Mahama supporters take over social media, celebrate his legacy

  The number 1 trending social media hashtag today,  the 31st December was the #MahamaLegacy. It stayed at number 1 for most of the day and remained among the top trending for the day. Supporters of President Mahama flooded the pages to praise him and appreciate what he is leaving behind for Ghana. They mentioned

2016 IN RETROSPECT

Compiled by Eric Elezuo and Donald Asakitikpi There is no gain saying the fact that the year, 2016, has been one of much drama, brouhaha and stories that made headlines for weeks – even months. Looking at the entertainment and political as well as business scenes alike, much dust has been raised event after event,

Rivers Speaker Dabotorudima Succeeded by His Predecessor, Ikuinyi-Owaji

In a dramatic twist to the dance of the bizarre that politics has become in Rivers State, the former Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Ibani Ikuinyi-Owaji, has reemerged as the Speaker of the volatile House. Ikuinyi-Owaji resigned from office a year ago on December 18, 2015 under controversial circumstances. His immediate

Trump Hails Putin’s Halt of U.S. Diplomats’ Expulsion

Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump has hailed the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to delay his planned expulsion of 35 U.S. diplomats. Putin’s planned expulsion of 35 U.S. diplomats was in response to Thursday’s expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from U.S. among other sanctions over Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election. Trump, who

Buhari Fighting Political Foes, Not Corruption – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has once again declared that President Muhammadu Buhari is only fighting his perceived political foes under the guise of fighting corruption. He said the president at the same time was trying to make sure that no opposition politician would have strong finances to contest against him in 2019. According to

Friday sermon: The Value of a Smile

By Babatunde Jose It costs nothing, but creates much; It enriches those who receive without impoverishing those who give; It happens in a flash, and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever; None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits. It creates happiness

Amnesty International Condemns Execution of Edo Prisoners

Amnesty International (AI)  has condemned the execution of three death row prisoners by the Edo State government on December 23, 2016. The organisation also urged the Nigerian authorities, including state governments to return to a moratorium on executions, with a view of abolishing the death penalty. AI said in a statement on Thursday by its

‘Shekau Hiding in Kala-Balge Forest’

Following the fall of Sambisa Forest to Nigerian troops, many has maintained that how Shekau escaped from Sambisa remains a mystery. He “might have escaped in the intense battle to take over Camp Zero,” an army source told AFP, referring to the last jihadist bastion in Sambisa Forest to fall to Nigerian troops. He has

Blackmail update:Canadian Sisters apologize to Femi Otedola (Watch video)

The two canadian sisters, Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo who were arraigned last week for attempting to blackmail billionaire businessman and Forte Oil Chairman, Femi Otedola have now publicly apologized to him, his wife, children and all those their website NaijaGistLive.com had messed up in the past in an emotional youtube video. The two sisters who

Meet Femi Taiwo, the 24 year old who helped Jega’s INEC solve its problems

Femi Taiwo is not one of those young Nigerians who sits around complaining about  the system or the poor infrastructure.  The youngman actually loves problems because it gives him an opportunity to shine by finding solutions. Femi, 24, is the Chief Executive Officer  of INITS, an IT Consulyancy and Software Development company that built the

Nigerian Army arrests white man in Sambisa

The Nigerian army allegedly arrested a French man during the capture of Boko Haram’s strongest enclave in Sambisa forest last week Friday, December 23. DailyTrust reports that the man worked for Boko Haram as a specialist in repairing and unlocking armored personnel vehicles and other fighting equipment. Although the Federal government and the military authorities

Governor Aregbesola pardons four death row inmates

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun on Wednesday granted amnesty to four death-row prison inmates in three South West prisons. The Director of Public Prosecutions and Secretary to the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, Mr Pomade Adeniji, announced the amnesty in a statement in Osogbo. The statement said the governor’s gesture was in commemoration