Friday, December 2, 2016

Guess the Most Viewed Post and Win a Blog Prize of N10,000

OK – it’s time for a little Gist Wonder reader competition.
It’s called – “Guess the Topic of the most viewed post Competition” (or GTTOTMVP for short)…. catchy isn’t it!
Here’s how it will run. I’m going to offer a prize for the first person to submit the topic of the most viewed post on this blog as at December 1st, 2016 (via comments below) that brought in the most traffic to Gist Wonder all time.
--Like our facebook page @gistwonder and follow us on twitter @gistwonder then you come to comment on this post.
ONE COMMENT ENTRY PER PERSON (I’ll check IP addresses to make sure). Your first entry will be taken as your only entry – so be quick but make your entry count by reading what others have already said (first in best dressed).
Note – Topic of the post – it could be a combination of more than one word.
The Prize – N10,000 cash
Judging – The Winner will be the first person to get the exact topic right.
Do note – that my comments are filtered and some comments go to moderation and don’t appear on the post until I’ve given them the go ahead. As a result you might think you’re first for a topic but someone else might actually be.
I’ll announce the winner in 7 days so we can get a nice array of topic names submitted for a little fun.  
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

See The Record That David De Gea Broke

In the midst of all the controversies and Spain’s glory at the Euro 2016, David De Gea broke a 50-year-old record by keeping clean sheets in his first 5 competitive matches with Spain.

The record was held by Gordon Banks who managed clean sheets for 442 minutes, which De Gea broke after managing a clean sheet in a 5th consecutive match against Turkey. The Turks did not trouble the Spanish defense much, as they stood firm. Spainish players were at their best and it was a glimmer of hope for their fans after a disappointing 2014 World Cup.

The Manchester United shot stopper kept clean sheets in his first four competitive matches against Luxembourg, Macedonia, Ukraine and Czech Republic, the fifth came against the Turks.

In the match against Turkey, De Gea was rarely troubled except for the early mistake by Sergio Ramos. The record will be a huge boost for De Gea in a bid to regain his confidence after all the controversies he faced. De Gea has become Del Bosque’s first choice ahead of Iker Casillas, who held the goalkeeping reigns for Spain for a long time.
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Finally, Wole Soyinka throws his green Card away, read what he said

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has fulfilled his promise to do away with his US green card.

 He made the disclosure on Thursday, December 1, on the sidelines of an education conference at the University of Johannesburg, AFP reports.

Prolific playwright, novelist and poet Wole Soyinka has reportedly fulfilled his promise of discarding his US residency green card if Donald Trump becomes the US president. Before the presidential election, the nobel prize winner Soyinka had pledged to give up his permanent US residency if the Republican candidate Trump assumes the presidential post.

“I had a horror of what is to come with Trump… I threw away the (green) card, and I have relocated, and I’m back to where I have always been” (Nigeria).
Wole Soyinka who has been a regular teacher at US universities including Harvard, Cornell and Yale added that he would not discourage anyone from applying for a green card.

“It’s useful in many ways. I wouldn’t for one single moment discourage any Nigerians or anybody from acquiring a green card… but I have had enough of it,” . Soyinka, one of Africa’s most famous writers and rights activists, was jailed in 1967 for 22 months during Nigeria’s civil war. He was reported to have recently completed a term as scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs.

A Nigerian lawyer, Kayode Ajulo later warned that Soyinka could go to prison if he destroys his Us green card as the act amounts to willful destruction of government property.


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

England appoint former defender as coach on a 4-year contract

Former English defender, Gareth Southgate has been appointed England national teamcoach on a four-year contract reportedly worth up to £2m a year.

‘I am extremely proud to be appointed England manager. However, I am also conscious getting the job is one thing, now I want to do the job successfully,’ Southgate said on his appointment.
As interim manager, Southgate won his first game in charge; 2–0 against Malta. He went on to guide England to a goalless draw with Slovenia, then defeated Scotland 3–0 and drew 2–2 with Spain.
The 46-year-old, who made 57 appearances for England as a player, was promoted from his role as England U-21s manager in September following Sam Allardyce‘s sack after only 67 days and one match played.
His only match in charge of the Three Lions was a slim 1-0 away at Slovakia at the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
On June 27, Roy Hodgson resigned from the managerial post after Iceland knocked England out of Euro 2016 – which was won by a Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal.
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See The Shoe That Was Chosen As 'Shoe Of The Year for 2016'

Rihanna’s Fenty Creeper dethrones Kanye’s Yeezy as Shoe of the Year.

Rihanna‘s Fenty Puma Creeper has pushed Kanye‘s Yeezy Boost 350 aside to claim the Shoe of the Year accolade at the 30th Footwear News Achievement Awards.

The singer, who was present to receive the honour, wore a pair of the shoes to the ceremony in New York.
She becomes the first woman to win the award.
Creepers are reported to always sell out in hours after each time they become available.

According to Footwear News,the Creeper was sold out  in 3 hours when it first debuted last fall .
The Fenty Puma Creeper was the only choice for the 2016 Shoe of the Year: The sought-after honor will be presented at the 30th annual Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York on Nov. 29.

FN selects the shoe of the year based on retail sales, consumer feedback, social media prowess and overall buzz. The award has been handed out just three times: Kanye West took it home last year with his Yeezy Boost 350 sneaker with Adidas. In 2014, tennis legend Stan Smith was on hand to accept the prize for his own hot signature shoe with Adidas.

“Shoe of the Year is the most coveted award because it truly reflects industry dominance,” said Michael Atmore, FN’s editorial director. “Like Stan Smith and Kanye West, Rihanna made a statement shoe that drove global excitement and generated huge sales. Rihanna and Puma pushed the market in a new direction with an overnight sensation that has real legs.
This year, Rihanna’s Creepers have flooded Instagram feeds, caused site crashes and popped up on eBay the moment the shoes sell out. Fans of Rihanna’s bold, devil-may-care approach to fashion have scrambled to get their hands on a pair of Creepers, which have released in an array of mostly neutral colorways over the past year. But it’s not just female fans who are scooping up the style: Rihanna and Puma have also released the Creepers in men’s sizing with success.
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Gist Wonder Contest Giveaway

We say hello to our fans out there. Thank you all for following our page and blog. We really appreciate your efforts. So therefore, we decided to reward our fans and readers with a giveaway of a whooping sum of N10,000 this December.
Yes, the giveaway cash will be as a result of a contest. The contest will be launched by 12.00am on Thursday, December 1st 2016 and the contest will be for a period of 10 days which will end on 11.59pm on December 10,2016.
To enter the contest, stay tuned to our blog and always visit for updates. We would surely keep you updated as it goes and the contest will be posted on our facebook page as soon as it is launched so stay glued. It is a first come first serve competition which I’m sure you wouldn’t want to miss abi who no go like win 10k this december.
If you know some of your friends who you know will like to enter too, you can share this with them so that they can be informed too.
Thank you for the love you always show us. We appreciate, have a nice night ahead and anticipate our contest.
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Surprise : Mourinho targets Mikel. See what he said about him.

Jose Mourinho  is set to make a shock move to land former player  Mikel Obi from Chelsea, according to The Sun.
Mikel, 29, has not played under new Stamford Bridge manager Antonio Conte and there are no plans to renew his contract which runs out this season.
Now the Manchester United boss is ready to take advantage with a cut-price New Year offer for the player the Red Devils thought they had signed ten years ago.
Mikel had just turned 19 when the Old Trafford outfit announced on their website that they had signed the teenager on a four-year contract from Norwegian club Lyn Oslo.
The £4m transfer was done directly with the player and his club — bypassing his agents and he was even pictured in a United shirt.
But Chelsea angrily claimed they had an agreement with the agents to buy him.
The midfielder is yet to make an appearance for the Blues this season
Things turned nasty when it was reported Mikel  started to get threatening phone calls and ended up having to take refuge in a safe hotel with a security guard.
He then went missing from Lyn amid stories he had been kidnapped.
The Nigeria captain  had actually travelled to London where he went on Sky Sports TV to claim that he had been pressured into signing for United, something they denied, and he wanted to join the Blues.
The matter was resolved when Chelsea paid United £12m and Lyn £4m.
So it will be the second time Mourinho has signed Mikel, who he believes can play in a defensive midfield role in front of the back four.
He needs that type of player to give £89m Paul Pogba freedom to roam.
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Chelsea forward Victor Moses named Premier League player of November

In November, Moses grabbed two Man of the Match awards as Chelsea won three consecutive Premier league games.

Chelsea forward Victor Moses has been named the PFA Premier League player of the month beating Sergio Agueroand Victor Anichebe to the award.

In the month under review, Chelsea won three consecutive Premier League games and Moses was named Man of the Match in two of them.
The Nigeria international was hugely influential in the 1-0 win at Middlesbrough on Sunday, November 20 and in their 2-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday, November 26.
In the win over Spurs, the 25-year-old scored the winning goal, ending Tottenham's unbeaten start to the Premier League season.
Moses beat Manchester City's Aguero, Sunderland's Anichebe and Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson to the award.
The Nigeria international secured 18,756 votes to win the award ahead of Sigurdsson (7,791 votes) Watford's Nordin Amrabat(5,378 votes) Anichebe (3,642 votes), Aguero (3,457 votes) and West Brom's Matt Phillips, (1,203 votes).

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

UNN Direct Entry Admission Lists – 2016/17 [Merit & Supplementary]

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN direct entry merit and supplementary admission lists for the  2016/2017 academic session are out now.

UNN direct entry admission lists contain the names of candidates offered provisional admission into the university first degree programmes for the 2016/2017 academic session.

Check UNN Direct Entry Admission List.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

See The Stone Rain That Happened In Turkey

A video surfaced on internet claiming ” Stones rain in Turkey” is going viral. Many people are sharing this video along with a picture of black stones, few religious people even say its signs of “Doomsday” “Ends of Time”. 

May God save us. 

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There are certain things a lot of men would love their women to do, but they might never tell her. They probably won’t tell you because they don’t want to pass the message of being too needy.

Men don’t want to be perceived as being too demanding and being insensitive, so they act like they are okay but do not be deceived, every man wants the following:
Women love to be wanted, but this trait isn’t just found in women alone, men love to be desired as well men love to feel loved. Men feel valued when their lady gives them that feeling that they are wanted.
Every man loves to be respected, by his lady especially. Men also feel valued when they’re respected, and it kills their ego when their lady doesn’t give them respect. When with friends and family, every man would want to be shown respect.
Who doesn’t love to be admired? Everyone does, and men want this as well. He wants to be seen as sexy, charming, handsome and good-looking by his lady. He loves to be admired and he loves to be told as well, but he probably won’t tell you that.
No man wants to be lonely, and companionship to a man isn’t just someone to be with — no! To him, companionship is being with that woman he loves and admires, having a good time with her — a time to have those deep and intimate talks he won’t have with anyone else. There is something about companionship a man wants, and even the men that are big flirts also want that companionship from the women they love.
Every man wants this! Every man wants this! Every man wants this! This is one thing every man wants from his lady — to look good, to look appealing at every point in time. Every man wants a lady he can take pride in, and some men even become ashamed of their partner when they don’t look appealing.
No man wants a lady that would give up on him at the slightest instance, and no man wants a lady who would only criticise for anything and everything he does. Every man loves that woman who would always encourage him and believe in him.
Every man wants to be appreciated and feel appreciated. He doesn’t want a lady that’s selective in her appreciation, but one that really sees the good he does no matter how little. The lady that appreciates even those little bits is the one he would probably love to do more for.
These seven things make a man feel more loved and valued in a relationship — he wants it from his lady, but he probably won’t say.
You know some other things a man wants from a lady but doesn't know how to say ? Tell us in the comment and let's hear you out.
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To The Ladies..10 Signs That Your Man Loves You Even If He Rarely Says It

It’s expected that couples always tell each other how much they love each other. Most men find it hard saying “I love you” to their partner. I don't know why they find it hard though but from experience and research, i got to know that.

Here are signs your man loves you even if he rarely says it
1. You know your man loves you if he puts you before everyone and everything else in his life.
2. You know your man loves you if he respects you as a person.
3. You know your man loves you if he hates to see you sad and does everything to make you laugh.
4. You know your man loves you if he uses “we” instead of “I”. He does this because he sees you as a part of his world.
5. You know your man loves you if he always creates time for you no matter how busy he is.
6. You know your man loves you if he takes care of you when you are sick.
7. You know your man loves you if he sees you as the most beautiful woman in the world.
8. You know your man loves you if he doesn’t forget little details that matter to you. He always remembers things that are important to you.
9. You know your man loves you if he values your opinion and always wants your opinion before he makes decision.
10. You know your man loves you if he respects your friends and family.
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Vice Chancellor of FUTA, reportedly arrested for hitting staff member with his car

The police in Ondo state have reportedly arrested the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, for hitting a member of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the school, Abiodun Ademola Atunbi, with his car at the main campus of the school at Oba’nla in Akure this morning.

Members of staff were said to have gathered at a particular place to pray when the incident happened. Police Officers from the Okuta Elerinla Police Station arrested Prof. Daramola shortly after the accident occurred.

Aggrieved members of the staff gathered and staged a protest in the school. Some of them set up bonfire within the school campus. 

The Vice Chancellor and members of staff of the school have been at loggerheads for a while, with some of them calling for his removal from office.
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Devastating State Of Owakurudu Erosion That Has Rendered Lots Of Lives Useless

The residents of Owakurudu community of Ijebu Ode, Ogun State has cried out to the government to come to their aid as the all the residents in the community are almost dying due to the gully erosion in the area. There is a very big pit in the area known as 'Odo Kala' in yoruba which has brought down over 10 houses and rendered so many  people homeless.

Channels Television correspondents were there to see the situation of the place and had interviews with some landlords in the area. Watch the video below and see what this people are experiencing. May God ease their pain.

We hope the government heed their call and come to their aid before it is too late.

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Facts About Mourinho This Season So Far

Jose Mourinho has really been underperforming this season and ManUtd fans are not getting what they expected in him. 

Here are some quick facts about Mourinho this season so far

  • Mourinho spent £150m and is already more than 10 points behind the team he nearly got relegated last season. Special one.

  • This is United's worst start to a season since 1989. I thought Mourinho was the Messiah? And that ridiculous spending would pay off? But what are we seeing ?

  • Jose Mourinho has been sent off more times than he's won premier league home matches with Manchester United

  • Klopp spent what, £70 million and is fighting for the league while Mourinho spent over £100 million and is fighting Everton for Europa.

  • 77,466 - Number of Man United fans who just deleted their tweet saying Jose Mourinho will win the league for them this season.

  • Jose Mourinho has been sent off more times this season (2) than all of his Manchester United players combined (1).

  • Mourinho just proving that he's a lifelong United fan by watching from the stands every week and even sef Mourinho is still not even the best manager in the stand now, Sir Alex is sitting there too...

  • And then it's so sad to see Mourinho turning into another Wenger. Tactically outdated.

  • But wait o, Mourinho makes Mata captain, that is a woooow.

  • Disrespects Schweignsteiger, dumps Mkhitaryan, Rooney abandoned and Carrick underrated.

In case you don't know, Manchester United when Michael Carrick has started this season:

Games: 8
Wins: 7
Draws: 1
Goals: 22

Premier League wins since August 2015:
Antonio Conte (13 games) - 10
Jose Mourinho (29 games) - 9

ManUtd last 3 managers points after 13 games:
Moyes: 22 points
Van Gaal: 22 points
Mourinho: 20 points

What's your view on this ?
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