Aviation: Nigeria Accused of Using Arik’s Take over as Ruse to Set up National Carrier

Nigeria Accused of Using Arik’s Take over as Ruse to Set up National Carrier The Association of Concerned Aviation Professionals (ACAP) has expressed alarm at the brazen takeover of Arik Air by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on behalf of the federal government, describing the foremost local carrier as a private concern, which accounts for over 60 per […]

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Africa: Nigerian Govt. sacks 13 Auchi Poly lecturers, demotes 16 over sex-for-mark offences

Nigerian Govt. sacks 13 Auchi Poly lecturers, demotes 16 over sex-for-mark offences The Federal Government has sacked 13 lecturers and demoted 16 others in connection with sexual-related offences. The Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure, who made this known at a news conference in Kaduna yesterday, said those affected are from the Auchi […]

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Africa: Ibru Family Dispute, Other Reasons Force Sun Int’l out of Nigeria

The dispute among members of the Ibru family over the ownership of Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, was one of the reasons cited by the South Africa’s hotel and gaming group, Sun International, for pulling out of Nigeria. Reuters reported monday that Sun International was the latest South African business to exit Nigeria because of weak economic growth […]

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Africa: Nigerian Behind $60m Internet Scam Nabbed

A Nigerian behind an online fraud network which engineered scams worth more than $60 million (54 million euros) has been arrested in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt, Interpol said on Monday. “The 40-year-old Nigerian national, known as ‘Mike’, is believed to be behind scams totalling more than $60 million involving hundreds of victims worldwide,” the international police organisation […]

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African Business: Businessman loses $86,000, gets six months jail

A Federal High Court in Enugu yesterday sentenced a businessman, Samuel Duru to six months imprisonment for failing to declare $96,000 at the airport. The court also ordered the forfeiture of the undeclared amount to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Counsel to the anti-graft agency, Mr. Michael Oni, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), told the […]

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The Raging Saga of Tiwa Savage and her Husband

Nigerians are still sharply divided along emotional lines since the story of the marriage saga of popular pop singer Tiwa Savage and her husband cum manager, Tee Billz spilled on social media. While some diehard fan of Tiwa Savage took a swipe at Tee Billz for failing to play his role as a husband, others are of the opinion that […]

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Like Ghana, Nigeria plans to sack corrupt Judges as investigation begins

In what could be the biggest shake-up in the nation’s judiciary since independence, an all-inclusive probe of nearly all judges manning superior courts of records in the country has reportedly commenced. Already, all information relating to the judges’ bank accounts and transactions are said to have been obtained by security agencies handling the probe. The operation is reportedly tagged “total […]

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Police arrest Indian in Lagos over visa scam

The Nigeria Police have arrested a Dubai-based Indian national, Mr Mohammed Shazul, for allegedly procuring a Dubai visa using a Nigerian’s name without his consent. Sources close to Federal Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department Annex, Alagbon Close, Lagos, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday. The source said that operatives from the FCIID arrested Shazul after a […]

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EFCC Returns 10, 540 Euros to Polish Victim of Love Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has recovered and returned the sum of 10, 540 Euros to a polish victim of Internet love scam.The victim, simply identified as Jamina, was allegedly duped 40,000 Euros by the suspect, Gabriel Oseremen Xavi who operates a fake Facebook account with the name, Collins Page. The suspect was traced to Benin City, Edo […]

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