Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Delta State Receives N237, 700 Million to Tackle Flood


Information emerging from the national coordinator of the Forum for Justice and Human Rights Defence (FJHD) and Warri-based lawyer, Ogenejabor Ikimi has revealed that the sum of N237, 700 million out of the sum of N500 million bequeathed to Delta State has been approved to tackle the menace of flooding in the state.
Ikimi, who is also a member of the Delta State Committee on the Management of Federal Government Fund and Post Flooding Rehabilitation of Victims made this known in a statement made available to journalists on Monday, in Warri, Delta State. According to him, the committee had received the said money.
The lawyer, who said he was not out to run down members of the committee, called on Deltans, particularly flood victims, to put the members of the committee on their toes by seeking accountability and probity at all times.
His words: “As a member of the Delta State Committee on the Management of Federal Government Fund and Post Flooding Rehabilitation of Victims and the national coordinator of the Forum for Justice & Human Rights Defence, (FJHD). I can authoritatively confirm to you that , Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, the governor of Delta State, has approved the sum of N237,700,000.00 (Two hundred & thirty seven million, seven hundred thousand naira) in the first instance out of the sum of N500,000,000.00 ( Five hundred million naira) bequeathed to the state by the Federal Government to enable it to tackle the flood scourge in the state.
“As I speak with you, the committee is in receipt of the said money and I make this clarion call on all Deltans and in particular the flood victims to always demand accountability from members of the committee since the above has to do with public funds. The essence of the above call is to further enhance probity and transparency in the work of the committee and not necessarily to cast aspersions on the integrity of members of the committee,” Ikimi noted.

sources by naijaloaded.com

Anika Noni Rose spotted in Jewel By Lisa

Anika Noni Rose in jewel by lisa peplum top copy Anika Noni Rose spotted in Jewel By Lisa
Actress Anika Noni Rose was spotted at the Launch of Kimberly Snyder’s “The Beauty Detox Foods,” Smashbox Studios a couple of days ago rocking a peplum top from Jewel by Lisa’s resort 2013.

sources by gistmania.com

Security Guard Charged With Burgling Bank

A night security guard employed by a bank in Lagos to protect the bank has allegedly burgled the same bank he was employed to guard.
The guard, Seyi Jaiyeola, has been arrested by the police in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, for allegedly burgling an old generation bank in the night and stealing N12.5 million.
He was charged before Ebute Meta Magistrate's court, Lagos with stealing under the Criminal Code.
The 33-year old Jaiyeola was employed as a security guard at the bank branch located on Alakija street, Jibowu, Yaba Lagos.
He allegedly stole the bank's spare keys and entered the bank in the night several times and stole the money without any trace.
It was learnt that Jaiyeola was allegedly stealing the money little by little for several months and the bank was confused about how their money got missing.
However, luck ran out on him when the management of the bank found a bunch of the bank's spare keys on him and he was unable to explain how he got the keys.
He was immediately arrested and handed over to the police at SCID, Panti, Yaba where he reportedly made a confessional statement that he was responsible for the missing money.
He was charged to court for the alleged offence. When he was arraigned in court, he pleaded not guilty.
The court granted him bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.
He was, however, remanded in prison custody pending when he will fulfil his bail condition.

Zambia’s Ex-President Faces Corruption Trial

 Zambia’s former president is set to face trial Wednesday for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from the nation while he was in office.  The trial is the latest development in the current president’s anti-corruption drive, and anti-graft officials say it is the most important symbolic step in that mission.
Zambian President Michael Sata vowed to wipe out corruption when he ran for office and won the 2011 election in the copper-rich nation.
To that end, he has launched a slew of probes into business deals worth tens of millions of dollars. Sata, an economist who has described himself as being "allergic to corruption," even fired his top aide last year after an envelope containing a bribe, allegedly meant for the aide, accidentally landed on the president’s desk.
But perhaps the most striking example of his mission is the upcoming trial of former president Rupiah Banda.  The National Assembly in March revoked Banda’s legal immunity from prosecution. He was arrested last week.
Banda is accused of stealing about $11 million through an oil contract with the Nigerian government and having that money routed to his son’s account.  He is also accused of using some of those funds for his failed re-election campaign.
The nation’s attorney general, Mumba Malila, says the prosecution has a good case.
"Our investigation has revealed that this was an oil deal with a Nigerian company in which he was involved and in which he didn’t perform quite to expectations as head of state," said Malila. "And so, we want to see if the court can make some guidance on it.  We think, as [head of] government, that he may very well have abused his office contrary to the provisions of the Anti-Corruption act."
Banda has denied all the charges, and his attorney has said the prosecution is politically motivated.
Goodwell Lungu, the director of Zambia’s branch of the anti-graft watchdog, Transparency International, says the upcoming trial sets an important precedent for Zambian officials.
Lungu wouldn’t discuss the merits of the case, but said he expects the court proceedings to be fair.
"This trial is a very important trial because it projects that in terms of the rule of law, no one is above the rule of law in our country and that even himself, [President] Sata, if he perhaps ends up misconducting himself, the same thing might be able to apply to him.  And we feel as Zambians that it’s only fair that our leaders are supposed to, at one time or another, be held to account for all their actions as well as their omissions that they could have undertaken while holding public office," said Lungu.
In a way, though, that precedent has already been set: Banda has avoided the dubious honor of being the first Zambian president to be tried for corruption.  That president was his predecessor, ex-president Frederick Chiluba, who was acquitted in 2009 on charges that he embezzled half a million dollars during his 11-year presidency.
Banda’s administration had refused to appeal his acquittal, earning the ire of his critics.
The anti-corruption campaign has seen Zambia slightly improve its corruption score according to Transparency International’s annual corruption perceptions index.
But Lungu says the current administration is not above suspicion, either.
“We’d like Zambians to remain calm and let the due process of the law take its course," said Lungu. "And we’d also like to send a caution to the current PF regime in Zambia that the same law that is being able to be used to apply to the former head of state might end up catching up with them if at all their conduct might not be above our board.”

My wife is very fetish, uses juju, husband tells court

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Tuesday dissolved a 40-year-old marriage between Kareem Adesina (65) and his estranged wife, Memunat, 56, over the woman's infidelity.
The court president, Mr R.I. Adeyeri, said that all efforts to reconcile the couple had proved futile, as the petitioner insisted on the divorce.
"The court has no choice than to dissolve the union, in spite of the fact that the wife still claims she loves her husband.
"Both parties are no longer husband and wife, they are free to go their separate ways," he said.
The court ordered that the petitioner should allow the respondent to pack her belongings in the presence of police officers and court officials.
Adeyeri also ordered the petitioner to pay N50, 000 as rehabilitation cost for the respondent.
 Kareem had filed a suit on Aug. 8, 2012, seeking the dissolution of his marriage.
He said he could no longer tolerate his wife's regular visits to witch doctors.
"My wife is very fetish and uses juju (charms). I am afraid she will harm me with her charms.
"I am not ready to die now; separate us before she kills me," he said.
 He also told the court that Memunat had become uncontrollable.
" She goes out and returns home late, sometimes, she does not even come home,'' Kareem said.
Above all, Kareem said he no longer loved his wife.
However, Memunat, 56, said that her husband abandoned her and their five children for another woman.
"There was strong love between us, but when my husband married another woman, things turned upside down.
"He has deserted us for the past nine years, I have been the one responsible for the upkeep of the children," she said.
The 56-year-old trader said that she used charms for prayers and not to harm the petitioner.
Memunat pleaded with the court to save the marriage, saying that she still loved her husband.

sources by naijapose.com

“I’m still in love with Jim Iyke’ – actress Stephnora Okere confesses

Excerpt from her interview with Stella Dimoko Korkus in this week’s Encomium magazine:-
“I’ve been maintaining a low profile because of the fact that I wanted to re-arrange myself for the future having made one or two mistakes in the past.
SDK: “What mistakes are you referring to? As an actress or your personal life?”
Stephnora: “Both. First as an actress, I allowed myself to put on weight and that is not good for the kind of profession I’m in. When I gained weight, I lost a lot of offer for movie roles. My personal life mistake concerns my involvement in a marriage process that never scaled through. I got involved with someone with someone who doesn’t understand what the word love means. It took me being involved in that relationship to realise what true love really means. It made me realise that I had loved and still do love someone else.”
Yep, you guessed right, she’s still in love with Jim Iyke. I hope single Jim Iyke reads this blog…lol. Continue to see the rest of the interview…
SDK: Who exactly are you referring to that you still love?
Stephnora: I still love Jim Iyke
SDK: Wow, that’s some revelation. I am sure even Jim Iyke will be shocked to read this. He must have impacted on you strongly.
Stephnora: Jim was and is still the best friend I’ve ever had. He was not just around, he was there as a friend, brother, lover, companion. He was always there. He understood me.

sources by gistreel.com

Explosion Rocks MR BIGGS Karu-Abuja

The residents of Karu, a satellite town of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) who were in the mood of Easter Celebration, were thrown into pandemonium on Monday evening, when an explosion suspected to be from a waste can rocked an empty and undeveloped plot of land behind the MR. BIGGS franchise in the area.

mr biggs

Some eye witnesses said the impact of the explosion was felt very far away from the Karu Motor Park “Round About” where it took place.The explosion, which is said to have occurred around 4.35pm rattled passers by and shattered the glass windows of nearby buildings, especially that of Karu Shopping Complex housing MR.BIGGS.

Prodigal son: D’banj Getting Back With Don Jazzy And His Mavin Crew

Don Jazzy and Dbanj Prodigal son: Dbanj Getting Back With Don Jazzy And His Mavin Crew

The home of the proverbial prodigal son in the bible is “the father’s arms” where he returns to. The latest gists carried by the wind to our ears is that D’banj and Don Jazzy may be getting back together. Still a rumour though.
Who’s the prodigal son between both of them? You decide!
According to a source:
Dbanj bares his mind,
“I want to be clear on something, that I maintained a close relationship with Wande, Don Jazzy, Sid and everybody in Mavin (former Mohits), even when we were not together again. I’m not interested in going into the debates of whatever Dbanj said, be it through an interview, the press, social media or whatever. People should try and understand that these things happen, and after i took my time thinking, i have finally made up my mind. i’m coming back home”.
Some other sources say that the rift was settled by a certain Oba of lagos.
Don Jazzy also wrote this as his blackberry messenger’s pm “Feels good to have you back bro…”

sources by naijapose.com

Jonathan’s Cabinet Gets The Thumbs Down As His Ally Says There Are ‘Dead Woods In There


Mr Tony Uranta, a close ally of President Goodluck Jonathan, has called on the President to reshuffle his cabinet because “there are lots of dead woods in there.”
Mr Uranata, who was speaking on Channels TV live programme; Politics Today on Sunday evening while discussing the need for the Jonathan administration to improve on its performance, said, “He (President Jonathan) has to do a lot of things more visibly, accountably and transparently. He must reshuffle his cabinet. There are lots of dead woods in there.”
While urging Jonathan to carry out the reshuffling if he wants to get better at his performance and meet the yearnings and demands of Nigerians, Mr Uranta declared, “He must reshuffle his cabinet if he wants to get better results.”

sources by informationng.com

Family Members Visit Mandela In Hospital

Former South –African president Nelson Mandela who is being treated for Pneumonia was visited by members of his family on Monday after doctors had reported an improvement in his condition over the weekend.
A statement from South Africa’s presidency said there was “no significant change” in the condition of the 94-year-old former president, who has been in hospital since late Wednesday suffering from a recurrence of a lung infection.
“Former President Mandela is still in hospital where he is receiving treatment … He spent part of Family Day today with some members of his family,” the statement from President Jacob Zuma’s office said
In South Africa, Easter Monday is a public holiday celebrated as Family Day.
In their previous bulletin late on Sunday, the medical team treating Mandela said he had a “restful day” and had shown further improvement after a procedure to drain excess fluid from around his lungs. Doctors had already said he was breathing without difficulty.
Mandela’s latest treatment is his third visit to hospital in four months, generating worldwide concern over the health of the revered statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who became South Africa’s first black president in 1994.
He is admired at home and abroad for leading the struggle against white minority rule in South Africa, and then actively promoting the cause of racial reconciliation when in power.
He has been away from the political scene for at least a decade and has become increasingly frail in his old age.
Mandela was in hospital briefly earlier this month for a check-up and spent nearly three weeks in hospital in December with a lung infection and after surgery to remove gallstones.
He has a history of lung problems dating back to when he contracted tuberculosis as a political prisoner. He spent 27 years in prison on Robben Island and other jails for his attempts to overthrow apartheid rule.

sources by gistmania.com

Naijaloaded Set to Launch her Newly Designed Website + 1 Million Users Party in Lagos

Naijaloaded.com set to Launch her Newly Designed & Responsive Website + Throwing a 1,000,000+ Users Party Live in Lagos..

Coming Soon!!!!!

Stay Tuned for Updates!!!!! 
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Read more :- Jim Iyke To Get Married In October http://www.gistreel.com/2013/04/02/jim-iyke-to-get-married-in-october/#ixzz2PJxpJ3PC Copyright © GistReel.Com You are here: Home / Entertainment News / Jim Iyke To Get Married In October Jim Iyke To Get Married In October

That’s what Jim Iyke told FlytimeTv while being interviewed at the Dubai International Airport, during Tuface’s wedding weekend.
Jim Iyke reportedly disclosed his marital plans and said:
“I will be getting married in October and when I’m done with preparations, I will invite you”.
When he was asked who the lucky bride was, Jim said:
“I am granting no interview on my private life right now but will give you the full gist when the time is right”
Could it be Nadia? #justasking

sources by gistmania.com

Benin Girl Says - Penicillin With Alcohol "Ogogoro" Cures HIV

HARD LESSON of A life time

This man abused a lady on fb without knowing that the woman is a spiritualist, the lady downloaded his picture and made him to eat grass every day, some may believe while many might doubt this
But remember that in this world we lived inn , so many things happens, infact , its a scary world,
your prayers can save him,we pray he be healed before it will be too late,this is a lessons and an eye opener too for so many like him on the social network, especially here on NP, so many abused the dead ones on daily basis here not even to talk of the living , this our world is full of wonder,
i pray in the name of mighty GOD that you and me shall not be a victim of this type ---- say  AMIN
sources by gistmania.com

Auto Crash Kills Bride, 6 Family Members On The Way To Her Wedding Reception

Tragedy struck on the highway between Hafr Al Baten and Dammam, the largest city in eastern Saudi Arabia when a bride on her way to her wedding reception with six members of her family were killed in a collision between their car and a trailer.
The victims were four women, two men and one girl, said Fahad Al Ghamdi, a spokesman for the Red Crescent in the Eastern Province, Saudi media reported on Thursday.
The tragedy happened at around 10:30am and reports said a third car was involved in the accident.
In a separate accident in the gulf country, two young men were killed when their car crashed into a lamppost in Al Ihsa, an oasis region in eastern Saudi Arabia.
Road accidents are numerous and often tragic on Saudi roads despite regular campaigns launched by the authorities to promote a safer traffic culture.
The massive presence of trucks and trailers and a tendency by all drivers to speed are often blamed for the alarmingly high figures of accidents.
sources by gistmania.com

My Oga at the Top’: Shem removed as NSCDC Lagos Commandant, replaced by Adesuyi


After weeks of speculations and rumours, The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, has finally replaced Mr. Obafaiye Shem, the man who postulated the “my oga at the top” mantra, as commandant of Lagos State Command. He was replaced by Mr. Adesuyi Clement from Oyo State Command.

The Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr. Olu Abolurin, who was in Lagos weekend over the alleged killing of two of his officers by some policemen, introduced the new Commandant to journalists.

However, he did not give reasons for Obafaye’s removal but sources hinted that it may not be unconnected with his recent interview on Channels Television live programme.

Before now, authorities of NSCDC have denied taking any disciplinary action against Mr. Shem over the said interview. Their reaction followed claims that Shem had been sacked on the orders of the Minister of Interior, who supervises the NSCDC.

Shem’s ordeal started when he appeared on Channels Television morning programme ‘Sunrise’ and when asked the NSCDC website he said:

“Hmmm, the website is, excuse me, my Oga at the top knows the website”. He again, cleared his throat and said: “My Oga at the top is working on the website and I don’t have them”.

When the presenters insisted that he give a functioning website address of the para-military outfit, he dropped the bombshell: “ww.nscdc, that’s all”.

Immediately, the interview went viral and has become so popular to the extent that t-shirts with “my oga at the top” insignia has been produced and selling like hot cake across the country, even as some DJs and musicians have done what they called a remix of the phrase. 

sources by gistmania.com
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