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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

NIMC workers seek federal government’s intervention in funding challenge

The leadership of the National Information Management Commission, NIMC workers’ union has appealed to Federal government to effectively fund the Commission to enable it deliver on its statutory mandate.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arrests 48 suspected internet fraudsters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, says it has arrested 48 suspected internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital.
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NCC deactivates 2.2 million SIM cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has completely deactivated 2.2 million Improperly registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Cards across Telecommunication networks nationwide.

Unemployed admits stealing 16 SIM cards, ATM cards

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded one unemployed Charles Eze in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre after he pleaded guilty to stealing 16 Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards and some Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards.

Police arrest domestic worker for stealing boss vehicle, valuables

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a fleeing domestic worker who stole his boss’s vehicle and other valuables in the Lekki area of the state.
Tope Akinyode, lawyer to Mr Anthony Okolie, an Asaba-based businessman detained for 10 weeks by the DSS for owning a SIM previously registered in Hanan Buhari’s name, has made good his threat to sue all the parties involved in Okolie’s ordeal.

President Buhari’s daughter, DSS, MTN sued for N500 million over SIM card saga

Tope Akinyode, lawyer to Mr Anthony Okolie, an Asaba-based businessman detained for 10 weeks by the DSS for owning a SIM card previously registered in Hanan Buhari’s name, has made good his threat to sue all the parties involved in Okolie’s ordeal.
Fresh facts have emerged on why the Department of State Services (DSS) detained Anthony Okolie for misusing a SIM card previously owned by President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan, following his confession that friends influenced him to put the SIM line into fraudulent use.

SIM card saga: How friends influenced Anthony Okolie to misuse Hanan Buhari’s former line

Fresh facts have emerged on why the Department of State Services (DSS) detained Anthony Okolie for misusing a SIM card previously owned by President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan, following his confession that friends influenced him to put the SIM line into fraudulent use.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister explains reasons for digital economy drive in Nigeria

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has justified the necessity, appropriateness and significance of the re-designation of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMoCDE) in October 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari, as he recalled the modest strides of the ministry and strategy for accomplishing the digital economy policy for national development.

NCC warns consumers against unauthorised SIM swaps

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, on Tuesday warned telecom consumers of unauthorirized SIM Swap and other fraudulent activities by dubious individuals who take advantage of innocent citizens, asserting that the full wrath of the law would be visited on culprits.
Dawson Bakies, 21, managed to avoid the other 50 counts of identity theft and scheme to defraud he was facing — but he’ll have to fork over most of his electronics, according to the deal cut in Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday.

Hacker who stole $500,000 by ‘SIM-swapping’ cuts plea deal

An Ohio hacker charged with stealing $500,000 from the comfort of his mother’s home amid a 10-day hacking spree copped to just two felony charges in a plea deal Monday.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Group lauds Governor Akeredolu over public service transformation

A group, Sunshine Integrity Movement (SIM), has lauded Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for boosting the productivity of public servants in the state.
From left Agbo Samuel, Emmanuel Obioma, Iheanacho Francisca Amanda, being paraded by the Imo police command on alleged fake kidnap.

Fake kidnap: 43-year-old man, two others arrested in Imo

One Emmanuel Obioma, a 43-year-old man from Awonmama in Oru West local government area and two others have been paraded by the Imo state police command for faking a kidnapping deal to collect to the tune of N1 million from one Ugo Emeka, said to be living in US.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

We’ve paid millions as ransom just to get medication across to Ibraheem El-Zakzaky –...

The family of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has alleged that a heavy ransom has been paid to get medication across to him.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 9

Reps speaker urges NCC on SIM card registration

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday urged the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to ensure that all the subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in the country are properly registered.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Syndicate accessing data of Nigerians abroad, duping their family at home busted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has cracked a syndicate that specialised in accessing personal data of Nigerians based overseas to defraud their friends and relations back home.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC cracks fraud syndicate, arrests four

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has cracked a syndicate that specialised in accessing personal data of Nigerians based overseas to defraud their friends and relations back home.
While four of the gang-members, Hon. Oladipupo Adebayo, Bimbo Bilewu, Ibrahim Odunayo and Oyeleye Oluwatosi are currently in the EFCC custody, others are at large.

EFCC smashes ‘419’ syndicate that defrauded University of Ibadan professor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has cracked down on a gang of fraudsters who specialise in exploiting personal data of foreign-based Nigerians to defraud their friends and relations back home.
Burna Boy ‘African Giant’ during the 2019 Felabration at New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos.

Fans go wild as Burnaboy thrills at Felabration — in pictures

Afrobeat sensation and BET 2019 Best International Act winner, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, was at Afrika Shrine early today where he performed alongside other entertainers for Felabration 2019.

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The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has reacted to claims making the rounds that COVID-19 and Malaria are similar.

Nigeria records 229 new coronavirus cases, total now 8068

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night confirmed 229 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Nigerian government threatens to dismiss workers leaking official documents

The Federal Government has threatened to dismiss officers caught leaking official documents on social media.
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Nigerian government forecloses involvement in Bash Ali’s novelty bout

The Federal Government has foreclosed any involvement in the novelty boxing match (Guinness World Boxing Project), being promoted by former World Cruiserweight Champion, Bash Ali.
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CAN seeks roundtable over reopening of churches, mosques in Ogun

The Ogun Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for a meeting between leaders of religious groups and the state government to discuss modalities for the reopening of worship centres.
Yves Jean-Bart, president of the Haitian Football Federation, attends a hearing last week. Dieu Nalio Chery-AP

FIFA suspends Haiti football president accused of rape

FIFA on Monday suspended the president of Haiti’s football federation for 90 days pending an investigation into allegations he sexually abused teenage girls at the country’s national training centre.