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    The wonders of Nigeria

The wonders of Nigeria

In February 1998, Gen Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s military head of state, sent troops to Sierra Leone to restore democracy. Major General Johnny Paul Koroma had sacked the democratically elected president, Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, who fled to exile in Guinea. Thankfully, the military junta was displaced by the ECOWAS troops, led by Nigeria, and Kabbah was restored to office a [...]

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    ‘Your son won’t die in vain’— Dabiri-Erewa visits family of Nigerian doctor killed in Ukraine

‘Your son won’t die in vain’— Dabiri-Erewa visits family of Nigerian doctor killed in Ukraine

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), on Saturday, paid a condolence visit to the family of the Nigerian medical doctor who was killed in Ukraine, last week.The deceased, Gbolade Ejemai, was allegedly murdered by one Victoria Popvrako, a 36-year-old Ukrainian and mother of two.During the visit to the family in Egbeda area of Lagos state, Dabiri-Erewa [...]

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    WATCH: Nigerian on FBI list caught on video spraying dollars

WATCH: Nigerian on FBI list caught on video spraying dollars

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    VIDEO: How FBI nabbed the Nigerians accused of fraud

VIDEO: How FBI nabbed the Nigerians accused of fraud

A video of operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arresting some Nigerians suspected of being involved in cyber-crime is currently trending online.In the video, the detectives were seen fixing handcuffs on at least five suspects as they led them away.On Thursday, Nick Hanna, US attorney, had said a total of 80 suspects were being investigated for cyber-crime and [...]

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    Nigeria’s image abroad and recent FBI arrests

Nigeria’s image abroad and recent FBI arrests

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced, last Thursday, that it busted a ring of email scammers in the US. A total of 14 arrests were made in this raid. These 14 people arrested were named in a 252-count federal grand jury indictment which alleges that 80 defendants (mostly Nigerians) used internet fraud schemes to defraud victims of sums up [...]

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    Matawalle: With Ruga, herders won’t go around Nigeria wreaking havoc

Matawalle: With Ruga, herders won’t go around Nigeria wreaking havoc

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, says the establishment of Ruga settlement in states across Nigeria will put an end to banditry among herders in the country. Mutawalle, who spoke in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, said if social amenities are provided for the herdsmen, they will remain at one place and "they don’t have to go round Nigeria to [...]

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    A satire: How to become a millionaire in Nigeria

A satire: How to become a millionaire in Nigeria

BY OMOYA SIMULT  (Caveat: Please engage your sense of humour in reading this article. Sentences may have deeper meanings than what can be readily gleaned on the surface. Or maybe not.) "If you no get money, hide your face," sang Davido, a billionaire's son and top musician. In Nigeria, you cannot be addressed as a respectable human being unless you have money. [...]

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    Global firm under fire for accusing Nigerians of fraud

Global firm under fire for accusing Nigerians of fraud

Nigerians have come down hard on Jenna Bourgeois, chairman of  Dynamics Intelligence, for giving the impression that some of his employees in the country are fraudsters.On Thursday, Bourgeois announced that the company operating in the United States, Canada, and Nigeria, had halted its operations in Africa's most populous nation over alleged fraudulent practices by its employees and contractors.Announcing the development on [...]

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    ‘You risk extradition’ — FG asks Nigerians indicted by FBI to surrender

‘You risk extradition’ — FG asks Nigerians indicted by FBI to surrender

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has asked citizens indicted in the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) probe to voluntarily turn themselves in or risk being extradited to the US.TheCable had reported how the FBI listed at least 77 Nigerians in what it described as one of the largest fraud cases in US history.Nick Hanna, a US attorney, had said investigations [...]

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    ‘Abeg who curse us?’ — reactions trail FBI’s arrest of 80 Nigerians over cyber fraud

‘Abeg who curse us?’ — reactions trail FBI’s arrest of 80 Nigerians over cyber fraud

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    Global firm halts operations in Nigeria over ‘fraudulent practices’ by employees

Global firm halts operations in Nigeria over ‘fraudulent practices’ by employees

Dynamics Intelligence, a global company operating in the United States, Canada, and Nigeria, has shut operations in Africa's most populous nation over alleged fraudulent practices by its employees and contractors.Jenna Bourgeois, chairman of the company, made the announcement via his LinkedIn account on Thursday.But some Nigerians also accused Bourgeois's company of perpetrating illegalities.Below is how one Admola Tayo, a Facebook [...]

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    Meet Seyi Oluyole, Nigerian choreographer bettering the lives of kids through dance

Meet Seyi Oluyole, Nigerian choreographer bettering the lives of kids through dance

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    EU: Nigeria has a long way to go on immunisation

EU: Nigeria has a long way to go on immunisation

The European Union (EU) says despite funds invested in Nigeria's health sector, the country has a long way to go with the immunisation of children.Ketil Karlsen, EU ambassador to Nigeria and West Africa, made this known at the end of European Union Support to Immunisation Governance (EU-SIGN) seminar in Abuja, on Thursday.He said the EU has invested over €200 million in [...]

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    Ex-US envoy: Nigerians always complain about govt but something is wrong with everybody

Ex-US envoy: Nigerians always complain about govt but something is wrong with everybody

Andrew Young, a former ambassador of the US to the UN, says Nigerians are always complaining about the government but that ''something is wrong with everybody''.Young said this on Thursday at dinner organised by the Emeka Offor foundation for him in Abuja.The event was also to mark the record of no wild polio virus case in Nigeria in three years.The [...]

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    Met Seyi Makinde on LinkedIn, Soyinka’s schoolboy… meet Seun Fakorede, Nigeria’s youngest commissioner

Met Seyi Makinde on LinkedIn, Soyinka’s schoolboy… meet Seun Fakorede, Nigeria’s youngest commissioner

Mark Okoye made history in 2016, when he was appointed commissioner for economic planning and budget development in Anambra state. He became the youngest state commissioner in the history of Nigeria's fourth republic. He was 30. But such is life, records are set, records are broken; in 2019, Governor Seyi Makinde, fondly known as GSM, helped shatter this record when [...]

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    ‘It’s preferable to die back home’ —  Cameroonian refugees lament hardship in Nigeria

‘It’s preferable to die back home’ — Cameroonian refugees lament hardship in Nigeria

Florence Ishaka arrived Nigeria with four children after she managed to escape the violence in Southern Cameroon. She has been in Nigeria since May. Alongside her children, she settled at Adagom camp, one of the structures housing refugees in Cross River state. But she has lived each day, regretting her decision to move to Nigeria.For about two months, Ishaka and her [...]

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