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Uche Jombo welcome first baby with American Husband, Rodriguez

Nollywood star actress has welcomed the birth of her first child with her American husband, Kenny Rodriguez.The baby boy has been named Matthew by the celebrity couple. gathered that the baby was born on Thursday 28 May 2015.Uche announced that the couple is very grateful to God for he birth of their new baby. She also thanked her

Photo: Abdulsalam,Shonekan and Obasanjo doing selfie on ipad?

Three former head of states, Abdulsalaam Abubakar,Ernest Shonekan and Olusegun Obasanjo, doing something interesting on their ipad at the inauguration ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. What they are doing on the ipad is not clear...Well it could be a selfie. Photo by Bayo Omoboriowo

First Lady Aisha Buhari Closes Beauty Parlour-Punch

Soft-spoken but extremely eloquent, there are many things that make Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s new president thick. Blessed with an infectious smile; many, often as a result of her warm disposition, underrate the power that lies in her. Though, only soaring in popularity in recent months especially in the build up to the March 28 presidential elections where her husband, Muhammadu, a retired military general and former Head of State, coasted to an overwhelming victory, Aisha has always been a

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 nig

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

Pearl Look 2015 Beauty Pageant -  ARE YOU GOOD LOOKING? Do you have what it takes to be the next pearl look queen? Opportunity is here for you!!! Download application form on , 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. &qu

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 bes


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 Exchan

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 leba

Genevieve Official website is down

Genevieve  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

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,

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 “   


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 – 28 th  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. WAJO LAGOS 080540639

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

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 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  Univer

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 af

Sly Ojigbede of Classic FM is dead

Sly Ojigbede a popular OAP with Classic FM is dead.The shocking news of the OAP death broke over the weekend.   The cause of Ojibede's death has not been officially communicated by Classic FM or the family of the late on air presenter.Just this weekend,Nigerians and nollywood film lovers got the bad news that actor Peter Bruno died.   Nigerians have started praying for the family and friends that the late Sylvester Ojigbede left behind.Some of them have been posting messages on social media.

Tayo Shonekan:Why I Left Engineering for Clothes Designing-Punch

I love this interview on Tayo Shonekan published in the Punch and thought i should share. Tayo Shonekan is a stylist, designer and Chief Executive Officer of AIMAS, a fashion label. She talks about why she decided to focus on designing Q: Why did you make the switch from styling to designing? A: I have always done the two side by side; one did not precede the other. Now, I do less of styling and more of designing because I am trying to build my brand. I no longer style as often as I used to. Q: How did you delve into designing? A: As a newly-wed expecting my first baby in the United Kingdom, I was home and not working. I wondered what I could do, but I had always been interested in fashion, even though it was not my course of study at the university. I studied manufacturing engineering. I started by designing T-shirts and it became a success. Q: Why did you move back to Nigeria? A: Every city has its advantages and disadvantages. People always think the grass is greener

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao: One Man,one fight,The 35 Billion Naira story

By the time we were sleeping in Nigeria, two people were in the boxing ring in America, fighting what is today the most expensive fight in the world. Mayweather Floyd and Pacquiao threw punches here and there to the excitement of sport lovers.  By the time, some of us woke up, the gist was all over the place. One small boy in America got close to 36 Billion Naira just fighting one battle!Chai! He got $180 million naira (US Dollars). Government need to do something about harnessing the boxing talents of those area boys who harass people in Lagos.    I need to start boxing too.   -Niyi Tabiti 

Breaking News: Kate Middleton Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Kate Middleton just gave birth to a baby girl. Kate, a member of the British royal family by marriage is the Duchess of Cambridge. She is married to Prince William the grandson of the Queen of England.The baby weighs 8lb 30z.  The name of the latest royal baby in England is yet to be announced.

Gistmaster People,Places & Time:Ali Baba Weds Ex-Beauty Queen,Patricia Leon 1998

  By Niyi Tabiti   Notable comedian and entrepreneur, Ali Baba was love-struck in 1998. He was the man Patricia Leon, a corporate executive with Multichoice Nigeria wanted to spend the rest of her life with. Many thought the relationship was a joke but Ali Baba was ready to prove his seriousness to the whole world. He finally did on November 24, 1998 when he got married to Patricia inside the Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan, Oyo state.       The couple met through

Steph Nora Okere reveals why her marriage to Lanre Falana crashed

Nollywood actress, Steph Nora Okere reveals why her marriage to Lanre Falana crashed. Gistmaster gathered in an interview she granted showtime people in Vanguard Newspaper  I was never married but I was involved in a marriage process which got truncated along the line. Marriage begins with  paying the woman’s dowry, 

Oil Marketers suspend strike in Nigeria

This is good news.The major oil marketers have suspended their strike.For days now, Nigerians have had it so rough getting fuel from filling stations.  Here is how Punch reported the story Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria on Friday reached an agreement with the National Association of Road Transport Owners to suspend their strike, according to an official. MOMAN Executive Secretary, Mr Femi Olawore, made this known while speaking with newsmen on the ongoing impasse with the government over outstanding fuel subsidy

Buhari:New Set of Billionaires to emerge in Nigeria

    President Jonathan Goodluck has less than a month to rule Nigeria. Mohammadu Buhari will formally take over after the May 29 inauguration in Abuja.I don't know if Forbes  see this coming to past,but i can humbly predict that the country will definitely produce a new set of billionaires.  The new government will bring on