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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Tinsel's 'Angela Dede' is expecting her second baby.


Congratulations to the very talented Tinsel actress, Matilda Obaseki Mozia. The actress is pregnant with her second child for husband Arnold Mozia.
The couple who welcomed their first child, a baby boy (Ugo) in September 2012, tied the knot on  Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Benin.
The actress will be taking a temporary leave off the Tinsel TV series.
Congratulations to her.

Headies Hip-Hop Awards 2014


1.        BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in year under review.
  1. IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
  2. LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
  3. ALWAYS ON MY MIND – NOSA
  4. ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS ASUQUO
2.        PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.
  1. DON JAZZY – DOROBUCCI
  2. PHEELZ – ELEDA MI O
  3. T SPIZE – AYE
  4. LEGENDURY BEATZ – CARO
  5. SHIZZY – SKELEWU
  6. DEL B – PULL OVER
3.        BEST MUSIC VIDEO
A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.
  1. ADA ADA BY FLAVOUR – CLARENCE PETERS
  2. TOH BAD BY NIYOLA – KEMI ADETIBA
  3. JUST LIKE THAT BY RAYCE – AJE
  4. OYA NOW BY JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI – UNLIMITED LA
  5. PERSONALLY BY P-SQUARE – JUDE “ENGEES” OKOYE & CLARENCE PETERS
4.        BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
A category for the best R&B/Pop Album in the year under review (by single individual or group).
  1. THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
  2. TAKEOVER – KCEE
  3. ONCE UPON A TIME – TIW SAVAGE
  4. ME, MY MOUTH & EYE – SOUND SULTAN
  5. L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY
5.        BEST R&B SINGLE
A category for the best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group).
  1. LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
  2. IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
  3. PLAN B – WANDE COAL
  4. DON GORDON – BURNA BOY
6.        BEST POP SINGLE
A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)
  1. DOROBUCCI – MAVIN CREW
  2. AYE – DAVIDO
  3. JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE
  4. PULL OVER – KCEE
  5. DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
  6. CARO – STAR BOY FEATURING WIZKID AND L.A.X
  7. SURULERE – DR. SID
 7.        BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in year under review (by single individual or group).
  1. GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING
  2. LEAD ME ON – CYNTHIA MORGAN
  3. STINKING SH#T – CHOPSTIX FEATURING ICE PRINCE, YUNG L AND ENDIA.
  4. ONLY YOU – JESSE JAGZ FT. WIZKID
  5. MURDA   – SEYI SHAY FT. PATORANKING & SHAYDEE
8.        BEST RAP ALBUM
A Non-Voting Category for the Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group In Year Under Review.
  1. NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO
  2. ALAGA IBILE- REMINISCE
  3. BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OLAMIDE
  4. THY NATION COME – JESSE JAGZ
9.        BEST COLLABO
A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).
  1. OYA NOW – JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI
  2. EMERGENCY – WIZZY PRO FEATURING SKALES, PATORANKING AND RUNTOWN
  3. SURULERE – DR. SID & DON JAZZY
  4. PASS YOU BY – BLACK MAGIC FT. ORITSE FEMI
  5. GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING
  6. DOROBUCCI – MAVINS
10.     BEST RAP SINGLE
A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.
  1. PARCEL- PHYNO
  2. DOPE MONEY – OLAMIDE FT. PHYNO
  3. SHOTZ ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE FT. SARKODIE
  4. RAP IT UP – POSLY TD
  5. DEAF – EVA ALORDIAH
  6. WTF – ILL BLISS
11.     BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.
  1. IYAWO MI – TIMI DAKOLO
  2. DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
  3. WHY YOU LOVE ME – NOSA
  4. ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS
12.     BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.
  1. LOVE TO LOVE YOU – NIYOLA FT. BANKYW
  2. WANTED – TIWA SAVAGE
  3. WINDOW – MONICA OGAH
  4. GOOD MAN – RUBY
13.     NEXT RATED
This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased (or signed) act in the year under review.
  1. PATORANKING
  2. RUNTOWN
  3. OREZI
  4. SKALES
  5. YEMI ALADE
14.     HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.
  1. TIWA SAVAGE – ONCE UPON A TIME
  2. SEAN TIZZLE – THE JOURNEY
  3. BURNA BOY – L.I.F.E
  4. KCEE – TAKE OVER
15.     LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
A non-voting category for the Rap Artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.
  1. SHOTS ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE
  2. RAP IT UP – POSLY TD
  3. GOD ON THE MIC – JESSE JAGZ
  4. KPANSH – YUNG 6IX
16.     BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.
  1. DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
  2. SHOKI – LIL’ KESH FT. OLAMIDE & DAVIDO
  3. DOROBUCCI – MAVIN
  4. ALOBAM – PHYNO
17.     BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG
A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.
  1. BOLAJI – BOJ
  2. BODY- BLACK MAGIC FEATURING BANKY W
  3. GOOD MAN – RUBY
  4. WHY YOU LOVE YOU – NOSA
 18.     ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (in every realm: Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (Sales and popularity).
  1. THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
  2. L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY
  3. BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OAMIDE
  4. NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO
19.     ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.
  1. DAVIDO
  2. WIZKID
  3. KCEE
  4. TIWA SAVAGE
  5. OLAMIDE
  6. PHYNO
  7. FLAVOUR
20.     SONG OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. This category is usually decided by voting.
  1. AYE – DAVIDO
  2. PULL OVER – KCEE
  3. DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSEFEMI
  4. SURULERE – DR. SID
  5. DOROBUCCI – MAVINS
  6. JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE
21.     BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE
A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding single/album and astonishing achievements and infiltration into Nigeria in year under review.
  1. MAFIKIZOLO
  2. SARKODIE
  3. DIAMONDZ
  4. R2BEES
 22.     HALL OF FAME
Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.
SIR (DR.) VICTOR UWAIFO

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BREAKING: Olabisi Onabanjo University Re-opened

The management of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ogun State, Sunday ordered the reopening of the school.

The school was shut in August based on the orders of Governor Ibikunle Amosun after students demanded a further reduction in their school fees.

Head, Corporate Affairs Division, Vice-Chancellor’s Office of the University, Niyi Oduwole, said the reopening was based on the approval of the university’s governing council.

He announced that lectures are to start on September, 29, in continuation of the suspended 2013/2014 academic session.

Omotola Jalade Is A Better Actress Than Stagnant Genevieve Nnaji - Charles Novia

Charles Novia is at it again.
When Nigerian acts Joke Silva, Omotola Jolade-Ekehinde and Kenneth Nnuebe were honored with a National Award by President Jonathan, he took to Facebook.

He said Omotola is a better actress than Genevieve. He said that Omotola has the ability to advance artistically.

President Obasanjo Returns To School, Set To Study Masters In Christian Theology

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is not letting age stop him from achieving his dreams. 77 years old OBJ is going back to school. Yeah that's right.
He is going back to school for a Master's Degree in Christian Theology. On the September 30th he will formally enroll as a Graduate Student of the National Open University of Nigerian in Lagos.
OBJ told Premium Times “I am going back to school because I have to have something to aspire to in every endeavor of life. I am always aspired to do something new in my farm. I do it in my writing. I do that in my international activities. I do it in improvement of academic work, which helps to sharpen my brain and strengthen my faith.
He said Open University is flexible enough and he will definitely be able to cope with school and international engagements. He says during his Post Graduate he was busy and he copied fine.


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Photo: GEJ's cook, Taxi driver and Traffic Warden honored at 2014 National Awards


From left: Presidential steward, Onu Isaac Michael, Taxi driver, Imeh Usuah and traffic warden Cpl Solomon Dauda, conferred with the Member of the Order of the Niger, MON and MFR, today. Usuah was honored for returning N18million a passenger

Jason Derulo says he & Jordin split because he felt pressured to marry


In an interview with Ryan Seacrest today, Jason Derulo said he and longtime girlfriend Jordin Sparks broke up because he felt so much pressure to settle down...
"What happened...in a nutshell, there was a lot of tension in the relationship for a lot of different reasons... There was a lot of pressures of marriage. There was a lot of arguing and stuff like that that just weighed on our relationship over time. When you stop having more good times than bad bad times, it’s time to call it quits. It becomes something that is unhealthy. I'm not one to throw my business out on the street, but I thought it was important because things are getting a little out of hand.
To be fair, it was not just from her either. It was kind of from everybody. That’s not the sole reason, but it definitely played a part. I'll be lying if I said that we parted in good terms. But it's not a bad situation. There’s no bad blood. We didn’t end off on a weird way or a negative way.'  Jason said...

Photos: GEJ honors Nigerian flag designer, puts him on lifetime salary


The man who designed the Nigeria flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi was decorated as an Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, OFR, by President Jonathan today September 29th, 55 years after designing the flag.

He wasn't only given an award today, president Jonathan also said he will be placed on a lifetime salary that must be in line with what any Senior Special Advisers earns. 

No other government before this government found Pa Akinkunmi worthy of a national award or a lifetime salary. So happy for him.

Photo: US singer Ashanti on her way to Nigeria


Singer Ashanti pictured aboard Arik Air on her way to Nigeria for the Bovi Man on Fire show which will hold this 

Friday October 3rd at Eko Hotel.

Source: Linda Ikeji's Blog

Joke Silva elated as she receives National Award on her birthday


Legengary actress Joke Silva flanked by her legendary husband Olu Jacobs and their son after she received her National Award today in Abuja. It's also her birthday today, so double celebrations and double congrats.

Monday, 29 September 2014

“Sex Hinders Blessings” – Adokiye on Her Virginity

Rising Nigerian pop singer, Adokiye is very vocal about her sexuality.
She often talks about how she is intent on remaining a virgin until marriage. Earlier this year, she made made global headlines after she offered her virginity to Islamist militant sect Boko Haram, in return for the 200+ abducted Chibok school girls.
And now, she has revealed that she is still a virgin because sex hinders blessings, whether or not one is married.
Vanguard reports that Adokiye now has a boyfriend with whom she shares “agape love: no sex kind of love.”
Speaking on why she is still a virgin, she said:
“Do you know sex hinders blessings? Do you know sex takes your hand very far from the reach of your blessings? I know you are married and have every right to sex but try this sometimes. It always works like magic. It’s faster than 100 million Babalawo’s power. Anyway, maybe it is okay for those who have license to have it but for me, I won’t have it until after marriage.”

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Lagos employs 80 female LAGBUS drivers

Lagos State Government yesterday said it had employed additional 80 women as mass transit drivers, with Lagos Bus Asset Management Company, LAGBUS, as part of its effort to empower women in the state.
This came as it commenced training of 998 drivers of LAGBUS on accident prevention skills.
Managing Director, LAGBUS, Mr. Babatunde Disu, who disclosed this, at the training for the fourth batch of LAGBUS captains at the Public Service Public Service Staff Development Centre, PSSDC Magodo, said the firm is committed to creating a modern, secure and sustainable bus transportation service designed for the special needs of Lagos, while also providing equal opportunities for the female gender.
Explaining the motive for the employment of the female drivers, General Manager for fleet operation, LAGBUS, Mr. Seyi Osiyemi said “We employed the female drivers to encourage the women who have interest in driving the LAGBUS buses.
“These 80 female have started their training on driving from the basics. These ladies do not have driving experience. We will first train them on how to drive car. After that, they will graduate to smaller buses; after which they will learn how to drive the big bus.
“We expect this process to take between 3- 6 months. The ultimate plan is to have them driving the LAGBUS, the red bus. It takes a lot of time for people to embrace it”, he added.
When asked how many applicants applied for the job, he said; “We had about 200 women who filled application forms, so we short-listed and started with these first 80. We are also recruiting more males because we are refurbishing 180 buses which will be added to the fleet”.

Source: Vnaguard Online

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NMA begs Fashola over unpaid salaries

Members of the Lagos state Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, yesterday appealed to the Lagos State Government to pay up withheld emolument of doctors under the state’s employment.
Making the appeal at a press briefing in Lagos, Chairman of the Association, Dr. Tope Ojo expressed worry that the State Government withheld the emoluments of its doctors for the month of August and September 2014 as a result of the July 1 NMA nationwide strike.
Ojo who noted that other states, including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT had complied with the general agreement that led to the suspension of the 55-Day old nationwide strike to pave way for peace and further negotiations regretted that “only Lagos State is yet to comply with the agreements.”
The NMA Chairman recalled that the NMA had suspended its strike after series of negotiations with the government and some of its demands were met said: The sack of resident doctors was reversed and all outstanding emoluments had been paid as agreed which led to the suspension of its strike.
‘’It is worrisome that till date the Lagos State Government has held on to the emoluments of its doctors for August and September.
‘’Also, May 2012 salary is being withheld till date inspite of several appeals. This made the State Government the only state that has not complied with the general agreement.’’
Ojo further argued that the strike action was not at the instance of the Lagos State employed doctors but at the instance of the parent body of the association.
According to him, we do not want to have an impression that the State Government harbours ill feelings against it doctors.
He appealed to Governor Fashola to use his office to facilitate the payment of the withheld emolument of doctors in the employment of the state.

Source: Vanguard Online

Why we’ve not defeated Boko Haram – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said, yesterday, that the fight against Boko Haram terrorists has taken so long because Nigerians were not yet fully united to fight the menace.
Speaking at an interdenominational Church service to mark the country’s 54th Independence celebration, President Jonathan said when Nigerians are fully united, there is no problem that they cannot overcome.
Citing the case of Ebola Virus Disease which Nigeria has effectively contained, President Jonathan said despite political differences, Nigerians were able to unite across political, ethnic and religious divide to fight it.
While thanking religious leaders and other Nigerians for their continued prayers for the country, the President said their prayers have continued to sustain the country.
“God knows that we have challenges and before they came up, God knew. Because of the prayers of Nigerians, we will overcome our challenges. God is with Nigerians and we will overcome our challenges. If we are united there is no problem we cannot conquer.
We were able to defeat Ebola because Nigerians were united and agreed that we should fight it. We have not defeated Boko Haram because Nigerians are not all united yet”, he said.
President Jonathan enjoined politicians to be cautious in their struggle for political space, saying the interest of the country should be the driving factor.
“When I listen to some comments by some highly placed individuals, I feel sorry for this country. There are some of us who, while struggling to get what we desire, forget that we can not get it if we destroy our country. So, if we come together, while pursuing whatever achievement we want, since we don’t have any other country than Nigeria, I am sure we will overcome Boko Haram.
“We were able to defeat Ebola because Nigerians agreed together to wage war against the disease. That is the strength of unity. Some of the challenges we are having, whether kidnapping or the greatest problem which is terror, it is because all of us have not united to fight these challenges.”
He commended the Armed Forces for their efforts at containing terrorism and called for  encouragement from Nigerians to do better.
“Let us commend the security services because if some of you know what they pass through, and the sabotage, you will appreciate the little they have done.”
In his sermon, President  of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Pastor Ayo Oritsejefor prayed for God to use the occasion of the independence day celebration to bring back peace and unity to the country.
The CAN president explained that all the problems facing Nigeria as a nation were self inflicted, including corruption and terrorism, perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect.
He said corruption in Nigeria was caused by poverty mentality as a result of people not being satisfied with what they have. According to him, the country’s woes were also caused by those who are desperate to take power.
Pastor Orisejefor, who noted that Nigeria was being troubled by Nigerians, said: “Troublers of Nigeria, get ready for judgement. It doesn’t matter what level you are, the judgement of God will find those who are troubling Nigeria.”
He disagreed with insinuations that the level of terrorism in the country was as a result of poverty. “Terrorism  is not fuelled by poverty but poverty can create an environment where more people can be recruited.”
Quoting from the Bible in Acts chapter 5, the CAN president also warned Nigerian women to desist from shielding their husbands who perpetrate crimes against the country.
Pastor Orisejefor stressed the need for deliberate steps to “de-radicalise those who are radicalised because of extremist religious beliefs”, addin that Nigerians should support the military.
The first reading was taken from the book of 1 Sam 30: 1-19 by Justice Walter Onoghen while Senate President David Mark took the second reading from Mark 4:35-41.
A special prayer which was sent from the Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis I was read at the service.
Other dignitaries who attended the event included deputy senate President Ike Ekweremadu; deputy speaker Emeka Ihedioha; former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon; former head of Interim National Government, Ernest Shonekan; Secretary to the Government of the Federation Ayim Pius Ayim; Head of Service of the Federation, Ambassadors of Israel and Greece, the service chiefs and Arch Bishop Nicholas Oko, Primate of the Anglican Communion, among others.
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/weve-defeated-boko-haram-jonathan/#sthash.9zQ9De7I.dpuf

Photo Exclusive: Pictures from 54th Independence Anniversary Interdenominational Service






Abortion is ungodly and unbiblical - Pastor Enoch Adeboye

The GO of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye, says abortion is ungodly and unbiblical. He made his position known via his Special Assistant on Personnel and Administration, Pastor Johnson Odesola, at the monthly prayer and thanksgiving service organised for pregnant women at the RCCG National Headquarters in Ebutte-Metta, Lagos.
"You can prevent pregnancy but once the egg and the sperm meet and is formed, anything that suggests that it should be terminated is against God’s word. The option of abortion is an option preferred by medical professionals but as Christians, we believe in miracles and that God is able to take away every problems. There is nothing God cannot do even if the life of the woman is at stake; pray for a divine intervention and God who created the universe knows what to do in any situation we find ourselves as we look up to him in faith.” pastor Odesola said on behalf of pastor Adeboye
So wait, if the life of the woman is at stake, she shouldn't abort but pray for divine intervention? I'm totally against abortion, but I also think it's okay to go ahead if you're advised by your doctor to terminate it if your life is at stake. What do you guys think?

Source: Linda Ikeji's Blog

'My father died because of an extra-marital affair' Fela Durotoye shares emotional story


In an emotional interview with Samuel Olatunji of iCampus, motivational speaker, author, CEO of Visible Impact (Management consulting firm) and husband of make-up entrepreneur Tara Durotoye, Fela Durotoye opens up for the first time about how his professor father left his mum for a nursing student and died just as he was about to leave his mistress and reconcile with his wife. The woman later confessed (after running mad) that she killed his father. Read what Fela said below...
My father died because of an extra-marital affair. He had a great marriage but at one point in time he cut it off and left his home, few years later he died. He even died some days to when he was supposed to return home to my mother. He died a mysterious death because the lady said, if I will not have you, nobody will. Few years later, the woman ran insane and was saying all over that she killed my father. So now that I’ve seen what a strange woman can do to a man, it makes sense to stay in one place so I don’t put so many life at stake.
He died in 1982, I was 11 years old. It was so devastating because he went beyond just being my father, he was my best friend. He left home in 1977. I must have been six years old. He was gone for five years. It was at the point where he was trying to get back to his wife that he died in 1982. I never knew what it was like to be a child because my father never treated me like one. I was also his best friend, he used to relate with me like an adult . Even when he left my mum at Ife and was at Ibadan, I used to go to Ibadan every weekend. My relationship with him blossomed till he died. He would send his driver to come and pick me up every weekend. I had to learn how to deal with seeing him and the other woman if I wanted to enjoy my dad. But I was always the centre of attraction every weekend I was with him. The woman was not a major thing I will deal with because my father would give us total attention. Before the separation, my father was a professor in physiology while my mother was a lecturer in Geology.
After he left the University of Ife, he went to set up consultancy firm in medical equipment and so on. My mum remained a professor at Ife. My mum was one of those amazing human beings that you can ever imagine. I cannot tell you how she did it but you can be such that it was God that helped her. And the most difficult part was that watching a man you of loved die in your hands. By the time my father was dying, my mum was right there. He died with his heads in her hands. I do not know how anybody would have done that. Many times my mum said maybe she should not have let him go. She always says that if she knew that the end of the matter would have been that way, she would have followed him with the other woman, she would never let him go. I do not think that my father followed the other woman willingly, it was programmed. It wasn’t natural. I don’t think that he was in his total senses. His siblings were so upset with him, they had to leave him. We should not have allowed him to go into the hands of the devourer.
He used to tell me, don’t worry it is all going to be alright. Meaning that we are all coming back as family. I could see that he always wanted to go back home. His death was one of the most difficult things I had to overcome.
My mum had traveled on sabbatical to Belgium and at one point my father was passing through Belgium. And they had a very short meeting and who knew maybe the signal of the remote control did not get to Belgium. I think somehow the love was rekindled and there was a gentleman, Rev. Faniku who was also in Belgium at that time. He took it upon himself and work on it for almost a year and my dad was almost back to his senses. My mum is incredible brilliant and beautiful. There was no basis for comparison with the other woman who was a nursing student.
Then he fell ill with diabetes but there was no record of diabetes in our linage. He feels sick on Wednesday and died on Sunday morning. He just finished a meeting with my mother and he told the other lady that my mum was coming back home that she has to leave. She told him if she will not have him than nobody will (kaka kekumajesese, afisawadanu). By evening he had come down with a flu. By Monday he was already really sick, by Tuesday he was in the hospital and my Wednesday he was dead.
I have never talked about my dad like this before, I don’t know why I am doing it with you. You must be very special. I learnt that no matter how gifted you are, your destiny can be truncated by a woman. I saw the joy of a successful marriage and I saw the pain of an unsuccessful one. I choose i will go for the joy of a successful marriage. Before my wife and i got married we went to pray and tell God that none of the things that happened in our parent’s marriage would happen in ours. We have tried so far.
Before the separation, they won the couple of the year award twice on campus. My father was an incredible brilliant man. He was the youngest professor in Nigeria as at when he became a professor in 1976. He was 35 or 36. My mum was beauty and brain. They were the happiest couple you can never imagine together.
A mistake of falling for a nursing student who was not even in his department caused all sort of troubles. 
         Source: Linda Ikeji's Blog

Building collapse: Lagos state govt may prosecute T.B Joshua


It looks like Synagogue leader T.B Joshua will be prosecuted by the Lagos State Government over the collapse of his building on September 12th that left more than 115 people dead.

According to Punch, the state government has set up a coroner of inquest for the purpose of investigating the cause of the building collapse. This was made known in a statement credited to the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye, on Sunday.

According to the statement, Ipaye had instigated the coroner’s inquest pursuant to Section 15 of the Lagos State Coroner’s System Law No. 7 of 2007.
The coroner of inquest, headed by Magistrate O. A. Komolafe, has been charged with the duty of establishing the cause of the collapse of Synagogue’s six-storey building that killed no fewer than 115 persons.
Ipaye, who spelt out the responsibility of the coroner, said its final submission might necessitate the institution of a criminal charge against the church.
The commissioner was quoted to have said, “The law requires the verdict of a coroner, as certified in writing, to be forwarded to the State Attorney General and such verdict may form the basis of criminal prosecution depending on the evidence collected.
“The coroner in this case is Magistrate O. A. Komolafe, who also sat as coroner in the Dana Air Crash case. He is expected to announce his sitting or visitation schedules and other details and to hold the inquest at the premises of the High Court of Lagos State, Oba Akinjobi Way, Ikeja.
“In doing this, he (Komolafe) has all the powers of a magistrate to summon and compel the attendance of witnesses, including medical examiners, and require them to give evidence, produce documents or present other relevant materials.”
Source: Punch

Calm, gifted & young Geoffrey Oji wins MTN Project Fame season7


An amazing evening filled with all the glitz of super TV reality show has produced a new musical superstar, Geoffrey Oji.  Very few would have guessed the electrifying stage-craft of Nigerian dance queen, Kaffy, and the legendary showing of Sir Shina Peters were a prelude to the crowning of the Benue-born Geoffrey. The big moment was mind-blowing as thousands of audience leaped to their feet in suspense when the exceptional winner was announced.

With the emergence of Geoffrey as the winner of MTN Project Fame Season 7, he is now a member of the prestigious league of exceptional superstars that comprises Iyanya, Chidinma Praiz and more. As well, the N5m winning prize, an SUV and a recording contract, the journey to greatness lies assuredly within his grasp. Speaking shortly after he was unveiled, the young man was full of appreciation and projection.

He said, “Truly, grace has brought me this far; my fans and MTN have been supportive and I can only promise better years ahead”.

Geoffrey has been an extraordinary performer. He stands out for his vocal quality and commands the judges’ respect for being able to deliver almost perfectly every song; he consistently showed mastery and character, traits that astounded Paul ‘Play’ Dairo who described him as a superstar.
 
Some of his many great performances were the renditions of Majek Fashek’s “Genesis”, Tuface’s “Only Me” and Bob Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”.

Sixteen young West African ladies and guys brimming with confidence and raw musical talent had begun a journey to stardom nearly eleven weeks ago. But that journey took a new turn three weeks ago, when Geoffrey, Christian, Emeka, Clement, Daniella, Ruky, Ugo and Debbie earned the viewers highest votes to contest for the highest prizes.
 

Ruky emerged the first runner up and received N3m and a car; Christian emerged the second runner-up with a winning prize of N2m and a car. Clement received N2m for taking the third runner-up position. While the rest of the contestants received between N1m and N5, 000, 000. It was a competition that rewarded all despite their positions.

This season will linger for long in memory, especially among the over the 200 million ardent viewers ofProject Fame who watched online and via digital and terrestrial TV stations in Canada, UK, US, Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Egypt, South Africa and more. Interestingly, the telecommunications regulatory body, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), was also well represented by heavy weights such as Mr. Peter Adeoye, Dr. Michael Onyia, Alhaji Yusuf Abubakar, Alhaji Muhammed Bintube and Mrs. Biodun Olujimi, who commented that “MTN is obviously empowering the youths through this musical reality show and it’s worthy of commendations”.





Photos: Linda Ikeji in Dubia with family