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SEXUAL PREDATOR IN GOD’S NAME: Nigerian General Overseer, Pastor TUNDE DANIEL married with TWO Wives Sexually Abuse 15 Year old Girl for 12 Months…Deceitfully promised to make Teenager Super Model through Spiritual Prayers * Girl loses Fallopian tube to Abortion caused by 55 year old ‘Man-of-God’ * Teenager tell Mother she was hypnotized for SEX by randy pastor in name of deliverance * FAKE Pastor heads Royal Heritage Church, Mafoluku, Lagos, lives flashy lifestyle at his home located at 8, Owolabi Street, Mafoluku *Picked Girl up in school daily for Sexual Escapades in hidden Hotel daily * ‘Anytime Pastor Danel had sex with me, he always record it’-Girl cries *Rushed to High Rocks Hospital located on 8, Afariogun Street, Charity Area, Oshodi-Isolo, Pastor have SEX with innocent Girls and Married Women *Distraught mother contacts Child Protection Network in Oshodi for help * ‘We tried to separate her from Pastor Daniel, took her to my granny in South East, but my daughter kept repeating that she wanted to have sexual intercourse with Daniel. We did our best to break her from the curse’-Mother lament * Pastor threatens investigating police officer in charge of the case, Ordered Arrested by Lagos Commissioner of Police * “The man (Daniel) brought in the girl with ectopic pregnancy (development of foetus in fallopian tube) and we saved her. He said the girl was impregnated by her boyfriend. Our records are there to show what she was treated for”-Dr Femi Oloyede, Associate Professor at High Rocks Hospital BY TITILAYO ADEMIDE/STAFF WRITER, LAGOS

SEXUAL PREDATOR IN GOD’S NAME: Nigerian General Overseer, Pastor TUNDE DANIEL...

NO LIMIT TO EDUCATION! Nigerian born 73-year-old Grandma, a Naturalized American, FLORENCE NWADO ONWUSI DIGIDU Bagged Doctorate Degree in Communication, Culture and Media Studies…graduate as a member of Howard University’s Class of 2020 * Defend her dissertation titled “Igbo Collective Memory of the Nigeria – Biafra War (1967-1970): Reclaiming Forgotten Women’s Voices and Building Peace through a Gendered Lens * Former producer and writer on Nigerian Television Authority is a distinguished recipient of Sasakawa and Annenberg Fellowship * “In my second year at Howard, and very close to my screening test, I lost my mother and my father within months. I had to return to Nigeria each time to perform the demanding burial ceremonies for each. I was completely deflated, both physically and emotionally, but I persevered because my father always wanted me to be a ‘Doctor’. This powerful survival instinct in me, which I call daring, and God’s help, are what made me overcome all personal challenges during my doctoral program and get to where I am today”- * “I admire the way Florence delved inside the most painful period of her life to find the focus of her research on women, war and peace. She received the Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship in her last year to conduct interviews with 10 female survivors of that war, and she used [the] feminist standpoint theory to interpret their stories. It is a beautifully researched, theorized, and written dissertation that demonstrates exceptional Howard scholarship”- Carolyn Byerly, Ph.D., Didigu’s advisor and chair of the Communication, Culture and Media Studies doctoral program *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

NO LIMIT TO EDUCATION! Nigerian born 73-year-old Grandma, a Naturalized...

A Nigerian Genius, ONORIODE REGINALD AZIZA Bagged 3 First Class degrees at age 23 … including one from Cambridge University *Received over over 25 academic awards for the Best Student in the Faculty of Law at Obafemi Awolowo University, the Mohammed Bello Prize for the Second Best Student at the Nigerian Law School, and the Wolfson College Jennings Prize for a Distinction on the Master of Corporate Law in Cambridge among others *Scored distinction in all papers at SSCE examinations, expertise lies in securities law, investment and dispute resolution * Inspired by Nigeria’s legal luminary, Professor Olukonyinsola Ajayi SAN to study law Had a short spell at Olaniwun Ajayi LP in Lagos, later spent six months with Shearman and Sterling chamber in Paris * Worked briefly an associate with Herbert Smith Freehills in London, a culmination of the bursary awarded him by the law firm to study at Cambridge * Hired as an Attorney for Chevron Nigeria Limited while studying as a doctoral student at the University of Oxford “My driving force has been an unrepentant commitment to excellence. It is all I have ever wanted to do and be: excellent. I believe I have only been thirstier than most in pursuing excellence. I believe, as did Aristotle, that excellence is not an act but a habit. The pursuit of this habit of excellence has thus been my driving force”-Aziza *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

A Nigerian Genius, ONORIODE REGINALD AZIZA Bagged 3 First Class degrees...

WICKED & SAD! OLUWATOYIN SALAU, 19-year-old Nigerian Born American Black Lives Matter Activist Sexually assaulted, found dead had wanted to become an Academic…body discovered 3 miles from where she was last reportedly seen in Florida * Teen was active in the city’s protest against police brutality, calling for justice for black people recently killed at the hands of police, including Tony McDade of Tallahassee and George Floyd of Minneapolis, homicide investigation underway * Her earlier tweet: “Anyways I was molested in Tallahassee, Florida by a black man this morning at 5:30 on Richview and Park Ave. The man offered to give me a ride to find someplace to sleep and recollect my belongings from a church I refuged to a couple days back to escape unjust living conditions. * Last message: “Going back to the situation that happened to me this morning, I did not fall asleep. He then asked me if I wanted a massage at this moment his roommate who was in the house was asleep. I was laying on my stomach trying to calm myself down from severe ptsd. He started touching my back and rubbing my body using my body until he climaxed and then went to sleep. Before I realized what happened to me I looked over and his clothes were completely off. Once I saw he was asleep I escaped from the house and started walking from Richview Road to anywhere else…” * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

WICKED & SAD! OLUWATOYIN SALAU, 19-year-old Nigerian...

20 YEARS IN PRISON MAXIMUM CHARGE: AMERICA’S Justice Department Arrests KWAM 1’s Son, SULTAN OMOGBADEBO ANIFOWOSHE in Chicago, Others over $2million Fake Online Romance, Mystery Shopping Scam…’My Son is not a Fraudster, He’s now on Bail’, reacts Nigeria’s Legendary King of Fuji Music *Law Enforcement Agents round up internet fraudsters in USA, Nigeria * FBI argues Fraud lasted over two years through ‘Operation Gold Phish’ * Complaint accuses the conspirators of engaging in various other cyber-enabled scams, including investment, employment frauds and target victims’ corporate email accounts *Used parts of slush fund to pay for vehicles on behalf of a Nigerian car company *Deceived American ladies through Match.com, Facebook, and Instagram *Apprehended in Illinois: DANIEL SAMUEL ETA, also known as “Captain” and “Etaoko,” 35, of Skokie; BABATUNDE LADEHINDE LABIYI, also known as “Junior,” 20, of Chicago; BARNABAS OGHENERUKEVWE EDJIEH, 29, of Chicago; SULTAN OMOGBADEBO ANIFOWOSHE, also known as “Ayinde,” 26, of Chicago; BABATUNDE IBRAHEEM AKARIGIDI, also known as “AK,” 39, of Chicago; MIRACLE AYOKUNLE OKUNOLA, 21, of Chicago; and OLUROTIMI AKITUNDE IDOWU, also known as “Idol,” 55, of Chicago *Picked up in Texas: ADEWALE ANTHONY ADEWUMI, 27, of Richardson, Texas. Arrested in Nigeria was OLANIYI ADELEYE OGUNGBAIYE, also known as “DonChiChi,” 26, of Lagos, Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, TOM CRAIG/ENTERTAINMENT WRITER, CHICAGO & LOLA OGUNBANWO/CRIME REPORTER, ABUJA

20 YEARS IN PRISON MAXIMUM CHARGE: AMERICA’S Justice Department Arrests KWAM...

‘I Regret dumping Austria Citizenship for Nigeria as a Professional Footballer’-BENEDICT AKWUEGBU, retired Nigerian football striker …’I played for Nigerian national football team and was a 2002 FIFA World Cup participant’ * Says: ‘I regret representing my fatherland in international football instead of Austria that also offered me a great opportunity. It makes me feel the regret of playing for the Super Eagles. It makes me blame myself, and ask myself why I rejected Austria who were all over me then to play for their national team which I turned down in preference to Nigeria’ * ‘If I knew I would be treated this way, perhaps I would have been much wiser. But then, that’s the prize I had to pay for being patriotic, holding tight to my love for the green, white and green colours of Nigeria * ‘Till today, Austria still show me love, they still recognise me to the point that I now wonder how it would have been if I had adopted their nationally and represented them at the senior level’ * ‘ I’m just being honest to my conscience. I’m not against the leadership of the NFF. The field is large enough for them to increase the team [coaches] number. You have the Super Eagles, U-23 Olympic Eagles, Flying Eagles, U-17 Golden Eaglets. You also have the women teams – Super Falcons, Falconets and Flamingoes (U-17). You can appoint one ex-international to each of these teams’ * BY NICOLE IBAKA/REPORTER, ABUJA

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IMMIGRANT ADVENTURE IN UNITED STATES! Inside story of Ghana’s King, Nana Gyensare V, OSEI, a Taxi Driver in New York …a traditional leader of the Akwamu people, who oversees residents of five towns across Eastern Region * Recalled various challenges on how his brother died, when he inherited the throne * Moved to New York in 1977 to make a better living for himself * Began taxi driving as he bought a medallion in 1982, his father had 19 children *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

IMMIGRANT ADVENTURE IN UNITED STATES! Inside story of Ghana’s King,...

DIED AT THE AGE OF 75 YEARS: Edo state born retired British Veteran Nurse, MARGARET URHOGHIDE succumb to Covid-19 attack…30 days after glamorous Birthday celebration * Worked for NHS England for decades, described as one of the most celebrated Nurses in U.K. * “Mrs Margaret Urhoghide is a wonderful and illustrious daughter of Esan”-Esan Community of Manchester * “Deceased last birthday was a special gathering of families, friends and well-wishers. A celebration of life, love, tradition and above all the goodness of God. The gathering was a cross-section of a cream of people from different walks of life and culture”-Tribute * BY IBHADE CELESTINA/STAFF WRITER, LONDON

DIED AT THE AGE OF 75 YEARS: Edo state born retired British Veteran Nurse, MARGARET URHOGHIDE...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ‘It is Satanic, Evil and Greedy for any pastor to demand for tithes, offerings from members at this trial period of global health crisis’-Nigerian pastor, Ambassador Ephraim, founder of Power House and Ephraim Ononye Ministries Worldwide …’I am more angrier and it is very dangerous that some men of God are coercing their members to pay online’ * ‘Where do those pastors involved expect their members to get the money from when markets are closed down, most offices are not working and civil servants do not go to work instead of being concerned about their welfare and well being in this trial period?’ * BY AMAECHI DANIEL/REPORTER, ABUJA

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ‘It is Satanic, Evil and Greedy for any pastor to demand...
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SEXUAL PREDATOR IN GOD’S NAME: Nigerian General Overseer, Pastor TUNDE DANIEL married with TWO Wives Sexually Abuse 15 Year old Girl for 12 Months…Deceitfully promised to make Teenager Super Model through Spiritual Prayers * Girl loses Fallopian tube to Abortion caused by 55 year old ‘Man-of-God’ * Teenager tell Mother she was hypnotized for SEX by randy pastor in name of deliverance * FAKE Pastor heads Royal Heritage Church, Mafoluku, Lagos, lives flashy lifestyle at his home located at 8, Owolabi Street, Mafoluku *Picked Girl up in school daily for Sexual Escapades in hidden Hotel daily * ‘Anytime Pastor Danel had sex with me, he always record it’-Girl cries *Rushed to High Rocks Hospital located on 8, Afariogun Street, Charity Area, Oshodi-Isolo, Pastor have SEX with innocent Girls and Married Women *Distraught mother contacts Child Protection Network in Oshodi for help * ‘We tried to separate her from Pastor Daniel, took her to my granny in South East, but my daughter kept repeating that she wanted to have sexual intercourse with Daniel. We did our best to break her from the curse’-Mother lament * Pastor threatens investigating police officer in charge of the case, Ordered Arrested by Lagos Commissioner of Police * “The man (Daniel) brought in the girl with ectopic pregnancy (development of foetus in fallopian tube) and we saved her. He said the girl was impregnated by her boyfriend. Our records are there to show what she was treated for”-Dr Femi Oloyede, Associate Professor at High Rocks Hospital BY TITILAYO ADEMIDE/STAFF WRITER, LAGOS

SEXUAL PREDATOR IN GOD’S NAME: Nigerian General Overseer, Pastor TUNDE DANIEL married with TWO...
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NIGERIA 2019 ELECTIONS: Rich NIGERIAN Politicians chase after World’s Most Expensive BULLET PROOF Cars…Fear of Assassination, Violence compel anxiety & Vehicle built to survive Military or Chemical Attack *Unpredictability of elections’ result compound apprehension *Alarming Media report raises tension in the polity and among the electorates * Plans to shell out $1.5million for Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition, Eyes ‘The Beast’ (New Cadillac Limo) in the sum of $1.5million, Aims at Rezvani Tank at a cost of $155,000 * ‘There are 100,000 armored vehicles on the streets worldwide’-INVESTIGATION *PLUS Car Manufacturers now smiling to the Bank BY OKECHUCKWU ANAYO/AUTO EDITOR, ABUJA & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

NIGERIA 2019 ELECTIONS: Rich NIGERIAN Politicians chase after World’s Most Expensive BULLET PROOF...

REVEALING: LAMBORGHINI VENENO ROADSTER is the Most Expensive Car in the World 2018 at the cost of $4.5million (£3.23 million)..Drive home this luxurious vehicle in classic style …Anthony Paul Bamford owns 2 Ferrari 250 GTOs, Floyd Mayweather drives Lamborghini and Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita *List of Most Expensive cars : Lamborghini Veneno Maybach Exelero, , Koenigsegg Agera R., Ferrari F60 America, Bugatti Chiron, Zenvo ST1; Lamborghini Reventon, Porsche 918 Spyder, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron, Mansory Vivere, Lykan Hypersport; Aston Martin Vulcan, McLaren P1 LM *Possesses 750 horsepower, gets a 6.5-liter V12 engine, runs at 221mph *Power delivered to all four wheels via Lambo’s 7-speed “ISR” transmission * Slick gearbox capable of shifting gears almost as quickly as transmissions used in Formula One racecars BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

REVEALING: LAMBORGHINI VENENO ROADSTER is the Most Expensive Car in the World 2018 at the cost of $4.5million...

PAINFUL DEATH: Nigerian Anglican Diocese Reverend, TOCHUKWU MADUANUSI Killed in Auto Crash…Traveling with Son to buy Souvenir for the Children Ministry *Drunk Truck Driver along Oba/Nnewi road, Anambra State overtakes Dangote Vehicle on high speed, Diverts, Crushed him and his little boy at a parking lot * Sympathisers Rushed him, son to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital where they died * Family, Church members mourn over their death, uncompleted ministry building as hit-and-run driver flee scene BY ANGELINA AMAKCHUKWU/REPORTER, SOUTH EAST NIGERIA

PAINFUL DEATH: Nigerian Anglican Diocese Reverend, TOCHUKWU MADUANUSI Killed in Auto Crash…Traveling...
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After 6 hours of Rigorous grilling, EMEKA OKONKWO, alias E-MONEY leaves Nigeria Police Custody in a wine-coloured suit …Says: ‘I am a clean entrepreneur, a successful businessman’ * Attract the ire of Nigeria Police Inspector General for allegedly using fully armed policemen as domestic servants * “We received a signal from the Force headquarters on Monday that the police detail of music executive, E-Money, be immediately withdrawn and an investigation into the man be launched. The IG was surprised that policemen were attached to him in the first place and were being used like domestic servants, carrying umbrellas, opening doors and doing menial jobs for him. The policemen were discovered to be attached to B Operations at the command headquarters and not MOPOL which is the usual practice. So, we have withdrawn his policemen and we are inviting him for questioning. The policemen will also be interrogated”-A top police officer * BY CHIDI REUBEN/CRIME REPORTER

After 6 hours of Rigorous grilling, EMEKA OKONKWO, alias E-MONEY leaves Nigeria Police...

‘We have returned to Nigeria over £241m ($300m) stolen by Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s former dictator’-United States government …Fund laundered through the U.S. And kept in a Jersey bank account *Money recovered from the hidden account of shell company Doraville * Repatriation involves Jersey retaining $5m (£3.8m), US eligible for same amount * ‘The island had transferred $314,305,568.54 to the U.S on 2nd March’- Jersey’s Attorney General Mark Temple QC * ‘Money had been moved to a recovery account held by the Central Bank of Nigeria and would be paid to the National Sovereign Investment Authority within 14 days’-The Justice Minister for Nigeria, Abubakar Malami * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief

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ANTI-CORRUPTION FIGHT! ‘ United States Justice Department’s Anti-money laundering must show evidence $320million stolen Abacha’s fund repatriated to Nigeria is not Squandered’-CHUCK GRASSLEY, U.S. Chairman, Senate Finance Committee …Slam Nigeria’s EFCC, Attorney General for pursuing opposition, saying: “We are asking for proof that funds returned to Nigeria would go toward infrastructure projects as promised” *“Ibrahim Magu, head of EFCC and Attorney General Abubakar Malami using their roles as an enforcement arm against anyone voicing opposition to Buhari’s government” *’Given all these circumstances, it is critical for Congress to understand what steps the United States government is taking, before it helps transfer hundreds of millions of dollars to Nigeria, to ensure that the money is not fuelling more corruption and government abuses’ *Nigeria rejects U.S. senator’s query, claim: “The Federal Government would not be dragged into any controversy over an allegation that has no fact or any iota of proof” * “The Commission remains focused on its mandate against economic and financial crimes and will not be deterred by spurious allegations from individuals with hidden agenda”-EFCC spokesman Tony Orilade * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

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BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s Most Notorious KING of Cyber-fraud, HUSHPPUPI land in America, arraigned in Chicago court in teary eyes…facing 20 year jail term upon conviction for money laundering, hacking, cyber-attack, forgery, Girlfriend (Amira Dyme) disowned him saying ‘Karma is a bitch. He’s a thief’ * Defraud a New York-based law firm of $922,857, scam a financial institution of $14.7million, deceived two million people around the world, to appear in Los Angeles court in few weeks * Conspired to steal $124million from an English Premier League club, F.B.I, INTERPOL, Dubai Police tracked him, 10 others for seven months before arrest * Coined America’s million of dollars after hacking into Covid-19 Palliative Fund, Unemployment Insurance through fake website * Dubai Government confiscate suspect’s 10 buildings, 20 customized automobile vehicles 2021 model, seized over 150 million dirham (30 million pounds) in cash; 100 Gucci perfume (colon) and 50 designers’ wristwatches * Suspect’s recorded last conversation before apprehension in UAE: “I have suffered so much poverty in Nigeria. My sister died of poverty because my family could not afford her hospital bill. After I have made money, I vowed to spend it anyhow. God punish money” * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief

BREAKING NEWs: Nigeria’s Most Notorious KING of Cyber-fraud, HUSHPPUPI land...

MURDER IN QUEEN’S ENCLAVE! Alexander KAREEM, 20-year-old Nigerian brother of controversial Met police officer who appeared on Nigerian Big Brother shot dead on London street…deceased screamed ‘help me’ as he lay on the ground before a passer-by attempted to perform CPR * Paramedics arrived to treat victim, pronounced dead shortly after * Family members in distraught, no arrest made at press time * A white Range Rover seen in the area before the shooting later found burnt out being traced by police as ‘a key line of inquiry’ * “Alexander was killed by gunshots to his chest and abdomen while he was walking home after visiting a shop around 12.40am”-Post-mortem conclusion * “I heard shots and somebody calling help me, help me. I called the police and watched the nearby scene from a window. I saw a man laying in the street, sort of in the gutter in front of the bus stop, and several cars had stopped and the people were trying to help and one of them was trying to give CPR. I was laying in bed at about 12:30am when I heard two or three gunshots before Mr Kareem was found”-Eye witness account * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief & EMMA OLLEAH/REPORTER, London

MURDER IN QUEEN’S ENCLAVE! ALExANDER KAREEM, 20-year-old Nigerian brother of...

TRUE CONFESSION FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE IN NIGERIA! ‘My Aunt’s Husband RAPED, DISVIRGINED ME at the age of 13years’-heartbroken Chinwe Udeze lament * Forcibly had sex with me multiple times, even when my aunt was asleep at night, he sneaked to where I slept in the palour to rape me * He threatened to kill me, boast : “you can tell but no one will believe you including your aunt” * My Aunt (Martina Bobogini Julius) and treated me like dirt, her husband (Julius Elemotse) threatened me severally not to tell anyone * She got pregnant at 15 years, recalled ordeal and aspiration of becoming a lawyer * Begged in tears: “I want Nigerian government to help me get justice, despite it’s been over a decade. I still get panic attack and trauma from what my in-law had done to me. I want the government to do a thorough investigation on this case” *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

TRUE CONFESSION FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE IN NIGERIA! ‘My Aunt’s Husband RAPED,...
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Nigeria-British Hollywood actor, CHRIS OBI OGUGUA Arrested for Sexual Assault, Rape in Britain…denies accusation *Taken into custody at London Heathrow Airport after flying in from Los Angeles *Total of six different women lodged formal complaints against him BY AHMED RILWAN/ENTERTAINMENT Correspondent, UK

Nigeria-British Hollywood actor, CHRIS OBI OGUGUA Arrested for Sexual Assault, Rape in...

UNBELIEVABLE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD: Christ Apostolic Church Pastor, MATHEW OLAKUNLE Impregnates Married church member, OMOTOLA AKERELE under the guise of Spiritual Healing in Ondo state…To Solve her Severe Cough ailment *Head of CAC, Oke-Itura, Iju town in Akure North Local Government had SEX with Married Women and Girls in the name of deliverance *Pastor Notorious for ‘praying’ for vulnerable women without their clothes on * Distressed woman aborts Pregnancy to save her Marriage, Husband threw her out of their matrimony * ‘On the seventh day of prayer, Pastor Olakunle shaved the hair on my private parts and armpits, and put the hair in the white handkerchief. After that, we had sexual intercourse. After the intercourse, he asked me to go and bury the hair in the handkerchief’-Mrs. Akerele * “I Did Not have sex with her. I shaved the hair of her private parts and I touched it (her private parts) with my sexual organ. I told her to be using my organ to rub her private parts so that she could discharge. After that, I wiped the discharge of her private parts with the white handkerchief and I prayed for her, using Psalm 24. God answers the prayer of naked people faster. I had SEX with her younger sister twice and had prayed for their mother too while naked”-Pastor Olakunle BY TOLUWANI ABIFEMI/RELIGIOUS REPORTER, AKURE

UNBELIEVABLE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD: Christ Apostolic Church Pastor, MATHEW OLAKUNLE Impregnates Married...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born Kano state Lady, HAUWA UMAR USMAN Graduates FIRST CLASS in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Brighton…Becomes Outstanding in Britain for her Academic prowess *Had earlier education in Kano state, diagnosed with dyslexia during course of study in the United Kingdom * “During my studies in England, I experienced some challenges, which a British friend noticed were signs of dyslexia and suggested that I take a dyslexia test”-Hauwa BY DIPO AYENI/EDUCATION REPORTER, LONDON

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born Kano state Lady, HAUWA UMAR USMAN Graduates FIRST CLASS in Aeronautical...
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NO LIMIT TO EDUCATION! Nigerian born 73-year-old Grandma, a Naturalized American, FLORENCE NWADO ONWUSI DIGIDU Bagged Doctorate Degree in Communication, Culture and Media Studies…graduate as a member of Howard University’s Class of 2020 * Defend her dissertation titled “Igbo Collective Memory of the Nigeria – Biafra War (1967-1970): Reclaiming Forgotten Women’s Voices and Building Peace through a Gendered Lens * Former producer and writer on Nigerian Television Authority is a distinguished recipient of Sasakawa and Annenberg Fellowship * “In my second year at Howard, and very close to my screening test, I lost my mother and my father within months. I had to return to Nigeria each time to perform the demanding burial ceremonies for each. I was completely deflated, both physically and emotionally, but I persevered because my father always wanted me to be a ‘Doctor’. This powerful survival instinct in me, which I call daring, and God’s help, are what made me overcome all personal challenges during my doctoral program and get to where I am today”- * “I admire the way Florence delved inside the most painful period of her life to find the focus of her research on women, war and peace. She received the Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship in her last year to conduct interviews with 10 female survivors of that war, and she used [the] feminist standpoint theory to interpret their stories. It is a beautifully researched, theorized, and written dissertation that demonstrates exceptional Howard scholarship”- Carolyn Byerly, Ph.D., Didigu’s advisor and chair of the Communication, Culture and Media Studies doctoral program *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

NO LIMIT TO EDUCATION! Nigerian born 73-year-old Grandma, a Naturalized American, FLORENCE...

A Nigerian Genius, ONORIODE REGINALD AZIZA Bagged 3 First Class degrees at age 23 … including one from Cambridge University *Received over over 25 academic awards for the Best Student in the Faculty of Law at Obafemi Awolowo University, the Mohammed Bello Prize for the Second Best Student at the Nigerian Law School, and the Wolfson College Jennings Prize for a Distinction on the Master of Corporate Law in Cambridge among others *Scored distinction in all papers at SSCE examinations, expertise lies in securities law, investment and dispute resolution * Inspired by Nigeria’s legal luminary, Professor Olukonyinsola Ajayi SAN to study law Had a short spell at Olaniwun Ajayi LP in Lagos, later spent six months with Shearman and Sterling chamber in Paris * Worked briefly an associate with Herbert Smith Freehills in London, a culmination of the bursary awarded him by the law firm to study at Cambridge * Hired as an Attorney for Chevron Nigeria Limited while studying as a doctoral student at the University of Oxford “My driving force has been an unrepentant commitment to excellence. It is all I have ever wanted to do and be: excellent. I believe I have only been thirstier than most in pursuing excellence. I believe, as did Aristotle, that excellence is not an act but a habit. The pursuit of this habit of excellence has thus been my driving force”-Aziza *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

A Nigerian Genius, ONORIODE REGINALD AZIZA Bagged 3 First Class degrees at age...

NIGERIA School Blast and Tragedy! A Nun, SISTER HENRIETTA ALOKHA, College Principal Sacrificed her LIFE to save students at Bethlehem Girls College…’She risked her life, entered the explosion, died while rescuing Bethlehem Girls College students amidst the rubble’, says Sr. Monica Omowunmi Rowland, Superior General of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus *17 persons confirmed dead while 25 others were injured, Over 200 persons were displaced as 50 nearby houses were destroyed *Bethlehem College is owned by the Archdiocese of Lagos and managed by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus * ‘A gas explosion near the International Trade Fair Complex, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State may have been the cause’-INVESTIGATION *BY PADE ABAYOMI/STAFF WRITER, LAGOS & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

NIGERIA School Blast and Tragedy! A Nun, SISTER HENRIETTA ALOKHA, College...
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IN THE EYES OF STORM! Nigerian Musician, D’BANJ sneaked into my hotel room with a spare key, RAPED Me repeatedly and threatened my LIFE-BABATAYO Seyitan, assaulted lady cries out for help ….’I was kidnapped, coerced to recant my allegation, forced to delete my earlier tweet’ * ‘Kokomaster locked me up in police cell with criminals for speaking up against him’ * Bold to share story after artist joined in preaching against rape on Instagram page *Angry Nigerians petition United Nations to remove D’banj as a Youth Ambassador * Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police orders full probe of rape allegation with reference number CB.7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOl.484/801 * D’ Banj fires back angrily: “I have sued the lady (Babatayo Seyitan) for N100million for defaming my hard-earned reputation. I am innocent until proven guilty. Stop social media trial. #SAY no to rape and human rights violation” *BY RAYMOND AMADI/ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR, LAGOS

IN THE EYES OF STORM! Nigerian Musician, D’BANJ sneaked...

BREAKING NEW GROUND @ FEDERAL RADIO CORPORATION OF NIGERIA: Nigerian Ace broadcaster, SEGUN OGUNJOBI brings Fela Kuti’s ideology into COVID-19 album, set to duet AKON, America’s multiple Grammy Award holder …says: ‘I won BBC Media Action/ USAID Award in Investigative Reporting in Nigeria’ * Graduate of performing arts University of Ilorin inspired by global unrest affecting humanity * ‘At four years, ‘Abami-eda’ electrified me into new age Afrobeat music of philosophy and prophesy’ Confesses: ‘Lyrics of Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson had influence on me’ ‘My music is born out of vision of the future, rekindling hopes for poor masses, separating bad from good, pointing out dangerous trends people should avoid and celebrating essentially workers as heroes of our time’ *GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief

BREAKING NEW GROUND @ FEDERAL RADIO CORPORATION OF NIGERIA: Nigerian Ace broadcaster,...

Nigerian-British Mercury award nominated rapper, BEN CHIJIOKE, a.k.a TY dies of COVID-19 in London…Tears as tributes pour in for 47-year old music-maker * Deceased released debut album “Awkward” in 2001, ‘Go-FUND-Me’ raised for him * His follow-up, “Upward”, nominated for the Mercury in 2004 alongside Amy Winehouse * “Ty was admitted to hospital with complications related to COVID-19, and was put in a medically-induced coma. He woke up and appeared to be getting better but last week contracted pneumonia in hospital, and died on May 7”-Diane Laidlaw, Fund-raising page organiser *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & RIKKY EDWARD/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, UK

Nigerian-British Mercury award nominated rapper, BEN CHIJIOKE, a.k.a TY dies of COVID-19...
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SHAME! Nigerian born Naturalized Australian Doctor, TONY BAKARE Convicted for stealing $360,000 in fake Medicare claims…prepared fictitious receipts from sometimes dead patients as cover-up * Sentenced to four years in jail for forgery and deceit from thousands of patients * Found guilty of obtaining financial advantage by deception after a three-day trial in the District Court in Brisbane * ‘He Lodged over 4,000 false claims for providing services on dates he was overseas’-INVESTIGATION * “This was a persistent course of conduct involving a series of dishonest acts,” Judge Moynihan told the court * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief & EMMA ODEBA/REPORTER, Australia

SHAME! Nigerian born Naturalized Australian Doctor, TONY BAKARE Convicted for stealing...

MIRACLE, GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS! Nigerian couple delivers twins through IVF after 43 years of waiting upon God for fruit of the womb…had babies at Lagos University Teaching Hospital * earlier fertility doctors warned couple the pregnancy would be dangerous, had a a cesarean at 37 weeks * Medical doctors found pre-cancerous cells of the cervix during a routine test * Spent chunk of her £250,000 National Lottery winnings on IVF treatment and fell pregnant * Dr Adeyemi Okunowo, who delivered the babies, described the birth as a ‘miracle’ *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

MIRACLE, GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS! Nigerian couple delivers twins through IVF after 43 years...

SHOCKER ON COVID-19! 950 more Nigerian children under five may die every day over six months period— UNICEF …Globally, 6,000 additional children under five could die daily *Estimate is based on an analysis by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, newly published in The Lancet Global Health journal *Disruptions could result in potentially devastating increases in maternal and child deaths * 6,800 more Nigerian maternal deaths could occur in just six months from now * Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria’s Country Representative: “We have made steady progress in reducing preventable child and maternal deaths in Nigeria over the last 20 years – and it would be devastating if that progress is lost or reversed – devastating for Nigerian families, communities and for the country as a whole *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & TAYO ABAYOMI/HEALTH REPORTER, ABUJA

SHOCKER ON COVID-19! 950 more Nigerian children under five may die every day over six months period— UNICEF …Globally, ...
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WICKED & SAD! OLUWATOYIN SALAU, 19-year-old Nigerian Born American Black Lives Matter Activist Sexually assaulted, found dead had wanted to become an Academic…body discovered 3 miles from where she was last reportedly seen in Florida * Teen was active in the city’s protest against police brutality, calling for justice for black people recently killed at the hands of police, including Tony McDade of Tallahassee and George Floyd of Minneapolis, homicide investigation underway * Her earlier tweet: “Anyways I was molested in Tallahassee, Florida by a black man this morning at 5:30 on Richview and Park Ave. The man offered to give me a ride to find someplace to sleep and recollect my belongings from a church I refuged to a couple days back to escape unjust living conditions. * Last message: “Going back to the situation that happened to me this morning, I did not fall asleep. He then asked me if I wanted a massage at this moment his roommate who was in the house was asleep. I was laying on my stomach trying to calm myself down from severe ptsd. He started touching my back and rubbing my body using my body until he climaxed and then went to sleep. Before I realized what happened to me I looked over and his clothes were completely off. Once I saw he was asleep I escaped from the house and started walking from Richview Road to anywhere else…” * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

WICKED & SAD! OLUWATOYIN SALAU, 19-year-old Nigerian Born American...

RACISM! A British Landlord, Elina Vimbsone refused room rental to African man saying ‘Nigerians make house smell’ * Gambia born lawful UK resident, EBRIMA MBOOB told property is ‘only for European people’ * In tears, Ebrima, studying performing arts at the University of the Arts London said: “I was completely shocked at the landlord’s response and I still am today. Growing up in England, I have experienced all types of racism, but this was the first time that I have experienced something this absurd. What makes it even more shocking is the fact she said ‘will be brilliant if you can make the time to come and view’, but soon changed her mind once she realised I was black” * “We are not racist or just to be honest, I have friends from Nigeria and all house smell what they cook” -Landlord *BY QUNNETH AYODEJI/CRIME REPORTER, UK

RACISM! A British Landlord, Elina Vimbsone refused room rental to African man saying...

200 Nigerian undocumented immigrants stranded in Canada…evacuation by Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa postponed, new date uncertain * Blames inability of Air Peace – the chosen carrier – to secure “overflight and landing permits” from the Canadian authorities on time * “The high commission opted for Air Peace because the air fare was relatively more affordable compared to the offers of other airlines that were contacted. This is coupled with the fact that only Air Peace had agreed to convey the evacuees from more than one location in Canada”- Nigeria High Commission * BY OLUYEMI ADEDURO/DIPLOMATIC REPORTER/CANADA

200 Nigerian undocumented immigrants stranded in Canada…evacuation by Nigeria High Commission...
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COVID-19 SPREAD: Nigerian Defiant PASTOR UDEN, General Overseer of Jesus Reign Family Church Arrested for violating ban on public places of worship in Federal Capital Territory…Christ Embassy, 15 other churches shut * Church in full session when members of the ministerial task force team arrived * Team waited for the pastor to conclude worship before approaching him to explain his wrongs and handcuff him * Task force team dispersed worshipers at the Christ Embassy Church located at Jahi District of the FCT * Enforcement team also shut down the popular H-Medix Pharmacy located at Wuse II District of the FCT, following complaints received at the FCT COVID-19 Situation Room that the pharmacy has no gun thermometers, other required items to ensure safety of customers and staff * BY DEBORAH JOHN/RELIGIOUS CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

COVID-19 SPREAD: Nigerian Defiant PASTOR UDEN, General Overseer of Jesus...

DEPORTATION THREAT: Nigerian Couple, RASHEEDAT and AFEEZ BAKARE in Tears…beg Canadian Government ‘Daughters risk Genital Mutilation if returned home’ * Family of four arrived Ontario in 2017, had another daughter in Canada a year later *After denial of refugee status, Rasheedat, now five months pregnant, collapsed and was taken to hospital * Recently, the government issued a temporary delay on the family’s deportation order * “My children’s lives, my husband’s life are at risk. We ran away because they wanted to circumcise my baby girl — the one I brought from Africa. When I got to Canada, I had another baby girl. Currently, I’m pregnant with another baby girl. Now [I’ll have] three baby girls — [and all of their lives are] going to be at risk”-Rasheedat *BY TOLU ABODERIN/REPORTER, ONTARIO & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

DEPORTATION THREAT: Nigerian Couple, RASHEEDAT and AFEEZ BAKARE in Tears…beg Canadian...

MORE TROUBLE OVER ALLEGED RAPE: Pastor Fatoyinbo’s International Traveling Passport Seized; House, Office Searched…as Congregation abandons church in droves * Secured bail after making available two level 16 officers with landed property in Abuja *Embattled ‘man-of-God’ report daily to Police HQ on a daily basis * ‘We are gathering strong evidence of rape against the COZA Pastor’-Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department BY TOMIWA ORIYOMI/CRIME REPORTER, ABUJA & SAM IKADE/RELIGIOUS REPORTER, LAGOS

MORE TROUBLE OVER ALLEGED RAPE: Pastor Fatoyinbo’s International Traveling Passport...
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JOURNALISM AT ITS FINEST @ RAINBOW HALL OF FAME AWARDS: Nigerian born American Journalist, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU Wins double media honor in a glitzy and glamour red-carpet ceremony at Golden Gates Restaurant, Ikoyi, Lagos * Receives Outstanding African Investigative Journalist of the decade, Most Celebrated Nigerian Journalist in the Diaspora on Saturday, March 15 * Remaining award winners: Most Outstanding Legal Luminary of the year (Charles Ajiboye), African Humanitarian Writer (Mike Cerutti Osagie), Extraordinary Business Icon (Dr .Nwaorie Lazarus); African Culture Promoter in the Diaspora ( Nikki Spooner), Most Trusted Real Estate Investor (Dr.Jerry Nwakobi), Most Outstanding Female Initiator (Mrs.Olajumke Saliu), Hon .Dr.Segun Musa (Dynamic Politician) and other recipients BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, Nigeria

JOURNALISM AT ITS FINEST @ RAINBOW HALL OF FAME AWARDS: Nigerian born...

The god-father of General Interest News Stories in Nigeria break silence: ‘KUNLE Bakare, MAYOR Akinpelu & I established Fame Weekly Magazine successfully, Nigeria’s Biggest and Most Famous Journal ever’ -FEMI AKINTUNDE JOHNSON (FAJ) …Unpublished reasons why I left National Encomium Magazine, embraced higher media calling * The Nigerian Press has continued to perform in commensurate to their relative capacities within the context of the prevailing economic challenges that have restrained print runs, sales and advertising budgets * There’s relative freedom of expression in Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari’s Govt * It is not true that the agitation of few American legislators made the release of Omoyele Sowore and Dasuki possible * Federal Government need to establish an atmosphere of mutual respect and security of life for media practitioners to thrive *Recalls evergreen days in The Punch Newspaper plus highpoint of media career *Teaches Post Graduate students (PGD) a semester on a course called Topical Issues In Mass Communication, with Celebrity Journalism being the keystone at Nigerian Institute of Journalism GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, America’s Foreign Bureau Chief

The god-father of General Interest News Stories in Nigeria break silence: ...

98 DAYS in Custody: ‘My LIFE is in Danger, I will continue on HUNGER STRIKE until Nigeria’s Department of State Security Services Release Me on Court Order’-OMOYELE SOWORE, Convener, RevolutionNow * “Since Thursday, Omoyele Sowore has refused to come down. He has refused to see anybody and this is in protest that his rights are being violated. He has not eaten because the DSS don’t feed him and he is rejecting food from the people who usually take food to him in detention”-Femi Falana, Human rights lawyer BY SALOME RACHAEL/REPORTER

Pic 2. Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore during his arraignment at the Federal High Court...
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BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s KING of Cyber-fraud, HUSHPPUPI hires Micheal Jackson’s former attorney, Mark Geragos for defense in court…to help wriggle out of multi-million dollar scam, reduce 20-year-jail term * Defense lawyer expected to convince United States Department of Justice officials on how suspect can help track similar internet crimes around the world for the government * Suspect’s inner circle friend, music producer, singer, Samklef confirmed the up-coming legal firework plan on Instagram, saying: “This movie go sweet pass Netflix… he might not even spend all his time.. he will work with the government and regain his freedom” * America’s famous attorney in highbrow case earlier represented celebrities like Winona Ryder, Chris Brown, Colin Kaepernick and Scott Peterson * Naija Standard Newspaper editors reached out to defense lawyer, Principal Attorney at Geragos & Geragos law chamber located on 644 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, LA 900 17 left an urgent voice mail message on subject matter at: +1-213-625-3900 while awaiting response *GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief

Nigeria’s KING of Cyber-fraud, HUSHPPUPI hires Micheal Jackson’s former...

INVESTIGATION OF POPULAR FARMS: Slavery Indian company in Nigeria BUSTED, Police rescue over 100 workers locked in rice factory …forced to work throughout on-going Coronavirus lockdown * Men cramped in the northern city of Kano, not allowed to leave the mill * Workers promised an additional $13 (£10) a month on top of their $72 monthly salary – those who refused threatened with sack * Many coerced to work most of the time during incarceration with little food, five managers arrested * “No prayers allowed, no family visits”- 28-year-old Hamza Ibrahim, one of those rescued * “What I saw was heart breaking. Where the company kept these people to live is not fit for animals”-Karibu Yahaya Kabara of the Global Human Rights Network * ‘The plant had now been shut down and the owners are being investigated for holding the men against their will’-Police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna *BY AMINU AHMED, REPORTER, KANO

INVESTIGATION OF POPULAR FARMS: Slavery Indian company in Nigeria BUSTED, Police rescue over...

COVID-19 SPREAD IN NIGERIA: Former Oyo State Governor, Senator ISIAKA ABIOLA AJIMOBI battling to Stay alive, on Life Support Ventilator Machine…diagnosed with Coronavirus three weeks ago, receiving treatment at upscale Lagos hospital, First Cardiology Consultants * Rumoured dead last night but family, aides claim ‘he is still alive’ * Lagos Hospital source: “We are asking for prayers, admitting that his situation had become critical. Other than placing him on life support, First Cardiology Consultants is currently not doing anything else on him” * “Thank you for reaching out to us hear directly from United States of America to verify the truth. I can assure you that former governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, is now in a stable condition going by the latest report I have received from the hospital. He would have recovered faster if younger in age but he is an elderly person. I am asking Nigerians in America, at home and in the Diaspora to keep praying for him to recover quickly”-Bolaji Tunji, Special Adviser to former Oyo state Governor on Communication and Strategy *BY JINADU AKINLABI/SENIOR HEALTH EDITOR, LAGOS & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

COVID-19 SPREAD IN NIGERIA: Former Oyo State Governor, Senator ISIAKA ABIOLA AJIMOBI...
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OPINION: ‘AFRICAN Slavery is still thriving in the world today’-Nigeria President, MUHAMMADU BUHARI …There are 40 million men, women and children living in forced servitude * Modern form includes: debt bondage, enslavement of war captives, commercial sexual exploitation/ forced domestic servitude, holding people held against their will and controlling their movements * We must remember that slavery is not simply a campaign of hatred; it is the pursuit of profit. One way to extinguish it in its current forms, therefore, is to make it economically unfeasible

‘AFRICAN Slavery is still thriving in the world today’–Nigeria President,...

OPINION-DR. DAYO OLOMU: British Born Nigerian Encyclopedia Champions Successful Business Models in United Kingdom …Humble story of a Quintessential, famous Media Icon @50 devoid of Scandal *QUOTES: “People of excellence go the extra mile to do what’s right” ― Joel Osteen *“I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end” ― Abraham Lincoln *“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way” ― Booker T. Washington

DR. DAYO OLOMU: British Born Nigerian Encyclopedia Champions Successful Business Models in United Kingdom …Humble...

‘Still on that DOG Matter’-Reuben Abati *Says: ‘In Islam Religion, a Dog is like a Pig, a Taboo’ *Explains: ‘Go and do your Investigation, you are not likely to find Muslim families keeping dogs as Pet’ States: ‘In Africa, Dog is referred Dirty and Vile’ *Echoes: ‘In the South South, a Dog is a Special Delicacy for the Family Soup Pot’ *Narrates: ‘If a Dog in America is a king, in Nigeria it is a Sacrificial Lamb’ *QUOTE: “Should anybody then give the suggestion around here that Buhari is a sacrificial lamb or an edible offering? What nonsense!”

‘Still on that DOG Matter’-Reuben Abati *Says: ‘In Islam Religion, a Dog is like a...
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BREAKING NEWS! African Diaspora Unite for JOE BIDEN in United States 2020 election …A group of African-American career professionals with original hereditary from Kenya, Liberia, South Africa; Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, other nationals applaud Democratic presidential nominee * “Africans who are African-Americans are fully ready under African Diaspora Unite for JOE BIDEN-National Group will be out in huge numbers this November to vote Biden into power as the elected President of United States. It is a promise”-Ugo Nwaokoro, former Deputy Mayor, City of Newark, New Jersey *BY BAYO ADEYEMO, reporting LIVE from Maryland

BREAKING NEWS! African Diaspora Unite for JOE BIDEN in United States 2020 election …A...

JUST IN: Oyo state Governor, SEYI MAKINDE tests positive to Coronavirus disease…says: ‘I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE’ * Confirms he is asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate * Designate Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while he recovers * BY YEMI AKANDE/POLITICAL REPORTER, IBADAN

JUST IN: Oyo state Governor, SEYI MAKINDE tests positive to Coronavirus disease…says: ‘I...

FIGHTING FOR DAUGHTER’S RELEASE IN BOKO HARAM DEN: LEAH SHARIBU’S Mother storm London, plans to meet British Prime Minister…in tears, saying: “Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has tried, but I need Boris Johnson to help me now secure my daughter’s release from terrorists’ captivity” *On Hausa BBC interview in London: ‘Nigerian government did not contact our family until seven months after the abduction of our daughter’ *Lament: ‘I have cried many times. My eyes are swollen. President Buhari contacted me, and sent down three Ministers, assuring me that Leah was going to be released soon, nothing else else had been said to me’ *Confess :’I am in London to seek the assistance of the the British Government to free Leah from the terrorists’ captivity * BY AHMED MUSA/Correspondent in London

Rebecca Sharibu holds up a photograph that shows her daughter Leah, seated on the left...
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‘CHURCHES in Nigeria will certainly lose members after COVID-19 pandemic’-Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Daystar Christian Centre *’Churches with huge members may see a smaller congregation, as most people will now prefer to stream services from home’ * ‘Now that many have been used to worshiping God from the comfort of their rooms, will they go to church when COVID-19 is finally over? * “Many Christians may also feel relaxed on Sundays when they usually go to church?” * BY TOMIWA BOLUWATIFE/RELIGIOUS REPORTER, LAGOS

‘CHURCHES in Nigeria will certainly lose members after COVID-19 pandemic’-Pastor Sam...

Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) on Notice! Nigeria Police warn Bishop DAVID OYEDEPO: ‘Don’t Re-open Sunday Church Service’ * ‘We have information that some religious leaders in Ogun state are preparing to open their religious centres for people to converge in total disobedience to both the state and federal government directives’ * ‘The command will not tolerate any act capable of undermining the determination of the state and federal government to fight the COVID 19 pandemic to a standstill’ ‘The ban on all forms of gathering be it social or religious is still in force”- Abimbola Oyeyemi, state Police Spokesperson * BY TOPE ADEYANJU/REPORTER, ABEOKUTA

Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) on Notice! Nigeria Police warn Bishop DAVID OYEDEPO:...

EASTER SUNDAY: ‘I am the Resurrection and The LIFE’ -Jesus Christ of Nazareth …Stone rolled away from tomb, HE is Risen, Sicknesses conquered, Death destroyed * ‘Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky, and going to the tomb and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it’-Matthew 28:2 * ‘Mary Magdalene peering into the empty tomb of Jesus and saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet’- John 20:12 * “God raised him from the dead. He ascended to heaven, to the right hand of God, and will return again to fulfill the rest of Messianic prophecy such as the resurrection of the dead, the Last Judgment and establishment of the Kingdom of God”- New Testament * “He who believes in Me will live even if he dies”-Jn 11:25 * By Good Friday, Jesus died. Before dying, He cried out, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Finally, He said: “It is finished” * BY TOM ILEYA/RELIGION REPORTER, EUROPE

EASTER SUNDAY: ‘I am the Resurrection and The LIFE’ -Jesus Christ...
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BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s KING of Comedy, ALI BABA Storms America for 2019 Independence Anniversary…Red Carpet event holds LIVE in Dallas October 4-5 at 7pm to 12midnight * Independence weekend groove stages at Swayz Ballroom, 9750 Walnut Street, Dallas 75243 * Cheap earlybird ticket now on sale at $30, VIP ticket $60, for VIP tables dial: +1469-335-3458 *Historic ceremony powered by Ateam, TK Dallas, Jude Ngene * Ali Baba promises fresh and new rib-cracking jokes to reflect major events in Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s KING of Comedy, ALI BABA Storms America for 2019 Independence Anniversary…Red...

PAINFUL: Inside last Moment of NIGERIA’S FIRST Super Model, YEMI FAWAZ in America…Her Battle, Pain with Colon Cancer at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital * American Cardiologist, Nephrologist discovered pioneer Nigerian model suffered hole in Heart and Kidney *Leads love international outreach to help less privilege *Challenged Advertising industries in Nigeria for ‘having sex with models’, paying them peanuts BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU in New York

PAINFUL: Inside last Moment of NIGERIA’S FIRST Super Model, YEMI FAWAZ in America…Her Battle,...

20 YEARS IN PRISON MAXIMUM CHARGE: AMERICA’S Justice Department Arrests KWAM 1’s Son, SULTAN OMOGBADEBO ANIFOWOSHE in Chicago, Others over $2million Fake Online Romance, Mystery Shopping Scam…’My Son is not a Fraudster, He’s now on Bail’, reacts Nigeria’s Legendary King of Fuji Music *Law Enforcement Agents round up internet fraudsters in USA, Nigeria * FBI argues Fraud lasted over two years through ‘Operation Gold Phish’ * Complaint accuses the conspirators of engaging in various other cyber-enabled scams, including investment, employment frauds and target victims’ corporate email accounts *Used parts of slush fund to pay for vehicles on behalf of a Nigerian car company *Deceived American ladies through Match.com, Facebook, and Instagram *Apprehended in Illinois: DANIEL SAMUEL ETA, also known as “Captain” and “Etaoko,” 35, of Skokie; BABATUNDE LADEHINDE LABIYI, also known as “Junior,” 20, of Chicago; BARNABAS OGHENERUKEVWE EDJIEH, 29, of Chicago; SULTAN OMOGBADEBO ANIFOWOSHE, also known as “Ayinde,” 26, of Chicago; BABATUNDE IBRAHEEM AKARIGIDI, also known as “AK,” 39, of Chicago; MIRACLE AYOKUNLE OKUNOLA, 21, of Chicago; and OLUROTIMI AKITUNDE IDOWU, also known as “Idol,” 55, of Chicago *Picked up in Texas: ADEWALE ANTHONY ADEWUMI, 27, of Richardson, Texas. Arrested in Nigeria was OLANIYI ADELEYE OGUNGBAIYE, also known as “DonChiChi,” 26, of Lagos, Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, TOM CRAIG/ENTERTAINMENT WRITER, CHICAGO & LOLA OGUNBANWO/CRIME REPORTER, ABUJA

20 YEARS IN PRISON MAXIMUM CHARGE: AMERICA’S Justice Department Arrests KWAM 1’s Son, SULTAN...
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‘I Regret dumping Austria Citizenship for Nigeria as a Professional Footballer’-BENEDICT AKWUEGBU, retired Nigerian football striker …’I played for Nigerian national football team and was a 2002 FIFA World Cup participant’ * Says: ‘I regret representing my fatherland in international football instead of Austria that also offered me a great opportunity. It makes me feel the regret of playing for the Super Eagles. It makes me blame myself, and ask myself why I rejected Austria who were all over me then to play for their national team which I turned down in preference to Nigeria’ * ‘If I knew I would be treated this way, perhaps I would have been much wiser. But then, that’s the prize I had to pay for being patriotic, holding tight to my love for the green, white and green colours of Nigeria * ‘Till today, Austria still show me love, they still recognise me to the point that I now wonder how it would have been if I had adopted their nationally and represented them at the senior level’ * ‘ I’m just being honest to my conscience. I’m not against the leadership of the NFF. The field is large enough for them to increase the team [coaches] number. You have the Super Eagles, U-23 Olympic Eagles, Flying Eagles, U-17 Golden Eaglets. You also have the women teams – Super Falcons, Falconets and Flamingoes (U-17). You can appoint one ex-international to each of these teams’ * BY NICOLE IBAKA/REPORTER, ABUJA

‘I Regret dumping Austria Citizenship for Nigeria as a Professional Footballer’-BENEDICT AKWUEGBU,...

Knock-out King: ONORIODE ‘Godzilla’ EHWARIEME, Nigerian born Mike Tyson of Africa making waves in USA…defeats most opponents in round one * U.S.-based Nigerian 6-ft-7 heavyweight pugilist had 17 wins only one defeat * Fans compare him to Tyson, the original “Baddest Man on the Planet * Began career in 2003 in Oghara (Delta state), punched his way up to the top to become WBF International heavyweight title * Says: ‘I am ready to FIGHT for the World Championship belt’ *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

Knock-out King: ONORIODE ‘Godzilla’ EHWARIEME, Nigerian born Mike Tyson...

BORN TO REIGN: Lagos bullied boy, ISRAEL ADESANYA in New Zealand knocks-out opponent to become UFC World Middleweight Champion…endured Racial Abuse, street-fighting from the age of 10 *30 year old now celebrated as one of the best fighters in the world *Crushes Robert Whittaker’s dentition out in two rounds before a crowd of 57,000 in Melbourne * earlier trained in taekwondo in Nigeria, fighting professional kickboxing bouts in 2011 * ‘I struggled to fit in and never felt accepted in my adopted country because of my race and being an African immigrant. It was weird being the only black kid around. I had to defend myself a lot. ‘I’m cheeky, I’m annoying so I’d always get myself into trouble and eventually I had to learn how to defend myself. That’s when my search for fighting came through’-Adesanya BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BORN TO REIGN: Lagos bullied boy, ISRAEL ADESANYA in New Zealand knocks-out opponent...
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9-year-old Nigerian Genius, BASIL OKAPARA JR build over 30 mobile games with no computer training * Passion for games began at age four * Ready to place game titled “Frog attack,” on the Google play store shortly * “There was this day he was on the tablet, as usual, he was so carried away with the game he was playing that I got upset with him. Out of annoyance, I said to him, ‘you are always playing games, can’t you think about building your own games so others can play yours too?’ I was angry when I said it, and I did not know he took it seriously”-Father,of boy, Okpara Sr *BY KEMI OLADELE/TECH REPORTER, LAGOS

9-year-old Nigerian Genius, BASIL OKAPARA JR build over 30 mobile games with no computer training *...

HISTORIC: 22-year-old Nigerian innovator, DAVID ADEYEMI emerges First African World Student Organisation appointee…becomes Nigeria Country Director, trounced 11,000 African candidates * Had record breaking scores in all the assessments during the interview period * “His versatility swept us off the floor during our interview session and the entire World Student Organisation community is looking forward to his exploit and contributions”- Dimas Satrio Pradhana, World Student Organisation Founder * The World Student Organisation is a Berlin-based organisation founded on youths’ concerns towards rising, present global issues, as it seeks to connect students worldwide in order to come up with solutions for these issues BY LUKMAN HAFEEZ/TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

HISTORIC: 22-year-old Nigerian innovator, DAVID ADEYEMI emerges First African World Student Organisation...
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A LIFE OF CELEBRATION: News Express Publisher loses 90 year old mother in Delta state…Madam Margaret Umunna Edeyi (Maggi), a devout Christian, Community leader lived as a ‘Woman-of-God’ *Survived by five children, several grand children and great grand children BY NSAH EDEMAN/CORRESPONDENT, DELTA STATE

A LIFE OF CELEBRATION: News Express Publisher loses 90 year old mother in Delta state…Madam...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIANS in Texas celebrate passage of Nigeria’s First Class Bayelsa Traditional Ruler, HRH KING PETER ODIKEME OKERE, the Amananaowei of Peretorugbene Kingdom ABIRI 1…Hosts Service of Song in Redeemed Christian Church of God House on the Rock, Grand Prairie *Highly respected monarch with no single scandal contribute immensely to Humanity, Human Capital Development for Niger-Delta Youths *Preached love, lived a life of Integrity with unparalleled lasting legacy till he conquered death *Fought for Infrastructural Growth, stopped impostors from enriching themselves with Community loot *Devout Christian, a Chief Pharmacy Technician encouraged spread of the gospel, outreach crusades in the community, detest Occultism in Coronation *Pioneer leader that encouraged youths’ Employment, Skills’ Acquisition and Western Education *Famous Pentecostal preacher, Pastor O.J Kuye reflects on the essence of life in a sermon titled: ‘The King Has Died’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIANS in Texas celebrate passage of Nigeria’s First Class Bayelsa Traditional...

CONFESSION: ‘My LIFE is in Danger in Nigeria for Being GAY, Don’t Deport Me from Britain’-ADENIYI RAJI, 43 year old Nigerian seeking Asylum in UK cries out ….Lament: ‘I have been receiving death threats on social media, I was attacked several times’* ‘My ex-wife caught me and my former partner in bed pant down. As soon as she saw us, she raised the alarm. People gathered and started beating us severely. After that, she divorced me’ * ‘My employers in Lagos sacked me for being Gay. The Nigerian police started publishing my pictures and my name in the Nigerian national dailies. They kept saying that anyone who has useful information that could lead to my arrest should come forward’ *Raji’s solicitor, Bhaveshri Patel-Chandegra, an immigration specialist at the law firm Duncan Lewis: “The court has looked at his case and nullified all his evidence that he is at serious risk if removed to Nigeria but there’s been no evidence that his documents aren’t genuine” *“The UK has a proud history of granting asylum to those who need our protection and each claim is carefully considered on its individual merits”-Home Office spokesperson BY IRETI IPADEOLA/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, UK

CONFESSION: ‘My LIFE is in Danger in Nigeria for Being GAY, Don’t Deport Me from Britain’-ADENIYI...
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM SHATTERED DREAM: NIGERIAN 7-foot-2 Homeless man, CLIFFORD ETADAFIMUE Arrested in United States …Lured into America with promise of hoax Basketball careers *21 year old earlier squat in a homeless shelter *Had multiple encounters with New Hampshire Police in Nashua * “Clifford refused to stand and enter the rear of the van. After several minutes and multiple orders for Clifford to enter the van, myself and other officers picked Clifford up and assisted him into the rear of the van. It took 10 police officers to move this 350-pound homeless Nigerian into booking. He was subsequently charged with resisting arrest for refusing to cooperate”- Sgt. Adalberto Garcia of the Nashua Police Department * “He is facing potential mental health issues and suffering from a medical condition that requires the use of a glucose meter”-City Police BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM SHATTERED DREAM: NIGERIAN 7-foot-2 Homeless man, CLIFFORD ETADAFIMUE...

FRAUDSTERS FROM HELL: AFRICAN Pastor, Wife Arrested in Egypt for selling ‘Tickets to Heaven’ at a cost of $500 (N180,00)each…Claims Ticket will get people into the Gates of Heaven without God’s judgment * Heresy: Lied that ‘Jesus’ appeared to him to sell golden tickets for multitudes worldwide * Says: Smoking ‘crack-Cocaine’ in Heaven is totally free * “ Jesus Christ appeared to me and gave me the tickets made of pure gold so that I can sell to people who want salvation. I do not care what people or the police are saying about me, I am being persecuted because of doing the work of God”- Pastor Tito Watts, a Zimbabwe based clergyman *Fake Pastor’s wife, Amanda: We just wanted to leave earth and go to space and smoke rock cocaine. I didn’t do nothing. Tito sold the golden tickets to heaven. I just watched” *Egyptian Police Report: ‘We confiscated over $10,000 in cash, five crack pipes and a baby alligator’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief & YINKA MADEBE OWO/RELIGION CORRESPONDENT, CAIRO

FRAUDSTERS FROM HELL: AFRICAN Pastor, Wife Arrested in Egypt for selling ‘Tickets...

SHAME IN BRITAIN: NIGERIAN DRUG Cartel in Hackney dealing in COCAINE, HEROINE Sentenced to over 20years in Prison…British conspirator, Rashayne Hunter found guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply class A drug *Received Imprisonment at Wood Green Crown Court *The Nigerian identities: SAMUEL AWOYERA, 20, found guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply a class A drug (heroin and crack cocaine), sentenced to seven years and six months in Jail; SHERIF ISIAKA, 19, pleads guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply class A (heroin and crack cocaine), sentenced to seven years and five months’ imprisonment, JODECI OFULUE, 24, previously pleaded guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply a class A drug (heroin and crack cocaine), sentenced to six years and nine months in prison; AYO ANIBABA, 17, found guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply a class A drug (heroin and crack cocaine) and one count of possession of criminal property, sentenced to four years and four months’ imprisonment *Sell drugs in Peterborough, Huntingdon via dedicated phone lines nicknamed ‘Ricki’ and ‘TJ *PLUS their expensive lifestyles, modern automobile garage, visit to underground Night-clubs BY PETER CLEG/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, UNITED KINGDOM

SHAME IN BRITAIN: NIGERIAN DRUG Cartel in Hackney dealing in COCAINE, HEROINE Sentenced to over 20years...
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FROM ENTERTAINMENT TO THE THRONE! Meet-HRH King TIMI GIDEON ODIKEME, Amananaowei of Peretorugbene Kingdom in Bayelsa, a First Class traditional ruler, owner of Africa’s most prominent record label …Chevron oil magnate is a graduate of Petroleum Engineering from the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun * former Executive director of Soundcity was enviable brain behind success of 24-hour Pan-African urban music television channel * He’s President, Tadok Global Group of companies flourishing in Music/Movie production, Hotels/Gardens and Properties * Undying love for music development in Nigeria, in South-South region, drove his entrepreneurship to support and build musically talented youths within Niger Delta region * Single-handedly sponsored over 30 endowed youths to Abuja to showcase their talents at an event in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja streamed on BenTV UK along many terrestrial TV stations * African-Americans, Black community ready to witness Coronation coming soon * “A very big congratulations to my elder brother HRH King TIMI ODIKEME THE AMANANAOWEI OF PERETORU KINGDOM, a well deserved victory Congratulations…HRH King Timi Odikeme. Thank you Jesus Christ”- Ebiere Odikeme Nicholas, American nurse younger sister * GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief

FROM ENTERTAINMENT TO THE THRONE! Meet-HRH King TIMI GIDEON ODIKEME, Amananaowei of Peretorugbene...

ROFOROFO FIGHT: Executive Jet Airline owner in Nigeria is Arrogantly silly, I have ordered our 20,000 Marlians to boycott your useless plane-Naira MARLEY, Nigerian musician …’My management did not know it was some useless Marlian people that chattered our jet’, says Chairman of the airline, Dr Sam Iwuajoku * ‘The fact that the Almighty has blessed you, shouldn’t make u look down on anyone! Mr executive jet calling us useless is not only defamation but oppressive’ * “Thanking God we did not crash on your flight as we nearly did” BY TIMMY * AKIODE/AVIATION REPORTER

ROFOROFO FIGHT: Executive Jet Airline owner in Nigeria is Arrogantly silly, I have ordered...

‘We are ready to support and assist undocumented Nigerians in the process of obtaining resident permit’ -National Union of Nigerians in Italy …We are working in collaboration with the Nigerian Embassy in Rome * Italian government passed a bill to regulate close to 600,000 undocumented immigrants in the country to participate in this year harvesting season across the country * “Thanks to the magnanimity of the Nigeria Ambassador to Italy His Excellency, Ambassador Yusuf Jonga Hinna who has agreed to work with NUNAI to simplify the process of obtaining certificates of Nationality (CofN) for as many Nigerians who do not have a Nigerian passport. And as you know, without a passport or a certificate of Nationality, it will be impossible to apply for the regularisation, hence the Embassy, with a view to help the concerned Nigerians has co-opted NUNAI to collate the names and necessary documents of concerned Nigerians through their local and provincial associations”- NUNAI president, IRIAKANU Samson Hodge * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

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Model Of The Week

Name: Olatunde Abiola
Profession: Broadcaster/TV Host & Model
Place of Residence: United States
Likes: Honesty
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