Nigerian fights deportation

Ben James, a 30-year-old Nigerian-born stockbroker who came to the UK when he was 14 and is fighting moves to deport him, has won the right to mount a second High Court challenge to the Government's insistence that he returns to Nigeria. James, who ran a u40,000-a-year stockbroking business, was on the verge of being deported when he launched the latest bid to remain in the UK. Granting leave to bring his challenge Deputy Judge David Pannick QC said that the case "troubled" him. The Home Office had argued the moves were an attempt to obtain a re-hearing of matters which had already been decided last year when the High Court rejected an earlier challenge to the Home Office stance.