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U.S. court jails Nigerian over identity fraud

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Kevin Kunle Sodipo Williams, a Nigerian living in St. Louis, Missouri has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison over a stolen identity fraud scheme that sought more than $12 million in tax refunds. A U.S. federal judge on Friday also ordered him to pay roughly $900,000 in restitution to the IRS. Williams was charged with mail ...

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Accident in Onitsha claims 3 lives

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A road accident that happened at the Tarzan area of the Onitsha –Enugu expressway claimed three lives yesterday. There were conflicting reports about the incident, with some people claiming that it involved people who attended the flag off of the governorship campaign of All Progressives Congress, APC, while others said the bus merely caught fire as it was heading towards ...

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I will dedicate my life to feeding the world, Adesina vows

I will dedicate my life to feeding the world, Adesina vows

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, in the early hours of yesterday in Des Moines, the capital city of Iowa, United States of America, became the sixth African to be awarded the World Food Prize in a ceremony witnessed by two former African Presidents. Elated Adesina said he will used the award prize money of $250,000 ...

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Troops kill 3 Boko Haram insurgents, recover arms in Borno

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The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops had killed three Boko Haram insurgents at Missini village of Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno. Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Director Army Public Relations, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Usman said that the insurgents on Friday laid ambush for a military patrol team at Missini village along Dikwa-Ngala ...

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South African President, Jacob Zuma given until November 30 to defend corruption charges him

South African President, Jacob Zuma given until November 30 to defend corruption charges him

South African president, Jacob Zuma who was recently honoured with a huge statue by the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has been given till November 30, 2017 to defend the corruption charges against him in his country. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) told Zuma yesterday that it will only consider new representations on why he should not face corruption charges ...

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Sokoto State Chief Judge pardons 43 Inmates awaiting trial

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During the week, Chief Judge of Sokoto State, Justice Bello Abbas, granted pardon to 43 inmates awaiting trial in the state Central Prison. He pardoned the inmates when he visited the prison to look at the condition of inmates who had spent several years while awaiting trial. The chief judge said that the gesture was aimed at decongesting the prison ...

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APC will not make promises it will not keep, we keep our promises – Osinbajo says at party’s governorship campaign in Anambra

APC will not make promises it will not keep, we keep our promises - Osinbajo says at party's governorship campaign in Anambra

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was in Onitsha, Anambra state yesterday to flag off the party’s governorship campaign in the state. While speaking to the party members to vote for the party’s candidate, Tony Nwoye, during the November 18th election, Osinbajo said the party does not make promises it doesn’t keep and that they would keep every electoral promise they make ...

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Properties razed in Anambra community after vigilante commander killed 27-year-old man six days to his wedding

Properties razed in Anambra community after vigilante commander killed 27-year-old man six days to his wedding

Properties worth millions of Naira were razed on Monday, over the alleged murder of a 27-year-old man by the Commander of the Vigilantte group in Ogbunike, Oyi local government Area of Anambra state. It was gathered that the deceased Ndubisi Oye was preparing for his wedding set for Sunday, October 22, when he was shot and killed by the Commander ...

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Four people arrested in connection with the kidnap of British missionaries in Delta State

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Four people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of four British people in Delta State. The four Britons who were kidnapped last Friday were Christian missionaries providing free medical services in the rural town of Enekorogha. According to reports the four suspects were apprehended by villagers at different points over the last six days, before handing them over ...

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‘We have proven we can contain Boko Haram’ – President Buhari

'We have proven we can contain Boko Haram' – President Buhari

President Buhari said his administration has demonstrated the ability to contain the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, especially in the North East. Speaking at a joint press conference with the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Buhari said the relative peace and improved security situation in the Northeast, is a testimony to the efforts of his administration in ...

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Viral photos of a Hummer SUV being used to transport bamboo sticks from the market in Anambra

Viral photos of a Hummer SUV being used to transport bamboo sticks from the market in Anambra

To think that the Hummer SUV was a luxury ride some years back. See more photos below.

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Lauretta Onochie throws shade at GEJ as President Buhari grants approval for pension payment for ex-Biafran soldiers

Lauretta Onochie throws shade at GEJ as President Buhari grants approval for pension payment for ex-Biafran soldiers

Yesterday President Buhari granted approval for the payment of pensions of all the pardoned former Biafran soldiers. While reacting to the news, Lauretta Onochie who is President Buhari’s personal assistant on social media, threw shade as former president Goodluck Jonathan. See her tweet below:  

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Lagos presents Hajj certificates to pilgrims, as sales of 2018 form begins

Lagos presents Hajj certificates to pilgrims, as sales of 2018 form begins

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has concluded arrangements to present Certificates of Participation to 2017 Hall pilgrims. The presentation begins today at the Old Secretariat Central Mosque, GRA, Ikeja. The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr. Muftau Okoya made this known to newsmen during a briefing on the 2017 hajj exercise in his ...

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Dangote Cement’s N272bn debt is short term, considering Eurobond issue – CFO

Dangote Cement’s N272bn debt is short term, considering Eurobond issue – CFO

Dangote Cement Plc is considering a Eurobond or a local debt issue giving the fact that N272.3 billion of its debt is on short term facility and will make a decision towards the end of the year on which fund raising it will embark upon, its chief financial officer, Brian Egan, said yesterday. Egan told Reuters that 70 per cent ...

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Islamic group empowers 163 indigents, communities with over N15m

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No fewer than 163 indigenes of Osun State benefited from this year’s disbursement of fifteen million, seven hundred and forty-five thousand naira (N15, 745, 000) at the 8th Zakat Distribution Ceremony (ZDC) and Project Commissioning in Ede town. The programme benefited indigent persons, elderly people, organisations, hospitals and community projects such as drilling of four bore holes. ZSF is a ...

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Benue releases N166m for rice, cassava production

Benue releases N166m for rice, cassava production

Benue State government has release N166 million as counterpart fund to the International Fund for Agricultural Development-Value Chain Development Programme, IFAD-VCDP, to boost activities of rice and cassava small-holders farmers. Governor Samuel Ortom said this at the organisation’s Trade Promotion and Know-ledge Fair in Makurdi. Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Tony Ijohor, Governor Ortom reiterated the ...

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NEMA staff begin indefinite strike, close all zonal offices

NEMA staff begin indefinite strike, close all zonal offices

Staff of the National Emergency Management Authority NEMA, today began an indefinite strike. According to a statement released by the workers union, the directive to proceed on strike was issued by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) today October 19th. According to the unions, the decision followed the expiration of the ...

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Man jailed 2 years over theft of batteries

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Magistrate N. A. Layeni of a Lagos Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Igbosere, yesterday, sentenced a 35-year-old unemployed man, Gabriel Peter, to two years imprisonment for stealing batteries worth N70,000. The defendant, whose address was not given, was first arraigned on October 4, on a three-count charge of burglary and theft. He had, however, pleaded guilty to all the counts and ...

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‘I don’t know the whereabout of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’ – Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu

'I don’t know the whereabout of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu' – Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state says he does not know the whereabouts of the missing leader of the now-outlawed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. Recall that after the September 14th ‘invasion’ of the Umuahia home of Kanu by military officers, his members alleged that he had gone missing. They accused the military of taking him ...

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U.S. Congressman David Cicilline pledges to donate his brain for research

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline pledges to donate his brain for research

US congressman, David Cicilline has pledged to donate his brain to concussion research after listening to the testimony of former NFL players about traumatic brain injury. The Democratic lawmaker from Rhode Island who played Pop Warner football in his youth, agreed to make the donation after he dies in order to help researchers study the effects and impacts of the ...

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