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Nigeria loses in British court, to forfeit $9 billion assets

The Nigerian government will be forfeiting N3.2 trillion ($9 billion) in assets to a company Process & Industrial Development Limited (P&ID), over its failure to honor a contract.   Justice Butcher of The High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales ruled on the case on Friday August 16, 2 years after the Nigerian …

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Jeffrey Epstein had bizarre portrait of ‘Bill Clinton in Hillary’s dress and heels in his New York mansion’

Billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein had a bizarre portrait of Bill Clinton wearing a dress hanging in his Manhattan mansion, it has been revealed. The painting showed the former president lounging on a chair in the Oval Office wearing red heels and a blue dress reminiscent of a famous Monica Lewinsky outfit that needed dry-cleaning. The …

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Over 6,000 Nigerians under crime investigation in South Africa – High Commissioner raises alarm

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Kabir Bala has revealed that over 6,000 Nigerians are being investigated by the South African authorities for various crimes.   The High Commissioner said the statistics which is from the South African Police Service also revealed that the crimes centered on drug-related offences, murder, fraud and armed robbery.   “We have to …

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Nigerian Prison Service changes name to Nigerian Correctional Service

The Nigerian Prison Service has changed its name to Nigerian Correctional Service.   The change in name follows the assent of President Buhari to the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill, 2019. The President also endorsed the change of name of Federal Universities of Agriculture, Makurdi into Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi, after the late Tiv politician, who was …

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LGBTQ history to be taught in Illinois public schools starting next year

As of July 20, 2020, Illinois public schools will be required by law to educate students on the history of the LGBTQ community in the U.S. and Illinois. House Bill 246 was introduced by Rep. Anna Moeller to amend the school code to add a more inclusive history curriculum. “In public schools only, the teaching …

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‘Yoruba supremacist’ Adeyinka Grandson who called for killing of Igbos in 2019 election, arrested by UK police for terrorism

Adeyinka Grandson, an alleged ‘Yoruba Supremacist’ and President of the Young Yorubas for Freedom (YYF) secessionist group was arrested by the Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command London on August 6, over his known social media attacks on Igbos and Fulanis.   Adeyinka was arrested on charges of “stirring racial discrimination” and “encouraging terrorism” by the Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command who grilled …

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Out of the 21 drug peddlers on death roll in Indonesia 20 are from Anambra – Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has revealed that a trip she took to the Indonesian prison some years back revealed that out of the 21 Nigerian drug peddlers on death roll, 20 of them were from Anambra state while the remaining one was from Edo state.   Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this in a …

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Gambia removes Yahya Jammeh’s image from bank notes

The Central Bank of Gambia began distributing new 50, 100 and 200 notes of its dalasi currency on Tuesday August 7, following the removal of Yahya Jammeh’s image from its national bank notes. The image of former president Yahya Jammeh which was printed on all bank notes in The Gambia, was replaced by a poultry believed to …

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‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’ documentary earns Nigerian journalist Emmy nomination

Award-winning Nigerian investigative journalist and BBC correspondent, Ruona Meyer has received an Emmy nomination for her documentary, Sweet Sweet Codeine. Ruona J, Meyer went undercover to investigate the people behind Nigeria’s cough syrup crisis and the documentary has broken several records since BBC Nigeria released it a year ago. The document has won and been …

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Gunman kills 20 and dozens injured at Walmart store in Texas

Authorities in Texas are investigating the mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso on Saturday as a possible hate crime, the city’s police chief said. A gunman killed 20 people and injured 26 others after he opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, state and city officials said The suspected gunman …

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