Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 2017





Monday, 26 June 2017

Female Security officer killed as three suicide bombers attack University of Maiduguri

3 suicide bombers last night attacked the University of Maiduguri campus, killing a female security officer as well as themselves. Three other persons were injured in the attack.

The school has suffered a series of attacks since the first suicide attack carried out on January 16th.

Catholic Bishop refuses to give gay people last rites unless they repent

Even though Pope Francis has repeatedly said he believes in treating gay people with dignity and compassion, one Catholic Illinois Bishop Thomas Paprocki, apparently disagrees with him. Bishop Paprocki has issued a decree asking priests to deny gay people several religious offerings like the holy communion.

Aliko Dangote celebrates Sallah with Billionaires, Femi Otedola, Tunde Ayeni, Donald Duke and others on his yacht

Billionaire Aliko Dangote celebrated Sallah with fellow Billionaire, Femi Otedola, former Governor of Cross River state Donald Duke, Segun Awolowo, Billionaire Tunde Ayeni, Sam Njoku and Niyi Adebayo on his yacht. Another photo after the cut...

Remy Ma dethrones Nicki Minaj to win Best female Hip Hop artist award

The Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award at the 2017 BET Awards was given to rapper, Remy Ma. She beat  Nicki Minaj , Young Ma and Cardi B.When Remy took the stage to accept her award and give a speech, she recited lyrics from "Spaghetti":

Photos from Joseph Adaeze Yobo's daughter's dedication

Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo and his wife Adaeze Yobo dedicated their daughter, Lexine Dumlesi Yobo, in Lagos on Sunday. Sen. Florence Ita Giwa, Caroline Danjuma, Oritsefemi and his wife Nabila and a host of others were at the ceremony. More photos after the cut...

Mc Lyte reaches out to Kanye West in IG message

Legendary rapper, MC Lyte reached out to rapper Kanye West, asking if he's alright and hoping the world would hear good music from him again. She wrote:

We Will Soon Make Hausa Nigeria's Official Language!- Twitter user


For the first time in two decades, the White House did not host a Ramadan dinner

Instead, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania released a statement on Saturday wishing "warm greetings" to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr. The statement partly reads, 'muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity.

Olajumoke stuns in new photos

Model, Olajumoke Orisaguna looked stunning in a beautiful outfit to an event. More photos after the cut..

More photos from 2017 BET Awards Grey Carpet

Members of the group, Xscape Future and his daughter, 21 Savage and his mother, Karrueche, Cardi B., French Montana, Tommie Lee, Mary J. Blige and a host of others graced the Grey Carpet at the BET Awards which took place last night. More photos after the cut...

Photos: Soldiers protect Muslims as they offer prayers at an Eid praying ground in Borno

These photos were taken at an Eid praying ground in Borno on Sunday. More photos after the cut...

"It's selfish and inconsiderate not to share your husbands" - Central Kenyan leader tells wives

Joseph Kaguthi, the head of Nyumba Kumi Initiative in Central Kenya recently caused a furore when he asked women to accommodate their husbands’ lovers as co-wives
Kaguthi, a one-time no-nonsense provincial administrator, told The Nairobian that one of the reasons he advocates for polygamy is because “it is selfish and inconsiderate of women not to share their husbands”

Patti Labelle and Deborah Cox at NYC Pride

Are you feeling Patti Labelle's hairstyle?

Photos: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo receives Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo in Abuja

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, received the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja Sunday, June 25th. See more photos after the cut...

Lala Anthony shares smoking hot swimsuit photos to mark her birthday

Lala Anthony shared this sexy new photos to mark her 38th birthday. More photos after the cut..

Photo: 12-year-old boy found guilty of murdering his 11-year-old 'girlfriend' in Kenya, claims "dark forces ordered him to stab her"

A 12 year old Standard Three pupil was this week charged before Naivasha High Court judge Christine Meoli for killing his 11-year-old girlfriend identified as Mary Nduta in Magumu village in Kinangop, Kenya.
The boy(pictured with his lawyer) from Kinangop allegedly stabbed the girl to death on July 5, 2016,claiming that dark forces ordered him to stab the girl three times as the two had sex.

See the hilarious resignation letter an employee handed over to his employer

The employee in question boldly informed his employer that he got a job with another company and if it didn't work out for him there, he will come back to his old job. Lol.

Susan Boyle brutally attacked by a gang of teen thugs

Susan Boyle who shot to fame after coming second on Britain’s Got Talent back in 2009, is known to have Asperger syndrome and is constantly being targeted and bullied by some thugs who throw stones at her car whilst shouting vile abuses at her. This same gang of low-lives lit a piece of paper and threw it at her as well as calling her an “old ugly b*tch” when they spotted her at a local shopping centre.

FFK, other Nigerians react to Pres Buhari Sallah recorded message to Nigerians in which he spoke in Hausa

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says the voice in the recorded audio tape is not that of President Buhari. See more reactions after the cut..

President Trump and Melania attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's lavish wedding

On Saturday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump took some time away from their White House duties, to attend the wedding of Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin,54 and Scottish-born actress Louise Linton, 36. The wedding was officiated by Vice President, Mike Pence.

Photos of President Buhari's son, Yusuf with VP Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo hosted Muslim faithfuls and religious leaders to the Eid-El-Fitr celebration which took place Sunday at his official residence in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Buhari's son, Yusuf was in attendance.  More photos after the cut...

US senator expelled for saying he was "glad" Steve Scalise was shot at the baseball practice

A member of the Nebraska Democratic Party has been kicked out after an audio recording of him surfaced on YouTube saying he was "glad" House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball game practice and wished the Louisiana Republican was dead.
In the leaked audio recording, Phil Montag blamed Scalise for seeking to take away people's health care coverage through the Republican bill, to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

"How can a National leader address Nigerians in a sectional language?" - Reno Omokri on Pres Buhari's audio message to Nigerians

Reno Omokri reacts to President Buhari's Sallah message which was broadcasted in Hausa.
In the audio message, President Buhari spoke in Hausa throughout the recording. Former presidential media aide, Reno Omokri, says this is unacceptable, adding that a National leader cannot address his people in a sectional language. He wrote:

Video: Wow! Why do some women do this to themselves?

Speechless! Seems like she is happy with it though, so... #selflove

Lol. What's wrong with this photo featuring Vera Sidika and a snake?

Lol.. men!

Photos: Stars stun at the 2017 BET Awards Grey Carpet

The 2017 BET Awards is currently underway and some of your fave celebrities are arriving at the annual show. Jada Pinkett Smith, Wocka Flocka's wife and reality star, Tammy Rivera, Kat Graham, Dascha Polanco and LeToya Luckett are a few of the dazzling stars who hit the show's Grey carpet at the Microsoft Theater Sunday night/this morning. Gucci Mane and DJ Khaled's son, Asahd Khaled

Audio: Pres Buhari spoke in Hausa in audio taped Sallah message to Nigerians

President Buhari spoke in Hausa language, in the audio tape released Sunday containing his Sallah message to Nigerians. Listen to the 1 minute 2 seconds tape after the cut...

Blac Chyna bares her butt at the BET Awards

Blac Chyna who walked the BET Awards' Grey carpet, showed off her butt in this black sheer outfit. More photos after the cut...

Sunday, 25 June 2017

"I married her soul" - Burn victim's fiance explains why he didn't leave her after she suffered burns to 65% of her body

Australian ex-model Turia Pitt suffered burns to 65% of her body, lost her fingers and thumb on her right hand and spent five months in hospital after she was trapped by a grassfire in a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the remote area of Kimberley, Australia.

Her then boyfriend decided to quit his job to care for her recovery. The couple are now engaged and announced two weeks ago that they are expecting their first child!

Gunmen kill NYSC member in Yenagoa, abscond with his mobile phone, cash

A 30 year old member of the National Youth Service Corps serving in Bayelsa state, Samuel Collins, was killed by suspected armed robbers during an attack on Melford Okilo Road, INEC/Kpansia area of Yenagoa, the state capital yesterday June 24th.

According to reports, the robbers shot the deceased at close range when he was struggling to collect his phone and money from the robbers.

Some couples belong together...

They are so cute!

Video: Watch actor Charles Okocha and his mother do his famous 'haters shove it up your ass' dance to celebrate her birthday

His mum turned a year older today and he engaged her in his famous 'haters shove it up your ass' dance. Watch the hilarious video after the cut...

Man takes part in his woman's maternity photoshoot and it's hilarious

This is so cute!

Artist turns Nigerian celebs to women in traditional attires (photos)

Who is the finest? I'll go with Falz...

Rihanna's new weight gain has given her something else.. a big butt (photos)

Rihanna went through the airport security in Los Angeles yesterday, looking quite full, including the ass area. More photos after the cut...

Photo Update: Aftermath of the fire incident at House on the Rock Church, Abuja

There was a serious fire incident in the Church building earlier today. It's since been brought under control. Photo Credit: Frank Ugah

Kim Kardashian claims that her daughter wants to name her new puppy 'Baby Jesus'

Really Kim? Is that North or Kanye's idea? Kim and Kourtney Kardashian recently bought puppies for their daughters as gifts for their birthdays. While Kourtney's daughter Penelope has named her puppy 'Honey', Kim is claiming that North has suggested some names including 'Baby Jesus'.

Video: Father of notorious Kidnap kingpin, Evans, begs Nigerians to forgive his son and take him to T.B. Joshua for deliverance

Stephen Onwuamadike - the father of the recently arrested billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudi "Evans" Dumeme, has come out to beg Nigerians to forgive his son for all his terrible crimes and also take him to Church for deliverance. In a newly released interview with Channels TV, he said;
"I'm still pleading to Nigerians, everybody he offended that they should forgive him. Life is very very important. Once they have life, there is hope. I have said it earlier, let them take him to T.B Joshua.

California father buries wrong man thinking it's his son following coroner's mistake

The joy of a father knew no bounds when eleven days after he buried his son, he was told he had buried the wrong person and his son was still alive. Orange County coroner's officials had misidentified a body they found dead behind a Verizon store in Fountain Valley, California on May 6 and contacted the wrong family with the information.

Davido buys a tanker for his close friend, Lateef Biola's Oil and Gas Business

Davido gifted a close friend and member of his team, Lateef, a tanker for his personal Oil and Gas business. Celebrating him and sharing a photo of the tanker via his Instagram page, the 'IF' crooner wrote;
"Happy birthday bro !! U been with me since I was 12 .. even before I even thought doing music ! U said you wanted to set up an oil and gas  company ! It's ur birthday so I went and got u a tanker!!!!! Sha give me free diesel lol! Congrats.

Angry women parade body of woman raped and beheaded by suspected herdsman in Edo

Angry women last Wednesday, took to the streets of Ekpoma, Esan West local government area in Edo state to protest the killing of a woman by suspected herdsmen.

The body of Margaret Udiamehi was found last Tuesday night by a search party after she failed to return home from the farm while the police discovered her severed head on Wednesday morning at a different location.

'Wonder Woman' becomes the biggest non-animation hit ever from a female director, grossing over $615M worldwide

The American superhero film, Wonder Woman has become the biggest non-animation hit ever from a female director, grossing over $615 million worldwide. It has now surpassed the global gross of Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia!, which earned $609 million in 2008.

This makes Wonder Woman the biggest-grossing live-action movie ever from a solo female director. 

Six hurt as car ploughs into families celebrating the end of Ramadan

Six people, including three children, were injured today when a car climbed a kerb then ploughed into a crowd of people gathered outside Westgate Sports Centre where an event was taking place to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

This incident, which is the latest in a series of such that has recently been taking place in the UK, left two children in intensive care and one adult seriously injured.

Codeine Abuse: See how these Nigerian Youth are celebrating the holiday

As a twitter user shared online today. Apparently he and friends plan on getting high by abusing codeine. If only they are truly aware of the dangers and consequences of drug abuse!

Nigerians react after D'Banj said Don Jazzy was still begging him

Nigerians are reacting to a comment made by Dbanj about Don Jazzy on social media.

The Kokomaster held the listening party for his new album at an event in Los Angeles yesterday. He shared red caret photos from the event on twitter and a fan replied his tweet, saying, 'I don't know where you are heading but guy you need don Jazzy'. Dbanj fired back, saying; 'Are you also on d Payroll? Even @donjazzy knows in his heart he is begging me.. You madt bruh? Lol.. Jazzy Come carry ur people o'. This has sparked a trend on Nigerian twitter. See more after the cut.

Photos: One killed as fight breaks out among Hausa youths in Sapele

A fight broke out among some Hausa young men at Shell Road, Sapele, Delta State on Saturday, June 24.  It is not clear what led to the fight. According to Sapele Olofofo, one man was killed. See photos after the cut

North West and Penelope Disick celebrate a joint Moana-themed birthday party (photos)

Kardashian sisters, Kim and Kourtney threw a joint birthday party for their daughters on Saturday. North West, who turned 4 on June 15, and Penelope Disick, who will turn 5 on July 8, teamed up for a Moana-themed party complete with characters from the movie and costumes.

Who is music executive Ubi Franklin throwing shade at?

Here's what happened! Ubi Franklin and Tekno traveled to Los Angeles for the BET Awards 2017 as Tekno was nominated for "Best International Act" - which he didn't eventually win. They took some photos while arriving together at an event and Ubi's caption on Instagram has got people talking. He wrote;
"So one man said when I leave you will suffer, But When you know Man is not God just smile and keep working hard. Grace looks good on me"

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