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Woman hangs self after court declares step-father innocent of repeated rape

A 22-year-old woman killed herself after her step-father was cleared of repeatedly raping her, an inquest heard.
Juliet Crew left a note behind stating that she felt she had been let down by the legal system.
Her 60-year-old step-father, Nigel Parkin, who is a church organist was found not guilty in 2012 of sexually abusing her for seven years from the age of nine.
Juliet mother found her hung in the hall of her home in Taunton, Somerset, in August last year.
She had told the court Parkin sexually touched and raped her at least ten times.
Her step-father was cleared after he said Juliet and another alleged victim were both suffering from mental health problems.
According to Taunton Coroners Court, the result of the proceedings took a severe toll on the mental health of Juliet, she dropped to six and a half stone, self-harmed and even overdosed on medication.
The note she left behind said,”The judicial system in this country, especially for victims of sexual offences, is disgusting.
“T…

Senate approves bill transferring control of Code of Conduct Tribunal to National Assembly

In a tensed atmosphere on Thursday, the Senate passed a bill amending the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, which transfers the controlling powers of the bureau and the tribunal from the President to the National Assembly.As part of the amendment, the CCT shall be made up of the chairman and four other members, with three of the five forming the quorum at every sitting.The lawmakers, however, allowed the President to maintain his power of appointment into the CCB.But the appointment of the chairman and members of the bureau and the tribunal will be subject to the Senate’s approval, with the appointment of those in the bureau limited to a tenure of five years, while the second term will be subject to legislative approval, if the amendment is passed into law.The House of Representatives had passed the amendment bill in May 2016 and sent it to the Senate for concurrence.The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Samuel Anyanwu, while laying a repor…

Amaechi asked me to influence judgments-Justice Sylvester Ngwuta

Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, has accused the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, and his Science and Technology counterpart, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, of asking him to help to influence the apex court’s decisions in some election cases.Ngwuta, who is one of the seven judges arrested recently by the operatives of the Department of State Services, said his current ordeal was connected to his refusal to accede to the requests made by the ministers.He made the allegation in his letter dated October 18, 2016, and addressed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed.Maintaining his innocence, the judicial officer said he was a victim of his resolve never to violate his “sacred oath of office”.Ngwuta’s letter which came 48 hours after that of his colleague, Justice John Okoro, who was also arrested by the DSS operatives, accused Amaechi, a former Rivers State Governor, of asking him (Okoro) to influence the apex court’s decision on poll judgment …

Drama as lady drags Lagos-based Irish lover before police for infecting her with HIV

Tears streamed down the face of 31-year-old Blessing (not real name) as she narrated how her whirlwind romance with a 67-year-old Irish construction worker in Lagos, ended in her getting infected with HIV.For Blessing, her pain was not just because she had got the virus but that the man, she identified simply as Jim, even intensified his sexual intercourse with her after he learnt of his status more than two years ago.Blessing walked into the Area F Police Command, Ikeja on Thursday, inconsolable to report Jim’s alleged action.When she faced journalists on Friday, however, things took a dramatic turn as she screamed at reporters and shielded the man she had accused from being interviewed and photographed.“You see what you have done now? We could have settled this at home,” she was heard telling the man, who also became furious and lashed out at reporters.“Jackass, liars. Get out of here,” the Irish man told journalists.When the scene calmed down somewhat, Blessing launched into a nar…

Girl sets self ablaze after trying to burn down school

A Vietnamese teenager sets herself on fire after attempting to burn down her school in an ill-fated social media dare, local media reported on Wednesday.In a video which has gone viral online, the 13-year-old girl can be seen pouring petrol in front of a door at her school in the southern province of Khanh Hoa.According to the local media, the girl inadvertently set herself alight after lighting a match with friends cheering her on.However, she received slight burns to her legs.The unnamed girl had promised to set the fire if she received 1,000 “likes” on her Facebook profile.Report says the dare is part of a recent social media fad known locally as “Vietnamese say, Vietnamese do’’.Another gruesome video went viral in September of a man in Ho Chi Minh City apparently setting himself on fire and jumping off a bridge into a canal after receiving 40,000 Facebook “likes.’’It said that neither his identity nor fate was ever confirmed.According to a social studies expert, Dr Pham Thi Thuy,…

Anarchy: DSS Arrest over four top judges in Abuja, P/Harcourt, Gombe

The nation’s judiciary on Friday night and the early hours of Saturday was thrown into confusion, as gun-wielding security agents swooped on the residences of senior judges, breaking doors and threatening to harm their family members and aides.
The raids were carried out by agents of the Department of State Services in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Gombe. The judges affected are of the Supreme Court and Federal High Court. At least two of the judges had recently ruled against the DSS and condemned its disregard of the laws of the land during its operations. The actions of these agents of state, observers say, are reminiscent of the executive lawlessness and human rights abuses that characterised the nation’s military era, including the period that President Muhammadu Buhari spent in power as a military dictator. Expectedly, the actions of the agents attracted widespread condemnation from Nigerians with the Nigerian Bar Association, declaring a state of emergency in the judiciary and askin…

Dollar shortage: Erisco, tomato paste maker, suspends operations

About 1,500 employees of a Lagos-based tomato paste manufacturer, Erisco Foods Limited, are set to lose their jobs as the firm has shut down its $150m plant in Lagos.
The Chief Executive Officer of Erisco Foods Limited, Chief Eric Umeofia, disclosed this on Wednesday in Lagos, attributing this to scarcity of foreign exchange. Following the decision to close down the business, some of the employees of the firm protested the action on Wednesday. They carried placards with various inscriptions calling on the Federal Government to save their jobs. Umeofia said he decided to shut down for one month over what he described as frustration in sourcing foreign exchange from the Central Bank of Nigeria. According to him, if at the end of 30 days, the situation does not improve, he will move his manufacturing firm out of Nigeria. He said, “We cannot get forex to buy machinery. We run our big factory with forex sourced from the parallel market at the exchange rate of N450/dollar. The companies th…

Nurse drugs and rapes 19-year-old patient

27-year-old male nurse, Olugbenga Isaac, who allegedly drugged and raped a 19-year-old female patient, was on Tuesday arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ court in Lagos.
Isaac, a resident of Ajah area of Lagos, is being tried for rape. The prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 15, 2016 at Onipanu, Lagos. He said the accused unlawfully had sexual intercourse with the 19-year-old lady. “The accused had sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent,” he said. Ogu said the complainant was sick and called the defendant, a nurse, to treat her. “The complainant had toothache, she called on the nurse to administer drugs on her. Instead, the accused injected her with a substance that made her sleep. The complainant slept off and the accused raped her and left. “The complainant regained consciousness after several hours and was bleeding from her private part. It then dawned on her that she had been raped,” he said. The offen…

Farting is a great relief! Be happy!

Farting is the emission of wind from the anus. In ordinary English, it is commonly used in relation to flatulence and is often considered undesirable in formal situations where many would consider it offensive and demeaning. It comes from an old English word, Feortan, which means to “to break wind.” Many people have considered whether farting can carry bacteria and therefore cause infections. In a classical experiment conducted in Australia, it was found that fart released at a distance of five centimetres did not grow any bacteria with the trousers worn but did so when the clothes were taken off by a member of the experimenting team. It therefore follows that the clothes we wear act as a filter for the gas we produce from the anus. The act of farting means so many things to different people. Among children up to the mid-teens, it is a playful thing. Some children fart when people are gathered for the most telling effect, usually out of mischief. Others do theirs in some form of comp…

ELDEE TAKES A SWIPE AT AMBER ROSE OVER SLUTWALK CAMPAIGN

‘Something is wrong with a world where Amber Rose gets paid millions to promote anything positive ahead of Simone, Serena, Lupita, Alicia…’ Eldee is a trending topic on social media over the above comment on Amber Rose. His tweet began hours ago with his thought on Amber Rose’s Slut Walk campaign. Pregnant Blac Chyna joined her friend Amber Rose as the talk show host and Dancing With the Stars contestant led a crowd at her second annual SlutWalk yesterday, October 1. But we dive into eLDee’s concerns, “Last year people didn’t quite understand what a SlutWalk was,” Amber Rose explained a while back. “The number one misconception was people assuming that it was a walk to promote prostitution or promiscuity, which is really stupid. That’s the total opposite of what it was.” Instead, the event helps to promote female empowerment and put an end to slut-shaming and victim-blaming. More than $20,000 had been raised as of Saturday morning on the Amber Rose Foundation’s crowdrise page. So to …

NJC sacks Chief Judge of Enugu, Appeal Court Justice & another for alleged corruption

The National Judicial Council said on Friday that it had recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari, the compulsory retirement of Justice Mohammed Tsamiya from office- the Ilorin Division of the Court of Appeal. Justice Tasmiya was sanctioned over allegations that he met with a party to a case before him, Nnamdi Oji, three times and on each occasion, demanded the sum of N200m to influence the Court of Appeal panel in Owerri, which sat on election cases that arose from the 2015 general elections. In a statement by its Acting Director, Information, Mr. Soji Oye, the NJC said it also recommended the Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice I. A. Umezulike, for compulsory retirement and Justice Kabiru Auta of Kano State High Court for dismissal. The NJC recommended Auta for prosecution over an allegation that he collected N197m from a man, Alhaji Kabiru, who wrote a petition to the NJC against him. The NJC said it recommended to Governor Lawrence Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, the compulsory retirem…