Saturday, January 19, 2019

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    FG to repatriate stolen £300m from Jersey

FG to repatriate stolen £300m from Jersey

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says the federal government is in the process of repatriating stolen  £300 million pounds from Jersey.Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands located between England and France. It is an English-speaking territory with a mix of British and French cultures.Speaking at a news conference organised as part of activities to mark the one [...]

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    I found a lot of money on Dariye when I arrested him in a UK hotel, says detective

I found a lot of money on Dariye when I arrested him in a UK hotel, says detective

Peter Clark, a retired detective constable with the UK Metropolitan Police, on Monday, told a federal capital territory (FCT), high court, sitting in Gudu, Abuja, that Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau state, was still wanted in the United Kingdom for money laundering charges.Dariye, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 23-count [...]

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    Adele named UK’s richest female artiste ever

Adele named UK’s richest female artiste ever

Rave-making British artiste, Adele, has been named the richest female musician in the United Kingdom (UK).With her fortune hitting £85 million, the musician placed 30 in Sunday Times’ list of the top 50 music millionaires in the UK and Ireland.The only female singer with a bigger fortune on the list is Irishwoman Enya at £91 million.The solo artist, who has [...]

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    IMF slashes global growth but markets rally

IMF slashes global growth but markets rally

The financial markets were noticeably unfazed during trading on Tuesday despite the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) gloomy warnings of diminishing global growth which should have dented investor sentiment and soured risk appetite.In the latest world economic outlook, global growth for 2016 was slashed again to 3.2% with stubbornly low commodity prices and China concerns incessantly exposing major nations to downside [...]

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    This virus ‘kidnaps’ your PC and asks you to pay

This virus ‘kidnaps’ your PC and asks you to pay

As if the rate of physical kidnap and abductions were not enough, Ransomware, a new computer malware (virus), does a virtual kidnapping of personal computer and then asks you to pay.This virus, which is on the rise, does not necessarily slow your computer or corrupt your files. Instead, it installs pornography on your computer or encrypts all your files so that you [...]

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    We have no intention of holding Nigerian loot, says UK

We have no intention of holding Nigerian loot, says UK

The United Kingdom is ready to repatriate looted Nigerian funds in UK banks, Paul Arkwright, the British high commissioner to Nigeria, has said.Arkwright told NAN in Abuja that the UK government had no intention of holding onto the money.According to him, there are certain legal requirements that Nigeria had not met to facilitate the repatriation of the funds.“We (UK) have [...]

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    I have no cash, nowhere to sleep and know no-one around here, laments UK deportee

I have no cash, nowhere to sleep and know no-one around here, laments UK deportee

Alfred Efosa, one of the persons deported to Nigeria from the United Kingdom on Tuesday, says he has no where to spend the night."I am tired of talking, I need cash. Please! Please! I don't want to say anything again. I am tired of talking. I need money for hotel; I don't have anywhere to sleep tonight," he told TheCable at [...]

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    UK jails Nigerian fugitive, Kekere-Ekun, for life

UK jails Nigerian fugitive, Kekere-Ekun, for life

A Nigerian fugitive, Abdul Adewale Kekere-Ekun, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Kingdom for the murder of 18-year-old Marcus Hall in 2001, following a brawl outside Luton’s Atmosphere Nightclub, where the popular music group, So Solid Crew, had performed.Though 39-year-old Kekere-Ekun, who goes by several aliases such as Adebayo Dalvin James Ekun, Adeba Yo Kekere-Ekun, Adeba Yo [...]

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    UK ‘extremely concerned’ by modern slavery in Nigeria

UK ‘extremely concerned’ by modern slavery in Nigeria

Kevin Hyland, the first independent anti-slavery commissioner of the United Kingdom (UK), has expressed deep concern over modern slavery and human trafficking of Nigerians to the UK.The latest figures from the National Crime Agency in the UK shows that more than 2,000 potential trafficking victims were referred to the authorities in 2014, with 244 (12.2%) of the 2,000 from Nigeria.The [...]

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    IT glitches in East London, Dorset, but UK polls proceed

IT glitches in East London, Dorset, but UK polls proceed

Voters across the United Kingdom are currently deciding the composition of the next government of the country, but there have been a few cases of voter disenfranchisement.After six weeks of electioneering, polling stations opened at 7am and close at 10pm in the UK’s 650 constituencies.Results from the first constituencies are expected before midnight and the final result is due on Friday [...]

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    US, UK mull ‘special initiative against B’Haram’

US, UK mull ‘special initiative against B’Haram’

John Kerry, the United States secretary of state, has condemned the massacre of residents of Baga and Doron Baga by Boko Haram, describing the acts as “crime against humanity”.Speaking during a news conference in Sofia, Bulgaria on Thursday, Kerry disclosed that he discussed with Philip Hammond, British foreign secretary, on the possibility of engaging in a special initiative with Nigeria [...]

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    Police to extradite Nigerian murder suspect to UK

Police to extradite Nigerian murder suspect to UK

The Nigeria police force says it has concluded all necessary procedures to handover a 23-year-old Nigerian suspected of murder to authorities in United Kingdom (UK).In a statement issued on Wednesday by Emmanuel Ojukwu, force public relations officer (pictured), the Nigerian (name withheld) was alleged to have killed one Carl Beatson Asiedu on August 1, 2009, in London.He conveyed the assurance [...]

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    ‘Man-on-fire’ Kcee off to the UK

‘Man-on-fire’ Kcee off to the UK

Nigerian music star, Kcee, is off to the United Kingdom to feature in Bovi's Man on Fire, to be held at the event center Indigo2, on May 26, 2014.The Limpopo master shared a picture on his Instagram account with the caption "Am off to the Uk; see you soon #fivestarmusic."Kcee is set to share the stage with funny man, Bovi, [...]

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    Chibok: Hope fades as rescue efforts yield no clue

Chibok: Hope fades as rescue efforts yield no clue

All efforts to identify the location of the kidnapped schoolgirls have not yielded any lead, TheCable understands.Initial enthusiasm that the involvement of the US, UK and France will deliver quick results has now given way to some pragmatism in government circle.Government sources in Abuja said on Tuesday that the government may now be left with no other option than to [...]

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    Israeli anti-terror experts heading for Nigeria

Israeli anti-terror experts heading for Nigeria

Nigeria has accepted Israel's offer to send anti-terrorism experts to help in the search for the 276 girls in Boko Haram captivity.The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, made the offer to President Goodluck Jonathan in a telephone conversation on Sunday afternoon.Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said, in a press statement, that Jonathan expressed optimism that with the entire international community backing [...]

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    France to hold counter-terrorism summit with Nigeria, others

France to hold counter-terrorism summit with Nigeria, others

As part of plans to effectively tackle the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, President Francois Hollande of France has offered to host an African security summit that would focus on the Boko Haram militants.Hollande made the offer through a telephone conversation with his Nigerian counterpart."I suggested, with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, a meeting of Nigeria's neighbouring countries," he told BBC during [...]

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