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“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.
Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other tech companies have ignored recommendations from federal safety authorities to add rail crossings to their respective digital maps, according to a report in Politico.

Google, Apple, Microsoft ‘ignore’ safety pleas to add rail crossings to maps

The initial request was made in 2016, after a commuter train crashed into a truck in California, killing an engineer and injuring dozens. But in the years since, the big map providers have failed to take action, the report states.
Moscow blamed for disruption of GPS systems at Ben Gurion Airport

Russia denies role in Israeli airport signals jamming

Russia has denied Israeli suggestions that it is behind disruption of GPS signals at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport.

Uber reassures Nigerian users on safety

Uber, a transportation network company, headquartered in San Fransisco, has re-assured its users in Nigeria of safety due to innovative safety tools recently put in place.
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EFCC hits Ghana for slush funds

As Nigeria intensifies the battle against corruption, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) takes the battle to faraway Ghana to block slush fund.
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In space, the US sees a rival in China

During the Cold War, US eyes were riveted on the Soviet Union’s rockets and satellites. But in recent years, it has been China’s space programs that have most worried US strategists.
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American completes record solo trek across Antarctica

An American adventurer, Colin O’Brady, has become the first person to complete a solo trek across Antarctica without assistance of any kind.

Federal government lays foundation of gold refinery in Ogun

The Federal Government yesterday laid the foundation of the first gold refinery in Mowe, Ogun State, to enhance the country’s sustainable economic growth.
Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people’s homes to catch thieves

Police use cameras and fake Amazon boxes with GPS to catch thieves

Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people’s homes to catch thieves, reports the Associated Press. Using GPS trackers and doorbells cameras provided by Amazon, police are able to track and apprehend would-be thieves.

Dagger in Shehu Sani’s back

As the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, failed to get the re-nomination ticket of the All Progressives Congress last week, not a few looked for blood in the hands of Governor Nasir El-Rufai. His pitchfork is never far from him.
Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, Simbi Wabote (left); Senator Ita Giwa; King of Ochia Autonomous Community, Eze Ekwueme Ekwueme; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu; Refinery Project Manager for Lambert, Mr. Mohamad Chit; Chief Operating Officer,Gas & Power, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Saidu Mohammed, and Chairman/CEO, WalterSmith Petroman Oil Limited Mr. Abdulrazaq Isa, during the ground-breaking ceremony of 5,000 barrels per day WalterSmith’s modular refinery at Ibigwe, Ohaji Egbema, Imo state .

Oil marketers to address petroleum downstream accidents

Bothered by the risk tendencies in petroleum products movement across the country, oil marketers under the aegis of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), have decided to minimise cases of accidents on road networks and promote efficient transportation of products.
The baby girl crawling across the road in New Jersey

Toddler escapes death crawling on major US road

Police in U.S. have begun investigation after a crawling baby girl was rescued from death on a New Jersey road on Saturday.

Ogbonnaya Onu: Federal government to advance research on earthquake mitigation

Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja said it would advance research activities to mitigate any earthquake hazard in the country.

Facebook claims BlackBerry stole its voice messaging technology

The lawsuit comes just months after BlackBerry sued Facebook, alleging that the social media company and its WhatsApp and Instagram subsidiaries infringed on BlackBerry messaging app patents.

Uber Nigeria urges confirmation of its drivers before engagement

Uber Nigeria, a transportation network company, has advised the public to confirm the identity of its drivers and other taxi drivers before engaging their services.
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Donald Trump admin sets goal to create US military space force by 2020

President Donald Trump’s administration yesterday outlined an aggressive plan for creating a sixth branch of the US military by 2020, a Space Force to better confront emerging security threats – but the proposal will need approval from a divided Congress.

Fighting fit: How footballers prepare for World Cup

Elite footballers face ever-increasing physical and mental demands, with a faster-paced game and long, gruelling seasons. In a World Cup year, how does a player make it to June fit and fired up?

Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein won’t testify before New York grand jury

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, fighting rape and sex crime charges in New York, will not testify before a Manhattan grand jury, his lawyer confirmed Wednesday, accusing prosecutors of acting under political pressure.

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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.

$11 million fraud: Obinwanne Okeke pleads not guilty, remanded in prison

Obinwanne Okeke, the 31-year-old Nigerian held by American authorities for alleged fraud, entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of wire and computer fraud at his first hearing on Monday.
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Oby Ezekwesili urges new economic council to tell President Buhari how he ‘mismanaged economy’

Oby Ezekwesili, a former presidential candidate, on Tuesday, urged the newly constituted Economic Advisory Council to make it a priority to tell President Muhammadu Buhari, how he has allegedly mismanaged the economy.
Rescue workers stand near a passenger train after it derailed during rush hour outside Hung Hom station on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. Anthony Wallace-AFP-Getty Images

Train derails in Hong Kong during rush hour

A passenger train derailed during the morning rush hour in Hong Kong on Tuesday leaving eight people injured, authorities said.
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun in Monday inaugurated eight newly renovated primary health care centres in the state.

Osun governor inaugurates eight primary health care centres

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun in Monday inaugurated eight newly renovated primary health care centres in the state.

IPOB: Security agents besiege Nnamdi Kanu’s Umuahia home

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has insisted that security agents have been keeping watch at the country home of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, despite consistent denial by the authorities.