NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [30 JULY, 2018].

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US-Based Nigerian Jailed Four Years For Scams
Mon, 30 Jul 2018

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Emeka Ndukwu, 46, a Nigerian-American based in Maryland, has been sentenced to four years in prison for engaging in business e-mail scam and conspiring to launder more than $900,000 proceeds of fraud.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in a statement, said Ndukwu tricked seven companies in the United States and abroad into wiring more than $900,000 into accounts controlled by various co-conspirators.

“A co-defendant, Chuka Mbonu, 33, of Nigeria, remains at large,” the U.S. authorities said.

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FBI said: “Ndukwu, a dual citizen of the United States and Nigeria, pleaded guilty in April 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to one count of money laundering conspiracy.

“He was sentenced by the Honourable Timothy J. Kelly. Following his prison term, he will be placed on three years of supervised release.

“The judge also ordered Ndukwu to pay $791,870 in restitution to the companies. Additionally, Judge Kelly ordered Ndukwu to forfeit a 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL450 and to pay a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $429,848, representing the share of the criminal proceeds that Ndukwu personally obtained”.

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According to documents filed at the time of the plea, Ndukwu participated in an ongoing conspiracy from 2013 through 2017 to receive and launder the proceeds of various cyber frauds, primarily arising from business e-mail (“BEC”) compromise schemes.

In a typical BEC scheme, a co-conspirator tricks a company into transferring large sums of money into accounts controlled by others participating in the scheme.

Using fake e-mails, often containing forged sender addresses, co-conspirators impersonate someone connected to the victim company and deceive an employee of that company into wiring funds.

Soon after the wire transfers are completed, the co-conspirators drain the bank accounts and launder the criminal proceeds.

“This particular conspiracy targeted at least seven companies in the United States and overseas, including victims in Texas, Illinois, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, India, Japan, and China.

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Police Arrest Medical Doctor, Nurse Over Abortion In Ogun
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
LAGOS The operatives of Ogun State police command have arrested a medical doctor and a nurse on the allegation that they carried out an abortion which eventually led to the death one Aminat Iyanda Atisola, a 35-year-old woman. The suspects, Dr. Olawale Raji and Nurse Olusegun Funmilayo were arrested on 26th of July, 2018. Their []The post Police Arrest Medical Doctor, Nurse Over Abortion In Ogun appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Kidnappers Of Ex-Ondo Council Boss Demand N10m Ransom
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
AKURE Abductors of Dele Fagoriola, former chairman of Akure North Local Government, on Sunday demanded N10 million for his release. Fagoriola, who was the council boss between 2004 and 2007, was reportedly kidnapped on Saturday by seven men at his farm located along Iju/Ikere-Ekiti road. He was said to have gone to the farm to []The post Kidnappers Of Ex-Ondo Council Boss Demand N10m Ransom appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Edo Police Command Parades 47 Suspects
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
Benin The Edo State police command, on Sunday, paraded no fewer than 47 suspected criminals, including the suspected kidnappers of retired Major Stephen Omoigui who was abducted alongside his sales girl in Benin City. The 47 suspects who were allegedly arrested for offenses ranging from murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, and cultism were paraded by Johnson []The post Edo Police Command Parades 47 Suspects appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Army Kills 16 Boko Haram Insurgents, Recovers Gun Trucks, Cache Of Ammunition
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
Maiduguri Nigerian Army says it neutralised 16 Boko Haram and recovered weapons cache during its clearance operation in Mairari village in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno on Saturday. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri on Sunday. Nwachukwu said that the troops []The post Army Kills 16 Boko Haram Insurgents, Recovers Gun Trucks, Cache Of Ammunition appeared first on Independent Newspaper
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Youths Protest As Bus Kills Two In Ondo Community
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
AKURE A commercial bus going to Lagos on Sunday killed two members of Ilara-Mokin community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State. The victims were reportedly crushed to death by the 18-passenger Toyota bus on a motorcycle along Akure-Ilesha Expressway. The identities of the deceased were yet to be confirmed at the time of []The post Youths Protest As Bus Kills Two In Ondo Community appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Ex-Anambra Council Chairman Assaults Woman In Hotel
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
Awka It took the timely intervention of the former Senior Special Adviser on Political Matters Chinedu Obidigwe to quell what would have culminated into a physical combat between the immediate past local government chairman of Anambra-west and a lady at Prince Paradise Hotel, Awka. The friends and supporters of the ex-SSA on political matters who []The post Ex-Anambra Council Chairman Assaults Woman In Hotel appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Cult Threats, Jealousy Made Me Kill My ‘Godson’, His Girlfriend ‘ Suspect
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
LAGOS A murder suspect and cultist, Babatunde Muritala (aka Muri Ete), who allegedly killed one Oriade Adebisi and his girlfriend in Ogun State recently has said that jealousy and threats from the cult group which the late Oriade belongs made him kill him. Babatunde who spoke from the cells of the Abba Kyari-led Inspector General []The post Cult Threats, Jealousy Made Me Kill My ‘Godson’, His Girlfriend ‘ Suspect appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Two Shot In Renewed Community Clash In Ekiti
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
ADO-EKITI The Ogoga of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado, and Ganiyu Obasoyin have renewed a clash as they celebrated separate traditional festivals in the community. The Ogoga is the recognised monarch while Obasoyin who claims to be the owner of the community and custodian of its tradition is yet to be given the staff of []The post Two Shot In Renewed Community Clash In Ekiti appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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How Lost Phone Exposed Robbery Gang
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
LAGOS Paul Goddy and Odudu John, one-chance robbery suspects, currently in the South West Zone cell of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris Intelligence Squad (IRT), have confessed that had it been one of their gang members did not carelessly lose his phone during operation, they wouldn’t have been caught by the police. []The post How Lost Phone Exposed Robbery Gang appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Powerful Quake Kills 14 On Indonesian Tourist Island
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
Apowerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist island of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday killing 14 people and sending villagers fleeing from their beds into open fields to avoid collapsing buildings. The quake, which rocked the island early in the morning when many people were still asleep, injured 162 people and damaged thousands of []The post Powerful Quake Kills 14 On Indonesian Tourist Island appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Trump Threatens Govt Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
United States (U.S.) President, Donald Trump, threatened on Sunday to shut down the government if Congress does not fund construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border to thwart illegal immigration. The U.S. leader claimed opposition Democrats need to give him ‘the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!’ and other tougher national immigration []The post Trump Threatens Govt Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Turkey Warns U.S. Over Sanctions Threat
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warned the U.S. in comments published on Sunday that sanctions would not force Ankara to ‘step back’ after Donald Trump threatened to punish Turkey if a U.S. pastor was not freed. ‘You cannot make Turkey take a step back with sanctions,’ Erdogan said in his first comments since relations soured []The post Turkey Warns U.S. Over Sanctions Threat appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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British PM Begins Week-Long Holiday
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
Prime Minister, Theresa May, has begun a week-long walking holiday in Italy. The Conservative leader is fresh from her key Brexit proposal being rejected by the European Union (EU) on Thursday. She will return to the United Kingdom (UK) for a week’s work in her constituency and in Downing Street before attending the centenary commemoration []The post British PM Begins Week-Long Holiday appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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Mugabe Backs Opposition On Eve Of Zimbabwe’s Polls
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
Former President Robert Mugabe said he would vote for Zimbabwe’s opposition in Monday’s election, turning on one-time allies in the government ahead of the first vote since they ousted him in a de facto coup. The election will see 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time Mugabe ally, face 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, a lawyer and pastor []The post Mugabe Backs Opposition On Eve Of Zimbabwe’s Polls appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.
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