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Dutch cocaine smuggler jailed for 16 years

A Dutchman was jailed for 16 years in Britain on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle cocaine with a street value of £133 million ($171 million) into the country on his yacht.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

Voicemail is value-added service – Telcos

The operators said consumer are not billed anything, but may be charged for a few seconds, or for the time it takes you to record the message if they delay.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault at Saturday’s FA Cup qualifying match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town in North London, the capital’s Metropolitan Police said.

UK police search properties after 39 found dead in truck

British police have searched properties in Northern Ireland hours after launching a major murder investigation into the discovery of 39 dead bodies inside a truck at an industrial park near London.
“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.

Interconnect debt: NCC reassures telecoms consumers of protection

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reassured the over 174 million telecoms consumers of their protection from suffering any service disruption as a result of the ongoing regulatory intervention towards resolving the rising interconnectivity debts among telecoms operators in Nigeria.

UK detectives storm Nigeria over probe of Diezani Alison-Madueke

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.
Zain Qaiser, a 24-year old student from London, has been jailed for six years and five months for his role in a porn ransomware attack,

Prolific porn ransomware operator jailed for more than six years in UK

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.
Phone SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

NCC cautions subscribers against use of counterfeit handsets

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again cautioned telecom consumers to desist from the patronage and usage of counterfeit handsets and other substandard mobile devices in the country.

Arik Air notifies passengers of flight disruptions

The management of Arik Air says there will be slight disruption of flights during the Yuletide, due to operational issues and adverse weather conditions.

Ibrahim Magu in UK, seeks extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke, others

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's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts during her meeting with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, at 10 Downing Street in London on July 24, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Matt Dunham

Britain tracks corrupt money from Nigeria, Russia, others

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 hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

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.
Josephine Iyamu’s arrest in Heathrow Airport (SWNS)

NAPTIP: Conviction of British-based Nigerian nurse good

The Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Ms Julie Okah-Donli, has described the conviction of a British-based Nigerian nurse, Ms Josephine Iyamu, as good omen to the fight against human trafficking.

UK jails Nigerian nationals for stealing more than £1 million

Two Nigerians, Emmanuel Mmaduike and Olawale Kashimawo, both 31, who operated a London-based cyber crime group have been jailed after stealing more than £1m.

N650m fraud: Ex-minister Akinjide made statement voluntarily – EFCC

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 marks 25 years since racist murder of black teen

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.

UK opposition chief wants government probed over Malabu payments

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.

South Sudan shuts dowm telecom firm Vivacell

South Sudan has shutdown telecom operator Vivacell over a tax dispute.

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Plateau United manager satisfied with draw at Lobi Stars

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Amnesty urges Nigeria to drop treason charges against Agba Jalingo

Amnesty International has asked the federal government and Cross River government to drop treason and other charges against Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo.
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