My  GIJC 2015 Memoir

My highlights from the Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2015 at Lillehammer, Norway Tobore Ovuorie I’m back in Nigeria after some hectic but interesting days at this year’s Gl…

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The next time someone passes gas around you, you may want to take a whiff, it could save your life. While most people find the sulfuric smell of a person’s gas repulsive, or at the very least unpleasant, a new study has suggested it actually has some life saving properties.
Researchers at Exeter University in the United Kingdom have discovered that the smell of farts actually has some useful properties that could ward off disease if you smell them. It’s all due to the fact that the gas has been linked with controlling inflammation in the body.
A study published in the journal Medicinal Chemistry Communications has revealed that the smell of flatulence has secret health benefits and could help stave off cancer, strokes, heart attacks and dementia,
Hydrogen sulfide is one of a number of potent smelly gases produced by bacteria as it breaks down food in the gut. It is toxic in large doses but in tiny amounts it helps protect cells and fight illness, according to researchers at Exeter University.
When cells become stressed by disease they try to draw in enzymes to generate their own minute quantities of hydrogen sulfide. The chemical helps to preserve mitochondria, which drive energy production in blood vessel cells and regulate inflammation, and without it the cell can switch off and die.
According to Mirror UK, Professor Matt Whiteman from University of Exeter’s medical school said: “When cells become stressed by disease, they draw in enzymes to generate minute quantities of hydrogen sulfide.
“This keeps the mitochondria ticking over and allows cells to live. If this doesn’t happen, the cells die and lose the ability to regulate survival and control inflammation.
“We have exploited this natural process by making a compound, called AP39, which slowly delivers very small amounts of this gas specifically to the mitochondria.
“Our results indicate that if stressed cells are treated with AP39, mitochondria are protected and cells stay alive.”
Before it can be tested on humans, researchers have run disease models to see how effective AP39 is, and early results show that it can help up to 80 percent more mitochondria survive highly destructive conditions such as cardiovascular disease.
Fellow researcher Dr. Mark Wood added: “Although hydrogen sulfide is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases.”

Man Decides To Bonk His Car After Getting Tired Of Begging Women For Sex

Police in Ohio, were called after a man was spotted having sex with a van.
Police arrested the man on a charge of public indecency after people saw him exposed and “violating” a parked van, according to Dayton police.
Police believe that 35-year-old Michael William Henson, was high on some kind of narcotic when he was arrested on Tuesday night.
The van was parked near the 800 block of St. Nicholas Avenue, when Henson had sex with it, according to the report.
Police said that officers responded to a report of a man “acting strangely.” Witnesses told officers that the man pulled his pants down and placed his “genitals in the grill of a red van” that was parked on the street.
When he was done, the suspect walked away. Police found Henson walking along Deanwood Avenue, and they said that he appeared to be under the influence.
He however stated that he decided to try out a van since he was tired of women.
The owner of the vehicle told police that he did not witness the man having sex with his van.
Henson is being held in the Montgomery County jail on $2,500 bond.

African Bluetooth sex

Zimbabwe – Congregants at an apostolic church in Cowdry Park suburb in Bulawayo severely bashed a man they suspected of using mubobobo also known as ‘Bluetooth sex’ with female congregants during a church service.
The man, who sources identified as Tafara Mukoto, had to seek refuge at a neighbouring house to avoid further beatings.
Apparently some female congregants expressed concern over the mubobobo issue allegedly revealing that prior to the beating, they felt as though they were having sex with a man even though there won’t be any man next to them.
A member of the Nguva Yavatenderi Apostolic Church who identified himself as Madzibaba Antony, said some congregants suspected that Mutoko was up to no good when he was seen ‘facially expressing excitement’ as he was standing in the crowd.
“What happened is that one female congregant started complaining that she was just feeling as if she was having sex with a man,’ said the man.
“She looked confused and troubled and told some elderly women of her suspicions.
“As the matter was being discussed among the women, Mukoto, who was seen constantly tapping his foot suddenly bolted out from the crowd before we gave chase and managed to catch up with him.
“He was thoroughly beaten and had to seek refuge at a nearby house which is still under construction,” said the source.
The man reportedly claimed that he was innocent but church members were not convinced and they gave him a beating of his life.
MyZim website has the following description for the alleged phenomenon ‘Mubobobo is a type of magic where a man uses charms to perform a sexual act on an unsuspecting woman. Often, victims can feel themselves being violated, and even get to briefly enjoy the encounter, before coming out of the spell and regaining control. Several cases of this African Bluetooth sex technology have been reported in the past and it is hard for police and victims to prove the claims beyond reasonable doubt.’

Bride decides to marry handsome guestafter groom suffers epileptic fit

India : A wedding punch-up was sparked when a bride
opted to marry a guest instead after her husband-to-be
had an epileptic fit during the ceremony.
Jugal Kishore, 25, and 23-year-old bride Indira were about
to perform the traditional ‘varmala’ ceremony during their
Hindu wedding , when he suddenly fell ill.
Kishore fell to the ground as he extended his arms to
exchange garlands with his bride.
But Indira, angry that her family had not been told of
Kishore’s epilepsy, decided to marry one of her wedding
guests instead…Harpal Singh, her sister’s brother-in-law.
Singh and Indira exchanged garlands in the traditional way
in front of the guests, as Kishore, was taken to a doctor for
When he returned to the wedding venue, he found that his
wife-to-be was now married to someone else.
Kishore pleaded with Indira, to change her mind, but she
stood firm – sparking a punch-up between guests,
involving spoons, plates and dishes, the Times of India
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wedding plans
Police in Rampur district of India , said they had detained
several people who were there at the wedding .
“Both families have amicably resolved the matter,” an
officer said.
“The complaints have been withdrawn. Kishore and his
family have now returned in peace to Moradabad.”

Man arrested for naming his dog Buhari

A man was arrested on a charge of breach of the peace after allegedly naming his dog after the president, according to police in Nigeria.
Ogun police said that they have arrested 30-year-old Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, after being accused of naming his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari.
In court, Chinakwe pleaded not guilty to a charge of breaching the peace. He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at N50,000 ($160).
Chinakwe said that he was surprised to be arrested for naming his dog Buhari as he did so because he admires the president for fighting corruption.
He blamed illegal immigrants for calling the police to complain about his dog.
However, police said that people were angry after Chinakwe wrote Buhari on both sides of the dog and walked with it in the street.

Donald Trump “The Party of Lincoln – The Forgotten America” Speech (w/ transcript)…

Last night candidate Donald Trump gave a speech in Washington State to an audience exceeding the capacity of the venue. 15,000+ filled the XFinity arena in Everett Washington: [Transcript] Thank yo…

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