Heartbreaking Documentary Reveals Children May be Paying the Price for America’s Travel Ban | WATCH


As U.S. President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban takes effect, a Fault Lines documentary on Al Jazeera highlights the consequences of a blanket policy that closes America’s doors to those with the most to lose. In February, Trump suspended America’s entire refugee program for 120 days and signed a revised 90-day ban on travel to the US by citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
His initial travel ban was suspended on legal grounds within a week, but for some families, the damage was already done.
The Ban tells the stories of a pair of siblings in Turkey, aged six and two, in need of life-saving medical treatment, and a two-year-old cut off from his parents.
Abdul Ghani Abdul Jawad’s six-year-old son, Yahya, had a rare genetic disorder called Omenn Syndrome, a severe immunodeficiency disorder which can be cured with a bone marrow transplant.
The Syrian family were due to travel from Turkey to the U.S. in December for treatment but at that point, Abdul Ghani’s youngest son, two-year-old Abdul Jawad, was too sick to fly.  Their trip was postponed to 1 February 2017, but then cancelled. Some sources suggest the family’s security clearance may have lapsed, but Trump’s executive order would have stopped their trip anyway.
Days later, Yahya’s health took a turn for the worse. “He got sicker after he heard he wasn’t traveling anymore,” says his father. “He was badly affected. Very badly affected.”
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Yahya passed away during the making of the documentary, a child in an adult ICU at a hospital that lacked a pediatric ward.
According to medical records, Yahya’s brother Abdul Jawad probably has the same condition. His health is deteriorating as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) looks to move the family to Germany instead.
“Where’s the terrorism in them? Look at them,” an emotional Abdul Ghani says about his sons in the documentary.
The Ban also tells the heart-rending story of Dilbireen, a two-year-old Iraqi burn victim in Michigan, separated from his parents by the ban.
“He needs surgery for up to a year,” says Adlay Kejjan, the 29-year-old paramedic who took care of him during this time. “So to separate the parents after he suffered so much, I think that’s inhumane.” Dilbireen’s parents finally got their visas and reunited with their son on February 20 2017, after two members of Congress intervened. His parents hadn’t held him in three months.
When asked what he would say to the likes of Abdul Ghani and his family, Republican congressman Lou Barletta told Fault Lines’ Sharif Abdel Kouddous:
I sympathize. Yeah, sure I do, but I sympathize with American victims. So we can’t just give examples on one side and be ignorant to the Americans, innocent Americans who expect their government to protect them first… My question would be, so who are you arguing on behalf of? Those outside of America or the American people? Aren’t you worried about the American child and the American family who has done nothing wrong in their own country – that we have allowed people to come into America to slip through this program or any other program and do harm?
A Department of Homeland Security report obtained by Associated Press found insufficient evidence that citizens from the seven countries affected by the original immigration order posed a terror threat to the U.S.  Similarly, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said the Trump administration had shown “no evidence” that anyone from the affected nations had committed terrorist acts in the US.

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On the Carpet with Bolinto: Watch Toke Makinwa, Omawumi, Bez & More Freestyle at Cobhams Asuquo’s Debut Album Launch

A new episode of “On The Carpet With Bolinto” is out and it is a funny one!
TV personality Bolanle Olukanni in this episode, chats with Omawumi, Bez, Gbemi. O.O, Mo Abudu, Lamide Akintobi, Toke Makinwa, Falz, Yemi Alade and more at the launch of the Cobhams Asuquo‘s debut Album – “For You”.
She also puts your fave celebs on the spot as she asks them to freestyle a song Cobhams produced.
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Aero Contractors Sacks 900 Staff

Aero Contractors Airline, which is under the management of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has sacked about 900 workers, representing 60% of its workforce.
Letters of redundancy were issued to the affected employees during the week.
Media Consultant to the airline, Simon Tumba, who confirmed the development in a statement issued on Thursday in Lagos, said the workers will paid their pension and gratuity.
Aero Contractors, as at last September had about 1,500 workers on its payroll before it suspended flights. AMCON had taken over the airline in 2013.
Tumba said the airline had been grappling with huge and unrealistic personnel cost as well as other operational challenges,  worsened by lack of enough aircraft to keep all the workers meaningfully engaged.
“The issuance of notification of redundancy is a business decision that will ensure Aero’s survival.
The current situation where over a thousand people are basically not engaged due to lack of serviceable aircraft is not sustainable for the airline.
The huge monthly salary associated with a bloated workforce will eventually kill the airline, which is not the intention of the current government,” he said.
According to him, Aero Contractors currently has aircraft-to-employee ratio of 1:500, which analysts believe is perhaps the worst in the history of global airline industry.
Tumba said government’s intervention in Aero Contractors was to save it from total collapse. Therefore, he said, all steps such as this (issuance of redundancy letters) to ensure its survival must be put into effect to save the airline.
“This decision will immediately reduce the whopping operational cost, which has been stifling Aero; enable the management bring in more aircraft through savings from overheads and pay for C-checks. It will also enable Aero have a more manageable and committed workforce in line with international best practices of 50 to 60 personnel to one aircraft unlike what obtains in Aero at the moment.”
He, however, added that those in Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and other essential staff in critical departments will not be affected.
Tumba said Captain Ado Sanusi, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, had also assured the workers that they stand a chance of being recalled as soon as the airline increases the number of aircraft in its fleet in the near future.
One of the redundancy letters made available to NAN read:
Following the operational challenges of Aero culminating in loss of business opportunities that adversely affected company finances vis-à-vis operations, we are constrained to place you under redundancy pending a possible future review.
This decision was communicated to the unions where their understanding was solicited in view of prevailing operational difficulties.
Whilst Aero appreciates your contribution to the company and continues to regard you as worthy ambassadors, we solicit your understanding as we struggle to stabilise operations and rebuild the company.
However, the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), have kicked against the move by the airline.

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Kenya Moore’s ex Matt Jordan Claims a “little singer guy” was Hooking her up with Married Nigerian Men

Matt Jordan and Kenya Moore
Matt Jordan, an ex boyfriend of Real Housewives of Atlanta Star, Kenya Moore took to Instagram on Thursday to call out the former Miss USA star after he filmed a season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta show without getting paid because he did not sign a contract.
He also talked about the “Africans (she) was selling (her) body to in Nigeria”. He has since deleted the post.
In response to a screenshot of his post where he mentioned selling her body to Nigerian men, Matt added:
Don’t mistake what I’m trying to say the only reason why she was f****** them is because they have money and they pay for her p***y
She was a part of but escort ring in Africa and Europe with a fly in woman from the US so they can f*** him King it was one of the top girls her little friend the little singer guy is the one who set it up.
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“We wanted something authentic” – Bez talks his Album, 2Baba’s Protest, Collaboration with Yemi Alade & More | Watch on BN TV

Nigerian Alternative Soul star, Bez Idakula sat down to discuss his just-released album at the #TrafficTheUrbanDrive show on Urban 96 FM.
He stated that the reason he took such a long hiatus from music was because he had to put a lot of work into his album to create something different.
He also talked about his collaboration with Yemi Alade on his hit track, “You Suppose Know” as well as lending his opinion on the 2Baba protest.
Watch!

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Regal Star Schools Wins the Prestigious Primary Day

Primary Day Hosted by Chrisland Schools (Lekki) held on the 8th of February, 2017

Regal Star Schools one of the many schools that participated amongst the likes of Chrisland, Corona Schools, and much more.

They performed  WE ARE THE WORLD - USA FOR AFRICA and the theme of the program was Economic Recession in the country.

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Update: 50 confirmed dead in massacre at Florida gay nightclub, suspect's father says son was "angry when he saw 2 men kissing"

Update: 50 confirmed dead in massacre at Florida gay nightclub, suspect's father says son was "angry when he saw 2 men kissing"




A gunman killed 50 people and injured 53 in a crowded gay nightclub in the tourist hub of Orlando, Florida, early on Sunday before being shot dead by police, authorities said, in what appeared the deadliest mass shooting in American history.


Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer confirmed the death toll in a statement and called for a state of emergency. 

"We are dealing with something we never imagined. Since the last update, we have gotten better access to the building, cleared the building. It is with great sadness I share that we have 50 casualties, in addition to the shooter. Because of the scale I have called Governor Scott to request a state of emergency and we are issuing a state of emergency in the City. This allows us to bring additional resources to support our efforts. Our focus in the coming hours will be identifying the victims and notifying the families. We are setting up a hotline for concerned family members – 407.246.4357. The identification process may take some time. We ask for your patience as we want to be accurate. I continue to be proud of how our community has responded." Dyer said.

 
The shooter was identified as Omar S. Mateen, a man that a senior FBI official said might have had leanings towards Islamic State militants. Officials described the attack as a "terrorism incident" though cautioned that the suspected Islamist connection required further investigation.

A police officer working as a security guard inside the Pulse nightclub, which has operated in downtown Orlando since 2004, exchanged fire with the suspect at about 2 a.m. (0600 GMT), police officials said.

A hostage situation quickly developed, and three hours later a squad of officers stormed the club and shot dead the gunman. It was unclear when the gunman shot the victims.

"Do we consider this an act of terrorism? Absolutely, we are investigating this from all parties' perspective as an act of terrorism," said Danny Banks, special agent in charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. "Whether that is domestic terrorist activity or an international one, that is something we will certainly get to the bottom of."
 

When asked if the FBI suspected the gunman might have had inclinations toward militant Islam, including a possible sympathy for Islamic State, Ronald Hopper, an assistant FBI agent in charge, told reporters: "We do have suggestions that the individual may have leanings toward that particular ideology. But right now we can't say definitively."

The FBI said it was still trying to pin down whether the mass shooting was a hate crime against gays or a terrorist act.

President Barack Obama ordered the federal government to provide any assistance needed to Florida police investigating the shooting, the White House said in a statement.

The attacker was carrying an assault rifle and a handgun, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said. He was also carrying an unidentified "device", Orlando Police Chief John Mina said earlier.

The suspect's father tells NBC NEWS his son was not motivated by region but was "angry" when he saw two men kissing in Miami.

"We were in Downtown Miami, Bayside, people were playing music. And he saw two men kissing each other in front of his wife and kid and he got very angry," Mir Seddique, told NBC News on Sunday. "They were kissing each other and touching each other and he said, 'Look at that. In front of my son they are doing that.' And then we were in the men's bathroom and men were kissing each other."

Source: City of Orlando-Your Government/Reuters/NBC
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Photos: Governor Wike and his wife, Suzzette pictured kissing at AMAA event

Photos: Governor Wike and his wife, Suzzette pictured kissing at AMAA event

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and his wife were pictured at AMAA 2016 practically making out. See more photos after the cut...



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Photos: Check out how these smart kids pulled out their friend from a pit

Photos: Check out how these smart kids pulled out their friend from a pit

Below is what Itsede Okai, the witness who lives in Lagos (according to his Facebook bio) wrote:
"While taking a walk in one of the slump communities, I came across these kids playing football. I stood a little bit to watch them display their talents and suddenly, the football fell in a pit. One of them quickly jumped in and threw the ball out but started finding it difficult to come out because his hands could not reach the top of the pit. This is how the boys demonstrated their wisdom to pull their friend out. Never underestimate the wisdom of your kids, they got so much to offer our homes."
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Photos from Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor's wife, Helen's surprise birthday celebration

Photos from Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor's wife, Helen's surprise birthday celebration

Helen Oritsejafor, the wife of the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor, turned a year older on Thursday June 9th. She got a surprise birthday celebration organised by her husband and members of their church today June 11th. Continue to see more photos after the cut.











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IllBliss' take on the Orlando shooting

IllBliss' take on the Orlando shooting

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RONALDO SHOWS OFF BODY PHYSIQUE


Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his sexy physique as he relaxes in yacht with friends at Ibiza (photos)

 
Cristiano Ronaldo, fresh from winning his third Champions League trophy, showed off his athletic physique as he basked in the sun on board a luxury yacht at Ibiza. The Portuguese team Captain, who was with pals in the yacht, is enjoying a well deserved rest, before heading to France for Euro 2016 with Portugal. More photos after the cut.














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