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NEWS / kids want to travel to africa to get married...
« on: January 09, 2009, 01:58:06 PM »

Two children tried to leave the cooler climes of Germany to elope to sunny Africa, but only got as far as the local train station. The pair aged six and seven were planning to get married in Africa and brought the girl's five-year-old sister along as a witness.

They left their home in the city of Hanover, which they shared with the boy's father and the girls' mother, early on New Year's Day as their parents slept.

Police spokesman Holger Jureczko said: "The children wanted to do something really special for the New Year.

"They had it all planned out. They had three suitcases, filled with food, swimming costumes, a lilo and even sunglasses".

Mr Jureczko said they took a tram to the central station and were about to board a train to the airport when police stopped them.

"They said they wanted to go to Africa 'because it's so nice and warm there'," Mr Jureczko said.

The boy had once been to Italy and convinced the girl that Africa would be even warmer, he said.

The police told the trio that it would be difficult to get to Africa without money or tickets and instead gave them a tour of the police station before handing them over to their parents.


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SOCIETY / baby farm in enugu...
« on: November 17, 2008, 02:33:11 PM »
Police raids reveal 'baby farms'
From correspondents in Enugu, Nigeria
Agence France-Presse
November 14, 2008 02:48pm
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+ - Print Email Share Add to MySpace Add to Digg Add to del.icio.us Add to Fark Post to Facebook Add to Kwoff What are these? POLICE raids have revealed an alleged network baby "farms" or "factories" in Nigeria, forcing a new look at the scope of people trafficking in the country.
At a hospital in Enugu, a large city in Nigeria's southeast, 20 teenage girls were rescued in May in a police swoop on what was believed to be one of the largest infant trafficking rings in the west African country.

The two-storey building on a dusty street in Enugu's teeming Uwani district now stands deserted, shutters down.

Neighbours had long found something bizarre about the establishment, where there was virtually no activity during the day, they said.

The doctor in charge, who is now on trial, reportedly lured teenagers with unwanted pregnancies by offering to help with abortion.

They would be locked up there until they gave birth, whereupon they would be forced to give up their babies for a token fee of around 20,000 naira ($170).

The babies would then be sold to buyers for anything between 300,000 and 450,000 naira ($2500-$3800) each, according to a state agency fighting human trafficking in Nigeria, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).


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But luck ran out for the gynaecologist, said to be in his 50s, when a woman to whom he had sold a day-old infant was caught by Nigeria's Security and Civil Defence Service (NSCDS) while trying to smuggle the child to Lagos, the security agency said.

Statistics on the prevalence of baby breeding are hard to come by, but anti-trafficking campaigners say it is widespread and run by well-organised criminal syndicates.
 
"We believe the scope is much wider than we know," said Ijeoma Okoronkwo, head of NAPTIP.

"It has been happening over time, but we did not know. The first indication we had about this came in December 2006, when an NGO raised the alarm and told us babies were being exchanged for cash and that there were a number of hospitals involved."

The practice takes varying forms. One is where desperate teenagers with unplanned pregnancies, fearing ostracism by society, get lured to a clinic and are forced to turn over their babies.

The girls are so intimidated many can hardly relate their experience freely.

But one brave victim, an 18-year-old, who asked not to be named for fear of reprisal, recounted her week-long ordeal when she was trapped inside one of the clinics days before it was raided by police.
 
"The moment I stepped in there, I was given an injection, I passed out and next thing I woke up and realised I had been raped," said the girl, who was five months pregnant at the time of her ordeal.

When she asked if she could telephone her family to let them know of her whereabouts, the doctor slapped her on the face.

She was shoved into a room where 19 other girls were kept; all had been through a similar experience. She said the doctor raped her again the following day. A week later police swooped on the clinic.

Another category of young women, driven by deep poverty, lease out their wombs and volunteer themselves, as regularly as is biologically possible, to produce babies for sale.
 
"When we raided the hospital, we found four women who had been staying at the clinic for up to three years, to breed babies," NSDCS boss for Enugu state commandant Desmond Agu said.

The doctor, whom police named, "had been inviting boys to come and impregnate girls," said Mr Agu.

This was just one of around a dozen centres - masquerading as maternity clinics, foster homes, orphanages or shelters for homeless pregnant girls - unearthed in recent months where babies were swapped for cash, said the NAPTITP boss.

Last month police swooped on a so-called foster home, not far from the Enugu police headquarters, where seven pregnant teenage girls and five workers were rounded up, residents said.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION / CAN SOMEONE HELP ME?
« on: July 29, 2008, 06:49:48 AM »
   please to all that are in nigeria at the moment.I need information on a robbery case that happened in a company in ikorodu.the name of the company is Spintex.did anyone read something about it in the papers of lagos or abeokuta?the robbery took place 2 or 3 weeks ago

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RELIGION / prophecy
« on: July 16, 2008, 10:57:33 AM »
there is a nigerian man ,married to a russian lady here in heidelberg ,who believes in anything some prophet in nigeria tells him.
the prophet would call ever now and then and tell him what he ,,sees,, in his visions.
now it happened that this prophet called days ago to warn the nigerian man about a ,,police problem,,.he claimed not been able to see exactly how this nigerian man would be involved but anounced that it might be concerning another person and he should be careful .
his  wife and him are having some marriage problems which would conglude in arguments from time to time.some days after the ,,prophecy,, the two had an argument and the wife in her frustration said she considers at time to get herself knocked out with some brandy and use the car to drive against a tree or wall with high speed to end her life.after saying that she now went into the bedroom to lie down.
the husband took the phone and called the police,telling them that his wife had left the house to kill herself.the police came and found the surprised wife in the house...
after the police left, the wife asked her husband why he called the police and told them she was out to kill herself while she hadn,t left to nowhere.
he told her that the prophet had told him so and that,s why the police came.

now...I would like to ask if that is truely a prophecy that came through or rather a selffulfilled prophecy based on autosujestion.

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GENERAL DISCUSSION / how do you
« on: July 09, 2008, 09:22:54 AM »
how do you watch movies....?are you sitting back relaxed and just watch or are you really into it?
my husband says I am like a kid...whenever we watch movies I am completely lost in it.I would even talk to the characters in the movie..( ahh...why now.....oh Lord don,t do it.....you go girl.....I will just slap you now...leave her  alone or I beat you..... ;D)  ,I get so angry at times ,laugh my butt off or  even cry when something sad happens.I also use my whole body to gesticulate....my hubby seats back so calmly and always reminds me that it is ,,just  a movie,,.

last night we watched the nigerian movie ,,letters to a stranger,,(it,s not a newly released movie ) which we rented from the african shop and I ws so pissed at the female character over choosing the wrong man (in my opinion) and leaving the one that I would have choosen.....my hubby just shoke his head.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

my kids tell me often that to watch ,,me,, while watching a movie..is much more fun then the movie itself.... :o

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GENERAL DISCUSSION / AMINAH CAME THROUGH
« on: May 28, 2008, 08:26:18 PM »
hello to all members.I hope each and everyone ist doing fine .I haven,t been here for some time .there are a lot of new members as i can see...hamdulillah.
how are you doing prince,olanayim,beibee,lady,diva,aseye ,bigjay...and all others?I figure..lady you are married now...?????
big hug for all new and old members from aminah in germany.
keep it going as it is going.God bless you all.

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TRAVEL, IMMIGRATION and RECREATION / THEME PARK IN ABUJA
« on: February 17, 2008, 01:20:02 PM »
I heared there is a new theme park in abuja..has anyone visited it yet?

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GENERAL DISCUSSION / what made you fall
« on: February 13, 2008, 01:29:33 AM »
what are the properties and characteristics that made you develope interest for your partner and fall in love with him or her?

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