Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 12/09/2012 - 12/16/2012





Saturday 15 December 2012

Sandy Hook Massacre: Names of all 26 victims + some faces

Reports have emerged that Adam Lanza (pictured left), had visited Sandy Hook Elementary the day before Friday's massacre during which he was involved in an altercation with four members of staff - three of whom are now dead. The fourth teacher wasn't at school yesterday and is currently being interviewed by investigators. Adam forced his way into the school where he murdered 26 people including; (clockwise) Principal Dawn Hochsprung, teachers Victoria Soto and Lauren Rousseau and school psychologist Mary Sherlach, before turning the gun on himself.

Adam also killed 12 girls, 8 boys - all first graders - all aged 6 and 7 years old. See the full list of victims and first photos of the tragic children after the cut...

Peter, Paul & Jude Okoye fly to Rwanda in P.Jet, flaunt thousand of $

P-Square, their elder brother Jude Okoye and members of their crew flew to Rwanda in private jet on Thursday for a concert that held in Kigali, Rwanda yesterday December 14th as part of the country’s ruling political party’s 25th anniversary celebrations. The photo on the left is Jude Okoye flaunting thousands of dollars in cash in the jet. That's how big boys roll...:-)

The Okoye boys played to a 52 thousand sitting capacity stadium. Amahoro Stadium in Kigali was packed full to watch P-Square in concert. See photos after the cut...

Cossy Orjiakor officially launches debut album

The album launch took place tonight on a yacht somewhere on the Island. The above photo is Cossy performing at the album launch. Will bring you official photos later...

Timi Dakolo and wife escape Bayelsa helicopter crash

2007 West African Idol winner Timi Dakolo and his wife Busola have a lot to be thankful for. It has emerged that the couple who attended Oronto Douglas' father's burial in Bayelsa today, were meant to fly on the same military chopper that claimed the lives of Governor Yakowa, Gen Azazi and others, but Timi decided at the very last minute to travel by road and not fly.

We thank God for him and Busola. RIP to those we lost.

PDP issues statement on death of Gov Yakowa, and former NSA Azazi

See the statement below...
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed utter shock and devastating grief at the news of the death of the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Mr. Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and other prominent Nigerians, including the former National Security Adviser, General Owoye Azazi in a helicopter crash today.
Our great Party is shocked beyond imagination and no words can adequately give expression to the depth of our grief. What a colossal loss!

Check out Anita Joseph's new look!

The actress is now sporting a punky Mohawk hairstyle. You like?

What's wrong with these photos?

It's not the obvious. There's something else to be seen in these photos. Look well....#bettertinz :-)

Stunning Agbani Darego rocks in four designer wears...

          Agbani in Jewel by Lisa ..      in Odion Mimonet,                  in IconicInvanity                         in Tiffany Amber

The former Miss World is currently in Port Harcourt where she is the official face of Carniriv - Rivers State Carnival.

16 yr-old cable vandal survives electrocution

A 16-year-old boy, Terseer Iorparegh, was twa y caught stuck in a high tension cable while attempting to vandalize the PHCN cable along Naka road in Makurdi.

Vanguard gathered from the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Gabriel Suswam on Public Utilities, Mr. Gaddafi Asemanya who was at the scene said residents of the area were woken up by shout of help from the young man around 2.am on Thursday only to behold the teenager hanging between the high tension cable after he had suffered shock and first degree burns.

Win an iPad2 & a Samsung chat phone at Chivita premium FB page

True to our words as Chivita Premium we would like to congratulate the Second batch winners of the Chivita Friendometer game, a Friendship game that seeks to know your level of friendship with all your friends.

A simple game that would ask you questions about your friends, the more questions you answer correctly the more your chances of winning a Samsung Chat 222 phone and an IPAD2
to play the game log on to www.facebook.com/chivitapremium.

Kaduna Governor, Gen Azazi, others feared dead in helicopter crash

A military helicopter carrying Kaduna State governor, Patrick Yakowa and the immediate past National Security Adviser, General Owoeye Azazi plus four others crashed this afternoon in the creeks of Bayelsa State.

Yakowa, Azazi and several other politicians attended the burial of the father of the Special Adviser to President Jonathan, Oronto Douglas in Bayelsa this afternoon and several helicopters were hired to transport the dignitaries to and from the event.

The helicopter conveying Yakowa, Azazi and others is believed to have crashed between 4:30 this evening around swampy Okoroba Community at Nembe local government Area of Bayelsa state. Nigeria's National Emergency Management Authority say they are still looking for the helicopter.

Video: President Jonathan at RCCG 2012 Holy Ghost Congress

President Jonathan attended the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) Holy Ghost Congress which took place yesterday at the Redemption Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

After the cut is a video of Pastor Adeboye praying for President Jonathan last night...

Actress Chika Ike gets a reply from Kim K on Twitter

 Above is the Tweet from Chika Ike to Ms Kardashian. Ms K replied..'you're so sweet, love you that..

Eh, so what's the big deal in that, Linda? There's no big deal o, just thought some of you might want to use the info to fry akara. Hehehe!

5 siblings burnt to death after mother locked them up inside room

From Punch
Five children between the ages of four and 12 were killed in an inferno in the Kirikiri area of Lagos State on Thursday.
Saturday PUNCH learnt that the five children, Emeka 12, Ifeanyi 10, Chinasa eight, Joy six, and Bright four, who are of the same parents, were burnt alive at their home located at 29 Comfort Oboh Street, Kirikiri. The parents of the victims were identified as Ogbonna and Margaret Igwuagwu.
Our correspondent learnt that although over 30 people live in the compound, which was completely consumed by the fire, only the five children died.

French reality star claims she slept with Chris Brown in Paris.

Rihanna is not going to like this. French reality star, Ayem Nour, is claiming she slept with Chris Brown in Paris last weekend. Ayem told French magazine, Oops, that she had sex with him in his hotel room even though his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran was right there!

Ayem says Chris and Karrueche's relationship is very open and that Karruehce didn't mind one bit.
Ayem told the mag,
"It was beautiful and flattering. Some will criticize me, but I put any girl in challenge to say no to Chris Brown!"
Rihanna needs to let this guy go already, geez!

Genevieve Nnaji and dad

The actress posted this photo of herself and her dad on her Instagram page with the caption - My dad just turned 77. So grateful to God for life and good health

Johnnie Walker excites consumers, rewards loyalty

The world leading Scotch whisky Johnnie Walker is doing exciting things! They are in-bars now rewarding loyal consumers in the way only the World’s Number One Blended Scotch Whisky can. Yep, loads of amazing prizes to be won! 

This weekend in Lagos, the train moves to Liquid Lounge, Mozida, Koko Lounge, Havannah, Club Uno, and Embassy; but hey, the fun is not limited to Lagos alone, 

If you are in Ibadan, check out Bubble plus, M lounge in Uyo, Carribean in Abuja, Solidars in Warri, and Lounge 24 Exclusive if you are in Awka in Anambra state. 

Aluu4 victim Ugonna Obuzor buried today

One of the victims of Aluu4 murder, Ugonna Obuzor, was buried today in Ahoada in Port Harcourt. May his soul and the souls of his friends continue to rest in peace...Amen.

D'banj and Don Jazzy open night clubs in Lagos

D'banj officially opened his night club called One Eleven yesterday. One Eleven is situated at 82 Adetokunbo Ademola Victoria Island, while Don Jazzy's club is called PoP also located in Victoria Island. PoP will be officially opened next week Friday December 21st

Sinelimit & Future Software Awarded Etisalat Prize for Innovation '12

Olaseni Odebiyi, winner, Etisalat Prize for Innovation (most innovative product/service), Ololade Babalola, runner up, most innovative idea, Steven Evans, CEO, Etisalat Nigeria,  Olalekan Ayorinde, runner up, most innovative product/service and Oyehmi Begho, winner Etisalat prize for innovation (most innovative idea) at the Africa Com Awards gala dinner in Cape Town on 15th November 2012
Etisalat is one brand that continues to do things differently. Keen to continue to drive innovation and the development of broadband services in Nigeria, Etisalat in August introduced the Etisalat Prize for Innovation awarded in two categories – a first prize of $25, 000 for the most innovative product or service, and the second prize of $10,000 for the most innovative idea using broadband. 

Unbelievable tragedy in Newtown! RIP to the little ones we lost..

I know you all have heard about the tragic event that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary school yesterday December 14th. 20 year old Adam Lanza (pictured below right) killed his mum at home and drove to the school in Newtown, Connecticut and opened fire on pupils and teachers, killing 26 people in all. 20 children between 5 to 10 years old and six adults, including the school principal; before killing himself.

Adam Lanza was dressed in black military gear and a bullet proof vest when he opened fire in the principal's office and then moved to a kindergarten classroom where his mother, Nancy, taught. The three guns (Glock and Sig Sauer revolvers and Bushmaster rifle) used in the shooting were legally purchased by Adam's mother, Nancy Lanza, whose body was found in the home she shared with Adam. This massacre is the worst involving little children in American history. How could something this horrible happen? Truly truly truly sad! Can't believe this guy went after defenseless little children. So heartbreaking. Our hearts go out to the mothers who lost their children and people who lost loved ones. May God bless the memory of all the victims.

For those of you who don't believe Chika Ike's age...:-)

The actress turned 27 in November and most of you didn't believe it was her real age. Above is her WAEC certificate which has her age on it. She tweeted it. Believe her now? :-)

Countdown to Music Meets Runway 2012

The long awaited show Music Meets Runway is almost here! Who will Host this year? Who are the 10 Performers and who will be the final designer?

If you want to get ahead of the fashion pack this December, then its worth seeing the collections of ten amazing designers coupled with performances from ten of the biggest and hottest artists right now in Nigeria, all at MUSIC MEETS RUNWAY (MMR) 2012 taking place on the Monday 24th of December at the Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

Friday 14 December 2012

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's kidnapped mum has been freed

The 82-year old mother of the Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Prof. Kamene Okonjo, has been released five days after she was kidnapped by unknown gunmen from her home in Ogbe-Ofu quarters, Ogwashi -Uku, Aniocha south local government area of Delta state.
Dr Okonji-Iweala's spokesman confirmed her mother's release in a statement. See it below...
“I can confirm that Professor Mrs. Kamene Okonjo, wife of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Professor Chukuka Okonjo and mother of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy/Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was released this morning, five days after her abduction. The Okonjo Family is full of thanks to the Almighty for this happy development. The family is also highly appreciative of the support and encouragement of President Goodluck Jonathan; the Country’s security services for their excellent operations; Governors Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta, Peter Obi of Anambra, Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and other Governors…"

New Music: Tiwa Savage - Folarin

Listen to the song HERE

Dear LIB readers: Should I tell my sister?

From a LIB reader
During my wild days in the university nine years ago I had a brief fling with a guy I met through a friend. We had sex a few times and saw each other for about a month before we lost touch.
Fast forward eight years later; my immediate younger sister introduced this same guy to me as her boyfriend. I was hoping they would break up so he wouldn't be an issue between my sister and I but that didn't happen. A year later, they are getting married. Their wedding is actually this Saturday December 15th. There's serious friction between the guy and I as we can't even look at each other or talk directly to each other. I've been avoiding him since he hooked up with my sister but now that they are about to be married, I'm stuck. Should I tell my sister what happened between us or leave things the way they are? Does she have a right to know? I'm confused. Pls help!!!

Comic actor Victor Osuagwu weds in a truck

Lol. Anyone surprised? The comic actor and his longtime partner Roseline got married last Saturday December 8th at the bride's home in Choba, Port Harcourt. And they did it in style...in a truck! Lol. Check out details in today's Entertainment Express Weekly magazine.

Nigerian woman, Franca Abumen, brutallly murdered in Rome

A 27 year old Nigerian woman, Franca Abumen, believed to be a commercial sex worker living in Rome, Italy, has met her untimely death in the hands of yet to be identified persons who brutally murdered her and dumped her body in the woods of Stifone, between Narni Waters, in Rome.

Franca's body was found 24 hours after she was murdered on Sunday December 9th after her friends reported her missing when she failed to return home from a night of work.

Franca was found in the woods with her ankles tied and a black cord around her neck. Police believe she was sexually assaulted and strangled. The police in Rome are investigating the case.

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