Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A YOUNG man in his early twenties, Mr. Junior Egbunike, was, yesterday, confirmed dead following injuries sustained while pursuing his father’s kidnappers at the commercial town of Onitsha.
Mr. Amulunanma Egbunike was returning home with his wife and son simply known as Junior after the day’s business at the weekend in Onitsha and as they got very close to their house at the Onitsha Inland Town, hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers blocked his car and dragged him into their own car and drove off.
The information is included on Scott's death certificate, which was released Monday.
The document doesn't include a formal determination of Scott's cause of death. Coroner's officials expect it will take several weeks to finalize their investigation, but they are treating his case as a probable suicide.
The "Top Gun" director jumped from a bridge into the Los Angeles Harbor on Aug. 19. Family and close friends gathered over the weekend to honor the British-born director at a private memorial.
His family also announced Monday that they have created a memorial scholarship at the American Film Institute to help future filmmakers and honor his creative legacy.
The last film Scott directed was 2010's "Unstoppable."
Davido has explained reasons why he cancelled his performance at a major concert in UK involving Dbanj.
In a statement he released in Lagos, the fast rising musician explained that he had to call it off when the British High Commission in Lagos was not forthcoming with a work permit three days to the event.
Today is Mercy Johnson's Birhthday. She was born on August 28, 1984 to Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson in Lagos.
But her state of origin is Okene, Kogi State.
Her Full name is Mercy Johnson Ozioma.
GistNaija wishes you many more b-days.
The minister of Power resources Professor Bart Nnaji has resigned as a minister in President Goodluck Jonathan's government.
A statement from the Presidency said the President Jonathan has accepted Prof. Nnaji's resignation.
Mr. Cdon Anuba who acted as spokesperson to Prof. Nnaji also confirmed Nnaji's resignation to a source
Finally, the nominees for this year’s The Headies Award, is now public. The list was revealed by Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru of the Beat FM on her afternoon drive time show.
The screening committee arrived at this list, after going through music materials that were released between March 2011 and February 2012.
In all, there are 49 different nominees and 20 categories.
The event will hold on October 20 and will be hosted by Omawumi and MI Abaga.
See full List Below:
ALBUM OF THE YEARBest album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (in every realms: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales, popularity)
Everybody Loves Ice Prince – Ice Prince
While fans of Wande Coal and Don Jazzy, might be revelling in their hot new videos, a fellow artiste, is sorely displeased. As she made it abundantly clear on Twitter, Kenny Saint Brown, is not happy with the nature of the music videos coming from Mavin Records.
In a tweet where she copied both Wande Coal and his producer, Don Jazzy, KSB wrote: “We don’t want rape cases to increase o. Pls @wandecoal @DONJAZZY stop dis nudity in ur videos b4 God stops you.”
In another message, she tweeted: “U r bringing nudity back to Nigeria videos to increase cases of RAPE in our society. It has stopped. Pls stop it.”
A bomb planted at the West End roundabout in Maiduguri has injured several members of the Joint Task Force in Maiduguri.
According to eye witnesses, the large bomb embedded at the West End roundabout, which was remotely controlled, exploded around 10 am on Tuesday. A second blast was reported at Sabon Layi area in Gwange Ward.
The JTF spokesperson, Lt. Col Musa Sagir, confirmed that there were explosions in the city but said a full briefing will be made to the media as the JTF was still actively patrolling the city to determine those responsible for the attacks.
Details to come soon.
A 54 year old woman, Oluwabunmi Oluwafemi, in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, has committed suicide.
Over the weekend, the mother of four was declared missing by her family; however, her body was found hanging on a tree beside the popular Gada-Odo/Ona River on Monday.
Ms. Oluwafemi who used to reside in Bembo, Apata area of Ibadan, was said to have gone to spend the weekend with her first child, Opeyemi Oluwafemi, in Olugbode, Odo-Ona area of the town before the calamity.
GistNaija.com gathered that on Friday night, Mr. Oluwafemi attended a church vigil. At the break of dawn, he returned home and found that his mother was missing.
“I return home from vigil and discovered her absence at home, hence, a report of her missing was made known to the police, but three days later after a search party, we discovered her corpse hanging on the tree here,” he said.
Luka Modric has completed his move from Tottenham to Real Madrid for a fee in the region of £30m.
The Croatia midfielder, 26, passed a medical on Monday before signing a five-year contract with the Spanish giants.
"I'm very happy, honoured and proud to be at the biggest and best club in the world. I'm very excited," Modric said.
Tottenham also announced they are entering a partnership with Real Madrid.
But lastest gist now is that Olisa Adibua has now come openly to deny any sacking. Read his full personal statement below:
Here is his statement.
Miss Cynthia Osokogu, the victim of an Internet dating transaction, will be buried on Sept. 7 at Bebe, Ovia Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta, the family said.
Cynthia, a postgraduate student of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, was allegedly killed by friends she met on the social media, Facebook, at a hotel in Festac, Lagos in July.
The suspected killers of the young woman allegedly lured her to Lagos on a phoney business deal and killed her in a hotel room.
Mrs Joy Osokogu , who announced the date to journalists in Jos on Monday, advised youths to be very cautious of making friends with people that they did not know.
“The youths should be very careful, especially when they are making friends in the social media. Like we have seen in the case of my daughter, such friends may have ulterior motives.
The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions on Monday directed the Central Bank of Nigeria to suspend the introduction of N5,000 note until the Senate was properly briefed.
The Chairman of the committee, Senator Bassey Otu (PDP- Cross River) issued the directive while speaking to newsmen in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Otu noted that the re-denomination of the currency required the approval of the National Assembly, warning that the CBN must avoid sending the wrong signals to stakeholders in the economy.
He said it was vital for the CBN to discuss the implications of the currency re-denomination with the Senate before it was implemented.
“ I believe that a project of this nature requires parliamentary approval because there are numerous fiscal implications on the entire economy.
”The CBN must be very careful in order not to send the wrong signal to the domestic sector and external partners that the Nigerian currency is valueless.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Andrew Owoeyi Azazi, a retired military general, recently sacked by the president as National Security Adviser, has retired into posh multi billion naira Abuja homes, which cost far above his known earnings, a reliable source investigation has revealed.
The two exotic homes sit side by side on 19 and 21 Mambila Crescent in Aso Drive, a choice part of the nation’s capital where some of Nigeria’s men of power and means live.
Both mansion-like properties, were bought at the tail of Mr Azazi’s service at the presidency.
Property experts, who we requested to value the houses, estimate that each of the properties are worth at least N1.5 billion.(cheii)
Property experts, who we requested to value the houses, estimate that each of the properties are worth at least N1.5 billion.(cheii)
Below is the full faces of those wicked Facebook killers, who murdered Innocent Cynthia Osokogu, the daughter of a retired general. MURDERERS!!!
|From left Orji Osita; Nwadiokor Chukwunonso, Suspected pharmacists; Okwumo Echezona Nwabufo and Ezike ilechukwu Olisaeloka, Suspected murderers of Late Miss Cynthia Osokogu at the Yaba magistrate Court, Lagos yesterday. photo by Lamidi Bamidele|
|Orji Osita and Nwadiokor Chukwunonso, Suspected pharmacists that sold out drugs to the suspected murderers of Late Miss Cynthia Osokogu Udoka at the Yaba magistrate Court, Lagos yesterday. photo by Lamidi Bamidele (Vanguard)|
The fast rising showbiz impressiano and MTN pulse ambassador, donated the sum of one million naira to Debbie, a medical technician diagonised of Ductal Carcinoma- a cancer of the breast.
Tonto Dikeh beats Ini Edo and others to win the 2012 Future Awards Actress of the Year. It would be recalled that weeks before the award ceremony, Tonto warned Ini Edo not to rig the voting process for the awards.niyitabiti.net gathered that Ini Edo Ehigwina did not attend the ceremony.
Tonto stormed Port Harcourt in style.The River State born actress was a major star focus at the Future Award as she was hardly given a breathing space by friends and admirers who want to talk or take photos with her. She arrived the august event with Dammy Krane.”They came from Hotel Pesidential together and also left together”said the source.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
In recent times, Access Bank has been giving a ridiculous targets to its Marketers thereby forcing many like females to go into Corporate Prostitution, others losing their jobs and some falling critically ill and even dying.
Solabomi Olugbemi of Retail Business Unit at Simbiat Abiola branch of Access Bank, died early this morning. She had being on admission for over two weeks after she fell ill in bid to meet her given target.
GistNaija.com gathered from an insider in the bank that Solabomi collapsed on the last day of OJC target deadline because she was unable to maintain a huge demand deposit balance.
Read full details after this cut..
Women in the civil rights group "Let's Save Togo" said they will have a weeklong sex strike to demand the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbé.
The plan to withhold sex from their husbands for a week will start Monday, said Isabelle Ameganvi , leader of the group's women's wing.( I Pity the Men, hahaha ).
Ameganvi, a lawyer, told the AP that her group is following the example of Liberia's women who used a sex strike in 2003 to campaign for peace.
The women's protest is part of a campaign by a coalition against Gnassingbé. The opposition group National Alliance for Change held a peaceful demonstration against the president on Saturday. Gnassingbé has been in power since 2005, following the death of his father Gnassingbé Eyadema who ruled the West African country for 38 years.
Can Nigerian Women do this?
The founder and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church World Wide also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David O. Oyedepo and his wife, Pastor Mrs Faith Oyedepo, are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary at Winners chapel Canaan land.
The couple who got married on the 25th of August, 1982, last Sunday decided to spend some quiet time outside the shores of the country.
They have four children together (David Jr, Isaac, Love and Joys). David Jr and Isaac Oyedepo were ordained as Pastors in May 2007 by Kenneth Copeland. David Jr pastors the London Branch of the Church with His wife, Kemi while Isaac Oyedepo is the present Resident Pastor of Winners’ Chapel International, South Africa.
GistNaija.com wishes them many more happy years.
This week's edition of Allure Vanguard Magazine is rather unique to me. Instead of talking about a special person, it was showcase our own African fashion (or should I say Naija fashion) called Ankara.
If you don't know what Ankara clothes look like, why not buy a copy from your vendor.
|Son Mistaken For A Monkey|
The man's name is Gupta Bahadur(55 years old) while his little son is Chitra Bahadur Pulami . His son used to climb trees to chase away monkeys as directed by his father. Monkeys have become a serious nuisance too their farm.
But on Friday, the son was hiding in a tree at their farm to scare away the monkeys that used to come searching for food in the maize field. Mr Gupta spotted his son(which he mistook for a monkey) and opened fire. The son died immediately.
“I realised my mistake only when my son fell down and got stuck in one of the tree’s branches,” the farmer was quoted as telling police at the Nepal on Friday, 24th August, 2012.
Do you consider this a mere mistake? How can one mistake a human being to a monkey. Mtchewww!! Annoying!! Just wasted a little boy's life.
Yesterday I reported about the deadly refinery blast that occurred in Venezuela which killed about 27 people. But GistNaija.com just gathered that while Venezuela is still mourning their dead, the death toll rises to 39 with more than 80 people injured.
Meanwhile, Venezuelian president, President Hugo Chavez had declared three days of national mourning yesterday, saying the tragedy affected "the great Venezuelan family, civilian and military."
Read the full details below:
Ghanian actress, Yvonne Nelson, who was recently rumoured to be dating 'Kukere' master, Iyanya, is in the news again. Some days ago, she was rumoured to be in hot romance with Iyanya.
This time, the actress is in the news for publicly displaying her priced gifts, her hot laps and her expensive gold jewellery. Her hand-chain is customised with her name.
Hi folks, One of the major problems most guys faced is how to get that lady they always desired and admired.
Well while surfing the net I came across some short but useful hints to use when you are about to approach that good, fine and sexy girl you have been admiring.
These hints are:
1. Walk up behind any lady of your choice and point fingers shaped like a gun onto her back and say: “You are under arrest!”
Lady: For what?
You: “For stealing my heart.” ♥ ♥
2. Hi, my name is Chance, Do I have one? ♥
3. Are your legs tired?
You: Because you have been running through my mind all day!
The Reds offered to pay a larger proportion of the 23-year-old's £115,000 a week wages, swinging the deal in their favour.
Sahin, who has 31 caps for Turkey, will undergo a medical ahead of the match against Manchester City on Sunday.
Sahin had been expected to join Arsenal, having privately expressed a preference for the north London club. But the deal stalled when Real and Arsenal could not agree a £14m option to buy the player at the end of the loan.
The 2012 edition of the annual Future Awards will take place today in the garden city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Bankrolled by the River State government with support of Access Bank, the organisers will have a green carpet where an array of celebrities and government functionaries will hangout to take photographs before moving into the award venue.
GistNaija gathered that Nigeria youth who have excelled in different areas of human endeavour would win awards in different categories.This is the first time that the ceremony will go outside of Lagos. Blogger, Linda Ikeji, Gidi Traffic, Nigeria News Desk,Tonto Dike, Ini Edo are some of those who are on the nomination list. Governor Rotimi Amaechi and members of his cabinet in the oil rich Niger Delta state are expected to be at the colorful ceremony.
A statement by Mr. Adebola Williams,an executive director of the future project, this year, there will be a live streaming of the award on the ynaija video channel online. Ohima Atafo the head of the 2012 Future Award organizing commitee was quoted in the email message- “From the performances to the conversations, this is well- choreographed to showcase the best of our country. We look forward to seeing you!”
An alleged female child kidnapper was arrested, Friday, at Ayawanle area, Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos state.
The yet to be named woman who allegedly used biscuits and sweets to lure her victims has been taken to Isheri Police Station after rescuing five of her victims.
Tragedy struck in the Ringim Local government Area of Jigawa on Friday when three friends were found dead in a room.
The dead friends were identified as Ali Tajo, Mustapha Murtala and Nasiru Shehu .
The three lived and died in a house, belonging to one of the sons of the Emir of Ringim, Alhaji Mahmoud Sayyadi.
Malam Magaji Tambura, a bricklayer working at the house, said that he came to the scene at about 7 am. to pick tools that he had used to work the previous day.
|Image of the blast as provide by state media in Venezuela… Courtesy: AP|
Multiple award winning TV journalist, and one of the nation’s most talented broadcast journalists, Deji Bademosi, has resigned his appointment with Channels Television over what sources described as “irreconcilable differences” with the Chairman of the station, John Momoh.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Neil Armstrong, the first man to ever walk on the moon, has died, NBC News reported Saturday. He was 82 years old.
Armstrong had undergone heart surgery just a few weeks ago.
In 1969, Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft, the first ever to reach the moon. As he became the first person to walk on the moon, he famously said “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” and spent nearly three hours walking on the moon with Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin.
In recent years, he lived with his wife Carol in Ohio and stayed largely out of public view.
Isoko Development Union(IDU) President, Gregory Akpojenem, has been Kidnapped.
Mr. Akpojene was kidnapped in his home town, Otor-Igho, in Isoko North Local Government Area.
GistNaija.com learnt that at least seven gunmen invaded the kidnap victim’s home where they nabbed him.
Also, GistNaija.com gathered that Mr. Akpojene, a veteran farmer, was kidnapped as he was about to enter his car. His kidnappers then took him away to an unknown destination.
The Kidnappers are yet to establish any contact with the family member.
The Delta state police are on a serious search for Mr Gregory Akpojenem.
If you have any useful information, contact the nearest police station or post it as comments here.
Mennn!! This woman and these little girls(they are also women) have Liver. They are cutting a big crocodile. Something that most men (like me) will run away from.
Obi Asika,the Ceo of Storm 360 Records amongst other entertainment business interests has announced the sack of his bossom friend,Olisa Adibua from the company.
In a statement by Asika,he said Adibua was a non executive director of the company. He was relieved of the position at a meeting of top management executives, Asika said with an appeal that 360 Storm Degrees will not engage in public discussions about it internal operations and management decisions. He did not comment on the reasons for the sack.
Goldie seems not to be pleased with Big Brother Africa StarGame representative, Prezzo’s visit to Nigeria and his subsequent public declaration that he wants to finish a love relation he started with her.
Prezzo disclosed to journalists Wednesday at The Place, Ikeja, Lagos that he was in the country to propose to Goldie, his love during the reality show which ended on August 5.
Goldie and Prezzo developed an on-and-off love affair while they were contestants at the Big Brother Africa Stargame show which was in its seventh season.
Flood has overuns major parts of Minna destroying good and properties worth millions of naira.
It was learnt further that the affected areas within Minna were Fadipe, Kpakungu, Dusten Kura Gwari and Soje, while communities outside Minna include Wuya kede, Wuya kanti, Batati and Muregi in Mokwa Local Government.
Further checks revealed that among some of the most threatened communities included Akere, Shiroro, Erena and communities down the stream of River Kaduna and River Niger in the hinterland of the state.
Nigeria forward, Victor Moses from Wigan Athletic Thursday completed his move to Chelsea FC.
The 21-year-old, who featured for the Latics against the European champions last week, agreed personal terms to complete his switch to Stamford Bridge.
No details were released regarding the fee or the length of Moses’ contract.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan accused Chelsea last week of “messing about” over the fee to be paid for Moses, with the Blues’ offers up to that point conditional on add-ons and Wigan thought to be holding out for around £9million.