3:49 am - Wednesday September 18, 2019

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FIGHTING CORRUPTION & INSECURITY IN NIGERIA: SCROLL Report Online stages Conference at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos Today …3.5 million Nigerians remain food insecure despite government and humanitarian aid *Challenge the press: ‘ The media has a role to play in ensuring the sustainability of our democracy by seeking solutions through conferences, workshops and seminars’ * “Fighting Corruption and Insecurity: The Way Forward was chosen due to insecurity leading to two million Nigerians estimated to have fled their homes, as the refugee crisis has entered its sixth year and there is conflict induced food insecurity and malnutrition’- Janet Mba Afolabi, CNN award winning journalist/ Publisher of Scroll Report BY CHIKA OBIYEDU/MEDIA CORRESPONDENT, LAGOS

FIGHTING CORRUPTION & INSECURITY IN NIGERIA: SCROLL Report Online stages Conference at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos Today …3.5 million Nigerians remain food insecure despite government and humanitarian aid *Challenge the press:...

NO GAIN IN CRIME: 35 Year old Nigerian Kingpin, IZUCHUKWU EZIMOHA, alias ‘Izu-Ugali’ executed for Drug Trafficking in Indonesia…Lifeless Body returned to Nigeria, Buried in Mansion amidst tears *Families, Friends attend funeral at his Ezimoha Compoud, Ezigbo village, Ihiala LGA of Anambra state BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & ILLA MOHAMMED, REPORTER, INDONESIA

NO GAIN IN CRIME: 35 Year old Nigerian Kingpin, IZUCHUKWU EZIMOHA, alias ‘Izu-Ugali’ executed for Drug Trafficking in Indonesia…Lifeless Body returned to Nigeria, Buried in Mansion amidst tears *Families, Friends...

CORRUPTION: $25Million Bribe Scandal rocks NIGERIAN Navy…as ISREALI Govt arrest 3 Israeli Shipyards’ employees for selling Shaldag Patrol Boats to Nigeria * Accused of Fraud, Money Laundering, Tax offenses and Breaching Export Laws *Israeli Police, Israeli Tax Authority, International Law Enforcement involved in Investigation *BUHARI Administration signed a three-year $195 million maritime security contract with Israeli firm HLSI Security Systems and Technologies * ‘We condemn the management of the Nigeria Maritime and Safety Agency for awarding the contract to HLSI. It is a breach of Nigeria’s internal security, and defies local content laws’-Nigeria’s House of Representatives *Pressures mounts on Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, EFCC to bring culprits to book BY JEROME SAMSON/CRIME REPORTER, ISREAL & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

CORRUPTION: $25Million Bribe Scandal rocks NIGERIAN Navy…as ISREALI Govt arrest 3 Israeli Shipyards’ employees for selling Shaldag Patrol Boats to Nigeria * Accused of Fraud, Money Laundering, Tax offenses and...

JUST IN: Albania Sacks Consul in Nigeria, NITIN SANDESARA over Alleged $725 million FRAUD Charges…Diplomat, brother-in-law used Sterling Biotech company to borrow funds from banks in India *Police handcuffs Cetan Sandesara as he tries to flee Albania, faces prosecution in India * ‘Our government interrupted Nitin Sandesara’s mandate as a consul in Nigeria because his case may damage the (country’s) image and reputation’-Albania Foreign Ministry BY SAMUEL IHIDU/SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, INDIA

JUST IN: Albania Sacks Consul in Nigeria, NITIN SANDESARA over Alleged $725 million FRAUD Charges…Diplomat, brother-in-law used Sterling Biotech company to borrow funds from banks in India *Police handcuffs Cetan Sandesara...

REFRESHING: Nigerian Music Star, DAVIDO performs at New York Power Concert in Madison Square Garden…duets American rapper Curtis 50 Cents Jackson, Snoop Dog danced on non-stop *Played hit songs back-to-back as crowd ask for more… *Performed to a mixed audience of thousands of people at the Season 6 premiere of American TV series * Recent collaboration with Chris Brown, Blow My Mind’ attract over 10 million views on YouTube in less than two weeks ‘Dreams do come through for real. And I feel so fulfilled in life’-DAVIDO BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF LIVE IN NEW YORK

REFRESHING: Nigerian Music Star, DAVIDO performs at New York Power Concert in Madison Square Garden…duets American rapper Curtis 50 Cents Jackson, Snoop Dog danced on non-stop *Played hit songs back-to-back as crowd...

INTERNET DATING FRAUD! Nigerian Man, MOSES IGWENEME Swindled a Switzerland woman of over $240,000 in Romance Scam…EFCC cracks Father-daughter syndicate, declares fugitive Co-conspirator, Nkiruka Blessing wanted * Promised Fake Marriage to Chantal Helene Meadery, Deceived victim into making a total of 16 different money transfers with a promise to relocate to Switzerland *Arraigned at Federal High Court in Port Harcourt * ‘Investigations showed that the syndicate has also defrauded other foreigners through their fraudulent dating schemes’- EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade BY HELEN OYEBADE/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

INTERNET DATING FRAUD! Nigerian Man, MOSES IGWENEME Swindled a Switzerland woman of over $240,000 in Romance Scam…EFCC cracks Father-daughter syndicate, declares fugitive Co-conspirator, Nkiruka Blessing wanted * Promised Fake...

OPINION: ‘AFRICAN Slavery is still thriving in the world today’-Nigeria President, MUHAMMADU BUHARI …There are 40 million men, women and children living in forced servitude * Modern form includes: debt bondage, enslavement of war captives, commercial sexual exploitation/ forced domestic servitude, holding people held against their will and controlling their movements * We must remember that slavery is not simply a campaign of hatred; it is the pursuit of profit. One way to extinguish it in its current forms, therefore, is to make it economically unfeasible

‘AFRICAN Slavery is still thriving in the world today’–Nigeria President, MUHAMMADU BUHARI …There are 40 million men, women and children living in forced servitude * Modern form includes: debt bondage, enslavement...

SHAMEFUL: Nigerian born Texas man, HAMMED AKINOLA Sentenced to over 7 years in JAIL for $10million Housing Fraud…earlier convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in thefts *53 year old indicted for same international fraud case linked to about 45 victims and bogus requests for payment in 2016 * ‘American victims thought they were sending money to title companies to close on homes, whereas this group used fake emails and hacking of legitimate accounts leading the victims to transfer funds to accounts controlled by James Campbell and Hammed Akinola’-Prosecutors BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

SHAMEFUL: Nigerian born Texas man, HAMMED AKINOLA Sentenced to over 7 years in JAIL for $10million Housing Fraud…earlier convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in thefts *53 year old indicted for same international...

BREAKING NEWS: PortHarcourt Native, Seaman VICTOR DIAMOND flies Nigeria Flag to become American Naval Future Warfighter…Undergoing dedicated instructional guidance at Naval Education and Training Command in Great Lakes *Learning to be highly skilled, operational and combat ready warfighter with tools and opportunities for continuous development *Adapting and keeping up with specialized skills needed to be a boatswain’s mate *Fully ready to take charge of the overall maintenance and preservation of U.S. Navy warships *The Naturalized American is a 2007 graduate of Century International High School, credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned growing up in PortHarcourt *His word: “I learned to live a positive life, live by example and to be a positive example for others to do the same. I grew up in a family in PortHarcourt where respect and doing what is right is very important. You have to own what you have done no matter what the consequences” * ‘Diamond plays an important role in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of National Defense Strategy’- MC2 (SW/AW) Theodore Quintana “Our priorities center on people, capabilities and processes, and will be achieved by our focus on speed, value, results and partnerships. Readiness, lethality and modernization are the requirements driving these priorities”- Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

BREAKING NEWS: PortHarcourt Native, Seaman VICTOR DIAMOND flies Nigeria Flag to become American Naval Future Warfighter…Undergoing dedicated instructional guidance at Naval Education and Training Command in Great Lakes *Learning...

SENTENCED TO 13 MONTHS IN AMERICAN PRISON: TWO NIGERIAN Yahoo Boys in Trouble for STEALING the sum of $487,000 Cash…OLUGBOYEGA AKINLOYE FASANYA, ANTHONY CHIDOZIE EZIKE altered fake checks * The 36-year-olds deposit fraudulent checks totaling $1.2 million in banks and withdrew $487,000 cash before the fraud was detected *Submitted counterfeit traveling international passports from Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa as form of identification to avoid detection * Fasanya ordered to pay $380,000 in restitution to the affected banks while Ezike has been ordered to pay back $230,000, await deportation after serving JAIL term * “Fasanya and Ezike agreed that they actually committed the crime. They admitted they altered the checks and deposited them into American banks in Rhode Island and Massachusetts”-U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island Stephen Dambruch BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, Naija Standard

SENTENCED TO 13 MONTHS IN AMERICAN PRISON: TWO NIGERIAN Yahoo Boys in Trouble for STEALING the sum of $487,000 Cash…OLUGBOYEGA AKINLOYE FASANYA, ANTHONY CHIDOZIE EZIKE altered fake checks * The 36-year-olds deposit...