Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Photo: Buhari on his way from UK

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari is on his way from the United Kingdom ahead of Friday's inauguration in Abuja. Here is a photo of him on the flight with other passengers from the UK. The man of the moment is due to arrive Nigeria on Thursday morning.
Thanks to Ken-Eneduwa-George

First Bank GMD,Onasanya bows out

The group managing director of First Bank Plc, Mr. Bisi Onasanya retires after many years of meritorious service. A statement by Folake Ani-Mumuney, FBN Holdings Global Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, confirmed the latest news. Onasanya is reputed as the architect of modern day First Bank.

 Mr. Bisi Onasanya is set to retire at a high point of his career as Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc and Nigeria’s most valuable banking brand, at the successful completion of his tenure.
    His retirement takes effect at the end of the current Financial Year on December 31 2015. Mr. Onasanya is retiring on the

The Place Ikeja GRA set to re-open

Get ready for four fabulous nights of mind blowing and roof-dropping fun with your favourite A-list celebrities as The Place Restaurant, Lounge & Nightclub launches its newly transformed, ultra-modern and state of the art Ikeja GRA Club.

Nigerian king of R&B and soul, Banky W will host the highly-anticipated grand reopening of Lagos night club, The Place Ikeja GRA, on Saturday May 30, 2015, one of the four fabulous opening parties.

Being a Ciroc ambassador has afforded me the privilege of attending parties in some of the world's most impressive locations. With that being said, I've found that there's still "no party like a Lagos party". I'm excited to witness what The Place Ikeja GRA has in store for Lagos, and I'm honoured to be a part of their grand reopening. It will definitely be an epic celebration!” says Banky W,

Popular with Lagos ‘social elite and trendsetters, The Place Ikeja GRA has been totally refurbished to give night crawlers a unique clubbing experience like never before! This Grand re-opening is surely one that should not be missed!

The club will also be giving out some free VIP passes, which will allow access to the VIP section. To win, simply register online at www.theplace.com.ng/clubtour  and for inquiries, please email         info@theplace.com.ng or call 0809 410 2000

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pearl Look Beauty Pageant is here. Win a trip to Europe and other prizes

Pearl Look 2015 Beauty Pageant - 

Do you have what it takes to be the next pearl look queen?
Opportunity is here for you!!!
Download application form on www.pearllook.com, print it out, fill it and come with it during casting.
Registration is free!!!

Criteria: Participant must be between the age of 18 and

Dokpesi to testify in Tinubu's Libel case against AIT

Hearing in the N150 billion libel suit filed against DAAR Communications by a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has been fixed for May 27.

Raymond Dokpesi, the Chairman of the broadcast outfit, is one of the witnesses to testify at the resumed hearing of the suit.
Others listed to testify against Mr. Tinubu are Namure Edoimioya, Medan Tenke, Ajibola Adewusi, Olumide Idowu, Stanley Odidi, Nwabueze and Stanley Bassey.

Mr. Tinubu had instituted the N150 billion suit against Daar Communications Plc, owners of AIT, over the documentary titled “Lion of Bourdilion’’.
He had alleged that the documentary which the station started airing on

Jonathan commiserate with Obasanjo over sister's death

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday commiserated with former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the death of his younger sister, Mrs. Adunni Eweje-Obasanjo.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President said he joined Obasanjo and his family in mourning the deceased who died recently at the age of 76.
He urged Obasanjo to be consoled by the

Peak Celebrates 60 Years of Nourishing Nigeria with Quality Dairy Nutrition

Dolapo Otegbayi, Marketing Manager,
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc; Tarang Gupta, Marketing
Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc; Nwankwo Kanu,
Nigeria’s Ex-International; Rahul Colaco, Managing
Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc and Wilco Van
Dijken, Sales Director, Modern Trade, FrieslandCampina WAMCO
Nigeria Plc at the Peak 60th Anniversary Celebration Event
held at Eko Hotel on Saturday, May 23, 2015.
A milestone is here for Peak, as it celebrates its 60 years anniversary!
FrieslandCampina makers of Nigeria’s favorite dairy brand - Peak Milk - celebrates its sixty years anniversary. Since its presence in the Nigerian market, Peak milk has been delivering consistent quality dairy nutrition to its teeming loyal consumers residing in East, West, North and South of Nigeria.

"Over the last 60 years, Peak has continued to be strong throughout the several changes in the market," said Rahul Colaco, Managing Director of Friesland Campina. "Our success is attributed to two things: First,

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

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