Monday, August 13, 2012

M.I and Omawumi to host The Headies 2012


Singer/ song writer Omawumi Megbele and foremost rapper/producer M.I Abaga are set to host the 7th edition of The Headies.

Ayo Animashaun made the announcement saying the pair have been selected in line with the awards’ tradition of picking ‘talented and inspiring entertainers, to front an awards ceremony that parades some of the continent’s biggest entertainers’.

Jungle Justice: Soldier Killed Final Year Student

Soldiers are meant to protect innocent people, not to kill them. It s bad to hear a "Soldier"(Or  should I call him a Murderer) killing an innocent Final Year Student.
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A final year Public Administration student of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Emmanuel Fred, was allegedly killed by a certain captain of the Nigerian Army on the early hours of last Thursday.
Though circumstances surrounding the incident are still unclear, GISTNAIJA  gathered that the student had gone clubbing with his friend at MATE around PZ area of Zaria metropolis when he made his untimely death after a clash with the army officer.
Late Emmanue’s friend, Femi David, who witnessed the event that led to his friend’s death, narrated how attempts to broker peace between a lady and her boyfriend led to the untimely death of his friend.

Cristiano Ronaldo Is Better Than Lionel Messi –Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is a better player than Lionel Messi, with the world’s fastest man explaining that the Real Madrid ace is a more “complete” player than the Barcelona forward. (Gbammm!).

The Jamaican sprinter, who defended his 100m gold medal this summer at the Olympic Games in London, as well as adding the 200m and 4x100m relay titles to his name, believes there is only one clear winner for this year’s Ballon d’Or.

“No doubt Cristiano is better than Messi. He is a more complete player,” he told Portuguese channel RTP.

“I would give the Ballon d’Or to Cristiano. He has managed to stay on top and that’s the most difficult thing.”

Jonathan should resign – Northern CAN

                     President Goodluck Jonathan

Christians in the North have asked President Goodluck Jonathan to resign over his comment on Boko Haram.

Jonathan was quoted to have said he could not crush the Islamic sect because “they are our siblings and you cannot set the army to wipe out your family”.(ehhhh!!)

Man Brutalized By Soldiers is Buried, Tears Flow

                           The casket bearing the remains of Olupitan-Hassan.

Adewale Olupitan-Hassan, who died after being allegedly brutalised by soldiers attached to the Flag Staff House, Force Road, Lagos, has been buried.

At a prayer session held at his Opebi residence before his remains were interred at the Atan Cemetery, Lagos, on Saturday, friends, associates and family members paid tribute to the retired director of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.

The presiding Imam, Sheikh Ibrahim Iginla, described the deceased as a generous man worthy of emulation.

Tension in Onitsha Over Mosque Demolition


Police in Anambra State have denied some Muslims residing at the Headbridge Mosque, Onitsha were attacked on Sunday by persons allegedly acting on the orders of the Anambra State Government.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Raphael Uzoigwe, told our correspondent that the mosque was among the structures earmarked for demolition, following the government’s  decision to expand the Headbridge – Upper Iweka section of the Onitsha – Enugu Expressway.

He said government had for long ordered owners of structures in the area to relocate and that the demolition was to enforce the relocation order. He said nobody was attacked.

Onari Duke Joins UBA Board of Directors

Mrs. Onari Duke
Former first lady of Cross River state, Mrs. Onari Duke has been appointed on the board of directors of UBA Plc.Her name was recently announced by the bank alongside that of Mrs Rose Ada Okwechime.

Onari is known to have a very close family relationship with the former Group Managing director of UBA bank,Tony Elumelu. Before now, the bank had lavished her with millions of Naira by sponsoring some of her major projects including the Child Survival and Development intiative. UBA also sponsored her project on small scale enterprise in Accra Ghana some years back.
GistNaija gathered that the new appointment would no doubt add glitters to Onari Duke’s profile. She is married to former governor of Cross River State,Mr. Donald Duke. They met and fell in love when they were both studying law at the University of Maiduguri in old Borno state.
For eight years when her husband was the governor, Onari, a consumate business woman,manager and lawyer was also regarded by the fashion press as the most beautiful wife of a state governor.