By Niyi Tabiti Babajide Kolade Otitoju, the senior editor of The News magazine has resigned his appointment with the media organization.Sources disclosed to gistmaster.com that Otitoju has joined TVC as Head of News. A graduate of History from the University of Ilorin,Otitoju has a wealth of experience on news gathering spanning over two decades.He was [...]
“Well, it (state pardon) started during the late President Yar’Adua’s reign. It was a pardon that was negotiated. People who don’t know what happened are the ones talking. But if I opened my mouth, those who are talking will keep quiet. “President Goodluck Jonathan was part of the negotiating team. There is no person in [...]
The land case between Nigeria first lady Dame Patience Jonathan and her predecessor Mrs Turai Yar’Dua has been decided in favour of the latter by an Abuja High Court . The federal capital territory minister,Bala Mohammed had revoked a land allocation for Turai’s non for profit organization. According to him, the revocation was done for public interest. However, the [...]
Bez is the best for me, Bolatito Ladoja daughter of one time governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Rasheed Ladoja have been telling anyone who cares to listen.She is engaged to Bez Idakula the talented soul music artiste. Bolatito’s father was once a senator before he was elected as Governor of Oyo State under the platform [...]
Several news sources have been working their phones,emails and social networking accounts trying to confirm the rumour about the death of Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State. Latest findings by Gistmaster.com however indicated that Chime is not dead. The ailing governor who returned to Nigeria after months in hospital abroad confirmed that he had health [...]
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised the establishment of an agency to protect oil pipelines and described it as corruption in governance.
The former president also said he is ready for a probe of his eight-year administration instead of the present administration descending on his cabinet ministers.
Mr Obasanjo, who made the criticism at the 50th birthday thanksgiving of former minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili in Abuja, said he is ready to account for his stewardship.
He said if the present government finds anything wrong with his administration, he would bear the responsibility.
The former President was reacting to the recent moves to probe Mrs Ezekwesili by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and challenge thrown to the former World Bank VP by the presidency to account for her tenure as Minister of Education.
He said, “I have always said this, whatever you want to blame in my government, blame me, don’t blame any of those people who assisted me. If there is any credit to dispense we share it.
“But for anything you want to say is wrong, I was the one in charge and I was in charge.”
The deputy governor of Imo state, Mr Jude Agbaso has described allegations that he received about N458 million as kick backs from a contractor handling a road project as wicked lies,even as he faces impeachment in the state house of assembly. Impeachment notice has been sent to the Agbaso. However, the deputy governor called on those [...]
The Federal government of Nigeria has confirmed the presidential pardon on former governor of Bayelsa state,DSP Alamieyeisegba. Many people within the corridors of power in Nigeria saw it coming. It was a price that the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan had to pay for his ex-boss and benefactor. Alams was declared corrupt and convicted by a [...]
The private residence of Governor Ibikunle Amosu of Ogun state has been gutted by fire. News sources disclosed that Amosun was not in the house when the inferno started but stated that his attention has been drawn to the unfortunate incident.The house is located in Ibara,Abeokuta. A former senator and now Governor of Ogun state, [...]