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The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, lamented on Thursday that mothers of cyber fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo boys, are now organising themselves into an association.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, on Friday sentenced three internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo boys’, to jail for defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the agency, made this known while delivering a paper entitled, ‘Strategic change administration and innovation to curb corruption in Nigeria’, at the third all administrators national conference of the Chartered Institute of Administration, in Lagos, on Thursday.
In its war against internet fraud, operatives of the Cyber Crime Section at the Abuja Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has raided the residence of suspected ‘yahoo-yahoo’ fraudsters and arrested four of them.
In response to the increase in cybercrime around the world, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has warned internet users and other users of telecommunication in the country to guard against being defrauded by internet fraudsters known as “yahoo yahoo boys”.
A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, has called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and INTERPOL to prevail on the anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria to clampdown on politicians he described as ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ currently in the present administration.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said its collaboration with America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation against Internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo boys, is yielding results.
According to the commission, it has no knowledge and involvement in the act as it revealed that the impostors, parading themselves as operatives of the Commission, mount road blocks in areas such as Victoria Island, Lekki and Festac Town, and extorting money from unsuspecting members on the allegation that they are suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo boys.’
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Thursday, April 25, 2019 arrested 32 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as “Yahoo-Yahoo Boys.”
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested six suspected internet fraudsters also known as ‘yahoo yahoo boys’.
The military involvements in politics for twenty-nine years out of Nigeria’s fifty-seven years of independence has drawn back and miniaturized the sense of democracy and good governance among Nigerian political leaders so much that political discussions are no longer issue-based or interesting.
Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, at the weekend said his administration would soon begin the reconstruction of Ado township roads many of which have become deplorable as a result of lack of maintenance in the last four years.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, has described the victory of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, at the Appeal Court as a true reflection of the overwhelming wishes of Ogun people, freely expressed in the March 9 governorship election.
A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DR Congo said Monday it was closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered.
Coalition for Development and Democracy in Bayelsa (CDDB), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has admonished political parties to refrain from violence or monetary inducement in the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has challenged parents to take charge of their families by ensuring good moral upbringing of children so as to minimise crime in the society.
Following the draws of the UEFA Women’s Champions League held in Nyon on Friday, Asisat Oshaola’s Barcelona have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals.
Denis Suarez has revealed he was injured from the second week of his Arsenal loan spell, admitting his frustration at not being able to contribute with the club.
The Senate Tuesday observed a minute silence in honour of the late former Military General of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson and also resolved to send a powerful delegation to commiserate with the family of the deceased.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on his 65th birthday.
The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) said on Thursday that the state has generated N30.3 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 10 months.