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Fraud: Interpol Arrests Instagram Bigboy Mompha



  • Fraud: Interpol Arrests Instagram Bigboy Mompha

The self-acclaimed bureau de change operator, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha on social media, has been arrested by anti-graft operatives in Abuja, Nigeria.

In a report published by Premium Times, the socialite was arrested in connection with graft.

While the details of his arrest can not be established at the moment, he is presently being detained by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in Lagos.

A spokesperson of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Mompha has been taken into custody.

The Instagram billion with nearly 650,000 followers recently featured a yellow Ferrari and a 2020 Rolls Royce Wraith Eagle VIII he claimed to have acquired for N180 million.

Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha

Mompha has been previously arrested by the EFCC between late 2018 and early 2019, according to operatives he was released without charges.

However, the anti-graft kept monitoring the Mompha expensive lifestyle.

The EFCC, Interpol and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation have intensified efforts to curb internet fraud and other crimes linked to Nigerians.

Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha

It should be recalled that Invictus Obi was arrested in a similar fashion in the US in August in connection with over $12 million wire fraud.

Like Mompha, Obi was a popular personality among Nigerian youths and in 2016 he was listed number 13th in Forbes Africa’s Under 30 as Africa’s Most Promising Entrepreneur.

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and, with over a decade long experience in the global financial market.

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Ramaphosa Reimposes Alcohol Ban, Extends Curfew as COVID-19 Cases Hit 276,242



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South Africa Reimposes Alcohol Ban, Extends Curfew as COVID-19 Cases Surged

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa on Sunday reimposed alcohol ban and extended curfew following a report from the nation’s health ministry that 12,058 new coronavirus cases were reported in the country during the weekend.

The health ministry said total deaths due to the virus rose by 108 in the last 24 hours to 4,079 while the total confirmed cases stood at 276,242 deaths.

In a televised speech, the president said “This is a fight to save every life, and we need to save every bed,” he said. “The coronavirus storm is far fiercer and more destructive than any we have known.”

He, therefore, said the curfew will be in place between 9 p.m to 4 a.m and will take effect from today, Monday. Also, he said family visits and social activities remain banned.

The President said scientists predicted between 40,000 to 50,000 COVID-19 death before the end of th year, saying “We must make it our single most important task to prove these projections wrong.”

Ramaphosa added that the latest projections revealed that different provinces would reach the peak of infections between the end of this month and late September.

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British High Commission to Start Accepting Visa Applications From Nigerians Soon




UK Embassy to Start Accepting Visa Applications from Nigerians Soon

The British High Commission in Nigeria has said it will start accepting visa applications from Nigerians willing to travel to the United Kingdom.

In a statement issued Thursday, the British High Commission in Abuja said visa application centres, which were initially suspended due to the pandemic, would reopen “when it is safe to do”.

The statement read, “We know there are many Nigerian nationals hoping to travel to the UK when flights resume, both for employment and to see family members.

“UKVI are working closely with TSL contact, our commercial partner, to reopen visa application centres that were suspended due to COVID-19.

“UK visa application centres are reopening in phased manner globally when it is safe to do so and when we can operate an effective service.”

The commission also noted that Nigerians planning to visit the United Kingdom can do so immediately international flights resume in the country.

This statement was put out on the same day the United States reported over 60,000 new cases of COVID-19 pandemic and the Federal Government of Nigeria put on hold its school resumption plan.

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COVID-19 Cases Inch Closer to 30,000 in Nigeria




NCDC Reports More COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria

The number of COVID-19 victims continues to rise in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to the centre, the number of confirmed cases rose by 503 on Tuesday to 29,789 while the number of recovered and discharged patients increased to 12,108.

However, 15 new deaths due to the virus were reported in the last 24 hours.

NCDC said, “Till date, 29,789 cases have been confirmed, 12108 cases have been discharged and 669 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

A break down of the report revealed that the 503 new cases were reported from 20 states with Lagos remaining the frontline state with 153 new cases.

Ondo (76), Edo (54), FCT (41), Enugu (37), Rivers (30), Benue (24), Osun (20), Kaduna (15), Kwara (13), Abia (9), Borno (8), Plateau (6),Taraba (5), Ogun (3), Kano (3), Kebbi (2), Nasarawa (2), Bayelsa(1) and Gombe (1).

Confirmed Cases by States

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 11,520 9,696 1,691 133
FCT 2,322 1,596 691 35
Oyo 1,530 700 811 19
Edo 1,489 555 880 54
Delta 1,285 853 407 25
Kano 1,271 190 1,029 52
Rivers 1,235 396 796 43
Ogun 1,050 377 652 21
Kaduna 883 291 580 12
Katsina 628 164 441 23
Borno 555 73 448 34
Ondo 550 406 124 20
Gombe 521 120 380 21
Bauchi 516 19 485 12
Ebonyi 503 71 426 6
Plateau 460 205 241 14
Enugu 418 152 255 11
Abia 400 179 218 3
Imo 352 283 61 8
Jigawa 318 0 308 10
Kwara 297 126 162 9
Bayelsa 269 116 137 16
Nasarawa 234 113 113 8
Osun 198 107 84 7
Sokoto 153 12 125 16
Niger 122 28 87 7
Benue 121 80 35 6
Akwa Ibom 112 38 71 3
Adamawa 99 21 71 7
Kebbi 86 16 63 7
Zamfara 76 0 71 5
Anambra 73 7 57 9
Yobe 61 2 51 8
Ekiti 45 3 40 2
Taraba 27 16 11 0
Cross River 5 1 3 1
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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