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10 Year Old Nigerian Pupil Hired To Teach Conventry After School Club

An after-school club at the Southfields Primary School, Coventry, England, has appointed a Nigerian pupil, Emmanuella Mayaki, to teach following the discovery of her rare talent.

The 10-year-old is reported to be have been proficient in all main Microsoft programs by the age of seven and has even launched a website of her own.

Martin Benbeidge, one of the instructors at the school, said Emmanuella is not only the school’s star, but has superior skill and passion for sharing knowledge, Vanguard reported.

Despite what she has been able to achieve at such tender age, the 10-year-old is not slowing down as she hopes to learn more programming languages like Prolong and Lisp as soon as possible.

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She has shown what is possible with the right education and guidance and her story is something she wishes other kids, especially in Nigeria, get to share.

The young girl said she wants the Nigerian government to put up infrastructure that would allow kids in the country to learn some computer skills and be able to code too.

“I want to become a machine learning engineer because I have experience in programming and my job is to program a machine to perform specific tasks,” she said when describing what she does.

“My knowledge of modern software such as Eclipse, which I use to program Java applications, is also part of the reasons I want to be a machine learning engineer,” she added.

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Find Out How Dangerous Your Neighbourhood Is As Police Release Crime Figures For London

The  Metropolitan Police  has published the latest  crime  statistics for July 2019 which show the levels of crime in all London boroughs.  The data – which is available to freely view at met.police.uk  – gives details of how many crimes are reported in each borough per 1,000 people.

This allows for a level playing field when comparing boroughs with large populations such as Barnet (390,000 people) and low populated boroughs such as Kensington and Chelsea (156,000 people).  In total across the whole of London there were 74,642 crimes in July which means there is roughly 8.29 crimes per 1,000 people.

Theft is the highest reported crime with 20,089 instances recorded in July.   You can find the most dangerous boroughs and least dangerous below:

32) Richmond upon Thames – 4.99 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were a total of 998 crimes in Richmond Upon Thames in July.  Violence against a person was the highest reported crime with 273 reported cases.  Theft was second with 278 reported crimes.  In March 2019 Richmond South had the highest levels of crime overall in the borough.

31) Sutton – 5.21 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were a total of 1,079 crimes in Sutton in July.  Violence against a person was the highest reported crime with 350 acts recorded by police.  Theft was again second with 222 reported crimes.  In March 2019 Sutton Central and Town Centre had the highest levels of crime overall in the borough.

30) Bexley – 5.55 crimes for every 1,000 people

In total the borough of Bexley saw 1,385 reported crimes with violence against a person being the highest (423).  The second highest crime was vehicle offences with 246 and then theft at 255.  In June 2019 the ward of Erith was considered the place you were most likely to be a victim of crime.

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29) Harrow – 5.62 crimes for every 1,000 people

The total crime figure in Harrow was 1,431 in July. 415 cases of violence against a person and 300 incidents of theft. The third and fourth positions were taken by vehicle offences and burglary respectively. When looking at the year up to June 2018 to June 2019 the ward with the most crime was Greenhill.

38) Havering – 5.79 crimes for every 1,000 people. 

There were 1,502 instances of crime in Havering in July which equates to 5.79 crimes per 1,000 people.Violence against a person (484) and theft (296) took the top two positions.

27) Merton – 5.86 crimes for every 1,000 people  

1,234 crimes in Merton were reported to police in July 2019. Violence (364) and theft (272) were once again the highest recorded crimes. When looking at figures from police for the month of April 2019 Figge’s Marsh would be the ward you were most likely to be a victim of crime.  

26) Bromley – 5.91 crimes for every 1,000 people  

There were 1,975 crimes in the borough of Bromley in July.  There were 599 reported cases of violence and 415 for theft.  The next two highest were for burglary and vehicle offences. 

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25) Redbridge – 6.04 crimes for every 1,000 people.  

In total there were 1,863 crimes in Redbridge for July. Violence against the person was the highest with 554 instances.  Theft was second with 376 cases. 24) Kingston upon Thames – 6.09 crimes for every 1,000 people

26) There were 1,001 crimes in Kingston Upon Thames which is one of London’s least populated boroughs.  

Theft topped the list of the highest recorded crimes with 316 incidents. Grove is considered to be the most dangerous place in the borough according to figures from the police for May 2019. It is worth noting that this area is also the boroughs main shopping area.

27) Barnet – 6.47 crimes for every 1,000 people 

There were a total of 2,566 crimes in Barnet in July. Violence against a person was the highest reported crime with 686 reported cases.  Theft was second with 529 reported crimes.

22) Waltham Forest – 6.58 crimes for every 1,000 people. 

 There were 1,867 crimes in Waltham Forest in Jully.  The highest was for violence at 488 and then theft at 377.  Drug offences were fourth with 171 incidents.  

21) Wandsworth – 6.59 crimes for every 1,000 people.  

There were 2,125 incidents of crime in the Wandsworth during July 2019.  Violence against a person (578) leads the crime rate figures as with most boroughs. However theft was only just behind with 515 incidents. According to figures released in May 2019 Northcote is the most dangerous borough.  

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20) Hillingdon – 6.83 crimes for every 1,000 people. 

2,124 crimes in Hillingdon were reported to police in July 2019.  Violence (638) and theft (437) were once again the highest recorded crimes.  According to statistics released for June 2019 Yiewsley was the most dangerous area in the borough.  

19) Brent – 7.18 crimes for every 1,000 people.  

The total crime figure in Brent for July was 2,416.  761 cases of violence and 408 of theft were the highest recorded.  Drug offences (224) were the fourth highest after vehicle offences.  In figures released for May 2019 Harlesden was the ward with the most crime   

18) Enfield – 7.30 crimes for every 1,000 people.  

There were a total of 2,479 crimes in Enfield in July.  Violence against a person was the highest reported crime with 766 acts recorded by police.  Vehicle crime was the second highest with with 439 reported crimes, closely followed by theft with 420 instances.  In June 2019 Upper Edmonton had the highest levels of crime overall in the borough.  

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17) Ealing – 7.33 crimes for every 1,000 people 

There were 2,570 crimes in Ealing for July. Violence against a person topped the list of the highest recorded crimes with 735 incidents.  East Acton is considered to be the most dangerous place in the borough according to figures from the police for April 2019.  

16) Croydon -7.45 crimes for every 1,000 people  

There were a total of 2,909 crimes in Croydon in July.  Fairfield is recorded as the most dangerous ward for July 2019.  In terms of the type of crimes violence (975) tops the list and theft is second (273).  

15) Lewisham – 7.57 crimes for every 1,000 people  

There were a total of 2,350 crimes in Lewisham in July.  Violence against a person was the highest reported crime with 757 reported cases.  Theft was second with 439 reported crimes.  In July 2019 New Cross ward had the highest levels of crime overall in the borough  

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14) Barking and Dagenham – 7.82 crimes for every 1,000 people  

Violence against a person (607) was the highest crime in Barking and Dagenham with theft second (296).  Interestingly arson and criminal damage was the fourth highest crime with 123 reports.  In June 2019 Abbey was confirmed as the ward which you would be most likely to be a victim of crime.

13) Hounslow – 7.89 crimes for every 1,000 people

A total of 2,195 crimes were reported in Hounslow during July.  Public order offences was the fourth highest recorded crime with 183 reported crimes.  There were 783 recorded instances of violence against a person.  From June 2018 to June 2019 the ward of Syon saw the most crime in the borough.

12) Greenwich – 8.25 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were 2,359 crimes recorded in Greenwich for July.  The highest was violence against a person (731) followed by theft (464).  The fourth highest was arson and criminal damage with 171 instances.

11) Newham – 8.55 crimes for every 1,000 people

3,102 crimes were recorded in Newham in July 2019.  There were 344 reported instances of drug related crime.  Violence (800) and theft (693) were again the highest in the borough.

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10) Lambeth – 8.95 crimes for every 1,000 people

A total of 2,989 crimes were recorded in July in Lambeth.  Theft was the highest crime committed with 837 instances, then followed by violence against a person (791). Burglary was third with 291 crimes recorded.  In May 2019 Bishop’s ward was the most likely place to be a victim of crime.  This area includes some of the most popular tourist attractions in London and the busiest station in the country, Waterloo.

9) Tower Hamlets – 8.97 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were 2,837 crimes in July in Tower Hamlets. The top offence were violence against a person (779) and theft (700). Burglary was third and vehicle crime fourth.

8) Haringey – 9.66 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were 2,756 crimes recorded in Haringey for July.  The fourth highest crime committed was robbery where the police recorded 257 crimes.  Violence against a person was the highest crime with 682.

7) Southwark – 10.08 crimes for every 1,000 people

The total number of crimes reported in Southwark were 3,240 for the month of July.  With much of Southwark forming the central parts of London you would expect the levels of crime to be high.  Theft was the highest with 994 reported crimes followed by violence at 793.  In fourth place was drug offences with 253 instances.

6) Hackney – 10.94 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were 3,073 crimes in Hackney in July.  Theft is the number one crime with police recording 943 instances.  Violence against the person is second with 714 instances.

5) Hammersmith and Fulham – 11.06 crimes for every 1,000 people

2,031 crimes were committed in July in Hammersmith and Fulham.  Theft was the highest by a considerable margin with 658 reported cases.  Violence against a person was second with 467.  Public order offences were fourth with 148 instances.

4) Islington – 11.15 crimes for every 1,000 people

2,649 crimes were reported to the police in Islington during July.  Theft is by a long way the highest reported crime with 941 instances.  Violence against a person (575) is second but almost half the amount of crimes were recorded.  In data released by the police for May 2019 Finsbury Park was the area within Islington with the most crime.

3) Camden – 12.42 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were 3,137 crimes in Camden during July.  1,301 of the total figure were crimes of theft.  The next highest is violence against a person with a much lower 610 reported crimes.  In May 2019 police statistics reveal that Holborn and Covent Garden are the area that you will most likely be a victim of crime.

2) Kensington and Chelsea – 12.49 crimes for every 1,000 people

Whilst Kensington and Chelsea has a higher crime rate per person than Camden the total amount of crimes is much lower standing at 1,982 for July.  Theft again is extremely high (779) when compared against all other crimes in the borough.

Violence against a person, which is second, only had 380 recorded instances of the crime. In May 2019 Brompton and Hans Town was the area where you are most likely to be a victim of crime. This area includes some of London’s most famous attractions such as the Natural History Museum.

1. Westminster – 25.32 crimes for every 1,000 people – Most dangerous borough

There were 6,389 crimes reported by police in July 2019 in Westminster. Theft is by far the most prevalent crime with 3,420 instances. Violence against a person is second on 931 instances. Westminster of course is the main tourist centre of London with millions visiting each year so perhaps the figures are not as surprising as at first glance.

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Ambassador Oguntade Encourages Nigerians To Be Steadfast In Serving God

This admonition was shared by Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Retd Justice Adesola Oguntade CFR, CON, with the members of the Goodnews Haven, RCCG UK parish at the church’s Annual Multicultural Day celebrations last Sunday.

The High Commissioner who attended the colourful event accompanied by his beautiful wife, Modupe, also told the members and their numerous invited guests that the call of God, is higher than the call of man which he exemplified by honouring the call of the church before any other official assignment of the day. His Excellency who also spoke to the congregation in 3 different Nigerian languages urged Nigerians to always remember home as the best place, pointing out that Nigerians in Diaspora do not go back “Home” as often as they should.

The Goodnews Haven Multicultural Day is an occasion by the church to celebrate the diversity of nations and cultures in Christianity. The  Pastor of the church based in Thamsmead, south east London, Godday Okosun, who expressed his privileged feelings of having so many dignitaries and important personalities at the event, said in his brief opening address, that the purpose of the event is using different cultures to glorify God.

The event featured presentations showcasing the Yoruba, Deltan, Igbo and Bini cultures of Nigeria. There were also presentations representing the Sierra Leone and Brit cultures.

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Also present at the event was both the present and past Mayors of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Cllr Mick Hayes and Cllr Gbenga Babatola as well as the former Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, Cllr Sade Bright a RCCG Pastor.

Cllr Mick Hayes complimented the church members on their wonderfully colourful attires. He expressed his regular pleasure as Mayor of Greenwich to go out to celebrate the rich diversity existing in the borough of culture and of different faith groups. He added how amazed he often feels at the works of faith groups in not only promoting cultural diversity, but also of promoting community cohesion.

He thanked all the members of Goodnews Haven on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich for their wonderful works in this area.

 

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There were also drama presentations to highlight the need to appreciate and embrace other cultures as parts of the body of Christ, as well a a presentation by the Churches youths to showcase the different youth culture.

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Mr Culture Ayan de First, was also present to deliver some entertainment with his talking drum.

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Birmingham Mother Murdered Her 2 Daughters For Disturbing Her Sex Life

Mother who murdered her young daughters after they ‘got in way of her sex life’ has been jailed for life.

On 15th January, three-year-old Lexi was pronounced dead by paramedics at the family home in Beechwood Court, Rugby in the early hours of January 15, 2018. Porton called an ambulance saying she had found Lexi lifeless in her bed after going in to check on her.

Following Lexi’s death the Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy and Childhood procedures (SUDIC) were followed by professionals.

But a couple of weeks later, Pirtons other daughter Scarlett also suddenly died.

Porton claimed that on the evening of February 1 she had set out to take Scarlett to the hospital after she had fallen ill. On her way to the hospital she pulled over in the car park at Elliott’s Retail Park in Rugby to call an ambulance.

Scarlett was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Following Scarlett’s death, a Home Office pathologist and a paediatric pathologist worked together to complete a post mortem on both Scarlett and Lexi.

After extensive enquiries with specialist doctors, no natural cause of death was found for either child. It was established that both children had died as a result of deliberate airway obstruction.

Following Scarlett’s death Warwickshire Police launched a murder investigation into the deaths of both children.

Prosecutors said Louise Porton, 22, suffocated Lexi Draper, three, and then killed 17-month-old Scarlett Vaughan days later at their home in Rugby, Warwickshire.

One friend said the part-time model “would do whatever she could” to not have her daughters with her.

Louise Porton, who was carrying on a sex business in the days leading up to their deaths, met a string of men on dating sites and sent them “explicit” photos of herself in the lead-up to their deaths, jurors were told.

In text messages she also offered to meet for sex if they put money in her bank account to fund her “shopping.”

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Detective Superintendent Pete Hill said: “I will never be able to understand why Louise Porton murdered her children; Lexi and Scarlett.

“It is clear from the evidence that Porton tried to kill her daughter, Lexi, on at least two occasions prior to her death on January 15, 2018.

“Not content with killing one of her children she did exactly the same to her other daughter, Scarlett, on February 1, 2018.

“She has lied repeatedly to friends, family and professionals to cover her tracks. At no point throughout the whole investigation has she ever shown any real signs of emotion.

“Our thoughts are with the families of Lexi and Scarlett. I’m sure today’s outcome will do little to heal their pain, but I hope they can take some comfort.


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MPs Publish Damning Indictment Of UK Visa Process For African Visitors

A cross-party group of MPs has published a highly critical report on the Home Office’s treatment of visit visa applicants from Africa. It forms part of an ongoing inquiry into the high level of visa refusals for Africans seeking to visit the UK for professional or business reasons.

The report, published today, has been issued jointly by three All Party Parliamentary Groups: the APPG for Africa; the APPG for Diaspora, Development and Migration; and the APPG for Malawi. I gave evidence to their inquiry back in January 2019 and was asked to review and comment on a draft of the report prior to publication.

The report highlights six specific challenges faced by Africans applying for UK visit visas:

1. Practical and logistical barriers

Regular readers of this blog will be all too familiar with the practical barriers to submitting a visa application — invariably a result of the outsourcing of the visa application process to “commercial partners”.

For those applying from Africa, the application process is even worse than usual. There are just two decision-making centres and 32 Visa Application Centres, or VACs, serving a continent of 1.3 billion people across 57 countries. Submitting an application often means travelling hundreds of miles.

There are 24 African countries with no VAC at all, meaning that in order to submit an application to visit the UK it is necessary to travel to (and obtain a visa for) a neighbouring country.

The issue of delays obtaining visa appointments (an all too familiar problem) is also criticised in the report, along with the Home Office’s unwillingness to provide updates on pending applications. The process is described in the report as “arduous, time-consuming and expensive” and liable to put off many who have legitimate and beneficial reasons for visiting the UK.

2. Inconsistent and/or careless decision-making

The report highlights the inconsistent, and often irrational, application of the “genuine visitor” test. There are examples of divergent decisions being taken in effectively identical cases; different decisions being taken when an identical re-application was made; and insignificant discrepancies in the documentary evidence being used to draw the conclusion that an applicant is not genuine. This reduces trust in the process and increases frustration for applicants.

All of these issues will be familiar to anyone who has submitted a visit visa application recently. As I mentioned on this blog last year, often decision-makers simply don’t believe that the person seeking entry is a genuine visitor, instead assuming that they intend to remain in the UK permanently. Judging a person’s future intention is a delicate balance — but it often seems that the Home Office has its thumb on the scales. Extensive evidence is required in order to demonstrate that there is no intention to remain in the UK beyond the six-month visit period. This is an onerous and often off putting requirement.

3. Perceived lack of procedural fairness

Potential visitors lack clear guidelines on what is required for a successful application. The report laments that cases are often refused due to failure to provide documents or information which are not actually required, describing the system as “opaque and unfair”.

The Immigration Rules and visit visa guidance are freely available online. But caseworkers are given a great deal of latitude to refuse applications on the basis that they are not, for whatever subjective reason first occurs to them, “genuine”. It can be very difficult to predict what documents will be needed to satisfy officials.

The visit visa guidance permits decision-makers to take into account both the political, economic and security situation of the applicant’s country of nationality, and statistical information on immigration non-compliance from those in the same geographical region, when deciding whether an application is “genuine”. As such, your visit visa could be refused simply on account of your nationality. It is no wonder that the system is perceived as unfair.

4. Financial discrimination in decision-making

The Immigration Rules require applicants to have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs during their visit. Many applications are rejected because the applicant does not have enough money, even when all costs have been guaranteed by a sponsor. The report highlights that this has, on many occasions, prevented churches, NGOs, charities, development agencies, academic institutions and cultural festivals from bringing people to the UK to take part in specific events. It effectively amounts to discrimination on grounds of income.

The report criticises the assumption those who are not well off are not genuine visitors, noting that “it is deeply problematic to conflate poverty with presumed criminality without a clear evidence base”. The Home Office is sardonically called upon to publish the evidence establishing the causal link between poverty and visa overstays.

5. Perceived gender or racial bias

The broad range of grounds for refusal, which are often applied inconsistently, can give rise to the appearance of discrimination. Some respondents to the inquiry observed that female applicants were asked to provide proof of marriage and children, or of owning property, when male applicants were not.

Questionable and sometime highly offensive reasons for refusals are also highlighted in the report, such as the assumption that an African academic would only visit the UK for training rather than to contribute to a conference.

6. Lack of accountability or a right of appeal

The lack of an affordable and effective mechanism for challenging visit visa refusals has led to a marked decrease in the quality of decisions. As there is little oversight or accountability, decision-makers can essentially do what they want, secure in the knowledge that few have the money or wherewithal to challenge their decision.

The report notes that this undermines the fairness of the system and allows prejudiced or inadequate decisions to pass uncontested and uncorrected. The lack of scrutiny has allowed poor quality decision-making to become institutionally acceptable. Internal mechanisms seem weak and superficial and there is no external quality control.

Recommendations

The report is a damning indictment of the current visit visa system. Although it will contain no surprises for seasoned immigration lawyers, it is useful to have such a detailed examination of the various problems, accompanied by real life examples, in one place. It will also hopefully expose the problems to a wider audience.

The report concludes with a series of recommendations aimed at improving the visa application process for African citizens. They include:

  1. Introducing an expedited application process for those who have to travel to a neighbouring country;
  2. Providing clearer and more detailed information to applicants on visa application processes and requirements, including timescales and supporting documents required;
  3. Ensuring documents are scanned in the country of application, allowing applicants to keep their documents whilst a decision is pending;
  4. Increase the number of countries with VACs;
  5. Strengthen quality control systems for refusal letters before they are issued;
  6. Waive the requirement to demonstrate adequate funds for the visit where there is clear and compelling evidence that a visit is fully funded by a credible UK-based sponsor;
  7. Support greater input from High Commissions and embassies into the decision-making processes as a matter of course;
  8. Reinforce the role of the immigration inspector and monitor the implementation of the inspector’s recommendations, together with a more systematic relationship between the inspector and the relevant Parliamentary Select Committee.

The MPs have stopped short of calling for root and branch reform, or changes that would require primary legislation such as reintroduction of the right of appeal. This is no doubt a sensible approach when so much could be improved through less arduous means. It will hopefully make it more difficult for the Home Office to find an excuse for inaction.

Read the full report on visa problems for African visitors to the UK here: http://www.royalafricansociety.org/analysis/home-office-visa-service-discriminating-against-africans.


How Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua Lives The Lavish Multi-million Pound Lifestyle Without Touching His Personal Fortune

HIS Instagram feed is a littered with snaps of exotic holidays on private jets, custom-made sports cars and watches worth more than £350,000.

But despite being worth £35million and living a life of luxury, British boxing champion Anthony Joshua is so humble that he still lives in an ex-council house with his mum – and gets everything from his luxury holidays to his clothes for free.

The boxing star also has a humble two-bed flat in Sheffield that he uses when training, which features a master bedroom with a single bed, worn out sofas in the living room and just one communal bathroom.

And while Joshua might be one of the few people in the country not to have to worry about the cost of his weekly supermarket shop, it seems he doesn’t even pay for his own cartons of eggs, with his sponsors paying for his meal prep as well.

The 6ft 6in 29-year-old – who is set to fight Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr in New York’s Madison Square Gardens on Sunday – instead banks all his money, only splashing out on treats for his family, not himself.

His right-hand man and marketing manager, Freddie Cunningham, says that despite having “a lot of money,” Joshua “doesn’t live the life that he could.”

“From the outside, it probably looks like he does. He’s seen in private jets, wearing expensive watches, and driving around in nice cars,” he told Business Insider.

“But the jets are all sponsored. We’ve never paid for a private jet, or a helicopter, in our life. He gets a signature car from Land Rover.

“He’s not spending that money. He’s accumulating money. He’s living a lifestyle that probably everyone wants him to live, or see him live, but he’s doing it in a smart way. Tactful.”

Joshua has 12 endorsement deals currently under his heavyweight belt – earning him an estimated £5m per year – ranging from clothing, electronics and cars that keep him in the money when he isn’t fighting opponents.

AJ is sponsored by US sportswear giant Under Armour – who provide him with a private jet, as well as paying him a seven-figure salary.

Showing the interior of the £45million black G550 ahead of his trip to the States to face Ruiz, AJ said: “These type of things aren’t ordinary, in my daily life and in many other people’s daily lives, so it’s a blessing.

“However, my view is even though I enjoy it and the door has been opened for me, I can’t forget to open the door for people who have come with me and the people who aren’t in a position to enjoy this type of luxury.

“I never get too lost in the source and get carried away with these types of things.”

The company also provide the IBF world heavyweight champion with his in-ring attire and training wear, including all tracksuits and trainers.

Anthony also has free use of a helicopter, provided to him by Beats by Dre, who he’s been the face of since 2017.

As a 17-year-old, Joshua’s first car was a Vauxhall Astra, which he saved up £1,500 to buy and claimed it was a “stable, sturdy car.”

Now, thanks to his partnership with Jaguar Land Rover – which is rumoured to be worth £790,000 a year – AJ rolls round London in his choice of a fleet of luxury wheels, including a customised white Jaguar XJR, worth £93,000.

His favourite motor is his personalised black Range Rover, which he says “looks very professional and sets a standard”

He was furious last year when, just days before his fight with Alexander Povetkin, his bespoke £150,000 motor – gifted to him by his sponsors – was stolen outside of his cousin’s house.

Luckily the company replaced it with a new one immediately.

When he isn’t sparring, AJ enjoys exotic holidays with his family and friends, with his Instagram showing him recently in Dubai, Jamaica and Miami.

Again, most of these trips are sponsored by countries and resorts who want the privilege of having the sporting icon spotted hitting their hottest tourist spots.

Cunningham said: “We have a partnership with Dubai Tourism and they really like him and get his philosophy on life, his morals, everything.

“He resonates with that territory. They want to bring boxing there. Hopefully we can do something there.”

Anthony has even stayed at the Nobu Miami Beach Private Villa, which costs £5k per night and the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, where luxury villas are rented out for £4k a week.

Anthony came from humble beginnings on a council estate in Watford, where he got into trouble with police as a wayward teenager and spent two weeks on remand in Reading prison after being found in possession of cannabis.

He now says he knows the value of the money he’s made.

“Don’t save what is left after spending, spend what is left after saving,” was the advice he gave his 8.8 million Instagram followers recently.

But despite keeping his purse strings shut, he still wears jewellery and clothes worth thousands.

He was recently gifted a £350,000 watch worth more than the average house, thanks to his partnership with luxury jewellers Audemars Piguet.

In January, Joshua helped to open state of the art BXR gym in London’s Marylebone along with his promoter Eddie Hearn.

Joshua said: “I spend the majority of my life in the gym, so I know what is required to make a truly great one.”

Ahead of his fight with Ruiz, he returned to train at his former gym, ABC Finchley, for free.

AJ doesn’t even have to spend much on his weekly shop.

His high protein diet is funded by his deal with Bulk Powders. He’s also sponsored by Lynx and Axe, so that’s his beauty and hygiene regime sorted.

And if he wants to treat his family and friends to a free dinner, he can flash his black card at Nando’s and get it for free.

He doesn’t even have to pay to attend gigs, concerts and sporting events, having the luxury of VIP suites through his endorsement with StubHub ticketing agency, while he gets free Sky TV through his deal with Sky Sports.

As published in thesun.co.uk

LONDON BOY GETS 5 TOP US UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS

In a thankful departure from the gruesome and seemingly enfless stories of British teens finding themself imvolved in violent crime as both victims and petpetrators, we are sharing the success story of Tamilore Awolesi, an
academic scholar at Haberdashers Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree.Tamilore will be studying at Stanford University, USA in 2019, following receipt of a set scholarships from the following world-renowned and US Ivy League universities; Stanford University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University.Most notably, he was named a John Jay Scholar at Columbia, a distinction given to only 30 students out of 2,100 students offered places in 2019. His excellent academics, extra curricular activities and impressive essays earned him the offers from these US universities.A saxophonist and vocalist, Tamilore was also offered a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, Boston for an undergraduate degree in in Jazz Studies, following a successful audition and interview. He attends the competitive Royal Academy of Music Saturday Jazz Programme in London and is involved in his school’s big band and jazz ensemblesIn a recent interwiew, Tamilore says “I am so excited and really looking forward to starting at a prestigious and renowned university such as Stanford. I am looking forward to joining the Nigerian Students Association, the Black Students Union, being part of the thriving Stanford jazz community, and making the most of the entrepreneurial and academic possibilities available to me at Stanford. I am grateful to God for this opportunity to study in the US, which has been a dream of mine since Year 9. I encourage all young people to dream big; put in the work, and ignore the haters”

Passionate about representation in the Black Community, he is the Founder and Chair of Black Head Students Network which held its inaugural event, hosted by Coutts, titled “A World of Possibilities”, for 60 black students from 30 different schools.He also introduced his school’s very first celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth and founded it’s African Caribbean Society, where he is Chair.We wish this brilliant young man the best and are confident he will continue to achieve great successBlackYouthExcellenceAlso read Barnet youngster with sickle cell raises genetic condition awareness