Gist http://gist.ng Latest Celebrity News ..... Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:33:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/gist.ng/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/512-By-512.png?fit=32%2C32 Gist http://gist.ng 32 32 75115710 ‘A Good Man Will Not Want To Let Me Go’ – Eniola Badmus http://gist.ng/a-good-man-will-not-want-to-let-me-go-eniola-badmus/ http://gist.ng/a-good-man-will-not-want-to-let-me-go-eniola-badmus/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:33:16 +0000 http://gist.ng/?p=1466 Nigerian film actress, Eniola Badmus, who shot into limelight in 2008 after she featured in the famous movie Jenifa has revealed how she struggled and was rejected by movie producers because of her weight. In a chat with Saturday beats, she also gave reasons why any good man would want to be around her. She said […]

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Nigerian film actress, Eniola Badmus, who shot into limelight in 2008 after she featured in the famous movie Jenifa has revealed how she struggled and was rejected by movie producers because of her weight.

In a chat with Saturday beats, she also gave reasons why any good man would want to be around her.

She said ;

“When I started, I was rejected a lot and people attributed it to my body size; they were wondering what I had to offer. But I was focused and steadfast with what I was doing because I have a very high spirit. I was focused and that’s why I am excelling.

No matter what comes my way, I don’t even think about it. I only think about fresh ideas because when you begin to take things personally, you get distracted. I was trained to be a hero with a lion heart; I am brave at heart.

A good man will not want to let me go because I am a very hard working woman and I believe in making money. “

 

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“People Want Me To Mentor Their Children” – Denrele http://gist.ng/people-want-me-to-mentor-their-children-denrele/ http://gist.ng/people-want-me-to-mentor-their-children-denrele/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:28:02 +0000 http://gist.ng/?p=1463 Denrele told Saturday Beats; “I don’t take myself serious and the first time I ever teased people about giving birth to a child like me was during the first AMVCA and the response I got made me happy. But the funny thing is that a lot of people want me to mentor their children. Someone very […]

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Denrele told Saturday Beats;

“I don’t take myself serious and the first time I ever teased people about giving birth to a child like me was during the first AMVCA and the response I got made me happy. But the funny thing is that a lot of people want me to mentor their children. Someone very influential called me recently and told me her children who just came to Nigeria from the United States wanted to meet me. My audience base cuts across all demography.

“If my children want to follow this path of entertainment, I will encourage them because when I was normal, I didn’t have money; now my madness has become a source of income. I am very fortunate to have come from a family like mine; I give my parents all the respect in the world because they allowed me to be who I really want to be. There was an aunt of mine who used to come from Port Harcourt and cry, telling my parents to be careful so that I would not end up in a psychiatric home because of my style of fashion and entertainment. Some of my cousins even used to say I was embarrassing the family”.

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Buhari Back Home From London Vacation http://gist.ng/buhari-back-home-from-london-vacation/ http://gist.ng/buhari-back-home-from-london-vacation/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:13:48 +0000 http://gist.ng/?p=1460 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from London after a 10 working day vacation in London. The presidential plane conveying Buhari and few of his aides landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 6.38p.m. Buhari was received at the airport by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, the […]

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from London after a 10 working day vacation in London.

The presidential plane conveying Buhari and few of his aides landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 6.38p.m.

Buhari was received at the airport by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, Service Chiefs and the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari.

Others at the airport to welcome the president included cabinet ministers, the acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and members of the presidential media team.

“President @MBuhari returns to Abuja from the UK, after a 10 working day vacation,” said Bashir Ahmad, Buhari’s new media aide, in a statement posted on Twitter.

The return of the president has put to rest the social media report that he had extended his vacation in London.

Buhari on Aug. 3 commenced the holiday and transmitted a letter to the President of the Senate and the Speaker, House of Representatives to that effect in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.

While the president was in London, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo acted on his behalf in line with the constitution.

“President @MBuhari returns to Abuja from the UK, after a 10 working day vacation,” said Bashir Ahmad, Buhari’s new media aide, in a statement posted on Twitter.

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Tonto Dikeh finally breaks Silence On Allegation Of Sleeping With South African Pastor http://gist.ng/tonto-dikeh-finally-breaks-silence-on-allegation-of-sleeping-with-south-african-pastor/ http://gist.ng/tonto-dikeh-finally-breaks-silence-on-allegation-of-sleeping-with-south-african-pastor/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:27:39 +0000 http://gist.ng/?p=1451 A couple of weeks ago, news went round social media that actress Tonto Dike was involved with controversial South African pastor, Shepherd Bushiri. Recall back in May,  Tonto was in Bushiri’s church, Enlightened Christian Gathering church, where she spoke at the church’s Youth conference. Recating to laims she slept with the pastor, Tonto wrote on IG; ”A certain […]

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A couple of weeks ago, news went round social media that actress Tonto Dike was involved with controversial South African pastor, Shepherd Bushiri.

Recall back in May,  Tonto was in Bushiri’s church, Enlightened Christian Gathering church, where she spoke at the church’s Youth conference.

Recating to laims she slept with the pastor, Tonto wrote on IG;

”A certain story has been brought to my notice. I was however, unable to respond due to my busy schedule. That was a particularly busy week for me as my focus was on several of my charity events. It was the World celebration against HUMAN TRAFFICKING week and as a NAPTIP AMBASSADOR I was actively busy.

Firstly, I want to state that I do not write this in favour of anyone but to Make my son proud when he grows up…
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A while ago I was contacted by a church in South Africa through the churchs administration representative by name Brenda.

I was contacted for a YOUTH seminar and I requested to bring along a couple of people with me which included my makeup artist @vugo24 ,  family and a friend who had always adored the gospel of this said church…
I was paid an appearance fee and out of the kindness of my heart, I shared a portion of my fee with Brenda, the above mentioned friend and my makeup artist.
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I gave what I could each person at a time,Job was done I packed up and left back to being a mother and a humanitarian..
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I was never invited to S.A by any friend, nor was I introduced to the church by a friend in NIGERIA or outside the country for my visitation… I really would have let this slide but I cannot be silent and have my good name tarnished and be linked with such horrible and shameful act
I can not speak for anyone else but myself…
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A warning to whosoever is behind this falsehood, peddling all these malicious rumours, I would advice you to stop.
There are things I wouldn’t take likely especially now as a mom. *****
I do not want to be roped in with the names of people who do this(Sleep with pastor) scandalous act…
I Go to church to serve my God and could care less about anyone else. Going to church is an avenue where I contact with my creator and not do otherwise…
I am a Christian, I am GROWING each day in GODS VINE yard but I wouldn’t sit and watch my good name go up in flames over a malicious EVIL story…
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BEWARE
TOO LATE TO FAIL NOW GUYS,GIVE UP!!

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We Dared Not Tell Our Dad To Stop Smoking – Omoruyi Son Of Late Sam Loco Reveals http://gist.ng/we-dared-not-tell-our-dad-to-stop-smoking-omoruyi-son-of-late-sam-loco-reveals/ http://gist.ng/we-dared-not-tell-our-dad-to-stop-smoking-omoruyi-son-of-late-sam-loco-reveals/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:18:08 +0000 http://gist.ng/?p=1448 Loco, who was known for his humour was also a heavy smoker, a thing no one could tell him to stop. “Nobody could tell him to stop smoking because he was a very strict person. You couldn’t tell him something like that, so we didn’t see it as our business. However, we really miss him […]

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Loco, who was known for his humour was also a heavy smoker, a thing no one could tell him to stop.

“Nobody could tell him to stop smoking because he was a very strict person. You couldn’t tell him something like that, so we didn’t see it as our business. However, we really miss him in the house because he had a very good sense of humour but he was a very busy person.

“We all expected him to retire so that we would have enough time to spend with him. He was also planning towards his retirement by building a farm in Abakaliki but death took him away suddenly,” he said.

Omoruyi continued;

“I admired my daddy as an actor. All through my primary school days, I was into acting. He wanted me to go into acting after my WAEC before I got admission into the university and I was enrolled into the acting academy for a while before I gained admission into the university. I am very sure if I go into acting full time now, my dad would be very proud of me but I don’t think I would go back to acting anytime soon,” the late veteran’s son said.

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I Turned Down Presidents For You- Vera Sidika Cries Out After Being Dumped By Boyfriend http://gist.ng/i-turned-down-presidents-for-you-vera-sidika-cries-out-after-being-dumped-by-boyfriend/ http://gist.ng/i-turned-down-presidents-for-you-vera-sidika-cries-out-after-being-dumped-by-boyfriend/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:12:57 +0000 http://gist.ng/?p=1443 Popular Kenyan socialite,Vera Sidika revealed she has been dumped by her boyfriend ,Otile Brown after few months of dating . Vera who is famous for globe-trotting revealed the budding musician told her he wasn’t inlove with her after she appeared in his video which has ganered over a million views .

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Popular Kenyan socialite,Vera Sidika revealed she has been dumped by her boyfriend ,Otile Brown after few months of dating .

Vera who is famous for globe-trotting revealed the budding musician told her he wasn’t inlove with her after she appeared in his video which has ganered over a million views .

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Man Who Found Bobbi Kristina Unconscious In Bathtub Dies Of Fatal Overdose http://gist.ng/man-who-found-bobbi-kristina-unconscious-in-bathtub-dies-of-fatal-overdose/ http://gist.ng/man-who-found-bobbi-kristina-unconscious-in-bathtub-dies-of-fatal-overdose/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:03:14 +0000 http://gist.ng/?p=1440 Max Lomas, the man who found Bobbi Kristina in the bathtub the night of her overdose, has suffered the same fate as his late friend — a deadly overdose. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The incident occurred in a Mississippi home on Wednesday, after Lomas went to use the bathroom. When he hadn’t returned, according to TMZ, Lomas’ […]

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Lomas’ death comes nearly four years after he found Brown unconscious in her Georgia home, from an apparent overdose.

 

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Ghana Orders Flag Flown At Half-Staff For Kofi Annan http://gist.ng/ghana-orders-flag-flown-at-half-staff-for-kofi-annan/ http://gist.ng/ghana-orders-flag-flown-at-half-staff-for-kofi-annan/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:50:21 +0000 http://gist.ng/?p=1435 Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has ordered the national flag to be flown at half-staff in honour of Mr. Kofi Annah, the former secretary-general of the United Nations who died on Saturday in Switzerland. Akufo-Addo who described Annah as one of Ghana’s ‘greatest compatriots’, a ‘consummate international diplomat’, said he has ordered flags to be flown […]

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Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has ordered the national flag to be flown at half-staff in honour of Mr. Kofi Annah, the former secretary-general of the United Nations who died on Saturday in Switzerland.

Akufo-Addo who described Annah as one of Ghana’s ‘greatest compatriots’, a ‘consummate international diplomat’, said he has ordered flags to be flown at half staff in all parts of the country and in all the country’s diplomatic missions across the world.

“The Government and people of Ghana, First Lady Rebecca and I are deeply saddened by the news of the death, in Berne, Switzerland, of one of our greatest compatriots, Mr. Kofi Annan”, the Ghanaian President wrote on Twitter.

“I extend, on behalf of the entire Ghanaian nation, our sincere, heartfelt condolences to his beloved widow, Nane Maria, and to his devoted children, Ama, Kojo and Nina, on this great loss

“I am, however, comforted by the information, after speaking to Nane Maria, that he died peacefully in his sleep.

“Consummate international diplomat and highly respected former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan was the first from sub-Saharan Africa to occupy this exalted position

”He brought considerable renown to our country by this position and through his conduct and comportment in the global arena. He was an ardent believer in the capacity of the Ghanaian to chart his or her own course onto the path of progress and prosperity.

”Undoubtedly, he excelled in the various undertakings of his life, leaving in his trail most pleasant memories. His was a life well-lived.

“I have directed that, in his honour, Ghana’s national flag will fly at half-mast across the country and in all of Ghana’s diplomatic missions across the world, from Monday, 20th August, 2018, for one week.

“Rest in perfect peace, Kofi. You have earned it. God bless”.

Former president John Dramani Mahama also tweeted:

 

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Flood : Over Hundred People Displaced In Adamawa http://gist.ng/flood-over-hundred-people-displaced-in-adamawa/ http://gist.ng/flood-over-hundred-people-displaced-in-adamawa/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:45:11 +0000 http://gist.ng/?p=1432 The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has confirmed that over hundred persons were displaced following a monsoon rainfall in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a heavy rainfall was recorded in some areas of the state last Thursday night. NAN gathered that the affected areas included Yolde-Pate, Jambutu and Loko […]

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The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has confirmed that over hundred persons were displaced following a monsoon rainfall in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a heavy rainfall was recorded in some areas of the state last Thursday night.

NAN gathered that the affected areas included Yolde-Pate, Jambutu and Loko in Yola South, Yola North and Song Local Government Areas of the state, respectively.

Reacting to the development, ADSEMA Executive Secretary, Dr Muhammad Suleiman, said that only one person lost his live to the flood.

“One person lost his life, while over one hundred people mostly women and children displaced in the recent flood at Yolde-Pate in Yola South Local Government Area.

“Many people are also affected by the flood in Loko village and Jambutu area in Song and Yola North Local Government Areas of the state,” Suleiman said.

He said that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), especially from Yolde-Pate, were camped at the primary school in the area.

The scribe said that the agency had provided relief materials to the victims and appealed to humanitarian actors in the country to come to the aid of the victims. (NAN)

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Kofi Annan Was A Guiding Force For Good, Says Guterres http://gist.ng/kofi-annan-was-a-guiding-force-for-good-says-guterres/ http://gist.ng/kofi-annan-was-a-guiding-force-for-good-says-guterres/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:33:01 +0000 http://gist.ng/?p=1428 UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has opened the floodgates of tribute for one of his predecessors, Kofi Annan who died today in Geneva. In a statement, Guterres described Annan, who won the Nobel Peace price in 2001 as a guiding force for good. “It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing. In […]

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has opened the floodgates of tribute for one of his predecessors, Kofi Annan who died today in Geneva.

In a statement, Guterres described Annan, who won the Nobel Peace price in 2001 as a guiding force for good.

“It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing. In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organisation into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination”, Guterres said.

“Like so many, I was proud to call Kofi Annan a good friend and mentor. I was deeply honoured by his trust in selecting me to serve as UN High Commissioner for Refugees under his leadership.

“He remained someone I could always turn to for counsel and wisdom — and I know I was not alone. He provided people everywhere with a space for dialogue, a place for problem-solving and a path to a better world.

“In these turbulent and trying times, he never stopped working to give life to the values of the United Nations Charter. His legacy will remain a true inspiration for all of us.

“My heartfelt condolences to Nane Annan, their beloved family, and all who mourn the loss of this proud son of Africa who became a global champion for peace and all humanity”.

Annan’s death was announced today by his foundation.

He died after a brief illness, the foundation.

The Ghanaian was the second African to head the UN after Egypian Boutrous Boutrous Ghali, who was in charge between January 1992 to December 1996.

His tenure as UN secretary-general coincided with the Iraq War and the HIV/Aids pandemic.

After serving for 10 years at UN, Annan served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Kofi Annan described his greatest achievement as the Millennium Development Goals which – for the first time – set global targets on issues such as poverty and child mortality.

Annan was born in Kumasi Ghana on 8 April 1938. After studying at Kwame Nkrumah University, he went on to study economics at Macalester College, international relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva and management at MIT.

He joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organisation’s Geneva office. He went on to work in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996.

He was the first UN Secretary General to be appointed from within the organisation’s bureaucracy.

His first marriage was to Nigerian Titi Alakija, from 1965 to 1983. After the marriage collapsed, he married Nane Maria Lagergren in 1984.

He is survived by his wife, Nane and three children, Kojo, Ama and Nina

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