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We’ll Extradite Nigerians Facing FBI Fraud Charges In U.S – FG

The Nigerian Government will not hesitate to extradite citizens charged with massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through various schemes in the United States, says the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM). NIDCOM Chairman, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this after the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California named 77 Nigerians among 80 others who would be prosecuted for “business email compromise (BEC) frauds, romance scams, and schemes targeting the elderly – to defraud victims out…

Lai Mohammed: Media Should Regulate Itself

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammad has called on the press to regulate itself for the sake of the country and the media industry. Mohammed made the call today during the visit of members of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, BON who paid him a visit to his office in Abuja. He also said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is not about to gag the media. According to statement signed by his Special Adviser, Segun Adeyemi, Mohammed said: “I have said it on many platforms that…

133 Nigerian Refugees Return From Cameroon

The Federal Government has welcomed back 133 Nigerian refugees that voluntarily returned home after staying in minawao refugee camp in Cameroon. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq received the returnees on behalf of the federal government. Mr Bina Emanvel,Senior External Relations Officer, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. According to him, the voluntary repatriation comprising…

Buhari Unveils Plan For Ministry Of Police Affairs

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the reason for his re-introduction of the ministry of police affair was to tackle security issues in the country. He made the statement while speaking with traditional rulers from the North. The traditional rulers, led by His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, visited the president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Recall that the ministry of police affairs was merged with the ministry of interior during Buhari’s first term. The Ministry is now headed by…

Buhari Departs For Japan Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday depart Nigeria for Japan to participate in the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7). This was announced by the President’s Special Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmaad, on Friday via his Twitter handle. According to Ahmaad, the event is billed to hold in the City of Yokohama, and will span from August 28-30, 2019. https://twitter.com/BashirAhmaad/status/1164913708579065858?s=20 Earlier today, the president met with some…

Rape Scandal: Why I Snubbed PFN Panel – Fatoyinbo

Founder and Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, has explained why he failed to honour the invitation of a panel set up by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN to investigate the rape allegations levelled against him by a photographer, Busola Dakolo. Busola, wife of sensational singer Timi Dakola had accused the pastor of raping her twice within a space of two weeks when she was still a minor. The PFN had declared its probe as inconclusive following the inability of its 5-man panel…

EU Investment In Nigeria’s Health System Hits €200 Million In 17yrs

The European Union (EU) says in the past 17 years, €200 Million has been invested to propagate Nigeria’s Health System. The EU ambassador to Nigeria and West Africa, Ketil Karlsen, disclosed this at the European Union Support to Immunisation Governance (EU-SIGN) seminar in Abuja, on Thursday. According to him, despite the funds invested in Nigeria’s health sector between 2002 and 2019, the country still has a long way to go with the immunisation of children. Speaking at the seminar themed: “Improving Immunisation…

Renovate Our Orientation Camp, Cross River NYSC Urges Govt

The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps in Cross River, Mr. Eddy Megwa, has appealed to the state government to assist the scheme in the renovation of its permanent orientation camp in Obubura. Megwa, who made the appeal on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Calabar, said the renovation would make for more conducive orientation exercise in the camp. He said every meaningful government would identify with the NYSC because of the socio-economic development it brought to all sectors of any…

‘They’re A Disgrace To Us,’ Presidency Speaks On Nigerians Charged With Fraud In U.S

The Presidency has reacted to the charges against no fewer than 77 Nigerians by the United States government for fraud-related crimes. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in a press statement released in Los Angeles, California on Thursday by US attorney Nick Hanna, announced that 14 defenders were arrested, while the remaining persons are at large in Nigeria, the U.S. and other countries. https://twitter.com/BashirAhmaad/status/1164784067457372160?s=20 The development has since garnered several reactions…

FULL LIST: U.S Charges About 80 Nigerians For Massive Fraud, Money Laundering

The United States Department of Justice has just released the statement below announcing that about 80 Nigerians have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to launder money, and aggravated identity theft. A number of the defendants, the statement said, are also facing substantive fraud and money laundering charges. Read full details below: A 252-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed today charges 80 defendants, most of whom are Nigerian nationals, with participating in a massive conspiracy to…