Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 03/20/2011 - 03/27/2011





Saturday 26 March 2011

Yeka Onka Wins Nigeria Idol

Yeka Onka and Naomi Mac
It was between these two. But the lady on the left won it. She gets N7.5million, a car, a record deal and many other great prizes. Congrats girls

Ice Prince and Wizkid To Join Fabolous Live on Stage in Ghana on April 23

Ice Prince and Wiskid on stage
According to jamati.com, two of Nigeria’s hottest selling artistes Ice Prince and WizKid, have been announced to join US rapper, Fabolous for the ‘233 Connect Fabolous’ concert, slated for April 23 2011. - Jamati Online

Great news!

Man murders own son … Says, I was tired of his strange, incurable disease

The man pictured above, Fred Iboh Ighohwo, 27, is accused of murdering his own child by forcing his three-year-old sick son, Daniel, to drink a substantial amount of Gammalin 20, a potent pesticide.

The little boy who could not walk, talk or crawl since he was born died soon after gulping down the fatal drink.

Read the rest of the story here

Bukky Wright's Sexy New Shoot

 She's engaged to be married. Love makes you glow...
Love her shoes

Video: The 'What About Us' Presidential Debate

The What About Us Presidential Debate took place yesterday in Abuja and was moderated by writer Chimamanda Adichie. More videos when you continue...

Quote of the day...

“Zoning is very much alive, it is not dead, it was only suspended for the emergence of Goodluck Jonathan and will be re-introduced after Jonathan's presidency.” - General Olusegun Obasanjo said today at the Jonathan/Sambo grand finale Abuja Presidential Campaign Rally.

UrbanCode, a worklife magazine debuts

Is the 9 to 5 worker getting enough sex?
UrbanCode is a worklife magazine that questions the life of the workaholic. The quarterly glossy addresses the needs of the busy employee or entrepreneur working their butts off in a cubicle with very little time to watch the sun set. With a hip launch in 2010 at Sheraton, and a soft launch in March this year at Waterfalls lounge, the mood is set to address the emotional, psychological, financial, and sexual needs of the working class. Gracing the cover of the second edition are two inspiring entrepreneurs - Bose Olanihun, CEO of Buttons. The couturier is making a difference in the fashion industry one button at a time. Beside her is Chinelo Utaku, MD Lotem, building a plastic empire. UrbanCode aims to provide options for a balanced life.

Elizabeth Taylor 'late for her own funeral'

New map that shows which countries have men with the biggest and smallest...'you know what'..*cough*

Left, countries with men with the biggest jank. Right, countries with men with the smallest...

Ah ah Naija men where una name for the list on the left? How can Ghanaian men upstage you guys like this? Which kind of yawa is this? lol
Meanwhile Congolese men, we hale o. Asian women, my condolences...lol

But seriously, who conducted this research and how did they reach such conclusions?

First Bicuits, Now Bags Of Rice? PDP will not kill person...lol

I don tire for PDP I'm telling you. What next? Tubers of yam? lol

Friday 25 March 2011

Video: Genevieve Nnaji tells CNN's Pedro Pinto what she likes and dislikes about Nigeria

New Movie Trailer: Bent Arrows starring Stella Damasus

The movie stars Stella Damasus, Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Desmond Elliot, Omoni Oboli, Ngozi Ezeonu, and Enebeli Elebuwa. It will premiere on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Silverbird Cinema in Lagos at 5pm. Tickets cost N5000. Call 07038759371 to make ticket reservations.

Nigeria's First Lady Patience Jonathan hands out envelop to female candidates

The wife of the Nigerian president, Patience Jonathan, on Wednesday night, played host to female candidates totaling 809, who made the Independent Electoral Commission’s (INEC) list for the 2011 general elections at the banquet hall of the presidential villa, Abuja. She then, through her group, the Women for Change and Development Initiative, handed out an undisclosed amount to the five female governorship aspirants, 88 women contesting for senatorial seats, 218 House of Representatives aspirants, and 493 state Houses of Assembly.

“I will give you my widow’s mite, no matter how small. Take it from me and my twin sister, the wife of the vice president, Mrs. Sambo. It is not much, but it is to encourage you. The little we have, take it with love and I wish you success,” she said. - 234next.


New Movie: Spellbound

Spellbound is a story about a young lady, Vera, engaged to be married in a matter of months. While in Abuja on vacation with her friends, she has a one night stand with Greg after which she abruptly cuts short her vacation and returns to Lagos. Vera resumes work to discover that Greg is her new boss and is hell bent on continuing from where they left off. Vera now finds herself in a dilemma as she has to choose between Greg and Chima her fiance.

The movie stars Desmond Elliot, Uche Jombo, Monalisa Chinda, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Joseph Benjamin and is produced by Emem Isong and directed by Desmond Elliot

Video: Boy,12, with higher IQ than Einstein develops his own theory of relativity

A 12-year-old child prodigy has astounded university professors after grappling with some of the most advanced concepts in mathematics.

Jacob Barnett has an IQ of 170 - higher than Albert Einstein - and is now so far advanced in his Indiana university studies that professors are lining him up for a PHD research role.

NTA rejects Buhari’s campaign advert

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) yesterday rejected the campaign jingle of the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) General Muhammadu Buhari on grounds that it contained messages that were offensive to the government. The jingle is the first intended to be run by the CPC on the national network. One of Buhari’s campaign aides who does not want his name in print told Daily Trust that after booking the advert and making necessary payments, they were later told that the jingle would not be ran on NTA because it was critical of government. The NTA authorities therefore demanded that such areas be removed. - Daily Trust.

Monalisa Chinda starts own blog

Check it out here

Bill Clinton in Nigeria for ThisDay Awards

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is escorted to a craft shop by his aides before the start of the ThisDay annual awards for Excellence and Good Governance at Eko Hotel. The event is taking place tonight March 25, 2011.

Jennifer Hudson returns to American Idol

Jennifer Hudson made a guest appearance on American Idol yesterday and gave a spectacular performance of her new song, Where Are You At?

Gosh!!! Lynxxx is so fine!

Another oh so sexy pic of him after the cut...trust me, you've never seen him this fine before...so please continue...

Singer Goldie: Before and after

Not bad!

Serena Williams' video game commercial rejected

The makers of 'Top Spin 4' rejected this ad for their game calling it too hot for TV.

Jonathan Unfolds FG’s $25bn Gas Revolution Plan

"Yesterday I unveiled a detailed Gas Agenda which set out in detail our plans to revolutionise our Gas sector making it more profitable than the Oil sector by ending gas flaring and using gas to power our Generating plants, produce Fertiliser and provide affordable gas for domestic use to Nigerians. We must use what we have to get the jobs we want." GEJ on FB

Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and Oando Nigeria Plc are to jointly build a $3-billion Central Gas Processing Facility (CPF) in Nigeria, as President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday unfolded plans to attract $25 billion worth of investment into developing the country’s gas infrastructure and create about 600,000 new jobs. - ThisDay

Reality star, Chidinma Mbalaso of Koko Mansion dies in a car crash in Kaduna

The very beautiful and lively Chidinma died this morning after sustaining serious injuries from a car crash in Kaduna yesterday. She had been in a coma and needed blood, but died before help could come. She was 22years old. 
So so sad! May her soul rest in peace...amen.

IG of Police says no use of mobile phone cameras to record voting proceedings

Hafiz Ringim, the Inspector General of Police, is warning Nigerians not to use mobile phone cameras to record voting proceedings during the April 2011 elections.

What is he afraid of? But I trust Nigerians, you guys will probably go with your camcorders if you had one...lol

BTW, Hafiz Ringim was commissioner of police in Bayelsa when Goodluck Jonathan was Governor of Bayelsa. GEJ appointed Ringim as Inspector General of Police. Just thought to chip that in.

What About Us? Presidential Debate Showing Live Today

What About Us? Nigeria's first youth-centered presidential debate will be showing live on Channels TV tonight, Friday, March 25th @ 7 pm. It will also stream live on the following websites...whataboutusnigeria.org, BellaNaija, LastPlanetoLagos, Gidilounge, Sahara Reporters, CP-Africa,Chieduifeozo, Jaguda,The Nigerian Eagle, VOA, UpFront.
So watch out!

Avoid driving at night in the month of April

"Throughout the month of April, if anything happens to any of you after 8pm, we will not be responsible for it" DG of a Govt-owned corporation warning his staff

I just got out of a meeting with some people and I'd like to put out a warning to those who live in Lagos. Not to cause any panic, just a friendly advice. If you go out a lot at night, please try to reduce it in the month of April. If you can help it, then stay indoors at night throughout this election period. I hear nights will not be as safe as it is now. I don't want to go into details but be more cautious when driving at night or try not to drive at night, especially very late in the night if you can help it.
May God keep us all safe.

Thursday 24 March 2011

Pics of the car comedian CD John died in

More pics and fresh facts on the fatal accident at thenetng.com

The rapist who committed 'the worst sex crimes in history', convicted today

Pictured in a hooded coat and hat pulled down to disguise his appearance, this is Night Stalker Delroy Grant in a surveillance tape released today by the police who tracked him. Grant was convicted today of being one of the most prolific and depraved sex attackers in British history. The 53-year-old rapist was found guilty of preying on the elderly in a campaign of perverted terror lasting 17 years. As he was convicted, police apologised for missing opportunities to catch the beast earlier after it emerged they had failed to pursue vital lines of inquiry that could have led to Grant being apprehended as long ago as 1999. - Daily Mail

Ribadu, Buhari And Shekarau Pull Out Of BON TV Presidential Debate.

Three presidential candidates have pulled out of a televised debate scheduled for March 29 2011 according to a press statement signed by spokespersons of the campaign organizations of Shekarau for Nigeria, Buhari Campaign Organization and Ribadu Presidential Campaign Team.

The press statement after the cut...

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and husband celebrate 15th wedding anniversary

Yesterday was the screen actress' 15th wedding anniversary. Congrats Omo T. Wishing you two many more blissful years ahead.

Police and SSS now following D'Banj around

This is according to those who spotted him recently. They said he was surrounded by uniformed men and men in mufti. What is not clear is if the police and SSS protection is temporary until after the public outrage that followed his interview with the president dies down or if it's a more permanent one. D'Banj was said to have expressed concerns about his safety after being threatened by some youths for 'selling out'.

Genevieve Nnaji's outfit...loves it!

She's really becoming a style icon...

Comedian CD John dies in autocrash

Upcoming comedian, CD John has been reported dead. He died this morning at St Nicholas hospital, Lagos, after sustaining serious injuries last night in a car accident while coming back from an event. CD was in his car with friends, but he was the only one who died.

Unbelievable! Saw him at the comedy titans show last month...such an amazing talent. Who would have imagined this? Dear Lord, have mercy on us all. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Trains are coming back to Nigeria

In keeping with promising less and delivering more, I promised revival of our railways. If you live near tracks, you may have noticed that promise is now a reality. Trains are now gradually getting back on tracks. We met a rail service requesting attention and gave it support. It is the same way that we will bring life to every sector in Nigeria with your help. GEJ

He plans to build 36 railways in all 36 states. Is that necessary and can this be achieved in four years?

Deputy Governor of Lagos State Mrs Sarah Sosan is also the Commissioner for Education, Lagos State

Watching the live broadcast of the Governorship debate on LTV and Gov. Fashola is being criticized by other candidates of not taking the education sector seriously, otherwise why is there no commissioner for education in Lagos State?

I love Fashola and I think he's done well for Lagos State, but how can a deputy Governor of a state have time to also be a commissioner? How does that work?

What is wrong with this picture?

Ex-mr Nigeria Bryan Okwara and Ini Edo on set of their movie
You guys see anything wrong with this pics? haaaa, I see you see it...lol
Meanwhile, Bryan is such good looking chap.

Craig David...Yummy!

Craig, with that body, you can be a friend of mine...

Ondo State Government accuse billionaire businessman, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim of masterminding the kidnap of his own mother for political reasons.

Ondo State Information Commissioner, Mr. Ranti Akerele described Mr Ibrahim as a desperate money bag Saying he's “lying to the people of Ondo state to gain sympathy for the buried Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State”.

Common man, who would do something like that? Kidnap your own mother to gain sympathy? 
What kind of talk is this?

Spotted: Genevieve Nnaji and Nike Oshinowo

The two fashionable celebs were spotted sitting side by side and chatting for hours at the just concluded Arise Fashion Week in Lagos.
I love Genny's shoes. Is that a combination of pink and red? Unusual but nice...

Pics thanks to Neks2u

Meet Tuface Idibia live at De Marquee on March 27

Tuface Idibia will be live at the marquee on Sunday 27th March at 6pm. If you are a fan, you definitely don't want to miss this!

The Politics of "Our Time". Written by eLDee. A must read!

Integrity requires three steps: discerning what is right and what is wrong; acting on what you have discerned, even at personal cost; and saying openly that you are acting on your understanding of right from wrong." – Stephen L Carter

Months ago, before the 2011 voter registration exercise began in Nigeria some of us were very excited as we saw this as an opportunity to effect the much-needed change in our country. I geared up and began non-partisan campaigns aimed at youths in Nigeria to ensure that they register, vote, and protect their votes. I spent at least four to six hours everyday campaigning on social network platforms, TV/Radio, and print media. My team and I did everything we could from explaining the process, to following people on twitter who posted pictures of their registration cards, to giving away cellphone airtime and even went as far as helping local INEC officials with some of the technical difficulties they faced at the commencement of the registration exercise.

Stop Using My Name For Campaign - Wole Soyinka

In an e-mail to some media houses this morning, Prof. Wole Soyinka called the attention of the public and the police to some fake text messages purportedly written by him endorsing some politicians.

His e-mail: It has been brought to my notice that certain text messages of a political nature are being sent out over my name. I have actually seen one of them. I wish to alert the public that these messages are fraudulent and did not emanate from me. I have sent no text or email messages whatsoever to any individual or circulation list, and have no plans to do so. To the best of my knowledge, forgery in any circumstances remains a criminal act even in Nigeria. I therefore draw the attention of the police to this unsavoury development on the rapidly degenerating political scene and call for prompt action before it becomes rampant.

Film legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79.

The screen goddess died today Wednesday March 23, 2011, of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized for about six weeks. She was 79 years old.

May her soul rest in peace...amen.

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Billionaire Jimoh Ibrahim's mum kidnapped in Ondo State

Billionaire Jimoh Ibrahim's mother, Alhaja Ramat Ibrahim, 68, was kidnapped by four armed men who invaded her home at Igbotako, outskirt of Ondo State on Sunday night, around 9pm. The kidnappers have not been heard from since her abduction.

Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa Season IV Is Here!!!

It’s about that time of the year when you can experience goodness, fun, energy and vitality like never before. Now the question to you out there is – “Have you got the style? Have you got the swagger? To be a part of this Top of the World experience?".

itness amazing street dance steps and stunts from Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa or enter the competition to be part of this experience.
If you want to rule Africa like X-Fellaz (the Nigerian and African Malta Guinness Street Dance Champions) then all you need to do is audition...

Wole Aboderin has stalked me for six years and taken my name to different celestial pastors – Oyin Adenuga

 Oyin Adenuga and Wole Aboderin

Oyin Adenuga is one of the pretty daughters of Otunba Mike Adenuga. Last year there were rumours round town that she was engaged to be married to man about town, Wole Aboderin. Oyin who never speaks with the press, broke her rule and spoke with a City People reporter about the engagement saga.

There was a time news broke that you were engaged to one Wole Aboderin, it was later denied, what happened?
Oyin: “I was in Atlanta last year June when I got a call from a friend in Nigeria saying there was a newspaper article written about me that I was engaged to a Mr. Wole Aboderin. At first I thought it was a joke. My friend had to take a picture using her phone to show me the article. When I saw it, I was in a complete state of shock. Wole Aboderin is just an acquaintance. I’ve never gone on a date with him or ever gone out in the company of him. The photograph of us together was photoshopped.

Quote of the day...

"Only 4 sets of people can vote for the PDP: (1) those who are intellectually blind; (2) those who are blinded by ethnicity; (3) those who are blinded by corruption and therefore afraid of the unknown, should power change hands; and finally (4) those who are suffering from a combination of the above terminal sicknesses.” -Wole Soyinka

Pic of a python that supposedly swallowed a 9month old baby in Benin City

Some people think it's probably a goat or a monkey.
The pic when you continue... 

Monday 21 March 2011

Wyclef Jean shot in the hand in Haiti.

He was shot in Port-au-Prince on Saturday night, which was the night before the country's presidential runoff election. He went there to support a presidential candidate. He sustained only minor injuries. Get well soon Wy!

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