FBI suspect, Oyediran sentenced to one year imprisonment

Joseph Oyeniran, a Nigerian mentioned by the US Federal Bureau of Intelligence(FBI) as one of the internet fraudsters on its suspect list has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for cheating and impersonation by Kwara State High Court in Ilorin. According to Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar who sentenced the convict, he said that pieces of evidence presented before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were overwhelming and uncontroverted. The judge held that the testimonies of the prosecution witness, the pleas of the defendant and documents presented were…

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Awosanya to EFCC: Stop raiding nightclubs, investigate Tinubu’s bullion van story

EndSAS activist, Segun Awosanya, took a swipe at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over the failure of the anti-graft body to go after All Progressives Congress chieftain, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu despite picture evidence of bullion vans laden with cash allegedly at Tinubu’s Bourdillon, Ikoyi home. It was the EFCC post on Twitter that triggered the response of the social media activist, Awosanya alias Segalink. The EFCC tweeted, “Section 7(1) of the EFCC Establishment Act, 2004 gives us the power to investigate properties of any person if it appears…

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Coup de Disgrace…The Aisha Buhari/Fatima Daura Debacle: Before The ‘Cabal’ Self-Destructs

By Chinedu Okpara If nothing else buttressed the omnipotent powers and vicelike grip of Mamman Daura, the nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, on the presidency and the president himself, his daughter, Fatima’s brazen and embarrassing face-off with Aisha, the wife of the president, as contained in a viral video, is the ultimate coup de grace. At the height of speculations that the president was getting a new wife rumoured to be Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, a video emerged of a raging woman inside…

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Fraudsters hack UBA server, stole depositor’s N752m

United Bank for Africa(UBA) recently had its server hacked by fraudsters, and lost the sum of N752m depositors money belonging to Flour Mills Nigeria Limited. According to an auditor of the Bank, Mr. Ojo Oladimeji, he narrated to the Federal High Court in Lagos how the bank’s server was hacked, and N752m was transferred to 20 different accounts between June 24 and July 3, 2019. The auditor testified against an alleged Internet fraudster, Ola Lawal, alias Lawal Roland, who is being prosecuted for the alleged hacking of UBA’s server by…

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Police explain how woman, child die in petrol tanker fire incident

The petrol tanker that exploded at Upper Iweka Road in Anambra State on Wednesday, ruining properties and lives in the process has been identified by the Police. The fire, it was gathered, started in front of Toronto Hospital Onitsha, before it spread to Ochanga Market areaAlso, the police have confirmed the death of yet to be identified woman and her child following petrol tanker fire incident. SP Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state confirmed the death. According to Mohammed said that the bodies of the unidentified…

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President Buhari’s family crisis: How people reacted

When a fresh crisis broke out on Monday October 14, 2019 at the home of President Muhammadu Buhari between his wife, Aisha (First lady) and her in-laws, many were not surprised. According to reports, the family of Mamman Daura, the President’s nephew had always had a sour relationship with the first lady, and many believed that it was one of the reasons why Aisha once spoke out, that some ‘cabal’ have hijacked the presidency. The recent video of Mamma Daura’s daughter, Fatima who alleged that Aisha Buhari was victimising her,…

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ECOWAS Court orders Federal Government to pay N10m compensation to dismissed soldier

For the violation of his right to work, a dismissed soldier of the Nigerian Army, Pte Barnabas Eli has been granted N10 million compensation against the Federal Government by the ECOWAS Court of Justice. The judgment is contained in a statement, which states that Eli was dismissed from the Army for the loss of his rifle in 2012 for which he was sentenced to two years imprisonment by a court-martial without recourse to the confirming authority before enforcement. The court also ordered the government to pay the applicant the arrears…

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Gardener in police net; threatens to kidnap, murder his boss

Nnaji Nwabueze, a suspect and private gardener of a businessman based in Enugu is in trouble for issuing threat messages to members of the public, in a bid to extort money from them. He has been arrested by the Police Command in Enugu State, after threatening to kidnap and also murder his boss if he fails to pay a certain amount of money. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu in a statement on Saturday in Enugu, said that the suspect demanded money from such people via text messages…

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Policemen beat lawyer to coma for giving them advice

Barrister Jacob Obasi, a lawyer and member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch, got more than he bargained for as he was allegedly beaten to coma by officers of the Anambra State Police Command. According to reports, he was rushed to a nearby hospital by passersby. The lawyer’s offence was his intervention in an attack on a citizen by the police in the area. The Onitsha NBA chairman, Ozoemena Erinne, said the police’s action as unprofessional and barbaric. The NBA statement read in part, “The branch was reliably informed…

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Fidelity Bank Seeks Better Data Sharing In Retail Growth  

The Executive Director, Operations and Information, Fidelity Bank Plc, Gbolahan Joshua has advised data validation agencies and organisations to adopt appropriate policies that provide financial institutions with the required flexibility to utilise available customer data. Joshua who gave the counsel during a panel session at the 10th anniversary celebration of Verve in Lagos recently, explained that this would assist banks in the country drive new levels of customer engagements across digital channels and systems. He harped on the need for data generating institutions in Nigeria to explore fresh ways to collaborate with…

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