July 27, 2017

Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo attacked in prison

Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo was assaulted in prison on Wednesday, reports have said. Adebolajo, one of the two men accused of repeatedly hacking British soldier, Fusilier Lee Rigby, to death on a London street, was attacked at Bemarsh prison in London, where he is awaiting trial. According to the Press Association, the Prison Service has refused to comment on allegations that the 28-year old murder suspect has been targeted by prison officers or that he lost two teeth in the attack. In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: ”We can confirm that an allegation of assault was passed to the ...

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Meet the food artist who is making landmarks out of bread

When life gives you bread, make… landmarks? A food artist in London is doing just that, recreating London’s most iconic structures using world famous breakfast food, bread. Lennie Payne isn’t too choosy about his carbs. He uses muffins, crumpets and sandwich thins in his creations, whipping up popular buildings like the Big Ben, The Shard, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and more in 3D. Metro UK reports that the food art was commissioned by food company Warburtons, who was celebrating becoming the ‘best’ baker in the capital. “To celebrate its announcement as London’s no.1 bakery brand, Warburtons raise a toast ...

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WATCH! Afrikan Boy, Dele Sosimi salute Fela Kuti “The Black President” in London

Okay Africa is releasing exclusive video clips from the sold out concert in London on May 17, that saw a group of incredibly talented artists gather to salute “The Black President”, the late afrobeat originator Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The selection of artists comprised of some who worked with the afrobeat king or were inspired by his music. They included Cream/Blind Faith drummer and Fela collaborator Ginger Baker, afrobeat percussion pioneer and Fela’s drummer Tony Allen, Fela’s keyboardist Dele Sosimi, plus a crop of Fela-inspired acts like Afrikan Boy, Keziah Jones, Shingai Shoniwa (of The Noisettes), TY, Blak Twang, BREIS, Terri ...

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Jonathan the dictator? Nigerians in London protest at 10 Downing

Nigerians and some supporters in London took to 10 Downing Street to protest President Goodluck Jonathan’s “dictatorship”. It is not yet clear what their grievances are, but this photograph and others of the protest held outside British Prime Minister David Cameron’s residence surfaced online. Several of the protesters held up signs that read: “Democracy now under Goodluck Jonathan’s dictatorship”. Another sign read: “NO to Jonathan’s monopolisation of political ambition”. More details later… ...

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Antics of Woolwich attacker: Adebolajo appears in court posing like Usain Bolt and blowing kisses

Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo caused quite the scene as he appeared in court for the first time since his arrest on May 22. The 28-year old extremist arrived in the court room, raising his arm in a Usain Bolt pose and kissing a copy of the Koran with his eyes closed. Daily Mail reports that the Woolwich attacker stooped into the dock with a bandage on his arm and demanded to be called “Abu Hamza”. Adebolajo, from Romford, Essex, was shot by police at the time of his arrest and spend just over a week being treated in hospital, ...

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Woolwich attacker Michael Adebolajo released from hospital and in police custody

British officials say Michael Adebolajo, one of the two main suspects arrested for the brutal murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, has been released from hospital and is now in police custody. Adebolajo, 28, was shot and wounded minutes by responding police officers after killing Rigby, 25, on John Wilson street in Woolwich, southeast London on Wednesday. He had attempted to resist arrest. Adebolajo was seen in separate video clips justifying the broad daylight murder, hands smeared with the blood of his victim and wielding the murder weapons. The radical Islamist said the killing was a message to the British ...

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Woolwich attacker, Michael Adebowale, appears in court

Michael Adebowale appeared in court on Thursday after he was charged with the brutal murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south east London last week. Adebowale, 22, and his accomplice Michael Adebolajo, 28, were shot and arrested on Wednesday minutes after they ran over and hacked Rigby to death on John Wilson street, not far from the Royal Artillery Barracks. For days the radical Islamists were under armed guard in London hospitals. Adebowale was the first to be released from the hospital into police custody. Wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt and white trousers, with his hands bound in ...

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Police arrest tenth suspect in connection with Woolwich murder

A 50-year-old man is the 10th suspect arrested in connection with the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, who was hacked to death by two extremists of John Wilson street in southeast London. The unidentified was arrested in Upper Wickham Lane in Welling and is being held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. It is not clear what his link is to Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, two Britons who killed Drummer Rigby, 25, on Wednesday. Both Adebolajo and Adebowale were arrested within minutes of Wednesday’s attack. They were shot and wounded by police at the time of ...

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Mother of Woolwich attacker, Michael Adebowale, “struggled” to control him

The mother of one of the men arrested for beheading a British soldier on a London street had “struggled” to control her wayward son after he became radicalized, neighbors close to the family have said. Daily Mail reports that Juliet Obasuyi, mother of 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, battled to turn him against extremism and had become concerned by his behavior. The Daily Telegraph reports that Mrs. Obasuyi, 43, had gone to a security officer neighbor about nine months ago when Adebowale dropped out Greenwich University. Mrs Obasuyi complained to her 62-year-old neighbor that her son no longer listened to her. Like ...

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NEW REPORT: Woolwich attackers belong to known terror network

A new report has revealed that Woolwich attackers, Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo, who beheaded British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby, in broad daylight in southeast London, were not acting alone. According to the report on The Daily Beast, Adebowale, 22, and Adebolajo, 28, belong to a banned terrorist group and could be linked to the Boston Marathon bombers. British security officials are drawing comparisons between the Woolwich killers and the Boston bombers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, arguing they represent a new generation of jihadists either born in the West or raised there. This new generation, security officials say, are ...

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