The suspects
The Cyber Crime Section of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal office, has arrested four suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja.
The suspects are: Chijioke Okwuosah, Emeka Basil, Ayian Chimere and elochukwu Godwill Oguonu.

They were arrested during a sting operation recently at House 34 and 35, 31Road Efab Estate Lokogoma, Abuja, following intelligence reports received by the Commission about their alleged involvement in the criminal activity.
Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include mobile phones, laptops and 2 cars.
The commission said the suspects would soon be charged to court.
 

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•Customs arrest 50 suspects, seize 14 trucks Accuse residents of border towns of complicity
Francis Sardauna in Katsina and Eromosele Abiodun in Lagos
Despite the closure of Nigerian land borders by the federal government in the last three months, smuggling still persists at the border between Nigeria and Niger Republic, THISDAY’s investigation has revealed.

THISDAY gathered that at the border between Jibia in Katsina State and Niger Republic, smugglers have resorted to the use of illegal routes to ferry in bags of foreign rice, bales of second-hand clothing and other contrabands.
However, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has dismissed the observation, calling for either a … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Chijioke Jannah

Former two division world boxing champion, Timothy Bradley, has urged Anthony Joshua to go for the knockout when he faces Andy Ruiz in a rematch on December 7th in Saudi Arabia.
In the first bout, back on June 1, Joshua was dropped four times before the contest was waved off in the seventh round in New York City.

Ruiz, who came in as a late replacement and a huge underdog, walked away with the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world titles.
Joshua quickly exercised the contractual clause for an immediate rematch, and he vowed to correct his mistakes.
However, Bradley while speaking in an interview with … >>> Read Full Story



A Sochi welcome for President Buhari
The Presidency says about 250 Nigerian business interests will participate in the African Business Forum, which will bring together African and Russian business leaders in Sochi, Russia, between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25.
Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to the presidential aide, the forum will be held during the Russia–Africa Summit to enhance Russian investments in Africa, and promote African business interest in the host country.
“It is important that this meeting is taking place at this time. All the big economies … >>> Read Full Story



As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Dangote Petroleum
Refinery is empowering youths through skills acquisition and vocational trainings in the Ibeju-Lekki axis of Lagos State, writes Chiemelie Ezeobi
At Dangote Petroleum Refinery, the value of ‘Responsibility’ is collective and finds a natural place as a key driver in the conduct of its entire business operations and in its relationship with every stakeholder in its host communities.
It is on this philosophy that Dangote Petroleum Refinery hinged its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, which it recently executed through the training of 200 youths from communities around Ibeju-Lekki area in Lagos State.

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Story Written By: Nsikak Nseyen

The Sokoto State Police Command has recovered N10.1 million from a kidnap gang and arrested 81 suspects over murder, kidnapping, unlawful possession of weapons and internet fraud across the country.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja on Monday.
He said the amount was part of the ransom paid by one of their victims, Alhaji Tuku Zubairu, a wealthy business man in Sokoto State.

He said the gang was formed in Katsina Prison, adding that members were prisoners who had been prosecuted by the police.
Mba said they were either serving jail terms or rounding … >>> Read Full Story



Zainab Ahmed: Are Buhari’s budgets really expansionary1
By Kola Ibrahim
The Buhari government claimed to have embarked on expansionary budgets, despite adverse economic conditions, as a way of spurring development and economic growth. Indeed, between 2015 and 2018, the government’s actually-implemented budget size was N23.38 trillion. But these budget sums should be situated within the existing economic situations. At N306 to a dollar, the value of the budgets (both the approved and actual) are actually less than presented. For instance, the 2016, 2017 and 2018 actually-implemented budgets of N5.36 trillion, N6.46 trillion and N6.8 trillion respectively translate to $17.6 billion, $21.2 billion and $22.3 billion … >>> Read Full Story