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N525m fraud: Court jails fraudster 235 years in Uyo 

Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court, Uyo has convicted and sentenced a notorious international fraudster, Scales Olatunji, to 235 years imprisonment for internet fraud and money laundering. Olatunji was arraigned on July 2, 2019 on 45-count charges bordering on identity theft, money laundering and conspiracy. He pleaded “not guilty” to …

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Fitch upgrades Fidelity Bank’s issuer default rating from ‘B-’ to ‘B’

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Fidelity Bank Plc’s long-term issuer default rating (IDR) from ‘B-’ to ‘B’, reflecting the bank’s increased creditworthiness. The rating agency also upgraded Fidelity’s National Long-Term Rating to ‘A(nga)’ from ‘BBB+(nga)’. According to the global rating agency, the upgrade is a result of the Bank’s improving business …

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NEMA receives 131 stranded Nigerians from Libya

By Yunus Yusuf Lagos, June 28, 2022 The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday received 131 stranded Nigerians from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, who was represented by the acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of …

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NIDCOM boss, Dabiri-Erewa, condoles with family of Diplomat Otobo, calls for thorough investigation of cause of death 

ABUJA, JUNE 27, 2022: Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has described the death of 70-year-old Ambassador Ejeviome Otobo in the United States of America (USA) as very sad and painful. In a condolence message, Dabiri-Erewa said the circumstances of Otobo’s sudden disappearance and eventual death …

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Buhari mourns Amb. Otobo 

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, June 27, 2022 President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with family of career diplomat, Amb. Ejeviome Otobo, aged 70. Late Otobo served the country for many years, before working for the United Nations in various capacities, including non-resident senior fellow in Peacebuilding and Global Economic Policy at …

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CEDAW: Nigeria’s new representative is strong, formidable – UN Permanent Representative, Prof. Muhammad-Bande 

By Cecilia Ologunagba New York, June 26, 2022 Nigeria has presented a very strong and formidable candidate, Mrs. Esther Eghobamien-Mshelia, to serve on the UN Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande made the declaration at a …

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Buhari meets Nigerians living in Rwanda, says: I’m proud of our youths excelling at home, abroad  

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Kigali, Rwanda, hailed Nigerian youths excelling at home and abroad, saying the country will welcome inputs and investments from compatriots with international exposure for the economy to thrive. The President spoke at a town hall meeting with Nigerians in the Diaspora on the margins of …

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CEDAW: Diplomat congratulates Eghobamien-Mshelia on election; Hails Nigeria’s UN Permanent Rep, Muhammad-Bande

By Cecilia Ologunagba New York, June 25, 2022 A Diplomat, Amb. Peters Emuze, has congratulated Nigeria’s candidate, Mrs. Esther Eghobamien-Mshelia, on her election to the UN Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Eghobamien-Mshelia …

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