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    Presidency: We are not bothered about US, UK reports on human rights abuse

Presidency: We are not bothered about US, UK reports on human rights abuse

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says as a sovereign nation, Nigeria is not bothered about the reports from the United States, United Kingdom and European Union as regards "abuse of human rights".Recently, the international community has expressed concern about the situation in Nigeria, condemning the detention of some critics of the government.Asked if the federal government was not bothered about the perception [...]

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    US seizes jet of Nigerian ‘involved in multi-million dollar fraud’

US seizes jet of Nigerian ‘involved in multi-million dollar fraud’

The US federal authorities have seized an aircraft belonging to a Nigerian facing multi-million dollar fraud charges in the country.According to WSB-TV, the seizure was made on Tuesday at the Peachtree DeKalb Airport in Georgia.Federal agents were said to have ransacked the aircraft for evidence, while another team searched for drugs and other contraband.However, the authorities did not mention the [...]

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    Panic in US over fake news of ‘kidnappers in white vans’ on Facebook

Panic in US over fake news of ‘kidnappers in white vans’ on Facebook

Unverified Facebook posts about kidnappers in white vans have sparked panic across major US states.According to CNN, some Facebook users made a series of posts about men driving white vans to kidnap women across the US.Some of the posts, which have gone viral, said the kidnappers sell the body parts of their victims or traffic them for sex.Reacting to the [...]

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    Report: EFCC seizes Onyema’s passport over US fraud indictment

Report: EFCC seizes Onyema’s passport over US fraud indictment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized the passport of Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, over alleged bank fraud and money laundering in the US.The Nation reports that Onyema's passports will be in custody of the anti-graft commission as investigations continue and his movements, temporarily restricted.In November, US authorities had said Onyema moved more than [...]

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    Lawyer asks court to stop FG from extraditing Air Peace CEO to US

Lawyer asks court to stop FG from extraditing Air Peace CEO to US

Johnmary Jideobi, a lawyer, has filed a suit at the federal high court in Abuja to stop the extradition of Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, to the US over alleged bank fraud and money laundering.Last week, the US authorities had said Onyema moved more than $20 million from Nigeria through US bank accounts in a scheme involving “false [...]

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    ‘Wired $44.9m illegally’, ‘Inflated cost of aircraft’… highlights of allegations against Air Peace CEO

‘Wired $44.9m illegally’, ‘Inflated cost of aircraft’… highlights of allegations against Air Peace CEO

The US has accused Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, of bank fraud and money laundering.In a statement on Thursday, US authorities said Onyema, alongside Ejiroghene Eghagha, the airline’s chief of administration and finance, was indicted on November 19, 2019, on one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, three counts of bank fraud, one count of conspiracy [...]

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    We’ll follow Bayelsa election closely, says US

We’ll follow Bayelsa election closely, says US

The United States says it will consider consequences for violators of electoral rules during the gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state.Claire Pierangelo, US consul general in Nigeria, disclosed this during a press briefing in Lagos, on Wednesday.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had scheduled November 16 for the election in both Bayelsa and Kogi states.Pierangelo said the consulate will follow the [...]

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    Islamic State confirms al-Baghdadi’s death, names new leader

Islamic State confirms al-Baghdadi’s death, names new leader

The Islamic State has confirmed the death of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.It also confirmed that Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, its former spokesman, died in a separate operation.President Donald Trump had announced that al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and three of his children during a US-led operation in Syria on Sunday, October 19.Trump had also said that the person expected to replace Abu [...]

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    US reps okay Trump’s impeachment inquiry

US reps okay Trump’s impeachment inquiry

The United States house of representatives has approved the rules governing the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.The resolution, which was reached during a plenary session on Thursday, passed by a vote of 232 to 196.All but two democrats and the chamber's sole independent voted for the measure, while all republican members voted against it. Three republicans and one democrat [...]

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    Buhari-Putin entente: Will Russia rush Nigeria to ruin?

Buhari-Putin entente: Will Russia rush Nigeria to ruin?

I once wrote: ‘’There is no morality in global politics. It is eat or be eaten. The nucleus of international relations, beyond the niceties of diplomacy, is interest. Substantially, foreign relations are a trade of interests. Nothing is given for nothing. Every country seeks its own even in the extension of charity to another country.’’What is Russia’s interest in Nigeria [...]

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    US jails 32-year-old Nigerian MBA holder 78 months for ‘cyber fraud’

US jails 32-year-old Nigerian MBA holder 78 months for ‘cyber fraud’

Olufolajimi Abegunde, a Nigerian residing in Atlanta, US, has been sentenced to 78 months in prison after he was convicted of cyber fraud in the US.A statement on the US department of justice website on Wednesday said Brian A. Benczkowski, assistant attorney-general of the criminal division, and D. Michael, an attorney in Dunavant of the western district of Tennessee, made [...]

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    US consulate to support Tony Elumelu Foundation with $105,000 grant

US consulate to support Tony Elumelu Foundation with $105,000 grant

The US consulate general in Lagos has announced a partnership to support the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) entrepreneurship programme with a $105,000 grant.Speaking in Lagos on Thursday, Claire Pierangelo, US consul general, said the partnership defines the consulate's mutual commitment to promoting entrepreneurship as a key driver of job growth, economic prosperity and political stability in Nigeria.She said 20 fellows [...]

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    Report: Erdogan trashed a letter where Trump threatened to destroy Turkish economy

Report: Erdogan trashed a letter where Trump threatened to destroy Turkish economy

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey threw a letter he received from President Donald Trump into a bin, according to BBC.The letter dated October 9 was sent after Trump ordered US troops out of Syria.In the letter, he urged Turkey not to launch a military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria.The US president asked Erdogan to work out a deal with [...]

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Meet Sulaiman, US-based surgeon who took pay cut to perform free operations in Nigeria

While his contemporaries are jetting to greener pastures, Sulaiman has taken Nigerians by surprise after he took a pay cut in his US workplace to perform free medical operations in his motherland-an act many would have found difficult.A professor of neurosurgery and spinal surgery at the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute in New Orleans, US, Sulaiman works in two continents to offer [...]

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    ‘We’re allies in fight against terrorism’ — Trump congratulates Nigeria at independence

‘We’re allies in fight against terrorism’ — Trump congratulates Nigeria at independence

President Donald Trump has congratulated the Nigerian government on the nation's 59th independence anniversary.In a statement issued on Monday, Trump said Nigeria is one of its strongest partners and wished the country success in its endeavours.Trump said the US and Nigeria are allies in the fight against terrorism and expressed his wish to see Boko Haram and other insurgent groups dismantled in [...]

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    Intelligence chief to testify as Trump’s impeachment proceedings begin

Intelligence chief to testify as Trump’s impeachment proceedings begin

Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, has been ordered by Democrats to turn over documents relating to the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine.In a letter, the heads of three house committees subpoenaed Pompeo to produce the documents within a week.The development is part of the impeachment proceedings against Trump.According to a congressional official, a house committee will hear closed-door testimony from the [...]

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