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The U.S authorities on Thursday announced charges against 80 people, most of them Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and money laundering operation that netted millions of dollars from victims of internet con jobs. Federal prosecutors unsealed the dozens of indictments after 17 people were arrested and taken into custody in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States.  Most of the remainder of those indicted were believed to be in Nigeria, the US Justice Department said. The suspects alleg...
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by on August 18, 2019
Senator Ekweremadu was attacked at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival at which he was a speaker/special guest of honour in Nuremberg when he was attacked. A video of the incident uploaded by IPOB on its Facebook page and by some other persons at the scene have gone viral. In the video, a rowdy group of people was seen angrily throwing objects at a man said to be the Senator as he walked away from them. Click on this link to watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Dq3JjkwnQ ...
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by on August 17, 2019
A British judge has ordered the Nigerian government to pay $9bn in assets to a small private company. The firm, P&ID, had reached a deal with the Nigerian government in 2010 to build a natural gas plant - but the deal fell through two years later. P&ID then sued the government for failing to provide the gas or install the pipelines it had promised to build. The firm was first awarded $6.6bn (£5.4bn) in 2017, but the London court has now added $2.4bn in interest. According to the firm's web...
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by on August 16, 2019
Israel is blocking two US Democratic lawmakers, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government, from visiting. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were due to visit the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem next week. Both have supported the boycott movement against Israel, but Israeli law allows supporters of the campaign to be banned from visiting.  President Trump earlier tweeted it would show "great weakness" if the pair were allowed entry. Ms Omar described Israel's move as "an insult to dem...
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by on August 12, 2019
Sonia Morales, the wife of the Nollywood Actor Ik Ogbonna has announced their divorce. She made the announcement on her Instagram page @sonialareinaa_official. Sonia Morales said her marriage with Nollywood Actor Ik Ogbonna have finally crashed (over). The couple got married in 2015 and they had one child named “Ace.” On her Instagram page handle, she wrote “Public announcement: I Sonia, am officially and fully out of marriage. My ex-husband and I have parted our ways for good and legally. ...
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by on August 11, 2019
Twenty people were burnt to death in an auto accident along Potiskum-Sade Road in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Friday night. Although the exact cause of the accident was not known, it was learnt that the two vehicles had a head-on collision, leading to the death of their occupants. The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Kamal Abubakar, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Saturday evening. He said the accident involved...
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by on August 5, 2019
French inventor Franky Zapata has successfully crossed the Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard for the first time, after a failed attempt last month. Zapata took off from Sangatte, northern France early on Sunday morning and landed in St. Margarets Bay, near Dover in England. The journey took just over 20 minutes, according to Reuters news agency. Zapata told CNN affiliate BFMTV this "I had the chance to land in an extraordinary place. It's beautiful. My first thought was to my family. It...
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by on August 4, 2019
Twenty people were killed, and more than two dozen were injured in a mass shooting at an El Paso shopping center on Saturday, according to Texas and local authorities. "Lives were taken who should still be with us today," Gov. Greg Abbott said at a news conference near the Walmart and an adjacent shopping mall. Twenty-six people were injured, according to El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen. "The ages and genders of all these people injured and killed are numerous in the age groups," Allen said. "Th...
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by on August 3, 2019
Former National Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega has joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). In a statement signed by the PRP National Publicity Secretary , Abdul Gombe, says Professor Jega is to chair the Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat (SWOT) analysis committee of the party in order to reposition it for a more nationalistic outlook ahead of the 2023 general elections. According to the Statement, the SWOT analysis committe...
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by on August 3, 2019
A former presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, Mr Omoyele Sowore, has been reportedly arrested by security agents in Lagos. He was reportedly arrested by men believed to be operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). However, the security outfit has yet to confirm the arrest. Sowore, an activist and publisher of online news platform SaharaReporters, was said to have been picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday. He made his arrest known via his Twitter handle a...
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by on August 2, 2019
Some soldiers have allegedly raped a female student (name withheld) of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko. The incident allegedly happened on Wednesday evening at the military checkpoint at Ikare Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State. According to a source, the soldiers, who were attached to the Ikare Akoko checkpoint, allegedly raped the lady, a 300-level student at AAUA, while she was returning from the campus. The source, who identified one of the soldiers, ...
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by on August 1, 2019
A taxi driver named Olayinka Adeniy returned 2,400 US Dallars that was left or forgetten by a passenger at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos. The taxi driver operates under the Airport Car Hire Association of Nigeria. Adeniyi told newsmen on Wednesday that he discovered the items in an envelope at the back seat of the car he was driving on July 29. This was shortly after he returned from Ibese in Ikorodu where he dropped a passenger. The cab driver said he never had it in mind ...
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