Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 07/29/2012 - 08/05/2012





Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Delta’s Newest Judge Seized By Kidnappers On His Way To Warri

From Vanguard
Kidnappers struck again in Delta State, Tuesday, abducting a newly-appointed judge of the Delta State High Court, Justice Marcel Okoh.
Justice Okoh, a former Director General of Public Prosecution, DPP, in the state, was kidnapped by armed men at Oria-Abraka in Ethiope –East Local Government Area of the state. Okoh had been on his way to the oil city of Warri.

7 Cameroon athletes go missing from Olympics

Seven Cameroonian athletes who participated in the 2012 London Olympic Games have disappeared from the Olympic Village, this is according to the mission head.

The athletes, five boxers, a swimmer and a footballer, (all pictured above) packed their personal belongings and disappeared when no one was looking. The woman disappeared first, and the others followed. Looking for greener pastures I guess.

Nigerian Kings of Comedy: Olympic Special. Sat August 11

Featuring Bovi, I Go Save, I Go Die, Okey Bakassi, Buchi, Akpororo, and Daliso Chaponda. 
Venue: HMV Hammersmith Apollo. ", Queen Caroline Str., Hammersmith, Greater, London W6 9, UK.
Date: Sat, 11 August 2012. Time 6pm. Gate £25, 35 and £50

Davido Makes Surprise Visit to Minister of Aviation Son's Graduation

Rave of the moment, Davido made a surprise stop at PineField college recently to pay a surprise visit to Chineye Oduah Igwe, son of the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi, on his graduation ceremony.
The pop star performed a few of his hit tracks and also gave a short speech to the graduating students. There was also an autograph session where students got to meet Davido and got autographs. More photos when you continue

Woman beats 16 year old foster son to death for stealing N50

The woman was stripped naked and made to carry the corpse of the dead boy around her area. The sad incident happened on Sunday on Amosu Street, Ijegun, in Lagos.

The woman known locally as Iya Anu beat her 16 year old foster son, Seubow, to death for allegedly stealing N50. Seybow was Iya Anu's husband's nephew.

According to neighbours, trouble started after Seubow lost the N1,000 given to him by Iya Anu to run an errand for her some days back. Angered by the loss which she claimed was theft, the woman refused to feed Seubow for over four days. When the teenager couldn't take the hunger anymore, he sneaked out to buy gala one night. When Iya Anu found out, she accused him of stealing her N50 and beat him up, using a rod. She battered him for days until he gave the ghost on Sunday afternoon. 

After his death, neighbours rounded the woman up and made her carry the boy's corpse to the police station. If only the neighbours had intervened earlier. This wasn't the first she would batter him. The photo on the right was taken in June at a police station where Iya Anu was taken to after seriously battering the boy. No one came to his rescue and he ended up dying in her hands. Sad!

Be Empowered in 2012 @ The Gific Annual Printware Exhibition

It’s your opportunity to be empowered and it’s here at last – The GIFIC Annual Print-ware Exhibition (GAPE 2012). It’s an initiative of GIFIC Nigeria Ltd to empower youths, retirees, unemployed, and other categories of people.

As an exhibition that features modern printing machines and techniques practically (on site operational display), participants will be able to have first-hand experience cum knowledge of how these machines can be procured, operated, handled and serviced to empower them in becoming business owners.

Is staying away from social media a sign you're abnormal?

That's what some psychologists want us to believe. They are saying that if you're a certain age and you stay away from social media, then its 'suspicious' In Oyibo land, you're most probably a psychopath.
Below is something I found on Daily Mail
The German magazine Der Taggspiegel went so far as to point out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of Facebook profiles.
On a more tangible level, Forbes.com reports that human resources departments across the country are becoming more wary of young job candidates who don't use Facebook.

Davido's publicist denies he beat up a taxi driver

Davido’s publicist, Valerie Obaze said:
‘Davido has no knowledge of any incident involving the assault of a taxi driver or the illegal seizure of his car. He does not condone violence of any sort and will not be commenting on this untrue allegation’
I'm working on getting Davido's side of the story. But to know exactly what Davido is accused of, then continue...

Joke of the day

One day a dog asked his friend the cat 'Why do you always hide when you want to have sex?'
The cat replied 'It's because of the humans. They are naughty, they already copied your style'

Yes we did dear cat, yes we did. Lol

Three 'One Chance' Suspects Mobbed In Abuja

This happened in Abuja. Three men were caught by a mob trying to rob a passenger in a taxi. Read the full story and see all the photos HERE. But be warned it's extremely graphic.

Oskar Ibru's daughter Makashe weds Lagos 'big boy' Kayode Awogboro

Makashe Ibru and Kayode Awogboro got married traditionally on Saturday 4th of August 2012. Their church wedding is slated for August 17 and 18, 2012 at the Eglise Sainte Clotilde in Paris with reception at the Pavillion d’Armenonville, Allee de Longchamp also in Paris, France.

Oskar Ibru is barring no costs, as he plans to fly over 500 of his friends and family members to France for the wedding. Makashe is his first daughter and heads Oskart LCC, while Kayode Awogboro is an executive director with Ark Insurance.

What will you do with a 41-Megapixel Camera Phone? Introducing the Nokia 808 PureView

Marketing Manager, Nokia West Africa, Mr. Kessiena Ogbemi; Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli; Celebrity Photographer, Kelechi Amadi-Obi; and Retail Manager, Nokia West Africa, Mr. Olajide Adeyemi at the Nokia 808 PureView Media Breakfast Launch
As the world becomes faster paced with technology advancing at the speed of thought, capturing life’s most memorable moments and sharing with loved ones just got easier and faster with the all-new Nokia 808 PureView with a ground breaking 41 megapixel sensor!

The Nokia 808 PureView will give consumers a whole new exciting experience as it marks a new era in smartphone photography. Now you don’t have to be scared of taking pictures in the dark as the device is able to capture available light and produce amazing quality images!

Gunmen Raid Deeper Life Church In Okene Killing 15 Worshippers

From Saharareporters
Unknown gunmen opened fire in a crowded Deeper Life church near the Federal College of Education in Okene, Kogi state late last night killing 15 worshipers in the church. Several worshipers were critically wounded in the attack according to the local government chairman in the area.
Emergency workers said the casualty will likely increase in a few hours. Soldiers and police from the Joint Task Force in the state have cordoned off the area.

Al Mustapha's mum passes on after 13 years of not seeing her son

Hajiya Fatima Al Mustapha died in Kano after a protracted illness on August 1 at the age of 70 without ever setting eyes on her son since his incarceration in 1998.

Major Hamza Al Mustapha was the Chief Security Officer of General Sani Abacha, former military head of state. He was arrested in 1998 for the murder of Kudirat Abiola and was sentenced to death by hanging on 30 January 2012.

Kim K: Bikini babe

See her toned body. Almost looks Photoshopped.   

Monday, 6 August 2012

40-foot container crushes car on Anthony bridge; kills three

This is my biggest fear, so I never drive close to a trailer. They are so reckless and their vehicles badly maintained.

The man you see in the photo above, plus two others in a Toyota Avalon car with registration number SQ 32 AAA, were killed around 7pm on Friday August 3rd on the Anthony Bridge, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, after a truck hauling a 40-foot container suddenly slipped off the flat-bed and fell on their car

The driver of the Toyota and another man in the car died instantly, but not the one in the photo. He called for help for over an hour but the people around had no means to lift the container off the car. Even LASEMA couldn't help because the container was too heavy. The man eventually died.

Finally, four hours after the accident, a crane was brought to lift the container off the mangled car. The bodies of the three men were taken to Gbagada General Hospital.

TejuBabyFace set to wed Sept 1; opens up on wife to be,Tobi Banjoko

Comedian and TV host, Olateju Oyelakin, popularly known as Tejubabyface will wed top model and former beauty queen, Tobi Banjoko on Saturday 1st of September 2012 at the Chapel of Light Interdenominational, Lagos State Secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja. Reception is at The Muson Centre in Onikan.

Their traditional wedding will hold on Thursday, 30 August 2012, at 10 Degrees Event Centre, Billings Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.

In an interview with Azuh Arinze of YES! Magazine, Tejubabyface opens up on how he met his bride to be and why he decided to settle down with her. Read after the cut..

Omowunmi Akinnifesi graduates from Kings College, London

The former beauty queen (MBGN 2005) has just graduated from the prestigious Kings College London, where she studied for an Msc in Environmental Modeling, Monitoring and Management. Met her at AFWL, still as beautiful as ever!

Nokia Danfo Competition

''Remember how we all used to play “Bus Driver and Conductor” as children? Which route did you prefer – “Ketu/Ojota!” or “Mushin Olosha!”? I never did find out where exactly that Olosha place is. For those of you who have lived abroad all your lives or have never been lucky enough to take rides in Lagos buses, you missed big time!

Guess what – the time has come to experience this childhood fantasy!

Nokia introduces the new Game “Danfo Reloaded” on mobile phones. Danfo is a common slang for commercial buses in Lagos. In the game, the player plays as a “Danfo driver” and he also earns money as he proceeds. 

Mavin Crew Cover August Issue of TW Magazine


Zara and RNJewelz Collections on Kamdora.com

Kamdora stylists have recently launched a casual collection from Zara and a jewelry collection from Nigerian jeweler RNJewelz. Check them out on Kamdora.com

Other collections launched recently on Kamdora include:
Ankara accessories from Zali by Uche
Karen Millen dresses at up to 40% discounts.
Work Dresses from Mercury Dresses at up to 40% discounts. More pics inside...

Charly Boy prays in church, reacts to nude photos, & introduces alter ego named Linda

The article below was sent to me by the press people who work directly with Charly Boy. In it, the area fada addresses the nude photos of him that went viral online some days back, and also introduces the woman in him named Linda. Enjoy...
The news of Charlyboy’s invitation to one of the new generation churches in Abuja on Sunday was no doubt visited with a lot of criticisms from some people who believed that it was rather a waste of time having the acclaimed Areafada in church.
The heavy criticisms that visited his invitation to ThisRanch Sunday service was due to the latest nude picture of the social activist that has gone viral on the social media. Even with the objection, and the wave of gossips going round the internet, Pastor Gbenga Adenuga, the General overseer of ThisRanch church had insisted on bringing Charlyboy to church in order to share his deep experience with his church members. 

D'banj before before

Left is Dbanj back in the day as a student of LASU before he found fame. Right is the global phenomenon today. He has really come a long way.

21 year old Nigerian footballer slumps and dies while playing

21 year old Nigerian born Romania-based footballer, Henry Chinonso Ihelewere, slumped and died yesterday while playing a friendly for his Romania team.

Henry collapsed with no-one around him just 15 minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Doctors said he suffered a cardiac arrest while playing.

Henry started playing with El Kanemi Juniors of Jos before he left for Romania. Dying of heart attack at 21? God help us!

Faze to Release New Album 8th of August 2012

Faze is set to release his new album titled ‘Refazed’. The album is a brilliant fusion of R & B, Reggae, Pop, Afro Pop, Dancehall and Ragga with an interesting African undertone. Some of the singles off the album – Am in the mood, Nkem, Akachukwu and Follow your mind are already getting heavy airplay across Africa and the rest of the world. The ‘Refazed’ album features guest appearances from the other Plantashun Boiz ‘BlackFace and 2Face as well as Vector and would hit sales stands on August 8, 2012.

Almost 50 years after they divorced, 85 year old couple remarry

Lena Henderson and Roland Davis (pictured above) divorced in 1964 after being married for over 15 years with four children. They got married as teenagers in Chattanooga, Tenn., during World War II.

They divorced, married other people, had more children, lived different lives but always kept in touch. Exactly 48 years after going their separate ways, Lena and Roland, both 85, remarried this past Saturday in Buffalo.

Dangote Transport company looking for 2, 000 graduate drivers

Yes, I said driver! And not graduate of driving school o, graduate of a higher institution. Hehe. You go university finish come become driver! I know things are hard here and there are some graduate drivers, but making it a prerequisite? E be as e get! But if you're interested sha...go on their Site

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Usain Bolt wins men's 100m final; sets new Olympic record

Usain Bolt this night won the 100m men's final, setting an Olympic record time of 9.63. Usain is actually the first sprinter to defend the 100m title on the track. Carl Lewis won in 1984 but got the 1988 gold after Ben Johnson was stripped of his title. He's officially a legend :-)

Anyone surprised Keagan won BBA Stargame?

22 year old intern manager, Keagan tonight won the Big Brother Africa Stargame. The South African won a mouth-watering sum of $300, 000, cash. That's N45m. Damn! He's made for life if he's wise. Talia must be a very happy woman :-)

Were you surprised by his win? Was anyone rooting for Prezzo instead?

Car packed with explosives blasts Shagari Estate in Damaturu

A car packed with explosives exploded in Shagari Housing Estate of Damaturu in Yobe State around noon today. It is however unclear whether there are casualties at this time (The Will) 

Who wore it better?

LIB reader Adesuwa (left) vs actress Empress Njamah (right)

Trailer kills 3 F.C.E Students Osiele, Abeokuta

Three students of the Federal College of Education, Osiele, lost their lives around 4pm on Fri 3 August, 2012 on the Abeokuta-Ibadan Expressway, after a trailer smashed into a stationery bus some students were in, killing one. The other two that died were students waiting by the School gate when the accident occurred.

According to the students, this is the sixth time a trailer-caused accident will be happening in 2012 alone at the College gate.

After the accident, F.C.E students took laws into their hands, walking en masse from the School gate down to Eleweran burning tyres and chorusing that the State Government must do something about it. Lives are not valued here in this part of the world.

Topic of the day: What is the No.1 reason why people cheat?

Because they can? Because they are not happy with the people they are with? Because after a while it gets boring with their partners and they want something new? Because they think they can get away with it? Because its exciting and challenging? Because...? Please share your thoughts

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