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#DasukiGate, the N240million bribe and the Linda Ikeji saga

Popular female blogger Linda Ikeji may (or may not) have been called out by social commentator and activist Kayode Ogundamisi for allegedly receiving a lump sum of N240 million from the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

Kayode, who didn’t particularly mention any names, took to Facebook
to post a message saying that Dudafa Waripamo, Special Adviser on
Domestic Affairs to Jonathan, revealed that he gave N240 million to
a ‘popular female blogger in Lagos’.

While the news quickly spread like wildfire and led to series of
interpretations and misinterpretations, Linda Ikeji, assuming Kayode was
talking about her, has come out to defend her honour.

Here is what she posted on her website regarding the controversy that is currently trending across all social media platforms.

“So, social commentator and activist Kayode Ogundamisi tweeted
this today…he didn’t mention any names but I am now trending on Twitter.
Many assume he’s talking about me…and you can’t blame them really. He
said…popular! I’m somewhat popular! He said female.. I’m female…duh!
Lol. He said Lagos…I live in Lagos…in a posh place called Banana
Island..lol. #Flipsweave! #Just teasing!

So people are reacting and some actually believe it! That PDP or
someone in the party gave me N240m? For what? Advert? This was why I
didn’t want to get politics advert money in the first place o…and but
then some of you advised that I do when I asked here and now see the
gbege that I have entered…lol.

But seriously for the record…no party registered or unregistered,
no human being dead or alive gave me N240m for anything. The only
advert I did for PDP was a page background take-over for former
president Jonathan… and they asked for the space after I did a page
background take-over for APC’s Akinwunmi Ambode. (I’m sure you all saw
it). The two parties paid me same amount. I had a politics advert rate
which I sent to everyone who wanted to advertise on LIB! And it was a
few millions …which some of you followed to chop inside in the giveaway
that April…lol. #Kidding!

Anyway, all these bad belle people looking for ways to bring a
woman down…like I always say…you can’t! Except you’re mightier than God!
Whether you like it or not, I’m a hardworking young woman who God chose
to bless the work of her hand and is using me to bless others. Get over
it! I am here to stay! Not going nowhere! *wink*. Make I go find una
more news ojare!”

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348061000090 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

16 Comments

  1. When i read this news yesterday night, i was like, N240 million for advert on a blog? Is the blog made in heaven? What nonsense!
    With the recent happenings, It is no longer news that so many people are green with envy and overbloated jealousy over Linda's mansion. Well,
    Bad belle is allowed

  2. People are just bitter and quick to jump into conclusion,even if she collected the said amount,it is payment for service rendered,she gave her terms of payment and they were willing to pay shikena! Linda ride on jare!

  3. This will accord linda more popularity and nothing more..

    If she in fact got the money, that doesnt make her a criminal.. She was payed for the services rendered. It is not her business to be asking her clients and customers where they gt the money they are paying her from..

  4. They leave my linda alone ooh, she was paid for the job she help them with and i remember linda asking her follower if she should advertise for politicians on her blog and her follower gave her the go ahead. haters should not just rub linda name in the mud ooh

  5. Wicked pple in naija..wat bribe??dey paid her for her services same way apc did…i can neva undastand y an educated man will say its bribe..wat re dey giving her bribe for…she b politician or contractor??jealous fools..

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