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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Suarez Signs New Liverpool Contract

                                  Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez has signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool to end speculation about his immediate future, as revealed by Goal.com earlier on Tuesday.


“To sign a new contract with Liverpool is unbelievable for me because I am so happy here at both the club and also in the city. That is very important for me,” Suarez told the club’s official website.

Edwin Clark Challenges IBB To Take A Stand on Boko Haram


                       
Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark has challenged former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida to a public debate on national issues free from interference or aides.
He also demanded that as a prominent leader in the north, the former president should make his stand clear on the Boko Haram menace ravaging the north.

D’Tigers: So Gallant in Defeat, Out of Olympics

                         D’Tigers still held their heads high after losing their final group game to France on Monday

The buzzer sounded the end of the fairy tale, and the Nigerian team limped off the court in slow motion, unwilling, unable to let go. As they filed into the tunnel, the crowd stood in unison and cheered the team they call D’Tigers.

D’Tigers lost again on Monday, this time to France, standing ovation notwithstanding. To their list of firsts — first Olympics appearance, first Olympics victory — they had added something less historic: their first Olympic exit.

Genevieve Nnaji Wants To Tango!

                             

Some people will  spend a fortune just to have Genevieve Nnaji‘s phone number. Surprised? She not only turn heads with her sexy looks, her fashion essembles are always well put together.
At 32, Genevieve is also talented and for more than a decade she retains the number 1 position as Nigeria’s most endorsed and most sought after actress.Forget that she couldn’t do well with herst.Genevie fashion line,she is still one of the highest earners in that sector of Nigerian entertainment industry.

PHOTO: Makida Mouka Stunning Sunny Rose look

                                    

This is a new one and just like many fans of Sunny Rose, i am loving it. Adorning the dress is ex-Face of Sleek winner, Makida Mouka.
Makida was born  in Egypt about 21 years ago, Makida’s father is from Trinidad and Tobago and her mum is from eastern part of Nigeria-making her half carrribean,half igbo. She got into modelling shortly after secondly school. She contested and won the face of sleek.
In her profile, Makida said she contested for the Face of Sleek after hearing the advert on radio. Her cousin who encouraged her to contest  also gave her the money to purchase the form.
Work
In her mark as a runway model, Makida has featured at London fashion week,Lagos fashion week, Arise magazine fashion week among other shows.



Dbanj:Wizkid Call Journalists Fools For Not Getting Their Fact Right-Who Twisted His Tweet?

                       


Nigeria’s rave of the musician, Wizkid is very bitter at the moment based on some reports that that he allegedly insulted Dbanj on his twitter page.

Social networks went viral with a post that was supposedly from Wizkid.In the tweet,Wizkid allegedly asked when would Dbanj stops becoming doing Akpan (errand boy) for Kanye west and do like Psquare who have recorded a song and video with Rick Ross.
Yesterday while tweeting his defence, Wizkid said he would not have done such a thing because Dbanj is not just a friend but also a big brother in the entertainment industry.

SSS stops Farouk Lawan from traveling abroad at Lagos Airport

                                 


The embattled former chairman of the house of representatives ad hoc commitee on fuel subsidy probe, Hon.Farouk Lawan was on Tuesday night turned back at the Nigerian airport on his way to Saudi Arabia to attend the lesser hajj.
Farouk is in the middle of a controversial bribery allegation that got local and international attention. He was accused ofdemading and getting bribe money to the tune of $500,000 from oil baron, Mr Femi Otedola. He was also accused of conspiring with the clerk of the house, Boniface Emenalo of collecting additional sum of $120,000 from Otedola.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

TRAGEDY: Gunmen Attacked and Killed 16 Christians in Deeper Life Church in Kogi

                  

On Monday evening(yesterday), some wicked gunmen attacked and killed about 16 christians Deeper Life Bible Church at Otite in Okehi Local Government council of Kogi state.


Lt Colonel Gabriel Olorunyomi, Commander of Army headquarters Task Force,  confirmed this ugly incident . 
Lt Colonel Gabriel said:“unknown gunmen invaded the Deeper Life Church in this night (Monday) during a worship service and open fire shooting at the worshippers”.
He added that 15 people died instantly while the sixteenth person died in the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Military Joint Task Force has cordoned of the area whilst further search are on-going for the perpetrators of the act.
God's Anger Will Consume these evil gunmen for killing God's children in God's house, Amen!





Monday, August 6, 2012

Jamaicans Celebrate 50th Independence Anniversay With Bolt’s Glory

                          

Jamaicans are having a fun filled day, celebrating the nation’s 5oth  independence anniversary on Monday after Usain Bolt retained the Olympic gold medal in the men’s 100m with his compatriot, Yohan Blake taking the silver.
Usain Bolt retained the title as the world’s fastest runner, setting a new Olympic record of 9.63 seconds.
Portia Simpson, Jamaica’s Prime Minister said “I am so proud and so happy and pleased at the victory of Usain and Young Blake.

50-Year-Old Man Commits Suicide In Mother’s Toilet


                            
A 50-year-old man man, Moruf Ayoola has been found hanging in a toilet in his mother’s house at Idi Ose area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Crime Features gathered that the man, a vulcaniser, woke up on Sunday July 22 in his residence at Moniya area and left for Idi Ose where his 90-year-old mother lived to greet her as was his custom.
When he got to the mother’s house, the old woman was reported to have noticed a rope in his hand and when she made enquiry on what he wanted to use the rope for, Mr Ayoola was said to have replied that he wanted to repair a faulty electric wire at the back of the house.

I Will Never Resign- Jonathan Respond To Boko Haram

                          

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that he would neither resign nor convert to Islam as demanded by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
“The President cannot be intimidated by any group or individual. The President will never resign. He has the mandate of Nigerians to serve his father land and nobody should imagine that he will succumb to blackmail,” Reuben Abati,the presidential spokesman told journalists in Abuja.
The Boko Haram, in a youtube broadcast on Saturday asked Mr Jonathan to either resign or change to Islam before it could cease fire.

Female Teacher Accused of Defiling 3-year-old Pupil

                                 Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Umaru Manko
Our teachers are supposed to be a good example to our students or pupils. But these days I wonder what kind of immoral teachers we have. Imagine a teacher defiling a 3-Year-Old pupil? 

Read full gist below:

Detectives attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, Lagos, are currently investigating a teacher, Patience Orunma, for allegedly defiling a three-year-old pupil at a private school in Berger, Ojodu in Lagos State.

Gist Naija learnt that the victim’s mother spotted blood in the pupil’s private part on June 21 when bathing her.
On inquiry, the victim told her mother that the teacher used a pencil to prick her vagina in the school toilet.

Abuja Demolition Update: FCTA Sensitising, Consulting with Chiefs, Residents of Mpape

                        

The FCT Administration is intensifying sensitisation and consultation with village chiefs and residents of Mpape where 10,288 illegal structures have been marked for demolition.

This is contained in a statement issued on Monday and signed by Muhammad Sule, the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed.

The statement said the minister welcomed a court pronouncement on Aug. 5 on the impending Mpape demolition, and urged the affected residents to show understanding.

IBB Warns Clark, For Linking Him To Boko Haram

                            

General Babangida has warned Chief Edwin Clark for including him (along with other Norther rulers) as sponsors of Boko Haram and causing increasing rate of violence in Nigeria.


Babangida, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Kassim Afegbua, denied knowledge of the activities of the sect.

"The statement reportedly credited to Chief Edwin Clark on Friday, August 3, 2012 in several newspapers and online media, to the effect that General IBB has a hand in Boko Haram, is the subject of this response," Babangida's statement read.

BREAKING NEWS: Boko Haram Sets Police Outpost In Sokoto on Fire


                                   

Islamist militant group Boko Haram has intensified attacks on the police in Sokoto state by bombing and razing down a police outpost in Shagari local government area in the state.

A Police source told Gist Naija  that the attackers came on motorbikes and tossed dynamites at the police outpost while firing at police officers on duty. The scene of the attack is a distance of 7o kilometers from Sokoto township where the sect attack two police formations last week.

Details of the attacks remain sketchy, however, the police source stated there was no casualty reported as at the time of publishing this report.

Sokoto is already turning to Maiduguri and Kano.

Usain Bolt Wins 100M Race, Sets New Olympic Record


               
After all the talk about Bolt falling off his elite pace and being outclassed by fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake, Bolt outraced the 21-year-old for gold, winning in an Olympic-record 9.63 seconds to Blake’s 9.75. 
The United States grabbed bronze with 9.79 from Justin Gatlin.
"I've said it over the years that when it comes to the championship, I'm focused and I'm ready," Bolt said. "I just came here to show the world that I'm the best."
Bolt has now run the three fastest 100 meters in history.
Congrats Usain Bolt.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

KEAGAN WINS BIG BROTHER STARGAME 2012

Keagan
      Keagan has won the Big Brother Stargame 2012. This means that Keagan(22-year old South African) will now take the $300,000  money.


  Prezzo came second and Lady May third.


Am happy for Keagan. I would have been angry if Prezzo wins it and  you know why.
Congrats Keagan.

BREAKING NEWS:Former Commissioner Killed in Borno State

                           

Gist Naija has learnt that Abdulkadir Kaasa, a former Commissioner of Environment in ex-Governor Ali Modu Sherrif’s administration, was  killed by gunmen very early this morning.

A source within Mr. Kaasa’s family told our correspondent that gunmen numbering about 10 descended on the former commissioner’s home and shot him to death.

BREAKING NEWS: Damaturu Suicide Bomber Killed Four Soldiers


                                     
The suicide bomber who earlier attacked soldiers of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Damaturu, Yobe State killed at least four soldiers in the attack. A source in Damaturu told Gist Naija.

The suicide bomber also died in the bombing, according to the Yobe State Police Command.
 
A senior police officer had earlier confirmed the occurrence of the suicide attack but declined to disclose the number of the soldiers killed in the attack.

The source said, “The soldiers that were killed were four and several others were seriously injured. The suicide bomber also died in the attack, he came riding on a tricycle heavily rigged with bombs and rammed into the soldiers in our area Shagari Low Cost, along the road to Gashua here in Damaturu.”

LOVE: 85-Year-Old Couple Remarry After 48 Years of Divorce


85-Year-Old Couple
When I first saw this story I was shocked and speechless. Couple at age of 85 getting married ? It is just unthinkable and unimaginable. That is reminds me of the saying, "Love Never Dies"
Well I do not need to say much. Just take your time and read the full gist below.
Lena Henderson and Roland Davis got married as teenagers in Chattanooga, Tenn., during World War II. On Saturday, the 85-year-olds are getting re-hitched in Buffalo, nearly 50 years after they divorced, according to Cupid's news cherubs.
"I always thought it might happen," Davis, a military vet whose second wife died in January, told the Buffalo News. "It was always in the back of my mind. We're just thankful that we could get back together."
"I think we just kept thinking about each other all the time, even though we were so far apart," said Henderson, a widow after her second marriage.

Davido Finally Breaks Silence On Alleged Fighting A Taxi Driver Over A Girlfriend

                   


Davido has come out to clear the air regarding the story circulating around that he fights a taxi driver over a girlfriend. 

Read The First Story of how Davido Fights Taxi Driver Over Girlfriend


Instead, Davido took to twitter yesterday with one sentence tweet  “Wow!Don’t believe everything you read people.” He ended it with the hashtag “#andthatisall- meaning that is all he is got to s ay about the matter.


Kayode Akinlabu, a  student told Gist Naija that “That is rude if that is all Davido has to say in the issue.He has forgotten that he is a public figure as a musician and MTN Pulse ambassador. You people should remind him that those who did that kind of ‘gragra’ are no either no longer relevant or gradually fading out”

PHOTOS: Monalisa Chinda and E4PR Boss Rocking at Deuces Club

Monalisa Chinda and Egor of E4PR boss

Nigerian footballer, Henry Chinonso Ihelewere, Dies today in Romania

                                 


A 21 year old Nigeria footballer Henry Chinonso Ihelewere playing football in Romania died today (Sunday) while on the pitch.
 Ihelewere plays for CS Delta Tulcea,Romania second division club.His team was playing against a local team known as FC Balotești when the incident happened.
Gist Naija gathered that Chinoso was already active on the pitch but after about 15 minutes, he collapsed and an ambulance had to be called in.He could not be resucicated for close to an hour.The medical team later pronounced him dead. The actual cause of the death is still unknown as at the time of going to the press.

Stephanie Okereke Rejoices As Her Husband Receives Doctorate Honours

Linus Idahosa
 Stephanie Okereke has just announced recently that her husband, Linus Idahosa, has received a Doctorate Honours.

‘Congratulations to my hubby on his conferred combined Doctorate Degree by the Common Wealth University Belize and the London Graduate School Convocation in Dubai- Hello Dr. Linus Idahosa!’ @StepahnieLinus tweeted.

Linus and Stephanie, who was recently honoured as an ambassador of the University of Calabar, got married in April 2012 in Paris, France.

Meanwhile, her movie production line, Next Page, has announced plans to begin shooting her new movie in December, 2012.

Stevie Wonder Files For Divorce

Stevie Wonder With Wife,  Syreeta Wright 

Stevland Morris, better known as Stevie Wonder, has called it quits with his wife of 11 years.
According to divorce documents which leaked online, the blind singer-keyboardist has been separated from wife Kai Millard Morris since October 2009.


Wonder is asking for joint custody of the couple’s two boys, ages 10 and 7, and has agreed to pay both spousal and child support.


Morris might not be going home with much when the court approves the spilt, as Stevie amassed his wealth well before he tied the knot with her in 2001.

The 62-year-old has been married before – to Motown singer Syreeta Wright from 1970 until their divorce in 1972. He has seven children from both marriages.

Photo Credit: Jeff Snyder/WireImage

Nigeria Wins Medals at World Choir Olympics


                    
A Nigerian choir, the Lagos City Chorale directed by the Maestro, Sir Emeka Nwokedi bagged three Silver medals at the just concluded 7th World Choir Games held in Cincinnati, Ohio USA from 4th – 14th July, 2012.
The 7th World Choir  competition was hosted by the art-loving city of Cincinnati in Ohio State of the United States of America. For the  twelve days  the completion lasted, the City was  literally turned to a global stage for a beautiful display and showcasing of world cultures.

Okagbare Fails, Nigeria’s Dream Crashes

Nigeria's Okagbare is Last
Nigeria had high hopes on Okagbare's chances of winning our first medal after her impressive performance at the semi-final stage. 


But in the final , Okagbare had the worst performance as you can see in the picture above. She came last.


 Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceCameliter Jeter of US and another Jamaican, Veronica Campbell-Brown, came first, second and third respectively.
Nigeria's performance at this Olympics is just too terrible. 

Allure Vanguard: Chude Jideonwo and Debola Williams on Cover Page

                              
These are innovaive young men contributing immensely to this country. I do not need to say much about them.
 Why not a copy from your vendor and go through it. 
You will surely enjoy it.

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 ....
Disgusting!!

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".
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