August 20, 2017

Houston clinic owner sentenced in $17 million Medicare fraud scheme

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The owner of a string of Houston home health care clinics was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison Thursday for a brazen scheme involving more than $17 million in fraudulent Medicaid and Medicare billing.

"I'm not here to pass the buck," Godwin Oriakhi, who ran the five clinics, told U.S. District Judge Sim Lake before sentencing. "I never set out in any way to defraud the government."

August 19, 2017

President Buhari returns home after three-month sick leave in Britain

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during German President Joachim Gauck's visit to the State House in Abuja

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Saturday from three months of medical leave in Britain where he received treatment for an unspecified ailment.

Buhari's leave, which began on May 7 and was his second this year, left many in Nigeria questioning whether he was well enough to run the country. The refusal of officials to disclose the nature of the ailment has led to speculation about the illness.

Nigerian woman jailed 11 years for tax fraud in Texas

Nigerian woman jailed 11 years for tax fraud in the United States

A Nigerian woman, Smith Olusola Akin resident in Texas, United States is set to serve 10 years in a U.S. prison for her conviction in a $1.2 million stolen identities scam.

She was accused of using tax refunds to buy and ship hundreds of used cars to Nigeria.

August 16, 2017

Ooni Of Ife Dumps Wife Queen Wuraola Ogunwusi, Sends Her Out Of Palace,




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Ooni Of Ife Dumps Wife Queen Wuraola Ogunwusi, Sends Her Out Of Palace, She Ran To Obasanjo For Help But Could Not Save Her.

Details Of What Led To Breakup Reveals.

August 14, 2017

Nigerian man and brother convicted of over $7 million fraud in America

The brothers are awaiting court sentence. Photo credit: Koin.com

A Nigerian man accused of obtaining more than 125,000 stolen taxpayer identities from across the United States, has been convicted in federal court in Oregon on 19 counts of mail and wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

A jury in Medford returned the verdicts on Friday against Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem, 34, who lived most recently in Bowie, Maryland.

May 10, 2017

Robert Mugabe Flies To Singapore For Medical Treatment


Excerpt from Sahara Reporters

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, has traveled to Singapore to receive medical treatment, state media reported on Tuesday.

According to The Herald, Mr. Mugabe left Zimbabwe on Monday to receive a “routine medical check-up” in Singapore. He is scheduled to return on Saturday for the burial of former Zimbabwean Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku.

Buhari Names Osinbajo 'Coordinator Of Nation's Affairs,' Not 'Acting President'


Excerpt from Sahara Reporters

President Muhammadu Buhari says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will “coordinate” the nation’s affairs while he is abroad for medical treatment.

A letter sent by the president to the Senate, notifying lawmakers of his trip, however raised questions Tuesday about Mr. Osinbajo’s powers after Mr. Buhari failed to address him as “acting president”.

Mr. Buhari left Nigeria Sunday night, shortly after receiving 82 Chibok girls who regained freedom after three years in Boko Haram captivity.

March 20, 2017

A man identified as Orji has jumped into the Lagos Lagoon

The man's car was pulled over by his driver before he jumped into the lagoon

A man identified as Orji has jumped into the Lagos Lagoon, PREMIUM TIMES has gathered.

The man, who was reportedly driven to the spot by a driver, jumped into the Lagoon via the Third Mainland bridge.

March 17, 2017

Tonto Dike: My whole married life has been a lie, says 'I was infected with STDs'

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Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh on Friday said her marriage to Olakunle Churchill was a sham.

According to her, all the cars and jewelleries she flashes on social media were not bought for her by him.

She wrote: “I posted stuffs my ex-husband bought for me doesn’t make it true. I used my platform to lie, to make him the man he is today.

March 16, 2017

Mercy Johnson Appointmented As New Senior Special Assistant To Kogi StateGovernment

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi in Nigeria has appointed Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson as his new senior special assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture.

Mercy Johnson's appointment was announced with 62 others in a statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade.

September 23, 2016

Maryland, USA : Ms Sifa Love, An African Fashion Designer Based In US.


SL Fashion as popularly known has remained an African brand icon in the Washington metro area. The founder, Ms Sifa Love who maintained a constantly growing market share is a United States based fashion designer and dressmaker with all fits in mind be it male or female.

SL Fashion currently has its base in Bowie, Maryland.

More information about SL Fashion to come soon

August 6, 2016

Davido: Pop Star In Nasty Fight With Baby Mama

Davido and Sophia at her baby shower. Good times. (Dele Momodu )
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Nigerian pop star Davido has gotten into a nasty fight with his baby mama Sophia Momodu.

Davido who recently inked a deal with RCA Records ranted at his baby mama a few days ago via his SnapChat account. In his rant he stated that Sophia Momodu called him a dead beat dad because he won't marry her.
Check out their wall chats after the cut:

Omotola Jolade : I'm not scared of growing old


Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a Diva in her own rights. An activist and a humanitarian all rolled into one, she is of the belief that grey hair does not signal old age. The 38 years old actress and mother of four speaks about her career and what makes her tick.

May 7, 2016

EFCC arrests Herbert Wigwe of Access Bank

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday evening arrested Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Bank Plc, as money laundering investigations shifted to the Nigerian banks.

It was unclear the specific reasons for the raid of Access bank and later the arrest of its CEO, but it makes the third arrest within 10 days.

May 4, 2016

Tupac Shakur’s mum, Afeni, dies at 69

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MOTHER of Tupac Shakur, one of hip-hop’s most seminal and iconic figures, Afeni Shakur Davis, has died at 69, the Marin County, California, sheriff’s office said yesterday.

February 22, 2016

Baltimore, US: Nigerian Man Kills Estranged Wife, Self Over Tax Fraud

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BALTIMORE, MD – A Nigerian man, Jeremiah Sodiq Igomigoh has reportedly killed his estranged wife and himself in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, over issues bordering on tax refund fraud.

According to a police report, Jeremiah Igomigoh, 49, a former correctional officer and active security guard, shot his estranged ex-wife, Nnenna Laura Ogbonna, 44, and then shot himself afterwards.

January 20, 2016

Maryland : Four Nigerians killed in Hyattsville house fire



Disaster has hit the Nigerian community in the state of Maryland, USA on Tuesday morning as two twin toddlers and their grandparents are dead after an overnight house fire, Per Second News gathered.

Ilorin Notorious cultist, Adebayo Ajia murdered

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The Kwara state capital, Ilorin was tension-enveloped over the murder of a notorious cultist, Adebayo Ajia around noon on Monday the 18th of January.
Ajia was one of the leaders of the “Eiye” Confraternity, a notorious cult group that has grown in recent times.

July 27, 2015

The Beginning Of The End Of Saraki’s Corruption Dynasty

FINALLY! The Beginning Of The End Of Saraki’s Corruption Dynasty [Must Read]
Politics in Kwara State has been under the control of Saraki family for years. It is normal for a politician’s son, wife, brother or other kinsman to run for the same or other government office. This is known as political dynasty. In political science, the equivalent is oligarchy.

n 1979, Dr. Olusola Saraki, father of Senator Bukola Saraki, was elected Senator in the Second Republic and became Senate leader. In 1983, he was re-elected into the Senate on National Party of Nigeria (NPN) platform. In the 1980s, Olusola Saraki founded Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria (SGBN) an offshoot of the Societe Generale Bank of France. Based on 2013 data, SGB is France’s third largest bank by total assets and the sixth largest in Europe. Founded in 1864, SGB France is one of the oldest banks in France.

US : Bobbi Kristina Dead at 22

Bobbi Kristina Dead -- Whitney Houston's Daughter Dies at 22
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Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina has died at the age of 22.
She passed away outside Atlanta in the hospice care facility where she's been since June 24 ... when her family decided to take her off all meds. As we first reported, a specialist had told them there was no chance of recovery.

The family says Bobbi Kristina was surrounded by family and, "She is finally at peace in the arms of God."

May 3, 2015

Delaware: US-based Nigerian Stabbed Husband To Death

A 35-year-old Red Lion woman has been charged with killing her husband, who she claimed abused and cheated on her with several women including her sister and their nanny's daughter, according to court records.

The husband, 37-year-old Adeyinka Adebamiro, was found stabbed in a first-floor spare bedroom of the couple's home in the 1300 block of Healy Court early Thursday, according to court documents obtained by The News Journal.

February 20, 2015

Denrele's Girlfriend Finally Revealed!

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 Much has been said about the relationship and love life of Popular Channel O VJ Denrele Edun, but all that will come to rest now as his long time girlfriend finally gave herself out on Valentines day when she posted a picture of both with a message on instagram.

November 23, 2014

Nigeria.........A show Of Shame - Deola Philips


Tambuwal blasts police, says he’s ready for arrest

The Speaker of House of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, on Saturday asked the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, to invite him for questioning and possible arrest if found to have fallen fowl of the law.

August 8, 2014

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Buy $20 Million Dream Home Near Kris Jenner!

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have finally found a place to call home!

E! News has exclusively learned that the couple just opened escrow on a stunning $20 million mansion located in the same neighborhood as Kris Jenner's family home.

Nigerians Should Pray For Me…….Julius Agwu Begs


As 2015, the year for another election in Nigeria is draws near; celebrities are beginning to declare their interest in politics.

Liberia president declares state of emergency over Ebola outbreak

A nurse places an information sign about Ebola on a wall of a public health centre in Monrovia, July 31, 2014.  By  (AFP/File)

Monrovia (AFP) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf overnight Wednesday declared a state of emergency in Liberia due to the deadly Ebola outbreak, warning that extraordinary measures are needed "for the very survival of our state".

Benin waiting for test results on two possible Ebola cases

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Cotonou (AFP) - Benin said Thursday that it has placed two patients with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation and was waiting for test results to establish if the pair were infected with the deadly tropical disease.

Deputy chief of staff at the health ministry, Moufalilou Aboubakar, told journalists that the two patients were being treated as suspected cases of Ebola and that blood samples had been sent to foreign labs for conclusive results.

Liberia apologises to Nigeria over Ebola spread

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The Liberian Government on Thursday apologised to Nigeria over the importation of the deadly Ebola Virus by a Liberian-born American, Patrick Sawyer.

Sawyer arrived Lagos on July 20 from Lome but died five days after he was admitted into a hospital in Obalende when he showed Ebola virus symptons.

Fashola cancels new LASU fees, restores N25, 000 tuition

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The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday bowed to pressure from academic unions and students of Lagos State University, Ojo, by reversing the increase in school fees.

Fashola, who made the announcement at LASU’s convocation in Ojo, Lagos, ordered the fees to be reversed to N25, 000.

July 25, 2014

Kaduna Twin Blast: Female bomber arrested

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female suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram  was arrested after the fatal Kaduna bomb blast that left many dead. The lady was suspected to have allegedly masterminded the two explosions that rocked the city of Kaduna.

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner 'found in Mali'

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Ouagadougou (AFP) - The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said.

"We have found the Algerian plane. The wreck has been located ... 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the Burkina Faso border" in the Malian region of Gossi, said General Gilbert Diendiere of the Burkina Faso army.