The Obama’s 2019 Play List Has Nigerian Youngster REMA on it

US 44th president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama shared their playlist they enjoyed listening to and it has Nigerian youngster Rema on it.

Rema [Real Name : Divine Ikubor] is a 19yr old Nigerian pop star who is currently signed with Don Jazzy’s Mavin record company.

Barack obama on his official twitter account shared ” With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to — some new, some old, some fast, some slow. Hope you enjoy. “

Rema has been regarded as the ‘Golden child‘ by the Fadar while pitchfork called him the ‘Leader of the new Generation of Nigerian pop’.

Rema

No wonder the Obamas listen to the youngster to inspire their young two daughters. Rema Iron Man is on Number 42 on the Obamas playlist.

Rema on his instagram page shared a thank you message to the Obamas. ” Thank you @barackobama @michelleobama Nigeria to the world 🇳🇬🌍 #42

Two Nigerian Men Scammed A California Woman $200,000 In a Romance scam, Feds say

A man in March 2016 claiming to be a US Army captain stationed in Syria reached out to a Japanese woman on an international site for digital pen pals. Within weeks, their relationship grew into an internet romance with the man sending daily emails in English that she translated via Google.

The man who called himself Terry Garcia asked for money — lots of it — from the woman identified as FK in federal court documents. Over 10 months, she sent him a total of $200,000 that she borrowed from friends, her ex-husband and other relatives to make her love interest happy.But in reality, Garcia did not exist.

It was all an international online scam ran by two Nigerian men in the Los Angeles area with the help of associates in their home country and other nations, federal officials say. And Thursday, US prosecutors charged 80 people — mostly Nigerians — in the widespread conspiracy that defrauded at least $6 million from businesses and vulnerable elderly women. Of those, 17 people have been arrested in the US so far and federal investigators are trying to track down the rest in Nigeria and other nations.

“We believe this is one of the largest cases of its kind in US history,” US Attorney Nick Hanna said.

A plan to smuggle diamonds

The whirlwind online romance between FK and Garcia was all conducted on a Yahoo email address with no phone calls. Garcia told FK he wasn’t allowed to use a phone in Syria, according to federal authorities.Demands for money started after he told her he’d found a bag of diamonds in Syria and needed her help to smuggle it out of the war-torn nation.

He said he was injured and could not do it himself — and introduced her to associates he said would help facilitate the transfer, court documents allege. One said he was a Red Cross diplomat who could get the diamonds shipped to FK, court documents show.

Shortly after, another man who claimed to work for a shipping company asked FK for money to ensure the package was not inspected at customs, the complaint alleges. Requests for additional money kept coming, with the fraudsters citing different reasons each time on why the package was stuck at customs. “FK estimates that she made 35 to 40 payments over the 10 months that she had a relationship with Garcia.

During that time, the fraudster(s) emailed her as many as 10 to 15 times each day, and Garcia was asking her to make the payments, so she kept paying to accounts in Turkey, the UK and the US,” the federal criminal complaint says.

The loss of money has left FK angry and depressed, authorities said. “She began crying when discussing the way that these losses have affected her,” the criminal complaint says.

“I Will End His Career In the Desert”-Andy Ruiz Talk Tough Against Anthony Joshua

Heavyweight boxer, Andy Ruiz, has said that is main goal at the moment is to bring the career of Anthony Joshua to an end by handing him another defeat when the two of them meet for the second time in Saudi Arabia on December 7.

“Driven To Win. #RollsRoyceRanchoMirage. #DrivenToWin. @indiGoAutogroup. Thanks to RR Rancho Mirage for helping me celebrate my Championship homecoming parade and helping us raise funds for the kids in style!! “-@andyRuiz

The Mexican pugilist, who defeated Joshua in June to win the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles, expressed his feelings on Instagram on Saturday, insisting that he would emerge victorious from the rematch with the Nigerian-born British boxer.

He said, “I’m excited to announce my rematch with Anthony Joshua. In the first fight, I made history and became the first-ever Mexican/American heavyweight champion of the world. I am grateful to Saudi Arabia for inviting me.

“I took it to AJ in ‘The Big Apple’ and I’m looking forward to ending his career in the desert. Don’t miss this fight!”

FBI Arrest 80 Nigerian scammers in the US For Cyberfraud Conspiracy to Steal $46m

After search warrants were executed at multiple locations across L.A. County on Thursday morning, federal prosecutors announced a 252-count indictment that accuses 80 people in the U.S. and Nigeria of participating in a “massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes.”

The suspected fraudsters, many of whom are Nigerian nationals, prosecutors say, allegedly used online romance scams, schemes targeting elderly people, and business email compromise (BEC) scams, in which legitimate companies are compromised to facilitate the illegal transfer of funds. The FBI began investigating the operation in 2016, and this week, authorities arrested 14 people across the United States — 11 in the Los Angeles area alone. Two people were already in custody, and many are believed to be abroad, primarily in Nigeria, prosecutors said in their announcement.

The defendants allegedly laundered the funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network. Eleven of them were arrested Thursday in Southern California, while three others were taken into custody elsewhere in the U.S., according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

Two were already in federal custody on other charges, and one was arrested earlier this week. The remaining defendants are believed to be abroad, most of them in Nigeria, authorities said.

According to the indictment, the accused used business email compromise frauds, romance scams and schemes targeting the elderly to defraud victims out of millions of dollars.

The co-conspirators allegedly contacted Valentine Iro, 31, of Carson, and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, 38, of Gardena, both Nigerian citizens, for bank and money-service accounts that could receive funds fraudulently obtained from victims.

“These victims are used primarily as money mules, by allowing their bank accounts to be used to transfer stolen funds,” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge Paul Delacourt.

The criminal complaint says Iro and Igbokwe, who were among the suspects arrested Thursday, conducted schemes that resulted in the transfer of at least $6 million in fraudulently obtained funds.

“The overall conspiracy was responsible for the attempted theft of at least $40 million,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

One victim, identified in the complaint only as M.S., was allegedly conned by an unknown conspirator into wiring a total of $91,000 to a bank account controlled by Iro. Another female victim, named as R.B., was tricked into transferring $87,000 to the alleged thieves.

While both businesses and individuals were targeted in the scheme, prosecutors spotlighted the case of a Japanese woman who was tricked into sending an alleged scammer, posing as a U.S. Army captain stationed in Syria, $200,000 that she was forced to borrow from friends and family, ABC reports. The alleged fraudster developed an online relationship with the woman, identified only as F.K. in the indictment, during which the scammer made “romantic overtures.”

Romance scams, which have been steadily on the rise for years, can be particularly lucrative for thieves and financially devastating for their targets. Fraudsters create fake profiles and personas online, and target individuals looking for love or other companionship. After establishing an online relationship, thieves will often ask for money or gifts, or for assistance in transferring funds. Elderly people are particularly vulnerable to losing large sums in these schemes, according to the Federal Trade Commission.