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  • Nigerian community in U.S. lauds appointment of Ogunlesi into Trump’s Economic Advisory Team

    12/04/2016 8:25:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The World Stage ^ | December 4, 2016 | News Agency of Nigeria
    The Nigerian community in the U.S. has lauded the appointment of Bayo Ogunlesi by President-elect Donald Trump into his Economic Advisory Team. The appointment, they said, could signal a positive trend for Africa. The Nigerians told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York, that Ogunlesi had been an excellent ambassador for Africa and Nigeria in particular. Mr Michael Adeniyi, former President of a Nigerian U.S.-based group, the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians Inc. (OAN Inc), told NAN that “Bayo Ogunlesi is an excellent and extraordinary Nigerian. “He is very humble, brilliant and outstanding in...
  • Nigerian Executed in Singapore for drug trafficking

    11/18/2016 9:35:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    All Africa ^ | 11/18/2016 | Samuel Ogundipe
    Chijioke Obioha, a 38-year-old Nigerian, has been executed in Singapore after being found guilty of drug trafficking, the local media reported on Friday. Mr. Obioha was hanged in Changi Prison early Friday morning alongside a Malaysian national who was convicted on separate drugs offenses, the Straits Times reported, quoting a statement from the country's anti-narcotics bureau. Mr. Obioha was arrested in April 2007 after being found in possession of more than 2.6 kilograms of cannabis. The quantity surpassed the 500 grams threshold that triggers the automatic presumption of trafficking under Singaporean law. He was found guilty in December 2008 and...
  • New emails show Huma scheming for Hillary

    08/09/2016 12:02:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Another 296 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails were released Tuesday — exposing key Clinton aides doing favors for billionaires and, on one occasion, leaving the then-secretary of state’s daily schedule in an unlocked hotel room. The documents were released by Judicial Watch, which is suing to recover Clinton’s emails under Freedom of Information Act laws. In an April 2009 email to Clinton’s State Department aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, President Clinton’s former body man, Doug Band, the founder of corporate consultant Teneo, urgently asked them to set up a meeting with an ambassador for a major donor to the...
  • Nigerian Scammers Infect Themselves With Own Malware, Reveal New Fraud Scheme

    08/07/2016 12:27:56 PM PDT · by DrJeff · 22 replies
    Slashdot ^ | August 07, 2016
    "A pair of security researchers recently uncovered a Nigerian scammer ring that they say operates a new kind of attack...after a few of its members accidentally infected themselves with their own malware," reports IEEE Spectrum. "Over the past several months, they've watched from a virtual front row seat as members used this technique to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from small and medium-sized businesses worldwide." Wave723 writes: Nigerian scammers are becoming more sophisticated, moving on from former 'spoofing' attacks in which they impersonated a CEO's email from an external account. Now, they've begun to infiltrate employee email accounts to...
  • MSNBC: New USA Today/Pew Poll more TROUBLE for Obama and Democrats in 2014 (VIDEO)

    05/05/2014 7:43:21 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 27 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 5 2014 | The Right Scoop
    I thought Mika was going to cry as she presented the bad news in this new poll that basically shows that people are fed up with Democrats:
  • San Jose Woman Duped Out Of $500K In Nigerian Online Dating Scam

    01/17/2014 6:03:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A San Jose woman bilked out of $500,000 by a Nigerian scam artist on a dating website luckily recovered $200,000 from a bank in Turkey, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. The case of the 66-year-old woman conned out of her money through a meeting on should serve as a warning about fraud schemes on international dating sites, Deputy District Attorney Cherie Bourland said.
  • Investigators say black money scam has reached Louisville

    12/14/2013 12:17:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WLKY ^ | WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. —A trick used worldwide has hit the Louisville area. Investigators are warning the public about the black money scam used to swindle people out of thousands. "In this situation we came across something unique. A scam in our community we had ever seen before," said Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad. Authorities discovered $50,000 in real U.S. currency along with a suitcase full of what's called "black money." Authorities said they've seen the black money scam recently in at least four U.S. cities. "'It was a drug deal gone bad. We were able to smuggle the money out...
  • Ted Cruz: Nigerian emailers run Affordable Care Act site

    10/22/2013 5:36:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies ^ | 10/22/13 | Tal Kopan
    At a well-received “Welcome Home” speech in Houston on Monday night, Sen. Ted Cruz managed to find a silver lining in the problems with the Affordable Care Act exchange website. “You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately,” Cruz joked, according to the Houston Chronicle. “They all have been hired to run the Obamacare website.” Cruz was speaking to a tea party crowd filling the headquarters of the King Street Patriots in his hometown Monday night, and he said it was good to be back. “I’ve spent the past month in...
  • Nigerian Terror Suspect Flown to New York for Trial...

    09/28/2013 3:53:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies ^ | Friday, Sep 27, 2013 | By Jonathan Dienst
    "Nigerian Terror Suspect Flown to New York for Trial, Accused of Recruiting, Training for Al-Qaida Federal authorities say Lawal Babafemi received al-Qaida money to recruit English-speaking people to engage in acts of terror against America" SNIPPET: "A Nigerian terror suspect accused of trying to help al-Qaida in Yemen was flown to New York to appear Friday in a federal courtroom. Lawal Babafemi is accused of training with members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and using his English skills to help publish the terrorist magazine "Inspire." Judge John Gleason ordered Babafemi, also known as "Ayatollah Mustafa," held without bail." SNIPPET:...
  • Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Designates U.S. As a Terror Target

    08/13/2013 11:58:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 8/13/13 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – The leader of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram – which the State Department so far has refused to designate as a foreign terrorist organization – boasted Monday that it was now strong enough to “comfortably confront” the United States. Boko Haram is not only fighting the cause of Islam in Nigeria, Abubakar Shekau said in a video message, but also against the leaders of the U.S., France and all other countries that do not rule according to the teachings of the Qur’an, the Lagos Guardian daily reported
  • Report: International Planned Parenthood threatens Nigerian UN ambassador over pro-life stance

    04/26/2013 4:02:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life Site ^ | Jeanne Head, RN
    NEW YORK, April 26, 2013 (National Right to Life News) - International Planned Parenthood (IPPF) sent a letter late yesterday to Nigerian Ambassador Joy Ogwu pressuring her to change her delegate’s pro-life stance. Ambassador Ogwu is the voice for the African Group at the 46th session of the Commission on Population and Development, which is being held this week. The letter was copied to Nigerian non-governmental organizations urging their endorsement of the letter. The letter appears to be a veiled threat that IPPF will use its considerable influence to cause the ambassador to lose her position as the First Chair...
  • Nigerian charged with skull possession

    09/28/2012 8:30:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 28, 2012
    IBADAN, Nigeria, - Police in Nigeria said a 75-year-old herbalist was arrested on allegations of possessing human skulls. Ibadan police said Ahmed Akekaka was arrested after investigators discovered two human skulls stored in a container at his home in Apete, a suburb of Ibadan, The Nation reported Friday. Investigators said Akekaka admitted the objects belonged to him, but he denied they were human skills. Police spokesman Daniel Oboyi said the skulls have been sent to a lab to confirm whether they came from humans.
  • Nigeria suspends Hajj flights over women deportation

    09/27/2012 11:23:42 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 September 2012
    Nigeria has suspended all Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia after the authorities there deported more than 170 women who had arrived without a male escort. About 1,000 Nigerian women intending to make the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca have been detained since Sunday.
  • Nigerian illegal supervised airport security guards; got victim's fake ID before his murder

    05/18/2012 6:31:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 24 replies
    An airport security supervisor at a NJ-based international airport has been arrested and charged with using the identity for 20 years of a man who was brutally murdered. Nigerian native Abimbola Olumuyiwa Oyewole, 54, has been in the US illegally since 1989, AP reported. He was in charge of 30 guards at Newark Intl airport when nabbed. Oyewole was hired before the TSA existed, the controversial federal agency said, noting that that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey checked and cleared Oyewole's credentials when hiring and promoting him. NOTE the TSA recently released a report singling out...
  • Colorado Man Indicted for Human Trafficking, Money Laundering

    03/12/2012 6:07:45 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    A Colorado CEO is accused of luring foreigners to the United States to work for a nonexistent university and then stealing portions of their salaries after setting them up with other jobs in what the government has called an "elaborate scheme." Kizzy Kalu, 47, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., allegedly enticed foreign nurses to work as teachers at an Adam University in Denver, an institution that Kalu's alleged accomplice, Philip Langerman, 77, of McDonough, Ga., made up, according to a federal indictment. Langerman was also indicted, but remains at large. -excerpt- Kalu is the chairman and CEO of Global Energy Initiatives...
  • Thousands flee Nigerian city after Islamist attacks

    07/12/2011 10:48:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Modern Ghana ^ | 7/12/11 | afp
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AFP) - Thousands of residents have fled the Nigerian city of Maiduguri over the past two days fearing more Islamist attacks and after soldiers were accused of shooting civilians, residents said on Tuesday. Residents piled into the backs of trucks and packed up their cars to leave the northeastern city, which has seen the brunt of the violence blamed on the Islamist sect known as Boko Haram. The government has deployed hundreds of troops to Maiduguri in a bid to stop the sect, and last weekend a shootout between soldiers and suspected sect members left at least 11...
  • Another tear in the airport security net (NYC to LA flight)

    07/01/2011 11:20:51 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies
    LATimes ^ | 7-1-11 | Andrew Blankstein and Howard Blume
    Federal authorities and Virgin America are trying to explain how Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi was able to get through layers of airport security — and then avoid arrest for five days after officials discovered he was a stowaway. Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, pictured above in a 2008 Chicago arrest report, allegedly flew from New York to Los Angeles on an expired boarding pass in someone else's name. His Chicago arrest came after he allegedly refused to pay a $4.70 fare on a Metra train. (Chicago Police Department / January 3, 2008) ~~~~ Virgin America Flight 415 from New York to Los...
  • Nigerian Constitution must be set aside for Sharia, says Boko-Haram

    04/24/2011 5:38:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Independent ^ | 4/24/11 | Abdulkareem Haruna
    The deadly sect, Boko-Haram, on Sunday sent out a statement to the press, warning that they (sect members) will not rest until Nigerian Constitution was set aside and Sharia legal system upheld across the country. The sect members said no amount of counter-hostility from the security agencies will deter them in their “holy” mission until democracy was set aside and “all the enemies” of their mission were “annihilated across Nigeria”. The statement which was dropped at various media houses by unknown persons also frowned at the way people “mistakenly” narrow their mission
  • Key ID theft suspect at large

    03/23/2011 10:38:22 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB
    pioneer press ^ | 3-23-11 | John Welbes
    Oladipo Sowunmi Coker is a key suspect in a $10 million national identity theft ring that prosecutors say set up shop in the Twin Cities over the past few years. And it appears he's the one who successfully fled the country. Coker, 29, lived in Woodbury for at least part of the time he allegedly trafficked thousands of identification documents. He was on hand when more than $160,000 was withdrawn from bank accounts in Minnesota and Wisconsin — but always in increments of less than $10,000, according to documents in support of a search warrant that were filed recently in...
  • The king of home equity fraud (A modern 'Catch me if you can' thief)

    02/02/2011 8:33:36 AM PST · by spetznaz · 13 replies · 1+ views
    CNN/Money - Fortune ^ | January 25, 2011 | Luke O'Brien
    FORTUNE -- A luxury suite at the W Hotel in Dallas is as good a place as any to conquer the world. At least it seemed that way in 2007 when Tobechi Onwuhara got the crew together. They'd meet there often, seven or eight of them. Some had nicknames from the Ian Fleming lexicon: C, Q, and E. Others were called Mookie, Orji, Uche. They would spread out on designer sofas and at the wet bar, open three-ring binders, and fire up laptops with hard-to-trace wireless cards. On a nearby table there'd be prepaid cellphones with area codes taped to...
  • Man arrested for taking pictures at MIA

    01/18/2011 8:39:53 PM PST · by ExSoldier · 82 replies
    WSVN News CH 7 Miami ^ | 1/18/2011 | Staff
    STORYMIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WSVN) -- A man has been arrested after, officials said, he caused a security scare at a South Florida airport. On Jan. 11, Miami-Dade Police officers stopped Oluwole Aboyade in the Dolphin parking garage at MIA after he reportedly began taking pictures of sensitive areas at the airport. According to a Miami-Dade Police report, an officer said he became alarmed when he saw Aboyade taking pictures of buildings, surveillance cameras, airport runways and restricted areas. When the police approached the Nigerian national, he said he would remain silent. The police report read, "Mr. Aboyade was observed walking...
  • You Decide: Goldman’s Facebook Pitch or Nigerian Email ‘Opportunity’

    01/07/2011 6:42:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/07/2011 | Shira Ovide
    To be offered private stock in Facebook, wealthy clients of Goldman Sachs had to have a spare $2 million lying around. But even the hoi polloi may have a similar pitch sitting in their email inboxes right now. As a first step to drum up investor interest in Facebook stock, Goldman Sachs shot missives to clients with the opaque subject line, “Private Investment,” according to an email reviewed by Deal Journal. We couldn’t help compare it to another solicitation for money, from an anonymous Nigerian who assures you of a giant payout if you help him get back to his...
  • British man from Ga. flight lesson found ["a person of interest" - potential terrorist?]

    04/08/2005 4:43:41 PM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies · 466+ views
    WASHINGTON - A British man whose behavior raised suspicions at a flight school in Georgia has been located in England, an FBI official said Friday. Zayead Christopher Hajaig, 35, was taking lessons at the same airport in suburban Atlanta where two of the Sept. 11 hijackers briefly trained, the official said on condition of anonymity because the matter is still under investigation. The Atlanta Joint Terrorism Task Force issued a special bulletin to law enforcement and flight schools this week after it received reports from the school that Hajaig became hostile while trying to upgrade his pilot's license, according to...
  • 2 Men Plead Guilty to Impersonating U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers...

    09/13/2010 12:21:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies - News Release ^ | September 8, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: September 8, 2010 2 men plead guilty to impersonating U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in advance fee fraud scheme MIAMI - Saleumsak Khammungkhune, 57, of San Diego, and David Johnson, aka Ukoha Eke, 39, a Nigerian national residing in Upper Marlboro, Md., pleaded guilty to conspiring to impersonate U. S. officers and to commit wire fraud following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). David Johnson pleaded guilty earlier today before U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas to conspiracy to impersonate a federal officer and to...
  • (Vanity) Freerepublic's Equivalent of Nigeria Email Scam

    05/24/2010 10:25:42 AM PDT · by thefactor · 46 replies · 1,037+ views
    Me | 5/24/10 | Me
    I just received this email over FReepmail:"Hello. My name is rose i saw your profile today at and i love it also became intrested in you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email directely to my email address so i can reply your mail and also give you my picture for you to know whom i am.Here is my email address( believe we can move from here. my love distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life. i waiting to recive your lovely reply soon, Yours Love. Miss...
  • Nigerian Infant, Indian in Swap Liver Transplants

    08/19/2009 2:01:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 272+ views
    Times of India ^ | 20 August 2009 | Kounteya Sinha
    They were strangers living in different parts of the world till about three months ago, when terminal liver failure brought them together in Delhi. Now, 18-month-old Nigerian boy Dike and 44-year-old Mumbai resident Priya have become India's first patients to successfully undergo a swap liver transplant surgery. Unable to find suitable donors with a matching blood group for either Dike or Priya, doctors from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital decided to try out a liver swap, much on the lines of a swap kidney transplant, which has now become common. Five months after his birth, doctors diagnosed Dike with Billiary Atresia...
  • Two Christian journalists killed

    04/27/2010 7:31:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 491+ views
    afp ^ | April 27, 2010
    Two journalists working for a Christian magazine were hacked to death by a mob in a predominantly Muslim suburb in the flashpoint Nigerian city of Jos. "They were macheted in an area that is predominantly Muslim and one can deduce that the killers were Muslim," said Katdapba Gobum, chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists ... Relatives of one of the men called his cellphone when he failed to turn up for an appointment. The phone was answered by a Hausa-speaking man who claimed to have killed the journalist...
  • How Abdulmutallab was questioned

    01/24/2010 10:24:57 PM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 36 replies · 2,434+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | Jan. 24, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON - For hours after allegedly trying to use a bomb hidden in his underwear to blow up a Christmas Day flight to Detroit, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab talked and talked — to U.S. Customs officers, medical personnel, and FBI agents. He spoke openly about what he'd done and why, and provided valuable intelligence, U.S. officials told The Associated Press in a series of interviews that spell out for the first time the details of Abdulmutallab's arrest and questioning on Dec. 25. Badly burned and bleeding, the suspect tried one last gambit as he was taken from the plane: He claimed...
  • Dutch say failed plane bomber acted alone

    01/05/2010 10:16:19 AM PST · by Harley · 6 replies · 308+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 5, 2009 | Ben Berkowitz
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas acted alone and probably smuggled the explosives from Nigeria, the Dutch public prosecutor said on Tuesday.
  • Passenger films Northwest Flight 253 bomb attempt

    01/05/2010 7:21:33 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies · 2,486+ views
    Las Vegas Democrat Examiner ^ | Jan 5, 2010 | David Phillips
    Passenger films Northwest Flight 253 bomb attempt On Northwest flight 253 this past Christmas day as we all now know, a Nigerian man attempted to blow up the plane which thankfully failed. But with nearly 300 passengers and crew on board you would expect that someone with a camera or better yet a camcorder would be filming or taking pictures. These days most everyone has a cell phone with camera or video capabilities. Well there was at least one man that we know of that was filming the entire event, witness’s on board mentioned it during the various interviews that...

    01/03/2010 2:32:37 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 42 replies · 1,501+ views
    MODERN GHANA COM ^ | Nigeria News | Mon, 28 Dec 2009 | By -
    PASSPORT NUMBER ALSO REVEALED, ZUMUNTA ASSOCIATION USA CONDEMNS ACT Lagos (THEWILL)- THEWILL has continued to investigate the attempted terrorist attack in the United States by a Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab. The Director General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr Harold Demuren told journalists on Boxing Day that Umar bought his ticket at the airport office of KLM Airlines in Accra, Ghana without leaving any contact details then returned to Nigeria. "The ticket information revealed that the ticket was purchased in Accra, for $2, 831, with original routing for Lagos - Amsterdam- Detroit- Amsterdam- Accra, but was later re-issued...
  • Yemen: Visa of Nigerian would-be-bomber expired (Now we know he also had an Italian passport)

    12/31/2009 9:55:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies · 626+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/31/09 | AHMED AL-HAJ
    The Nigerian suspected in the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner had stayed on in Yemen illegally after his visa expired three months ago and should have been stopped by authorities from leaving the country, Yemeni security officials said Thursday.
  • U.S. Knew of Airline Terror Plot Before Christmas

    12/30/2009 5:43:40 AM PST · by bergmeid · 23 replies · 1,009+ views
    Associated Press / FOX ^ | Dec. 30, 2009 | AP/Fox
    The U.S. government had intelligence from Yemen before Christmas that leaders of a branch of Al Qaeda there were talking about "a Nigerian" being prepared for a terrorist attack.
  • Terror suspect's Houston visit raises questions

    12/27/2009 6:53:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,066+ views ^ | Dec.27, 2009 | BRIAN ROGERS and PAIGE HEWITT
    As some Houston leaders called on Sunday for measures to help guard against future terrorist attacks, others questioned why the Nigerian man charged with trying to destroy a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit spent time last year in Houston. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is believed to have traveled to Houston in 2008, but no details of the trip were available Sunday. U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston declined to discuss any connection Abdulmutallab might have to the city, saying details of the investigation remain classified. U.S. government officials did confirm that they are looking into his travel itinerary, but the FBI...
  • Justice Dept says Abdulmutallab has been charged with attempting to bring down Northwest flight

    12/26/2009 1:07:52 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 54 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-26-09 | The Wall Street Journal
    HEADLINE ONLY. Article will be posted when available.
  • Nigeria banker fears son is alleged plane attacker

    12/26/2009 1:20:34 PM PST · by edzo4 · 7 replies · 444+ views
    Boston Herlad ^ | 12-26-2009 | By Associated Press
    DETROIT — A prominent Nigerian banker said Saturday he feared his son was the man authorities say tried to blow up a plane as it prepared to land in Detroit before nearby passengers — who saw a glow and heard what sounded like firecrackers — tackled him. The suspect tried ignite the explosive device onboard a Northwest Airlines plane from Amsterdam just before it landed in Detroit on Friday, officials said. Travelers who say they smelled smoke and heard a popping noise said at least one man climbed over a seat and jumped on the man.
  • US Plane Suspect 'a London Student'

    12/25/2009 7:17:19 PM PST · by kristinn · 212 replies · 9,823+ views
    This is London ^ | Saturday, December 26, 2009
    An al Qaida-linked suspect who allegedly tried to blow up a transatlantic plane is studying at a UK university, it has been reported. The Nigerian is accused of trying to detonate a powdery substance on a plane from Amsterdam as it prepared to land at Detroit with 278 people on board. US sources said he was subdued by passengers and has since claimed to have been acting for al Qaida. He has been named by ABC News as Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, an engineering student at University College London, with the broadcaster citing US government documents. The suspect, who has...
  • Transient arrested in fire probe

    10/19/2009 6:03:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 696+ views
    LOS ANGELES — A homeless man was arrested and charged with arson for starting a tiny blaze in August near the spot where a gigantic wildfire erupted several days later, killing two firefighters, homicide detectives said Monday. Babatunsin Olukunle, 25, is the strongest lead to date in the arson investigation stemming from a fire that destroyed 89 homes, burned 250 square miles of national forest and killed two firefighters when their truck plunged off a road. It was one of the largest fires in Southern California history.
  • Homeless man wanted for questioning in Station fire

    10/13/2009 6:29:02 PM PDT · by americanophile · 9 replies · 635+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | October 13, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz and Andrew Blankstein
    The 25-year-old Nigerian national was reportedly seen tending a small blaze about six days before the Station fire started in the same area. Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives hope to question a man who was spotted tending a small fire in the vicinity of the Station fire almost one week before that deadly blaze erupted in the Angeles National Forest. At a news conference Monday, homicide detectives requested the public's help in locating a 25-year-old homeless man who was caught "feeding" a small, uncontrolled fire in the early afternoon of Aug. 20 -- six days before the start of the...
  • Top Nigerian militant leaders disarm under amnesty

    10/03/2009 4:14:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 349+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/3/09 | Joel Olatunde Agoi
    PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (AFP) – Three top Nigerian militant leaders in the volatile oil hub of the Niger Delta gave up their weapons along with thousands of fighters on Saturday under a government amnesty. A senior commander of the main armed group MEND surrendered his weapons in the oil city of Port Harcourt, on the eve of the expiry date of the amnesty extended to rebels who have wrought havoc on Nigeria's oil industry in recent years. "I Farah Dagogo, overall field commander for the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) accepts together with field commanders in...

    07/27/2009 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1,181+ views ^ | July 26, 2009 | n/a
    July 26, 2009 News services report an early morning attack on a police station in Bauchi City, Nigeria, by the Nigerian Taliban, AKA Boko Haram. The initial attack was repelled, and the police evidently chased the attackers into the adjoining neighborhood. Total death toll includes one police officer and 40+- others - mostly Taliban, some civilians as well.
  • I will shoot Bush - Tampa cop ("The president needs to be shot. His father needs to be shot.")

    08/31/2004 11:34:06 AM PDT · by dead · 75 replies · 3,554+ views (South Africa) ^ | 29/08/2004 09:23 - (SA)
    Tampa, Florida - A police officer who mouthed off while picking up his uniform at the cleaners has been indicted on a charge of threatening President George W Bush for allegedly saying he would shoot him and his father if someone gave him the bullets. Joseph Mazagwu, 35, surrendered on Friday on charges of threatening the president and lying to investigators. The rookie officer has been suspended from the force and could lose his job. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison. He had no comment after his first court appearance and was released on $25 000...
  • Nigerian Accused in Scheme to Swindle Citibank (bank transfers $27Million to crooks' accounts)

    02/22/2009 10:18:05 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 855+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/20/09 | Benjamin Weiser
    Swindles in which someone overseas seeks access to a person’s bank account are so well known that most potential victims can spot them in seconds. But one man found success by tweaking the formula, prosecutors say: Rather than trying to dupe an account holder into giving up information, he duped the bank. And instead of swindling a person, he tried to rob a country — of $27 million. To carry out the elaborate scheme, prosecutors in New York said on Friday, the man, identified as Paul Gabriel Amos, 37, a Nigerian citizen who lived in Singapore, worked with others to...
  • Spain: At least 10 arrested on suspicion of forging documents for jihadists

    02/03/2009 5:29:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 581+ views
    JIHAD ^ | Posted by Marisol at February 3, 2009 8:11 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: ""Spanish police suspect terrorism links in arrests," from the Associated Press, February 3 (thanks to all who sent this in): The Spanish police arrested 13 people on Tuesday on suspicion of links to organized crime and terrorism groups. A police statement said the detainees — 11 Pakistanis, a Nigerian and an Indian — are suspected of belonging to an international criminal gang involved in passport forgery, drug trafficking and the smuggling of people." SNIPPET: "The police statement said the group is suspected of having contacts in Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland and Thailand. The group allegedly stole passports in...
  • Nigerian gangsters get a foothold in a violent Italian landscape (mafia v. africans)

    01/08/2009 3:18:52 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies · 647+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1-7-09 | Sebastian Rotella
    This landscape of change and fear has been shaped by a singular juxtaposition: One of Europe's biggest concentrations of African immigrants has risen in the heart of Camorra turf. "After the shooting, my wife said: 'Let's pack and leave this place,' " said Nsangu "Sammi" Kagutta, a Tanzanian father of three who owns a nearby Internet center. "They were just poor people trying to get their daily bread. If it was about drugs, they shot the wrong people." Most of the victims were illegal immigrant laborers, though one or two may have been low-level drug pushers, investigators say. The fusillade...
  • "Nigerian E-Mail" Scam Tricks Oregon Woman Into Losing $400,000

    11/18/2008 5:05:14 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 1,959+ views
    allheadlinenews ^ | November 17, 2008
    A woman from Sweet Home, Oregon is mired in debt after losing nearly $400,000 to Internet con men in a scheme called the Nigerian scam. Janella Spears, a nursing administrator in Lebanon and church volunteer, took the bait of the e-mail scammers in August 2005 by wiring them $100 on the promise she will get $20.5 million for helping straighten out the finances of a fake relative. Spears continued giving small payments despite warnings from banks because she thought the people communicating with her were honest and real relatives and representatives of banks, credit companies, the police and the FBI....
  • Woman out $400K to 'Nigerian scam' con artists (Investigator: Worst example of scam he's seen)

    11/11/2008 11:21:25 PM PST · by Stoat · 126 replies · 7,672+ views
    KATU-TV (Oregon) ^ | November 11, 2008 | Anna Song
    Woman out $400K to 'Nigerian scam' con artists  Story Updated: Nov 11, 2008 at 9:07 PM PST By Anna Song KATU News and Web Staff SWEET HOME, Ore. – Janella Spears doesn’t think she’s a sucker or an easy mark. Besides her work as a nursing administrator, Spears – no relation to the well-known pop star – also teaches CPR and is a reverend who has married many couples. She also communicates with lightning-fast sign language with her hearing-impaired husband.So how did this otherwise lucid, intelligent woman end up sending nearly half a million dollars to a bunch...
  • Nigeria seizes money 'for Obama'

    09/09/2008 12:13:28 AM PDT · by watsonfellow · 40 replies · 260+ views
    BBC ^ | 1 September 2008
    Nigerian anti-graft investigators have seized money raised by the head of the Nigerian Stock Exchange to support US presidential candidate Barack Obama. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it would give the money back to those who attended a gala dinner in Lagos last month.
  • Nigerian Group Threatens to End Talks for Israeli Hostage

    08/28/2008 7:21:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 182+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 8-28-08 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( A Nigerian group threatened to break off negotiations for the release of kidnapped Israeli businessman on Thursday night, using the excuse that Israel National News had referred to its members as "terrorists" in a story published earlier Thursday. The group, the "Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta" (MEND), denied responsibility for kidnapping the 60-year-old Israeli businessman who was working in Nigeria but offered assistance in negotiations for his release. According to a report in Reuters, MEND, which is comprised of indigenous gunmen, said Thursday evening that the Israeli hostage "has been located and seems to be a...
  • Mum's finger horror in court (Nigerian-born fraudster pulls severed fingers from bag; blames voodoo)

    08/03/2008 1:47:43 PM PDT · by Stoat · 7 replies · 431+ views
        Horror ... Remi Fakorede    Mum's finger horror in court     By STAFF REPORTER Published: 02 Aug 2008     A MUM caused uproar in court when she pulled two fingers from her handbag and said they belonged to one of her children. Mother-of-six Remi Fakorede, 46, now behind bars for a “breathtaking” £925,000 tax credit fraud, claimed they had fallen off as a result of a strong “voodoo” curse that had been placed on her and her family and forced her into crime. One juror burst into tears while the “horrified” judge immediately adjourned the case...