Wednesday, 25 November 2015

2 activists glued themselves to the gate of an immigration detention centre in bid to stop the deportation flight to Nigeria & Ghana

Their plan didn't work as a plane carrying 500 Nigerians arrived Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos this morning. According to a UK campaign group, Unity Centre, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, two people reportedly glued themselves to the gate of an immigration centre in an attempt to stop the departure of a flight from the UK to Nigeria and Ghana.
The two people were among anti-deportation activists gathered to protest at Colbrook immigration removal centre, near Heathrow airport, in an attempt to block a bus carrying detainees from leaving.

The passengers were being transported to Stanstead Airport to board a flight bound for Nigeria and Ghana. The privately chartered plane was due to depart at 10.30pm on Tuesday, for Nigeria, the group said. Police were at the scene on Tuesday evening for around five and a half hours although no arrests were made, and London Fire Brigade also sent a fire engine to the scene. A Metropolitan police spokesman said:

"There were a small number of demonstrators in attendance at the immigration centre who had been there since 5.30pm. "We were on the scene with the fire brigade in a monitoring role and there have been no arrests,"
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Lagos state Governor's monitoring team arrests traffic violators

Lagos State Governor’s Monitoring Team arrests vehicles for violating traffic rules and other related offences, on Wednesday, November 25. This was sent as a press statement, hopefully, one day they will send us photos of them arresting those hoodlums who rob people in traffic.

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One of the Nigerians deported from the UK speaks "Half of the people on the flight have family here"

Shortly before they were bundled into the plane yesterday, one of the Nigerians deported from the UK spoke to Detained Voices, a site which shares stories, experiences and demands made by people held in immigration detention centres in the UK or those who have family members or partners in detention. Read his story after the cut...

 Basically, the charter flight is for today and they’re trying to get us on the flight. But here lies the problem. We all know very well, according to the rules anyway, if they want to take us they have to get travel documents for all of us. But then they have already issued travel certificates for everybody without anybody actually signing for it. How does that work? Obviously there have been allegations this week against the home office and against the Nigerian embassy about, you know bribary, to make sure she issues travel documents for people without their knowledge, you understand what I mean. According to the information we are getting, each person gets £3000. Basically, all of us have been sold to the British Government to do whatever they wants to do to us. We’ve been very calm. We’ve asked them can you get the home office to explain how they’ve got travel documents for us when we didn’t sign for it. Obviously that’s fraud because I haven’t signed for anything. How are we supposed to follow the rules and regulation when those rules and regulations of the Home Office clearly doesn’t apply to them. They actually break the law on a regular basis. They bribe people on a regular basis. Half of the people on the flight today have family here. They shouldn’t be going to Nigeria in the first place. I left Nigeria 17 years ago, right, I was 9 years old when I left Nigeria. I had only really lived in Nigeria for 6 years. And you are telling me it’s okay you can go back there. To where? My dad passed away last month. Who am I going back to? Who am I going back to? My sisters here, my brothers here. My niece has very big health problems. She’s got heart issues. They’re in London. She needs help on a regular basis. My sister cannot handle it. We are just sat in the room basically. We are waiting for the officers to forcefully remove us. We are just in the room waiting. Because at the end of the day, they haven’t answered our questions.
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Photos: Nigerians on UK most wanted list in connection with various crimes

UK's most wanted are individuals of various nationalities sought in connection for crimes including murder, sexual assault, burglary, violence and more. Source: Crimestoppers (@CrimestoppersUK)
Olu Suliman, aged 30-35, aka William Suliman is wanted in relation to a 2008 rape investigation.
Omoniyi Adefeyetin is wanted by British Transport Police for over allegation of rape. The victim was pushed down and bitten on the chest by Adefeyetin, he then forced her to remove her clothes.

Adefeytin then physically pinned her down to the floor by holding her hands together and forcibly vaginally raped her by inserting his penis. The victim repeatedly attempted to struggle and continually told him no and to stop. Adefeyetin throughout said to victim you are my wife, we have to be together. This is not true as they are not a legally married couple.
Abdul Ganiu Adedopo Sambo, age25-30 has failed to attend British Transport Police Custody in relation to an offence of Sexual Assault from Tuesday 21st April 2015. Enquiries made also show that Mr. Sambo is involved in Fraud and Possession of False Documents with intent.

Freeman David Ibekwe,35-40 is wanted by South Yorkshire Police for Tax Credit fraud and Money Laundering. Ibekwe failed to attend Sheffield Crown and is wanted on warrant.
Olutayo Owolabi,35-40 is still at large for 27 offences relating to tax credits and money laundering. In January 2010, Owalabi was convicted in absence and sentenced to nine months. He is believed to be in the UK.
Obinna Emenalu,35-40. Nicknames: Simon Emenalu, Emenalu Dube, Simon Dube, Obinna Simon Emenalu.
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Photos; Pope Francis Finally Arrives Kenya On His First Visit To Africa

Pope Francis has finally arrived Kenya on his maiden visit to Africa. He was received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by president Uhuru Kenyatta, his wife and other dignitaries...He is expected to also visit Uganda and the Central African Republic (CAR) on a six-day trip. See more pics below

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Munachi Abii stuns in red (Photos)

 The ex beauty queen looking so sultry at a shoot today..

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How Abubakar Audu Died - Brother

The younger brother of All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu, said he died shortly after the results of the governorship was announced.

Alhaji Tijani Audu(pictured above) revealed that his late brother died after the Returning Officer,  Prof Emmanuel Kucha, declared the election inconclusive, and not on Sunday morning as being reported.Daily Trust reports that,he told journalists that  the late politician  had listened to and watched the collation of the results before he died.He said
“I was with him when the whole thing started. I was told in the morning of Saturday that he was sick and I called him to confirm but he said he was okay and would be coming to vote by 1pm,  and he came without showing any sign of sickness and we went together to vote.
“But the following day (Sunday) by 10 am, I went there to see him and his children said he was having health challenges and was weak, I even advised that after the announcement of the result he should go abroad for treatment”, he said.
He said Audu lived and fought for his people and would continue to be remembered for his sacrifices and doggedness.
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Nigerian 'Madam' makes underage maid fan her for 2 hours at a saloon (Photo/video)

 A Nigeria facebook user Francesca Joseph-Esenwa‘shared a now viral video of a woman who made her underage maid fan her non-stop while she sat grooming herself in saloon for over two hours ..
She wrote,
“I witnessed this modern day slavery today at a nail salon. This woman who arrived in a jeep came with this girl who looked rather unkempt and had her fan her for over 2 hours.I Watched helplessly and prayed for life to be able to add value for my children.
If she can use her as a mobile fan for over 2 hours in public you can then imagine what she uses her for behind closed doors.No help for this children as we watch them being abused.No school.Still hurt by this.
Though the video posted is 38 seconds,if true ,things like these cause some of these house-helps snap and do really vile things to your kids or yourself.. Watch video below

Francesca Joseph-Esenwa
I witnessed this modern day slavery today at a nail salon. This woman who arrived in a jeep came with this girl who looked rather unkempt and had her fan her for over 2 hours.
I Watched helplessly and prayed for life to be able to add value for my children.
If she can use her as a mobile fan for over 2 hours in public you can then imagine what she uses her for behind closed doors.
No help for this children as we watch them being abused.
No school.
Still hurt by this.

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Fashola was a propaganda governor, there's nothing super about him - Lagos PDP

 The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party says the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, who is now the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, is not an achiever.The Publicity Secretary of Lagos PDP, Mr. Taofik Gani, said this during a telephone interview with Punch on Tuesday.He said,
“Can Fashola point to any low-cost housing scheme he did in his eight years as governor? The houses he built under the Lagos Home Owners Scheme cost about N15m on average. Can the Eko Atlantic – which cost hundreds of millions of naira to buy – be classified as affordable housing? Can Fashola be compared with former Governor Lateef Jakande who built over 20,000 housing units in four years?

“There is nothing super about Fashola. He was only compensated by President Muhammadu Buhari because Lagos contributed greatly to Buhari’s campaign.”
The PDP said Fashola’s performance in the area of works when he was governor was abysmal. Gani said most of the projects that Fashola took credit for were done by concessionaires and private companies
He added, 
 “Fashola was a governor that relied heavily on propaganda. Most of the projects he did were through Public-Private Partnerships while some came about through the CSR programmes of some companies.
“Projects were done by private investors and concessionaires. So, as far as we are concerned, he never merited the praises showered on him. He ran a government of mediocrity.”
The PDP spokesman recalled that Fashola had said, while criticising former President Goodluck Jonathan in March, that he could fix the electricity problem within a year. Gani, therefore, urged Fashola to live up to his words.
Gani, while evaluating the performance of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, said he did not need to criticise Ambode since Lagosians were doing that every day.
He said,
 “Ambode has not performed well. Ambode inaugurated some BRT buses but what has the state benefitted from the ones on the ground? And now the Senate has approved $200m for Ambode’s government. It is unfortunate.”
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Photo; Man Crashes His Bentley In Lekki Area Of Lagos

Quite unfortunate... A driver crashed his Bentley car earlier today on Admiralty Way, Lekki area of Lagos. 

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Allow our girls wear hijab to school, Islamic Leaders beg Ambode

The Conference of Islamic Organisations, CIO, has made a passionate plea to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state to allow Muslim girls wear hijab to schools.
This comes after the former Governor of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola had banned the use of hijab in all Lagos public schools, forcing the muslim community to sue the state government over the issue.
During a courtesy visit on the Lagos Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdullateef Abdulkareem on Tuesday, they pleaded for a reserve of the order.

Coordinator, CIO, Alhaji Abdullahi Shuaib said one of the thing they demanded from Ambode before he became governor was to protect religious freedom, saying that all over the world, muslim women were distinct because of hijab they normally wore.

He said when hijab was outlawed in Lagos school, the freedom of the female Muslims was breached, saying that it was as if government was at war with the Muslim community.
“This issue is very critical and the Lagos State Government should look at it critically. Muslims have ways of life which cannot be taken away from them, which is to use hijab,” he said, adding that even in advanced countries, Muslims were not restricted from using hijab.
He appealed to the commissioner to prevail on the governor to allow Muslim girls wear hijab to school.
Speaking, Abdulhakeem said he would present their demands to the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

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Husband storms church,demands money wife paid as tithe (Photo)

An angry husband stormed a church service demanding his Sh200,000 loan that his wife gave as tithe for prayers against demons in a local church last Sunday.

Mr. Geoffrey Odhiambo said his wife took the money, for which a bank used his car as collateral, and gave it to the church, without his consent.According to the  wife,she gave the money as “tithe for prayers as there were evil spirits and devils in her house”.

An eyewitness, Lawrence Odengo said Mr. Geoffrey complained it was not the first time his wife had taken money to ‘Jesus Elevation Tabernacle’ located in the Kisumu CBD,Kenya.

It took male ushers more than 10 minutes to eject Mr. Geoffrey from the midday service moments before the APs Quick Response Team arrived. He reported the matter at Kisumu Central police station.

Members of the public, who had glimpse of the drama at the place of worship they termed a “Pastor Kanyari church”, demanded its closure.
Daily Post Kenya
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Fake Miracles: Army Nabs Pastor, 2 Fake Majors in Port Harcourt

Officers of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have arrested a pastor and two others for allegedly faking miracles and healing to deceive church members and the public. This is also as the Army has nabbed two persons, who posed as majors in the Nigerian Army.

Parading the suspects yesterday, the Army Public Relations Officer of the 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, Captain Eli Lazarus, said the pastor and his accomplices conned several members.

Lazarus stated: “We got a tip-off from a member of the church, who complained of immoral and fraudulent activities going on in the church.

“The self-acclaimed pastor and his collaborators (names withheld) were subsequently arrested and they confessed to duping unsuspecting members of the public of various sums of money. “The suspects also confessed of stage-managing miracles and healing to attract members to their church located along Aluu community close to Port Harcourt,” he said.

He said the suspects would be handed over to the police for further investigation and possible arraignment in court.

The 27-year-old pastor and founder of the church (name withheld), confessed to have paid his collaborators undisclosed amount of money to give false testimonies. The suspect said his church, Revelation Power Ministry, had over 100 worshippers.

In a related development, two fake military officers, Fabian Enudi (39) and Samuel Agaga (38), from Delta and Bayelsa states, were arrested separately dressed in full army uniform with ranks of major.
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Fashion Or Deceit?; Caption This Photo Of The Day

Some say this is fashion while some others argue that this is the height of deceit. Whichever it is, one can't take away the power or credit of the "magician" who made the "impossibility possible" by transforming this woman to a shinning beauty... Women and their makeup.
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BBC To Launch Pidgin And Yoruba Service In Nigeria

The BBC has announced it will be launching a digital service in Pidgin and Yoruba in Nigeria, Africa's most populous state. "Pidgin is a popular language among young people in Nigeria and across West Africa," said Liliane Landor, controller of languages at the World Service.

The BBC will also launch a TV service in Somali, and radio and digital services for Ethiopia and Eritrea, said BBC Africa editor Solomon Mugera.

The announcement comes after the UK government agreed to invest around $128m (£85m) a year in enhancing BBC services around the world.
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Photos; Police IG Solomon Arase Meets With Governor Nasir El-Rufai In Kaduna

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase met with governor Nasir el-Rufai at the Kaduna state government house on Tuesday. The police boss was in the state for the commissioning of 107 patrol vehicles and other security gadgets which were donated by gov el-Rufai to the state police.
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FFK slams the military for denying that 105 soldiers were killed by Boko Haram recently

Despite the statement the Nigerian Army released debunking the killing of 105 soldiers by Boko Haram at Gudunbali, Borno State, on Wednesday November 18th, former Minister of Aviation, Olufemi Olukayode insists the soldiers were killed and that 34 others were also recently killed by Boko Haram and is appalled that the military is trying to cover up. See more of his tweets...

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Accident on Third mainland Bridge (Photos)

There was a serious accident on third mainland bridge involving 2 buses. Thankfully, there was no casualty. More photos after the cut...

Photo credit: salako_tcode and @iamseyi.
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President Buhari Arrives HID Awolowo's Burial Venue (Photos)

The president of Nigeria has arrived at the burial of Late HID Awolowo and this has made the ceremony one to remember.

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