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Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

Friday, 18 August 2017

US Court Jails Nigerian Hacker Obinna Obioha For $6.5m Fraud (photo)

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 Obinna Obioha, a Nigerian hacker has been jailed for 51 months by a New York federal judge for operating a fraud scheme that swindled $6.5 million from businesses in the U.S. and elsewhere. U.S. District Judge David N. Hurd sentenced Obinna Obioha, 31, for running a scheme in which he instructed hackers to hack into computers and email accounts of individuals around the world using malicious software.

The announcement of Obioha’s sentence was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “Obioha, working from Nigeria, was a central figure in a fraud scheme using digital disguises and deceit to bilk businesses out of millions of dollars. We will continue to track down and bring to justice cyber criminals like Obioha no matter where they operate. I thank the FBI for its terrific work in this case identifying and apprehending Obioha,” said Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Vadim D. Thomas said: “These schemes can rob individuals and businesses of their livelihood. Cyber-crime is a serious threat and the FBI is prepared to go to any lengths to apprehend those like Obioha.” As part of his guilty plea to wire fraud in April 2017, Obioha admitted that, while in Nigeria, he worked with and instructed others to hack into computers and email accounts used by dozens of victims in the United States and around the world. The organization infiltrated victims’ computers and email accounts using malicious software (“malware”). After monitoring victims’ information to identify imminent commercial transactions, Obioha and his associates created knockoff email addresses that appeared similar to – but varied slightly from – victims’ legitimate email addresses.

Obioha and his associates used those bogus email accounts to send fraudulent invoices to victims, instructing them to wire funds to bank accounts controlled by Obioha and his associates, under the pretense that the wires were payments for actual deals that had been previously negotiated by the victims. Obioha admitted that between January and September 2016, he was involved in at least 50 wire transfers, and that about $6.5 million was sent by wire to bank accounts that he and his associates controlled. The accounts received money from fraud victims in New York, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, and Texas, among other places.

During today’s sentencing, U.S. District Judge Donald N. Hurd described Obioha as “right in the middle of the action” in “very sophisticated criminal activity” designed to achieve “millions of dollars in illegal funds.” Obioha was arrested on October 6, 2016, after flying from Lagos, Nigeria, to JFK International Airport. He has been in custody since that time. This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne A. Myers.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Nigerian Showbiz Promoter Tmoney Adu Get Six Years Jail Term Over 1m Pounds Fraud

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A Belvedere fraudster who laundered almost a million pounds in a year will spend more than six years behind bars. Babatunde Adu aka TmoneyAdu or Alagapromoter was found to have a number of credit cards and fraudulent documents at his home during a police raid in October last year.

The raid was part of a week-long initiative to tackle card fraud, after intelligence suggested he had been using compromised cards to buy electronic goods with a value of up to £15,000 to sell on.

Police research revealed the 38-year-old owner of Bigfoot Records & Entz,
had a bank account which had been used in 2014 to receive £50,000 from a romance fraud. Further analysis revealed a £900,000 turnover in a bank account the previous year.


A trial at Inner London Crown Court found Adu guilty of disguising criminal property on Tuesday, July 4, having already pleaded guilty to converting criminal property, possession of a fraudulently obtained identification document and fraud by false representation.

Detective Constable Damian Ward, of the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU), said: “Adu was a career fraudster who had falsely obtained money through a variety of means and I am delighted with this conviction."

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Deebee Collabo aka Collabo Master Rebrand to ZaZamani - See Photos

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 Nigerian-Born music artist/Song writer Deebee Collabo Master A.K.A Zazamani , whose real name is Adebayo Samuel Durojaiye, Sign New-multi million record deal. ZaZamani is currently on tour and he has been working on his new single before new Album called 'INDUSTREET' Will drop.



About Zazamani

Born Adebayo Samuel Durojaiye Samuel on the 19th of April into the family of Mr and Mrs Durjaiye in the akoka area of Lagos , Nigeria .Deebee or Collabo Crooner as now known has been a music lover before he could recite his two times table. He grew up listening to the various genre of music that rules the time through the 80'sand 90's. Like every other music artist , he has tutored himself as a chorister in the chirch choir . he sand and handles percyssion. While all this took their turn he had always nutured the ambition to explore the musical side of himself.


 In 2000 he deucided it was to check his capabilities while handling the microphone he recorded his first ever single under the auspice of the veteran producer _ ID Cabassa of the coded tgunes clique . Ijo ( the single) featured 2phat and Sparkle man . He has experimented with a couple if lyrical versatility and serveral brands under the hip-hop before submitting to the blend of mother tongue african vibes with western flavor which he term as Afro Hip-Hop .



 Time flew by and in 2008 , he debuted in the mainstrem with an evergreen hit single titled - Collabo . The single gave him a surname aseveryone preferred to call him the 'Collabo Master' .Deebee has rocked all through the country and beyond with the monster hit single and the par is still rising.




You would agree that climbing up through the ladder of success is not an easy task. Deedee like other successful artist have had his fair share of the ups and downs. However so far so good he is ranked amongst the top club rocker in Nigeria. All thanks to hardwork, steadfastness, determination and dedication.


He has performed in international concerts, Ghana, Dublin, London,to name a few.

ALBUM(s)
*Collabo Master

AWARDS/ NOMINATIONS

Hip-Hop Awards 2009- Best street Hop ( Nomination)

SoundCity Music Video Awards -Discovery of the year 2009 (Nomination)

Peak Awards 2009 - Artist of the Year - (Nomination)

City People Entertainment Awards 2009 - New Artist of the Year - Nomination)

Socum Awards - Best Artist of year 2009 (Awarded)

UN Youth Ambassodor for Peace ( Awarded)



Watch out for Zazamani new "INDUSTREET" album Definitely this going to be a hit album

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Monday, 14 August 2017

HMB Entertainment announced signing of Fast Rising Singer Kentee

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HMB Entertainment announced signing of multi-talented and fast rising music star KENTEE
HMB Entertainment has announced the signing of multi-talented and fast rising music star Kentee to his record label.
Kentee who has been on the music sense for a long time is set to take his music career to a new level after putting pen to paper on a 5 years deal on Wednesday 9th August 2017.
The announcement was made at an unveiling ceremony put together by H Money, the Label CEO.
Speaking to 3BP at the event, H Money revealed his excitement at unveiling the artiste after months of going over contracts to ensure everybody involved was satisfied.


According to CEO of HMB Entertainment, Harry Emordi, Kentee was signed because of his vocal prowess, and his poise and charisma as a performing artiste. The record label boss also revealed that Kentee will be releasing his first single from the label soon. 

Free Tim Omotoso Peace Walk held in Durban, South Africa

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It was a beautiful bright and sunny day in Durban, KwaZulu Natal on Friday 11 August 2017 as members of  Jesus Dominion International (JDI) gathered at King Dinizulu Park to stand up for their senior Pastor, Rev Tim Omotoso who God has used to change their lives for the better. People came from all 9 provinces of South Africa, some traveling through the night just to be in Durban. JDI members came from Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, East London, Richards Bay, Umthatha to name a few cities. This was to support the #FreeTimOmotoso peace walk campaign. This drive was to demand justice for Rev Tim Omotoso who was unlawfully arrested on 20 April 2017 and four months later the court is yet to give him a second bail hearing whilst he is still been held in custody.  He has been falsely accused of human trafficking and rape. Justice delayed is justice denied.


 According to South African law Rev Omotoso is presumed innocent until proven guilty as stipulated in Section 35, sub-section 1 (d) of the Bill of Rights. However, this has clearly not been adhered to rather the media has been used to create and promote a public outcry and media trial.

Placards were in the air with different messages; 'Set our Leader Free' ‘Asijiki (meaning we are not turning back/or our backs on our leader) and many many more. The crowd was united, in this justice demand for Rev Tim Omotoso. The March started from The King Dinizulu Park and went to the Durban City Hall, shutting down Durban’s busiest and biggest Street, West Street/Pixley ka Seme Street. The crowds chants caused people coming out of their shops, flats and some jobs to watch and witness this movement. The March didn’t just consist of the members of the church who are youth but even elderly women, men, and even children. Rev Tim Omotoso is clearly a Father to many and this was more than visible during the peaceful march.  



The media in attendance included: SABC News, ANN7, Isolezwe, East Coast Radio, and other local newspapers.

The protesters were accompanied by the Metro Police and SAPS (South African Police Services), and about 100 marshals for crowd control. Upon arrival at the City Hall, 2 representatives of the Department of Justice  received the Memorandum which was handed over to them by Pastor Sanele Myeni accompanied by other Jesus Dominion International pastors. The Memorandum of Demand served stated amongst other things that
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The basis of our discontentment is derived from the fact that the Hawks scheduled a meeting in Port Elizabeth with Rev Tim Omotoso and his legal representatives on 20 April 2017 under pretext of an ‘inquiry’ over allegations made against him. He consequently bought a return flight ticket with a bid to cooperate with the authorities and answer any questions they had. Whilst Pastor Tim was denied the truth, the Hawks offered it to various media houses and the general public so much so that all were gathered and prepared to witness the arrest and mock him as the so called inquiry turned out to be a scheduled arrest, dramatically played out at the Port Elizabeth airport in full view of the media and public...." 




A number of demands were made including, ....
 that there be a thorough investigation of the circumstances leading to Tim Omotoso's arrest and  all those implicated in framing Pastor Omotoso be brought to book and  there be an immediate end to xenophobia which is prompting some members of the Hawks and Justice Department to facilitate the miscarriage of justice. 



Jesus Dominion International believes two weeks (14 days) is a sufficient and reasonable time for the Dept of Justice and Correctional Services to give a response and that was stated in the memorandum.

After the latest court appearance on 24 July, a second bail hearing date was given for 
29 and 30 August 2017.

Kindly tag:
Twitter, IG & facebook: FreeTimOmotoso

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Elegushi Beach Comes Alive This Summer , Rhythm Fm Celebrity Dj Throws Summer Concert ' Smooth Summer Splash'

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Elegushi  comes alive with this summer as Rhythm Fm Celebrity Dj Throws t
he biggest beach concert
 ' Smooth Summer Splash' .
Just like previous editions in 2015 and 2016 , Smooth Summer Splash 3 would  feature Top celebrity DJs like The Legendary DJ JIMMY JATT, THE INCREDIBLE DJ  HUMILITY, THE Famous DJ Magicfingerz(Abuja),Superstar DJ Exclusive,The Baddest DJ Neptune,Tattooed face DJ Sose,DJ Tommy da-Turntablist, President of choc boy nation DJ Lambo,The Turn up king DJ TTB (Abuja) ,The Emir of Alaba DJ Real,Da Club finest DJ Charlie Shee ,The Magical DJ Knight and the  World Class DJ Smooth .
Top Nigerian Artistes would also be showing up to thrill with nonstop energetic performances  9ice,Ruggedman,Kiss Daniel,Jaywon, Babadee,Mayorkun,Small doctor,ViktorYBNL,Myro,Magnito,Buckwylla ,Dice Ailes,CDQ,Dremo,Minjin,Timi- Blaze,Ade -Piper Bimbo-Queens,Toby Grey,Doyinsola  and Lots more !! 

There will be Dance,comedy,Rap battle,barbeque andSeafood. 


Publicity By Hype Robot Ng

VENUE :  Elegushi beach 
DATE -Sunday 20th August 2017 
TIME - 3pm till dawni
Tickets - 2,000 Naira
SUMMER JUST GOT LIT

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The FES Dinner And Awards 8TH Edition Themed LA VIE ROYALE

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THE FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES STUDENTS’
 ASSOCIATION
Presents
THE FES DINNER AND AWARDS 2017

Over the years, the faculty of Environmental Sciences in the University of Lagos has become home to the most brilliant, successful and fashion-forward students seen in the entire university. Countless practicing professional, brand ambassadors, beauty queens, event personalities have all emerged from the success breeding nest that is the faculty of environmental sciences.

In the vein to recognize the contributions that boarder the circles of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and humanitarian initiatives, of these young people (not excluding the academic and non-academic staff) towards nation building and global development, the initiative of a platform that would bring everyone together in a formal but social atmosphere birthed an award in 2010 by the students’ Executive committee, which was the first edition. It was a success and a memorable one as students’ turnout was massive, lecturers, alumnus and other notable personalities from the institution and corporate bodies alike graced the occasion.

Now, the stage is all set for what will be the most prestigious recognition of students and staff contribution towards nation building- THE FES DINNER AND AWARDS 8th EDITION. Themed La Vie Royale

This year’s edition has 35 categories which is divided into 3 sorts with sort A focusing on achievements within all the individual departments in the faculty, hence nominations are restricted to individuals from their respective departments in the faculty.

While sort B comprises of non-voting categories such as the Best Graduating student, The Fessa Balon D’or which is a function of the statistics from this year’s Dean’s cup and the last category in this sort is the Special recognition awards to students and staff who have left indelible marks in deeds in the annals of history of the faculty that are worthy of recognition.

The Last Sort, Sort C simply tends to recognize those whose influence and achievement can be seen over the faculty as a whole.
Join us this year in this La Vie Royale to know who truly are the deserving.
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Monday, 31 July 2017

EYO MASQURADES PERFORMS ALONGSIDE KOROBAD IN DAVIDOS 30 BILLION TOUR IN FINLAND (VIDEO)

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 Afrobeat rave of the moment and EU based rapper Korobad thrills fans in Helsinki. Korobad was selected among the very few artist on Davidos 30 billion tour in Finland. See some white girl shaking their butt to his songs as he performs on stage , and he surprises his fans as he invites EYO masqurade all the way from Lagos  to Finland , follow him on twitter , instagram and facebook @KOROBAD . More Photos after the cut,

Video below.







Shoggy Tosh makes the cover for Juicy Vine Magazine's July 2017 edition

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Juicy Vine Magazine with super excitement, unveils it’s July 2017 edition with the mega award winning, Nigerian/UK based publisher, Presenter and celebrity rapper, Shoggy Tosh.

Download your free copy and read about Shoggy as he talks about his Family, Mentor, Music and more.

This edition also comes with special features like Entertainment, Fashion, Lookbook, Business Review, Relationship and Teens report.


Kindly tag these social network handles:

Twitter: @ShoggyTosh & @JuicyVine
Instagram: @ShoggyTosh & @JuicyVine
Facebook: ShoggyTosh & JuicyVine

Friday, 28 July 2017

Event: Creativity, Fashion & Glamour! 5th Edition of The Nigeria Student Fashion & Design Week Set To Hold in August 2017

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The Nigerian Student Fashion & Design Week 2017 (NSFDW 2017) is set to hold on 19th & 20th of August 2017. NSFDW runway show will see showcases of current collections from established designers who are role models to other emerging designer.

This year's edition of the fashion showcase which aims at promoting emerging/young designers is the 5th installment with top mens wear enthusiast/influencer AKIN FAMINU and OAP MARIA OKAN already unveiled as faces.

The student fashion week set to hold at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos was created by a small group of creatives about five years ago.

"One of the foremost goals of NSDFWeek is to recognize young emerging creatives in fashion and design giving them a platform to showcase their designs and understand the business of fashion", the organizers revealed.


Each year, the 'Most Creative Designer' is recognized based on the brand's creativity and detail in designs amongst other factors.

The winner will go home with a lot of benefits including a feature showcase at the Africa Fashion Week in Nigeria, exclusive interviews, business & fashion mentorship and lots more.

Designers and exhibitors are to register via www.nsfdweek.com or email info@nsfdweek.com

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @nsfdweek for updates.

Tickets/RSVP via www.eventbrite.co.uk
Date - August 19th & 20th, 2017.
Venue - Federal Palace Hotel, V.I Lagos.
Red carpet opens - 4pm.
Time - 5pm

THE ABRYANZ STYLE AND FASHION AWARDS - 2017 RETURNS FOR ITS 5TH EDITION

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 Africa’s most prestigious fashion event held in Kampala, Uganda: Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) is back! The news of big come back this year was officially announced at a launch event on Thursday (20th of July, 2017) at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The 2017 ASFAs are back under the theme “The Fashion Takeover” – set to be the biggest edition yet with a mission to shine a global spotlight on the African Fashion industry while highlighting creativity, achievement and excellence.

Speaking about the launch, the ASFAs Founder Brian Ahumuza said, “As Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards return for the fifth edition now, we are so glad and excited that an idea that started five years ago has grown in bounds! We are now able to celebrate our African stylists and designers breaking barriers in the fashion industry,” adding “This year, the event is going to be bigger and will be featuring fashion icons from all over the continent, like never before.”



The 2017 Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards are set to take place on the 8th of December at the Kampala Serena Hotel courtesy of leading CIROC in association with KCCA, Bell lager and NTV Uganda. The show will be produced and directed by David Tlale from South Africa, Front of House Production from Kenya, together with Fenon Events and the ASFA team supported by MNT Consult. PR will be spearheaded by Anyiko PR Agency.

Under this year’s theme “The Fashion Takeover”, the awards seek to recognize and reward outstanding personalities in the fashion industry who have impacted Uganda and Africa through excellence and creativity. In addition, they seek to bring to light the entrepreneurial and business aspect of the fashion industry that can be explored by the youth to better their lives and contribute positively to the economic growth of Uganda. This will overall contribute to solving the ever-growing problem of unemployment in the wider East Africa.



To stamp this theme, two new categories have been introduced: Fashion Entrepreneur of the year Uganda andFashion Entrepreneur Africa. The awards will go to individuals who have shown outstanding commercial success of their businesses or personal brands. To support the youth and aspiring fashion entrepreneurs, this year, the ASFA team is organizing the inaugural ASFA Business workshop that will take place in November at the Kampala Serena, aimed at empowering the youth with skills and knowledge of how to turn their passion into meaningful businesses and profit making ventures. This workshop will be free for all and will have a panel of personalities with success stories in the Fashion Industry, financial institutions and other stakeholders ready to educate and equip the youth.

Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards brings together Africa’s fashion icons to celebrate the continent’s diversity through culture and style. The event has attracted some of the most prolific designers and entertainers in past editions from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia and Zimbabwe. As a build up to the awards set to be held in December, the event is already gearing up to host a star –studded line up of fashion leaders from across the continent. Bell lager this year will bring to the ASFAs the “Bell Jamz Experience”, bringing to us the best of entertainment from Uganda and across Africa. Some of Africa’s biggest artistes and performers have already been booked to perform at this year’s event.


Kampala being the host city, Kampala Capital City Authority has partnered with the ASFAs to market our city to Africa and the rest of the world. “I am excited and supportive of Brian and the team for a fantastic job, marketing our city, our country, profiling us in such a beautiful way” said Jennifer Executive Director KCCA. Kampala Serena Hotel is once again partnering with ASFAs to host the Event and all the guests that will be attending the ceremony from all over Africa.

NTV Uganda has captured a huge and loyal audience with quality and excellence in entertainment and programming, with an award winning line up of both local and international content. The ASFAs will air live on NTV on the 8th of December and live streamed on all their social media platforms and Vid-TV, thanks to the partnership that they have with the event.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Established in 2013, the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) is an annual continental celebration of Fashion and Style held in Uganda, organized by the Abryanz Franchise. Following a successful 3-year run, they expanded their reach to the rest of Africa in 2016. The ASFAs aim to recognize excellence in fashion and art achievements in Africa with a vision is to create a prestigious and very professional platform that will help boost the fashion industry and see Uganda and the rest of Africa competing fairly on the international market. The show goes under a different theme each year and continues to attract international media coverage from the media agencies such as BET and BBC.

ABOUT CIROC

Established in 2003, CIROC is created differently from most vodka, distilled from fine French grapes instead of the typical grain. This creates a luscious, elegantly smooth and sophisticated luxury Vodka. Created by master Distiller Jean-Sebastien Robicquet, CIROC Ultra-Premium Vodka is distilled 5 times at the Historic Distillerie de Chevanceaux in the South of France. ‘Living in the now and the next’ is at the heart of CIROC encapsulating luxury and trend setting moments within fashion and popular culture to match the lifestyle of the Modern Elite”. We curate luxury new world experiences in the realms of fashion and culture that are stylish and unique; this is what CIROC will bring to the ASFAs.
Our attitude is progressive, inclusive, inspirational, expressive and celebratory. This is why we are privileged and honored to have CIROC as our Premium Sponsor.

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To join the conversation about the awards, please use the hashtag #Asfa2017 #OnArrival and #Cirocug4Asfas
Please find launch pictures attached in this email and more in a zip file 
For more info: contact bookings@anyiko-pr.com