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Sunday, 7 October 2007

Ibrahim Babaginda's Mansion + An article by Dayo Olomu

He ruled Nigeria for 8 years (85-93) People have all sorts of things to say about him...I don't know why, but I sorta like this guy...

Here's what the home of Nigeria's former head of state looks like...

Babaginda's Mansion in pictures

What can I say? Money good o? What do you say?

Here also is an article by motivational speaker Dayo Olomu

How Do You Start Your Day?
By Dayo Olomu

How do you start you day? Do you just wake up in the morning, have your bath and go to work? If you answer yes to this question, may I say that in this day and age, that is not how to start an eventful day?

Everyday spend time thinking about your future, your life, your values and your choices. Decide where you are going and write it down. I do it early in the morning; some of my clients do it before bed. Find what works out best for you and use it.

I start my day with what I call the golden hour when I sharpen the mind by means of keeping myself physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually fit. It is about renewing yourself, which will in turn give you time to recreate yourself and boost your confidence.

The first thing I do is to shape up spiritually by prayer, reading the Bible and reading a booklet called "Word for Today" which I have been reading for years.

Then I move onto shaping myself physically by exercising. I do 50 press-ups every morning.

After that I shape up intellectually by reading a chapter of the book I am reading at the moment or anything that will shape me intellectually.

During this process I look at my things to do for today list and allocate the ABCD strategy.
A is Action Now,
B is before the end of the day,
C is Can wait till tomorrow and
D is you delegate it or delete it

By the time my family wakes up I am ready to shape up emotionally. And we listen and dance to vibrant music together. The favourite ones in the family are "A Higher Place" by Peyton, "Moving On Up" by M People and "Move It" by Reel to Reel
May I also add that it is important you go to bed early to get a good night's sleep?

Benjamin Franklin noted that "early to bed, early to rise makes a man (or woman) healthy and wise." Keeping an ambitious; rigorous daily schedule seems to help. If you do what you've always done, you will get what you've always gotten. I guarantee it!

Peak performance people know the value of controlling their daily direction. They know that starting the day with some inspiration reading or vibrant music or stimulating conversation will tend to invigorate the entire day. That is why every motivational speaker recommends listening to tapes in the morning, rather than the bad news on TV

Here are some Constructive Tips for everyday Planning that one of my teachers, Bob Proctor taught me:

Carry a small pad for jotting down things to be done. An inexpensive note pad has played a major role in the success of any executives.

Plan your day "tightly." Schedule progressive action activities.
Schedule your outgoing telephone calls so they can be taken care of at one sitting. There is less chance of finding busy lines early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Plan meetings for the beginning or close of the day, not in the midst of work periods. Write out list of things to discuss at each meeting.

Plan things that you can work on or think about while you are in transit or waiting around. Have material to read or other constructive work handy for odd moments that inevitably crop up.

The best way to stop wasting your life is to plan your time. Plan tomorrow tonight; don't wait for tomorrow morning.

Virtually everyone goes to bed at a different time each night, but as a rule, gets up at the same time every morning.

Set your alarm back one hour and you will gain nine forty-hour weeks each year.

Sir Walter Raleigh who built the great tobacco empire was asked how he accomplished so much in such a short time. Raleigh replied, "When there is anything to do, I start it."
Don't look at a thing; Start it.
Don't imagine that it is difficult; Start it
Don't put it off for a day; Start it
Don't pretend that you must think it over; Start it

Don't start half-heartedly; put everything you can muster into your start."It can't be done," but with a forceful start you can do it
You have probably done things throughout your life without using this extra force at the start.

Think how much more you could achieve by making an enthusiastic start at each task, every morning.

Start your day with purpose.

This is me now: Some people are so pissed at me for not replying their comments...now they think I'm snobbish. Me snobbish? I used to be...now I'm so busy chasing after other things that I don't even remember what it is to be snobbish, how much more being it...

If I don't reply your comment, don't think I'm trying to diss you...I appreciate you guys more than you know, I just don't remember to reply, or maybe I just play down the importance of replying comments...I apologise...I'll improve on that. Pls keep your comments coming.

Meanwhile, the second edition of my Magazine...yeah, the same one I've been making a lot of noise about for over six months...will be out in a week...
I'm so excited right now that I can't even continue typing...will bring you all the details later.

Ciao for now! Muah!


Afolabi said...

well money is good and so is money earned from your sweat,not from the pockets and sweats of others...

Anonymous said...

Linda i have read ur blog for sometime now and i must say i really enjoy. I am however really disappointed with this post. U are putting d pictures up of a mansion build with our money and u say '' money good oh''. Yes money is good when it is from ur sweat and not when it is stole from a countrys's treasurey. U also said u liked Babangida, this is a man who plunged our country into a near crisis or rather should i say huge crisis by annuling d June 12th election and also for promoting corruption in our country. This is a man who many say is responsible for the death od the late Dele Giwa. Linda i respect u but as a journalist i think u should do ur bit for our country and that includes not glorifying those who have almost brought our country to its knees. It is this money good attitude that has led to the grab grab nature of our leaders. We all have a part to play in rebuilding our country, play ur part. DO NOT GLORIFY THIEVES.

From a Nigerian who hopes our country gets beta so i can come back home after studying abroad.

Anonymous said...

BTW This is not the home of IBB. Its been put on a website which claims it is his but this some mansion in Miami. Go to www.ibrahim-babangida or www.ibrahimbabangida.com and you can see pics of IBB's home in Minna . Please dont print falsehood that you cant verify.

Anonymous said...

Chaaai...see what many years of military leadership has done. D poolside is cool sha, kind of reminds me of those miami homes.
I don't think u're being snobbish at all, Linda. Most of your readers know u're a busy lady, especially those dat have been following your blog so far, concerning your mag and fashion shows and all. Just keep on entertaining and doing what u think is right ojare.

Ms. Catwalq said...

so that is where the scholarship money for students, salary for government workers, medicine for the poor and education funds are....

I am so disgusted, I want to vomit.

Ms. Catwalq said...

I am sorry, had to just come back and ask you...
What is it about Babangida that you like? Or am I the only one that sees him as a manipulative, self serving, pseudo dictator,, whose actions have helped run our country into the ground?

Unknown said...

last time I checked, Babangida denied this was his house even and I've seen this house (same house) sent as a forward for something else! Dayuum!

Anonymous said...

Money Good o! That is right. However how is the money gotten. Linda be careful in material things. I think good name is better that ill-gotten wealth. The love of money is the root all evil. I never envy IBB or his like minds. Half a word is enough 4 the wise.

Don't delet this comment. IF u do, then u are weak.

Linda Ikeji said...

I said money good o to get ur reactions...I don't know why i like babaginda, i just do.no apologies about that. who am I to judge anyone?Im just appreciating the house...and who says it's not his? can u proove it?

Anonymous said...

Linda dear,

Please how can you prove this is

in Nigeria?


Anonymous said...

Pease can you correct the time

(CLOCK) on your computer.


Anonymous said...


Are you saying this is house in Minna? If thats what you are saying then its untrue. I went to El-Amin International School for a few years and most people know that the school is exactly opposite his Minna home.

As a matter of fact, we students used to have our swimming lessons in the pool at his house and the pool is nothing like the picture you have here. The architecture of the house is also not the same as what you have put here.
However, if what you are saying is that this is house elsewhere in the world. Say where it is located but this is certainly not minna.

Anonymous said...

Linda did you get these pictures from nairaland. If you did, at least acknowledge your source now .

Anonymous said...

Linda, sadly I cant disclose who I am but I will give you info in the public domain that serves as evidence that this is not IBB's home in Minna.
a)This is a link of a video interview of IBB at his house in Minna (http://www.africanfile.com/video.html) - Click on the last link below that is captioned "IBB interview at Minna Residence" Half-way into the interview, more parts of his home are filmed and visible.

b)http://www.ibrahim-babangida.com/photos/nupe1%20(2).html (this picture shows a CAPTION of IBB's home exterior

c)This is the main sitting room of IBB's home http://www.ibrahim-babangida.com/photos/nupe1%20(8).html

d)Another picture of its exterior is here http://www.ibrahim-babangida.com/photos/ibb12.html

e)When IBB's daughter got married Ovation magazine covered the event and they showed most of the house in that edition, try and get hold of it!

Like Babangida or hate him - you are entitled to your opinion. Its not right to publish falsehood and present it as the truth. This is not IBB's home.

Linda Ikeji said...

@anon. no I didnt get it from nairaland.a friend sent it to me.
@wienna, thanks darling for understanding
@omo...how do I know? Haaaaahhh...from d source i guess.
@anon. tell me how to set the clock, have no idea...

Anonymous said...

How much it'll cost just to maintain this house

Senator said...

To set the time: Go to "customise" in your blog. Click on "Settings". Then select "Formatting" under setting. Scrol down to "time zone" Select GTM+01 Lagos. Save Settings.

I recommend the submssion of the first anonymous "...DO NOT GLORIFY THIEVES ...." Life is not all about money.

NigeriaPolitricks.com said...

Linda, I think you dropped the ball on this one. IBB is the most disgusting Nigerian ex-president alive...not someone to huggle over. Maybe you just get da hoyts' for criminals...that's a turn off!!!

Anonymous said...

yup, linda definitely not his house...

Unknown said...

Well done Linda....nice info on FGM...Female genital mutilation is still widely practiced in Africa.Unless I've been misinformed, the reason they do this is to make sex unpleasurable to women.The idea being, if she doesn't enjoy sex, your wife won't have to use her feminine charms to seduce strange men and wreck havoc on society.My question is, who wants to have sex with a woman who isn't able to enjoy it?I think it is callous and barbaric! I recently had an exclusive interview with this former supermodel now FGM activist based in Austria..Waris Dirie..I couldn't hold back my tears when she told me about her experience,the physical and psychological pain of FGM.After reading Waris' book "Desert Flower" I was shocked to find out that some countries in the world still practice the "ritual" of FGM. It made me intensely angry and sick to my stomach to know that amongst everything else girls/women go through in these few countries, that FGM is another painfull horror they have to live with for the rest of their lives.Its dreadfully and immorally wrong to make girls endure this pain. For more info check out Waris website:http://www.waris-dirie-foundation.com

Linda are you one of those IBB's apologists of diehard followers? Yeah, money good o, but to those who made it in an honest way not treasury looter like IBB and his Gangastas did...During his tyrannical rule massive-high level corruption and economic mismanagement severely undermined the country's development. Yeah, IBB now lives in constant fears arising from lack of peace within,no thanks to his antecedents. To his teeming supporters ,Babangida is a "demigod" because he showered them with material acquisitions,However, to most Nigerians. he remains an unrepentant brutal dictator arrogant bastard! he's the most hated man in Nigeria today and remains the most human personification of evil to millions of Nigerians, very disliked, well shielded from justice and still powerful enough to have his way.Let him remain in his self-imposed exile in his vast mansion. THE EVIL GENIUS.....

ababoypart2 said...

With respect I would have been surprised if IBB had such taste (bought or acquired)

Anonymous said...

where's his house located

cally-waffybabe said...

Good work as usual girl. Ignore your critics and just be yourself. Those of us that appreciate your hardwork would keep on supporting you.

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Linda Ikeji said...

@NP,I turn you off Nig politricks? Oh that's sad!lol
@everyone, if it's not IBB's house, then I apologies...my source said it is...he's still insisting it is...but I wont apologies for liking IBB.He's no personal friend of mine, never met him, etc, etc, I just don't hate him or anyone for that matter...and Im not glorifying anyone, thief or not...I try not to judge people
@ahmed...sorry love, u seem so agitated about this...are u a relation?when I went to your sites, none opened...why don't you send his house real pictures to my email?

Anonymous said...

@ Linda, in regards to ur first post about "SEx before marriage", I'd like to say u're venturing into realms unknown.WHat makes u think God hasn't equipped humans with the ability to resist it?
Pls stop adding what u don't know.
Could u pls do something about ur page, girl u've got so many pics and stuff locked on that it makes ur blog slow.U don't have to have everything on ur page at one time.Sheesh.Thanks girl:)

LurLar said...

If they want me to choose btw IBB & all d presidents that came to existence after him...I would choose IBB. Dnt know about Yar for now.

In my head and around me said...

This is NOT IBB's house.

Anonymous said...

For all of you saying that thi is not IBB's house, HOW THE HELL DO YOU KNOW THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE HOUSES IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. Most rich people I know have more than one house. So Ahmed, cool your heels. IBB stole public funds to enrich himself and his friends, period.

Fashion For Jos said...


“Nigerians at home and in the diaspora use fashion as tool to raise funds for victims of the violent crisis in Jos, Plateau State - Nigeria”

Landover, MD – The fundraising event organized by concerned Nigerians, led by Estella Ogbonna, CEO of Estella Couture Fashions to be held at “The Palace,” 1015 Brightseat Road, Landover, Maryland on May 1, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. is one poised to turn a listening ear to the cry of innocent victims of violence in Jos, Nigeria.

Fashion for Jos will accomplish the following objectives:

Raise funds for the Jos victims, especially women and children.
Create more awareness about the genocide in Jos and Nigeria as a whole as a means vehicle to invoke an action towards change.
Garner support from Nigerians in Diaspora and International Humanitarian Groups on how such incidents can be avoided.

Funds raised will be given to Nylah/ La Serene Give Back Group, Justice Development and Peace / Caritas (JDPC) Jos and the Nigerian Red Cross Society to support victims. The event marks the coming together of Nigerians in efforts to create a change in the lives of the men, women and children in Jos who are still crying in the aftermath of devastation.

Citizens are encouraged to visit the website at http://www.fashionforthenations.org. and participate by donating their talents, skills, time and resources to make “Fashion For Jos” a great event. Some volunteers on board include Nkem Egede, Exquisit Affairs, Lshandi, Regina Askia, Ladybrille Nigeria, Trendy Africa, Jem Publicity Inc., Tribe X Entertainment, Chioma Dike and many more. However, help is required for: ticket sales to the fashion show, photography, event promotions and publicity. The Fashion For Jos Team is also seeking models, DJs, event planners, make-up artists, hair stylists, fashion designers and musicians. Volunteers need not be Nigerians or African to participate.

Fashion for Jos magazine will be created to highlight and recognize all the sponsors, models, designers, clothes, promoters and volunteers who sacrificed time and effort to ensure the success of the event. It will also serve as a keepsake.

Estella Ogbonna
Estella Couture Fashions
+1 301-915-5927

Fashion For Jos said...

Hi Linda,

All hands are offically on deck to raise funds to victims who survived the Jos crisis. There is the call of despondent women and children we must answer to in order to effect change. We would like your support in getting the word out to Nigerians especially those in America who read your blog concerning "Fashion For Jos" fundraising event. Please visit the facebook page for more details: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fashion-For-The-Nations-FASHION-FOR-JOS/110707762286326?v=app_2347471856&ref=ts

It would be great if you can blog about the event, let me know if you will need any information. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The information in this blog is wrong. These pictures are not IBB's mansion but a photo, film and commercial shoot mansion in Bel Air, California. The truth is in this link if you are interested.


Anonymous said...

supported. money is sweet. why go abroad if i have this. ibb selfishcould have extended some to us.

Anonymous said...

house belongs to president robert mugabe of zimbabwe

Nigerian Man said...

If you had been the president, your house would also have been like that. It is not easy to get to the top and when you get there, you deserve better

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Nigeria Elite Forum said...

Wow! God is great

Anonymous said...

This is NOT IBBs house. Have been to the hilltop Mansion, this is not it.

Unknown said...

A pity people who rely on Linda Ikeji for information.

mysmslive247.com said...

See how our politicians are lavishing our money

Nairaclass.com said...

this is not it.

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