Hushpuppi commends FBI for arresting him, begs victims ahead of conviction

Nigeria’s serial internet fraudster facing trial in the United States of America, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, has written to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), complimenting American authorities for arresting him and bringing him to justice for his crimes.   The internet fraudster who will soon be sentenced by the US court appreciated the presiding Judge Otis D. Wright and the U.S. justice system for “upholding the law against criminals like myself.   Abbas in a handwritten letter recounted his criminal adventures and apologised to his family members…

NIDCOM boss warns Nigerians awaiting deportation in UAE to desist from media blackmail

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission(NIDCOM) Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has advised Nigerians who illegally travelled to the UAE and are stranded there not to make an already bad case worse by resorting to media blackmail. Responding to a post that “300 Nigerians abandoned in Dubai as NIDCOM, NAPTIP, Foreign Affairs relax evacuation effort” on some social media blogs on Wednesday, the NIDCOM boss said despite several warnings by the Federal Government of Nigeria through its relevant agencies on consequences of illegal migration to the UAE and other countries, it…

Breaking : Queen Elizabeth II dies at Age 96

Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom has died at age 96. She was the longest-reigning monarch in British history, serving as the U.K.’s queen since 1952. Buckingham Palace announced Thursday morning that the Queen was placed under medical supervision amid concerns as her family rushed to her side. The royal family later confirmed the Queen died that same day in a brief statement:  “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”the Palace…

Kenya Decides: Raila Odinga vows to challenge ‘flawed’ election result in court

Raila Odinga, the candidate who was declared the first runner-up in the Kenya presidential election, has rejected the result and has vowed to challenge it in court.   Mr Odinga accused Wafula Chebukati, the chairperson of the Kenyan electoral commission, IBEDC, of dictatorship in the announcement of the result.   PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Chebukati, on Monday, declared William Ruto, the current vice president, as the winner of the election.   Mr Chebukati said Mr Ruto polled 50.49 per cent of the votes cast while Mr Odinga polled 48.85…

NiDCOM gives update on Killing of Alika, Others 

The Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa said the suspect in the murder of Mr. Ogochukwu Alika has been arrested by the Italian police and is expected to be charged to court .   In reaction to the murder of the deceased, the NiDCOM Boss said the Italian police were working and cooperating with the Nigerian mission in Italy to ensure justice is done and the culprit face the consequences he deserves.   Also, the Nigerian mission is requesting that the Italian government provide…

UK Doctor charged for conniving with Ekweremadu over ‘kidney harvest’

A London based medical doctor has joined Senator Ike Ekweremadu and wife, Beatrice, in the dock in the United Kingdom (UK) over alleged plot to harvest the kidney of a homeless Nigerian.   Obinna Obeta, 50, of Hillbeck Close, Southwark, southeast London, appeared at Bexley Magistrates’ Court on 13 July, accused of conniving with the Ekweremadus to arrange for the travel of Ukpo Nwamini David (21) from Nigeria to the UK.   Obeta is also alleged to have conspired with the former Deputy Senate President to arrange or facilitate the…

Nigerian-British Kemi Badenochi joins race for UK Prime Minister

A Nigerian British lawmaker, Kemi Badenoch, has put her self out in the race to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson.   Badenoch, 42, resigned as equalities minister last Wednesday in the gale of cabinet ministers’ resignations that forced a reluctant Johnson to quit as the leader of the Conservative Party last Thursday.   She is one of the four female lawmakers in the race. Others are Junior Trade Secretary Penny Mordaunt; Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Attorney General Suella Braverman.   The male contestants are former chancellor of exchequer, Rishi…

Kashmiri Women have Cellphone Edge over Their Metropolitan Counterparts

The intricately sorted data has debunked misconceptions about the rights of women in J&K especially Kashmir being “restricted” by the male dominance before August 2019.   PUTTING speculations to rest, fresh figures have revealed that women in Jammu and Kashmir are more advanced in using technology like cellphones than their counterparts in the much populous and progressive metropolitan cities of India.   This was revealed by a new data by Stats of India—an independent e-resource providing socio-economic statistical information of India.   According to the data, 75.2 percent women in…

ESCAE varsity decorates JIFORM President, SL Minister, Ocansey, Abuo others with Ph D

The Ecole Superieure des sciences, de commerce et administration des enterprise du Benin (ESCAE University) on Saturday awarded Honoris Causa (Doctorate degree) in Public Administration to the President of the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM), Ajibola Abayomi, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Sierra Leone, Alpha Timbo and others during her 2021 Convocation at Porto Novo.   At the event that attracted top dignitaries including the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Benin Republic, the President/Chancellor of the University, Dr Mehoba Dossa Theodore charged the awardees that also…

UK Govt freezes BBC funding for two years, to save Prime Minister

The UK government on Monday announced a freeze of the BBC licence fee, arguing a new funding model was needed to ease cost of living pressures and reflect a transformed media landscape. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries told parliament the £159 ($217, 190 euros) annual fee, paid by every television set owner in the country, would be fixed for the next two years. After that it will rise in line with inflation for four years, she said, saying the rising annual cost of the compulsory charge was hurting cash-strapped families. The…