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One of the indicted Nigerians arrested for online scam in the US

How Japanese woman led FBI to 80 Nigerian scammers

A romance scam in 2016 between a Japanese woman and a Nigerian who described himself as a US Army Captain stationed in Syria, led the FBI to the record crackdown on 80 Nigerian scammers, published documents revealed.
The question of whether or not Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States is still unanswered after a London court ruled today that the WikiLeaks founder will face a five-day hearing on the matter in 2020.

Julian Assange’s extradition to the US will be decided by the UK courts in...

The question of whether or not Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States is still unanswered after a London court ruled today that the WikiLeaks founder will face a five-day hearing on the matter in 2020.

Amazon will serve any government agency with facial recognition technology, so long as it’s...

The head of Amazon.com Inc’s cloud computing division on Monday said the company would work with any government agency that followed the law, in contrast with rival Microsoft Corp, which has touted its rejection of controversial sales.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 24, 2018, former US soldier Chelsea Manning speaks during the C2 conference in Montreal, Canada. – A US judge kept Chelsea Manning locked up Monday, April 22, 2019 for refusing to testify in the secret grand jury investigation of WikiLeaks, despite its founder Julian Assange having already been charged in the case. Manning “failed to properly address the issue of grand jury abuse” and other issues she raised in her appeal, the judges said in a statement. The court ruling means Manning will remain locked up in a detention center until she agrees to testify or the grand jury investigation ends. (Photo by Lars Hagberg / AFP)

US judge refuses to free WikiLeaks leaker Chelsea Manning

A US judge kept Chelsea Manning locked up Monday for refusing to testify in the secret grand jury investigation of WikiLeaks, despite its founder Julian Assange having already been charged in the case.
British electrical engineering student Lauri Love successfully appeal a decision to extradite him to United States. Love was accused of hacking into US government agencies, including the Federal Reserve, NASA and the US Army [Dan Kitwood-Getty Images]

Lauri Love: Julian Assange has been put on sacrificial alter

A British citizen with Asperger's syndrome who was accused of hacking into US government agencies and had faced extradition said Julian Assange has been put on the "sacrificial alter", as he warned that the WikiLeaks founder's arrest could have a damaging effect on press freedom.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he had sheltered since 2012. Henry Nicholls-Reuters

Julian Assange will cooperate with Sweden, but fight US warrant – lawyer

Julian Assange would cooperate with Swedish authorities if they reopen a rape case against him but will continue to resist any bid to extradite him to the United States, his lawyer said Sunday.
Julian Assange in a police van in London after his arrest. Henry Nicholls-Reuters

US charges WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange with ‘computer hacking conspiracy’

US prosecutors have charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiracy for agreeing to break a password to a classified US government computer with former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010.
The Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested ten suspected Internet fraudsters.

Ten suspected internet fraudsters arrested by EFCC

The Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested ten suspected Internet fraudsters.

Donald Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly quits

President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of this year, confirming speculations about another high profile departure from his team.
Members of the Special Forces cry at the tomb of Army Sgt. La David Johnson at his burial service in the Memorial Gardens East cemetery

US army punishes six over roles in fatal Niger ambush

The ambush occurred on October 4, 2017 as a unit of 12 American special forces soldiers and 30 Nigerien troops, returning from a village near the Malian border, were overrun by scores of jihadists.
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Police arrest US army personnel over alleged fraud in Imo

Operatives of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Police Command in Imo says it has arrested a member of the US Army, Garrick Michael, over alleged advance fee fraud.

US names commando killed in Somalia

A U.S. commando killed in a Somalia firefight against al-Shabaab militants was identified as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alexander Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Arizona, the Department of Defence said late Saturday.

US military worries over attacks in Nigeria by foreign extremists

The United States military has expressed concerned over attacks being carried out by foreign extremists in Nigeria and other West African countries.

US Senator Tammy Duckworth gives birth at 50

US Senator Tammy Duckworth on Monday gave birth to a baby girl, making history as the first member of the Senate to have a baby while in office.

Ex-American soldiers on trial over contract killings in Philippines

A former U.S. Army sniper and two other ex-American soldiers agreed to become contract killers for an international crime boss who wanted to settle a score with a real estate agent in the Philippines he thought had cheated him on a land deal, a prosecutor said in opening statements at the trial of the three men.

US army lifts ban on waivers for people with history of mental disorders

U.S. Army has lifted a ban on waivers for people with a history of such mental problems as self-mutilation, bipolar disorder, depression, as well as drug and alcohol abuse, local media reported.

Militants that attacked US troops in Niger were new to area – Jim Mattis

The Islamic extremists that ambushed and killed US Army commando in Niger last week hadn't operated in that area before, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday, referring to what officials believe was a relatively new offshoot of the Islamic State group there.

ISIS suspected in Niger attack that killed 3 US forces

Islamic State-linked militants may have been responsible for the ambush in southwestern Niger that killed three US Army special operations commandos and several local Niger forces, US officials said Thursday.

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Iran to allow women watch international football matches in stadiums

Iran’s Sports Minister, Masoud Soltanifar, on Thursday reported that Iranian women will be allowed into stadiums to watch the men’s national team play football.

300 more Nigerians repatriated from South Africa

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Edo PDP protests election tribunal ‘refusal’ to release copy of judgement

Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has protested against the delay by the State Election Petition Tribunal to release the Certified True Copy of the enrolled order of judgement delivered by the tribunal on September 8, 2019.