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People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple has ‘deep concerns’ that ex-employees accused of theft will flee to China

Apple Inc on Monday told a federal court it has “deep concerns” that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored.

Nigerian woman pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A Nigerian woman pleaded guilty today to leading a conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine, as well as to her role in a separate bank fraud scheme, and to making false statements relating to fraudulent claims submitted to Medicaid for reimbursement.
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US set to jail Nigerian woman in triplet of crimes

A Nigerian born-woman Temitope Ayoni Olaiya, a.k.a Tammy Olaiya, faces on 28 February, 2020 a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison over the importation of 7kg of cocaine into the United States.
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Facebook wins dismissal of lawsuit that accused it of deceiving investors over privacy breach...

Facebook and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday won dismissal of an investor lawsuit accusing them of deceiving investors about the likely impact of a privacy breach on its stock price, though the investors will be have a chance to refile their case.

Paedophile priest bags 30 years in prison

A former Roman Catholic priest who fled to Morocco before he was returned to the United States and convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy in New Mexico in the 1990s was sentenced on Friday to 30 years in prison, prosecutors said.
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Judge calls Facebook’s view on user privacy ‘so wrong’ as class-action lawsuit proceeds

A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users’ private data, calling the social media company’s views on privacy “so wrong.”
The FBI has launched two investigations into the death of disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell in New York.

Reports: FBI studies two broken cameras outside Epstein’s cell

Two cameras that malfunctioned outside the jail cell where financier Jeffrey Epstein died as he awaited trial on sex-trafficking charges have been sent to an FBI crime lab for examination, a law enforcement source revealed.
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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.
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US Court sentences Nigerian national to jail for fraud

U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Nigerian internet fraudster Hammed Akinola and his American accomplice, James Campbell, to about 23 years in imprisonment for defrauding about 45 victims the sum of a $10million.

Ex-Donald Trump adviser Michael Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI

He is to be sentenced for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation in a case stemming from the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia in 2016 election-run-up.

Texas judge rules Obamacare illegal

A U.S. federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional — a ruling that excited President Donald Trump, but which opposition Democrats vowed to appeal.
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Nigerian national gets 45 months in jail for $850,000 fraud in US

A Nigerian man, Clement Onuama, 53, has been sentenced to 45 months in jail for taking part in schemes that defrauded people from the US and other countries of over $850,000.
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Ex-Brazilian soccer chief jailed four years for fraud, money laundering

A former President of Brazil’s Soccer Federation was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to four years in prison after being convicted on corruption charges related to the bribery scandal at FIFA, the sport’s governing body.
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Two Donald Trump lieutenants found guilty, president implicated

Donald Trump stood accused of conspiring to commit campaign finance fraud and two of his closest aides faced jail time Tuesday after court proceedings delivered a legal and political one-two punch to his embattled presidency.
Michael Cohen exiting the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York on May 30, 2018. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez-Getty Images

Michael Cohen: I committed crimes with Donald Trump

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer, implicated his former boss as he pleaded guilty on Tuesday to eight counts, including violations of campaign finance rules during the 2016 presidential race.
A Honduran child plays at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center, after recently crossing the U.S., Mexico border with his father, in McAllen, Texas on June 21, 2018. Spencer Platt - Getty Images

US judge: Progress to reunite migrant families ‘unacceptable’

A US judge called the Trump administration's efforts to reunite migrant parents and their detained children "unacceptable", adding the government - not non-governmental organisations - is responsible for bringing them back together.

Uber sued over non-payment of ‘fraudulent’ mobile ads

A British mobile advertising agency has sued Uber to force the ride-hailing company to pay millions of dollars of bills that Uber had refused to pay after claiming that ads being generated were fraudulent.

Two migrants in US win permission to have abortions

Two young undocumented migrant women have won a court battle to be able to have abortions in the United States.

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Shareholders seek more mergers, acquisitions in cement industry

Shareholders under the aegis of Constance Shareholders’ Association of Nigeria (CSAN) on Saturday said that mergers and acquisitions would improve cement industry activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
North Korea has conducted another “crucial test” at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported Saturday, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain stalled with a deadline approaching.

North Korea conducts ‘crucial test’ at Sohae launch site

North Korea has conducted another “crucial test” at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported Saturday, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain stalled with a deadline approaching.

Tony Momoh: Anyone who calls President Buhari derogatory names will be dealt with

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Saturday said Punch newspaper did nothing wrong by referring to President Muhammadu Buhari as a Major General.
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Edo government begins revalidation exercise for pensioners in 18 local councils

The Edo State Government has announced the commencement of the revalidation exercise for pensioners in the 18 Local Governments Areas (LGAs) of the state.

Ondo governor presents staff of office to Olowo of Owo

Royal fathers from far and near who graced the occasion include Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Deji of Akure, Oba Victor Kiladejo, Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom and other prominent traditional rulers in the state.