Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 08/12/2012 - 08/19/2012





Saturday 18 August 2012

Miss China Wins Miss World 2012

Model Wen Xia Yu was this afternoon Saturday August 18th crowned Miss World 2012 at the event that took place in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. 1st runner was Miss Wales, 3rd Miss Australia.

My Style Factory holds tomorrow

Date: Sunday, 19th August, 2012. Time: 12-7pm. Venue: The Social Place, 33 Dinari Daranijo, Victoria Island, Lagos. Admission is Free 

Last month, MORSI PR gathered top class professionals and fashion vendors from the fashion, beauty and lifestyle world to thrill the numerous guests, excite their desires and provide out-of-the world insight on lifestyle trends. This month, MORSI PR is set to raise the bar.

A notice at La Guardia Airport in New York

A LIB reader noticed it at the La Guardia Airport in NYC, took a picture and sent it in. If this is real, then it's truly sad!

Michael Phelps facing possible fine and a loss of medals after posing for Louis Vuitton

Yahoo news is reporting that Olympic swimming champion, Michael Phelps, could be in trouble for his recent photo shoot with French luxury fashion house - Louis Vuitton.

Photos of Phelps for LV were leaked on the Internet late last week, violating the International Olympic Committee's controversial Rule 40, which states athletes can't promote any non-Olympic sponsors from July 18 to Aug. 15. Punishments for the rule range from fines to a stripping of medals.

The campaign was set to begin on Aug. 16 in order to comply with the IOC's campaign against ambush marketing. Someone jumped the gun and the photos appeared on a wide variety of websites starting on the second Tuesday of the Olympics.

Louis Vuitton denies releasing the photographs, as does Phelps' camp.

Video: Rick Ross Live in Lagos

The Summer Jam concert held last night at Eko Hotel, Lagos. Enjoy courtesy Irok TV

LIB Assignment for the day: What do you see?

A rainy day in Lagos. Do you see anything? Many were called, but few were chosen. hehe!

Sacked workers of Enterprise Bank disrupt operations at HQ

Sacked workers of Enterprise Bank on Thursday and Yesterday Friday 17th crippled operations at the Bank's head quarters located at Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, over what they termed 'unlawful sack' and unpaid benefits and compensations.

The sacked staffers started the protest after they learnt that the bank was in the process of being sold to new investors and they feared the outstanding benefits will not be paid once a new management takes over. The sacked workers threatened to occupy other branches of the bank if their demands are not met.

Enterprise Bank later released a statement, insisting that no staff will suffer as a result of the transfer of service to a new owner.
'The management of Enterprise Bank Limited (EBL) has assured all staff of the First Spring Franchise Services (FSFS) Limited, a subsidiary of the bank that the planned sale of the company to a new owner in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directive does not in any way portend any problem for the staff.

All forgiven? BBA Housemates, Seydou and Talia, back together?

Seydou posted Talia's picture on his Facebook page a few days ago with the caption "Forever Strong...Ndiwe Wanga". Ndiwe Wanga means 'You are mine'.

Talia had sex with another BBA housemate, Keagan, after professing her 'undying love' for Seydou. Many men find it difficult to forgive infidelity...so big up to Seydou, that is if he's really sincere!

Russian Olympic medalists all get luxury cars from their government

Each of the 129 Russians who won medals in individual or team events at the 2012 London Olympics have all received personalized Audis from the Russian government, with different models for gold, silver and bronze winners. Gold medalists got the Audi A8, Silver medalists - Audi A7 and Audi A6 for Bronze winners. Not only that, all the medalists were given state honors by President Vladimir Putin in a ceremony that held at the Kremlin on Wednesday.

Ramadan fast continues after failure to sight new moon

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Dr. Muhammed Sa'adu Abubakar announced on NTA Sokoto yesterday night that the Ramadan fast will continue through the weekend after failure to sight the new moon of Shawwal.

Muslims had hoped to conclude their fast last night and break it with the Eid-el-Fitr (Sallah) celebrations on Sunday.

Is this 'non-sighting of new moon' all over the world, or just in Nigeria? And does this mean there's no public holiday Monday and Tuesday?

Trailer Falls on Taxi Along Airport Road

This was seen early this morning along Airport Road by 7/8 bus stop. Fortunately there was no one in the taxi when the accident happened. Some of these trailers belong in a museum and not on the roads!

Cossy Orjiakor shows off new house.

She finished building it last month. It's located somewhere in Lekki. Congrats to Cossy Diva! E no easy!

Friday 17 August 2012

Johnnie Walker Keep Walking Nigeria Event

The launch of the Johnnie Walker Keep Walking Nigeria campaign and the introduction of Samson Siasia as the first Nigerian Johnnie Walker Giant.

Happy 71st birthday to IBB

The former military ruler turns 71 today. That's him in the middle over 45 years ago. Abdulsalami Abubakar is on the far left.

Spinlet.com Featured Song of the Day

The Spinlet Song of the day is 'People Bad' remix by Sound Sultan ft Wyclef. The Long Awaited Remix of People Bad Featuring Wyclef by SoundSultan is Finally Here! This track will definitely move you off your feet, Wyclef goes in Hard with lyrics like “ He Got a Koko Mansion with a 16 car garage, I got a Koko Gun that will put you back inPlace..This is Nigeria, you are gonna getTuFaced!

Go to www.spinlet.com Get your Free Mobile Application and Download/Stream “People Bad” Now.

Watch Naeto C and M.I in Hennessy Artistry video for Bartender

M.I and Naeto C continue their historic Hennessy Artistry outing with an incredible video directed by music video maestro Clarence Peters. The video is exciting and unpredictable, with the kind of elevated style that Hennessy is known for. “Bartender” is the anthem of the summer and nothing short of this would have been appropriate.

Aircraft lease rises as lessors classify Nigeria ‘high-risk’ nation

It is another tough era for operators in the Nigerian aviation sector as wary international aircraft lessors have classified the country among “high-risk nations” for doing business.

The ‘strange status’ for the country is linked to the Sunday, June 3, 2012 crash involving Dana Air’s Flight 0992 in Lagos.

Due to the air mishap which claimed the lives of passengers and crew members, major aircraft leasing firms such as GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), Cab Tree and Aercap have raised lease on aircraft to Nigerian airlines by over 40 per cent and with a plan to hike it to 50 per cent soon.

Heroes and Zeros set to premiere August 31

Nollywood’s highly anticipated movie, Heroes and Zeros is set to hit the cinemas on Friday, August 31, 2012 in a planned grand premiere. The premiere will have A-list actors and actresses, top entertainment personalities and highly placed personalities in attendance.

See Inside P-Square Mansion

Peter Okoye uploaded photos from inside his 'Squareville' home on Instagram. See more photos when you continue...

Eva Alordiah parties Wild&Free at "All High Eva'rything"

She is currently Gracing the front covers of two big name Magazines, "HiphopWorld Mgazine" and "FAB Magazine". With her beautiful face popping up out of every corner we look, its no wonder why the Sexy Fierce Rapper has got everyone celebrating with her.

Adding another year on August 13th, Eva Alordiah has been on a week long quest of Celebrations. Taking the party live on Radio with Silverbird's Rhythm 93.7 Lagos and hosting the Live show with DJ Sose and the Big Tyme, Eva sure had a Blast!

Behind the scenes: Iyanya's 'Ur Waist' Video Shoot

Behind the scenes photos from the video shoot of Iyanya's new single 'Your Waist'. More photos when you continue...

Comedian Seyi Law shells out N7million on two cars

The popular comedian bought a metallic silver Chrysler worth N4.5m for himself and a blue Honda Element worth N2.5m for his wife. The cars came into the country last week August 8th. Good stuff!

Yes, yes, I know it's not news. Move to the next post...:-)

Actress Ebube Nwagbo produces first movie - Smile Again

The beautiful actress is currently on location in Asaba, Delta State, shooting her own movie titled Smile Again.  The movie features Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Jibola Dabo, Ebere Okaro, Adaora Ukoh and many more stars.

The movie is a love story about a sad lonely girl who fell in love with an older man who had just a few months to live. The old man who gave her a reason to Smile Again within the short period of time he had left to live.

The movie is written by Ebube herself and she plays the lead character. Expect it out before the end of year.

Missing person - Cynthia Osokogu

Miss Cynthia Udoka Osokogu, a post graduate student of Nasarawa State University, has been missing since the 24th of July. She reportedly traveled to Lagos in July and hasn't been heard from since then. She's the daughter of Major General Frank Osokogu RTD.

Please call this number (08035960839) or the nearest police station if you have seen or heard from her, or if you have any information about where she might be.

New Video: STYL-PLUS ft Sunky - Alive

Nigeria's favourite R&B group is back with an energetic and exciting new single...Alive. The song is definitely one to keep you on your feet while laced with the unmistakable Styl-Plus Sound...Feel the beat of your Heart!

Thursday 16 August 2012

Check out Sylvester Stallone's 90 year old mama

Jackie Stallone is still rocking dem short skirts at 90 years old. I know it's years of surgery, but she looks incredible for a woman over 90. Her son is movie star, Sylvester Stallone, 64.

Yes yes, I noticed the lips too...lol...but let's not speak ill of old people...:-)

LIB Assignment of the day: Who do you see in this photo?

This was a Vogue magazine shoot in 1961. Who do you see?

Tweets of the day

Have you heard both songs? Are there any similarities? Timaya is not saying anything, just re-tweeting! :)

Johnnie Walker Giant Samson Siasia Keeps on Walking!

The Johnnie Walker Keep Walking Nigeria event was a lot of fun. Samson Siasia, former coach of the Super Eagles was unveiled as Nigeria’s first Johnnie Walker Giant, and the new Keep Walking Nigeria campaign was launched. The highlight, aside from Yemi Sax, was at the end of the night, when Ali Baba did a toast to Siasia and his wife with the Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

Siasia added another year two days ago. Wishing him a happy birthday. More photos after the cut...

Pres. Jonathan seeks feedback from Nigerians on power supply

Reno Omokri is Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media. So, holla at him on Twitter. He looks more like an actor than a politician :-)

'My husband pours his sperm on my stomach' - wife tells court

A Badagry Customary Court, on Wednesday, dissolved the marriage between Rasheed Lateef, 38, and Toyin Lateef, 28.

Toyin, testifying in a charge of infidelity brought against her by Rasheed, who is seeking the dissolution of their marriage, had told the court that her husband was in the habit of withdrawing while they had sex and depositing his sperm on her stomach in a bid to avoid getting her pregnant.

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