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  • 3 days Prominent Nigerian medical doctor dies after contracting Coronavirus while treating UK COVID-19 patients Linda Ikeji
    A prominent Nigerian doctor who works in the United Kingdom has died after contracting Coronavirus while treating victims of the virus. Dr Alfa Saadu's death was announced on Facebook by former Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The Facebook post shared by Saraki to mourn Dr Saadu reads: "Inalilahi Wa Ina Ilaehi Rajiun. My condolences go to the family of late Dr Alfa Sa’adu, the people of Pategi and Kwara State on the death of the foremost medical practitioner who passed away in London this morning (March 31). "Late Dr Sa’adu provided leadership for our people in the diaspora as he served for many years as ... more
  • 3 days Man arrested with guns concealed in bag of Garri Linda Ikeji
    The Niger State Police Command has arrested a suspect for unlawful possession of firearms in Minna. The Commissioner of police in the state, Usman Adamu, who disclosed this in Minna on Tuesday said that following a tip off, a team of the SARS operatives attached to the command arrested one Danjuma Toko, 25, of Zuru town in Kebbi."On 22nd March, 2020 at about 0800hrs, acting on a tip-off, a team of SARS operatives attached to the Command intercepted and arrested one Danjuma Toko 'm' 25yrs of Zuru Kebbi State, at Kontagora park by Mobil Roundabout Minna, in the process of searching his ... more
  • 3 days Kate Henshaw responds as she’s accused of seizing of tips of waiter Linda Ikeji
    Kate Henshaw was accused of money laundering on twitter and she immediately responded to the weighty allegation. The actress posted a tweet where she questioned the quality of the relief package Lagos state promised to give to vulnerable citizens. A follower responded and accused her of doing worse when she was in a position of power. The accusation made included money laundering and the Twitter user threatened to release proof if Ms Henshaw denies it. And Kate Henshaw hit back. It began with Kate tweeting: "Please o.. its day 1 of National lockdown in Lagos State. I no wan shout, I am just ... more
  • 3 days Kate Henshaw responds as she’s accused of seizing tips of waiter Linda Ikeji
    Kate Henshaw was accused of money laundering on twitter and she immediately responded to the weighty allegation. The actress posted a tweet where she questioned the quality of the relief package Lagos state promised to give to vulnerable citizens. A follower responded and accused her of doing worse when she was in a position of power. The accusation made included money laundering and the Twitter user threatened to release proof if Ms Henshaw denies it. And Kate Henshaw hit back. It began with Kate tweeting: "Please o.. its day 1 of National lockdown in Lagos State. I no wan shout, I am just ... more
  • 3 days Cute or disrespectful? Opinions divided as husband crashes wife’s live news report as she broadcasts from their backyard due to Coronavirus lock... Linda Ikeji
    The Coronavirus lockdown has a lot of people working from home and this requires coping with the distractions that come with working from home.  CBSN TV presenter, Kristin Smith was broadcasting live from her backyard, due to the Coronavirus lockdown, when her husband Josiah Smith, who was watching her on the news in his living room, decided to interrupt the evening news. "That backyard look like mine. That's my house. Wait a minute, that's my house. Hol' up," the husband is seen saying in a video while watching the news.  He then stands from his living room couch and makes his way to the backyard where ... more
  • 3 days Photos: Meet the Nasarawa state councillor who married two women on same day Linda Ikeji
    Saturday March 28th was a memorable day for Ibrahim Oboshi, councillor for Iwogu ward in Keana council area of Nasarawa state as he got married to the love of his life,  Nazira Ozegya and Rabi Akose, on the same day. Oboshi was all excited as he married Ozegya at 10am in Keana, a different location and Akoshe in Obi, a different location at about 12 noon on the same day. Both women have moved in with him after the marriage rites were completed.    The post Photos: Meet the Nasarawa state councillor who married two women on same day appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 3 days Don’t use COVID-19 to loot- ICPC warns public officers Linda Ikeji
    The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has warned Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), involved in the management of Coronavirus disease, not to see it as an opportunity to loot public funds The antigraft agency gave the warning in a statement released today March 31st. It cautioned the public officers against inflation and padding of cost of items being procured under emergencies. It said COVID-19 should not be used as excuse for corruption in any sector of the economy. Read the statement below ICPC COVID-19 MANAGEMENT AND ANTI-CORRUPTION ADVISORYAs the nation reels from the effect of COVID-19, ICPC wishes to ... more
  • 3 days Korede Bello has a question for Burna Boy after he savagely turned down Reekado Banks’ request for a music challenge Linda Ikeji
    Mavin singer, Korede Bello has asked Burna Boy a question after he savagely turned down his former label mate, Reekado Banks' request for them to battle each other in a music challenge. The drama started after Burna Boy stated on Twitter that he was willing to go toe to toe with any worthy challenger "lyrically, musically and physically". When Reekado Banks signified his interest to challenge him, Burna delivered a savage reply saying: 'You know I got too much love for you bro. But didn’t you see wen I said “Worthy Challenger”? Reeky oooooo!!!.'  Soon after, Korede Bello who appeared to be ... more
  • 3 days Former Chelsea star Ashley Cole ‘left shaken’ after gang of masked robbers attacked him at home and stole his jewellery Linda Ikeji
    Former Arsenal and Chelsea star, Ashley Cole was attacked by a gang of masked robbers at his home. The robbers reportedly smashed through the doors of his mansion, entered inside and robbed him of high value jewellery.According to reports, the robbery happened at 9.45pm on January 21 in Fetcham, Surrey but the details of the robbery were not released at the time by police. The former England left-back was unharmed after the incident although he was “extremely shaken”.                                 Sources according to Sun UK said 39 year old ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus cases rise to 139 as four new cases confirmed in FCT and Lagos Linda Ikeji
    The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has confirmed four new cases in Nigeria. According to the agency, three of the new cases were confirmed in the FCT while one was confirmed in Lagos. The post Coronavirus cases rise to 139 as four new cases confirmed in FCT and Lagos appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 3 days Woman got to say goodbye to her mother over FaceTime before she died of Coronavirus (video) Linda Ikeji
    A woman has come out to narrate the emotinal moment she got to say goodbye to her mother over FaceTime before she died from Coronavirus, thanks to help of a nurse at a Washington hospital. Michelle Bennett was told by medics that she couldn't be in the same vicinity as her 75-year-old mother, Carolann Christine Gann, who had contracted coronavirus at Swedish Issaquah hospital in Washington.Michelle Benneth, who feared that her mum would die from the disease, was worried that she might never have the chance to say her last goodbyes to her sick mum. On March 26, a nurse named Tatyana knew ... more
  • 3 days Umuada meeting dispersed with cane by Coronavirus taskforce (video) Linda Ikeji
    A video which captured moment some members of an Umuada group in one of the South-East states were dispersed with cane by some Coronavirus Taskforce officials, has gone viral on social media.  Members of the married women/daughters group were accused of contravening an order against public gathering, following an outbreak of coronavirus in the country. The items they left behind was reportedly confiscated.  Here is the viral video below;       View this post on Instagram         Umuada meeting dispersed with cane by Coronavirus task force in one of the South-East statesA post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Mar 31, 2020 at 12:51pm PDTThe post Umuada meeting dispersed with cane ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus: I don’t know where CoS Abba Kyari is, but he seems well and happy – Lagos Health Commissioner, Prof Abayomi Linda Ikeji
    Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi has given an update on the health status of President Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari who tested positive for Coronavirus last week.  Abayomi disclosed that he is unaware of Mr. Kyari’s current location, but added that the Chief of Staff seems well and happy from their Whatsapp conversation.  The Commissioner who revealed this while fielding questions from journalists on Tuesday March 31, said;  “I’m not aware of the Chief of Staff’s itinerary, so I don’t know where he is.“We exchange messages on WhatsApp but from WhatsApp, you can’t tell where somebody is.“We are exchanging information but I haven’t ... more
  • 3 days Theatre Commander General Adeniyi sent back to school after viral video of him complaining about Boko Haram insurgents having more ammunition Linda Ikeji
    The Theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi has been sent back to school as a research fellow at Nigerian Army Resource Centre(NARC) in Abuja, few days after a video of him complaining about Boko Haram insurgents having more ammunition went viral.   Major General Faruk Yahaya who was the general officer commanding (GOC) of the army’s 1 division in Kaduna, has been deployed to replace Adeniyi who has been in-charge of Operation Lafiya Dole since 2019.  While Nigerian Army's spokesman, Sagir Musa said the new postings was a routine exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency, social media users ... more
  • 3 days Major scare for President Putin as Russian physician he shook hands with a week ago tests positive for Coronavirus (Photos) Linda Ikeji
    There is now a major scare over President Vladimir Putin's health after a Russia's top Coronavirus doctor was diagnosed with COVID-19, just one week after meeting and shaking hands with the Russian leader. Denis Protsenko, 44, who is the head of Konnunarka infectious disease hospital, was visited by Putin last week, and the pair were pictured too close and even shook hands twice without protective gear. A meeting was reportedly held in Protsenko's office with other top officials including Russian deputy premier Tatiana Golikova, 54, who is in charge of Russia's coronavirus policy in attendance.On Tuesday, Chief doctor of Kommunarka hospital Denis Protsenko ... more
  • 3 days Riot in Kaduna prison over suspected Coronavirus case Linda Ikeji
    Inmates of Medium Custodial Centre in Kaduna engaged in a riot today March 31, over a rumoured suspected case of COVID-19 at the facility.  The prisoners demanded to be released from the congested centre following claims of an awaiting trial inmate infecting two other inmates with Coronavirus.  The Nation reported that the personnel of the centre had a tough time, including firing of shots to calm the fraying nerves of the inmates. Controller of the Kaduna Command of the Correctional Centre, Sanusi Muazu Danmusa however debunked claims of an inmate of the facility being infected with Coronavirus. He described the uprising today as a "mere misunderstanding".  Danmusa ... more
  • 3 days IGP Adamu Mohammed and 11 other police officers test negative for Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    The Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed and 11 other police officers have tested negative for Coronavirus. In a statement, the Force Spokesperson DCP Frank Mba revealed that the IGP and the police officers working with him submitted their samples on Friday last week. The test results came back negative.  The police officers include Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, Idowu Owohunwa; Head of the Force Technical Intelligence Unit, Lanre Ogunlowo; Personal Physician to the IGP, Dr Nonye Welle. Others are the Medical Officer, Police Clinic at the Force Headquarters, Dr Titus Adegbite; Secretary to the IGP, Moses Jolugbo; and five other close aides to the police boss. The IGP ... more
  • 3 days Ouch! ‘I said a worthy challenger’ – Burna Boy savagely refuses Reekado Banks’ challenge to battle him Linda Ikeji
    Burna Boy had quite a savage response for Reekado Banks who agreed to battle him in a music challenge.  Burna had tweeted about having a "battle of hits" with a worthy challenger who is willing to go toe to toe with him "lyrically, musically and physically".  Reekado Banks however got a huge knock from the 'Odogwu' crooner after he signified interest in the challenge. See the exchange below;  The post Ouch! 'I said a worthy challenger' - Burna Boy savagely refuses Reekado Banks challenge to battle him appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 3 days Ekiti discharges Coronavirus patient after treatment Linda Ikeji
    The Ekiti State Government has announced that the index Coronavirus patient in the state has been discharged after being certified free of the disease. The patient who has been receiving treatment at the Ekiti State Infectious Disease Control Centre in Ado-Ekiti since March 18, was discharged after two tests conducted on him came back negative. Ekiti State's commissioner for health and human services, Moji Yaya-Kolade confirmed the development and further disclosed that the index case left the facility by 2pm today March 31. She also revealed that the patient's vital organs were functioning well. Moji said;  “We have tested him twice and the results were negative. He is ... more
  • 3 days NERC reverses plan to increase electricity tariff Linda Ikeji
    The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has reversed plans to effect the transition to a cost-reflective tariff on April 1. Recall that in its December 2019 Minor Review of Multi-Year Tariff Order 2015 and Minimum Remittance Order for the Year 2020, the NERC disclosed its plan of effecting a switch to cost-reflective tariff. The move was expected to lead to an increase in electricity tariff.  The Minister of Power, Mamman Sale has however disclosed that the Federal Government has agreed to delay the implementation of a new tariff plan in the Nigerian Power sector by 3 months. Sale disclosed that the decision was taken due to the ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus: Presidency releases photos of President Buhari washing his hands Linda Ikeji
    As part of efforts to sensitize Nigerians on the need to wash their hands regularly during the Coronavirus pandemic, the presidency this evening posted some photos of President Buhari washing his hands. See another photo below...  The post Coronavirus: Presidency releases photos of President Buhari washing his hands appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 3 days CNN host, Chris Cuomo tests positive for Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    Chris Cuomo, a CNN host and brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has tested positive for Coronavirus.  In a tweet on Tuesday March 31, Chris revealed that he experienced COVID-19 symptoms, including "fever, chills and shortness of breath." He wrote in a tweet;  "I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath. "I just hope I didn't give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness!"  Cuomo was last seen in CNN's office in New York City on Friday March 27. On Monday night, ... more
  • 3 days Actress Ada Ameh weeps as she tackles FG over lack of power as Nigerians obey the sit-at-home order (Video) Linda Ikeji
    Actress Ada Ameh, has shared a video online in which she expressed her sadness and frustration over the lack of power supply in the country even as Nigerians observe the stay at home order.  In a 4 minutes video, the actress spoke on how frustrating it has been in many Nigerian homes due to the lack of power supply. She pointed out that most Nigerians have gone ahead to stuck up there homes since the stay at home order was given but lack the power to preserve them. She pointed out that using generator in this period is quite challenging because those ... more
  • 3 days Aston Villa goalkeeper, Pepe Reina opens up about his terrifying experience with severe Coronavirus symptoms Linda Ikeji
      Aston Villa goalkeeper, Pepe Reina has opened up about his terrifying experience after he was struck with severe Coronavirus symptoms that left him struggling to breathe at one point. The Spaniard, who is on loan from AC Milan revealed earlier this month that he believes he contracted the disease after displaying some symptoms. Speaking about his terrifying experience of COVID-19, the 37-year-old former Liverpool star told Corriere dello Sport: 'I am winning the battle against coronavirus only now,' he told the Italian publication.  'The most difficult moment was when I could no longer breathe, the 25 minutes I ran out of oxygen. It was ... more
  • 3 days Ebuka Obi-Uchendu shares beautiful photos of his second daughter to wish her a happy 1st birthday Linda Ikeji
    Ebuka Obi-Uchendu's second daughter, Rubi turns 1 today and the proud father shared new photos to celebrate her. The father-of-two wrote in the caption, "If 'bundle of joy' were a person, it would be Irubinachi." He also shared a photo of his first daughter Jeweluchi celebrating with her kid sister. See below. The post Ebuka Obi-Uchendu shares beautiful photos of his second daughter to wish her a happy 1st birthday appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 3 days Any guy intimidated by a hardworking woman isn’t yours- Toke Makinwa (Video) Linda Ikeji
    Media personality and businesswoman, Toke Makinwa, has said that any man who is intimidated by a hardwoking woman isn't meant for such a woman. She said this during an Instagram live chat with music executive, Ubi Franklin, this afternoon. Ubi during the chat asked for her take on men who might be scared of approaching her because of her status. Responding, Toke saidANy man who is intimidated by a hardworking woman is not your guy. Any man who meets me now should be inspired. I lost both parents at 8. I basically built a life for myself. If that doesn't inspire you, ... more
  • 3 days House of Representatives members donate March, April salaries for the fight against Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    The 360 members of the House of Representatives have resolved to donate their two months salary to the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has announced. The two-month salary donation, the Speaker said, will be independent of the contributions by individual lawmakers to alleviate the hardship that their constituents face at this time of national emergency. He said that starting from March salary, the lawmakers' donation will be transferred directly to the National Relief Fund account for the fight against COVID-19, the Speaker also said. In a video message to Nigerians as part of the response ... more
  • 3 days Bauchi state government declares lockdown over COVID-19 Linda Ikeji
    As part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, the Bauchi State Government, has imposed a lockdown for 14 days beginning from Thursday April 2nd by 6pm This was made known in a statement released by the Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, Sabi’u Baba today March 30th. The state governor, Bala Mohammed, was the first governor in Nigeria to test positive for the virus.The post Bauchi state government declares lockdown over COVID-19 appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 3 days Spain records its highest number of deaths and new Coronavirus infections as 849 people die and cases rise 9,222 in one day Linda Ikeji
    Spain has recorded its highest number of deaths and new Coronavirus infections as 849 people die and cases rise 9,222 in one day. The country registered the new deaths between Monday and Tuesday, taking its total from 7,340 to 8,189. While the number of confirmed cases rose by 9,222, taking the total from 85,195 to 94,417.  The rise in cases marks a 10.8 percent increase in Spain. The 9,222 new cases included 3,419 in the Madrid region, which accounts for nearly half the total deaths, and another 2,616 in Catalonia, the government said. The government in Madrid has enforced a tighter stay-at-home rule to ... more
  • 3 days Kogi state Commissioner, Abdulmumuni Danga, accused of physically assaulting a young lady over a post she made about his family (photos/video) Linda Ikeji
    Kogi state Commissioner for Water resources, Abudulmumuni Danga, has been accused of physically assaulting a lady, Elizabeth Oyeniyi (Queen NiNa) over a Facebook post she made about him and his family. A former governorship candidate of the state, Natasha Akpoti, called out the Commissioner on Facebook, demanding for an investigation into the matter. According to Natasha's post, Elizabeth who goes by the name Queen Nina on Facebook, is a friend of the Commissioner's sister. She went on her Facebook page to accuse him of not helping his Family members, particularly his sister who is her friend, reminding him that charity begins at home. Natasha accused the ... more
  • 3 days ‘Some of them were owed till they died’- Former Super Eagles star Julius Aghahowa explains why he shunned coaching to become an agent Linda Ikeji
    Former Wigan and Super Eagles of Nigeria star striker, Julius Aghahowa has explained why he shunned being a football coach like most footballers after retirement.Former Super Eagles stars like Austin Eguavoen, Samson Siasia, Christian Chukwu, Stephen Keshi and recently Joseph Yobo have become national team coaches after leaving professional football, but Aghahowa known for his somersaults during his playing days, says he refused being a coach because of the ''poor treatment'' meted towards Nigerian coaches.                              According to Aghahowa,  coaches like Christian Chukwu and Stephen Keshi complained of being owed ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus: Do not wear masks if you are not sick or not caring for someone who is sick – WHO warns Linda Ikeji
    World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the general populace to avoid wearing face masks during the Coronavirus pandemic unless they are sick with the virus or they are health workers in daily contact with sick people.According to the WHO, unnecessary or bad usage of masks can even help in spreading the virus, rather than contain it. "There is no specific evidence to suggest that the wearing of masks by the mass population has any potential benefit. In fact, there's some evidence to suggest the opposite in the misuse of wearing a mask properly or fitting it properly," Dr. Mike Ryan, executive ... more
  • 3 days “Ode. All the Greatest in the world have sampled things they love” Burna Boy replies “fools” who say he samples Fela’s s... Linda Ikeji
    Burna Boy has slammed a Twitter user and others who say he samples Fela's songs. He admitted that, indeed, he does, but added that every  artist does that too and he doesn't do it as frequently as others. It all began when he agreed to a question and answer session on Twitter. One follower asked: "If you're to go on a hit battle with any fellow Nigerian artiste, who would that be? #AskBurna." Burna replied: "I don’t really know what a hit battle is but I’m willing to go toe to toe with ANY worthy challenger. Lyrically , musically , physically. However they ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus: Infected patient escapes from quarantine facility in Ghana Linda Ikeji
    An infected patient with coronavirus has reportedly escaped from a quarantine facility in Ghana.  According to Ghana's City News, the patient was one of the eight Guineans that recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Ghana. Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed confirmed that the patient, a woman in her early 20s, scaled over a wall leaving behind her belongings at the facility in Tamale on Monday. He described the incident as “a very disturbing situation because she is positive” with the novel coronavirus. “Since yesterday, up till this morning, I have not slept, with my security people. I directed that they should use all ... more
  • 3 days Portugal gives migrants and asylum-seekers full citizenship rights during coronavirus pandemic Linda Ikeji
    Portugal has temporarily given all migrants and asylum seekers full citizenship rights, granting them full access to the country's healthcare as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus escalates in the country. The move will "unequivocally guarantee the rights of all the foreign citizens" with applications pending with Portuguese immigration, meaning they are "in a situation of regular permanence in National Territory," until June 30, the Portuguese Council of Ministers have said. The Portuguese Council of Ministers explained that the decision was taken to "reduce the risks for public health" of maintaining the current scheduling of appointments at the immigration office, for both ... more
  • 3 days Sierra Leone confirms its first coronavirus case. All countries in West Africa now have coronavirus cases Linda Ikeji
    The Sierra Leonean government on Tuesday March 30, announced its first coronavirus case. President Julius Maada Bio made the annoucement in a nationwide broadcast.  The coronavirus case is a  37-year-old man who traveled from France on March 16 and had been in isolation since.  Bio said;  “When I did my first coronavirus press conference, I said that it was not a matter of if, but when. Well, ‘when’ has come." The country just became the 48th African country to record a case as well as the last in West Africa to do so. The government had announced the latest leg of measures which included that schools ... more
  • 3 days Avoid MEN and overcrowded places like your boyfriend’s heart – Kenyan MP Millie Odhiambo gives tips on how to avoid contracting coronavirus... Linda Ikeji
    A Kenyan MP,  Millie Odhiambo has shared few lighthearted tips on how to avoid contracting contracting coronavirus. The Kenyan lawmaker who shared the tips while addressing the country's National Assembly days ago, told Kenyans to avoid "avoiding men (mouth, eyes and nose)” as well as overcrowded places “like your boyfriend's heart”. Odhiambo said;  “Madam Speaker I just want to say that one of the guides that somebody has sent on my Facebook, that I think would be very good is to avoid men. The men is coded for mouth, eyes and nose ... someone jokingly has also said 'avoid overcrowded places like your boyfriend's heart'.”     View this ... more
  • 3 days FDA issues emergency authorization of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment Linda Ikeji
    The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine alongside some other drugs for the treatment of coronavirus till a vaccine is developed.The anti-malaria drug touted two weeks ago as a 'gift from God' by Trump, will now be massively produced, with the World Health Organization directing individual health ministries of affected countries to start producing the drug and administering it to coronavirus patients.                    In a statement published Monday, the US Department of Health and Human Services detailed recent donations of chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and other drugs ... more
  • 3 days Dead bodies loaded into refrigerated trucks outside New York hospitals after 98 people die from coronavirus in seven hours (video) Linda Ikeji
    Horrifying video footage has emerged of dead bodies being loaded onto a refrigerated truck outside a Brooklyn Hospital in New York City as 36,000 have been infected by the virus and over 790 people have died in the state.The horrifying video shows the dead bodies being loaded onto a vehicle as makeshift morgues and hospitals are now all over New York City, the epicenter of the virus in the US.                                    According to New York City officials, this is the biggest deployment of makeshift morgues in the city ... more
  • 3 days It is the government’s job to make lives better not mine – Burna Boy Linda Ikeji
    Burna Boy has informed a Nigerian man that the responsibility of making life better for the common man lies in the hands of the government and not his. He said this during an exchange with the Twitter user who asked him to go back to his community to do something meaningful for them during this Coronavirus pandemic. See their exchange below The post It is the governments job to make lives better not mine - Burna Boy appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 3 days Former President of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi dies of coronavirus in France Linda Ikeji
    Former Republic of Congo president, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi Opango has passed away after contracting coronavirus (COVID-19). He was 81 Yhombi-Opango died in a Paris hospital on Monday, his family confirmed to AFP. His son told the news agency that Yhombi-Opango was ill before he contracted the virus. Yhombi-Opango, who was an army officer who rose to power after the assassination of President Marien Ngouabi, led Congo-Brazzaville from 1977 until he was removed from power in 1979, with the country's current leader, Denis Sassou Nguesso taking over.  In 1987, he was jailed for three years after he was accused of participating in a plot to overthrow ... more
  • 3 days Bayelsa youths storm markets to ensure traders don’t hike prices of food items due to Coronavirus pandemic (photos) Linda Ikeji
    The youths of kaiama community are currently going round markets making sure traders do not increase the prices of food items due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Facebook user, Dickson Tari, who shared the photos online, wrote ''The youths of kaiama community are currently going round their markets making sure custard of garri is not sold above the rate of N800. Buyers are also directed to report any case of increment.'' The post Bayelsa youths storm markets to ensure traders don't hike prices of food items due to Coronavirus pandemic (photos) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 3 days Army General spotted in a viral video complaining about Boko Haram insurgents having more ammunition, allegedly relieved of his appointment Linda Ikeji
    Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged that General Adeniyi who was spotted in a viral video complaining about Boko Haram insurgents having more ammunition than Nigerians soldiers, has been relieved of his appointment.  Recall LIB reported yesterday that General Adeniyi said their morale have been high even though the insurgents have pushed back with so much resistance. He also disclosed that the Boko Haram terrorists have been fighting with much ammunition than before. According to the Army General, they were faced with over 15 gun trucks on every flank during a recent fight against the insurgents.  Serving an update on the alleged ... more
  • 3 days See Dino Melaye’s hilarious definition of Isolation, Quarantine and Total lockdown Linda Ikeji
    As Lagos and Abuja begin total lockdown today March 31st, Senator Dino Melaye has shared his own definition of Isolation, Quaratnine and Total lockdown. The post See Dino Melaye's hilarious definition of Isolation, Quarantine and Total lockdown appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 3 days Governor Seyi Makinde contracted Coronavirus from known people in Abuja — Oyo state Chief Press Secretary Linda Ikeji
    The Chief Press Secretary to Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, has explained that his boss contracted Coronavirus from 'known people' in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Makinde tested positive on Monday for the deadly coronavirus, and the NCDC has confirmed that over 135 people have been infected with the disease. Adisa who spoke on Silverbird Television (STV) on Tuesday morning, said there was no need to use the issue of COVID-19 pandemic in the state as political tool. Adisa said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally on March 18, should not be politicized as at the time of the rally, there was ... more
  • 4 days Angry men in Onitsha throw away trader’s bowl of Garri because she sells at a exorbitant price (photo) Linda Ikeji
    Some men in Onitsha allegedly went into town today to condemn traders who increased prices of food items. A female garri seller was however dealt with as a big bowl of her garri was thrown away by the said meen who were angry that she increased the price of her goods from N500 to N1500. Facebook user, Jestymoore Nnokwa who shared the story wrote;"Today In onitsha,  igbo boys went into town to see those wicked and cruel market women selling food items at exorbitant prices, unfortunately for this Garri seller, she was selling Garri of N500 for N1500 and the boys threw ... more
  • 4 days South African grandfather buried in his favourite Mercedes Benz according to his last wish (photos/video) Linda Ikeji
    Instead of traditional coffin, a man in Eastern Cape, South Africa was buried in his car with a safety belt on. Apparently, two years ago Tshekedi Pitso shocked his family when he told them he wanted to be buried inside his favourite car. Pitso, who was 72 years old at the time, had bought himself a 1980s E500 Mercedes Benz adding to a fleet of Mercedes Benz that he owned. Pitso’s niece Sefora (Pitso), 49, said at first the family was shocked at the news, but he always spoke about how he would love his funeral to be. The village of Jozanashoek in Sterkspruit, ... more
  • 4 days Coronavirus: Buhari’s lockdown order is legal – Osinbajo Linda Ikeji
    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that President Buhari's lockdown order in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT is legal.  The Vice President who disclosed this while speaking at a Google Hangout, a programme organised by HACK COVID-19 Call Centre in Abuja on Monday March 30, stated that the legality of the president’s order is unnecessary because it is backed by an act of the national assembly. In a statement issued by Osinbajo's media aide Laolu Akande, the Vice President stated that the Quarantine Act of 1926 which is published in all Nigerian laws allows the President to designate any local area, any part of the country, as ... more
  • 4 days Soldiers can’t be deployed to enforce lockdown – Falana Linda Ikeji
    Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana has stated that it is illegal for soldiers to be deployed to enforce the lockdown order issued by President Buhari.  Falana asked the federal government to reconsider deploying troops to enforce the order, as it is up to the police to protect "our nascent democracy" and not the military. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria who stated that such acts might make Nigeria's democracy wittingly or unwittingly militarized, urged the military to focus on the ongoing war against insurgents in the North-East.  The statement reads;  “Following the national broadcast of President Buhari on the COVID-19 pandemic, some lawyers have questioned the constitutional ... more
  • 4 days N6 reigntes beef with Toke Makinwa as he asks her to stop talking about Coronavirus and stick to ‘topics she knows’ Linda Ikeji
    N6 has reignited his feud with Toke Makinwa by taking a swipe at her following her comments on China and Coronavirus. Toke Makinwa said a week ago that the world should fine China for the Coronavirus pandemic that originated from Wuhan (read here). She received backlash for her comments and she later reacted to it (read here). Well, N6, who had beef with Toke last year and slammed her by releasing her old photos (read here), reigned the feud by telling Toke that she doesn't have the range to discuss Coronavirus. Reacting to Toke's comment on China, N6 wrote: "Sis!! Stick to Topics ... more
  • 4 days Imo businessman dies in Abuja after returning from South Africa, State Govt seals his hotel, quarantines guests, family members Linda Ikeji
    Residents of Imo State are presently gripped with fear over the mysterious death of the owner of Fancy Hotel, Umugwuma, Owerri, chief Christogonus Aguwa Osuagwu in Abuja on Monday March 30. Osuagwu was said to have flown into the country from South Africa via Abuja. He reportedly left Abuja to his hotel in Owerri, and later visited his family at Ahiazu Mbaise LGA, before returning to Abuja where he was said to have died on Monday morning, prompting fears that he had died from coronavirus. State chairman of the Hoteliers Association of Nigeria, Chima Chukwunyere, who confirmed the news to Daily Sun, ... more
  • 4 days Four new cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Ogun and Osun Linda Ikeji
    The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has confirmed four new cases of Coronavirus in Ogun and Osun state. According to the agency, three new cases were recorded in Osun state while one new case was recorded in Ogun state. The post Four new cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Ogun and Osun appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 4 days Facebook user advises women to desist from provoking their men during lockdown to avoid domestic violence Linda Ikeji
    A Facebook user has advised women to watch their words and actions while with their men during the Coronavirus lockdown to reduce cases of domestic violence Mma Eka wrote: I don't subscribe to a man raising his hands on a woman for anything in the world but no woman should dare a man either. Everybody has an elastic limit, which if overstretched, breaks. Stop telling a man, you cannot do anything" what can you do? Do your worst ....these  are challenging words and no man wants to be challenged. Stop running your mouths like public taps.Some women go as far as jumping on ... more
  • 4 days Woman stabs 5-year-old girl to death 2 weeks after she was discharged from psychiatric hospital (photos) Linda Ikeji
    A 51-year-old woman who served four years in prison for a random knife attack at a girls’ school in Bangkok, Thailand in 2005 is in custody after being arrested for stabbing a little girl to death.  The 5-year-old girl was stabbed in her abdomen with a paring knife in front of a food stall in Nakhon Chai Si district on Sunday and later pronounced dead at a hospital, police said. Police spokesman Kissana Phathanacharoen said the attacker, Jitrlada Tantiwanitchasuk, has a history of mental illness and is now under custody.  She turned herself to the police before being sent to a psychiatric ward ... more
  • 4 days Arsenal star Mesut Ozil and wife Amine welcome their first child together, a baby girl Linda Ikeji
    Arsenal superstar, Mesut Ozil and Amine Ozil have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl.  The former Real Madrid star, Mesut shared the good news on Monday night by posting an adorable photo of him and his wife posing with the child, whom they have named, Eda.  He wrote alongside the image: "Thank God our daughter "Eda" was born healthy. God willing us to be a good son to his environment and all humanity." ükürler olsun ki kzmz “Eda” salkl bir ekilde dünyaya geldi‍‍ Rabbim bize, çevresine ve bütün insanla hayrl bir evlat olmasn nasip eder inallah, AMNAmine & Mesut Özil pic.twitter.com/oElNb9dOeG— ... more
  • 4 days Coronavirus: Akwa Ibom bars public gathering and vehicles from other states Linda Ikeji
    Public gathering including burials and weddings have been banned in Akwa Ibom State following the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 Governor Emmanuel Udom signed into law yesterday March 30.  People from other Nigerian states have been barred from entering the state through land, air, or water and it is expected the new law will be enforced till April 30, 2020 or for such extended period as may be announced from time to time. Tricycles popularly known as Keke Napep have also been ordered not to carry more than two passengers. Mini-buses in the state were also directed to carry not more than one passenger in a row, while private vehicles are to carry ... more
  • 4 days Lagos Confirms Authencity of SMS on Stimulus Package Linda Ikeji
    The Lagos State Government has confirmed that SMS messages received by residents who are sixty years old and above emanated from the Lagos State Residents’ Registration Agency, LASRRA, saying the aged and vulnerable residents will benefit from the stimulus food package unveiled by the State Government on Friday 27th March, 2020. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, made the clarification in Lagos today, explaining that an SMS from the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA) was sent to the aged asking them to reply with a “YES”, “FOOD YES” or “SWITCH YES” if their registered home address with the ... more
  • 4 days School feeding programme will continue despite closure of schools – Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq Linda Ikeji
    Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq has stated that in spite of closure of schools around the country over coronavirus, the federal government's school feeding programme will still continue.  Speaking to newsmen at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force in Abuja on Monday March 30, Sadiya disclosed that President Buhari directed the ministry to develop a strategy on how to sustain the school feeding programme. She also appealed to state governors to ensure the continuation of the programme as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari,  The Minister said;  “In paragraph 50 of Mr President’s speech, he directed that our ministry works with the ... more
  • 4 days Van Gogh painting worth £5m stolen from Dutch museum currently closed due to coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    A painting by Vincent van Gogh has been stolen from a Dutch museum currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The museum was closed on March 2 in line with national measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Police said the painting with an estimated value of up to £5m was stolen on Monday at the Singer Laren Museum in what appeared to be a smash-and-grab from the front entrance. During a press conference broadcast on Youtube, the museum’s director, Jan Rudolph de Lorm, said he was “incredibly pissed off” after thieves stole the painting, which had been on loan from the ... more
  • 4 days Photos: Lagos and Abuja streets deserted as lockdown begins Linda Ikeji
    The 14 day total lockdown order issued by President Buhari on Sunday March 29, was effected in Lagos and Abuja from 11pm on Monday March 30.  While Ogun state government postponed the lockdown directive till Friday April 3, the police have blocked the inbound and outbound sections of the Lagos-Ibadan express way.  The total lockdown order was also adhered to in Abuja as some streets have already been deserted.  It is expected that health officials will identify, trace and isolate all individuals that have come into contact with confirmed cases within the 14 day total lockdown in the two states and the FCT.  Here are some photos taken ... more
  • 4 days Market Shutdown: Actress Osiobeloveth accuses Rivers State Taskforce of destroying food items she bought (video) Linda Ikeji
    Nollywood actress, Osiobeloveth has accused the Rivers State Taskforce of destroying food items she bought with a friend.  She further claimed that the taskforce officials also poured kerosene on the food items which were quite expensive.  The actress said;  This is what happened today in port harcourt things I bought with my friend today were destroyed by Wike task force they poured kerosene on things i and my friend already paid for considering how expensive things are in the market now everything we bought were destroyed before our own eyes we couldn’t move we just stood there in shock at a point we had ... more
  • 4 days Let her go and die in my house – Nigerian dad threatens to take his daughter out of an isolation center over poor treatment by staff (video) Linda Ikeji
    A video of a Nigerian dad complaining bitterly over the poor condition his daughter is allegedly being subjected to at an isolation center, has surfaced online. The man who introduced himself as Mr Olanutu, told reporters during an interview that his daughter who is diagnosed with the novel Coronavirus, has been left unattended to by the medical staff at one of the isolation centers. Although he did not mention which of the Isolation centers, the aggrieved dad also said his daughter had not been fed since she was moved into the isolation center.''Let the Minister come and see what is happening. If ... more
  • 4 days Botswana records first 3 cases of coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    Botswana is the latest African country to confirm cases of the deadly coronavirus.  On Monday night, health minister Lemogang Kwape announced the country's first three cases of coronavirus on state television.  Kwape said the three people who had tested positive for the virus are two males and a female, who had travelled from Thailand and the United Kingdom respectively. The health minister further stated the COVID 19 patients are already in isolation undergoing treatment.The post Botswana records first 3 cases of coronavirus appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 4 days Only surviving member of E-money’s gang arrested by SARS operatives Linda Ikeji
    34-year-old Ifeanyi Asiatugbulam, said to be the only surviving member of late millionaire kidnapper and former police officer Corporal Collins Ezenwa aka E-money's gang, has been arrested by operatives of the Imo State Special Armed Robbery Squad (SARS) alongside one other suspect.  The suspect was arrested alongside 20-year-old Kingsley Udo Johnson at Ikot Akwa in Nsit Atai Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State in an operation coordinated by the SARS commander in the state, CSP Victor Godfrey. Asiatugbulam escaped during a gun duel in which E-money and two other gang members were killed on January 27, 2018 at Atta community of Ikeduru, Imo state. Though he was arrested in another ... more
  • 4 days Governor El-Rufai’s wife tests negative for Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    The wife of Kaduna State governor, Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, has said that her test result for coronavirus has returned negative.  She disclosed this on her Twitter page stating;“Dear Tweeps, My COVID-ONE-NINE test result is out. I’m NEGATIVE. Thanks for all your prayers and good wishes. #StayAtHomeStaySafe''she tweeted Recall that her husband announced he tested positive for the novel virus on Saturday March 28th.  The post Governor El-Rufai's wife tests negative for Coronavirus appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 4 days Coronavirus: British Airways grounds all flights to and from Gatwick Airport Linda Ikeji
    British Airways has grounded all flights to and from Gatwick Airport due to coronavirus but still operate from London Heathrow at a severely reduced schedule.This is due to the ‘considerable restrictions and challenging market environment’ amid the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesperson said. They continued: ‘Like many other airlines, we will temporarily suspend our flying schedule at Gatwick. We are contacting affected customers to discuss their options.’The decision by BA to shut its Gatwick operation came hours after easyJet grounded its entire fleet of 330 aircraft. Weeks ago,  British Airways  Chief Executive Alex Cruz admitted coronavirus is threatening the company's operation as staff ... more
  • 4 days Nigerians slam SSA to the Governor of Lagos for ‘boasting’ about Lagos State excos’ first ever virtual meeting Linda Ikeji
    Gawat Jubril, the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State in New Media, was called out after he took to Twitter to write about the first ever virtual meeting held by Lagos State excos amid the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the stay-at-home order resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu held a virtual meeting with some executives, as opposed to meeting physically.  Gawat Jubril took to Twitter to call this virtual meeting a historic event. He wrote: "Flash: Lagos State exco makes history with first-ever virtual meeting."  Nigerians reacted by slamming him for "boasting with something as basic as ... more
  • 4 days ‘Happy 10 year anniversary to these titties’ – Chrissy Teigen marks 10th anniversary of her breast implants with runway photos Linda Ikeji
    American model, Chrissy Teigen marked 10th anniversary of her breast implants on Monday night, by sharing throwback photos of her showing off her curves on the runway while modeling a white bikini. The mother of two wrote: 'happy 10 year anniversary to these titties and RIP to these teeth.'       View this post on Instagram         happy 10 year anniversary to these titties and RIP to these teeth. @christopher.petersonA post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Mar 30, 2020 at 11:53am PDT Her comment regarding her teeth was about the veneers she had at the time. When comedian Whitney Cummings commented: 'Wait isn't ten years when we need ... more
  • 4 days “God, infect me with Covid-19 and leave the rest of the world out of it,” Oluwo of Iwo offers himself as a “sacrifice” to save t... Linda Ikeji
    The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi has asked God to spare the world of the coronavirus pandemic and he offered himself to be inflicted with the virus so the rest of the world can be free. The monarch said this in a video making the rounds on Twitter. While sitting on his throne, the traditional ruler said a prayer regarding coronavirus. He asked that the coronavirus should come to him and leave the rest of the world alone. "I'm not king, God is King. You created everything," he began in the video. He then proceeded to ask God to make the virus come and inflict him. He ... more
  • 4 days President Buhari signs COVID-19 regulations to enforce lockdown in Lagos, others Linda Ikeji
    President Buhari today signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 giving him the executive powers to declare COVID-19, a dangerous infectious disease. The COVID-19 regulation also gives the president the legal backing for all the measures his government has put in place to curtail the spread of the ravaging virus particularly the lockdown of some states. A statement issued by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, explained that this is "in exercise of the powers conferred on the president by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004)."  The statement in part reads: “In exercise of the powers conferred ... more
  • 4 days Jason Njoku narrates how his 73-year-old mother almost died from coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    iROKOtv boss, Jason Njoku has revealed that his 73-year-old mother has just been discharged after suffering from coronavirus and he shared the scary experience that made his family members think they'll lose her. Sharing photos of his mother in a hospital in the UK, he wrote: "My mum has been an @NHSuk healthcare worker for 25 years. 14-16th March she was ill at home with ALL the symptoms of Covid19. Mrs Njoku & I screamed at her to go to the hospital.  "17th March my mum went to A&E & was hospitalised. 20-21st March were on verge lungs collapsed as she battled with ... more
  • 4 days Davido should run a coronavirus test again – Nigerians react after Governor Makinde tested positive for the virus Linda Ikeji
    Nigerians who reacted to Governor Seyi Makinde disclosure of testing positive for coronavirus, have asked Davido who was spotted with him days ago to run the test he turned out negative for again.  Recall that before Governor Makinde announced his test result, Davido disclosed that he and his son tested negative for the coronavirus. His fiance, Chioma however tested positive for the virus.  Following Davido's close contact with the Oyo State Governor 5 days ago, Nigerians are now calling on the music star to undergo the test again.  Here are some tweets below;     The post Davido should run a coronavirus test again - Nigerians react ... more
  • 4 days ‘Raising kids is my greatest accomplishment’ – Rapper Eminem Linda Ikeji
    One of the world's greatest rappers, Eminem. 47, has revealed that raising up kids has been his greatest accomplishment.Eminem, a 15 time Grammy Award winner, gushed over his daughter Hailie Mathers, 24, during Mike Tyson's Hotboxin podcast and said raising her and two of his nieces was his greatest accomplishment. Hailie is Eminem's only biological daughter and in 2018, she graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in psychology.                                        Eminem, who at the early stage of his career said he will be over ... more
  • 4 days Drake’s babymama Sophie Brussaux shares more beautiful photos with their son Adonis Linda Ikeji
    Drake's babymama, Sophie Brussaux has shared more beautiful photos of herself with Drake and their son, Adonis, after the Canadian rapper posted first pictures of the child to introduce him to the World.  Sharing the new photos, Sophie wrote: 'Thanking God everyday for blessing me with such a beautiful family and amazing friends. I wish that much on everyone, keep safe and positive, sending a lot of positive vibes to the world. PS : all this time you thought @champagnepapi was dark-haired...but Adonis’s parents are really blonde.' Drake and Sophie, who is a former French pornstar welcomed the child on Drake's birthday in October 2017, but kept ... more
  • 4 days ‘There’s something wrong with the woman, she’s a sick puppy’ Trump attacks Nancy Pelosi Linda Ikeji
    US President, Donald Trump, went on a tirade against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Monday, claiming there's 'something wrong with her' and insisting that she's a 'sick puppy' for holding up the $1 trillion economic stimulus package for a week even though she knew Americans were in desperate need of the aid during this coronavirus pandemic.Congress passed a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package on Friday and Trump signed it into law shortly after to help citizens, families and businesses recover economically from financial damages incurred as a result of coronavirus pandemic as the U.S. death toll from coronavirus doubled, reaching 2,000 ... more
  • 4 days NCDC confirms 20 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria as toll rises to 131 Linda Ikeji
    The NCDC has confirmed 20 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. According to the agency, 13 cases were confirmed in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State. This brings the total number of cases to 131 in Nigeria.  The post NCDC confirms 20 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria as toll rises to 131 appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria Info FM 99.3 Adds Joyce To Its All-Star Team Linda Ikeji
    After 15 years of remarkable broadcast experience with Cool FM 96.9 FM, the amazing Joyce Onyemuna joins 99.3 Nigerian Info FM. Nigeria Info FM, Nigeria’s number one talk station, passionately blends the best of conversational talk/sports radios shows with trusted,timely and credible news since its inception in 2011. Joyce is an energetic on-air personality who gives life to great conversation through the mic. She started with Cool FM on the Midday Oasis show in 2005 and remained the only host for 7 years.She then progressed to co-host the popular Nite Café with N6, and grew to birth SME Africa; a show which ... more
  • 4 days Watch footage of Ronaldinho playing foot volleyball with prison inmates while awaiting trial Linda Ikeji
    A footage has emerged showing football icon Ronaldinho playing foot volleyball with fellow inmates in a Paraguay prison while awaiting trial. Ronaldinho, who turned 40 on March 21, was accused alongside his older brother, Roberto Assis of entering Paraguay with fake documents and has been in prison since where he is awaiting trial as he has denied all charges, According to reports, the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner has been using his time as productively as possible while behind bars, attending a carpentry course and expectedly being the star of the show during a football tournament in prison. In the footage of Ronaldinho playing foot ... more
  • 4 days Nigerian lady calls out Delta State Government over not having light in their community for 5 years (video) Linda Ikeji
    A Nigerian lady has called out the Delta State Government over not having light in Delta Steel Company Housing Estate in Ovwian Aladja community in Warri, for over 5 years  According to @theprudenceapinoko, residents of the community have contributed money to restore electricity but all to no avail. She further revealed that her parents are on their 5th generator, alongside other residents who are also suffering.  She wrote;  It’s been 5 years without electricity in DSC , ovwian aladja Warri delta state .and no one seems to be concerned. And now you say stay at home, how do they stay home without light? How ... more
  • 4 days Mikel Obi is the greatest Nigerian player – Daniel Amokachi Linda Ikeji
    Former Super Eagles player and current football coach, Daniel Amokachi, has snubbed the likes of Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Joseph Yobo to declare former Chelsea player John Mikel Obi as Nigeria's greatest ever player.                            Mikel, 32 has had a distinguished playing career, winning 9 major silverware including AFCON,  two Premier League titles, the Champions League, the Carling Cup, the FA Cup, and Europa League while Kanu also had a distinguished career winning trophies and playing in big clubs like Inter Milan, Ajax and Arsenal, but Amokachi who earned 44 ... more
  • 4 days Maurizio Sarri, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates agree to give up 4 months of salary totaling £80million to help the club during coronavirus cri... Linda Ikeji
    The Juventus first team comprising of star player Cristiano Ronaldo and head coach Maurizio Sarri have agreed to give up their four months wages in order to help the club's finances during the coronavirus pandemic.                                  Football leagues in Europe have been suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic and football businesses including games have been affected by the crisis as lack of merchandise sales, ticket sales and television subscriptions mean clubs round Europe will suffer financial losses this period.According to the Telegraph Sport, the players will ... more
  • 4 days ‘If I were in Ighalo’s shoe, I’d jump at Shanghai’s N181 million per week offer’ – Former West Brom defender Ifeanyi U... Linda Ikeji
    Former Super Eagles defender Ifeanyi udeze has stated that he will reject Manchester United to play for Shanghai Shenhua of China, if he were in Odion Ighalo's shoes.             Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo was presented with a new deal worth £400,000 per week last week for him to snub a permanent transfer to Manchester United.Manchester United have so far been impressed by Ighalo since signing him in January and have opted to sign the Ajegunle born striker on a permanent deal from Shanghai Shenhua.But the Old Trafford club are not prepared to even match up to half ... more
  • 4 days ‘If i were in Ighalo’s shoe, I’d jump at Shanghai’s N181 million per week offer’ – Former West Brom defender Ifeanyi U... Linda Ikeji
    Former Super Eagles defender Ifeanyi udeze has stated that he will reject Manchester United to play for Shanghai Shenhua of China, if he were in Odion Ighalo's shoes.             Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo was presented with a new deal worth £400,000 per week last week for him to snub a permanent transfer to Manchester United.Manchester United have so far been impressed by Ighalo since signing him in January and have opted to sign the Ajegunle born striker on a permanent deal from Shanghai Shenhua.But the Old Trafford club are not prepared to even match up to half ... more
  • 4 days Housewife kills commercial sex worker for dating her husband in Imo Linda Ikeji
    The Imo state police command have arrested a housewife, Ada Amuzie, for killing a commercial sex worker, identified simply as Happiness who she accused of dating her husband, Ejike Lambert Amuzie. A statement by the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the incident happened on Saturday March 28th after Happiness stormed Ada's matrimonial home to challenge her with a knife on her. Happiness was however unlucky as Ada over powered and stabbed her with the knife. “On 28/3/2020 at about 11:45 pm, in Imika Obiti in Ohaji Egbema local government area, operatives of the Divisional Police headquarters Ohaji, acting on a report ... more
  • 4 days Video of Governor Seyi Makinde mocking coronavirus at a PDP rally days ago surfaces after he tested positive for the virus (video) Linda Ikeji
    A video of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State mocking coronavirus at a PDP rally days ago, has surfaced just after he tested positive for the virus.  Speaking at the event, the Oyo State Governor disclosed that there was outcry against the rally as many claimed there was coronavirus. He further stated that there is no coronavirus in PDP.  Makinde said;   “They say we should not do this rally because of Coronavirus...their party leader say they have Coronavirus...we don’t have Coronavirus in our party” Here is the video below;      View this post on Instagram         Video of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State mocking #coronavirus at a ... more
  • 4 days Ogun Government postpones President Buhari’s lockdown order till Friday Linda Ikeji
    The Ogun State Government has extended President Buhari's 14 days lockdown order which was issued yesterday March 29 and expected to take off by 11pm today March 30.  Governor Dapo Abiodun made the announcement in his address to the people of the state and further disclosed that the lockdown order will be effected on Friday April 3, shortly after inspecting 128-bed isolation centres located within the premises of HID Awolowo Model School in Ikenne Remo. The Ogun State Governor who urged the people of the state to remain calm and stock up food items ahead of time, also disclosed that they have procured 20 ventilators ... more
  • 4 days Coronavirus: Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano goes on self isolation Linda Ikeji
    The Anambra state government has confirmed that the Governor of the State, Willie Obiano has gone into self-quarantine after Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed tested positive for Coronavirus. In a joint press briefing today, the Secretary to the State Sovernment, SSG, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Primus Odili, said the Governor has been in self-quarantine since 11 days, and has not shown any sign of the disease.“The governor was at the NEC meeting on Thursday, and you know how the sitting arrangement is, after the Anambra State governor, you get the Bauchi State governor, who ... more
  • 4 days Bishop dies of Coronavirus as church faces criticism over some of its practices Linda Ikeji
    A 71-year-old prominent bishop in the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), Milutin Knezevic has died from coronavirus less than a week after being hospitalized. Knezevic who was diagnosed with coronavirus alongside two other priests from the Valjevo diocese, drew public concern as his church still engaged in some practices which include kissing of shrines and even using a single spoon in the communion which had been banned under emergency regulations.  His diocese confirmed his death on Monday March 30, days after the church faced accusations of flouting emergeny health regulations.  Earlier this month, the Serbian government declared state of emergency and suspended public gatherings to curb the spread of the ... more
  • 4 days Breaking: Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde tests positive for Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has tested positive for Coronavirus. He announced this on Twitter this evening. He becomes the third Nigerian governor to test positive for the virus after Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state and Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state.The post Breaking: Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde tests positive for Coronavirus appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 4 days Suspend payment for water, electricity for two months- House of Reps member Shehu Koko tells President Buhari Linda Ikeji
    A member of the House of Representatives, Shehu Koko, has appealed to President Buhari to order the suspension of payment of electricity and water bills for ordinary Nigerians for two months as part of pallitives for the nation tackles the Coronavirus pandemic. Koko who represents Maiyama/Koko/Besse Federal Constituency (APC) Kebbi State made the appeal in a statement released this afternoon. His statement in part reads“Our Country is going through trying times just like the international communities. While we continue to pray for God to come to our rescue, I urge the Federal government to provide basic amenities like water and electricity at no cost especially those ... more
  • 4 days Coronavirus: Buhari woke from a prolonged siesta to issue lockdown orders which is illegal – Soyinka Linda Ikeji
    Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has described the total lockdown orders issued by President Buhari in Lagos and Ogun States over coronavirus as illegal and unconstitutional. Soyinka who insisted that President Buhari does not have the power to unilaterally lockdown a state as there is no war or emergency, wondered why a President president who had been conspicuously AWOL woke after a prolonged siesta to issue orders.   The Nobel Laureate also described President Buhari as the Rip van Winkle of Nigerian history (a person who is oblivious to changes especially in social attitudes or thought) in his statement ‘Between Covid and Constitutional Encroachment.' His statement reads;  “Constitutional lawyers and our elected representatives should kindly step ... more
  • 4 days One of the coronavirus patients who was discharged today in Lagos after surviving the disease, shares her story Linda Ikeji
    A Nigerian lady who survived coronavirus weeks after testing positive, has shared her story on Twitter.  Oluwaseun Ayodeji who won the Commonwealth Young Person of Year in 2019, said she developed symptoms of coronavirus after she returned to the country from the UK. She further disclosed that she lost contracts worth millions and jobs she expected to get upon her return to the country, after testing positive for coronavirus.  She tweeted;  Life finds ways of throwing LEMON at me. I’ve struggled w/ coming forward, but I want to inspire hope. I returned to Nigeria from the UK post-Commonwealth event (I totally enjoyed) & fell ... more
  • 4 days Singapore court upholds law that criminalizes sex between men Linda Ikeji
    A pre-colonial law which ciriminalizes sex between men was upheld by a Singaporean high court on Monday March 30.  The law which does not apply to lesbians was challenged by activists emboldened after India’s decision to scrap similar legislation in 2018. Two lawyers who represented three men: Johnson Ong Ming, a disc jockey, Roy Tan Seng Kee, a retired general practitioner and Bryan Choong Chee Hoong, the former executive director of LGBT+ non-profit organization Oogachaga, argued that Section 377A, a rarely implemented law under which a man found to have committed an act of "gross indecency" with another man could be imprisoned for up to two ... more
  • 4 days NCDC educates Nigerians on those who deserve to undergo a COVID-19 test and where they can get the tested Linda Ikeji
    The Nigeria Center for Disease Control has taken to its Twitter handle to educate Nigerians on who truly deserves to undergo a Coronavirus test and where they can get tested. The agency also responded to questions on whether people can conduct coronavirus tests on their own. See the tweets below The post NCDC educates Nigerians on those who deserve to undergo a COVID-19 test and where they can get the tested appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 4 days Sierra Leone lifts ban on pregnant girls attending school Linda Ikeji
    A ban on pregnant girls attending school was overturned in Sierra Leone on Monday March 30, following a fight spearheaded by human rights activists for five years. The ban was introduced in the country in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak fueled a spike in teenage pregnancies. While the government insisted that pregnant girls will be stressed out with attending school, exposed to ridicule and indirectly encourage other girls to get pregnant, critics held that the ban increased stigma and set thousands back in their studies.  A statement which overturned the ban read;  The Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary ... more
  • 4 days “Coronavirus solution. It is real and it works” Ooni of Ife reveals herbs he says can be used to treat coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, has claimed certain herbs, leaves, and vegetables found in Africa can treat the coronavirus and he shared a video explaining how the herbs can be used to cure the deadly virus. On Monday, March 30, the Ooni shared a tweet where he recalled that a divine proclamation came out to the world last year, June 6th, 2019, during the World Ifa Festival – Otura Meji. He added that during the World Ifa Festival, they "foretold about the impending rage of this invisible pandemic war, but few heard them." He then went on to reveal that the treatment for the ... more
  • 4 days 5 Coronavirus patients discharged in Lagos after testing negative Linda Ikeji
    The Lagos state government has discharged five Coronavirus patients after they tested negative to the virus. The patients were treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba.  The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the cheering news on Twitter this evening.  He wroteI am excited to announce some positive news ahead of our lockdown. We have just discharged 5 formerly positve #COVID19 patients from our Infectious Disease Hospital after treatment and multiple testing by our specialists. Congratulations to the healthcare team and the patients.The preservation of life is very important and this lockdown will help us trace and stop the spread of #COVID19. We ... more
  • 4 days Ex-beauty queen, Chioma Obiadi, shares stunning new photos as she turns 25 today Linda Ikeji
    Chioma Stephanie Obiadi became the 40th Miss Nigeria when she won the competition in 2016. She turned 25 today and she shared some lovely new photos. Happy birthday to her! See more photos belowThe post Ex-beauty queen, Chioma Obiadi, shares stunning new photos as she turns 25 today appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 4 days Breaking: Nigeria records second Coronavirus death Linda Ikeji
    Nigeria has recorded its second coronavirus death. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, announced this to newsmen during the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja today Monday March 30th.''Till date, three persons have been discharged after successful treatment. But sadly, another fatality was recorded over the weekend in the person of a patient who had severe underlying illnesses.We have intensified contact tracing and our strategy remains to promptly detect cases, isolate them, and follow up with their contacts and also isolate and treat, in order to reduce the spread of the infection.As of today, the 30th of March, 2020, we ... more
  • 4 days COVID 19: Property Merchant, Olu Okeowo, Set To Feed 100, 000 People In Lagos Linda Ikeji
     Sir Olu Okeowo, a renowned property merchant and philanthropist per excellence, is set to join the growing number of privileged individuals in the country, who are complementing the efforts of the governments across the country to lessen the burdens of the citizenry occasioned by the outbreak of the Corona virus, otherwise known as COVID 19, which is  sweeping across the globe. In line with his wonted fellow-feeling and abiding commitment to giving back to the society that has given him fame, Okeowo, through his foundation,  Sir Olu Okeowo Foundation, has launched a food bank, where 100, 000 people will be given ... more
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