5 Apr 2017

German Cabinet Agrees To Outlaw Child Marriages

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed today to a new draft law aimed at banning child marriages.

The law, drawn up by Justice Minister Heiko Maas, sets the minimum age for marriage in Germany at 18 years.

About 1,500 minors with non-German backgrounds living in the country were registered as married at the end of July 2016, according to the Cologne-based Central Register of Foreign Nationals (AZR).

Under the new law all marriages of people under the age of 16 will be declared null and void.

The new rules also call on the courts to rescind any marriage when one of the couple was aged between 16 and 18 years at the time of the union.

The government plans to extend the new rules to marriages concluded outside of Germany.

However, the authorities will consider not applying the law in special cases of hardship, such as a severe and life-threatening illness.

Shocking! Malaysian MP says - There is nothing wrong with rape victims marrying their rapists or for 9-year-old girls to marry

Wonders shall never cease! A Barisan Nasional lawmaker has caused outrage internationally after he suggested that some 9-year-olds were "physically and spiritually" ready for marriage and also that rapists should be allowed to marry their victims as a way to remedy the situation.

The Malaysian member of parliament, Tasek Gelugor, made the comment yesterday as Malaysia passed a law on sexual offences against children without criminalising child marriage. Gelugor's comment was in response to a proposal by a female opposition member of parliament to amend the Sexual Offences Against Children bill so that child marriages can be banned.

Gelugor refused her suggestion and said that some 12- and 15-year-old girls looked older than their actual ages and that if a girl reaches puberty at the age of 9 she was ready for marriage and should be allowed to get married.

"When we discuss 12- and 15-year-olds, we don't see their physical bodies because some children aged 12 or 15, their bodies are like 18-year-old women," Gelugor said.

He continued: "They reach puberty at the age of 9 or 12. And at that time, their body is already akin to them being 18 years old. So physically and spiritually, it is not a barrier for the girl to marry."

On the issue of rape, Gelugor, who is a former Syariah court judge, said that although rape is a criminal offence, the rapist and the victim should be "given a second chance to turn a new leaf in life".

"Perhaps through marriage they can lead a healthier, better life. And the person who was raped does not necessarily have a bleak future. She will have a husband, at least, and this could serve as a remedy to growing social problems," he said. "The girl becomes safer when she is married rather than when she is left alone. Don't assume they (rapists) remain bad people."

Dr Siti Mariah, the woman who called for child marriages to be made a criminal offence, objected to his suggestion, arguing that allowing the rapist to marry the victim would not guarantee a better life.

"I don't agree with marrying off the victim to the rapist. If the rapist repents, maybe that's fine, but what if the husband is 'haprak' (useless)?" she said.

Sadly, Dr Siti's motion to amend the Sexual Offences Against Children Bill to include child marriages as an offence was ultimately defeated by a voice vote.

Tragic! Nollywood actress, Modupe Oyekunle, dies during childbirth

Nollywood actress, Modupe Oyekunle, has died. The actress died in the early hours of Tuesday, April 4th, while giving birth to her third child in Abeokuta. The actress gave birth to a baby girl and the child survived.

She was a fast rising actress and starred in quite a number of Yoruba movies. She was also a member of Igi Aloye caucus in Abeokuta that produced Odunlade Adekola. Playground disclosed the news of her death on their Instagram account. She is survived by her husband, three children and parents. See another photo below...

Julius Agwu - "An MRI scan revealed that I had 3 tumors in my brain.. I almost committed suicide one day"

In an interview with Inspaya, Comedian Julius Agwu and his wife, Ibiere, have recounted what they faced during his terrifying ordeal with brain tumours. Revealing what went down, Ibiere Agwu said:

"The first seizure, I was actually in the room when it started. I was talking to him and all of a sudden, he's looking up and .. I called the doctor on our way to the hospital and he was like, Yes, he's there. On the way to the hospital, the seizure came again and I started praying. We got to a point where everything just stopped.

'So now I'm going to be a widow? How do I manage with this children? So I'll come back home and people would call me and ask me, what would I say? That what? He's dead? We would start planning for burial?'

"All those thoughts just kept coming. I was praying, at a point the doctor too started praying with me. After a while, for someone that couldn't just move, couldn't feel anything, nothing was happening...he just moved his hand. The doctor and I looked at each other. He had no recollection of who came to see him the day..like two days after. When I come most times, he looks at me and (moves head around) he's trying to figure out who I am.
On his 3 brain tumours, Ibiere said:

"The one at the back, they said was the size of a golf ball, and they were 2 in front, those ones were kind of inside. The whole process actually brought me to a point where sometimes I sit and I question God and I'm like, I'm still yoiung. Why do I have to go through all of this at my age?"

Speaking about the terrifying life and death situation he found himself in, Julius said: 

"I'm a living testimony of God's miracles. My business is show business. I need to show for the business to come. What I remember was the fact that I woke up in the hospital, and then I heard the story of my being in coma. I lost my memory. I remember my Father who died in 2002 telling me to go back."
Adding that he told his wife they had to leave Nigeria to find out what exactly was going on:

"We can't continue this, let's go to America and find out what the cause of this thing is. An MRI scan now revealed that I had 3 tumors in my brain. I started looking for my property documents and giving my wife. One day, they were not home and I almost committed suicide. I call it second chance. That's God saying this is your own second chance. After that experience, I decided to a thanksgiving song to God and it's titled second chance,. My covenant is that I would use all my platforms to glorify him."
Julius elder sister, Theresa Agwu also said: " I had this belief that as a good man, with the good heart that he has, that he's not going to die. God won't let him die. Doctor already told me that they want to take him to the mortuary."

Watch the video below.

Islamic extremist, Michael Adebowale who killed British soldier moved to psychiatric hospital

An Islamic extremist who murdered British soldier Lee Rigley in London will be moved back to a 'softer' psychiatric hospital from jail, the UK Sun reports.

Michael Adebowale, 25, has been in high-security prison HMP Wakefield since September 2015 after he and accomplice Michael Adebolajo hacked the 22-year-old fusilier to death in Woolwich in May 2013.

The pair ran down the solider, a father-of-one, with a car before launching a brutal machete attack.
Adebowale was transferred from the tough category A prison in Yorkshire to the "softer" psychiatric hospital, where it costs £250,000-a-year to house inmate. 

According to the newspaper, Adebowale has refused to comply with medical treatment while in Wakefield jail leaving officials no choice. The move was reportedly passed last month and the killer made the 210-mile journey earlier this week. 

His victim’s family have spoken of their outrage following his transfer to the softer establishment. Fusilier Rigby’s mum Lyn, 50, had  hailed the end of his "gentler life" following his original move from the hospital said:  "I’ve said before that Adebowale deserves to be in a tough prison for what he did to my Lee," she told The Sun.
"I get the impression this whole situation is going to yo-yo back and forth for years because the authorities clearly don’t know how to deal with him. I need to be reassured that the right punishment is being handed down to the man who took my son's life."

Source: London Evening Standard

Single Mother & 8yrs Old Son Shot Dead By Her Boyfriend

A single mum from Sanford, Florida and her 8yrs old son were killed by her boyfriend just hours after the police were called to her home about a domestic dispute.

Latina Herring, 35, and her son, 8, were shot and killed by Allen Cashe, 31, on March 27th.

Her father and second son, 7, were also shot and are currently in critical condition in the hospital.

The suspect Allen Cashe had gone on a shooting spree, firing 24 bullets from his AK-47 at Latina and her entire family. He also shot at and injured two other random people who were standing in his way as he tried to make his escape.

Cashe first called police around 3.20am as he and his girlfriend were arguing outside a convenience store. When police arrived, he told them Latina had stolen his keys and accused her of having an “attitude" after "coming home from the club drunk”. Latina accused him of having her house keys. Police settled the case as best they could and left.

Twenty minutes later, they got another call to Latina's home in Sanford, Florida and found them arguing on the lawn. Latina reportedly claimed that Cashe had a gun but police disputed her claim.

One police said: "She’s making false accusations. It’s the second time she’s done it."

Another officer was heard saying to Latina in a video footage released by the police department: "We’re going to handle it, ma’am, just stop calling 911 and making up accusations that you don’t know about, alright?"

At that point, authorities decided it was a civil matter, not a criminal one, and did not make an arrest. Frustrated with the way the police handled the situation, Latina said she should have lied that her boyfriend had hit her. Police waited and after Cashe left the house they also left but he returned to the house around 6 a.m. with a gun, kicked the door in and killed Latina in her bed and her young son Branden Christian as he was asleep on the sofa. He also shot Latina’s father, Bertis Gerard Herring Jr, and her other seven-year-old son, Brendon Christian.

Neighbours called 911 to report gunshots after they saw Herring Jr. standing outside, bleeding and screaming for help. Cashe said he did what he did because he was upset with Latina for calling the police. He was formally charged with first-degree murder of Latina and her son. He is in custody at the Seminole County Jail and is being held without bail.

It was revealed that Cashe has a history of violence and abuse. Court record shows he's been arrested at least 5 times for crimes ranging from violence and battery to threats but each time he went free and authorities revealed it was because his victims were always afraid to take him to court.

Sanford police chief, Chief Cecil Smith said: "Part of the issues is that we have so many victims who refuse to prosecute... They will file the complaints, they will file the charges but when it gets into the court system they choose to step back."

Omg! Photo of 7 Year-Old Raped To Death By Senator's Son

A twitter user, @FulanNasrulah shared a story that 21-year-old Senator’s son was alleged to have raped his victim through the anus.

 When the incident was reported to the boy’s father, he got the father of the victim, who is also his guard arrested.

The unnamed senator reportedly claimed that the guard wants to ruin his political career. @FulanNasrulah noted that the Department of State Security operatives arrested the senator’s son, but the lawmaker was able to get his son off the leash by manipulating the system. According to Zuma Times Hausa, the photo above shows the remains of the 7 year old girl. So sad. See the tweets below...

Photo of the man who impregnated his biological daughter and forced her to throw their baby into a well in Bauchi

55 year old Abdulkadir Mohammed pictured left, impregnated his 20 year old daughter, Dije Abdulkadir, and forced her to throw the baby girl she gave birth to inside a well in Gamawa, Bauchi state. The baby was however rescued by neighbors who spotted the child in the well. Abdulkadir and Dije have been arrested by the police and charged to court. 

Photo credit: Aishat Alubankudi

Wow! Check out Liz Benson's daughter's traditional wedding

Liz Benson's daughter Leelee who did her traditional wedding on March 31st, 2017 has shared official photos from the wedding. See more photos below...

I made $544,000 selling pure water- Defendant, Veronica Onyegbula says

The Economic and Finacial CrimesCommission EFCC, yesterday told a Federal High Court in Abuja that the fourth defendant in the ongoing N24 billion police pension scam trial, Veronica Onyegbula, during interrogation in 2012 when she was arrested, that she made $544,000 from sales of pure water.

Onyegbula is standing trial alongside Esai Dangabar; Ahmed Inuwa Wada; Atiku Abubakar Kigo; Sani Habila Zira; Uzoma Attang and Christian Madubuike on criminal charges bordering on conspiracy and criminal breach of trust for their complicity in the scam at the police pension office. It is alleged that the accused persons conspired and sequentially withdrew money from the Police Pension Fund (PPF) in an account domiciled at First Bank of Nigeria and shared it amongst themselves.

At the resumed hearing of the case at an FCT high court yesterday, one of the prosecuting witnesses and an operative of the antigraft agency, Rukayya Ibrahim, told the court that during interrogation, the accused informed the agency that she made the huge sum of money from her pure water business. Rukayya said this while while giving evidence in the trial within trial requested by counsel to Onyegbula, Barrister Ernest Ikeji. 

Led in evidence by prosecution counsel, Barrister Leke Atolagbe, Rukkaya told the court that all the statements made by Onyegbula were voluntarily made under a cordial interactive session and not under duress as being alleged by her counsel. 

The presiding judge, Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the trial within trial to today at the instance of the prosecution counsel.

12,000 Nigerians set to be repatriated from Germany

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The German authorities are planning to repatriate 12,000 Nigerians who are seeking asylum in the country.

This was made known by Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the senior special assistant to President Buhari on Diaspora Affairs, during the public presentation of two books 'From Libya with Tears' and 'Practical News and Feature Writing’ in Lagos.
The books were written by Mr. Dele Bodunde, who retired as a Managing Editor/Director in NAN on Tuesday at the attainment of 60 years.

According to Dabiri-Erewa, who was represented by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Abdul-Rahman Balogun she said that the German Embassy in Nigeria had intimated her office on plans to repatriate at least 12,000 Nigerian asylum seekers from the European country.

She also noted that about 128 Nigerians were among the over 576 West African migrants to Europe that recently died in the Mediterranean sea.

'Just some days ago, 128 Nigerians died in the Mediterranean sea out of 576. Most of them were from West African countries and they were on their way to Europe.

'Now, this is an unfortunate incident and I think it is better to remain in Nigeria and keep struggling, instead of making desperate journeys that could take their lives,’ she said.

She, however, added that some Nigerians had been trapped in Libya and were subjected to various inhuman treatments and that only the intervention of the Federal Government had ensured the return of many.

Source: Guardian Newspapers

British government to disclose names of Nigerians who own houses in the country as from next year

The Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Bolaji Owosanoye, says British Government has promised to give the Federal Government information about Nigerians who own property in that country begin from next year 2018.

Speaking in an interview with NAN in New York, Owosanoye, says this move is a great step towards eradicating corruption in the country.

“There’s no doubt that rogues in government oppress and impoverish their people by corruption and this must be sanctioned by collective action. We need to make sure that there is no safe haven for you (corrupt officials) to run to. Britain has promised that by 2018, she will provide Nigeria with the information about who owns what and where; that’s very helpful. These include all the houses that have been bought by public officials or accounts that are held by public officials on which they are right now not paying taxes or which they cannot explain the sources. So if you cannot buy a house in England, you have to look for somewhere else. But if all countries criminalise this, then it becomes much more difficult unless you want to buy the house on Mars,” he said


A UK-based pastor, believed to be originally from Nigeria, has been jailed in London for sexually assaulting a girl and a woman during “private prayer sessions”. .
50-year-old Benjamin Egbujor, of Harold Avenue in Kent, was found guilty of sexual assault and causing a child to engage in sexual activity. His 43-year-old secretary, Rose Nwenwu,

Bag Of Rice To Sell For Just N10,000

Rice farmers under the auspices of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, has assured that in June 2017 a 50 kilogramme of rice bag will sell at N10,000. This assurance was given by the National President of RIFAN, Aminu Goronyo, while speaking on the current development in the rice industry, as he disclosed that rice farmers now have direct access to fertiliser. 

He said: “Fertiliser was a very big challenge, but today it has become a history. We have signed MoU where the fertiliser is sold N5,500 per bag of fertiliser, and is now a government policy.

"We have more fertiliser in the country and go direct to the hands of farmers and is everywhere in the country. We have already achieved rice sufficiency in the last two years because all the rice we eat is grown here in the country.

"With the government through the Nigeria Customs Service on the land borders, including the high exchange rate no importer can go to other countries and import rice for profit. I assure you in the next three months a 50kg bag of rice will come down to N10,000

“The Anchor Borrowers Scheme was conceived through collective effort by the Central Bank of Nigeria, RIFAN and other relevant key stakeholders, and we are everyday meeting with the CBN reviewing the process.” 

However, the rice farmers’ boss lamented inadequate rice seeds for his over 4.2 million members.

“Seed is the most essential component of any commodity that is going to be produced. We do not have rice seeds in Nigeria. The few companies we have in the country do not have the capacity to supply the quality and certified seeds we need. What we have is grossly inadequate and not up to one percent of the need by Nigerian farmers. 

“I blame the previous governments because for 30 years we don’t have enough certified seeds." 

Omg! Policeman Chasing ‘Yahoo Boys’ Shoots Woman To Death

A policeman allegedly shot and killed a woman yesterday evening in the Onipanu toll gate area, Mushin, Lagos.

Olorunloye tweeted that the woman is his mom and the policeman was chasing internet fraudsters popularly called ‘yahoo boys’ when the incident happened.

Her son demanded justice and sent out several frantic tweets, including tweeting at the Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, calling for intervention in the matter.

According to Olorunloye, on getting to police station, they were asked to come back today. Many Nigerians have joined him in demanding justice for his innocent mum.

Shopkeeper Caught On CCTV Shooting 13-year-old Thief Seven Times In The Back

A shopkeeper who was caught on CCTV shooting a 13-year-old boy seven times in the head and back during an alleged botched grab-and-run has been charged with the teen's murder.

Fabricco Patti was killed on December 2 2016 after he ran into Lucky Cigars and Smokes, in Las Vegas.

Store worker Raad Sunna, 24, was caught by an overhead camera firing shots as the boy attempted to flee the shop.It is alleged that the schoolboy was trying to steal a marijuana water pipe with two pals in tow. The boys, aged 14 and 15, were arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and later confessed to cops that they planned on stealing the items.

Black-and-white CCTV footage shows Sunna aim and fire before Fabricco falls to the floor.
Police said the boys were not wearing masks and had their faces on full view. They were not armed.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Karen Bennett said prosecutors charged Sunna after watching the disturbing footage and listening to his 911 call.

Sunna has been released on bail and is due back in court in two weeks.

40 Nigerians deported from Italy

The Italian government has deported 40 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country. The deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos yesterday night.

The deportees, who are all male, were brought back in a chartered aircraft with registration number EL-SMU/3737.

DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development. Alabi said 39 of the deportees were alleged to have committed immigration-related offences while one of them was allegedly involved in drug dealing .

Shocking! Benue lawmaker reportedly made to kneel down and apologise to Governor Ortom

Hon. James Gbande, member representing Kwande East State Constituency was allegedly made to kneel down and apologise to Governor Samuel Ortom after he accused the governor of not doing enough to bring an end to incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen.

Source: Benue News

Shocking! Man beats 7-year-old son to death, and fed his remains to pigs

A 41-year-old Kansas man admitted to killing his 7-year-old son and feeding his body to pigs.
Michael A Jones pleaded guilty in Wyandotte County District Court last Friday, March 31, to one count of first-degree murder over the death of child Adrian Jones. The boy’s remains were found in a barn at a home rented by Jones and his wife, 31 year old Heather Jones.. 
The crime scene was “one of the worst things” investigators had seen in their careers, according to Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Sheryl Lidtke described Adrian Jones as a curious, energetic boy who was cute as a button and said the abuse he endured was the worst she had seen in her nearly three decades as a prosecutor.
"He was horribly abused, neglected and ultimately killed. I 'm sure his suffering was unbearable" she said, adding that he was essentially starved to death.
According to court documents, he died between September 18 and October 4th, 2015, but his remains weren't found until more than a month later when police were called to the family's home for a domestic disturbance.

Jones was arrested the day before Thanksgiving in 2015 and later charged with aggravated battery and assault for the incident, but investigators learned while on the couple's property that the boy had not been seen for several months.

A search warrant was then executed on the property and human remains found in a barn were later identified as Adrian's, through DNA testing.

The boy's stepmother, Heather Jones, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and child abuse in November. She was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. She also received an additional five years and eight months in prison for child abuse.

Jones, who faces a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years, is scheduled to be sentenced on May 3, 2017. 
Judy Conway, the boy's grandmother said she was relieved to learn of the guilty plea.
"It makes me pretty happy. I am relieved that Jones and Heather Jones will hopefully be behind bars for the rest of their lives. It won't bring Adrian back, of course, but it makes me feel really good that neither one can hurt another child again."

Source: Kansas City Star

Omg! Chinese Kung Fu master uses his testicles to pull seven cars weighing 12 tonnes

Mr Ye Wei, a Chinese Kung Fu master astounded a watching crowd by pulling a row of seven Audi cars with nothing but his testicles. The 39yr old pulled the cars a distance of eight metres to successfully break his personal record set last year which saw him pulling five cars.

According to Mr Ye, the stunt called Xi Sui Gong or Xi Sui Technique is a wellness regime practised by Taoists to improve their fertility. After successfully completing the challenge, Mr Ye told a reporter that he had been practising kung fu for around 30 years and that he had worked as the principal for three martial arts schools. Dr Chen Yu,Department of Urology at Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital said 'Xi Sui Gong' could help curing or prevent urinary incontinence as the exercise trains the pelvis and muscles around the thigh.'
He also added the action of stimulating the testicles can help problems of premature ejaculation and extend the endurance on sex performance.
However, there is also an effect of bending the penis and skin peeling on the testicles.
Watch the video below:

Source: Daily Mail.