Day: June 7, 2017


The woman, who was attacked by three people on her way to work, was taken to hospital suffering from cuts.

The victim, in her 30s, was walking to work at Little Diamonds nursery in Wanstead, east London around 9:30am on Wednesday morning when the incident happened.

A colleague, Karrien Steves, told the Press Association: “She had three Asian girls behind her chanting the Koran, ‘Allah’

“They pulled her to the ground, punched her, kicked her. One of them pulled out a knife and cut her arm from her wrist to her elbow.”

Stevens said that her colleague did not know her attackers and that she was left shaken by the ordeal.

The attackers apparently fled when a passer-by intervened.

Counter-terror officers are aware of the incident but it is not being treated as terrorism at this stage.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said they were called at 9:36am on Wednesday to reports of an assault in Hermon Hill.

He said: “Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a woman, aged in her 30s, with a slash wound. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said “various lines of enquiry are being made” and that he believes “justice will be done.”


Transport for London has apologised for issuing parking fines to motorists who had to abandon their cars following the terror attack at London Bridge.

TfL said sorry for its “insensitive mistake” after penalty charge notices were handed out in Borough High Street when the police cordon was reduced on Wednesday morning.

The fines, which can be up to £130, will be cancelled.

It is understood there will be wardens in the area for the rest of the week but no cars that have been parked within the police cordon will be fined.


We unreservedly apologise for our insensitive mistake. These fines should never have been issued and will all be immediately cancelled.




Joan Omolara Sanyaolu a British Entrepreneur and Business Woman who has been specialising in the Catering & Hospitality Industry for over 35 years .

She is the founder of A TASTE OF AFRIKA – a project aimed at promoting the taste of African’s Rich Heritage Food Art Culture Fashion and Music. We aim to unravel the taste of afrika treasures by showcasing its wealth” says the shy Londoner .

Joan takes inspiration from the taste of African’s Rich Heritage and this, is what “A taste of afrika” is dedicated to promoting.
When asked what she expects to achieve at the end of the project, she said “We are committed in bringing people from all backgrounds to experience the Best of African and to embrace it. It’s about showcasing a wealth of information for both Africans and Non Africans alike . A taste of afrika will shine spotlight on the current trends, best brands on African Food! Arts! Culture ! Fashion! Music!



l am always so excited about promoting Africa’s Rich Heritage , our Culture, Fashion and Music .
This is why I was at “Africa At Spitafields” May Bank Holiday to display my new range of Ankara print fashion designs.  l was also at the Historic Romford Market !
Our plan is to take “A Taste of afrika” to other local London communities and markets showcasing all things Africa Fashion ! Food ! Music ! Art ! Culture



Baronessj asked Joan just how she arrived at this commendable initiative and she said
“I loved baking as a child and I turned my passion into a business called Jo’Ella Cakes .
My interest and dedication to children caused me to start the Jo’Ella Baking Academy which was launched in 2015 to enrich children and youths through The Joy Of Baking” .

“Also in 2015”, she continued, “l launched 9jaBites Cooking School this was for the world to taste and experience the beautiful and rich array of culinary delights coming out of Nigeria and Africa as a whole. 9jaBites provides both catering services for both private individuals and events too”


“Taste of afrika, is my new venture, and the icing on the cake”

Asked if she made the fabulous designs showcased at the market herself, she replied “I source them from Nigeria !

However, I sometimes sketch the designs and then give them to my stylist to make. I’m a very creative person. I Love art and I took Art as a subject in school.

I also love fashion and I adore the African Ankara prints. I have a special passion for the vibrant colours and flamboyancy of Ankara designs and these sometimes inspire my design sketches

I have however bought myself a sewing machine and am now taking lessons!

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Neighbours of a four-year-old boy who starved to death after being left at home with his mother’s dead body for two weeks have spoken of their horror.

They are still distressed they “could have helped and didn’t know”. they told the Gazettetoday.

Chadrack Mbala Mulo was found on October 20 with his arms wrapped around the decomposed body of his mum Esther Eketi-Mulo in their flat on the Trelawney Estate in Paragon Road.

He is believed to have died 48 hours earlier.

Chadrack, who was mute and autistic, was unable to raise the alarm after Esther died following an epileptic fit.

“I keep thinking to myself: ‘Did I hear him? Did I hear him next door?’ But he never spoke. Never. He just hid behind his mum and held onto her clothes. He couldn’t even call out or speak through the letterbox.”

Now coroner Mary Hassell has urged ministers to take action on the system schools use to deal with unexpected absences to avoid similar deaths in the future.

One traumatised neighbour, a 35-year-old mother of two who did not wish to be named, said she thinks about the pair every night before she goes to sleep.

“It’s heartbreaking,” she told the Gazette through tears. “It has haunted me for a long time, that I could have helped, and I didn’t know.

“I have a little boy and [Chadrack] only just needed feeding and watering. He passed away because he was hungry, not because something happened to him.

The Trelawney Estate in Hackney where the family was found dead. Picture: Emma Bartholomew


“I keep thinking to myself: ‘Did I hear him? Did I hear him next door?’ But he never spoke. Never. He just hid behind his mum and held onto her clothes. He couldn’t even call out or speak through the letterbox.”

The windows were open but neighbours thought the smell in the flat was from the cooking of Ms Eketi-Mulo, who came from the Congo and had lived there about a year.

Staff at Morningside Primary became concerned about Chadrick, who they had not seen since September 30, in early October, but were unable to contact his mother or get in to the flat, which they visited twice.

Head Janet Taylor said the school followed its procedure for checking on children missing from school, and has since “worked closely with the authorities” to consider “what more schools can do in situations like this”.

“Chadrack’s tragic death has devastated all those who knew him at our school,” she said. “We will remember him as a happy little boy and the circumstances of his death are heartbreaking.”

Hassell raised concerns that school only had a number for Chadrick’s mother on file, and that staff waited three to five days before sending someone to their home.

Morningside has now changed its protocols and holds contact numbers for three adults on each child’s file, and sends staff to family homes immediately when they can’t reach someone by phone. They also call police immediately if they cannot gain entry.

But Hassell says it “seems unlikely” other schools in in the rest of England and Wales would have such a system in place.

Chair of the City and Hackney Safeguarding Children Board, Jim Gamble, has also written to Timpson, calling for DfE guidance to be updated.

A serious case review conducted by the council aligns “with the issue identified by the Coroner about distinguishing between an attendance issue and a potential welfare issue,” said Gamble.

Minister of State for vulnerable children and families Edward Timpson must respond to the Coroner’s report by June 19.


The pro-masses #OurMumuDonDo Movement has concluded arrangements to hold a nationwide topless protest rally against the poor living conditions of the Nigerian masses and the indifference of political leaders to the plight of the common man.

This was announced in a statement signed by Mr. Adebayo Raphael, the movement’s Publicity Secretary. According to the group, the main protest march will hold in Lagos on June 12. The march, said the statement, will begin at 8 a.m. from the Third Mainland Bridge.

Participants, except females, are required to appear topless with inscriptions of their most harrowing predicament on their placards or chests.

Female participants are simply required to carry placards indicating what they are going through as it relates to the aim of the march.

The group said it was compelled to opt for a topless protest march because of the alarming dip in the standard of living among Nigerians.

“The quality of life of the Nigerian people has been demoted to a pitiable and decrepit state by criminal politicians and insatiable looters of the wealth of the common man. The shared humanity of the Nigerian people has been eternally ridiculed by national miscreants in positions of power. The thieving class in power has denied the Nigerian people of quality life through their endless plundering of national wealth. We know our silence has enabled corruption and impunity in governance but we will no longer sit and watch while our lives and future is looted by the sons and daughters of Jezebel in power,” said #OurMumuDonDo.

The movement explained that generations of Nigerians have been repeatedly dispossessed by members of the political class through unfulfilled promises. It added that the masses have come to realize that the continued stay of the current political class in power will spell doom for the country’s most vulnerable citizens. The group warned that the masses will no longer be deceived by the age-old tactic of using religion and ethnicity to prevent the masses from forging of a common front against exploitation.

“This battle is a battle between good and evil; a battle between the oppressors and the oppressed; a battle between the forgotten men and women in the slums who cannot afford one meal per day and the voraciously greedy looters looting mindlessly in positions of power,” said the movement.

It called on all suffering Nigerians to flood the streets on June 12 to express their anger and frustrations. #OurMumuDonDo described the march as the first of its kind in the country, saying it is one that will bring the decrepitude of the common man into sharp focus.

“The era of sitting and doing nothing has passed. Before we all die of hunger, we will flood the streets and demand good governance. Before we all die in perpetual penury and discomfort impressed on us by the thieving and looting political oppressors, we will march to express our discomfort and fight against our common enemy,” the group added.

To attain a better quality of life for all, the group called on all Nigerians come out and express their dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs and displeasure with failed promises made by the same crop of leaders. It called on Nigerians to stop glorifying criminality and demonizing nationalism.

“The time to fight for the survival of the suffering man and woman in Nigeria has arrived. There shall be no going back because every suffering Nigerian must speak up this time,” the group urged.


A women’s movement in Uganda organised a similar march in 2012 to protest against police brutality and molestation of women.


The former OASIS frontman warned his children to steer clear of the music industry – because they will never be as good as him.

Gallagher, 49, said his children can “dream on” if they are thinking of following in his footsteps.

Asked how he would feel if they broached the subject with him, he told Absolute Radio: “I’d say ‘pass me that guitar and I’ll show the benchmark here, son’ and play Don’t Look Back in Anger.

“Then I’d put the guitar down to almost certainly a deathly silence, and say, ‘Yeah, f****** dream on? Now, go put the kettle on!”

Family man: Noel Gallagher with his wife Sara Macdonald, daighter Anais Gallagher and son Donovan Gallagher (Chris Jackson/Getty)

Gallagher has three children – sons Donovan and Sonny, six, with wife of six years Sara, 45 – and daughter Anais, 17, from his marriage to Meg Mathews.

The High Flying Birds frontman said he often gets into trouble with his wife for not encouraging his children to do their homework.

He said: “[Sara] will ask ‘Will you make him do his homework?’ And I’d be like ‘Yeah, in a minute.’

“I’ll just say ‘I never did any homework, look at me!’ I do get a b******** for that.

“I don’t know what the average dad is but I wouldn’t consider myself the average dad.”

Gallagher is gearing up for his 50th birthday and assured fans that he isn’t about to have a mid-life crisis.

“No earrings, no tattoos, no leather trousers,” he said. “Maybe I’d be buying a £250k motor this morning if I had a licence and could be bothered learning to drive.”

Days after receiving criticism for missing Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert, it’s been reported that the Oasis songwriter has donated profits from his song Don’t Look Back In Anger to the victims of the attack on 22 May.

Manchester’s Radio X DJ Gordon Smart spoke out in defence of the Mancunian rocker, announcing that he had organised the charity payments long before the gig on Sunday evening.

Noel Gallagher with his brother Liam

“It’s only right to point out”, Smart told his listeners, “and I don’t think this is public knowledge because I’m sure he would never [have] mentioned it, but I found out today that as soon as Don’t Look Back In Anger started to appear spontaneously at the vigils, he made sure all the royalties went to the families. That was before any gig was mentioned.”

In the days leading up to the concert last Sunday evening, rumours had swirled of an Oasis reunion.

Liam Gallagher turned up on the night, performing Live Forever with Coldplay, but Noel was nowhere to be seen. Liam then seized the opportunity on Monday morning to reignite their long-standing feud, tweeting: “Noels out of the f***ing country weren’t we all love get on a f***ing plane and play your tunes for the kids you sad f***”.


A crash between two tankers and a lorry on the M25 ripped the cab off the truck involved.

The crash occurred around 6.50pm on the M25 by the Dartford crossing yesterday, June 6, blocking all four lanes on the motorway clockwise.

Scott Jackson, who saw the wreckage, said: “You can see the cab of one trucks ripped off. It’s not pretty but let’s hope they all walked away.”

Oil had spilled out onto the road and smoke was billowing from one of the tankers.


Three engines from Kent Fire Brigade sprayed foam to prevent a fire from breaking out and gave oxygen to a man caught in the crash.

Nobody was trapped in the vehicles when the crash occurred but one man had to be taken to hospital.

The road was reopened around 11.30pm.