Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 05/03/2015 - 05/10/2015





Saturday 9 May 2015

Check out this cool video of the Smirnoff #Doubleside party. It rocked

Smirnoff Ice Double Black with Guarana Launch. Enjoy...

Spot the difference: featuring Pharrell

Can you spot them? Photo credit: TMZ

Photos: Ben Murray-Bruce's son graduates from US University

Jared, one of the sons Silverbird Group chairman and Senator-elect, Ben Murray-Bruce, graduated with a BA in Communication from the Loyola Marymount University in the US today May 9th. Congrats to him

Aww...remember the couple who met on twitter and got engaged last year? They got married today

You guys remember Richards Ugochukwu who proposed to his girl Ihuoma on Twitter last year after connecting with her on the social media platform back in 2012? I wrote about them here. Well, they got married today! Congrats to them.

Kylie Jenner denies saying 'high as f***!*

The 17 year old took to Twitter to deny she said 'high as f***!' in a snapchat video posted to social media some days ago. She defended herself and clarified her comments. More tweets after the cut..

John Fashanu's wife, Abigail, attacked him with samurai sword his sister claims

The last has not been heard on the on-going battle between former football star John Fashanu and his estranged wife Abigail Onyekwelu, Adaeze Yobo's mum. In a new interview, John's sister, Princess Fashanu claimed that Abigail attacked John with a ­samurai sword during one of their fights..many of which she witnessed.
"She’s dangerous, she’s a violent woman. I’ve seen the violence. Trust me, I don’t want my brother in this relationship. She swung my brother’s Samurai sword, which he has for martial arts, at him. If he hadn’t been alert and in the right position she would have stabbed him right through the heart. She would have killed him."

God forbid any future govt will repeat what this admininstration has done - Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education and convener of the bring back our girls group, Oby Ezekwesili took to twitter earlier today to express her reservations on how the outgoing administration handled the missing Chibok girls. More of her tweets after the cut...

Akpororo storms the US for ELOGAIR 2015 Concert

Riding on his numerous successes back home and his popularity which has soared in recent times, fast rising comedian and one Nigeria’s most sought after Stand-up comic, Jephta Bowoto; popularly known Akpororo is set to thrill audience at the forth coming premiere edition of ELOGAIR 2015, a gospel themed praise night of music, comedy and lots of entertainment.

Scheduled to hold at Monte Sinai, 1 Micrometrics Drive, Norcross GA 30093, USA, the show will also feature the charismatic and highly entertaining gospel music sensation, Faith Band.

Nigerian presidents must use only made in Nigeria Peugeot as official cars- Ben Murray Bruce

Chairman of Silverbird Group and Senator-elect, Ben Murray-Bruce says if he had his way, Public servants including Presidents must only use made in Nigeria Peugeot cars as official vehicles. He said this in a series of tweet this evening.

Photos: Omotola headlines "poverty is sexist" global campaign

Omotola has just returned from Johannesburg where she shot the campaign for ONE campaign's "poverty is sexist". This campaign will see Omotola be on the frontline for women empowerment globally. The African Union has declared 2015 as the year of women empowerment (ywe).

Speaking on the choice of Omotola as the ambassador for poverty is sexist, the Executive Director for ONE in Africa, Dr. Sipho Moyo has said they couldn't be happier to have the highly respected actress lead this campaign. See more pics after the cut..

Biu town in Borno currently under attack

Madthaw Village in Miringa District of Biu Local Government Area in Borno state is currently under attacks by men suspected to be of the Boko Haram sect. Sporadic gunshots are being heard while villagers are running for safety. More details later.

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak sentenced To 3 years in prison in retrial on corruption charges

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to 3 years in prison on corruption charges after a retrial in Cairo. It was not clear whether the sentence will include the time Mubarak has already served, the Associated Press reported.

Photos: Emir of Kano pays Nasir El Rufai congratulatory visit

Emir of Kano, Mahammadu Sanusi II paid a congratulatory visit to Kaduna state governor elect, Nasir El Rufai in Kaduna earlier today

China orders Muslim shopkeepers to sell alcohol, cigarettes, to ‘weaken’ Islam

Muslim shops and restaurants in a Chinese village have been ordered to sell alcohol and cigarettes in an effort to weaken Islam’s hold on residents in China’s Xinjiang region. Shop owners who refuse face closure and prosecution, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Monday. It is the latest in a series of anti-Muslim campaigns by Chinese authorities in the name of fighting religious extremism to undermine Islam influence in northwestern China.

Photo of the day

Photo from the 2015 Lagos State Carnival. Photo credit: Lukeshphoto

Liberia declared Ebola free

The World Health Organization WHO has declared Liberia, one of the countries worst hit with the deadly Ebola virus epidemic in Africa free from the virus. This declaration comes after no new case has been reported in the last 42 days. Over 4,700 deaths from Ebola virus disease was recorded in Liberia.

Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari seen on airport shuttle bus

Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on the shuttle bus at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja.

Karrueche shares TBT photo of Cassie touching her 'behind' (photo)

Chris Brown's ex, Karrueche, whose birthday is coming up in a week took to her Instagram page to share this throwback photo. :-)

WHO warns that Ebola may be transmitted sexually

The World Health Organisation has issued an interim advice on the possibility of Ebola Virus of being sexually transmitted.

The WHO had directed all Ebola survivors and their sexual partners to receive counselling to guard against possible transmission of the disease.

Photos: Atiku's son, Aliyu graduates from American University of Nigeria

Former VP Atiku Abubakar's son Aliyu graduated today, Match 8 from American University Nigeria which is located in Yola and was founded by his dad years back. Another picture after the cut...

Rumor has it...that a popular A-list artist will be a dad next month

I can't mention names because I no take my eyes see belle...lol...but according to reliable industry sources, a popular A list artist will be a dad in a month or two as his ex-girlfriend is said to be heavily pregnant. The ex just relocated to Lagos from Abuja in preparation for the arrival of the baby. The A-lister is young and has money and officially has a girl he flaunts on social media (not the one that's pregnant). Everything is hush hush for now so I will respect their privacy and not mention names. But when the baby is born and the A-lister decides to let the world know he's a dad, I will refer you guys to this post! You read it here first! :-)

Michael Schumacher's wife sells off his $40m private jet and holiday mansion as 'he won't use them again'

Michael Schumacher was left disabled after a ski accident in December 2013 that caused major brain injuries which doctors say he will never fully recover from. According to new reports, Schumacher's wife Corina has sold his $40million private jet and a holiday mansion in Norway after accepting the formula legend won't be able to use them again. Insiders say his rehabilitation is not progressing.

Michael was worth over $600m before the devastating accident left him unable to function. He still can't speak and is immobile. Corina, who manages his empire, is reportedly also planning to sell another family home in France, where Michael and his children were staying before the ski accident.

The family currently lives in their mansion in Switzerland which has been specially adapted for the 47 year Formula 1 legend with a team of doctors, nurses and technicians working around the clock.

Photo: Blogger Sisi Yemmie and husband welcome baby boy

Popular blogger Yemisi Aiyedun aka Sisi Yemmie, who married her man Yomi Odusanya in July 2014 has welcomed a son. The blogger took to her page to announce the happy news.
"I can't believe I am a mommy, my handosme little bobo, 4kg of God's blessings" she wrote. Congrats to her and her husband.

At C.O.D United, it is ladies first

When the C.O.D United Ladies team was set up only two years ago, the goal was to ensure that the huge impact it had made with the men’s team could also be made in female football. With a league that was floundering, structurally weak clubs and scant attention from fans, corporate Nigeria and even the game’s administrators, female football was sorely lacking in direction and opportunities for truly talented young girls were extremely limited.

Remember the 2 sisters I told y'all about yesterday? They are now in Kirikiri

Yesterday, I told y'all about two sisters who were charged to court for fighting a woman. Read here. Well, those sisters are now in Kirikiri and will be there until at least Monday. Their father wasn't able to meet their bail conditions yesterday, which included four sureties (plus himself) in person. He had the N40k bail money but not the sureties. Below is a full account of what happened – told by the sisters and their father and written by a family friend (the story below was not written by me). It's from a family friend and LIB reader who knows what's going on. Read below..
Chienyenwa was dozing on a chair owned by Mummy Ada. The owner of the chair, Mummy Ada, went to her and pulled the chair from under her and warned her never to sit on her chair again. Chienyenwa fell down and after getting up challenged the lady and asked her why she pulled the chair when she could have simply asked her to get up. Mummy Ada, incensed that Chienyenwa talked back at her, held her by the neck of her shirt and slapped her. Chienyenwa immediately retaliated and slapped her back and fight ensued.

Is there anything wrong with the way Rita Ora hugged Jay Z from behind?

Photo taken inside the Met Gala. Fans of Beyonce have come for Rita Ora after photos emerged of her hugging Jay Z, her boss (she's signed to Roc Nation) from behind, as he talked to Diddy. The Bey Hives have swarmed her page and letting her have it. Is it inappropriate though?

What do you guys think of this post by actress Ronke Oshodi Oke

She posted this photo of a random guy she met on the road and wrote that. What do y'all think?

Photos: 8 year old boy found in suitcase at Spanish border

How can you risk your child's life this way? An 8-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast survived several hours locked in a suitcase, bundled in a fetal position, as his family tried to smuggle him into Spain. But they didn't succeed as police officers discovered him in the suitcase via scan on Thursday May 7 in El Tarajal, a terrestrial point of entry at Spain's border with Morocco. See more pics after the cut...

Buhari Supporters Organisation chairman in Delta state kidnapped

Buhari Supporters Organisation (Bso) Chairman in Delta State Dr Isaac Tobore Ajueshi (pictured above) was kidnapped from his country home in Oghara, Delta state last night. Dr Ajueshi is the father of Edirin Ajueshi Ejidiran of the APC in the past polls House of Assembly elections.

The police has been notified about the kidnap. The family thinks the abduction is related to political reasons.

Artists from around the world given opportunity to 'Set The Stage' with Africa's biggest acts

After the success of last year's African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), Big A Entertainment in conjunction with African Muzik Magazine has decided to give one lucky upcoming artist and One lucky dancer/dance group from anywhere in the world the opportunity to win a round trip ticket, hotel and VIP Access to perform live in Dallas at the 2015 AFRIMMA Ceremony! 

To enter the contest, every contestant must record a video of themselves performing a song or dance routine. 

Amber Rose tries to take back what she said about Kanye, blames it on alcohol

Amber Rose has a gag order not to spill any secrets about Kanye from when they dated. Well, she did last weekend while hosting at a club when she accused Kanye of not writing his own songs. After the video went viral, Amber took to her Instagram page to kinda take back what she said and blamed it on being drunk.

Sound Sultan finally gets his 2k retweets, releases the song

The singer finally got his 2k retweets but not before Nigerians dragged him *sigh*. He has released the song. Listen to it after the cut...

Etcetera doesn't think Dangote can afford to buy Arsenal football club

Dangote is worth about $15.7 billion, Arsenal football club is worth about $2bn but singer turned writer Etcetera doesn't believe he can afford it. Read what he wrote below and tell us what you think
You have sold some shares and you’ve got some money to spend. Now you want the ultimate: Your own football club. Hold on there, are you sure? Football clubs are a nightmare to run. In fact, almost two-thirds of premiership clubs have been in receivership at some point. Remember Portsmouth FC ploughed through four owners some seasons back and landed itself a debt of £60m and relegation in the Championship.

Mariah Carey suffers wardrobe malfunction on stage

45 year old Mariah Carey suffered wardrobe malfunction during her performance on Thursday night at her debut Mariah: #1 to Infinity show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The singer who was dressed in a pink gown with a very high slit, flashed her tan panties to the whole audience when she dropped down to the floor in her heels and the dress slit revealed her underwear. She didn't stop though, the star kept on singing.

Photo: Another Nigerian soldier dies

Lieutenant MI Musa was killed in action yesterday. May his soul rest in peace. Source: @geotaha

MC Galaxy Breakthrough Album Competition

Mc Galaxy has just released his new album breakthrough which is sold out in many shops all around the country.‎ Guess MC Galaxy's top 5 songs in the Breakthrough album and win a Blackberry Passport.

Rules: - Listen to Mc galaxy breakthrough album. - Match your Top 5 songs to Mc galaxy's own top 5 that he will shoot videos for - Chose from all 20 tracks apart from sekem & nek unek.

Will you rock Kendall Jenner's knee-high gladiator boots? (Photos)

Kendall Jenner stepped out in these knee-high gladiator boots with stiletto heels to go watch the Clippers game (basket ball). You like? More photos after the cut.

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