Monday, 21 May 2018

Chelsea Owner Abramovich Experiences UK Visa Renewal 'Delay'

Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich has faced delays in renewing his UK visa, the BBC understands.

The Russian billionaire did not attend Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley when the Blues beat Manchester United 1-0.
A source close to the 51-year-old suggested he was in the process of renewing his visa, and said it was taking a little longer than usual.
Asked about the visa, Security Minister Ben Wallace said: "We do not routinely comment on individual cases."
Mr Abramovich's office said it does not discuss personal matters with the media.
Reports suggest his investor visa expired three weeks ago.
The delay comes amid increased diplomatic tensions between London and Moscow after the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury.
BBC home affairs correspondent, Daniel Sandford said Mr. Abramovich appears to be able to run his businesses in Russia without significant interference from the Kremlin, suggesting that he is reasonably close to President Vladimir Putin.

Marketing Communications Is Key to Property Management

BabsGbollys Properties a boutique real estate agency has highlighted the some issues in property management and also proffered solutions to them.
The MD/CEO of BabsGbollys Properties Ltd., Mr. Babalola Odunuga has decried the low level of awareness in managing owned property which is often seen as a daunting task. He said this often makes many owners to incur losses, when they are unable to tackle certain situations. Mr. Babalola Odunuga enumerated five problems that are quite common, while managing properties, and their possible solutions.  
Mr. Odunuga said “maintenance issues come top as buildings and individual houses need regular maintenance of the physical features, plumbing, and electrical systems. This is because anything can happen at any time, and repairs have to be attended to immediately to avoid inconveniences to tenants. The best solution for managing maintenance issues is to have a preventive maintenance plan in place same way you have a regimen for servicing your car, and you need competent professionals attending to the repairs as they arise.”
“Customer service excellence has always been and will always be one of our critical competitive advantages as we often strive to make a customer, not a sale. This is why even when complains about issues with other tenants; we make sure each issue is attended to as soon as it gets to us. Every complaint is looked into and never ignored, especially ones that show potential problems in structural aspects of the building. Our tenants often commend us for the speed with which we address their complaints as they are being heard and appropriate action taken.

I Arrived As A Boy, I Leave As A Man – Iniesta In Emotional Barcelona Farewell

The club legend addressed Camp Nou, saying one last goodbye on Sunday following his side's match against Real Sociedad.
 An emotional Andres Iniesta broke down in tears as he delivered a farewell speech at Camp Nou after playing his last game for Barcelona .
 La Liga champions Barca ended their season with a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad but it was all about departing great Iniesta on Sunday.
 The 34-year-old midfielder closed the curtain on his illustrious Barcelona career in the 81st minute as he left the field to a rapturous reception upon handing the captain's armband to Lionel Messi.
 After the match and emotional tributes, nine-time La Liga champion and four-time Champions League winner Iniesta addressed the fans.
 "Today is a difficult day but it's been 22 marvelous years. It's been a pride and a pleasure to defend and represent this badge, for me, the best in the world," said Iniesta, who made his senior debut in 2002.

Akwa Ibom Entertainers Rise with Gov. Udom Emmanuel Again

By Nelson NseAbasi
As part of activities to mark the celebration of Democracy Day 2018, the Special Assistant to Akwa Ibom State Governor on Entertainment Industry, David Sageant popularly known as Utang Akwa Ibom has revealed plans from his stables to make the celebration a memorable one for residents.

Tagged 'I Rise with Udom’ Democracy Day Concert and Novelty Football Match, in their usual tradition,the entertainers will engage in a friendly tackle on the field of play with aides of the Governor. Thereafter, a 5- Star concert will be staged in the heart of the city (Ibom Plaza) to celebrate 3 Years of the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel.

Utang Akwa Ibom says he feels a great measure of fulfillment with the performance of his boss in the last 3 years. ‘I Rise with Udom' was inspired in line with the Dakkada philosophy of the administration of Governor Emmanuel to spur Akwa Ibom people to greatness in all spheres of endeavour.

Two Nigerian ‘Yahoo Yahoo Boys’ jailed in UK over £1m Fraud

Two Nigerians who operated a London-based cyber crime group have been jailed after reportedly stealing more than £1m.
Emmanuel Mmaduike and Olawale Kashimawo, both 31, obtained thousands of business email addresses and passwords which they used to divert payments from companies to themselves, according to the UK National Crime Agency.
They were said to have operated from south-east London and spent the money on “a lavish lifestyle”.
Sky News reports that they hired a helicopter, drove “flash cars”, and “posed for photographs of themselves with wads of money, expensive watches and drinking champagne”.
Known as business email compromise (BEC), the operation involves the criminal impersonation of a senior executive and attempting to convince the victim to transfer funds.
Mmaduike was said to have played the role of accessing the victim’s email accounts and change invoices so that payments were directed to mule bank accounts run by Kashimawo.
His collaborator then laundered the cash by arranging withdrawals and international bank transfers which were carried out by other fraudsters.
The pair are believed to have carried out more than £1m of fraud and money laundering between April 2015 and November 2015, according to the NCA.