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Thursday, November 29, 2018

South Korea becomes first East Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana

South Korea has become the first east Asian country to legalise medical cannabis in a surprising move to expand the treatment options for patients with epilepsy and other rare diseases in the conservative country.

The country’s national assembly approved amending the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs on Friday to allow non-hallucinogenic doses of medical marijuana.

Still, using weed even for medical purpose will be strictly controlled with patients required to apply to the Korea Orphan Drug Centre, a government body facilitating patient access to rare medicines, after receiving a doctor’s prescription. Approval will be granted on a case-by-case basis, according to the country’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.

South Korea has some of the toughest rules on cannabis consumption with citizens prosecuted for using weed in other countries where recreational marijuana is legalised.

Under the country’s anti-drug laws, smoking and trading marijuana remains illegal with those found guilty facing up to five years in prison. Two other countries in the region – Thailand and Malaysia – are moving towards legalisation of medical marijuana.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No water to flush Toilet at Murtala International Airport! Nollywood Actress cries out!!

Mary Remmy Njoku, a popular Nollywood actress, recently revealed a very bad situation she experienced at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos via her Instagram page.
According to the CEO of ROK studios, there was no water to flush toilets at the international airport, thereby leaving the toilets full with “different layers of waste.”
She posted a photo of the airport and wrote: “Whenever I hear people talking crazy about Nigeria i dive in and defend my Fatherland. But these days, Naija Dey fall my hand! How can there be no water to flush the toilets in an International Airport? Haba! The toilets are full. Different layers of waste/tissue. No water! Abeg I Dey travel abroad go piss. #faan #Nigeria #buhari.”

Monday, November 19, 2018

Meet the Publisher of Daily Gister

Olufowora Olorunleke Yinka, the publisher and owner of Daily Gister is a Microbiologist by profession who bagged a B.Sc degree from Ekiti state University (EKSU) Nigeria, where he got lots of academic and social awards; and also finished as the best graduating student in the department. He was also the President of the Nigerian Association of Microbiology Students (NAMS), Ekiti State University chapter for the 2014/2015 Academic session.

In 2018, the passionate blogger and Microbiologist won a Scholarship (Korean Government Scholarship Program KGSP) to study for a Master's in Microbiology and Biotechnology at Chungbuk National University sponsored by the South Korean Government. He is also the publisher of Microbophiles Magazines

Olorunleke currently has an academic publication on "Plasmid Profile of Multiple Antibiotics Resistant (MAR) Bacteria Isolated from Leachate Samples in Ebira Communities of Ekiti Central and Ekiti South, Ekiti State, Nigeria" This publication can be found on various publication platforms like IJCMASResearchGate and can be downloaded HERE

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

BREAKING: Former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi is dead

The Former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, is dead accoring to a tweet on the Nigeria Football Federation's official twitter handle @thenff

‎Emmanuel Ado a brother to the late coach says the 54-year-old died of Cardiac arrest in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8.‎

The former international football player and coach, lost his wife, Kate, last year after a prolonged battle with cancer.

‎Keshi has coached the national teams of Togo and Mali, qualifying the former to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

‎In his last job with Nigeria, he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and reached the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.‎‎‎‎

Thursday, June 2, 2016

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Sunday, May 22, 2016



Dear Sir;


With due respect to your office and your personality sir, it would be insane of me if I fail to congratulate you on your appointment as the Director General (DG) National Youth Service Corps few months ago by General Muhammadu Buhari (President Federal Republic of Nigeria).

Haven said that, this letter is necessitated and borne out of the untold suffering, heartache and hardship prospective corps members had encountered in the last few months since the beginning of the postponement saga. I felt obliged to tell you sir that a minute delay can result to a lifetime regret not to talk of spending almost a year at home anticipating for an inconsistent scheme called NYSC.

Sir, many have resigned from the menial work they use to keep the body and soul together with the believe that its about time to serve our Father's land. What sicken me most is our inability to secure a better employment without NYSC dispatch certificate which is being demanded from us by employers in many organizations and parastatals. More so, many prospective corps members can not further their education because of this delay.

It is pertinent to let you know that we are being forced to stay idle, and an idle hand they say is the devil's workshop. Our precious time is being wasted by awaiting an inconsistent system all because of our curiosity and ardent desire to serve our Father's land in humility, patriotism and good faith.

How long shall we continue to wait?
How long shall we continue to hope?
How long shall we continue to anticipate earnestly?
How long shall we be subjected to unwarranted impediment?

Our patience has gotten to its elastic limit. The hardship in Nigeria is so unbearable for us and it will be inhumane to be punishing the youth and leaders of tomorrow by promising them to continue to wait for what seems to be uncertain and this is not in the best interest of Nigeria graduates.

Sir, we can no longer wait for NYSC to determine the course of our future. As we are awaiting a new date yet to be fixed, it would be another rape on our right as Nigeria graduate if the time frame is so elongated than a week from now.

In lieu with this, as a concerned prospective corps member, I hereby urge and plead the management and staff of National Youth Service Corps headed by your good office to feel our pains and save our future by putting everything in place and in shape so that BATCH A STREAM II corps members can be camped in not more than a week time.

Sir, we know you to be a father and your magnanimous magnanimity is what we expect in this imbroglio in order to save our future because we are the leaders of tomorrow. A timely and urgent intervention is what we crave for. A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.

God bless The Director General National Youth Service Corps.
God bless National Youth Service Corps
God bless Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Yours Sincerely
Comrade Alao John.
(A prospective corps member and a redefined activist)
Writes from the state of sober reflection.
Email: alaojohn75@gmail.com
Facebook: Comrade Alao John Damilola

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Buhari says he doesn't need Cameron’s apology, but the return of stolen money

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would not be demanding any apology from British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron over his diplomatic gaffe, describing Nigeria, along with Afghanistan as 'fantastically corrupt'.

‎President Buhari said instead, he would demand action from Cameron, by returning Nigeria's stolen money and assets stashed in the United Kingdom.

Buhari made his frustration clear as he addressed a Commonwealth conference in London Wednesday morning in the wake of Mr Cameron's diplomatic gaffe.

Clutching a glass as he made small talk with the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception, the PM was caught on camera being indiscreet about the countries he had invited to a key anti-corruption summit tomorrow.

The Presidency and several other Nigerians, have however, lashed back at the British PM for that scathing remark.

This came as the Presidency, yesterday, expressed 'shock' at the unguarded comment, saying that Cameron must have been looking at an old snapshot of Nigeria.
However, the president Wednesday morning refused to criticise Cameron directly when he was asked about the blunder at the conference.
Instead he said he expected the UK to help him reclaim Nigerian assets that had been fraudulently stripped from the country.
Buhari said:

"I am not going to demand an apology from anybody. What I am demanding is a return of assets … This is what I am asking for. What would I do with an apology? I need something tangible."
Earlier, Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Scotland said Mr Cameron's remarks had been 'unfortunate' and countries like Nigeria needed support rather than criticism.

Mr Cameron's candid comments risked causing diplomatic ructions ahead of the major international anti-corruption summit in London on Thursday. As well as Buhari, and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is due to attend. He has also acknowledged corruption in his country and pledged to clean it up.

The gathering of the world's political and business leaders in London will aim to 'galvanise a global response to tackle corruption' and is being staged in the wake of the Panama Papers leak, which revealed widespread tax avoidance among the world's elite earlier this year.

Afghanistan is at number 166 in campaign group Transparency International's latest Corruption Perceptions Index – second from bottom.

Only North Korea and Somalia, jointly ranked at number 167, are perceived to be more corrupt. Nigeria is at number 136.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Buhari finally signs 2016 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2016 appropriation Act into law.

Mr. Buhari signed the budget in the presence of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in his office at the presidential villa Abuja.
Others who witnessed the budget been signed by the President were the national chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.
The 2016 budget estimates suffered several delays after claims and counter claims from both the legislature and executive arms, each accusing the other of padding the budget.

Mr. Buhari returned the budget to the National Assembly, saying key projects were removed and others not in the estimates he submitted were added.
A meeting was held last week with the leadership of the national assembly after which a committee was formed to look at all "grey areas" and harmonize them in time for the president's assent.
The National Assembly reportedly returned a "clean" copy of the budget to the president which he finally signed today.
I shall speak in more details about the overall economic and social policies of the government in my address on May 29, God willing-PMB‎

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Davido's father welcomes the latest Osun state corpers with the sum of 10 million naira

Congratulations to the recently sworn in NYSC 2016 Batch A (stream 1) corp members in Osun state as reports just reaching us confirms that Dr Adedeji Adeleke donated a sum of 10 million naira to the latest corp members.

The father of the popular Nigerian singer, Davido and the Pro-chancellor of Adeleke University; during his visit today to the NYSC orientation camp in Osun state pronounced the huge amount as a gift to the corp members and urged them to serve their father's land with all humility.

He also surprised 7 wonderful dancers with a sum of N100, 000 each.

Congratulations to all Osun state Otondos!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A British scientist claims Humans will soon start living for 1000years, says ageing body can be repaired like a car.

A BRITISH doctor insists a breakthrough is near which can tackle the effects of ageing and allow humans to live until they are 1,000 years-old.
Doctor Aubrey de Grey likens the human body to a car and is developing a new form of medicine based on regenerative therapies.
He is the co-founder of Strategies for California based Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) Research Foundation says they have identified seven specific reasons we age, which can all be targeted.
He said:

"We are developing a new kind of medicine: regenerative therapies that remove, repair, replace, or render harmless the cellular and molecular damage that has accumulated in our tissues with time"

"People have this crazy concept that ageing is natural and inevitable, and I have to keep explaining that it is not.
"The human body is a machine with moving parts and like a car or an aeroplane, it accumulates damage throughout life as a consequence of normal operation."
Leading figures at tech companies Google and Paypal have given Dr de Grey's research team financial backing.

The Cambridge graduate hopes humans will eventually be to live until past 1,000 years-old, with it even applicable eventually to people who are already alive today.

Yet not everybody is convinced by his claims, with another leading doctor pouring scorn on the suggestions.
Dr Tilo Kunath, of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh rejected the claims, telling The Express:

"No one in the future could be genetically modified for a human to live longer than say 120 years. You couldn't even do it through diet or medicine, no not within the next 100 years."‎

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tiwa savage finally reveals her marriage is over with Teeblizz. Download video

Tiwa Savage clearly has a lot to say concerning her failed marriage. In an emotional interview exclusively obtained by Pulse, the singer says she never knew of his third child here in Nigeria.

If I am not happy. And I was scared that if I ever find somebody else to marry me? That's the misconceptions of our society. I don't care if I ever get married again. I care about being happy for Jamil, I care about not walking on eggshells.

I do want a man that works, that will help me with my financial burden. He doesn't have to be a millionaire or billionaire, but at least someone that helps, and won't put me in more debt."

She added that:

"The marriage is finally over, it's been over for a while, and I have covered up for a while. What happened was God-sent, and he made it easier for me to walk away with what he did on social media. He got so many people angrier, he pulled so many innocent people into this. Even his family. He made it easy for me to finally up and walk away."

She said:

"Before marriage, I didn't know of his third child in Nigeria. A lot of people warned me about him, but I am going to say I made a mistake. At the beginning everyone says you can't leave the marriage because our culture frowns on it. I made a mistake, do I have to wait ten years, 15 years?

Savage pouring out her heart in the interview, revealed TeeBillz never cared, was unconcerned about her health even when she got pregnant and lost the baby.

Obviously, it's a no going back for Tiwa who said she doesn't care if she never marries again.

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Monday, April 18, 2016


We are proud to introduce the newest Alternative Artiste in Nigeria.

After getting his first official Radio airplay with Tosyn Bucknor of Top Radio 90.9FM, Lagos, Simdie (@simdie_) has found a way to sneak into the radio station's Top 5 at 10 countdown show and instantly captured the attention of millions of listeners which include British/Nigerian girl group Shiikane who have compared him to the likes of John Mayer and the golden Dave Matthew's band.

This sound is absolutely awesome and very unique and has debuted on No 2 on the Alterative Music Naija Chart. It carries huge hop for nigerian music abroad.

Click here to listen for yourself

Friday, April 1, 2016

[MUSIC] I'm HOT - Smeezy

2016 indeed promised hot jamz, but not without SMEEZY......

This young and talented Act "SMEEZY" AKA (Obama of flows) won't seize to amaze his fans, as he's always giving them something extraordinary.

The "G.O.A.T Music Group" finest and "SMEEZY is SMEEZY" crooner, hits the streets again with another ever blazing, promising, and massive tune " I'M HOT".

I'M HOT, a reversal of MI "I'm hot" a cover of "gbono feli feli instrumental", smeezy the young rapper after MI crown and jumps on the instrumental to prove he's actually better than MI Abaga.

Taking his fans to another higher level, keeping it real like 100%…

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

This might be "Bye Bye to condoms" as scientists finds a cure for HIV/AIDS

Researchers at Philadelphia's Temple University have made a thrilling breakthrough on the path to cure HIV/AIDS. In a recent experiment, they managed to remove HIV-1 DNA out of the human genome. And when they reintroduced HIV to the edited genomes, the cells were no longer infected with the virus .‎

It's a huge leap towards the goal of curing the disease that has killed over 25 million people since the 1980's. Treatment has come a long way in the last few years, yet the scientists said antiretroviral drugs, which can regulate the disease, are not a permanent solution. As soon as a person stops receiving the treatment, their cells are once again open to the infection, and the virus usually progresses into AIDS. At this point, doctors are able to keep the virus at bay, but not cure it.

The Temple University scientists may have brought us one step closer to a cure. They employed CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology, first developed in 2012 , to cut HIV-1 out of the genome, after which the human DNA healed itself.‎

Dr. Kamel Khalili, director of the Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center at Temple University claims that they are ready to put his new gene therapy into a new drug that will cure HIV in patients even after they stop taking the drugs.

In an interview, Dr Khalili said:
"The findings are important on multiple levels. They demonstrate the effectiveness of our gene editing system in eliminating HIV from the DNA of CD4 T-cells and, by introducing mutations into the viral genome, permanently inactivating its replication. Further, they show that the system can protect cells from reinfection and that the technology is safe for the cells, with no toxic effects," 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Prospective corp members vows to stage protest against NYSC

After the recent postponement of the commencement of Orientation courses by NYSC from April 1st to April 27th, prospective corp members have therefore vowed to stage a Protest against the said authorities.

Various notifications and awareness have been trailing round various social media by some aggrieved prospective corp members to this effect. An example of such messages is shown below

"This is to inform all the Prospective Corp Members (PCM) that there will be a protest across all the NYSC state secrtariats including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday 11th of April due to the irrelevant and continuous postponement of the 2016 Batch A Camp Orientation dates without the necessary authorities giving us any reason for their decisions.

Readers should remember that we are the leaders of tomorrow and we all need to respond to this as we can only deliver this country from such ugly situations for the betterment of this country and our unborn children.

Thanks and please rebroadcast"

Some said the date is witnessing the postponement for the fourth time. We just hope this doesn't get out of hands

Finally! The Psquare brothers including Jude Okoye have reconciled. See what they said

Should in case you've not been keeping up with the Okoye brothers, then refresh your memory with this brief recap.

Peter fired Jude as his manager a few weeks ago, he then went solo & changed his management team, Paul then released an emotional single addressing their drama called "Call To Heaven", He also took to Instagram to blast Peter for airing their differences on social media, this was after he put Peter on blast for doing the same during their last beef a few months ago, anyways Peter clapped back, Peter then granted the mother of all interviews two days ago, an EXPLOSIVE tell all basically calling out his brothers for ganging up on him among other allegations and Jude clapped back yesterday saying there are 3 sides to every story and the truth is dirty.

Well someone must have brought the brothers together to resolve their issues because a few minutes ago ALL three of them posted on their instagram pages, a picture of a white dove in the sky, with the message:

"It took our stupidity to realize that FAMILY comes first, We are VERY SORRY??. @rudeboypsquare @judeengees #dembeonenobetwo #PSquareForever"

Chances are that Psquare will not be taken seriously if the events of the past few weeks are, again, re-enacted in the future.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Comedian & Musician "Nomoreloss" Is Dead!

Popular Nigerian musician and comedian Olumuyiwa Osinuga a.k.a Nomoreloss has passed on this morning at an undisclosed hospital. According to sources, the singer has been ill since January which made him off the entertainment scene for a while.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

NYSC postpones Batch A 2016 orientation course again

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has postponed to April 27, the three-week Batch A Orientation course earlier scheduled to start on April 1st. The date was previously postponed from February 28th to March 2nd to April 27th to April 1st and now April 27th. The new announcement was made on their official website.

Abosede Aderibigbe, NYSC's director of press and public relations, made the confirmation while responding to an inquiry by TheCable.

Prospective corps members were confused on Friday when a message started circulating online that the orientation programme had been postponed.

A statement on the NYSC camp appeared to validate their fears, but there were against reports that the strange time table was the work of hackers who had supposedly gained access to the NYSC website.

Aderibigbe did not state any reason for the shift, but apologised to the prospective corps members over any inconvenience that the development could create.

We wish to confirm the shift in date for the commencement of the 2016 Batch 'A' Orientation course," she said.

"The new time-table for the course is as follows:

Stream I

Commencement: Wednesday, 27th April, 2016

Swearing-in ceremony: Friday, 29th April, 2016, Close of Camp: Friday, 13th May, 2016

Stream II

Commencement: Saturday, 21st May, 2016 Swearing-in ceremony: Monday, 23rd May, 2016

Close of Camp: Monday, 6th June, 2016

"We also use this opportunity to express our sincere regrets over any inconveniences this change of date might cause to Prospective Corps Members and other esteemed stakeholders." she said.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Good news - All those "Omo-Oniles" will now be treated as criminals - Lagos State Government

Speaking during the monthly Security Council on Tuesday, the State's Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem said the Lagos State Government would no longer tolerate the illegal activities of land grabbers otherwise known as Omo-Onile, just as it warned that anyone found using such to disturb public peace and illegally disposes people of their property would be prosecuted in accordance with relevant criminal laws.

Briefing journalists at the end of the meeting chaired by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and attended by heads of security agencies in the state, Kazeem said the Council strongly condemned the disturbing menace of land grabbing, and advised members of the public who are victims of such to gather enough evidence and forward same to the appropriate security agencies for prompt action.

"Land is a very important asset in this state and the security of title is also very important and therefore, anybody who uses threat of arms or physical threat to disposes people of their legitimate property will be treated as criminals".

"Land grabbing can be civil and criminal once you use threat of arms and other physical threat to disposes people of their property and so what I will advice the public is that when you are faced with situation like this, do not physically engage these people".

"What you should do is to get details, video and any other information you can get on them, pass such information to the security agencies who will in turn pass them to the government and I assure you that my office will work round the clock to prosecute these people for crimes".

"It is criminal trespass when you seek to go on other people's property that does not belong to you. So, this is a clear warning that the Lagos State Government will no longer tolerate these activities. It is going to be zero tolerance,"
the Commissioner said.

Also speaking to reporters on the outcome of the meeting, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni said the Council majorly considered the need to build on the successes recorded so far with regard to providing safety and security for the people, and also looked at the need to sustain and improve on measures that have so far been put in place which resulted in successes against crimes.

" Governor Ambode specifically appreciated the people for providing useful information to security agencies, and urged them not to relent in further supporting the government and indeed security agencies".

"Let me reassure members of the public that the Lagos State Government and its security apparatus have all the wherewithal to hunt and look for anybody that comes to Lagos to engage in any criminal activities and let me place it on record that such criminals will be pursued to any nook and cranny that they may run to and they will be made to face the law of the land.

"In furtherance as well, the Council considered the need for us to also re-gig our efforts toward the Easter Celebration that is coming up and we also looked generally at the activities of hoodlums who had called themselves the land grabbers,"
Owoseni said.

He added that the police would work with relevant agencies to stop the activities of land grabbers, and that the police was poised to go headlong to pursue the criminal elements in the state‎

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

As Psqaure splits, Paul Okoye cries in new song titled "Call Heaven" Download now

One half of music twin stars, Paul Okoye aka Rudeboy, has decided to pour his heart out on a new piece titled "Call Heaven". It's his way of expressing his feelings regarding the break up between him and his twin brother.

If you listen closely to the lyrics, you can actually feel the pain in Paul's heart, and how much he wouldn't have wanted the break-up.

We just pray they resolve their differences in time because this song is really touching.

Download song‎ Here