Monday, August 19, 2019

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    ‘$11m fraud’: How US court gave Invictus Obi permission to see dentist

‘$11m fraud’: How US court gave Invictus Obi permission to see dentist

The United States district court for the eastern district of Virginia on August 7 granted Obinwanne Okeke, Invictus Group CEO, permission to see a dentist.Okeke, a Nigerian entrepreneur popularly known as Invictus Obi, is being held by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) over an $11 million advanced internet scam traced to him.He was arrested on August 6 in the [...]

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    Trump moves to cut $4bn in foreign aid spending — including UN peacekeeping funds

Trump moves to cut $4bn in foreign aid spending — including UN peacekeeping funds

The President Donald Trump administration has reportedly concluded plans to cut more than $4 billion in foreign aid spending, including the United Nations peacekeeping funds.According to CNN, the US government believes the plan, which is expected to be made public next week, will decrease "wasteful spending" and make foreign aid more conditional on support for US policies.The move to cancel [...]

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    IMN: FG, American agents frustrating El-Zakzaky’s treatment in India

IMN: FG, American agents frustrating El-Zakzaky’s treatment in India

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has accused the federal government of frustrating the medical treatment of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, their leader, in India.El-Zakzaky and his wife left Nigeria for the Asian country on Monday based on a leave granted by a Kaduna high court.He was accompanied by some family members and security operatives.In a statement on Tuesday, Abdullahi Musa, secretary [...]

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    ’30 killed’, several injured in mass shootings at two US stores

’30 killed’, several injured in mass shootings at two US stores

Not less than 30 people have been confirmed dead in two separate mass shootings in the United States of America in less than 24 hours.The first shooting was reported to have occurred on Saturday when a gunmen, armed with an AK-47 rifle, went on rampage at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.Gregory Abbot, governor of Texas, confirmed that 20 [...]

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    Elumelu joins Trump’s adviser in Bahrain for launch of US growth strategy for Middle East

Elumelu joins Trump’s adviser in Bahrain for launch of US growth strategy for Middle East

Tony Elumelu, chairman and founder of Heirs Holdings, was among the leaders who spoke at the peace to prosperity workshop which held in Bahrain, on Wednesday.Jared Kushner, an aide of US President Donald Trump, and Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), were among the dignitaries at the event where Elumuelu recommended practical steps to unlock economic prosperity [...]

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    US denies placing student visa ban on Nigeria

US denies placing student visa ban on Nigeria

A report of the US placing an indefinite ban on student visa for Nigerians has been making the rounds, especially on social media.The unconfirmed report had said the US targetted countries with citizens who are fond of overstaying during their visit.But the US Mission in Nigeria has denied the report, describing it as fake news. It issued the denial via its [...]

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    US: How Nigeria assisted us in arresting wanted drug baron

US: How Nigeria assisted us in arresting wanted drug baron

The US has described as “resounding”, the assistance of the federal government and law enforcement agencies in the extradition of a wanted "drug baron".According to a statement from the public affairs section of the US embassy in Nigeria, Muhammad Khalid Khan, the 31-year-old suspect, was arrested in Nigeria following a federal arrest warrant issued in New York.The US indicted Khan, a Pakistani, [...]

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    Trump mocks Biden as ex-US vice-president announces presidential bid

Trump mocks Biden as ex-US vice-president announces presidential bid

President Donald Trump has mocked Joe Biden over his interest in the United States presidential seat.Biden, a former vice president, had announced his interest in contesting the presidential seat in a video posted on his Twitter handle on Thursday.The former vice-president entered the race for Democratic Party’s presidential nomination for the 2020 election while calling on voters to deny Trump a second [...]

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    US state passes bill banning abortion after first heartbeat

US state passes bill banning abortion after first heartbeat

Brian Kemp, governor of the southern state of Georgia, is expected to sign a bill banning abortion as soon as a heartbeat is detected.Legislators had approved the text of the abortion bill on Friday.Abortion is one of the most politically divisive issues in the United States and many states have tried to limit access to abortions.Georgia’s lower house approved [...]

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    Tongues wagging as Atiku congratulates Trump over Mueller report

Tongues wagging as Atiku congratulates Trump over Mueller report

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated US President Donald Trump over his vindication on allegations that campaign colluded with Russia to influence the US election in 2016.Trump had been accused of conspiring with Russian officials to influence the election, especially against Hillary Clinton, his then rival.But the report of Robert Mueller, US special counsel, said investigation did not find sufficient [...]

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    Celebrating Buratai and the Nigerian army of hope

Celebrating Buratai and the Nigerian army of hope

BY ESTHER OKPABIThe restoration of Nigeria’s democracy in 1999 brought excitement to Nigerians, especially democrats famed for their repulsion to military dictatorship. The transition from military to civilian rule saw the general elections conducted and supervised by the military junta of Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar almost hitch-free.However, the rhythms changed when the President Olusegun Obasanjo’s - led democratic government was to [...]

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    US asks parties not to claim victory before final results by INEC

US asks parties not to claim victory before final results by INEC

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, has warned against the release of results which are not from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Symington also asked key candidates not to claim victory before the final announcement by INEC.He also appealed to politicians to honour the peace accord signed to ensure successful polls.The US envoy said the elections were "predominantly peaceful" except [...]

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    US ambassador warns officials against illegal directives issued in Buhari’s name

US ambassador warns officials against illegal directives issued in Buhari’s name

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, has warned public officials not to obey illegal directives issued in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Makurdi, Benue state capital, after a meeting with Samuel Ortom, the state governor, the ambassador said any politician whose utterances incite people to violence would be held to account for the crime.He [...]

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    Lai: Opposition has sent a delegation to US, UK to discredit elections

Lai: Opposition has sent a delegation to US, UK to discredit elections

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the opposition is dispatching a 10-man delegation to the US, UK to discredit the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and the forthcoming polls.Mohammed said this on Monday while speaking with journalists in Abuja.The minister said the opposition is planning to tell these countries that the Buhari administration has concluded plans of rigging the polls."We can [...]

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    Report: Atiku only got ‘temporary waiver’ to enter US

Report: Atiku only got ‘temporary waiver’ to enter US

Lobbyists hired by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), played a huge role in making him get a temporary waiver to visit the US after a ban which lasted over a decade.In a report, Reuters quoted unnamed US government officials as saying the travel ban was waived temporarily by the US state department after lobbyists mounted a campaign [...]

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    FG accuses foreign missions of aligning with its opponents

FG accuses foreign missions of aligning with its opponents

The ministry of foreign affairs has described reactions from United States, United Kingdom and the European Union over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), as inimical to the well-being and development of Nigeria.The executive arm of the government had come under harsh criticism since Friday when President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen who is being tried at [...]

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