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Julian Assange: why was he arrested and will he be extradited to the US

Juliann Assange has been in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged the Government not to extradite Julian Assange to the US Julian Assange following his arrest yesterday. The WikiLeaks founder was hauled out of Ecuador's London embassy by Metropolitan Police officers on Thursday after his asylum was withdrawn. Assange had spent 2,487 days hiding there to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations - claims that he denies. The Swedish authorities are now considering whether to reopen an investigation into the allegations. However, an arrest warrant for the Australian-born fugitive has also been issued by the US, where he faces a charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, in relation to his collaboration with army whistle-blower Chelsea Manning. The offence carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Corbyn is insisting that Assange should not be extradited “for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq

FIRE INCIDENT AT OWERRI AIRPORT: Authorities commence investigation

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform passengers and the general public that there was a fire incident that affected some parts of the terminal building of Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri at about 1400hours today. The fire was however curtailed swiftly by officers of the Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services Department of FAAN. There was no casualty and normal operations has since commenced at the airport. The Authority has commenced preliminary investigations into the cause of the incident. Faan...... Committed to our core values of Safety, Security and Comfort. Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.) General Manager, Corporate Affairs

IGP warns against fake news

The Ag. Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, on Sunday in Abuja, advised members of the public to ignore fake social media reports on Federal Government’s decision to suspend mining activities in Zamfara. The federal government through the acting IGP had on Sunday announced the suspension of mining activities in the state and threatened to revoke licenses of violators of the order. The Acting Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Muhammed Abubakar Adamu  The government also ordered all foreigners engaged in mining activities to leave the area within 48 hours as part of measures to check banditry in the state. Adamu, however, noted that the order issued by the government may attract various fake social media reports, and advised that such reports should be ignored in the interest of peace and stability in the country. “May I appeal for the cooperation of the local communities especially the traditional and religious leaders within the communities to cooperate with the security

Nigerians lose millions of dollars to cryptocurrency firm

A cryptocurrency firm, Paxful Incorporated, has been accused of defrauding thousands of Nigerians of millions of dollars earned from online trade in digital currencies. The Estonia-based company allegedly suspended the accounts of its Nigerian subscribers, thereby denying them access to millions of dollars in their online wallets. A Non-Governmental Organisation, United Global Resolve for Peace, which made the allegations in a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, explained that many accounts had been deactivated and the monies therein trapped. The petition, signed by UGRP Executive Director, Shalom Olaseni, dated April 2, 2019, said  the illegal action was taken despite the fact that the accounts were not involved in any fraudulent acts. It said, “A few days ago, our organisation was approached by some Nigerians who complained bitterly that Paxful Incorporated, the company that owns the online cryptocurrency trading and exchange platform, ‘https://paxful

Tragic: Helicopter’s Blade Beheads Air Force’s Pilot In Borno

Air force officers involved in the fight against insurgency suffered a setback on Sunday as the rotor of a helicopter killed an ACM simply identified as Umar. An airman, who witnessed the tragic incident, told  The Cable  that it happened at Bama in Borno state on Saturday evening. The aircraft was said to have developed a fault. The deceased, who was the co-pilot, had gone to pick his bags and on his way back, he passed through the side of the rotor which was functioning. “Immediately his head was chopped off,” the source said. “The aircraft has been recovered and taken back to the air base. No damage was found the on tail rotor,” the source said. The tragic incident reportedly occurred around 4pm on Saturday. The source said family members of the deceased have been informed while the burial arrangement was on as of the time this report was filed.