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.