Monday, May 25, 2015

Students in LUTH protest over armed robbery attacks

Students studying Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy,Dentistry and other courses at Lagos Univeristy Teaching Hospital (LUTH) protest over incessant armed robbery attacks on their campus. Punch reported that the student locked the gate leading to LUTH yesteday.

 There was pandemonium in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital on Sunday as students of the College of Medicine trooped out to protest against incessant robbery attacks on the campus.

This is how Punch reported it

The campus gate in the Idi-Araba area was condoned off by the angry students, who prevented vehicular movements, while the school security guards were reportedly chased out of the institution.

Our correspondent gathered that the protest started

Tony Elumelu rallies support for African private sector in Oxford,Paris and New York

Chairman of Heirs Holdings Tony O. Elumelu and Oxford University Dean Peter Tufano at the historic Oxford Union, where Mr. Elumelu delivered a speech on Africapitalism as a Catalyst for Africa's Development at the weekend
Oxford, United Kingdom.  African businessman and philanthropist Tony Elumelu has called on business leaders to make decisions that will increase economic and social wealth, and promote development in the communities and nations in which they operate. Mr. Elumelu, the Chairman of Heirs Holdings and the Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, stated this in a closing keynote speech titled,“Africapitalism as a Catalyst for Development in Africa” delivered

Skye Bank Plc Empowers 125 Nigerian Journalists

No fewer than 125 correspondents and reporters across the South West zone would be trained on digital journalism by ‎the Skye Bank Plc.
The bank's Head of Corporate Communications, ‎Mr. Rasheed Bolarinwa, disclosed this at the flag-off of the training exercise in Abeokuta with the theme: "Digital journalism in 21st Century."

Bolarinwa ‎said the need to improve the capacity of journalists and fill the gap created by the increasing patronage of online journalism in the country informed the training.
He stated that lots of applications and tools exist in the digital space to enhance and enrich the work of Nigerian journalists‎, urging them to key into it.

According to him, the South West would be used as a pilot ‎for the training before the bank replicates it in other parts of the country.
Bolarinwa said, "We realised that when you train journalists, you build their capacity. Journalists have the tendency to impact society positively and we felt the best way

Friday, May 22, 2015


L – R: MD/CEO Unity Bank Plc, Mr. Henry J. Semenitari; Mr. Ade Bajomo, ED, Market Operations & Technology, NSE presenting the gong to the Chairman of the  Board of Directors, Unity Bank Plc., Mr. Thomas Etuh at the presentation of the Facts Behind the Figures by the Bank at the Exchange, recently.

L : Managing Director/CEO Unity Bank Plc, Mr. Henry J. Semenitari; Executive Director, Market Operations & Technology, Nigeria Stock Exchange, Mr Ade Bajomo; Chairman,  Unity Bank Plc Mr. Thomas Etuh and Executive Director, Unity Bank Plc, Mrs Aisha Abraham at the presentation of the Facts Behind the Figures by the Bank at the Exchange, recently.

L – R: Mr. Haruna Jalo Waziri, Executive Director, Business Development, NSE; Mr. Ade Bajomo, Executive Director,Market Operations & Technology, NSE; Mr. Thomas Etuh and the Managing Director/CEO Unity Bank Plc, Mr. Henry J. Semenitari at the presentation of the Facts Behind the Figures by the Bank at the Exchange, recently.

L – R: Gboyega Asabia, Independent Director, Unity Bank Plc; Mr. Oladipo Omotosho, Head, Product Management, NSE; Mrs. Taba Peterside, GM/Head, Listings, Sales & Retention, NSE; Mr. Henry J. Semenitari, MD/CEO Unity Bank Plc; Mr Ade Bajomo Executive Director, Market Operations & Technology, NSE; Mr. Thomas Etuh Chairman,  Board of Directors, Unity Bank Plc; Mrs Aisha Abraham Executive Director, Unity Bank Plc; Mr. Ahmed Yusuf, Executive Director, Unity Bank Plc; Mrs. Tomi Somefun, Executive Director, Unity Bank Plc and Mr. Abubakar Abba Bello, Exective Director, Unity Bank Plc during the presentation of the Facts Behind the Figures by the Bank at the Exchange, recently.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Chocolat Royale Shut Down By NAFDAC Over expired products

The popular hangout on Etim Inyang in Victoria Island,Chocolat Royale was shut down by NAFDAC following what insiders alleged to be use of expired and banned products. National Agency For Food and Drug Administration Control.

While several commenters on Linda Ikeji Blog today says they have been warned before now over what the patries they take there.
A particular commenter wrote " I heard from one of their workers that they use loads of expired products in making their pastries, ice creams and even tea! My source told me this about a Month ago. 

My source also said they intentionally buy products that have few months of validity when ordering abroad because the manufacturers sell those ones with huge discounts... I wanted to come to you with the news, but I thought it wasn't my business plus you've used my gist in the past without any credit. i also didn't want the news to come back to me, so it was really not about the credit, but my safety because those lebanese don't joke! Trust me! You can contact me for more gist...no, I'l write you.

 In a related development,  The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday arrested three traders of Surgical Devices Section of Bridge-Head Market, Onitsha for selling fake and unregistered medical devices.
The NAFDAC operatives from the Investigation and Enforcement directorate of the Agency in Lagos who stormed the market in company of security men and journalists also sealed four shops where the fake and unregistered medical devices, which are mostly used for test for blood pressure, temperature and insulin levels, were sold.

The leader of the team, Mr Babatunde Omoyeni,

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Genevieve Official website is down

 When Genevieve launched her official website in 2012, there was so much buzz.So many people rushed there and click the gallery for photos and videos, the actress also added latest news post for people to see her latest achevements.

The website lost its viable presence some months back when the news page stopped functioning.There was no new information and fans of the nollywood actress started complaining. As if that was not enough,the entire website known as Genevieveofficial has gone down completely.

When Gistmaster visited the website on

Monday, May 18, 2015

When Omotola's daughter told Gistmaster she wanted to be a model, she was not Joking,she is now a knorr ambassador

When Meraiah, the beautiful daughter of actress,Omotola Ekehinde told Gistmaster some years ago that she wanted to be a model, she was not joking. Now, it is a reality. Omosexy and her daughter have just been made brand ambassadors for Knorr.

Omotola, who is delighted that she got a good deal from the makers of knorr, published photos from

What happened to Techcabal premium website design?

Bankole, Techcabal Founder
I was going to check techcabal, one of Nigeria's leading blogs on startups and digital media reports generally,I found out the wordpress theme used by the publishers was no where to be found. The home page was just displaying a comment box, while on the right side, I saw five links to latest posts.

Gistmaster sent a mail to Techcabal Founder,Bankole Oluwafemi, to

GTBANK withdraws N5.3 Billion from Customer's account without consent-Court

Segun  Agbaje,MD GTBank
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja,  on Monday ordered the Guaranteed Trust Bank Plc to refund N5.3bn illegally withdrawn from the account of one its customers, Dr. Ted Iseghohi Edwards.
Justice Valentine Ashi in his judgment ordered that the N5.3bn should attract 10 per cent interest from Monday, when judgment was delivered, till the time the money was paid back to the owner.
The court also ordered that the money should attract another 21 per cent interest from December 12, 2014 when GTB illegally withdrew the money, until the fund was eventually paid back to Edwards.
The judge, while reviewing the case, in his judgment held that the bank did not have any defence to its action of the withdrawal of the total sum of N5,240,516,186.21 from the customer’s account and thereby ordered the bank to pay the money to the owner through his Zenith Bank Plc account.
Edward, a lawyer of Edwards and Partners Law Firm,

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Chidi Mokeme buys N20M Range Rover car for wife

Actor and nollywood bad boy,Chidi Mokeme has bought a range rover car worth N20M for his wife. Gistmaster gathered that the car gift is part of his effort to say thank you to his wife on Mother's day.

The Gulder Ultimate Search presenter surprise gift for his wife was announced to his fans via his istagram page. He wrote You, My Love, are two divine gifts in one. The gift that I want and the gift that I’m supposed to be with. A true gift from above. 

 "How Blessed can one man be? Today I honor you for all that you have given, all that you have done, all that you are. On this Special day, I hope this token on wheels will remind you just how SuperCharged a wife and mum you are! #PushPresent #RangeRover #SuperCharged #HappyMothersDay #Gift #SuperChargedWife #SuperChargedWife #TravelInStyle #LoveYouForever #TheJ

Friday, May 8, 2015


WAJO is your invitation to dance; a multi-faceted dance focus project aimed at touching and enriching lives - dancers, dance lovers, dance enthusiast and people from all works of life.
This event holds every last Thursday of the month @ the Freedom Park Broad Street, Lagos by 6:30PM. Always an exciting time since its inception in April, 2013. It has featured breath-taking performances from different dancers and dance groups; interactive audience participation is the hallmark of this event. The various monthly themes are given life and expressed by the various dancers, cheered by our ever-responsive audience
May 2015 Edition – 28th May, 2015
Title: “UDIDE: Echoes of Silent”
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.

YouTube Channel: WAJO LAGOS
Twitter: @wajolagos
Instagram: wajolagos
Email: info@wajo.tv
Website: http://www.wajo.tv/ 


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ecobank Sponsored Smear campaigns against Debt Management DG,Abraham Nwankwo

Media propaganda against the Director General of the Debt Management Office, Dr. Abraham Nwankwo in an issue involving First Deep Water Discovery Limited and its debtors are actually campaigns sponsored by one of the creditors, Ecobank Nigeria Limited led by the Managing Director, Mr. Jubril Aku to intimidate and blackmail the DG for refusing to play side to any of the parties, no matter how powerful they may be.
Further digs revealed that the case is actually a contest involving six parties, including Ecobank against First Deep Water Discovery Limited. Our findings shows that the DG might actually be a victim

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What Folake Coker and Lanre Nzeribe have in Common

  Many people don't know that top notch designer, Folake Coker of Tifanny Amber and Lanre Nzeribe, Monalisa Chinda's ex-lover have something in common.Okay,Gistmaster is so sure that you are probably thinking about the Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's song "We have something in common"
  Sources told Gistmaster.com that Folake and Lanre Nzeribe indeed have something in common.Relax, we will tell you how. Folake's father,Chief Bode Akindele married Lanre Nzeribe's mum. Lanre's step brother, Ladi Akindele is well known in social circles as a big boy.Despite this kind of relationship, you hardly see the designer and Mr Nzeribe together, talkles of taking pictures.
Lanre Nzeribe and Monalisa Chinda when the going was good.

Folake Akindele is a one of Nigeria's high flying designers. Once married to Folarin Coker,a former deputy Chief of Staff in Lagos state and son of Baba Eto of Lagos. Folake,41, read law at the Buckingham University,UK.

Lanre Nzeribe on the other hand is a businessman.People know and hear more about his affairs with Liz Benson,Grace Egbagbe, Folake Odutola,Alex Lopez and Monalisa Chinda than his businesses.


Kola Adeshina buys Ikoyi Mansion

  President Goodluck Jonathan's close associate, Kola Adeshina just bought a multimillion Naira mansion in Ikoyi. Adeshina is a Nigerian millionaire and MD of Sahara Power,a major electricity distribution company in Nigeria.
Kola Adeshina (second left) and others
  Following the privatization process, Kola Adeshina's Sahara Power acquired Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, the largest distribution network in the country.Sahara is also in charge of Egbin Power Station, the largest power generation plant in partnership with a Korean company.
 The Ikoyi mansion,which according to The Capital is in Osbourne Estate, is a wonder on earth.It is said to have cost him several millions of Naira.
  Those who know the cost of property in prime areas in Ikoyi will tell you that if you are not super rich, you should just forget it.

Tosyn Bucknor Hosted Steve Babaeko,Lamide Akintobi and others at her lifestyle event, Brunch with Tosyn

Top media personality, Tosyn Bucknor hosted friends, creative  
enthusiasts and fans at her lifestyle event, Brunch with Tosyn.

The highly interactive event which was initiated by Tosyn to connect  
fans with some of their most loved personalities while creating an  
opportunity to network and make impact, had Marketing Communications  
expert, Steve Babaeko as guest where he shared tips with guests on  
‘How To Grow Your Personal Brand’.

At the event, guests had the opportunity to network with one another  
and also exchange knowledge in a warm and fun-filled atmosphere. The  
highlight of the event was the speed-mingling session after which the  
most interactive guests were presented gifts by the amiable host.

Guest speaker, Steve Babaeko while sharing tips on ‘How To Grow Your  
Personal Brand’ took guests through his journey from broadcasting in  
NTA Kano to his relocation to Lagos as a Copywriter and his  
transformation to the most sought after Creative Director and CEO of  
Nigeria’s leading brand agency, X3m Ideas. He also fielded questions  
from the guests, ranging from (egs of the questions pls)

Speaking on the idea behind the monthly brunch event, Tosyn Bucknor  
said her love for being around people and watching people connect, as  
well as a love for food led to Brunch With Tosyn.

Notable faces spotted at the event include singer Jodie Odiete and  
Ebony Life TV host, Lamide Akintobi who said, ‘the atmosphere was  
really warm  and inspiring, I am excitedly looking forward to the  
fourth edition of Brunch With Tosyn”.

This edition of Brunch with Tosyn was proudly supported by 360 Nobs,  
Bella Naija, Exquisite Magazine, OloriSupergal, Onobello and TBDC. The  
guests got goody bags with House of Tara and SPEECHgirl Tees products.

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