U.S. jails Nigerian 14 years for scams • Sir Gabriel Igbinedion’s son-in-law on trial

A day after a Nigerian-American Osmond Eweka, son-in-law of Bright Igbinedion, was charged with fraud in New York, another Nigerian, Ochuko Sylvester Eruotor has been sentenced to 14 years in a U.S. prison. The latter’s offence was that he led a fraud ring that prosecutors in Texas said laundered $3.5 million from hundreds of victims. […]

Chimamanda Adichie bags another degree

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received an honorary degree from the prestigious Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Newsmen report that the Enugu-born writer of short stories and non- fiction shared photos of the honour ceremony via her Facebook page. She was among the few recipients of the honorary degree from the university and […]

U.S. deports 34 Nigerians over immigration, other offences

The deportees arrived at the cargo session of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos, aboard a chartered Omni Air International aircraft with Registration Number W342AX. The Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development, saying: “At about 14:30 hours (2:30 p.m.), we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from […]

Nigerian pharmacist kills wife, daughter, commits suicide

Samson Folarin with agency report A Chicago-based Nigerian pharmacist, Olasunkanmi Esho, has allegedly killed his Cameroonian wife, Bourk Esho, and their eight-year-old daughter, Olivia. Olasunkanmi, 42, who lived in Ilinois, Chicago, in the United States of America, was alleged to have also shot himself dead after the incident. It is not clear if the couple had […]

Pizza man faces deportation after delivery to New York military base

  An immigrant from Ecuador working as a pizza delivery man was detained as he dropped off a pie at a military base in New York, then handed over to immigration agents, local media reported Wednesday. The man, Pablo Villavicencio, was allowed onto the Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn on Friday, where he had […]

Nigerians roast man who called Meghan Markle ‘second hand woman’

-Punch Nigerians of both sexes have risen in defence of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who has recently married the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. Harry and Meghan were joined together as husband and wife on Saturday. While the new bride’s status as a divorcee was neither hidden from her prince husband nor from […]

Nigerian sues United Airlines for kicking her, children out of plane

A Nigerian mother of two, Queen Obioma, has sued United Airlines, claiming she and her two children were booted from its plane because a passenger complained she smelled ‘pungent’. Obioma said she was traveling fromLagos,Nigeria, to Ontario,Canada, on March 4, 2016, when an airline employee escorted her from the plane before takeoff. The Nigerian said […]

White neighbour mistakes Bob Marley’s granddaughter and her Nigeria friend for thieves, calls police

  Bob Marley’s granddaughter,Donisha Prendergast, 33; and her friends were accused of burglary as they moved out of a private apartment they had rented for the holiday. One of the accused women is a Nigerian-born lady identified asKomi-Oluwa Olafimihan. The three friends were questioned by the police when a White neighbour dialled emergency number 911 […]

U.S. allegedly deports Nigerian student over artificial hair

A Nigerian student has allegedly been deported from the U.S. over the large quantity of weaves in her luggage. According to the Twitter user @_Brayz, who shared the story on Saturday, the Nigerian student had been admitted into a university for her masters, only for her to arrive for her programme with weaves. Not only […]

Killing of Christians in Nigeria not acceptable, Trump says

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on Monday said recent killing of Christians in Nigeria were not acceptable to his government. He said his government and that of Nigeria would be working hard to resolve the problem. Trump said this shortly before he entered into a closed door meeting […]

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