Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC, have arrested one Bolarinwa Oluwasegun, a fake Army General, for an alleged N270m fraud. The suspect, who posed as a General in the Nigerian Army, allegedly made false representations to the complainant, Kodef Clearing Resources, that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, had shortlisted him and one other to be appointed as the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, and that he needed a short grant “to press and process the appointment.” He also allegedly forged a letter of appointment as COAS purportedly signed by the President and showed the same to the victim
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wednesday arraigned internet celebrity, Ismailia Mustapha, aka Mompha and his firm, Ismalob Global Investment Limited for alleged money laundering to the tune of over a N6 billion. The agency arraigned Mompha and Ismalob before Justice Mojisola Dada of an Ikeja Special Offences Court on eight counts bordering on the offences. The defendants were accused of conspiracy to launder funds obtained through unlawful activity, retention of such funds, transfer of funds for a suspect Olayinka Jimoh aka Nappy Boy, and unlawful transfer of funds for a record label, among others. The sums named in
Popular skit maker, De General, has alleged that the National Drug Enforcement Agency burst into his house, and arrested him, on Tuesday night. De General, whose real name is Sunday Martins, went live on his official Instagram page during the visit. The incident was confirmed by the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a text message to our correspondent. Babafemi wrote “He’s a skit maker. Drugs were recovered from his house. We will issue a detailed statement on the arrest shortly.” The video released by DeGeneral reportedly saw five men wearing the NDLEA apparel in his home. They eventually restrained the comedian
Chinese lenders, the Export-Import Bank of China, also known as Exim Bank, has taken over the Ugandan Entebbe International Airport and other assets in the country over the failure of the Ugandan government to repay a loan. This came despite reports that President Yoweri Museveni had sent a delegation to Beijing for a renegotiation with the Chinese government over toxic clauses that exposed the East African country.
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Gunmen on Tuesday morning struck at the staff quarters of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) and abducted a professor of Economics, Obansa Joseph, two of his children, among others. A source and resident of the quarters, who pleaded anonymity, the gunmen invaded the senior staff quarters at Giri in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at 1 a.m on Tuesday and operated for about an hour. The names of the professor’s two children who were also abducted could not be confirmed as of the time of filing this report. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the other victims included
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Friday, in what is branded as a personal and political audience, ahead of the G-20 leaders’ summit in Rome about the global economy, followed by a summit on climate change in Glasgow, Scotland. The president and first lady Jill Biden were welcomed by the head of Papal Household, Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza. Around noon the first couple had a private audience with the pope before participating in a broader delegate meeting, which on the U.S. side included Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and White
A pig kidney has been transplanted into a human being for the first time ever, without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient’s immune system, according to Reuters. This is a potentially major advance that could eventually helpalleviate a dire shortage of humanorgans for transplant. The procedure done at NYU Langone Health in New York City involved use of a pig whose genes had been altered so that its tissues no longer contained a molecule known to trigger almost immediate rejection. The recipient was a brain-dead patient with signs of kidney dysfunction whose family consented to the experiment before she was
British heavy weight boxer and former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has in an interview with IFL on Wednesday night stated that he’s done with loosing and playing the game the sweet science way. This came after he was questioned about his rematch with Usyk. Remember last month usyk had pulled an upset on the odds and beat the English man to become the new heavyweight champion of the world After taking his WBA,IBF,IBO, WBO Titles .
JAPAN’S Princess Mako has ditched her royal status and married her university sweetheart Kei Komuro. The 30-year-old tied the knot with her “commoner” husband on Tuesday morning after the pair announced their engagement back in 2017 Under Japanese law, female imperial family members are forced to give up their royal title if they wed a “commoner” – although males do not have to. Princess Mako decided to go ahead with the wedding despite this and controversy that followed her engagement. The princess, Emperor Naruhito’s niece, had her marriage registered without traditional rites and turned down a large payment of around