Police in Merseyside are investigating how a two-year-old girl was shot in the head with a crossbow.
In what has become the first of it’s kind in the entire history of British politics, Fiona Onasanya was removed from the seat yesterday (Wednesday) after 19,261 of her constituents (27.64 per cent) signed a Recall Petition to get rid of her – nearly three times the 10 per cent threshold needed.
There will now be a by-election in Brexit-backing Peterborough, in which Onasanya is permitted to stand as an independent.
Commons Speaker John Bercow told MPs: “I must advise the House that I have received notification from the petition officer for the constituency of Peterborough, in respect of the recall petition for Fiona Onasanya.
The recall petition process for the constituency of Peterborough, established under the Recall of MPs Act 2015, closed yesterday at 5pm.
“As more than 10 percent of those eligible signed the petition have done so, I advise the House that the petition was successful.
“Fiona Onasanya is no longer the member for Peterborough and the seat is accordingly vacant.
“She can therefore no longer participate in any parliamentary proceedings as a Member of Parliament.”
The petition was launched in March and constituents had six weeks to vote ahead of yesterday’s deadline.
Labour chairman Ian Lavery said: “Labour campaigned hard for a victory in this recall petition.
“The people of Peterborough clearly agree that Fiona Onasanya is not fit to be their MP and we’re delighted they will now have the chance to vote for a Labour MP in our excellent candidate, Lisa Forbes.
“Labour will move the writ. Labour will vigorously fight the by-election here in Peterborough.” Lavery declared.
“I’m very sad with what happened to her, he said, “but we have to move on.”
For decades, the issue of counterfeit and substandard drugs has been a major public health concern in Africa.
Reports from the World Health Organisation show that over 10 per cent of drugs sold on the continent are either fake or substandard.
In Nigeria, data from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control reveals that the agency destroyed counterfeit drugs worth over $13 million in 2018 alone.
The good news however is that this longstanding problem may soon become a thing of the past , with the invention of the world’s first drug authenticator by Adebayo Alonge, CEO and co-founder of RxAll Inc. – a Canadian based deepTech Start-up firm.
He also led its market entry into East Africa (Kenya and Uganda), West Africa (Nigeria and Ghana), South-east Asia (Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore), and the Americas (Canada, USA and Columbia). He also led RxAll to win the 2018 Katapult FutureFest’s Global start-up award in Oslo, Norway, and the 2018 CIO Review Most Promising PharmaTech Vendor Award.
Education and career
He then moved on to work for Roche (Now Swiss Pharma Nigeria) as a medical sales representative from 2010 to 2012.
He was there till August 2015, about which time he gained admission to Yale School of Management, Yale University, USA, for his Master of Advanced Management degree programme.
In September 2017, Alonge enrolled for the G-Startup Worldwide programme in Indonesia where he was among the Top 15 most innovative start-ups worldwide and ultimately emerging a finalist of the 2017 G-Startup Worldwide competition.
Awards and recognitions
In addition, he is a recipient of the Mandela Washington Fellowship from the US State Department for outstanding contributions to business and entrepreneurship in Africa in 2014. He has also received awards in person from Barack Obama (ex-US president) and Justin Trudeau (prime minister of Canada)
Adele and her husband charity boss Simon Konecki have separated and are going for a divorce.
The pop singer’s representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news on Friday in a statement.
“Adele and her partner have separated,” the emailed statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.”
Adele gave birth to her son, Angelo, in 2012.
The award-winning British superstar has been private about her relationship, but confirmed she married Konecki when she won album of the year at the 2017 Grammys.
In her acceptance speech, she said: “Grammys, I appreciate it. The Academy, I love you. My manager, my husband and my son you’re the only reason I do it.”
London-born Adele released her debut album, 19, in 2008, which contained the songs Chasing Pavements and Hometown Glory and reached No 1 in the UK.
Her follow-up album, “21”, released in 2011 brought even more success thanks to the singles Someone Like You, Rolling In The Deep and Rumour Has It.
The record topped the charts in 30 countries, including the US and UK, and cemented Adele’s status as one of the world’s most successful artists.
She released her most recent album, 25, in 2015, which contained the single Hello. It proved to be another critical and commercial success.
In March, Adele was pictured entering a recording studio in New York City, sparking rumours she was working on new music.
Konecki cofounded Life Water, an eco-friendly brand of bottled water in the UK. Funds from the company assists the charity that Konecki runs, Drop4Drop, which provides clean water to countries in need.
A representative for Konecki could not be reached.
This afternoon, the Grammy winner took to Instagram to post a photo of herself crying next to a different pic of her getting her life during her Carpool Karaoke episode. The caption at the top of the two photos was truly savage and said, “When you catch yourself in your feelings then you remember who you are.”
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