April 30, 2017

Review Category : PEOPLE

“Virgin cleansing” – HIV positive father rapes 2-year-old daughter in hopes for cure

Here is some truly disturbing news. Police in Guateng are investigating a HIV positive father who allegedly raped his two-year-old daughter because he believed “sex with a virgin would cure him,” The Star reported. The victim’s mother, identified as Mihloti (not her real name), said the suspect was arrested two months ago when her child was raped. She accused police investigators of keeping her in the dark about details of the case, but was assured by Moroka police spokesman, Capt. Mpande Khoza that the alleged rapist remains in custody. The belief that sex with a virgin cures venereal diseases is ...

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Man sentenced to up to 15 years behind bars for sex with dogs

Huffington Post – A Michigan man who pleaded no contest to having sex with two dogs felt the bite of a wary judge on Monday. Kurtis Peterson, 36, was sentenced to between one and 15 years by judge Timothy Hicks, according to Michigan Live. Hicks seemed to be worried the man from Muskegon was a risk to repeat the offense. “I fear for what he might do in the community,” Hicks said during the sentencing hearing. The Daily News reports that Peterson was caught in the act twice by Joyce Yeaw, a friend of Peterson’s roommate. Once in April 2012 ...

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Nigerian woman married to British man in coma after attempting suicide over deportation

A 19-year-old asylum seeker from Nigeria, who is married to a British man, is in a coma after an overdose just days before she was due to be deported to Nigeria for being a “sham bride,” Daily Mail reports. May Brown fled Nigeria three years ago after witnessing the murder of her father. According to reports, she met her husband, 34-year-old Michael Brown, 12 months ago and the couple married last December and settled in Weymouth, Dorset. The Mail reports that Mrs Brown has two university offers to study law and has applied to stay in the UK, but despite ...

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Kano’s Hisba board disqualifies five pregnant women from mass wedding, could prosecute

Kano state’s Hisba board thinks three is a crowd. Five women who were to set to take part in Saturday’s mass wedding in northern Nigeria’s largest state have been disqualified because they already have a plus one. During mandatory medical checks, the pro-Sharia agency found that five of its 1,000 prospective brides are pregnant. It was cause for some talk and the Vanguard reported the women could be prosecuted “for committing offences against the provision of Sharia”. The 1,000 women qualified for the Hisba boards mass match-making scheme are widows and divorcees. Saturday’s mass wedding will see the third batch ...

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Hisba board to marry off a thousand more women in Kano

NAN – As part of pre-marriage rites organised for the wives –to-be, the board charged prospective couples to maintain their new marital status by striving to stay in the marriage. The Deputy Commander of the Women’s wing of the board, Malama Zahra’u Muhammad gave the charge while counseling the 1, 000 women to be married by the board. She said that as women, the marital status was solely in their hands and there was need for them to be obedient to their husbands to maintain the relationship. “We want you to be grateful to this administration by utilising the opportunity ...

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Chief Oluwole Awolowo dies at age 70

Chief Oluwole Awolowo, son of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and publisher of the Tribune is dead. He was 70 years old. Chief Awolowo passed on at the Wellington Hospital in St Johnswood, London at 5:40 p.m. Nigerian time. Mr. Edward Dickson, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of African Newspaper of Nigeria (ANN) PLC. said Awolowo had been in and out of hospital at home and abroad since he was involved in a ghastly accident seven years ago on September 30, 2006, on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Dickson said Awolowo was a devoted family man and Christian “despite his health challenges” and ...

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Family says Achebe died after “brief illness”; Brown University mourns the late professor

The family of “Things Fall Apart” authour, Chinua Achebe, confirmed in an official statement that their late patriarch died “following a brief illness”. It is not clear what illness befell the renowned author and professor. In the statement, the family described Achebe as an “inspiration to all who knew him.” They asked for privacy to mourn Achebe, the literary icon whose life and death drew worldwide attention. Achebe, until his death, was a professor of Africana Studies at Brown University in Boston, Massachusetts, and today the institution mourns the great loss. In a statement to the Premium Times, Brown University ...

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Chinua Achebe dies at 82

Celebrated Nigerian authour, Chinua Achebe, died following a brief illness, his agent Andrew Wylie said. The “Things Fall Apart” writer was 82. “He was also a beloved husband, father, uncle and grandfather, whose wisdom and courage are an inspiration to all who knew him,” Wylie said, according to the AP. Spokesman for the Anambra State government, Mike Udah, told the BBC that the state was mourning its “illustrious son”. In 2007, South African writer and Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer called Achebe the “father of modern African literature”. His literary works gained worldwide attention, especially his debut novel “Things Fall Apart”, ...

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Don’t sweat the technique! Amazing video of six-year-old breakdancer

Watch the video below and be amazed by BGirl, Terra. A six year old breakdancer from London, UK. The pint-sized performer took part in the Baby Battle division of the Chelles Battle Pro competition held in an Eastern suburb of Paris, France on Saturday. Dressed the part in a grey tracksuit with pink stripes, Terra owns the dance floor showing off an impressive array of fierce moves. From head stands, splits and raw energy, Terra captivates her audience and has the crowd cheering by the time she’s done. Terra is part of UK dance Soul Mavericks – a UK B-Boy ...

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Nigerians how much money do you need to have when travelling to the village?

If you have just returned from a holiday trip to the village and you are feeling cash-strapped, you will resonate with the people in this video. Battabox asks Nigerians, how much money do you need to have with you when you travel to the village. Some of the answers will make you laugh, but there is a lot of truth there. Many Nigerians feel the pressure around the holidays to have a truckload of cash when returning home to the village. These folks tell you why. ...

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