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Hushpuppi Counsel Accuses FBI Of Abducting His Client To The US

Gal Pissetzky, counsel for alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, has said his  client was illegally taken to the United States. Pissetzky of Pissetzky & Berliner said the Federal Bureau of Investigation kidnapped his client from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The Chicago-based lawyer argued that the Dubai Police should have extradited Abbas to […]

Magu Writes IGP, Copies Buhari, Salami, Sagay, Demands Bail On Self Recorgnition

LAGOS JULY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, who is being investigated over corruption allegations by a special presidential panel, is asking the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to release him on bail. Mr Magu, a serving police officer who has been in detention since his […]

Covid-19: British High Commission Announces Plan To Resume Visa Processing In Nigeria

LAGOS JULY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The British High Commission in Nigeria has announced plans to resume visa processing in the country. It revealed that it will soon begin receiving visa applications from Nigerians who want to travel to the United Kingdom (UK). This was disclosed in a public statement by the British High Commission in Abuja on […]

Army Captain Convicted For Illegal Oil Deal

LAGOS JULY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Justice L.N. Oweibo of Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday sentenced Captain Peter Okomi to one year imprisonment for illegally dealing in petroleum products. Also convicted and sentenced was his firm Moyitok Nigeria Ltd and a vessel, M.V. Agbeke. The convicts were prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) […]

I’m A Congolese, Not An American,Mike Tyson Reveals His True Identity

LAGOS JULY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Former professional boxer and undisputed world heavyweight champion, Michael Gerard Tyson popularly known as Mike Tyson has revealed that he is not an American but rather a Congolese. In the last episode of his famous “hotboxin podcast” with singer and songwriter, Akon, Mike made a shocking revelation saying that he did his […]

COVID-19: Bayelsa Govt Grants 50% Tax Relief To Individuals, Businesses

By Amos Odeh LAGOS JULY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Bayelsa government on Friday announced tax relief of 50 percent for the informal sector and other tax reliefs to residents and business operators to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on tax payers Dr Nimibofa Ayawei, Executive Chairman, Bayelsa Board of Internal Revenue in a statement issued […]

Buhari Officially Confirms Magu’s Suspension, Names Umar Gwandu Acting Chairman

LAGOS JULY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-It is now official: President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, media aide to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation, disclosed this in a press statement on Friday. There had been no official […]

Buhari Signs Revised 2020 Budget Of N10.8trn Into Law, Gives Reason For Revision

LAGOS JULY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, the revised budget of N10.8 trillion for the year 2020. The President gave his assent to the budget at about 11:06am on Friday at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. In his address, the President explained that the budget […]

EFCC: Ibrahim Magu Threatens Hunger Strike Over Continuous Detention

LAGOS JULY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The suspended Acting Chairman of  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, has threatened to go on hunger strike. It would be recalled  that Magu along with seven of his aides are been interrogated by a Presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami for alleged fraud and diversion of recovered loot. […]

American Universities Sue Trump From Deporting 16,000 Nigerian Students

LAGOS JULY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A consortium of American Ivy League universities led by Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have sued the Trump administration, seeking to block a directive that would strip foreign college students of their visas if the courses they are taking this Fall semester are entirely online. According […]

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