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|Family / Exclusive: How The Kidnapped Orekoya Boys Were Found by amakaikeng(f): 11:01am On Apr 15, 2015
If you've been following the kidnap case of the Orekoyo children, then you'll know they've been found. Their mother had shared the news this morning without giving much details, so I set my snooping self to motion to gather some details and here's what I was able to gather.
According to my police source, the kidnappers dropped off 11-months-old Aderomola, Ademola (4 years old) and Demola (6 years old) at a compound in the Shasha area of Alimosho in the evening of yesterday, April 14th, when they (kidnappers) realised that they were being trailed by the police. Read the rest at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/04/aib-exclusive-how-kidnapped-orekoya.html
|Politics / The Palace Addresses Hate Statement Allegedly Made By Oba Of Lagos by amakaikeng(f): 6:31pm On Apr 06, 2015
Below is a statement from the Palace on the alleged threat to the Igbos concerning the April 11th gubernatorial election.
The Palace makes further Clarification on the Statement by the Oba of Lagos
My attention has been drawn to a publication in a national newspaper where HRM Oba Riliwanu Akinolu was alleged to have threatened Igbos in Lagos to make them vote for Ambode.
Last Sunday, all honorary Eze Ndigbos in Lagos paid a courtesy call to HRM Oba Akinolu. At the meeting the visitors praised the Oba for his fatherly support for and cooperation with Igbos in. Lagos. They assured him of their continued good neighborliness with other tribes in Lagos and support everything that'll further strengthen that harmony.
Oba Akiolu on his part acknowledged the enviable performance of Governor Fashola and his contribution to the growth of investments in Lagos. He gave the assurance that he is not disturbed or angry with South-East and South- South votes for President Jonathan as perceived by the Eze Ndigbos. The Obas thereafter called on the Igbos chiefs to show appreciation to Lagos State by supporting his candidate Mr. Ambode for continuity of excellence as they have earlier promised.
He assured them of his continued support and assistance where needed and the meeting ended with the traditional breaking of kolas, alligator pepper, and bitter kola and pouring of liberation on the ground. It was within this context that that the tradition of Lagos with regard to the lagoon came up. It was noted that whoever works against the throne and the interest and peaceful co-existence of Lagos would end up in the lagoon as per tradition. Continue at... http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/04/the-palace-addresses-hate-statement.html
|Celebrities / Oba Of Lagos Threatens Igbos -you Will All Die Within 7 Days If You Don't Ambode by amakaikeng(f): 9:46am On Apr 06, 2015
The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has threatened Igbos living in Lagos. According to him, anyone from Igboland who fails to vote in favour of the APC Lagos governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode in the gubernatorial poll of Saturday April 11th, such a person will die within 7 days in the waters. The Monarch made this threat on Sunday April 5th while addressing Lagos Igbo Leaders at his Palace, where he is the "owner" of Lagos so, whatever he says must hold, Daily Independent reports.
I want to beleive he didn't say this, but if he did, then this is totally unacceptable coming from a revered Oba. There is simply no way to sugar coat it, I'm sorry.
"On Saturday, if any one of you goes against Ambode who I picked, that is your end. If it doesn’t happen within seven days, just know that I am a bastard and its not my father who gave birth to me. By the grace of God, I am the owner of Lagos for the time being. This is an undivided chair. The palace belongs to the dead and those coming in the future. On Saturday, if anyone of you, I swear in the name of God, goes against my wish that Ambode will be the next governor of Lagos state, the person is going to die inside this water. For the Igbos and others in Lagos, they should go where the Oba of Lagos heads to. When they were coming to the state, they didn’t come with all their houses. But now they have properties in the state. So they must do my bidding. And that is the bidding of the ancestors of Lagos and God.
|Politics / Villagers In Buhari's Hometown Wash Their Roads After Pres. Jonathan's Visit by amakaikeng(f): 12:39pm On Mar 23, 2015
Welcome to Nigeria where the everybody is an actor. Yesterday, President Jonathan and his campaign train stopped over at Gen. Buhari's hometown of Daura, in Katsina State.
Interestingly, after GEJ left, the villagers all got gallons of water, as well as brooms, and proceeded to wash the floor of the town. Lol. Peep more pics at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/03/photos-villagers-in-buharis-hometown.html
|Celebrities / Davido Be Making His Female Fans Jealous,gushes Sweet Words About His Girlfriend by amakaikeng(f): 4:33pm On Mar 20, 2015
Seriously Davido, someone should tell you its not in your best interest to make the girls who love you angry. The singer came on Instagram a moment ago to gush about his Guinean-born-American-based lady love, Sira. He shared the photo above and accompanied it with the sweetest words ever:
"On my journey searching through this land I've dug diamonds and I've swam for pearls but nothing shines like you girl ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ..."
Yes, its no crime to fall in love and show it, in fact, its such a beautiful feeling, but when you start rubbing it in the faces of your legion of female fans, then its borderline taunting, and you might just get them yabbing the girl instead. So please, stop driving the nail further into the already wounded and bleeding hearts of many. You get my drift? Thank you.
For those who think I might be making a mountain out of a mole hill, continue to see what some of obviously jealous his female fans wrote...http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/03/davido-be-making-his-female-fans.html
|Celebrities / Vet This Guys: IK Ogbonna Says Men Can Only Experience True Love In 5 Ways by amakaikeng(f): 11:21am On Mar 13, 2015
Actor IK Ogbonna this morning shared his thoughts on love. The dad to be who recently got bitten by the love bug with his Colombian bombshell Sonia, said men can only experience love in 5 ways. Below is what he said.
“I just discovered that man can only experience true love in not more than 5 departments
#1: love of God , u feel so in love with God sometimes u want to cry
#2: love for ur child , that's a feeling u can't explain
#3: The Love for Food , look at Ik smiling omg coz food is barely 1 min away
#4: Love for money , u think u don't love it but deep down u love that b****t
#5: Not everyone can really experience this , a lot of ppl pass tru life thinking they experienced it but never truely did , it's so sweet and you can't help it .. It's called true love for ur soulmate.
While typing I realized Sex is another extreme level of love , but I din't add it to the 5 coz on the real when u have sex with someone u don't love u feel hate immediately after u climax.
Feel free to debate it and I will defend . Ok bye”
|Politics / Must Read! Our Dear First Lady By Dele Momodu by amakaikeng(f): 1:59pm On Mar 07, 2015
Piece is written by former presidential aspirant and publisher of Ovation magazine for Thisday. Need I say that it is a rather long, but very interesting and engaging read which will be well worth your time. Happy reading.
Your Excellency please let me start by emphasising the fact that this is my very first letter to you since destiny elevated you and your husband to the highest positions in Nigeria. It may be the last before your tenure expires on May 29, 2015, and another begins with you or someone else in the saddle. Despite all the controversies engulfing you and your husband, I had resisted the temptation of writing you in the past for several, if not many, reasons. Kindly permit me to expatiate a bit.
I’m a great admirer of strong, confident and energetic women who cannot be bullied by the galaxy of male chauvinists that litter the political landscape of Africa. As someone who was brought up by my amazing mum, Omo Arotiwebiojo, an unlettered woman and petty trader, I knew what it took to survive in a particularly difficult terrain. Indeed, whilst some have impugned you for your so-called lack of command of the English language, I have remained partial to you because, like most of us, English is not your first language, and your contributions have enriched our home-grown lexicon! I can therefore imagine what you and our dear beloved President must have gone through together, in thunder, lightning, rain and sunshine. The hurly-burly of life must have thrown you hither and thither when there was no one else around to share in your secret pain and anguish. But it must have pleased God in His infinite mercy to raise you and your husband up, like Jesus did to a dead Lazarus, as original examples of uncommon transformation.
I must say, Ma, that I have a soft spot for you for other reasons. I was told on good authority that you were a more formidable politician and mobiliser of people and resources than your husband. A few of your friends often regale how you have been a solid pillar and a rock of Gibraltar behind the love of your life, Dr Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan. It is said that you’re willing to sacrifice your all for his sake and he has also reciprocated by according you humongous respect and granting you such vast powers that make onlookers see you as a de facto President in your own right. To God be the glory.
I vividly recollect your relationship with the former First Lady, Hajia Turai Yar’Adua. You gave her tremendous respect and your taciturnity was legendary. Not much was heard from you at that time and not many, except probably Bayelsans, ever suspected that you had so much buried inside your heart and that you were only waiting for the opportune time to vomit them. Even in the days of tribulations when the cabal held sway and grabbed our nation by the jugular, you and your husband handled the volatile situation with maturity and remarkable equanimity. Some of us were ready to fight your battle, and risked our lives, because we saw you as the underdogs who must be rescued from the fangs of the political hyenas. We were further emboldened by the facts of your husband’s man-in-the-street story, a fairy-tale of sorts about a man from the Otuoke manger who had no shoes. We were not just titillated but fascinated by such flashes of inspiration.
Continue at the flip... http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/03/must-read-our-dear-first-lady-by-dele.html
|Celebrities / Just Because He's A Boss! MI Abaga Hangs Out With Elephants (peep) by amakaikeng(f): 1:37pm On Mar 04, 2015
Rapper Mi Abaga is letting us into how he is spending his day, making new friends at the Elephant Reserve in South Africa. He posted videos of himself chilling with elephants and said,
"You know you a boss when you hanging out with elephants!!!!"
Well, that's the biggest animal in the animal kingdom and so its no surprise Africa's biggest rapper, (no pun intended) hangs out with them. I have grabbed images from the video ... see more pics at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/03/just-because-hes-boss-mi-abaga-hangs.html
|Celebrities / Mercy Johnson Pens Lengthy Explanation Why She Hopped A Train by amakaikeng(f): 12:18pm On Mar 04, 2015
Actress Mercy Johnson Okojie and her daughter, Purity boarded a train to Ikeja during what she called a "traffic emergency" on Monday. The photos from her train travel from Ebute Metta to Ikeja went viral, and now, she feels the need to suffer us with a lengthy explanation why she boarded a Lagos.
By the why, what is wrong with a girl letting down her hair if its in a Lagos train? At least, Purity obviously had mad fun. And for those thinking its a publicity stunt, think what you may, but Mercy says her Range Rover broke down and since she's one of the masses, she had to run off with heels to hop on a train. How sweet of her to identify with "ordinary people," abi? Below is what she said:
"My picture and that of my daughter, Purity in a Lagos train has surfaced online and quite a number of people have asked me what I was doing in a train and in Lagos for that matter; not Paris or London.
"I was around Iddo at Ebute Metta when my Range Rover developed a mechanical fault and I had to make a very important appointment in Ikeja regardless of the usual traffic congestion in Lagos. Luckily, a member of my management team was around, he suggested a train ride and we were in Ikeja in less than 30 minutes but that is not the crux of this statement.
"Like I mentioned earlier, I have had to answer questions in private and public as to why I would board a train because trains in Nigeria are considered a means of transportation for the masses and not-so-rich people. A friend called and said I just devalued my brand by being on the train with ordinary people. I couldn’t help but laugh. Are we extra ordinary people because we are celebrities?
"In as much as I understand the concept of branding, packaging and exclusiveness, I will never trade the experience to sit, interact and feel the pulse of so-called ordinary people.
Continue at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/03/my-range-rover-broke-down-so-i-hopped.html
|Family / This Has Got To Be One Of The Sickest Things Ever Done To A Toddler ... Peep by amakaikeng(f): 9:04am On Mar 02, 2015
This photo just left a sour taste in mouth. I mean, how can anyone even consider doing this to a child not to talk of actually carrying out such wicked act? The child in the photo is only 24-month-old.
She was tied up, hands and legs with her mouth gagged with a tape by her step mother because she poo'ed on herself.
Must be coming from a dark and sordid place, the lowest any human can sink. It actually happened in Ogun State.
The Ogun State Police command has intervened. Read more here http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/03/this-has-got-to-be-one-of-sickest.html
|Celebrities / Peep This: New Dance Alert Featuring Iyanya, Kcee, Harrysong by amakaikeng(f): 12:43pm On Feb 27, 2015
Iyanya, KCee, and Harrysong came together for a new song and already, they are trying create a new dance craze.
They all shared the photo on their respective instagram pages and said its a new dance alert.
Question is, would you ditch 'shoki' for this new dance move? http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/02/peep-this-new-dance-alert-featuring.html
|Celebrities / Coolfm OAP Freeze And Majid Michel Are Brothers? See What Freeze Is Claiming by amakaikeng(f): 10:54pm On Feb 25, 2015
According to Freeze, Ghanian actor, Majid Michel is his younger brother. He said they are from the same father but different mothers, and had agreed not to reveal their blood ties so it won't affect their individual brands.
Don't know if its true. or if Freeze is just messing with us, but many of his fans think he is just kidding.
However, Freeze insisted that they are brothers. See more f what he wrote on Instagram at here... http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/02/coolfm-oap-freeze-and-majid-michel-are.html
|Celebrities / She's Taking No Prisoners!seyishay Hits Back At Critics Who Shaded Her Grey Hair by amakaikeng(f): 9:56am On Feb 25, 2015
Following online verbal onslaught about her new grey hairstyle, singer Seyi Shay has hit back at critics who think the hairdo is a fashion fail.
According to the singer, the hair goes well with her next three characters for three music video features and then her single which is on the way.
She said she is glad because she can finally be herself, and is embracing "different" which has come to stay.
Not done with stating how she is loving the look regardless of what some say, she cut critics down to size with the middle finger. Now, y'all back off, she loves her new look.
See what she posted at the link...http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/02/she-aint-taking-no-prisoners-seyi-shay.html
|Celebrities / "I Got Hate Messages From Ladies Who Weren't Happy I Got Married" - OC Ukeje by amakaikeng(f): 9:03am On Feb 14, 2015
Newly married Nollywood fine boy, OC Ukeje has said many ladies were unhappy with him for getting married. He said, got hate messages from many female fans. Haba ladies! Is it that bad? Read what he said below:
"I got so many hate messages from female fans. We get messages like that every day but you do not know who is serious and who is joking. I just take all of them at face value and move on because at the end of the day, they are just fans."
Continue to find what he said about how they cope with his wife living in Canada and him in Nigeria... http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/02/i-got-hate-messages-from-ladies-who.html
|Celebrities / Ik Ogbonna's Girlfriend, Sonia, Dishes Relationship Advice To Ladies by amakaikeng(f): 8:42am On Feb 03, 2015
Actor Ik Ogbonna's Colombian girlfriend, Sonia, posted the picture of Kim and Kanye on Instagram and said she'll rather stay single than be with a man who doesn't know the worth of his woman. According to her, women should learn to have self-worth and not settle for less.
Needless to say, Sonia is so right, but why post this message with Kim and Kanye's pic when IK's and her's can very well serve the purpose? ... is there trouble in their paradise? #Justwondering #Hopenotsha!!! http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/02/ik-ogbonnas-girlfriend-sonia-dishes.html
|Celebrities / Queen Celestine Meets Telemundo Stars In Miami (Photos) by amakaikeng(f): 9:30am On Jan 28, 2015
Nigeria's representative to the just wrapped 2014 Miss Universe pageant, Queen Celestine has fulfilled the fantasy of many Telenovella lovers.
|Celebrities / Family First: Bruce Jenner Gets Support From Daughters,following Media Onslaught by amakaikeng(f): 9:24am On Jan 20, 2015
Yeah, family is everything and this, the Kardashian/Jenner sisters showed when they all came together and took a family portrait with their dad. Bruce Jenner has been the target of media attack since he started appearing in public dressed like a woman, which was compounded by his infamous In Touch magazine cover, revealing his life as a woman.
So, apparently in a bid to show the world that they stand by him, the Kardashian/Jenner sisters all shared the photo above on their respective Instagram pages. Before now, the sisters have expressed their support for Bruce's lifestyle change. See more at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2015/01/family-first-bruce-jenner-gets-support.html
|Celebrities / Jeremiah Ogbodo Posts And Deletes Photo Of Him Kissing Kwam 1's Daughter by amakaikeng(f): 2:38pm On Dec 30, 2014
Popular celebrity stylist, Jeremiah Ogbodo shared a photo of himself seemingly kissing a lady which he tagged "US," without mentioning who the lady is.
However, as soon as people started commenting beneath the photo saying the babe is Fuji maestro Kwam1's daughter, Seriki, he took down the photo... http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/jeremiah-ogbodo-posts-and-deletes-photo.html
|Celebrities / Nkiru Sylvanus Marries Oge Okoye's Hubby Over The Weekend? by amakaikeng(f): 9:45pm On Dec 29, 2014
Nkiru Sylvanus has reportedly married fellow Nollywood actress Oge Okoye's ex hubby, Stanley Duru. Sources say the traditional wedding between Nkiru and Stanley Duru held yesterday December 28th in the actress's hometown in Imo State.
Inside sources say Stanley and Nkiru were an item long before he got together with Oge Okoye and eventually married her some eight years ago, so Nkiru is just taking back her man? *Rollseyes* What an interesting love triangle I'd say. For those who don't know, Stanley is said to have a family in Holland even before meeting Nkiru and Oge.
Meanwhile, just as the traditional wedding ceremony between Nkiru and Stanley was taking place in Imo, Oge Okoye was in Spain throwing a party for her son who turned eight.
**Just as a random thought, is this why Nkiru said in an interview this month that she won't mind being a second wife, adding that women need stop the talk about one-man-one-wife? See the photos from Oge's son's party at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/nkiru-sylvanus-marries-oge-okoyes-hubby.html
|Celebrities / Daniel Wilson Fires Major Shot At Prof Yemi Osibanjo, says he is a rapist by amakaikeng(f): 2:13pm On Dec 29, 2014
Erm... it seems the months leading to the 2015 general elections will characterised with drama after drama and new revelations. According to former musician turned businessman, Daniel Wilson, APC's vice presidential candidate is not as clean as we all thought. Below is what he wrote on his Facebook page about Osibanjo:
"JUDE PHILLIP Versus YEMI OSIBANJO. Prof, come get some! Wait oh... Professor Yemi Osibanjo says GEJ condones corruption? So this imp gets a shot at cameras and he opens his mouth to fire this? Okay.... Lemme ask you something you wayo pastor... Why were you posted away from RCCG HQ? What happened in that Police Station in Ebute Metta in 2000 after you raped and ravaged Beatrice? Do you remember how much you offered to pay as settlement? Or you need me to remind you?
"What about the tax system of ...LASG when you were attorney general to the state? Do you remember the name of the company that designed it? Do you remember how you had to go through the finance commissioner to propose the increment of the state revenue to him? Do.you remember that the idea was to raise the revenue to a particular benchmark and share the balance? I will tell you how much you made from it... continue at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/oh-dear-daniel-wilson-fires-major-shot.html
|Celebrities / Daniel Wilson Fires Major Shot At Prof Yemi Osibanjo, Says He Raped Someone Year by amakaikeng(f): 2:03pm On Dec 29, 2014
Erm... it seems the months leading to the 2015 general elections will characterised with drama after drama and new revelations. According to former musician turned businessman, Daniel Wilson, APC's vice presidential candidate is not as clean as we all thought. Below is what he wrote on his Facebook page about Osibanjo:
"JUDE PHILLIP Versus YEMI OSIBANJO. Prof, come get some! Wait oh... Professor Yemi Osibanjo says GEJ condones corruption? So this imp gets a shot at cameras and he opens his mouth to fire this? Okay.... Lemme ask you something you wayo pastor... Why were you posted away from RCCG HQ? What happened in that Police Station in Ebute Metta in 2000 after you raped and ravaged Beatrice? Do you remember how much you offered to pay as settlement? Or you need me to remind you?... http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/oh-dear-daniel-wilson-fires-major-shot.html
|Religion / Photos: Wow! Christmas In Manger Square Bethlehem Looks So Beautiful by amakaikeng(f): 7:36am On Dec 25, 2014
This is how Christmas at the Manger Square in Bethlehem looks like. Tons of people are there singing carols and generally being happy right there at the manger square where Christ was born. The photos were taken by award winning CNN reporter, Ian Lee.
See more pics at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/photos-wow-christmas-in-manger-square.html
|Politics / "Obasanjo Is A Shameless, Lies Telling Egomaniac" - Wole Soyinka Fires Back by amakaikeng(f): 5:09am On Dec 25, 2014
In reaction to former President Olusegun Obasanjo's controversial autobiography titled - 'My Watch', Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, who is one of the personalities slammed by OBJ in the book, has fired his own shot.
He expressed his disappointment in a piece titled - 'Watch And Pray, Watch And Prey', wherein he described Obasanjo as a compulsive liar.
Obasanjo had written this about Prof. Soyinka,
"For Wole, no one can be good, nor can anything be spot-on politically except that which emanates from him or is ordained by him. His friends and loved ones will always be right and correct no matter what they do or fail to do. He is surely a better wine connoisseur and a more successful aparo (guinea fowl) hunter than a political critic."
So now, Soyinka in a slew of merciless words, has fired back, lol.
"I despise that species of humanity whose stock-in-trade is to concoct lies simply to score a point, win an argument, puff up his or her own ego, denigrate or attempt to destroy a fellow being.
"However, even within such deplorable species, a special pit of universal opprobrium is surely reserved for those who even lack the courage of their own lies, but must foist them on others."
"For now, let me single out just one of the most glaring instances of this man's compulsive career of lying, one sample that the media can readily check upon and use as a touchstone – if they do need one – in assessing our author's multifaceted claims and commentaries on people and events.
"I refer here to the grotesque and personally insulting statement that he has attributed to me for some inscrutable but obviously diversionary reasons.
"In the process, this past Master of Mendacity brazenly implicates an innocent young man, Akin Osuntokun, who once served him as a special adviser. Instead of conferring dignity on a direct rebuttal of an ignoble fabrication, I shall simply make a personal, all-embracing attestation:
"When an old man stuffs a lie into the throat of an age-mate of his own children – omo inu e! – we can only pity an irredeemable egomaniac whose dotage is headed for twilight disgrace."
Continue at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/obasanjo-is-shameless-lies-telling.html to read the rest of what he said - he is just beginning. Lol
|Celebrities / Surulere! Patoranking Reveals He Used To Be A Bricklayer And Rat Poison Seller by amakaikeng(f): 9:58am On Dec 15, 2014
While accepting his Next Rated award at the Headies, Patoranking who was beside himself with sheer joy and excitement revealed that he used to work as a bricklayer and also sold rat poison to earn a living. Wow! Who would have thought?
Well, its no secret that he comes from a humble background, but what we didn't know was that he did those jobs for a living before fame and fortune smiled on him.
Moral is - when you are a hard worker, your dreams and aspirations, whatever they are, will one day pay off. Congrats Patoranking.
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|Celebrities / Photos: Karen Igho Marries Her White Beau Traditionally by amakaikeng(f): 9:23am On Dec 14, 2014
Karen Igho who recently added her hubby's last name - Rakos to her social media pages after getting hooked abroad, held her traditional wedding here in Nigeria recently and we didn't know about it.
Since she stopped attending social events like she usually does, Karen has been very protective of her privacy, unlike her usual self, she would have made noise and invited loads of industry friends to her big day. Congrats to her. See another pic at... http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/photos-karen-igho-marries-her-white.html
|Properties / A Jungle In The City: See The 500 -room Building Where Tenants Live As Prisoners by amakaikeng(f): 8:52am On Dec 13, 2014
What you are about to read is the disheartening story of how tenants live in squalor and inhabitable conditions at a 500-room house in Ketu, Lagos. For some of us, this is not the Lagos we know, but to some its their sad reality. The piece is written by Eric Dumo for Punch. Find it below:
Covered in a stream of sweat as he made for the narrow entrance leading outside the block, Okoli Nwabueze (not real name), cursed and grumbled angrily. He was deep in slumber by the time the fan in his room stopped rolling that afternoon and so couldn’t make it out on time to enjoy cool, ‘precious’ breeze. Lacking proper ventilation, electricity supply was the only means to keep the temperature within the room normal. Last year, when he paid N140, 000 as rent and related charges for 12 months to move into Agboye ‘Estate’, a gigantic structure with over 500 rooms stretching on about four plots of land on Oduntan Street, Ketu, Lagos, this was not what he expected. The situation leaves him deeply frustrated.
“The heat inside my room is crazy,” he said, nodding his head in complete dejection. “There is no ventilation and so whenever there’s power outage the place becomes very hot. This was not what I expected when I paid for the house last year. I never knew I was moving into a prison yard. I can’t use generator or other household appliances even after paying so much as rent. This is really crazy,” he fumed.
Lamentations all the way
Okoli is not the only one burning with rage in this vast and hugely populated building – the poor and extreme conditions of living is getting other tenants deeply concerned, too. Apart from paying N6, 000 as monthly charges for a single room – not more than twice the size of the space inside a commercial bus in Lagos – occupants who agreed to speak with our correspondent after they were assured their identities would be protected for fear of being victimised by the owner of the house, Onamo Agboye, said they are forbidden from using power generators, electric kettles, air conditioners or even host important social gatherings like naming ceremonies or birthdays within the facility. They were assured of constant electricity supply when moving in but they soon found out that the big generator set stationed at a section of the compound is not meant to service their interest but the comfort of the landlord alone. To make matters worse, the only entrance leading in and out of the compound closes at 11:00pm daily. Once the clock ticks, nobody goes in or out anymore, they revealed. In case of an emergency, chaos is inevitable.
“There was this day I was coming from FESTAC and I encountered traffic around Maryland, I didn’t get to Ketu until about 11:30pm. The security men at the gate of the house did not allow me to go in. I explained to them that I was new and that I didn’t know about the time of the closure but they refused to listen to my plea. I slept inside the church opposite the house that day,” Lanre Adamolekun, another tenant told Saturday PUNCH.
The regimented nature of the building – like a Nazi facility – has left devastating consequences on some occasions. Injuries and heartbreaks have come in different forms.
“My wife almost died from pains after falling into labour around 2:30am. The security men did not open the gate for us until two hours later because they said their boss would be mad at them for opening the gate at such hour of the night. They saw her condition, that she was dying but they refused to consider her pains. By the time we got to the hospital, she had become too weak to push by herself. She had to give birth through a caesarean section . That was the moment I decided that the house was not a place to live,” Anthony Onyekwere told our correspondent in a telephone conversation during the week. He has since relocated his family to the Agric area of Ikorodu, a fast rising town within the metropolis.
Continue to read more of the terrible things that go on in that 'estate' at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/a-jungle-in-city-see-500-room-building.html
|Celebrities / "Thank God Entertainers Lost The Primaries" - Etcetera by amakaikeng(f): 8:30am On Dec 13, 2014
One celebrity that is opening admitting that he is happy his colleagues lost the primaries for their election bid is singer turned writer, Etcetera. By now, y'all know he takes no prisoners and just says it as he feels it. But isn't he being a little mean? After all the time and possibly money invested on their campaigns - this is what he has to say? Find out what is reasons are below:
My dear entertainers who just lost out in your quest for public office, can you please gbe enu e soun so that we can concentrate on the election at hand? Despite your claims, we all know the reasons why you sought public office in the first place. So many Nigerians have hurt their knees in praying to God to rid this nation of political miscreants and people with selfish motives in seeking public offices.
So the fact that you all lost your primaries is a gargantuan sign that the system does not see you as worthy representatives of the Nigerian youths. You are the reasons why the youths are only being regarded as the future in a time like this when we are supposed to be the present. Why is it surprising to you that you lost in the primaries? The system has been analytically taking notes of your below the par exploits even within the madhouse we call entertainment industry. Don’t you get it, because you are in the sacred ministry of receiving brown envelopes doesn’t make you qualified to administer or make laws. In case you haven’t heard, there are so many things to consider before running for public office," he said.
He even said, "a head that can’t produce meaningful lyrics cannot inspire anything meaningful in governance" Continue to see the rest at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/thank-god-entertainers-lost-primaries.html
|Celebrities / Uchenna Nnanna's Touching Tribute To Sister Killed In Sosoliso Air Crash In 2005 by amakaikeng(f): 9:02am On Dec 10, 2014
Its nine years today since the tragic Sosoliso plane crash happened in 2005. I remember pastor Bimbo Odukoya, students from Loyola Jesuit, Abuja and others on that ill fated aircraft. May souls of the departed continue to rest in eternal glory. Below is actress Uchenna Nnanna's tribute to her sister who was also on that flight.
#SOSOLISOPLANECRASH#2005# Exactly 9 years ago.(Saturday 10th December, 2005) You called we should come and pick you up from the airport..hours passed by and we didn't hear from you. And then we heard a plane have crashed...we prayed and wailed that you were not in that aircraft, even when reality dawned on us as your 2 lines refused to go through,we still wished we were in a very deep sleep, and will wake up to see it was all a dream, but alas! It happened, our Olaedo (Gold)was no more. We searched for you among the survivors... continue at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/actress-uchenna-nnannas-touching.html
|Celebrities / He's So Smitten! Chris Brown Apologies To Karrueche For Trashing Her Online by amakaikeng(f): 10:30am On Dec 08, 2014
First off, Chris Brown, so this is the best artwork you can come up with as Kae's face? Well, he's apology is so touchy on every level, so Kae can deal with this horrific depiction of her face. Lol.
I like the part where said he doesn't care about his image or what the media will say as long as Kae knows he's sorry for talking poorly of her on social media, and then he says he feels wack for bringing his dirty business out in the open in such a manner. He is definitely working on becoming a better person. Just one thing CB, clip that impulsive attitude, we don't want you beating up Kae or anyone else. Lol.
Now, if someone could be a fan two times over, I just became one. I like men who can apologise when they are wrong. See more at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/hes-so-smitten-chris-brown-apologies-to.html
|Celebrities / Revealed! Ini Edo's Marriage Crashed Because Hubby Wanted Her Lekki Mansion? by amakaikeng(f): 1:03pm On Dec 07, 2014
Contrary to reports that actress Ini Edo's marriage crashed because of infidelity on Ini's part, the real reasons why they divorced was because of material possession, this is according to a new report by Ekerete Udoh. A source who claims to be very close to Ini and Phillip Ehiagwina said it was Phillip who cheated and even went as far as moving out of their Lekki home to go live with another woman in Ghana just to spite Ini for refusing to put his name on the deed of the house. Erm... it's a very long but interesting read. Find it the report below:
So much has been written mostly by writers relying on third party sources as to why the marriage failed. The widely speculated reason has been the issue of infidelity that the husband alleged.
But was that the main reason the couple went their separate ways? According to a source close to the couple and was there when the romance started in 2008, and remained close to the now divorced couple, the media has been scratching the surface of what indeed was a story of irreconciliable differences the actress endured for over six years of her marriage to her estranged husband; and why she gave her all to sustain the marriage. It is a story as told by an insider who knew the couple way back from New York, where Philips once lived, before moving to Texas, then to Atlanta and now Ghana.
"I think Ini Edo was badly in love. Philips was a charmer and, as a human being and deeply in love, she followed her heart. It is so sad that a woman blessed with such a good heart could be treated in such a hurtful manner..." Continue at http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/revealed-ini-edos-marriage-crashed.html
|Celebrities / Oritsefemi Crashes His New Range Rover While Being Chased By Armed Robbers by amakaikeng(f): 11:03am On Dec 06, 2014
Singer Oritsefemi has crashed his new Range Rover Evogue given to him by his new management company. He broke the news on instagram this morning with a photo of the badly damaged SUV which he captioned -"Oh my God" .
However, his management team has released a statement explaining how and why the accident happened.
"Unknown Armed Robbers have chased Oritsefemi’s Range Rover SUV to crash early Saturday morning, 6th December 2014 on Ikorodu Road, Lagos.
"The incident happened we were going to finish up a meeting my traveling arrangement today with Big Brother Africa’s officials in order to perform at the grand finale of the event in South Africa on Sunday 7th.
"Yusuf ‘Danku’ Adepitan who was driving the Ranger noticed unknown gun men were chasing me-Oritsefemi- behind, on approaching Funsho Willams Road, Barrack Bus Stop, Surulere, and the suspected gunmen approached the driver. They ordered him to stop. Pointing guns at him, but Danku refused to stop. He accelerated trying to escape. While he was struggling with the robbers, a truck conveying loads of Cement hit the vehicle accidentally. Range driver’s side was smashed. Danku lost control. The truck hit him by the chest through the driver’s side. The airbag came out immediately", ... continue at .... http://www.amakaikenga.com/2014/12/oritsefemi-crashes-his-new-range-rover.html
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