Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 01/01/2012 - 01/08/2012





Saturday 7 January 2012

Broadcast By Pres. Jonathan On Deregulation of the Petroleum Sector

The broadcast was this evening Sat Jan 7th 2012..but before you read it please remember that civil groups and TUC's #OccupyNigeria protest will commence 9am on Monday 9th January at the Gani Fawehinmi Park Ojota, Lagos.

Your president's broadcast below...

Dear Compatriots,
1.     A week ago, I had cause to address Nigerians on the security challenges we are facing in parts of the country, which necessitated the declaration of a state of emergency in 15 Local Government Areas in four states of the Federation. That course of action attracted widespread support and a demonstration of understanding. With that declaration, government had again signaled its intention to combat terrorism with renewed vigour and to assure every Nigerian of safety.

The rest of it is blah blah blah, but you can continue to read if you care to...

Rented Government ‘Protesters’ Queue For Payment After Pro-fuel Subsidy Rally

A rented pro-fuel subsidy crowd laid siege on Labour House in Abuja yesterday to pressurize the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to accept the removal of the subsidy.

They then promptly queued up and collected their 1000 Naira “performance” allowance per head from the Federal Government agents that recruited them in front of bemused NLC officials.

Smirnoff Midnight Circus Party Rocks Port Harcourt! (Photos)

On 30th Dec, Port Harcourt closed the year on a very high note. On this night, the amazing Smirnoff Midnight Circus, which has been to Lagos and Calabar, touched down in Port Harcourt and gave guests a night of excitement to rival any other nightlife experience they've ever had. It was a truly unforgettable and out-of-this world experience. Continue to see more photos...

Occupy Nigeria: London Rally (Video)

Friday 6 January 2012

Nigerians should ignore 'black market' Industrial court injunction - NLC

The National industrial court today ruled that labour can't go on strike on Monday. Labour says to ignore it. Press statement from NLC this evening...
There are rumours circulating that the desperate Jonathan administration has purchased a black market injunction possibly from the National Industrial Court (NIC). The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is not aware of any such injunction, we were not served any paper of court appearance, we were not present in court nor were we represented in any capacity. Also, the NLC was not served any court summons nor were we served any court order.

Fuel Subsidy Removal Protest March at Nigeria High Commission, London

This one took place today in London. I hear one will take place in New York on Tuesday Jan 10th. Will bring you details...

Photos from Kaffy Dance Queen's Naming Ceremony

Energetic dance queen, Kaffy and baby daddy, Joseph Ameh, christened their new born son on wednesday 4th Jan 2012 at their residence in Ajah, Lagos. The bundle of joy has been named Kamal Sean Oluwatosin Ameh. Continue to see more photos from the Christening...

Beyonce emerges for the first time since birth rumours

There were rumours Beyonce had given birth to a daughter called Tiana May Carter...but that's obviously not true, she's still very much pregnant.

Chinenye Ochuba-Akinlade Welcomes Baby No.2

 Congrats to Chinenye and her husband. They already have a two and half year old daughter. Chinenye is Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2002.

20 Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Igbo Town Hall Meeting In Adamawa State

Boko Haram gunmen this aftermoon in Mubi in Adamawa state, attacked a town hall where a group of Igbo people were meeting. Twenty people were shot dead in the attack.

The massacre of Christians in the north has got to stop, what is this nau eh?

Subsidy removal: UN commends Jonathan, as EU passes vote of confidence

Special Adviser to the UNs' Sec Gen. Prof. Jeffrey Sachs and Jonathan
United Nations, UN has commended President Jonathan for withdrawing the subsidy on petroleum products, describing it as “a bold and correct policy”.

Speaking during a visit to President Jonathan at the State House, Abuja, the Special Adviser to the United Nations’ Secretary General, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, said the funds from the removal of subsidy would go a long way to rapid infrastructural development and the health sector.

Shut up jor!. Continue reading...

Soldiers kill businessman in Mushin during argument

A young man, Niyi Ehindero, was on Thursday allegedly shot dead by soldiers attached to Operation MESA Unit on Bada Street in Mushin area of Lagos.

Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the soldiers shot Ehindero at close range in his car, when they went to the area to disperse hoodlums who were engaged in a fierce battle.

A friend of the deceased, who craved anonymity, said, “Ehindero and I just came to Bada Street to see a friend when we heard some gunshots. I ran into a nearby house but Ehindero was not fast enough. Eight soldiers ordered him to come out of his car but he argued with them. Suddenly, one of them shot him in the crotch and he died immediately.”

Over 50 injured as angry youths attack Muslims in Sapele

Following the killing of at least six people at a Deeper Life Church in Gombe last night, over 2,000 angry youths armed with axes, cutlasses went on rampage today Friday 6th in Sapele, injuring over 50 Muslims at the Hausa quarters in Sapele, Delta state.

Police have been called to the area...

Fuel-Subsidy Removal: Air transport to be grounded by Monday

After an emergency meeting today by the three unions in the aviation industry, the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, (ATSSAN), the Nation Union of Air Transport Employee, (NUATE), and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineer, (NAAPE), Nigeria Air space will be closed and Air transport grounded as NLC commences a nation wide strike on Monday.

The three unions have directed their members to withdraw their services by 12 midnight on Sunday January 8th. #OccupyNigeria

Gunmen Attack Deeper Life Church in Gombe, Kill 6 (photos)

Members of Boko Haram last night attacked a Deeper Life Bible Church in Gombe, killing six members of the church , including the wife of the pastor, and leaving several others injured. The gunmen shot randomly from the window.

Photos of the dead when you continue...viewers discretion advised please...

Funny 'phone-versation': Saharareporters calls Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

SR: Can you hear me? Okonjo-Iweala: No, I can't hear you. #Isorai...:-)

Win 10 Tickets to the Nigerian Idol live Auditions today

This is your opportunity to win one of 10  tickets to the live recording. Please answer this question:
 *Who is the newest judge on Nigerian Idol Season II?
Please add your name and contact details.

OMG! See what Tiger Woods’ ex-wife did to her $12 million home

Tiger Wood's ex-wife, Elin Nordegren bought a 9,000 square foot, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms $12 million home in North Palm Beach, Fla., in March 2011. That's the house you see above.

According to TMZ, Elin felt the mansion wasn't quite up to her standards, so she did the only reasonable thing - she knocked the whole place down.

Elin's $12m mansion is now just rubble. That's what you see above. There's no word yet on what is going to replace the beautiful building she leveled.

Elin got $100 million in her divorce from Tiger, and I guess this is what happens when you get money you didn't earn. Why buy a $12m house you don't like in the first place? Very wasteful! It's not my money, but I'm annoyed jor! :-)

Thursday 5 January 2012

Photo of the day: Christians on guard as Muslims pray

During yesterday's #OccupyNigeriaKano protest. This is the kind of Nigeria we want. United!

Tweets of the day: Genevieve Nnaji on Fuel Subsidy Removal

Trust Naija people...they came after her. Continue to see some of it...

This is why we need to fight this fuel hike...

Nigeria will be great again, whether these leaders like it or not...

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Nationwide Strike Begins Monday Jan 9th

The two main labour unions - Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union of Nigeria (TUC), declared in a statement yesterday that workers will begin an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday January 9th, if Government does not reverse its sudden decision to remove fuel subsidy.

Get ready people; stock up on food, and do all the things you need to do to be comfortable when this strike commences. I hear it will be like nothing we've seen in the past. God help us all!

Video: Nigerian Students In Malaysia Arrested For Scamming Divorced Women

The video tells the whole story. Please watch...

Nigerian War-ship Arrives from US Today? Huh? As in?

This is what we saw on NTAi news yesterday
E jó who ordered War-ship to Nigeria? According to NTAi, they are arriving today. Hehehehe, wetin person no go hear...?

Can anyone explain this?

Oklahoma Mother Kills Intruder Breaking Into Her Home While on Phone With 911

The mother shot the 24 yr old intruder the second he stepped inside her home, and police call the shooting justified. Watch video...

Wednesday 4 January 2012

Fuel Subsidy: NBC Trying to Censor Radio & TV Stations in Nigeria?

Femi Sowolu is a well respected and very popular broadcaster in Lagos...and here's what he wrote on his Facebook wall this evening...
Can you guys believe this? What kind of government is this? Well you can censor TV and radio stations, but you can't censor blogs, twitter and Facebook, and trust me FG, they are more powerful platforms. SMH!

Outcome of FEC meeting: No going back on fuel subsidy removal

From Punch:
The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday said it would not rescind the removal of the subsidy on petroleum products.
Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, told newsmen at the end of the emergency FEC meeting at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja, that government was not unmindful of the pains being experienced by Nigerians, as a result of the action.
He said the Federal Government had commenced a ‘massive mass transit scheme’ to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal on transportation. Under the scheme, thousands of mass transit vehicles are to be distributed.
These people are trying Nigerians sha. Continue reading...

My blog is worth $1.2million. Who wants to buy? Hehehehe!

According to Statscrop.com, my blog is worth $1.2million. That's like 200 million naira. How can I have an investment, a property, or whatever a blog is that is worth that much and still be working? Oya oya oya, who wants to buy? With discount sef. Or you can fit to like to buy shares? N1million per share...hehehe! Oya come and buy biko and do the blogging...let me use the free time to go and be looking for husband. I haf old finish...lol.

But seriously, how can my blog be worth that much, are these people serious?

Nick Cannon Suffers Kidney Failure

Mariah Carey announced on her Twitter page that her husband Nick Cannon suffered mild kidney failure during a family vacation in Aspen, Colorado yesterday and had to be rushed to the hospital...

FEC members come out of their meeting happy and smiling...wow!

Members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), met this morning at the Presidential Villa, to discuss issues relating to the fuel subsidy removal. They came out of the meeting all happy and smiling.

Why won't they be gleeful, when the present condition of Nigerians doesn't affect them in any way. #Isorai

Nigerians in London Cleared by London Metropolitan Police for Friday Rally

London Rally: Venue: Charing Cross Underground Station (Post code: WC2N 5BX). Friday. 12:30.

The London Metropolitan Police today gave Nigerians in the UK permission to hold the rally. So be there, if you want to!

Fuel Hike: Other Means of Transportation

Forget this Government and their nonsense fuel jor! Here's another means to get to where you need to go...hehehehe!

Showbiz Personality, Frank Nero, Dies at 29

TV presenter and popular showbiz personality, Frank Nero, has passed away. The 29yr old, who showed no sign of any illness, slumped and died two days Jan 2nd while at a relative's burial ceremony in his hometown. His cause of death is still unknown. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Slump and die at 29? Dear Lord, have mercy.

Photo of the day: Peter Okoye and a Lamborghini

When you are big, you are big! :-)

Gay husband, best man on the run as collapsed wife recovers

 LMAO, some of the stories you read eh. Culled from E-Express
 Entertainment Express on December 30, 2011, published an exclusive story about a Lagos-based couple, Peter and Angela Ohwavworhua, whose marital bliss was disrupted when the wife caught  her husband red-handed having sex with another man who was his best man during the couple’s nuptial in October. A week after the scandal, while the beleaguered wife recuperates from the shocking discovery in a hospital ward, her gay husband and his best man are still on the run.
 Oh dear, continue reading...

Video: Marriage proposal goes wrong at UCLA basketball game

At a recent game at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, UCLA's "Mistletoe Cam" cut to a couple seated courtside. The man reaches into his pocket, pulls out a ring, gets down on one knee and pops the question? His girlfriend's response? OUCH! Watch to see...:-)

Blackberry Shutdown Directive Not True: NCC

Just got this mail from the Nigerian Communications Commission...

The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to an information making rounds that the NCC had at a meeting yesterday morning agreed with CEOs of telecommunications networks to shutdown Blackberry Services in order to deny Nigerians the use of that very important social network. The Management hereby states categorically that there was never such a meeting held, nor was there ever a resolution to shut down Blackberry services. The Public is please advised to disregard such information. The Commission enjoins the network operators to continue to provide all telecommunication services, including Blackberry Services without fail. 
Signed: Tony Ojobo Director, Public Affairs
I included their number, please feel free to call them if you have more questions. I hear some people haven't received a bbm in hours.

Subsidy Removal: Jonathan Summons Emergency FEC Session

Members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which adjourned till January 11, 2012, after its last meeting in December, have been summoned to attend an emergency meeting of the council slated for this morning Wednesday Jan 4, at the Presidential Villa, to discuss issues relating to the fuel subsidy removal and the nationwide anger and protests that have followed the fuel hike.

Labour leaders and activitist have said they will ground the economy if the decision is not reversed.

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