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  • 2 weeks Exclusive update: Police issues warrant for the arrest of Kika “Good Hair” over her alleged involvement in Yutee Rone blackmail story Linda Ikeji
    The Yutee Rone blackmail story that saw veteran journalists Abiola Aloba and Sunday Adebayo arrested (read here) has taken a surprising turn as businesswoman Kika Osunde, aka Kika Good Hair, has been implicated in the messy situation.  In the initial story published by LIB, it was reported that Abiola Aloba and Sunday Adebayo were arrested and charged to court for publishing damaging stories about Yutee Rone, the fashion designer behind Yutee Rone Atelier, who is married to billionaire businessman Julius Rone and shares 3 kids with him. Well, following investigations by police, Kika Good Hair was allegedly fingered as the source who ... more
  • 2 weeks Swiss club, Sion reportedly sack former Arsenal players Johan Djourou and Alex Song for refusing to take a pay cut amid coronavirus crisis Linda Ikeji
    Swiss football club, Sion, have reportedly sacked nine players including former Arsenal stars Alex Song and Johan Djourou after they refused to take a pay cut in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. This comes after former FA chief executive Mark Palios told The Athletic that many players throughout the professional game will have to take pay cuts if the lower leagues are to survive.that is decimating the finances of clubs throughout Europe The SDA news agency and RSI television network confirmed the dismissals which also include captain Xavier Kouassi, Pajtim Kasami, Ermir Lenjani, Seydou Doumbia, Mickael Facchinetti, Christian Zock, and Birama ... more
  • 2 weeks LIB Exclusive: Police arrest celebrity journalists Abiola Aloba and Sunday Adebayo over damaging story published about fashion designer, Yutee Rone (p... Linda Ikeji
    Two popular journalists have been arrested over a severely damaging story they published about fashion designer Yutee Rone. Abiola Aloba, who used to write for Encomium Magazine but now owns Maestro Media Blog, published a story earlier this year, accusing an unnamed married mother of promiscuity and a number of other vices. He did not mention names but left it open for his readers to decipher. In the comment section of his post, readers concluded that he was writing about Yutee Rone. Yutee Rone is an Abuja-based fashion designer and the owner of fashion brand, Yutee Rone Atelier. She is married to billionaire ... more
  • 2 weeks Two Corps members killed in ghastly motor accident along Ajeokuta-Lokoja expressway (graphic photos) Linda Ikeji
    Two serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have died in a ghastly motor accident that occurred along Ajeokuta-Lokoja expressway on Thursday. According to an eyewitness, Ma Bebe,  the deceased Corps members died when a lorry rammed into the Toyota Corolla car they were travelling in."Terrible accident happened along Ajeokuta-Lokoja express between toyota corolla car and a lorry ,why driving down from umuahia to abuja...When i checked ,it was two dead copers , nobody knows where they were coming from and going to.... Its was horrible. rip to them" More photos below...  The post Two Corps members killed in ghastly motor ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘May your light keep shining & never die omo to Shan’ – Mr.Eazi celebrates his boo Temi Otedola on her birthday  Linda Ikeji
    Nigerian singer, Mr. Eazi is celebrating the birthday of his girlfriend, Temi Otedola, who is a year older today.  Taking to his Instagram page to celebrate her, Mr.Eazi shared a loved-up of them posing together with the caption: 'More Life to my Queen, my love @jtofashion May your light keep shining & never Die!!! Wish you great Health, Wisdom, Peace, Love & Joy!!! Omo to Shan!. '      View this post on Instagram         More Life to my Queen, my love @jtofashion May your light keep shining & never Die!!! Wish you great Health, Wisdom, Peace, Love & Joy!!! Omo to Shan! A post shared by Don Eazi ... more
  • 2 weeks Coronavirus: Plateau government shuts down primary and secondary schools, tertiary institutions Linda Ikeji
    The Plateau state government has ordered the immediate closure of schools in the state on or before Saturday March 21 following the spiked cases of coronavirus recorded in the country.  Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Prof. Danladi Atu said the decision was taken to curb the spread of the virus in the state. The statement reads in part;  “The decision becomes unavoidable because of the world spread of Covid-19 in the country and the world at large. It is therefore imperative for government to adapt these and other measures to safegaurd lives of its citizens." Citizens in the state were urged to ensure the ... more
  • 2 weeks Don’t stop paying your tithes and sowing seeds even if you lose your job because of coronavirus – Televangelist, Kenneth Copeland (video) Linda Ikeji
    American Televangelist, Kenneth Copeland ignited a new wave of controversy following his comment about what Christians must do in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  The multimillionaire televangelist told his viewers not to stop paying their tithes and sowing seeds even if they lose their jobs because of coronavirus. According to Kenneth Copeland, people's source of income is not their job, but Jesus.  He said;  Fear of this coronavirus is faith in its ability to hurt you or kill you. The fear of “What are we gonna do? I’m getting laid off at work!”Hey! Your job’s not your source. If it is, you’re in ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘Let us go on break’ - Ghanaian lawmaker begs Speaker of Parliament as confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ghana rises to 11 Linda Ikeji
    Kennedy Agyapong, a controversial Ghanaian politician and member of the Parliament for Assin Central is pleading with the speaker of the Parliament to suspend all sessions until further notice after confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ghana rose to eleven (11) this week. Mr. Agyapong stated the sitting arrangement in parliament puts them at a high risk of contracting the virus. Speaking in a recent interview on Net 2 television, he said: "I'll like to appeal to the leadership of Parliament to put parliamentary duties on hold for now. Let us go on break as the country deals with the outbreak and then later use ... more
  • 2 weeks Meghan Markle’s ex says British tabloids offered him $70K to lie about their sex life Linda Ikeji
    Meghan Markle's ex has said that the British tabloid offered him $70K to lie about his and Meghan's sex life. Simon Rex dated Meghan Markle in 2004 when she was 22 and when the British media found out, they offered allegedly him money to exaggerate their relationship to paint Meghan in a bad light.  The one time MTV veejay made this revelation on this week's Hollywood Raw podcast. At the time they dated, Meghan was an upcoming actress with day parts in soap operas while Simon's career was going well. He was acting in the Scary Movie franchise and was on the verge of ... more
  • 2 weeks Ben Murray-Bruce loses his wife, Evelyn to cancer Linda Ikeji
    Ben Murray-Bruce, Chairman of Silverbird Group has lost his wife Evelyn Murray-Bruce to cancer.  The heartbroken former Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, described Evelyn as his best friend for 43 years and wife for 41 years.  Ben Murray-Bruce who shared photos which captured beautiful memories he created with his wife, stated that she will remain alive in his heart forever.  He wrote;  I’m broken. Just lost my beautiful wife to cancer. She was my best friend for 43 years and my wife for 41 years. Cancer is real, but it shouldn’t be a death sentence - awareness, and early detection and treatment are ... more
  • 2 weeks Tamar Braxton’s Nigerian boyfriend, David Adefeso features in her new music video Linda Ikeji
    Tamar Braxton released the music video to her new song "Crazy Kind of Love" and her Nigerian boyfriend, David Adefeso is featured in it. The American singer released the song on March 6 on all digital streaming platforms. It's the soundtrack for the upcoming film, True to the Game 2, where Braxton acted in a small part. Today, she released a video for the song and David Adefeso also shared it on his Instagram account and revealed he's been waiting for this moment for the past two years. He wrote: "I’ve been waiting on this the last 2-years. It finally dropped tonight at ... more
  • 2 weeks Coronavirus: Mountain of Fire Ministries (MFM) suspends deliverance services, house fellowship Linda Ikeji
    The Mountain of Fire Ministries has suspended deliverance services and house fellowship in its churches in Ogun and Lagos following the confirmation of coronavirus cases in the states.  According to MFM Assistant General Overseer (Administration) Pastor Gbesan Adebambo, deliverance services are to be cancelled while house fellowship meetings in the various states are to be suspended until further notice.  The memo reads in part;  “Interim arrangement for ministerial services in Lagos and Ogun states MFM Regions.“No services including deliverance ministrations must hold in any of MFM branches at all levels in the Region under your supervision until further notice.“Likewise, all house fellowship meetings at ... more
  • 2 weeks Coronavirus: Osun bans public gatherings in Church, Mosque, club and others Linda Ikeji
    Governor Gboyega Oyetola has issued a ban on public gatherings in churches, mosques, nightclubs, sports arenas, schools and other public places to avoid the spread of coronavirus. In a statement issued by Oyetola's spokesman Ismail Omipidan on Thursday March 19, it was gathered that the ban takes effect from Friday March 20 till further notice. The Osun state governor stated that the proactive measure became neccessary following the few cases reported in neighboring states.  The statement reads in parts;  “The ban will affect all Schools in Osun, Churches, Mosques, Night Clubs and Sports arenas among others.“As at 18th March 2020, the total number of cases as announced by the Honorable ... more
  • 2 weeks EFCC arraigns Saraki’s cousin over alleged N220m contract scam Linda Ikeji
    The EFCC arraigned one of Bukola Saraki's cousins over an alleged 220 Million Naira contract scam.The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, March 19, arraigned one Ope Saraki,  a cousin of the immediate past President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki on two count charges bordering on contract scam to the tune of Two Hundred and Twenty Million Naira (N220, 000, 000), EFCC announced in an official statement. Ope Saraki was arraigned before Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.  "The EFCC alleged that the defendant, while serving as ... more
  • 2 weeks India hangs four men over 2012 Delhi bus gang rape and murder Linda Ikeji
    India has executed the four men who were convicted of the brutal gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in Delhi in 2012. The men, Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta, and Mukesh Singh had been found guilty in a 2013 trial and sentenced to death by hanging, but their execution had been postponed multiple times due to appeals.  According to BBC UK, the four were hanged at dawn on Friday March 20th in the capital’s high-security Tihar prison with hundreds gathered outside the prison gates, shouting “death to rapists”. “It took seven years but justice was delivered,” said ... more
  • 2 weeks No case of Coronavirus in Abuja- NCDC Linda Ikeji
    The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has denied reports that a fresh case of Coronavirus has been reported in Apo, Abuja. The NCDC says the rumor should be disregarded.The post No case of Coronavirus in Abuja- NCDC appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 2 weeks Coronavirus: California Governor Gavin Newsom issues statewide ‘Stay At Home’ order for 40 million people Linda Ikeji
    California's governor, Gavin Newsom has issued a statewide 'stay at home order' directing the state's 40 million residents not to leave their homes in other to halt the spread of coronavirus.  Speaking at a news briefing from the state capital in Sacramento on Thursday, he said: 'We are confident the people of California will abide by it, they will meet this moment,' Newsom, a Democrat in his first term as governor of the nation's most populous state. 'They'll step up as they have over the last number of weeks to protect themselves, to protect their families and to protect the broader community in ... more
  • 2 weeks “This picture shames Britain” Piers Morgan slams Brits who are stockpiling for making it difficult for vulnerable people to have what they... Linda Ikeji
    Piers Morgan has shared a heartbreaking photo of an elderly woman looking confused when she went shopping but found the shelves empty. People have been panic buying amid the Coronavirus crisis and the resultant social distancing, so that they can have enough for the period they will be staying at home. Unfortunately, this action means that the sick, poor, and elderly who didn't go shopping earlier do not have enough to live on. TV host Piers Morgan shared a photo to show the effect of stockpiling on the vulnerable in society. He captioned it: "This picture shames Britain. Stop stockpiling. Stop being so damn ... more
  • 2 weeks Death toll from Abule Ado explosion rises to 21 Linda Ikeji
    The death toll from the explosion that rocked the Abule Ado area of Lagos state last Sunday March 15th, has risen to 21. Another body was recovered from the scene of the incident on Thursday evening March 19th. According to a statement from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, 468 people were displaced from their homes and 100 of them are now in the relief camp.Two are still missing.   The post Death toll from Abule Ado explosion rises to 21 appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 2 weeks Coronavirus: Buhari will address the nation when the time is right – Lai Mohammed Linda Ikeji
    Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has reacted to outcry over President Buhari not addressing the nation over the recent coronavirus outbreak in the country.  Lai Mohammed stressed that the Nigerian leader may not say anything new as all information about the disease has been made available to Nigerians. He told newsmen that President Buhari will address the nation at the right time.  Lai said;  “When it is appropriate, Mr President will address the nation. But, I think what you want to hear from Mr President are the kind of things we are telling you.“This is not to preempt or second guess Mr ... more
  • 2 weeks Ondo state government orders closure of all schools due to Coronavirus pandemic Linda Ikeji
    Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered the closure of all primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary institutions in the state following the outbreak of Coronavirus outbreak. He gave the order in a state broadcast on Thursday night March 19th. ''We have also directed the closure of all primary and secondary schools as well tertiary institutions in the state as from Friday 20th, March, 2020 until further notice. This measure is to harvest our children into the safety net for proper monitoring and care. There is no doubt that this global pandemic poses a real challenge to all nations, yet if we all ... more
  • 2 weeks “I was extremely broke at 23. At 40 I was a multimillionaire” Akin Alabi responds to Twitter user who said “If you’re not a mi... Linda Ikeji
    Akin Alabi has shared his personal grass-to-grace story to dispel the notion that one who doesn't make millions of money at an early age can never make it again. The entrepreneur/lawmaker said he was extremely broke at 23 but was a multimillionaire in Dollars by the time he was 40. He said this while reacting to a Twitter user who wrote: "Fact: If you were not a millionaire at 23, you can never be a millionaire again." Akin Alabi responded: "My friend, I understand this could be a joke but you have to understand many people would not get the joke. They can ... more
  • 2 weeks Popular Tanzanian rapper, Mwana FA tests positive for coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    Popular Tanzanian rapper Mwana FA  has tested positive for coronavirus, hours after Diamond Platnumz's manager, Sallam tested positive for same.  Mwana FA announced the outcome of his medical test to his 3.3 million followers on Instagram.  He wrote;  The responses to my Covid 19 tests have returned positive. It's annoying. It's NOT a mission at all. I'm 100% okay. And I have separated myself when I returned to avoid affecting others. And luckily even my kids haven't seen me at all. They are not home.I just ask that we take precautions to the best of our ability to avoid getting caught and even if we ... more
  • 2 weeks Lagos asks passengers on Lufthansa, Turkish flights of March 13th, 14th to self-isolate Linda Ikeji
    As contact tracing for the new cases of Coronavirus continues, the Lagos state government has appealed to every passenger on board the Lufthansa flight LH568 on March 13th and the Turkish flight TK1830 on March 14th to isolate themselves and contact the state ministry of health immediately. The state government on Thursday March 19th, announced four new cases of the coronavirus bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 12. According to the state Ministry of Health, the new cases were contacts of the five cases that were confirmed on Wednesday March 18th. The recent cases include a Nigerian female who returned from ... more
  • 2 weeks Close-up of Donald Trump’s notes shows where he crossed out “Corona” and replaced it with “Chinese” Virus Linda Ikeji
    President Donald Trump's notes from Thursday's coronavirus briefing show that the word "Corona" was crossed out from coronavirus and it was replaced with the word "Chinese." The picture was captured by Washington Post Photographer Jabin Botsford and it comes after the US President received backlash for referring to the deadly virus as the "Chinese Virus"  Members of the public chided Trump and stated that the term "Chinese virus" is both inaccurate and considered stigmatizing. However, he doesn't seem to care as it appears he has stepped up his efforts to scapegoat China for the spread of the coronavirus. Trump arriving for Coronavirus briefing (photo credit: Jabin Botsford) Also, in a video from the ... more
  • 2 weeks Kano government orders closure of schools over coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    The Kano State Government has ordered the closure of schools in the state as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.  The state's Commissioner of Education, Muhammadu Sanusi Kiru made the announcement in a press conference in Kano on Thursday March 19.  Kiru advised parents of students in boarding schools to pick their wards from Sunday 22nd of March as the indefinite vacation will become effective from Monday, March 23, 2020. He said;  ‘’The closure is not intended to create panic but a preventive measure in the face of threat posed by the disease across the globe." The commissioner advised parents to encourage their children to remain ... more
  • 2 weeks “It should not have happened. I take responsibility” Oyo state governor reacts to backlash over the rally he held amid the coronavirus cri... Linda Ikeji
    Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has reacted after he received backlash for pulling a crowd when he organised a rally in his state amid the coronavirus crisis. Makinde said the rally was held based on information they had at the time but that he now realizes that it's a lapse in judgement as more about the COVID-19 has come to light in the past two days. "I feel obligated to state in clear terms that we acted based on the information we had at that time. In retrospect, it should not have happened and I take responsibility for that lapse in judgement," ... more
  • 2 weeks Diamond Platnumz’s manager tests positive for coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    Diamond Platnumz’s manager, Sallam Sharaf has tested positive for coronavirus as confirmed in an Instagram post he shared.  Sallam revealed that he is under mandatory quarantine and closely monitored by medical doctors. He wrote;  “I have received coronavirus test results, and I would like to confirm that it has turned out positive. Currently, I am under mandatory quarantine, and being monitored closely by doctors. I would like to thank the Tanzanian Government for the good medical services I am receiving. Since Tuesday, I have been in isolation.  "I am all alone at the ward it is as if I have hired this whole space for ... more
  • 2 weeks Suspected herdsmen kill former governorship aspirant in Rivers state Linda Ikeji
    Soalabo West, a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has been killed by suspected herdsmen after being kidnapped at his poultry farm at Aluu back of OPM in Port Harcourt on March 12.  It was gathered that two days into his abduction, the suspected herdsmen contacted his family and demanded a N30 million ransom. The demand was reviewed downward to N2.5 million. But the ex-guber aspirant was killed by his captors after they allegedly failed to get the sum.  Corpse of the deceased who is from Abonema in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, was discovered at a ... more
  • 2 weeks Monaco’s Prince Albert II tests positive for the Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for coronavirus. The palace of Monaco announced that its ruler, Prince Albert II, has tested positive for the new coronavirus but his health is not worrying. Albert, 62, appeared to be the first head of state who has publicly said he contracted the virus. In a statement Thursday, the palace said he is being treated by doctors from The Princess Grace Hospital, named after his U.S. actress mother. It says Albert is continuing to work from his home office in the palace and is in constant contact with members of his government. In the statement, Albert urged ... more
  • 2 weeks Coronavirus: Lagos to teach SS3 students with radio, TV Linda Ikeji
    Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has disclosed that they are making arrangements for SS3 candidates preparing for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to be taught some core subjects via radio and television.  In an interview on LTV’s ‘Lagos Today,’ the commissioner said teachers would pre-record lessons in eight subjects for broadcast on radio, television and online. The core subjects are: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature-In-English, Financial Accounting and Economics. Folashade who advised  public and private schools to comply with the closure of schools in the state, added;   “You know in our classes there are lots of children and children will always play ... more
  • 2 weeks CAN direct churches in the country to conduct online, house cell services over coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    Churches in the country have been directed by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to conduct services online or use house cell based service.  This was contained in a statement released on behalf of CAN President, Samson Ayokunle by his Media Assistant, Adebayo Oladeji.  Churches were also urged to follow the guidelines for combating coronavirus in their services and also to observe March 22 and March 29 as days of prayers against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria and globally. The statement reads in parts;  “CAN has called on all churches in the country to set aside March 22 and 29 apart to pray for an end ... more
  • 2 weeks FG shuts Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano airports over coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    In a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus, the federal government has ordered the closure of three international airports in the country.  Director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA),Musa Nuhu confirmed this in a statement released on Thursday March 19.  The affected airports are Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu; and the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa and their closure will take effect from Saturday March 21.  Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos will be allowed to operate but flights from the 13 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) high-risk countries will not be allowed ... more
  • 2 weeks 80 year old woman in coronavirus lockdown brought to tears as neighbors sing happy birthday to her from their windows (video) Linda Ikeji
    A heartwarming video currently trending on the internet shows moment an 80 year old pensioner in a coronavirus lockdown in Spain, was brought to tears after her neighbours surprised her with a cake for her 80th birthday.                                              The Woman named Charo from Lavapies, Madrid, was called by her neigbor, and when she opened the door she discovered a birthday cake placed on a table outside her front door. Immediately Charo stepped out of the apartment, her neighbours started singing "Happy Birthday" from ... more
  • 2 weeks “No one shows their struggle” BBNaija’s Leo Dasilva says as he advises couples not to compare their relationships to others Linda Ikeji
  • 2 weeks JAMB dismisses rumors it has cancelled all its scheduled exams due to Coronavirus outbreak Linda Ikeji
    The Joint Admimission and Matriculation Board JAMB has dismmissed rumors it has cancelled all its schedlued examination due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The board says all its scheduled examination will hold on March 21st as earlier announced. The post JAMB dismisses rumors it has cancelled all its scheduled exams due to Coronavirus outbreak appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 2 weeks ”Go and die” AGN president, Emeka Rollas replies IG follower who asked when the guild would drop Senator Elisha Abbo as patron Linda Ikeji
    Emeka Rollas, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria AGN, today asked one of his followers on Instagram to '' go and die'' after she inquired when he would drop controversial Senator Elisha Abbo as a patron of the guild. Abbo currently has a case in court for attacking a woman at a sex shop in Abuja last year.His appointment as patron of AGN has been opposed by veteran actors Hilda Dokubo and Kate Henshaw, over the said assault case.  The post ''Go and die" AGN president, Emeka Rollas replies IG follower who asked when the guild would drop Senator Elisha ... more
  • 2 weeks Trump, Boris Johnson, Macron, Cyril Ramaphosa have tweeted almost daily about the Coronavirus but we have only a loud silence from Buhari- Reno ... Linda Ikeji
    Reno Omokri has called out President Buhari for what he termed as his ''silence'' since the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria.  Giving examples of US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and others as World leaders who have used their twitter handles to communicate to their citizens on the Coronavirus pandemic, Reno wrote; ''Go on General Buhari’s Twitter profile. In the past one week, he has tweeted about the Argungu Fishing Festival and a science expo. This man, who is meant to be the leader of 200 million people has tweeted absolutely NOTHING on #CoronaVirus as at Thursday ... more
  • 2 weeks GTBank Launches Beta Health Expands Access to Health Insurance for Low-Income Nigerians Linda Ikeji
    Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has announced the launch of Beta Health, a low-cost health financing product that offers instant access to health insurance for every Nigerian. The first of its kind in Nigeria, Beta Health provides coverage for basic and essential health services such as; general consultations, treatment for malaria, Ante Natal care, amongst others, for a subscription of N500 a month.As at 2018, more than 90 percent of the Nigerian population are not enrolled in any health insurance scheme, according to the country’s Ministry of Health. This is because health insurance is either too expensive or not very accessible ... more
  • 2 weeks Breaking: FG orders immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide over Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered the immediate closure of tertiatry institutions, seconday and primary schools nationwide. According to the ministry, the move is to stop the spread of Coronavirus in the country.  The post Breaking: FG orders immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide over Coronavirus appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 2 weeks 6 Fun-Filled Shows on GOtv to Keep Kids Entertained Linda Ikeji
    Whether it’s live-action or animated shows you are looking for, GOtv has a truck load of exciting and engaging content for kids and teens that even grown-ups will find fascinating. So, get ready for some fun-filled, educational and family-friendly entertainment on GOtv this week and beyond. DC SUPERHERO GIRLS Wonder Woman, Supergirl and their Superhero friends all attend Super Hero High School and are trying to deal with the awkwardness of growing up. Let the kids be a part of the ‘DC Super Hero Girls’ action on Cartoon Network (ch. 67). Airs weekdays at 4pm.  JUST ADD MAGIC This brand-new show follows Kelly ... more
  • 2 weeks Be cautious not fearful over coronavirus cases – President Buhari Linda Ikeji
    President Buhari has urged Nigerians to be cautious and not fearful over the recent coronavirus cases recorded in the country.  In a statement released by his media aide Garba Shehu, the President confirmed that he ordered the restrictions of travel from 13 countries with more than 1,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, and also suspended visas issued to nationals of these countries.  Buhari who told Nigerians not to panic, maintained that his government is on top of the situation. The statement reads in full;  Nigeria, like every other country around the world, is dealing with the unexpected and unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Muhammadu Buhari ... more
  • 2 weeks In Lagos, a father having sex with his daughter is termed defilement and not rape- DSVRT explains Linda Ikeji
    The Domestic & Sexual Violence Response Team of the Lagos state government has explained what constitutes a rape case and defilement case as prescribed by the Laws of the state. The Sexual Violence Team gave the clarity after some Twitter users called it out for referring to the story of a father sexually abusing his daughter as a matter of defilement. The Twitter users argued that the case should be properly addressed as rape and not defilement as tagged by the team.  In a bid to give clarity, the team in a series of tweets today, pointed out that the term rape cannot be ... more
  • 2 weeks  Italy surpasses China in number of coronavirus deaths Linda Ikeji
    Italy has officially surpassed China for the largest number of coronavirus-related deaths after the death toll rose in the last 24 hours by 427 to 3,405. A total of 2,978 deaths were confirmed on Wednesday after Italy recorded 475 deaths from COVID-19, and the increase of 427 deaths on thursday brings the death toll in Italy to a total of 3,405. A total 3,245 people have died in China since the virus first emerged there late last year. But Italy has far fewer confirmed cases - 41,035 as of Thursday against 80,907 in China. Nearly 220,000 people have now been confirmed with the ... more
  • 2 weeks Coronavirus: Asian woman kicked out of Ghanaian supermarket for refusing to use hand sanitizer (video) Linda Ikeji
    A video making rounds online captured the moment an Asian woman was kicked out of a Ghanaian supermarket for reportedly refusing to use a hand sanitizer.  It was gathered that the incident occurred at the Supermarket shortly after the woman who refused to use hand sanitizers provided for shoppers by the Management, touched some items on the shelves.  While being dragged out of the supermarket, the lady insisted that throwing a person out of the supermarket was against the laws of Ghana. She was however told that Ghana is not her country.  Here is the video below;       View this post on Instagram         #Coronavirus: Asian woman kicked out ... more
  • 2 weeks Disgusting moment man bites head off living frog and eats the insides at China’s ‘wet market’ where coronavirus reportedly originated ... Linda Ikeji
    A disgusting vile video has surfaced showing an Asian man chewing off the head of a living frog and then eating the internal body parts at China's Wet market' while onlookers gazed at him.In the vile 57-second clip, the man can be seen walking up to a store in a wet market and grabbing a live frog from a container. He then bites the Frog's head off while the frog writhes in pain. He then eats the insides of the animal and the limbs.The vile video comes amidst reports the dreaded coronavirus originated from a wet market in Wuhan, China.  A ... more
  • 2 weeks Enugu government shuts down primary and secondary schools Linda Ikeji
    The Enugu Government has directed public and private primary and secondary schools in the state to conclude all activities in their various schools and shut down on or before Friday, March 27, 2020 as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of coronavirus.  In a statement released by the Secretary to the Enugu State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, teachers and students were urged to continue to observe the School Water Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (WASH) operative in the state as well as other standard personal hygiene protocol for prevention of COVID-19 infection. The statement added;  “The state government further enjoined teachers and ... more
  • 2 weeks FCTA orders closure of schools, malls in Abuja over coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has ordered the closure of all schools in Abuja from tomorrow March 20, as a proactive measure to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.  ThisDay reported that FCT Minister, Mohammed Musa Bello directed that social and religious activities are to be restricted, while shopping malls and other large business premises without sanitizers and other safety measures are to be shut down immediately.The post FCTA orders closure of schools, malls in Abuja over coronavirus appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 2 weeks Mob drowns 83-year-old woman suspected of being a witch Linda Ikeji
    An 83-year-old South African woman identified as Nosayinethi Manundu was reportedly thrown into a drum of water by a mob in Eastern Cape few days ago, after being accused of being a witch.  Family of the deceased told Sowetan that a group of villagers who arrived at Nosayinethi Manundu's home, accused her of witchcraft and being responsible for the death of her relative at Majuba village in Sterkspruit. The man she was accused of killing through witchcraft is 23-year-old Samkelo Manundu, who died in Franschoek, Western Cape where he was stabbed to death. The 83-year-old woman was grabbed, beaten up, burnt and forced into a water-filled 150-litre drum. A 38-year-old relative said;  "After ... more
  • 2 weeks ”It feels like my body is on fire’ – Recovering Coronavirus patient narrates what she passes through Linda Ikeji
    A woman battling coronavirus has explained how her body feels while fighting the deadly virus that has swept through the world, killing thousands. 46 year old Mandy Charlton who is a mother of three and a photographer, was admitted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle on Friday evening with a temperature of more than 38 degrees celsius and says it felt like she ‘had swallowed glass’ and her whole body was on fire According to Mandy she sleeps 20 hours a day and has been taking paracetamol to recover, and she usually wakes up feeling drenched and tired. Mandy, from Newcastle, said to Metro UK ... more
  • 2 weeks Suspending matches will lead to divorces – Turkish club, Trabzonspor’s President gives reason why league should continue despite coronavir... Linda Ikeji
    Chairman of Trabzonspor, a top Turkish club has called for the Turkish league to continue despite the coronavirus pandemic, saying a stoppage of the league will lead to an increase in divorces.Ahmet Agaoglu's Trabzonspor are top of the Turkish league at the moment, but Turkish football authorities announced that matches would continue behind closed doors in Turkey until April despite the coronavirus pandemic.       Trabzonspor and former Super Eaglesplayer John Obi Mikel parted ways on Tuesday after the Nigerian player voiced his anger at the league is still being played despite the rest of Europe stopping their leagues during the pandemic. Now ... more
  • 2 weeks Arsene Wenger insists Premier League season must finish as ex-Arsenal boss reveals struggles of coronavirus quarantine Linda Ikeji
    Legendary Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger, has called on premier league chiefs to ensure the season finishes while revealing the struggles of self-isolation at age 70 in his native France.Wenger, Arsenal's longest serving manager, falls among the age-grade of people mostly affected by the novel coronavirus and says the premier league season must finish even though the world adapts to the reality of the pandemic.France is one of the European countries affected by the virus and Wenger says people now realize there are more important things in life than football.Speaking to TalkSPORT on Thursday, Wenger said: “I believe the priority for ... more
  • 2 weeks Bill to make election debate compulsory for presidential and governorship candidates passes second reading Linda Ikeji
    The Nigerian senate has endorsed a bill to make election debates compulsory for presidential and governorship candidates.  The bill sponsored by Abdulfatai Buhari who represents Oyo north scaled its second reading at Thursday’s plenary session, after senators voted in its favour.  If passed into the law, the bill mandates the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to organise mandatory debates for the candidates to “help boost and strengthen he electoral process”. It is also expected that the bill will help in assessment of candidates and improve Nigeria’s electoral process. Sponsor of the bill, Buhari said;  “Voters learn from the debate, and are more accurately able to judge candidates ... more
  • 2 weeks Coronavirus: English Premier League suspended indefinitely Linda Ikeji
     The English premier league has indefinitely suspended the football season after holding an emergency meeting on Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the UK.Football fixtures were put on hold until April 4th due to concerns from the UK Government about the spread of the virus in public places, but that delay has now been extended until April 30th at the earliest.The one-year postponement of Euro 2020 has opened up the possibility for the campaign to be concluded in the summer even though the Premier League has not announced a definitive date for when the season will resume.     ... more
  • 2 weeks “Coronavirus, wherever you came from, I command you to be ceased’ – Father Mbaka releases ‘priestly annointing’ for Coron... Linda Ikeji
    Reverend Father Mbaka has released his priestly annointing on the coronavirus disease that has slowly crept its way from Wuhan in China to Africa's most populous nation - Nigeria.There are reportedly over a dozen cases of the disease in Nigeria, and Father Mbaka known for regularly giving prayers regarding the affairs of the nation has now spoken about the novel coronavirus. Speaking at a program at the Enugu Adoration ground during a special prayer for disease on Thursday, Father Mbaka said: “To those who believe in God, all things are possible. No matter how it has defied people, it cannot defy ... more
  • 2 weeks Canadian /Nigerian Multiple Award Winning Film Director/Producer Pascal Atuma releases the trailer of his new film titled CLASH , coming to cinemas Ma... Linda Ikeji
    Filmone Entertainment Nigeria is the Distribution CompanyThe film features Nigerian superstars Omoni Oboli and Stephanie Okereke Linus and also Hollywood Star Brian Hooks CLASH the Movie Synopsis – The journey of a young Nigerian/Canadian in his quest to find his biological father in the midst of love and a multicultural society. Culture clashes with -love, reality, truth, lies and environment Cast – Star studded cast carefully selected to cover the African, Canadian, American, European, and Caribbean territories that includes Nigerian International Award Winning Star Omoni Oboli , UN Ambassador & Multiple Awards Winner Stephanie Okereke-Linus, Carbbean Award Winning Actress and UN Ambassador Merlisa ... more
  • 2 weeks Canadian /Nigerian Multiple Award Winning Film Director/Producer Pascal Atuma releases the trailer of his new film titled CLASH , coming to cinemas Ma... Linda Ikeji
    Filmone Entertainment Nigeria is the Distribution CompanyThe film features Nigerian superstars Omoni Oboli and Stephanie Okereke Linus and also Hollywood Star Brian Hooks CLASH the Movie Synopsis – The journey of a young Nigerian/Canadian in his quest to find his biological father in the midst of love and a multicultural society. Culture clashes with -love, reality, truth, lies and environment Cast – Star studded cast carefully selected to cover the African, Canadian, American, European, and Caribbean territories that includes Nigerian International Award Winning Star Omoni Oboli , UN Ambassador & Multiple Awards Winner Stephanie Okereke-Linus, Carbbean Award Winning Actress and UN Ambassador Merlisa ... more
  • 2 weeks US approves use of Chloroquine in treatment of coronavirus (video) Linda Ikeji
    The United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Chloroquine in the treatment of coronavirus.  President Donald Trump made the announcement on Thursday March 19, during a press briefing on coronavirus.  He said;  “A drug called ‘Chloroquine’ is a common malaria drug. It’s also a drug used for strong arthritis…. It’s been around for a long time, and it’s very powerful. We know that if things don’t go as planned it’s not going to kill anybody. When you go with a brand new drug you don’t know what’s going to happen. “It’s shown very encouraging results. We’re going to be able ... more
  • 2 weeks Mikel Obi opens up on his meeting with Trabzonspor president before his contract was terminated Linda Ikeji
    Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has opened up on his meeting with Trabzonspor president Ahmet Aaolu before his contract was terminated.  The 33-year-old midfielder departed the Turkish club just days after criticising the Turkish football authorities for not suspending the season despite the spread of coronavirus.  He wrote on Instagram: 'There is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and don't want to play football in this situation. Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones at this critical time. Season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times.'  The former Chelsea star ... more
  • 2 weeks President Buhari’s daughter goes into self-isolation over coronavirus upon return from UK Linda Ikeji
    One of President Buhari's daughters has gone into self-isolation after returning from the UK, which is one of the high risk countries with coronavirus.  First Lady Aisha Buhari made the announcement via her Twitter handle. She revealed that her daughter went into self-isolation based on the advice of the Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire, the Presidential Task force on COVID - 19 and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).  Aisha who commended some northern Governors over some action they took to curb the spread of the virus, disclosed that she has also shut down her office for two weeks.  She tweeted; Good afternoon ... more
  • 2 weeks Drake self-isolates after partying with NBA star Kevin Durant before his coronavirus diagnosis Linda Ikeji
    Canadian rapper, Drake is reportedly self-isolating in his hometown of Toronto in Canada after partying with NBA star Kevin Durant, who was recently diagnosed with coronavirus with three of his Brooklyn Nets teammates.  According to Page Six, the 33-year-old rapper is voluntarily self-isolating at home after partying with the NBA star at the celeb-beloved West Hollywood restaurant Nice Guy eight days ago. He also posted a picture of himself with Kevin Durant from their night out together and captioned it: "Life is a race and the grim reaper catches up...till then glasses up."       View this post on Instagram         life is a race and the ... more
  • 2 weeks Bam Bam shows her daughter being doted on by her dad Teddy A and granddad (photos/video) Linda Ikeji
    Bam Bam has shared a photo of her dad and her husband Teddy A with her newborn daughter. The former reality star who welcomed daughter Zendaya Folakemi Adenibuyan earlier this month covered her child's face with an emoji.  She also shared a video of herself and her dad goofing around.  Watch the video below.       View this post on Instagram         Bam Bam's dad dotes on his granddaughter, Zendaya Folakemi Adenibuyan (swipe)A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Mar 19, 2020 at 8:29am PDTThe post Bam Bam shows her daughter being doted on by her dad Teddy A and granddad (photos/video) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 2 weeks Lagos State announces 4 new cases of Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    The Lagos State Government has announced four new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total diagnosed cases in the state to 12. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, made this revelation during a press conference today. One of the new cases is a contact of the third patient who tested positive to the deadly virus in Lagos state. The second new case is a female Nigerian who came into Lagos on March 14 on Turkish flight TK1830. The third is a Nigerian man in his 50s who has never travelled outside the country and the fourth new case is a Nigerian male who ... more
  • 2 weeks Muslims are naturally immune to coronavirus – Islamic scholar says as he asks the authorities not to stop Mosque prayers amid coronavirus crisis Linda Ikeji
    An Islamic Scholar, Dr. Abubakr Imam Aliagan, has asked the President Muhammadu Buhari government, the Sultanate Council and Muslim authorities, not to shut down mosques in Nigeria over the coronavirus crisis. Aliagan, a Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Ilorin said on Wednesday that Muslims are immune to the coronavirus, and as such, Mosque prayers should not be banned over fear of worshippers contacting the deadly virus. He said this while reacting to the suspension of congregational prayers at Saudi Arabia. Saudi had on Tuesday stopped the performance of the customary five daily prayers and the weekly Jumuat prayer at other worship centres excluding ... more
  • 2 weeks Adorable family photo of Lionel Messi and his three sons Linda Ikeji
    Lionel Messi's wife, Antonella Roccuzzo took to Instagram to share this adorable family photo of the Barcelona superstar with his three sons, Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro.The post Adorable family photo of Lionel Messi and his three sons appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigerian man accuses SARS officers of assaulting his mother and 2 siblings after bashing their car Linda Ikeji
    A Nigerian man has accused some Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives of assaulting his mother and 2 siblings after bashing their car.  @Gee_Marshal accused the Lagos security operatives of getting infuriated after his mother whose car they bashed, snapped back at them after they (SARS operatives) booed and insulted her after the incident. He further revealed that his cousin who is also a victim of the incident, has been hospitalized after being punched and beaten with horsewhip by the SARS officers.  He wrote;   On Tuesday 17th of March 2020, My Mum and my two siblings were assaulted by Federal SARS Officials.Coming from Ikorodu, My Mum ... more
  • 2 weeks 14-year-old boy arrested in Lagos for having anal sex with two underage boys Linda Ikeji
    A 14-year-old boy has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for reportedly having anal sex with two boys between the ages of 5 and 7.  The suspect who now faces statutory rape charges, committed the said offence at Egundabi Street, Alimosho area of Lagos where they reside. It was gathered that he was caught in the act after inserting an oily cream to lubricate the anus of the underage boys and inserting his penis thereafter.  PM Express reported that he was transferred to the Gender Section of the Police Command in Ikeja for interrogation after his arrest and subsequenty charged before an Ogba ... more
  • 2 weeks Iran pardons 10,000 prisoners in addition to releasing 85,000 inmates as coronavirus deaths spike Linda Ikeji
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will pardon 10,000 more prisoners including political detainees in an apparent bid to combat the coronavirus epidemic. The move comes a day after a health ministry official revealed that the countries' death toll has jumped by 149 to 1,284 in 24 hours while the total number of infected people increased to 18,407. Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said: 'With 149 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the death toll from the virus reaches 1,284. Unfortunately, we had 1,046 new cases of infection since yesterday.' On Tuesday, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said Iran had temporarily freed about 85,000 ... more
  • 2 weeks Kaduna CAN tells members to suspend church activities over coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    Members of the Kaduna Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have been directed to suspend church activities to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.  In a statement released by the state chairman Reverend Joseph Hayab, churches holding services were also directed to shorten the duration, enlighten church members about the virus and some of the preventive measures they should adopt in order not to contract the disease, and also provide hand sanitizers at the entrance of the church so that those coming for service will apply before going into the church.  CAN stated that though it believes in the potency of prayer, ... more
  • 2 weeks Court of Appeal reinstates Ifeanyi Ubah after being sacked as Senator Linda Ikeji
    A Court of Appeal in Abuja has reinstated Ifeanyi Ubah as Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district after being sacked by a federal high court.  The judgement was delivered after Senator Ifeanyi Ubah filed an appeal, challenging his sack from the National Assembly. A three-man panel of the court led by Justice Stephen Adah, was unanimous that the judgement delivered by Justice Bello Kawu was a nullity on grounds that the originating process was incompetent having not been signed by a lawyer as required; the judgment was given without jurisdiction. The panel which also held that Ifeanyi Ubah was denied fair hearing by the FCT ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigerian senate suspends public hearings over coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    The Nigerian senate has suspended public hearings following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.  Senate President, Ahmed Lawan who made the announcement during plenary on Thursday March 19, added that the upper chamber will also be suspending excursions to the National Assembly as well as shutting the Senate gallery until further notice. There was however no announcement on suspension of plenary sessions in the Senate.The post Nigerian senate suspends public hearings over coronavirus appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 2 weeks Twitter user gets hilarious answers after asking “a woman that jumps from one man to another is called what?” Linda Ikeji
    A Twitter user received so many hilarious answers after he took to the platform to ask what a woman who "jumps from one man to another" is called. The replies he got were far from what he expected.  Most of the answers were similar. Many said jumper, athlete, bouncing baby girl, gymnast, and jumpologist. See some reactions below. The post Twitter user gets hilarious answers after asking "a woman that jumps from one man to another is called what?" appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 2 weeks Africa should prepare for the worst, it is likely there are more coronavirus cases than reported – WHO DG, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Linda Ikeji
    The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has told Africa to prepare for the worst as it is likely there are more coronavirus cases in the continent than reported. The Ethiopian-born health officer said this while speaking on Wednesday March 18, at the WHO’s daily press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. He stressed the need for mass gatherings to be avoided because of the propensity of aiding quick spread of the virus.  Tedros said;  “You know as of today (March 18), the number of cases reported from sub-Saharan Africa are 233 cases and four deaths, that is actually in terms of confirmed ... more
  • 2 weeks Man calls out Nigerians on Twitter for not celebrating him on his birthday the way they celebrated a female Twitter user Linda Ikeji
    Nigerians have left hilarious comments on Twitter after a man took to the platform to complain that he was not celebrated well on his birthday compared to the way a particular female Twitter user was celebrated. @thatgoddess__ got over 1.8K reactions to her tweet when she shared photos and revealed it's her birthday today. She also got lots of comments from Twitter users wishing her a happy birthday. A male Twitter user, who was upset that he didn't get the same treatment when it was his birthday, replied under the lady's birthday post to point this out. He wrote: "The app composes of plenty ... more
  • 2 weeks Rick Ross celebrates his beautiful daughter on her 18th birthday (photos) Linda Ikeji
    Rick Ross' daughter, Toie Roberts turns 18 today and the rapper celebrated her on Instagram. He released new photos he took with her and wrote: "18th big day #Mine." Toie is Ross' first child with his ex-partner, Lastonia Leviston.  The post Rick Ross celebrates his beautiful daughter on her 18th birthday (photos) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 2 weeks Africa has recorded 17 coronavirus deaths – WHO Linda Ikeji
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Africa has recorded 17 coronavirus deaths since the virus was confirmed in the continent.  Though Africa was among the last continent to confirm the virus, 633 confirmed cases of coronavirus has been recorded in 33 countries across the continent.  In the last 24 hours, Gambia, Mauritius and Zambia announced their first cases of coronavirus. The deaths recorded in the continent were in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan.  A tweet by the World Health Organization, Africa region reads;  633 confirmed #COVID19 cases in #Africa in 33 countries and 17 deaths. In past 24 hrs, The Gambia, ... more
  • 2 weeks 25 million persons may lose jobs due to Coronavirus pandemic- International Labour Congress predicts Linda Ikeji
    The International Labour Congress ILO has predicted 25 million job loses due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, made the prediction in a statement released in Abuja today Thursday March 19th. He said the finding was according to a new assessment by the ILO. Part of the statement reads “An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a decisive, coordinated and immediate response. The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment ... more
  • 2 weeks Kenyan youths stone man to death after they suspected him of having coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    A group of Kenyan youths have killed a man they suspected had the deadly coronavirus. The man identified as George Kotini Hezron, was on his way home from a drinking spree in the village of Msambweni in Kwale County when he was attacked on Wednesday at around 9pm The residents had suspected him of having coronavirus and then attacked him by throwing stones at him before fleeing the scene, according to local media. Hezron was rushed to Msambweni Subcounty Hospital where he died of his injuries. Confirming the incident, County police commander Joseph Nthenge said the attackers took advantage of his drunkenness and beat him up, leaving him for ... more
  • 2 weeks We suspended Buhari’s $22.7bn loan request over South-East exclusion – Gbajabiamila Linda Ikeji
    Speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has disclosed that they suspended consideration of President Buhari's $22.7bn loan request over the reported sidelining of the south-east. The House leader disclosed this when he hosted Leaders of Faith Forum from the south-south and south-east in Abuja on Wednesday March 18.  Gbajabiamila stated that though the federal government believes the loan is important, all regions ought to be captured in the spending plan. He said;  “If government believes that there’s need for the loan, I think we should support that, because they know as they’re the ones that see what is needed and what is not needed. “What ... more
  • 2 weeks Coronavirus: Benue state government shut down schools indefinitely Linda Ikeji
    In a bid to discourage the possible contamination of the dreaded Coronavirus among residents in the state, the Benue state government has announced the closure of all schools operating in the state indefinitely, as from Friday March 27, 2020. Taking to its official twitter handle, the state Government wrote; ''SCHOOLS TO CLOSE INDEFINITE All Schools in Benue State, starting from Basic Education, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions are to close down on 27/03/2020~ Prof. Dennis Ityavyar.'' The post Coronavirus: Benue state government shut down schools indefinitely appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 2 weeks Mary Obikoya, the “Miracle Baby” who 3 women claimed as theirs in 1995, is now a graduate – Abike Dabiri reveals Linda Ikeji
    If you watched Newsline on NTA in the 1990s, you'd be conversant with the girl dubbed "Miracle Baby" after 3 women claimed they were her biological mothers. At the time, Abike Dabiri (now Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa) investigated the story to get to the root after a woman in her mid-60s (Mother 1), named Alhaja Wuraola Abayomi, appeared on Newsline one Sunday night in 1995 with her "baby" to claim she gave birth in her old age. Another woman, named Folashade Adeyemi (Mother 2), while watching the show, suspected the child was hers because she had seen the woman in the hospital in 1994 when she went ... more
  • 2 weeks Hit and run truck driver crushes 3 women to death in Rivers state (graphic photos) Linda Ikeji
    A hit and run truck driver in the early hours of Wednesday crushed three women to death at Oyigbo in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State. The incident occurred at the popular Ukwube market where hundreds of women converted some part of the road as a makeshift stall to display their wares.  According to reports, the incident happened around 5.30am in the morning, when the driver of the truck pulled a reverse gear and rammed its tyres on the victims, killing them on the spot.  The driver of the vehicle reportedly took to his heels after the incident occurred, abandoning the victims. Spokesperon ... more
  • 2 weeks Coronavirus: US cancels all visa appointments in Nigeria Linda Ikeji
    The United States government has stopped all visa appointments in its embassy in Nigeria. A message sent out to visa applicants reads;   “As of March 18, US Embassy Abuja & Consulate Lagos are cancelling routine nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application within 1 year of date of payment"   The post Coronavirus: US cancels all visa appointments in Nigeria appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 2 weeks Two US Reps, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams test positive for coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    Two US Representatives, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams have become first members of Congress to test positive for coronavirus.  Congressman Diaz-Balart disclosed that he developed symptoms including a fever and headache on Saturday evening in a statement his office released. He urged the public to take the virus "extremely seriously" as he revealed that he is feeling better,  The statement read;  "On Saturday evening, Congressman Diaz-Balart developed symptoms including a fever and headache. Just a short while ago, he was notified that he has tested positive for COVID-19. "We must continue to work together to emerge stronger as a country during these trying times." On Wednesday evening, Congressman Ben McAdams ... more
  • 2 weeks Update: Police arrest teenage mother who dumped her 1 week old baby at a refuse site in Calabar Linda Ikeji
    The Cross River State Command have arrested a teenage girl, who allegedly dumped her one-week-old baby at a refuse site in Calabar. The girl, whose name is still unknown, dumped the baby inside the waste bin at Otu Ansa Street, beside the Nigerian Immigration Service in Atimbo area of Calabar. See previous LIB report: here The teenager was reportedly arrested on Wednesday morning, following a report allegedly made by her mother. The spokesperson of the State Police Command, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the abandonment of the baby but refused to speak on the arrest. However, residents of the Nigeria Immigration Service headquarters, Calabar, who ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘Thanks for always supporting me when I needed it ‘ – Bobrisky says as he finally shows off his ‘boyfriend’ Linda Ikeji
    Bobrisky has finally unveiled his boyfriend.  Taking to Instagram this morning to express his gratitude to his man for always showing him support, the popular crossdresser shared a photo of his boyfriend posing in front of a Bentley while backing the camera and then wrote:   'When your boyfriend is lit. Thanks for always supporting me when I needed it. I’m not tagging him here o because of hungry lion.'       View this post on Instagram         When your boyfriend is lit . Thanks for always supporting me when I needed it. I’m not tagging him here o because of hungry lion A post shared by okuneye ... more
  • 2 weeks “Awon werey” Seyi Shay hits back after she gets called out for saying coronavirus isn’t as deadly as Malaria Linda Ikeji
    Seyi Shay has been mocked by Twitter users for trying to trivialize coronavirus and comparing it to malaria and typhoid. The singer tweeted: "So wait... is corona virus more deadly than malaria? And why cant our government do something about malaria and Typhoid that people seem to be getting every week out here? Or is that just a WHOOOOLE 'nother story??" She went on to insinuate the coronavirus scare is a "jedi mind trick" and that Nigerians would know this if they asked more questions. She wrote: "Ok, so its contagious BUT is it more deadly? This one that everyone is forgetting that ... more
  • 2 weeks Iheoma Nnadi shares first photo of her baby Linda Ikeji
    Former Beauty Queen, Iheoma Nnadi who welcomed her second child with her husband Emmanuel Emenike days ago, has shared a new photo with her baby.  Iheoma who gave off her second child's name as "Baby L", gushed about being spoilt by her husband after delivery.  She wrote;  I’m In constant awe of God’s endless show of love for my family, always showing up for us. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to my family. God bless you. Baby L is Adorbs! Can’t thank my husband enough y’all. I’m so spoilt, #Stay safe guys! The post Iheoma Nnadi shares first photo of her baby appeared first on Linda ... more
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