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    ICYMI: 11 Nigerians risk 30 years in US prison over ‘$6m fraud’

ICYMI: 11 Nigerians risk 30 years in US prison over ‘$6m fraud’

The United States government has arraigned 11 Nigerians over allegations of $6 million fraud. This is contained in a statement issued by the US attorney's office, District of New Jersey. The defendants were identified as Sulaiman Dosunmu, 39;  Tunde Adeowo, 40; Muritala Adeowo, 55; Ayanniyi Alayande, 47; Ahmmed Ponle, 41; Margiettu Kamu, 34; Rafiat Sarumi, 36; Babatunde Oke, 40; Adekunle Owolabi, 49; Olayinka [...]

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    CDC: 20m people may have been infected with COVID-19 in US

CDC: 20m people may have been infected with COVID-19 in US

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the US says the number of COVID-19 patients may be 10 times higher than reported figures. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, made this known during a call with journalists, on Thursday. He attributed this to the restriction to testing only symptomatic persons, as asymptomatic carriers are not tested. The US has recorded over 2.5 million [...]

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    Invictus Obi pleads guilty to $11m fraud in US

Invictus Obi pleads guilty to $11m fraud in US

Obinwanne Okeke, a Nigerian entrepreneur better known as Invictus Obi, has pleaded guilty to $11million fraud. Okeke was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at Dulles International Airport while leaving the US over $11 million internet fraud in 2019. Okeke, who appeared before a court in the eastern district of Virginia, admitted that he was involved in computer-based fraud between 2015 and [...]

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    PHOTOS: The Nigerians US indicted for $6m fraud

PHOTOS: The Nigerians US indicted for $6m fraud

The United States has released pictures of six Nigerians indicted for cyber fraud in which its citizens lost about $6 million. In a statement, the US department of treasury said the Nigerians were all indicted for romance scams. TheCable had earlier reported how the suspects between the aged between 32 and 37, "defrauded US citizens through the use of sensitive information and financial [...]

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    FULL LIST: The Nigerians sanctioned by US over $6m cyber fraud

FULL LIST: The Nigerians sanctioned by US over $6m cyber fraud

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    ‘He didn’t deserve to die over $20’ — George Floyd’s brother addresses US congress

‘He didn’t deserve to die over $20’ — George Floyd’s brother addresses US congress

Philonise Floyd says his brother, George, didn't deserve to die over $20. In May, George was killed when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck after he was arrested for allegedly spending a counterfeit $20 note in a shop. His death sparked outrage across the US, which led to anti-racism protests in the country and globally. George was buried on Tuesday in [...]

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    US embassy in Nigeria joins protest against George Floyd’s death

US embassy in Nigeria joins protest against George Floyd’s death

The United States embassy in Nigeria has protested against the killing of George Floyd, a black-American, in the US. [...]

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    IPOB being sponsored to allege Christian genocide in Nigeria, says presidency

IPOB being sponsored to allege Christian genocide in Nigeria, says presidency

The presidency has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of using false claims to deceive the United States and the United Kingdom.  Using the cover of Christianity, the presidency said IPOB is calling for a US special envoy to be appointed to stop the “genocide” of Christians in Nigeria.  But in a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, [...]

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    Joe Biden wins Democratic nomination, to run against Trump

Joe Biden wins Democratic nomination, to run against Trump

Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has formally won the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, after securing more than 1,990 delegates. He confirmed the development in a post on his Twitter handle in the early hours of Saturday. "Folks, tonight we secured the 1,991 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination. I'm going to spend every day fighting to earn your vote so that, [...]

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    George Floyd had COVID-19 before his death in police custody, autopsy shows

George Floyd had COVID-19 before his death in police custody, autopsy shows

George Floyd, the African-American man killed in police custody in the US, had COVID-19 before his death, an autopsy has revealed. The report of the autopsy carried out by Hennepin County Medical Examiner, however, said the disease did not contribute to his death. The testing for the disease was carried out via a nasal swab. The autopsy released publicly read: "Viral testing (Minnesota Department [...]

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    25 US cities under curfew as protests heat up over killing of George Floyd

25 US cities under curfew as protests heat up over killing of George Floyd

At least 25 cities in the United States have imposed curfews as protests continue over the death of George Floyd. Floyd, an African-American man, was killed on Monday by some officers of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). Video clips of the incident on the internet showed where a white police officer was kneeling on the neck of the late Floyd for [...]

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    Donald Trump, the African strongman in America 

Donald Trump, the African strongman in America 

One of the five cardinal objectives of the United States foreign policy is ‘’promoting and supporting’’ democracy. The US has fought wars and spent billions of dollars ‘’promoting and supporting’’ its own genre of democracy in other countries – especially in the developing world. The country touted itself to be the emancipator of the world – against communism -- during [...]

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    Nigeria yet to receive ventilators from US — a month after Trump’s promise

Nigeria yet to receive ventilators from US — a month after Trump’s promise

The federal government says it is yet to receive ventilators from the US. On April 28, US President Donald Trump, during a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari, promised to send ventilators to support Nigeria in the fight against COVID-19. Speaking at the presidential task force briefing on Thursday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, said the ventilators are yet to [...]

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    After hit from Twitter, Trump signs executive order to regulate social media

After hit from Twitter, Trump signs executive order to regulate social media

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to regulate social media companies. This development is coming a day after the US president threatened to shut down social media. On Tuesday, Trump had tweeted that mail-in ballots were fraudulent but the claim was fact checked by Twitter — an action which peeved the US president. Twitter put a warning on Trump’s tweet: [...]

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    Black man dies in US after police officer knelt on his neck

Black man dies in US after police officer knelt on his neck

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the death of an unidentified black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck in Minnesota. According to BBC, the police officer was caught perpetrating the act in a 10-minute footage filmed by a witness on Monday. The deceased, who laid on the ground as captured in the video clip, was [...]

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    COVID-19: Over 95,000 deaths in US but Trump asks worship centres to reopen

COVID-19: Over 95,000 deaths in US but Trump asks worship centres to reopen

United States President Donald Trump has asked governors to allow worship centres re-open because they are of "very essential" services. At the White House briefing on Friday, Trump said the churches are what holds America together. The US had imposed a lockdown that prevented churches and most businesses from operating as a measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus. But Trump said [...]

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