Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Petroleum Task Force Report: God Bless Ribadu


The strategy was obvious: hurl enough mud on the processes leading to the compilation of the report of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force led by a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.

That way, the report would be thrown into the dustbin like many before it. A similar but cleverer attempt was made on Mr. Farouk Lawan of the House of Representatives over the oil subsidy probe. And that attempt succeeded.

So Mr. Steve Oronsaye, deputy chairman of that special task force, waited for an opportune time when all the cameras and tape recorders

Again, Cynthia Osokogu's Case Suffers Set Back

Lack of authorised stamp on the Director of Public Prosecutions letter of advice on the trial of the seven men accused of killing Cynthia Osokogu, stalled hearing on Monday.

The first wrong signal for the trial was that Magistrate Olalekan Aka-Bashorun of a Yaba Magistrate’s Court was absent when the case came up. But an attempt by another magistrate to hear the matter was futile as it was alleged that the DPP’s letter of advice, which had been lodged with the court was not stamped.

Actress Nuella Njubigbo Shaves Hair For New Movie Role (PHOTOS)

It is now becoming a custom for our Nollywood actresses to be shaving off their hairs for movie roles which always requires some mega bucks...How much do you think could make Nuella Njubigbo shave her hair??...

But she looks prettier in this new look of hers sha...you like??
See more pictures after the cut:

Celebrity Birthday: Kenneth Okonkwo Is A Year Older Today.

kenneth okonkwo birth date

Popular Nollywood Actor, Kenneth Okonkwo aka "Andy", is one year older today(Nov 6).  He hails from Enugu State.

He studied at University of Nigeria, Nsukka(UNN) and also at UNILAG.
Kenneth Okonkwo is a veteran actor who has acted in numerous Nollywood films.
GistNaija wishes you happy birthday.

A Must Read – Nigerian Police Lists 18 Hot Spots For Ritual Killers

The Nigerian Police has advised all to avoid the following places as they have been identified as hot spots for ritual killings:
  • 1. Ota, Ogun State
  • 2. Lambe, Ogun State
  • 3. Ikorodu,Lagos State
  • 4.Mowe, Ogun State
  • 5. The Bridge linking Abiola Garden with Otedola Estate, Lagos.

Paul Okoye And Girlfriend Expecting A Baby

It does appear that finally, the other half of pop groupo P-Square, Paul Okoye, will become a father soon.

His twin, Peter, is already a father to three-year-old Cameron, and is expecting a second child from his longtime girlfriend, Lola Omotayo.

But according to popular blogger Linda Ikeji, Paul and his fiancee, Anita, are expecting their own bundle of joy.

Her report read: “Paul Okoye, the other half of twin singing sensation, P-Square, is going to be a father soon and this is authoritative.

Photos: Okada Rider Allegedly Shot By Policemen In Lagos This Morning

Photos: Okada rider allegedly shot by policemen in Lagos this morning

GistNaija got this gist from eye witness to this police brutality on the Okada man.

According to the guy who sent in the report and photos, the young man you see above was allegedly shot in the chest at 10:52 this morning around Ilupeju Byepass in Ilupeju by policemen from the Ilupeju Police Station who were chasing him and trying to seize his Okada.

The Okada guy was trying to escape arrest when one of the policemen chasing him shot him in the chest. After the shooting, the policemen entered their van and sped off. Passersby then rushed the young man to Teju Hospital which is just adjacent to the where the incident happened.

South Africa Rolls Out Mandela Bank Notes

                      South Africa rolls out Mandela bank notes

The South African Reserve Bank on Tuesday rolled out new bank notes bearing the face of the country’s first black president Nelson Mandela, the latest monument to the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon.

“Madiba is really a South African extraordinary human being, and somebody all of us relate to in one way or another,” said Governor Gill Marcus, as she used the notes for the first time.

Youths Chase Away Born Again Monarch for Shunning Traditional Festival

                                       Owa of Ogbagi, Oba Victor Adetona

There was pandemonium at Ogbagi-Akoko, in the Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State last Friday when youths of the town chased away their monarch, the Owa of Ogbagi, Oba Victor Adetona, from the palace for his refusal to approve the yearly celebration of the Ogun festival.

Our correspondent learnt that the monarch, narrowly escaped being lynched when the youth, armed with dangerous items, besieged the palace.
The youth, it was learnt, damaged vehicles and decorations in the palace said to be worth millions of naira.

Some of the youth, who craved anonymity, told our correspondent on Monday that Adetona had been disrespecting the town’s traditions since he was installed as the monarch.

PHOTOS: Muna Abii Birthday Sexy Dress Outfit

Yesterday GistNaija reported that Nigeria's popular female rapper, Muna Abii turned 25 years old. GistNaija has got the pictures of her birthday celebration in US. Check out the photos above.

HELP!!! My Girlfriend Threatens To Quit The Relationship,If I Ever Ask For Her Facebook Password Again

Dear GistNaija Readers,

I have been dating this girl for close to A year now and she claims to really love me. I decided to test her by asking for her facebook password; she out-rightly refused and said she will quit the relationship instead of giving me her password and she is serious about it. What do you think? Is this a sign of bad days to come?

Photo of The Day: Gov. Fashola Kissing his Wife In Public

          Photo of the day: Gov. Fashola Kissing his Wife

Gov. Babatunde Raji Fashola kissing his wife Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola at a public event. Really nice!

Pregnant Woman Stabbed To Death A Day Before Her Wedding

               regnant woman
Vindalee Smith was found dead in the basement of her apartment the day before her Sunday wedding, police say. 

The bride-to-be was stabbed to death, though police have not confirmed when she was killed. It was not clear how long she had been dead when she was found on Saturday.

OMG: Check Out The Dr. Fireman's Church Advert

        dr fire man

This church advert has been causing ripples in Lagos. Am just speechless.
Is this A sign of the end time?
Sexy girls used for church adverts?
Who will attend this kind of church service?
Look at the pastor's name, Dr. Fireman. Fireman for what?

UEFA Champions League Fixtures For Today

The prestigious UEFA Champios League resumes action today across Europe and it promises to be an interesting evening.

All eyes will be on Roberto Mancini’s side as they host Ajax. To keep hope alive, the premier league champions need to win all their matches in the remaining fixtures of their campaign and Mancini is hoping luck is on Manchester City FC’s side as they attempt to revive their ailing UEFA Champions League fortunes.
Lets see your predictions for tonight’s game; which team will win, which will end in a draw or lose?
Schalke 04 : Arsenal (7:45pm)
Dynamo Kyiv : Porto (7:45pm)
PSG : Dinamo Zagreb (7:45pm)
Olympiakos Piraeus : Montpellier (7:45pm)
Anderlecht : Zenit (7:45pm)
Milan : Malaga (7:45pm)
Manchester City : Ajax (7:45pm)
Real Madrid : Borussia Dortmund (7:45pm)

I'm Not Contesting For Presidency In 2015: Governor Rotimi Amaechi

Contrary to the ongoing rumours that Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi is planning to contest the 2015 presidency, the jet-crazed Governor has debunked the hearsay, asserting that he’s not nursing any presidential ambition for now.

Amaechi told newsmen during an interactive session in Port Harcourt on Monday that his interest is to see the state move to a greater height.
He asserted that he’s not aware of his posters and those of his Jigawa State counterpart pasted in some parts of the Northern states.
He said, “I have no ambition for 2015.The future of Rivers people does not depend on 2015. I have never attended any meeting anywhere about 2015.

Governor Ajimobi Sacks Three commissioners, Swaps Six, One Week after Wife's Arrest


Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi in a major shake-up on Monday dropped three commissioners from the state executive council.
Six other commissioners were posted from their previous ministries and assigned new portfolio.
The reorganisation is coming exactly a week after the governor’s wife was allegedly rumoured to had been arrested in the United Kingdom for money laundering.
In a media briefing after the state executive council meeting, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Waheed Akin Olajide, announced the cabinet change, adding that the reshuffle was aimed at improving efficiency in the Ajimobi administration.
He said, “They (commissioners dropped) have not committed any offence. It is just to increase the tempo of governance in some key areas, so as to achieve the agenda we have set for ourselves within the time available.”

CJN Sworn in 11 Justices of the Court of Appeal


The Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN), Justice Aloma Mukhtar, sworn in 11 Justices of the Court of Appeal on Monday in Abuja.
The newly appointed Justices are: Ibrahim Bdliya, Abiriya James- Shehu, Obietonbara Daniel-Kalio, Onyekachi Otisi, Stephen Adah, Tinuade Akomolaje-Wilson and Fatima Akinbami, Habeeb Abiru, Peter Ige, Tijani Abubakar and Emmanuel Agim.
While administering the oath of office on the 11 appointed Justices, the Chief Justice urges them to be honest and truthful in order to enhance the existing dignity of the judiciary in the country.

Rev. King Appeals Death Sentence Five Years After


Convicted General-Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly,Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Rev. King, yesterday pleaded with the Court of Appeal, Lagos to quash the death sentence passed on him by Justice Joseph Oyewole of an Ikeja High Court, five years ago.

Ezeugo was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging on January 11, 2007 , for the alleged murder of a church member, Ann Uzoh. He was arraigned on September 26, 2006 on a six-count charge of attempted murder and murder.

At the hearing of his appeal, Mr. Olalekan Ojo, who handled his brief, while adopting his written address as well as his reply brief, urged the court to set aside the judgment of the trial court.

Lagos State government, represented by Solicitor-General, Mr. Lawal Pedro, SAN, as respondent also adopted its written address.

The state, however, urged the court to uphold Justice Oyewole’s verdict. “We urge your Lordships to dismiss this appeal,” Pedro said.

US Presidential Election: Who Wins? Obama or Romney?

US election: Who wins, Obama, Romney?

Who wins today’s United States Presidential Election? Major surveys put the two candidates – President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney – in dead heat

Four major US national polls show that the presidential race is a virtual tie.

The final CNN/ORC International survey has the race dead even, with 49 per cent backing President Obama and 49 per cent supporting Republican challenger Romney.

A new Politico/George Washington University Battleground tracking poll also shows the contest deadlocked at 48 per cent.

Beyoncé Writes A Special Letter to President Obama


Forbes: Aliko Dangote Ranked 62nd Richest Man In The World


The President and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group of Companies, Mr. Aliko Dangote has been rated the 62nd richest man in the world with a net worth of $13.5 billion.

According to a report by Bloomberg tagged, ‘The World’s 200 Richest People,’ Dangote is said to be richer  than Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, Rupert Murdoch, CEO and founder of News Corporation, Giorgio Armani, founder of Armani designs who were stated as having net worths of $10.7 billion, $10.4 billion and $7.8 billion respectively.

We are proud of you, Dangote,