US government is ready to extradite Obanikoro

The United state government is ready to extradite Obanikoro to Nigeria accoring to treaty signed between two countries It was reported that the US government is ready to extradite its citizens to countries it has signed a treaty with, according to Peter Carr, an official at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). Mr. Carr said that the embattled former Nigerian minister Musiliu Obanikoro could be successfully extradited by the Nigerian government, Sahara Reporters informs. In an email he clarified that “within [existing] statutory and treaty framework, US practice is, generally, to extradite its citizens, assuming that the requirements of the treaty are met. The fact of dual nationality with Nigeria would be irrelevant in this context.” On his own part, Roger Clark, an international legal expert, made explanations on United States laws as refers to the extradition of people who, like Mr. Obanikoro, hold American citizenship. He stated: “The United States has no...

$2.1b arms deals: EFCC traces transfers to 11 foreign accounts in UK, US, Niger

Much of the $2.1billion arms funds put in care of the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) by the Jonathan Administration was paid into 11 different accounts in the United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA) and Niger Republic, further probe of the money has revealed. Dozens of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, top government functionaries and retired/ serving military officers had earlier been linked with the sharing of the slush funds. Some of them are already facing charges in connection with the funds disbursement. The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) which is investigating what became of the money which was originally earmarked for the procurement of arms to prosecute the  anti-Boko Haram war has traced payment transfers to more the foreign accounts....

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HISTORY TODAY 1995 U.S.A. Steve Fossett Balloon Record 21st February, 1995 : Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon, taking off from South Korea, and landing in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada. Fossett was reported missing on September 3, 2007 after the plane he was flying over the Nevada desert failed to return and his wife asked for him to be declared legally dead on November 26, 2007 .       1947 U.S.A. Land Camera Demonstrated 21st February, 1947 : Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his instant camera and associated film. Called the Land Camera, , which could produce a black-and-white photograph in 60 seconds. Two years later he put 57 Polaroid Land Cameras at Boston's Jordan Marsh department store before the Christmas holiday, and they sold out within the first day after the demonstration.   U.S. 1804 U.K. First Working Full Size Railway Steam Locomotive Feb. 21st,...

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