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Trader in court for N1.36 million fraud

A trader, Sherifat Alli, 41, on Thursday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defrauding a businessman of N1.360 million.

Court remands 10 persons over alleged murder, conspiracy

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Friday, remanded 10 persons charged with murder and conspiracy in Ilesa Prison.
“The Department of Justice has increased efforts in taking aggressive enforcement action against fraudsters who are targeting American citizens and their businesses in business email compromise schemes and other cyber-enabled financial crimes,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

Operation Rewired: FBI announces arrest of 167 Nigerians

United States’ Federal authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest of 167 Nigerians in a wide scale effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes tagged used by fraudsters to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens through an investigation tagged ‘Operation reWired” conducted around the world.
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Police parade 100 suspected criminals in Kano

The Kano State Police Command on Friday paraded 100 suspects for various alleged offences in the ongoing Puff-Adder operations in the state.
President Ramaphosa has prioritised land redistribution as he seeks to win public support ahead of election next year [Themba Hadebe-AP]

Xenophobia: President Buhari’s envoy meets South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa today

President Muhammadu Buhari’s special envoy, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar, has arrived in Johannesburg and is expected to meet President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.

Xenophobia: Police arraign 83 over Shoprite’s attack, looting

The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday arraigned 83 persons who allegedly participated in the attack and looting of South African-owned mall, Shoprite, in protest against continued killings of Nigerians in South Africa.

Police arraign two persons over alleged assault in Osun

Two persons, Amope Adewale and Dauda Sodiq, on Thursday appeared before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osogbo over alleged assault on Ms Adebisi Folashade.
Kenneth Udeze, the national chairman of Action Alliance, has been kidnapped by armed attackers.

Court remands AA national chairman in prison

The embattled National Chairman of the Action Alliance (AA), Kenneth Udeze, was on Monday remanded in prison after he was arraigned by the Police in Osogbo, Osun State.

Lawyer, two others arraigned for allegedly defrauding woman

The police on Thursday arraigned a 40-year-old lawyer, Emmanuel Adebayo, at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly defrauding a woman of N500,000.

EFCC to appeal ruling on Waripamo-Owei Dudafa’s N1.6bn fraud case

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has vowed to appeal the judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, which discharged and acquitted a former Senior Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, and a banker, Joseph Iwuejo, who were charged with N1.6bn fraud.

Banker arraigned over alleged theft of customers’ N11 million

A 34-year-old bank employee, Ramon Rilwon-Olayiwola, on Thursday appeared before a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly stealing N11 million from bank customers’ accounts.
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.”
Britain’s Prince Andrew has said he was not a party to the debauchery associated with disgraced US billionaire, Jeffery Epstein.

Buckingham Palace: Prince Andrew not party to Epstein’s sex abuse

Britain’s Prince Andrew has said he was not a party to the debauchery associated with disgraced US billionaire, Jeffery Epstein.
EL PASO, TEXAS – AUGUST 06: FBI personnel drive in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot as investigations continue at the scene of a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead, on August 6, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump plans to visit the city August 7. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

FBI arrests many Nigerian fraudsters in US

‘Those individuals are often members of transnational criminal organizations, which originated in Nigeria but have spread throughout the world. Fraudsters can rob people of their life’s savings in a matter of minutes’ the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said.
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Two suspects nabbed over death of 15 ‘cultists’ during supremacy battle

The police are currently interrogating two suspected cultists over alleged involvement in the killing of 15 rival cult members.

Taraba killing: Family of slain police officer, civilian calls for justice

The family of Inspector Mark Philips Ediale, a police officer that was killed by soldiers in Taraba State, has called for justice over his murder, saying that Ediale was the breadwinner of the family.

Car wash operator gets four years for car theft

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has sentenced a 23-year-old car wash operator, Adeyemi Adetula, to four years imprisonment for stealing a car valued at N3million.

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Rape: COZA’s Biodun Fatoyinbo demands N50 million from Busola Dakolo

The Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, has asked a Federal High Court in Bwari Abuja, to dismiss the suit filed against him by Busola Dakolo, alleging rape in 2002.

Pep Guardiola thinks Mikel Arteta will be next Manchester City manager

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Home-based Eagles depart Abuja for Lome ahead of the 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifying match against Togo at the Stade de Kegue as from 4 pm on Sunday.

Ambassador Sola Iji charges CHAN Eagles to fly over Sparrow Hawks

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Togo, His Excellency Joseph Olusola Iji, on Friday made a passionate win-the-match plea to the Home-based Senior National Team, Super Eagles B who arrived in Lome, Togo, by mid-day of the same day.

Federal government disburses N65 million to women in Jigawa

The Federal Government has disbursed N65 million to 6,500 vulnerable women in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme.
Detectives are presently questioning the founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, over the rape allegations levelled against him by Busola, a photographer and wife of popular singer, Timi Dakolo.

COZA: Pastor Fatoyinbo never raped Busola Dokolo

The leadership of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), on Saturday officially broke its silence over the lingering alleged rape by it’s Senior Pastor, Rev. Biodun Fatoyinbo.