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  • More arrests made after 11-year-old boy shot in raid on home

    The incident happened in Upminster, east London, on Friday night.

     

    Two more men have been arrested after an 11-year-old boy was shot during a home raid in east London.

    Both men, aged in their thirties, are in police custody following the incident in Kerry Drive, Upminster, on Friday night.

    One has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, while the other was held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary and assisting an offender.

     

    It comes as Christopher Sargent, 26, of Macaulay Road, East Ham, east London, was due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday charged with aggravated burglary and possession of a knife.

    Scotland Yard previously said the homeowner opened the front door to someone claiming to be a delivery driver, who then, along with others, forced their way into the property.

    The boy suffered a gunshot injury and is in a serious but stable condition in hospital, while a man aged in his forties suffered cuts to his head.

    A number of suspects escaped before officers arrived, and two firearms were recovered from the address, police said.

    Detective Inspector Matt Webb said: “Enquiries into the circumstances of what happened continue and we are grateful to the public who have come forward so far.

    “Anyone with any information is asked to contact police or, to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers.”

     

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  • NIGERIA NEEDS A HISTORY LESSON.

     

    Frederick John Dealtry Lugar got 3 different tribes with different beliefs and religion, put them together by force and called them Nigeria.  The name of the tribes are Yoruba Igbo and Hausa.  Nigeria simply means “The Nigger Area” or “Land of the Black slaves”. The name Nigeria was not taken from the Niger River running through the country.

    Nigger was a common derogatory slang used for slaves!

    I don’t understand our mediocrity as Africans, we have so much information at our disposal but we choose not to research but dwell and believe information about us from other people and by other people I mean none Africans.

    Chinese people have a Chinese God

    Indian people have an Indian God

    European people have a European God

    African people have a European God

    Nigeria is blessed with men who were strongly built and were expert cotton farmers.

    It was only wealthy plantation owners that could afford slaves from “Nigeria”. 

    No Little wonder, slaves from our country were nicknamed “black gold” and the British slave ship named “White Lion” brought them into Virginia. Damn!

    Nigeria is simply a geographical expression of the imperialists’ greed and spite.

    Who gave River Niger its name?

    It is the European Slave traders and they did it for easy mappings! Who on Earth could have thought of that if not the European slave traders having foresee what will become of us as the most Populated Black Nation.

    River Niger was the longest cutting accces across many black lands. 

    River Niger simply means the River of Niggers or Negroes as you wish to say.

    Nigerians must have an open mind to first agree that most of what we were taught in Nigerian history is distorted and made to confuse us the people and also disconnect us from the truth.

    The imperialists were very brutal with no humane sentiments to Africa.

    Their business was simply to exploit and trade for their advantage, and not to advance Democracy as we were falsely deceived.

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  • Wu-Tang Clan album bought by Martin Shkreli sold by US government. HE FINESSED THE ALBUM.

     

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    The US government has sold a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album previously owned by a drug firm executive once dubbed the "most hated man in America".

    Martin Shkreli, who became notorious for hiking the price of a life-saving drug, bought Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2m (£1.4m) in 2015.

    The hip-hop record was marketed by the Wu-Tang Clan as a unique piece of art.

    Shkreli handed it over to US prosecutors in 2018 after being convicted of defrauding investors.

    Its sale means the former drug firm executive had now fully paid off a $7.4m forfeiture deal, acting US Attorney Jacquelin Kasulis said in a statement.

    However, due to a confidentiality agreement with the buyer, prosecutors did not say who had since bought the album from the US government, or for how much.

    Shkreli's lawyer told news outlet CNBC that the sale price was "substantially more" than what his client had paid for it.

     

     

     

    Wu-Tang Clan began working on the album in the late 2000s, and it took six years to complete. Recorded in New York City and produced in Marrakech, it includes appearances from pop artist Cher and Game of Thrones actress Carice Van Houten.

    Feeling that the value of music had been cheapened by online streaming and piracy, the group decided to release one copy of the album, "adopting a 400-year-old Renaissance-style approach to music, offering it as a commissioned commodity".

    It includes a hand-carved nickel-silver box and a leather-bound manuscript containing lyrics and a certificate of authenticity.

    After learning that Shkreli had bought the album, the group decided to donate "a significant portion" of their proceeds to charity, Wu-Tang member RZA told Bloomberg.

    Shkreli had made headlines back in 2015 after he founded Turing Pharmaceuticals, bought anti-parasitic drug called Daraprim and raised its price by 5,000% to $750 (£540) per pill.

    The medication is used to treat Aids patients, the pregnant and elderly. Price gouging is not illegal or even unusual in the US pharmaceutical industry. But Shkreli became a poster boy for corporate excess, and was dubbed "Pharma Bro" and the "most hated man in America".

    In December 2015, he was charged with securities fraud charges and looting millions of dollars from two hedge funds he operated.

    He was convicted of those charges, as well as scheming to prop up the stock price of Retrophin, the drug company he founded in 2011.

     

     

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  • Brixton stabbing: Man killed after 'group confrontation'

     
    A doctor and police at scene
    image captionThe stabbing took place near Brixton Tube station

    A man has died after being stabbed in south London in a scene involving high-end sports cars, people in balaclavas and a quad bike.

    A music video was being filmed near the attack close to Brixton Tube station but it is unclear whether it - or two Lamborghinis at the scene - were linked to the incident on Wednesday night.

    The victim has been named as Shane Jerome, 23, from Thornton Heath.

    Police gave first aid and paramedics were called but he died at the scene.

    Witnesses have said there was a confrontation between two groups.

    Sports cars at scene
    image captionA music video involving two sports cars was being filmed near the attack

    One member of the public told he saw the whole incident unfold.

    He said: "A convoy of cars and quad bikes suddenly turned on one another, leading to one man being stabbed and others involved in a fist fight before running off on foot and by vehicle.

    "The front of the convoy was a black Range Rover, which had a driver that wore a balaclava, and men sitting in the boot of the car, with the boot door open. There was also a red Ferrari and lime green Lamborghini, as well as two quad bikes. One of the quads ended up beached on the pavement.

    "The man who was stabbed was lying in the middle of the road, with an ambulance on scene instantly, where the man was receiving CPR right away but looked lifeless. Another man who was wearing a balaclava and ski goggles, accompanied by a woman, ran to the victim screaming."

    Another eyewitness said: "When I came out of the Tube, guys were chasing each other, a motorbike in the middle of the street in front of the red Lamborghini, others throwing stuff at a white girl and a black boy on a quad bike that ended up in traffic lights."

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    image captionWitnesses have said there was some sort of confrontation between two groups

    A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm has been released with no further action.

    A post-mortem will be held in due course, police said.

    The victim's family has been informed.

    Det Ch Insp Kate Blackburn, from the Met Police, said the attack was in a busy area of London and there were many people in the street, on buses and in cars at the time.

    She said: "We have spoken to a number witnesses already and I am asking for anyone who was in the area and who may have seen anything, or have footage on their phone or dash cam, to please contact us."

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  • Musk says Tesla will accept bitcoin again as crypto miners use more clean energy

    The electric-car maker halted car purchases with bitcoin in mid-May due to concerns over how cryptocurrency mining contributes to climate change.

    Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that the electric carmarker will resume allowing bitcoin transactions when miners who verify transactions use more renewable energy.

    “When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing Bitcoin transactions,” he said in a tweet.

    Bitcoin rose 5.1% to $37,360.63 at 1810 GMT (2:10 p.m. ET) on Sunday, adding $1,817.87 to its previous close, after Musk’s tweet.

    Musk also said that Tesla sold about 10% of holdings to confirm bitcoin could be liquidated easily without moving market.

    He announced in May that Tesla would no longer accept bitcoin for car purchases, citing long-brewing environmental concerns for a swift reversal in the company’s position on the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin fell more than 10% after his tweet.

    The billionaire said that he believed cryptocurrency has a promising future, but it cannot be at great cost to the environment.

    In February, Tesla revealed it had bought $1.5 billion of bitcoin and would accept it as a form of payment for cars.

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