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BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN, 27 Years old GODWIN BENSON Wins British Engineering AWARD…Develops TUTERIA App that links qualified tutors to students in their area to their budget * Beat 16 participants to clinch £25,000 ($32,000) prize money * “It is something that solves the problem of access to quality, personalised learning and helps people earn income from sharing their knowledge”-Benson * The said that Tuteria could change the lives of people eager to learn: “We’re proud to have him as our third Africa Prize winner, and we trust Tuteria will go on to change the lives of millions of people who are eager to learn and develop new skills”-Malcolm Brinded, head judge of competition BY TOLA OYENUGA/TECHNOLOGY REPORTER, LONDON

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN, 27 Years old GODWIN BENSON Wins British Engineering AWARD…Develops TUTERIA App that links qualified tutors to students in their area to their budget * Beat 16 participants to clinch £25,000 ($32,000) prize money *...

BUSTED: NIGERIAN Human Trafficking KINGPIN in Italy EMEKA Odiegwu Arrested…13 other Nigerians in Police Net for Slavery, Prostitution, Human Trafficking and illegal immigration * Trafficked Victims threatened to repay 25,000 to 30,000 euros (28,000 to 33,600 U.S. dollars) cost of the journey from Africa to Europe * Operation coordinated by prosecutors of Anti-Mafia District Directorate in Cagliari, Sardinia, and raids were carried out in the provinces of Cagliari, Reggio Calabria, Perugia, Pistoia, and Pescara * “The operation resulted from complaints filed by young women from Ghana and Nigeria, who were engaged in prostitution at the outskirts of the regional capital in Cagliari”-ITALIAN Police BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, reporting from ITALY

BUSTED: NIGERIAN Human Trafficking KINGPIN in Italy EMEKA Odiegwu Arrested…13 other Nigerians in Police Net for Slavery, Prostitution, Human Trafficking and illegal immigration * Trafficked Victims threatened to repay 25,000 to 30,000...

NO PLACE TO RUN: NIGERIA’S Fugitive Oil Mogul, KOLA ALUKO owing $50.9 million RENT in luxury 79th Floor Penthouse New York Condo…Sighted HIDING in Hong Kong in his 213-foot yacht Galactica Star * ‘Nigeria’s business man, Kolawole Aluko used Earnshaw Associates Ltd set up in British Virgin Islands to purchase the 6,240-square-foot (580-square-meter) condo in 2014’-New York City Public Records * “We have issued a $35.3 million mortgage on the 6,240-square-foot spread at 157 E. 57th St., listed Aluko’s ‘Galactica Star’ yacht as collateral and looking to collect what it’s owed plus interest”-Banque Havilland Bank in Luxembourg * ‘Aluko, others accused of pocketing $1.8 billion meant for Nigerian government coffers and spending it on luxury goods around the globe’-INVESTIGATION * “Aluko is a WANTED MAN. Nigeria’s Federal High Court issued worldwide assets’ freeze tied to Aluko, including luxury homes in New York, Los Angeles and London, three private jets, 58 cars and a yacht named the Galactica Star”-EFCC, Nigeria’s anti-graft agency *QUOTE: “He wanted to be where no one would know who he was. He wanted to escape from himself”-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES & TINA GUADUPE/SPECIAL CRIME CORRESPONDENT, HONG KONG & SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, ABUJA

NO PLACE TO RUN: NIGERIA’S Fugitive Oil Mogul, KOLA ALUKO owing $50.9 million RENT in luxury 79th Floor Penthouse New York Condo…Sighted HIDING in Hong Kong in his 213-foot yacht Galactica Star * ‘Nigeria’s business man,...

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian, 31, Obinna Obioha Facing 21 years JAIL TERM in America for STEALING $6.5 million in wire fraud scam…Involving unauthorized entry into computers, email accounts of United States citizens *’YES, I engaged in 50 wire transfers between January 2016 and September 2016′-Obioha *Monitors email addresses in search of impending commercial transactions, creates fake email addresses that appeared similar to victims’ legitimate email addresses BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian, 31, Obinna Obioha Facing 21 years JAIL TERM in America for STEALING $6.5 million in wire fraud scam…Involving unauthorized entry into computers, email accounts of United States citizens *’YES, I engaged in...

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s Niger-Delta Kingpin, TOMPOLO under British Police INVESTIGATION…for giving $154,000 BRIBE to CAS-Global Ltd, a UK firm to help secure sale of Naval vessels * Cas-Global already been the subject of an investigation since 2014 by the City of London police’s specialist anti-corruption unit * America, Britain, Nigeria and Norway conducting investigation on British firm *PLUS: The NIMASA Connection BY RAYMOND ANANI/ENERGY EDITOR, LONDON & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s Niger-Delta Kingpin, TOMPOLO under British Police INVESTIGATION…for giving $154,000 BRIBE to CAS-Global Ltd, a UK firm to help secure sale of Naval vessels * Cas-Global already been the subject of an investigation...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘I Have No Connection with $200Million MALABU BRIBE, I Am Innocent of FRAUD’-Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former President * ‘Publications against GEJ are false in its entirety, one more in the series of fake news sponsored by those threatened by my continuously rising profile in the international community’ * ‘Report LIED that Jonathan and Etete had known each other for years’-Ikechukwu Eze, Media Adviser to GEJ * ‘FAKE News that Jonathan refused British help in rescuing the Chibok Girls’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: ‘I Have No Connection with $200Million MALABU BRIBE, I Am Innocent of FRAUD’-Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former President * ‘Publications against GEJ are false in its entirety, one more in the series of...

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian national, Wiseman Oputa Faces 20 years Jail Term and $250,000 maximum fine for WIRE FRAUD in Texas…Pleads GUILTY of crime, Defrauds innocent Americans to $500,000 *Used counterfeit passports to open bank accounts in the greater Houston area *International passports from various African countries had photographs of Oputa but different names and identification information * U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Department of State – Diplomatic Security Service the Secret Service conduct Investigation, Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Elmilady prosecutes the case *United States District Judge reserve ruling for July 6 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian national, Wiseman Oputa Faces 20 years Jail Term and $250,000 maximum fine for WIRE FRAUD in Texas…Pleads GUILTY of crime, Defrauds innocent Americans to $500,000 *Used counterfeit passports to open bank accounts...

WANTED IN CANADA: 2 Nigerians charged, other on the run for Stealing $10million Canada’s identities…Orchestrate sophisticated identity theft ring *Toronto Police began investigation dubbed “Project Royal” to nab criminals *Arrested & Charged: Adedayo Ogundana, 45, a.k.a Oladipupo Ogund, Adekunle Johnson Omitiran, 37 and Duro Akintola, 44, alias Michie Noah a Fugitive * “Accused had connections to individuals in financial industry which helped them fuel their ‘high-profile lifestyle.’ We seized 37 fraudulently obtained credit cards and a series of notebooks containing the handwritten identity of approximately 5,000 GTA residents”-Toronto Police *Anyone with information on whereabouts to contact Canadian Financial Crimes at 416-808-7300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) BY SADE OLAYIWOLA/CRIME REPORTER, TORONTO

WANTED IN CANADA: 2 Nigerians charged, other on the run for Stealing $10million Canada’s identities…Orchestrate sophisticated identity theft ring *Toronto Police began investigation dubbed “Project Royal” to nab criminals *Arrested...

SHOCKING: Niger Delta Development Commission Managing Director, Nsima Ekere in N27Million Fraud…Federal High Court Judge Freeze All his Bank Accounts *Corruptly-enmeshed topshot of NDDC’fights’ corruption *Disregard payment plans, loot Oceanic Bank, now Ecobank * “In the case number: FHC/UY/CS/36/2017 made on Thursday, March 20, 2017, I ruled that an order of the Court granting interim possession of Plot 1. 52 Lagos Street (Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State belonging to the Defendant to the Plaintiff/Applicant; an Order of the Honourable Court directing the State Commissioner of Police to provide Mobile Police Security where the property is situate to assist in the enforcement of the order of the Honourable Court”-Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu of the Federal High Court of Nigeria (Uyo Judicial Division) BY ONYEMA AYANOGWU/ASSISTANT JUDICIAL EDITOR, ABUJA

SHOCKING: Niger Delta Development Commission Managing Director, Nsima Ekere in N27Million Fraud…Federal High Court Judge Freeze All his Bank Accounts *Corruptly-enmeshed topshot of NDDC’fights’ corruption *Disregard payment...

The LOOTING of Nigeria’s Petroleum FUNDS: ‘Esther Ogbue, ex-NNPC MD, you’re a THIEF that STOLE $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m in CASH secretly in your Lagos HOME’-Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, EFCC *Buys Exotic Properties in United Arab Emirates, UK and Europe *Why she was SACKED for FRAUD in Nigeria’s National Petroleum Corporation *Her former COOK, Gabel Segbedji lives a Millionaire lifestyle in Benin Republic BY ONYEMA EKELECHUKWU/EDITOR, ANTI-GRAFT, ABUJA

The LOOTING of Nigeria’s Petroleum FUNDS: ‘Esther Ogbue, ex-NNPC MD, you’re a THIEF that STOLE $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m in CASH secretly in your Lagos HOME’-Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, EFCC *Buys Exotic Properties...