Friday, 28 November 2014

Nanny who battered Ugandan baby asks for forgiveness, explains why she did it

There's absolutely no reason for severely battering a helpless 18month old but the Nanny who is currently in prison awaiting trial for attempted murder of baby Arnella tries to explain why she did it and begs for forgiveness. She's due in court again on December 8th. Speaking from Luzira prison, Jolly Tumuhiirwe told www.Ugandaonline.net •••“My dad in Kabale was very sick and my mom did not have any money. I asked my bosses for some money to send to my dad but they told me that I hadn’t made a month yet and my father was dying, so it kept on haunting me. That is the more reason I referred the anger to the baby but I’m sorry. •••"But that madam (Arnella’s mom) is not easy. She used to say that I steal money from the clothes and Eric’s wallet, I eat the babies food…and yet I can’t eat the food, I’m not a baby, those were all lies, so, I was also not happy from my heart.” ••••“I feel guilty..ok when I was doing it I thought I was disciplining the baby because also the mother sometimes slaps her, I also saw from the mom. The torch I used was small and it’s not hard. I think, I will never do it again” Jolly’s experience of Prison •••“It’s not good at all even my fellow prisoners don’t want to associate with me, they want to beat me up. In fact they were saying that I should join them in their rooms, nobody likes me and I’m feeling bad I will never do it again, I ask the world to forgive me and also tell the bosses who have maids to treat them well.” it has blood stains. I don't think a man should ever hit a woman, but I will make an exception in this case ) Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Sunday, 23 November 2014

WTF! Nigerian Man Marries His Own Daughter To Get Her UK Visa

A Nigerian Home Office worker ‘married’ his own daughter to get her a British visa, The extraordinary scam was apparently executed by Jelili Adesanya while ministers turned a blind eye. Mr Adesanya, 54, has lived here for more than 30 years and holds a British passport, but wanted his daughter, her husband and their four sons to join him from Nigeria. He faked a wedding ceremony complete with a photograph of the happy ‘couple’ which helped fool immigration officials that his daughter, Karimotu Adenike, was really his wife. Miss Adenike, who is in her mid-30s, was duly granted permission to live in the UK. The pair are waiting for her to be granted a permanent right to remain before they undergo a quiet divorce and attempt to bring the rest of her family here. It is expected she would try to remarry her real husband to get them all visas. But despite being tipped off two years ago, the Home Office seems to have done nothing to stop the scam by one of their own workers. Until recently, Mr Adesanya was employed as an occupational health nurse for the Home Office, working with immigration officials at Gatwick airport. A whistleblower sent letters to the High Commission in Lagos and the UK Border Agency including specific details such as names, addresses, passport numbers and even a copy of the wedding photograph. When there was no response, he sent emails to then Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and ministers Vernon Coaker and Phil Woolas on February 1 this year. He heard nothing. Mr Adesanya, who came to Britain in 1976, flew back to Nigeria on May 29, 2007, and held the bogus wedding ceremony a few days later at a register office in Ikorodu, Lagos. A source said: ‘They paid people to attend the wedding so that the British High Commission in Lagos would believe it was genuine. The commission then gave Karimotu Adenike a two-year settlement visa in October 2007. ‘On her settlement visa application form, of course, she did not mention that she already had a husband and four children. ‘The date of birth on her Nigerian passport is not her real date of birth.’ Miss Adenike is believed to have aged herself by ten years on her wedding certificate to disguise the age gap with her father. Although her settlement visa expired last month, she is hoping to be given the right to remain. David Burrowes, the Conservative MP for Enfield Southgate and Shadow Justice Minister, was also tipped off by the whistleblower and wrote to the Home Office. This time there was a reply, but it said that although the matter was ‘under investigation’, no further information would be provided because it could ‘breach of our obligations under the Data Protection Act’. Mr Burrowes told the Mail: ‘I am very surprised and concerned that no action appears to have been taken, because the allegations are extremely serious.’ Mr Adesanya, who lives with his daughter in Dagenham, Essex, vehemently denied the plot and said he had never been questioned about the allegations. He said: ‘Married my own daughter? I have never heard anything like this in my life. I deny it. She is my wife, not my daughter.’ However, asked to confirm his ‘wife’s’ date of birth, he said he did not know without checking her passport, and refused to allow her to speak for herself. Unbeknown to him, his daughter had confirmed the arrangement when she told a friend she would shortly apply for her own British passport and ‘divorce daddy’. Last night Jonathan Sedgwick, from the UK Border Agency, said: ‘These individuals are already under investigation, and I want to make it clear that abuse of our immigration laws will not be tolerated. ‘If we identify marriages which we believe are not genuine, we will challenge them and prosecute where appropriate. ‘We are determined to send home any foreign nationals convicted of these types of crimes once they have served their sentences.’Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)
A Nigerian Home Office worker ‘married’ his own daughter to get her a British visa, The extraordinary scam was apparently executed by Jelili Adesanya while ministers turned a blind eye. Mr Adesanya, 54, has lived here for more than 30 years and holds a British passport, but wanted his daughter, her husband and their four sons to join him from Nigeria. He faked a wedding ceremony complete with a photograph of the happy ‘couple’ which helped fool immigration officials that his daughter, Karimotu Adenike, was really his wife. Miss Adenike, who is in her mid-30s, was duly granted permission to live in the UK. The pair are waiting for her to be granted a permanent right to remain before they undergo a quiet divorce and attempt to bring the rest of her family here. It is expected she would try to remarry her real husband to get them all visas. But despite being tipped off two years ago, the Home Office seems to have done nothing to stop the scam by one of their own workers. Until recently, Mr Adesanya was employed as an occupational health nurse for the Home Office, working with immigration officials at Gatwick airport. A whistleblower sent letters to the High Commission in Lagos and the UK Border Agency including specific details such as names, addresses, passport numbers and even a copy of the wedding photograph. When there was no response, he sent emails to then Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and ministers Vernon Coaker and Phil Woolas on February 1 this year. He heard nothing. Mr Adesanya, who came to Britain in 1976, flew back to Nigeria on May 29, 2007, and held the bogus wedding ceremony a few days later at a register office in Ikorodu, Lagos. A source said: ‘They paid people to attend the wedding so that the British High Commission in Lagos would believe it was genuine. The commission then gave Karimotu Adenike a two-year settlement visa in October 2007. ‘On her settlement visa application form, of course, she did not mention that she already had a husband and four children. ‘The date of birth on her Nigerian passport is not her real date of birth.’ Miss Adenike is believed to have aged herself by ten years on her wedding certificate to disguise the age gap with her father. Although her settlement visa expired last month, she is hoping to be given the right to remain. David Burrowes, the Conservative MP for Enfield Southgate and Shadow Justice Minister, was also tipped off by the whistleblower and wrote to the Home Office. This time there was a reply, but it said that although the matter was ‘under investigation’, no further information would be provided because it could ‘breach of our obligations under the Data Protection Act’. Mr Burrowes told the Mail: ‘I am very surprised and concerned that no action appears to have been taken, because the allegations are extremely serious.’ Mr Adesanya, who lives with his daughter in Dagenham, Essex, vehemently denied the plot and said he had never been questioned about the allegations. He said: ‘Married my own daughter? I have never heard anything like this in my life. I deny it. She is my wife, not my daughter.’ However, asked to confirm his ‘wife’s’ date of birth, he said he did not know without checking her passport, and refused to allow her to speak for herself. Unbeknown to him, his daughter had confirmed the arrangement when she told a friend she would shortly apply for her own British passport and ‘divorce daddy’. Last night Jonathan Sedgwick, from the UK Border Agency, said: ‘These individuals are already under investigation, and I want to make it clear that abuse of our immigration laws will not be tolerated. ‘If we identify marriages which we believe are not genuine, we will challenge them and prosecute where appropriate. ‘We are determined to send home any foreign nationals convicted of these types of crimes once they have served their sentences.’Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

CAF names Equitorial Guinea as new host of AFCON 2015

The Confederation of African Football has announced Equatorial Guinea as the new host of the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 following the decision of the football body to drop Morocco 3 days ago. CAF dropped Morocco as host of the football tournament on Tuesday November 11th following the nations request for postponement of the tournament in their country over Ebola fears. A statement released by CAF this afternoon says the dates for the tournament will remain from Jan. 17- February 8 2015 and that four cities will be used for the tournament: Malabo, Bata, Mongomo and Ebebiyin. Find the full statement by CAF after the cut... The Head of State and President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo this Friday 14 November met with the President of CAF Issa Hayatou concerning the possibility for Equatorial Guinea to host the Africa Cup of Nations Orange 2015. Following fraternal and fruitful discussions, the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea has agreed to host the tournament from January 17 to February 8, 2015. Therefore, the Executive Committee of CAF confirms that the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 will be held in Equatorial Guinea on the dates agreed, and the national team of Equatorial Guinea is qualified for the final tournament as a representative of the country host. The four cities selected for the finals are Malabo, Bata, Mongomo and Ebebiyin. The draw for the finals will take place Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Executive Committee of CAF and President Issa Hayatou seize this opportunity to express their sincere thanks and deep appreciation to the people of Equatorial Guinea, its government, and particularly to His Excellency the Head of State and President of the Republic Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Benue State Governor Suswam & His Deputy In Auto Crash

According to a report on Tribune, Benue state Governor Gabriel Suswam and his deputy, Steven Lawani, were involved in a ghastly road accident yesterday Friday November 14th. The accident occurred at Angbaaye, near Makurdi, after another vehicle lost control, somersaulted and hit 2 vehicles in the Governor’s convoy. Fortunately no one died but 8 people were injured. The governor and his deputy who were in the same vehicle and were on their way to flag off a road project in Wannune, Tarka LGA and Gboko were uninjured. The 8 people who were injured, mostly from the car that hit the governor’s convoy were rushed to the hospital in Makurdi. The governor is reported to have helped in the rescue mission. Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

"I will be Nigerian President in 2015"- Governor Rochas Okorocha

For those who don't know, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, is contesting in next year's presidential election. Below is what he said during his declaration at a rally on Monday Nov. 10th. “My people, in 2015 I will be the president of the country. Three months ago when I said I want to be president they asked, “Can an Igboman be president? But now when they count those contesting for president they will first count Rochas Okorocha, before Buhari, Atiku Abubakar and Kwankwaso. When they said they have zoned the presidency to the North, I asked, When was the meeting held? Now we have zoned it to Igboland. In 2015, there will be a turnaround in the fortunes of Ndigbo. They only know themselves; they don’t care about Igbo. APC is an emergency party for a new Nigeria; I would not have joined APC if PDP was doing well. We will defeat PDP in 2015,” 1 Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Thursday, 6 November 2014

EFCC recovers $11billion stolen funds in 11 years

Since the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC came into existence in 2003, a total of 11 billion dollars has been recovered. This was disclosed by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren yesterday. He also said that the commission handled many cases involving advanced fee fraud (419), money laundering, contract scam, internet fraud and has recorded over 100 convictions. The EFCC Spokesman made the comment while speaking at the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies organised by the I-Nigeria Initiative led by Mrs. Ada Apiaffi, in Abuja yesterday, November 5th. He said; “As most of you are aware, the commission has the statutory responsibility for the investigation of all economic and financial crime. In the last eleven years we have been in operation, we have handled thousands of cases in these areas and I want to report that we have recorded over 100 convictions as a result of our investigations. In terms of assets recovery, we have recovered assets of well over $11bn in 11 years and I think that is a record.” Mr Uwujaren said the EFCC had also created a new unit known as Combined Inter Agency Task Force section which will be responsible for harnessing the potentials of international law enforcement partnership for the benefit of the commission and the nation at large. He stated that the EFCC’s relationship with international law enforcement organisations and development partners trust the commission’s activities and this has resulted in a boost. The EFCC Spokesman mentioned that the commission had not dropped the case against the impeached Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako; that investigation is still ongoing. Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

TB Joshua fails to appear at Lagos building collapse inquest

Prophet T. B Joshua has again failed to appear at the coroner’s inquest today to explain how 116 people died in a building collapse at his Lagos church, Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN). TB Joshua-Synagogue Church TB Joshua had been summoned to give evidence at the hearing into the September 12 tragedy at his church, which left 84 South Africans among the dead. Coroner Oyetade Komolafe said last week that Joshua, would be arrested if he failed to show but Joshua worker did not appear on Wednesday to be questioned over his claims that sabotage from a low-flying aircraft and a terror attack may have caused the tragedy. “The Man of God has not been personally served the witness summons,” his lawyer, Olalekan Ojo told the court when asked about his client’s whereabouts. “He was unavoidably absent when the sheriff went for the service. We don’t want the impression to be created that The Prophet is avoiding the court.” Expert witnesses at the hearing have previously ruled out the theory of aerial sabotage or an explosion and the court has been told that the guesthouse did not have any planning permission. Inspections indicated that other structures on the site, including the church’s main auditorium which Joshua claims was designed by the Holy Spirit, were structurally defective. Ojo refused to accept the witness summons on behalf of Joshua, saying he was not authorised to do so, but promised to tell the court when his client would be available. Similarly, the building contractors did not receive their summonses because they could not be identified or located, he added. Komolafe said: “We want Prophet Joshua to know that the court is not persecuting anybody but (trying) to find the truth. He should come. “As a prophet of God that he claims to be, he must not do anything that will make him to be at variance with the law.” - Rescuers attacked - Earlier, the inquest was told that Joshua’s followers attacked emergency service workers, preventing them from accessing the stricken guesthouse. “The first three days (after the collapse) were marred by the so-called church sympathisers and the crowd,” said the head of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu. “By the time we attained momentum after 96 hours a lot of things had gone bad.” Osanyintolu told the hearing that it was only after the intervention of the Lagos State governor that rescue workers could get to the building on the sprawling SCOAN compound. The LASEMA general manager said there was “no effective crowd control” in the aftermath of the collapse, which engineers have blamed on the illegal addition of extra floors to the guesthouse. “The crowd impeded our operation. They did not allow our personnel and equipment to come in. They frustrated the emergency workers at the scene,” he added. Instead of allowing trained rescue workers with specialist equipment to search for survivors, only church members and volunteers were allowed to pick through the rubble, he said. “There were restrictions of emergency responders to the scene of the collapse. On the first day, we were assaulted, especially my humble self,” he continued. “We were not allowed to do documentation. Photographs of the incident were not allowed. “We asked for the manifest to know the number and identities of the people in the building, we were not given. We asked for the building plan, we were not given.” Osanyintolu, a medical doctor, also rejected the theory of a blast: “On observation, bodies were not mutilated. They were not disjointed… the bodies were not burned.” Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Monday, 3 November 2014

Dangote Group reduces cement price from N1700 to N1000

For those of you who the price of cement has been stopping you from building, Dangote Cement Plc has announced a 41% reduction in the prices of cement, with the different grades now selling for between N1,000 and N1,150, exclusive of Value Added Tax. Now, 50kg of the 32.5 cement grade sells for N1,000, while the higher 42.5 grade will go for N1,150 per bag instead of the current N1,700 that both grades were sold for. The new price structure was announced by the Group MD, Dangote Cement, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, who said “We recognise the need for a dramatic increase in the response to the huge infrastructure and housing deficit in the country, and one of the ways of addressing the issue is bringing the price of building materials down to much more affordable levels, especially cement, which is within our own control as part of our contribution to the transformation agenda of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration and the attainment of key milestones in the Millennium Development Goals.” Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

BlackBerry Introduces New Privacy And Control Features To Messenger App

BBM users can now set a timer for controlling how long messages and pictures they share with contacts can be viewed. Smartphone maker BlackBerry has introduced new privacy and control features for its messaging app, BBM, allowing users to delete messages from chats and share pictures for short duration of time. Similar to popular photo messaging app Snapchat, BBM will now allow users to set a timer for controlling how long messages and pictures they share with contacts can be viewed within BBM. The message is hidden until the recipient touches and holds on the chat. Then, once the timer has expired (or if the recipient takes their finger off the screen), the message is no longer visible. The user also receives a notification if BBM detects that the recipient has taken a screenshot of the image or message. "At the core of the BBM experience is privacy and control. These two notions are more important today than ever before as people are looking for simple ways to help guard against their messages getting into the wrong hands or being seen by anyone other than the intended recipient," BlackBerry said in a statement. The new features for BBM introduced today enable users to communicate with more discretion and freedom, it added. Using the message retraction feature, users can retract their message to remove it from their BBM chat before or after it has been read, so that it is no longer visible within the BBM chat. The Timed Messages and Message Retraction will, however, be are premium features. While these will be available free to BBM users for next three months, these will later be offered as part of a broader bundle of features with BBM subscription later. "These new enhancements to BBM were highly requested so we're excited to be delivering them to users today," BlackBerry President Global Enterprise Services John Sims said. These capabilities will allow users to be more creative in how they deliver their messages while also being confident that their content is kept private and seen only by its intended recipient, he added. Besides, BBM has introduced a new feature that allows users to request an HD version to enjoy picture they receive on BBM in full detail. The new features are available for download over the next couple of days for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, iPhones and Android smartphones by installing the latest BBM update in BlackBerry World, App Store and Google Play. Introduced in 2005, BBM was a popular messaging app on BlackBerry handsets. It was later made available on other platforms like Android and iOS following strong compete from newer apps like WhatsApp, LINE and WeChat. - NDTV Gadgets Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Synagogue Building Collapse 'Testify In Court Or Be Arrested' - Lagos Coroner Tells T.B. Joshua

Magistrate Komolafe maintained that the popular televangelist must come to court and tell the coroner what he knows about the collapsed building. The Lagos State coroner, Oyetade Komolafe, in charge of the inquest sitting on the collapse of a guest house with the Synagogue Church of All Nations has insisted that the church's founder T.B. Joshua must appear before the court in person. The order came after prophet Joshua's counsel, Lateef Fagbemi, told the court that in line with Section 35 of the Coroner Law, there was no need for Joshua to appear before the court since any other person from the church could give evidence. Vanguard » reports that the coroner, Magistrate Komolafe maintained that the popular televangelist must come to court and tell the coroner what he knows about the collapsed building. He rejected arguments from Joshua’s lawyers that he should not be summoned because he did not directly witness the September 12 tragedy. No fewer than 115 people died in the September 12 collapse, leaving many other with varying degrees of injuries. “The court has the power to summon whoever it deems necessary to assist it,” Komolafe told the hearing. “The counsel should advise The Prophet to come. The church is not on trial. It’s not a matter of ego. Nobody is above the law. The court will be fair to all. “If he is an institution with immunity, the court will not even go there. If the man refuses to come, he can be arrested. He has to appear. We summoned The Prophet. We summoned the contractors.” Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)