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FEAR of Arrest: Retired Navy Director, Rear Admiral TAHIR YUSUF goes into Hiding after stealing Nigerian Navy’s N2billion Fund…Anti-graft agency, EFCC seals Two Hotels, Buildings, Bakery owned by fugitive *Suspect previously second-in-command to the Chief of Account and Budget Naval Headquarters, held the cash in seven accounts- both private and corporate in two banks *Fled earlier to Dubai after been uncovered for embezzling N2 billion belonging to the Nigerian government *Sealed properties include Emerald hotels and suites located in Zaria and Kaduna, two uncompleted buildings in Zaria/Kaduna, Bitmas Bakery Limited in Zaria *Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the permanent forfeiture of about N500 million found to be fraudulently amassed by the military officer to the Nigerian government *BY HALIM ABUBAKAR/Anti-graft Correspondent, Abuja

 FEAR of Arrest: Retired Navy Director, Rear Admiral TAHIR YUSUF goes into Hiding after stealing Nigerian Navy’s N2billion Fund…Anti-graft agency, EFCC seals Two Hotels, Buildings, Bakery owned by fugitive *Suspect previously second-in-command...

Rising hatred against Africans! United Arab Emirates Suspends Direct Employment Visa For Nigerians…alleges crime *BY LUKMAN YINUSA/SPECIAL IMMIGRATION CORRESPONDENT, DUBAI

Rising hatred against Africans! United Arab Emirates Suspends Direct Employment Visa For Nigerians…alleges crime BY LUKMAN YINUSA/SPECIAL IMMIGRATION CORRESPONDENT, DUBAI THE value of life of Africans resident in the Middle East, particularly...

Face-Off: Aso Rock ends Twitter operation in Nigeria indefinitely for deleting President Buhari’s tweet …Nigerian Bar Association threatens legal action against the Nigerian government if Twitter ban is not immediately reversed *The mission of Twitter in Nigeria is very very suspect-Information Minister Lai Mohammed * We’re suing Nigerian authorities over their ILLEGAL indefinite suspension-SERAP, Lagos-based civil society group *BY DAVID ONUKE/Social Media Editor, Abuja

Face-Off: Aso Rock ends Twitter operation in Nigeria indefinitely for deleting President Buhari’s tweet …Nigerian Bar Association threatens legal action against the Nigerian government if Twitter ban is not immediately reversed *The...

ABILITY IN DISABILITY, Help Her! Daily I hawk in Lagos traffic so that my daughter, grandma and I will not die of Hunger -Mary Daniel, 26-year-old single mother amputated at 11 …Lose parents to car crash at tender age, vowed never to go into prostitution for survival *Being an orphan and walking on one leg supported by a crutch not enough for her to compromise her values, She had huge dream to become a Nurse in life *Unflinching resolution makes her eke out a living on the highways in Oshodi, one of Lagos’ busiest cities *Abandoned by man who impregnated her, strap her daughter on the back while hawking bottled water *Donations to Daniel can be made via her Access Bank account with Account Name: Mary Daniel and Account Number: 1235107726 *“I sleep on the balcony and passage of a house over there at a storey building on Suwebatu Street. I hardly sleep at night because of mosquitoes. So I usually pray at night. I always take a short nap after the first round of hawking in the morning to make up for the sleepless night. I know I am an orphan and physically challenged, I have worn to God I will not beg because I believe I have the strength to work and cater for myself”-Mary lament in tears *BY BOLADE ADEYEMI/Special Reporter, Lagos

ABILITY IN DISABILITY, Help Her! Daily I hawk in Lagos traffic so that my daughter, grandma and I will not die of Hunger –Mary Daniel, 26-year-old single mother amputated at 11 …Lose parents to car crash at tender age, vowed never...

SHAMEFUL! Nigerian Yahoo Boy, EMMANUEL ODIAH sentenced to 54months in United States prison for stealing over $600,000…pleads guilty to money laundering, wire-fraud scheme * “Odiah participated in a scheme that manipulated elderly and other vulnerable individuals with a total disregard for the financial and emotional devastation it caused. Bringing those who prey on our seniors to justice is a top priority of my office”-U.S. Attorney Blader * “33 year old Nigerian in Dallas, laundered money for a network of individuals perpetrating computer-based fraud schemes in Nigeria and Ghana. He maintained seven U.S. bank accounts to launder fraud proceeds. He opened these accounts using fraudulent passports in the names James Princeton and Ryan Greg Mornson”-INVESTIGATION *U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations and the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

SHAMEFUL! Nigerian Yahoo Boy, EMMANUEL ODIAH sentenced to 54months in United States prison for stealing over $600,000…pleads guilty to money laundering, wire-fraud scheme * “Odiah participated in a scheme that manipulated elderly and...

SAD: Over 23 million Nigerians are jobless -Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics …Unemployment rate in Nigeria hit 33.3% * Quote from Q4, 2020 report: “A combination of both the unemployment and underemployment rate for the reference period gave a figure of 56.1 per cent. This means that 33.3 per cent of the labour force in Nigeria or 23,187,389 persons either did nothing or worked for less than 20 hours a week, making them unemployed by our definition in Nigeria” * BY DAVID AMAECHI Business Reporter, Abuja

  SAD: Over 23 million Nigerians are jobless -Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics …Unemployment rate in Nigeria hit 33.3% * Quote from Q4, 2020 report: “A combination of both the unemployment and underemployment rate...

After 6 hours of Rigorous grilling, EMEKA OKONKWO, alias E-MONEY leaves Nigeria Police Custody in a wine-coloured suit …Says: ‘I am a clean entrepreneur, a successful businessman’ * Attract the ire of Nigeria Police Inspector General for allegedly using fully armed policemen as domestic servants * “We received a signal from the Force headquarters on Monday that the police detail of music executive, E-Money, be immediately withdrawn and an investigation into the man be launched. The IG was surprised that policemen were attached to him in the first place and were being used like domestic servants, carrying umbrellas, opening doors and doing menial jobs for him. The policemen were discovered to be attached to B Operations at the command headquarters and not MOPOL which is the usual practice. So, we have withdrawn his policemen and we are inviting him for questioning. The policemen will also be interrogated”-A top police officer * BY CHIDI REUBEN/CRIME REPORTER

After 6 hours of Rigorous grilling, EMEKA OKONKWO, alias E-MONEY leaves Nigeria Police Custody in a wine-coloured suit …Says:‘I am a clean entrepreneur, a successful businessman’ * Attract the ire of...

‘We have returned to Nigeria over £241m ($300m) stolen by Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s former dictator’-United States government …Fund laundered through the U.S. And kept in a Jersey bank account *Money recovered from the hidden account of shell company Doraville * Repatriation involves Jersey retaining $5m (£3.8m), US eligible for same amount * ‘The island had transferred $314,305,568.54 to the U.S on 2nd March’- Jersey’s Attorney General Mark Temple QC * ‘Money had been moved to a recovery account held by the Central Bank of Nigeria and would be paid to the National Sovereign Investment Authority within 14 days’-The Justice Minister for Nigeria, Abubakar Malami * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief

‘Nigeria is calling for Debt Forgiveness of member states from International financial institutions’-President Muhammadu Buhari …Members need to use funds withstand the fallout of the Coronavirus...

ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT! ‘ United States Justice Department’s Anti-money laundering must show evidence $320million stolen Abacha’s fund repatriated to Nigeria is not Squandered’-CHUCK GRASSLEY, U.S. Chairman, Senate Finance Committee …Slam Nigeria’s EFCC, Attorney General for pursuing opposition, saying: “We are asking for proof that funds returned to Nigeria would go toward infrastructure projects as promised” *“Ibrahim Magu, head of EFCC and Attorney General Abubakar Malami using their roles as an enforcement arm against anyone voicing opposition to Buhari’s government” *’Given all these circumstances, it is critical for Congress to understand what steps the United States government is taking, before it helps transfer hundreds of millions of dollars to Nigeria, to ensure that the money is not fuelling more corruption and government abuses’ *Nigeria rejects U.S. senator’s query, claim: “The Federal Government would not be dragged into any controversy over an allegation that has no fact or any iota of proof” * “The Commission remains focused on its mandate against economic and financial crimes and will not be deterred by spurious allegations from individuals with hidden agenda”-EFCC spokesman Tony Orilade * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 27: Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, listens as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the...

New development in medical science: ‘I met a young Jamaican in Geneva whose Invention could help tackle spread of COVID-19’ -Commonwealth Secretary-General, PATRICIA Scotland …Rayvon Stewart found a way to curb the spread of harmful germs from person-to-person or via contaminated surfaces * He discovered Xermosol which helped saved 20 born babies in Jamaica that were earlier infected with lethal bacteria * Field and laboratory testing validated Xermosol’s efficiency in killing more than 99.9% of deadly pathogens * Tests carried out in conjunction with University of Technology, Jamaica and University of the West Indies showed Xermosol destroys organisms as MRSA, E-coli and viral cells like influenza virus H1N1 * This is a huge step in the fight against microorganisms and offers new ways of thinking around combatting viral cells such as Coronavirus * “The recognition I received from the Commonwealth Health Innovation Awards was a key moment in Xermosol’s progress, generating immense interest in the project”-Rayvon *BY DEBRA KELLY/SCIENCE REPORTER, KINGSTON, JAMAICA

New development in medical science: ‘I met a young Jamaican in Geneva whose Invention could help tackle spread of COVID-19′ -Commonwealth Secretary-General, PATRICIA Scotland …Rayvon Stewart found a way to...