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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Hadampson(m): 7:10pm On Jun 27
1stCitizen:
Most of the comments here shows how bitterness has pervaded a huge number of Nigerians


I swear down angry
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Hadampson(m): 7:14pm On Jun 27
mmsen:


Why must you enter obodo oyibo? What is there that cannot be built where you are?

Can you build peace angry

Can you build people that value human lives?

Can you build a good road

Can you build a future for your family

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Amujale(m): 7:18pm On Jun 27
Hadampson:


Can you build peace angry

Can you build people that value human lives?

Can you build a good road

Can you build a future for your family


Yes we can

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Hadampson(m): 7:21pm On Jun 27
Amujale:


Yes we can


How undecided

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Amujale(m): 7:27pm On Jun 27
Hadampson:



How undecided

By promoting and accepting our own culture and traditions above foreign ones.

By finding ways to solve the political, economical and sociological injustices in our backyard instead of running away from them.

Thats how.

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by bigtt76(f): 7:33pm On Jun 27
Exactly! How did she get back to Britain after coming back to Nigeria with her parents at the age of 3? What passport did she use?



MrBrownJay1:
as sad as it may be, just because you were born and lived all your life somewhere (undocumented) does not automatically means your are now a national of that country. any foreigner can get a National Insurance number, birth certificate, driving licence, a bank account, go to college, and still not be British.

the law changed 6 months before she was born, she and her family bloody well knew it...

BTW how does she expect to go perform in the US if she has no passport?!
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Hadampson(m): 7:40pm On Jun 27
Amujale:


By promoting and accepting our own culture and traditions above foreign ones.

By finding ways to solve the political, economical and sociological injustices in our backyard instead of running away from them.

Thats how.



Is the above mentioned points achievable in this generation

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Amujale(m): 7:48pm On Jun 27
Hadampson:



Is the above mentioned points achievable in this generation



I sincerely hope so

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by MrBrownJay1(m): 7:50pm On Jun 27
bigtt76:
Exactly! How did she get back to Britain after coming back to Nigeria with her parents at the age of 3? What passport did she use?

Babe want to play both side of the fence..... She is Nigerian when she needs it, and now wants to claim British because it suits her needs. Why doesn't she claim Nigerian, keep her 9ja passport and be done with the misery?!
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Mydazz(m): 7:54pm On Jun 27
But Anthony Joshua is British abi,.......

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Beautyaddy: 7:55pm On Jun 27
bigtt76:
Exactly! How did she get back to Britain after coming back to Nigeria with her parents at the age of 3? What passport did she use?




lol!...I had to go back and read the article again.

One major mistake the parents did was that they left the UK with her after she was born and never bothered to get her registered as a British citizen and to get her a UK passport.

Most likely, her parents must have gotten her a Nigeria passport for her to travel with back to Nigeria.

Now after spending about most of her early childhood in Nigeria she must have come back to the UK with a Nigerian passport.

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Beautyaddy: 7:56pm On Jun 27
Amujale:


By promoting and accepting our own culture and traditions above foreign ones.

By finding ways to solve the political, economical and sociological injustices in our backyard instead of running away from them.

Thats how.


Yeah Right!

Talk is Cheap undecided

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Amujale(m): 8:09pm On Jun 27
Beautyaddy:


Yeah Right!

Talk is Cheap undecided

Obviously you arent interested in making a change. Stick to suckung on your thumb and playing on your play station; thinking that will make the world a better place.

Why ask a question, if you arent prepared to consider the answers?

Nonsense

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Amujale(m): 8:09pm On Jun 27
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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by bigtt76(f): 8:36pm On Jun 27
Yes but how come was she able to get all the benefits of a British citizen without a British passport? It appears she knew all along and was bidding for time to get a permanent stay as a Nigeria and when it did not work, tried to chip in the fact she had a British birth certificate ....we take things for granted in this life really


Beautyaddy:


lol!...I had to go back and read the article again.

One major mistake the parents did was that they left the UK with her after she was born and never bothered to get her registered as a British citizen and to get her a UK passport.

Most likely, her parents must have gotten her a Nigeria passport for her to travel with back to Nigeria.

Now after spending about most of her early childhood in Nigeria she must have come back to the UK with a Nigerian passport.
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by bigtt76(f): 8:38pm On Jun 27
He must have been registered as a British citizen by his parents before allowing him to travel to Nigeria undecided


Mydazz:
But Anthony Joshua is British abi,.......
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by mmsen: 8:40pm On Jun 27
Hadampson:


Can you build peace angry

Can you build people that value human lives?

Can you build a good road

Can you build a future for your family


Yes, they all take effort and hard work. Nowhere with more than 10 people is naturally peaceful, you have to incentivize good behavior.

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by TemmyT002(m): 10:21pm On Jun 27
Hadampson:


Misery loves company angry

To sound you dey hungry me

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by romenna: 5:06am On Jun 28
Burna boy mama don talk am already.
Remember u were African first b4 anything else
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by numen(m): 6:14am On Jun 28
MrBrownJay1:


The law is as clear as the blue sky... You may want to believe otherwise and expect the law to be different for that person (because she is Nigerian) but I don't use sentiment on such matter.

I (on the other hand) hope she finds happiness, wherever she ends up.

You're still judging.

I am not sentimental to her case neither do I want the law to treat her differently. I would rather they give her some concession considering all things.

She might be a Nigerian but she is first a Human Being who has committed no crime and has lived peacefully with her country of birth.

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by MrBrownJay1(m): 8:41am On Jun 28
numen:


You're still judging.

I am not sentimental to her case neither do I want the law to treat her differently. I would rather they give her some concession considering all things.

She might be a Nigerian but she is first a Human Being who has committed no crime and has lived peacefully with her country of birth.

The above in bold is the case of millions of people, the law was changed for a reason.... If they accept her plea, then everyone can then cry a river to get special treatment.

You indeed want the law to treat her differently, it you expect anything else than what the law stipulates in her situation... As if all the people born in the UK since 1983 from foreign parents ain't human beings too.

Btw if she has a Nigerian passport then she has declared herself NIGERIAN, thus no big deal and she should just get a permanent residency (easier to get)... Case closed.

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by AkataWoman: 8:53am On Jun 28
numen:


You're still judging.

I am not sentimental to her case neither do I want the law to treat her differently. I would rather they give her some concession considering all things.

She might be a Nigerian but she is first a Human Being who has committed no crime and has lived peacefully with her country of birth.

She also lived peacefully in Nigeria during her formative years.
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by numen(m): 12:28pm On Jun 28
Oga enjoy your judgement. It's obviously blood for you. I truly want you to live.

Bye
MrBrownJay1:


The above in bold is the case of millions of people, the law was changed for a reason.... If they accept her plea, then everyone can then cry a river to get special treatment.

You indeed want the law to treat her differently, it you expect anything else than what the law stipulates in her situation... As if all the people born in the UK since 1983 from foreign parents ain't human beings too.

Btw if she has a Nigerian passport the she has declared herself NIGERIAN, thus no big deal and she should just get a permanent residency (easier to get)... Case coed
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Truthwords: 9:47am On Jun 29
blackslayer:


Jealous and gloating idiot....no one wants to be seen as "one of them"...however no one sane wants to live in that 5hit hole nigeria you call a country with fvcked up unruly masses with animalistic behavior and your kleptomaniac government.
Who do you think is jealous. Do you know how many countries I have been to. But I chose not to claim their citizenship. Go and get a brain. Fool
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by blackslayer: 12:51pm On Jun 29
Truthwords:
Who do you think is jealous. Do you know how many countries I have been to. But I chose not to claim their citizenship. Go and get a brain. Fool

how many countries? typical nigerian with negative IQ....."do you know know how many countries i have been to"? "do you know who i am"?
you have given yourself away to be nothing but a low life public idi0t!!!
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by NovusHomo(m): 9:24am On Jun 30
gentlemayor:
Musician born in UK given 14 days to leave the country



Bumi Thomas was given 14 days to leave after being told she is illegal despite living here most of her life. The rising jazz star grew up thinking she was British, attended university in the UK and has legally worked and paid taxes since graduation.

However because her parents are Nigerian, she now faces deportation and being separated from her family and friends. The situation bears a chilling resemblance to the Windrush scandal, which saw many people deported in error after decades of life in the UK.

Ms Thomas was born in Glasgow in June 1983 to parents who came over from Africa in the early 1970s. In January 1983, Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government changed the British Nationality Act that removed the automatic right of citizenship for children of parents from former colonies.

The singer’s parents should have registered her but were unaware they needed to do so. In a twist of irony, Ms Thomas’ elder sister Kemi was born one year before the Act and has always had legal status.

The musician, 36, believes she is a victim of an increasingly hostile attitude by the Home Office to migrants in the UK. She told the Mail on Sunday: ‘My parents came here at the end of the Windrush era. ‘I had a National Insurance number, I had my birth certificate, I’d got a driving licence, a bank account, I went to college.

‘At no point during that process was there any indication I was doing anything incorrectly.’ Speaking to Metro.co.uk, she continued: ‘I have never had any question in my mind that I’m British and Scottish. ‘And that’s something I’m proud of. But according to a piece of paper, suddenly what I think about myself isn’t valid. It’s an illusion.’

At the age of three-and-a-half, Ms Thomas and her family returned to Nigeria. She came back to the UK as a teenager, thinking she automatically had dual British-Nigerian nationality.

After graduating with a degree in fine arts from Bath Spa University she began to work and moved to London, where she now lives with her sister.

It was only at the age of 25 when she went to apply for her UK passport that she was told she was never registered as British. The Home Office was told she had technically overstayed in an illegal capacity.

Ms Thomas said her case was classed as ‘complex’ and she was told to use human rights legislation rather than immigration laws to fight it. That marked the start of an ‘exhausting and expensive’ decade-long legal battle.

Two weeks ago she received a letter from the Home Office saying her application for permanent residency had been unsuccessful. She was given 14 days to appeal or face detention without notice.

Ms Thomas has since lodged an appeal and is awaiting a court hearing. The musician, who has performed at the Royal Festival Hall and London Palladium, continued: ‘My parents had no idea of the law change.

‘This was in an analogue age, where correspondence was written and there was no social media.’ She added: ‘When I was told I wasn’t British, I was shocked and devastated.

My soul and my spirit were screaming. ‘Nigeria is foreign to me and I am a foreigner there. I’ve been in the UK for 18 years.’ Ms Thomas’ grandfather came to the UK to study medicine and she said her parents were also given a warm welcome as part of the Windrush generation – when people from former colonies came to the UK to rebuild the country after the Second World War.

She said their treatment was in stark contrast to the way the Home Office was now treating her and thousands of others who ‘fall through the cracks of the system.’ She added: ‘There is a stigma attached to being an immigrant these days.

‘At no point did I ever think I was doing anything wrong. ‘When my parents came over they were welcomed but now it is different. There are people who have lived in the UK for 30/40/50 years facing hostility.’

Ms Thomas continued: ‘The Home Office right now has a hostile environment policy, a set of administrative and legislative measures that are designed to make staying in the UK as difficult as possible for people like me.’

The musician should be making her US debut at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles in October but the immigration issues mean that is now in doubt. She has launched a gofundme page to help towards legal costs, which are already at £7,000 and rising.

Ms Thomas’s lawyer, Fahad Ahmed, said she missed out on automatic citizenship by a matter of months and added: ‘Courts take a less harsh view than the Home Office, and if someone can prove their life is here, the courts will use their discretion.’

The British Nationality Act 1948 gave citizens of British colonies the right to settle in the UK. Since they had the legal right to come to the UK, they never needed nor were given any documents upon entry. In what later became known as the Windrush scandal, many were wrongly detained, denied legal rights or deported in administrative blunders.

The Home Office is set to pay up to £200 million in compensation to people whose lives were damaged by their mistaken classification as illegal immigrants. The Home Office has been contacted by Metro.co.uk about Ms Thomas’ case.

Source: https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/26/musician-born-uk-given-14-days-leave-country-10074909/?ito=cbshare
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by Truthwords: 9:41am On Jun 30
blackslayer:


how many countries? typical nigerian with negative IQ....."do you know know how many countries i have been to"? "do you know who i am"?
you have given yourself away to be nothing but a low life public idi0t!!!
what's your issue with me. You are the one looking for attention. You are a loser and a bastard#
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by blackslayer: 5:34pm On Jun 30
Truthwords:
what's your issue with me. You are the one looking for attention. You are a loser and a bastard#

LMFAO
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by AkataWoman: 5:15am On Sep 01
So it seems she’s still facing deportation and fighting it.

Why do I get the feeling she was a proud flag-waving Nigerian until this deportation situation happened?

Everyone in the diaspora is sooo proud of 9ja-until it’s time to live there.
Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by maternal: 1:16pm On Sep 01
AkataWoman:
So it seems she’s still facing deportation and fighting it.

Why do I get the feeling she was a proud flag-waving Nigerian until this deportation situation happened?

Everyone in the diaspora is sooo proud of 9ja-until it’s time to live there.

Most aren't proud to be naija abroad. Only when it benefits them like the musicians you see coming up.

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Re: Bumi Thomas, Nigerian, Faces Deportation In UK. Given 14 Days To Leave by DexterousOne(m): 7:48am On Sep 02
AkataWoman:
So it seems she’s still facing deportation and fighting it.

Why do I get the feeling she was a proud flag-waving Nigerian until this deportation situation happened?

Everyone in the diaspora is sooo proud of 9ja-until it’s time to live there.

What is your grouse with NIGERIA /Nigerians bikonu undecided

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