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Nigerian extradited to US, fined $1 million, jailed 46 months for $8 million fraud

A 47-year-old Nigerian man, Ayodeji Fatunmbi, has been sentenced to 46 months in an American prison for his role in a durable medical equipment scheme, in which more than $8m was fraudulently billed to the United States Government Medicare programme.
One of the indicted Nigerians arrested for online scam in the US

How Japanese woman led FBI to 80 Nigerian scammers

A romance scam in 2016 between a Japanese woman and a Nigerian who described himself as a US Army Captain stationed in Syria, led the FBI to the record crackdown on 80 Nigerian scammers, published documents revealed.
A federal agent stands at the gate to a downtown Los Angeles parking lot after predawn raids in the L.A. area Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. U.S. authorities have unsealed a federal grand jury indictment charging dozens of people with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a range of fraud schemes and laundering the funds through a Los Angeles-based network. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Nigerians arrested in US for fraud

After search warrants were executed at multiple locations across L.A. County on Thursday morning, federal prosecutors announced a 252-count indictment that accuses 80 people in the U.S. and Nigeria of participating in a “massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes.”
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised people living in urban areas to evacuate refuse on waterways as well as those in flood prune areas to move to higher grounds.

NEMA, stakeholders brainstorm on flood mitigation in Niger, Kwara

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised people living in urban areas to evacuate refuse on waterways as well as those in flood prune areas to move to higher grounds.

Beyond the lifting of licences of AIT/Raypower

The closure of media houses was a common phenomenon under the defunct military dictatorship in Nigeria. Since the restoration of civil rule 20 years ago, the dangerous trend has continued under succesive regimes either through military invasion of media houses or seizure of copies of newspapers.

Nigerians urged to support implementation of tobacco control act

As Nigeria joins the World in commemorating the “World No Tobacco Day”, Nigerians have been urged to support the implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act.

Federal government, USAID sign partnership document to end TB

As part of its frontal efforts to end the spread of Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria, the federal ministry of health on Wednesday in Abuja signed a partnership statement with USAID.

Boboye Oyeyemi: FRSC will certify vehicles conveying election materials

The Federal Road Safety Corps says it will certify all vehicles that would convey election materials and personnel.
Paul Usoro

NBA asks federal government to withdraw charges against Justice Onnoghen to await NJC’s decision

The Nigerian Bar Association on Tuesday reiterated its call on the Federal Government to withdraw the charges of non-declaration of assets filed against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Woman docked for allegedly selling two babies for N450,000

A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of 23-year-old woman, Blessing Aluma, docked for allegedly selling her one-week-old baby for N200, 000.
Paul Usoro

Justice Onnoghen: Assault, intimidation, desecration of judiciary must stop – NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association has said that the trial of Honorable Mr. Justice Walter S N Onnoghen, GCON (“CJN”) is an assault on the Judiciary.

Court stops FIRS, EFCC from filing criminal charges against lawyer

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has barred the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from filing criminal charges ‎against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Godwin Obla, pending the determination of the substantive suit against them.

Governor Ortom: I’m being persecuted

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has alleged that he is being persecuted by the Federal Government and his former political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) because he refused to surrender Benue land to herdsmen.

Senator Melaye docked, granted N5 million bail for attempted suicide

Sen. Dino Melaye was on Wednesday arraigned in an FCT High Court, Apo, on a six-count charge, bordering on attempted suicide, attempt to escape from custody and damage of police property.
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump: Vladimir Putin may be easiest meeting of European trip

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin may prove easier than those with European allies, moments before departing for Brussels for a key NATO summit.

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