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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.
Russia's Embassy to Washington says it has lodged a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian national to the United States, where he is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S. consumers through credit card fraud.

Moscow accuses US of ‘hunting’ Russians after Israel extradites suspect

Russia's Embassy to Washington says it has lodged a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian national to the United States, where he is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S. consumers through credit card fraud.
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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.
Turkish and U.S. troops meet on the Turkish-Syrian border for a joint U.S.-Turkey patrol in northern Syria, as it is pictured from near the Turkish town of Akcakale, Turkey, September 8, 2019.

US soldiers who fought alongside Kurds blast Donald Trump’s Syria retreat

In the summer of 2004, U.S. soldier Greg Walker drove to a checkpoint just outside of Baghdad’s Green Zone with his Kurdish bodyguard, Azaz. When he stepped out of his SUV, three Iraqi guards turned him around at gunpoint.
Two Florida businessmen associated with US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested over violations of campaign finance laws, a spokesman for the Manhattan US Attorney's office said on Thursday.

Two men tied to Donald Trump lawyer arrested on campaign charges

Two Florida businessmen associated with US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested over violations of campaign finance laws, a spokesman for the Manhattan US Attorney's office said on Thursday.

African-Americans christened Nigerian names to commemorate 400 years of transatlantic slavery

Twelve African-Americans, exploring their ancestry in West Africa, have been given native Nigerian names in commemoration of the four centuries of the first Africans slaves to arrive in Virginia, United States.
Copies of the book Permanent Record by Edward Snowden, are seen on the shelf at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cj Gunther-EPA

US government sues Edward Snowden over new book

The US Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden seeking to prevent the former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor from profiting from his new book.
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.

Fraud: US court remands Obinwanne Okeke till February 2020

A US court on Monday remanded Nigerian, Obinwanne Okeke, in prison custody till February 2020 over a case of alleged fraud.
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.
A rare, two-headed snake, with one shared body has been found by two herpetologists in New Jersey, United States.

Two-headed snake found in America

Double-Dave, as the snake is now called, by the finders, is a baby rattlesnake, just a few weeks old and about 9 inches (23 centimeters) long, according to a recent segment on ABC News.
Hundreds wait at the port of Marsh Harbour in the hopes of boarding a boat to Nassau after the town on Abaco in the Bahamas was decimated by Hurricane Dorian. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR

Hundreds flee flood-ravaged Bahamas — in pictures

Bahamians who lost everything in the devastating passage of Hurricane Dorian were scrambling Saturday to escape the worst-hit islands by sea or by air, after the powerful storm left at least 43 people dead with officials fearing a “significantly” higher toll.
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.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 2

Slavery still exists – We must take action

Four centuries ago, the first 20 documented African slaves arrived on the shores of Virginia. In the years that followed, millions more were shipped in dehumanizing conditions across the ocean and enslaved. Slavery had, of course, existed before. But this indicated the beginning of a mechanized trade that saw human beings reduced to property on an unprecedented scale.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari marks 400th anniversary of slave trade abolition with article in Washington Post

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the abolition of slavery in all modern forms in a opinion article he published in The Washington Post to mark the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
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.

US court granted Obinwanne Okeke permission to see dentist

At the opening hearing of his fraud trial earlier this month, Obinwanne Okeke, a Nigerian entrepreneur held in America over an $11 million fraud, asked to see a public health dental hygienist.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has renamed its Postgraduate Hall after Senator Joseph Waku, the late Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, who died on February 3, 2019.

FUTA seeks collaborations with American university

Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) Vice Chancellor Professor Joseph Fuwape on Tuesday paid a working visit to George Mason University, Virginia, United States of America (USA).
Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying they admitted their guilt.

Donald Trump gets his statistics wrong on Baltimore

President Donald Trump got his statistics wrong about the murder and crime rate in the African-American dominated city of Baltimore, which he said was worse than in Honduras.
FILE PHOTO: Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, head trainer for IBF junior welterweight champion Zab Judah of New York, speaks during a news conference at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada July 21, 2011. Judah will defend his title against WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan at the arena on Saturday. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun/File Photo

Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker passes on at 55

Former Olympic boxing gold medallist and four-weight world champion Pernell Whitaker has died after a traffic accident in Virginia, police confirmed on Monday.

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PDP urges Bode George to work with Lagos exco

The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Chief Bode George and other disgruntled chieftains of the party in Lagos state to put aside their personal and parochial differences and work with the executive committee in the state chapter.
An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Nigerian player sacked by Slovenian club for impregnating president’s daughter

An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Air traffic engineers call for training on cyber security

Air traffic engineers in the country have called on aviation authorities to invest more in building capacity of members in the area of cyber security in order to forestall cyber-attacks on the Communication Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) domain.
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Adeniran Ogunsanya college to be upgraded to university – Lagos governor

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said the state government owned Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education is to be upgraded to a University of Education.

Air Peace to commence flight operation to Ibadan

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