Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 05/27/2012 - 06/03/2012





Saturday 2 June 2012

Uche Jombo returns to Nigeria after wedding in Puerto Rico

The actress returned alone to Nigeria two days ago.Waiting for Wow! magazine's next edition so we can see wedding pictures. Welcome home, Ms Jombo.

Stephanie Okereke officially changes her name

She dropped the Okereke completely. She's now Stephanie Linus. Not Idahosa. Idahosa is actually her husband's first name.

Photo of the day

Nigerian High Commissioner caught sleeping during Queens speech at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration which held today at Westminster hall. Not that I blame him, other people around him look bored as hell...lol

Nigerian cargo plane crashes in Accra, kills 10

A Nigerian cargo plane belonging to Allied Cargo this evening crashed near the El-Wak sports stadium in Accra, killing ten people. The plane crashed after it missed the runway of the airport in Accra, and crashed into some vehicles parked at the village. The sad incident happened around 7.15 pm this evening.

Eddie Murphy and BET's Rocsi. Odd pair?

The two are reportedly quietly dating. Eddie is 51 while the BET 106 and Park host, Rocsi, is 28. Not that the age difference matters, but people kinda find the pairing odd...

'This Is Why You're Not Married' Written by Tracy McMillan

This article was written by Tracy McMillan for Huffington Post. Thing is, Tracy has been married three times, so she's kind of an expert in men, marriage etc. If only she'd had read, How To Get Married and Stay Married when she was much younger...:-). Oh well, read her article and share your thoughts afterwards

 This is why you're no married by Tracy McMillan
You want to get married. It’s taken a while to admit it.  Saying it out loud — even in your mind — feels kind of desperate, kind of unfeminist, kind of definitely not you, or at least not any you that you recognize.  Because you’re hardly like those girls on TLC saying yes to the dress and you would never compete for a man like those poor actress-wannabes on The Bachelor.
Continue reading...

Kaffy Dance Queen Weds

 More photos coming...

The Third World War? (Syria crisis)

Really sounds scary but according to a research carried out in the UK at the Research Institute For War Resistance and Policy Alternatives, it is presumed that there is a possibility of a third world war starting with the Syria uprising in which recently the killings of civilians in the central Syrian town of houla has sparked up international condemnation and the call for harsher sanctions against the Syrian government.
The call for military actions against Syria will definitely cause rift and possible war between countries involved whereby Germany, Russia and china are obviously going to be supporting Syria against the rest of the world (UN) (Arab League) (NATO) plus the involvement of IRAN whom will gladly support Syria maybe to test the strength of their proposed Nuclear weapons.
Do you think there ever will be a third world war?

Illegal Marijuana farm found in Akwa-Ibom, owned by church elder

There is a marijuana farm beside John Kirk Primary school, Etinam L.G.A of Akwa-Ibom state, owned and handled by a church elder. The marijuana farm is being grown on close to four plots of land and this church elder owner sells a leaf of the marijuana for about N1,500 to the public. I hear even Primary school children are also involved in the trade and consumption of products that comes out of the farm.

Nigerian Universities to get N485m each from Federal Govt

The federal government, through the Minister of Education, Ruquayyatu Rufa’i, announced yesterday that every public university in Nigeria would receive N485 million as financial intervention for 2012.

The money would be disbursed under the 2012 Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), and its part of federal government's commitment to better funding for the nation’s tertiary education sector.

Beauty of the day: Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim

26 year old Juliet Ibrahim is a Ghanaian actress of Liberian and Lebanese descent. Stunning, huh?

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in prison

Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was this Saturday morning June 2nd sentenced to life in prison by a court in Egypt for ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that swept him from power last year. About 840 people died and more than 6,000 others were wounded in the Egyptian uprising, according to Amnesty International.

Mubarak's former interior minister, Habib el-Adli, was also sentenced to life in prison on the same charge. 84 year old Mubarak is the first Arab leader to be tried by his own people in the country.

Friday 1 June 2012

Singer Dencia denies gay rumours

The singer tweeted what you see above yesterday morning and quite a number of people and blogs assumed she was coming out of the closet as a lesbian. Not so says the Beri Beri singer..
The full explanation of her tweet when you continue...

Igbinedion buys wife N83m Rolls Royce Phantom as birthday gift

His wife of many years turned 60 early this month and the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, bought her a customized 2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead worth 330 thousand pounds. The car was released into the market just a few weeks before Lady Cherry got one as a birthday gift. Happy birthday in arrears to her...

Socialite Fifi Ejindu turns 50; to hold birthday party at Burj Al Arab

Popular business woman and architect, Mrs Fifi Ejindu, turned 50 years old this week and the Calabar princess is planning the party of all parties at 7-star Dubai based hotel, Burj Al Arab.

The very exclusive and private party will hold at the Al Falak Ballroom on Saturday hold June 9th. I was invited in my dreams *cough* so I will bring y'all pictures.

The man who sleeps in a casket

An octogenarian, Samuel Kogberegbe, told journalists on Friday that he has been sleeping inside a coffin for over forty years now.

Kogberegbe, the founder of Holy Michael Church of the Lord (Aladura), in Egbe, Lagos, who spoke as part of activities to mark the church’s 50th anniversary which holds on Sunday, 3 June, 2012, said he had slept in the coffin to remind himself of life’s vanity and that one day, he would die.

The Countdown begins! - 3 days to go to RCCG's Excel 2012!

It's barely 3 days to the eagerly awaited Excel 2012, an exciting and inspiring event organized by the Redeemed Christian Church of God - Apapa Family.

Online platforms and social media networks are abuzz with anticipation for the event. "I'm looking forward to having an amazing time at the event, especially as Pastor E.A Adeboye and musicians like Eben are ministering." Tweeted Valerie Adeleke, a university student on twitter.

Oh no! MAULAG is already taking effect

UNILAG is now MAULAG and the Federal Government has said no going back. Let's see how this plays out...

George Zimmerman's bond revoked in shooting of Trayvon Martin

Prosecutors in Florida today Friday June 1 convinced a judge to revoke bond for George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Prosecutors argued that Zimmerman "misrepresented, misled and deceived the court" during an April bond hearing about whether he had a U.S. passport and about his family's financial circumstances. 

Zimmerman now has 48 hours to turn himself in to authorities.

Strange things. Arabic word written in sand?

I got this photo from people who live around the Sagamu area of Ogun state, who said that what you see above happened after a heavy downpour and thunder strike in the area. People surrounded the sand and almost turned it to a shrine.

I looked at the photo, looked at it, looked at it oooooo and I didn't see anything, so I asked them what was strange about it and they said what you see written in the sand is an Arabic word meaning Allah is Great. All our Muslim brothers and sisters, is that really what's written there? Another photo when you continue...

Donald Duke's Women & Children Calabar Hospital Shut Down

The Women and Children's hospital owned by former Cross Rivers State Governor Donald Duke and his wife Onari Duke has been shut down.

The hospital which was commissioned in 2009 and situated along Murtala Mohammed Highway close to Ebrutu Baracks, Calabar, was shut down a few weeks back after Donald Duke and his wife visited the place and were disgusted by the state of the hospital. They immediately asked the place to be closed for refurbishment. The hospital staff was laid off and patients discharged and taken to other hospitals. No word yet on when the hospital, which is the most expensive hospital in Calabar, will be re-opened.

Comedian Senator weds Kemen Jibrin

Fast rising Comedian Bethel Nkoju popularly known as Senator, wed his girlfriend of five years Kemen Jibrin on Saturday May 19h in Jos Plateau where the bride is from. The happy couple are planning their honeymoon for later this month in Gambia and London. Congrats to them.

Kenyan student eats the brain and heart of Ghanaian room mate

        Alexander Kinyua                    Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie
A former Morgan State University student admitted to dismembering his roommate and eating some of his body parts, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said yesterday Thursday May 31

According to charging documents, Alexander Kinyua, 21, killed his roommate, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, who was a native of Ghana, with a knife and then ate his heart and part of his brain.

Say what? Continue...

Face of kidnapped German killed by his captors in Kano yesterday

This is the face of the German man who was kidnapped in Kano on January 26 2012, and killed by his captors yesterday May 31 as JTF made efforts to rescue him. 

Raufach Edgar, 36, was an engineer working with the Dantata and Sawoe construction company before his kidnap on January 26 while on his way to work. He was killed yesterday at the Danbare area, opposite the new campus of Bayero University Kano where he was being held, before he could be rescued by men of the JTF. The JTF killed six of his abductors.

What is this I hear? Men gossip more than women? Bouhahaha!

A new study carried out recently by psychology lecturers at the Western Canadian Undergraduate University, Canada, has disproved the myth that women gossip more than men. Studies have shown that men of 'nowadays' gossip more that women.

It is commonly believed that women are the ones who love to spread rumours, and gossip about their friends behind their backs…but today, men…are worse! Men…love a bit of scandal, and will do anything they can to be centre of attention with their colleagues and peers

Is that so? So you men like to gossip eh kwa? Good to know that. Hehe...continue...

Etisalat Adopts another School for Life

 Old Rabiatu School
New Rabiatu School
Do you live in Surulere, Lagos? Or did you attend Rabiatu Thompson Memorial School, Surulere? Seriously, could you have imagined that school would ever look this good?

On Friday last week, May 25th 2012, Etisalat Nigeria handed over a brand new fully re-constructed primary school with 3 blocks of 15 classrooms, modern (*tush*) toilets and administrative offices, to the Lagos state government. The biggest part for me is that, Etisalat Nigeria is adopting the Rabiatu Thompson Memorial School FOR LIFE! That means as long as Rabiatu Thompson Memorial School exists, Etisalat would take care of it! Continue...

Shooting and teargas at UNILAG gate (Photos)

Police men stormed University of Lagos gate some minutes ago and began shooting and throwing tear gas around. They've locked the institution's two main gates causing serious traffic around the area. Students were supposed to continue their protest today after suspending it yesterday out of respect for their VC who was buried yesterday.

‘I can't do without sex daily' - 10yr old sexually abused girl confesses

A 10-year old girl who was a victim of sexual abuse has made a shocking confession, saying that she cannot do without having sex with men daily.

She narrated how an old man, who was their neighbour at Mile 12, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, lured her into sex at seven and since then she cannot resist having sex everyday. The primary two pupil said if she did not see any man to have sex with her in her area, she would go to a popular under bridge at Mile 12 Lagos and beg for sex from touts.

Photo of the day

Iyanya is very fit :-)

Incredible news. Missing 6yr old Kosy Akilo found

Great way to start the month. Kosy Akilo, the 6 year old girl who was kidnapped after a robbery at her parents house in Enugu on Sunday May 12th has been rescued. She was found by police at Ovwian in Warri, Delta state late last night through tracking device. Her kidnappers were all arrested. We thank God for his mercies. Welcome home, Kosy!

Thursday 31 May 2012

Harp Rhythm Unplugged Ibadan, June 2nd at the Jogor Centre

Harp Rhythm Unplugged taking place in Ibadan June 2nd, 7pm at the Jogor Centre. Artists Performing: Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid, Prince, Sauce Kid, Chuddy K, KC, SamKlef, W4, Rayce, Orezi,Jayru, Reminisce, Classiq, Phizzle. Comedians Performing: Apororo, Ebohbom, Pencil, Memory Card, Ajebaba. Host: Seyi Law

Gov Fashola recalls all 788 sacked doctors

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola this evening re-instated all 788 doctors that the state sacked a few weeks back after the doctors embarked on a strike the Government called illegal. The leadership of the Doctor's Association met with reps of the Government and they settled their differences. Now alliswell.

P-Square signs distribution deal with Universal Music Group

P-Square has signed a distribution deal with Universal Music, South Africa. The deal was signed and sealed this afternoon at a press conference in Johannesbourg, South Africa. The music label will be releasing past and future projects with them; and handle all their digital and CD sales all over the world. These guys keep rocking. Congrats to them!

Masquerade rapes undergraduate nursing mother

                                                  The victim, Ngozi Ugwu.                                 The masquerade

Tension mounts in Opi, Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State as masquerades took turn in the series of rape stories synonymous with the community.  The alleged rape of a female student, Ngozika Ugwu, presented mixed feelings and reactions to what may have bedevilled the community in the recent past.
Rape stories in Opi, a community in the university town of Nsukka, have occupied major national dailies, hitting banner headlines, from the three quarters that make up the community, Idi, Ogbozalla and Ibeku.
In 2011, the story of the rape of women between 70 and 80 years spread like wild fire in the country, raising eyebrows on the motive for such inhuman and barbaric act by, especially, youths of the community. Some of them  were fingered and allegedly arrested, interrogated by the police but could not be persecuted because of want of  evidence.

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