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A black mother-of-three who gave birth to a pale-skinned red-headed child with piercing blue eyes has been left baffled.

Patience Chando, 36, who is of Zimbabwean heritage, and her white German partner Andreas Spillea, 49, welcomed four-month old baby Andrea Mariella into the world in April.

But now she can’t take her daughter out in public without being stopped – but not just because of how
adorable she is.

The former office worker thought her daughter’s creamy complexion would darken since her other daughters – 15-year-old Faith and 17-year-old Lucricia – inherited her skin tone.

But instead, the mum-of-three said Andrea’s blue eyes, striking auburn hair and milky skin is turning heads wherever they go in their hometown of Hanover, Germany.

Patience said: ‘I couldn’t believe it. Her skin was too white when she was born, I was sure it would tone down, which happens sometimes, but it hasn’t.

‘It wasn’t until a few days after she was born I started to think: ‘Hold on, her skin was white. I’m her biological mother and I’m black’.

‘Every time we go out I get questioned or stopped for photographs. I’m running out of things to say to people. She’s the centre of attraction.’

Doctors are equally stunned, raising concerns Andrea might have a skin disorder when she took her in for a routine check-up.
Patience added: ‘My doctor was totally surprised. He even tested her for a skin disorder out of concern for how pale she was.

‘My friends keep joking that a mother is out there looking for their baby, and one day they will find us.’
Patience, who conceived the Faith and Lucricia with her black former partner, moved to Hanover after meeting new partner Andreas in Zimbabwe.

She traced her ancestry but said there was no white heritage in her family.

However, geneticists have suggested this could be what lays behind the striking contrast to her daughter’s skin tone.
Dr Bryce Mendelsohn, a medical geneticist at the University of California, said: ‘People of African descent have traces of European in their ancestry, especially from populations with many geographic origins, so that could be the case here.

‘The child is distinctly lighter than her mother, but of course there is another parent to consider. Children often resemble one parent more than the other.

‘When we pass on our genes to our kids they can be skewed either way, it’s what makes us unique.’
Martin Delatycki, clinical director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services in Australia said: ‘If someone with dark skin procreates with someone of light skin, the child’s skin colour will generally fall somewhere between them on the spectrum.

‘There is not one gene for skin colour, and there are many complex genetic influences and subtle change that can impact the outcome.’

‘If two dark-skinned people conceive a light skinned child, this would usually be due to a form of albinism, but this does not appear to be the case here judging by the child’s hair and eye colour.’

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Adron Homes Begins Massive Giveaway for Customers in ‘Sallah Repete’

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Nigeria’s leading real estate firm, Adron Homes and Properties Limited has unveiled its annual promo and discount sales in celebration of the Ileya season tagged: 2023 ‘Sallah Repete’.

 

In the 2023 ‘Sallah Repete’, customers will be given discounted prices for land purchased alongside mouthwatering prices and a flexible payment plan.

 

According to the company, it launched the promo to encourage all and sundry, and not just Islamic faithful, to key into the festive season to become land and homeowners.

 

In the promo, customers will be given 30%, 40% and 50% discounts on all land purchased, with the balance spread for 30 months for premium estates littered across the country, including Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, Niger, Nasarawa and Abuja.

 

The company, in a statement signed by its Director-General of Sales and Marketing, Olubunmi Akinfe, said the annual Ileya Sallah Repete promo is a yearly sales promo carried out to open more windows for existing and prospective customers who are willing to become homeowners at significantly discounted prices with flexible payment plans and also give them a massive reward with jaw-dropping prizes.

 

“For the Sallah Repete Promo, we have lots of prizes in stock for our customers who purchase lands in any of our estates across the country”, Akinfe said.

 

Continuing, the DG sales and marketing added: “We will be giving out prizes like rams, goats, rechargeable fans, home theatres, water dispensers, electric kettles, refrigerators, food processors, vacuum cleaners, bags of rice, cooking oil, gas burners, mini food packs, washing machines, deep freezers, smart TVs, generators and a whole lots of prizes.

 

“Customers will be gifted these prizes in the spirit of Ileya celebration for the 2023 Sallah Repete across our offices”, Akinfe said.

 

The promo, according to Adron Homes and Properties, will run between now and August 2023, and is open to both its existing and new customers, as they smile home with various gift items from the real estate company.

 

Akinfe further added that the purpose of the gift sharing is to appreciate the support and commitment of existing and prospective customers and urge them to do more and tell their family and friends to also key into the ongoing promo, adding that “at Adron Homes, the more, the merrier.”

 

She added: “Customers have started picking up their gifts from our offices. Scores of people are already subscribing to our plans. We are extending it beyond the Sallah period to allow as many who want to be homeowners to key into this opportunity by purchasing land at our estates at the most affordable prices with seamless payment plans”.

 

It will be recalled that Adron Homes and Properties, which recently clocked 11 years in the real estate business, has over the years bridged the gap in affordable housing for Nigerians by developing state-of-the-art estates with modern facilities like; concrete drainage and roads, recreation parks, massive gatehouse, security, street light, Grocery stores and a host of other interesting developments, making the estates habitable and comfortable for residents.

 

At the 11th anniversary celebration, the company reiterated its commitment to continually change the status of more low-income earners across the country from tenants to landlords by opening more estates across the country and sticking to its mission statement which is creating affordable housing.

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“I Killed Him And Used His Blood To Make Money Rituals (Oshole) for Yahoo Boys” – 22-year Old Ritual Killer Confesses

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A 22 year old suspected ritual killer, Idowu Talabi from Ikenne-Remo has been arrested by the Ogun State police command for killing a tenant, Tobi Yisua, who lives in his maternal grandfather’s house.

 

During interrogation by a reporter of Alaroye, a dedicated Yoruba news platform, Idowu Talabi confessed to committing the crime.

 

He said, “he (Tobi Yisua) is a lotto operator (Baba Ijebu). Whenever he keeps money at home and they steal the money, he will accuse me of stealing his money.

 

One day, he was sleeping on the bed in his room, he did not lock the door, he only locked the net outside. When I wanted to enter, I used knife to cut the net and I unlocked it.

 

When I entered his room, I saw him sleeping naked on the bed lying face down and I landed the cutlass I was holding at the back this neck. When I saw that he was trying make noise, I used pillow to cover his mouth and used the cutlass on him again.

 

After killing him, I took part of his blood and mixed it to prepare “Osole”, money ritual charm. I made the charm to sell it to customers who will be interested in it, I did not do it for myself.”

 

Asked how he knew how to make the charm? He said he saw it in his father’s account.

 

On how he was exposed? he said, “the second day, when the wife of the deceased came from church, she found the dead body of her husband on the bed. She then came to me in the backyard, locked my shirt and accused me of killing her husband. When I got to the police station, I confessed to the police that I was the one that killed her husband.”

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