DFID: Nigeria lost $32bn to corruption under Jonathan
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) says Nigeria lost $32 billion to corruption during the six-year administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Debbie Palmer, head of DFID Nigeria, said this while speaking at an event organised by Youngstars Foundation Initiative in commemoration of the 2017 international anti-corruption day. “An.....
Okorocha gets N7billion as FG releases details of Paris Club repayment
The federal government of Nigeria may have yielded to the cries by State governors and the federal capital territory over growing backlog of salaries arrears and allowances, including meeting infrastructural gap by distributing the second tranche of Paris Club debt refund. According to the release from the Minister of Finance,.....
Police parade 36 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers in Imo
It was a massive haul of ammunitions in Imo State as the State Police Command commence clampdown on notorious kidnap syndicates and armed robbery gangs and other criminal elements operating in the State and the environs. No fewer than 36 kidnap and armed robbery suspects have been arrested within the.....
Nigerian pleads guilty to $500k wire fraud in the US
A United States federal court has convicted Wiseman Oputa, a Nigerian, for stealing at least $500,000 through wire fraud and internet scams. The US attorney’s office of the southern district of Texas announced that the court convicted Oputa on a one-count charge of wire fraud. The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to.....
Buhari eases out SGF Babachir Lawal, DG NIA, Ayodele Oke get suspension
… as Buhari orders investigation President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday orders for immediate suspension and an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, David Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the.....
Nigerian arrested for multiple bank robbery in U.S.
A Nigerian was arrested for robbing four Manhattan banks, all during his lunch hour, New York Police said. Abdullahi Shuaibu, 53, was picked up by police on Monday and charged with robbery and attempted robbery for the crimes committed during his two-month spree. All four banks are within walking distance.....
Killer of police inspector, bank staff gunned down by police
The operatives of the Imo Police command has gunned down Chimaobi Okorie, a suspected killer of a police Inspector, Vincent Umeh, attached to Umuahia Zone 9 and a 30-year-old staff of Ecobank in Okigwe, Enyioma Okwudiri at the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo state Disclosing the killing,the Police Public.....
Nigerian Family Jailed 252 Months in US for Internet Dating Scam
A United States District Judge, Paul W. Grimm has sentenced Gbenga Ogundele aka Benson Ogundele, age 58; of Laurel, Maryland to 234 months in prison, and sentenced his wife, Moji Popoola, aka Mojisola Oluwakemi Tin Popoola/Moji T. Popoola, age 42, also of Laurel, to 18 months in prison, each followed.....
Suspected ritualists behead woman in Imo, take away private part
An atmosphere of fear is currently pervading Amanwaozuzu community and its environs in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, as suspected ritualists allegedly beheaded a young girl, and took away her private parts In the process. The Punch learnt that the girl whose identity had yet to be.....
Nigerian executed in Singapore
Chijioke Obioha, a 38-year-old Nigerian, has been executed in Singapore after being found guilty of drug trafficking, the local media reported on Friday. Mr. Obioha was hanged in Changi Prison early Friday morning alongside a Malaysian national who was convicted on separate drugs offenses, the Straits Times reported, quoting a.....
Police Crack down on cultists in Owerri
… 39 suspects paraded Imo State Police Command Monday made breakthrough in its fight against cultism arresting 39 suspected cultists. The State Police Commissioner, Mr Taiwo Lakanu, while parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters,Owerri disclosed that the suspects were arrested at different points in the state during their initiation.....
Indonesia executes three Nigerian drug convicts
Indonesia on Friday executed one local and three Nigerian drug convicts by firing squad, an official said. They were put to death shortly after midnight, Noor Rachmad, deputy attorney general for general crimes, told reporters. He did not say why 10 other drug convicts, who had been expected to face.....

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