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17.8.18

You'll Have To Carry Me Like A Dead Man - Nigerian Man Said Before He Died During Deportation From Canada

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You'll Have To Carry Me Like A Dead Man - Nigerian Man Said Before He Died During Deportation From Canada
Bolanle Alo
 
Bolanle Alo, the Nigerian man who died after an altercation with Canada border services officers last week, promised he wouldn’t go quietly if ordered out of the country, his detention hearing documents show.
 
The 49-year-old father of two died in Calgary on Aug. 7 after an altercation with Canada Border Services Agency officers while on a KLM airlines plane bound for Amsterdam. He was set to be deported to Nigeria.
 
The plane hadn’t yet departed Calgary’s airport when Alo went into medical distress; he was pronounced dead at Peter Lougheed hospital about 90 minutes later.
 
“You will have to carry me like a dead man, because I’m not going to my death,” Alo is quoted as saying in evidentiary documents submitted by Wingert, the legal counsel representing minister of public safety and emergency preparedness Ralph Goodale on July 26 at Alo’s first detention hearing.
 
By that point, Alo had been detained for 48 hours. This was his first detention hearing, administered by the immigration division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
 
No charges expected in death of foreign national following altercation with border services on plane. Wingert drew attention to two statements in the documents she submitted for Alo’s July 26 hearing.
 
The first: “On that day (of deportation), I will be the dog on a leash, and you will have to drag me through fire. I am a dead man. I have nothing to lose.”
 
The second: “I understand that you have concerns that I will cause an issue that will disrupt my removal. You are absolutely correct about this. I will cause a big issue and will not go.”
 
 
The July 26 transcript, obtained by the Toronto Star, details how Alo first began immigration procedures in October 2005.
 
According to Immigration and Refugee Board member Jerry Cikes, who was overseeing the detention hearing, the Nigerian’s refugee claim was rejected. After that, both of Alo’s applications to remain in Canada based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds were rejected, as was his pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA).
 
According to the Government of Canada website, a PRRA is “an opportunity for people who are facing removal from Canada to seek protection by describing, in writing, the risks they believe they would face if removed. Persons whose PRRA applications are approved may stay in Canada.”
 
Some of Alo’s testimony in the transcripts provides a glimpse into his fear of returning to Nigeria.
 
During his regularly attended meetings with CBSA officials, Alo says, “I (am) always insisting that going to Nigeria would be a very dangerous trip for me … I still have some bullets in my body that are yet to be extracted.”
 
Alo also alludes to his younger brother, who he says “wasn’t that lucky.” The Calgary-based lawyer representing Alo’s widow, Elias Munshya, said he wasn’t clear on the specifics of why Alo feared a return to his home country.
 
But Munshya said he was led to believe that the Nigerian’s younger brother had been killed, which may have caused him to fear for his own life.
 
Late Monday night, a Prairie region spokesperson for the CBSA said the agency can’t respond to specific questions about Alo’s case because the Calgary Police Service is investigating.
 
Police spokesman Corwin Odland said there are few details the service can share.
 
“We are still working to track down and interview witnesses from the flight and don’t want any information we release to influence their recollection of events before we can get their statements,” Odland said in an emailed statement.
 
Alberta’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is working to determine Alo’s cause of death, he said.
 
A spokesman at the office of Ralph Goodale, public safety and emergency preparedness minister, said staff there are working on legislation to create a new way to review CBSA officer conduct complaints and conditions.
 
"Complaints about employee conduct can be made to the agency itself, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal,” spokesman Scott Bardsley said.
 
Source: Toronto Star

Photos Of Made In Aba Keke Napep That Doesn't Use Fuel Or Oil Emerges Online

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Photos Of Made In Aba Keke Napep That Doesn't Use Fuel Or Oil Emerges Online
The made in Aba tricycle
 
A Twitter user identified as Obi Bright (@obibc), has taken to the social media platform to share photos of the latest invention of engineers in the commercial city of Aba, Abia state.
 
According to the images which are making the rounds online, the newly manufactured tricycle a.k.a Keke Napep which is currently being tested on the streets, doesn't use fuel or oil and have zero-carbon emission. It is electrically driven.
 
The identity of the local manufacturer and more details of the latest product were not ascertained by TORI News as at the time of filing this report, but many online users are applauding the efforts and have also called on the federal government to invest in the invention.
 
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Photo Of American Rapper, Cardi B Rocking Native Dress Hits The Internet

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Photo Of American Rapper, Cardi B Rocking Native Dress Hits The Internet
Cardi B
 
This is a perfectly photoshopped picture of reigning American rapper, Cardi B looking like a real African woman wearing local clothes.
 
The picture has been gaining traction on social media with commenters applauding the brain behind it.
 
The attention of the beautiful American rapper and actor is presently being drawn to the picture by some of her Nigerian fans.
 
Cardi B is a 25 year old mother of one whose songs have enjoyed international appeal.
 
Here is the original photo that was edited
 
Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B was born and raised in The Bronx, New York City, she first attracted attention for discussing her career as a stripper on social media; coupled with her "no filter attitude".
 
She became an Internet celebrity through Instagram. From 2015 to 2017, she appeared as a regular cast member on the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York, and released two mixtapes - Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

FG Declares Two Days Public Holidays For Eid-el-Kabir Celebrations

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FG Declares Two Days Public Holidays For Eid-el-Kabir Celebrations 
 
The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 22 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir.
 
The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja in a statement issued by Dr. Mohammed Umar, the Permanent Secretary at the ministry.
 
While wishing Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration, Dambazau enjoined the citizens to use the period to embrace the virtues of love and sacrifice for the unity and development of the country.
 
He urged Nigerians both at home and abroad to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to foster a peaceful and united Nigeria.

15.8.18

US embassy suspends consular services and appointments in Abuja till further notice

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US embassy suspends consular services and appointments in Abuja till further notice
The United States Embassy has suspended consular services and appointments in Abuja till further notice. It explained that appointments for visa and for American citizen services have also been put on hold temporarily.

Consular operations in Lagos were, however, not affected, the mission said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. No reason was given for the decision.

The message read, “until further notice, all consular appointments at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja have temporarily ceased for both visa and for American Citizen Services. Consular functions in U.S. Consulate Lagos are not affected and will continue. Scheduled visa and ACS applicants for Abuja will be contacted for rescheduling.”  

The Embassy directed American citizens in the north with emergency services needs to continue to contact the after-hours emergency number for Abuja at 09461-4000 and press “0” to go to the operator to request assistance. It said American citizens in the north with urgent travel needs who are travelling before Tuesday and who are willing to re-schedule their travel through Lagos should contact the ACS office at Consulate Lagos ( 01460 3400 and LagosACS@state.gov) to discuss their options.

“Those travelling after Tuesday should follow up with Abuja ACS to confirm their appointments closer to their appointment date. Please monitor the Facebook and Webpage of the US Embassy for a later announcement of resumed consular operations in Abuja,” the mission said.

Kylie Jenner shows off her bag closet and it's massive

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Kylie Jenner shows off her bag closet and it
As someone who is on her way to becoming the youngest billionaire in history, it's no surprise that Kylie Jenner has some of the finest things in life, including an impressive collection of handbags.
The mother-of-one who just turned 21 took fans on a tour of her purse closet to show all her purses, how they are arranged, and the one she will save first if there's a fire.
The closet is arranged by brands and colors. The lip kit entrepreneur mentioned in the video that the Hermes row is her favorite, and she has quite an impressive number of Hermes bags.

Kylie Jenner shows off her bag closet and it

Some viewers have accused her of being vain after the video was shared online, but a lot of people were left in awe and told her they would give anything to raid her purse closet.
Watch the video below.

Global survey ranks Lagos third least liveable city

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Global survey ranks Lagos third least liveable city
Lagos has been ranked third among the ten least liveable cities in the world.
This was contained in the 2018 Global Liveability Index released by The Economist Intelligence Unit and World Bank.
The report, which rated Lagos 138th of the 140 cities on earth, said it based the report on five parameters.
It cited the criteria to be political and social stability, education, culture, environment, infrastructure and access to healthcare.
In the report obtained by The Guardian yesterday, Lagos was rated 37.5 per cent and 33.3 per cent in healthcare and education.
It said Lagos recorded 53.5 per cent in culture and environment and 46.4 per cent in infrastructure.
According to the report, the only cities, which were scored lower than Lagos on the ranking, were Syria and Bangladesh, while Vienna, the Austrian capital, was ranked the most liveable city in the world.
The report also noted that unavailability of adequate infrastructure and conflicts, among others were responsible for many of the lowest scores, adding that stability indicators have the highest single scores.
“Conflict will not just cause disruption in its own right, it will also damage infrastructure, overburden hospitals and undermine the availability of goods, services and recreational activities.
“This is particularly visible in the ranks of cities like Dhaka (Bangladesh, 139th), Harare (Zimbabwe, 135th), Douala (Cameroon, 133rd) and Dakar (Senegal, 131st).
“Nevertheless, the impact of stability indicators, especially those related to crime, cannot be understated for some of these cities.
“The Middle East, Africa and Asia account for the ten lowest-scoring cities in the survey where violence, whether through crime, civil insurgency, terrorism or war, has played a strong role.”
The report disclosed that the concept of liveability assessed in locations around the world, provide the best or the worst living conditions.
This, it, said stretches from benchmarking perceptions of development levels, to assigning a hardship allowance as part of expatriate relocation packages.
“The Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability rating quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual’s lifestyle in any given location, and allows for direct comparison between locations.
“Every city is assigned a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure,” the report said.
It added that each factor in a city is rated as acceptable, tolerable, uncomfortable, undesirable or intolerable. For qualitative indicators, a rating was awarded, based on the judgment of in-house analysts.

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