Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 01/30/2011 - 02/06/2011





Saturday 5 February 2011

3 Alive, 3 Dead. Missing Dubai-based Nigerian family found after car plunged into River

The Dubai-based Nigerian family reported missing while traveling from Lagos to Asaba last week have been found at last. The mother, mother's cousin and the driver of the vehicle were found dead, while all three children were found alive.


Friday 4 February 2011

New Video: Lynxxx ft Banky W - Alabukun

Bacchus Bar + Grill celebrates its grand opening, February 10th.

Located right in the heart of Ikoyi, - 57, Awolowo Road. The bar is well equipped with fabulous music, fantastic food menu and drinks at unbelievable prices and a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Open 5 days a week, the impressive new concept of Louise Priddy is the perfect casual night-out-on-the-town spot that has something for everyone. The several seating levels provide a private eating experience perfect for any size group, from a table of two to a party of twenty.

Featuring performances by Treasure Hunt Band, WAJE and Tpkool and with Every Hour being Happy Hour.

Former INEC Chairman Abel Guobadia dies at 79

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (2000 - 2005 ), Dr Abel Guobadia, has died. He died today from complications from prostate cancer. 

He was 79years old. May his soul rest in peace..amen.

GEJ: 500 Nigerians evacuated from Egypt

In keeping with my word given on this page last year where I said the life of every Nigerian has a personal value to me, I, Good luck Jonathan, immediately ordered the evacuation of Nigerians from Egypt when the situation there escalated. Nigerians should be proud to note that before nationals from other countries were evacuated, Nigeria had evacuated over 500 of her nationals. GEJ on FB.

500 people? Wow! That's great. Why are y'all sitting down? Please give him a standing ovation.

Extraordinary new pictures of life in the depths of the Amazon jungle

These incredibly detailed photographs offer a unique insight into the lives of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes. Spears aloft, faces daubed with vivid red paint these bewildered villagers stare up at the helicopter high above them. For them, as for those who saw them, it was a remarkable moment as the group live in total isolation in the dense Amazon rainforest along the Brazilian-Peruvian border.

The aerial images were taken by Brazilian authorities, who have been monitoring the group for some time, and - concerned about their welfare - they have handed them to British charity Survival International, and other NGOs, in the hope that they can help protect their territory and preserve their isolated existence. 

Thursday 3 February 2011

I Hope You Dance - Lee Anne Womack

One of the most uplifting songs of all time. Enjoy...

I’ve been moody lately

It’s been going on for a while now. Since December I think. One minute I’m happy and living this great life, the next minute I don’t want anyone talking to me. I’m angry for no reason.

I used to have mood swings back in the day, from my early teens to maybe my mid twenties. I was the queen of snobs; l was so good at making people feel like they don’t exist...I mean I went through five years of University with less than three friends...others I ignored. But as I grew older, I started gradually leaving those moody days behind me. I thought I was completely over it...its kinda back. 

Nothing in particular triggers it, I just find myself not in the best of moods. Nowadays I get easily angry; I’ve become aggressive, impatient, rude sometimes. It's like something is messing with my head. I don’t like it.

J - Loddess!

Wow! Love her shoes...

Agbani Darego's Essence Magazine Feature

Ms. Darego's recent feature in the February edition of Essence Magazine. What a beauty!

President Goodluck Jonathan says power sector is improving

We are making progress in the power sector and last Tuesday we hit 4,000MW, the first time in 10 years we've reached that level. But it's still not sufficient. While I don't want to set a benchmark, what I can say is that we'll insist on progress monthly. We are not where we need to be, but with the current investment in building the new Super Grid and new power stations we are definitely on the way there. GEJ
His FB status message

Improving, really? What part of nigeria?

Beauty of the day: Actress Adaora Ukoh

Big is really beautiful...

Veteran actress Taiwo Ajai-Lycett turns 70 today

The actress, broadcaster and social commentator was born in Lagos, on 3 February 1941. Happy 70th birthday to her.

Should I marry a man who doesn't believe in love?

Another email...

He asked me to marry him after telling me he's never been in love and doesn't plan to ever fall in love because he doesn't believe in the existence of love . He wants to get married because it's time for him to start a family. Should I marry a man who doesn't believe in love? Toks

Let me rephrase that Toks. Should you marry a man who doesn't love you? I wouldn't! But that's me. I'm weird. Let regular folks answer that question for you. Over to you guys...!

Wednesday 2 February 2011

Guess the celebrity baby.

You will never believe who the father of this cute baby is...

Spotted: Genevieve looking fab going to an event

Love the bag...

Stilettos give women shapelier legs than flats?

According to a new study of 18 to 33-year-olds has shown those who walked in high heels activated their inner and outer calf muscles much more evenly than those who used flatter shoes.
A shorter heel, worn by half the subjects, led to them having bigger inner calf muscles because they are exercised more, according to the findings published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

Mr Nigeria 2011 forms out

Mr Nigeria 2010, Kenneth Okoli
Any male interested in participating in this year's Mr Nigeria contest, should go get the forms for N5, 000 at any Silverbird outlet in Lagos, PH, and Abuja. You have to be between 18-25 to qualify.

A frail looking Ngozi Nwosu.

This is a recent pic of the actress...looking so different from lively and robust peaceful peace.

Listen to 24hrs of Kennis Mobile Radio

Kennis Mobile Radio International is broadcast Live to various mobile Model such as (HTC PHONES,Nokia, Palm Tops, I-Phones, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Blackberry, 24/7 & also Web users via their Facebook & Twitter on Laptop's, PC's, Apple I-Pad, I-pad tablet's.

Kennis Radio Mobile uses multi-bits rates, which means your quality of Sound is determined by your Mobile Phone or Web Available Bandwidth from Your Provider. 

To listen live go here

CNN's Anderson Cooper, crew attacked in Cairo, Egypt (video)

Sleek Editor Symon Adeji set to wed events planner, Lara Rawa

Symon Adeji and Lara Rawa
Sleek Magazine Editor, Symon Adejo, is set to wed the love of his life, Lara Rawa, the top events planner behind Lagos based events company, Events Evendi. The two, who have been engaged for months now are planning to walk down the aisle in March 2011.
Congrats to them.

BTW, whatever happened to Sleek Magazine? Haven't seen it around in a while...

New look Maltina Hits the Market

Have you seen the new look Maltina recently? The new product has hit the market and it looks refreshingly different and cool. It's the brand's unique way of further strengthening its leadership position in the Nigerian malt drinks market. That is definitely not all, there is also a brand new pay-off line “Sharing happiness” - all these are part of a brand proposition rejuvenation process designed to ensure Maltina remains connected to the sophisticated and savvy 21st century Nigerian consumers.

Rihanna goes hard...lol

When an anti-fan taunted the Rihanna Navy with how many *koko* Rihanna has *smiled at*, Rihanna herself chimed in and corrected the number...:-)

Ha ha ha! Bad ass chick. Love her sense of humour. Other than ignoring such a comment, this is probably the next best way to handle such drama! Loves it!

Dubai-Based Nigerian Family Disappear On Way To Asaba

A Dubai-based Nigerian family has been declared missing after they embarked on a journey from Lagos to Asaba, Delta State. The family of four has been missing for seven days now.

The Onyeocha family, including Edna, 35, and her three kids, Loveth, 11, Precious, 8, Golden, 6 and Edna’s cousin, Chinyere, left Lagos last Wednesday in a chartered Toyota Camry saloon car with registration number LAGOS KU 108 EKY.

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Women march through streets in Jos to protest killings

Hundreds of women march through the streets to protest the killing of women and children and destruction of properties in Jos, Plateau State in central Nigeria on January 31, 2011. The women, dressed in black took to the streets demanding the withdrawal of the army after soldiers fired at protesting students at the weekend.

Ascon Oil Anniversary Dinner

Special Adviser to the President on Petroleum Matters Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah OON,GMD Ascon Oil Barr.(Mrs) Grace Enenmoh, Minister for Works Sen. Mohammed Daggash and Chairman Ascon Oil Alh. Aliko Gwadabe
NNPC, Minister commends Ascon Oil
Ascon Oil Company Limited, the preferred petroleum marketing company as promised in their recent communications surpassed the Nigeria Oil and Gas industry stakeholders’ expectations with their 25th Anniversary dinner held at the Muson Center Lagos. The colourful occasion which plays host to the mavens and connectors in the Nigeria business environment was indeed the crescendo of the Silver Jubilee celebration.

This season's new Alexander McQueen sandals unveiled.

This Floral-Wedge T-Strap 5inches Alexander McQueen Sandal is reportedly worth $3, 500.
Kinda like it but $3, 500 for a pair of shoes...? Well, if I were Kim Kardashian and the whole world will see me wearing it, then why not? Otherwise, not worth it.

Goodluck Jonathan to the rescue of Nigerians trapped in Egypt

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the National Security Adviser, Andrew Azazi and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Odein Ajumogobia, to immediately evacuate Nigerians who are trapped at the Egyptian airport in Cairo. 

The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Ima Niboro, told journalists yesterday in Addis Abab that the president gave the directive Sunday night following news he received while attending the 16th Ordinary African Union Summit. About 200 Nigerian travellers, which include students, businesspeople, government officials, and others on medical visits are said to be stranded at Cairo’s International Airport due to the turmoil in the country. They are also said to have been at the airport for days, unable to contact home, as Egyptian authorities have blocked mobile services as well as access to the Internet. - 234next.

Mob sets Zenith bank Abuja branch ablaze

A riot policeman attached to a branch of Zenith Bank at Mpape, a suburb of Abuja, on Monday Jan 31 allegedly shot and killed a taxi driver and a female passenger.

Three other passengers in the taxi marked Niger XA 783 SRP were said to have sustained serious injuries and were taken to an undisclosed hospital.

The policeman was said to have fled the scene but he was arrested shortly after an irate mob had set the bank on fire.

Broadway Musical FELA! screening in Lagos Feb 6th

FELA! the musical has finally come to Nigeria, courtesy the British Council, the British High Commission and National Theatre, London. This will be the first time that the musical will seen in Nigeria. The screening is on Sunday February 6th, at the New Africa Shrine, Agidingbi, Lagos. Time 4pm.

If interested you can get your tickets at the British Council Ikoyi office for N500.

What's Your Mania?

MANIA! This is the new name in fashion, beauty, music, books, movies, lifestyle and everything in between. Mania is everything you are crazy about, anything you are mad about and that one thing you can’t live without! It’s everything that tickles your fancy and keeps you coming back for more. If you are a sucker for fashion, beauty, music, books and all things artsy, then this new magazine about to hit the news stand is definitely for you!

N-Reports on INEC. Funny video

Who's the mum and who is the daughter?

Demi Moore, 48, and daughter Tallulah Belle, 16, at the Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Brazil.
Wow, Demi, Wow!

Lagos big boy Tonye Boma Claude-Wilcox dies in bike accident

Tamunonye Boma Claude -Wilcox, a popular Lagos big boy and the CEO of Petroleum Brokers has died. He died on January 21 2011 in a bike accident. Tonye was a member the Bikers Club and frequently traveled with his buddies from one state to another on their bikes. On this fateful day, Tonye and five members of the Bikers Club had left Lagos on their super bikes to go to Calabar for the burial of one of their member's father. On their way, around Ihiala, Tonye's bike collided with a vehicle and he died instantly.

He was 44 years old and is survived by a wife and two very young children. He was buried on Sat January 29th.
May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Ifeoma Williams and Omowunmi Akinnifesi get it right in red


Ricky Gervais reveals he's been asked to host Golden Globes again

Ricky Gervais has revealed he's already been asked to present the Golden Globes next year - but he's not sure he should. The former Office funnyman, 49, has announced: 'The ratings went up again, and the organisers asked me to consider a third year. (But) I don’t think I should. I don’t know what I could do better. I certainly couldn’t get more press for them, that’s for sure."

Anything for ratings sha...:-)

Comedienne Princess opens up on rumoured romance with Eniola Olaniyan

 Princess Dami and Eniola Olaniyan
"We are not savoring any any relationship. I was surprised when I heard the story about our relationship. We are very close, but on a platonic level. Fine we go out together, but that's because we work together. Morever Eniola is too old for me to date. He is a married man with grown kids and I know his wife so much that nothing of such can happen between us." Princess to Sunday Adebayo of Encomium

The funny woman is bitter about the story making the rounds that she is dating married actor Eniola Olaniyan.

Pregnant Bella Adenuga Disu relocates to the US

The beautiful daughter of billionaire, Mike Adenuga, has relocated to the US since December in preparation of the birth of her first baby. She married her heartthrob Jamiu Disu in April 2010. Her child will be her parents first grand child and everyone's anxiously waiting.
All the best to her.

Two fighting...

Talk... talk naw...make I take stone break ya head!
Ha ha ha! LMAO!

Heavily pregnant Grace Amah now in the UK to deliver baby

Heavily pregnant Nollywood actress, Grace Amah, is now in the UK to deliver her first baby. The unmarried actress left Nigeria sometime last month for London where she plans to spend time with her unborn child's father, who's based there and give birth in the next few weeks.

OMG! Whitney Houston can sing again.

Whitney Houston was a surprise guest on BET's annual "Celebration Of Gospel" event which aired Sunday. The singer joined her friend, Christian vocalist Kim Burrell on stage for a moving inspirational rendition of Houston's "I Look To You,", Burrell opened the song alone before Houston joined her on the stage.

She's nowhere near what she used to be..(dem drugs and all) but she's coming back
Watch Whitney Houston's performance at the 2:05 mark when you continue...

Buhari Picks Tunde Bakare As Running Mate

The Presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, Muhammadu Buhari, Yesterday Monday Jan 31 picked the Convener of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare, as his running mate in the April election. Buhari, through his spokesperson, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, said the choice of Bakare was based on the need, “to put the best feet forward in what promises to be a decisive political challenge for the soul of Nigeria.”

What the heck does he want to be vice president for? I mean, is there...Anyway, let me reserve my comment until he accepts to run with Buhari...

Monday 31 January 2011

50 Cent and Ciara's Twitter feud

This happened over the weekend, so it's kinda stale..but in case you missed it...50 cent and rumoured ex Ciara had bit of a spat on twitter.

50 Cent visited Hugh Hefner at the playboy mansion and shortly after began Tweeting that he was a pimp and asking if any of his followers wanted to work for him. Ciara didn't like his tweets and...well, read what happened after the cut...

Ritualists’ camp- Where people are killed for money

For passers-by, Obadore Bridge along LASU - Iba - Isheri road, Lagos is just any other bridge for the convenience of motorists. But the bridge is a personification of evil. It gives a picture of evil on all fours. It depicts desperate wickedness, bestiality, heartlessness and man’s inhumanity to man. Indeed, it shows a picture that diminishes man.

‘Made in Nigeria’ voting machines for 2015 election

The Independent National Electoral commission has spent about N34.4 billion on importation of 132,000 units of data capturing machine for the 2011 voter registration exercise but Mohammed Abubakar, Minister of Science and Technology said Nigeria may not have to spend that much again on elections as local technologies for the same purpose are now available. Mr Abubakar said that “the electronic voting machine developed by the Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited, NIGCOMSAT, can assist the nation in biometric registration for election” and that by 2015 it will be ready for use at the election. - 234next.

City People hosts fashion and Party makers fair...

Details of what to expect at the valentine event...
All roads will lead to the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos from Friday  11 February to Sunday 13 February 2011  when City People presents its Fashion & Party Makers Fair.

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