Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 08/25/2013 - 09/01/2013





Saturday 31 August 2013

PDP crisis: Nuhu Ribadu speaks out...

Former VP Atiku Abubakar, former governors Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Bukola Saraki, and seven other serving governors today formed a new faction of the PDP and Nuhu Ribadu thinks it's good more democracy. See more Tweets after the cut...

The Ibru sisters new look

Popular Ibru sisters and daughters of billionaire businessman Olorongun Michael Ibru, Gloria, Elvina and Obukome Ibru have lost a lot of weight. Have y'all noticed it? They've been stepping out at several events looking quite trim and healthy. See their before and after photos after the cut...

Ex-beauty queen Susan Hart is married to renowned medical doctor, Sunny Kuku

It's probably not news to some of you but I recently found out..:-). Susan Hart, former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 1994, is married to Sunny Kuku, renowned medical director who co-owns the popular Eko Hospital in Lagos and also the chairman of EcoBank Nigeria.

The couple recently stepped out at the wedding of Dr Kuku's son, Damilare Kuku on August 17th and Susan played her role as the high chief's wife. They've been married for a while, not sure how long though.

Sim Shagaya, CEO of Konga.com wins Entrepreneur of the Year at AALBA

Sim Shagaya, CEO of online shopping website, Konga.com won the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Award in the CNBC/All Africa Business Leaders Award in West Africa.
The CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leader Awards is aimed at celebrating the efforts of bold individuals/African game changers who have shaped business on the continent in 2013.

While receiving the award, Sim Shagaya dedicated it to the team and investors of Konga, describing it as a salute to Konga's audaciousness, tenacity and innovativeness in online  shopping in Nigeria.

Obama wants to take military action against Syria, seeks congress vote

For attacking its citizens with chemical weapons on August 21, president Barack Obama wants the US to take military action against Syria and is now seeking congressional authorization to intervene.

The Syrian government carried out chemical weapons attack in Damascus in the early hours of August 21, killing at least 1,400 people as they slept in their homes. Although the government is denying being behind the attack, president Obama says the military action against Syria is necessary to deter future chemical attacks...not only in Syria but other governments thinking of doing same. 
"We cannot and will not turn a blind eye to what happened in Damascus. What message are we sending out if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight without paying a price" Obama said
Once the US congress reconvenes on September 9th, president Obama will have his answer. Do you think the US should take any military action against Syria? Meanwhile Britain has said they will not take part in any military action against Syria but UK Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted that "he understands and supports president Obama's position"

PDP splits; Atiku, Amaechi and 6 other governors form new faction

Nigeria's former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and five other governors walked out of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Convention that held in Abuja today and went to form a faction of the party.

The governors who left the convention with Atiku are: Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger state, governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state, governor Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state, and governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state.

Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa and Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state, who were barred from attending the convention, joined the other governors, Atiku, and Bukola Saraki in the new factional PDP.

After addressing an impromptu press conference explaining why they decided to form a new faction, officers were immediately elected. Abubakar Baraje was elected chairman, while former Osun State governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola was elected Secretary.

So now there's a GEJ PDP and an Atiku PDP. Lol. Our leaders are comedians...

Photos from Uche Nnaji's traditional wedding

Ouch! boss Uche Nnaji married his heartthrob Antonia Onwamaka today in Lagos. Will bring official wedding photos later. Congrats to them...more photos when you continue...

Omotola the trailblazer - written by actress Omoni Oboli

An article written by Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli and published in today's Daily Independent. Read below...
I am Omoni Oboli and I represent Naija!
Our country is littered with success stories that have shaped us into who we are. We have icons that have, through their consistency, paved the way for many of us to walk right through. Many have done it unwittingly by just focusing on achieving their personal goals and in their resolve to break through the stereotypes, disenfranchisements and stigmas they have shown the  rest of us the endless possibilities in their chosen fields. Others have done it with a plan to leave a trail for others to follow.

Beauty of the day: Plus size model, Vanessa Esi

Vanessa Esi was first runner up Miss Big and Beautiful Nigeria 2010. She's also plus-size model, fast rising actress and a graduate with a BSC degree in botany. More photos when you continue...

Beverly Osu says she didn't have sex with Angelo in the BBA House

We all saw what we saw but Beverly Osu says we saw wrong, that she never had sex with Angelo in the Big Brother Africa house. She tells  Punch
"Angelo and I never had sex.I didn’t have sex in the house. I never had sex in the house.
But we saw the two of you in the bath tub, making love
We didn’t have sex. It was not an option for us. I don’t know where the people outside got the story from. I was shocked when I came out of the house and learnt that we had sex. I cannot take my bath with a swimming suit. We all take our bath naked. I shouldn’t be singled out because I went for a reality show. I am not different

21 year old woman dedicates her life to sleeping with 100,000 men

21 year old Polish woman, Ania Lisewka, (pictured above) has vowed to travel to every city across the world in a bizarre quest to sleep with 100,000 men.

According to reports, Ania, who has a serious boyfriend, has already embarked on her mission and has slept with 284 men so far, starting with cities in her home country, Poland.

Anna told the Austrian Times: 'I want men from Poland, Europe and all around the world. I love sex, fun and men. In Poland the subject of sex is still taboo and anyone who wants to fulfill their sexual fantasies is considered a deviant, a w**** or mentally ill.'

Ania is so determined to complete her task that she's set up a Facebook page and a website to keep people (interested in her exploits) up to date with her sex marathon.

Actress Chika Ike's outfit to movie premiere

Chika wore this one-shoulder floor length gown to the premiere of Murder at Prime Suite which held at the Genesis Cinema in Lagos yesterday. You like?

Independence Wedding Cake Promo by SayCheese Cakes

The Independence Wedding Cake Promo by SayCheese Cakes (Home of the Sugar Benders)!!!! The only promo that allows you pick ANY design. Yup!

As our Great Country Nigeria clocks 53, SayCheese Cakes is offering the under-listed packages as follows; see it after the cut...

Going Forward. Ese Walter writes again

I'm sure by now you all know who Ese Walter is. (Refresh your memory here and here). She took to her blog yesterday to write about the aftereffect of her last post, where she accused pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Common Wealth Of Zion Assembly of sexual manipulation. Read below...
"The past week has ‘killed’ me. It has stripped me of whatever ‘self-importance’ I nursed in the corners of my mind. It has broken me and opened me up to my real self. It has brought me to a deeper level of self-awareness, one I am most grateful for.
When I sat with my MacBook to type my last blog, I never imagined it would generate the kind of attention it did and continues to. I have one last thing to say on this issue before I lay it to rest and move on. (I also hope others can move on too, we have too much going on in this Country to continue to peddle one for longer than necessary.)

‘I am the best rapper in Nigeria’ - Yung 6ix declares on Twitter

#InRihanna'svoice. Dear Yung6ix, M.I would have to die, be born again and die again before you can be the best rapper in Nigeria! Hehe. Not to burst his bubble...and I ask this sincerely, I know he's an artiste but I'm not familiar with his music...what popular song did he sing so I can go check it out...

Friday 30 August 2013

Meet Miss Ambassador for Peace 2013 contestants...

The countdown has begun for the most anticipated and award winning peace pageant in Nigeria, Miss Ambassador for Peace Pageant with 34 contestants representing the entire federation. Some of the contestants will be crowned zonal queens while the eventual winner will become Miss Ambassador for Peace Beauty Queen 2013. Meet the other contestants and read more about the pageant after the cut

Tweet of the day - from Burna Boy

OK! :-)

Kate Middleton makes first public appearance since giving birth...

Kate Middleton made her first public post-baby appearance this morning as she joined her husband, Prince William at the start of an ultra-marathon in Anglesey around where they live. She's lost all the baby weight. Nice...

Femi Fani Kayode responds to Bianca Ojukwu's threat to sue him

Bianca Ojukwu's lawyers have written a letter to Femi Fani Kayode asking him to apologize and also retract the statement he made a few weeks ago claiming he dated her many years back or face a lawsuit. In the letter which was published in Thisday today, Bianca said she's never met FFK before! Femi has responded to the threat. Read the letter from Bianca's lawyers below and Femi's response after the cut...
“We have been briefed and our services retained by Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain to demand from you an unreserved apology and a retraction of a false and malicious statement, which you published online and also caused to be published in the Leadership Newspaper of August 16, 2013.
"In the said article entitled, ‘Neither a Tribalist nor a Hater,’ you recklessly alleged, as follows: ‘I was not a tribalist when I had a long standing and intimate relationship with Miss Bianca Onoh…’, a statement, which you know is untrue and unfounded, but only calculated to lower our client’s esteem and damage her national and international reputation.
"Our client has never met you, does not know you in person and has never had any official or private relationship with you how much more ‘a long-standing and intimate relationship.’

Photos from Anselm Madubuko &Emmy Kosgei's traditional wedding

Apostle Anselm Madubuko of Revival Assembly Church married Kenyan gospel artist Emmy Kosgei in a traditional wedding that held yesterday Thursday August 29th in the Koibatek District of Kenya where the bride hails from. Apostle Madubuko lost his first wife, Connie Madubuko, on Friday July 6th 2012. More photos from the traditional wedding after the cut...

Skincare Leader Clarins, Launches New “Double Serum”

Clarins is a specialist skincare brand for both women and men. It is exclusively retailed by Montaigne Place and selected premium outlets. Look out for the official Clarins branding. 

Montaigne Place is the Luxury Cosmetics, Fragrance and Well-being Company that has brought many other exclusive and leading brands to Nigeria. Continue...

Davido customizes his Rolex watch with diamonds

#LifeofDavido! :-). The Skelewu crooner is currently in the US to perform some shows and of course attend his sister's wedding holding this weekend in Miami. While there, he decided to put diamonds in his Rolex watch. A watch like his is worth about $20/30, 000 + diamonds? = Wow! See full pic after the cut..

Omotola shares more family vacation photos

Omotola, her husband and four children are currently on holiday in Europe. They are in Italy at the mo! It's my job to stalk celebs for you na! Hehe

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