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Saturday, August 4, 2012

London 2012 Olympic Latest: Serena Williams Breaks Record


Serena Williams becomes the first woman to win all four Grand Slams and a gold medal in both singles and doubles in the  history of olympic.The lawn tennis player proudly did it for USA her country.
She beat  an amazing player,Maria Shaporova  of Russia to complete her golden record.
At the moment, Gist Naija gathered that she is the biggest trend on social networks especially twitter  in the area of sport for breaking a global record at the London 2012 Olympic games.

PDP Gives Oshiomole 2 Weeks To Apologise Or Else...


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo on Thursday gave the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, 14 days ultimtum  to apologize for accusing the party for the assassination of his principal secretary Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde.

Barrister Vincent Ose Akhere, PDP youth leader made the demand while addressing newsmen in Benin, and accused the ACN state government for not providing adequate security in the state.

NURTW Ban:Fashola Must Be Joking


The newly signed Lagos state traffic law banning activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) appeared to have set the state and their former allies on collision course.

The state government and the union had a blossoming relationship as the leaders obviously engaged in political campaigns for the leaders for the ruling action congress of Nigeria in past elections.

BREAKING NEWS: Pirates Attack Ship in Niger Delta, Kill 2 Naval Guards, Kidnap 4 Foreigners


Pirates attacked a ship being used by an oil servicing company in waters off the Niger Delta Region on Saturday, killing two Nigerian Naval guards and kidnapping four foreigners, the Navy said.

“The incident was somewhere around the Niger Delta, where an oil servicing company was attacked by gunmen. We lost two of our men and four expatriates were abducted, one Malaysian, one Iranian,” Navy spokesman Commodore Kabir Aliyu said.

PHOTOS: Meet The Worst Primary School in Nigeria

Obafemi Owode Local Government Primary Schoo 
I used to think that my primary school is the worst. But after seeing the pictures, I realised that my school was far better than many primary schools in Nigeria.

My readers, I introduce to you the Worst Primary School in Nigeria. The name of the school is Obafemi Owode Local Government Primary School in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

See More Pictures Below:

SHAMEFUL: Davido Fights With Taxi Driver Over Girlfriend

                                Davido and Ajibola

At first I did not believe this story. Just imagine Davido, the rave of the moment, fighting an unknown, common driver(Ajibola)  over a girlfriend? But it is true and it actually happened.
To me, Davido disgraced himself to fight publicly because of girlfriend.Who is this girl sef?

Well my dear readers you can read the full gist  below:

A taxi driver, Femi Ajibola, will never forget July 1, 2012 in a hurry. At about 5.30 pm on that day, he received a phone call from a young woman in the Lekki area of Lagos and had quickly answered the subsequent invitation to pick her up.

Lagos Orders NURTW to Leave Motor Parks

Lagos State Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Lateef Ibirogba (2nd right), addressing the journalists .

The Lagos State Government on Friday ordered members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to vacate motor parks across the state with immediate effect.

The government also banned the collection of tolls on roads and highways by touts.
This was announced in a joint press conference by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ade Ipaye, Commissioner for Transport, Kayode Opeifa and the Commissioner for Information, Aderemi Ibirogba.

Friday, August 3, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS: Darey and Wife Welcome Baby no 2!

Darey Art Alade With Wife, Deola
Some great news this Friday – singer Darey Art Alade’s wife Deola has just delivered a gorgeous baby girl.

The couple welcomed the new baby this morning, in a London hospital, according to a statement from their publicists.

It’s the couple’s second child. Their first child, Femi Art-Alade was born on December 28, 2007.

Delivered at 9:5oAM at Queen Charlotte and Chelsea hospital in London, the baby weighed 2.4kg.
R&B singer Darey, who’s in London with his wife says he’s ‘extremely happy and grateful to God’.

‘Mother and baby are both doing very great’ he told a reliable source today.

Gist Naija will bring you more details soon!

ABUJA DEMOLITION: Court Supports FCDA in Mpape Demolition Case

This is a very sad news to residents of Mpape, a subregion in Abuja. The court has finally approves that FCDA should go ahead and demolish Mpape. 

Those interested can read the full gist below: 
A desperate attempt by residents of Mpape, a slum satellite settlement within the Abuja metropolis in the Nigerian capital, to stave off the impending demolition of their homes by the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, suffered a severe blow on Friday as an Abuja High Court declined to interfere in the proposed demolition.

The slum dwellers had approached the court to secure an injunctive order retraining the authorities from going ahead with the demolition of their houses but the court refrained from making the desired order sealing the fate of the Mpape residents whose homes, numbering in their thousands, may fall to the bulldozers any moment now.

W. T. H: Man Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex with Goat


A 40-year-old man, Victor Nnanna Onyemaechi from Amibo village in Umuahia South Council of Abia State was recently arrested by the state’s police command for allegedly having sex with a neighbour’s goat. 

My source gathered that the man was tied to the goat and paraded round the village before he was handed over to the police by the traditional ruler of Amibo community.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Udevioti Ezekiel, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspects has been charged to court under Section 214 Subsection 2 of the Criminal Code.
This is just sign of end of the world. Many more unimaginable things to come.

Ronaldo not Messi deserved Ballon d’Or, says Mourinho


Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said Friday that his Portuguese striker Ronaldo should have won this year’s Ballon d’Or and not Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
“For me, the best player of a season must be one that won,” Mourinho told ESPN.
“What (Ronaldo) did helped the team to win something big and I don’t think in the history of the Ballon D’Or, one player won it without winning a big thing.

BREAKING NEWS: Emir of Fika Narrowly Escapes Death in Mosque Suicide Bombing

Barely one month after a bomb explosion in Maiduguri Central Mosque almost killed the Shehu of Borno, the Emir of Fika, Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idrissa, narrowly escaped death today in a another suicide bomb attack at the Potiskum Central Mosque, Yobe state.

Reports say the suicide bomber and the Emir's police orderly died instantly after the bomb went off. A police official said he was awaiting further details of the attack.
More details later!

Comedian, Owen Gee, Lepacious Bose Join Omotola, Jim Iyke As UN Peace Ambassador

Lepacious Bose

Two comedians Owen Gee and  Lepacious Bose have now become UN Ambassadors.
The two humour merchants have now joined top Nigerians who are UN Youth Ambassador for Peace like Hajia Sambo, wife of the Vice President of Nigeria; Hon Abdul Mummin Jibrin

Naked Pictures of Charly Boy Appears on Internet.


The naked pictures of Charly Boy, aka, Area Father, hits the internet. 
Na wa oo. What is wrong with Charly Boy? He is about 60 years old but acts like ....

Wizkid And Naeto C Have Become Eko Football AmbassadorS

Nateo C, Seyi Akinwunmi (Chairman LSFA) and Wizkid

Star singer Wizkid and rapper Naeto C have been announced as ambassadors of Eko Football, a Lagos State soccer festival which will be holding its first event in September 2012.

A few months ago, the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA) announced that the first Soccerex event in West Africa, the Soccerex Seminar Lagos would be hosted in Lagos; the Eko Football Festival will also take place in Lagos; coinciding with Soccerex Seminar Lagos this September.

Calamity Averted as Children Escape Bomb Blast in Church

                                                    Calamity Averted as Children Escape Bomb Blast in Church: Главное

A major calamity was averted at Dunamis International Gospel Church of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT when a piece of an explosive suspected to be bomb tucked  under a seat in the children’s session of the church was discovered and was quickly detonated.
The explosive which was concealed in an Aluminum container during the mid-week service of Dunamis Church in Nyanya, Abuja which was still in progress on Wednesday at about 9.30pm when the hidden explosive was uncovered.

2Face and Becca Star in Dammy Krane’s Debut video


Ace director, Clarence Peters, creates another superjam

Spinlet, Nigeria’s premier digital music download service   has  announced  the release of new singing sensation, Dammy Krane’s, highly anticipated debut music video, My Dear, in Nigeria.

The video, sponsored by Spinlet, was directed by prolific director, Clarence Peters and shot in Lagos.My Dear features exciting cameos from sultry Ghanaian songstress, Becca, alongside Hypertek label owner, 2face Idibia and label mate Rocksteady.

Basketball: US Defeats D'Tigers, Sets Olympic Record

The United States on Thursday night knocked off Nigeria’s D’Tigers 156-73, in the highest scoring basketball game in Olympic history.
It was a game in which Olympic scoring records were broken across the board, reports NBA Circle.

Carmelo Anthony scored 37, surpassing the US record of 31 by Stephon Marbury, on 10/12 from three point land, also a US record, in just 14 minutes.

Teenager kills 8 people with knife in China


A Chinese teenager has killed eight people and wounded another five in a knife attack in the country’s northeast.
The killing spree occurred at about 9 p.m.  in Yongling township in Xinbin Manchu autonomous county in the city of Fushun, the Fushun city’s publicity department said in a statement.

Kofi Annan Quits As International Syria Mediator


Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is stepping down as the U.N.-Arab League mediator in the 17-month-old Syria conflict at the end of the month, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Thursday.

“Mr. Annan has informed me, and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Mr. Nabil Elaraby, of his intention not to renew his mandate when it expires on 31 August 2012,” Ban said in a statement,

Tears, As P-Square Bury Mom

Friends and family members of music stars, Paul and Peter Okoye, popularly known as P-Square, shed tears uncontrollably this morning as the singing duo buried their late mother, Mrs. Josephine Okoye, 62, in Ifitedunu, Akwa Village, Anambra State, southwest Nigeria.

After her lying-in-state at Ifitedunu, a church service was held in her honour at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Anambra State. She was buried in an M.I.C gold casket.

Police Arrest 33-yr-old Man For Raping 1-yr-old Baby, 7 Children

The Enugu State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has arrested a 33-year-old man identified as, Nkemuakonam Nwoke for allegedly defiling a day old child and 7 other children  in the state.
A statement made available to a source by the Police Relations
Officer of the Command, Ebere Amaraizu disclosed that the suspect, who resides at No 7 Chief Nwatu street, Emene,  is now being interrogated by the operatives of the Emene Police Division over his alleged involvement in a case of multiple defilement of young children between the ages of one to six years".

Thursday, August 2, 2012

MTV Meets Winnie Mandela, Wife of Nelson Mandela


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African politician, anti-apartheid campaigner and former wife to Nelson Mandela will be appearing in the second season of MTV Base Meets…with MTN.

Winnie Mandela, a former president of the ANC Women’s League, will be joining the likes of other ‘influencers’ such as Senegalese-American R&B and Hip Hop artist Akon, Hip-Hop pioneer and entrepreneur, Russell Simmons, South Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek, Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, and Togolese footballer and Manchester City striker, Emmanuel Adebayor.

VIDEO: Tiwa Savage Dazzles in Adey’s "BEREMOLE"


Check out Adey‘s video for his debut single Beremole, a duet with the MAVIN first lady Tiwa Savage.
Directed by Gbaymee Phillips Productions, the video features cameos from IyanyaPraizSteelTunde Ednut ShankFlowssickk and others.


SSS Parades Suspected Killers of Oshiomhole’s Aide

                  Suspected killers of Oshiomhole’s aide

State Security Service on Wednesday in Abuja paraded six suspects for alleged involvement in the murder of Mr. Olaitan Oyerinde, who was the Principal Private Secretary to Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

The suspects – Mohammed Abdullahi, Raymond Origbo, Chikezie Edeh, Saidu Yakubu, Sani Abubakar and Hassan Bashiru – were arrested in addition to those held by the police.

Deputy Director, Media and Public Relations, SSS, Ms. Marilyn Ogar, who briefed newsmen, alleged that Oyerinde was murdered by Abdullahi, Origbo and Edeh.

The other suspects, Yakubu, Abubakar and Bashiru, were alleged to be buyers of stolen goods, who regularly buy stolen articles from the robbery gang.

TRAGEDY: Woman Burnt to Death On Her Bed

Late Tolu Esuola
The Oyo State Police Command has begun investigations into the death of a 21-year-old woman, Tolu Esuola. Esuola, was found tied to her bed and burnt beyond recognition in Oyo, Oyo State.

Our correspondent learnt that neighbours were alerted to a fire incident at the residence of the victim at Akeetan Baale compound around 11pm on July 24.

Some neighbours, who pleaded anonymity, said the victim was found face-down with a cable wire tied around her wrists.

Money Ritual: Islamic Clerics Extort N30m from Businessman

                    L-R- Bamidele, Ahmed and the charms at SFU’s headquarters.

The Special Fraud Unit of the Nigeria Police has arrested two Islamic clerics, Fatai Bamidele and Lateef Ahmed, for allegedly obtaining N30m from Lawal Sulaiman, a Lagos-based businessman, under false pretence.

Police authorities said the suspects obtained the money from Sulaiman with a promise to perform ritual  to make him wealthy and invincible.

Sulaiman said he was hypnotised and held in captivity for three months by Ahmed in Kwara State.
 He denied approaching the clerics for money ritual, saying he only sought protection from evil forces.

Van Persie has ‘signed’ for Juventus – Italian agent


Arsenal forward Robin van Persie has already signed a contract with Juventus, according to a bizarre claim by FIFA agent Fabio Parisi, who is based in Milan and represents the Nigerian defender Tayo Taiwo.

Parisi is of a mind that the Italian champions have agreed a deal with the Dutch forward “for some time” despite his contract with Arsenal not due to expire until next summer.
Juventus, Manchester United and Manchester City have been heavily linked with a move for the 28-year-old Euro 2012 forward.

Aide to Imo State Speaker Murdered By Hired Assassins


Unknown men said to be hired assassins have attacked and killed Emmanuel Adoba an aide to Ben Uwajimogu, the Speaker of the Imo State house of Assembly at his residence in Okuku village,Owerri West Local government area of Imo State in the early hours of Wednesday

Mr Adoba served as the Special Adviser on administration to the Speaker Imo house of assembly. His body was found in a pool of blood with several cuts all over his body.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy Birthday To Van Vicker! He is Now 35 Years Of Age

Van Vicker
Who would have known that our Ghana-Nigerian Nollywood actor Van Vicker is actually 35 years of age? Nollywood superstar van vicker turned 35 of age on the 1st Of August, 2012.

Van Vicker was born on the 1st of August year 1977. The founder of  Van Vicker Foundation is also happily married to Adjoa and the couple have 3 beautiful children.
Gist Naija  Wishes You happy Birthday.

Military Won’t Overthrow Jonathan’s Govt — IBB


Former military president Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida yesterday said that the country’s democracy has nothing to fear as the military will not overthrow the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. 
According to him, the military will not overthrow the present civilian government on the grounds that its officers have been exposed to training and exposure on the tenets of democracy.
Babangida spoke at the graduation/anniversary lecture of the National Defence College (NDC) in Abuja as the distinguished guest speaker.
Speaking on a theme ‘‘The Creation of National Defence College (NDC): Twenty Years After’’, Babangida said: ‘‘I can say without equivocation that our democracy faces no danger from the military. 
This is because the curriculum of the NDC has exposed participants to the tenets of democracy from inception. Long before Nigeria returned to democratic rule, military officers who passed through this college were prepared for life of service under civilian leadership and control.’’

London 2012 Olympics Games Medals Table. China Tops The List



Below is the current Medals Table at the ongoing London Olympics. If you notice Nigeria is not listed

 in the Table. Thats because Nigeria is yet to win a single medal. China and US tops the list. See Full

 list below:


Despite the fact that recently lost his mother,  Jude Engees Okoye(Elder Brother To PSquare) was so moved by the touching story of a brain tumor patient, that he donated N1m to help fund an operation.

The patient, Ibezim Osemeke, was reportedly diagnosed with a brain tumour  four months ago.

According to my source Osameke is in need of N 3.7 m for an operation in India. With Okoye’s N1m, and other contributions coming in, the young man is now very closer to getting the treatment he requires, we’re told.

Jude, the older brother of singing duo, Psquare, is an artiste manager and music video director.
 He, along with his siblings and family members, will lay to rest the remains of their mother Josephine Okoye on Thursday, August 2, 2012, in Ifite Dunu, Awka, Anambra.

Happy New Month


Happy New Month to GistNaija Readers.

Snoop Dogg Abandons Rap To Reggae Music!!!

This Monday, July 30, 2012 photo shows Snoop Dogg, who now goes by Snoop Lion, posing for a portrait at Miss Lily's in New York. Snoop Dogg says he was “born again” during a visit to Jamaica in February, changed his name to Snoop Lion and is ready to make music that his “kids and grandparents can listen to.”  The artist known for gangster rap is releasing a reggae album called “Reincarnated” in the fall.  (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Snoop Lion(Formerly Snoop Dogg)
Snoop Dogg wants you to know that he's tired of hip-hop, is Bob Marley reincarnated and is embracing reggae instead of the culture of guns he once rapped about.
Also, he's got a new name: Snoop Lion.
The artist said at a news conference Monday in New York that he was "born again" during a visit to Jamaica in February and is ready to make music that his "kids and grandparents can listen to."
The former gangster rapper is releasing a reggae album called "Reincarnated" in the fall. He said that in Jamaica, he connected with Bob Marley's spirit and is now "Bob Marley reincarnated."
Bob Marley's son Rohan attended the conference and gave Snoop his blessing(hmm!)
Uptil now, nobody why he decided to change his name from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion(still wonder ooo). Lion of what?
Personally, I do not think Snoop has the talent for reggae music. Well let's see how it goe.

Olympics 2012: D’Tigers Crash To Lithuania


Our own D'Tigers have lost to Lithuania in their second match in the Men's Basketball in the ongoing Olympics.  They lost 53-72 .

Don't forget it was same Lithuania that were  beaten by D'Tigers 86-80 recently in Venezuela.
Well, D'Tigers will now face the World's Number 1, USA on Thursday, Aug. 2, needing a good result to stay in contention for the quarter-finals.

Boys, don;t be discouraged. You can do it.

ABUJA DEMOLITION: Mpape Residents Drag FCDA To Court


Residents of Mpape community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have dragged the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) before an Abuja High Court sitting in Bwari Area Council, under Justice Abubakar Kutigi, following the proposed demolition of houses in the community.
The planned demolition exercise would commence on August 31, 2012.
Spokesman of Mpape residents, Emmanuel Afu, said the matter bothered on the infringement on the rights on the residents of the community, without proper plans for their resettlement before proposing the demolition of their residences.
According to Afu, the position of Mpape residents was that their houses should not be demolished without making proper provision for resettlement.
The case was fixed for hearing on Tuesday, 31st July, 2012.
Yes My People lets say no to any demolition.

Bank Driver Arrested with 19 ATM Cards and N652,000 Cash

                   Oladujoye and items recovered from him.

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Dare Oladujoye, a driver with Zenith Bank, for allegedly being in possession of 19 Guaranty Trust Bank ATM cards and the sum of N652, 000.

My Sources learnt that the suspect was using the cards to withdraw money from an ATM at Ogba branch of GTB when a security guard raised the alarm.

The Commissioner of Police for the state police command, Mr. Umar Manko, said as of the time of his arrest, the suspect had withdrawn N652, 000 from the ATM.

Na wa ooo! This guy is a big thief. What is he doing with people's ATM cards.

Michael Phelps Becomes The Most Decorated Olympian

(From left) Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer, Ricky Berens and Michael Phelps are golden.

Michael Phelps wins the 19th Olympic Medal. This makes him the most decorated Olympian. He is into swimming. 
Congrats Michael.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Sanusi Lamido


Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (born 31 July 1961) was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria on 3 June 2009. 
He is a career banker and ranking Fulani nobleman, and also serves as a respected Islamic scholar. 

The renowned global financial intelliegence magazine, The Banker, published by the Financial Times, has conferred on Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi two awards. 

He has been recognised with the global award for Central Bank Governor of the Year, as well as for Central Bank Governor of the Year for Africa. The TIME magazine also listed Sanusi in its TIME 100 list of most influential people of 2011.

Happy birthday sir.

Ini Edo Confirms 'She's Pregnant'


Ini Edo has confirmed that she is pregnant.

In a recent interview she had with E24-7 the actress finally confirms it, said, “Yes, I am pregnant. I have become a real woman.” Congrats to the newly expecting mum Ini.



BET might have slammed a ban on Rick Ross’ video a few days before it premiered but it’s beginning to gain massive buzz with an online premiere.

‘Hold me back’ landed on video sharing website YouTube on July 29, 2012 and has so far over 158,000 views with 2,357 likes and 328 dislikes.

Earlier reports said BET had watched the full clip and were ‘adamant on keeping the raw and intense footage’ of Ross’ latest visual production off their network.
Here’s the video of "Hold Me Back" By Rick Ross. tell us what you think…

Taye Taiwo joins Dynamo Kiev


Dynamo Kiev have announced the imminent signing of Milan full-back Taye Taiwo, subject to a medical to be held today.
Taye only joined the Rossoneri last summer, on a free transfer from Marseille, but struggled to settle at the club and was shipped out to Premier League side Queens Park Rangers in January.
Exact details of the agreement in place with Milan are not yet known, but it is understood that the Rossoneri will receive €500,000 for an initial 12-month loan of the player, with Dyname then having the option to purchase him for a further €2m.

BREAKING NEWS: One killed as Gunmen Attack Vice President’s house in Zaria


Gunmen on motorbikes attacked the country house of Vice President Namadi Sambo in Zaria in Kaduna state on Monday, but he was not in the building at the time, police said.

“The policemen on guard and the assailants were engaged in a gun battle around 11:30, however, a cobbler was hit by a stray bullet and died instantly,” police spokesman Balteh Abdulrazaq said.

BREAKING NEWS: Gunmen In Police Uniform Snatch Editor’s Car- PM News, Lagos


Armed robbers dressed in police uniform at about 10 p.m.on Sunday at gunpoint snatched a car from the Editor, Nigerian Compass newspaper, Mr. Gabriel Akinadewo.

The editor, who was in his Toyota Avensis car, 2008 model marked Ogun CP 11 AKM, was returning from his office on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway when he ran into the road block mounted by the robbers in front of a new generation bank at Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Explosion in Sokoto

                          The police station in Sokoto, bombed on 30 July, 2012.

Gunmen riding on motorbikes  attacked and opened fired on the Arkilla police station near a Mobile police barrack in Sokoto at 6:30 PM Nigerian time.

My source gathered  that an officer was killed in the drive-by attack. The gunmen fled on their motorbike before reinforcement could be called in from the MOPOL barrack nearby.

The attack this evening will be the third attack police formations in Sokoto by Islamist militants.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ken Okolugbo Appears On Cover Page of This Week's Allure Magazine




As expected, another eviction occurred in the Big Brother house tonight; and the unlucky person this time around is Jannette.

The often-emotional Ugandan while on stage with Stargame presenter IK revealed that Ola was her ‘true fancy’. ‘I think Ola is really sexy’, Jannette confessed to IK.

Jannette was able to spend 11 whole weeks in the house without ever being nominated. 

But no thanks to Lady May and Wati, Jannette’s lucky streak came to an end.
Jannette added that it was a dream come true for her to partake in the Big Brother experience.
The show is now left with six contestants – Prezzo, Lady May, Keagan, Wati, Kyle and Talia.

BREAKING NEWS: Multiple Blasts Rock Bayero University Neighborhood In Kano


Residents of Kano and students of the Bayero University of Kano went scampering for safety late evening as several explosion rocked the university neighborhood.

A police source confirmed that several explosions were coming from the area, he attributed the  attacks to  Boko Haram militants.  However, he stated that the police could not confirm if there were casualties as efforts were underway to stop the explosions.

The Kabuga Red Bricks area behind BUK was primarily affected by the explosions. The Joint Task Force spokesperson did not return calls. Gist Naija.

Policeman Arrested For Killing His Girlfriend


A 25year-old policeman, Corporal Ismail Ibrahim has been arrested by the Rivers State police command for allegedly killing his own girl friend in Afam, Oyibo local government area of the state.
Corporal Ibrahim who went into hiding after allegedly killing his girlfriend Mercy Godwin in 2010 was arrested in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital and was moved to Rivers State for prosecution.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Indabawa told newsmen that the policeman was on official assignment to Rivers when the incident occurred.

TRAGEDY: Thirteen People Die as Bus, Truck collide in Edo State

No fewer than 13 persons were confirmed dead and one injured on Sunday morning after an Iveco truck (AAA962XB) and an Anambra State Mass Transit inter-state Toyota Hiace bus (YB610EPE) collided on the Benin-Sagamu Expressway at Ofosu, Edo State.

The crash occurred at 7.45a.m about a kilometre away from the boundary between Ondo Edo states before Okada town.

The Deputy Corps Public Education Officer, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, said in an SMS that “the crash was caused by the driver of the Anambra Mass Transit bus who for no reason at all drove against traffic on the Benin-Ote lane thereby facing an on-coming Iveco truck descending a slope, resulting in head-on collision.”

He said, “The bus was coming from Lagos carrying traders dealing in electronics. Thirteen out of the passengers in the bus died, including the driver.

“The two passengers in the truck survived.”

Kazeem said the injured person was taken to Shiloh Hospital in Ugbogui, Edo State while the corpses of the dead were also taken to the mortuary of the same hospital.
He also stated that the obstruction had been cleared.

What Can We Say? May Their Souls Rest In Peace.
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