Wednesday, 1 July 2015
A Berlin man has become the first in Germany to give birth to a baby.
He identifies as male, but has a female reproductive system.
The baby boy was born on March 18th this year in a home birth, as hospitals are required to write the name of the mother in their records when a child is born.
It was delivered with the help of a midwife in the Neukölln area of Berlin.
On government records the new father, who is transgender, is registered as a man.
This makes him the first male in Germany to give birth, Berlin newspapers reported on Monday.
A young man who decided to raid the house of God by repeatedly robbing a church, tasted the other side of Lagosians when he was caught in the act and given the beating of his life, almost to the point of death.
The incident happened after luck ran out of the perennial church robber as he was caught while carting away electronics from a church located at Kayode Adebanji Street, NNPC, Ejigbo area of the state.
The criminal is reported to have stolen Plasma TVs, microphones, keyboards, generators, lighting materials as well as offering and tithes, from the church several times.
But he ran out of luck when he scaled the fence of the church to steal a split unit air conditioner. He was sighted while dragging the AC from the wall and nabbed.
Cuba Is The First Country In The World To Effectively Eliminate Mother-To-Baby Transmission Of HIV and Syphilis - WHO
The World Health Organisation has confirmed that Cuba has become the first country in the world to effectively eliminate mother-to-baby transmission of HIV and syphilis.
"[This is] one of the greatest public health achievements possible," WHO director general, Margaret Chan, told the press. And the best part is that it was brought about by relatively simple strategies: namely, better testing and treatment of expectant parents, and providing HIV- and syphilis-positive mothers with options to protect their babies, such as bottle-feeding and C-sections.
What Cuba has done differently is integrate these treatments into accessible and affordable universal healthcare, so that they've become a normal part of treatment for all pregnant women.
Tit-For-Tat: Syrian terror group turns tables on ISIS fighters by releasing slick execution video of them executing jihadis while dressed in orange jumpsuits
A Syrian terror group which battles ISIS has sunk to the same depraved depths as its enemies by releasing a video in which it murders 13 Islamic State fighters (pictured). Jaysh Al-Islam, which calls itself the 'Army of Islam' commands around 25,000 loyal fighters and fights both ISIS and the Syrian government in the war-torn country. Dressed in orange jumpsuits, its fighters parade shackled Islamic State militants (inset) to a dusty path surrounded by trees - before shooting them in the head with shotguns. Before they are slaughtered, a Jaysh Al-Islam commander announces to the camera: 'Allah did not make a disease without appointing a remedy to it.'
Temperatures could hit 36C (97F) in Britain today making it the hottest July 1 on record, but health officials fear the conditions could be 'dangerous' to young children, pregnant women and the elderly. The Met Office confirmed temperatures had already hit 33.5C (87F) in Northolt, west London, by 11.30am - putting Britain on course to smash records for the hottest day of the decade.
However, people up and down the country are struggling in the unbearable heat and officials are urging people to stay out of the sun as temperatures continue to rise. Commuters are facing suffocating conditions on London's transport system (pictured trying to cool down, centre) with thermometers recording temperatures of 38C on buses in the capital and 34C (93F) on the Central Tube line last night - above the 30C (86F) legal limit for transporting cattle. One commuter, Cipriali Zsraga, 23, a cocktail bartender from Italy, described London buses as 'hotter than a pizza oven' and said passengers were 'melting'. A level 2 health alert is in place for much of the country as forecasters warn the warm air from the Continent (inset right) could put lives at risk.
Marc Jacobs accidentally shared a photo of his bare buttocks and penis with his Instagram followers…He also had an inviting message for the intended recipient of the mail..
The 52-year-old presumably tried to send the sexy selfie via Instagram’s direct message, but instead posted the snapshot for the world to see.He quickly deleted the photo which was captioned “It’s yours to try!’ , but a fan had gotten a screenshot and forwarded to to Gawker.
Few people realize that prescription drugs have become a leading cause of death, disease, and disability. Adverse reactions to widely used drugs, such as psychotropics and birth control pills, as well as biologicals, result in health authoities warnings against adverse reactions.
There are many cases where prescription drugs have positive results for people. However, if you ask most people they'll likely complain about the many side effects they've experienced from their prescriptions. So, are prescription drugs helping or hurting people?
If you thought that people could only have horns growing out of their body in science fiction movies, think again. Many people do not know that some people can literally grown horn-like projections out of their body. The reason many people are unaware of this is because the stigma associated with the condition leads people to try to conceal it from others with clothing, bandages, or becoming a recluse until they can be surgically removed.
When horn-like structures grow out of people’s skin, they are referred to as cutaneous (skin) horns and sometimes referred to as Devil’s horns. Below is a picture of a 69-year old lady with a 17-cm cutaneous horn protruding from her forehead. This is why she is known as The Unicorn Lady.
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
When I talk to some people about spirituality, they commonly respond with, “Oh, but I’m not religious,” to which I respond, “Yeah, me neither.” Then they look a bit puzzled. The way I see it, every religion is some human being’s interpretation of spiritual principles, and while there’s a lot of overlap in the teachings of all religions that probably points to some spiritual truth, I find myself resisting any dogma that says that one way is “The Way” and everything else is hogwash.
Ages ago, I wrote about my “Grab Bag Religion”. Some critique such an approach to spirituality, arguing that those who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious” lack the discipline that comes from focus on one religious pathway. Others say that the California-style “It’s all good” approach to spirituality fails to offer clear morals and strict values. This may be a valid criticism. Certainly spiritual practice can deepen one’s spiritual journey, and living a life of integrity tends to accompany spiritual commitment.
Homeless east Europeans set up camp at London terror attack bombing memorial - eating dinner off the plaque and using site as a toilet
The rough-sleeping group of around a dozen Eastern Europeans have sparked outrage after being caught on camera cluttering the Hyde Park 7/7 memorial in London with their sleeping bags and suitcases, seemingly oblivious to what it represents.
One witness told how a mourner had gone to pay their respects early one morning only to be confronted by a 'rubbish heap' at the memorial Prime Minister David Cameron is due to visit next week. Tenth anniversary events are being held to remember the victims of the suicide bomb attacks on three Tube trains and a bus in Tavistock Square in 2005. Witnesses claim the group of around a dozen Eastern Europeans were at the memorial all last week, dumping their sleeping bags, cases and black sacks overnight before moving on first thing the next morning in an attempt to evade the authorities.
Tears for the tourists killed on the beach: Devastated UK holidaymakers pay their respects to the 30 fellow Britons shot dead by ISIS fanatic
British holidaymakers have been laying flowers and paying their respects to the 38 people who were killed by a gunman
on the beach in Tunisia. Despite the massacre in Sousse, some British tourists have defiantly continued to stay in Sousse and remember those who lost their lives outside the RIU Imperial Marhaba and Bellevue hotels. Three heart-shaped memorials have been laid on the beach to mark where so many people lost their lives. Handwritten messages and floral tributes have been left by people from around the world.
Three heart-shaped memorials have been laid on the beach to mark where so many people lost their lives.
Handwritten messages and floral tributes have been left by people from around the world.
Police Parade Driver And Security Guard Of Ex-FUTA Vice Chancellor Who Killed Him, "We Strangled Him to Death"
The driver and security guard of former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo state who was found dead inside a store in his home in Ijapo estate in Akure yesterday June 28th have given a vivid description of how they killed him.
Bamidele, who was fired by the late don for attempting to steal his car some months back, said he connived with Daniel Ita the security guard to carry out the act. He said Daniel lured the old man out of the main house before he strangled him to death.
Monday, 29 June 2015
Essentially there are four different classifications of fragrance (including Cologne, Toilette, Parfum and Perfume) that are separated by the concentration of essence they contain. The weaker the formula, the cheaper the price - however, this also means the quicker the scent dissipates off of your body and into the air around you. Here's a quick run-down of the four different types of fragrance widely available and how they can best be worn...
Black Pastors and Christians Prepare For “Massive Disobedience” Against The U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Gay Marriage
The recent ruling by U.S. Supreme Court that all states must issue marriage licenses to gay couples AND that all states must recognize gay marriages performed in other states is set to bring massive disobidience of a coalition of black pastors in the US against the apex court decision.
The ruling means gays can be married in all 50 states, including Georgia where gay marriage is banned, AND that the gays will be allowed to sue counties that refuse to issue marriage licenses based on religious beliefs.
Texas Governor Defies Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage; Issues Directive Protecting Religious Freedom
The pushback to the controversial Supreme court ruling on gay marriage has begun.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott fired the 1st shot across the bow today when he ordered state agencies to take no action against anyone who refuses to issue a marriage license to gay couples.
Calling the Supreme Court justices “an unelected nine-member legislature,” Abbott wrote in a statement, “Five Justices on the Supreme Court have imposed on the entire country their personal views on an issue that the Constitution and the Court’s previous decisions reserve to the people of the States.”
Rihanna shuts Floyd Mayweather up with duct tape as pair attend Black Entertainment Television Awards 2015 in Los Angeles
Shutting Floyd Mayweather up is not easy. But pop star Rihanna did her best to keep the Money Man quiet as the pair sat next to one another at the BET Awards on Sunday night.
R&B star Rihanna had to resort to drastic measures to stop the pound-for-pound king running his mouth off during the ceremony as she stuck a piece of duct tape across his face.
The awards, held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, were established by the Black Entertainment Television Network and celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment.
Pound-for-pound king Mayweather does not look impressed as he stares at Rihanna
“While other position seekers are waiting in the wings until Buhari’s ministers are announced, a large section of the Southwest see the rebellion as a conspiracy of the North against the Yoruba,” the former governor of Osun state wrote in a scorching letter, which was made public late Sunday, Describing the ongoing crisis within the party as a conspiracy, Akande expressed doubt that the leadership of APC was capable of handling the situation and he urged Buhari and governors elected under the platform of the party to intervene in order to prevent APC from total collapse. Akande went down memory lane on how the APC was established and the challenges that threatened its existence in its formative stage.
Possibly Britain’s Smartest Girl - 10-Year-Old Math Genius Already Enrols On Degree Course [Photos+Video]
She spends her spare time in a similar way to many other 10-year-old girls: playing with Barbie dolls. However, Esther Okade is different from other kids mostly because she’s one of the world’s youngest college students. Three weeks ago, Esther enrolled in a mathematics class at the UK’s Open University. Esther wants to eventually study for a PhD before running her own bank.
The State Security Service has fired a blistering response to a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide de Camp, Mohammed Abubakar, ordering personnel of the service out of inner Aso Rock and restricting them to guarding the “outer perimeter” of the presidential villa.
In a memo, seen by PREMIUM TIMES Friday, Mr. Abubakar, a Lieutenant Colonel, had barred SSS personnel from locations inside the State House, saying personnel of the Armed Forces and the police, trained as Presidential Body Guards (PBGs), are to “provide close/immediate protection for Mr. President henceforth”.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s security agents to arrest his brother-in-law for allegedly extorting money from an unnamed businessman, a close confidante of the Nigerian leader told SaharaReporters. He said the suspect, named Musa Yola, was the immediate younger brother of Mr. Buhari’s wife.
Sunday, 28 June 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday night met with the Senate Unity Forum led by Senator Ahmad Lawan.
SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that during the meeting, which was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari insisted on party supremacy and supported steps taken so far by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress on the National Assembly crisis.
The APC, had before the National Assembly leadership election, endorsed Lawan as its sole candidate for the senate presidency, but Senator Bukola Saraki defied the party to emerge as the senate president.
The party had also on Wednesday wrote the Senate President and submitted names of its candidates for the senate principal offices.
In the letter, it named Lawan as its choice for the majority leader; Prof. Sola Adeyeye as the chief whip; George Akume as deputy majority leader; and Abu Ibrahim as deputy chief whip.
17 days after his election, Senator Bukola Saraki,opened up yesterday on the controversial poll, saying those against him planned to abduct him to prevent him from emerging as Senate President.
Saraki disclosed that, on Tuesday, June 9, Senate inauguration day, following information he got of the abduction plot to keep him off the National Assembly, he altered his schedule by arriving the parliament car park at 6am, stayed in his car and then trekked at quarter to 10am into the chamber.
It was a tragic Friday as 11 students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University , Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, and another passenger, died in an auto crash along Sagamu-Benin Expressway on Friday.oou accident scene images
A witness disclosed that the crash occurred at Ilishan area of Remo Local Government of the state, as a result of an head-on-collision between a truck and a Mazda bus conveying the students from Ijebu area to Lagos.
He said the crash occurred because the truck with registration number Lagos, BDG 779 XE, drove against the traffic, before ramming the oncoming Mazda bus with registration number, XV 311 MUS, killing all its occupants.
Saturday, 27 June 2015
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Posted by Justin Kingland on Friday, 26 June 2015
of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki has explained to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun that his letter on the position of the party with regard to the election of Principal officers of the Senate was belated, just as he admitted that his hands were tied.
'Just go, tell our children that their daddy loves them': Fiancee tells how hero father used his body to shield her from bullets as he was shot three times in the stomach by terror gunmen in Tunisian massacre
Matthew James, 30, from Cardiff, was on a two-week holiday with fiancee Sarea Wilson, 26 (pictured together, left), at the Bellevue Hotel in Tunisia when gunmen attacked the nearby beach earlier today, killing 37 and leaving 36 wounded (right). Miss Wilson has told how Mr James used his body to shield her from bullets, before telling her 'I love you babe. But just go - tell our children that their daddy loves them.' The news comes as a second Briton, James McGurie, believed to be in his 60s, was reported killed in the attack at a popular tourist destination.
Men of the Plateau State Police Command have arrested a 40-year-old man, Surulere Raphael, for cutting off his daughter’s finger on allegation that she stole his money.
Mr Raphael was paraded on Friday at the police headquarters alongside one Ponjue Domsing, who was alleged to have killed his father, Mr. Domsing, for not buying him a motorcycle as promised.
Raphael said he cut off his daughter’s finger because she stole his N1,500 and meat from her mother’s pot of soup. The girl’s severed finger has, however, been recovered as an exhibit, while the girl is being treated in the hospital.
The state Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Oki, said the suspects would be charged to court for culpable homicide and criminal conspiracy.
“The Plateau State Police Command, in its resolve to rid the state of crime and criminal activities, has arrested some murder suspects and other individuals for various offences ranging from criminal conspiracy to armed robbery and car snatching.
The Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Oki, who presented the suspect, said Choji had confessed to having canal knowledge of his under-aged granddaughter “several times”.
According to the Commissioner, the suspect claimed that his granddaughter had always slept with him on the same bed, a situation he said tempted him to have sex with her.
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) is gradually developing cracks within its structures, perhaps, towards consolidation of the party in the new challenge of governance at the federal level. The covert cold war which has pervaded the party since the electioneering campaign for the 2015 General Elections got to the climax last week during the election of the principal officers of the National Assembly. The various factions in the emerging mass political party from the conglomerate caucus political parties that metamorphosed into the APC at the time of merger tested the potency of their respective power blocs in the power competition for the election of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Thursday, 25 June 2015
In a jiffy, the robbers packed about N20m said to have been arranged for loading into the Automated Teller Machines at a Zenith Bank branch in Ebute-Ipakodo in Ikorodu, Lagos, on Wednesday morning.
A bank official, who narrated how the robbery took place, said the ecstasy displayed by the robbers was only comparable to “what you see when a footballer scores a decisive goal.”
As some of the gang members held everyone in bank hostage while looting additional cash from the strong room, others were doing the same at the First Bank branch in the area.
Satisfied with their bounty, the gunmen stormed out and challenged policemen, whose station is opposite the First Bank branch, to confront them.
New Celeestial Church Leader Will Emerge in September Says – Prophet MKO Tibetan Who Predicted Crisis in 2012
If giving accurate prophecy is a birth given gift then it could be said that Prophet Marcus Korede Oluwatosin Tibetan is a gifted Prophet like his Biblical times counterparts of Prophet Elijah and Prophet Elisha. This fiery man of God who has given several prophecies on national and international personalities, countries and organizations and which all came to pass has added his own voice to the new leadership crisis rocking the Celestial Church of Christ in the last two weeks.
Prophet Marcus who is the leader of Celestial Church of Christ, Elisha Parish in Dublin, Republic of Island spoke to Asabeafrikaearly in the week at Heathrow International Airport, London on arrival at London for special appearances and interviews on selected TV and Radio stations in the United Kingdom. He equally used the opportunity to launch his 2015 Prediction book in the UK.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Drivers are facing huge increases in their car insurance premiums thanks to fraudsters who make money by submitting false claims.
Over the last four years the average annual premium has increased by 89pc to £840, according to the AA.
Insurers say a large part of this rise is caused by false claims, which push up costs for honest motorists.
Here we list the five most common scams being pulled on our roads that are hitting your back pocket.
For years, fraudsters have been purposefully causing accidents with other motorists in order to claim cash from insurers. A common ploy is to slam on the brakes suddenly for no reason so the driver behind crashes into the back of the car.
Another trick, which has hit the headlines today, is a so-called flash-for-cash tactic. Criminals flash their headlights to indicate to another driver to proceed, only to then crash into them.
The BBC claims these scams are costing insurers hundreds of millions of pounds a year.
Detective Inspector Dave Hindmarsh from the Metropolitan Police told the BBC: "This is a growing problem. Financially, it costs insurers £392m a year - that impacts on motorists as it's an extra £50 to £100 on every person's premium.”
2. Making fraudulent hit-and-run claims
Some drivers intentionally write off their own car but claim they were the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Unless there are surveillance cameras in the area, it is very difficult for insurers to prove whether or not there was another vehicle involved.
3. Staging car thefts
Another approach used by fraudsters is to dump their vehicle and claim it was stolen. Some go as far as to set the car on fire, or drive it into a river or lake, to make the claim appear genuine. They fill in a police report and, once the car is found, lodge a claim for the cost of the vehicle with their insurer.
4. Submitting false injury claims
The most common injury associated with car accidents is whiplash – and it is notoriously difficult for insurers, and even medical professionals, to prove or disprove. Fraudsters often claim for the injury itself, plus loss of earnings, and some submit claims even though they were not in the car at the time of the accident.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said every year 570,000 people put in claims for whiplash. This drives up premiums by a total of £2bn, adding £90 to the average driver's premium.
Whiplash now accounts for 78pc of all personal injury claims in the UK, compared with just 3pc in France. We explain why this is, here.
5. Insurers colluding to maximise profits
It is not always motorists running the scams. Earlier this year The Telegraph carried out its own investigation and found insurers are “steering” motorists to garages in their approved repairer network in order to maximise their own profits.
Some body shop owners and car makers said they are concerned that insurance companies and their agents are primarily focused on keeping costs down and some fit non-genuine parts or repair instead of replace parts, potentially compromising the safety of drivers.