A homemade bomb exploded on a London subway car on Friday, injuring several people while they scrambled for safety
At least 18 people have being injured in what the police has termed ‘a terrorist incident’. It occurred at the Parsons Green station, about three miles southwest of central London. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility and no details on possible suspects.
The ‘terrorist attack’ label given to the incident however had security measures tightened across London’s transportation network.
According to The British Broadcasting Corp. the device had a timer which showed some degree of knowledge of bombmaking used. The blast was said to have come from an improvised explosive device. Mark Rowley, head of police said:
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We have hundreds of detectives involved looking at CCTV, forensic work and speaking to witnesses. This investigation will be supported by our colleagues at MI5 bringing their intelligence expertise to the case.
Prime Minister Theresa May has called a special meeting of the anti-terrorism Cobra committee for later Friday
My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident.
Luke Walmsley, 33 was a witness who ended up being a victim. A film editor, he was on his way to work during a normal morning commute, listening to music when the incident occurred.
I heard a scream and then there was a flash, a light, and smoke. I actually pulled my earplugs out, and then the screams got louder and louder
It was chaos. It was every man for himself to get down the stairs, and it’s a very tight exit. I went back to see if they were okay. Other people attended them, then there were nannies and moms asking where their children were.
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Three hours after the incident, President Trump tweeted:
Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!
Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner. The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!
The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!
A Nigerian man identified as Seun McMillan has been stabbed to death in London. Continue reading “Nigerian Seun McMillan stabbed to death in London”
A five-year-old boy died after he was allegedly beaten in a London park .
Alex Malcolm suffered serious head injuries while playing in Mountsfield Park in Catford, south-east London, at around 6pm on November 20.
Police were called at 1.45am the following day when he was admitted to King’s College Hospital. He died the next day in intensive care.
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Ms Breha, who lives in Bromley, said:
“I’m heartbroken, I miss him. I really struggle because he shouldn’t have been taken away from me. He was my best friend.” She said that Alex, her only child, was popular among classmates and enjoyed going to parks and on trips around London. He appeared as an angel in a nativity play last year and had recently completed a portfolio to begin child modelling.
Marvyn Iheanacho, 38, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He was remanded in custody until March 10.
The London Evening Standard
Award winning, gospel singer, Tosin Martins, has welcomed a new baby with his wife.
The beautiful baby, born in London, arrived a week after Tosin’s wife celebrated her birthday.
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Tosin, took to Instagram to share the news writing:
Freshly delivered this morning in a London Hospital. Mother and Baby Girl are excellent and all this Father can say is: ‘I wish I had a thousand tongues And the cheek to take them all Betterstill a million songs And an eternity to sing each one But all I have is what I give Simple words and melodies For all the things that YOU have done This is my thank you in return…
Big congrats to the couple.
Contrary to news making rounds on the net, Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has come out to deny the allegations that he reportedly fled to Cot d’Ivoire on self-exile to escape the long arm of the law
Yesterday, reports surfaced that the former president Goodluck Jonathan was in Cote d’Ivoire on self-exile. This was due to a tip he received that the EFCC was going to arrest him for crimes of corruption and misappropriation. However, the ex-president has refuted these claims.
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Speaking to ThisDay, Jonathan confirmed that he had previously been in U.S, London, before arriving in Cote d’Ivoire where he has been for a month via Paris.
When asked about the failed attempts while trying to reach him to verify the allegations, he retorted:
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So what? I am not in exile. I am here resting. Yes I am in Cote d’Ivoire, I have been here for a week resting and this is my second trip to the country since I stepped down as president.
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I have made sacrifices for Nigeria. I am praised all over Africa for averting bloodshed and for the peaceful transition from one government to another, but it seems Nigeria does not appreciate my efforts. I have done my best for this country and if I have to die for it, I will do so. However, I am taking it easy here (Cote d’Ivoire) and when I am ready, I will come back.
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Abeg na by force to come back?
Former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison Madueke has been arrested in London for offences related to bribery, corruption and money laundering.
Diezani Alison Madueke, the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, was arrested on Friday in London, according to Premium Times.
The former minister, who was one of the most powerful officials of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, was arrested Friday morning by the UK National Crimes Agency, alongside four other people.
The identities of the other four people has not yet been disclosed.
According to Premium Times, she was arrested for offences related to bribery, corruption and money laundering.
The British High Commission in Nigeria has also confirmed that some arrests were made Friday but declined to disclose the identities of those involved.
This morning, five people between the ages of 21 and 60 were arrested on suspicion of bribery and corruption offences. The crimes are being investigated by the National Crimes Agency.
The National Crime Agency does not confirm identity at arrest nor provide information that could be used to corroborate the identity of an arrested individual.
It is not clear whether the former minister was arrested based on request from the Nigerian government. President Muhammadu Buhari had on September 27 hinted that those who misappropriated billions of naira belonging to Nigeria’s state oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation would soon be prosecuted.
Mrs. Diezani Alison Madueke has reportedly been staying away from the country since President Buhari was sworn in as president. Nigerians have waiting with bated breath for the aftermath of this arrest.
Air Personality and creative writer, Oreka Godis has been announced as brand ambassador of the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) 2015. She has co-anchored one of the biggest breakfast show in Lagos.
Oreka Godis has a Bachelor degree in Clinical Sciences from Kings College London.
The Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is an annual fashion event used to showcase and promote outstanding designers within and outside the shores of Africa.
Announcing this, the PR and Marketing Manager for the brand, Yetty Ogunnubi said.
“We are pleased to announce our 2015 Fashion Brand Ambassador as Oreka Godis. Oreka’s role in the 2015 edition of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is to help with the synergy of the project and identify undiscovered talent. AFWN is extremely excited to have Oreka on board this year. We see her as someone who embodies our ethos…”
We congratulate Oreka Godis on her appointment as brand ambassador of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN).
Ace comedian and organizer of Basket Uncensored, Basketmouth has given out up to 200 free tickets to Queeen Mary University in UK. Though he did not mention what event the tickets are for, it is safe for us to assume that the tickets are for his “Basketmouth Uncensored” which is set to hold in many cities in UK in the next few weeks beginning from February 13th.
“Just gave 200 tickets to students @ Queen Mary University, London… damnnnnnnn!!!!! I’m loving this,” he quipped on his instagram.