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2018 World Cup: Ex-FIFA president bribed by ‘Russian oligarch’ – report

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has published claims that a former FIFA President was bribed by a “Russian oligarch” to ensure c won the right to host the 2018 World Cup.
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Ohanaeze speaks on allegations against Air Peace chief

Igbo lobby organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo has weighed in on the criminal indictment of Nigerian businessman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace Airlines, Allen Onyema, by the US Department of Justice.
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Allen Onyema: How I made my fortune to start Air Peace

When the news broke over the weekend that Allen Onyema had been indicted in the United States for multi-million dollar fraud, a question that echoed amongst Nigerians was how he moved from relative obscurity to become one of the biggest players in Nigeria’s aviation sector in just about half a decade.

EFCC special panel to investigate Air Peace chief over $44.9 million wire deals

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has waded into the $44.9 million wire fraud and money laundering case against Air Peace Chief Executive Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema hours after his indictment in the United States (US).

US court issues warrant of arrest for indicted Air Peace chief

A warrant of arrest has been issued against Allen Onyema of Air Peace Limited for alleged money laundering and bank fraud in the United States, court documents showed.

Air Peace’s Allen Onyeama denies fraud, money laundering allegations

Air Peace chairman Allen Onyema on Saturday denied any involvement in the allegations of fraud and money laundering leveled against him by the United States Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, in relation to purchase of aircraft, airplane spares and maintenance.
An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

Boeing crash victims’ lawyer to seek testimony from 737 MAX whistleblower

An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

US drops investigation into Shell over Nigerian oil deal

Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday that it had been informed by the U.S. Department of Justice that it had closed its inquiry into Shell over the 2011 $1.3 billion acquisition of a Nigerian offshore oilfield.
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President Buhari: We’ve saved billions of Naira from implementation of IPPIS, other reforms

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the introduction of the Integrated Personnel and Information System (IPPIS) by Federal Government saved Nigeria billions of Naira over the last four years.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari: Billions of Naira saved from implementation of IPPIS, other reforms

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the introduction of the Integrated Personnel and Information System (IPPIS) by Federal Government saved Nigeria billions of Naira over the last four years.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari: Nigeria to repatriate N108 billion Abacha loot from US

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said efforts to repatriate another tranche of $300 million in Abacha loot had reached an advanced stage with the United States government.

NCC advances measures to check pirated books

The Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) says it has advanced strategic measures to check circulation of pirated books in the country.
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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.
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.

FBI list: EFCC mounts surveillance for 10 indicted Nigerians

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has mounted surveillance for 10 of the 78 Nigerians from the Southeast, allegedly involved in the $3 billion scam.
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Nigerian extradited to US, fined $1 million, jailed 46 months for $8 million fraud

A 47-year-old Nigerian man, Ayodeji Fatunmbi, has been sentenced to 46 months in an American prison for his role in a durable medical equipment scheme, in which more than $8m was fraudulently billed to the United States Government Medicare programme.
Ayodeji Fatunmbi was found guilty in a jury trial on July 31, 2014, but was only sentenced to 46 months in prison on August 19, 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Nigerian national jailed four years for $8.3 million fraud in US

A Nigerian man has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding the United States government up to $8.3 million Medicare charges.
EL PASO, TEXAS – AUGUST 06: FBI personnel drive in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot as investigations continue at the scene of a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead, on August 6, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump plans to visit the city August 7. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

FBI arrests many Nigerian fraudsters in US

‘Those individuals are often members of transnational criminal organizations, which originated in Nigeria but have spread throughout the world. Fraudsters can rob people of their life’s savings in a matter of minutes’ the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said.
The US is trying to stop the release of an Iranian tanker detained over a Syria oil shipment, Gibraltar's government has confirmed.

US moves to block release of Iranian tanker by Gibraltar

The US is trying to stop the release of an Iranian tanker detained over a Syria oil shipment, Gibraltar's government has confirmed.

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The state’s Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, stated this in Kaduna on Friday.

Kaduna sets up committee to collate data on Almajiris

The Kaduna State Government said it has set-up a committee to collate data on the Almajiri population in the state.
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VAR: Premier League referees set to use pitchside monitors

Premier League referees have been told to start using pitchside monitors for decisions where it is felt they should have the final say.

Court reaffirms Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s sack over forged NECO certificate

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Friday, reaffirmed its earlier order sacking Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young People’s Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South.

DMO: Nigeria public debt stands at N26.2 trillion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the total public debt as at September 2019 stood at N26.215 trillion.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he refused to sign for English Premier League side Arsenal after the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Victor Osimhen ‘happy’ to stay at Lille despite transfer interest from Liverpool

Lille forward Victor Osimhen has said that he is happy at the club, despite interest from Premier League giants Liverpool.