French election results: Emmanuel Macron in the lead on polls, as verdict expected 7pm

Mr Macron, a pro-EU centrist, is firmly ahead of Ms Le Pen in the polls – though she hopes to upset the establishment with a shock result similar to the Brexit vote.
It comes after a massive hacking attack on Mr Macron’s campaign database over the weekend which saw hundreds of thousands of private emails and official documents dumped online. Paris prosecutors are investigating the hacking attack on presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron’s campaign that led to thousands of files being leaked online.

Source said the probe was opened on Friday, the same day as the flood of documents were posted on the internet ahead of Sunday’s run-off vote.

Freed Chibok girls to meet Nigeria’s president Buhari after swap deal

IMG_192982 of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria in 2014 arrived in Abuja on Sunday to meet President Muhammadu Buhari after a prisoner swap deal secured their release.

Africa inferiority complex — Afri9jablog

Some people are very ashamed to identify themselves as “Africans”. How will other race respect you when you are not proud of who you are. When you hear a Chinese man speak, you automatically know this man is from China, an Indians same, East Europeans, Latinos. Only Africans put up accent just to be accepted […]

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Corrupt Nigeria fighting corruption

Finally, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has named the owner of a flat in Osborne, Ikoyi where the sum of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 (approximately N13 billion) were recently recovered. On Friday, the EFCC told Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, that the wife of the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Folashade Oke, allegedly acquired the property situated at 13, Osbourne Road, Osbourne Towers, Lagos, for N360 million. According to the EFCC, Oke made a cash payment of $1.6m (N360m) for the purchase of the flat between August 25 and September 3, 2015 in the name of a company, Chobe Ventures Limited. She and and her son, Ayodele Oke Junior, are said to be directors in the company. Investigations also revealed that Oke made the cash payment in tranches of $700,000, $650,000 and $353,700 to a Bureau de Change company, Sulah Petroleum and Gas Limited, which later converted the sums into N360,000,000 and subsequently paid it to Fine and Country Limited for the purchase of the property. EFCC counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, tendered as exhibit the receipt issued by Fine and Country Limited to Chobe Ventures Limited. “The very act of making cash payment of $1.6m without going through any financial institution by Mrs. Folashade Oke for the acquisition of Flat 7B, Osborne Towers, is a criminal act punishable by the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Amendment Act,” Mr Oyedepo told the court. Also, in the affidavit filed by the prosecution, Chobe Ventures, which is not into any business, was said to be merely incorporated to retain proceeds of suspected unlawful activities of Oke. While urging the court to order the permanent forfeiture of the funds to the Federal Government, Oyedepo said the property, which was purchased in a criminal manner, made the money recovered therein to be proceeds of unlawful acts. Oyedepo further said that despite the newspaper advertisement of the initial order of April 13, 2017 temporarily forfeiting the money to the Federal Government, no one showed up in court today to claim ownership of the money. Oyedepo also observed that Chobe Ventures Limited, in whose apartment the huge sums were recovered, did not come to court to challenge the forfeiture order, despite being served with the motion on notice at its registered address of No. 18 Ogunmodede street, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos. Justice Hassan adjourned the matter June 6, 2017.

Boko Haram group have released 82 schoolgirls. — Afri9jablog

Boko haram has released 82 out of 276 girls kidnapped by the group 3 years ago. Sources from the Nigerian military had disclosed that 2 terroist suspects held by the Nigerian security services had been handed over in exchange for the girls after negotiations. source revealed that the 82 girls who just regained their freedom […via Boko Haram group have released 83 schoolgirls. — Site Title

Nnamdi Kanu pays homage to Biafra fallen heroes

IMG_1927.PNGBiafran leader Nnamdi Kanu: The man behind Nigeria’s separatists movement, After spending more than a year-and-a-half in a Nigerian jail without trial on treason charges, Nnamdi Kanu is now free on bail.

Nnamdi kanu arrived Enugu state on Thursday 27th April 2017 and visited the cenotaph where Biafra fallen heroes were laid to rest, prayers were said at the cenotaph before proceeding to his home town to see his parents and people.