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Nigerian Scientist Honoured By Japan’s Economy, Trade And Industry Minister

A Nigerian scientist was recently awarded the Japan Minister Of Economy, Trade and Industry 2018 Award for contributions to the industry in the area of standardization.

John Ologbosere is the Chairman, Committee of Testing Laboratories (CTL) an organisation responsble for achieving reproducibility of test results and to promote a close collaboration between testing laboratories.

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The work of the CTL is carried out through the IECEE (International Electro-technical Commission System for Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electro-technical Equipment and Components).

IECEE is a multilateral certification system based on IEC International Standards. Its Members use the principle of mutual recognition (reciprocal acceptance) of test results to obtain certification or approval at national levels around the world.

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The IECEE Schemes address the safety, quality, efficiency and overall performance of components, devices and equipment for homes, offices, workshops, health facilities among others. In all, IECEE covers 23 categories of electrical and electronic equipment and testing services.



The IECEE Schemes, based on IEC International Standards, are truly global in concept and in practice. They help reduce trade barriers caused by different certification criteria in different countries and help industry access new markets. They eliminate the delays and costs of multiple testing, thus allowing companies to market their products faster while reducing overall manufacturing costs.

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In his acceptance speech, the Edo State, Nigeria indigene and University of Benin graduate said “My sincere gratitude goes to Japan IECEE Member Body, TUV Rheinland Group and the IECEE CTL community for the nomination and support. I couldn’t have done it without you.”

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Justice for Harry Uzoka As 3 Men Including Another Nigerian Are Jailed For His Murder

Three men including another Nigerian have been jailed for killing a Nigerian born British model in a row over his girlfriend.

Harry Uzoka, 25, was stabbed in the heart by fellow model George Koh in west London in January after he went to settle the dispute.

Koh, convicted of murder at the Old Bailey in August, was given a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years.

Merse Dikanda was also found guilty of murder and jailed for at least 22 years, and Jonathan Okigbo was given a 14-year sentence for manslaughter.

Although initially friendly, the relationship between Mr Uzoka and Koh deteriorated after Koh claimed to have had sex with Mr Uzoka’s girlfriend Ruby Campbell, who is also a model.

The pair then exchanged angry text messages and arranged to gather some friends and meet up in Shepherd’s Bush for a fight.

Image caption(L_R) George Koh, Merse Dikanda and Jonathan Okigbo were jailed at the Old Bailey

Koh, Dikanda and Okigbo, all 24, took at least three knives – including a machete – with them to the rendezvous.

watch video clip of horrendous attack on Harry

Mr Uzoka recruited his flatmate Adrian Harper and they armed themselves with dumbbell bars.

Mr Harper told the jury he was “expecting a fist fight”.

But he said when he saw his friend again Mr Uzoka said “I’ve been stabbed,” and collapsed in the road.

Read more at bbc.co.uk

Nigerian Pastor And His Wife Accused Of Allegedly Swindling Church Member Of £190,000

A church Pastor and his wife are facing serious allegations of conning their church member out of the proceeds of the sale of her London property after giving her a “prophecy” that God instructed her to sell her house.

Pastor Temitope Fasakin and his wife, Ibukun formerly of Christ Life church, in Thamesmead, South East London, are being  accused by a retired sick lady Joy Omisigho, of conning her out of funds totalling over £190,000.

Details of the allegations were spelt out via a viral post sent out by Ms Omisigho herself, and the matter is now that of public knowledge.

 

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The post:

My name is Ms Joy Omisigho I am a member of Christ life church (4 Princess Close, London, SE28 8SJ). I have resided in the UK for over 20 years. I have been a member of the church for over seven years. Around last year 2017 I became seriously sick, keeping up with work and everyday became a challenge. I worked for several years as a cleaner at King’s College Hospital, South London.
The pastor of the church, Mr Temitope Ibukun Fasakin of 27 Hind Crescent Erith, Kent, DA8 3BP. I have known the pastor same length of time I have been in the church.

Last year, the pastor and his wife told me that God has asked them to inform me that I should sell my property and move back to Nigeria if I want to be healed of my illness.

Given that I am a religious person, was very vulnerable and desperate to get well, I had no choice than to heed to their advice.
Soon as the sale of the property was completed – The pastor and his wife then coercively asked to submit all the dividends (£192,557- One hundred and ninety-two thousand, five hundred and fifty-seven pounds) from the property sales to them so that they can help me invest it. The Pastor and his wife then told me they were working with me based on God’s instructions. I had no reason not to trust my pastor and his wife. They warned me not to share the specifics of their dealings with me with anyone including my children. They said God wants me to keep it as a secret and that I must not disobey God.
They told me to go back to Nigeria. They collected £86,500 me claiming they were going to use it to buy a nice property in Lagos. When I arrived in Lagos only to find out that they paid £41,237 for the property even more so the property was fit for living as it was still being modernised.
The pastor then took £11,000 from me claiming that God has asked him to collect it from me. He said it was tithe – I later found out the money was not remitted to the church’s account.
The pastor and his wife then took another £65,000 from me saying that they were going to use it to buy a property in London for me. No property was bought, and the money was never refunded.
The pastor and his wife then asked me for another £10,000 saying they want to invest it on computer sales- I did not see any computer and the money still has not been refunded.
The pastor and his wife came back and demanded £13,000 from me stating that he was going to invest it on some business. Till date I did not get any dividends from the business and the money was not returned to me.
In total, the pastor and his wife defrauded me of £192,557.
I have been left with nothing, I can’t even afford food or rent. I can’t work at the moment because I am still feeling well.
The pastor and his wife have blocked off their phone and would take my calls.
They have threatened me and said I will be dying soon. I am appealing to the police and other agencies to help me. I have no money to pay a lawayer. The pastor and his wife have taken all I have worked for now the are threating every one trying to help me please help me share unroll it gets to the British government and EFCC in Nigeria.

Recently, another post has emerged allegedly from the senior leadership of the church in response to the allegations. Purportedly written by one Pastor Ayeni, the duo have left the Christ Light Church and now lead another church in Dartford.

 

 

The response:

“Dear Ms. Joy Omisigho, this is a very sad report concerning your relationship with Pastor Tope Fasakin & his wife and we really feel sorry for you.

To put record straight, Pastor Temitope Fasakin was a former Pastor at Christ Life Church, Charlton, U.K and he is now a General Overseer of LIGHT ASSEMBLY, 5 pier Road, DA8 1TA.

As at when he was Pastoring at Christ Life Church Carlton, the Church Council were not aware of your deals and it is very unfortunate that you have to commit such a huge amount of money to the hand of a Pastor without proper documentation and witnesses.

Now that the information has reached us at Christ Life Church, we assure you of investigating it to the root while we will not hesitate to hand over the matter to the appropriate quarters for justice.

At Christ Life Church, we are committed to the Word of GOD in total Obedience and soul wining leading people to a glorious eternity with Jesus at the end! We are not dubious, we are not 419, we are of godly characters throughout the world.

Once again, we feel sorry for you and we pray that the Lord will restore your health and everything back to you as soon as possible in Jesus name.

Pastor Adelani Ayeni
Christ Life Church
U.K.”

East London School Headed By Nigerian Principal Produces Best A” Level Students

Brampton Manor Academy School in East London produced the…… best A’level results this year with 100 of the Sixth form Students obtaining straight A* to A and gaining admissions to Top Rusell Group Universities: Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, ImperialCollege, UCL, Kings College, St Andrews ,Warwick, and Bristol Universities.

Brampton Manor Academy was deemed outstanding in every category in 2012, and has repeated this effort in its most recent Ofsted inspection.

The school was rated outstanding by Ofsted twice in the past five years, in both 2015 and 2018.

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The determined leadership of the principal was commended, as was the dedication of the staff and relationships between teachers and students.

What makes this big news is the fact that this is a State School and not the fee paying private School.

And more significantly, the school is run by executive principal Dr Dayo Olukoshi, who is a Nigerian.

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Dr Olukoshi was awarded an OBE in 2015 for his services to education.

Executive principal Dr Dayo Olukoshi said: “We’re delighted to receive this recognition for the second time for the hard work and the high standards achieved by our students and our staff.


GANGSRead: London Knife Crime: It Is Time To Ban Gangs 


 

Another Award For Iconic Dayo Olomu As He Bags ECOWAS Youth Council Award

There seems to be no stopping eminent diasporan Dr Dayo Olomu as he bags yet another prestigious award of “Icon for Societal Development”

This honour was conferred upon the youthful Dayo by the ECOWAS Youth Council (EYC) in Lagos in commemoration of International Youth Day

This award comes while still basking in the euphoria of being inducted into the first-ever ‘Nigerian Diaspora Global Hall of Fame” as one of the 100 Most influential Nigerians in the Diaspora in the World by the Nigerian International Diaspiran Oeganisation (NIDO)

Dr Dayo Olomu was also inducted into the EYC HALL OF FAME.

EYC is the continental representative organization of democratic youths union founded in 1952.

It is also affiliated to the International Youth Council (IYC) and has a consultative status with UNESCO, ECOSOC, UNICEF, ECOWAS, AU and enjoys a working relationship with the UN system.

This Award/induction, given its importance is bestowed on eminent sons, daughters, institutions, and corporate concerns Africans who have distinguished themselves in their various endeavours

According to the organisers, “Yours therefore is not an exception as EYC wishes to encourage and motivate you to a higher excellence with award and induction into EYC hall of fame, taking holistic cognizance of your past dexterous achievement grass root development, reduction of unemployment and your immense humanity gesture which you have committed so much to interns of being magnanimous and philanthropic over the years”.

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“This is a monumental honor of dignity cum outstanding commitment, dedication and inspirational leadership. The term HALL OF FAME denotes creativity, enterprise and exceptionally”.

Ambassador Smith Lawrence said, “The reasons for adopting Dr Dayo Olomu for this year’s honour is because of his outstanding qualities. He is a true Democrat. He is a humane leader. He is a philanthropist and selfless leader. He is a detribalized leader. He is well experienced and well organized fellow. He is a true and Worthy leader who accommodate everyone irrespective of tribe, religious or social status. He is a youth friendly leader. He is fit and energetic. He is a liberal leader and he is an indeed gift to Humanity.

The award was presented to Dr Dayo Olomu by Amb. Williams Kwesu, President of ECOWAS Youth Council in the presence of Amb. Smith Lawrence, Sec. Gen; Amb. Ademola Adebakin, S/West Publicity Secretay; Amb. Titilola Oluwapelumi , Director of Gender and Amb. Oyejobi Olakunle , S/West Coordinator.

DDO was honored in recognition of his selfless services, immense contribution, his humane philanthropic gesture and his unflinching support towards the development of youths and society at large.

The award was collected on his behalf by one of his mentees turned associates, Ayoola Iwayemi, a top HR professional, transformational speaker, Attitude Catalyst, Corporate Trainer and a National Builder based in Lagos.

31 Year Old South London Man Charged With Murder of Sidique Kamara

A 31-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a drill rapper in Camberwell.

Sidique Kamara, 23, known as Incognito and part of the Moscow17 crew who posted rap videos on YouTube, was stabbed to death last week

Sidique Kamara, 23, who died after being stabbed in Camberwell (Image: PA)

The 23-year-old was repeatedly stabbed just after 7pm last Wednesday.

Kenneth Umezie, from Southwark, South London, was charged with murder and appeared in custody at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

The bearded and heavy-set defendant, wearing a grey custody tracksuit and thick-rimmed black glasses, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

Three other teenage boys, aged 16, 18 and 19, who were arrested as part of this inquiry have been released under investigation.

The attack happened in the same street where 17-year-old Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton – also a member of the collective – was found with a fatal gunshot wound in May.
The group’s tracks have received hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.

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The group’s tracks have received hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.

Some featured references to other groups in the capital, including long-running rivals Zone 2 from Peckham.

In one track, Moscow17 told Zone 2 to “check the scoreboard”, while another asked “How you gonna make it even?”.

A Zone 2 lyric in response told their rivals they would “roll up and burst them”

 


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Earlier this year, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick called on social media platforms such as YouTube to take down videos that glamorised violence, and, in an interview with Link Up TV earlier this year, Incognito spoke about the effect of drill music on crime in the capital.

“You see with the crime that’s happening right now, music does influence it. You’ve got to put your hands up and say drill music does influence it,” he said.

In response, the publisher removed hundreds of drill music videos fall their platform including Moscow17’s videos.

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Umezie was the boyfriend of a Nigerian woman, a London Underground worker Comfort Yinusa who was jailed for falsely accusing another Nigerian of rape in 2013.

The unnamed man had faced numerous police questioning and was on bail for 5 weeks before Yinusa recanted her statement and admitted her story was false.

Read story here


Parents…
Please keep close checks on your teenage and young kids and regularly enquire after their states of mind – especially those far away in college or Uni.

Depression & suicidal tendencies are quite rampant among our youth….and could be closer to home than you think.
A case that has just been brought to my attention has shaken me to my very core and is giving me great cause for concern.

May we not sorrow over our kids🙏🙏🙏🙏


Police Suspect gang Involvement In Deptford Arson Attack That Killed Schoolboy

Detectives investigating the murder of seven-year-old Joel Urhie in a suspected arson attack on his family home believe he may have been the innocent victim of a gang war.

Officers are looking at the possibility that members of a gang were targeting Joel’s 21-year-old older brother, who is said to be known to police.

Joel was found dead after the blaze at the semi-detached house in Deptford in the early hours yesterday.

His mother, Sophie Urhie, a nurse, and 19-year-old sister escaped by jumping 15 feet to the ground from a first-floor window. They were recovering from their injuries in hospital today.

Detective Superintendent Jane Corrigan, who is overseeing the murder inquiry, said that police had not identified any suspects, but it was “difficult to imagine” a seven-year-old was the target for the attack.

Joel Urhie, who died in a suspected arson attack on a house in Deptford, south-east London, in the early hours of this morning (PA)

Joel’s family issued a photo yesterday of Joel wearing a firefighter costume for a birthday party. They said the “sweet and intelligent” child who played football and loved cars had dreamed of becoming a firefighter.

Ms Urhie was a congregation leader at the New Wine Church in Woolwich, which said in a statement: “Young Joel was a wonderful, loving member of our church family and we will deeply miss him.”

A neighbour, Mcklushia Myles, 36, a carpenter, said Ms Urhie’s other son Sam had got into trouble “once or twice” in the past over knife crime.

Another friend told The Sun: “This might be because of something Sam did. He was involved with the wrong people. He used to live there before he went to prison and was there for a bit afterwards when he came out.

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“He was apparently involved with gangs and stuff and it might be the case the people who did it were after him.”

Sam was not staying at the house at the time and was driven to hospital later to see his mother and sister.

Neighbour and close family friend Grace Gbenedio, 56, who went with him to hospital, said: “While we were in the car he was just shouting, ‘Why him?’

“Then when we were at the hospital he said, ‘Oh, why not me? It should have been me. Why not me to die?’”

Devastated: John Urhie speaking near the scene of a house fire on Adolphus Street, Deptford (PA)

Joel’s father John Urhie, 54, who did not live at the address, said: “He was a very lovely boy who was just loving life and it’s a terrible loss.

“He played with everyone around here. He was a very nice looking boy. It’s terrible, the pain we can never forget.”

Detectives are appealing for information in connection with the attack and say they are working with fire brigade experts to establish exactly how it started.

Police and forensics officers at the scene of the house fire in Deptford (PA)

Det Supt Corrigan said: “We believe that the fire was started deliberately but at this stage I am unable to go into any further detail due to operational reasons.

We have no idea what the motive for this attack was. We’ve got no suspects at this time.”

Six fire engines and around 35 firefighters tackled the blaze in Adolphus Street after they were called at 3.25am on Tuesday. Nearby properties were evacuated as a precaution and crews brought the fire under control just before 4.50am.

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 0208 345 3715 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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