Sunday, 1 August 2021

K1 Wasiu’s Show Of Shame In Ibadan

Wasiu Ayinde recently displayed that musicians also have tempers as he walked off the stage during his performance at the 70th birthday party of the wife of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Olatunji.

The birthday party was thrown at the Jogor Hall of Grace where dignitaries and important personalities from all over the country thronged to the venue to grace the occasion.

The moment the legendary musician showed his temper was when he was asked by the Master of Ceremony to give K1 a short time to perform. In a fit on rage, he walked off the stage and refused to get back an perform again until the timely intervention of Ibadan high chief, Akinade Fijabi to make his perform again.

He said : ‘Fijabi, won te mi mole ni now! Mi korin mo!'(I was stepped on, I’m no longer singing).

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Going to Vegas? Pack Your Masks

Heading to Sin City? You’re going to need to wear a mask.

Planning on sitting in the casino for hours at a slot machine or the craps table? You’ll need a mask the entire time you’re there.

Want to partake in the endless buffets? Sure, go ahead, but you’ll still need to wear a mask between actual eating.

Tourists have mixed feelings about the mask mandate being back in force. Some aren’t bothered at all. In fact, many have decided on their own to keep their masks on anyway out of precaution. But for others, they are not so happy to comply. Especially the smokers. Having to pull the mask down, take a drag, inhale and exhale, put the mask back up is for them more than an annoyance.

Across the country, it looks like many government officials are weary, too, and are opting to let the residents decide. Wear a mask, don’t wear a mask, it’s up to them. Take Hawaii for example. Even if their new case numbers are surging way beyond what they were back in the “COVID-19 heyday” of statistics, the Governor has said he is making no moves to mandate mask wearing. Today, his criteria is based solely on looking at the data of vaccinations and achieving herd immunity. Evidently what happens between now and then – if “then” ever comes – is of no concern. Medical workers may have a bone to pick with him as their hospitals are filling with more and more COVID-19 patients every day.

Friday, 30 July 2021

Olympics: Good News From Japan

Good news from Japan, something to cheer us.

Blessing Okagbare and Grace Nwokocha are through to the semifinal of the Women's 100m event.

- Okagbare finished first in her Heat.

- Nwokocha set a new Personal Best.

- Semifinal race will hold tomorrow.


Thursday, 29 July 2021

Lagos Oba & Top Socialite Is Dead

Foremost Lagos socialite who has been dominating the Lagos social scene for over 40 years, Alhaji Buari Alade Oloto is dead.

He became the King of Iguruland, Aguda Surulere, Lagos in October 2020. Iguruland is in Aguda Surulere, Lagos.

His body had just been taken away from Lagos hospital for burial arrangements

Ẹ tẹti ẹ gbọ
America ti mo re o jọmiloju
Emi pẹlu Buari ọmọ Ọlọtọ
Lajọ sere lo s'America
A bawọn sere de Orlando
Gbogbo ẹni to ba yọ sibẹ lo le sọ
Gbogbo ero to gbera
To gbera la t'Eko lọ s'America
To de New York City, to de Washington

~ Sikiru Ayinde Barrister

Shame: Abba Kyari Indicted With Hush Puppy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Six Indicted in International Scheme to Defraud Qatari School Founder and then Launder over $1 Million in Illicit Proceeds

Nigerian National Known as ‘Hushpuppi’ Admits Money Laundering in School Financing Scam and Additional Cyber and Business Email Compromise Schemes

LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury indictment unsealed this week alleges an elaborate scheme to steal more than $1.1 million from a businessperson attempting to finance the construction of a school for children in Qatar – and the subsequent laundering of illicit proceeds through bank accounts around the world.

The three-count indictment returned on April 29 and unsealed Monday charges three U.S.-based defendants who were arrested last week – as well as three defendants believed to be in Africa – with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, and aggravated identity theft.

The criminal complaint that initiated the prosecution in February was also unsealed Monday, revealing that Ramon Olorunwa Abbas – also known by his social media handle of “Ray Hushpuppi” – was initially charged in this case. Court documents ordered unsealed today show that Abbas, a 37-year-old Nigerian national, pleaded guilty on April 20. A version of Abbas’ plea agreement filed late Tuesday outlines his role in the school-finance scheme, as well as several other cyber and business email compromise schemes that cumulatively caused more than $24 million in losses.

“The defendants allegedly faked the financing of a Qatari school by playing the roles of bank officials and creating a bogus website in a scheme that also bribed a foreign official to keep the elaborate pretense going after the victim was tipped off,” said Acting United States Attorney Tracy L. Wilkison. “Mr. Abbas, who played a significant role in the scheme, funded his luxurious lifestyle by laundering illicit proceeds generated by con artists who use increasingly sophisticated means. In conjunction with our law enforcement partners, we will identify and prosecute perpetrators of business email compromise scams, which is a massive and growing international crime problem.”

“Mr. Abbas, among the most high-profile money launderers in the world, has admitted to his significant role in perpetrating global BEC fraud, a scheme currently plaguing Americans,” said Kristi K. Johnson, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. “His celebrity status and ability to make connections seeped into legitimate organizations and led to several spin-off schemes in the U.S. and abroad. Today’s announcement deals a crucial blow to this international network and hopefully serves as a warning to potential victims targeted with this type of theft.”

According to the indictment, Abbas allegedly conspired with Abdulrahman Imraan Juma, a.k.a. “Abdul,” 28, of Kenya, and Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, 40, of Nigeria, to defraud the Qatari businessperson by claiming to be consultants and bankers who could facilitate a loan to finance construction of the planned school. Juma allegedly posed as a facilitator and consultant for the illusory bank loans, while Abbas played the role of “Malik,” a Wells Fargo banker in New York, according to court documents. Vincent, in turn, allegedly provided support for the false narratives fed to the victim by, among other things, creating bogus documents and arranging for the creation of a fake bank website and phone banking line.

Yusuf Adekinka Anifowoshe, a.k.a. “AJ,” 26, of Brooklyn, New York, allegedly played a role in the fraud, assisting Abbas with a call to the victim posing as “Malik.” Special agents with the FBI arrested Anifowoshe in New York on July 22.

The conspirators allegedly defrauded the victim out of more than $1.1 million.

The proceeds of the fraud allegedly were laundered in several ways. According to the indictment, Abbas was assisted in laundering the proceeds of the fraud by Rukayat Motunraya Fashola, a.k.a. “Morayo,” 28, of Valley Stream, New York, and Bolatito Tawakalitu Agbabiaka, a.k.a. “Bolamide,” 34, of Linden, New Jersey. These two defendants also were arrested on July 22 by FBI agents.

Approximately $230,000 of the stolen funds allegedly were used to purchase a Richard Mille RM11-03 watch, which was hand delivered to Abbas in Dubai and subsequently appeared in Hushpuppi’s social media posts. Other illicit proceeds from the scheme were allegedly converted into cashier’s checks, including $50,000 in checks that were used by Abbas and a co-conspirator to fraudulently acquire a St. Christopher and Nevis citizenship, as well as a passport for Abbas obtained by creating a false marriage certificate and then bribing a government official in St. Kitts.

Court documents outline a dispute among members of the conspiracy, which allegedly prompted Vincent to contact the victim and claim that Abbas and Juma were engaged in fraud. After this contact, Abbas allegedly arranged to have Vincent jailed in Nigeria by Abba Alhaji Kyari, 46, of Nigeria. According to the affidavit, Kyari is a highly decorated deputy commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force who is alleged to have arranged for Vincent to be arrested and jailed at Abbas’ behest, and then sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest. Kyari also allegedly sent Abbas bank account details for an account into which Abbas could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment.

Anifowoshe, Fashola and Agbabiaka were arrested in New York and New Jersey on July 22, and they are expected to be arraigned in Los Angeles in August. All three are currently free on bond.

A criminal complaint and an indictment contain allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Both conspiracy counts alleged in the indictment carry a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison. Aggravated identity theft carries a mandatory two-year prison term.

The FBI is investigating this matter as part of Operation Top Dog. The FBI thanks the government of the United Arab Emirates and the Dubai Police Department for their substantial assistance in this matter. The FBI also thanks the Kenyan Office of Attorney General, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, and Directorate of Criminal Investigations for their substantial assistance.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Khaldoun Shobaki of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section. The Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs provided substantial assistance in this matter

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Findings: Higher Life Expectancy For UK Black Groups

People from white and mixed ethnic groups had lower life expectancy compared with Black and Asian groups in England and Wales between 2011 and 2014, according to analysis by the Office for National Statistics(ONS).

The study linked 2011 census and death registration data to produce estimates of life expectancy and cause of death by ethnic group.

White and mixed ethnic women had a life expectancy of 83.1 years, while for Black African women the figure was 88.9. White and mixed ethnic men had life expectancies of 79.7 and 79.3 years respectively, while the figure for those in the “Asian other” group – Asian, but not Indian or Bangladeshi or Chinese - was 84.5, and for Black African men 83.8.

Dr Veena Raleigh, a senior fellow at the King’s Fund thinktank, said the ONS analysis was robust and consistent with previous research. Academics and commentators often say ethnic minorities have the worst health outcomes, she said, “but that’s not always supported by the evidence”.

One key reason for higher life expectancy among ethnic minorities is the so-called “healthy migrant effect”. There is evidence that migrants tend to be healthier, with lower levels of smoking, alcohol consumption and other risk factors, she said, noting that this effect wanes over time as the following generations generally assume similar lifestyles to native populations.

There are, however, specific diseases that tend to disproportionately afflict certain groups. Mortality driven by heart disease is significantly higher in people of Asian ethnicity, while there are significantly higher rates of cancer in white people compared with Black and Asian ethnic groups.

Sunday Igboho To Remain In Prison

Court of Appeal in Cotonou has ordered that Yoruba Nation activist Sunday Igboho be remanded in prison pending further investigations

This was gathered after the court sitting in the middle of the night on Monday 26th of July 2021

Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been returned to prison custody in Benin Republic.

The efforts of Nigerian Federal Government to fast track the extradition of Sunday Adeyemo, might have hit the rocks as he will be tried for obtaining fake Beninoiseinternational passport in Cotonou, capital of the Republic of Benin.

Monday, 26 July 2021

Watch The Moment A Girl Set Ebeano Supermarket Abuja On Fire


Height of wickedness! Deliberate arson 

160,000 Free Condoms For Tokyo Olympic Games

The organisers of the 2020 Olympics have repeatedly vowed to put on a “safe and secure” Games during the coronavirus pandemic. But safe sex – or anything approaching intimacy for that matter – will be forbidden for athletes competing in Tokyo.

The International Olympic Committee this week repeated demands that residents of the Olympic village must observe social distancing guidelines to prevent an outbreak of Covid-19, threatening rule-breakers with a range of penalties, including fines, disqualification or even deportation.Japan eases Tokyo’s Covid restrictions as it prepares for Olympics

Athletes, according to the public health measures outlined in the latest Olympic playbook, must “avoid unnecessary forms of physical contact”.

That has left Japanese organisers red-faced after questions were raised about the fate of 160,000 condoms that, in keeping with Olympic tradition, are due to be handed out in the village this summer.

Hundreds of thousands of free condoms have been distributed since Seoul 1988 to encourage safe sex during the unofficial Olympic sport of bed-hopping among athletes from over 200 countries who spend weeks living in close quarters. However, if the 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes observe Covid-19 rules to the letter during their stay in Tokyo, this year’s consignment will go unused.

The mixed messaging has baffled observers, including the celebrated Japanese mountaineer, Ken Noguchi, who said handing out prophylactics while imploring their owners to keep them under wraps was “something I just can’t comprehend”.