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By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 12th, 2013
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A Nigerian groom has been jailed for 12 months for a sham marriage where he picked Celine Dion’s song ‘The first time ever I saw your face’ to march down the aisle. Hull University masters student Jayeola Abiola, 29, needed to marry to stay in the UK, and paid Portuguese Vania Pinheiro-Fe...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Apr 11th, 2013
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A Nigerian groom picked Celine Dion’s song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face to walk down the aisle for a sham marriage to a woman he had met only once before. Leeds University masters student Jayeola Abiola, 29, first saw Portuguese ‘bride’ Vania Pinheiro-Fernandes, 29, at the dr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Sep 20th, 2012
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The NHS saved Roseline Akhalu’s life. The Home Secretary is about to determine whether the Border Agency may end it. In 2004, Roseline Akhalu entered the UK legally on a student visa to study a Masters Degree at Leeds University. While studying she became seriously ill and it transpired that sh...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 9th, 2012
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Doctors have warned that a woman who is facing deportation to Nigeria could die within a month if the Home Office goes ahead with plans to deport her from the UK, where her life expectancy is good. Roseline Akhalu, 48, a Nigerian university graduate, travelled to the UK in 2004 on a Ford Foundation s...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Feb 23rd, 2012
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A parish vicar who conducted hundreds of sham marriages to help illegal immigrants stay in Britain faces up to 14 years in jail. The Rev Brian Shipsides charged £140 a time for the bogus ceremonies which were so popular couples queued up outside his church. The racket earned the 55-year-old churchman...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jan 27th, 2012
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A mother-of-four attended her partner’s wedding to another woman – moments before assuming the bride’s identity in a sophisticated immigration scam. Illegal immigrant Esther Ogunrinde, 30, even took her daughter – one of the four children she had with the groom – to the ceremony, in...
By benim
In Europe
Nov 4th, 2011
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Border officials have lost track of 124,000 asylum seekers and migrants – a population the size of Cambridge, according a report. UK Border Agency figures showed that the number of cases “lost” had tripled from 40,500 in March. The Commons Home Affairs Select Committee report said t...
By benim
In East Africa
Sep 26th, 2011
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A fanatical terrorist has escaped being thrown out of the UK because it would breach his human rights. Hate-filled Siraj Yassin Abdullah Ali, graded the highest possible risk to the public, was released after serving just half of his nine-year sentence for helping the July 21 bombers. He now mingles ...
By benim
In Europe
Aug 3rd, 2011
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Police have seized Britain’s largest ever cocaine haul, worth up to £300 million, from a luxury yacht which had sailed from the Caribbean, officials said Wednesday. The 1.2-tonne stash was found hidden under the bathing deck of the pleasure cruiser docked in the port of Southampton in southeast...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Aug 2nd, 2011
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A dangerous sex offender whose claim for asylum was thrown out eight years ago is still living in Britain – and costing the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of pounds. Sarafa Salami, 48, was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life after his attack on a...