Friday, 10 October 2014

Linda Ikeji’s Blog Restored + See The Real Shocking Revelation

Few days ago we reported how Google shot down Linda Ikeji' blog for alleged copyright infringement (Read here). Linda Ikeji’s blog is back on blogger after Google has supposedly reviewed her case and found her plagiarism or breach of terms not worthy of a blog deletion.

Linda has shared a story on her newly restored blog, sharing screen grabs of a chat she had with someone named Aye Dee where he reveals he is a former very close confidante of her whom she had begun to neglect. Out of a personal grudge when she wouldn’t respond to his emails, he decided to teach her a lesson.

Aye Dee released a series of tweets in rebuttal, saying it is all professional and there is nothing personal about it. Linda stole his copyrighted materials, and when she wouldn’t respond to his efforts to contact her, he took the appropriate action.

However, you know how they say there are three sides to every story? I’m wondering from the facts available if it wasn’t all a conspiracy, and maybe Linda may have removed her own blog as a publicity ploy hatched with Mr Aye Dee to further popularize her already runaway blog.

First and foremost, Linda had apologized for any plagiarism issues. Then she talks about her relationship with Mr Aye Dee. You can see the transcript and details of their EPIC chat on Linda’s blog. 
“In 2009 or 2010…(not sure) a guy named Alex who used to run 1976AD blog contacted me. He said he was impressed with my work and wanted to encourage me to never relent. Alex Info 1976AD (how I knew him back then) and I became very good friends online. In fact he was my confidant. Every time I had questions or challenges, I would reach out to him. By 2011, Alex 1976AD and I became quite close…online. We even exchanged numbers and spoke a few times. He always reminded me how proud of me he was. He told me I would one day become a phenomenon. I wasn’t number one at the time but he told me that I would one day be the biggest news site in Nigeria…that he believed in me that much. He was my friend, my supporter; he sent me news to post on my blog. He wanted me to succeed. He told me things to do to get more readers. He knew a lot about the internet and how it works so I always went to him for advice. He was my anchor. In 2011, Alex 1976AD made me his blog’s Person of the Year 2011. I shared that post excitedly on my blog. He said I was the most deserving Nigerian for the award that year…and he wrote the most beautiful article about me. He was so proud of me…and never hesitated to tell me. I was grateful. I was happy to have him as a friend…even though we’d never met. Then we stopped talking. I sincerely can’t remember when exactly. I know that Alex 1976AD tried to reach out to me mid last year…but I can’t remember if I responded. If I didn’t, it was an oversight. I’m really bad at replying mails because I get so many and I’m always busy blogging…but anyway. On Wednesday around 2.07pm…my long lost friend Alex Info 1976AD contacted me via gmail chat. I was so happy when I saw his name pop up. I was like yay…Alex 1976AD! He would know what I should do in this situation. I thought he was reaching to me after all this while because he’d seen all the craziness going on and wanted to lend support…but what he said to me next shocked me to my bone marrow. He said ‘I hope u’re sitting down’. Thankfully I was because I would have literally fallen if I hadn’t been sitting. You see, my good friend and biggest supporter Alex 1976AD told me he was Mr Aye Dee. The same guy who started this. The guy that got Google to shut down my blog. It wasn’t about plagiarism or copyright infringement…it was about a scorned former friend. It was about love turning to hate because he felt I’d abandoned him after I became big.… The last time he tried to contact me was on July 12th 2013…before reaching out again on Wednesday…”
During the chats, Linda and Mr Aye Dee supposedly hashed out their personal issues. They then reconciled their differences and agreed on a joint story to put out to the public.

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