Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Acid Bath Victim Opens Up To The Journalist Blog: “How My Uncle’s Wife Mistook Me For My Elder Brother, Bathed Me With Acid and Ran Away Till Today”

Chizzy before and after the attack

There are stories you hear and your ears get to tingle like a door bell. You want to pinch yourself just to be sure you are still alive. Some stories are too shocking to be true. This is the type of story narrated to The Journalist Blog by Chizoba Francess, a victim of acid birth. Surprisingly, Chizzy, as she is fondly called, was attacked with raw acid by someone from her family. Chizzy’s is a story of miraculous survival. She has not only survived, but has gone ahead to bag degree in Biochemistry from the Anambra State University, Uli. But what really happened to Chizzy? Why would her uncle’s wife attack her with acid?
“It was family problems” Chizzy told this blog. “My father is the first son. And in their reasoning, they thought he wanted to take everything. So they planned to take away his only son” she said.
2004 was the year and the location was Awka Road Onitsha and the time was 4:00 am. Nine-year-old Chizzy was fast asleep, enjoying the early morning sleep made good by the cool breeze of the River Niger sauntering into their room. She was dreaming of how to celebrate her birthday which was 3-days away. She didn’t know she would spend not just her birthday in hospital, but another 18 months.
That fateful morning, her uncle’s wife, identified as Ebele had sneaked into the room with a container of raw acid and spilled the dangerous chemical on her face. The chemical took it from there, “Shredding the mattress on which I was sleeping” she said.
The chemical nearly destroyed her life hence her survival has been tagged a miracle.
Narrating the shocking story to The Journalist Blog, Chizzy said the original target of the attack was her brother, David. She said Ebele mistook her for David, hence the acid landed on her.
According to her, it happened “On a Monday morning, November 17 as early as 4 in the morning. It happened on the bed when I was sleeping. Just three days to my birthday. It was like hot water very very hot! And the smell was something else”
For a little girl of nine, Chizzy said her experience was hellish.
“It was like hell. There were wounds all over my body. I passed through hell and came back. I couldn’t  walk or stand. I lost a lot of blood and weight. I was at the  verge of death. But my name is Chizoba, so my name saved me” she said.
Lying on a hospital bed for complete 18-months is not what anybody would wish. But that was what Chizzy passed through: “I was in the hospital for 1year and 6 months. You can imagine for a small girl like me to be passing through something like that. During that time, if I slept  and remember that I still have to dress my wound the next day, I would wish that another day should not come” said Chizzy. Although her mother, Mrs nwando obanye, who was at her bedside assured her that her face would return to normal again, Chizzy came of  the hospital with a considerable scar on her once beautiful face. As a result, she faced a lot of challenges getting accepted among friends. The discrimination was obvious.
According to her, “it became more painful when my friends would see me and won’t recognize me. They will see me and run away. Even the people you grow up with. I would cry and cry. My mum kept on encouraging me. It wasn’t easy, but God gave me the courage”
Her courage and determination paid off. Her personality also helped her fight of the discrimination and self-esteem crisis that followed as according to her,  “Am the kind of a person that doesn’t take shit from anybody, and doesn’t want to be pitied”
When asked whether her uncle’s wife was arrested at all, she said Ebele disappeared afterwards, and that she hadn’t seen her since then. She said people who have seen her testified the woman had mental issues afterwards.
On what she plans to do with her life, Chizzy said: First of am believeing God for a help for my face surgery. Secondly I want God to bless me so I will reach out to people suffering from what  I have passed through”

Sunday, 27 August 2017

The Woman Killed by Husband in Gboko to be Buried on August 30

Mrs Lucy Wasem Mker Akighir who was murdered by her husband last week is to be laid to rest on August 30. The Journalist Blog had reported how the woman was killed in Gboko Benue State by her estranged husband, Terkaa. She is to be buried in Vandikyaa Local Government Area of Benue State. The burial notice indicates that she was 29-years-old when her life was cut short. See her burial notice below.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Exclusive: Man Who Survived Fire from Kerosene Explosion Speaks to The Journalist Blog, says “I Saw My Bones”

For a man whose flesh was stripped bare by fire, a man who saw his bones and flesh ripped apart, a man who spent an entire year in hospital bed going from one surgery to another, suffering rejections in schools; there is much story to be told and much to be learnt from him. His name is Kay Obum and he survived 3rd degree burn and has gone ahead to bag a degree in Psychology from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
It all started in Ogidi, an ancient farming community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. One night in 2003, in one of the compounds in Ogidi, 9-year-old Kay Obum was asked to refill a kerosene lantern, a popular source of light in Nigerian villages. The boy had innocently gone about the duty, picking up the lamp and kerosene container with passion. Unknown to Kay, that would mark a significant turning point in his life.
The kerosene was adulterated and nobody knew  it. As Kay made to refill the tank of the lantern, the kerosene went boom boom, exploding right in his face and making its way throughout his body. Before anyone could say Jack Robinson, his body was almost dismembered by fire. His bones were ripped and his flesh left hanging loosely from his body. That marked a tragic point in Kay’s life and kept him in the hospital for a whole year.
Narrating what happened that night, Kay, who spoke exclusively to The Journalist Blog said: “It was adulterated kerosene that caused lamp explosion when I wanted to refill. My pyjamas caught fire. As a novice, I tried to dab it off, but the more I dabbed, the more it gummed to my flesh. So I got 3rd degree burns and I saw my bones that night”
He described the incident that almost ended his life as “tragic, terrible, and terrifying”.
Shockingly, he said “I didn’t cry. As a boy, I was tough. So tough that I didn’t cry at anything. It’s not psychological; it was how I was brought up”

Kay’s parents, Sir Sam Obumneke and Dr Mrs Ifeoma Obumneke Okeke rushed him to Iyienu Hospital Ogidi where he spent one year. According to him, no help came from the government or anybody. The bill was much but thanks to his father and mother, who were able to foot the bill. Kay’s mother, Dr Mrs Ifeoma Okeke is a lecturer at UNIZIK while his father is retired.
At the hospital, Kay told The Journalist Blog that he went through a lot of hell “from one surgery to another”
According to him: “I was in bed 12. People died every day. I had to change bed when it got to the 11th bed. That night, the new occupant of bed 12 died. It was tragic!”
After one year of hell in the hospital, Kay was lucky to come out alive. But it was another round of hell when he tried to go back to his former self. The scars on his body were terrifying and even bleeding such that he couldn’t sit down without leaving a stain of blood even in buses.
Hear him: “I came back from the hospital and wanted to go back to being me. Some kids saw me and were crying because I looked like what they didn’t understand. It killed me inside”
Back to his school, Kay faced a lot stigmatization from fellow kids and classmates who now saw him in different light.
“I came back to school. When I saw my classmates playing football and if I wanted to go and follow them play, they will pick the ball and say they are done. So I noticed they didn’t want me”
It was not only in school that Kay faced discrimination because of his condition. It happened even when he boarded buses where he was always forced to pay for two seats. “When I tried to board a bus, my white was filled with blood stains, they made me pay for two seats. But in Unizik, a lot changed psychologically. I was able to adjust to it, being a psychology student” he said.
Kay as a kid
Asked if he had a girlfriend, Kay who said he wanted to be an engineer but ended up a psychologist, said he is still searching.
But all is not lost as Kay, a native of Abatete said he wants to use the remaining days of his life to serve God and humanity, motivate young people, work for burn victims, and to be a great husband and dad.
Accordingly, Kay is always ready to answer to any call and could be invited for seminars. He is always ready to teach and motivate others from his experience as a burn survivor. He can be contacted through Facebook or WhatsApp via 07031810349.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Exclusive: The Man Who Killed His Wife In Benue State is allegedly Threatening to Kill His brother In-law Too

Late Lucy
On Sunday, August 20 2017, Mrs Lucy  Terkaa a native of Tsambe in Vandikyaa Local Government of Benue state,  woke up like every other person but not knowing that it was going to be her last day on earth. She did not know that the man she was married to for 7-years would be the one to brutally end her life in a manner that has attracted condemnation. No one, including Lucy, and other close family friends suspected that Terkaa her husband was capable of hurting a fly. A reliable source who is a family friend of the deceased spoke exclusively to The Journalist Blog and described the act as shocking since Terkaa “is a gentle man”. However, all that is in the past now as he ended up killing his wife and mother of his two kids.
Investigations by The Journalist Blog reveals that Mrs Lucy had moved out of Terkaa’s house due to his inability to shoulder his responsibilities as a husband and also what a source described as recent bad attitude. Lucy had moved to her father’s house together with their two children.
Terkaa's first son
On Sunday after the normal Church service, Terkaa who hails from Ukan in Ushongo Local Government of Benue state, had called his estranged wife Lucy to come to his house. Unknown to her, she was being lured to her death. Lucy had innocently gone to the house hopping for a possible resolution of their differences. But that was where she met her death at Adekaa, Gboko.
According to our source, Terkaa “butchered” his wife’s face with axe after beating her thoroughly.
Although, there was not reported fight between the two lovers on that fateful day, our source said Terkaa has been misbehaving recently.
 “It’s not as if they were fighting before he used the axe on her. She went back because her husband stopped taking care of her and the children and they were always fighting”
“Her husband has been misbehaving lately, and she decided to go back to her father’s house. She decided to go back to her father’s house, she has been staying there with her kids until Sunday after service when her husband called her to come and pack some of her children’s clothes that he wanted to travel. When getting to the house, he locked her inside their room and used axe to butcher her face, after which he escaped through the window”
Terkaa and Lucy
Terkaa is allegedly threatening to kill his brother in-law too as according to our source, “he later called the lady’s elder brother to tell him he is the next in line”
Lucy’s father, Mr Akirghir said Lucy was invited by Terkaa for settlement when she met her untimely death.
“Yesterday, my daughter, Wasem who came back from morning mass told us (me and her mother) that that her husband Terkaa invited her for settlement”
According to him Terkaa hacked woman to her death and all efforts to rescue her proved abortive. Two axes and hammer were said to have been found in the room. Terkaa escaped through the window. Up till, our source say he has not been arrested, but Terkaa’s father is in police custody.
Lucy had been married to Terkaa since 2010 and both couples have two kids.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Update: Here is Photo of the Man Who Beat His Wife To Death in Gboko, Benue State

Yesterday, The Journalist Blog reported that a man had allegedly murdered his wife in Gboko LG of Benue state. The man committed the act by locking his wife in a room and beating her till she died. He thereafter escaped through the window of the room. Though details of the incident are still sketchy, sources has been able to provide the photo of the man. See the photo below.

Read Full Text of Presidnet Buhari's Short But Powerful Speech

On Sunday, August 19, President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country after a 103-day medical trip to London. The President addressed the country this morning. Here is the full text of his speech centering mainly on the unity of the country. 

1. My dear citizens, I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. I am pleased to be back on home soil among my brothers and sisters.
2. In the course of my stay in the United Kingdom, I have been kept in daily touch with events at home. Nigerians are robust and lively in discussing their affairs, but I was distressed to notice that some of the comments, especially in the social media have crossed our national red lines by daring to question our collective existence as a nation. This is a step too far.
3. In 2003 after I joined partisan politics, the late Chief Emeka Ojukwu came and stayed as my guest in my hometown Daura. Over two days we discussed in great depth till late into the night and analysed the problems of Nigeria. We both came to the conclusion that the country must remain one and united.
4. Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable. We shall not allow irresponsible elements to start trouble and when things get bad they run away and saddle others with the responsibility of bringing back order, if necessary with their blood.
5. Every Nigerian has the right to live and pursue his business anywhere in Nigeria without let or hindrance.
6. I believe the very vast majority of Nigerians share this view.
7. This is not to deny that there are legitimate concerns. Every group has a grievance. But the beauty and attraction of a federation is that it allows different groups to air their grievances and work out a mode of co-existence.
8. The National Assembly and the National Council of State are the legitimate and appropriate bodies for national discourse.
9. The national consensus is that, it is better to live together than to live apart.
10. Furthermore, I am charging the Security Agencies not to let the successes achieved in the last 18 months be a sign to relax.
11. Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety.
12. Therefore we are going to reinforce and reinvigorate the fight not only against; elements of Boko Haram which are attempting a new series of attacks on soft targets · kidnappings, farmers versus herdsmen clashes, in addition to ethnic violence fueled by political mischief makers. We shall tackle them all.
13. Finally, dear Nigerians, our collective interest now is to eschew petty differences and come together to face common challenges of; economic security, political evolution and Integration, as well as lasting peace among all Nigerians.
14. I remain resolutely committed to ensuring that these goals are achieved and maintained. I am so glad to be home.
15. Thank you and may God bless our dear Nation.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

In Benue State: Man Locks his Wife in a Room, Beats Her to Death, Then Escapes Through the Window

An unidentified man has allegedly murdered his wife by locking her in a room, and beating her to death. The man was said to have escaped through the window of the room leaving behind his dead wife. The incident happened Sunday evening at Adekaa Street, Gboko Benue State. The reason for his action could not be immediately ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
See the Photos shared by Facebook user Ocholi Ugbedem, below.

There will be Total Eclipse of The Sun Tomorow and here are Few Things You Need To Know

Eclipse of the sun happens when when the moon passes through the sun and the earth blocking some parts or all of the sun thereby creating partial or total darkness. On Monday, August 21, there will be a total eclipse of the sun in many parts of the United States and other few parts of the world. Here are few things you should know.

1. The eclipse will be visible to people in North America, South America, very few parts of Africa and Europe.
2. The eclipse will be visible in all fifty states of US but total in the following US states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illonois, Kenturcky, Tennesse, North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina. Few other parts of the world will witness it in partial.
3. The duration of totality will be 2 minutes 41.6 seconds.
4. The total eclipse starts from 9:04 AM PDT from Oregon  and ends 4:06 PM EDT in South Carolina.
5. The last total eclipse in the US was on February 26, 1979 and the next one is April 8, 2024.
6. Many evangelical Christians believe it is a phenomenon event pointing towards the end of the world. However, scientists see it as a natural event.

Governor Ortom's Aide Shot Dead

Principal Special Assistant on Knowledge Economy and Investments, to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Dr Tavershima Adyorough was shot dead in the early hours of today by unknown persons. Information released by Terver Akase, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor indicates that Dr Adyorough "was shot and killed by gunmen who invaded his residence at about 12.30 this morning and also shot his wife who is on admission in hospital"
 The statement adds that the Governor "demands the arrest and prosecution of the killers" of his aide.

Virginity for Sale: 23-Year-Old Uni-Abuja Girl says She is Selling Her Virginity for 350k to Pay School Fees and House Rent

An unnamed student of University of Abuja has put up her virginity for sale and the price is 350k. She wrote to relationship blogger, Joro Olomofin who she asked to help post the offer. According to her, the exchange is to enable her pay her bills including school fees, house rent and final year project. See her story below.

Federal Ministry of Health says Olamide's New Song, "Wo" is "promoting a dangerous habit"

Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Health has raised the alarm declaring that Olamide's new song, "Wo" contravenes the ban on tobacco advertising and that the song is "promoting a dangerous habit". See the Ministry's tweet below.

Lols! Buhari Fanatic Drinks Mud to Celebrate The President's Return

A fan of PMB Buhari has taken the celebration of return of the President to an extreme level by drinking water from mud. The man did this in fulfillment of an earlier vow he made to effect that he will drink from mud if the President returns safely. He shared the photo and the write up below on his Facebook wall.
The Full Covenant of the Covenant If You Want to Become Full Member When You Make a Covenant Try To Fill.
I promise every day that President Buhari returns to Nigeria from his trip to London, and I will drink water because of the pain of depression.
Alhamdulillah! God filled me with my head and drank water.

Popular Musician Declares God a Smoker, Quotes Psalm 18:7-8 to justify his claim

Popular Ghanian Reggae artiste Ekow Micah has quoted a portion of the Bible to justify smoking. According to the Rastafarian, God smoked hence it was captured in Psalm 18:7-8 which says: 

“The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry. Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it”
The serrial weed smoker who was speaking to Akwasi Aboagye on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review also declared that the food for the Rastaman is weed.

A Hospital in Kaduna has Declared 6-Days of Free Surgery to Celebrate Buhari's Return

Nigerians are still celebrating the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from London yesterday. In its way, a private hospital identified as Sultan Hospital has declared a one week of free treatment during which it will offer free surgery to members of the public. This according to the management of the hospital, is in "gratitude to Almighty Allah on the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari"
See the banner signed by one Tasi'u Ibrahim below.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Comedian and Civil Rights Acitivist, Dick Gregory is Dead

American civil rights activist and famed comedian died Saturday night at the age of 84. He began his career while serving in the military in the 1950s. His comedy used satire to reflect his civil right activism and he became a prominent figure in the '60s. He was also know for the documentary "Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed."
The legend was recently hospitalised for an unknown aliment.

Photos: Pastor E. A. Adeboye Shares a Kiss With Wife Foluke, says she is Incomparable

Pastor E. A. Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has declared that it is imposible to find a woman like his wife of 50 years, Foluke. He made the assertion at a book launch at the RCCG camp ground last week.

The man of God said of his wife: "I don't call her Chocomilo because I don't drink her. It is impossible to find a woman like this woman. I want to thank God for this lady. Without her, I cannot be doing what I am doing today. This is the greatest gift apart from the holy spirit that God has given to me"

Health Minister, other Nigerians Pay Tribute to Dr Adedavoh

Nigerians yesterday took to social media to pay tribute to the medical doctor Ameyo Adedavoh who paid the supreme sacrifice to save the country from the dreaded Ebola virus in 2014. It was Adedavoh who treated the Liberian national who brought the disease into Lagos in 2014. She was said to have stood firmly against the patient leaving the hospital thereby drastically curtailing the spread of the virus. She however contracted the virus and died thereafter. Nigerians has continued to remember her as a hero since then. Yesterday, Health Minister Isaac Adewole wrote about her on his twitter handle:

"You are a braveheart who took one for your country. Ameyo, we really don't deserve you. Forever we remain indebted & commit to keep building"

Photo: This is the Huge Crowd of Supporters That Welcomed the President in Abuja, Yesterday

As President Buhari made his way from the airport to city yesterday, huge ecstatic supporters bombed the streets to welcome him. The President had stayed in London for 103 days during which many insinuated that he was dead. See the photo of the crowd below.

Photo: President Buhari re-unites with Family

The President returned home yesterday after medical treatment abroad. His family surely has missed him. The president himself may have missed his children and grandchildren. Well, the first family are happy to welcome their father and here is the photo.

It's Sunday guys! And you need to get in here assap and learn something new!

There is always something new to learn each day. It is said that learning is fun. Today is Sunday and here are the fun facts for today. Have fun and be sure to learn something new. Bon voyage!

Lols! See The funny Reactions of the Groom's Men in this Wedding Photo

Lols! Everybody in this photo seem very much interested in the kiss!

The Return of the Lion King taged #BabaOyoyo in Pictures

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