Thursday, 3 September 2015

The Picture That Shocked The World!

The bodies of Aylan and Galip, five, were washed up on a beach near the seaside resort town of Bodrum on Wednesday.

They were among hundreds of thousands of people who have been trying to reach Europe for a better life, many fleeing war or civil strife.

Mr Kurdi spoke to the media outside the morgue where they had been taken in Yerkesik town, Mugla province, a short distance from Bodrum.

Earlier he explained his family were among 12 people on the crowded vessel.

President Buhari, Osinbajo Declare Assets


The presidency has released the statement below giving details of the assets of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as declared to the Code of Conduct Bureau.

The statement reads:

“Documents submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), show that the retired General has indeed been living an austere and Spartan lifestyle, contrary to what many might expect of a former Head of State of Nigeria and one who has held a number of top government positions, such as governor, Minister of petroleum and the head of the Petroleum Development Trust Fund (PTDF).

“The documents submitted to the CCB, which officials say are still being vetted and will soon be made public, show that prior to being sworn in on May 29, President Buhari had less than N30 million to his name. He also had only one bank account, with the Union Bank. President Buhari had no foreign account, no factory and no enterprises.

“He also had no registered company and no oil wells.

“The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) who had been a successful lawyer before his foray into politics declared a bank balance of about N94 million and 900,000 United States Dollars in his bank accounts.

“President Buhari declared however that he had shares in Berger Paints, Union Bank and Skye Bank.

“This is entirely unlike what one might expect from a former head of state of a country like Nigeria,” a source who was given the document to handle said.

“The documents also revealed that President Buhari had a total of five homes, and two mud houses in Daura. He had two homes in Kaduna, one each in Kano, Daura and in Abuja. One of the mud houses in Daura was inherited from his late older sister, another from his late father. He borrowed money from the old Barclays Bank to build two of his homes.

“President Buhari also has two undeveloped plots of land, one in Kano and the other in Port Harcourt. He is still trying to trace the location of the Port Harcourt land.

“In addition to the homes in Daura, he has farms, an orchard and a ranch. The total number of his holdings in the farm include 270 heads of cattle, 25 sheep, five horses, a variety of birds and a number of economic trees.

“The documents also showed that the retired General uses a number of cars, two of which he bought from his savings and the others supplied to him by the federal government in his capacity as former Head of State. The rest were donated to him by well-wishers after his jeep was damaged in a Boko Haram bomb attack on his convoy in July 2014.

“As revealed by the same forms, highlights of the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s asset declaration include his 4-bedroom residence at Victoria Garden City, Lagos and a 3-bedroom flat at 2 Mosley Road, Ikoyi. The Vice President also has a 2-bedroom flat at the popular Redemption Camp along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and a 2-bedroom mortgaged property in Bedford, England. Aside from these, the Vice President has no other landed properties on the form.

“Apart from his law firm, known as SimmonsCooper, the Vice-President also declared shareholding in six private companies based in Lagos, including Octogenerium Ltd., Windsor Grant Ltd., Tarapolsa, Vistorion Ltd., Aviva Ltd. and MTN Nigeria.

“According to details shown on the form, the Vice-President has about ninety four million naira, nine hundred thousand US dollars and nineteen thousand pounds in Nigerian Banks with the foreign currencies kept in local domiciliary accounts. His personal vehicles are one Infinity 4-Wheel Drive SUV, one Mercedes Benz and a Prado Jeep.

“As soon as the CCB is through with the process, the documents will be released to the Nigerian public and people can see for themselves.”

Signed :

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity)


Wanton Sex At Beauty Spas In Lagos!

We visited one of the spas in Victoria Island, Lagos, recently and it was quite an experience! We cant wait to go back again!!

This piece is not written to create an impression that every man who visits Beauty Spas goes there to have his libidinous thirst quenched but with an intention to bring to the fore what is gradually assuming a phenomenal dimension in the world of Nigerian men. It is now a fad of some sorts among men to regularly visit these spas to get in luscious measures what they called ‘Happy Ending’. This is how it plays out for those experienced men who have become veterans in the game.

Chances are that you have heard the story: an unmarked door leads to a dimly-lit massage parlor where women with strong hands and tolerant smiles await a train of lecherous male patrons. After a rigorous day, it would not be out of place for these big boys to inform their wives about their intension to get their bodies massaged, we have since learnt that some of the of satanically beautiful girls at most these spas simply educate their 'clients' about ‘happy ending' trip, an exercise that ensures that the ‘clients’ release some ‘soaked up tension’ in form of penile discharge. Other terminologies used in ‘happy ending’ include but not limited to 'blowjob', ‘come’ and others.

Others go as far as having carnal knowledge of the girls inside the dark massage room. Little wonder men are now fond of saying their going for 'happy ending' at top beauty spas in Lagos especially.

The thrill for their patrons is hardly the massage or facial treatment but to see young, voluptuous ladies of all shapes and sizes touching you from head to toe. The lights are low inside but the display is bright and enticing, vivid and uncensored. There are other such gasp-inducing moments. Patrons are known to ask for exclusive ‘happy ending’ sessions ranging from N3,000 to N10,000, depending on what the brief is. The ‘happy ending’ tale is a reality. So wives, you do not need to raise an eyebrow when your husband tells you he is going for body massage in a spa after a hard day work in office; all you need do is to ask him which of the spas and head straight to the point.


Change In UK Paternity Law For Citizenship Applications

Proving paternity in British nationality law: rule change on effect of birth certificates

Being named as father on birth certificate will in future no longer be sufficient to prove paternity in British nationality law. The change is introduced by the British Nationality (Proof of Paternity) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 which amend the British Nationality (Proof of Paternity) Regulations 2006. The changes only take effect for birth certificates issued after 10 September 2015. The change does not affect children or fathers where the birth certificate was issued before 10 September 2015.

Under the new regime the Secretary of State must determine whether a person is the “natural father” of the child, rather than simply “father” of the child. There will no longer be any form of evidence specified by statute, so it will be left to the discretion of the Secretary of State.

In nationality law, the place to which we turn to learn about how discretion will be exercised is normally the Nationality Instructions. These tell us that a DNA test report or court order “may” satisfy the Secretary of State as proof of paternity. There is a list of approved testing laboratoriesif such a test is needed.

A moment’s thought tells us that the rule change on birth certificates potentially opens a can of worms when it comes to decision making and how to investigate and communicate decisions. DNA tests are likely to become more common. But studies suggest that as many as 1 in 10 children are not genetically related to the person they consider their father, although rates vary in different studies. Where a DNA test has to be commissioned this will be insulting enough to many people, but a significant proportion of those tested will receive some shocking, potentially life changing news. In some cultures this may even place the mother and child in danger.

I once dealt with a case where British citizenship of four of the father’s children was recognised but not of a fifth child. The father himself commissioned DNA tests but these showed that he was not in fact the father. He nevertheless accepted the child as his and pursued the case, which we won under the old version of the regulations. Along the way, though, immigration officials had repeatedly behaved in a highly insensitive manner which potentially exposed the mother to danger.

To see the approach the immigration authorities are supposed to adopt in such cases, turn to Volume 1, Chapter 6, Annex F of the Nationality Instructions:

However, we may normally accept that a man is the father of an illegitimate child if

• paternity has been acknowledged in some other official context – for example, if the child was born abroad and there is reliable evidence that the claimed relationship has been accepted for United Kingdom immigration purposes; or

• he has stated that he is the father and we have confirmation of that from the mother, provided there is no evidence to suggest that their evidence is false (e.g. given in the hope of gaining an immigration advantage)

Under the old appeals regime it was possible to appeal a decision to refuse citizenship to a child in these circumstances. That right of appeal was abolished by the Immigration Act 2014, unfortunately, so an application for judicial review would now be necessary.

Policy SET07 on child entry clearance cases also offers a potential way forward; if British citizenship is refused then an immigration application can be made instead. The section on DNA testing suggests that where one of the “parents” turns out to be another relative entry clearance might still be granted and then goes on:

Child not related to claimed father

The ECO must handle such cases with sensitivity as it may not be obvious whether the husband or other family members know of the true relationship and there may be serious repercussions for the wife and child if the information is disclosed (see illegitimacy below).

There may be any number of reasons why a claimed father may not be a child’s natural father including the death of the first husband, rape or adultery.

Where DNA evidence indicates that a child may be illegitimate, the ECO should:
try to establish the truth of the family circumstances by interviewing the child’s mother as discreetly and sensitively as possible. Referring the case to the UK Visas and Immigration to interview the sponsor should be avoided.

If no information can be elicited from the mother, the best way forward may be to seek information from the sponsor’s representatives (depending on whether they are known to the ECO to be willing to respect the confidence of all parties).

If it appears that an illegitimate child has been brought up as a child of the family, it will normally be appropriate to admit the child under paragraph 297(i)(f). The fact that the sponsor may not be aware that the child is not his natural child should not preclude entry clearance.

The ECO should not routinely disclose information about the DNA report to the sponsor or other family members in cases involving the illegitimate children. However, under the Data Protection Act applicants and sponsors have a right to see personal information about themselves, which we may hold.

I can say with certainty that this policy is not always followed and the suggested sensitivity is not always applied. Nevertheless, this offers a pragmatic way forward where DNA test results come as an unwelcome surprise to the parents.

Photo: Driver Strips Naked To Resist FRSC Arrest!

And this is now their new antic. The unidentified commercial driver pictured above was spotted stark naked along Marian Road in Calabar, Cross Rivers state on Tuesday September 1. The driver was said to have removed his clothes when officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps stopped his car and demanded for his vehicle particulars.