Wednesday, August 22, 2012
On this Wednesday, Popular US rapper, LL Cool J, caught and beats up an intruder who broke into his house in Los Angeles, while he was sleeping.
While Cool J.(real name is James Todd Smith) was sleeping, he heard heard suspicious noises downstairs around 2 a.m. Upon going down to investigate, the 44-year-old rapper-actor discovered his home had been broken into by an intruder.
LL Cool J then apprehend the intruder and restrain him until authorities arrived on the scene. Police, who have yet to release the intruder's name, reported that while the suspect suffered a few bruises, no one was hurt and nothing was stolen from the home.
But thank God nothing bad rally happened as both LL Cool J and his family were not hurt.
"LL Cool J and his family are safe and thank everyone for their thoughts and concern. As a father, husband and citizen, he is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities on this private matter," his rep said.
In the early morning of today, Ex – militants staged a protest in Abuja over the non-payment of their amnesty allowance for the past two years.
These militants were protesting just opposite the National secretariat. Police have blocked and denied them access into the secretariat premises. These Ex-Militants comprise mainly young men dressed mostly in shirts and Jeans and holding cardboard sheets were singing and shouting a song.The protest was a peaceful one.
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Tupac Foundation in Atlanta has honoured our own Naija's Julius Agwu, who is a Comedian and a Musician.
Agwu was presented with an autobiography of Tupac Shakur titled ‘Tupac Shakur Legacy’ autographed by Tupac’s mum, Afeni Shakur.
The book, "Tupac Shakur Legacy" features removable reproductions of handwritten, lyrics, notebook pages and other personal memorabilia plus Tupac Shakur Speaks, a 60minutes CD featuring rare interviews with Tupac. It was written by Jamal Joseph.
‘I feel very excited and elated for this recognition. And most importantly, it is an inspiration for most of us who are in the business of entertainment because even for the fact the guy’s life was cut short at a very early stage, we know he has left a very indelible mark on the sand of time’,Julius said.
Julius Agwu will be hosting his annual ‘Crack Ya Ribs Comedy’ show in London on August 26, 2012. The event will feature performances from D’Prince, Seyi Law, Dj Abass, FunnyBone, Senator, MC Shakara and Funny Face from Ghana.
Congrats Julius Agwu!
All stage is set for the maiden edition of Miss Nigeria-Ghana beauty pageant. Delight Communications, organisers of the contest, said in a statement that October 26 has been picked as the date for the event.
About 100 beautiful Nigerians domiciled in Ghana will compete for honours at the La Palm Royal Beach in Accra.
The ultimate winner will go home with a brand new saloon car, one year sponsored breast cancer awareness campaign and a Rolex watch worth $6,000.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Uche Okwuoha once slept under the bridge, roamed the streets as a tout, worked as a bus conductor and wheelbarrow pusher. Today, he has a different story.
After scoring the highest mark in the Obafemi Awolowo University post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in the 2010/2011 academic session (320 out of 400), he sits proud as a Law student in the insbosomution’s Faculty of Law.
An indigene of Imo State, the 27 year-old shared his inspiring story with Punch.
At the time he was leaving his secondary school at Okigwe, Imo State, his intention was to gain admission to any University, join a cult group and kill as many people as he could.
Funmi Lawal, a 2011 UNILAG law graduate who was recently diagnosed with malignant sacorma, a kind of cancer at the shoulder region would at-least have some reason to smile as Mavin Records CEO and prolific music producer, Don Jazzy has donated N2 million to her.
Funmi was in need of N4 million for surgery.
Please other wealthy Nigerians should follow Don Jazzy's example and help save Funmi Lawal.
May God heal Funmi Lawal completely.Amen!!!
P-Square’s record label, Square Records, released a statement this morning, announcing the end of their business relationship with the only other artist on their label, Mr May D.
Square Records’ first signing, Akinmayokun Awodumila, popularly known as May D was signed by the label some months ago and has released few hit tracks under the label including ‘Ile Ijo’, ‘Soundtrack’, and the remix he did with Akon and P-Square.
According to the statement, the split is due to the irreconcilable differences between the two parties. The Okoyes further wished May D all the best in his career.
Reacting to the statement, May D in a phone conversation with the a reliable source, claimed that he had no idea of what the Okoyes were talking about.
“I don’t know what they are talking about..you know I don’t stay in their house so how am I meant to know this?”
Gist Naija has confirmed that Kanye West has ordered D'Banj to reconcile with Don Jazzy Or Forget it.
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DB Records owner and pop artiste D’Banj is desperately trying to reconcile with his former Mo’ Hits partner Don Jazzy. In a bid to get his former maverick producer back, D’Banj asked Kanye West to talk to Don Jazzy.
Monday, August 20, 2012
A Nigerian student is languishing in Ukrainian jail for allegedly defending himself against six teenagers who attacked him in an entrance to his apartment block on November, 5 last year in Luhanski, Ukraine.
African Outlook gathered that the Nigerian identified as Olaolu Sunkanmi Femi and one of his friends were physically attacked in front of his apartment by four Ukrainian young men and two women who pulled them to the ground while hurling racist slurs on them.
According to eye witness account, Olaolu Sunkanmi Femi was said to have managed to get up and defended himself against the assailants with a glass from a broken bottle.
A South African court Monday convicted the last of 20 men accused of high treason for a plot to kill Nelson Mandela and drive blacks out of the country, in a trial that spanned nearly a decade.
The "Boeremag" organisation had planned a right-wing coup in 2002 to overthrow the post-apartheid government by creating chaos in the country.
Dozens of people were injured and one person killed in blasts that shook the Johannesburg township of Soweto in October 2002.
If you are still dancing away to Iyanya’s hit track, Kukere, or itching for something new from the winner of the first edition of Project Fame West Africa, wait no more!
A 200 Level student of Unilag, Tope Nelson(picture above), is Missing.
Tope left Surulere where he stays with his elder sister to visit his brother at Iyana-Ipaja but got missing in between. The sad incident happened on Saturday .
All efforts to reach Tope were unsuccessful. His two phones were switched off.
In case you know his where about, please report to the nearest Police Station or call any of these three numbers. 08089612196, 08033027629 or 08099673199.
Please let's spread the news by any means. Bloggers post it in your blogs.
The police in Yobe on Monday said that a section of Damagum Primary School in Damagum Local Government Area was gutted by fire from suspected explosions in the area.
Mr. Toyin Gbadegeshin, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, made the disclosure in an interview in Damagum.
He also said policemen on Monday repelled an attempted attack on Damagum Police Station by unknown persons.
Gbadegeshin said “at about 1:05a.m., attacks launched on Damagum Police station and a worship centre were successfully repelled by the police but no casualty was recorded while the gunmen fled into the bush.’’
He said the explosion occurred few hours before the attack on the station but nobody claimed responsibility.
The officer said no casualty was recorded in both incidents.
The protesters, made up of fishermen, youths and other groups affected by the spill, carried placards, singing solidarity songs at the council’s secretariat, Uquo.
The protesters were prevented from seeing the LGA Chairman as security personnel locked up the gates. However, the council’s Vice Chairman, Mr. Enobong Asubob, later addressed them.
Policemen attached to Bode Thomas Division, Lagos State, on Sunday foiled two robbery incidents in Surulere and arrested three suspects in the process.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
GistNaija learned that the sweet talking actor was invited by the English Department of the institution to give a speech on “Survival in a Stressed Economy – The Youth’s Agenda.”
Initially, the eloquent Ogidi born star was said to have wowed the crowd with his well-tailored speech…even giving the students a rare insight on how to join and make it in Nollywood.
But problem we gathered started when the star stepped out to answer a call, and as expected, excited fans — mostly females — trooped down to get a closer glimpse of their idol and perhaps take pictures with him, but were shocked when he shunned them, and at one point even yelled at them to keep away.
Speaking to GistNaija, one of the students says:
“I used to have big respect for him, but see how he’s treating us as if we’re nothing.”
Another student added:
“After we applauded him so well, he now shouts at us.”
We’ll get Bob-Manuel’s comment on this, please stay tuned.
Omowunmi Akinnifesi, a former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and a Geography and Regional planning from the University of Lagos, has gotten Master of Science Degree.
She got her Masters in Environmental, Modelling, Monitoring and Management from the Kings College, London.
The savvy business woman, who runs Ella Poise, an ushering agency will soon be back to reclaim her place in the Lagos social circuit.
There was pandemonium in Kundila Estate area along Maiduguri Road in Kano metropolis on Sunday when suspected Boko Haram members attacked security agents at a roadblock.
The security agents mounted a roadblock at the roundabout near Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano.
Around 2.15p.m, the gunmen emerged from Kundila Estate and fired on the roadblock.
The security agents, however, replied and forced the gunmen to beat a hasty retreat into the estate.
The security agents then blocked the entry and exit points of the estate as well as the neighbouring Daurawa Quarters and embarked on a house to house search.
Nollywood star Mary Remmy tied the knot with the C.E.O of Irokotv Jason Njoku yesterday in Lagos. The wedding was colorful and some Nollywood stars like Uche Jumbo, Mercy Johnson etc were all present to support their friend.
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Clifford Orji was a Man known for the evil deed he perpertrated under the bridge which was along Apapa Oshodi Expressway in Lagos.
When he was arrested in February 1999 following a tip-off by passers-by suspecting that he might be an accomplice to ritualists, strange and suspicious items found on him were a cheque of N88,000, Cell Phone, women underwear, including roasted human flesh and bones.
Clifford Orji has being in Kirikiri Maximum security prison for 13years, he developed mental illness in prison and finally died on Friday August 17th in his sleep. He was 46 years old.
I don’t think anyone will miss Clifford Orji.
American rapper, Rick Ross, who is currently in Nigeria, has indicated interest in making some money from the country’s number one mineral resource – oil.
“Nigeria is rich with Oil.Generational wealth.I need some,” Rick Ross wrote on his Twitter page, while on the set of ‘Hold me back’ video in Obalende, Lagos.
Rozay went ahead to post pictures of oil process base ships, which were not too far from the shore and tweeted again: “Lagos Oil Rigg. I’m officially joining the ‘Oil Money Gang‘”
Ross is also on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, for the month of August. In his interview, he talks about his time as a correctional officer and how he had two heart seizures last year, caused by smoking weed.
Ehhhh? Rozay wan come chop some of our oil baa? hmmmm.
Heavily armed men on Sunday invaded the Oko Minimum Prison in Edo state, freeing 12 inmates.
The gunmen attacked the prison gate and overpowered the prison Arms Squard with explosives, which led to the escape of 12 prisoners.
Eye witnesses said the gunmen arrived the prison in a Toyota Coaster.
According to a resident of Oko community, Edokpayi, the suddenness of the attack and the noise of the explosion caused pandemonium among the people living in and around the prison.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
One person has been confirmed dead (15 Missing) after the Atlantic Ocean charged into Kuramo Beach in Lagos.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the death, saying 15 others are still missing in the incident.
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It seems something is wrong with my love life. I believe I’m a caring and loving person but most men who come into my life are only interested in having sex with me and dumping.
In a space of 12 months (that is one year) I’ve date about four guys and I think every one of them was attracted to me not because they truly love me but because of the over-bloated size of my boobs.
Agreed my boobs are quite obvious and could be embarrassing, especially when I put on skimpy tops but am I the only woman with BIG boobs?(Nope).
I even decided in the past not to sleep with any man before marriage but that didn’t work as most guys are never patient when it comes to issues of sex.
Please what can I do to shift men attention from my boobs to my personality? I really need a positive clue because am not getting any younger.
With love from Ebere. Thanks!
Guys please give her some advice on what to do. She seriously needs one. Thanks.
Benita Akpofe has just signed a multi-million naria contract with a top Hair Manufacturing company based in Brazil for one of their new hair products.
The actress who confirmed the buzz to HVP, said she will be travelling to Brazil in December, to begin the shooting of both the still and motion pictures for the brand.
She is currently known in her popular movies like “Sexy Girls”, “Desperate Maidens”, “Yahooze Prophets” and many other movies.
Congrats Benita. Carry Go !!
A 17-year old girl (name withheld) has narrated before an Ejigbo magistrate’s court in Lagos, how two friends, Ekene Uzor, 24, and Eni Daniel, 21, allegedly gang-ráped her after they had forced her to suck their penises. They also took her nudé photo with their camera phones.
The teenager was giving evidence before the court in a two-count charge of forcing her to suck the defendants’ penises and gang-ráping her.
At Thursday’s resumed hearing before the trial magistrate, Mrs. M.B. Folami, the girl said she knew Daniel Uzor, who is in the entertainment industry, at her mother’s shop in Surulere, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
The victim stated that Uzor promised to groom her to become a star in the entertainment industry and under this guise, he invited her to his residence at 10, Joe Ejeye, Jakande Estate, Ejigbo.
Love is truly wicked! How is it that crazy things always happen to someone when they are in love? This thing is almost killing me. How can he ask me to leave my boyfriend of over 19 months to marry some stranger all because they are friends?
My boyfriend is a hard working man and very romantic. I’ve had just one abortion for him but we are very close and we love each other. I’m pregnant for him again but he doesn’t know yet.
Just as am planning to tell him about the pregnancy my uncle came up with this nonsense idea of me getting married to his friend who is a businessman. He said he has already told his friend that I cant say no even without consulting me. Can u imagine that?
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the overall worst city, while Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea came second in the chart of the worst cities to live in the world.
Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire placed 131st; Tehran, Iran came 132; Douala, Cameroon is the 133rd; Tripoli, Libya placed 134th; Karachi, Pakistan came 135th; Algiers, Algeria is 136th while Harare in Zimbabwe placed 137th in the category of the worst cities in the world.
|Miss World 2012, Miss China Wen Xia Yu|
Miss China Wen Xia Yu has won the Miss world 2012 Beauty Pageant Ortedo, China. She contested the crown with 116 contestants from all over the world.The Chinese beauty emerged as the overall winner after a cut to 7 contestants. Miss Australia who later emerged as the third best in the world was in the first position at the last fifteen standing before the last 7 was announced.
The last seven which has Pageants from Mexico, Brazil, Wales, Australia, China and Spain. Nigeria’s representative Damiete fail to sparkle as she was evicted from the race at the early stages. Miss Wales came second and Miss Australia came third. Indonesia has been granted the right to host the 2013 edition.
Eleven years after Nigeria’s Agbani Darego was crowned as the first black to win in the history of the beauty pageant,no Nigerian girl has stepped into her shoes.
Three persons were killed while two sustained injuries as unknown gunmen attacked some Fulani herdsmen in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State, North Central Nigeria on Friday.
A statement issued by the media officer of Special Task Force (STF), Captain Salisu Mustapha, the assailants attacked the five Fulanis on their way to Sho village in an ambush while they were returning from an outing within the community.
Two persons were killed on the spot while the third died in the hospital while receiving treatment.
Arsenal has lost another of their key players as Alex Song for a deal reported to be around 15 Million Euros.
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The Barcelona statement read: 'Barcelona have agreed a deal with Arsenal for the transfer of Alex Song to the Nou Camp. The fee is €19m (£15m).
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has planned to embark on a Nationwide strike starting from next week Wednesday, after the Sallar Celebration, in support to the demands of the staffs of PHCNfor unfair treatment it received by Ministry of Power and the Federal Government.
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A 21-year-old man, Abdulahi Ismaila, was on Thursday sentenced to one year imprisonment with hard labour by a Yaba Magistrate Court in Lagos, for stealing a Blackberry phone.
The phone the convict was said to have stolen on May 13, 2012, at WAEC bus-stop in Yaba, was valued at N45, 000.
The prosecutor, Inspector Godwin Anyanwu, told the court that the phone was stolen from one Ezemegwalu Christopher, who ran after the convict and apprehended him.
“During the pursuit, the accused passed the phone to his colleagues, and the phone was not found on him,’ he added.
Ismaila pleaded guilty to the offence, but told Magistrate Patrick Adekomaya during trial that it was impossible to produce his accomplice.
In his ruling, Adekomaya gave Ismaila a year sentence with hard labour.