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US: Nigerian Ezeocha Arrested In Louisiana Over Alleged $22,250 Online Scam

LAGOS OCTOBER 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A Nigerian Vincent Izuchukwu Ezeocha has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $22,250 online from a victim in Acadiana, Louisiana, in the United States, the Attorney General Jeff Landry said Tuesday. Ezeocha, 27, was arrested on one count of bank fraud, one count of felony theft, and one count of money […]

US Actor, Tarzan’s Wife Stabbed To By Her 30-Year-Old Son

LAGOS OCTOBER 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The woman killed at “Tarzan” star Ron Ely’s home has been identified as his wife of 35 years, Valerie Lundeen, authorities said. The Elys’ son Cameron has been named as the murder suspect. Cameron was fatally shot by responding officers Tuesday evening. The homicide occurred in Hope Ranch, a suburb outside Santa […]

Economic Sabotage: EFCC To Partner Interpol, ECOWA Countries On Maritime Security

LAGOS OCTOBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to collaborate with the Interpol to promote maritime security through a special project, tagged “Project AGWE.” The project which will involve Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Togo, Ghana and Benin is aimed at ridding Nigeria and the other countries involved of economic sabotage in the maritime […]

Minister Resigns Over Escalating Corruption Scandal A Month After Appointment

LAGOS OCTOBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-South Korean Justice Minister, Cho Kuk, on Monday resigned over an escalating corruption scandal barely a month after being appointed. Dpa reports that the opposition had accused him of misconduct as his family was being investigated on allegations of questionable financial transactions. Kuk, 54, said in a statement that he would resign […]

Eight Passengers, Crew Die As Plane Carrying Presidential Staff Crashes

LAGOS OCTOBER 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A cargo plane carrying presidential staff has crashed in eastern Congo and all eight passengers and crew are feared dead. Debris of the plane has been found, but the people aboard are still missing, said adviser Vidiye Tshimanga, in a chat with Reuters on Friday. Congo Civil Aviation Authority, in a statement, […]

Gunmen Attack Burkina Faso Mosque, Kill About 15 People

LAGOS OCTOBER 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Gunmen killed about 15 people in an attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso during prayers on Friday evening, a security source and a local official told Reuters. The gunmen entered the mosque in the village of Salmossi in the Oudalan region bordering Mali and opened fire, the two sources said […]

Nigerian-Born Professor Accused Of Lavishing $190,000 Research Fund In US Strip Club

LAGOS OCTOBER 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A former Drexel University professor blew nearly $200,000 of federal grant money in strip clubs and on other ‘improper purchases’, prosecutors revealed Monday. For more than a decade, Dr. Chikaodinaka Nwankpa, 56, reportedly misappropriated funds issued by the Navy, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation, to pay off hefty […]

Ghanaian Lecturer Reveals How Nigerian Female Student Sexually Harasses Him For Grade

LAGOS OCTOBER 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A senior lecturer at the has come out to share his experience about how a Nigerian female student in one of the country’s universities offered him sex-for-grade. Acheampong who spoke on Ahotor FM said: “She was a Nigerian student.” According to Dr. Acheampong, the student had included “her naked picture and telephone […]

American,Brazillian, Southwest Airlines Ground Boeing 737s After Checks Reveal Cracks In Planes

LAGOS OCTOBER 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-An American airline has grounded two Boeing jets after finding cracks in parts that connect the wings to the fuselage. A Brazilian airline has also grounded 11 Boeing 737s after finding evidence of “the need to replace a specific component”. Southwest Airlines and Brazil’s Gol Linhas Aereas were among the companies which […]

Xenophobia:Scores Of Stranded Foreigners Demand UN Evacuation From South Africa

LAGOS OCTOBER 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Dozens of foreign nationals on Wednesday camped outside the Cape Town offices of the UN refugee agency demanding to be removed from South Africa saying they were no longer safe. Around 250 foreigners, many claiming to be asylum seekers from various African countries, vowed not to leave the premises until the United […]

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