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Friday, August 23, 2019

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Fast rising Nigerian rapper Cameey dies of cancer

A fast rising Nigerian rapper, Cameey is dead. The rapper died yesterday weeks after his management rolled out a request bleeding for help on his behalf. Cameey had needed $100,000 (N35m) for cancer treatment before passing away yesterday.

Just like some people have been saying, hospitals are now another way of making wealth, most have left their primary responsibilities, and every treatment now has to run into huge thousands,, most millions! Sad sad!!

Enugu community protest, block highway as herdsmen allegedly r.a.p.e and kill 67-year old woman

A 67 years old woman, Mrs. Regina Mba has been allegedly raped and killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen at an Enugu suburb, Nchatacha-Nike in Enugu East local government area of Enugu state.

The incident brought about large protest by members of the community who brought the corpse of the woman along Enugu-Abakaliki, blocked the highway, burning tyres and prevented vehicular movement.

The protest attracted a large number of security personnel, including the army, police, Air force, who immediately embarked on air surveillance until the crowd was dispersed and movement resumed.


President General of Nchatancha-Nike community, Mr. Kingsley Anike who spoke exclusively with Vanguard said “She (the deceased) went to farm yesterday (Wednesday) within the hours of 2pm and 6 in the evening, she was attacked.

Later in the evening when we expected her home, she didn’t come back.

We started searching for her throughout the night and this morning (Thursday), there was an expanded search team.

“It wasn’t really a distant farm, it is a nearby farm because people are not leaving far from the location, so we saw her corps lying dead and on getting there we saw her undies were torn apart, lying by the side, she sustained stabbing on her hands and at the back of her neck and she is dead already.

“We called the police who have visited the scene and took photo shots of the whole situation. The body has been deposited in the mortuary.”

Asked who they suspect as culprits, Anike said “Isn’t that obvious? The Fulani; There was this Fulani group with their cattle within that area that we know and when this thing happened, they moved out, they relocated. It couldn’t have been any other person; indigenes couldn’t just have attacked follow indigenes and an old woman for that matter in her late 60s.

US denies visa restrictions on INEC chairman, others

The United State embassy in Abuja has denied reports that the US government has placed a Visa restriction on the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and some commissioners of the electoral body.

A source at the embassy who didn’t want to be mentioned told Vanguard that that news is false as none of such directive has been given.

The source said, “the US government refuses to be drawn into any attempt to malign the INEC over the 2019 elections as issues arising from the election are still in court.”

The source also confirmed that quite a number of INEC's Commissioners we’re recently granted Visas to the US.

Full list of Nigerians arrested for fraud in the US

A 252-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday charged 77 Nigerian nationals with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes and launder the funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network.

The indictment was unsealed after law enforcement authorities, led by the FBI, Thursday morning arrested 14 defendants across the United States, with 11 of those arrests taking place in the Los Angeles region.

Two defendants were already in federal custody on other charges, and one was arrested earlier this week. The remaining defendants are believed to be located in Nigeria. The FBI have now released their names and also added their initials. Quite worrisome.


1. VALENTINE IRO, aka “Iro Enterprises,” aka “Valentine Obinna Iro ,” aka ” Obinna Iro ,” 16 aka ” Obinna Nassa,”

2. CHUKWUDI CHRI STOGUNUS IGBOKWE, aka ” Christogunus C. Igbokwe,” aka ” Chris Kudon ,” aka “Atete ,” aka “Still Kudon ,”

3. JERRY ELO IKOGHO , aka “J Man,”

4. IZUCHUKWU KINGSLEY UMEJESI, aka ” Kingsley Umejesi, ” aka “Armeni an Man,” aka “Kingsley LA,” aka “I zuking Aka Aku ,”

5. ADEGOKE MOSES OGUNGBE , aka “P & P Motors,” aka “Pp, ”

6. ALBERT LEWIS CATHEY, aka “Alb, ” aka “Abert Jag,” aka “Al,”

7. TITYAYE MARINA MANSBANGURA, aka “Tityaye Igbokwe ,” aka “Marina Mansour,” aka “Marina Mansaray,” aka “Marina Tityaye Mans Bangura,”

8. CHUKWUDI COLLINS AJAEZE, aka “Thank You Jesus”

9. EKENE AUGUSTINE EKECHUKWU, aka “Ogedi Power,” aka “Power,”

10. CHUKS EROHA, aka “Chuks Nassa Iro,” aka “Nassa,” aka “Prince Chuddy,” aka “Nurse Chuddy,”

11. COLLINS NNAEMEKA OJIMBA, aka “Collins Emeka Ojimba,” aka “Ojimba Collins,” aka “Charly.Africa,”

12. FNU LNU, aka “Xplora G,”

13. UCHENNA OCHIAGHA, aka “Urch Agu,” aka “Advanced Mega Plus Ltd,”

14. NNAMDI THEOJOSEPH DURU, aka “Duru Theo Joseph Nnamdi,” aka “Williams High School,” aka “Ifytyns,”

15. ERICSON UCHE OFORKA, aka “Oforka,” aka “Eric Oforka,”

16. MARK IFEANYI CHUKWUOCHA, aka “Mark Iheanyi Chukwuocha,” aka “Chukwu Mark,” aka “Markife,”

17. AUGUSTINE NNAMDI, aka “Nnamdi Augustine,” aka “Jazz,”

18. CHIEMEZIE CHRISTOPHER CHILAKA, aka “Fanta,”

19. CHARLES OHAJIMKPO, aka “Giggs,” aka “Ryan Giggs,” aka “Charles,”

20. STANLEY UGOCHUKWU UCHE, aka “Ugo Law,” aka “Uche Stanley,” aka “He is risen.Happy Easter!,”

21. CHIKA AUGUSTINE ODIONYENMA, aka “Tony Augustin Odionyenma,” aka “Chika Tony,” aka “CTA Finance Source Intl,”

22. PASCHAL CHIMA OGBONNA, aka “Chima,” aka “Paschal,”

23. SAMUEL NNAMDI ONWUASOANYA, aka “Sammy Lee Nnamdi,” aka “Onwuasoanya Samuel Nnamdi,” aka “Enugu Ogo,”

24. MACWILLIAM CHINONSO CHUKWUOCHA, aka “ChiBoy,”

25. EMMANUEL ONYEKA UZOKA, aka “Emmanuel Mansion,” aka “Mansion,” aka “Son of God,” aka “Ezirim Uzoma,”

26. JOSHUA ANIEFIOK AWAK, aka “Joe Awk,” aka “Kwee Tin Law,”

27. GEORGE UGOCHUKWU EGWUMBA, aka “George Ugo,” aka “Ugo Aunty Scholar,”

28. UCHECHUKWU SOLOMON EZIRIM, aka “Uche Nwanne,” aka “Uche Ezirim,”

29. AUGUSTINE IFEANYI OKAFOR, aka “Zero,” aka “St.Austine,” aka “Austine,” aka “Ifeanyichukwu Okafor,”

30. FNU LNU, aka “Okay Sam Mal,” LESLIE N. MBA, aka “Mystical,” aka “Nwachinemere Leslie,”

31. OGOCHUKWU INNOCENT IKEWESI, aka “Ogoo UK,” aka “Innocent Ikewesi,”

32. EMMANUEL UZOMA OGANDU, aka “Nwachinaemere,” aka “Uzoma,”

33. AMARACHUKWU HARLEY ANYANWU, aka “GodisGod,” aka “War B,”

34. BRIGHT IFEANYI AZUBUIKE, aka “Bright Bauer Azubuike,” aka “Ifeanyi Jnr,”

35. EMEKA MOSES NWACHUKWU, aka “All Man,” aka “Omalitoto,” FNU LNU, aka “Donatus Izunwanne,” aka “Izunwanne Donatus Chibuikem,” aka “Deworlddonmax,”

36. CHINWENDU KENNETH OSUJI, aka “Father,”

37. EUSEBIUS UGOCHUKWU ONYEKA, aka “Ugo UK,” aka “sly19 sly,”

38. CHIDI ANUNOBI, aka “Anunobi Chidi,” aka “Chidioo,”

39. ANTHONY NWABUNWANNE OKOLO, aka “Eric West,” aka “Erci West,” aka “Code,”

40. OBINNA CHRISTIAN ONUWA, aka “Papa Chukwuezugo,” aka “Obinna Onuwa Abala,” aka “Obyno Abala,”

41. CHIJIOKE CHUKWUMA ISAMADE, aka “Mr CJ,” aka “CJ,”

42. LINUS NNAMDI MADUFOR, aka “Madufor Nnamdi,”

43. CHRYSAUGONUS NNEBEDUM, aka “Cris,”

44. UGOCHUKWU OKEREKE, aka “Blade,” aka “Kingsly Cris,” aka “Okereke Ugochukwu,”

45. FIDEL LEON ODIMARA, aka “Fiedel Odimara,” aka “Ndaa,” aka “Dee Dutchman,”

46. KINGSLEY CHINEDU ONUDOROGU, aka “OBJ,”

47. DESSI NZENWAH, aka “Desmond Sage,” aka “Des Nzenwa,” aka “Saga Lounge,”

48. CHIMAROKE OBASI, aka “Chima Russia”

49. JAMES CHIGOZIE AGUBE, aka “Smart,” aka “Smart Agube,” aka “Smart Chigozie Agube”

50. CHIMAOBI UZOZIE OKORIE, aka “Omaobi,” aka “Mobility,”

51. OGOCHUKWU OHIRI, aka “Ogomegbulam Ohiri,” aka “Ologbo,”

52. KENNEDY CHIBUEZE UGWU, aka “Kennedy David,”

53. IFEANYICHUKWU OLUWADAMILARE AGWUEGBO, aka “B😎😎$$ IFF¥,”

54. VICTOR IFEANYI CHUKWU, aka “Ifeannyi Soccer,” aka “Vic Chux,”

55. CHIDI EMMANUEL MEGWA, aka “Cantr,” aka “Canta Jr.,”

56. PRINCEWILL ARINZE DURU, aka “Arnzi Prince Will,” aka “Arinze,”

57. DESMOND IWU, aka “Desmond Chigozie Iwu,” aka “Lalaw,” aka “Odo Desmond,”

58. ONYEKA VINCENT CHIKA, aka “Chyco,” aka “Chika Ejima,” aka “Vincent Chika Onyeka,”

59. IFEANYI KINGSLEY MEZIENWA, aka “Ifeanyi Ali,” aka “Ifeanyichukwu Mezienwa,”

60. VICTOR UCHENNA AGUH, aka “Orch Sod,” aka “Uche SP,” aka “Rich Homie Urch,”

61. KEVIN AMARACHI ESHIMBU, aka “Humble,” aka “Humble Amarachukwu,” aka “Dato Humble,”

62. VITALIS KELECHI ANOZIE, aka “Kelechi Vitalis Anozie,” aka “Kelechi Anozieh,” aka “Pastor Kel Anozie,” aka “Pastor Kc,” aka “Choice,”

63. WILLIAMS OBIORA AGUNWA, aka “Don Williams,”

64. GEORGE CHIMEZIE DIKE, aka “Chimekros,” aka “Slim Dad…No…1,”

65. MUNACHISO KYRIAN UKACHUKWU, aka “Muna,”

66. NWANNEBUIKE OSMUND, aka “Osmund Nwannebuike,” aka “Olivite,” aka “Nikky Bro.,”

67. CHIDIEBERE FRANKLIN NWANGWU, aka “Frank Chidi,” aka “Franklin Nwangwu,” aka “Agogo,”

68. DAMIAN UCHECHUKWU AJAH, aka “Uche Ajah,” aka “Ajah Damian Uchechukwu,” aka “Uchechukwu Demian Ajah,”

69. EMEKA P. EJIOFOR, aka “Ejiofor Emeka,”

70. LAWRENCE CHUKWUMA UBASINEKE, aka “Ubasineke Chuks,” aka “Chukwuma Ubasineke,”

71. CHINEDU BRIGHT IBETO, aka “Doggy,” aka “Doggy Lucino,”

72. VALENTINE AMARACHI NWANEGWO, aka “Satis,” aka “Satis Amarachi Satis,”

73. EMMANUEL CHIDIEBERE DIKE, aka “Emmanet,”

74. JEREMIAH UTIEYIN EKI, aka “Uti,” CHINAKA DAVIDSON IWUOHA, aka “Tmrw Afrika Will Wake Up,” aka “Cookie,” aka “All Africa Media Network,”

75. CHIMA DARLINGTON DURU, aka “Kajad,” aka “Kajad Jesus,”

76. IKENNA CHRISTIAN IHEJIUREME, aka “Piper,” aka “Am Happy!,”

77. OBI ONYEDIKA MADEKWE, aka “Odu Investment,”


Pictures reveal the lavish interior of Prince Harry & Meghan's private jet

Pictures have revealed the lavish interior of the Cessna private jet at the centre of the environmental row around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been accused of hypocrisy having previously spoken of 'making a difference' to the future of the planet and the need for 'urgent intervention' only to then increase their own carbon footprint through the use of four private jets in just 11 days.

Now images have revealed the luxury they enjoy inside the 12-seater plane including plush seats, spreads of fine cuisine, huge bathrooms and personal television monitors.

The Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign plane, which can hit top speeds of 592mph, also has spacious bathrooms big enough for passengers to change clothes and LED lighting which has a dimmer switch for passenger comfort.


The plane's mechanics are also specially designed to ensure 'smooth and safe flights', including a top-of-the-range carbon brakes, a variable gear system that changes the flaps for the best flight angle and engines that minimise noise.









Moments FBI picks up Nigerians in Los Angeles for fraud (photos)

We reported the dramatic arrests of scores of Nigerians in the US yesterday,. Now photos have emerged showing FBI men taking them into custody.

They are accused of laundered funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network. Eleven of them were arrested Thursday in Southern California, while three others were taken into custody elsewhere in the U.S., according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. More photos…







Husband sues wife for 'every penny' he spent on her son after discovering the 8-year-old child is not his

A man is suing his estranged wife for 'every penny' he spent on her son after discovering the eight-year-old was not his.

He has taken her to the High Court after it came to light the boy was fathered by someone she had an affair with.

The man has been barred from publicising the name of the real child's biological father.

He also wants damages to compensate for distress. Mr Justice Cohen said the boy must not be told 'until the time was right'.


He said a social worker would give advice and decide when the boy should be given the information.

The judge has outlined his decision in a written ruling following the latest round of litigation at private hearings in the Family Division of the High Court in London.

He said no-one involved could be named in media reports of the case.

The man and woman had argued over whether the boy should be told who his real father was. The man said he should be told. His estranged wife was against such a move.

Detail of the case had emerged in July when the judge published an earlier ruling.

The judge said the man had been devastated to learn that he was not the boy's father and had launched a 'raft' of litigation. He said the woman was 'full of remorse'.

Aminu Tambuwal storms Ibadan to visit Makinde

He made the courtesy visit yesterday and the Governor shared the news on Twitter. Governor Makinde is fast becoming one of the most popular Governors in recent time. Considering he even just resumed office for the FIRST TIME ever in May, 2019!

In less than 3 months he has achived alot in Oyo state, with visibly difference! Only yesterday he appointed a 27-year old as commissioner in his state. Arguably Nigeria's youngest commissioner.

Miley Cyrus fiercely denies cheating on Liam Hemsworth in series of angry tweets

Miley Cyrus has taken to Twitter to clear the air about her split from husband Liam Hemsworth with whom she has been romantically linked for 10 years.

In several tweets shared, the 26-year-old pop singer fiercely insisted that she has never cheated on the Hunger Games actor.

And the blonde beauty - who is now dating Brody Jenner's 30-year-old ex Kaitlynn Carter - stated that she has never been happier as she enjoys a new 'healthy' life. 

Miley began: 'I can accept that the life I’ve chosen means I must live completely open and transparent with my fans who I love, and the public, 100% of the time. What I cannot accept is being told I’m lying to cover up a crime I haven’t committed. I have nothing to hide.'


The Malibu crooner then added, 'It is no secret that I was into partying in my teens and early 20’s. I have not only smoked, but advocated for weed, I’ve experimented with drugs, my biggest song to date is about dancing on molly and snorting lines in the bathroom.

'I f**ked up and cheated in relationships when I was young.

'I lost a massive Walmart deal at 17 for ripping a bong.

'I got kicked off hotel Transylvania for buying Liam a p-nis cake for his birthday and licking it.'

Cyrus then said: 'I swung on a wrecking ball n-ked.'

She then stated: 'There are probably more n-des of me on the internet than maybe any woman in history.'

Then she talked Liam.

'But the truth is, once Liam & I reconciled,I meant it, & I was committed. There are NO secrets to uncover here. I’ve learned from every experience in my life. I’m not perfect, I don’t want to be, it’s boring. I’ve grown up in front of you, but the bottom line is, I HAVE GROWN UP.

'I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating. Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will.

'BUT at this point I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind. I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in a long time. You can say I am a twerking, pot smoking , foul mouthed hillbilly but I am not a liar.

'I am proud to say, I am simply in a different place from where i was when I was a younger.'

Beautiful photo of Mercy Johnson and her family

Too cute...



Police arrest four suspected kidnappers in Ogun

The Ogun Police Command on Thursday said it had arrested four members of a kidnap gang that abducted three persons at Ode-Omi Community in Ogun Waterside Council Area on Aug. 11.

A statement on Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that the kidnappers were arrested on Wednesday.

The suspected kidnappers had stormed the community on Aug.11, during the Eid-El Kabir celebrations, abducted three people and escaped in two speedboats.

The kidnappers were reported to have later contacted the families of the victims including the Chief Imam of the area and demanded N30 million as ransom, but the police rescued the victims on Aug. 16.


“The three victims namely Adamson Bamidele, Adam Jelil and Sanni Azeez were earlier rescued on Aug.16, while police kept on trailing their abductors who still hid in the creek.

”At a stage, the policemen advanced on their hideout in the creek and engaged them in a gun battle. Four policemen were injured in the process forcing the policemen to withdraw, but laid ambush around the area.

“Unknown to them that they are being trailed, four members of the gang came out of the creek probably to relocate to another place and police swooped on them and got them arrested.


Geek Trivia: In 1981, It Would Take You Two Hours To Download What?

In 1981, It Would Take You Two Hours To Download What?

  1. Stock Prices
  2. Wikipedia
  3. DOS Updates
  4. The Morning Paper

Think you know the answer?


Thursday, August 22, 2019

Oh Dear! Israel shoots at own civilian aircraft, thinking it’s that of Syria

Israeli troops in the Golan Heights fired at an Israeli civilian aircraft on Wednesday night, having misidentified it as a hostile plane which they thought had infiltrated from Syria.

An army spokeswoman told dpa on Thursday that the troops, believing that the aircraft posed an imminent threat, fired at it until they realized it was an Israeli aircraft.

No injuries were reported.

The pilot involved in the incident told Israeli news site Ynet that he was “a metre and a half away from disaster”.


The pilot, who had the required permits for the flight, said that he felt a knock on one of the plane’s wings and at first thought it was a bird, Ynet reported.

He added that he then noticed that fuel was leaking from his aircraft.

“This is a serious incident which is being reviewed,” the army spokeswoman said.

Festus Keyamo shows off his new office as he announces leave from Law (photo)

Aww! It’s going to be a pepper dem thing! Festus Keyamo is officially the Minister of Niger-Delta (State) and he resumed office this morning. While resuming, he shared with us, a photo of his office and announced a short term leave from his law firm to serve his fatherland. Sharing a picture, the honourable Minister wrote;

''Arrived my new office punctually this morning, which is key to motivate the workforce. It is a new challenge which I always wanted to experience. Whilst my law offices continue to run at full throttle with capable hands, I take this short leave of absence to serve my fatherland.''


Kim and daughters wear matching silver swimsuits as she wrangles all 4 children for beach photo shoot

She has been posting lots of photos with them lately....

Video: Corps members travelling to Kebbi seize Azman Air's laptops for cancelling flight after a 6-hour delay

Ubi Franklin's alleged baby mama, Sandra Iheuwa shares photo of her ex-husband and kids

Ubi Franklin's alleged baby mama, Sandra Iheuwa has taking to instagram to share a photo of her kids with her ex-husband. While sharing the photo, the business woman revealed she also has 3-step children. She however covered the face of her estranged husband with an emoji while sharing the photo.

Sharing the photo which she claims means a lot to her, she captioned it;

''Ex hubby with his girls. Family is everything, picture is missing 3 of my step children. my blended family is big #isabellabirthday''


Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom expecting 3rd child

Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom are expecting their third child together. The boxer, 32, and his stunning partner, 28, shared the happy news on Instagram with a gender reveal video and announced they will be welcoming a baby boy.


The couple who wed in 2013 are already parents to daughters Lamaisah, five and Alayna, 16 months. 

Announcing the happy news, Faryal, dressed in silk pyjamas, said: 'Guys, we're expecting our third child. We are so excited and nervous.'

An excited Amir then punched a black balloon which burst open to reveal blue confetti for a baby boy.

The excited couple cheered and hugged as they celebrated the latest addition to their family, and their first son.   


Actress Ruth Kadiri welcomes first child

Ruth Kadiri shared her baby bump for the first time yesterday and tat;s because she has put to bed. The actress who got engaged to her now-husband, Ezerika back in 2017 before tying the knot secretly, shared a video of herself being heavily pregnant. News however filtered in this morning, saying the actress has become a mother. Big congrats to her!


Lobatan! Army captain that freed me is on my payroll, re-arrested kidnap suspect, Wadume alleges

Re-arrested kidnap suspect Hamisu Bala alias Wadume has confessed that he sent huge amount of money to an Army captain, The Nation reports.

The officer allegedly ordered soldiers to attack undercover Intelligence Response Team (IRT) operatives who went to Ibi, Taraba State, to arrest the suspect.

The army claimed that the battalion mistook the operatives for kidnappers before opening fire on them, killing three policemen, two civilians and leaving five persons injured.

The Nation gathered that Bala claimed to have paid huge amounts into the army captain’s bank account three weeks ago.


Besides the Captain, the suspect was said to have some other officers on his payroll.

It was gathered that the suspected kidnapper also paid his way through checkpoints.

It was learnt that Bala and his gang avoided arrest by giving N20,000 to security agents each time they passed a checkpoint.

A highly placed source said two of Balarabe’s boys, ”Babaruns”  and ”Zubairu”, called him on August 6  to tell him about Bala’s arrest.

The source said Balarabe, acting on the tipoff, directed his soldiers to “rescue” Wadume.

At the Force Headquarters on Tuesday, the suspect, who was interrogated, was said to have confessed to how Balarabe freed him.

He was said to have told detectives that the soldiers took him to the barracks, from where the Captain allegedly took him to his house, where a welder was invited to cut off the hand and leg chains.

The suspect, alleged to have run three kidnap syndicates in Taraba and Nasarawa states, had a network of major firearms suppliers, it was learnt.

The Police have recovered 13 vehicles and identified several choice properties in Taraba and Nasarawa allegedly bought through proceeds of crime.

The Police also learnt that Wadume owned over 400 cows reared by his boys, who fled with them on learning that their boss had been arrested.

Source: The Nation

Must read! Khachaturyan sisters who killed father touch Russian hearts

In July 2018 three teenage sisters stabbed and battered their father to death in his sleep, in their Moscow flat.

Investigators have confirmed the girls' father abused them physically and psychologically for years.

Charged with murder, the sisters and what should happen to them have become one of the hottest topics of debate in Russia and more than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for their release.

On the evening of 27 July 2018 Mikhail Khachaturyan, 57, summoned Krestina, Angelina and Maria, who was a minor at the time, one by one to his room. He scolded them for not cleaning the flat properly and sprayed pepper gas in their faces.


Soon afterwards, when he had fallen asleep, the girls attacked him with a knife, hammer and pepper spray, inflicting fatal wounds to his head, neck and chest. He was found to have more than 30 knife wounds.

The young women then called the police and were arrested at the scene.

The investigation soon uncovered an extensive history of violence in the family. Khachaturyan had regularly beaten his daughters over three years, torturing them, keeping them as prisoners and sexually abusing them.

That evidence against their father is cited in their indictments.

The case quickly became a cause celebre in Russia. Human rights activists argued that the sisters were not criminals but victims, as they had no means of getting help and protection from their abusive father.

However, there are no laws protecting victims of domestic violence in Russia.

Under legal changes introduced in 2017, a first-time offender who beats a family member, but not badly enough to put them in hospital, will face only a fine or up to two weeks in custody.

Police in Russia usually treat domestic abuse as a "family issue", providing little or no help at all.

The sisters' mother, who had also suffered beatings and abuse from Khachaturyan in the past, had approached the police years before. So did the family's neighbours, who were highly afraid of him. But there is no evidence that the police acted on any of these appeals for help.

At the time of the murder the girls' mother was not living with them and Khachaturyan had forbidden his daughters from contacting her.

According to psychiatric assessments, the girls lived in isolation and had been suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTSD)

The Khachaturyan sisters' case has moved slowly. They are no longer in custody, but they are subject to restrictions: they cannot speak to journalists, nor to each other.

Prosecutors insist the killing of Khachaturyan was premeditated murder, as he was asleep and the sisters co-ordinated their actions, snatching the knife earlier that morning. The motive was revenge, they argue.

If found guilty under that charge the sisters face up to 20 years in jail. It is alleged that Angelina wielded the hammer, Maria the hunting knife and Krestina the pepper spray.

However, the sisters' lawyers say the killing was in fact an act of self-defence. Indeed, the Russian criminal code allows self-defence not only in cases of immediate aggression, but also in cases of "continuous crime", such as a hostage situation where the victim is being tortured.

The defence insists that the sisters were victims of "continuous crime" and should therefore be released. The sisters' lawyers are hopeful the case could be dropped, as the investigation has confirmed extensive abuse by Khachaturyan towards his daughters dating back as early as 2014.

Human rights activists and many other Russians now want the law changed and measures introduced such as state-funded shelters, restraining orders and courses for managing abusers' aggressive behaviour.


                                                       Russians protest

                                                                Their mother

                                                  One of the sisters at their court hearing

Popular Zimbabwean comedian, abducted from home for ‘been a critic of the government’ in her skits

A popular comedian in Zimbabwe, who has been critical of the police and government in her skits, was abducted and beaten up overnight, colleagues and rights activists say.

Samantha Kureya, known by her stage name "Gonyeti" on the comedy show Bustop TV, was taken from her home on Wednesday night by armed gunmen, according to the Zimbabwe branch of the Media Institute of Southern Africa

She has since been found and is at a police station in the capital, Harare, with her brother.

Fellow comedian Comrade Fatso tweeted: "They cannot silence the people’s laughter.”


Bustop TV has recently been doing sketches about the police banning planned opposition demonstrations to protest against the government's handling of the economy.

Her abduction comes in the wake of at least six civil society and opposition members were allegedly abducted and tortured ahead of the first planned protest that supposed to be held last Friday.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum says those abducted before the protests were accused of mobilising people to demonstrate.

Human rights groups blame state agents for their disappearance, but the authorities have denied their involvement.

Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader tweeted about Gonyeti’s abduction, saying President Emmerson Mnangagwa should do more to protect Zimbabweans.

India arrests 73-year old former finance minister

Former Indian finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, 73, has been arrested on charges of corruption and money laundering.

He is being investigated over allegations that he cleared foreign investments in exchange for bribes while he was finance minister.

Mr Chidambaram denies the allegations.

He was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday evening amid chaotic scenes as supporters and media surrounded his car while being driven away.


The night before, officials arrived at his home in capital Delhi to question him, but said he was not at home.

Hours before his arrest, Mr Chidambaram approached the Supreme Court, a day after the Delhi high court rejected his application for bail. His lawyer told the court that the Bharatiya Janta Party-led government is carrying on a "politically-motivated vendetta" against Mr Chidambaram and his son, Karti, who is also implicated in the case.


Katie Price displays painful looking stitches while recovering from latest bout of surgeries

Katie Price displayed the gruesome results of her latest bout of surgery while recovering in Turkey.

In pictures taken earlier this month - just days after going under the knife - the glamour model sported painful looking wounds and stitching around her ears.

The 41-year-old former glamour model underwent yet another face and eye lift, a breast reduction and a bum lift reversal, while her fiancé Kris Boyson got a nose job.

Following the multiple surgeries, Katie's skin looked painfully taut as she rested at the Comfort Zone Surgery clinic in Istanbul.









Texas executes man over 1998 murder of teenage girl

Texas has executed a man convicted of the murder of a 19-year-old student, which he maintained he did not commit.

Larry Swearingen, 48, was executed by lethal injection for the 1998 murder of Melissa Trotter.
He said authorities ignored evidence that would have exonerated him. His last words were: "Lord forgive them. They don't know what they are doing."

Prosecutors have said they stand by the "mountain of evidence" used to convict him.

Prior to his death on Wednesday, Swearingen had received five stays of execution in the past two decades.


He was found guilty in 2000 of the abduction, r-pe and murder of Ms Trotter, who disappeared in December 1998 and was found dead in a densely wooded area in the Sam Houston National Forest in Texas 25 days later.

His lawyers have long argued that scientific evidence - including DNA under the victim's fingernails that was not Swearingen's - should have exonerated him.

But prosecutors have maintained that the evidence proved he was guilty. They said the DNA could have come from contamination of evidence

Kelly Blackburn, the assistant district attorney who has handled Swearingen's case since 2010, told The Washington Post ahead of his execution.

"An innocent man is not being executed tonight. The man who abducted, raped and strangled Melissa Trotter is being executed."

Swearingen is the 12th inmate to be executed in the US so far this year, according to data from the Death Penalty Information Center.

Man arrested in Madrid for taking upskirt videos of more than 550 women

A man has been arrested in Madrid on suspicion of taking upskirt videos of more than 550 women and posting much of the content online.

The 53-year-old Colombian man allegedly filmed the videos on a mobile phone hidden in a backpack.

Police say he then uploaded at least 283 videos to p-rnographic websites, racking up millions of views.

Many of the 555 victims - some of which were underage - were targeted on the capital's Metro system.


The man is accused of upskirting women on a daily basis since last summer when he began uploading content online.

He also allegedly operated at supermarkets, sometimes even introducing himself to his targets in an effort to get clearer shots.

Police started monitoring the suspect and arrested him while filming a woman on the Metro.

In a video posted to Twitter, the National Police called the suspect "one of the biggest predators of women's privacy".

Upon raiding his home, police uncovered a laptop and hard drives with hundreds of videos. His own website had 3,519 subscribers.

The suspect has been remanded in custody.

In Spain, upskirting is considered s-xual abuse and offenders can face jail.