out as expected. Former world cruiserweight and heavyweight champ
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The star was crying as she made the admission during a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest this morning.
The 42-year-old seemed reluctant to officially make the announcement but told Ryan, who is the host of the TV talent show, that her time as a judge is up.
She choked up as she said: “It's just really going to be hard for me to go. It’s just one of those special things in your life that you just don’t want to walk away from.”
|Chelsea Ada Ezerioha|
Hot and daring, Chelsea Ada Ezerioha strikes you as an actress who is all-out to conquer the screen despite the odds in the Nigerian motion picture industry.
Since hitting the limelight after starring in that Vivian Ejike’s “Silent Scandal” movie alongside top A-list actors like Genevieve Nnaji, Majid Michel, Uche Jumbo and many others, three years ago, Chelsea has remained on top of her game, striving to hit it big in the industry. She shares her dreams and fantasies with Showtime celebrity.
The ring on your finger suggests that you are engaged, are you engaged to someone?
This is not an engagement ring. (frowning) And I’m not engaged at the moment.
Player is a beautiful piece currently blasting the air wave with hot hip-pop vibes and soothing rendition that leaves any music lover with no choice than to respond to its rhythm.
The song which was released on some notable internet sites is a romantic piece about a lover boy playing on a girl’s emotion, and leaving her on the losing end.
Bimbo used to be the favourite of most Nollywood producers following her stunning appearance in Richard Mofe-Damijo’s “Out of Bounds” before she eventually went underground.
By starring in this new flick, which also paraded other emerging stars such as O.C Ukeje, Gabriel Afolayan, Chelsea Eze, Ijeoma Agu and Lilian Byoma amongst others, the thorough-bred actress undoubtedly gives her sagging career a big lift.
Besides fulfilling his obligations as MTN Brand ambassador and attending school, Davido has been working hard on his hotly anticipated album, which will feature all of the young singer, writer and producer’s hit songs that includes “Back When” feat. Naeto C,
The mother of Paul and Peter Okoye of P-Square fame, Mrs. Josephine Okoye died five hours after a heart surgery in an Indian hospital at about 11pm (3am Indian time) on Wednesday.
The deceased, who was a devoted christian and church minister in Jos, Plateau State, died after a protracted battle with an undisclosed heart illness.
Friday, July 13, 2012
A young man vent his anger on his friend for refusing to pay him back N500 and used a machete to hack him to death.
The incident happened in Badagry, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.
The 25-year old man, Anuoluwapo Samuel, has been arrested and arraigned before Yaba Magistrate’s court for alleged.
The remorseful Samuel who is now in prison custody, was alleged to have used a machete to inflict injury on John’s right hand.
The incident happened at Okoafo Secondary School, Okoafo, in Badagry Local Government Area where they attended a party.
The victim, Imenvbore John, bled profusely and before he was taken to a hospital, he died on the way.
The former Chelsea attacking midfielder has penned a four-year deal, the French club said in a statement.
Kalou, 26, had mostly been a bit-part player during his six years with the London club and was released after his last appearance in the Champions League final win over Bayern Munich in May.