Latest LindaIkejiBlog Headline News Today
LindaIkejiBlog

  • 2 hours UNICEF reacts to alleged involvement of medical practitioners in Female Genital Mutilation in Ebonyi state Linda Ikeji
                              UN agency, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF ) has reacted to suspected involvement of medical practitioners in the increasing cases of Female Genital Mutilations, FGM in Ebonyi state, South Eastern Nigeria. According to UNICEF, the increasing trend is dangerous, as medical workers are supposed to help in sensitisation of the populace on the dangers of FGM rather than  encourage it. UNICEF officials speaking at an event organized for law enforcement officers and judiciaries on the Violence against persons (prohibition) law, No.002 of 2018, by Ebonyi state Ministry of Women ... more
  • 2 hours No one should weep for Hushpuppi, there are many Hushpuppis still around –  Police PRO Mba Linda Ikeji
                              Nigeria Police Force Spokesperson, Frank Mba has advised Nigerians not to weep for arrested Instagram celebrity, Hushpuppi, saying there are many more who operate like alleged international internet fraudster. Mba also advised parents to query any suspicious show of wealth by their wards, while warning traditional rulers to stop giving titles to young men and women with unexplainable sources of income.Hushpuppi, real names Ramon Abbas was arrested last month in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by the Dubai Police and later handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in ... more
  • 3 hours Nigeria has no excuse for child marriage if Saudi Arabia can raise the age of marriage to 18- Banky W Linda Ikeji
    Banky W has sparked off a debate on Twitter after he shared his thoughts on child marriage in Nigeria. In his tweet, the singer opined that if Saudi Arabia where Mecca is located can raise the age of marriage to 18, then Nigeria has no excuse to continue the act of child marriage.''Some Nigerians try to hide behind religion as the reason why they should be allowed to marry children. But if Saudi Arabia - the kingdom, the headquarters i.e. Mecca, can raise the age of Marriage to 18 (because it's the right thing to do) then Nigeria has no excuse. #Timeup''Saudi ... more
  • 3 hours Ondo APC chairman resigns and joins PDP Linda Ikeji
    The Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ese- Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, Samuel Olorunwa Ajayi, on Friday July 10, resigned from his position as chairman as well as being a member of the party. This comes less than two weeks to the APC's governorship primary election in Ondo state. Ajayi who tendered his resignation letter at the party’s secretariat, also revealed that he has  decamped to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Ajayi is a close ally of the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, who recently dumped APC for PDP. Ajayi was the one who received the resignation letter of the Deputy Governor when ... more
  • 3 hours South African rapper, AKA tests positive for Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    South African rapper, AKA, has tested positive for Coronavirus.  The rapper, 32, announced his diagnosis in a statement he posted to his official Twitter page on Friday, July 10. He also explained that he decided to make his results public to raise awareness about the pandemic. “In an attempt to create awareness around the virus and to caution citizens to be more careful in their daily interactions with others, AKA has chosen to make his results public,” read the statement.      View this post on Instagram         South African rapper, AKA tests positive for Coronavirus. He announced this in a statement released on his Twitter handle ... more
  • 4 hours Actor Deyemi Okanlawon recounts how he welcomed a son three years ago after doctors said his wife couldn’t conceive Linda Ikeji
    Today July 10 is actor Deyemi Okanlawon's first son, Demide's 4th birthday. The actor took to his Instagram page to celebrate Demide as he recounted how he was born three years after doctors told he and his wife that she would not be able to conceive. He wrote;''After 3 yrs of trying and then finally being told we couldn’t conceive your mum came home crying. I held her close and let her cry then when she was done I tilted up her face, looked her straight in the eyes and told her “That’s not what God told me! We will have our ... more
  • 4 hours BBNaija’s Thelma transforms into a mermaid to celebrate her 28th birthday (photos) Linda Ikeji
    Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Thelma, turned 28 today, July 10, and she took to her Instagram page to release these stunning photos of herself dressed as a mermaid for her birthday shoot.In the photos, the reality star was pictured in a fishtail costume and matching bra while posing on rocks at the beach.  See full photos below.  The post BBNaija's Thelma transforms into a mermaid to celebrate her 28th birthday (photos) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 5 hours President Buhari approves suspension of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC boss, names Mohammed Umar as his replacement Linda Ikeji
    President Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This was disclosed in a statement released by Umar Gwandu, the media aide to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami today July 10. According to the statement, the President has also directed Mohammed Umar to take charge and oversee the affairs of the commission pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation of Magu by a presidential panel. The statement in part reads“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Ag. Chairman EFCC ... more
  • 5 hours Mum-of-two narrates how her gateman planned an attack on her and her kids, demanded 30 million Naira, and strangled her with a rope Linda Ikeji
    A woman is lucky to be alive after her gateman conspired with criminals to attack her and her kids when her husband was away on business. Ifeoma Ibeneme Nwokeoma explained that she had gone out with her kids. When they got home, as she drove into the compound and got out of the car, three armed men with cutlasses attacked them, forced them into the house and started torturing her as they forced her to produce 30 million Naira.  She said each time she told them she didn't have the money, they cut her with the cutlass. She added that they also ... more
  • 5 hours Champions League draw: Quarter-final and semi-final ties have been revealed Linda Ikeji
    The Champions League is set to resume after the last 16 round was suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.There are four remaining last 16 ties to finalize, which are Manchester City vs Real Madrid, Bayern Munich vs Chelsea, Barcelona vs Napoli, and Juventus vs Lyon. While Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig, and Atalanta have already booked their place in the last eight ties.Manchester City will take on  Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus or French side Lyon if they make it past Real Madrid. While Lionel Messi's Barcelona will take on Bayern Munich or Chelsea if the Spanish club see out Napoli ... more
  • 6 hours Woman narrates how she discovered she was pregnant on the day she gave birth; other women with similar experiences share their stories too Linda Ikeji
    A South African woman has said she had no idea she was pregnant until the day of her delivery and she narrated how it happened. It began after a Twitter user said her friend just discovered she's 7 months pregnant and all the while she didn't suspect anything. She said her firend has been diagnosed with "denied pregnancy". Another woman whose story is even more bizarre commented. She narrated how she was spring cleaning with her mum when she felt a sharp pain. The pastor was called and prayers began, until she felt something in between her legs and they looked and ... more
  • 6 hours Naya Rivera’s heartbroken ex-husband Ryan Dorsey is seen comforting their 4-year-old son Josey after she vanished at California’s Lake Pir... Linda Ikeji
    ... more
  • 6 hours Kiki Osinbajo, daughter of VP Yemi Osinbajo, reacts to Jackson Ude’s allegation she” invested N800m” in the property where she runs ... Linda Ikeji
    Kiki Osinabjo, daughter of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has reacted to the allegation she invested N800m in the property where she uses in running her business Jackson Ude, the Former Director of Strategy and Communications under President Goodluck Jonathan administration took to Twitter this morning to make the allegation.How did Kiki Osinbajo, VP Osinbajo’s daughter, earn N800million she invested in the property housing her Glam’d Africa Beauty House in Abuja on 10 Durban Street, Wuse 2. Abuja?''he tweetedTaking to her Instagram page to react, Kiki described the allegation as a lie. She stated that she is a tenant in the property where she runs her ... more
  • 7 hours COVID-19 pandemic is ‘accelerating’ and ‘getting worse’ – World Health Organization boss warns as number of cases in the... Linda Ikeji
    The World Health Organisation has warned that the Coronavirus pandemic is "accelerating and getting worse" as lockdown measures are being relaxed in several countries in the world. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the WHO, said the Covid-19 pandemic has still not reached its peak as he warned that coronavirus is not under control "in most of the world" and is in fact "getting worse". He said the Coronavirus cases were increasing drastically, with almost 12million confirmed infections since the pandemic first began in China back in December. Speaking at the member state briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic evaluation, he said: "The virus ... more
  • 7 hours Jackye reconsiders her stance on feminism after women joined to body-shame her over her revealing outfit Linda Ikeji
    BBNaija's Jackye is reconsidering her stance on feminism after women joined to call her out and body-shame her for wearing a revealing outfit. The former Big Brother Naija housemate wore a two-piece outfit that showed off her midriff and cleavage. A number of people felt her outfit was inappropriate for their reunion show and they called her out. Some went as far as body-shaming her. Disappointed that the majority of those bodyshamers are women, Jackye berated them for bringing another woman down and said the incident has made her realize that "most women hate to see other women grow. She wrote: After last night, I've come to ... more
  • 8 hours Here’s what’s stopping you from getting that dream job Linda Ikeji
    Job search journey in Nigeria is far from easy or rosy, especially when you don’t really have any experience. You might even have the necessary technical skills and qualifications but you can’t seem to land that job of your dream. What could really be stopping you? The truth is today’s employers seek more than just technical skills - Increasing importance is being placed on soft skills – personal attributes that enable you to interact well with other people, these skills make you more employable and easier to work with. What exactly are soft skills then? Soft skills, commonly defined as non-technical skills, enable ... more
  • 8 hours Rapper, Pop Smoke’s social media led killers to LA home after he posted his address online by mistake Linda Ikeji
    ... more
  • 8 hours If Osinbajo wants to go to court, he needs to resign first and sue me – Jackson Ude reacts to Vice President’s lawsuit threat Linda Ikeji
    Jackson Ude, a Former Director of Strategy and Communications under President Goodluck Jonathan administration has reacted to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's petition to IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu after he (Jackson Ude) accused him of receiving N4b from Ibrahim Magu. LIB reported earlier that Osinbajo asked IGP Adamu to initiate criminal proceedings against Jackson Ude if the allegations are proven to be untrue after investigation. Reacting to the Osinbajo's petition, Jackson Ude insisted that the Vice President must resign before initiating criminal proceedings against him. He added that the Presidential Panel investigating Magu and the police should be compelled to release the verbatim transcripts of Magu’s confessions. He tweeted;  “Since ... more
  • 8 hours Man kills his four-year old son in Anambra Linda Ikeji
    A 35-year-old man, Christian Alisigwe, from Ihite Azia, Ihiala local government area of Anambra State has been arrested for allegedly killing his four-year-old son, Ebubechukwu Alisigwe. A statement by the spokesperson of the state police command, Mohammed Haruna, said on July 9, police operatives attached to Azia Police Station arrested Christian who allegedly used a cutlass to kill his biological son and buried the corpse in a shallow grave at his compound. The police spokesperson said detectives visited the scene, exhumed the corpse, and deposited it at Abam mortuary for autopsy after it was certified dead by a medical doctor. Haruna said the case ... more
  • 8 hours “Don’t leave me childless Lord” Single mum cries out on Twitter as her only son goes missing Linda Ikeji
    A single mum has gone on Twitter and Facebook to express her grief and beg for help after her only child went missing in Onitsha. Nelo Atuanya said her 11-year-old son named Atuanya Chimezie Victor was last seen at the Lagos park in Onitsha, Anambra state.  The mum tweeted: "Chiemezie where are you my son? Lord as a single mum, this is all I have got and work for alive. Don't leave me childless Lord. She added: "Lord bikonu, hear my cry!"  Nigerians have taken to her handle to offer prayers for her son while tagging the authorities to come to her aid.The post ... more
  • 8 hours Nigeria has developed COVID-19 testing kit and it’ll be commercially available – FG Linda Ikeji
                                 The Federal Government has announced the indigenous development and validation of RNA-Swift in Nigeria. RNA-Swift is a test kit used for the identification of SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent for COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Science and Technology,  the development of the test kit was aimed at speeding up effective testing of Nigerians during the pandemic.  The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, talking to reporters in Abuja said;“The RNA-Swift has amazing precision for the detection of SARS-COV-2 and will be commercially available at a price that places ... more
  • 8 hours Another Septuagenarian caught raping a nine-year-old girl in Niger state Linda Ikeji
    A septuagenarian identified as Mallam Mohammad, has been arrested for raping a nine-year-old girl in Chanchaga area of Minna, Niger State. Mohammad, who migrated to Chanchaga from Zamfara State, was apprehended on Thursday, July 9. The mother of the victim who spoke with Sahara Reporters, said Mohammad had been raping her daughter since February this year and had threatened to kill her daughter if she ever discloses what he does to her. “I was sick, my daughter was also sick, and while I was packing her dirty clothes to wash on Thursday, I noticed some stains on it. Then I called her to ... more
  • 8 hours Sack both ministers of education for stopping reopening of schools due to COVID-19 pandemic – Afenifere tells Buhari  Linda Ikeji
                                Foremost socio-political Yoruba group, Afenifere, has asked president Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu and Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, for the Federal Government's decision that schools should remain closed in the country until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the group, Buhari should sack both ministers as they have had so much time to plan resumption of schools but instead have decided to ground education for a year and put the blame on the Coronavirus pandemic. Afenifere's Secretary General, ... more
  • 8 hours Sack both Ministers of Education for stopping reopening of schools due to COVID-19 pandemic – Afenifere tells Buhari  Linda Ikeji
                                Foremost socio-political Yoruba group, Afenifere, has asked president Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu and Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, for the Federal Government's decision that schools should remain closed in the country until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the group, Buhari should sack both ministers as they have had so much time to plan resumption of schools but instead have decided to ground education for a year and put the blame on the Coronavirus pandemic. Afenifere's Secretary General, ... more
  • 8 hours Middle-aged man killed by robbers who also stole his Lexus SUV in Anambra Linda Ikeji
    A 23-year-old man Emmanuel Nwafor and a 21-year-old man Chukwuebuka Obi have been arrested over the murder of a 45-year-old man, Mr Enoch Nwosu whose corpse was abandoned in a forest in Amichi, Anambra State.  The two suspects linked to the murder of the middle-aged man which occurred on Sunday July 5, were also accused of stealing his Lexus SUV. Spokesperson of Anambra State Police Command SP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the arrest, also revealed that investigation had commenced.  The statement read;  On the 9/7/2020 following actionable intelligence, police operatives attached to Ichi Division arrested one Emmanuel Nwafor 'm' aged 23 years and Chukwuebuka Obi 'm' aged 21years all ... more
  • 8 hours Italy bans entry from 13 countries over COVID-19 fears Linda Ikeji
                                       Italy has banned travellers from 13 countries over the COVID-19 pandemic, stopping nations it views as high risk Coronavirus countries from entering the country.  The full list comprises Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama and Peru. The ban affects anyone who has stayed in or travelled through these countries in the last 14 days, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said in a statement. The health ministry in agreement with the foreign, interior and transport ministries signed the decree ... more
  • 9 hours Moment lightning struck teenage soccer player during a game, leaving him fighting for his life (video) Linda Ikeji
    A 16-year-old Russian soccer player wearing a metal chain around his neck suffered serious injuries when lightning struck him on the pitch on July 4th. A video going viral online shows Znamya Truda goalkeeper Ivan Zakborovsky getting zapped by electrostatic discharge in shocking footage. The lightning struck him at the same moment he kicked the soccer ball. He is currently in critical condition.  His girlfriend Yelena told Podyem media: "He is in stable condition. He regained consciousness but due to a strong painful shock he had to be put back into a coma. His parents are at his bedside. He has a scar around his neck ... more
  • 9 hours EFCC went to my guest house in error – Abdulsalami Linda Ikeji
    Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state has reacted to report of operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) searching his house; an alleged incident that came to light following the ongoing interrogation the suspended acting chairman of the agency, Ibrahim Magu has been subjected to.  In a statement released by his Military Assistant Captain J. Mfon (rtd), Abdulsalami said operatives of the anti-graft agency went to his guest house in 2017 in error but did not conduct any search on the property. He also stated that his house in Minna, Niger State was never searched.  The statement read;  “The attention of His Excellency, Gen. A ... more
  • 9 hours Bowen Alumni Champions the University’s First Virtual Tour Linda Ikeji
    Across the world today, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is forcing governments, businesses and institutions of higher learning amongst others to reinvent themselves. In Nigeria, this deadly pandemic is lifting the veil of limitation and easing the resistance that once upon a time greeted the penetration and adoption of technological advancements in the country. Bowen University, one of Nigeria’s leading universities known for deploying the use of technology to empower her students to make them globally competitive and relevant has recently launched a virtual tour of its school to give incoming students, parents, guardians and key stakeholders an ... more
  • 9 hours Magu quizzed over 380 houses, 7 crude oil-laden ships, N37bn assets Linda Ikeji
    Suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu was on Wednesday July 8 grilled and asked to account for 380 houses and seven vessels loaded with crude oil. He was also grilled on disposal of assets worth N37 billion by Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel. The allegations were reportedly levelled against him by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN). Vanguard reported that the panel started quizzing Magu on Monday after his arrest by detectives in Abuja. On Tuesday, he was grilled on cash discrepancies said to be N539 billion realised from the sale of ... more
  • 11 hours Nigeria records 499 new cases of Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    499 new cases of Coronavirus has been recorded in Nigeria as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).  A breakdown of the new cases across states in the country is as follows; Lagos-157, Edo-59, Ondo-56, Oyo-31, Akwa Ibom-22, Borno-21, Plateau-19, Kaduna-18, Katsina-18, Bayelsa-17, FCT-17, Delta-14, Kano-11, Rivers-10, Enugu-8, Ogun-6, Kwara-4, Imo-3, Nasarawa-2, Osun-2, Abia-1, Ekiti-1, Niger-1, Yobe-1.  There are now 30,748 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 689 deaths has been recorded. 12,546 patients have also been discharged after recovering from the disease.  The post Nigeria records 499 new cases of Coronavirus appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 19 hours ‘Political witchhunt’ – Trump goes on Twitter rant after US Supreme Court orders him to hand over his tax returns for porn star prob... Linda Ikeji
    Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to vent his frustration after US Supreme Court justices on Thursday ordered him to hand over his tax returns. The United States’ highest court ruled that the documents be handed over to New York prosecutors as part of a probe into whether he paid hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels who alleged that she had a fling with Trump in 2006 a year after Trump's wife had given birth to son, Baron.The Supreme Court’s nine justices including two justices Trump himself appointed since becoming president – Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh voted 7-2 in ... more
  • 19 hours “Never tell your secrets to a woman in love” Actress Lisa Omorodion berates women who tell their friends’ secrets to their significa... Linda Ikeji
    Lisa Omorodion has pointed out a problem with women in love which ends up having a lasting effect even when the relationship is over. The actress said women in love are fond of telling their significant others the secrets their female friends told them in confidence. She pointed out that this makes the boyfriend judge the friend wrongly and the impression the man has of the friend remains even after the relationship is over. She told women in love that their friends' secrets should remain with them and shouldn't be used as pillow talk with their boyfriends. She wrote:  LADIES LETS TALK!Your boyfriend is not my BEST ... more
  • 20 hours Two naval officers shot dead in Kogi (Graphic) Linda Ikeji
    Two naval officers, a male and a female, were shot dead by yet to be identified persons along the Lokoja-Okene Expressway in Kogi State today July 9. According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred at about 6:00pm today. The officers were traveling in a Toyota Sienna bus when they were stopped by the gunmen who opened fire, killing them on the spot. This comes a few days after a Nigerian Army officer, GSM Abubakar, was killed along the same highway. Abubakar, a captain attached to the 353 Artillery Regiment, Ojo, Lagos, was traveling from Lagos to the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, in company with ... more
  • 20 hours Many residents kidnapped as Gunmen attack Abuja community Linda Ikeji
    The FCT Police command says it has begun an investigation into the abduction of some residents of Abaji community in Abuja in the early hours of today July 9. According to reports, residents of the community woke up to sporadic shootings in their area. The gunmen reportedly went about abducting some residents from their homes and took them to an unknown destination. Confirming the incident, the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement released, said an investigation has already commenced into the incident. “The FCT Police Command has launched an operation to rescue some persons who were kidnapped in the early hours ... more
  • 20 hours Actors Linda Ejiofor and Ibrahim Suleiman welcome their first child Linda Ikeji
    Actors Linda Ejiofor and Ibrahim Suleiman have welcomed their first child together. The couple got married in November 2018. Suleiman shared the good news on his IG page this evening.''And then we were three...thank you Father. Your word has indeed become flesh.'' he wroteCongrats to them!The post Actors Linda Ejiofor and Ibrahim Suleiman welcome their first child appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 21 hours Naira Marley acquires another property in Lagos (photos) Linda Ikeji
    Naira Marley has acquired a property in Lekki. The singer shared the good news via his Instastories as he acknowledged people congratulating him about the house which is situated in Lekki.  Congrats to him. See more photos belowThe post Naira Marley acquires another property in Lagos (photos) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 22 hours Girl in pain after her aunt poured hot water on her in Kogi State Linda Ikeji
    A young girl is in pain after her aunt/guardian poured hot water on her body, leaving her with burns. In photos shared online, the girl is seen standing almost naked, her body covered in a white substance to ease the pain.  The assault happened today and the aunt involved is on the run. Sharing the photos, a Twitter user wrote: "This girl was poured Hot water by her aunt/guardian this morning in lokoja Kogi state. Very disheartening. Wen she hard the police were coming she ran away " The post Girl in pain after her aunt poured hot water on her in Kogi State ... more
  • 22 hours Seven men arrested for multiple bank robberies in Ekiti and Ondo states (photos) Linda Ikeji
    Police operatives attached to the Special Tactical Squad have arrested a 7-man criminal gang that attacked and robbed three commercial banks in the South-West States of Ondo and Ekiti between 2019 and 2020, killed innocent citizens including six (6) policemen and carted away several millions of naira. A statement by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Force, Frank Mba, says police investigations revealed that the dare-devil armed robbers identified as - Tunbosun Ojo 42years, Ismaila Ojo 25years, Victor Oyeyemi 36years, Dele Ariyo ‘m’ 44years, Shola Oladimeji ‘m’ 50years, Olubodun Folayemi 44years and Adeniyi John 42 years, carried out the robbery of a commercial bank in Ile-oluji, Ondo State ... more
  • 22 hours Police arrest five people in connection to rapper Pop Smoke’s killing  Linda Ikeji
    Los Angeles police have arrested five people in connection to the fatal shooting of rapper Pop Smoke during a home invasion in February. Three adult males and two juvenile males have been taken into custody, the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted on Thursday, July 9. No further details were released. The rapper, whose real name was Bashar Jackson, was fatally shot after masked men broke into a Hollywood Hills home he was staying. He was 20-years-old. Police received a call at around 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 from someone who reported that some intruders broke in the rapper's home at 2033 Hercules Drive in ... more
  • 23 hours Awkuzu SARS trends on Twitter as users share horrific tales of the extrajudicial killings and police brutality allegedly carried out by their officers Linda Ikeji
    Awkuzu SARS is currently trending on Twitter after a woman shared a photo of a police officer who works with the division and accused him of being responsible for her brother's disappearance and boasting about killing hundreds of youth. The Twitter user named Obianuju said CSP James Nwafor put her family through hell and she went into details (read here). After she shared her story, other Twitter users began sharing their experiences with Awkuzu SARS. Some were based on hearsay and others were based on personal experience.  One alleged that Awkuzu SARS swapped him with a criminal and paraded him as the suspect. Below are more ... more
  • 23 hours Seoul Mayor found dead hours after he was reported missing following sexual harassment accusation Linda Ikeji
    The Mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, long seen as a potential South Korean presidential candidate, has been found dead, police said Friday, July 9. He was 64. Park’s body was found at Mount Bugak in northern Seoul hours after hundreds of officers started searching for him. He was found near where his phone signal was last detected. No cause of death has yet been released. His death comes after former Seoul City employee filed a police complaint — allegedly involving sexual harassment — against him on Wednesday, July 8. However, there has been no confirmation that this was a factor in his death If it is established that Park killed ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian man dies three weeks after his wedding Linda Ikeji
    A Nigerian man has died three weeks after his wedding. Nasir Adhama, the Special Assistant to President Buhari on Youth and Students Affairs, who shared the story online, said the deceased died while on his way to Kano on Wednesday, July 8.''Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihirrajiun, Allah ya jikan ka Khalifa. I’m shocked! He got married 3weeks ago, and a day before yesterday he called me ”Uncle Nasir, I'm going to kano tomorrow if you are free, I will come by and greet you.” He died yesterday on his way to Kano. RIP my son''Nasir wroteMay his soul rest in peace, Amen. The ... more
  • 1 day I’m going to bless him with these hands for 24 minutes’- Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman fires warning to Jorge Masvidal ahead of their huge ... Linda Ikeji
    Nigerian born, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has issued a stern warning to his next challenger, American's Jorge Masvidal ahead of their huge welterweight fight at UFC 251 this weekend.  Masvidal, nicknamed Gamebred, replaced Usman's original opponent Gilbert Burns, who withdrew from the fight after he tested positive for Coronavirus.  The fight will be held on Saturday night, July 11, at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi   And ahead of the showdown, 'The Nigerian Nightmare' Usman has promised to defeat Jorge Masvidal in 24 minutes. 'All I'm going to say is I'm going to bless him with these hands in any way possible,' Usman told ... more
  • 1 day Okada rider allegedly shot dead by police officer for not wearing a face mask in Imo (graphic) Linda Ikeji
    A yet-to-be-identified motorcycle rider was shot dead allegedly by a police officer around Banana junction in Orlu, Imo state today July 9. According to reports, the policeman had stopped the motorcycle rider for not wearing a face mask. An altercation ensued between both men after the Okada man allegedly refused to give a N50 bribe.  The area is currently in Chaos as residents are demanding justice for the deceased Okada rider. The spokesperson of the state police command is yet to comment on the incident. See graphic photos from the incident belowWatch a video from the scene of the incident below      View this post on Instagram         Graphic: ... more
  • 1 day Australian pro surfer who was abducted and raped every night for two months on a squalid houseboat in India shares her horror ordeal Linda Ikeji
    ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian women storm Facebook to warn a female life coach about her new husband who is allegedly married to another woman and allegedly a gold digger Linda Ikeji
    Some Nigerian women took to the comment section of female life coach, Sophie Anthony-Ogwuegbu's wedding post to warn her about her new husband "Tony" who is allegedly married to another woman and allegedly a gold digger.  The lady had shared her wedding photos and videos with the caption;  Dreams do come true...God begins another journey with us!! June 27th,2020  Some women who reacted to the post, alleged that Tony is yet to sign the divorce papers for his previous marriage which crashed. They also claimed he is a gold digger and a lazy man who preys on women.  See some comments below;      The post Nigerian women storm Facebook ... more
  • 1 day Nasarawa Attorney General, Abdulkarim Kana, tests positive for COVID-19 Linda Ikeji
    The Nasarawa State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Abdulkarim Kana, has tested positive for Covid-19.  The state Commissioner for Health, Yahaya Ahmed, who confirmed this to newsmen, said Kana has gone into self-isolation and that he is in stable condition. Kana is a member of the state Taskforce on Covid-19 who was reported to be conscious of the pandemic by observing its safety rules like daily wearing of mask, washing of hands and usage of hand sanitizer. Nasarawa currently has 234 confirmed cases of the viral disease.The post Nasarawa Attorney General, Abdulkarim Kana, tests positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Linda Ikeji ... more
  • 1 day Hushpuppi was running a legitimate business and a very legitimate Instagram account – Lawyer, Gal Pissetzky Linda Ikeji
    Gal Pissetzky, lawyer to self-proclaimed ‘Billionaire Gucci Master’ Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi has defended him amid allegations of being involved in fraud and money laundering.  Hushpuppi's lawyer who spoke to Forbes, insisted that he is “an entrepreneur” who made his money legitimately through “real estate” and his work “promoting brands” as an “Instagram personality.” Recall that an FBI affidavit alleges that the suspected Nigerian fraudster “conspired to launder funds stolen in a $14.7 million cyber-heist from a foreign financial institution.” The date and amount mentioned in the affidavit matches that of the attack on Malta’s Bank of Valletta in February 2019. He was also accused of ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian singer King Nina goes naked from the waist up in new photos Linda Ikeji
    Nigerian singer, King Nina went naked from the waist up in new photos shared to Instagram. The Save The Drama singer only had on black trousers in the photo. She didn't wear a top or a  bra but she managed to protect her modesty by covering her boobs with both hands. She referred to the photos as "art". See more below. The post Nigerian singer King Nina goes naked from the waist up in new photos appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 1 day Trial of cosmetics surgeon, Dr Anu stalled due to judge’s absence Linda Ikeji
    The trial of controversial cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Anuoluwapo Adepoju, at the Federal High Court in Lagos today July 9, was stalled due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Liman. Dr Anu who owns Med Contour, was dragged before the court by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission FCCPC over the death of one of her clients, shunning summons by the agency to appear and produce certain documents among other offenses. She appeared before the court for the first time last Friday, July 3 on a five-count charge. Counsel to FCCPC, Babatunde Irukera, said it received complaints against Dr. Anu from one Marlene ... more
  • 1 day 3-year-old girl starves to death after her mother, 24, left her alone for eight days so she could visit her boyfriend 600 miles away Linda Ikeji
    A three-year-old Japanese girl starved to death after her mother left her alone for eight days and went to visit her boyfriend 600 miles away. The mother, Saki Kakehashi, 24, from Tokyo, admitted that she left her daughter Noa all by herself so she could go visit her lover in Kagoshima Prefecture on Kyushu island, an almost two-hour flight away from Tokyo. But did not expect her child to die of severe dehydration and hunger. The divorcée said she thought 'it would be alright' to leave the child alone in their apartment in the city's Ota Ward, The Japan Times reported.  Takahashi was arrested on Tuesday, ... more
  • 1 day Breaking: Police begin massive search after Mayor of Seoul is reported missing Linda Ikeji
                                Park Won-soon, the mayor of the South Korean capital Seoul, is missing.According to South Korean police, Park was reported missing by his daughter, at around 5 p.m. Thursday (4 a.m. ET), and the police have launched a massive search for him. Reports from South Korean media say his phones are all off.                   Park, 64, has been Seoul's mayor since 2011, and might contest in the 2022 presidential elections.Park, a former human rights lawyer is regarded as the second most powerful ... more
  • 1 day “Relax your mind, we’ll raise the money” group of Igbo men pledge to save Nigerian man held as collateral by dreaded Pakistani gang ... Linda Ikeji
    A group of Igbo men have come together to save a Nigerian man who was seen in a viral video being tortured by a dreaded Pakistani gang after his "brother" named Andrew used him as a collateral and absconded without paying the gang back. The Nigerian man explained that he will be killed on July 10 if Andrew does not pay back what he owes the gang. He then begged his uncle to sell everything they have and pay a man named "Nuruz" (read here). A group of wealthy Igbo men have now come to his aid and are willing to pay ... more
  • 1 day Delta state government pleads with  Ijaw, Itsekiri communities over threats to shut down oil facilities due to unmet demands Linda Ikeji
                                         The Delta state government has waded into threats by Ijaw and Itsekiri communities in the state over threats to shut down oil facilities in the state. The Ijaw and Itsekiri groups last week gave 10 days ultimatum to the Federal Government to commence the relocation of the Floating Dock/Ship Yard to Okerenkoko, restart the multi-billion naira Gas Revolution Industrial Park (GRIP), Ogidigben and the Deep Seaport, Okenrekoko, resumption of work on the abandoned Omadino-Excravos Road Project, as well as consideration as host communities in ... more
  • 1 day Osinbajo writes IGP, demands investigation of ‘false’ allegation of him taking N4b from Ibrahim Magu Linda Ikeji
    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has petitioned the Inspector General of Police Muhammed Adamu, demanding for an investigation of "false" allegation of him allegedly taking N4b from the money allegedly stolen by suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Jackson Ude, a former director of strategy and communications under President Goodluck Jonathan administration had alleged that Magu embezzled over N39 billion and gave Mr Osinbajo N4 billion for soft landing. He also claimed that the Vice President is being investigated over his "involvement in the scandal".  Backing the Vice President media aide Laolu Akande's claim of the report being “false and baseless fabrications", Osinbajo's ... more
  • 1 day World’s rarest species of gorillas pictured with babies in Nigeria (Photos) Linda Ikeji
    Photos have been released for the first time in years showing a group of the world's rarest species of gorillas with babies in Nigeria. Seven Cross River gorillas including infants were pictured at the Mbe Mountains Community Forest in Cross River by the Wildlife Conservation Society in May and June.  The WCS in Nigeria, an international non-governmental organization, said the pictures were captured by camera traps in the mountains.  According to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Cross River gorillas are the world's rarest great ape and extremely wary of humans following a long history of maltreatment.  Experts have hailed the sighting as ... more
  • 1 day Police to prosecute owners of uncompleted buildings used by rapists in Kano Linda Ikeji
    Owners of uncompleted buildings used by rapists to perpetrate crimes in Kano state, will henceforth be prosecuted by the state police command.  DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Command's Public Relations Officer made the announcement in a popular Radio programme "Inda Ranka".  He said that “33.3 percent of rape cases had been perpetrated at uncompleted buildings in the state." Kiyawa who stated that owners of uncompleted buildings used to perpetrate rape will be charged as accomplices, added that the tough stance was necessitated by a disturbing statistics that emanated from investigation conducted by the command in the wake of growing cases of rape, especially ... more
  • 1 day Lady calls out Anambra policeman allegedly responsible for her brother’s disappearance Linda Ikeji
    A Nigerian lady has called out an Anambra Policeman allegedly responsible for her brother's disappearance after finding out that he is on Twitter.  In tweets @Ada_mummyya shared, she alleged that CSP James Nwafor is responsible for the dumping of over 100 dead bodies of young men in Ezu river at the borders of Enugu and Anambra in 2012. She also disclosed that the policeman who first denied arresting her brother, later admitted killing him and told her parents to do their worst.  She tweeted;  Today, I found out @CspJamesNwafor the man responsible for the disappearance (or possibly death) of my brother is on twitter. This beast kills for ... more
  • 1 day Stop wasting money on insulin injections… civil servant gives away herbal remedy that Reverses Type 2 Diabetes, and normalizes blood sugar levels... Linda Ikeji
    This is a sponsored post Dear friend,If you want a 100% natural treatment, that naturally fight diabetes, normalizes blood sugar and reverses type 2 diabetes without depending on prescription drugs or insulin injections, then this short message will show you how.Here's the gist:Within few weeks, I was able to slash 80points from my fast rising blood sugar, using a special "Diabetes Reversal Remedy" that saved me from amputations, constant fear, anxiety and pain due to my type 2 diabetes.The diabetes breakthrough you are about to discover on this page is twice as effective as the leading type 2 drug at normalizing blood sugar, fixing insulin resistance, stopping ... more
  • 1 day Tanzanian actress, Zena Yusuf Mohammed ends her 3-year marriage after allegedly being assaulted by her husband; shares photos of her battered face Linda Ikeji
    Popular Tanzanian actress, Zena Yusuf Mohammed aka Shilole has announced her decision to end her marriage of 3-years, citing domestic violence.  On Wednesday, July 8, the actress took to her Instagram page to share photos of her battered face as she opened up about her violence-riddled marriage. She alleged that she had been a victim of domestic violence throughout her marriage to her husband Uchebe, whom she started dating in 2016.  In the heartbreaking post, which she wrote in Swahili, the actress, 32, also issued an apology for staying quiet about her issues while encouraging other women in violent or abusive marriages to speak out for ... more
  • 1 day ‘Mum jumped into lake and didn’t come back up’ – Naya Rivera’s four-year-old son tells police Linda Ikeji
    Glee actress Naya Rivera's son told police that his mum "jumped into the water but didn't come back up" as they searched for her after her son was found alone on a rented boat. The 33-year-old actress is feared dead after going missing on a lake, with her four-year-old son Josey found asleep and alone on the boat.  Authorities found the little boy shortly before 5pm on Wednesday, July 8, at Lake Piru, Southern California. According to TMZ, police sources claim Josey said that his mother had "jumped into the water but didn't come back up". Divers and helicopters immediately started searching the lake but so far there has been ... more
  • 1 day Woman allegedly strangles her 83-year-old husband in Abia Linda Ikeji
    Men of the Abia state police command have arrested one Mrs Rose Uwaga for allegedly strangling her 83-year-old husband, Alhaji Isa Uwaga, in Umuahia, the state capital. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Geoffrey Ogbonnaya, said one of Uwaga’s children, Ibeabuchi, reported the matter to the police on July 2. Ibeachi told the police that he left home that morning with his parents quarrelling about an issue. He said he returned home later only to find his late father in a sitting position. Investigations by the police indicates that the couple had a misunderstanding on that day and this degenerated into a ... more
  • 1 day “I don’t want to have kids because I’m scared I’ll end up like my mum” Nigerian woman narrates her experience in the han... Linda Ikeji
    A Nigerian woman has recounted the abuse she suffered in the hands of her mother and she said she never wants to have kids because she doesn't want to treat them the way her mother treated her. Ukwu Ose made this revelation while defending Chidera, the Nigerian boy who went viral when he was filmed destroying his parents' home after which he said his family is dead to him. Reacting, Ukwu Ose narrated her own experience growing up with her mother. She said her mum once used a pestle to break her head. She added that she eventually ran away from home to ... more
  • 1 day Magu went rogue and harassed Abdulsalami, Danjuma – Chairman of THISDAY editorial board, Olusegun Adeniyi reveals Linda Ikeji
    Olusegun Adeniyi, chairman of THISDAY editorial board has narrated how the harassment of two allies of President Muhammadu Buhari without his knowledge, led to the suspension and detention of Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.  The former spokesman to late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua said Buhari learnt about Magu’s actions, only after they had been carried out. Adeniyi also disclosed that Former Defence Minister, Lt General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd) recent visit to the villa was borne out of rage as Magu had blocked his purchase of an aircraft.  Adeniyi says he also gathered that the suspended acting chairman of the ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian man leaves ”suicidal note” on Twitter Linda Ikeji
    A Nigerian man has left what many has interpreted to be a suicide note. In a Tweet thread which he posted 11 hours ago, @ayofilmworks said he has been depressed since when he was 16 and never spoke to his family members about it because he has seen them dismiss other people's claims of mental illness.Hi, by the time a majority of y'all read this, i'll be dead. i took my life at a gun range. it was swift and virtually painless; aimed right for my medulla. I'm sorry to those who have loved me while i lived, and i wish ... more
  • 1 day Lagos state government explains why there was a foamy substance in Anthony Village Linda Ikeji
    The Lagos State Government has reacted to tweets which raised an alarm of a foamy substance surging through Anthony Village on Wednesday July 8.  Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state said the foamy substance came from blanketing of an entire scene of an accident.  He said the Lagos State Fire service carried out the blanketing process as a result of content leakage (Black oil) from a container which fell around the area. It was carried out to prevent a secondary incident.  The tweets read;  Situation Report: Vehicular incident around Anthony Village, Lagos. The attention of the agency has been drawn to ... more
  • 1 day English-born Nigerian striker, Adebayo Akinfenwa claims he was called a ‘Fat Water Buffalo’ during play-off tie against Fleetwood Linda Ikeji
    English-born Nigerian striker, Adebayo Akinfenwa, who plays for Wycombe Wanderers has revealed he was racially abused during Monday's League One play-off match against Fleetwood. The 38-year-old striker said he was repeatedly called a 'Fat Water Buffalo' by a 'representative of the opposition,' after helping his side earn a 2-2 draw and a 6-3 aggregate victory in the League One play-off semi-final. In a statement he released on Wednesday night, Juy 8, Akinfenwa, who suffered racist abuse earlier in his career while playing in Lithuania wrote: “Monday night was one of the highlights of my career with Wycombe so far as we secured our place ... more
  • 1 day LUTH petitions medical panel after a patient who suffered a botched surgery by Dr Anu of Medcontour died upon being transferred to LUTH Linda Ikeji
    The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, has petitioned the Medical and Dental Practitioners' Investigation Panel to investigate Dr Anu Adepoju of Med Contour after a patient died in LUTH following a botched cosmetic surgery performed by Dr Anu. The management of LUTH accused Dr Anu of professional misconduct following the death of one Miss Nneka Onwuzuligbo, who developed complications after cosmetic surgery at Dr Anu's facility before dying at LUTH, after which Dr Anu tried to extricate herself by blaming LUTH for her death. In a petition dated June 11, 2020, and signed by LUTH's Director of Legal Services, O. O. Olajide, the hospital ... more
  • 1 day Transcripts from bodycam reveal George Floyd told killer-cop Derek Chauvin he couldn’t breathe 20 times but was told ‘it takes a lot of ox... Linda Ikeji
    ... more
  • 1 day “Candidates of every nationality, except Nigerians, should apply” Mulitple Dubai companies begin rejecting Nigerian job applicants (photos... Linda Ikeji
    Nigeria's image has been dented so bad that multiple institutions abroad, especially in Dubai, have begun rejecting Nigerians who are applying for school or jobs. To prevent Nigerians from applying at all, a number of these companies added a clause in their job adverts stating that candidates of every nationality can apply except Nigerians. A vacancy for merchandisers was advertised by Shirley Recruitment Consultants in Dubai. However, they stated that they do not want Nigerians. "Male or female African candidates except Nigerians," one job advert from Dubai reads.  Another reads: "Candidates of every nationality, except Nigerians, should apply."  To make matters worse, Nigerian students are also affected. A ... more
  • 1 day Man, 38, arrested for sexual assault and attempting to rape a 13 year old girl in Ogun Linda Ikeji
    A 38-year-old man has been arrested by men of the Sango Ota police division for allegedly attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl, Timilehin, at Abe Igi Ewupe Ota in Ogun state on Tuesday, July 7. The mother of the victim, Ms. Caroline, who spoke with LIB, said she sent her daughter on an errand and the accused who is a married man, allegedly dragged her into his house and attempted to rape her.I sent my daughter somewhere around our area to get something for me. On getting there, she did not meet the person. A man she met there then dragged her ... more
  • 1 day Stranger lies about having sex with a Twitter user he’s never met and she blasts him after screenshots of his chat got to her Linda Ikeji
    A woman has blasted a stranger on Twitter who defamed her by claiming he used to have sex with her and also accused her of being a liar, whereas they have never met before. The Twitter user involved in the defamation made the claims while chatting with someone else who knows the woman.  Two men were chatting about Twitter and how people could easily go viral. One of the men then shared a photo of his female friend who went viral after she posted a simple photo. The other man reacted claiming he knows the lady in the photo. He went ahead to say a ... more
  • 1 day Music producer ID Cabasa condemns influential people claiming there’s no COVID-19 as he explains how their theories affect lives Linda Ikeji
    Award-winning music producer, ID Cabasa has called on influential people, especially religious leaders, to desist from building up theories and making claims that COVID-19 does not exist. He said the fact that they are influential makes people believe whatever they say and this means their theories can impact lives negatively. He went on to narrate how a lady he knows refused to believe there's Coronavirus in Nigeria because her pastor said so. She only believed after her brother was diagnosed with it. He wrote: "As intelligent and influential people, it will be discretional to be quiet and observe things as regards COVID-19 than building ... more
  • 1 day Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor, Cesar Duarte arrested in United States Linda Ikeji
    Cesar Duarte, a fugitive ex-governor of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua was arrested in Miami on Wednesday July 8.  The Governor who fled in 2017 after he was accused of embezzling public funds, now faces extradition to Mexico where he faces corruption charges for allegedly diverting about $52 million in public funds. Asides being accused of stealing hundreds of cows imported by the state to help small-scale Mexican ranchers replace their herds after a devastating drought, he is also accused of living a lavish lifestyle and using an official helicopter to fly friends and family to his ranch on weekends. His arrest came after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López ... more
  • 1 day RCCG excommunicates pastor who was caught while trying to sleep with member’s wife in Ondo Linda Ikeji
    Gideon Bakare, a Pastor of a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Akure, Ondo state capital, has been excommunicated after being caught while trying to sleep with a member's wife.  Recall the naked Pastor was seen in a viral video, begging the family of the lady after being caught red-handed in the act.  In a statement released by RCCG spokesperson Olaitan Olubiyi on Wednesday July 8, it was gathered that Bakare was suspended for attempting adultery. He was also accused of putting the church in a bad light.   The statement read;  “The Redeemed Christian Church of God has excommunicated Mr Gideon Bakare and relieved him of all ministerial duties in the Mission.“Bakare, who ... more
  • 1 day Diamond Platnumz used to beat me up but I ‘enjoyed’ it – Actress Wema Sepetu Linda Ikeji
    Tanzanian actress and beauty queen, Wema Sepetu has recounted her alleged experience while dating music star, Diamond Platnumz.  The entertainers dated about a decade ago and went their separate ways in 2014. While Diamond’s music career had just taken off at that time, Wema on the other hand was the most sought after and bankable Tanzanian actress at the time. In an interview with Ijumaa Wikienda, the actress disclosed that one thing she misses about dating Diamond Platnumz was how he used to "beat her up". Wema added that she loved it because he gave her attention thereafter.  She said;  “He would beat me up thoroughly. “Ironically, I loved ... more
  • 1 day Footballer, Farid El Melali ‘arrested for masturbating in public for a second time this year’ Linda Ikeji
    Algerian and Angers winger, Farid El Melali was arrested on Wednesday, July 8,  for the second time this year for allegedly masturbating in public in France. Ouest-France reported that the 22-year-old was questioned by local police following a second indecent exposure complaint lodged against the Algerian attacker.  The fresh incident comes two months after he was arrested for this same offense, and was already preparing to face a court hearing later this summer.  El Melali's lawyer, Sandra Chirac Kollarik, told Ouest-France: 'Farid El Melali was heard this Wednesday morning by the Angers police services, about acts committed during the recent period of confinement, ... more
  • 1 day Nasarawa APC Chairman allegedly caught defiling 2 girls Linda Ikeji
    A politician identified as Christopher Ogah has been arrested after he was allegedly caught defiling two girls in his house in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The suspects said to be the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Obi Ward, was allegedly caught defiling two girls aged 12 and 13 years respectively. Daily Trust reported that an eyewitness said the politician lured the girls to his room when they entered his residence to fetch water from a well. Chairman of the local government, Alhaji Mohammad Oyimoga Oyigye confirmed the incident and also disclosed that he saved the suspect from being lynched by angry youths.  Oyigye ... more
  • 1 day Glee actress, Naya Rivera is missing and presumed dead after her 4-year-old son is found alone on a boat  Linda Ikeji
    ... more
  • 1 day 460 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria Linda Ikeji
    460 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday July 8, as confirmed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control.  The new cases recorded across states in the country are as follows; Lagos-150, Rivers-49, Oyo-43, Delta-38, FCT-26, Anambra-20, Kano-20, Plateau-18, Edo-14, Bayelsa-13, Enugu-13, Osun-12, Kwara-10, Borno-8, Ogun-7, Kaduna-6, Imo-4, Bauchi-3, Gombe-3, Niger-2, Adamawa-1.  There are now 30,249 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 684 deaths has been recorded in Nigeria. 12,373 patients have also been discharged after recovering from the disease.  The post 460 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 1 day Court declines Okorocha’s request to stop probe by EFCC and Imo panel Linda Ikeji
    Senator Rochas Okorocha’s request for an order to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the state probe panel from investigating him on alleged financial infractions, has been struck out by a federal high court sitting in Abuja.  Okorocha had requested for a court order ending or suspending EFCC's investigation against him, including all the petitions submitted to it by the Imo government until the panel on contract set up by the same state government had concluded its probe on his government between 2011 and 2019. While counsel to the former Imo State governor, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) informed the court that the ... more
  • 2 days “My family is dead to me” Nigerian boy filmed scattering his parents’ home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (... Linda Ikeji
    Chidera, the teenage Nigerian boy who was filmed in a viral video trashing his mother's house has shared his side of the story. In the viral video, the boy is seen opening foodstuff in the kitchen and pouring them on the floor. He ignored those trying to reason with him. His mother was asked what happened and she said he came home and started demanding some things from her, including "P21" passport. She said he went into a rage when she didn't give him.        View this post on Instagram           A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Jul 7, 2020 at 10:52pm PDT The boy, who lives ... more
  • 2 days “My family is dead to me” Nigerian boy filmed thrashing his parents’ home because his mother refused to meet his demands speaks up (v... Linda Ikeji
    Chidera, the teenage Nigerian boy who was filmed in a viral video trashing his mother's house has shared his side of the story. In the viral video, the boy is seen opening foodstuff in the kitchen and pouring them on the floor. He ignored those trying to reason with him. His mother was asked what happened and she said he came home and started demanding some things from her, including "P21" passport. She said he went into a rage when she didn't give him.        View this post on Instagram           A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Jul 7, 2020 at 10:52pm PDT The boy, who lives ... more
  • 2 days Funke Akindele gifts Pa James an apartment after flood took over his home for the second year in a row Linda Ikeji
    Funke Akindele has gifted an apartment to veteran actor Kayode Olasehinde Ajirebi, aka Pa James, after his house in Oke Isagun community of Oke Odo, Lagos, was affected by the recent flood. Pa James cried out for help after dirty water got into his house on July 7, 2020, and soaked his belongings. This comes one year after Pa James' son, Samuel Ajirebi cried out on Instagram and shared photos and videos of his father's flooded house. Funke Akindele came to the family's rescue by giving an apartment to the actor. Actress Oluwakemi Adetoro Ojo made the announcement on Instagram, writing: "On behalf of PA JAMES,I Want ... more
  • 2 days Police make disturbing discovery in little girl’s bedroom next to toys Linda Ikeji
    Parents of a little girl have been left reeling in horror after police made a disturbing discovery in their child's room. Police in New York, US,  shared a photo of what they found after inspecting the child's bedroom and the photo has gone viral. Everything looks normal in the child's room but a closer look shows a bullet hole just a few inches from the top of the bed. The stray bullet appears to have penetrated through the plaster in the wall, narrowly missing the child's toy collection.  Luckily the little girl wasn't in the room at the time the bullet pierced her wall. She ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus cases in the US hit three million as President Trump pushes for schools to reopen Linda Ikeji
    The United States has surpassed 3 million confirmed Coronavirus cases with Trump administration pushing to reopen schools in the fall. The Coronavirus is surging in at least 40 states in the US including Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and Arizona. Some public health officials have warned that the country is on track to start recording 100,000 new cases a day if the virus is not controlled. The U.S. also leads the world in COVID-19 deaths, with over 131,000. "At this point, we have tested more than 39 million Americans," US Vice President Mike Pence told reporters. "Among those, more than three million Americans have tested positive ... more
  • 2 days Ivory Coast Prime Minister, Gon Coulibaly dies at 61 days after returning from medical treatment in France Linda Ikeji
    Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for the next presidential election, has died at the age of 61.His death was announced by the country's president, Alassane Ouattara.  “Fellow compatriots, Ivory Coast is mourning. It is with deep pain that I announce to you that Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly has left us,” Ouattara said in a statement read on national television by the presidency’s secretary-general on Wednesday, July 8.  "I salute the memory of a statesman, a man of great loyalty, dedication and love for his homeland," added Ouattara.   Officials said Coulibaly was unwell during a ... more
  • 2 days Police arrest couple for maltreating their 7-year-old granddaughter in Ogun Linda Ikeji
    The police in Ogun state have arrested a 57- year-old man, Joseph Akporugo, and his wife, Janet, for allegedly maltreating their seven-year-old granddaughter on allegation she used her witchcraft to kill her biological father. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Opeyemi Abimbola, says the little girl's plight came to the open after she walked into the home of a police officer living close to their home in Awa-Ijebu area of the state and showed him the wounds and scars all over her body that were inflicted by her grandparents. Abimbola said the little girl who has been living with her grandparents since the demise of ... more
  • 2 days Osinbajo denies receiving N4billion from suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu Linda Ikeji
    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to allegation of receiving N4bn from suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.  The Vice President's media aide Laolu Akande who rubbished the claim, described it as lies "calculated to confuse and concocted to smear Prof. Osinbajo's image." He added that Osinbajo hasn't and will never be involved in any shady activity. The tweet read;   “Inundated by wide circulation of Fake News about VP’s purported involvement in some EFCC recovery billions, please rest assured they’re all LIES: calculated to confuse and concocted to smear Prof. Osinbajo’s image.“The VP hasn’t and will never be involved in any such ... more
  • 2 days Governor Wike sacks permanent secretary for ‘flouting COVID-19 guidelines ‘ Linda Ikeji
    Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has sacked a permanent secretary in the state, Mr. Sunny Okere for flouting and obstructing the enforcement of the COVID-19 guidelines. The permanent secretary was accused of chasing away officials of the state Ministry of Health, who went to Oyigbo to enforce the established guidelines on public burials.  In a statement released by the state's Commissioner for Information and Communications Paulinus Nsirim, Wike said the sack of the permanent secretary would serve as a lesson to all other public officers who might wish to be irresponsible. The statement read;  “Burial ceremonies are also reportedly being conducted in clear breach of ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu test positive for Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu, who plays for Genk in Belgium has tested positive for Coronavirus. According to Belgian news hub, HLN Sport, all players of the club were tested on Tuesday, July 7, in the run-up to the first friendly game ahead of the new season. They all tested negative except Onuachu. The 26-year-old who made his Super Eagles debut last year had only recently returned to his Belgian club for pre-season after he accompanied Victor Osimhen for his father’s burial in Nigeria. Onuachu will now miss Genk’s first exhibition game of the season against Eendracht Termien on Thursday, July 9, as he ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu tests positive for Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu, who plays for Genk in Belgium has tested positive for Coronavirus. According to Belgian news hub, HLN Sport, all players of the club were tested on Tuesday, July 7, in the run-up to the first friendly game ahead of the new season. They all tested negative except Onuachu. The 26-year-old who made his Super Eagles debut last year had only recently returned to his Belgian club for pre-season after he accompanied Victor Osimhen for his father’s burial in Nigeria. Onuachu will now miss Genk’s first exhibition game of the season against Eendracht Termien on Thursday, July 9, as he ... more
  • 2 days Court dismisses DSS application to set aside President Buhari’s daughter’s SIM card judgement debt Linda Ikeji
    The Federal High Court in Asaba on Wednesday July 8, struck out the Department of State Services' application to stop payment of a N10 million judgement debt issued against it in a case involving President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan. The money was awarded to Anthony Okolie after he dragged the agency to court for violating his fundamental human rights over an MTN SIM card that was once used by Hanan. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba who presided over the case, stated that only the Court of Appeal can entertain application for a stay-of-execution order to bar Mr Okolie from enforcing the payment of the judgement sum ... more
  • 2 days Court dismisses DSS application to set aside President Buhari’s daughter’s SIM card judgement debt Linda Ikeji
    The Federal High Court in Asaba on Wednesday July 8, struck out the Department of State Services' application to stop payment of a N10 million judgement debt issued against it in a case involving President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan. The money was awarded to Anthony Okolie after he dragged the agency to court for violating his fundamental human rights over an MTN SIM card that was once used by Hanan. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba who presided over the case, stated that only the Court of Appeal can entertain DSS' application for a stay-of-execution order to bar Mr Okolie from enforcing the payment of the judgement ... more
  • 2 days 408 Nigerians evacuated from India and UAE arrive Nigeria Linda Ikeji
    408 Nigerians who were stranded in India and the United Arab Emirates UAE have arrived the country. According to the Nigerian Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, 162 of them were evacuated from India while 246 were evacuated from the UAE. According to NIDCOM, all the evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding the flights.  ''246 Evacuees arrive Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos at exactly 3:30 pm local time via Emirates from UAE today, Wednesday 8th of July, 2020. A big thank you to the Nigerian Mission in Dubai and the UAE government for paying for the flight Tickets and the cost of #COVID19 test for 131 evacuees.All Evacuees ... more
  • 2 days Update: She is always on her phone and it makes me jealous- Husband of woman who shared ‘suicidal posts’ on Facebook tells police after th... Linda Ikeji
    The Anambra state police command has rescued Ifeoma Blossom Obiora, the lady who threw many into panic after sharing suicidal posts on Facebook. Ifeoma posts showed she was in so much pain. A women based NGO who made first contact with Ifeoma said she was married off at 15 and has been suffering emotional and physical abuse from her husband since they got married. Read the initial story here.  In an interview with LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, said the police investigated and found out it was a marital issue and have since referred it to the state's ... more
  • 2 days Policeman allegedly shoots Abia Revenue Officials, killing one and causing injury to the other Linda Ikeji
    There was tension in Aba, Abia state, on Tuesday, July 7, after a policeman shot and killed an Abia revenue taskforce official and wounded another.  According to eyewitness reports, a policeman attached to Crunches, a fast-food restaurant, opened fire on members of Abia State Taskforce Board of Internal Revenue. A member of the taskforce identified as Ifeanyi Kalu was killed instantly while another person was seriously injured, causing others to run for safety. An eyewitness said trouble started when a driver of the fast-food restaurant (Crunches) called policemen that their bus has been driven away by the taskforce. Policemen allegedly arrived with "AK-47" and" they started shooting sporadically". A bullet hit Ifeanyi Kalu and ... more
  • 2 days Mohammed Umar reportedly takes over as acting EFCC chairman Linda Ikeji
    Following the suspension of Ibrahim Magu who is being investigated over allegations of Fraud, Mohammed Umar has reportedly taken over as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. Until this appointment, Umar was the Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the second most senior operative at the Commission. An investigation has been launched into Magu's activities as the chairman of the antigraft agency after the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, wrote a letter to the President, asking for Magu's removal and accusing him of corruption including diversion of recovered ... more
  • 2 days FCMB, SME.NG and WFW Group Urge Women to take the Lead in Driving Growth of Businesses and Development Linda Ikeji
    Women in Nigeria have been urged to play a more active and frontal role to stimulate the growth of businesses and overall development. In addition, they have been advised to pursue leadership roles in their communities and the corporate world so as to rise to the top echelon of decision making in order to champion policies and programmes that would ensure sustainable development.The advice was given by the President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Fund for Women (GFW), Ms. Latanya Mapp Frett, who was the Special Guest Speaker at the 4th edition of the Women Financing Women (WFW) Group meeting ... more
1 2 3 10