Thursday, September 20, 2012

Female British Soldier on Afghan Duty Tour Gives Birth To A Baby Boy


A British soldier has given birth to a baby boy while serving in Afghanistan despite being unaware she was even pregnant. 

She gave birth at a field hospital at the Camp Bastion in Helmand province.

The Royal Artillery gunner, whose identity was not released, was admitted to hospital after complaining of severe stomach pains. She gave birth to a baby boy, who was born prematurely after 34 weeks of pregnancy.

WTH: House of Rep Members Demand N7 Million Pay Increase Each


As the Members of the House of Representatives resumed from a two-month recess, the lawmakers have on Wednesday launched an agitation for a N7m increase in their quarterly allowances.
According to Punch newspaper, the lawmakers, each of whom currently enjoys N27m per quarter as allowances, now want the sum jerked up to N35m. As a result, Speaker of the House, Aminu Tambuwal, reportedly had a hectic time trying to calm his colleagues down at an executive session on Wednesday.

19-Year-Old Boy Stabs His Friend To Death

A 19-year-old boy, John Oweikabo, was Wednesday stabbed to death in a fight at the riverisde Obrigbene community in Ekeremor local government Area of Bayelsa State.

The incident  occurred at about 7.30pm  following  fisticuffs between the deceased and his close friend.
The late John was reportedly stabbed in the neck with a knife by his friend, Daniel Esamgbala, who later fled the community on realizing what he had done.

NUC Bans Re-Sit Exams In Universities


The National Universities Commission (NUC), the body charged with the responsibility of monitoring the activities of universities in the country, has banned the conduct of re-sit examinations in Nigerian universities.
The NUC, in a statement by its Chief Information Officer, Mrs Bukola Olatunji, in Abuja, on Wednesday, frowned on the discovery that some universities conduct supplementary examination for their students, in addition to regular semester examinations.

Celebrity Birthday: Happy Birthday Rugged Man


Michael Stephens, popularly known as Ruggedman is a year older today. The rapper was born in Ijebu, Ogun State. 
He studied Political Science at the Lagos State University, but his love for music is unbridled and he has been showing it since 1989.
His current feud with Modenine is not the first we have witnessed. He’s had issues with other artists in the past. He claims modenine has 4 albums and has nothing to show for it. Modenine released ‘Talking to you’ but Ruggedman fired back with ‘banging’ then on his second studio album ‘The paradgim shift’ Modenine replies with deathblow. We are still waiting for Rugged man’s reply.

Happy Birthday Ruggedman.

Arik Air Suspends Domestic Flights leaving Hundreds of Passengers Stranded

It has been reported that Arik Air, the Senate Committee on Aviation’s recommended national carrier, this morning suspended all its flights out of Lagos leaving passengers at the Murtala Muhammed Airport stranded.

Several accounts of the cause of the suspension has been reported in the media. some sources have it that all Arik Air flights have been grounded by labour unions over unpaid dues to them. 

BREAKING NEWS: President Jonathan Suspends Introduction Of 5000 Naira Note

President Goodluck Jonathan has officially suspended the introduction of the N5,000 currency note in Nigeria.

A senior aide of Mr. Jonathan disclosed the policy reversal to online media Saharareporters in a telephone conversation today.

The President's earlier approval of the plan by Governor Lamido Sanusi of the Central Bank of Nigeria to introduce the jumbo note had triggered criticism, condemnation and even some street protests.

“It is the height of disrespect and insensitivity” – M.I reacts to video Rick Ross shot in Lagos

 Chocolate City rapper, MI Abaga, has taken to his personal website, to make his opinions known about the Nigerian version of ‘Hold me back’, which Rick Ross shot in some areas of Lagos.

MI was evidently not happy, as his write up showed, suggesting that the American rapper did not portray the country in good light. In his opinion, nobody can tell the Nigerian story, more than the inhabitants of the nation.

Woman Accused of Trying to Saw Off Sleeping Husband’s Head

Renee Bishop-McKean

A Washington State woman who is accused of trying to saw off her husband’s head while he slept is on trial this week on charges of attempted murder.

Renee Bishop-McKean was arrested in Everett, Wash., in October after her husband, Brett Bishop, awoke in the middle of the night to find her standing over him with a hand-held electric sabre saw, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court.

Wickenedness – Chef Admits to Slow-Cooking Wife’s Body for four days After Killing Her

chef slow cook wife body

A California chef has admitted to the murder of his wife and, even more gruesomely, to disposing of the body in an appropriate fashion: by slow-cooking her for four days.

That’s what a jury is hearing in the Southern California trial of David Viens, who is accused of killing his 39-year-old wife Dawn on October 18, 2009. Investigators were never able to find her body, and new audiotapes being played for the court shed light on the reason why they may never be able to.

Nigerian Makes Africa's First Local Car, Power Generating Set

Perhaps, Nigeria would have joined the likes of Germany, Japan, India and Malaysia as an automobile manufacturer as far back as 1997 when Dr. Ezekiel Izuogu, an electrical/electronics engineer, a doctor of science and lecturer of communications and electronics engineering at the Federal Polytechnic, Owerri, made a prototype of his first ever all-African car which he named Z-600.

The car which BBC's Hilary Andersson described as the all-African dream machine, was made for the family market with a top speed of 140km (86m) per hour.

Ninety per cent of its parts were sourced locally. For instance, the horn was a doorbell and it would have been the cheapest car on the planet as it would have cost just $2,000 to own one.

Rev. King Moved To Katsina Prison – Convicted for Setting Church Members Ablaze

                     Rev King

For organising prayer sessions for devotees and causing undue tension at Kaduna Prisons, condemned  founder  of Christian Praying Assembly, Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, popularly known as Rev. King, has been transferred to  Kastina Prison.
Although prison authorities in Kaduna, Northcentral Nigeria, have not officially revealed his whereabouts, prison sources informed us  that he was moved to Katsina Prison because a large number of his church members including notable politicians, always visit him in Kaduna for prayers, which became a source of concern to the prison authorities.

Man Murders Friend Over Piano


A man, Obinna Nwobodo, who allegedly murdered his friend, Ken Elijah, in his room over a piano musical instrument during a scuffle and dumped his corpse at a site, has approached a church in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, to confess his sin. He was later arrested by the police.

The 23-year old Nwobodo was arrested after his confession at Lord’s Chosen Church at Ijeshatedo, that he murdered his friend.
The Enugu State-born Nwobodo allegedly killed Elijah in his house at Alako area, a suburb in Orile-Iganmu, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, after he hit him with an object and he fell down, collapsed and died.

Slain Wunmi Adebayo – Police Refute lover’s Confession as a Rumour

                      Wunmi Adebayo
The last is yet to be heard about the murder of Wunmi Adebayo. Remember GistNaija reported some few days ago that her boyfriend confesses to killing her. But the police have denied such confession according to our source.

The Ogun State police command has refuted claims that the male friend of the murdered undergraduate student of Tai Solarin University of Education,
TASUED,Ijagun,Ogun State,Nigeria has confessed that he killed her.
The deceased,Wunmi Adebayo,a 200 level,English department student of the institution was killed early Monday10 September by armed robbers at the resident of her lover’s friend at the Golden Estate,Irewon in Ijebu North Eastlocal government area of Ogun State, South West Nigeria.

Man Rapes Girl Inside Church Toilet

A 30-year-old man, Taoreed Oseni, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate's Court in Lagos for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year old girl, Azeez Titilayo.

Oseni was alleged to have raped Titilayo in a church toilet at Oshodi, a Lagos suburb.

The accused, whose residential address is unknown, is facing a one-count charge of rape.

FRAUD: British Court Orders Nigerian Minicab Driver in the UK to Pay almost £1.2million.

                                  Ovo Mayomi
A minicab driver who claimed he was earning just £700 a month but was living a luxury of life in his Nigerian mansion, has been ordered to pay almost £1.2million. 
Ovo Mayomi and his wife Juliet Ubiribo were convicted of fraud in 2010 after using an identity and immigration scam to falsely claim £43,000 in benefits. 

I See Great Future For Nigeria — President Goodluck Jonathan

                             President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria is blessed with capable hands and its future is great, President Goodluck Jonathan has said.
The president said at Dr. Tunji Braithwaite’s book launch on Tuesday in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, that Nigeria’s great future will only be realised when other brilliant and devoted Nigerians like Braithwaite work together to move the country forward.

FG To Hand Over Almajiri Schools to States by December


The Federal Government has pledged to hand over completed and furnished almajiri and girl-child schools to state governments for onward enrollment by December this year. 

The Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike who invited all the almajiri, girl-child and furnishing contractors to a meeting in Abuja Tuesday, urged the contractors that were yet to complete the various contracts given to them to do so on or before November in order for the schools to be handed over latest by December this year. 

Lagos Govt Arrests Soldier, Driver on Third Mainland Bridge


The Lagos State Government's special security unit, Taskforce on Environment and Special Offences Enforcement Unit, has arrested a lance corporal and a driver for driving against traffic. 
The soldier, Umaru Usman, and the driver, Sagir Abubakar, were arrested between 1pm and 3pm on Tuesday for driving a truck against traffic on the Third Mainland Bridge. 

Bakassi Youths Vow To Surpass Boko Haram


Enraged youths from the Bakassi area of Cross River State continued beating war drums on Tuesday, vowing to surpass the Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram, if the government failed to appeal its ceding.
The Bakassi community is seeking an appeal against the International Court of Justice 2002 ruling that gave Bakassi to neighbouring country, Cameroun. The window for such appeal is 10 years lapsing October 10.
“What is happening now in the northern part of the country is a child’s play because we will ensure justice is given to us,” a youth leader from the area under the aegis of Cross River State Political Network, Michael Nku, said during a protest at the National Assembly.

Bill Gates Tops 2012 Forbes List of Richest People in America


The release of the 2012 forbes list makers of the richest men in America puts Bills gates on the frontline as the richest for the 19th time. Check out the list below.
1. Bill Gates, Medina, Wash., $66 billion
2. Warren Buffett, Omaha, $46 billion
3. Larry Ellison, Woodside, Calif., $41 billion
4. Charles Koch, Wichita, Kan., $31 billion

R. Kelly Makes History Ahead of the 2012 Soul Train Awards, Has 21 Nominations!

                                     Singer R. Kelly performs onstage at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

R. Kelly makes history in celebrity news as the most nominated act ever for the Soul Train Awards with 21 Nominations.
For the 2012 event in Las Vegas, sources say he is up for two awards. He shares the spotlight with Usher Raymond, who leads the list with five nominations.
Billboard, on September 19, shared the entertainment news about the singer's milestones. Amid tax troubles with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the talented singer-songwriter is being recognized for his contributions to music.

Shakira Is Pregnant For Barcelona Player, Gerard Pique!

The sexy singer confirmed she and her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique are expecting on her blog today.  As a result, her professional endeavors will be taking the backseat for now.
Pregnant Shakira and Gerard Pique
 She wrote: “As some of you may know, [boyfriend] Gerard [Piqué] and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days."