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Hushpuppi not guilty of fraud, says lawyer

Hushpuppi not guilty of fraud, says lawyer

Legal representative to Ramon Abbass (Hushpuppi), Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky and Berliner has said the popular Instagram celebrity is not guilty of any of the charges against him. Speaking during an interview with Forbes, Pissetzky said “Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi is absolutely not guilty of all the charges they are accusing him of. “Abass was running a very legitimate business ... Read More »

N168 Billion Fraud: Hushpuppi Hires Top Chicago Lawyer

N168 Billion Fraud: Hushpuppi Hires Top Chicago Lawyer

Ramon Abbas, the Dubai-based Nigerian arrested last month for alleged Internet fraud, has secured the service of a top criminal defence attorney in Chicago. Abbas on Monday retained Gal Pissetzky, a senior partner at Chicago law firm Pissetzky & Berliner, to help extricate him from multi-million dollar fraud charges leveled against him by American authorities. Abbas, an Instagram sensation widely ... Read More »

U.S. To Deport Foreign Students Taking Lectures Fully Online

U.S. To Deport Foreign Students Taking Lectures Fully Online

Foreign students will not be allowed to remain in the United States of America if their institutions move classes fully online. In a statement yesterday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, said affected students would face “immigration consequences”, including deportation, if they failed to comply. But it gave concerned students the option of “transferring to a school with in-person ... Read More »

35 facts about billionaire fraudster, Hushpuppi

35 facts about billionaire fraudster, Hushpuppi

Here are 35 facts about billionaire fraudster, Raymond Igbalode Abass, who was recently arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States to face charges bordering on fraud. 1. He was born Raymond Igbalode Abass on 14 June 1992.His other aliases are Aja Puppi and Aja 4. 2. He is a Dubai-based Nigerian fraudster known for his ostentatious lifestyle and ... Read More »

Rapper Kanye West Announces U.S. Presidential Bid

Rapper Kanye West Announces U.S. Presidential Bid

American rapper Kanye West, popular American rapper and a vocal supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, has announced that he would run for president in 2020 in an apparent challenge to Trump and his presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. News agencies reported him as saying: “We must now realise the promise of America by trusting God, unifying ... Read More »

Alleged fraud: US, UK seek extradition of 10 Nigerian businessmen

Alleged fraud: US, UK seek extradition of 10 Nigerian businessmen

At least 10 Nigerian businessmen and companies have been declared wanted by no fewer than seven countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Austria following their indictment for alleged multi-million dollars fraud, Saturday Sun reports. As a result, the US, UK, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Brazil and Niger Republic have between March and June written the Nigerian government through the ... Read More »

Ekiti To Benefit From UNOPS’ 50,000 Affordable Home Scheme – Fayemi

Ekiti To Benefit From UNOPS’ 50,000 Affordable Home Scheme – Fayemi

   Ekiti State will join one of the largest affordable housing initiatives in the world, following a new agreement that will see at least 50,000 affordable homes built over the next decade.   “We are very excited to partner with UNOPS and SHS to deliver affordable housing to the people of Ekiti State,” said Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi ... Read More »

NGO Commends Gov Zulum For Creating Hope, Awareness Amongst Traumatized Borno People

NGO Commends Gov Zulum For Creating Hope, Awareness Amongst Traumatized Borno People

  BY INUSA NDAHI, Maiduguri A Non Governmental Organization under the auspices of ‘Hope and Awareness Foundation’ (HAAF) based in Maiduguri has on Monday commended the present administration of Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for the restoration of hope of the common man, especially giving succour and relief materials to victims of endless Boko Haram crisis which is bedevilling the ... Read More »

NEDC DONATES 100 OPERATIONAL SECURITY VEHICLES TO ARMY, OTHERS FIGHT BOKO HARAM, 18 AMBULANCES TO CURB COVID-19

NEDC DONATES 100 OPERATIONAL SECURITY VEHICLES TO ARMY, OTHERS FIGHT BOKO HARAM, 18 AMBULANCES TO CURB COVID-19

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The North East Development Commission (NEDC) on Thursday donated 100 Pick-up Vans and Trucks to Nigerian Armed Forces and other paramilitary agencies fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the region. It also donated 18 ambulances to the Nigerian Army and the Airforce, as well as 8 Federal Medical institutions to fight COVID-19 pandemic in the North East. ... Read More »

Unilever Stops Social Media Advertising In USA

Unilever Stops Social Media Advertising In USA

Unilever PLC said on Friday that it will stop advertising on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the United States for the rest of the year, citing “divisiveness and hate speech during this polarized election period in the US”. The consumer goods company, which owns brands like Dove soap and Lipton tea, joins a growing advertising boycott against Facebook as part ... Read More »

Number of worldwide coronavirus cases passes 10 million

Number of worldwide coronavirus cases passes 10 million

The number of cases of coronavirus worldwide has passed 10 million, according to analysis from Johns Hopkins University. They said the global death toll was nearing 500,000. They said the US had the most number of confirmed cases, with 2,510,323. Brazil followed, with 1,313,667. The UK had the fifth highest number of confirmed cases globally according to the university, with ... Read More »

WHO raises alarm on ‘new and dangerous phase’ of COVID-19 pandemic

WHO raises alarm on ‘new and dangerous phase’ of COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned yesterday of a “new and dangerous phase” of the coronavirus pandemic with people tiring of lockdowns despite the disease’s accelerating spread, AFP reports. The warning came as it emerged the virus was present in Italy in December, months before its first confirmed cases and about the same time as the disease was first reported ... Read More »

Invictus Boss, Obinwanne Okeke, pleads guilty to N4.2 billion fraud

Invictus Boss, Obinwanne Okeke, pleads guilty to N4.2 billion fraud

Obinwanne Okeke, the Nigerian businessman owner of Invictus Group who was arrested in the United States last year, has pleaded guilty to $11 million (N4.2 billion) fraud. Mr Okeke, 32, admitted to American prosecutors that he was involved in computer-based fraud between 2015 and 2019. Joshua Stueve, a spokesperson for the United States District Court for Eastern District of Virginia, ... Read More »

COVID-19 Drug: President Ramaphosa glad dexamethasone is produced in South Africa

COVID-19 Drug: President Ramaphosa glad dexamethasone is produced in South Africa

By MIKAIL MUMUNI President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has expressed delight that  dexamethasone, the drug widely touted as efficacious in the treatment of COVID-19 is produced in his country. In his address to the nation on Wednesday 17th June, on South Africa’s response coronavirus pandemic, Ramaphosa said “ A study by the University of Oxford in Britain found that ... Read More »

Nigeria elected member of UN Economic and Social Council

Nigeria elected member of UN Economic and Social Council

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday in New York elected Nigeria along with 17 other countries into the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new ECOSOC members will serve for three years with effect from Jan.1, 2021. *President of the UN General Assembly and Presiding Officer, Amb. Tijani ... Read More »

US Indicts Six Nigerians Over $6m Fraud

US Indicts Six Nigerians Over $6m Fraud

The United States yesterday exposed six Nigerians over alleged internet fraud worth more than six million dollars. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the suspects are Richard Uzuh, Micheal Olorunyomi, Alex Ogunshakin, Felix Okpoh, Nnamdi Benson and Abiola Kayode. In a statement on its website, the US Department of State said the six persons “manipulated their ictims to gain ... Read More »

Dabiri-Erewa Congratulates Oramah On Re-appointment As Afreximbank President

Dabiri-Erewa Congratulates Oramah On Re-appointment As Afreximbank President

HON. ABIKE DABIRI-EREWA CONGRATULATES PROF. BENEDICT ORAMAH ON HIS RE-APPOINTMENT By  Gabriel Odu The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has congratulated Prof. Benedict Oramah on his Re-Appointment as the President of the African Export-Import Bank(Afreximbank) for a second term in office. The NIDCOM boss said that his enormous contributions to the growth and development of the bank ... Read More »

Panel Calls For More Action On Flow Of Remittances As The World Marks World Day On Remittances

Panel Calls For More Action On Flow Of Remittances As The World Marks World Day On Remittances

PANEL CALLS FOR  MORE ACTION  ON FLOW OF REMITTANCES, AS THE WORLD MARKS WORLD  DAY ON REMITTANCES By  Abdur-Rahman Balogun   ABUJA, JUNE 16, 2020 : As the world marks the International Day on Remittances, there has been a call to action to ensure free flow of remittances despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 global pandemic. This was one of ... Read More »

North Korea ‘blows up’ joint liaison office with South Korea

North Korea ‘blows up’ joint liaison office with South Korea

North Korea has confirmed it destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office and has cut all communication lines with South Korea. The move comes just hours after the North renewed threats of military action against ‘the enemy’ South after days of rising tensions. Earlier, South Korea said the building – in the North Korea border town of Kaesong – had ‘exploded’, with ... Read More »

Bukayo Saka, Three Other Arsenal Players Make ‘Golden Boy’ Nomination For Best Young Players In Europe

Bukayo Saka, Three Other Arsenal Players Make ‘Golden Boy’ Nomination For Best Young Players In Europe

Four Arsenal players, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Marinelli, William Saliba and Trae Coyle have been nominated for the prestigious Golden Boy award for best young players in Europe, with Trae Coyle a surprising nominee amongst them. Coyle has yet to feature competitively for the first-team but has been named on the shortlist along with fellow Hale End product Bukayo Saka. Saka ... Read More »