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Obioha, Nigerian Hacker Admits $6.5m Fraud In US Court

Obioha, Nigerian Hacker Admits $6.5m Fraud In US Court

Obinna Obioha, 31, and a Nigerian hacker has pleaded guilty  to wire fraud, and admitted to participating in a scheme to hack into computers and email accounts in the United States for the purpose of stealing money from American companies. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Vadim D. Thomas,

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan, Emefiele, Magu, others to be questioned by presidential panel probing N13 billion Ikoyi money

A former president, Goodluck Jonathan, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; and anti-corruption chief, Ibrahim Magu are amongst some high-profile personalities that are expected to be questioned by a presidential panel investigating the mysteries surrounding the over N13 billion recovered from an apartment in Lagos last Wednesday, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The

$50M Ikoyi Cash Haul: Is Ayodele Oke A Scapegoat?

Who is Ayodele Oke?   Ambassador Ayodele Oke is a seasoned intelligence chief and a career diplomat. President Goodluck Jonathan and other relevant stakeholders did their due diligence before approving his appointment as Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in November 2013. Ambassador Oke is from Oyo State, highly professional and disciplined intelligence chief

Shocker as Buhari suspends SGF, DG NIA

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE). The President has also directed the suspension of the

Nigerian, Abdullahi Shuaibu arrested for robbing banks in U.S.

A Nigerian journalist and former United Nations employee was arrested for robbing four banks in Manhattan, New York, all during his lunch hour, the New York Post reported yesterday. Abdullahi Shuaibu, 53, was charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of attempted robbery for the crimes committed during his two-month spree. All four

US military chopper makes ‘hard landing’ in Maryland

A US military helicopter made a “hard landing” in the US state of Maryland on Monday, injuring at least one of the crew, officials said. “A Fort Belvoir UH-60 Helicopter, with three crew members on board, had a hard landing at approximately 1:50 p.m. near Leonardtown, MD. One of the crew members was medically evacuated

Twelve People Feared Dead In Fresh Southern Kaduna Attack

It was a bleak Easter for residents of Asso Community in Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna state, as about 12 people have been reported dead and others injured, following an attack by unidentified gunmen who stormed the village on a shooting spree. The latest attack is coming few months after relative peace had gradually

Abuja airport ready for use, says NCAA

The Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Mr Usman Muktar, says the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, runway is ready for operation and can be opened on Wednesday. Muktar stated this while speaking with newsmen during an inspection of the airport’s runway on Monday in Abuja. The Abuja airport was closed on March 8 for

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