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Fake Bayelsa Muslim Pilgrims Coordinator bags 28 year jail sentence over N12m fraud
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Fake Bayelsa Muslim Pilgrims Coordinator bags 28 year jail sentence over N12m fraud

A fake Bayelsa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Cooridnator identified as Muhammad Halim Ogbobio, has been handed a 28 year jail sentence after being found guilty of N12m fraud by Justice J.E. Iyang of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The suspect who posed as the coordinator of Muslim Pigrims Welfare Board from 2009-2012, was first arraigned on a 5-count charge bordering on forgery and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of Twelve Million One Hundred and Thirty Naira (N12,130,000.00) in bogus hajj fees on March 19, 2015 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal office. Muhammad Halim Ogbobio ran out of luck after his victims who were introduced to him by one Adodo Yusuf Oristsegbubemi, were unable to attend th...
No Plane Carrying Muslim Pilgrims Crash Landed In Minna – NAHCON
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No Plane Carrying Muslim Pilgrims Crash Landed In Minna – NAHCON

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says there is no truth in a media report that a Max Airline plane carrying over 500 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia to Nigeria crash-landed at Minna International Airport on Saturday. The Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad, said this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Makkah, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. He said immediately the story filtered into the public domain, the commission conducted its findings into the purported development by getting in touch with the management of the airline concerned and interviewed some passengers that boarded the said plane. “The result of our findings showed that there is no such thing as emergency landing or crash landing of any plane in Minna involving...
Naira Gains, Dollar Crashes At Parallel Market
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Naira Gains, Dollar Crashes At Parallel Market

- The Naira has gained strength against the American Dollar at parallel market - The local currency however crashed against the Pound but stayed firm against Euro - Nigeria has five rates: the official rate, the black market, a rate for Muslim pilgrims going to Saudi Arabia, a retail rate set by licensed exchange BDC and a rate for foreign school fees The Naira on Wednesday, May 17, continued its growth against the American Dollar at the parallel market. This follows report that the local currency closed the day at N385 to the Dollar, one point stronger than the N386 it closed on Tuesday, May 16. However, the local currency weakened against the Pound Sterling but stayed firm against the Euro at the same segment. It dropped seven points against the Pound to close at N497 a...

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