The family of Obi Chukwuka Okonjo, the late father of former Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is reportedly enmeshed in a fight over the unauthorised announcement of the death of the 91-year-old King of Ogwashi-Uku community in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State and the successor of the late monarch. The former Minister was accused by her uncle, Patrick Okonjo of hijacking the functions of the royal family and men who should traditionally announce the death of the traditional ruler and also anointing her younger brother as a successor to the throne without the approval of the ruling council. The statement read in part, “It is sacrilegious of Ogwashi-Uku custom and tradition for a princess to announce the transition of a monarch or proclaim another. It is a purely traditional function.“Late Okonjo was never an Obi of Ogwashi-Uku under our tradition but a mere regent. Accordingly, his first child cannot be Obi as deceitfully inferred by Ngozi.” The Royal Family however debunked claims of Obi Ifechukwude Okonjo being installed wrongly as the King of Ogwashi-Uku community. “We want to make this known: Patrick Okonjo does not speak for the family; he speaks only for himself as he has always done" a statement released by the acting Diokpa; Umu Obi Obahai Royal family, Prince Emmanuel Ohei and others read in part. The statement also revealed that the new Obi was rounding off some traditional rites and would soon begin his reign. The post Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's family fight over late father's throne appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Khafi Kareem, the recently evicted housemate from the Big Brother Naija house, has denied reports that herself and her love interest in the house, Gedoni, had sex during their stay in the Big Brother House. In an interview with Ebuka yesterday September 16th, Khafi said she really likes Gedoni and that she feels a level of peace whenever she was around him. “I felt such peace around him. I didn’t think I couldn’t be myself around him. We did not have sex. You know sex is a natural thing. If I did, I would actually say that’s what happened. I wouldn’t want to be given the penalisation or punishments for things I didn’t do. I just feel like in the house, everything is so intense so where you will get to in a relationship over three months seeing somebody and been on a date with them is like a week in the house.The intensity seeing everybody when you wake up and when you go to sleep. I think it was after the eviction in the first week, after we were almost up that’s when our bond really grew.The post #BBNaija: ''Myself and Gedoni never had sex'' Khafi insists appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Seun Onigbinde has stated that his resignation from the Buhari-led administration had nothing to do with the attacks he received online following his appointment. Onigbinde, the Co-founder of BudgIT, yesterday announced his resignation as the Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba. His resignation came after his appointment was greeted with shock and disapproval by Nigerians. Many felt he should never take an appointment with the same government his has openly criticised and worked against. In a tweet posted on his timeline, Seun stated that his resignation had nothing to the bashing he received after the appointment. Kindly note that it is not the online anger or rage that made me resign. 90% of the comments I had no chance to read. I believe an atmosphere of mutual trust is critical for whatever I dream of. God bless''. The post My resignation has nothing to with the bashing I received online- Seun Onigbinde appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Nigerian governmentÂ needs to gain credibility with citizensÂ to ensure more taxes are paid - Bill Gates
American business magnate, Bill Gates, has said Nigeria still has some of the smallest tax-to-GDP ratios anywhere in the world. Speaking via a teleconference with select journalists, Gates said the government needs to gain credibility with the people to ensure more taxes are paid, and Nigeria can raise its revenue mobilisation to the same level as its peers.“One challenge that Nigeria has is that the amount of money that the government raises domestically is quite small compared to other countries. A lot of countries at that level will be raising closer to 15 percent of GDP and Nigeria is one of the lowest in the world down at about 6 percent.And so, it is a huge challenge that when you want to fund infrastructure, health, education, all those things, that over time the tax collection, the domestic resources are going to have to go up quite a bit.That’s a long-term effort and I think partly by making sure the current resources are spent well like on primary health care, you gain the credibility that the citizens will say, okay, we want more of these things. “If we don’t raise the quality, you can get into a trap where they don’t feel like paying the taxes actually has that much impact, and so they’re not supportive of that” he said.Bill Gates also highlighted his wish for Nigeria and says the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has learnt a lot in Nigeria and is working with northern governors to address the issues around health and education.“If I had one wish for Nigeria, it would be that the quality and funding of the primary health care system would achieve the level of some other countries that are lower income but have done a better job with the primary health care system. So, it definitely is doable.“In Nigeria for a lot of the work we do there we’re partnered with Aliko Dangote, who helps us understand who the good partners are and exactly how we can reach out to groups like the traditional leaders and get them involved in these efforts as well.“I do a regular phone call with six of the governors in the north of Nigeria to talk about the statistics on their primary health care system, getting the workers there, getting the vaccine supply right, getting the mothers to show up, so that we get antenatal care to be better, we get vaccination rates to be better. “And it’s really the digital tools that let us, you know, every time we meet and talk, we have a sense of, okay, what’s gone well in the last six months, what hasn’t, and what do we need to change.”The post Nigerian governmentneeds to gain credibility with citizensto ensure more taxes are paid - Bill Gates appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Congratulations to Geoffrey C Okwara a.k.a Megawatts and George Orafo on their achievement on being Holders Of Chinese Permanent Resident Card
Congratulations to Imo State Nigerian Born GEOFFREY C OKWARA a.k.a MEGAWATTS CEO SHANGHAI SLC CONSULTINGS email email@example.com And Anambra State Born GEORGE ORAFO CEO ORAFO INVESTMENT INTERNATIONAL COMPANY email George@orafointer.com, both based in Shanghai China,On their achievements on being Holders Of Chinese Permanent Resident Card (Green Card),task which is considered one of the most difficult in the World. Eligible for Foreigners below1.High Level Foreign Experts2.Make Outstanding Contribution in China3.Have Made A Large Direct investment of at least $USD 500,000 in China4.The Spouse of A chinese citizen with permanent statues in china in Marriage for at least 5 years5.A person above 60 with relatives in China6.High Level Foreign Talent who have worked in Shanghai for 3 consecutive years and have been endorsed by the Government etc Others holding same card in china includesJoan Hinton,First Foreigner to receive the permanent resident in 2004,A Nuclear Physicist and one of the few women who worked for the manhattan project moving in china in 1948,who dedicated herself to the improvement of Agricultural Machinery and Diary industry and lived in China for over 50 Years High Profile Entrepreneur TESLA BOSS Elon Musk Stephon Marbury An American Former Basketball Player,who also played in Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Feel Free to Contact both or any on emails attached for general Business Consultations etcThe post Congratulations to Geoffrey C Okwara a.k.a Megawatts and George Orafo on their achievement on being Holders Of Chinese Permanent Resident Card appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Domestic violence victim shows horrific injuries recently inflicted on her by her abusive partner (graphic videos)
A domestic violence victim has opened up about her abuse while showing the extent of the injuries recently inflicted on her by her abusive partner. Carla Galvan told how she left her 5 year relationship because of extreme domestic violence only to get into a relationship with another violent man who treated her just as badly as the first. She was abused physically, verbally, and emotionally in both relationships and was even held hostage. The latest abuse took place on Saturday, September 14 2019, and it left her in a horrible state. She had cuts on her face, bruises all over her body, and was bleeding from different places. Carla shared her story together with the gory photos and videos and warned women in abusive relationships to leave before it's too late. She wrote: This is about to be long, but please take time out your day to read this. this took place September 14 2019. And From leaving my first 5 year relationship aft I planned my whole life w him because he strangled me til I couldn’t breathe while telling me he going to kill me, kicked me, threw me, punched me, dragged me by my hair, broke my belongings, bruised me so bad I could barely walk, being verbally abused like crazy, not being able to have friends... and being told it’s your fault why he did this... to thinking I can be loved again by somebody else, then being held hostage, everytime I got to the door he’d pull me back in... literally, phone being taken from you, not being able to leave bc you’re being forced down and held down, begging for them to stop after you’re already bleeding, can’t even open an eye how much blood is on my face, busted forehead, busted lip, broken toe, bruises, not being able to do ANYTHING at all... screaming for help begging for them to stop... being chased everytime I get the chance to escape... while they’re telling you they don’t give a fuck ab you or you bleeding or crying... and again being told it’s MY fault... how? But that does a lot to you. Idk where my head, heart, or soul are at bc I’m not ok. I’m lost fr, idk who I am anymore. And I don’t have to explain anything because I didn’t deserve any of this... And I’m not posting anything for attention. I’ll always b alright but being in a controlling, super jealous, and crazy relationship isn’t so fun... if u see any warning signs please b careful im here for any of you all. It’s never going to stop. Your life is worth more. I swear it is. THOSE TEARS THEY SHED DONT MEAN ANYTHING!!! They’ll do it again. And cry again. Don’t fall for it. Please do not go back no matter what they say to get you back. IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN. Please put yourself first your life, your happiness and well being means a lot. And You all that know me know I’m be okay. always. #domesticviolence #awareness #loveyourself#yourenotalone #follow #warningsignsAsk me for this link if need be. youre not alone, u can do this, to anybody going thru somethin simile pls love urself first. The post Domestic violence victim shows horrific injuries recently inflicted on her by her abusive partner (graphic videos) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
A Nigerian lady took to Twitter to narrate how her love for her boyfriend while still in the University made her cook a stolen goat for him and his friends. @dejokecarew said she made pepper soup, peppered meat and stew for 10 people while being hailed as "our wife". Her boyfriend however went on to marry his ex-girlfriend. Read the tweets below; The post Nigerian lady narrates how love made her cook a stolen goat for her boyfriend in the University appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Hassan Marafa, the former Emir of Bakura in Zamfara state has emerged the Deputy Chairman of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Marafa emerged during the party’s state congress held in Gusau on Monday, September 16th. He was appointed Emir of Bakura in 2010 by former governor, Aliyu Mamuda but was removed by Mamuda’s successor Abdulaziz Yari, who replaced him with Alhaji Bello Sani. Alhaji Ibrahim Mallaha Gusau was re-elected as party chairman during the state congress, supervised by the former Niger governor, Dr Babangida Aliyu. Alhaji Hamisu Modomawa emerged as the state Secretary of the party while the party’s former Woman Leader, Hajiya Ai Maradun was elected Vice-Chairman, Zamfara West. Other leaders that emerged during the congress are Alhaji Sani Sada, Vice-Chairman North, Alhaji Isa Maigemu Vice-Chairman Central and Alhaji Sule Anka as Auditor. Babangida Aliyu expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the delegates and charged members of the party to support the state executives in the discharge of their duties.The post Dethroned Emir,Hassan Marafa becomes new PDP Deputy Chairman appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sulaiman Zubairu dies after supervisingÂ screening of candidates in Sokoto State
The Sokoto State police command has confirmed the sudden death of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sulaiman Zubairu who died on Sunday. The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Sadiq, said Zabairu was in the state to supervise the screening of candidates for the on-going recruitment into Nigeria Police Force.“He finished his assignment on Sunday and was planning to depart for Abuja on Monday,’’ he said. He said the deceased would be buried today (Tuesday September 17th) in Sokoto and prayed that his soul rest in peace. Zubair was said to be an indigene of Adamawa state, who was on posting in Abuja, before his death.The post Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sulaiman Zubairu dies after supervisingscreening of candidates in Sokoto State appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Lizzy Anjorin is not slowing down in her drag session against Toyin Abraham as she has also alleged that the actress' late father, Pastor B.E. Aimakhu denied her before he died. The businesswoman/actress described Toyin as a mere babymama who she is way much better than and also slammed her for saying her lawyer will take up the case. Lizzy Anjorin further revealed that her anger stems from her colleague's association with a fan who DMed an Instagram blogger to publish a fake story of her peddling drugs. She also explained what happened at the Saudi Airport which this fan interpreted as Lizzy being taken in for a drug search. According to her, she was taken to a different spot because her passport revealed she is an actress. Lizzy also revealed that a Saudi immigration official told her that some Nigerians send in petitions against their compatriots, accusing them of peddling drugs and other offences. Here is the video below; View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Sep 16, 2019 at 11:18pm PDTThe post Your father denied you before he died - Lizzy Anjorin continues dragging Toyin Abraham (video) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
We are working to make our economy grow as fast as that of China - Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed
Zainab Ahmed, Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Budget and National planning, says the Buhari-led administration is working hard to ensure that the economy grows as fast as that of China and that of other world powers. Ahmed made this known on Monday September 16th at a news conference on the forthcoming 25th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja. According to the Minister, the Federal government is working hard to move the country to the top 100 on the ease of doing business ranking as steps have been taken towards making the country investment-friendly and competitive. Disclosing efforts taken so far to move the economy forward, the Minister said “We have established a competitiveness advisory council and special economic zones (SEZs) in the six geo-political zones, as a vehicle for partnering with the private sector. The initiative is in line with the modern trend of providing infrastructure to business clusters to improve and boost economic activities in such zones as found in China and other fast-growing economies. We believe that these initiatives will improve trade balances, investment and create jobs.” she said The post We are working to make our economy grow as fast as that of China - Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
The Rivers state police command is currently on the trail of some suspected kidnappers who abducted four travellers, who rushed to an accident scene in Elele, Rivers State, to rescue the victims over the weekend.. According to reports, the victims of the accident were persons from Bayelsa State, who were returning from a traditional wedding in Mbaise, Imo State. They were reportedly travelling in a Toyota Sienna car when a vehicle crashed into another in a head on collision leaving a popular Ijaw youth and social media activist, Prince Elayo Ekete, and the driver of the vehicle, dead. One of the injured victims of the accident, Dina Adiva, confirmed that some persons, who came to rescue them were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen and prayed for their freedom. Adiva, who was said to be recuperating in an unknown hospital said: “I also pray for those that were kidnapped while trying to make arrangements to moves us from Madonna University, Elele to Yenagoa, that they come out unhurt.“This is a trying time for me and I know it will pass. I appreciate all your love and support, I’m yet to seat upright and walk, it will take me some time. Ebinebo Stample and others too are recuperating well”. she saidThe post Kidnappers abduct rescuers of accident victims in Rivers appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
A 23-year-old black transgender woman was found burned beyond recognition in Florida and her death has elicited outrage. But police have refused to offer further information on her death. The body of 23-year-old Bee Love Slater was discovered inside an abandoned car in Clewiston, Florida, on Sept. 4. Police had to use dental records to identify her due to the extent of damage done to her body. Despite calls from the LGBT community for more information, authorities say they are reluctant to release details about the investigation into her death. Though it's been two weeks since her body was discovered, the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, which is leading the investigation, said it's too early to say if her death can be classified as a hate crime. "We've not been able nail down a possible hate-crime angle, as far as I know," Capt. Susan Harrelle, a public information officer at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, told ABC News in an interview on Monday, September 16. She also said the sheriff's office was aware of social media reports that speculated Slater had been shot and tied up in the car, but she said there was no evidence to confirm those reports. Harrelle acknowledged members of South Florida's LGBTQ community have shown frustration with the investigation, but said authorities looking into the case have been extremely reluctant to release information to the public out of privacy concerns. "They're not releasing a lot of information because it's an active, ongoing investigation. I can only suspect that some of what they're learning is really sensitive," Harrelle said. Investigators are examining a number of social media posts directed at Slater before her killing, including some that wished death on her, according to The New York Times. Slater was found just days after 17-year-old Bailey Reeves, who is also transgender, was shot and killed in Baltimore. Police have released few details on that case, but said they do not believe she was the intended target. At least 18 transgender people, including Slater, have been killed this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign.The post Police reluctant to offer details after a transgender woman was found burned beyond recognition appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
City Girls' rapper, Yung Miami, who is pregnant with her second child has shared photos from her maternity shoot. In the photos, Miami, real name Caresha Brownlee was pictured wearing just her panties and a pair of Angel wings as she put her blossoming baby bump on display. “A Gift From God. My Angel. My Princess. I can’t wait to meet you ,” she captioned the post. Yung Miami is expecting the child, a baby girl with her boyfriend, producer Southside. This will be the rapper's second child. She already has a son named Jai Wiggins Jr, whom she shares with ex Jai Wiggins. The post City Girls' Yung Miami bares her pregnant belly in maternity shoot (Photos) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Jurgen Kloppâs agent reveals boss may not sign new deal because of shocking British weather; Klopp responds
Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp, could leave the club soon due to the bad weather in the United Kingdom, Klopp's agent Marc Kosicke has revealed. Klopp joined Liverpool from Dortmund and has a contract till 2022. The former German footballer is stalling on signing a new contract with the Merseyside club and his agent has now revealed that the weather and not footballing reasons could push his client to leave the UK. His agent Marc Kosicke explained to Spox: "Jurgen's contract is still valid until 2022 and it is an open secret that the club would like to extend."We still have a little time for that. We must wait and see how everything develops and whether climate change will bring better weather to England or only to Germany." While managing in the Bundesliga, Klopp would escape the bleak conditions in Germany by jetting off on holiday during the annual two-week winter break. Kosicke added: "One should not underestimate it (bad weather annoying Klopp), anyway. I remember that in November or December, Liverpool first asked for a contract extension. I said: "Let's wait". "Ulla (Klopp's wife) and Jurgen get up in the morning and it's dark. When they meet again in the evening, it is also dark or it is grey and there is drizzle."During the winter break in Germany, if the weather is really bad, the clubs go on vacation for two weeks, then come back and fly directly to the training camp in the sun for several days."During this time, the coaches in England sometimes have to prepare for up to 13 games. They are already exhausted and it's not so easy." But speaking on Monday night to Sky Sports, Klopp dismissed the story, saying: "There is nothing in that story."He wanted to make a joke so now I have to be serious."It is German humour but obviously nobody got it...I am completely fine with the weather."Let me spell it out, the weather has never been a reason for me to choose a city and it's certainly not a reason for me to leave the country."Maybe at the moment (in England) it's the most healthy weather in the world - we have enough rain, it's cool, pretty much the opposite of this room!"There's nothing in that story. He's my agent and my friend."When I speak about the weather it was about the wind which can have an effect on football, but that is not allowed in England. But that is not to a reason leave the country. I am fine."The post Jurgen Klopps agent reveals boss may not sign new deal because of shocking British weather; Klopp responds appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
DOG The Bounty Hunter has been rushed to hospital with heart problems just three months after his wife died. According to TMZ, the American bounty hunter and a former bail bondsman was hospitalized over the weekend due to a heart emergency and is likely to undergo surgery. The gossip site reported that the TV star, 66, was taken to a Colorado hospital after he felt chest pains but doctors haven't found out what happened. While they suspect he may have had a heart attack, doctors are expected to run tests on him to find out more. The news comes just three months after he lost his wife Beth Chapman to cancer.