Irobiko Chimezie

Is journalism the riskiest profession?

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, has said at least 250 journalists are imprisoned globally. Some of the countries where journalists have been incarcerated are China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The report, written earlier this December by Elana Beiser, Editorial Director of the CPJ, provides only … Continue reading Is journalism the riskiest profession?

What we can do about child marriage

  There are no major religious traditions that require child marriage. Yet child marriage persists, across many cultures and religions. But it would be wrong to say that child marriage warrants protection as a cultural or religious practice. Governments around the world have overwhelmingly, and independently, decided that child marriage is a grave violation of … Continue reading What we can do about child marriage

R Kelly threatens to sue his accusers

  R Kelly is now under criminal investigation following the docuseries Surviving R Kelly, which unearthed untold stories of his ‘sex slaves’, according to reports. The rapper is allegedly being criminally investigated in Georgia following the release of the Lifetime series, as TMZ claimed the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office opened an investigation into the claims … Continue reading R Kelly threatens to sue his accusers

Prevalence of child marriage around the world

  Child marriage is actually very common. More than 650 million women and girls alive today were married before their 18th birthday. Twenty-one per cent of young women (20-24 years old) around the world were child brides. And while child marriage is most prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, it also takes place in high-income countries. The god news is: global … Continue reading Prevalence of child marriage around the world

9 men charged for abusing black bears

  Florida authorities have charged nine men with setting out bait for black bears. According to a report from the Associated Press (AP), the accused persons baited the endangered animals and steered them toward dogs that chased and mauled them. Attorney General Pam Bondi's office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced the arrests … Continue reading 9 men charged for abusing black bears

What every Drug User and Family should know about Addiction

Health experts describe drug addiction as a chronic disease characterized by an uncontrollable urge to use drugs despite the harmful consequences which include brain damage, violence, and death.   Drug addiction is also a relapsing disease which leaves families of drug users feeling guilty, angry, confused, and devastated, especially when they realize that their love … Continue reading What every Drug User and Family should know about Addiction

R. Kelly sued for “deliberately” infecting woman with STD

R. Kelly has been accused of false imprisonment, sexual battery and “deliberate” transmission of sexual disease. Image: R. Kelly The R&B icon whose full names are Robert Sylvester Kelly was the subject of a new lawsuit in a Manhattan court on Monday (21 May) following his alleged failure to disclose a sexually transmitted disease before … Continue reading R. Kelly sued for “deliberately” infecting woman with STD

Philippines receive body of Filipino maid killed in Kuwait

The body of a Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait was flown home to her grieving family Friday, as attention focused on the plight of millions of mostly poor Filipinos toiling abroad. As Joanna Daniela Demafelis' remains were wheeled to the Manila airport's cargo bay, her sister broke … Continue reading Philippines receive body of Filipino maid killed in Kuwait

University Professor attracts outrage after attacking a Street Cleaner

A Chinese university professor and her accomplice who attacked a female cleaner have attracted huge criticisms for their wickedness. Berated as "well educated but with low morals" by a large number of angry netizens, the culprits were exposed by an onlooker who recorded the incident at Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Xi'an. The female … Continue reading University Professor attracts outrage after attacking a Street Cleaner

Michael Jackson’s Sickening Sex Secrets Uncovered.

Michael Jackson's shocking sex secrets has been revealed long after his death.  A police report from 2003 says officers made the horrific discovery when they raided the singer's Neverland Ranch way back in 2003. According to a news report, sickening pictures of naked teen boys, child torture and animal sacrifice was found at the ranch … Continue reading Michael Jackson’s Sickening Sex Secrets Uncovered.