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NIGERIAN FACES DEATH FOR 86 WIVES

Mr Bello Abubakar Nigeria’s Islamic authority has told the man who has 86 wives to choose only four and repent within three days or else he will be sentenced to death. The Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI) passed their verdict on Mohammed Bello Abubakar, 84, according to Sharia law. This comes two weeks after the Nigerian press and the BBC reported on the case. Talking to the media then, Mr Abubakar challenged Muslim scholars, saying there is no punishment stated in the Koran []

UK NEWS: TEENAGER SHOT DEAD IN CROSS FIRE

A teenager shot dead in a supermarket was an innocent bystander caught in crossfire, police have said. The 18-year-old was killed in the Costcutter store in Walworth, south-east London on Wednesday night. Officers said he was with family members when he was shot as two men tried to force their way past him while trying to get away from someone. About five men were then seen to leave the area on mopeds. A 19-year-old man has been arrested. The 18-year-old victim is []

PRODUCTS OF THE DAY: SKIN LIGHTENING CREAMS AND LOTIONS

Today while walking past one of the many black hair and beauty stores scattered around the South East London area, a particular brand of hair oil displayed in the store’s front window caught my attention. Several weeks ago I visited the hair salon and my hairdresser/owner of the salon suggested that I use the same brand, and as luck would have it, she had some in stock. I was all set to purchase a small tub of it, but upon hearing her price promptly changed my mind. As far as I am concerned, charging []

UK NEWS: SHAKILUS MURDER ACCUSED IN COURT

Murdered: Shakilus Townsend Four teenagers, including a girl of 15, have appeared in court accused of murdering 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend in south London. Shakilus, from Deptford, was beaten with a baseball bat and repeatedly stabbed in Thornton Heath on 3 July. Tyrell Ellis, 18, of Thornton Heath, two youths, aged 17 and 16, and the girl, were remanded in custody by Sutton Magistrates. One man, 22, has been bailed while a fifth youth was arrested on Thursday. The defendants will next appear []

LONDON’S 18TH STAB VICTIM THIS YEAR: VICTIM’S PARENTS THANK WOMAN

Beaten and stabbed to death: 16 year old Shakilus Townsend The parents of a 16-year-old knife victim have paid an emotional thank you to a woman who scared off his attackers and desperately tried to save him. Shakilus Townsend’s mother Nicola Dyer and father Derek visited the scene of their son’s death in Thornton Heath, south London, on Friday night. They and other relatives thanked Sharon Simpson, 47, for her brave actions. Shakilus was repeatedly stabbed and beaten with a baseball bat []

UK NEWS: WOMAN STABBED TO DEATH

A woman has died after being stabbed in a late night incident. Dee Willis, 28, received a wound to her upper body during the attack at around 11pm on Tuesday in Bellenden Road, close to Peckham High Street in south east London. Ms Willis was taken to Kings College Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. Neighbours said that Ms Willis recently miscarried twins. Detectives said they were looking for a female suspect, believed to have acted alone. The incident comes []

UK NEWS: PAIR BAILED AFTER STREET STABBING

Murdered: 16 year old Ben Kinsella  Two youths arrested over the murder of Ben Kinsella, who was stabbed to death in a London street, have been released on police bail. Ben, 16, was attacked during a row with youths in York Way, Holloway, north London, at about 0200 BST on Sunday. The youngster, the 17th teenager killed in London this year, died in hospital a few hours later. His sister, Brooke Kinsella, who played Kelly Taylor in the BBC One soap EastEnders, said []