Saturday, January 17, 2015

I Suffered So Much That I Had To Go To Parties To Beg For Food- Sean Tizzle

Sean Tizzle in a new interview with Nigerian Tribune has revealed what a lot of people will find shocking about him. According to Sean, he suffered so much that he had to go to parties to beg for food, and then help out later on for little change. Here’s what he said;
                                        
Those days were very rough, but we thank God that we have been able to sail through. I used to sleep outside, hustle and fall asleep in buses. I also used to go to owanbe parties not to dance, because I didn’t have party clothes to wear, but I used to go because they had food. So at least at the end of the party, I could help out, get a little change, then go find shelter somewhere and continue my hustle the next day.


China: Couple Spends Life Savings On Stray Animals

A husband and wife in China are seeking new homes for more than 50 cats and dogs, after spending their life savings looking after the animals.

Hu Fengduan and his wife live alongside the pets in a flat measuring just 20 sq m (215 sq ft), the China News Service reports.

The animals are former strays which the couple took in from the streets of Chengdu, in the southwestern province of Sichuan. It started 10 years ago with the rescue of a cat who was stuck on a roof, Mr Hu is quoted to have said.

Photos: Charlie Hebdo: Niger Protesters Set Churches On Fire

At least two churches have been set on fire in the capital of Niger amid fresh protests against French magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoon depicting Prophet Muhammad, BBC reports.

Saturday's protests began outside Niamey's grand mosque with police using tear gas a day after at least four were killed in the second city of Zinder.

The French embassy had warned its citizens to stay indoors before now.

Photos: Governor Ajimobi’s Daughters Storm Campaign Ground For Dad

Governor Ajimobi’s beautiful daughters have all stormed Ibadan for their dad’s 2nd term campaign which kicked off this morning. The Governor intends to rule Oyo State again under his party, APC.

Very beautiful ladies. See more photos after the cut. Some with their partners, you know *winks*.

MEET Obesere’s Son, Lekan Akande + He Says, His Dad Never R*ped Any Woman

Lekan Akande is one of the children of popular musician, Abass Akande Obesere. Lekan lived all his live in Dublin with his mom but plans to relocate to Nigeria soon due to his line of business now.

He is presently an Online Marketing student at Griffith College, Dublin and he is in his 2nd year. Lekan also runs a record label, R-Entertainment which is the more reason he wants to relocate soon to Nigeria.

About the recent r*pe allegation levied against his dad, Lekan says it’s not true like the police have said, but the lady just only wanted to tarnish his father’s image.

Photos: Halima Abubakar Steps Out With No Earrings

You like? See another picture after the cut.

Photo: Could He Be President Jonathan’s Son, Or Just A Mere Resemblance?

They say his name is Ibime Belema-Jonathan and he is 24. A lot of news site has been reporting the guy declared he is President Jonathan’s son yesterday on twitter, but we found it hard to believe.

We have looked tirelessly for his twitter handle, searched him online with no reference, which makes us at Ladun’s blog doubt this story. He sure looks like the president, but does that make him his son?  In case you care to read what we found on one of the news sites, read it below.  

"According to Belema-Jonathan, his mother was a receptionist in a Port Harcourt hotel (which shall remain undisclosed) when she met Goodluck nearly 25 years ago. Their relationship was made private because of the risks it posed to Goodluck's then fledgling political career. He has decided to disclose this information after recently being informed by his mother, who had just passed away. It is his desire for his father to assume and fulfill his fatherly duties after a lifetime of absence."

Photos: When Layole Oyatogun Dazzled On The Red Carpet Last Month

Media personality, Layole Oyatogun has stepped up her fashion game! We ran into these photos of Layole at different functions last month during the holidays and we are thrilled! See the rest of the photos after the cut and tell us which of them is your favourite.

Police Arrests Two In Abuja In White Range Rover With Fake Presidency Plate Number

The Police in FCT have arrested two suspected fraudsters and recovered a fake number plate and two identity cards purportedly issued by State House/Presidency.

Wilson Inalegwu, the Commissioner of Police in the territory, made this known at news conference in Abuja on Friday.

Inalegwu said the suspects were arrested in a white Range Rover Jeep bearing the fake number plate after the City Gate on Airport Road.

Politics! Obasanjo Drums Support For Amosun, Neglects PDP’s Governorship Candidate

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has openly declared his support for APC’s governorship candidate, who is also the present Governor of Ogun State. This won’t be shocking to people who have been following Obasanjo’s statements in the last few months, as the one time president had earlier declared that he is just a PDP carrying card member.

Baba says Amosu has done too well for Ogun and everyone should come out to vote for him, refusing to campaign for PDP’s Ogun Governorship candidate. This is just the intro, read the full report by ThisDay after the cut. Do you think this is right? Should Baba just leave PDP already?

Another APC Secretariat Bombed As PDP Senatorial Candidate’s Office Destroyed

The All Progressives Party (APC) in Rivers State are wailing again as another fresh bomb attack has occurred in another secretariat apart from the one bombed on Sunday. This fresh attack occurred at their secretariat at Ngo community in Andoni Local Government area on Friday at around 3 am.

The party chairman has however called on government to intervene as people of the party and community at large are no longer safe.  It is the second attack on APC in Rivers State in less than a week.

Reports however also has it that, the campaign office of the Zamfara Central Senatorial candidate of PDP, Ibrahim Shehu was also destroyed by unknown men.  The men stormed his campaign office, injured three and burnt three motorcycles before setting the office ablaze and fled the scene.

How Long Will Nigerians Remain Fools? Etcetera Writes

In Nigeria, there are three classes of people: The Masses, The Politicians, and The Rich. The masses are the puppets, the politicians the hand that controls the puppets and the rich the hand that controls the politicians. The politicians have the system totally rigged in their favour. They have made it compulsory for the masses to vote from a list selected by them knowing that as blind as the masses are, they may never realise they can actually have a choice. 

In the upcoming presidential election, the masses have been given no choice but to choose between two candidates forced upon them by the politicians. What if Buhari and Goodluck Jonathan are not exactly what the masses want? Are we going to have recourse when they fail as they always do, to honour their promises?

I & My Husband Married As Virgins, And Mind You We Weren’t Clueless- Nikki Laoye

Nikki Laoye is still on her virgin spree talk! Nikki who once confessed she married has a virgin as revealed another shocker by declaring her husband was also a virgin too. She said though both of them had never experienced sex before marriage, the first night they made love, they weren’t clueless, Nikki says. Her words;

“My husband was not surprised that I was a virgin when we got married because he was also a virgin. Even though I was a virgin when I got married, I had equipped myself with information on sex education. I preach to Christian ladies that they should not think that because they are virgins, they should not find out how to get things done because when they get there, they have work to do. It has been fun and an adventure for us because we are finding out things about ourselves.”

I’m Not Sure If I Will Ever Re-Marry- Teddy Don Mommoh

Teddy Don Mommoh is still very hurt about his wife’s death and only God can heal him. Teddy says he is still not sure if he will re-marry in life because Kefee is still very much around him and lives in him. According to him, he still feels her presence and it hurts so much to know she is no longer here. It just hurts, he says.

“I can’t say if I will remarry because right now, I am still very much tied to Kefee; so I cannot speak on that now. I learnt from Kefee’s death that whatever you want to do in life should be done quickly. It is just one life and it is a short one. You do not own the next minute but this minute; so do all you can while you still breathe. Kefee lives on in me and in everybody.”

Why I Can’t Cancel My February 14 Show Because Of Nigerian Elections- Basket Mouth

Basket Mouth has stated why he cannot cancel his February 14 show billed to hold in London the same day Nigeria’s presidential elections will hold, despite people clamouring that the comedian must cancel the show and perform his civic duties by voting. Here’s the reason he stated to SaturdayBeats;

“This has been an annual show in the last six years. It is a franchise and it holds every Valentine’s Day in the UK regardless of the day it falls on. It has been happening for the past six years and the venue has been booked long ago. The tickets have been on sale long before it was announced that elections would hold on that day.

“Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about it because everything is ready and I have to go on with my show. The people talking about it apparently do not know that it is a franchise that has been on for about six years. I cannot cancel the show because of elections,” he said.

Politicians Are Liars- Pastor E.A Adeboye

The General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday has said he does not trust politicians. Adeboye spoke in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, during a two-day interdenominational prayer.

According to the cleric, politicians in most cases hardly fulfil their promises. Adeboye illustrated his claim with the story of three travellers – an Indian, a Jew and a politician.

He said while the three men were travelling, they had a problem and went to a farmer for help, but the farmer said he could only accommodate two people.

Friday, January 16, 2015

9ice Eulogises Oyo State Governor

Here's what 9ice wrote on his instagram page;

For the 1st time in Oyo state history we have a decent incumbent governor.For the 1st time in Oyo state history we have a governor that will erase "the curse" and move the state forward.

For the 1st time in Oyo state an incumbent governor does not have any issues with the paramount rulers of Oyo state at the end of his tenure. "Itesiwaju to daju"

Oyo State people do you agree?

Photos: Jeta Amata & Mbong Spotted At The Premiere Of ‘Black November’ In LA

They might have divorced, but they are still very good friends. Mbong Amata joined her estranged husband in LA 6 days ago to premiere his new movie, ‘Black November’. See a full picture of Mbong’s dress after the cut.

Nigeria Needs God! Close To One Million People Are Refugees In Their Homeland

          Some internally displaced people in Adamawa state, running away from Boko Haram

This is no joke, Nigeria needs God, President Jonathan can’t even deal with these insurgents accept we ask God to back him. Close to one million? Incredible. Read this report by TheNews. By the way, NEMA actually gave these facts yesterday. Too sad!

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country as at 15 January is 981,416.

NEMA’s Director, Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Charles Otegbade, gave the figure on Thursday in Abuja while briefing newsmen at the National Information Centre.

Photo: Nigerian Man Among 5 People To Be Executed For Drugs In Indonesia

Indonesia’s Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced the planned execution, after failing to do so by the end of last year. According to Jakarta Post, Attorney General HM Prasetyo confirmed on Thursday that five people, four men and a woman would face firing squad this Sunday.

“We have prepared everything; the firing squad, clergymen and doctors. The executions will be done simultaneously, not one by one,” he said.

Prasetyo added that those scheduled for execution had been notified on Jan. 14.

'Last Victorian' Dies Aged 114

Britain's oldest person has died at the age of 114. Ethel Lang was believed to be the last person living in the UK who was born in the reign of Queen Victoria. Mrs Lang was born in the Worsbrough area of Barnsley on 27 May 1900 and lived in the South Yorkshire town all her life.

She became the UK's oldest person after Londoner Grace Jones died aged 113 in 2013.


Photo: Singer Omawunmi Weds

Omawunmi is married. The singer tied the knot today officially at Ikoyi registry with the father of her 4-year old daughter. They also had their introduction few months back at Omawunmi’s home town. We wish them all the best.

It’s Our Giveaway Friday…

And no I didn’t forget. A lot of people have been reminding me in the comment section that Ladun today is our giveaway Friday, I know right, some have even been sending mails, smh LL readers, smh (lol just kidding).  A lot of people are so excited about this, and I am so happy too. A reader even designed a banner for us the next day we started (the one above). Ain’t you guys to cool, lol…

So today, there won’t be questions. It’s just going to be based on luck. Since you all say you believe in luck. You can’t comment more than 20times, your name must not appear more than 20times o, and we are only having 2 winners today. Some people have won N40k out of the N100k, so we have 3 more Fridays to go, which means the remaining N60k will be divided into three. So today N20k will be won by two people, and the rest shared next week Friday and the upper one.

So since it’s not about questions and answers, LL fam you have to work for it, lol. So no problem, the 400th comment and 500th comment wins respectively.  Pls you can't play in this if you won in the first giveaway. Goodluck guys!

Yeni Kuti Speaks About Daughter & Women In Power

Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s daughter, Yeni Kuti has told Tribune Newspaper why she has prayed to God several times to stay alive, and the only one thing she will never take from a man- laziness. According to her, she can tolerate a man who cheats, but a lazy man can never be tolerated. Continue below...

10-Year Old Girl Maltreated & Abused By Boss Urgently Needs To Be Rescued

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I just got this mail from a LL reader who says his neighbour, a woman has been severally maltreating and abusing her 10-year old house help.  I remember the last time we had such a mail here, some people got in touch with me and helped and the first thing I did now was to look for the mails, but sadly, I couldn’t find any of them. The sender, a father and the neighbour of the woman wants the right authority to look into this and save this poor girl, before she beats her to death, or she runs away and risk even more evil things happening to her in the cold wicked outside world. Find the mail below.. it’s just heart breaking. I wish every woman could have a good heart.

Photos: Fire Outbreak Hits Berlin Market In Lagos Island

People are reporting on twitter that a fire outbreak occurred this morning at a building behind Central Bank in Lagos Island, Berlin market precisely, and fire fighters are currently battling to put out the fire. They said this started around 4am too. More photos after the cut.

Photo: Kenya Launches Ambulance Service For Security Forces

Kenya has launched its first national air ambulance service to evacuate security forces wounded in battle. President Uhuru Kenyatta said the service was vital to ensure they received swift treatment.

The initiative is likely to boost the morale of security personnel facing multiple threats, a BBC reporter says.

Some soldiers and policemen have bled to death or have died of dehydration in remote areas of Kenya because of long delays in getting them to hospital. The government has now reached a deal with the Red Cross and private firm AMREF Flying Doctors to despatch helicopters and vehicles as soon as distress calls are received.

The new evacuation service will also be offered to civil servants, especially those who work in the security field in rural areas with few medical facilities.

INEC Spends N1, 300 Per Voter Card – Jega

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, has said in its current projection, the cost per voter in the February elections is $7.90 (over N1,300.00) bringing the total cost for the 68 million voters to about N90.2 billion, Premium Times report.

He said the figure is $1.10 higher than that of 2011 elections.

Mr. Jega stated this in a paper he presented through a National Commissioner in the Commission, Lai Olurode, at a conference in Abuja yesterday.

Chidinma Thanks Fans & Friends For Support Over Father’s Death

Chidinma Ekile is gradually getting out of the shock that she lost her father. The young lady who has been off the scene ever since her dad’s demise, this morning thanked fans and friends who stood by her while she mourned.

How Am I supposed to fly with one wing but I lift my eyes to the heavens and I see that my help comes from the Lord ALONE.

He will never suffer my foot to be moved. He will never sleep on me and He shall preserve me. I am very humbled by the great love I've been shown during this time of pain and grief and grateful for your presence, your support, your calls and messages. I love you all and may God bless you all.

Photos: Early Morning Flight! Annie Idibia & Ini Edo Meet At Airport

What Agbaje & Ambode Said Yesterday At The Lagos State Gubernatorial Debate

The 2015 Lagos State Gubernatorial debate held yesterday at Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Oba Akinjobi Way, GRA in Ikeja, with 17 governorship candidates of various parties in attendance.

The debate which was organised by the Anglican Communion, Diocese of Lagos West in collaboration with the Diocese of Badagry and Mainland witnessed a lot of dramas as some candidates mounted the podium telling attentive listeners how they were unprepared for the debate because they were informed late. 

Some even instead of stating their agenda for the state, they went ahead spending all the time given to talk about their biographies, while some said practically nothing but attacked the Fashola administration. In all PDP and APC candidates got our attention and we bring you what they said after the cut plus photos from the debate.

Photo: Unknown Man Impregnates, Dumps 17-Year Old In Ogun

May God not let the story of our lives be upside down.

Culled from Punch

The fate of a lady, identified simply as Ifeoma, who is believed to be between 16 and 17 years old, has been giving residents of Ilaro, in the Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, a cause for concern.

It was said that she had been beaten and impregnated before being dumped in Ilaro, where she had been living beside a building on Upper Leslie Road, Ilaro, for over nine months at the mercy of the elements.

Soyinka Denies Endorsing Any Candidate

Professor Wole Soyinka has warned those spreading rumours about him endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan and some governorship candidate should deceit from spreading the lies because he never for once endorsed any candidate. Soyinka stated this in a piece titled ‘Identity Thieves and the 2015 Election Peace Accord.’ His words;

“Let me thus seize the occasion of the Abuja accord to state categorically that I have never made a statement endorsing any presidential or governorship contestant. All such attributions are fabrications by faceless, often self-appointed agents of deception, and should be publicly pilloried.

“Whenever I choose to declare support for a candidate – as is my electoral right – I shall ensure that I deploy a medium that places my authorship beyond dispute,” he said.

I Am Embarrassed To Have Pres. Jonathan As My President - Gbenga Olorunpomi

For weeks, I had resisted the urge to write. So many landmark events have transpired in the last few weeks and despite the persistent prompting by two editors to put my opinion into words, I chose not to. I just wanted to clear my mind for the task ahead.

However, it took me less than a minute to make up my mind to pen some words after reading the unbelievable speech our president, Goodluck Jonathan, gave on the first day of the year. Now, Mr. President has a long repertoire of terrible choice of words. As a matter of fact, you could make a tidy bundle if you wrote a book exclusively on GEJisms. But, this one takes the cake, the baker and the bakery.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Photos: Alleged Thief Beaten & Stripped By Soldiers Today

So a man alleged to be a thief was caught and beaten today in Calabar by some soldiers after allegedly stealing from a woman. A website who reported this said the man bought short knickers from a woman for N500 and immediately she put the money in her purse, the N500 and all the money there disappeared. She then shouted and soldiers around help her catch the man and asked him to confess.

But guess what, while they were ‘torturing’ him the alleged money appeared back! Ghen Ghen!! And the eyewitness who reported this concluded by saying it was shocking and indeed strange things are happening. See more photos after the cut.

Photos: Pres. Jonathan Pays Surprise Visit To Troops In North East

President Jonathan today paid a surprise visit to soldiers in Maiduguri today.  He also visited soldiers who got injured while fight Boko Haram insurgents at NA 7 Division Medical Services Centre & Hospital.

The State Governor, Shettima also accompanied the president to visit the Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Pompomari. See more photos after the cut.

Must Read! Another Reader Shares Her Abortion Story

She just dropped this under our last readers mail post, where the sender narrated how she had about 12 abortions and how she can't get pregnant despite being married for years. Her story after the cut.

Ciara’s New Single Is About Her Ex, Future

The “Body Party” singer has been quiet about rumors surrounding her failed relationship with rapper Future and that could be because she was channeling all of her heartache into a new record!

Ci Ci just dropped a new song where she said Future acts like he upgraded her, but Nah she upgraded him. Lol. Hear her;

“You looking like you upgraded me, I upgraded you/ You and me in fashion week Paree, I put you on to that new. But you took advantage , I can not understand it/ I thought you’d always be there for me, If you asked me, if I knew better now, ‘hell yeah/ So keep that b*tch over there, giving me the ugly stare/ The one with the silicone a** and the Brazilian hair.”

Oh dear Lol

Afcon 2015: Congo & Burkina Faso Coaches Complain Bitterly, We Can't Find Hotels To Stay

Teams arriving at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea have been forced to search for places to sleep because of a lack of hotel rooms. Congo coach Claude Le Roy said five of his 35-strong party attending the tournament did not have accommodation. He revealed that the hotel the bulk of his team are in lacks running water and has exposed electrical cables.

Burkina Faso coach Paul Put also criticised facilities, saying the event should have been delayed until June.

It will be recalled that Equatorial Guinea is staging the tournament at short notice because Morocco was stripped of the right in November due to Ebola outbreak in the country.

They however have to find a way of surviving because the tournament will start on Saturday to end on Sunday, 8 February. They still have three weeks to go. So unfortunate.

Ebola: New Cases Declining In West Africa

New Ebola cases in the three West African countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) worst affected by the deadly outbreak of the virus are declining, weekly UN figures show.

Sierra Leone and Guinea both recorded the lowest weekly total of confirmed Ebola cases since August. Liberia, which reported no new cases on two days last week, had its lowest weekly total since June.

The spirit of Freetown seem to be back with residents in the capital celebrating, albeit quietly, the low Ebola infection figures. For over a week the reported daily infections have been in single figures and on Tuesday there were only two deaths.

Liberia will conquer Ebola, a resident said.

Kenya's The Star Apologises Over Charlie Hebdo Cover

A Kenyan newspaper has apologised for publishing Charlie Hebdo's cover, depicting Prophet Muhammad following an outcry from its Muslim readers.

The Star said it "sincerely regretted" any offence caused by the "small reproduction" of the cover.

Meanwhile, a second Kenyan newspaper has published the satirical magazine's cover with an article which said it embodied press freedom. (People will just be looking for trouble).

Photo: LASSA Official Removing Ambode’s Governorship Posters In Lagos

Remember LASSA officials and the Lagos State police are at loggerheads over removal of political posters in the State? Well, the police partially believe that LASSA officials are only removing PDP’s posters and warned them to be fair to all parties. 

But we can tell you for free that LASSA officials have been removing both APC posters and that of PDP placed at wrong places in the State.  A LASSA official was photographed (as seen in the picture above) removing a poster of Akinwunmi Ambode, the governorship candidate of APC. So it’s a fair task.


Photos: President Jonathan At The 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Ceremony In Abuja

Nigeria, today is remembering all the soldiers who have died one way or the other defending their country. The ceremony is presently on-going in Abuja. These men are heroes. May their souls continue to rest in peace. See more photos after the cut.

Photos: Nigerian Obas Give Their Royal Blessings On Orijin

Royal fathers across Nigeria have joined millions of Nigerians at home and in the diaspora to attest to the fact that Orijin, the modern and contemporary drink from Guinness Nigeria is the fastest selling and the most innovative alcoholic beverage in Nigeria today.

When the Guinness team visited the palaces and kingdoms of these Obas, they were received with royal embrace amidst pomp and fanfare.

The Obas attested to the orijinality of the brand and how their chiefs and citizens have chosen it to be their number one choice of drink.

To An Icon At 70, Chief Dan Etete

The headmaster was once a school boy. True. Sometimes we really don’t want to remember. Probably because of some memories we want to let go. Don’t forget that what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger (please be informed that it might leave you with a scar too). We most times remember through the eyes and lips of our elders for things that pre-exist us.

I therefore remember the birth of a baby boy on the 10th of January, 1945 into a humble background and his name is ……………..Growing up, he had it good and he had it rough, life’s mixed fruity.