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LASTMA head office gutted by Fire

The head office of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, in Oshodi area of Lagos state gutted fire yesterday, Monday, September 22. The inferno emanated from a faulty air conditioner on the second floor of the building, caused pandemonium within the vicinity as thick smoke took over the sky of the community, The Nation reports. Addressing the incident in an official statement, LASTMA‘s Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Filade Olumide said “There was a minor fire incident at the LASTMA Headquarters today, September 22, 2020. “Immediately the fire was noticed…

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“Nigerians are required to obtain Self-Certification forms in their respective financial institutions” – Presidency

The office of the President has informed general Public that they are required to obtain Self-Certification forms in their respective financial institutions. The information was issued by the office of the presidency, via its official Twitter page as they state that all account holders are required to obtain, complete and submit Self – Certification Forms to their respective Financial Institutions(banks and Insurance companies ). “This is to notify the general public that all account holders in Financial Institutions (Banks, Insurance Companies, etc) are required to obtain, complete and submit Self…

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EFCC Arrests Two Lecturers, 28 Others For Alleged Internet Fraud In Kwara

Operatives of the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Ilorin zonal office, have arrested two lecturers of the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa: Abdulahi Opashola and Adebisi Ademola and twenty-eight others over their alleged involvement in offences bordering on internet fraud. The twenty-eight other suspects are: Kingsley Essien; Tobiloba Adenuga; Tope Ayodele; Rasheed Mujib; Oladipo Opeyemi; Saadu Muktar; Oladejo Hammed; Hammed Tope; Ameachi Umenyi, Salauden Adam and Afolabi Gafar. Others are: Oladimeji Timi; Remilekun Adeolu; Audu John; David Momodu; Abdulkareem Samad; Adebiyi Sodiq; Dawodu Olusoji; Yusuf…

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EFCC Arrests 13 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zonal office, has arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters, around the Alagbado axis of Lagos State. The suspects are Olowosoke Temidire; Oladoyin Tolulope; Adeyemi Toyese Jubril; Agbeluyi Olusola; Olayinka Azeez; Abdullahi Olalekan; Gbenga Ade; Nwokeso Innocent; Obodoukwu Godstime; Mba Emmanuel; Oluwadare Ibisiola, Damilola Ogunsemire and Christopher Ubong The suspects were arrested on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 by operatives of the Commission at Plot 109 Obas Street off AIT Estate, Lagos State, and some other areas within the axis, following credible intelligence received from…

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9 suspected Yahoo boys arrested in Port Harcourt (photos)

The Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters. A statement released by the antigraft agency gave the names of the suspects as Sotonye Orugbane; David Egbunugwu; Emmanuel Chinemerem, Providence Oliver Samuel and Emmanuel Fidelis Nwambu. Others are: Promise Nkwachi; Micah Nimi, Precious Ogadinma and Ebi Micah. According to the statement, the suspects were apprehended in an early morning raid on their hideout in Ozuoba by Obirikwere Road, Choba; NTA Road and Ada George Road in…

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“Hushpuppi tried to steal $124 million from an English Premier League Club” — US Federal prosecutors officially charge Hushpuppi for fraud; faces 20 years in US prison.

In a new released statement by the United States Attorney’s office, Central District of California, embattled Nigerian socialite, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas better known as Ray Hushpuppi, who was extradited to the United States by the Dubai police earlier this week is said to have conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from the likes of a U.S. law firm, a foreign bank and an English Premier League soccer club. In the statement which was released earlier today by the Department of Justice; U.S. Attorney’s Office, if convicted of conspiracy…

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EFCC arrests CashNation boss, Kashy for alleged internet fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested one Babatunde Oyerinde Abidoun, popularly known as Kashy, and owner of CashNation Ent. Ltd., a music record label, for his alleged involvement in cyber crimes. Abiodun was arrested recently at his residence in Lekki Conservative Estate, Lagos. EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale said this in a statement in Abuja. Oyewale further affirmed that Abidoun was arrested followed intelligence gathered overtime about his alleged suspicious lifestyle. Part of the statement reads, “Abiodun, who shuttles between Nigeria and the…

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Police officer filmed kneeling on head of black man

A UK Police officer is currently facing queries at the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) over a stop-and-search incident in which he was seen kneeling on the head of a black man. Footage of the incident appears to show the man was on the floor and seemed to have stopped resisting. He was in the process of being handcuffed when the officer appeared to knee the man’s face. The 18-year-old male can be heard shouting ‘I’m not resisting’ and ‘I didn’t do anything’ during the struggle with a plain-clothed…

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AU disqualifies Okonjo-Iweala from contesting for World Trade Organisation DG

The African Union has disqualified Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from contesting for the office of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation. This is coming after President Buhari withdrew the nomination of Fedrick Agah and replaced him with Okonjo-Iweala. The office of the legal counsel at the African Union had said that Iweala’s nomination was against laid-down rules as the executive council of the union in its 35th ordinary session that was held in Niamey, Niger, asked member countries to present candidates to the AU ministerial committee on candidature by…

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EFCC arrests 16 suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ogun, Lagos (Photos)

e Lagos Zonal office of The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested suspected internet fraudsters in Ota, Ogun State, and Victoria Island, Lagos. The suspects arrested during the raid in Ota, Ogun State are Adeshina Michael; Ayeni Emiloju; Odenigbo Anthony, Afolabi Gbenga, and Oyibogbola David Seun. Those arrested in Victoria Island, Lagos are Onothebor Edmond; Suuru Blessing; Ifedapo Opeyemi; Samson Samuel, Oguntade Idowu, and Emmanuel Akinyemi. Others are: Seyi Kazeem; Sulaiman Toheed; Oduwale Oluwasesan, Adewoye Oluwasesan, and Alex Abiodun.

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US sanctions, charges 6 Nigerians for defrauding $6 million from Americans online

The Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in a coordinated action with the U.S. Department of Justice, on Tuesday announced it had taken action against six Nigerian nationals for allegedly conducting an elaborate scheme to steal over six million dollars from vulnerable victims across the United States. The individuals designated by the State Department, targeted U.S. businesses and individuals through deceptive global threats known as business email compromise (BEC) and romance fraud. According to the State Department, American citizens lost over $6,000,000 due to these individuals’…

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EFCC arrests Influencer Adeherself, four others for Internet Fraud

The EFCC Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested five alleged internet fraudsters, including one Adedamola Adewale, a self-acclaimed social media influencer, for their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud. The five suspects were apprehended in different areas of Lagos during a raid by operatives. While Adewale, 20, and his accomplice, Lamina Hamzat Ajibola, were arrested at the Agungi area of Lekki, the trio of Israel Onyebuchi, Emmanuel Olayode and Valentine Nwokorie were picked up at Ibeju-Lekki. EFCC said the arrest of Adewale and Ajibola “was sequel to intelligence linking them to online…

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