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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Popular Fashion Designer, Remi Lagos, is Dead!!

GistNaija has just learnt that one of Nigeria's top and finest designer, Remi Lagos, is dead. 
She died of Uterine Cancer today at the age of 51 in London,United Kingdom, friends and colleagues confirmed.
One of her friends, Funmi Iyanda, confirmed it on Twitter: “My dearest friend Ms Remi Osholake (Remi Lagos) passed on dis morning. She had cancer. She was a remarkable, creative force to the end.”
Two weeks ago, Remi Lagos ws rushed to the London hospital where she eventually died of cancer.
Remi lagos( Real name is Oluremi Osholake) is well  known for making clothes for high class Nigerian women. She is survived by a sister, Adetomi Osholake.
R.I.P. Remi Lagos.

Rapper 50 Cent and Boxer Mayweather Part Ways


Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather who used to best friends apear to be at each other’s throat now following a business deal gone sour – and they have taken to twitter to severe whatever is left of that friendship.
In April Fifty and Mayweather announced their first business partnership by creating a boxing promotional outfit which would see the rapper promoting Mayweather and other fighters.
But when Mayweather returned from a brief spell behind bars, he began to sing a new song which led to the pair falling.
Fifty drew the first blood when he announced on Twitter that there would no longer be any ‘TMT’ (The Money Team).

Another Aluu Murder As Lagosians Burn Robbers to Death (PHOTOS)

These men in the Picture above were caught as robbers at Vono Street in Mushin and then burnt to death by a mob for their alleged crime.

Enough of this Jungle Justice Rubbish. The Federal Government, The Securities and The General Public must help to bring the ugly trend to a final and permanent FULLSTOP .

Special thanks to  Elombah Perspective for these photo.

I Produced Iyanya ‘s Kukere In 20 Minutes – Dtunes

                                   I Produced Iyanya s Kukere In 20 Minutes   Dtunes
Producer and sound engineer, Adesanya Oladoyin Joshua, aka Dtunes, has sensationally claimed that it took him about 20 minutes to produce Iyanya’s hit song Kukere on the second albumn Your Waist.
According to Dtunes, the album was recorded and produced in  a studio without booth (one without sound-proof). “It is all about creativity and your ability to manipulate ideas.

PHOTOS: The World's Premiere Transgender Beauty Pageant Held Last Night

Kevin Balot, a contestant from the Philippines, reacts after being crowned the winner at the Miss International Queen 2012
Yesterday, Friday Nov 2, the 8th annual Miss International Queen beauty pageant held in Pattaya, Thailand. Miss International Queen beauty pageant brings together all the pretty women, formerly men, from all the countries in the world
Miss International Queen pageant which began in 2004 is the world's most watched transgender contest held yearly in Thailand and this year, twenty-one contestants from fifteen countries competed.

Can You Believe that all these beautiful ladies you see here were formerly men(Transgender means change of sex)? They undergo some kind of medical operations that changes their gender from men to women( Ewooo!!). Wonder how handsome they are when they were males.

Kevin Balot
See More Pictures After the cut...

Policeman Who Owns An Hummer Jeep Arrested For Robbery


The tale of how of a new generation bank at Akowonjo, Lagos, was robbed last year won’t be complete without the mention of Eboma Onyeka, a Police Sergeant who was at the time of the incident attached to the Mobile Police Unit 20, at Ikeja.

Onyeka had allegedly conspired with four others, including an employee of the said bank and robbed the bank he was to secure of about N10million in April 2011. A security guard attached to the bank, Sunday Ogundipe, was strangled in the process.

Two months after, Onyeka was arrested, tried and dismissed from the force before he was arraigned with his accomplices on armed robbery and murder charges in July 2011.

Love Is Not Enough To Get Married

Is Love really enough for you to get married to someone? Some may say Yes while others may say otherwise. Marriage goes beyond just "I Love Her", or  "I Love Him".  This was agreed also by Dj Jimmy Jatt in the Excerpts below.

Jimmy Amu, aka DJ Jimmy Jatt, speaks with Ademola Olonilua of The Punch about his work, family, and sundry issues. Excerpts:

My work and my family

I try to run my office from home. I stopped having my office outside my home a long time ago. That way I can always go inside to greet my family and come back or they could come and check on me.

We Came To Nigeria To Inspire Nigerian Women: Venus and Serena Williams

The famous tennis Williams sisters have expressively stated the reason why they came to Nigeria. They said they wanted to inspire the Nigerian Women.

“We were able to break the mould and win a lot of Grand Slams and change the face of tennis, at a time, when tennis was very dominated by white people... It doesn’t matter what your background is and where you come from, if you have dreams and goals, that’s all that matters,” said Serena.

Venus, who is a year older than her sister, said that Nigerian women must believe in their ability to get to the peak of their careers.

Self-belief is very important in life. Nigerian women must believe that they can succeed. We did it and that is the message we bring to Nigerian women. It is possible to become the very best if you believe and work on the things that would make you achieve those dreams.

“I also believe that Nigerian tennis players can also become great if they train well, believe and stay focused”, added Venus.

Nice Inspiration not only to the Nigerian women but also the men.

MEND Reacts To Boko Haram's Request, Demands Henry Okah's Release and Issues A Press Statement

                              Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has reacted to conditions of ceasefire given by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram sect.
MEND threatened serious consequences if the federal government agrees to demands made by members of the Islamic sect without releasing its leader, Henry Okah.
It will be recalled that Boko Haram on Wednesday offered to hold talks with the federal government ahead of a planned ceasefire giving some conditions for such dialogue to hold.
Below is a copy of the statement:
We read with great concern reports attributed to one Abu Mohammed Ibu Abdulaziz the spokesperson of the sect on the dailies this morning the 2nd of November 2012 oulining conditions to end its campaign of violence against the Federal Government and the citizens alike.

PHOTOS: Nigerian Muscians Storms Ice Prince Birthday


Ice Prince just celebrated his birthday. Ice Prince is  the winner of Hennessy Artistry 2009, Panshak Zamani. 

Celebrities like Wizkid, Naeto C, Sound Sultan, Bez and many others, storm his birthday and everywhere was agog with excitement.

See More Photos After The Cut...

Salary Increase For Politicians Stirs Anger In Ghana

                           John Dramani Mahama served as vice-president until John Atta Mills death in July

A significant increase in salaries for Ghana‘s president, ministers and other top officials has been criticised by anti-corruption campaigners.
Parliament agreed to the pay rise earlier this week in a session that was not televised.
Last month President John Dramani Mahama authorised an increase in MPs’ pay.
The BBC’s Sammy Darko in Ghana says both rises will be backdated to 2009 – which has caused a public outcry.
Our reporter says news of the pay increase, agreed by MPs for the executive, was slow to emerge because it took place in a closed-door session on Tuesday night.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Leo Messi Son Wearing a Barca Jersey

Thiago Messi
 Thiago Messi was born on Friday, first son of Leo Messi and his girlfriend, Antonella Rocuzzo.  

But one thing is very interesting here and that is the child  is already wearing a barcelona shirt even before he starts to walk. 
May be he will become a Barca player . 
But I don't know if he is going to surpass his father's achievement in football.


Wow! That Kiss Linda Shared With Femi Jacobs


"It was fantastic and at the same time I learnt so many things. I enjoy learning. It was my first time I kissed on the screen. We had several takes until the director was satisfied," this was how fast rising actor Femi Jacobs reacted to the sweet kiss he shared with Linda Ejiofor on the set of The Meeting.

In an exclusive chat with NET, the actor described the kiss as fantastic, adding that his relationship with Ejiofor made it less cumbersome.

Stressing that the kiss which got people insinuating stuffs between both of them was ‘procedural’, Femi said "I don’t know anybody who will enjoy a supervised kiss."

He however admitted that the session, which was his first screen kiss, was fantastic.... Femi Jacobs hit the spotlight after featuring in the MNET sponsored weekly soap, Tinsel.

I Am Ready To Mediate For Boko Haram – Senator Bukar Abba

Former Yobe State governor, now a serving senator, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, has indicated his readiness to mediate in any talk between the Boko Haram sect and the Federal Government aimed at restoring back the desired peace in the country.

GistNaija gathered that the erstwhile Governor who was one of the Northern leaders nominated by the sect as possible mediators said the would accept any kind of negotiation for a ceasefire with the government.

It would be recalled that the sect earlier embraced peace talks with the Federal Government, also nominating former military leader Gen. Muhammadu Buhari as as one of their mediators.

Boko Haram Did Not Nominate Me As Their Mediator – Buhari

Contrary to the news making the rounds that the radical Islamist extremist –Boko Haram has nominated Former Head of States, General Muhammadu Buhari as the mediator between them and the Federal Government of Nigeria in the proposed peace talk, the retired Military General has denied knowledge of his nomination.

According to the National Secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Engr Buba Galadima, the national leader of the CPC is not aware of the appointment: “As at 10pm yesterday (Thursday) when I spoke with him, he said he has not even heard about it.”

Governor Akpabio Splashes N600m On Ini Edo's Film Academy Project


The milk of human kindness in Akwa Ibom State’s Governor, Godswill Akpabio recently descended heavily on sultry actress, Ini Edo as she has been allegedly offered the sum of N600 million, to enable her execute her pet projects in the state.
Sources close to the Glo ambassador told entertainment express that the money was given to Ini Edo in order to help her build a state of the art film academy in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.

Shiloh 2012 Winners Chapel: Come And Experience God's Work In Your Life

Come and bring somebody with you. You Are Blessed.

Fight at The Presidential Villa: Ribadu and His Deputy Fight At The Presentation Of Report To Jonathan

There was an open disagreement yesterday between the two leading members of the Petroleum Revenue Special task force, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and Mr. Steve Oransaye.

While Ribadu submitted the report with some note of caution that the recommendations may be somewhat harsh, Oransaye, on his part, faulted the process leading to the compilation of the report of the committee.
Incidentally, Ribadu, a former boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is chairman, while Oronsaye, a former Head of Service of the Federation, is the deputy chairman.

“Homosexuals Want To Sleep With Me” – Popular Nollywood Actor, Mr Ibu

Famous comic actor, John Okafor, otherwise known as Mr. Ibu has lamented that the Nigerian motion picture industry, globally known as Nollywood is currently being ravaged by a virus called homosexuality.

The Thespian in an interview with E-Express disclosed that some guys had been after him, trying to harass him sexually.

He said: “One idiot came toasting me o! That is true, as funny as it would sound. Something is happening in this Nollywood. These upcoming actors are being used by some of the established producers who are gays.

Boko Haram Ceasefire: FG May Negotiate If Boko Haram Leader Agrees To Attend Peace Talks

Following Boko Haram’s offer of a ceasefire, it has been gathered that the Federal Government is ready to dialogue with the sect.

However, the Government has given a stringent condition, stating that the Spiritual Leader of the dreaded group, Imam Abubakar Shekau, must be present at the negotiation.

Insiders say a part of what the government may bring to the table for a permanent ceasefire would not be anything less than the offer of an Amnesty Programme for members of the sect.

A source said: “We were not surprised by the offer of a dialogue because there had been contacts between the sect and National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki in the last few months.

PHOTOS: Late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya’s Daughter Tolu Odukoya Weds

The ceremony took place on Thursday, November 1, 2012. The white wedding is expected to hold on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Fountain of Life church, Ilupeju, Lagos.

See More Photos After The Cut...

Man 34, Rape Girl 10 Says “I Did Not Intend To Injure Her, I Just Pushed My Penis A Little Bit To Release,”

Man 34, Rape Girl 10 says “I did not intend to injure her, I just pushed my penis a little bit to release,”

A 34-year old man, Kayode Oladosu has been charged before an Ejigbo Magistrate’s court, Lagos for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his neighbour’s 10-year old daughter.

Oladosu, from Ibadan, Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria, reportedly lured the little girl into his room at Kudeyibu Estate, Isheri-Osun, Lagos.

After the rape, she started bleeding and went home to meet her parents with blood stained dress.
The matter was reported to the police at Isheri-Oshun Division and Oladosu was arrested and charged to court.

Appointment: Segun Ogunsanya Becomes Airtel Nigeria New CEO


Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, Friday (today) announced the appointment of Segun Ogunsanya as the Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Networks Ltd, Nigeria (“Airtel Nigeria”).

Mr. Ogunsanya, who will be responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Airtel Nigeria, will report to Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) and Joint MD, Bharti Airtel. The appointment is effective November 26, 2012.

He takes over from Rajan Swaroop, who has successfully led operations at Airtel Nigeria for the past two years. Rajan will be appointed as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Airtel Nigeria

Notorious Kidnap Kingpin, Bishop Nelly, Gunned Down

Police yesterday gunned down an alleged notorious kidnap kingpin, Bishop Nelly and six other members of his gang in Ogoni area of Rivers state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ben Ugwuegbulam who disclosed this to newsmen in Port Harcourt yesterday said the Police encountered the suspected kidnappers in a fierce gun battle at their hide out in the early hours of yesterday.

He said the Police trailed them to the hide out after they kidnapped a Turkish national and staff of Rivigo construction company, Mr Biram Karakus.
He said the hoodlums were behind several kidnap incidents in the state and killing of Policemen.

My 8-Year-Old Son Is Too Sexually Aware – Mother Complains

                                        My 8-Year-Old Son Is Too Sexually Aware – Mother Complains
I really need some advice. My 8 year old boy is too sexually aware.

In the last few months I’ve noticed him touching himself, rubbing himself against anything he can find, and doing things that I’m too ashamed to type here even though I am anonymous.

He is touching his younger sister in ways that are not brotherly. He’s fixated
with breasts and grabs any he sees. He also forcefully tries to kiss people, both male and female.I’ve smacked him several times but it hasn’t stopped the behaviour.

Just last week, his teacher told me he was caught kissing a classmate. I understand children are curious but I have no idea where he learnt all these. He has never seen that kind of behaviour in my house. I monitor what he watches on TV and I have never allowed him on the internet.

My husband thinks he should be punished for his behaviour but what kind of punishment? Should I lock him up in his room till he’s grown? I am a mother who is so ashamed of her own child. I’m afraid to take him out so he doesn’t start harassing other people’s children.

I’m so confused and ashamed that its making me sick. Can you please help me make sense of this? What do I do to stop this behaviour?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Messi Becomes A Dad But Still Ready To Play

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi announced Friday the birth of his first child, Thiago, although the club says he will still play on Saturday.

Messi's partner, Antonella Roccuzzo, delivered their son at the Dexeus hospital about 700 metres (less than half a mile) from Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium.
"Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift! Thanks to my family for the support! A hug to everyone," the 25-year-old Argentine said on his Facebook page.

Gunmen Killed Retired General In Maiduguri

A retired Nigerian general, Mohammed Shuwa, who was a key figure in the 1960s civil war, was on Friday shot dead by unknown gunmen at his home in the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military said.

“Four men initially thought to be his visitors… entered his house and opened fire on the general and his guests.

One of the guests died on the spot while the general died on the way” to the hospital, said Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa.

In an interview at his home in May, Shuwa told AFP that he could potentially be targetted by Boko Haram Islamists who have carried out scores of attacks in the city, which is considered their home base.

VIDEO: Watch The Williams Sisters Show-Off Dancing Skills In Lagos

Venus and Serena Williams dance with a group of kids during their trip to Nigeria to promote women's rights.

Credits: CNN

CPC Distances Gen. Buhari From Boko Haram/FG Parley [Press Statement]


Following the alleged naming of General Muhammadu Buhari, the CPC flag bearer in the last general elections by radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram, as a mediator in its face-off with the Federal Government, the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, has dissociated itself and its national leader, Buhari, from the talks.

This stand was made known in a press release signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Rotimi Fashakin.



Our attention, in the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), to a widely publicized news that our National Leader, General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB) has been appointed to take part in a Boko Haram/Federal Government parley

Don Jazzy and Freeze Diss Each Other On Twitter

Don Jazzy and OAP Ifedayo Olarinde popularly called ‘Freeze’ on Cool FM have both diss each other on twitter.

The bad blood could reportedly be traced to the explosive hours long interview of Dbanj on a Cool FM programme (The Road Show) anchored by Freeze last month.

Intermittently, Freeze was alleged to have made sarcastic jokes targetted at the Mavin boss while the programme lasted – a move the reserved Don Jazzy was not too comfortable with hence the latest war of tweets.

A source at Cool FM reveals that ‘Freeze hasn’t hesitated to show his support for D’banj, he basically doesn’t care what Don Jazzy thinks, I guess he’s pitching himself with who seems to be looking more successfull right now. It’s nothing personal though.’

See the tweets below:

SHOCKING: Phd, MBA Holders Were Among 13, 000 Applicants That Applied For Dangote Truck Driving Jobs Vacancies

In what may be shocking but true, the Dangote Group has said that PhD and MBA Holders were among the over 13,000 applicants who applied for the recent Graduate Executive Truck Driver vacancy.

The company said it was satisfied with the quality and quantity of applications they have received, stating that its plan was to empower its Graduate Executive Truck Drivers.
Chairman of the company and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote revealed this on Thursday in Abuja at a World Bank Youth Forum.

Photo: Terry G And Mimi Welcome Baby Boy

Akpako Master, Terry G , and his UK-based fiancee Mimi Omoregbe are now a proud parent of a baby boy.

Our source and a close friend of the “Free Madness” crooner, Damilola, said the baby’s mother has been out of the country for over two months adding that it was a “safe and peaceful” delivery.”

Congrats Terry G.

Nollywood Ranked Third In The World With Revenue Of N126 Billion

Nigeria’s film industry, otherwise known as Nollywood, has reportedly generated about N126.4bn ($800m) in the last three years, making it the third highest revenue earner in the world.

According to the managing director of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) Robert Orya,

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest movie producer, with a consistent production of over 2,400 yearly titles in the past three years

“I’m Not Gay. I’m Married And I’m A Praise Leader In My Church” – Nollywood Actor, Arinze Okonkwo

Few months ago, it was reported that Nollywood actor, Arinze Okonkwo, walked out of the hall of an event, when Paul Obazele asked anyone who was gay to leave, or be disgraced. This further fuelled speculations that he practises homosexuality.

But in a recent interview with Nigeriafilms, at another event in Lagos, the actor denied he was into same-sex relationships. Arinze backed up his argument with the fact he just got married and he has a child.

PHOTO: Ice Prince Shares Intimate Picture Of His Cute Son, Jamal

Popular Chocolate City Rapper, Ice  Prince who recently celebrated his birthday, has now decided to share intimate pictures of his son, Jamal.
The little prince is cute.

Ex-Councillor Stabs Teenager for Refusing His Sexual Advances


A former councillor of Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, Onimole Babatunde, is currently being detained at the Area E Police Command, Festac, Lagos for allegedly stabbing an 18-year-old girl in the neck after she refused his advances at a night club.

PUNCH Metro learnt that on October 26, Mariam Abubakar went to Pearl Habour Night Club in Rochester Garden Hotel, Festac to “catch weekend fun.”
Her friend, who pleaded anonymity, said they only went there “to hang out” when Babatunde, who was obviously drunk, started to make advances to Mariam Abubakar.
She said, “She was not interested in him so she did not answer when he called her. He was dancing and Mariam (Abubakar) was sitting at a table. He was obviously drunk and he came to pull her.

Okada Rider Beaten and Stripped Naked By Policemen (Photos)


Some policemen reportedly took the enforcement of the Lagos Traffic Law to the extreme on Wednesday as they allegedly beat an unidentified okada rider and stripped him naked in Akoka, Lagos.
An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the victim was caught while riding at the junction of University Road and St. Finbarr’s College Road in Akoka.

He stated that the man was plying the route oblivious that plain-clothes policemen had laid ambush in a van with registration number NPF9544B, in the area.

“We Will Stop Bombings if Government Arrests Sheriff and Compensate Us” – Boko Haram


Members of Jama’atul Ahlis Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad also known as Boko Haram have said they are now willing to cease fire and stop all atrocities being perpetrated by their group and work against other existing groups if the State and Federal Government will truly heed to their demands.
The acclaimed spokesman of the group, Abu Mohammed Ibn Abdulazeez, who doubles as the second-in-command (Amir) to their leader Imam Abubakar Shekau revealed this in a tele-conference with journalists in Maiduguri on Thursday stating that if the state and the federal government want the group to seize fire completely, then former Borno state governor Ali Modu Sheriff must be arrested and prosecuted according to the law of the land.
He also said that apart from the arrest of Senator Ali Sheriff, government should compensate the group and rebuild their places of worship which were destroyed during 2009 uprising.

Tribune Newspaper Sacks 160 Workers

Not less than 160 staff of African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) PLC, publishers of the Tribune titles, based in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria have been sacked, barely one month after the appointment of Mr. Edward Dickson as the new Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the company.

A source was informed by an insider that management of the company felt it was necessary to reduce the excessive staff strength estimated at 700 which they felt was too much.
He said “they went to other newspapers and found out that their staff strength are far less than our own. They claimed that they went to a Lagos- based newspaper and found out that they employed not more than 300 staff and they do not see the reason why they should have 700 staff.”
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