FBI reveals amount Hushpuppi paid Abba Kyari to detain Chibuzo in fresh revelation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), has alleged that money laundering suspect, Abass Ramon, aka Hushpuppi, paid N8m or $20,600 to the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, to arrest and detain a “co-conspirator,” Chibuzo Kelly Vincent. A document issued by the United States District Court for the Central District of California and dated February 12, 2021, alleged that Hushpuppi contracted the services of Kyari after Chibuzo allegedly threatened to expose an alleged $1.1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman. “Kyari provided the account information for a bank account…

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National Unity: Ganduje, Okorocha, Fashola, others to discuss sustainability of Nigeria

By Godwin Amunde A group of eminent Nigerians will on Thursday gather in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital, at a roundtable to examine issues bedeviling the unity of the country with a view to proffering far-reaching recommendations on how to sustain a united and indivisible Nigeria. This follows the renewed upsurge in agitations for secession by some groups and individuals in the country. The one-day conference – a brainchild of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Press Corps – is slated for Thursday August 5, 2021 at the Ladi Kwali Conference Centre,…

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Don’t vote for PDP, APC again”, ex-INEC boss, Jega warns Nigerians

…Says they have bad antecedents For their alleged failure to bring the desired growth and development in Nigeria within the past 20 years, a university don and former Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega, has urged Nigerians not to vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) henceforth. The former INEC boss alleged that the two major political parties were like Siamese twin and that it was high time Nigerians look for a credible alternative. Speaking during…

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NDLEA uncover bandits’ drug supply warehouse in Niger

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have raided a warehouse at Mailefe village in Kontagora local government area of Niger State, suspected to be a storage facility for drug supplies to bandits operating in parts of the State. The operatives who acted on a tip-off said 125 bags of Cannabis Sativa were recovered after a thorough search of the warehouse. According to reports, a man who was seen praying in front of the house fled into the forest when he sighted the narcotic officers from afar, and…

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Electric vehicles for public transportation in FCT – Minister

The Federal Capital Territory Minister, (FCT), Muhammad Bello, says the use of electric vehicles as the main means of public transportation is a major part of his plans for the city. Bello said the long-term plan of his administration was to make Abuja one of the greenest cities in the country, adding that the use of electric vehicles for public transportation was one of the ways to achieve that. According to a statement on Sunday by the Minister’s Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, Bello disclosed this during a visit by…

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‘Some Indians in Nigeria to harvest human parts’, Osun monarch alleges

A Osun monarch, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, has raised an alarm on the presence of some Indian nationals in Nigeria allegedly moving around to purchase human parts. The Osun monarch claimed that the foreigners are luring some youths into the alleged crime with as much as N5 million to get human beings for their parts. Oba Akanbi, who made the revelation at a public function in Abuja, lamented that several youths have allegedly keyed into the heinous crime for the love of money, leading to sudden…

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NIN-SIM Linkage: MTN Nigeria lost 7.6m subscribers in 6 months

The largest network by market share, MTN Nigeria, has stated that it lost 7.6 million mobile subscribers in the first half of 2021. This was stated by the telco in its unaudited results for the half-year ended June 30, 2021, posted on the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) over the weekend. This is a 9.9 percent decline from December 2020. Recall that MTN Nigeria had lost 4.84 million in the first quarter of the year as a result of the stifling of growth in Nigeria’s telecoms sector caused by regulatory policies. Recall…

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Photos: Ex-Kano Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s 60th birthday party

Former Emir of Kano and ex-Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Alh. Muhammadu Sanusi II, otherwise known as Sanusi Lamido Sanusi or SLS, turned 60 on July 31, and his family celebrated him with a party. The former Emir of Kano was surrounded by his wives, children, in-laws, grandchildren, and loved ones. Below are photos from the party which was held last weekend. Sanusi with his wives

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Ex-Jigawa PDP lawmaker regains freedom from abductors after ransom payment

A former member of the Jigawa State House of Assembly, who represented Auyo constituency, Haladu Bako Uza, has regained his freedom after reportedly payment of a ransom. According to the report, an aide on social media to the ex-Governor of the State, Sule Lamido, Mansur Ahmed, confirmed his release. He said the victim was released on Saturday around 3:00 pm, after the payment of N1.5m ransom to kidnappers to secure his freedom. It was gathered that gunmen abducted the former lawmaker on his way to Auyo town, along Kano-Hadejia road…

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Hushpuppi: Police Service Commission kicks out Abba Kyari over alleged fraud scandal, FBI indictment

…As Arewa youths blow hot, take swipe at US Court The Police Service Commission, (PSC), has temporarily kicked out the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), and Head, Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force, Abba Kyari, over his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), for alleged involvement in a $1.1m internet fraud. This came a few hours after the Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Usman Baba, recommended the “immediate suspension” of Kyari, from the Nigeria Police Force. The statement, titled: ‘FBI indictment: PSC suspends DCP Abba Kyari, directs…

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