Saturday, August 4, 2012
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.
|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.
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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.
Friday, August 3, 2012
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!
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.
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.
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!
More details later!
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
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 Iyanya, Praiz, Steel, Tunde Ednut, Shank, Flowssickk and others.
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.
|Late Tolu Esuola|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.’’
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
|(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.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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.
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…
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.