Two staff of Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air have been arrested at the Heathrow Airport in London for suspected drug trafficking on Tuesday. Continue reading
In preparation for his 2015 massive campaign, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar gives out shoes to the shoe-less.
Reasons behind his motive cannot to be totally ascertained as at the time of this post, but it is believed that he, Mr Atiku is trying to give back to Nigerians what the incumbent president deceitfully took away during his campaign.
But the questions on the lips of so many still remains, should Atiku provide shoes for the shoe-less, will the shoes cater for more 100 million people? Since it is believed that 85% of Nigerians live below $1 (N150.00) per day.
The political routine in Nigeria still remains on the table of ‘give-and-take’ i.e. if he gives shoes to the shoe-less and they vote him into power, you can be sure he would take back the shows 2-weeks after his swearing-in.
Alhaji Atiku, please be careful what you wish you wish for.
A Federal High Court in Lagos has joined the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, as a defendant in a suit seeking to revoke the operating licence of Airtel Nigeria Limited for allegedly operating an illegal lottery.
Trial judge, Justice Saliu Saidu, in a ruling on a motion filed by the initiator of the suit, Benjamin Owiadolor, also joined the National Lottery Regulation Commission, NLRC; Consumer Protection Council, CPC, and Secure Electronic Technology Plc, all as defendants to the suit.
Justice Saidu equally ordered Airtel to provide the call logs of Owiadolor in court.
Owiadolor, who is a lawyer, had filed the suit urging the court to mandate Airtel to refund all sums expended by subscribers who participated in the competition known as “wake up a millionaire promo” by way of credit, which should be done under the supervision of the NCC. Continue reading
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, On Wednesday, 13 March, 2013 Arraigned Akinluyi Akintunde (A.K.A Akin Cindy) Before Justice Bolaji Yusuf of the Oyo State High Court, sitting In Ibadan On A Two Count Charge Bordering On Obtaining Money By False Pretense And Possession Of Documents Containing False Pretense Contrary To Sections 6, 8(B) And 1 (3) Of The Advance Fee Fraud And Other Fraud Related Offenses Act No. 14 0f 2006.
Akintunde allegedly obtained the sum of $450.00 (Four Hundred and Fifty USD) from one Robert Jackson via Western Union Money Transfer and another $6,450,000.00 (Six million, Four Hundred and Forty UDS) through false documents. He pleaded not guilty to the charge. Count two of the charge reads: “Akinluyi Akintunde( a.k.a Akin Cindy) on or about the 12th October, 2011 at Ogbomosho within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud had in your possession documents containing false pretenses to an air travelling regulation purportedly issued by the Ministry of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a drug free certificate for the sum of $5,000,000.00 (Five Million United States Dollars) in favour of one Stan Wills Chevron Oil & Gas Company purportedly issued by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, two revenue collector’s statement for the sum of $1,450,000.00( One Million, Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) purportedly issued by the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria in favour of one Stanley Woodley and Stan Wils, three contract award certificates purportedly issued by Chevron Oil & Gas plc in favour of Frank David, Stanley Wils and Stanley Dreckley and draft e- mails. Continue reading
He owned a hip hop record label and he lived the high life of luxury hotels, gambling, strippers and bling. But behind the glitz and the glamour Tobechi Enyinna Onwuhara was one of the FBI’s most wanted men, allegedly a fraudster who scammed at least $44 million through cyber crimes.
But the sophisticated con artist, who fled Florida in August 2008 amid an intense FBI investigation, has been caught in Sydney and sent back to the US to face a string of fraud charges.
Nigerian-born Tobechi Onwuhara, 33, was “provisionally arrested in response to a request from the United States Government” in December last year, according to a spokeswoman for the Australian Attorney-General’s department.
Mr Onwuhara is to face prosecution in the US for fraud related offences, including identity fraud and computer fraud, the spokeswoman said. Continue reading