Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Son Dies Chasing Father's Alleged Kidnappers In Onitsha


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.

Late Hollywood Director, Tony Scott, Cremated.

Director Tony Scott cremated
Tony Scott 
Tony Scott has been cremated, and his widow will keep his remains at their Los Angeles-area home.

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."

EXPOSED: Reasons Why Minister of Power,Bath Nnaji Resigns From Jonathan’s Government!


The latest news raving thecountry  is that of the resignation of Nigeria's Power Minister, Prof. Barth Nnaji. But what is not clear are the reason(s) behind his resignation.
On the real reasons the Nnaji resigned,political observers told GistNaija that the minister resigned in controversial circumstances.It was too sudden. This was a man that was brought in to improve electricity in Nigeria.
Two companies linked to Nnaji in the power privatisation process forced the national council on privatisation to cancel the technical bid and evalaution process conducted on Afam Generation company and Enugu Distribution company limited.This was contained in a report published in today’s edition of Thisday newspaper.
Well, as tie goes on, the true drama will unfold. We're watching. 

REVEALED: Why Davido Did Not Perform at Dbanj’s UK Concert

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.

“I regret to let you know that I will not be performing along side my most respected big brother and friend D’BANJ at the scheduled show of August 27, 2012 in London,” the statement read.

Okorocha Warns Traditional Rulers-Speak Igbo not English at Public Functions


Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has issued a warning to traditional rulers in the state to desist from speaking english at public forum or risk losing their stool.
 Okorocha gave warning while inaugurating the Imo Traditional Rulers Parliament and Community Government Council in Owerri, the state capital.
Okorocha told the traditional rulers at the event not to allow traditional language go into extinction while promoting foreign culture and traditions.
Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Chief Benjamin Uwajimogu presented the Community Government Council Law Number 1 of 2012. Uwajimogu said before the law went through the various  legislative process, including  public hearing before it was passed.
Oyaaa, our elders speak Igbo not english.

Happy Birthday Mercy Johnson!!

                           Mercy Johnson
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.

Prof. Barth Nnaiji Resigns As Power Minister of Nigeria

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

The Headies 2012 (See full list): Wizkid, Davido, P-Square, D’Banj top list of nominees

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

Kenny St Best warns Don Jazzy, Wande Coal: “Stop the Nudity in Your Videos Before God Stops You”

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.”

BREAKING NEWS: Fresh bomb attacks in Maiduguri injure JTF members

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.

54-Year-Old Woman Commits Suicide in Ibadan, Tired of Life


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.

AT LAST: Real Madrid Have Now Signed Luka Modric From Tottenham

                    Luka Modric: Real Madrid sign midfielder from Tottenham

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.

Olisa Adibua Insists - “I am still a Director at Storm 360″

Olisa Adibua
 Remember, GistNaija reported that Olisa Adibua has been sacked by the CEO of Storm Records, Obi Asika. If you  miss this report, then read it HERE.
  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.

“As a director and founding shareholder of storm 360 Ltd, my attention has been drawn to certain unfounded statements in the media about my alleged removal as director of the company. There is therefore need to clear the air and put right the mis-stated facts leading to the said publication.

Facebook Victim, Cynthia To Be Buried Sept 7 – Family

                                             The late Cynthia Osokogu

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.

Senate Committee Orders CBN To Stop Introduction Of N5,000 Note

                            N5,000 Note

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.