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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.
More than £100,000 has been raised for the family of 15-year-old Nora Quoirin, who went missing in a Malaysian jungle resort more than a week ago.
Detectives from the UK are currently in Nigeria to gather more evidence in the probe of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, who has been standing trial on allegations bordering money laundering.
Qaiser made at least £700,000 ($914,000) as a result of the scam, although the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) believes his actual earnings may have numbered in the millions.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has met with authorities in the United Kingdom over the extradition of former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and other Nigerian fugitives in the UK.
Britain is significantly stepping up efforts to tackle the corrupt money funnelled by Russians and other “corrupt elites” from countries such as Nigeria and China into or through the United Kingdom, a senior police officer said on Friday.
British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards.
British Airways will pay compensation to customers whose data was stolen in a “sophisticated” and “malicious” hacking attack, its boss said Friday.
A federal high court in Abuja has ruled a stay of action in the case brought against Benedict Peters, founder and chief executive officer of Aiteo Group.
A prosecution witness, Usman Zakari, on Wednesday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that he was competent to investigate a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, charged with N650 million fraud.
Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attended a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing.
A Liberal Democrat and former British Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has called on the UK Home Office and National Crime Agency to explain themselves over the revelation that the country’s anti-money laundering agency allowed JP Morgan to transfer $875 million to a former Nigerian oil minister, Mr. Dan Etete.
JP Morgan Chase has acknowledged it knew that a former Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Dan Etete, would benefit when it transferred over $800 million proceeds from the sale of Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 245 to a company he controlled.
Spanish police have rescued 39 Nigerian girls and women from a notorious sex trafficking ring who kept them in squalid cave-like houses and forced them into prostitution after threatening them with black magic, Europol announced on Thursday.
The European Union's law enforcement agency says police have smashed a Nigerian organised crime ring in one of the largest European operations against human trafficking.
The British Government said its army trained no fewer than 22,000 Nigerian army personnel in 2016.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Prof. Mohammed Isah, Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau, has called on media organisations in the country to enlighten and sensitise the public to the benefits of declaring assets.
Chelsea’s transfer ban was caused by Ivory Coast-born star teenage footballer Thierno Ballo after German Magazine Der Spiegel leaked information.
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria stands in solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following drone attacks on the country’s refinery plants at Khurais and Abqaiq.
Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly Matthew Kolawole has described the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal’s judgment of Wednesday as well deserved.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had asked John Bolton, his national security adviser, to resign, citing strong differences of opinion with his hawkish assistant.