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.