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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.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook under investigation by state attorneys general for antitrust violations

A group of states is investigating Facebook for potential violations of antitrust law, the office of the New York attorney general said in a statement today.
A couple stroll down Lakeshore Drive along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain after it was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Barry on July 13, 2019 in Mandeville, Louisiana. Scott Olson - Getty Images

Possible killer heat wave imminent in US – weather agency

The United States National Weather Service has warned of a possible killer heat wave across parts of the country starting from Wednesday through the weekend.
Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell have been charged with first-degree murder following the death of Sydney Loofe in 2017.

Murder suspect slashes own throat during trial

A man accused of killing and dismembering a 24-year-old woman slashed his neck and fell from his wheelchair during his murder trial.
Paddocks at Washington County Fairgrounds are partially underwater due to flooding in Arlington, Nebraska. [Humeyra Pamuk-Reuters]

River levels keep rising in already flooded US

Flood waters continue to rise across the United States and there are fears that many parts of the Mississippi River will remain above flood stage for a further two or three months.

Warren Buffett: What counts are brains and capital

A giant hurricane, earthquake or other conflagration inflicting unprecedented, catastrophic damage is likely at some point to strike the United States.

Congo releases US citizen held for over a year

A naturalized US citizen who was detained in the Republic of Congo for more than a year has been released, the United States Embassy there said on Friday.

American state to resume prisoner executions after 20 years

The death penalty will resume in Nebraska for the first time in 20 years, with the US state planning to execute a convicted killer using a new, untested combination of drugs.

Dinner date gives Tottenham players appetite for success

Mauricio Pochettino took his Tottenham players and staff for a steak dinner this week in a bid to fuel his club’s appetite for success.

US send troops, aircraft to flood-hit Texas

The U.S. Department of Defence is pre-positioning troops, search and rescue units, aircraft, vehicles, equipment and supplies to staging areas near places worst hit by flooding in southeastern Texas, in anticipation of a possible request for assistance.

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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.
Oby Ezekwesili

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.