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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

To the guys that want to take down LIB, here's a message to you.. lol

So something has been going on for the past couple of days that I haven't reacted to because I wanted to see it play out and see how far these people will go. They have gone far and it's now time to react.

The only reason this is happening to me is because I'm number one...so I am flattered. I am currently No.10 on Alexa.com, more read than all the other news sites in Nigeria, so I understand why I am the target. If I were them, I'd hate me too...lol.

So here's what's going on. Sometime last year, some guys decided it was time to run me out of business (duh, like you can...lol). So they began to spam by blog. And when your blog gets a lot of spam, Google (which hosts my site) can take your blog down. But instead of taking my blog down, Google took my Adsense down for a few months and eventually re-instated it. So they didn't succeed. These same people started sending strange emails to me...looking for different ways to have access to my blog. But I wouldn't let them. If they could, they would have hacked it, but they couldn't so they continued to look for different ways to attack my blog. Please continue...


In April 2014, these guys decided to close down the blog again. In the emails they exchanged back and forth, they said 'plagiarism is a good excuse to finish her'. (they forget that if they succeed in closing down LIB because I'm on blogger...I could easily start a website). Now let me tell you who these guys are. They are IT people, security experts who know how the internet works. They are hackers and cyber-squatters...and only go after the biggest internet setups.

Immediately after I shared photos of my new SUV, these guys re-connected again and decided it was finally time to end LIB because there were quite a few people who were mad that I bought the car and they wanted to play on their emotions. The head of this team is a guy who goes by the name @MrAyeDee on twitter. They decided to use the plagiarism card. He said it was the strongest claim to make and easiest way to get support from other people. And then the campaign started with him claiming that I took something from him without crediting him or asking for permission. 100% false. If he owns a website, I've never visited it. He started by writing all sorts to get people to notice...and then he acted. Like I said these guys are IT experts, they know what to do to get blogger/Google to come after you. So he and his team started filling several reports, sending links of my blog posts and making claims to Google. Outrageous false claims. And because Google acts first before they contact the blog owner, they took down some posts and asked me to file a counter claim if I felt I had a right to re-publish those articles. Now that my blog is under Google review, these guys have started to spam it again.

They want Google to shut it down. That is their aim. Will they succeed? I sincerely don't know. I'm not an IT expert...I know they are spamming and filing complaints, I don't know what else they are doing behind the scenes but they are relentless.

Now let me give you guys a bit who this Aye Dee guy is. He's anonymous on Twitter. Nobody really knows who he is but according to those investigating him, his name is Emmanuel Efremov simply known as EE by his friends. He's the owner of 15Past8.com media group. Based in Manhattan. Gets funding from some US organization. (His number - 212 9608127). He's apparently been stalking me for years now and have registered quite a number of my domain names...lindaikeji.net plus 8 others. He also owns 9jalife.com...yep, he owns a blog. He accuses me of copyright infringement but when you go to 9jalife and other websites he owns...98% of the things he has on there are other people's content. You see pot calling kettle black? Lol.

Immediately he was found out yesterday, the IT expert immediately started to redirect lindaikeji.net to my blog. If you click lindaikeji.net now, it will redirect you to this blog. He panicked yesterday and quickly did it. A name he register as far back as 2011. Lol. Choi!

Not only that, he's also a cyber squatter. Yep, he registers 100s of websites belonging to others around the world and tries to make money off them. Guess one of his aims is to run me out of blogger so I come to him and his team and pay thousands of dollars to get one of the several names he's registered. Not going to happen, boo! Hehe

Below is an article from lawyer and blogger Uduak Udouk of Africa Music Law about this guy and his cyber-squatting criminal activities
"According to a twitter handle owned by @MrAyeDee, celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji was accused of copyright infringement of his works. He reported these infringing activities to Google and what resulted was a take down of his articles/works on her site. He also claimed with the rate and way things looked, Linda Ikeji’s site could be shut down within a week.
I get the fact that this guy was concerned about Ikeji’s activities and got Google to do something about it. What I don’t get is his very strong response and continued massive tweets talking about the same issue in an almost vendetta like style towards her. This got me curious to know who he was and what could be a motive behind all of these.
I began by looking at his twitter page and narrowed in on his website www. 15Past8.com. The description of the services he offered through his media group raised my curiosity. He says his media group owns “hundreds of websites.” He also claimed some of the infringing content on Linda Ikeji came from his site. Well one of his hundreds of websites is 9jalife.com because it has the 15Past8.com media group stamped on it. I did a basic search on 9jalife.com to see who owns it. The name ‘Emmanuel Efremov’ came up as the registered owner of 9jalife.com. 9jalife.com is clear it is owned by 15Past8.com media group, @MrAyeDee’s company.
For my article on Linda Ikeji, many have been saying they are surprised she does not own her own domain. Purely out of curiosity, I looked up Lindaikeji.com and noted it is owned by someone else, a case of cybersquatting. I also look up Linda Ikeji.net and see the same ‘Emmanuel Efremov’ come up. Now I am very curious. How is it that Emmanuel Efremov owner of 9jalife.com, a subsidiary of 15Past8.com, also owns LindaIkeji.net? Am I missing something?
Needless to say, I google the name ‘Emmanuel Efremov’ and lo and behold, there is a case by Volkswagen against an Emmanuel Efremov for cybersquatting. Looking at the description of 15Past8.com, the registered domain owner of 9jalife.com and Lindaikeji.net and the case by Volkswagen against Emmanuel Efremov, I am left feeling that the credibility of @MrAyeDee is shot and very weak at best. It also makes me wonder about any prior existing relationship between him and Linda Ikeji as to the issue of domain ownership i.e. cybersquatting. It is not uncommon for cybersquatters to ask you the legitimate owner of a trademark to pay them to own your own website.
If you accuse someone of copyright infringement, it is a good idea to make sure your hands are very clean and there is no connection whatsoever with a possible bad faith attempt to hijack their domain name. I am curious to see where all of these leads." Uduak Udouk
Now talking about copyright infringement, Mr Aye Dee feels that crediting source is not enough, that I have to write a written permission to the website owner. That's laughable at best. So if there's a breaking news on TMZ, I will first write to the editors and wait for the 2/3 days it will take them to reply me...that's if they even bother to.

I admit that I take content from other sites. Plenty of it sef, but the question is, which website in the world doesn't? If you go on Bossip.com, 50% of what is there is from other sources. Daily Mail UK takes from other sites, re-writes and give credit. UK Mirror takes from other sites. MediaTakeOut quotes other sources. E! Online, Us Weekly, People and even CNN take news from other sources and give credit, so why is mine an offense to the extent that my blog deserves to be shut down? Even in Nigeria, which site doesn't take news from other sites? Which? That is how media runs. Perez Hilton makes $10million a year from blogging and 50% of the content on his site is not originally his. As long as you give credit...which I do! Except in cases where you don't know the original source of the story or photo. So many blogs take content from my site, how many of them have I gone after? In fact, I'm happy that they do so, I have nothing against it. If I take content from another site and they approach me to take it down despite giving credit, I will take it down. But that doesn't happen.

I try as much as possible to get as many exclusives as I can, but because I work from home my team is so small. I've been planning to employ more hands which I will do eventually and then get a proper office. I'm kinda glad this happened. It's now pushing me to act and take my business more seriously.

So Mr Aye Dee, Mr EE, Mr #bringmedown or whoever you are and Jeremy Weate (look who is talking ..lol) and all the others talking, I am not afraid of you! You didn't bring me this far and you're not enough to bring me down. Like if you dream it, speak it, act it, hope it, envision it, see it, pray it....YOU are not enough! You can't bring a good woman down. You can try boo, oh please keep trying...but you see this lady, she ain't going nowhere. You don't even know who you are dealing with. You don't know what drives me and how far I plan to go. I've been a hustler since I was 17, doing it on my own...on my own terms. Plus I have the backing of God...and of course my hundreds of thousands of readers. I repeat, YOU are not enough!

I have been blogging for close to eight years and I plan to be around for many more years to come, so get used it. If you manage to close down LIB, I'll come back bigger and better. So keep trying boo! And enjoy all the attention you will get from this post...you've earned it. Kisses!

Oh by the way Mr EE, one of your friends who you were doing the #bringlindaikejidown campaign with has turned against you and contacted me. He's a LIBer just like you...hehe...but decided it wasn't fair and reached out to me. God bless you Mr Aye Dee. I hope your hustle also pays. All the best.

To others reading this, if you want to be successful in life, please prepare yourselves for something like this. People don't go after failures. You have to be really crazy to gather to plot the downfall of an orange seller or a gate-man (with all due respect). These people go after successes. Once you succeed in any field, they will come after you...it's inevitable. Ask everyone who has succeeded. It's not whether they will try, because they will...it's how you respond to it that matters.

Don't you ever, listen to me, ever let anyone defeat you. You didn't work so hard to get to the top for somebody who didn't know how you struggled to bring you down. You will be disappointing God. You don't even know how disappointed He will be. How dare you let them win? They will come for you...that's a guarantee just make sure you defeat them.

These people are not even haters..they are excuses...they are the natural reaction to success...put in this world to take actions against people who are climbing the ladder of success. If they see you're about to fly, they will try to cut your wings because when you fly, there's no stopping you anymore. And that's what they want to do...to stop you! Don't let them distract you. Stay focused on your dreams and keep flying.

Lastly, You know how negative voices can be so loud that you can't hear the positive ones? In moments like that just quiet the noise and listen again...listen only to the positive ones...because they are all that matters.

May all your dreams come true! May everything you put your hands into succeed. May your enemies show their faces so you know who they are...but may they never win.

Thank you so much to all LIB readers for your loyalty all these years. I keep saying you changed my life and I will always be grateful. Long live LIB.

Thanks guys and have a blessed day.
Now back to blogging!

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Anonymous said...

Linda, U have said it all, since its only God that brings you tis far, no one created by Him can destroy His work. Its jealousness that's killing EE and his team. Infringement is just ploy. r Who doesn't re-use stories? I do, so far I give credit. B4 nko? will I create my own story or take pple to location to make smthn happen? don't mind dem, u r strong and Gog remains ur strength. Thumb Up

Anonymous said...

be strong linda. You need cyber security. do something to protect yourself. try and see if there are any legal thingy involved and protect yourself. lastly, avoid too much show off, the enemy does not attack what they can not see. you show too much of your personal life thereby causing envy. I hope you read this.

Anonymous said...

Linda irrespective of the guys motives, you are committing a lot of copyright violation. I enjoy your blog but if something is wrong, saying everyone else does it does not make it right. TMZ, CNN and a lot of other media you have referred to have licensing agreements to publish. Get a lawyer and get informed.

Anonymous said...

True talk o

Unknown said...

Chei... See what Range Rover cause.. Kai, Dan Allah...Na inside cave I go move when I buy my Ferrari... The hate is real around.

Anonymous said...

U are my nomination for the best blogger of this century! This battle is just a message for u LINDA to pray more n more. Devil no like beta tin so him fit use anything in form of human or animals to bring you down.#shikenan

Unknown said...

This is bad, i was so worried, i thought my phone has gone hay wire. God pass am. Thanks God for restoration.

Unknown said...

Good radiance???? I think that's 'riddance' m'dear

Unknown said...

Sense!

Unknown said...

And that z d terrible thing about blacks... we try to run people down.....God dey....Linda hope u dey pray...keep praying

Unknown said...

Interesting! Gave him some good publicity now, haven't you? It's part and parcel of success stories...you got to deal with peeps like dis so when u put out you bio u inspire others na

Anonymous said...

Amadioha ma gbuo ya... Ndi obi akpo... Linda emekwa na obi ebele chaa... Udo donchyke@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

People and their wicked deeds. Ride on Linda,I salute your courage .God will continue to uplift u b4 Mr.EE's of this world. Bade Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Linda abeg post my comment na I ve written several comment on dis particular post wit good advice yet u nor post am abeg post am o I nor be Mr EE

Unknown said...

Okay! Now i see y Linda didn't respond to my mails. I cum dey vex dey post tinz even with anonymous, still she no post my comments, even when u buy ya Moto. Not one of them oooo abeg. Now i get it. Just pls b careful n prayerful. All d best. They can't bring u down. "Ndi ara" in " phyno's" voice.

Hawk-Eyed said...

Hmm Linda, with this, you have come to an edge of a momentous breakthrough that's never been imagined in blogosphere, as far as Nigeria is concerned. And am glad you are perceptive enough to ferret it. Thumbs up! Let there be a thousand 'emmanuel efremovs', it is inconsequential. Just keep your head cool, please don't lose it, that's what they want. Just to remind you that evil cannot overcome good, and he that digs a pit falls into it. And for the 'efremovs', my candid advice is for you to look up and learn from the Linda Ikejis, so you can move from your place of frustration to the place of celebration. Trust me, it's never by trying to pull down someone. Man up, boy!

Jay said...

Employ a legal and technical team to help you on this, you can pay them on a contract basis just to get this resolved

Anonymous said...

longlive LIB God will bless you more n your haters will live to see you succeed..........btw i saw this coming ,very typical hater behavior.....we luv u linda ....google no listen to den na bad belle people den be

Unknown said...

Am touched..... Let them go hustle and leave you alone... I bet that if they are this high as u, the will flaunt all their assets more than ever.... No be Bugatti flaunts his N40Million Bentley car? Y must ya own be different? I so disgust with passion people who ain't happy for other peoples success. AYDEE can't bring you down dear... So long as am concerned and want to make my own money like you, I promise to always remember you in my prayers. Those guys should go get a life.

Will of God said...

Be careful girl. Love u like a sister

smh said...

Hey u sound so silly datz y u are anonymous and the pic on the blog learn to investigate also datz d pic the supposed hater is using on Twitter ok? Don't always fly "PUMA"

laulipop said...

My Lindodo, don't be bothered by those mis raft who jealousy is yet to kill, even in my small school where I excel there are lots of haters, but u know what? With hard work and determination u will soar higher and the devil will be put to shame. We LIBers are solidly behind u and God is strongly by ur side
Let d haters hate, they will only fall into gutter and ur blog will expand more IJN
Go girl we love u and God love u more
As for d hater u think u are a professional? Never to worry we d LIBers av plans for u and u will come begging

Anonymous said...

Some yorubas cannot stand seeing an Igbo person succeed. But we are succeeding all the same.

Nath Ekanem said...

Linda you sef, all this years, pay 10usd to buy your domain you they play smart igbo girl, take am easy o,. google no dey look face, ask SEUN OSEWA of Nairaland

Anonymous said...

Linda Dear,please listen to TD Jakes message on today's podcast(iTunes).It will strengthen you.Errrrrrm yes I am Catholic too.

Anonymous said...

We love you linda!!! Whatever happens just tell us where you'll be reporting from and we'll be there. Hard work pays and should be respected. Jump am pass jor.

John Benard said...

God will grant us success in all we do.

Unknown said...

Dem no fit joor

Unknown said...

I dey always read your posts but with this,i don join ur followers,Lin Lin...abeg let them know dem no reach, 20 men shall fall and all his family go fall if him wan try again,God is your strength, No. 10 alexa.com,after this na No 2,

Anonymous said...

Funk u
idiot

Anonymous said...

Go n die
hater
nonentity like u
enemy of progress

Shyla said...

You want to know the truth? All this time wey you de rave, try and enrol for lectures on internet security to help yourself. Don't use reverse psychology on your visitors. Equip yourself not with bags and co alone, but with knowledge in your head and fight them back. But please don't come and announce when you enrol your classes. It will surely help you a lot. Hope you don't carry your whole trust on the guy that came to squeal on his former colleagues. his conscience did not fucking speak to him. Hope you know that. Good luck.

Zoey said...

Na wah oh. World people!!!
Linda keep doing ur tang jare.
I thank God for d wisdom and Grace He has endowed you with. Just like u av said, dey can only try but not succeed. #LongLiveLindaIkeji'sBlog

Anonymous said...

U sure name him be that
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Anonymous said...

GTFOH HATER

Lala said...

Linda!! Who God don bless no man can curse. God will see you through!!!

Unknown said...

My dear keep faith Google don't just close account like that, google nos that all site in this world do copy and past keep faith my dear u are not going out of bisness u inspire me of being a blogger today am proud of .u from www.edosnews.blogspot.com , www.edosnews.com

SouthEastern said...

Lindiway, nothing do you. Enemies will try but shall fall yakata!!!!
We are solidly behind you.

#God answers all prayers#
Happy moments - Praise God, Difficult moments-Seek God,
Quiet moments -Worship God, Painful moments-Trust God,
Every moment - Thank God.

Unknown said...

It's well Linda. God looks after his own

Anonymous said...

Ntin can stop u gak

that girl said...

Winch winch...arrogant how ? Her source of living is being threatened and she should be calm. You anon wateva...u r a familiar spirit, enemy of progress. Wat r u doing on her blog? Monitoring agent....if u ain't here to support, biko waka pass after all no one forced u, only u waka come. Rabbish!!! Yes I said rabbish

Anonymous said...

Contrary, everyone loves her

Sisi Vales said...

My dear, evil doers will keep toiling in vain when dealing with the children of God. Nobody is saying they shouldn't try, keep trying they will fail a zillion times.... SisiVales...Ka Chineke mezie okwu.

Anonymous said...

Babe na de guy b dat?if na him relax will deal wit him privately infact am workin on his so called blogs now e go hear I hate modaf**ckas tryin to bring som niggas down!!!!don't use to comment on ur blog but for dis I hav to cus u are rili feedin me wit stuffs tanks as for dat nigga he is a bastard a big looser u can reach me wit dis 324136a7 tanks

Anonymous said...

Lin lin,take down his photo jor.lets not advertise him.

techguy said...

this very sad,why are people like this

Anonymous said...

Lin lin,take down his photo jor.lets not advertise him.

Jay said...

Its good as you come out to clarify the issue Linda, nice one I admire you a lot, God will never allow your enemies to ruin you down. Amen

Unknown said...

God is with u, don't even mind them we enjoy ur gossip and may God fire d person who want to bring down LIB, enemies of progress mcheeeeeew

Anonymous said...

Failures like you confuse confidence with arrogance

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...that Mr Alex Moyo Daniyan's picture up there linda. I'm guessing he's the @MrAyeDee. SaD people can't do their own things without hating.

classylynda said...

I hope he is enjoyn d publicity...u jst gv him....cos i guess dis was d onli way i wld hv knw d idiot.....he shld re invest his energy n time..ds one has failed...Namesake..i knw ds doesnt shake u.....u just spiked up...ur blog more famous...we r riding right behind u.......n wats his name again!!!?ooops...i don forgt oooo..buuuuuhahahahahahahaha

classylynda said...

I hope he is enjoyn d publicity...u jst gv him....cos i guess dis was d onli way i wld hv knw d idiot.....he shld re invest his energy n time..ds one has failed...Namesake..i knw ds doesnt shake u.....u just spiked up...ur blog more famous...we r riding right behind u.......n wats his name again!!!?ooops...i don forgt oooo..buuuuuhahahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

My very thought! Linda I Don't understand why you have to show the whole worlD what you buy. Is it necessary? You are doing well and people know. Save your self from trouble by keeping some things to yourself. Na you dey Find trouble. This is all I can advice. We won't stop reading u sha. The guy should just know that...

Anonymous said...

It is well with you Linda. You however need to STOP SHOWING YOUR SUCCESS. Wise people hide their success; the cars, houses, trips...Trust me he is not the only one who wants you down; you will be shocked that even some of your friends and family hate your success secretly. Be wise if you want to retain your blessings...

Unknown said...

Aunty Linda,
Take your biz serious.
Employ professionals.

Anonymous said...

Arrogant?if you are one of them,remove your hand biko.Live and lets live.Be Content with your own and leave her to enjoy the work of her hands.BAD BELLE.

Anonymous said...

I'm not berating you or trying to bring you down but you must face facts, you are still in the wrong. If you read websites like Daily Mail and the like, they have a fine clause that states that you must not reproduce any part of an article without express permission (e.g http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/article-1388146/Terms.html#usingoursite).

The sad part is, because Blogger (owned by Google) technically owns all your content, they may decide to shut you down.
You need to understand that you have plagiarized, even if you didn't mean to.

Best of luck to you.

I J E said...

...Well..in ALL..I say tread with Tremendous Caution. Step up in prayers and fasting..do d very needful and work in line with d rules and regulations guiding Blogging so u don't fall short. Fact is..u have bn blessed..God won't let u dwn by prevailing ur enemies...Ride on dear.

Neks said...

they can only try and try but won't succeed, Linda you are the best, you will remain the head and not tail, keep focus God is your strength. This battle no be for you alone, all your readers got your back....shame on jealousy people.

Anonymous said...

Linda don't worry God is with you, you started from no where and look at where you are now.The hand of God is in your in business.There's nothing their jealousy will do you.You still lead, and allllll others follow.

Anonymous said...

Meaning?

Unknown said...

i think you messed up also linda and i will tell you why:
from a business perspective and as a young entrepreneur myself i think you messed up also
1...you should registered your brand domain names a long time ago..that is the first thing they teach as a tech start-ups is register your brand name as soon as you start being a little popular...its like a law of life in business now..i have a very small start-up less than 6 months old but i already bought up all available names for my brand so i am covered if and when i want to take my business online
2. you bought an SUV...well good for you and i am happy for you. but i was stunned to read this article and find out you don't even have an office or a staff yet you bought an SUV of 24million naira...now i think that's a blunder from and entrepreneurial point of view..
3..i think EE is doing something wrong but you gave him leverage by not covering the basis in your business...since i became a liber i always wondered why LIB had no website of its own koz i have had experiences from google where they shut down blogs fom the slightest of provocations
now linda i think you need to go back to the drawing board and re-strategise..gone are those days of baseless startups..these days you need to have a stronghold in your business ask the owners of napster.com what happened to them and you will see you also commited a blunder...fredrick eghosa

Unknown said...

Surely they will gather, but if their gathering is not of God they will scatter in seven ways. thus says the Lord. Ride on boo. kisses!

Anonymous said...

I jus love u linda,u r d best...God z by ur side hun!

Anonymous said...

I jus love u linda,u r d best...God z by ur side hun!

Anonymous said...

Sad thing is this is exactly how the world works. You announce your greatness and the naysayers and evil ones will come for you. But one thing i always say, you CAN'T pull someone down and expect to rise. If you do rise, it never lasts. It is fickle.
Lindo biko not everyone is happy about your success. Try keeping some secrets, don't tell the world everything. Keep praying, God isn't sleeping. xx

Unknown said...

My dear, even if you stop updating ur blog or even stopped posting! You remain my number one! Am glued here

Anonymous said...

Kami!!!

Unknown said...

I knw ds anonymous 9:02, is among d juganuts dt wants 2 bring my Lili, down, bt u will soon die lyk shekau.
Linda baby dnt mind dm oooooo, dem go continue firing us bt no way. Lili maramma I go continue 2 patronise ur blood till paracetamol cure Ebola. God will b ur strength & will alwz b with u. God bless linda Ikeji blog & God bless ikeji republic.

Anonymous said...

U r so brainless!!! Evil bitch/sonofa bitch! Long live linda's blog! Roselle#

eazy said...

Linda, even i am a bloger : 247current and there all blogers steals from others . Some times i wonder the real source of some stories. lol
i love you Linda. GOOD JOB!

Anonymous said...

Shut d f**k up,a golden fish has no hiding place. Who God don bless... Roselle#

okoro victor said...

Envy!!!!! They r jx envey cos of ur success bt dy shall neva c ur back oh IJN...I even tag most of my blog topics 4rm ur site linda sincerely speakn bt U neva found it guilt 2 me 4 doin dt. I xo much appreciate
Hehehehe linda , All is well... Owner of okorovictor.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

Thouder fire them

Busola Ayo said...

The lord is ur strenght dear

Unknown said...

Thunder fire them, I still represent my team JaybeesBlog.com

But Lindaikeji.net has being redirected to your blog since, I taught I r d owner of the domain

temmi said...

See evil o! Bad belle pple!! They will die by fire o!!

Anonymous said...

God is with you no one can bring you down and please a world of advice try and keep things to your self so they won't have an idea...

TUFINE said...

OCHU OKUKO NWE ADA, OKUKO NWE NWAWA OSO, OBI SIE GI IKE NNE

Anonymous said...

Linda, yhanks for this. It makes complete sense and explians the difficulties I have experience when cojing to your blog. I also want to thank you for message, it is really encouraging.

You're an inspiration to many....

Anonymous said...

Linda, they can't bring u down. This is even going to make u more popular. But I'll want u to understand that this is how it feels when people publish falsehood about! So, now that u understand the feeling, verify every allegation, especially about men of God, before u publish it!

mabel said...

linda haven't you hear the say: what God has bless no man can curse. So fear not for the Lord is in control.

Anonymous said...

the guy on your head cover fine ohh

Anonymous said...

Arrogant??? Are you kidding me right now? What's arrogant in all she just said? That haters want to destroy her, but she is standing strong instead cos she worked for her money and didn't have to f..k her way up as a young woman in a male dominated society? Or that she encouraged those who are climbing the ladder of success against all odds to never let haters bring them down? Are you a hater of successful pple? Pls, whoever you are, shut up if you dont know what to say!

Anonymous said...

Yeye you. So na lib be the main function of ur phone? No worry, lib goes nowhere as long as na linda sweat n God hand.

Anonymous said...

Keep your head up Linda and stay strong! You haven't come this far without a purpose. As you said this is what comes with success! Just a hump in the way, and as you know like with cars, we drive over one! So bulldoze through on to the other side! We are so proud of you, and God is always with you!!
much love from a LIBer all day everyday!!

MAC-CIX said...

My sister the lord is with you.

Anonymous said...

Linda Ikeji, i must say that i am one of the few who isnt a fan of yours. But one thing i totally respect is ur relentless struggle to succeed and being a woman in nigeria, that is a herculean task. You proved yourself and i respect you for that. Based on that, i am inclined to say to you that with prayers and you doing the right thing always, and being the fighter that you, no one can bring you down.

Unknown said...

Whom God has blessed no man can cause keep doin ur tin girl God gat ur back!!!

Adamzy Lee said...

Hmm my say to dis post, "is free things don't last longer" Miss Linda is high time you host your very own site, so dat you we have rest of mind. As you say early dat you are not I.T expart, sotherefore you need to employ I.T expart to help you setup your blog site for you.

Garriville - Cruncy Sandfree Egba Garri - 08130897890 to order said...

Ride on Linda! You have worked hard to get ds far... copyright infringement! from this (d emmanuel) douche... No, u will definitely get thru ds bigger n better.

Lewis said...

D guyz dey para big tym... Dea liver no done well.

Anonymous said...

Reading dis gave me goosebumps,I alwaz go 2ur blog but hardly comment,so pple can be dis wicked,my advice 2 u is kip doing wot ur doing cos dats why we love u,but also seek professional advice on how to get dat foolish EE pay he can't just wake up,form nonsense & try 2spoil pples hard earned success,and why will Google just take down ur adsense without investigating dats not nice.may God protect u from evil pple alwaz Amen!!*also pple u call frnds may not be as hapi wth u as u tink since ur now successfull,so pls kip some info just btw u and ur family not frnds*

fxmuscle said...

They will not succeed in Jesus Name.

Unknown said...

Linda, just be strong, it's an unfair world. May The Lord strengthen you and grant you more wisdom to wax even stronger. We got ya back sis.

Unknown said...

Linda, just be strong, it's an unfair world. May The Lord strengthen you and grant you more wisdom to wax even stronger. We got ya back sis.

tundeaoni said...

After all this time in the game and after all the Juice I would believe ms Ikeji should have positioned her business(this website) better and therefore harder to be attacked in this manner by these jokers(based on the facts presented above).. Long overdue in my opinion when this shit blowers over Kindly evolve..Lets see that since 17 hustler ambition as advertised in your post..These are the worst Kinda haters, May God forgive them

blessed child said...

They have failed

Anonymous said...

"You can't take a good woman down". The maturity and class you show in times like this makes me gain new level of respect for you Linda. Now I'm glad this is pushing you to expand your horizon. Don't just settle for the designer stuff and good food, do more so instead of just giving your fans money (which I have always loved and admire you for) you can create employment and raise some a lot of awareness on a higher scale. Linda you are truly something special and only you can bring you down. More power to you sister!

tinuke iduati said...

I really love this comment....just my mind...linda I really like you alot...but why must spell out your personal life on your blog...i bought 24million car, I still have my 3 cars....oju lari. ...remember this is africa. ..ti isu eni bata, eniyan ma Un da owo bo ni...why must the public know aw much you buy your pant or anything for that matter......Please be careful.learn from Bella.

CHEESSYGOODNESS said...

God no go let them succeed IJN ehhh

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda, just up your game, like mad!!! Get a PR person, a lawyer and a smart ass strategist and you are good. Don't try to fight this with religion and empathy, use facts, figures and good analysis, othrwise you will lose.

This is just a lesson and a small stepping stone for you.

Wishing you all the best.

Anonymous said...

Start thanking God for bringing this lindy! U should know wen a major breakthrough wants to come a major problem surfaces first. So overcome by His grace n launch higher. I love u

Anonymous said...

Tell Linda to invest money on her business - blogging by hiring IT people than investing money on material stuff. Niyi Tabiti accused her years ago of being lazy.

Unknown said...

God punish any idiot that is tryin to bring my linda down, he no dey fear face? he dey craze? amadioha go soon jam him...rubbish!!..linda dear I dey ur bak, nothn dey happen

Anonymous said...

Just for clarification you're number TEN in Nigeria and Number 1,916 worldwide. Weldone.

Anonymous said...


Actress Angela Okorie is at it again after her cheating rumor with an upcoming musician in South Africa few months ago involving Prince Eke Mumu G’s husband as well .This time she was caught in USA @adaleticia.blogspot.com

Concerned Citizen

Anonymous said...

Actress Angela Okorie is at it again after her cheating rumor with an upcoming musician in South Africa few months ago involving Prince Eke Muma G’s husband as well .This time she was caught in USA California @adaleticia.blogspot.com

Concerned Citizen

Anonymous said...

I just called that # to tell him to leave you alone and it's a google #! You are right about success and people trying to bring you down! Your response shows you're in a Condition of POWER and nothing can touch you!

Anonymous said...

Exactly!!!!! LINDA ikeji plsss Learn from dis experience wicked people plenty for dis world stop I repeat stop broad castn ur wealth, vacations, closets, shoes, bags, clothes etc... it's for ur own Good ooo. wen u postd abt dt car I saw it comn n u went further 2 add amount n even show off ur Oda cars I knew negative ppl will com Afta you... my dear wen finally get out f dis mess, change plss. Live n enjoi ur sweat n God's blessings upon you quietly dear.....

Anonymous said...

very long indeed

Anonymous said...

Linda it's a pity what happened but they will not get u. I will advice of one thing. Sri flaunting Ut success. Who ar u doing it for. Be wise. Behave like an ibo person. Did u grow up in Lagos? Flaunting ur success does not make sense. For real dis could be a warning too from God. Live ur life for u not for d public. I trust some reasonable pple must have said what I'm just saying and I hope u would listen. God bless u and continue to prosper u. IJN

Anonymous said...

so this guy u used his pix who is he? is he d AA? hope he'll not come for ur head that u are rubbishing his image. those guys can fish that guy out and he wl sue r ass
keep ur business always to urself, aiye o feniforo afi ori eni

omob said...

linda this is not a spiritual matter i am graduating from a security course by the end of dis year by God's grace and with what i have learnt so far i can hack your blog. the thing is i am a gray hat hacker so i dont hack for personal motives or malicious purposes. Now dude on the other hand is a terrible hacker and it all just personal beef(he toast you u no gree) so i would advise you to get a security expert or team pn your side if u don't have one already and this is not a message to out on blast. people hide the fact that someone is trying to hack them or succeeds in hacking them cos you would be drawing unwanted attention to yourself which you really do not need. someone might wat to prove you wrong which you would not like and might not recover from. i signed a contract not to try any of my skills outside school premises and so i can do whatever i want only within my school not outside so be careful. Also not all blogs run from gossips, assumptions and fictions there are laws here that prohibits you from using some else's IP(intellectual property) only it might not apply to some ish in nigeria so cos no one is suing you does not mean you are good or doing the right thing. I just say what you are doing(blog) is still child's play when you compare it to a large scale good thing is it has worked for you.

Anonymous said...

U sound like one of them that's why u r a sadist

Anonymous said...

LINDA plssss stop showcasing ur wealth or achievemts. Learn frm dis oo. Most ppl r nt hapi fr Oda ppls achievemts.. even vacations. Stop postin it

Anonymous said...

Linda I have always tell you this, you have been playing unprofessional in term of blog settings, How on earth will you still be using blogspot even when the money started coming, you are complaining now because you want security you you have not first secured your blog, I have not seen any man that jokes with what brings food before his table, you never thought of what will happen when Google the owner of the blogspot you are using decides to take back what rightfully belongs to them. Alright no more blames I will use this medium to advice you again as a webmaster this is what to do now
1. back up all your blog post now
2. get your own custom domain name if possible employ an expert to enlighten you the more
doing this 2 things keeps you on a safer side bcos if google decides to pull ur blogspot down you can be using your custom domain with a redirect and all your blogger post intact feel free to call me to enlighten you the more

Anonymous said...

@ nonsondukwe I hear you. That shows how shallow and materialistic she is. Investing 24 million on a material stuff that have no value but couldn't be wise and invest a little money to expand her business. Guess that is what a money miss road does
#justsayingitasitis #stopbeingmaterialistic #stopshowingoff

Oluwadamilola said...

Serious matter..

Oluwadamilola said...

Mr Eferegbogus, you no try oo.. Linda, it is well..

Anonymous said...

@ 9.34pm. You are so
On point. She acts too superficial and that makes her a put off. Bellanaija did not even post her wedding picture on her site. I cannot remember her posting any personal information about her. Yoruba says (Nkan to a
Ba bo, lo n niyi). Bellanaija has been on
Before you and she doesn't rob all her success and accomplishment in her readers faces.

Anonymous said...

Plz shut up

Anonymous said...

God will soon you through. I wish u d best in ur chosen career. We are all behind u.

Anonymous said...

Surely your head cannot be that far up your ass to see that Plagiarism is truly an offence. Stop being emotional, wise up, You've got a successful business, make it legit.

Anonymous said...

i saw on news. i was so scared, i dnt knw why somepeople trying so hard to put other down. rember wat will be will surely be. is linda way pray for ur own to come.Abo oro lanso fun omoluwabi to ba tenu adi odindi

Unknown said...

Truly..Is there someone that doesn't like Linda?I guess any LIBER that doesn't like Linda but visit her blog,read and comment is a fucking Time waster..How on earth will u waste ur time on someone u don't like?Such person must be an OZUO...I love u die babe and so much believe in u..Haters got no job than to Hate.,,Thats why Haters dont do well in life..why Hate when you can love and be loved?

Unknown said...

Imagine! Some people can be very useless ooo, yoy want to take over something you didn't work for, na T go fire u! Madam Linda me sef dey ur back ooo, always dey ur back and I pray God will continue to expose your enemies and my enemies, God will not let them suceed, Shege dan karuwa!

Unknown said...

Linda dont stress...u got this...but make sure u dnt let arrogance get the best of u..back up ur facts nd keep it cool....u got this

Anonymous said...

She's not arrogant. She's upset and has every right to.

Unknown said...

Psalm: 125. 1. They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 2. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. 3. For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity. 4. Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts. 5. As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Linda Ikeji. - Bible Offline

Anonymous said...

Linda, it is called being seen. This is what happens when people see that you are successful - they come after you. This is the daily experience of the rich. This is why we have lawyers on retainer. Now, you can take this attack and make it work for you or you can allow him to get you all riled up. If you decide to follow the first option, this is an opportunity to move your blogging to the next level. Allow some of us to develop content for your blog. Second, identify those mags you get information from and write their editors for permission to repost their articles. Most will not refuse and will have specific language about how to do it. Then you will have all that evidence in your mail box for when crazies like this show up. THird, start thinking of the next level for your blog and what that means in terms of content. You may want to invest some of your extra cash in foot soldier reporters rather than cars. Use this attack to elevate. My dear, teh God you serve only allowed it because you needed to be shaken from your place of comfort to the next level. Overcome the anger and move like dynamite. Take care

Adejumo Adekunle . G said...

Linda's success can't be taken away from her. Even if the blog is shut down, she has a brand, and that brand can always be reinvented and made bigger and stronger sef.

Linda ikeji has created sumtin far bigger than a blog, shes created a hub that would most likely outlive her.

Cheers and goodluck to her however this plays out.

OluwaKwame said...

#longliveLIB

This is a blessing in disguise. U are officially an International sensation.

I mean, if a guy in USA is already jealous of ur success, then it's a sign saying u have gone to a greater level.

OluwaKwame said...

#longliveLIB

This is a blessing in disguise. U are officially an International sensation.

I mean, if a guy in USA is already jealous of ur success, then it's a sign saying u have gone to a greater level.

Anonymous said...

Ok let me get this right, you don't have an office and professional IT guys but you bought a brand new range rover???? My darling nothing lasts forever ooo. You obviously have very misplaced priorities. These guys are a lot smarter than you are because they are one million steps ahead of you!

Anonymous said...

mumu how u dey pass for school sef...mtsheww thats even if u go school.....Linda d Lord is shield babe...dem no reach awon oloriburukus

Anonymous said...

wow it seems your deeds have caught up with you, no perfect people and stop acting all innocent cause you re not. This is just your version

Anonymous said...

I love you too :) 7efdb392

Lifematters-Mattersoflife(PEOPLE AND SOCIETY) said...

Lindodo,never mind .You have said it all. When you were busy burning the mid night candles and they were busy snoring and lazying away they have forgotten, soonest you will get the national award OON and even internationally and they will come trying to fraternize with you ,forget them ,God is behind you, you are standing, no shaking like the Gibraltar

Hotlanta said...

LINDA, its time for you to give ur readers hot news about Tiwa and Tunji..u'r so last weak on this one.

Unknown said...

Arrogant my foot... shes been quiet for a while b4 exposing them... hw would you react when sum pple tries der possible best to run you down..

Anonymous said...

These people sound dangerous. I hope you have the NYPD investigating them. They could be part of an international crime syndicate. This could also be a sign that you've outgrown blogspot. Get your own website and charge your own advertising rates so you're not under Google's thumb.

Anonymous said...

shut up......

Anonymous said...

Was looking for a share button on Linda Ikeji Blog, but could not find one, maybe na me no come see well. It’s definitely not obvious. If you have the tenth most popular site in Naija but still tether to blogspot, not too good all. Blogspot is limited in terms of customization.
Of course the domain names blunder again, Checked all the domain name, the .com, .net, .info and others of Lindaikeji have been snapped up by opportunists, don’t feel bad about this Linda, it’s just business.

This Emmanuel Elfremov guy isn't too smart either from what I read on Linda's article and some shallow research I have done about him, Silly footprints everywhere, did not even hide his anonymity as a domain name aggregator,

A smart guy can take down that site in no time, even if you can’t DNS-ed a website, there are such service providers. I don’t think LIB can get back up really quick if that happen. umm ummm, Google doesn’t like that. There are at least 1 other way to inflict some damage on LIB without having to do it the dumb way he went about it.

LIB has the traffic every blogger can only dream of. My advice to Linda is to migrate the site to self-hosted WordPress or movable type. Even if it is hosted on movable type and WordPress server you still have control over your blog using their API. For instance CNN Political ticker, TechCrunch, NY POST are powered by WordPress VIP. Huffington post is built on movable type.

With this you have control over the look and feel of LIB and can super-extend it, and build some amazing capabilities on it. Hire an in house techie to work on security, better still, subcontract the security and ensure the guy does periodic check up to ensure you are not vulnerable to DNS attacks. With this you are already a step ahead of bad guys like the elfremov guy or whatever he calls himself before the fire a shot.

Then to google taking down some post and asking for counterclaim, Google entire search business model is built on content, google respect good content powerhouse, I think Linda Ikeji blog is one, the numbers speak themselves. Do some clean up on content, give credit when you should, then google will be on your side because you are a content creation machine.

Don’t do as we always do in Nigeria, make some money, buy cars and fail to spend on the goose that lays the golden egg, in other words, get helping hands for content and customization!!!!.

LIB is already a force for good and can do more. Judging by the potential, what I see in LIB is not even a tip of the ice berg. The potential is stunning.
I write as a blogger, who doesn’t depend on google adsence.

kayjegs said...

Too bad that people could do this. Why the beef? I think Linda has earned her place as the no 1 blog in Naija through persistence and hardwork. She should be encouraged not brought down. It is well, Linda....

Anonymous said...

He is a foolish man, lazy bone, wnts to reap where he didnt sow, God pass am, LIB remains IJN, Amen

Unknown said...

May be that's why your app has not been working for some time now. I just refreshed the LIB apps now and can see the news post. They will only try but they won't succeed.

Anaturuchi Green said...

LINDA,WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THIS I JUST TOLD THE GUY WHO TOLD ME THAT YOU HAVE WORKED ALL THESE YEARS TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE AND YOU DESERVE THE BEST. THESE GUYS AR, JUST AS YOU SAY, NATURAL REACTIONS TO SUCCESS.EVEN THOUGH I AM RUNNING AN UPCOMING BLOG (myimsu.com and spy360 blog), some guys have already running their lips. But then, if God be for us, who can be against us. FLY HIGHER.

Anonymous said...

Linda, at this point in your career, I will expect you to have your own IT team. This issue is not about God punish him, DO NOT play with it, this guy's activity is malicious act against an establishment, in Nigeria you call it Envy. I read a fraction of your story, his activity is illegal and punishable by US law. (SPAMing is UP to 25yrs in prison). Your Hosting company is in US, trust me his IPs are probably from US irrespective of PROXYS or not.

U need to hire some IT wizs from USA to protect your business, get a USA lawyer. Uproot this cyber lunatic from his NY apartment, you will never hear from him again. All at the fraction of 4 Chanel bags.
Proud of you girl.

USA based Nigerian Business owner.

Anonymous said...

"A word is enough for the wise" Linda be wise. Few people here are rich as well but sorry I don't flaunt mine. You might not post this, as long as you get this message. That's fine by me. Big people don't shout. The louder you shout, the bigger your problem dear. Love you loads xx

Olu said...

It's 'What is worth doing is worth doing well', olodo.

Steve O. said...

Jealous much bitch? Bitch! Haha

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Mee too have learnt from this post.

Anonymous said...

LIB Has come to stay and no one can't do otherwise except You. Long Live LIB! ^_^

Anonymous said...

Linda dnt panic God is wit u, no weapon formed against u shall prosper IJN

Anonymous said...

the guy na yahoo boy.. they just wanna make money out of you... Sick idiots! find your own hustle bro.. linda stay strong

Baby P said...

Linda, keep up with the good work and don't mind the haters.Well done.You have done a lot with this blog.

tunde daniel said...

i run a blog and i know we all copy from each other and many a times sef forget to credit. one silly guy contacted me recently that i got a post from his website , which i had never even visited b4, threatening heaven and hell. i had to come up with a TOS section on my site, so with that no onehas any legal rights to sue for plagiarism. however its a blog and not a published article so they cant levewrage on plagiarism.

Unknown said...

They will only try Linda but they will never succeed

seye awolaru said...

Eh. Ya haters will always rare rheir ugly heads, but I hope you are telling us the truth, cos we are going to be by u all the way. Pls do not dissapoint us LOTS OF LOVE

Unknown said...

My dear u pass dem....

Kaytra said...

See, if u wanna make a dumb comment, be bold enough to appear as something, a rat, a goat, a jackass but not anonymous!

Unknown said...

My dear keep faith Google don't just close account like that, google nos that all site in this world do copy and past keep faith my dear u are not going out of bisness u inspire me of being a blogger today am proud of .u from www.edosnews.blogspot.com, www.edosnews.com

Anonymous said...

Hate less abeg!!!

Anonymous said...

All these people telling you they've got your back is rubbish. First of all keep your blessing to yourself, all these cash give away everyday like a drunk sailor is not necessary Dangote and Adenuga even PSquare and den rich boys don't dash money willy nilly. God help you.

ITK said...

Linda, just like you, i am going through a similar situation only difference is that i am not a blogger.. i register domains and host websites and freaks like this are trying to put me out of business because in the last 2yrs i have registered and host over 200 active websites and domain names.... Linda, they can only try and wont succeed but i advise you get expert hands to run your affairs, get the appropriate online security antivirus and make provision to move your content to a larger domain.. that way you can shut them out for life... All the best..

Anonymous said...

na jealousy dey worry you.bagger .ode!

Anonymous said...

lol...Linda, it kind of serves you right though. This right here is the difference between the sheltered well bred kids like Uche Pedro and the 'I started to hustle at 17 and now, money has missed road' like you. you should have bought your own domain ages ago . It's quite appalling how you racked up designer shoes and material things the moment you had small change whereas your priority should have been expanding your business. Who hands out cash on the internet but an illiterate? Smh...I hope your cyberattackers cut you some slack sha

Unknown said...

No wonder i stopped getting update from LIB on ma BB, i even sent u(LINDA)a message to know what the problem was. God pass them, u will not fail in life, God wil frustrate all dia effort IJN. Choi Linda, i missed u wella

Anonymous said...

Shame to bad people. I love you Lindodo. You too sharp. Correct babe,

Unknown said...

Wow, the rich faces lots of challenges, have always been saying it and I will say it again, you are my mentor, I love your composure and how you're handling this. They will just try, they will never win. Long live LIB.

Unknown said...

Lindodo, leave thm Baba God pass dem...

Anonymous said...

Linda, what I am going through is worse than yours because my enemies are people I see often. Na long tori! Character assassination did not work well for them therefore I am now stalked by about 20 - 30 at a go.

Advice:
*Do not quit blogger unless you have to.
*Go underground and protect your family from kidnappers.
*Hire a computer expert.
*Tell the police.
*Employ content writers.
*7 day fasting and prayer for God to dismantle the shrine of blackmailers. Amen!

Good luck!

Madu Ugo said...

@ Linda Ikeji you cant always be everything in life since u are having issues because u are not an IT person.. why not employ us to assist you in times like this.... delhifriends2005@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Shut up

Anonymous said...

Shut up

Gbenga said...

Taking down LIB will be impossible for those imbeciles.

Anonymous said...

I first saw this story in Naijagistmee.com talking about shutting lindaikeji down. They will never succeed, if nobody talks about you then you're nobody. Pasa onweghi ife n' eme


Ikponwa

Anonymous said...

Wow! This guy's are mean oooo,but one thing for sure is that they won't succeed in this their evil act. May GOD bless LIB.

Anonymous said...

My dear, I told my husband that someone must definitely be behind this shameful act. Thank God they restored your blog. But one advice from me to you is to stay away from showing this stupid people your achievements and blessings. I was overjoyed when I saw your new car. But after this attack I'm not sure you did the right thing exposing your wealth.
Secondly, talk to you sister Laura. She seem to be the one exposing you more. Just do your thing but don't expose yourself. Most people hate you but God is on your side. No matter how hard they try to run you down God will always protect you. Like you said you learned your lesson also remember that the bible says that "Wisdom is the principal thing"! I love you baby!! Longlivelibers# long live linda ikeji#

JOHN said...

I really don't knw why some pple hate to see their fellow humans succeed. This is absurd.
Don't give you Linda, God will continue to bless the work of thy hands. Love you more

JOHN said...

Don't give up,.God will continue to bless you dear. We love you

jo'dre said...

He's not a hacker, he was just pulling cheap stunts. #okbye

RVCKY said...

I know the guy on twitter and i never trusted him seriously

Anonymous said...

Three children abandoned in a boarding school in Abule-Iroko in the Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State are longing to meet their parents who have abandoned them for eight years.

When PUNCH Metro visited Solid Model College, the children recounted their ordeal, noting that the absence of their parents was affecting their studies.

Seun Adepegba, 14,Seyi, 10 and Titilola, 13, had been severed from parental love and care since infanthood. After waiting for eight years, they seemed to have relinquished all hopes of reuniting with their parents.

It was learnt that their tale of sorrow began in 2007 when their father, Mr Segun Adepegba, who had been separated from their mother, enrolled them in the boarding school because he could not afford to take care of them.

According to the proprietor of the school, Mr Samuel Ayegbusi, Adepegba came to enroll them in his school on September 24, 2007 with a promise to always check on them.

Contact: editor@punchng.com

Anonymous said...

Three children abandoned in a boarding school in Abule-Iroko in the Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State are longing to meet their parents who have abandoned them for eight years.

When PUNCH Metro visited Solid Model College, the children recounted their ordeal, noting that the absence of their parents was affecting their studies.

Seun Adepegba, 14,Seyi, 10 and Titilola, 13, had been severed from parental love and care since infanthood. After waiting for eight years, they seemed to have relinquished all hopes of reuniting with their parents.

It was learnt that their tale of sorrow began in 2007 when their father, Mr Segun Adepegba, who had been separated from their mother, enrolled them in the boarding school because he could not afford to take care of them.

According to the proprietor of the school, Mr Samuel Ayegbusi, Adepegba came to enroll them in his school on September 24, 2007 with a promise to always check on them.

He said, “Mr. Adepegba told me his wife had just left him and that he could not afford to take care of them, being a jobless man. The children were very little. Seyi was two, while Titilola was five.


He said, “Whenever we called him and he realised who was talking on the phone, he would switch off his phones and for the next two weeks, the numbers would not be available. When the school contacted their father’s sisters, we were told that they had travelled out of the country.

“When we called one of them, we were told that they had sent money to Mr Adepegba to defray the children’s school fees and upkeep. But Mr. Adepegba has never come here to make any payment since the initial deposit he made in 2007.”

According to the proprietor, taking care of the children had further become cumbersome for him as one of them, Titilayo, had started misbehaving. He recounted how Titilayo ran away from the hostel twice without informing the school authority on the excuse that she was going to look for her father.

Ever since she was found, the proprietor said the school had had to keep her in a room, under tight surveillance, because she had vowed to run away to find her father.

He said, “The school is not even bothered by the cost of their upkeep. But anytime the school closed for holiday and parents come around to take their children home, Titilayo would fall into a sober mood and twice, she had run away from the hostel without informing anyone. It was a resident who stopped her and brought her back to the school.

Seyi, the youngest of the trio, however, was an exception as she kept a cheerful look during the visit. Seyi, who told our correspondent her dream was to become a medical doctor said, “Although I have a faint memory of my father, I will like to see him. If he comes today, I will ask him why he left us for so long.”

Seun added, “I don’t care how long he has left us. I just want to see him. I really need to see him.” When PUNCH Metro called Adepegba on Thursday, his phones were switched off.

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All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

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Unknown said...

I owe gratitude to God almighty.
few days before my field work,maybe I was the first person who noticed this;but I was confused.
I didn't know what you (Linda) were/was passing through but I just knew that something was wrong from somewhere because,I am always on your blog 24/7.
That particular day,I stayed awake till midnight,as usual, I know Linda must publish.
To my greatest surprise,Linda did not publish that night,patiently,I waited.
4 hours, 5 hours,6to7 hours, 12to 18 hours,a day to two days and more,you did not publish...Linda. I then took to my blog and publish about it cause I was really worried-- "Linda is facing trouble now",I said.
Linda,you're a good lady,God shall not let you down.
You are the mother of blogs in Nija. You inspired everyone who is blogging today and you're still carrying everyone along,for this reason alone,may your enemies fall and stumble from mount Everest.

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