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Made in Nigeria Cars to be Unveiled Next Month

Attention Nigerians, here is some great news. Soon, you will be able to cruise around town in your very own made-in-Nigeria cars!

The Nigerian government has announced plans for the massive roll out of made-in-Nigeria vehicles from next month, PUNCH reports.

Samuel Ortom, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, made this announcement in Abuja yesterday.

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So Naijarians, would you buy a made-in-Nigeria car?

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Nigerian Man Jailed In US For $11m Fraud

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A Nigerian, Emmanuel Ehkator, has been sentenced by a District Court Judge, Middle District of Pennsylvania in the United States to three years in prison for $11m fraud.

Ehkator, who was also investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for criminal conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, was ordered by the court to pay $11,092,028 “in restitution” to his victims.

Ehkator’s property in Canada and the “contents of several bank accounts” in Nigeria were also declared forfeited by Justice Yvette Kane.

A statement by the EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said the commission had in August 2010, arrested 42–year-old Ehkator in Nigeria. He was subsequently extradited to the US a year after following his plea of guilt.

The statement said the prosecutor, Assistant US Attorney, Christy H. Fawcett, told the court that Ehkator was part of an “attorney collection scam” in which he would contact US and Canadian law firms by email.

It said Ehkator would claim to be individuals or businesses outside North America owed money by entities in the US and asked for legal representation to collect money.

The prosecutor had said, “Often, the prospective clients said the money owed came from a real estate transaction, tort claim, or divorce settlement. Once the law firm agreed to represent the out-of-country client, the law firm would be contacted by the US entity purportedly owing money with an offer to pay the client by cheque.

“The debtor company would advise the law firm to deposit the cheque in the law firm’s trust account, retain the law firm’s fee, and wire the remaining funds to accounts in Asia.”

It was learnt that after funds from the law firm’s trust account had been wired to the Asian bank, it would then be discovered that the cheque that had been mailed to the law firm was a counterfeit.

The counterfeit cheques, which appeared to be drawn on legitimate accounts from well-established financial institutions, often included a telephone number for the financial institution.

In an attempt to determine the validity of the cheque, lawyers would call the number only to reach another conspirator who would falsely verify the cheque.

Ehkator’s co-defendant, Yvette Mathurin, was said to have been charged for conspiracy and was awaiting extradition from Canada. Another co-conspirator, Kingsley Osagie, was arrested as he arrived in the Atlanta, Georgia area from Nigeria and was said to be currently awaiting trial in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

The United States Postal Inspection Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Secret Service, the Toronto Police Services and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were said to be involved in the investigations into the wire fraud.

Ehkator’s involvement in the scheme was said to have made him responsible for losses of “more than $7m and up to $20m.”

 

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Do you agree with him? TV Host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Wants Prostitution to be Legalized in Nigeria

Media personality and Channels TV‘s “Rubbin’ Minds” host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Wants Prostitution to be Legalized in Nigeria.
The TV Host got very verbal on Twitter about his views on certain moral debates in Nigeria on 20th June, 2013 as he took on the topic of ‘prostitution’ and with few tweets, Ebuka gave few reasons he believed Prostitution should be legalized.

Here’s What he Believe:

“Can you make a proper argument not based on religion, to explain why prostitution is illegal?
You would think that people earning money with their body parts (given by God, if you want to be religious) on their terms, would be fine.
Many jobs have deadly implications. Mining, being in the military, and even sitting in front of a desk and staring at a screen all day”

Do you agree with him? share your thoughts on this.

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Nigeria, Canada to collaborate on power, mining, others

Nigeria is set to partner with Canada in the areas of power generation, mining, aviation and film production.

The Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Tuesday at the end of a meeting of the Nigerian-Canada Bi-national Commission presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo.

“You  know Canada is strong in the area of mining; it is a major area. Power, especially in the area of hydropower, is also a major area. Health and education are also important. People forget that when you are talking about investment, you also have to invest heavily in human capacity management,” Aganga said.

In the area of aviation, the minister said Nigeria already had a strong relationship with Canada and that his counterpart in the Aviation ministry, Ms. Stella Oduah, would soon visit the country to follow up.

Aganga said the two countries would also be looking at agriculture and related areas, as well as petrol chemicals.

He said, “There are three things happening between Nigeria and Canada. One is the bi-national commission between the two countries, which is going to hold, and which is going to be chaired at the vice-president’s level with the ministers, who will look at it and implement it.

“The second big thing happening between Nigeria and Canada is the investment forum, which is going to take place between May 2 and 4, 2013. The preparations and the business relationship between the two countries are going on extremely well.”

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