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COVID-19 Pandemic travel restriction: NIGERIAN Couple deliver quadruplets in Dubai, newborn babies stranded in Hospital …couple owing $120,000 and incurring daily charges of $5000 to keep the babies in separate incubators * Kids’ Father, Tijani Abdulkareem, 32-year restaurant city cook: “We have been relying on the goodwill of the hospital and the generosity of the Nigerian community in Dubai. The hospital has really helped us” * “I gave birth to my babies-two boys and two girls on July 1. My husband and I live in Dubai. My husband began making plans to relocate me to Nigeria to give birth when we found out that I was having quadruplets in January”-Suliyah, 29-year mother of the babies * “Nigerian community, with contributions from some UAE residents and other nationals who read the news on local media, have been able to raise (AED) 30,000 (around $8000) to pay part of the family medical bills. They have also secured rent for two months at a bigger apartment for the couple for when the babies are discharged from the clinic. We are keen on ensuring the family gets ongoing support towards the welfare of the mother and the quadruplets even when they get back to Nigeria”-Abdul-Hakeem Anifowoshe, a member of the diaspora community in Dubai * “Nigeria’s embassy in Dubai had contacted the family. The mission is on top of the matter and is in constant touch with the family”-Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairwoman of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission * BY ALPHA MOHAMMED AHMIDU/SPECIAL Correspondent, Britain

COVID-19 Pandemic travel restriction: NIGERIAN Couple deliver...

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...

NIGERIA 2015 ELECTIONS: DANGEROUS SIGNALS AHEAD!BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU

NIGERIA 2015 ELECTIONS: DANGEROUS SIGNALS AHEAD! BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU NIGERIA,...

Breaking News: United States government awards Nigerian Professor, IYALLA ELVIS PETERSIDE one of America’s Best Physicians in the World…revered for outstanding work in Pediatrics, Neonatology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical school, Nigerians Americans are currently one of the most successful immigrant communities in U.S., with a median household income of $62,351, compared to $57,617 nationally earlier *Worked as a consultant for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia considered one of the best children’s hospitals on the planet, practiced at Bolton General Hospital in Bolton, England *Specializes in Neonatal Apnea, Neonatal Brain Injury, Neonatal Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; Neonatal Surgery, Nosocomial Infections and Ventilation of the Neonate *Graduated from the University of Ibadan where he had medical training, specialized in Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery and Neonatology at the Booth Hall Children’s Hospital in Manchester, England * “Nigerian born physician, Professor Iyalla Elvis Peterside who has worked in four continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America is honored as one of the top physicians in the United States. The cerebral academic was named among recipients of America’s Best Physicians 2021 award”-U.S. National Consumer Advisory Board * “Nigerians are the most highly educated of all groups in the U.S. since 61 percent of Nigerians hold at least a Bachelor’s degree compared with 31 percent of the total Foreign born population and 32 percent of the U.S. born population. Data found that among Nigerian-American professionals, 45 percent work in education services with several others being professors at some of the top universities. Nigerian Americans are also increasingly entering into entrepreneurship and building tech companies in the U.S.”-American Community Migration Survey *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Breaking News: United States government awards Nigerian Professor, IYALLA ELVIS PETERSIDE...

The GLORY of AFRICA: Nigerian Investigative Journalist, TOBORE OVUORIE defeat Canada, USA, Australia; other nations to win DW Freedom of Speech Award 2021 in Germany… ‘On no account should we let our voice be silenced’ *Risks life as an undercover to pose as a would-be sex worker to investigate the widespread human trafficking ring in Nigeria, discovery prompt federal government to launch investigation *‘I hereby present the DW Freedom of Speech Award 2021 to Tobore Ovuorie, who has met extreme challenges during her investigation into the trafficking of young women from Africa to Europe’- DW Director General Peter Limbourg *‘I cannot think of a more courageous journalist than Tobore Ovuorie. Her passion to unearth the truth, to reveal the plight of the victims and the cruelty of their persecutors, led her to take a leap that very few journalists ever could summon the bravery or replicate’ – Laudatory speaker Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch Executive Director * “Ovuorie’s work is an outstanding example of investigative journalism and human braveness’-Antoaneta Vassileva, vice president of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings  *”Being a journalist in Nigeria is difficult. We struggle for an economic basis for our work and fight for access to information. Critical and sophisticated journalism in Nigeria is shrinking”-OVUORIE *BY PAULINE DAMIEN/MEDIA Staff Writer, Germany

 The GLORY of AFRICA: Nigerian Investigative Journalist, TOBORE OVUORIE defeat Canada,...

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

‘I Regret dumping Austria Citizenship for Nigeria as a Professional...

Historic Discovery in South Carolina! CHARLESTON: Largest port city in America where 20 million Africans were sold inside Old Slave Mart …African slaves bound in chains mouth, feet from home town in Nigeria’s Calabar/Ibo Bite of Niger-Delta, Angola, Ghana, Gambia; Benin Republic *Corrupt African Kings collude with Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese; British authorities to trade African men, women and children into Slavery in exchange for gifts *African Slaves cried until no tears in the eyes, separated against their will, forced to work on farms for long hours without payment, built Ellis Island in the South while in bondage; sold for 100 and 200 sterling per person ($11,630 and $23,200) in today’s money *End of the Civil War in 1865 marked the ‘official’ end to slavery-the year 13th Amendment to United States Constitution outlawing slavery *Enslaved Africans performed various jobs-from manual labor, housekeeping to skilled trades, Slaves traded or ‘rented’ out to other masters and if an enslaved person worked for someone else, his or her owner would be paid the wages-INVESTIGATION *80 percent African Americans trace one of their ancestors in family to those who arrived in Charleston-International African American Museum *Charleston city council apologizes to Black community for role in Slave trade at Juneteenth *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN International Investigative Editor who was in Charleston

Historic Discovery in South Carolina! CHARLESTON: Largest port city in America where...

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CONFESSION: My Nigerian Great Grandfather, NWAUBANI ERASMUS OGOGO ORIAKU Greatest Slave Trader in Bite of Niger Delta-ADAOBI Tricia Nwaubani, poet …gained power and wealth by selling African men, women and children across the Atlantic, carried slave-trading license from the Royal Niger Company in southern Nigeria *Agents of my great grand father captured Igbo slaves across the region, passed them to middlemen through the ports of Bonny/Calabar and sold them to white merchants *African local leaders hand over their daughters in marriage to him to secure his favor, had dozens of wives, a leopard was killed; six slaves were buried alive with him in death *Influence drew the attention of colonial officials who appointed him chief of Umujieze and several other towns, presided over court cases, established churches and schools *Built a guest house where he played host to British dignitaries on land where my parents’ home now stands *Descendants of freed slaves in southern Nigeria called ohu still facing significant stigma, Igbo culture forbids from marrying freeborn people, denies traditional leadership titles such as Eze and Ozo * Our family dissociates ourselves from our great grand father’s wickedness, we are seeking the face of God for mercy, we feel our family is cursed *ADANNA OKORIE/HISTORY Correspondent, Abia State, Nigeria

CONFESSION: My Nigerian Great Grandfather, NWAUBANI ERASMUS OGOGO ORIAKU Greatest Slave Trader in Bite...

My Vision for BringBackOurGirls Movement, Fight against Boko Haram & Police Brutality in Nigeria-AISHA YESUFU, prominent Kano State born Nigerian activist, ENDSARS Movement member …earlier direct attention to the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok *Graduate of Microbiology from Bayero University Kano overcome the challenge of a girl gender in a heavily patriarchal environment, joined women protestors that marched on the Nigerian National Assembly Abuja complex *Chosen among BBC’s 100 Women in 2020, listed in Top 100 Most Influential Africans in New African magazine in the year 2020 *”I will not be an irresponsible parent and leave this fight for my children. I am ready to sacrifice my life for my children to live. I brought them to this world, and I need to fix the world I put them in”-YESUFU *BY AMINA IBRAHIM/CIVIL RIGHTS Correspondent, Abuja

My Vision for BringBackOurGirls Movement, Fight against  Boko Haram & Police Brutality in Nigeria-AISHA...

Breaking News: Nigerian varsity lecturer, Dr. GIDEON IDOWU wins $150,000 (2.3 million Rand) Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Grant in South Africa…Alumnus of Federal University of Technology Akure defeats 292 candidates representing 26 countries in 2021 competition *Winning research explores how, through poorly enforced environmental laws in Africa contributes significantly to global marine plastic pollution, contamination of its freshwater bodies, where rural populations depend for drinking water *Grant established in memory of the late Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer’s lifelong vision of seeing research at the forefront of developing solutions for conserving, and better understanding of our environment for generations to come *“ Dr. Gideon Idowu will lead a group of scientists from 11 African countries looking to gain deep understanding of the impacts of microplastic pollution on human health; loss of aquatic biodiversity, helping inform policy and attitudinal changes across the African continent for generations to come”-Bridget Fury, head of Oppenheimer Generations Philanthropies and chair of the JWO Grant expert pane *BY FREDRICK IMAGBEAGBON/EDUCATION Correspondent, Johannesburg

Breaking News: Nigerian varsity lecturer, Dr. GIDEON IDOWU wins $150,000 (2.3 million Rand) Jennifer...
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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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GLORY OF NIGERIA IN THE DIASPORA: Nigerian born United States Scholar, JELANI HAIDAR ALIYU behind America’s General Motors’ Most Creative design, personally invented 2010 Chevrolet Volt, 2004 Pontiac G6 …making wave as Director General of the Nigerian Automotive Design and Development Council *Kaduna boy celebrated senior creative designer at GM factory plant in Michigan *Graduate of Federal Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi won two prestigious award at Ford Motor Company and Michelin, USA *Honored Best Student at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Named co-designer of Oldsmobile Bravada, Buick Rendezvous cars *Outstanding as lead exterior designer for hybrid electric vehicle with a sleek arcing roofline in Yankee *“My parent are behind my success story. They encouraged me realize my dream in life by allowing me become who I wanted to be. For example, when I attended Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria and decided not want to continue there, they were supportive. On the design of Chevrolet Volt: Look at a tiny leaf, it is only a millimeter thick and yet it is a highly efficient factory. I tried to understand nature’s efficiency and design. I pulled those concepts and applied them to the Chevrolet Volt”-ALIYU *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

GLORY OF NIGERIA IN THE DIASPORA: Nigerian born United States Scholar, JELANI HAIDAR...

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...
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BREAKING News: Middle East’s Most Powerful Woman of Sleaze, SHEIKA MOZAH BINT NASSER looting QATAR’S institution for billions of U.S. Dollars, secretly installs family members into choice Government Boards-Al Thani Human Rights Council of the Ruling Family in Qatar alleges …Slam United Nations for Corrupt compromise, world body looks away for 26 years after several complaints, expect action in 10 days *Demand appointment of international panel of advocates to reassess the relationship between the United Nations and the State of Qatar *Fictitious fraudulent programs include 9/9 September, Qatar Foundation, Education Above All; Silatech, UN provides Arab Queen ‘Special Immunity’ status against arrest *Launders Qatar’s fund in Europe and United States, use ill-gotten wealth to finance purchase of assets registered in Sheikha Mozah’s name, her children, close relatives, and several “companies” registered in Bahamas, Malta, Luxembourg, Singapore, US, other proxies * BY AHMED MOHAMMED/ANTI-CORRUPTION EDITOR, Middle East & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

BREAKING News: Middle East’s Most Powerful Woman of Sleaze, SHEIKA MOZAH BINT NASSER looting QATAR’S...

NO Gain in Crime: Haitian Police busts Six Nigerians for swallowing 1.76 kilograms of Cocaine …handcuffed at Toussaint Louverture International Airport *Suspects intercepted by agents of Anti-Narcotics Brigade while trying to board a flight bound for Paris (France) with drugs in their intestines; transferred to the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police *BY SOHIA ROBERTS/CRIME Correspondent, Haiti

NO Gain in Crime: Haitian Police busts Six Nigerians for swallowing 1.76 kilograms of Cocaine …handcuffed...

FEAR of Arrest: Retired Navy Director, Rear Admiral TAHIR YUSUF goes into Hiding after stealing Nigerian Navy’s N2billion Fund…Anti-graft agency, EFCC seals Two Hotels, Buildings, Bakery owned by fugitive *Suspect previously second-in-command to the Chief of Account and Budget Naval Headquarters, held the cash in seven accounts- both private and corporate in two banks *Fled earlier to Dubai after been uncovered for embezzling N2 billion belonging to the Nigerian government *Sealed properties include Emerald hotels and suites located in Zaria and Kaduna, two uncompleted buildings in Zaria/Kaduna, Bitmas Bakery Limited in Zaria *Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the permanent forfeiture of about N500 million found to be fraudulently amassed by the military officer to the Nigerian government *BY HALIM ABUBAKAR/Anti-graft Correspondent, Abuja

 FEAR of Arrest: Retired Navy Director, Rear Admiral TAHIR YUSUF goes into Hiding after stealing Nigerian...
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Breaking News: ThisDay’s Former Deputy Editor, The Guardian’s ex-Assistant Editor, TUNDE OKOLI appointed Editor-at-Large, anchors ‘AMERICA Notes’ …to report on life’s experience of immigrants in United States in a breezy, stylish, flowing weekly article *Graduate of Theatre Arts & Media Studies at University of Calabar studying for Master’s degree in Visual Culture at Illinois State University, won several media awards in Nigeria, attend lots of international media seminars in Europe * “Nigerians, Africans and the world will witness a new style of Africa’s journalism never experienced before. My weekly column will be factual, deep, incisive and analytical. I promise not to hold anything back in this voyage of news analysis. I will bring all my wealth of media knowledge to bear on this column”-OKOLI *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Breaking News: ThisDay’s Former Deputy Editor, The Guardian’s ex-Assistant Editor, TUNDE OKOLI appointed...

OPINION! ‘My Haters suffering from Xenophobic Mentality’-Charlie Boy*Says ‘The World must defeat Xenophobia to barest minimum’*Laments: ‘It’s Poverty that affects our minds, as many live on a constant diet of hopelessness’*Echoes: ‘Poverty is when young men of a country refuse to look their government in the face to demand better opportunities for themselves and families’*Observes: ‘If we pull down South Africa’s businesses in the country, will Nigeria go scar-free?’

OPINION! ‘My Haters suffering from Xenophobic Mentality’-Charlie Boy *Says 'The World must...

WHAT’S GOOD FOR DEMOCRACY IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS * ‘My thoughts on Nigeria’s recent election, Importance of Public-Private Cooperation for Democracy’BY TONY ELUMELU

WHAT'S GOOD FOR DEMOCRACY IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS * 'My thoughts on Nigeria's recent election, Importance...
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No Hiding Place: FBI pursues 35-year-old Nigeria’s Most Notorious Fugitive, ABIOLA AYORINDE KAYODE alias ‘ABK Ginger’, 3 others for STEALING over $6million from 70 different businesses in United States …Suspects go into hiding in Nigeria, placed on INTERPOL surveillance watchlist, names are: Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Felix Osilama Okpoh and Nnamdi Orson Benson *U.S. Government issues Warrant of Arrest against fleeing indicted Cyber criminal gang, notify Nigeria’s apex anti-graft agency, EFCC *BY RANTI EGBERONGBE/SPECIAL Crime Reporter, Abuja & BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign International Editor

No Hiding Place: FBI pursues 35-year-old Nigeria’s Most Notorious Fugitive, ABIOLA AYORINDE KAYODE...

CRUELTY & SADNESS: Nigerian Couple Sell only child, a-30-day-Old Baby For $100 (N50,000) in Ogun state…claimed the Devil and poverty pushed them into abominable act after 10 years of waiting for ‘fruit-of-the-womb’ *Suspects (Eze Onyebuchi and wife Oluchi) picked up at Ilara in Ode Remo area on the 16th of December, following a tip-off from eye witnesses to cops *Upon interrogation, the couple claimed that a neighboring woman by the name Mrs Ruth Obajinmi introduced them to another woman who lied she was from the Human Rights Office with a promise to foster the child, explained the said woman gave them a token sum of N50,000 and took the child away, without knowing her name or her place of residence *Divisional Police Officer of Ode-Remo Division, DSP Olayemi Fagbohun swung into action saying: “We are on top of the situation, our men are on the ground. We must get to the bottom of this situation” *BY WUNMI ADEGBITE/CRIME Reporter

CRUELTY & SADNESS: Nigerian Couple Sell only child, a-30-day-Old Baby For $100 (N50,000) in Ogun...

SHOCKER: Nigerian man, BAMIDELE MURAINA, other accomplice Sentenced for hacking into Washington’s Employment Security Department, received $2.6million unlawfully from IRS within two years…charged for Unemployment and Tax Fraud using stolen personally identifiable information of innocent Americans *Suspects collect dozens of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims *‘These defendants took away funds from programs meant to assist American workers and families seeking to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic’-Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine *“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on us all. The enterprise created by these serial criminals further victimized our citizenry by robbing them of financial resources that were intended to help them”-Special Agent in Charge Steven Baisel, U.S. Secret Service Atlanta Field Office *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor live in Washington DC

SHOCKER: Nigerian man, BAMIDELE MURAINA, other accomplice Sentenced for hacking into Washington’s Employment...
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JUST IN: EFCC Did Not Arrest Me for Forgery, only a Media Spin by Fake Journalists -FEMI Fani-Kayode, former Nigeria’s Aviation Minister …Argue: ‘I was invited to their office. I flew down to Lagos to see them. The anti-graft agency officers were polite and professional to me’. I was granted bail on self-recognition’ *‘We detained and grilled Femi Fani Kayode for over 6 hours on Tuesday evening. For a period of five times, he has written sick letter severally to court from the same hospital claiming doctors had placed him on bed rest to evade trial. He was granted bail on self-recognition, to appear in court again November 30”-Counsel for the EFCC, Bilikisu Buhari *BY TOLA EWA/Anti-graft reporter, Lagos

JUST IN: EFCC Did Not Arrest Me for Forgery, only a Media Spin by Fake Journalists      -FEMI Fani-Kayode,...

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...
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ARRESTED: 40-year-old American born Nigerian heritage educator, Dr. OLAYINKA ALEGE handcuffed for Misdemeanor Assault …found forcefully performing unwanted foot massage on American underage kids as a form of punishment, resigns as Florida’s Providence school district administrator *Released later on personal recognizance with an order not to contact the victims *“There wasn’t a person who felt bad that they had been punished. Not a single kid will tell me they were unhappy coming to school because they felt they were going to be punished. They felt comfortable coming to my office, and that’s the tone I tried to set”-ALEGBE *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

ARRESTED: 40-year-old American born Nigerian heritage educator, Dr. OLAYINKA ALEGE handcuffed for Misdemeanor...

Flying Africa’s flag Overseas: Nigerian born Naturalized Canadian, JEFFREY FASEGBA wins British oldest international educational honor, become recipient of Rhodes Scholarship Award at University of Oxford *Had Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance with minors in Psychology/Economics, plans to pursue Master’s degree in African studies and public policy with a focus on economic innovation, to create Fyyne a-start-up apps for hair services for everyone *Appointed member of the University College, used innovation, entrepreneurship style to improve the lives of people around the world *Led independent research on social enterprises in the Nigerian energy industry, established Black Career Conference, co-founded Black Rotman Commerce * “It is an absolute honour. I thank God for the opportunity to further my research into how we can use innovation as a tool to solve our most pressing problems. I am immensely grateful to my family, my friends and to the university for their support throughout the process. It truly takes a village”-FASEGBA *BY TREASURE AMAECHI/STAFF Correspondent, London & BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Flying Africa’s flag Overseas: Nigerian born Naturalized Canadian, JEFFREY FASEGBA wins British oldest...

JUST IN: Nigerian UNIPORT don, PROFESSOR JAMES KPOLOVIE receives Global Scientist of the Year 2021 Award in Canada…competition opened to scientists, engineers, researchers and innovators from all over the world *Event designed to foster the professional growth of talented scientists, engineers, and researchers from various regions of the world *“We congratulate Professor James Kpolovie on the award. His impressive accomplishments over the years and his commitment to excellence inspired the centre to recognize him as a winner in the Natural Sciences/Computer and Information Sciences category”- Dr. Michael Finnen, Director, IARC Competition *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor & LINDA EWEDA/Special Correspondent, Montreal, Canada

JUST IN: Nigerian UNIPORT don, PROFESSOR JAMES KPOLOVIE receives Global Scientist of the Year 2021 Award...
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NAIJA STANDARD NEWSPAPER 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Wizkid, Davido win Africa’s Most Famous Musician in the Diaspora, Nigerian Artist of the Year Award 2021…Nigeria’s FELA Kuti, South Africa’s Lucky Dube, Ghana’s Amakye Dede (Iron boy) immortalised into Africa Hall of FAME honor *Fredrick Leonard emerges Africa’s Best Actor of All Times *Uju Okoli reigns as Best Nigerian Actress of the Year 2021 *Tributes pour in for Nigeria’s Showbiz pen prince, Groove master Peter Thomas *BY Editorial Board & Naija Standard Newspaper Center for Investigative Journalism

NAIJA STANDARD NEWSPAPER 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Wizkid, Davido win Africa’s Most Famous Musician in...

Exclusive Interview: I am Africa’s Rumba Dance King in America’s Hollywood-MIKE OKRI, Nigerian American music superstar …Says: ‘I have been celebrating Africa’s rich heritage, culture, tradition for decades in Los Angeles; you need no godfather in America to fulfill your dreams’ *Discusses how he relocated from Nigeria to United States, plan to unveil MIKE OKRI ENTERTAINMENT music label in USA soon *Reveal: ‘I will save into my future memoir the windy, bumpy road from migrating as a visitor to becoming a United States citizen’ *Recalls first time on concert stage with 10,000 live audience in the 80’s in Nigeria *Recipient: Nigeria Music Awards 1988, 1989, 1990 (Best vocalist, Best song and Best music video), Fame Music Awards (Best vocalist and Best music 1991, 1992); Pan African Music Award, Ghana) 1992; Legendary Music Hall of Fame Award in Maryland, Los Angeles, Calgary Canada and Nigeria *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Exclusive Interview: I am Africa’s Rumba Dance King in America’s Hollywood–MIKE OKRI, Nigerian...

Nigeria’s Most Notorious Yahoo King, ‘Ijoba-dollar’ inside Hot Soup in USA: FBI arrests KWAM One’s American ‘Owambe’ party buddy, AFEEZ ABIOLA ALAO, 34 others for stealing $117million from older citizens; face 20 years in prison…lavishly showers bail of dollars on Fuji Czar at Quillox in Lagos shindig in September before returning to Dallas, used fake names on dating sites to prey on targets; lose mansions/state-of-the-art automobiles and Bank accounts frozen *Group scam over 100 vulnerable, retired American widows/divorced, indicted for money laundering and wire fraud *U.S law enforcement record, screenshot Nigerian 37-year-old suspect’s video spraying money in parties *“These criminals rely on victims’ isolation, loneliness, and sometimes their grief. The only mistake these victims make is being generous to the wrong people. Once they depleted the savings they vanished into thin air. Romance scams are often difficult to prosecute because victims are often embarrassed, feel duped, and don’t want to come forward”-Acting U.S. Attorney, Prerak Shah *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Nigeria’s Most Notorious Yahoo King, ‘Ijoba-dollar’ inside Hot Soup in USA: FBI arrests KWAM One’s...
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Historic: Nigeria’s Ibo model, MARISTELLA OKPALA showcases Africa’s rich culture to the world, win Best National Costume at Miss Universe 2021 pageant…inspired by ‘Mmanwa’ a traditional female masquerade in southeastern Nigeria *Costume mask made by Filipino designer Kennedy Jhon Gasper using African beads, stone & craft featuring a colourful ancient back cape *‘My design was to protect children and women against any form of abuse. This costume pays attention to the strong will of women in attaining whatever height they want to attain, no matter the challenges faced while reaching their desired goals’-MARISTELLA *BY CLARA ANABOR/FASHION & Style Editor, Europe

Historic: Nigeria’s Ibo model, MARISTELLA OKPALA showcases Africa’s rich culture to the world, win...

South African born Nigerian Naturalized Irish Renowned Scientist; PAMELA UBA makes history as First Black woman to win Miss Ireland Queen 2021 after 74 years of pageant’s contest…represents Ireland for Miss World beauty title, grew in neighborhood of Ballyhaunis-County Mayo *Had undergraduate degree in Medical Science at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Master’s degree in Clinical Chemistry from Trinity College, Dublin, worked as a Medical Scientist at University Hospital Galway *Raised money for educational support for children, played Gaelic football as a center back being an active Gaelic Athletic Association fan *BY ROILA EKUNDAYO/Foreign Fashion Editor, Dublin

South African born Nigerian Naturalized Irish Renowned Scientist; PAMELA UBA makes history as First Black...
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Breaking News: United States government awards Nigerian Professor, IYALLA ELVIS PETERSIDE one of America’s Best Physicians in the World…revered for outstanding work in Pediatrics, Neonatology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical school, Nigerians Americans are currently one of the most successful immigrant communities in U.S., with a median household income of $62,351, compared to $57,617 nationally earlier *Worked as a consultant for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia considered one of the best children’s hospitals on the planet, practiced at Bolton General Hospital in Bolton, England *Specializes in Neonatal Apnea, Neonatal Brain Injury, Neonatal Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; Neonatal Surgery, Nosocomial Infections and Ventilation of the Neonate *Graduated from the University of Ibadan where he had medical training, specialized in Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery and Neonatology at the Booth Hall Children’s Hospital in Manchester, England * “Nigerian born physician, Professor Iyalla Elvis Peterside who has worked in four continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America is honored as one of the top physicians in the United States. The cerebral academic was named among recipients of America’s Best Physicians 2021 award”-U.S. National Consumer Advisory Board * “Nigerians are the most highly educated of all groups in the U.S. since 61 percent of Nigerians hold at least a Bachelor’s degree compared with 31 percent of the total Foreign born population and 32 percent of the U.S. born population. Data found that among Nigerian-American professionals, 45 percent work in education services with several others being professors at some of the top universities. Nigerian Americans are also increasingly entering into entrepreneurship and building tech companies in the U.S.”-American Community Migration Survey *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Breaking News: United States government awards Nigerian Professor, IYALLA ELVIS PETERSIDE one of America’s...

Breaking News: Nigerian Naturalized American once-renowned medical Internist, Dr. SAMSON ORUSA convicted for Drug charges, Money laundering, illegally distributing oxycodone at his medical practice …Tennessee Senior Pastor of God’s Sanctuary Church found guilty, faces 20 years in jail *Jury indict suspect in 36 out of 45 counts, freeze five bank accounts, one annuity and one 401K; with a combined value of more than $918,000, plus forfeiture of a 2017 Mercedes Benz *Alumnus of University of Benin Faculty of Medicine may lose medical license during jail term *“Physicians like Dr. Orusa who violate their oath and engage in such reckless conduct and contribute to the opioid epidemic facing this nation can expect to bear the full force and effect of the federal justice system”-Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart *BY OLAMIDE OLOWODE/MEDICAL Correspondent, Tennessee & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

  Breaking News: Nigerian Naturalized American once-renowned medical Internist, Dr. SAMSON ORUSA...

FALL FROM GRACE TO Grass: Nigerian born American Obstetrics/Gynecology Specialist, DR. CHIKE AGUH Arrested for Sexually Assaulting patient in New Jersey…touches lady’s private parts, compel victim into oral sex in his Franklin Township office *Suspect with 39 years of medical experience confesses to crime, blames the devil, American Medical Association may suspend license; name to enter sexual predatory register *‘I was assaulted by a 64-year-old medical doctor, Dr. Chike Aguh who invited me to his office for a medical appointment. He immediately shut the door, pulled me to the wall. He pulled down my underwear and started touching my private parts. I screamed at him and told him to stop. He wouldn’t listen. He threatened me to have oral sex with him’-Victim recounts ordeal *‘Chike J. Aguh, of Belle Mead, a medical doctor was charged with sexually abusing a patient during a medical appointment at his Somerset County practice. He faces charges of sexual assault and sexual contact’-Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

FALL FROM GRACE TO Grass: Nigerian born American Obstetrics/Gynecology Specialist, DR. CHIKE AGUH Arrested...
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SHAMEFUL & DISGRACEFUL: Nigerian National, CHARLES ONU ‘The Don’ Arrested in Bronx, New York for STEALING $800,000 Payroll Deposit, chained waist down-to-the-feet … hack into company’s 5,500 processing system user accounts and divert American citizens’ fund into personal controlled prepaid debit cards *Suspect used cyber threat to collect stolen credentials, username and password, facing a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison *“IRS Criminal Investigation will always work with our law enforcement partners to track down those who try to breach our country’s tax and financial infrastructure. We will continually endeavor to bring to justice criminals who think they can comfortably steal from victims in America while hiding behind their computer screens”-IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge Jonathan D. Larsen *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN International Editor

SHAMEFUL & DISGRACEFUL: Nigerian National, CHARLES ONU ‘The Don’ Arrested in Bronx, New York...

Breaking News: UBA wins Africa’s Most Reliable, Global Bank 2021 Award, defeat Financial Institutions in Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania; Q3 2021 Gross earnings hit N490.3 billion in 37% Profit growth …Tony Elumelu receives World’s Lifetime Banking Icon Hall of Fame Award, bank operational in 19 African countries *Banking style, profits, business model; customer service relations and Integrity stands out *Dr. Raphael James, founder of largest Photo Museum in Nigeria with over 36, 000 photos emerge winner, Africa’s Most Outstanding History Preservation Award 2021 *BY EDITORIAL BOARD & Special Reports by GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Editor

Breaking News: UBA wins Africa’s Most Reliable, Global Bank 2021 Award, defeat Financial Institutions...

GREED: Highly desperate 23-year-old Nigerian American, ECHEZONACHUKWU OBIANEFO handcuffed in Texas for stealing $300,000 worth Rolls-Royce … confessed to crime, saying: ‘Devil lured and tempted me into it’ *Houston man held in the Harris County Jail, bail set at $50,000, worked as manager of Osita Links and Logistics Group LLC before arrest *Original owner of car tells investigators automobile was missing in Florida *Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the first sport-utility vehicle produced by luxury automobile maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars being the brand’s first all-wheel-drive vehicle *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

GREED: Highly desperate 23-year-old Nigerian American, ECHEZONACHUKWU OBIANEFO handcuffed in Texas for...
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Damning Report: There is No Reform in NIGERIA POLICE, No Justice for victims of brutality one year after #EndSARS Protests-AMNESTY International …Investigation panels dashing victims’ hope of getting justice *Pro-government mobs used to instigate violence, Nigeria police lawless violence beyond control *Gravity of human rights violations outrageous, not a single culpable law enforcement agent has been prosecuted * “Nigeria has the worst police force in the world”-World Internal Security and Police Index International *BY MUSTAPHA AHMED/SPECIAL Law Enforcement Correspondent, Abuja

Damning Report: There is No Reform in NIGERIA POLICE, No Justice for victims of brutality one year after...

Historic feat for Incorruptible Man: Canadian government throws red carpet for First Nigerian Police Officer, Constable TEWOGBADE OJO in Ontario, celebrates retirement after 42 years of active service…pacesetter in community policing, regarded one of the most honest cops in the world *Theology graduate/minister of gospel engages new immigrants on domestic violence issues, spearhead initiatives that paved way for computer access for young people in the city *Received Canadian Police Leadership Forum Award in 1999, Ilesha born is recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, the ProAction Jack Sinclair, Canadian Urban Institute Local Heroes; June Callwood Outstanding Achievement, Bud Knight and Planet Africa awards among others *“Constable Tewogbade Ojo can retire from the job, but you can’t retire from the police family”-Chief Bill Blair, President, Canadian Association Chiefs of Police *“Long before any sociologist or criminologist put to paper what community policing is all about, you (Tewogbade Ojo) were ahead of the game”-Deputy Chief of Police, Peter Sloly *“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in this community and I am not going to walk away from it, even though I have retired from the Service”-TEWOGBADE *BY ADEBOLA ODERINDE/POLICE Reporter, Ontario & BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/ AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Historic feat for Incorruptible Man: Canadian government throws red carpet for First Nigerian Police...

Breaking New Ground: University of Lagos Alumnus, ADEOLA AUSTIN OYINLADE becomes first-ever Nigerian to win American Bar Association International Human Rights Award 2021…historic ceremony announced in Chicago, USA, at the maiden Hybrid Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association *The Human Rights and International law expert honoured in recognition of works in advancing human rights solutions in Africa *Award recipient is Principal Partner of Adeola Oyinlade & Co, a law firm based in Lagos, founder of Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative, having graduated from the Faculty of Law with a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degree from the same faculty *“Adeola Austin Oyinlade have advanced solutions to human rights issues across Africa, including the South Sudan political crisis, the Central African Republic crisis, the Congo Democratic Republic armed conflict and Libyan peace talks”-ABA President, Patricia Lee Refo *BY KEMI IBAYI/LAW Correspondent, Chicago & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Breaking New Ground: University of Lagos Alumnus, ADEOLA AUSTIN OYINLADE becomes first-ever Nigerian...
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NAIJA STANDARD NEWSPAPER 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY: The PUNCH wins Africa’s Most Accessible, Readable Newspaper Award 2021 …Dele Momodu, Ladi Ayodeji, Tony Iyare; Kayode Soyinka receive Lifetime Media Icons Award for pacesetting contribution and growth of media industry in Nigeria *AZUH ARINZE voted Nigeria’s Most Outstanding Society Journalist of the Year 2021 *Channels Television emerge Most Watched Nigeria News Station of the Year *Best Africa Broadcast Station in the Diaspora goes to BEN Television, London *SAHARA Reporters outshine others to win the coveted Best Anti-Corruption African Blog in the Diaspora * GBENGA DAN-ASABE voted Nigeria’s Best Investigative Journalist of the Year 2021 *BY Editorial Board & Naija Standard Newspaper Center for Investigative Journalism

NAIJA STANDARD NEWSPAPER 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY: The PUNCH wins Africa’s Most Accessible, Readable Newspaper...

The GLORY of AFRICA: Nigerian Investigative Journalist, TOBORE OVUORIE defeat Canada, USA, Australia; other nations to win DW Freedom of Speech Award 2021 in Germany… ‘On no account should we let our voice be silenced’ *Risks life as an undercover to pose as a would-be sex worker to investigate the widespread human trafficking ring in Nigeria, discovery prompt federal government to launch investigation *‘I hereby present the DW Freedom of Speech Award 2021 to Tobore Ovuorie, who has met extreme challenges during her investigation into the trafficking of young women from Africa to Europe’- DW Director General Peter Limbourg *‘I cannot think of a more courageous journalist than Tobore Ovuorie. Her passion to unearth the truth, to reveal the plight of the victims and the cruelty of their persecutors, led her to take a leap that very few journalists ever could summon the bravery or replicate’ – Laudatory speaker Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch Executive Director * “Ovuorie’s work is an outstanding example of investigative journalism and human braveness’-Antoaneta Vassileva, vice president of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings  *”Being a journalist in Nigeria is difficult. We struggle for an economic basis for our work and fight for access to information. Critical and sophisticated journalism in Nigeria is shrinking”-OVUORIE *BY PAULINE DAMIEN/MEDIA Staff Writer, Germany

 The GLORY of AFRICA: Nigerian Investigative Journalist, TOBORE OVUORIE defeat Canada, USA, Australia;...

HOPE ALIVE FOR YOUTHS IN NIGERIA! My Administration will be lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty-Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari …Vows ‘We will deliver on this promise’ * “President Buhari wondered why a holistic agenda on poverty reduction was never contemplated by pasts administrations when the Nation’s revenue was at an all-time high”-Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President * BY RILWAN AHMED/ Special Correspondent, Abuja

HOPE ALIVE FOR YOUTHS IN NIGERIA! My Administration will be lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty-Nigeria...
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Breaking News: YUSUF Suleiman, Chairman Governing Board, NAFDAC, Kase LAWAL, Nigeria’s Richest Billionaire Oil Magnate in Texas win ‘MAN OF THE YEAR 2021 AWARD’ …Royal Prince of Sokoto Caliphate relentlessly fighting against food poisoning and drug addiction in Nigeria, Oyo State born billionaire is highest private employer in North America offering huge benefits to employees *Dr. Phillip Emeagwali emerges Africa’s Most Intelligence Genius of All Times for inventing fastest computer in the world *Innoson Motors win Best Auto company in Africa Award 2021 for manufacturing locally made, durable and affordable brand new automobiles for Africans, defeating vehicle firms in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana *Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins as Best Nigerian Author in the Diaspora 2021 *Reverend Mother Abimbola Esther Ajayi ‘Iya Adura’ receives Africa’s Most Outstanding Lifetime Philanthropy Award 2021 for her godly, selfless and consistent service to humanity *BY EDITORIAL BOARD & Naija Standard Newspaper Center for Investigative Journalism

Breaking News: YUSUF  Suleiman, Chairman Governing Board, NAFDAC, Kase LAWAL, Nigeria’s Richest Billionaire...

The GLORY of NIGERIA: NIgerian PhD student, JOSHUA OKYERE outshines 102 other candidates from 13 countries to win Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship in Canada *Soft-spoken man breaks record as the first African to have achieved the feat in the Peace and Conflict Studies program *Genius represent University of Manitoba-an institution in Western Canada in keen scholarship contest that had 643 entries from 13 universities around the world * “I would like to congratulate Joshua Okyere for this impressive educational achievement. He has joined a group of emerging scholars across Canada and he will benefit from this experience for the rest of his career”-Dr. Kelly Main, an acting dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

The GLORY of NIGERIA: Nigerian PhD student, JOSHUA OKYERE outshines 102 other candidates from 13 countries...

Abuse of Power: NNAMDI KANU, Nigeria’s pro-Biafra activist’s Life in Danger inside DSS Custody, Health failing fast, denied access to Food, Not allowed to change dirty Clothes-Maxwell Opara, Legal team member …files for a fundamental human rights enforcement suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja *Doctor takes Igbo freedom leader’s blood 21 times for unnamed test *‘We are seeking a doctor from a government-owned hospital who can attend to Kanu’s deteriorating health’ *BY JOY AMAECHI/HUMAN RIGHTS Reporter, Abuja

Abuse of Power: NNAMDI KANU, Nigeria’s pro-Biafra activist’s Life in Danger inside DSS Custody, Health...
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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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CORRUPTION & MASSIVE DEBT ACCUMULATION: Kogi Governor, YAHAYA Bello sets aside N1.5billion for Refreshments, N600million to upgrade Deputy governor’s office in 2022 Budget …slashed workers’ salaries payment structure *Claims: ‘N100 million to be used to Rehabilitate/Repair Deputy Governor’s building, Electrical Installation to cost N10million, Generator House Construction billed for N20million, Office Furnishing estimated for N350milliom; Renovation/Furnishing of Lodge for N200million, Car Park/Posh in Lodge at N4million, Construction of SEMA Warehouse at over 120million; Extension of Deputy Governor’s Complex: N120million, Construction of Storm Water Drainage in Premises at a fee of N100million *‘Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State have no regard for human lives. Workers treated like slaves, living in fear’- Usman Okai, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, *“EFCC must investigate this matter urgently and save the workers”- Naija Standard Newspaper Center for Investigative Journalism *BY KAREEM IKOTUN/Special Anti-graft Correspondent, Kogi

CORRUPTION & MASSIVE DEBT ACCUMULATION: Kogi Governor, YAHAYA Bello sets aside N1.5billion for Refreshments,...

POINT BLANK INTERVIEW: INTERPOL should arrest, prosecute Nigeria’s Super Cop, Abba Kyari for crimes in Hushpuppi deals-Gary Revel, America’s iconic investigator …My family and I received dangerous threats for exposing a team of assassins that killed late Martin Luther King Junior and John F. Kennedy, JFK, 35th President of United States of America * Narrates MLK was killed for standing against the Vietnam War at the Riverside Church in New York City * List assassins’ name as: J. Edgar Hoover, President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Mafia Boss Carlos Marcello and CIA Operative-E Howard Hunt who led the team * If alive, MLK would be taking a strong stand against the Republican attacks on America’s Democratic fabric and security * Civil rights maestro would support ending the filibuster in order to bring about fair voting rights in the United States * Reveals the toughest moment of his career *BY AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU

POINT BLANK INTERVIEW: INTERPOL should arrest, prosecute Nigeria’s Super Cop, Abba Kyari for crimes...

Service to Humanity in America: Nigerian born American Black Lives Matter activist, CHI Osse running for New York City Council 36th District seat …spurred by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis to fight for people of color and minority ‘I am vowing to end qualified immunity protections for police officers, freeing victims of police violence to file civil suits and hold cops accountable- Osse *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

Service to Humanity in America: Nigerian born American Black Lives Matter activist, CHI Osse running...
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Service to Humanity: Pope Francis Appoints Nigerian born Abia State Catholic Diocese Priest, ARCHBISHOP FORTUNATUS NWACHUKWU Permanent Representative to United Nations…known in diplomatic circle as ‘Permanent Observer of the Holy See-the Vatican-to the UN Office and Specialised Institutions Geneva’ *Chosen also as Permanent Observer to World Trade Organisation and made Representative of the Vatican to the International Migrations *Leadership roles contained confirmed by the Office of the Antilles Episcopal Conference Secretariat, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, December 17, 2021 *Archbishop Nwachukwu to remain in charge of the Mission in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and Antilles, until he departs for the new mission at the United Nations at the beginning of March 2022 *Speak fluent Igbo, English, Italian; German, French, Spanish; modern Hebrew, a bit of Arabic, as well as some ancient languages of Biblical research in Latin, Hebrew; Greek and Aramaic *BY ROLI AKEDU/RELIGIOUS Correspondent, Rome

Service to Humanity: Pope Francis Appoints Nigerian born Abia State Catholic Diocese Priest, ARCHBISHOP...

ABOMINATION IN THE HOUSE OF GOD: Nigerian American flamboyant Pastor, JOSHUA OLATOKUNBO SHONUBI arrested for arranging 60 fake Marriages in 7 years for African Immigrants to obtain Green Cards in Maryland…Suspect places hoax documents on letterhead of New Life City Church after collecting huge sum of money, officiates wedding *Embattled ‘Man-of-God’ faces 6 count charge, could be jailed 30 years upon conviction, may tender names/identities of ‘Permanent Resident Cards’ beneficiaries to Immigration *On Facebook, pastor post photos of self-serving the homeless, suspect used activities to “recruit” and “groom” economically disadvantaged U.S. citizens for money *‘A federal grand jury has returned an indictment on 50-year-old-Pastor of New Life City Church, charging Joshua Olatokunbo Shonubi, a/k/a Olatokunbo Joshua Shonubi, age 50, of Bowie, Maryland, for a federal charge of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, visa fraud and for presenting false documents to a federal government agency, in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain permanent resident status for foreign nationals by arranging marriages to U.S. citizens’-United States government *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

ABOMINATION IN THE HOUSE OF GOD: Nigerian American flamboyant Pastor, JOSHUA OLATOKUNBO SHONUBI arrested...

End-of-the-road: Devil lured me to kidnap a Catholic priest, I forced his family to pay me N1.5million cash for his freedom, will God ever forgive me? -Pastor Izuchukwu Anoloba, Apostolic Church of Christ in Lagos … ‘I never knew I will be arrested. I regret my actions because I am now a disgrace to the body of Christ and my family’ *“The Lagos pastor and other kidnappers held the Catholic Priest for over seven days and made him to pay them a ransom of N5million. The syndicate was a deadly one. This said pastor was arrested in Lagos following intelligence gathering by men of the anti-kidnapping unit of the command”-Imo state Police Commissioner, Rabiu Hussain *BY KELECHI ANAYO STEPEHEN/CRIME writer, Owerri

End-of-the-road:  Devil lured me to kidnap a Catholic priest, I forced his family to pay me N1.5million...
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Giving Back to the Society: Nigerian-American award-winning musician, DAVIDO disburses N250million cash to Orphanage homes to celebrate birthday…determine to empower orphans, lift less privilege out of poverty *Oversees disbursement daily, sets up a five-member committee on transparent process 29-year-old directs the masses on how to apply from Monday, November 29 to Thursday, December 2, 2021 *How to apply: Interested orphanage operators are to follow the link: https://linktr.ee/davidoorphanagedonations, Once the link opens, click on the ‘orphanage registration link’ option to proceed, A welcome message will surface. Click on the ‘continue’ option to read the rules of filling the form, on agreement with the rules, proceed to fill the form *BY SUBOMI OLAWALE/ENTERTIANMENT Correspondent, Abuja & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

 Giving Back to the Society:  Nigerian-American award-winning musician, DAVIDO disburses N250million...

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,...
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Dreams come alive: Lagos boy turned Naturalized American, TOLULOPE JORDAN OMOGBEHIN reigns as WWE Superstar Giant Ninja…recalls encounter with basketball legend Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston, Texas *28-year-old send notice to wrestlers in locker room, vow to win the coveted WWE Championship belt to make Nigeria proud *Former Raw Tag Team Champion graduates from Atlantic Shores Christian School, further studied at the University of South Florida where he played center position in basketball *Transferred to Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland actively played for Morgan State Bears *Plus why he turned against veteran co-athlete AJ Styles *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN International Editor

Dreams come alive: Lagos boy turned Naturalized American, TOLULOPE JORDAN OMOGBEHIN reigns as WWE Superstar...

The inspiring story of Rivers State born ANTETOKOUNMPO family in Greece: Parents flee Nigeria 30 years ago over death threat, suffered 21 years of hard labor without Citizenship, Greek kids relocate to United States to win NBA Finals after months of homelessness …Costas Antetokounmpo won family’s first NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers *“I know I’m a role model. My mother is everything in our lives. I know our Dad is looking down on us from Heaven. But this should make every person, every kid, anybody around the world believe in their dreams. No matter, whatever you feel when you’re down, when you don’t think it’s going to happen for you or you might not make it in your career, be it basketball, might be anything; just believe in what you’re doing and keep working, success is on the way”-Giannis on behalf of Antetokounmpo brothers * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

The inspiring story of Rivers State born ANTETOKOUNMPO family in Greece:  Parents flee Nigeria 30 years...

Dignity in LABOR: I am Happy to be a Bus Driver in London, Bus drivers pay starts at £26,000 and rises to more than £31,000’ -RACHAEL ALADI Ayegba, former Super Falcons Goalkeeper …I am old, no longer playing football, you need to know when to stop to try something else *‘We are paid peanuts for playing for Nigeria’s Super Falcons in the World Cup’ *BY TOPE OLADELE/SPORTS Reporter, London

Dignity in LABOR: I am Happy to be a Bus Driver in London, Bus drivers pay starts at £26,000 and rises...
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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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Sad Exit: Nigeria’s Guardian Newspaper longest former Features Editor, EBERE AHANIHU dies of Heart Attack in Canada home…arrived Ottawa as a refugee after threats to life over expose on HIV/AIDS, completed a PhD program at Carleton University *Deceased dissertation titled: ‘Digitizing Failure: Power and Development in Nigerian e-Schools’ *Travelled widely, reporting on human rights, development and HIV/AIDS work brought threats from law enforcement agents *Ex-Canadian ambassador touched by the journalist’s exemplary lifestyle kick-starts a-gofundme page to support the family *“We need journalists like this who are fearless in their pursuit of truth. It’s a big loss for journalism to lose someone at their prime like this”-Robert Peck, a former Canadian ambassador who served first overseas posting as a diplomat in Lagos *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor & MADU UCHE/Staff Writer, Canada

Sad Exit: Nigeria’s Guardian Newspaper longest former Features Editor, EBERE AHANIHU dies of Heart...

Let Justice Roll: TWO Nigerians: A Dee Jay, Taxi Driver handcuffed for stealing 180,000 pounds from Ireland’s Pandemic Unemployment Payment …security agents foiled attempt to launder extra One million pounds, names are Oluwagbewikeke Lewis, Bashiru Aderibigbe *Irish law enforcement wire taps conversation of suspects’ plan to hack government’s bank account *‘We have evidence to show criminal gangs operated by Oluwagbewikeke Lewis, Bashiru Aderibigbe illegally harvested 74 bank account information through their bogus email, sets up 57 bank accounts in online prepaid financial services using false passports’-Irish government *BY ROSE MANDE/SPECIAL Anti-money laundering reporter, Dublin

Let Justice Roll: TWO Nigerians: A Dee Jay, Taxi Driver handcuffed for stealing 180,000 pounds from Ireland’s...

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...
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Historic Discovery in South Carolina! CHARLESTON: Largest port city in America where 20 million Africans were sold inside Old Slave Mart …African slaves bound in chains mouth, feet from home town in Nigeria’s Calabar/Ibo Bite of Niger-Delta, Angola, Ghana, Gambia; Benin Republic *Corrupt African Kings collude with Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese; British authorities to trade African men, women and children into Slavery in exchange for gifts *African Slaves cried until no tears in the eyes, separated against their will, forced to work on farms for long hours without payment, built Ellis Island in the South while in bondage; sold for 100 and 200 sterling per person ($11,630 and $23,200) in today’s money *End of the Civil War in 1865 marked the ‘official’ end to slavery-the year 13th Amendment to United States Constitution outlawing slavery *Enslaved Africans performed various jobs-from manual labor, housekeeping to skilled trades, Slaves traded or ‘rented’ out to other masters and if an enslaved person worked for someone else, his or her owner would be paid the wages-INVESTIGATION *80 percent African Americans trace one of their ancestors in family to those who arrived in Charleston-International African American Museum *Charleston city council apologizes to Black community for role in Slave trade at Juneteenth *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN International Investigative Editor who was in Charleston

Historic Discovery in South Carolina! CHARLESTON: Largest port city in America where 20 million Africans...

Mouth-watering Mama Africa Meal in Hot Demand: Nigeria’s locally-made FUFU, Egusi Soup now viral in America, ruling Menu main Food…attracts 250 million viewers on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook; LinkedIn within 7 days *Africans in Diaspora, African-Americans, Latinas place online order for meal, others visit African Restaurants for pick-up to avoid delay * “I don’t know what they(African food stores) put it in, I couldn’t even start to guess. I started the #fufu or #fufuchallenge tags for new lovers of #Fufu and Egusi soup on TikTok. I drove nearly 80 miles in search of an African Kitchen. I found a Nigerian restaurant. I settled on two: egusi and okro (okra) soup. In my car, still parked outside the restaurant, I filmed myself as I dipped a mouthful of dough into the okro soup. “Bomb — it is so worth it”-Joeneen Hull, a Black American lady * “Our business income quadrupled the week after Joeneen Hull highlighted our Los Angeles Nigerian restaurant on TikTok. We have been selling Nigerian food at a fast pace”-Veronica Shoyinka, owner Veronica kitchen *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Mouth-watering Mama Africa Meal in Hot Demand: Nigeria’s locally-made FUFU, Egusi Soup now viral in...

Returning Home to MAMA Africa: United States’ George Floyd’s death, Black Lives Matter Movement, compel Black Americans to relocate to Ghana…searching for African roots *Why some Black Americans are dumping U.S. citizenship to reclaim their “destiny” in Kwame Nkrumah country *Americans visit Elmina Castle on Ghana’s Atlantic Coast to witness a central hub where Africans were sold into slavery 100 years ago *“I am a born Black American in Washington DC. I am a successful Entrepreneur, highly educated. I am well connected in business as a great therapist dealing with emotional health. I had friends as a socialite, but I live in fear in America. I felt I was earlier living the American dream. Whenever I look behind my shoulder due to police pull over for traffic and racism, I developed trauma. Trauma is embedded in my DNA from the transatlantic slave trade to the Tulsa race massacre. Africa is my home, my root. I am happy to have returned to Africa permanently”-SONJIAH Davis, a dual citizen of U.S and Ghana *GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/ AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Returning Home to MAMA Africa: United States’ George Floyd’s death, Black Lives Matter Movement,...

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