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RAPE: Driver Allegedly Defiles 13-Year-Old

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olabisi Ogunkanmi ordered that a driver, Wale Oladeji, be remanded in Agodi Prison for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old Junior Secondary School II, student.
The police charged Oladeji, 30, of No 27, Itamaya Oke – Ado, Ibadan, with defilement.
Ogunkanmi gave the order, pending legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
She adjourned the case until May 17, for mention.
The prosecutor, Insp Sikiru Opaleye, told the court that Oladeji on March 28, at about 4pm raped the victim in the toilet of her mother’s shop.
He said the victim’s mother reported the matter at the State CIID, Iyaganku, Ibadan. Read More

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DRUG TRAFFICKING: Court Sentences Woman, 66, to 5 Years’ Jail for Drug Trafficking

The Federal High Court Abuja, sentenced a 66-year-old woman, Sikirat Adeyemi, to five years in prison for exporting 1.340kg of heroine.
Adeyemi who was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) had pleaded guilty to the offence.
When the matter was called on Monday, she pleaded for forgiveness, almost in tears, through an interpreter.
Delivering judgment, Justice Florence Giwa-Ogunbanjo, held that the crime she committed was a grievous one which the court could not forgive.
In view of this, the defendant is sentenced to five years in prison. The sentence is to commence from when she was initially arrested,” the judge ruled.
She ordered that the convict’s international passport and the €1,000 found on her when she was arrested should be forfeited to the Federal Government.
She further ordered that the drugs recovered from her should be forfeited to the Federal Government and destroyed 90 days after the judgment, if it was not appealed against.
Earlier, counsel to Adeyemi, Mr Adrian Amadi, by way of “allocutus” told the court that “The convict is 66 years old with an aged mother of 98 years who she looks after. She was a successful business woman who lost her business which led her into this unfortunate situation. Read More

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: ECOWAS Members Tasked On Human Trafficking

The permanent representative of Nigeria to the ECOWAS Commission, Ambassador Babatunde A. Nuredeem urged members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to examine all the factors responsible for the increase in the number of refugees, asylum seekers, economic migrants, smuggled persons, victims of trafficking and stranded migrants among others in the West African sub-region. Read More

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MALABU SCANDAL: EFCC Urged to Seize Dan Etete’s $56 Million Private Jet

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been urged to seize a private jet owned by a former Nigerian minister of petroleum, Dan Etete. Four international anti-corruption crusaders made the appeal Thursday in a joint petition sent from Italy calling for the retrieval and forfeiture of the jet by the Nigerian government. Read More

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CYBERCRIME: Cybercrime and Future of World Economy.

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on world leaders to come up with proposals to create a digital world that is accessible, inclusive and safe to all while highlighting the danger portends by cybercrime, especially for developing countries.

The president, who spoke during the 2019 Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai, which was themed “Mapping the Future of Foreign Direct Investment: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalisation.” said that certain level of regulation is needed to preserve the integrity of the digital world. Read More

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ILLEGAL ORPHANAGE: FCTA Evacuates 19 Children From Famouskids Home

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has begun the clampdown on illegal orphanages being operated in the nation’s capital territory to ensure sanity.

The Acting Secretary, Social Development Secretariat (SDS), Hajia Safiya Umar, on Friday evacuated 19 children from Famous-kids Orphanage Home, in Tungan Maje area of Zuba, Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja over alleged negligence and other nefarious acts. According to her, the exercise would rid the nation’s capital, especially the outskirts, of human trafficking and other practices that are against child right act. Read More

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: WOTCLEF Alerts Migrants on Organ Harvest.

Nigerians have been alerted on the rising cases of organ harvest in parts of the world by the Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation.

The Executive Director of the foundation Imabong Sanusi, issued the alert in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja. He advised young Nigerians to avoid irregular migration in order not to fall victims of human trafficking so that they will not fall prey of the organ harvest syndicate. She enjoined migrants to also heed to the advice and guidance of the UN International Organisation for Migration on how to avoid falling prey of the effects of irregular migration. Read More

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CYBER CRIME: Osinbajo Highlights Need to Tackle Cybercrime in Nigeria.

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s cyberspace have been urged by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, to help curtail cybercrime in the country by sharing cybersecurity best practices and ensuring speedy implementation of requisite policies.

The Vice President said this in his address speech while declaring the Cyber Secure Nigeria 2019 conference open in Abuja. He was represented by the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu. The theme of the conference was “Implementing Cyber Security and Data privacy practices in Nigeria.” Read More

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CYBER CRIME: NCC Vows to Tackle Cybercrime, e-Fraud

The Nigerian Telecommunications Commission (NCC) has said that the challenge it is presently grappling with is the rising cases of cybercrime and e-fraud using telecommunications platforms.

The Executive Vice-Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, stated this in an address at the NCC special day at the 40th edition of the Kaduna International Trade Fair. Danbatta said cybercrime consists of illegal activity conducted on a computer or mobile device connected to the internet. Read More

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DRUG TRAFFICKING: NDLEA Destroys 18,083,787kg Indian Hemp, Others in Kogi

Some psychotropic substances and 18,083,787 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) that were seized over the last four years have been destroyed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kogi state.

The drugs, said to be worth millions of naira, were from decided cases between 2014 and 2017. They were set ablaze in the presence of security chiefs in Lokoja. Read More

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CYBER CRIME: Nigeria Records N25bn Cyber Fraud in 5 years — CIFIAN

According to the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors of Nigeria, CIFIAN, over N25 billion cyber fraud have been recorded in the nation’s financial institution in the last five years.

The Pro-tem President of CIFIAN, Dr Victoria Enape, disclosed this, during the induction ceremony of about 120 members in Abuja. She expressed concern over the increased volume of financial frauds in the country.
She said CIFIAN was worried about the development, which is harmful to the development of any country, warning that if nothing is done about it now, the future generation will have nothing to fall back on. Read More

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MONEY LAUNDERING: We’ll Go After Bankers That Launder Funds For Politicians, Terrorists, Internet Fraudsters – Magu

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has stated that some bankers steal and launder public funds for corrupt politicians and terrorists, and internet fraudsters.

The Chairman also noted that the banks help internet fraudsters commit financial crimes using money transfer services.
He revealed that the banks also help the politically exposed persons to steal and launder public funds. He also noted that measures will be put up to deal with such fraudulent activities of the bankers and some law enforcement agencies. Read More

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CORRUPTION: Nigeria’s Small Businesses Want Government Help, But Corruption is Draining it Away

Nigeria is a country known globally as a petro-economy, but one that in reality is a country of small business people. Nigeria’s entrepreneurs collectively power Africa’s largest economy, generating almost 50% of its GDP and employing 60 million people—roughly 84% of its labour force. Yet high borrowing costs, multiple taxations, currency volatility, infrastructure shortfalls, and red tape all make doing business in Nigeria exceptionally difficult. Read More

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SEX TRAFFICKING: Nigeria is Now Seen Globally as a Source and Destination for Sex Trafficking

According to the European Union, Nigeria is now seen globally as a source and destination for sex trafficking, forced labour, transit and trafficking in human organs. EU also said it would support Nigeria through its political dialogue and development cooperation to fight these vices. The statement was revealed by the Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karlsen on Tuesday, in Lagos, shortly after the 64th chartered flight bringing back voluntary Nigerian returnees arrived the country. Read More

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CORRUPTION: How Corruption, Bad Governance Helped Make Nigeria Poverty Capital of The World

Various reports and researches have suggested that corruption, either directly or indirectly, is the bane of poverty in Nigeria, The Corruption Perceptions Index, released annually by Transparency International (TI), also gives credence to the pervasive corruption in the sub-Saharan country. Nigeria has always floated at the bottom of the list, among the most corrupt nations in the world.
It is not surprising that just as the country continues to rank very high on the index, there is a proportionate decline in the Human Development Index released every year by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This goes without saying that as resources meant for human development are being feathered away, Nigerians sink into a deeper abyss of poverty.
A report by Brookings Institute crowned Nigeria ‘the poverty capital of the world’, taking over India, a country with seven times the population of Nigeria. Their findings were partly based on data drawn from The World Poverty Clock.
So, how does a government combat poverty in a high-risk corruption country like Nigeria?
The strategy suggested at the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), held in Denmark in October last year, was “understanding the drivers of corruption and developing tools to manage corruption risks in a systematic way.” These include assessing implementing parties’ capacity to manage and control risks, and strengthening these when needed through the use of innovative tools. Read More

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CORRUPTION: JPMorgan’s Role in Nigerian Oil Deal Has Come Back to Haunt It

Under the rule of the Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha more than 20 years ago, a handful of high-ranking government officials looted billions of dollars from the country’s coffers.
Now the Nigerian government is demanding some of its money back — from JPMorgan Chase.
In a British court, lawyers for the country are suing a subsidiary of the largest United States bank, charging that it enabled corrupt former officials to extract nearly $900 million between 2011 and 2013 from a government bank account in London.
At the heart of the case is whether JPMorgan did enough to safeguard Nigeria’s money. Under British law, banks are required to act in their customers’ best interests, even if someone connected to a customer tries to get them to do otherwise.
In the London lawsuit, the Nigerian government is seeking damages from JPMorgan of nearly $900 million.
The bank’s decision to do business with Nigeria — a country that is ranked 144th out of 180 countries on Transparency International’s corruption list — involved a calculation of risk.
A JPMorgan spokesman said it would fight Nigeria’s legal claim, which “is completely without merit.” Read More

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MONEY LAUNDERING: EFCC Intercepts N54m At Maiduguri Airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intercepted N54million at the Maiduguri International Airport.
The commission said four persons and two Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are connected to the seized cash and are currently being investigated.
The anti-graft agency said it acted on intelligence report to intercept the cash at the airport.
According to EFCC, investigation into Mercy Corps’ accounts revealed that it has 15 bank accounts with different Bank Verification Numbers (BVN). Also a BVN search on Development Exchange Centre showed that it had 40 bank accounts with different Bank Verification Numbers.
The investigation has revealed that the intercepted fund was withdrawn from Sterling Bank account of Development Exchange Centre. The said Sterling Bank account was funded from the Zenith Bank account of Mercy Corps, while the Zenith Bank account was funded by Int’l FCStone Nigeria Ltd accounts at Guaranty Trust Bank. The BVN search revealed four GTB accounts linked to Int’l FCStone Nigeria Ltd, on which further search is being conducted. Read More

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