Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 01/15/2012 - 01/22/2012





Saturday 21 January 2012

Princess Bisola Tejuosho welcomes baby boy in the US

Popular Lagos girl and one of the daughters of HRH, Oba Adedapo Tejuosho, Princess Abisola Tejuosho, has given birth to a bouncing baby boy in the US.

Bisola married her longtime love, Olalekan Akanbi, in July 2011. Big congrats to the new parents.

Kano Multiple Bomb Blasts: Over 143 bodies discovered so far

Hospital officials in Kano have put the death toll from yesterday's multiple bombings at over 143. They expect to find more bodies. Also, the Kano State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in the state.

Meanwhile two explosions shook the city of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, last night. 

Do you think Nigeria is heading towards disintegration like the US predicted we will before 2015?

Heidi Klum and Seal to divorce. Who would have thought?

You see some couples and you just feel they will be together...for a long time. Heidi and Seal was one of those couples for me. It was really shocking when I read on TMZ today that the pair were separating after only six and a half years, and three children together. They seemed so in love, they renewed their vows every year, they were almost perfect.

But it seems in Hollywood, nothing lasts...except of course Christopher Plummer's career...:-)

Were you surprised by the news of their separation?

Question of the day

A man is on life support and doctors think it's time to take him off it. But they need permission from the man's family to do so. Thing is, he has only two people in his life who can make the decision. A girlfriend he's been dating for several months and an ex-wife and mother of his three young children he divorced several years ago.

Who has the right to sign off his death, girlfriend or ex-wife? Please share your thoughts.

Veteran Nollywood actor David Ihezie dies

The 73 year old actor passed away two days ago January 19th at his home in Enugu. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Vanessa Bryant gets three mansions and $75m in divorce settlement

Not only did Kobe Bryant lose half his assets to her, a whooping $75 million, she also gets to keep all three of his mansions. The one the couple was living in, the one her mom is living in, and the new mansion that had just been completed. Kobe ain't getting that either. Ouch!

The two were married for ten and a half years, had two kids and had no prenuptial agreement. Vanessa filed for divorce from the NBA great last month, after dealing with his infidelities for years.

But what is wrong with men nó, vagina is vagina, why can't you dudes stick to one, eh? Unu né pi ari *hiss*

Friday 20 January 2012

Channels TV Reporter, Enenche Akogwu, Killed in Kano Blasts

31 year old Channels TV reporter, Enenche Akogwu, was shot dead today by Islamic militants during the Kano bomb blasts that rocked the city. 

Eneche arrived at the Farm center police station shortly after the first bomb exploded there and approached by-standers thinking they would tell him what they had seen. Before Akogwu could realize they were Islamic militants, the men had pulled out a gun and killed him on the spot

The late reporter graduated from Benue State University in 2004 and joined Channels Television as a reporter in Abuja two years ago. He was later made the station’s correspondent in Kano. He was the winner of Channels Television’s 2011 Chairman’s award and was honoured at the station’s end of the year celebration.

Akogwu had only returned to Kano two days ago after spending some time in Lagos. So so so sad! May his soul rest in peace...amen.

EclecticBySasha @ L'Espace

You can find the rapper's lovely designs at  L'Espace, 19a Olosa Street Victoria Island Lagos. You can see more designs on her BLOG

Nigerian quadruplets graduate from same UK university with masters degree, same day

(Left to right) Tolu, Toks, Temi and Tobi Ogunsanya
23 year old quadruplets; Toks, Temi, Tobi, and Tolu Ogunsanya, graduated from Warwick University with Master Degrees, on the same day.

Toks graduated with anMEng in manufacturing and engineering, while Temi, Tobi and Tolu all gained an MSC in management from Warwick Business School.

Read more about them HERE

Gunmen Kidnap American in Warri, Delta State - Reuters

Gunmen kidnapped an American working for Marubeni Corp in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region on Friday, killing his driver and demanding a 50 million naira ($310,300) ransom, a security source said.
The U.S. embassy confirmed that one of its citizens had been abducted.

"A foreign national was kidnapped this morning in Warri by gunmen who trailed him from Sapele," Charles Muka, spokesman for the Delta Police Command, told Reuters.

Boko Haram unleash terror on Kano: Multiple explosions hit the city

At least 20 deadly bomb blasts rocked the city of Kano this evening. Several police stations and SSS office attacked. The AIG Zone 1 police HQ situated along BUKRd was bombed. Immigration headquarters bombed. Explosions in Bompai, Farm Center Police Station, and several other police stations in the city. There's also reports of heavy gunfire. Several people confirmed dead, including a Channels TV reporter, Enenche Akogwu, who was killed while filming the attack at Farm Centre Police Station in Kano.

Several homes damaged as a result of the blasts and panic by residents resulted in many accidents. Continue to see more photos...(contains graphic images)

Legendary blues singer Etta James dies

The 73-year-old singer died today Friday January 20th at Riverside Community Hospital from complications of leukemia, with her husband and sons at her side.

May her soul rest in peace...amen.

Jimoh Ibrahim buys 34-floor hotel in dubai for $500 million

Popular Lagos billionaire business man, Global Fleet Group chairman, Jimoh Ibrahim, 44, who is into aviation, insurance, oil and gas, media, banking, properties etc, is set to open his 34-floor hotel in Duabi, where he also owns and rents over 50 flats in the city's very exclusive area.

Acquiring the hotel was said to have cost the billionaire, who owns the only university in Sao Tome, at least half a billion dollars and will be opened in February, 2012.

Jimoh Ibrahim also recently bought a hotel in Budapest in Hungary; that's plus the very many posh hotels he owns in Lagos; that's plus the banks (Energy Bank) he owns in Accra Ghana; that's plus owning National Mirror newspaper and Newswatch magazine; that's plus owing Air Nigeria and Nicon Insurance...and many more businesses.

Well done!

Pastor Paul Adefarasin's Rock Cathedral to open in March

Pastor Paul Adefarasin's led House on the Rock church building, Rock Cathedral, which has gulped nearly N2billion to erect is nearing completion and, if things go according to plan, will be officially commissioned in March 2012, according to those in the know. The church, which sits on 32, 000 square meters, when completed will sit at least 10, 000 thousand worshipers in the church auditorium and another 10,000 within the church premises. The Rock Cathedral, also known as Millennium Temple is situated along the Lekki Epe Express way, close to Liberty Hall.

Members of House on the Rock church currently use the Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel for their services.

#OccupyNigeria protesters shut down Town Hall meeting with Minister of State in NYC (Video)

How #OccupyNigeria protesters disrupted a Town Hall meeting of a Nigerian Minister of State at the Grand Hyatt hotel, in New York. It was led by the founder of Sahara Reporters, Sowore Omoyele.

Thursday 19 January 2012

Ode wedding gown...lol

Designer yi ti yawéré, I'm telling you. Berlin-based label Kaviar Gauche presented this revealing wedding dress during Berlin Fashion Week yesterday. Wedding outfit for the ceremony itself or for after the wedding alone with hubby? And you can bet some wéré woman will buy it...:-)

Sasha's Eclectic chiffon crop tops now in stores

The rapper's New Eclectic BySasha chiffon crop tops, in many spring colours, are now in stores. Tops available at Le Space 19 Olosa St., Victoria Island.

Christmas Day bomber re-arrested? Lol

Christmas day bomber suspect - Kabir Sokoto
These people must think Nigerians are stupid sha. SMH. Kabir Sokoto, the Christmas Day Boko Haram bomber who allegedly escaped while in police custody on Sunday January 15th has suddenly been re-arrested.

Sokoto was supposedly arrested at the Nigeria-Chad border in Borno State today, just a few hours before the 24hr deadline given to the IG of police by the president, expired.

Ghen ghen! Action film directed by Zakari Biu and produced by Ringim. Dem try!

Photos from 2011 MTN project Fame

The 4th instalment of the popular, widely-acclaimed MTN Project Fame was recently concluded amid pomp and fanfare.

The Reality TV talent-hunt competition sponsored by Africa’s biggest network MTN provides gifted youths the opportunity to achieve musical superstardom and provides Television viewers with quality content. The event witnessed performances from 18 contestants on the Gala night which culminated in the picking of the final winner.

Check out these pictures of the contestants, judges and invitees to the Gala Night. More photos when you continue...

Photos: Protest march against deployment of army holds in Lagos

Dr Tunji Braithwaite, Idika Kalu, Ishaq Akintola and other activists this morning marched to the Lagos State House of Assembly, where they were received by the Deputy Speaker of the house. From there the crowd started to march towards the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Ojota, but were turned back by police at the 7up junction who threw tear gas at the protesters. The rally was then held at the car park of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

This march was not about the fuel hike, it was about the deployment of army to Lagos state. More photos when you continue...

My Kate Henshaw Hairstyle

So I went to the salon yesterday (Make Me, Surulere) and they asked me what short hairstyle I wanted to fix - options: Zara, Aaliyah. Rihanna, or Kate. I picked Kate. Kate as in Kate Henshaw. Yeah, the actress has her own hairstyle, only just found out myself...:-)

Took these photos just now. You like the Kate hair?

Gunmen Attack Daddy Showkey...Again!

PM news is reporting that Daddy Showkey has been attacked again by people suspected to be hired assassins, barely a year after gunmen stormed his Alagbole home killing one of his aides. 
From PM News...
Showkey was attacked on Tuesday by suspected hired assassins near a petrol station on Agidinbgbi, Road, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
Narrating his ordeal, the Ajegunle Soldier said he was on his way to the petrol station when he noticed that two men on a motorcycle were riding behind him
This is getting serious o! Continue reading...

It's twice the music and suspense as the race to make $100k prize intensifies on Nigerian Idol

                NI hosts - IllRhymz and Tiwa Savage                                  NI contestant - Ibinabo Romeo

With only ten performances to go in the Nigerian Idol top 30, the fight for the next three who will make it to the top 10 has hit fever pitch. The top three votes for the second set of ten will be announced on Friday while on Sunday, Nigerian Idol viewers and fans will watch the final set of ten perform for the three more slots in the top 10. 

GEJ gives IG of Police 24hrs to produce Christmas Day bomber

                                          Zakari Biu                              Hafiz Ringim

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday gave the Inspector-General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, 24 hours to produce Christmas Day bomber and Boko Haram member, Madala Kabiru Sokoto, who the police claim escaped while he was being led to his residence in Abaji, or face the consequences.

The commissioner of police, Zakari Biu, was suspended by the IG following the escape and GEJ's 24hr deadline ends today. Let's wait and see what happens if the escapee is not found...#nothingdeyhappen!

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Rihanna's swimwear: Loves it!

I want, I want, I want! But with all dem stretchmarks, when person go wear am?... :-)

Lagos State Govt Grants Save Nigeria Group Permission to Protest

SNG leader, Tunde Bakare and Lagos State Gov, Babatunde Fashola
The Lagos state government has granted permission to the Save Nigeria Group to stage two protests at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Lagos. First protest is for tomorrow Thursday 19th and second one is Saturday January 21st, 2012.

Attending the protests are: Federick Fasheun, Funmi Iyanda, Olisa Agbakoba, Femi Falana, Mike Ozekhome, Tunji Braithwaite, Balarabe Musa, Pat Utomi, Kalu Idika Kalu, Federick Fasheun, Dr Arthur Nwakwo, Rev Moses Iloh, Festus Keyamo, Dr Dipo Fashina, Nike Ransome Kuti, Shettimah Yerimah, NBA, NMA, NUJ and Civil Society groups and hundreds more...

I think Fashola should be Nigeria's next president. If you agree, say yeah yeah! :-)

RMD Releases Statement after Surviving Car Accident

You all must have heard that the veteran actor survived a serious car ACCIDENT yesterday that left his driver in a critical condition and his official Prado SUV damaged beyond repair. The actor has released a statement concerning the incident. Read below...
Hi my name is Richard Mofe-Damijo and contrary to d rumours yesterday that I was in a coma, unconscious n even dead, I am ALIVE and WELL. God kept us (my driver n I) alive by His hands. This is to say thank u and a big God bless u all for the prayers and well wishes especially those expressed towards my driver following the accident yesterday in delta state. I am very ok but my driver is still in a critical condition. Pls keep him in ur prayers. We are believing God to arise on his behalf and restore him to full health. 
As for the guys who rammed into us I ve no idea where they are but we pray for them too... It is well. 
Continue reading..

Ladies, who would you rather? Cabo Snoop or David O?

Gun to ya head, pick one or I will pull the trigger... :-)

Diddy and Cameron Diaz dating?

Diddy is rumoured to be dating newly single actress, and longtime friend, Cameron Diaz. According to eyewitnesses, during the Golden Globes after party, the rapper supposedly kept a tight leash on his new flame. Cassie and Kim Porter, move over! :-)

From The NY Daily News 
One partygoer was startled, for instance, by Diddy’s “controlling” treatment of Diaz, with whom he’s recently been linked.

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