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INSPIRATIONAL from BRAIN & BEAUTY: NIGERIA’S Beauty Queen, UGOJI CATHERINEMARY NNEAMAKA Bags FIRST Class Degree in Computer Science…Emerges Overall BEST Graduating Student for 2016/2017 *Earlier had NINE A-One Distinction at Loretto Special Science school, Adazi-Nnukwu, Anambra * Intelligent lady seeing as a Genius from Formative Years * Software Engineer aspiring damsel dabbles into Pageantry by luck *Specializes on Charity projects in old people’s home at Awkunanaw, Enugu State BY ANGELA OKHALBU/FASHION REPORTER, ENUGU

INSPIRATIONAL from BRAIN & BEAUTY: NIGERIA’S Beauty Queen, UGOJI CATHERINEMARY NNEAMAKA Bags FIRST Class Degree in Computer Science…Emerges Overall BEST Graduating Student for 2016/2017 *Earlier had NINE A-One Distinction at...

11TH MEDIA AWARD IN NIGERIA: Naija STANDARD Newspaper’s American Bureau, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU WINS Nigeria’s Most Investigative Journalist in the Diaspora…Defeats Abby Phillips of New York TIMES, Tunde Agoi of AFP, Femi Oke of Reuters *Winning News story published May 30, 2016 titled ‘Trading LIFE for Kidney Sale …Indian Doctors on Highest Demand for Nigerian Kidneys at $300,000’ *Vanguard Media Limited Receives Online Newspaper of the Year *BOND FM is Best Radio Station of the Year, Asabeafrika is BLOG of the Year *Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State recognized as ‘Outstanding Performing Governor of the Year’ * Frank Odita honoured with LIFETime Achievement Award on Oustanding Contribution to Nigerian Security * Sir Shina Peters, Afro-juju ace receives Music LEGEND of the Year * HRH Mohammed Sani Halirv Dantoro honoured with ‘Most Inspiring Monarch of the Year’ * ‘ON Integrity, Media professionalism and Investigative journalism, Nigeria-American Press Association celebrate George Otumu as an excellent, distinguished and well deserved journalist’-Steve Franklin, President, NAPA BY TOPE OLAMIDE/STAFF WRITER, LAGOS

11TH MEDIA AWARD IN NIGERIA: Naija STANDARD Newspaper’s American Bureau, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU WINS Nigeria’s Most Investigative Journalist in the Diaspora…Defeats Abby Phillips of New York TIMES, Tunde Agoi of AFP, Femi Oke...

TRENDING: ‘I Will FIGHT for the Weak, Defenseless NIGERIANS against Oppression as a SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA’-Festus Keyamo …Vows: ‘I Will continue to Confront the HIGH and MIGHTY in defence of Truth and Justice’ *Inner Bar too elitist, deployed only in the service/defence of the rich and powerful or the upper echelon in society *Only honour I can do to the silk robes I adorn is to continue to speak truth to power; continue to hold Government accountable * To Nigerian Masses: ‘We Succeeded together; It is our collective Elevation’ * Appreciates GOD, thanks Aged Parents and all the distinguished members of the Privileges Committee BY IKECHUKWU ALIDE/JUDICIAL REPORTER, ABUJA & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

TRENDING: ‘I Will FIGHT for the Weak, Defenseless NIGERIANS against Oppression as a SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA’-Festus Keyamo …Vows: ‘I Will continue to Confront the HIGH and MIGHTY in defence of Truth and Justice’ *Inner...

72ND UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN NEW YORK: ‘AFRICA Will become the FOOD Basket of the World’-Aliko Dangote, Nigerian born, Africa’s Richest Billionaire …Says: ‘FIVE of 12 Million jobs needed in AFRICA must be created in NIGERIA’ * Parleys Foreign Investors on Agriculture * Corporate Council on Africa arrange International Diplomats to listen to him on Africa’s Opportunities *Rwandan President Paul Kagame openly converse on Africa’s opportunities and challenges *Session moderated by Rosa Whitaker, former US Trade Representative and author of the AGOA (African Growth Opportunity Act) * “We should pray that oil prices remain low. This helps wean us off the dependency on revenues from petroleum. We must take oil to be the icing on the cake. We already have the cake”-DANGOTE BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

72ND UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN NEW YORK: ‘AFRICA Will become the FOOD Basket of the World’-Aliko Dangote, Nigerian born, Africa’s Richest Billionaire …Says: ‘FIVE of 12 Million jobs needed in AFRICA must...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Amazon, DR. DALI Wins UNITED NATIONS Award…Saving, Caring, Re-integrating BOKO HARAM Widows and Orphans into society *Helped 650,000 displaced persons in the North Eastern Nigeria *Her SON abducted in 2011 during Jos, Plateau State crisis and has not been found till date *Becomes Recipient of the 2017 UN Sergio Vieira de Mello Award *Still first humanitarian actor to set up a livelihood programme for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), takes risk of reaching areas considered inaccessible and dangerous at the peak of Boko Haram’s insurgency * “The Sergio Vieira de Mello Award is conferred biennially, to draw the world’s attention to the unnoticed efforts by individuals, groups and organisations doing something special and unique to reconcile people and parties in conflict”-UNITED NATIONS *PLUS plans for her family trip to United States as Green Card recipients BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Amazon, DR. DALI Wins UNITED NATIONS Award…Saving, Caring, Re-integrating BOKO HARAM Widows and Orphans into society *Helped 650,000 displaced persons in the North Eastern Nigeria *Her SON abducted in 2011 during...

INSPIRING: 23 YEAR OLD Nigerian Computer Erudite, CHRIS KWEKOWE Rejects Bill Gates’ (Microsoft Founder Billionaire) Software Engineer Job Offer…WON 2015 Anzisha Prize for ICT Discovery with a $25,000 FUND *Nigerian millionaire enterpreneur sets up own Flourishing Computer Software, Slatecube– a website aimed at helping other young Nigerians find jobs *Lagos State University Computer Science Graduate dares Bill Gates as one of Africa’s brightest Young Entrepreneurs * FACTS: Slatecube has an 80% employment rate for its users. Companies that have used the platform, have saved over $100,000 in 2015 by hiring skilled, ready to work employees * “When I told Gates of my position, he was intrigued and he smiled. After the programme, all the directors were like, ‘Dude, you mean you actually turned down a job at Microsoft and had the guts to tell Bill Gates? I don’t believe in giving people fish to eat, but teaching people how to FISH” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, USA

INSPIRING: 23 YEAR OLD Nigerian Computer Erudite, CHRIS KWEKOWE Rejects Bill Gates’ (Microsoft Founder Billionaire) Software Engineer Job Offer…WON 2015 Anzisha Prize for ICT Discovery with a $25,000 FUND *Nigerian millionaire entrepreneur sets...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: NIGERIAN Genius GIRL, FOLAFOLUWA OGINNI Won Best Student in WAEC at age 17 years…Quits Law Degree at Obafemi Awolowo University Due to ASUU Strike with a CGPA of 4.53 *Admitted for Law Degree at the University of Hertfordshire  in United Kingdom *Becomes British University’s FIRST Nigerian Valedictorian *Graduates as Overall BEST Student with a perfect CGPA and score of 360 out of 360 BY TIMOTHY ILWANU/EDUCATION REPORTER, LONDON

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: NIGERIAN Genius GIRL, FOLAFOLUWA OGINNI Won Best Student in WAEC at age 17 years…Quits Law Degree at Obafemi Awolowo University Due to ASUU Strike with a CGPA of 4.53 *Admitted for Law Degree at the University...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I Am NIGERIA’S Greatest REGGAE ICON’-Ras Kimono, Rub-A-Dub Master …Headlines Music Concerts in AMERICA as NIGERIA’S King of Reggae * Receives Standing OVATION from African-Americans *Eulogized as one of Africa’s Evergreen Music Legends * Performed in Maryland, Atlanta, Massachusetts and New Port Richey Florida * How He Sees His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie as a RASTAMAN *Reveals Candid View on Nigeria’s Music Association, PMAN * “I use MUSIC to speak against Suppression, Injustice of the Government against the Masses’-Kimono BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I Am NIGERIA’S Greatest REGGAE ICON’-Ras Kimono, Rub-A-Dub Master …Headlines Music Concerts in AMERICA as NIGERIA’S King of Reggae * Receives Standing OVATION from African-Americans *Eulogized...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: NIGERIAN, 23 Years old, ABASIODIONG JACKSON Graduates with FIRST CLASS in University of Huddersfield…Studied Electronic Engineering, Named Best Student *Immediately Offered High-paying JOB at the prestigious university located in West Yorkshire, England * Akwa-Ibom native from Nsit Unium local government vows to rebrand NIGERIA positively Abroad *In 2014 University of Huddersfield was named the Times Higher Education’s Best University Workplace, New University of the Year at the Educate North Awards 2015 BY NSIKE IKPEME/REPORTER, AKWA-IBOM & ANGELA OSADOR/EDUCATION STAFF WRITER, UNITED KINGDOM

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: NIGERIAN, 23 Years old, ABASIODIONG JACKSON Graduates with FIRST CLASS in University of Huddersfield…Studied Electronic Engineering, Named Best Student *Immediately Offered High-paying JOB at the prestigious...

HURRICANE HARVEY IN AMERICA: ‘GOD Delivered us from Thunderstorms, FLOOD and Death’-NIGERIANS in Houston Recounts Ordeal …Embark on Prayers for Divine Intervention, Safety all through * ‘We Identify with Nigerians, other victims of U.S. Hurricane Harvey’-President BUHARI * ‘We Are Happy NO NIGERIAN DIED during Texas Hurricane Harvey – Nigerian in Diaspora Organization, Americas BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

HURRICANE HARVEY IN AMERICA: ‘GOD Delivered us from Thunderstorms, FLOOD and Death’-NIGERIANS in Houston Recounts Ordeal …Embark on Prayers for Divine Intervention, Safety all through * ‘We Identify with Nigerians, other...