Monday, October 1, 2012

Invitation: Largest Painting Exihibition In Lagos

You are all invited for this unique exhibition of the above painting at the Methodist Boys High School Victoria Island Lagos from the 1st of October to the 12th of October 2012.( OR 08052702395)

The above painting was executed by Ecole de Dessin teamThe painting measured 63.5 m (208 ft 3.99 in) x 49.3 m (161 ft 8.94 in) and was created by 350 volunteers and represents the map of Nigeria, the logo of in the middle of the map, the flag of Nigeria (green, white, green) which was painted around the map. 

This painting was unveiled by the Ecole de Dessin in partnership with Lagos State Government, Nigeria, on 17 November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010 and also a means to draw awareness to issue of climate change in Nigeria.

This iconic painting will be up for exhibition at the Methodist Boys High School Victoria Island Lagos from the 1st of October to the 12th of October 2012. This event is in partnership with the Lagos State

You are all invited for this unique exhibition. Attendance is FREE!

Visit OR  Call 08052702395 for further clarification. Thanks. Akintuyi Abike.

Confusing Grammar: Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon Wishes Nigeria Happy Independence

Everybody knows Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon. He is very famous for his too much confusing grammar when he speaks.
Read below what he said regarding Nigeria's 52nd independence celebration. Also, Please do not forget to have your dictionary beside you.

"As we celebrate our flag and shambolic autarky at 52, we must realize that Nigeria is still more of a geographic contrivance as has been rightly posited by Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Not with our centrifugal excrescences preponderating over our centripetal proclivities. It’s a matter for mental pabulum that we are daily drifting into our ethnic cocoons. 
We still remain one country with disparate ethnic agendas and I can say it for the umpteenth time again that we must sit down in a sovereign national colloquy to discuss the basis for our nationhood. Anything short of this is just vacuous scahiamachy.

I am already confused before I finished reading it. But I thinks he means that we need to go back to our roots and live as one nation if we want to succeed as a country.

My HIV Positive Husband Can’t Sleep With Me… Read My Story


I am a 38 year old woman and got married four years ago, I have never conceived though the problem is not me it is my HIV positive husband who cannot perform in bed.
I am HIV negative which makes it all controversial, I am a protestant and divorce is not allowed in my religion so am stuck with my husband. I have been taking In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to help me conceive a HIV negative child.
My husband is also diabetic and due to his condition he has turned to be abusive always calling me useless and a barren woman who cannot produce anything from my womb. It hurts me a lot knowing that I have been on his side through thick and thin but he never appreciates.
At times he gets angry and slaps me even in front of people, beats me with food and mistreats me.
I think it’s my time to leave and start a new life though am not sure whether I should leave my husband alone knowing his delicate health.
I need your advice.

PHOTO: Rita Dominic In Red Dress

Check out Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, dressed in Red shiny dress. 

Do you like her new look and dress?

Low Turnout Mars Nigeria Independence Anniversary, Jonathan Marks Nigeria At 52 Without First Lady

Unlike the Nigeria at 50 Independence celebration where the entire nation reverberated and stood still for the epoch-making ceremony, this year’s celebration looks like a typical setting of a naming ceremony.
 Adorned in military apparel, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan arrived the venue accompanied by the Vice president Namadi Sambo, senate president, David Mark and other dignitaries for the Change of Guards Parade by the Nigeria Army.
Shortly after his arrival, the national anthem was taken followed by the opening prayers by the CAN president, Ayo Oritsejafor, and the Chief Iman of Abuja.
The absence of the first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, was noticeable in the face of his Excellency while watching the parade staged by the Army within his official residence at the presidential villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital.

VIDEO: Boko Haram Claims ‘Abu Qaqa’ Is Still Alive + Plans To Attack Wives Of Nigerian Officials

Leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, said in a YouTube message today that the sect’s spokesman, Abu Qaqa, is still alive.
In a short video below in Hausa language, Shekau claimed that 10 wives of Boko Haram members are currently being detained by Nigerian officials, an action he described as “demeaning,” and threatened a round of reprisals on wives of government officials. 

 In the above video,  the Boko Haram leader also threatened violence by the group over a recent anti-Islam video which denigrates Prophet Mohammed. 

Two weeks ago, Nigeria troops recently claimed they had killed some senior commanders of Boko Haram near Kano and arrested others.

 One of those reportedly killed was Qaqa. Previously, last February, the JTF also claimed it had arrested Qaqa, but the Boko Haram leadership denied the announcement, insisting that the man under arrest was not Abu Qaqa but Abu Darda,

Meet 52 Most Influential Nigerians In Entertainment Industry

As Nigeria marks her 52nd year of independence, Editors at Nigeria’s Foremost Web-page for entertainment sat down to make a list of 52 men and women shaping our growing entertainment industry… Check It Out.
2face Idibia:                                                                                                             Mr Innocent Ujah Idibia is one of the most influential, the most consistent, the most decorated, and the most successful musician in his generation. Even his peers attest to that. From humble beginnings in Jos, he has grown to become Africa’s most iconic pop star, clearing the path for hundreds of others after him. Respected at home and abroad by almost everyone that matters, Idibia is now building his Hypertek dreams, mentoring younger acts like W4, Rocksteady and Dammy Krane.
Alaba Marketers:
Although digital distribution is now finding its way to Nigeria with platforms such as Spinlet, Truspot, Iroking and Notjustok, and with the coming of Apple, marketers like Obaino, ABHU, and TJOE

I Need Help! My Marriage Is About To Collapse


I will simply go straight to the point. My husband and I have been married for 2 years and the union is blessed with a child. Please note that I married into a big family, my husband has many siblings.
Before our church wedding (traditional done some months back), there was a little problem (my mother-in -law asked us to postpone the wedding 3 weeks to the date because our village-women dance group fixed the opening ceremony on the date of our wedding ).It will interest you to know that she was not even sidelined while the wedding date was fixed.

Police Arrest A Christian Attempting To Board Hajj Flight


A 29-year old, Plateau state-born teacher, Lohnan Joseph, has been intercepted while trying to board a Saudi Arabia bound flight at Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto on Sunday. 

Joseph, a Christian and a former teacher at Global Kids Academy, Sokoto, was said to have joined the screening line of Zamfara State intending pilgrims, who were about to board the flight in the early hours of Sunday. 

“Nobody Is More Qualified To Be President of Nigeria Than An Igbo Man” – Kalu


Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has said that those dismissing Igbo’s dream of becoming president in 2015 are insulting them.
He reiterated his earlier position that the best thing that would ever happen to Nigeria as a nation is for an Igbo man to take over the leadership of the country.
The former governor said this in a reaction to a statement credited to the northern political group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) that Igbo should forget about 2015 presidential dream.

Photos: ELDee Acquires Cadillac Escalade Limousine for his artistes

Eldee and his car

Lanre Dabiri, better known by his stage name Eldee, stylized as eLDee, is a Nigerian American rapper, record producer and architect. 
The rapper and CEO of Trybe Records, recently acquired a Cadillac Escalade limousine for artistes under his record label.
Congrats Eldee!

Waje Dedicates Proceeds From RBTs For ‘Oko Mi’ & ‘I Wish’ To Makoko Kids


Nigerian singer, Aituaje Iruobe, mostly known as WAJE which is the acronym for “Words aren’t just enough” has taken it upon herself to provide essential needs to children living in Makoko through her NGO, Safe House.
  The Lagos slum’s last known population was put at 85,840 however, the area was not officially counted as part of the 2007 census and the population today is considered to be much higher.
Tweeting on the issue, Waje said, “So, through @WajeSafeHouse I have decided to give my earnings from Ring Back Tones (RBTs) for #OkoMi & #IWish for 2 weeks to this project”
Her song ‘Oko mi’ has been widely accepted and listened to by music fans all over Africa. Her heart of gold however has ensured she wouldn’t enjoy the proceeds from the song alone, but would share it with the Makoko children.

Nice One Waje. Please other Nigerian musicians should emulate her.

Austrian Man Locked Up Daughter In Basement For 24 years, Fathered Her 7 Children

Josef Fritzl
Police had said on Sunday a 42-year-old woman told them her father, Josef Fritzl, lured her into the basement of the block where they lived in the town of Amstetten in 1984, and drugged and handcuffed her before imprisoning her. 

Further police report on Monday said that her 73-year-old Austrian father has confessed to imprisoning her in a windowless cellar for 24 years and fathering her seven children.

According to Austrian broadcaster ORF, police suspected an extreme case of incest because the woman told them she has been abused by her father during her ordeal and had borne him seven children. Three of them stayed with her in the basement dungeon while one child died shortly after birth. Her father removed the corpse from the cellar and burned it, she said.
The 42-year-old woman, Elisabeth Fritzl said she had been abused by her father since she was 11.

Two Infants Drown In Oman

               Northcott Mouth

Two Omani infants drowned in separate accidents in eastern region on Sunday, according to Royal Oman police (ROP) press release.
“A 20-month-old girl lost her balance while playing and fell in a pool of water near her house,” a spokesperson for ROP’s Public Relations Department said.
He added that the child’s family members promptly rushed her to a nearby health centre but she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Must Read: A Message From Nigeria On Her Birthday


GistNaija came across this poem talking about how the people in charge of Nigeria treat the country badly while they enrich themselves. The last lines of the poem put me in deep thought, “Do your part to make me grow
Now you have a chance, you know
That’s the birthday gift I want from you”
The Ministry of Misery
I’ve been like a castle in the air
Heavily laden with despair
While you live in vanity fair
You’ve been walking on air
While for me everything is a flying mare
Why is your ministry misery
Everything I give is green

LAUTECH’s Lecturer,Professor R.O. Ayeni, Dies At 64

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso yesterday lost a rare gem as Professor R.O. Ayeni died following a brief illness at the age of 64.

Born on June 9, 1948 at Owode-Ketu, Ogun State, Prof Ayeni attended the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1973 in Mathematics, and the Cornwell University, United States for a doctoral programme.
He was the former President, Mathematical Association of Nigeria. Professor Ayeni, who was Pioneer Dean, Students Affairs LAUTECH, Chairman, Committee of Deans and Provosts, also chaired the panel set up by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to provide curriculum on Mathematics for primary and secondary schools, which was later transformed into syllabus presently being used by both WAEC and NECO.
Students and Staff of LAUTECH has been posting messages on social media on how sorely missed the late professor would be.
May his soul rest in peace. Amen!

Armed Robbers Invade Lagbaja’s Home In Lagos


Several weeks after armed robbers invaded the home of popular Nollywood actor Nkem Owoh in Enugu, another prominent entertainer(Lagbaja) has also had his home invaded by these men of the underworld.

On Saturday, September 29 2012, Lagbaja’s Omole Estate, Lagos home was visited by men of the underworld and valuables worth millions of naira was carted away in the process.
Although the masked singer was away in Atlanta, USA when the incident happened, his family members had to bear the shock of that unfortunate and unwelcome visit.
The case has already been reported to the police station located at Grammar School bus stop, Ojodu, Lagos.

Man Utd, Man City And Chelsea Wait For Ronaldo’s Decision


Serious rift created between Ronaldo and Real Madrid as his ambition to become the world’s best paid footballer grown stronger.  
These has obviously alerted Europe’s big-spending clubs and everyone seem to be stretching out their cutlery.
It was fully reported that along with the Premier League trio, PSG are also eyeing the ex-United star.  Ronaldo’s salary at Real sees him 10th in the high earners’ list at £7.98million net, around half what Samuel Eto’o earns at rich Russian club Anzhi. His immediate target is a 50 per cent increase to around £11.8million net.

I Didn’t Pay My Maid To keep ‘Mum’ About The Son She Had For Me – Arnold Schwarzenegger


Arnold Schwarzenegger swears the money he religiously paid his baby mama(Mildred Baena) for their secret son was not to keep her quiet. 

Speaking on CBS show,”60 Minutes” on Sunday, Arnold refused to answer questions regarding how he found out about Joseph, the secret son he had with his former housekeeper Mildred Baena. He claimed they never had a real discussion about Joseph, and even when he started giving her excess cash, she never questioned it.
Arnold believes Mildred knew what the money was meant for, but argued it was in no way to keep her mouth shut. He then defends her and says,”Mildred is a good person. She was not out to get me or take advantage of me.”

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Man Draws Tattoo On His Back To Celebrate Indepencence Day

This man is truly proud to be a Nigerian. That is what should b shown by all Nigerians.

No matter what we are passing through, No matter the bombings, no matter the killings, no matter the crisies, The enemies of Nigeria shall not triumph. 

Nigeria Must Succeed, Nigeria Must  Still Remain As One!!!

Tuface Idibia honoured With Royal Beads by Oba of Benin

Tuface Idibia  was honored by the OBA of Benin,  Oba Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa in Edo State on Saturday.
He tweeted this: 

Congrats my Tubaba! One Love My People!!

Photo of Young President Goodluck Jonathan in His Army Days

Can you spot our beloved president Jonathan in this picture? 
He is at the extreme right. He was full of youth back in these days.

Is This True: Watching Television Shortens Our Life Span, Suggested a research


Every hour spent watching Tv, Dvds, videos as an adult reduces life expectancy by 22 minutes a study suggests. 

People who watch Tv on an average of six hours each day can expect to live 5 years less than those who do not. Tv lovers take note Anyone who spends six hours a day in front of the box is at risk of dying five years sooner than those 
who enjoy more active pastimes, it is claimed. 

Researchers say that watching too much TV is as dangerous as smoking or being overweight, and that the "ubiquitous sedentary behaviour" should be seen as a "public health problem". 

My Husband Can’t Last More Than 2 Minutes in Bed – What Do I Do?


I am 24 years old and I got married just barely 2 months ago. I dated my husband for 5 months before we decided to get married. I love him very much and he is the best thing that has happened to me.
The relationship is perfect but the only problem I am having now is that my husband comes too quickly when we are making love. Most times he will last for less than 2 minutes and It does not satisfy me. I am so frustrated because I don’t know what to do or who to tell. Is there any drugs he can use or anything that he needs to help him.
I love my Husband very much and regardless of the outcome, I will stick with him to the end. No divorce in my dictionary.
Please drop your advice in the comment box below.

Terrorism – Goodluck Jonathan to Mark Independence Within The Presidential Villa

                    President Goodluck Jonathan independence day speech

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan will on Monday (today) mark the country’s 52nd independence anniversary within the confines of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, contrary to the previous practice of holding such events at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
The indoor independence celebration started last year when Jonathan opted for a brief ceremony within his official residence in the face of the prevalent insecurity in the country.
Like last year’s celebration, only a few accredited personalities will be allowed into the indoor venue. But the event will be transmitted live by both the Nigerian Television Authority and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria from 10am.

Olympic Gold Medalist Chioma Ajunwa Showing Off Her Triplets

                            Chioma Ajunwa & her triplets
Chioma Ajunwa, 41, gave birth to triplets earlier this month. 

Enough bundle of joy and they’re so cute. She’s a DPO in the Nigeria Police Force, a position she recently attained not too long ago.


President Jonathan's 52nd Independence Day Speech


Beloved countrymen and women, on this day, fifty-two years ago, our founding fathers brought joy and hope to the hearts of our people when they won independence for our great country.

 Nigeria made a clean break with more than six decades of colonial rule, and emerged as a truly independent nation. That turning point was a new beginning for our nation.

Those who witnessed the lowering of the Union Jack and the emergence of the Green White Green flag continue to relish the memory, because that ceremony was not just about the destiny of a nation, but the future of a people.


GistNaija wishes all our readers and every Nigerian a happy Independence day. May Nigeria become one nation. 

God Bless Nigeria, God Bless Us All.