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One of the indicted Nigerians arrested for online scam in the US

FBI nabs more Nigerians in US for internet fraud

Scores of Nigerians have been arrested in U.S. by the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) in a major conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through fraud schemes and launder the money through a Los Angeles-based network.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.

FBI arrests Forbes’ celebrated Nigerian ‘young billionaire’ for fraud

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.
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Reliance’s Azure cloud partnership poses threat to Amazon and Google in India

India’s Reliance Industries on Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, in a move that deepens the offerings of its Jio telecoms unit while posing a direct challenge to rival cloud services providers such as Amazon.com and Alphabet’s Google.
Clemens Toennies

Clemens Toennies: Schalke boss steps down for three months following ‘racist’ slur

Clemens Toennies has stepped down for three months as chairman of German Bundesliga club Schalke following widespread condemnation of alleged ‘racist’ comments he made last week.
A 34-year-old man has been accused of paying AT&T employees thousands of dollars over the course of five years to unlock millions of phones tied to the company’s network

DOJ: Hacker paid AT&T employees thousands of dollars to unlock millions of phones

A 34-year-old man has been accused of paying AT&T employees thousands of dollars over the course of five years to unlock millions of phones tied to the company’s network. The Department of Justice says that Muhammad Fahd, who has been extradited to the US from Hong Kong, paid one employee over $420,000 over five years to unlock the phones.
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Russia’s secret intelligence agency hacks in ‘largest data breach in its history’

Hackers have successfully targeted FSB—Russia’s Federal Security Service and managed to steal 7.5 terabytes of data from a major contractor, exposing secret FSB projects.

Singer Taylor Swift overtakes Kardashian clan as highest paid celebrity

Singer Taylor Swift was named the world’s highest paid entertainer on Wednesday but was closely followed by two members of the wider Kardashian clan-reality star turned cosmetics queen, Kylie Jenner and rapper, Kanye West.

Oxfam: Inequality at crisis level in Nigeria, other West African countries

The challenge of inequality is at crisis levels in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa, a new report by international development organisation, Oxfam, said on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo lead Forbes’ best-paid athletes list

Lionel Messi has topped the Forbes’ 2019 list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for the first time.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams makes history as Forbes richest woman athlete

U.S. tennis star Serena Williams has made history as the first athlete to make Forbes’ list of the World’s Richest Self-Made Women.
Jay Z attends basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on Dec. 7, 2016 in Los Angeles. Noel Vasquez-Getty Images

Jay-Z becomes first hip-hop billionaire

Music Mogul Jay–Z is now, according to a new Forbes magazine, making him the first rapper to amass a fortune in the ten-figure range.
19-year-old Nigerian medical student, Emediong Uduak Uko’s painting of music legend, ‘Lagbaja’ has become the first African work to be displayed at the Cyprus Modern Art Museum.

Nigerian artist’s ‘Lagbaja’ painting makes history at Cyprus Museum

19-year-old Nigerian medical student Emediong Uduak Uko’s painting of music legend, ‘Lagbaja’ has become the first African work to be displayed at the Cyprus Modern Art Museum.
Reginald Mengi

Tanzania media mogul Reginald Mengi dies in Dubai

Tanzanian self-made media magnate and philanthropist Reginald Mengi has died in Dubai at the age of 75.
Issad Rebrab

Algeria’s richest man held in jail in graft probe

Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor's orders, state media reported Tuesday, a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe.
Leicester City staff and players pay their respects to Khun Vichai at the start of the cremation ceremony in Thailand

Thai king attends cremation of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Thailand’s King presided over the cremation of former Leicester City owner and duty-free magnate Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at a Buddhist temple on Thursday in a ceremony that brought together the Thai business and political elites.

Governor Obiano: Anambra GDP increases to N4.2 trillion in five years

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, says the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the state increased from N3 trillion to N4.2 trillion in the last five years.

Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Folorunsho Alakija rank among richest blacks

Of the 13 Black billionaires on the 2019 Forbes’ list of the World’s Billionaires, four of them are Nigerians.
Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner takes world’s youngest billionaire crown from Mark Zuckerberg

Forbes has released its annual list of world richest people listing Kylie Jenner, the youngest Kardashian sister, as the new youngest billionaire in the world.

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Google to unveils new Pixel phone October 15

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