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  • Nigerian security thwarts Boko Haram plan to target US, UK embassies

    04/12/2017 1:38:34 PM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    Nigeria's security services said Wednesday that they had thwarted a plan by Boko Haram militants to attack the British and US embassies in the capital Abuja. A statement from the Department of State Services said that it broke up a cell late last month that had "perfected plans to attack" the embassies along with "other Western interests" in Nigeria's capital. The statement said five suspects who had been based in Benue State and the Federal Capital Territory were arrested. The US State Department issued an updated travel warning for Nigeria on April 5, warning that Boko Haram had targeted government...
  • 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 ChristianMingle.com 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
    politico.com ^ | 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
    NBCnewyork.com ^ | 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
    (CNSNews.com) – 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
    VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES | 5/18/12
    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...