The traditional ruler in Akure north local Government Area of Ondo State, the Iresi of Osi, Oba David Olajide on Tuesday afternoon escaped from suspected Fulani herdsmen who attempted to kidnap him along Akure-Owo highway near Akure Airport, enroute his community. Osi community is less than two kilometres to Akure airport and the same tactics used to abduct a mother and her step-son on Sunday’s evening by suspected Kidnappers. The Ondo State Police Command on Tuesday however arrested a Fulani herdsman, who was allegedly among a team of kidnappers that attempted to abduct the monarch of Osi town. However, it was learnt that the alleged attempt to abduct the monarch was unsuccessful as Oba Olajide was said to have escaped from the scene by confronting the abductors. The monarch explained that some kidnap victims (Mrs Olawumi and her stepson) were released on Tuesday morning and he took them to the police headquarters in Akure. On his way back to the Osi community, the kidnappers attacked him but he escaped.Oba Olajide said, “after the release of the woman, I took her and her son to the police headquarters to hand them over to the police, so on my way coming back home, the herdsmen blocked the road with their cows, the same way they kidnapped the woman and her son on Sunday when they were returning from church.As I got to the place, I slowed down my car and I saw them coming to attack me but I managed to escape, they hit and damaged my car but through the grace of God I escaped.” Oba Olajide further stated that the one of the suspected Fulani herdsmen was later arrested shortly after the attack, saying the suspect had been handed over to the police. Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, said the suspect was in the police custody for investigation. The PPRO said, “we have the suspect with us, we are already making efforts to arrest the fleeing members of the gang and investigation has also commenced.”The post Police arrest one suspect as Ondo State traditional ruler escapes abduction appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Photos:Â Quilox night club owner, Shina Peller, Akin Alabi resume as House of Representative members in Abuja
Quilox night club owner, Shina Peller and fellow businessman and owner of Nairabet, Oloye Akin Alabi have both resumed at the 'Green Chambers' as Federal House of Representative members. While Shina Peller represents Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola and Iwajowa at the ninth assembly, Akin Alabi represents Egbeda/Ona Ara federal constituency. The post Photos:Quilox night club owner, Shina Peller, Akin Alabi resume as House of Representative members in Abuja appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated and charged the new leadership of the bi-camera federal legislature to jealously guard the independent of that critical arm of government. The main opposition party, in a congratulatory message, acknowledged the new set of the leadership of the two chambers and congratulated them for their electoral victories in the keenly contested positions. Senator Ahmed Lawan, a fifth-time lawmaker through the two chambers, emerged the President of the Senate while Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was elected his deputy. Lawan, who represents Yobe North senatorial district and Omo-Agege, who holds the mandate for Delta Central district, are of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC). In the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila was elected Speaker, while Mr Ahmed Idris emerged his deputy. They are also of the APC. In a statement, Tuesday night by the spokesman for the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, the party also commended all those that made the contests robust for helping to deepen democratic practice. The PDP said it will always stand on the side of decency and utmost respect for the institution of the National Assembly and the values we hold as a people. The statement said, “Our party therefore charges the federal lawmakers, as representatives of the people, to place the welfare, wishes and aspirations of Nigerians above every other considerations by ensuring a strong and independent legislature that upholds the tenets of democracy and the dictates of our constitution.“The 9th National Assembly therefore must work hard to save our nation from the prevailing despondency caused by the misrule of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, by effectively applying its statutory legislative instruments to guarantee good governance and fiscal prudence, curb corruption, check the excesses of the executive and protect the rights of Nigerians from incessant violations”.The party charged the lawmakers to bear in mind that their allegiance is to the people and the constitution, and not to any particular leader or group.“Our party, therefore, charges the legislature to work only in the interest of our nation and resist the manipulations and pressure that might come from quarters that seek to undermine our democratic order.“On our part, the PDP, as a party, will remain truly committed to the welfare of Nigerians. We shall continue to keep our focus on the quest for good governance, national cohesion and economic wellbeing of the people, even as we pursue our collective aspiration for the successful retrieval of our stolen Presidential mandate at the tribunal”, the statement added.The post PDP congratulates new National Assembly leadership appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Now that baby Archie is here, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly planning a trip to Africa to help continue Harry's late mother, Princess Diana’s legacy. As part of their Autumn tour, Harry will travel to Angola where Diana visited in January 1997, just months before her death. According to Daily Mirror, Palace aides are investigating Angola’s security situation to see if Meghan Markle and newborn son Archie will be able to join Harry in Angola as he fulfils his mother's legacy by continuing the important work by the HALO Trust. However, they are expected to travel together for at least some of the African tour, which will also take them to Malawi to expand the reach of his charity Sentebale, possibly also South Africa and Botswana. In 2017 on International Mine Awareness Day, Harry said his mother’s work on banning landmines in the last months of her life "wasn’t universally popular". He added: "Some believed she had stepped over the line into the arena of political campaigning – but for her this wasn’t about politics; it was about people." Harry continued: "She knew she had a big spotlight to shine, and she used it to bring attention on the people that others had forgotten, ignored or were too afraid to support." Advisors of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are working on a tailored role for the couple with the help of Sir David Manning, a former ambassador to the US, and Lord Geidt, the Queen’s former private secretary who chairs the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. Harry’s first step will be next Monday to attend a Chatham House Africa Programme event on ‘Mine Clearance, Conservation, and Economic Development in Angola’, Buckingham Palace confirmed today. The event is being held in partnership with the HALO Trust, with the Angolan Government about to provide £44 million of funding to clear landmines in two national parks, a major opportunity for the conservation of southern Africa’s last great wilderness. The Africa Programme event will highlight the connection between conservation, economic development, and mine clearance, with a call to action for increased funding for mine clearance efforts in Angola, Daily Mirror reports.The post Prince Harry and Meghan Markle off to Africa to continue Princess Diana's work appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
New report claims Prince Harry had a brief romance with a model after he met Meghan Markle. In a book writen by Angela Levin titled 'Harry: Conversations with the Prince', it was revealed that the Duke of Sussex and the former Burberry model Sarah Ann Macklin crossed paths at a party and hit it off. Prince Harry reportedly bombarded Sarah with texts after their meeting but wouldn't commit, the royal author claims. Ms Levin told The Express : "During the very early stages of his relationship with Meghan, Harry was thought to have gone on dates with Burberry model Sarah Ann Macklin. "They met at a private party, he took her number and bombarded her with texts. But it turned out to be just a fling." According to a friend of the model, Harry and Sarah got on well but were "quite different", with clean-living Sarah not too big a drinker. Sarah, who has modelled for publications including Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, is a successful nutritionist. She has a two year HND in human nutrition from Oxford College and practices at London's exclusive ROC Harley Street Clinic. Marie Claire described Sarah as "the Jamie Oliver of nutrition" and The Rake magazine named her their 2017 Woman of the Year.The post Prince Harry 'had brief romance with a model after he met Meghan Markle' - new report claims appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Gulder Ultimate search contestant narrates his experience before and after the show in an eye opining thread (screenshots)
Bobby, a former contestant of the reality show Gulder Ultimate Search, has narrated his experience before and during the show. Bobby told of being laughed at by everyone when he mentioned he wanted to audition for the reality show, which was quite popular some years back. He narrated how everyone, except his mother, discouraged him. Bobby went on to audition and made it to the show. The former reality star, who made it to the final stage, said being in the jungle is the hardest thing he's ever had to do and if he has the chance again, he would never do it. Read the interesting story below. The post Gulder Ultimate search contestant narrates his experience before and after the show in an eye opining thread (screenshots) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Governor of Alabama Kay Ivey has signed a bill into law on Monday night that would require the chemical castration of certain sex offenders as a condition of parole. The bill, passed by the state legislature last week, requires male offenders whose offense involved a child under the 13 to “undergo chemical castration treatment in addition to any other penalty or condition prescribed by law.” The law would require the sex offenders to foot the bill for the treatment but would “prohibit a person from being denied parole because of indigency.” State Rep. Steve Hurst (R), who sponsored the bill and had backed similar measures for over a decade, reportedly said, “Not only did I want it to pass, I want to follow it on through to the future where we can try to improve it. One of the ultimate goals that I want to do is for us to track it and to make sure what medication works for what individuals.” Other states, including Florida and California, have passed similar laws, but American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama Executive Director Randall Marshall told AL.com that the option has rarely been used and that it likely violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. “It’s not clear that this actually has any effect and whether it’s even medically proven,” Marshall said. “When the state starts experimenting on people, I think it runs afoul of the Constitution.” State Sen. Cam Ward (R), the bill’s state Senate sponsor, said the law was unlikely to be frequently applied, as most people convicted of sex offenses against children will not be up for parole.The post Alabama governor signs new bill requiring child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
"If something happens to me, they're gonna have you on camera" - Woman says as she records man who stalked her and tried to get in her car (video)
Web users are talking about a video shared by a Facebook user who feared for her safety after a strange man wouldn't stop following her around. Latisha Patterson was in a store in West Phoenix, Arizona, when a man began following her around. She told him off but he woldn't stop. When she left the store, he followed her and even tried to get into the pasenger's side of her car. Latisha, who was scared at this point, began recording him live and told web users to hold the man responsible if anything happens to her. When the man saw she wasn't giving him attention and was filming him, he became aggresive and began insulting her. The woman said she was fnally able to get him off her back by going back into the store, where she caused a scene to bring attention to what was happening. I stumbled across this video on Facebook of some Black guy following around this Black woman. This happened in West Phoenix, Arizona. He followed this woman around the store, outside, & even tried to get in her damn car with her. Men like this are dangerous.Be careful ladies! pic.twitter.com/wNXz2mad68— Bella Goth (@HoodSocialism) 10 June 2019 The video has led to a conversation online about safety. Read some of them below. The post "If something happens to me, they're gonna have you on camera" - Woman says as she records man who stalked her and tried to get in her car (video) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
The immediate past Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday said that the Independent National Electoral Commission is yet to issue him with a Certificate of Return as the Imo West senator-elect despite a federal High Court’s judgment ordering the electoral umpire to do so. Okorocha in a statement issued in Owerri, the state capital, by his media aide, Sam Onwuemedo, said that the picture circulating online where Okorocha was holding a Certificate of return was “fake”. He said that Nigerians would be duly informed when INEC issues him(Okorocha) his certificate of return.The statement read partly, “The attention of the former governor of lmo State, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been drawn to fake photo news showing where he is holding what appears like a certificate purportedly issued to him by INEC. “The photograph in question expectedly has been trending on social media. And we have been receiving calls from well-meaning Nigerians to that effect, either congratulating the former governor or to confirm the authenticity of the photo news. “The truth is that the photograph is fake and didn’t emanate from us. On our side, we don’t engage in awkward actions. “When the former governor and the senator-elect for lmo West senatorial District receives his certificate of Return, we will duly inform the general public.The post INEC has not issued my certificate of return as a senator-elect yet - Rochas Okorocha appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
On Monday, the Ogun State Police Command said on it had arrested one Philip Efosa for allegedly robbing one Uber driver of his car in Lagos. Efosa, according to the command, was arrested on Sunday after he and his accomplice, who escaped, allegedly snatched a Toyota Corolla car with number plate GUS 15 RU from the driver at gunpoint. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement that Efosa was arrested by policemen, who laid ambush for him in the Ibafo area of the state. Oyeyemi said the suspect was planning to escape with the stolen vehicle when men of the Ibafo Police Division received information about the car via the control room.He said, “Men of the Ogun State Police Command on June 9, 2019, arrested one Philip Efosa, 29, with a Toyota Corolla car with number plate GUS 15 RU, which was snatched at gunpoint in Lagos. “His arrest followed a message received from the police control room that a Toyota Corolla car was snatched by two armed men at the Eleko area of Lagos and that the robbers were heading towards the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway with the said car.“The DPO, Ibafo Division, Abiodun Ayinde, quickly led his Anti-Robbery team to the road, where they laid ambush for the hoodlums. About an hour later, the vehicle was sighted by the policemen coming driving against traffic and heading towards Ibadan but was blocked by the police team. The two occupants quickly jumped out and took to their heels, but they were pursued by the policemen and one of them was apprehended, while the other escaped.“On interrogation, the arrested suspect confessed that he and his accomplice called the driver of the car, who was using it for Uber service, to convey them to somewhere for an agreed fee before they snatched the car from him at gunpoint with the intention of taking it to Ibadan in order to sell it.” The PPRO added that the state Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, had directed that the suspect and the exhibit be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad where it would be transferred to Lagos, where the crime was committed. Oyeyemi said Makama urged members of the public to report cases on time so as to ensure quick response by the police.The post Ogun State police arrest man for snatching Uber car in Lagos appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
"Chioma, I am not perfect but in the next 87 lives, I want to do this with you" - Noble Igwe celebrates his wedding anniversary with heartwarming words
Noble Igwe and his wife, Chioma are celebrating their 3rd wedding anniversary today and the blogger marked the special day with beautiful words to appreciate his spouse. Sharing a photo of them from their wedding day, he wrote: Two people who were not born in the same house gets together to get married and start learning how to live together as husband and wife.For some people, they go from husband and wife to parents,for others, they stay just husband and wife.Years ago,we didn’t know one another,today we are parents but that’s not our biggest accomplishment.Our biggest and best decision was coming together in love, learning to navigate this tough life together as one,helping one another to reach new heights while striving to be the best parents.Chioma,I am not perfect but in the next 87 lives to come,I want to do this with you.Happy Anniversary,love.You are worth more than Gold,so manage the recharge card I sent. The post "Chioma, I am not perfect but in the next 87 lives, I want to do this with you" - Noble Igwe celebrates his wedding anniversary with heartwarming words appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Former NFL star Kellen Winslow is convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman, faces up to life in prison
Former NFL star, Kellen Winslow Jr. was convicted on Monday of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman in the north of San Diego last year, an attack that could see him spend the rest of his life in prison.The 35-year-old was also convicted of two misdemeanor charges involving two other women.A San Diego County jury reached verdicts on four of the 12 counts Winslow is facing. Five women had testified against him at the trial. Three accused him of rape, and the jury said on Monday it was still deliberating felony charges related to two of the women. It found him not guilty of a misdemeanor charge of committing a lewd act.According to the Washington Post, the misdemeanor convictions include one for lewd conduct, involving a 77-year-old woman at a gym in Carlsbad, Calif., and one for indecent exposure, involving a 57-year-old woman in Encinitas, Calif.Most of the charges, including the alleged rape of a woman in her 50s stem from alleged acts he committed between March 2018 and February of this year. After he was arrested last year, after a woman accused him of raping her while she was unconscious at a San Diego-area party in 2003. She was 17 at the time, and he was 19.The woman Winslow was convicted of raping testified that they were familiar with each other from his encounters with her in Encinitas, where she lived as a homeless person. She said he had helped her with food and cash before he picked her up in his Hummer on Mother’s Day last year, telling her he was taking her to have coffee, Washington Post reported.“I thought we were going to stop at Denny’s, and he just kept going and going and going and going,” said the woman, identified in court as Jane Doe 2.After driving her to a secluded place, the woman said: “He held me, grabbed my arm … and said, ‘We’re going to have sex.' It was painful. I just kept my eyes closed. I was afraid of him. … He was a super big guy. … I just knew there was no way out.”“He told me if I scream, he’ll choke me to death or murder me — I don’t know what it was,” she said. “I thought I was on my last night.”Winslow Jr., who was a first-round NFL draft pick and is the son of Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, could be sentenced to three to eight years in jail for his rape conviction, or even face up to life in prison if convicted of all counts. The post Former NFL star Kellen Winslow is convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman, faces up to life in prison appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Noble Igwe, the founder of 360 Nobs, has narrated how he met his wife and mother of his child. The writer said Chioma was suggested to him by her cousin, who is his friend. The friend gave Noble Chioma's BB Pin, he added her, and it got interesting from there. He wrote: Meeting Chioma.It was a Friday afternoon and I was at work when my brother-in-law called;Ned:Yo Nobs,something just crossed my mind.I think you’d like my cousin,she’s based in the UK but she’s totally your type. Let me ask her if it’s okay to give you her BBM pin.Nobs : Okay, sure but don’t make it look like I’m asking oONed: She’s a babe and she grew up in Aba too.Nobs : Ngwanu.Ned gave me Chioma’s pin, I added her,she accepted but I didn’t say anything.SAT Morning:Chioma: Who’s this?Nobs: Hey,Sorry my name is Noble and Ned gave me your pin but if you are not cool with me adding you, I’d just delete myself.Chioma: I think it would have been better to introduce yourself after adding me.Nobs: I’m sorry, my name is Noble Igwe .Chioma: Please what’s your real name ?It was that moment I knew she wasn’t going to be an easy fry.This picture was her BBM display picture and I saved it. He went on to share the photo Chioma sent to him the first time they chatted and said he was moved by her beauty. He added in a follow-up post: Saturday Morning Nobs : The full name is Noble Chibuzor Igwe.Chioma: Oh nice. Kinda cute for an Igbo boy.*In my head I was like. Kinda cute?Do you know me? have you not heard of me*.Nobs: Thank You,Chichi Chioma: WOW! So fast . Chichi ? Let’s keep it at Chioma for now.Nobs: Okay. Are you the one in your DP?Chioma: Yes, why ?Nobs : You are pretty or maybe it’s the picture.Chioma: I’m the one.*in my mind, I was like —> see fine babe but I wasn’t so sure so” Nobs : Can I see another picture of you.Chioma : I’m about to step out so let me send you one. When I saw this picture of Chioma (image up)In a short skirt, I wanted to book a flight to England.Nobs : You are good looking.Chioma: Thank You.*But as a sharp boy I wanted to know how such a pretty girl will be single so I added*Nobs : It’s Saturday and I imagine you must have a lot guys lined up to take you out this weekend.Chioma : Sure It was that moment that I knew that I didn’t stand a chance.Do you know what I did next ? The post Noble Igwe narrates how he met his wife Chioma and it's an interesting read appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Graphic: 13-year-old left with blood stains on her uniform after 40-year old man abducts and rapes her in Rivers
A 13-year-old female student is currently being treated in a hospital in Rivers state after a yet-to-be identified man abducted her for hours, raped her and released her with blood stains all over her uniform. Activist, Gwamnishu Emefiana Harrison, who shared the story online, wrote13 Years old girl abducted by a man of about 40years, held the little girl hostage for hours and released her in this condition. #EndRapeGive me reasons why we shouldn't cut off his manhood.... There should be stronger laws. The society may one day decided to seek for self-help... carry out Jungle Justice on paedophile.The little girl is responding to treatment in an undisclosed Clinic.We will be traveling to Rivers State to meet with the victim and family to offer our support and clear medical bills.We are assuring Nigerians perpetrator will be arrested. #StrongerLawsShare to your law makers.. They have a great role to play.Gwamnishu Emefiena HarrisonDG Behind Bars Right Foundation See graphic photos of the victims below The post Graphic: 13-year-old left with blood stains on her uniform after 40-year old man abducts and rapes her in Rivers appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Migos rapper, Offset took to Instagram to share this adorable photo of himself cradling his daughter, Kulture as she turned 11-months-old today. Captioning the photo, he wrote: 'MY KULTURE IS GETTING SO BIG.1 IN A MONTH U BEAUTIFUL.BLESSING FROM GOD#daddysgirl I LOVE YOU.'The post Offset shares adorable photo with his daughter Kulture as she turns 11-months old today appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
A man suffered an accident that nearly cost his life. Thankfully, he survived and met the love of his life on his sick bed. Anthony T-man C-J was travelling in September 2017 when the car he was in was involved in an accident in Ife. He was badly injured in the accident and was admitted for months. Anthony suffered a fractured femur on the left leg and a deep gash on the right. Both looked horrifying and he had to undergo surgery five times. First, there were fears for his life. Then, it was feared that he may lose his legs. Fortunately, none of the fears materialized. Not only did Anthony recover fully, he went on to get married to Vivian, a nurse who took care of him while he was admitted at the hospital. The post Man who nearly died in road accident weds one of the nurses who helped him recover appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Monday confirmed President Buhari’s acceptance of voluntary retirement of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, saying it is in the country's best interest.Soji Oye, the council’s Director of Information disclosed this in a statement. “Council held an Emergency Meeting today to take formal note of the acceptance of the voluntary retirement of Hon. Mr. Justice Walter Onnoghen, GCON, as Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR. “The President’s acceptance of the retirement is in line with Council’s recommendation to the President on 3rd April, 2019. Council at the end of its deliberations thanked the President for the acceptance which was in the best interest of Nigeria,’’ Oye said.The president had suspended Onnoghen on allegation of complexities surrounding his false and non- asset declarations while the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) convicted him of the offences. Justice Tanko Muhammad was eventually appointed as Acting CJN to fill in the gap created.The post 'Walter Onnoghen's retirement is in Nigeria's best interest' - National Judicial Council appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Orji Uzor Kalu withdraws from Deputy Senate President's race, pledges support for party's candidate Omo-Agege
Former Abia state governor and Senator-elect for the Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor-Kalu, has withdrawn from the race of the seat of the Deputy Senate President in the 9th Assembly which is to be inaugurated today. Kalu who in the past had vowed to contest for the Deputy Senate President's seat even if he will be going against his party, APC's wish, announced his withdrawal from the race. Kalu announced his withdrawal from the race in a statement released today June 11th and also pledged his support for the APC's candidate for deputy senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege. Read his statement below“I decided to throw my hat into the ring to contest for the position of Deputy Senate President after wide consultations with stakeholders especially my political associates, friends and colleagues.“However, I use this medium to announce my withdrawal from the race in the interest of the APC and Nigeria at large.“I contested and won election as a Senator on the platform of the APC and as such, I cannot go against the decision of my party.“The party, I am optimistic will consider the South East for other principal positions in the Senate and House of Representatives for the sake of national unity.“The South East should be ably and well represented at the top hierarchy of the ninth National Assembly.“The ninth National Assembly will work harmoniously regardless of party affiliations to ensure that the executive and judiciary arms of government are complemented in a bid to build a prosperous Nigeria”. The post Orji Uzor Kalu withdraws from Deputy Senate President's race, pledges support for party's candidate Omo-Agege appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.