Ex-husband of 72-yr-old British grandma married to Nigerian, 27, BREAKS SILENCE

MR. DONALD NEATE, ex-husband of the 72-year-old British grandmother of six, who married a Nigerian man 45 years her junior, says she will “have to deal with the consequences” of her action at some point.
Neate, 71, is quoted by the Daily Mail of London, as also calling her “quite gullible”.
He said Mrs.Angela Nwachukwu has “got herself into a problem that she will have to deal with.”
Mrs Nwachukwu, from Weymouth, Dorset, is fighting for a visa for new husband CJ Nwachukwu, 27, who she married three months after he added her on Facebook and struck up a conversation.
They live 6437 kilometres (4000 miles) apart and met face-to-face for the first time on their wedding day.
His application for visa to move to Britain to live together with her has been refused even after retired taxi driver Mrs Nwachukwu has spent £20,000 on him, including lawyers to help with the visas and flights to visit him.
Nwachukwu, according to his wife, has already repaid £10,000 of the amount.
Mr Neate and Angela parted ways in 1999, the former lorry driver from Bristol said.
“We separated 18 years ago and haven’t had any contact since,” he said.

Mrs Nwachukwu

“The first time I knew about it was when I read the papers. She has done it now and will have to deal with the consequences.”
Mr Neate has remarried twice since his five-year relationship with Mrs Nwachukwu ended.
Mrs Nwachukwu said she couldn’t help but fall for her lover from Nigeria, when they started talking, and is devastated that their applications for visas have failed.
She said she had been left lonely and isolated after the breakdown of her marriage, six months before they met online.
One day she found a message and a friend request from Mr Nwachukwu, and couldn’t see the harm in striking up conversation.
She said: “He was so handsome, with big, brown eyes and a body to match. We chatted for hours about our families and hobbies. It was like we’d known each other for years. Before I knew it, we were messaging daily.
“Despite our huge age gap, we got on really well. I couldn’t help it and began to develop feelings for him. I tried to stop myself.”

He proposed to her on Skype, and she gleefully accepted.
The pair wed in Lagos, and have since seen each other twice, as she has flown there to visit him.
Mr Nwachukwu has been denied a tourist visa to see his wife, and their applications have been turned down because it’s thought they won’t have financial backing.
Mrs Nwachukwu refuses to accept suggestions that the marriage is a scam.
She is convinced he will be able to get a student visa for a Masters degree in the UK.
British citizens can apply for a Family visa to move their partners to the UK.
The Home Office charges £1,464 for people applying from outside the UK to joining their partners or spouses, and nearly £1,000 for extensions.
Spouses applying to move to be with their partners have to prove they can support themselves and their partners, and they have to have been living with them for two years.
Partners will then be given permission to move for around two and a half years and should extend this after that time.
Mr Nwachukwu has to be able to show he can support himself or be supported to be granted a Marriage Visitor visa, by the rules of the Home Office.
Under the visa for visitors, the trip must be no longer than six months, and applicants should prove they will leave at the end.

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Sia clocks 42 – Things you should know about her

Award winning pop star, singer, song writer, record producer and music director Sia Kate Isobelle Furler clocks 42 on Monday 18th December 2017.

Sia who was born in 1975 in Adelaide, Australia, is a pop artist who adds a little bit of Soul and Hip-hop sometimes.

The Australian songstress has been making waves in the music industry over the years due to her unique style of appearance and outstanding voice.  She has this signature of blonde and black wig with either a big bow worn on it or a hat. The wig serves as a covering for her face.

When confronted with the question as to why she covers her face, she replied “music is meant for the ears, not the eyes”.

Before she started covering her face, she showed her face a couple of times in her videos and even on the red carpet.

It is obvious from her pictures, that she is more or less obsessed with red lipsticks and not a fan of accessories.

Sia, in an interview with the National Public Radio (NPR), mentioned that she doesn’t hide her face because she is shy.

Although, in the year 2016, Sia came out as bi-sexual, however in 2015, She got married to filmmaker Erik Anders.

Her marriage to Erik dissolved after two years over irreconcilable differences.

Sia

The pop artist has written numerous songs that were hits in the past years which includes”Cheap Thrills”, “Titanium”(with David Guetta), “Chandelier” “Diamonds” (for Rihanna), “Pretty Hurts” (for Beyonce) and many others. She has collaborated with Zayn Malik, The Weeknd, Celine Dion, Eminem and many others.

The album, “1000 Forms of Fear” debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, selling over 52,000 copies then.

She has also been involved in movies like Annie (2014), Transparent (2015), Zootopia (2017), Lion (2017), Wonder Woman (2017), Fifty Shades darker (2017) providing melodious sound tracks.

As an activist, Sia’s kindness could be seen in her love against aids on World Aids day and LGBT, she campaigns against aid, provide homes for homeless pets (especially dogs) and many other things. It is no doubt that Sia is a lover of dogs as she has pictures of dogs tattooed all over her hands.

As an award winning singer, Sia has been nominated for series of awards and has won many of them. She has won eight APRA Awards, ten ARIA Awards, MTV Video Music Awards among many others.

Sia is known for her stupendous lyrics, poetry, contemporary dances (with Maddie Ziegler as her main muse), weird song titles like Elastic Heart, Hostage, Fire meets Gasoline and so much more.

Cheers to a fabulous new year for the pop artist.

Sia

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NSE places 44 companies on red alert

Posted By: Taofik Salako

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) authorities have placed 44 companies on red alert, raising a caution to investors to beware of underlying corporate governance abuse.

The latest tracker report on corporate governance, regulation and compliance obtained by The Nation at the weekend indicated that 44 companies have pending and unresolved compliance and governance issues that place them below the high standards required of quoted companies.

The report, however, underlined an improvement from the previous number of 49 companies to 44 companies.

The number of companies placed on red alert represents about a quarter of the total number of quoted companies at the NSE.

The report was based on the Compliance Status Indicator (CSI) of the NSE, which uses three-letter code to mark out companies that fall below the post-listing requirements at the Exchange. The tracker is updated regularly with addition of newly deficient companies and release of newly compliant companies.

The  companies under the red-alert warning included Union Bank of Nigeria; Skye Bank; Transcorp Hotels; Resort Savings and Loans; Evans Medical; Academy Press; Nigerian-German Chemicals and Caverton Offsshore Support Group.

A breakdown of the compliance report indicated that about half of the companies were flagged for failure to submit their earnings reports within the scheduled timeline while others were tagged for free float deficiencies, delisting process, restructuring and other compounded regulatory issues.

The flagged companies included Capital Hotel; Chellarams; Interlinked Technology; Infinity Trust Mortgage; E-Tranzact; Omatek Ventures; Roads Nigeria; Multi-Trex Integrated Foods; Aso Savings & Loans; Ekocorp; Ikeja Hotel; Union Homes and Savings; Deap Capital Management & Trust; International Energy Insurance; Afrik Pharmaceuticals; Anino International; African Paints; Goldlink Insurance and Thomas Wyatt Nigeria.

Others included Golden Guinea Breweries; FTN Cocoa Processors; Austin Laz & Company; Daar Communications; Juli; Great Nigerian Insurance; Capital Oil; Union Dicon; Union Diagnostics; Universal Insurance; Premier Paints; Afromedia; Paints and Coatings Manufactures; Tourists Company of Nigeria; DN Tyres & Rubber and Smart Products Nigeria.

The NSE uses 10 codes to tag companies with regulatory and compliance issues in order to draw attention to the unresolved deficiencies as part of efforts to enhance market integrity and ensure investors have full and transparent disclosures to make their decisions

The code-Below Listing Standard (BLS) comprises all deficiencies regarding continuing listing standards. Missed Regulatory Filing (MRF) implies that the company missed regulatory filing deadline. Delisting Watch-list (DWL) relates to companies that have been served with a delisting notice but the delisting process has been put on hold because they have received a stay of action from the Exchange for a defined period during, which they undertake to cure the issues that led to the issuance of the delisting notice. If they fail to cure the issue within the defined period or any extension thereof, the hold on the delisting process will be lifted.

Also, Delisting in Progress (DIP) defines companies that are in the delisting process, mandatory or voluntary. Usually, the delisting process commences with a notice of intention to delist from The Exchange to an issuer, in the case of mandatory delisting, or to the Exchange from an issuer, in the case of voluntary delisting. Awaiting Regulatory Approval (AWR) implies that the companies that are awaiting the approval or no objection of their primary or another government regulator before releasing their audited financial statements.

Other codes included Restructuring (RST), which relates to companies that are in the process of restructuring; Below Listing Standard and Missed Regulatory Filing (BMF), companies that  missed regulatory filing and were below listing standard; Below Listing Standard and Awaiting RegulatoryApproval (BAA), companies with below listing standard and awaiting regulatory approval; Below Listing Standard and Restructuring (BRS), below listing standard and restructuring; Missed Regulatory Filing and Restructuring (MRS), missed regulatory filing and restructuring; and Below Listing Standard, Missed Regulatory Filing and Restructuring (BMR), which defines companies with below listing standard, missed regulatory filing and restructuring codes.

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