UK aid to stop modern slavery in Nigeria

UK aid will protect thousands of vulnerable men, women and children in Nigeria from modern slavery and unsafe migration through innovative prevention work UK aid will help tackle the root causes of dangerous migration and modern slavery in Edo state, the epicentre of Nigeria’s human trafficking business. World-class British expertise will reduce vulnerabilities to trafficking …

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Herders’ terrorism: Buhari at it again Abdulfatai Ayobami Ibrahim

Punch Editorial Board President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrated his cluelessness afresh on Sunday when he blamed herders’ act of horrific violence on the shrinking Lake Chad and alleged biased media reports. His narrow narrative seeks vainly to explain away the campaign of terror and mayhem by bandits on the displacement of herdsmen from the lake area …

Trump Can’t Help Obstructing Justice. Who Will Stop Him? By Renato Mariotti a former federal prosecutor.

The president abuses his office and views the Justice Department as a tool to punish his political enemies and give his allies a free pass. President Trump (right) criticized Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, on Twitter this week.Tom Brenner for The New York Times, and Doug Mills/The New York Times On Monday, President Trump publicly …

Six-year-old British-born boy left stranded and ‘stateless’ after Home Office revokes his passport

A six-year-old boy born in Britain to a British father may be left stateless after immigration officials declared his passport and citizenship of this country a mistake. Leeds-born Mohamed Bangoura, who is due back at school in Sheffield next week, is stranded in Belgium after the Home Office denied him permission to board a flight …

Section 21 after 1 October 2018 by Anthony Gold Solicitors

As all landlords and agents should be aware the Deregulation Act 2015 made substantial changes to the operation of section 21 notices in Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) in England. These changes first came into effect on 1 October 2015 but only for tenancies which started or were renewed for new fixed terms after that date …

Keeping up with the “How to Rent” guide: a guide by Anthony Gold Solicitors

With moderate fanfare the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (“MHCLG”) issued a new set of documents on 26 June, the housing ‘how to’ guides. In addition to “How to Rent”, which was launched in October 2015, there are now three additional guides: • How to rent a safe home – a guide for …

How to apply for a UK spouse or partner visa By Gabriella Bettiga

Credit: Oziel Gómez on Unsplash Spouses and partners of British citizens or people settled in the UK can apply for a visa to join or remain with their loved ones. These applications are dealt with by the Home Office under the Immigration Rules. Specifically, the part of the Rules that applicants need to navigate are …

What happens if you mistakenly apply for British citizenship instead of indefinite leave to remain? By John Vassiliou

Credit: Mitch Lensink on Unsplash What happens when an American graduate, about to become eligible for indefinite leave to remain having lived lawfully in the UK for almost a decade, incorrectly thinks that he is eligible to apply for British citizenship and applies for that instead? You might think that, for example, the Home Office …