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BREAKING NEWS: PortHarcourt Native, Seaman VICTOR DIAMOND flies Nigeria Flag to become American Naval Future Warfighter…Undergoing dedicated instructional guidance at Naval Education and Training Command in Great Lakes *Learning to be highly skilled, operational and combat ready warfighter with tools and opportunities for continuous development *Adapting and keeping up with specialized skills needed to be a boatswain’s mate *Fully ready to take charge of the overall maintenance and preservation of U.S. Navy warships *The Naturalized American is a 2007 graduate of Century International High School, credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned growing up in PortHarcourt *His word: “I learned to live a positive life, live by example and to be a positive example for others to do the same. I grew up in a family in PortHarcourt where respect and doing what is right is very important. You have to own what you have done no matter what the consequences” * ‘Diamond plays an important role in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of National Defense Strategy’- MC2 (SW/AW) Theodore Quintana “Our priorities center on people, capabilities and processes, and will be achieved by our focus on speed, value, results and partnerships. Readiness, lethality and modernization are the requirements driving these priorities”- Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

BREAKING NEWS: PortHarcourt Native, Seaman VICTOR DIAMOND flies Nigeria Flag to become American Naval Future Warfighter…Undergoing dedicated instructional guidance at Naval Education and Training Command in Great Lakes *Learning...

SENTENCED TO 13 MONTHS IN AMERICAN PRISON: TWO NIGERIAN Yahoo Boys in Trouble for STEALING the sum of $487,000 Cash…OLUGBOYEGA AKINLOYE FASANYA, ANTHONY CHIDOZIE EZIKE altered fake checks * The 36-year-olds deposit fraudulent checks totaling $1.2 million in banks and withdrew $487,000 cash before the fraud was detected *Submitted counterfeit traveling international passports from Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa as form of identification to avoid detection * Fasanya ordered to pay $380,000 in restitution to the affected banks while Ezike has been ordered to pay back $230,000, await deportation after serving JAIL term * “Fasanya and Ezike agreed that they actually committed the crime. They admitted they altered the checks and deposited them into American banks in Rhode Island and Massachusetts”-U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island Stephen Dambruch BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, Naija Standard

SENTENCED TO 13 MONTHS IN AMERICAN PRISON: TWO NIGERIAN Yahoo Boys in Trouble for STEALING the sum of $487,000 Cash…OLUGBOYEGA AKINLOYE FASANYA, ANTHONY CHIDOZIE EZIKE altered fake checks * The 36-year-olds deposit...

My LIFE, HEALTH in Danger, EYES going Blind’ -Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky, Shi’a Muslim Leader/Founder, Islamic Movement of Nigeria confessed before return to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Nigeria (video attached) …BUHARI Administration, Indian Govt conspired to POISON me, My Wife (Malama Zeenah) had full bullet lodged in her body * ‘Sheikh El Zakzaky is a pathological liar. He had ulterior motives in India. Let him face his on-going court trial’-Nigeria Presidency * ‘Why was Sheikh El Zakzaky demanding for a-5 star hotel when not on tourist’s visa to India to foment trouble? Why did he ask for his Nigerian international passport so he could run away?’ -Nigeria’s State Security Service * ‘There is no truth in the claims as alleged by the Sheikh. He refused the trained medical doctors we assigned to him in India. Medical treatment request was received from both the patient (the Sheikh) and the government of Nigeria-India Government respond * London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission chastise Nigerian security services in perpetuating the illegal detention, pressures Indian govt to re-treat Zakzaky * PLUS why Nigeria’s Secret Police whisked him to unknown destination, Investigation his relationship with #RevolutionNow Movement to destabilize Nigeria BY NURENI AHMED/SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA & RAHMATU IBRAHIM, CORRESPONDENT, INDIA

My LIFE, HEALTH in Danger, EYES going Blind’ -Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky, Shi’a Muslim Leader/Founder, Islamic Movement of Nigeria confessed before return to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Nigeria (video attached) …BUHARI Administration,...

New Development inside DSS: ‘I Will Not Eat any FOOD from Nigeria’s State Service, I don’t want to be Poisoned, Only meal from my people will I eat’-defiant OMOYELE SOWORE speaks from detention …Renew calls for Unconditional and Immediate release of #RevolutionNow protesters arrested * Vows: ‘We will continue to fight against bad anti-people policies of Buhari’s govt’ * ‘I was dragged from my Hotel Room like a Criminal. I am in High Spirit since light will overcome darkness any day’ * ‘The Take-it-back-movement has been granted permission to deliver food on a daily basis to Sowore in detention’- Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, Take-it-back spokesperson BY TOLULOPE ADEBAMI/SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

New Development inside DSS: ‘I Will Not Eat any FOOD from Nigeria’s State Service, I don’t want to be Poisoned, Only meal from my people will I eat’-defiant OMOYELE SOWORE speaks from detention …Renew...

WANTED for TERRORISM IN UNITED KINGDOM: British Court orders Bench Warrant for DANIEL OSULA, a Nigerian-Irish Fugitive for plotting TERROR ATTACK against Westminster…36-year old Warehouse Assistant flee Magistrate court premises before judgment * Repeatedly sent threatening emails to House of Commons staff * Claimed he would stab civil servants and mow down pedestrians * Court heard he was furious because HMRC refused to return his passport BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

WANTED for TERRORISM IN UNITED KINGDOM: British Court orders Bench Warrant for DANIEL OSULA, a Nigerian-Irish Fugitive for plotting TERROR ATTACK against Westminster…36-year old Warehouse Assistant flee Magistrate...

RECUPERATING: TUFACE Idibia, Nigeria’s Music Icon sick, under Doctors’ watch round the clock…Strike business deal with Nigerian Stock Exchange as an Ambassador * Hospitalised, Administered series of medications, placed on bed rest * Wife expressed thanks to God that husband’s situation is not out of control * “Incredible human, so Baba has been ill, on drips and plenty medications. Doctors were by his side for 48hours! We all didn’t think he could make it to this big event that was all about him and the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Even with his voice and body shaking, the man got up told the doctor ‘Man I no go too dey, I no dey like cancel work matter and this one over important make I just drag body reach the event! He made it but back to his medications. Get well soon baby” -Anne Idibia BY CHINEDU ABARIBE/ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT, SOUTH WEST NIGERIA

RECUPERATING: TUFACE Idibia, Nigeria’s Music Icon sick, under Doctors’ watch round the clock…Strike business deal with Nigerian Stock Exchange as an Ambassador * Hospitalised, Administered series...

MY TRUE STORY: ‘I Have no link with N9.9billion Fraud discovered by EFCC, I Have Nothing to Hide’ -former Lagos State Governor, AKINWUNMI AMBODE ….None of my personal bank accounts are listed or frozen by anti-graft agency *Says: ‘Account frozen by the Federal High Court belong to the Lagos State Government and not me or any individual. In the spirit of Sallah and having served Lagos State well, my record was clear’ * ‘HE Akinwunmi Ambode wanted to clear his name. He will not allow any one or institution to ruin his hard-earned reputation. He has no business with EFCC. Those accounts were opened in the course of normal operations by the Lagos State Government for its administrative purposes and not for the former governor’s personal transactions as was being wrongly insinuated and have been operated to ensure smooth operations of government activities by previous and present administrations’-Habib Aruna, Media aide BY FEMI OMILADE/SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, LAGOS

MY TRUE STORY: ‘I Have no link with N9.9billion Fraud discovered by EFCC, I Have Nothing to Hide’ -former Lagos State Governor, AKINWUNMI AMBODE ….None of my personal bank accounts are listed or frozen by anti-graft...

KISMAYO KITCHEN Unveiled in AMERICA: AFRICA’S Most Famous Restaurant in Vermont make Waves…parades Somali’s recipe, condiments and Africa’s spicy food * Multicultural cuisine features Samosa, Fufu, Jollof Rice and intercontinental meals * Remains Number one African menu spot in Burlington city * Attract visitors from African-American, African, Hispanic, Canadian and White American communities *Ahmed Mohammed, the creative Chef behind the kitchen * Feel AFRICA’s rich meal, place your order dial: +1 802-448-3032 or mail: kismayokitchen@gmail.com BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF who was in Vermont

KISMAYO KITCHEN Unveiled in AMERICA: AFRICA’S Most Famous Restaurant in Vermont make Waves…parades Somali’s recipe, condiments and Africa’s spicy food * Multicultural cuisine features Samosa, Fufu, Jollof...

NEW DEVELOPMENT: NIGERIAN Government plans to slam TREASON Charge against OMOYELE SOWORE…Sahara Reporter’s Publisher may face LIFE imprisonment if convicted * ‘We have credible information that Omoyele Sowore is in contact with some foreign actors to destabilize and overthrow the country. He is in our custody’-Nigeria Secret Service * Treason crime by Nigerian Constitution: ‘Any person conspiring with any person, either within or without Nigeria, to levy war against the state with the intent to cause such levying of war as would be treason if committed by a citizen of Nigeria, is guilty of treason and is liable to punishment of death. Whoever commits treason shall be punished with death, and whoever attempts or abets treason shall be punished with imprisonment for life or for any less term or with fine or with both’ * ‘Sowore has been removed as national chairman of the African Action Congress for misappropriation of funds. We have accused him of enjoying inflow of foreign funds into the party and retaining same personally in contravention of section 225, (3) (4) of the 1999 constitution”-Oladele Ade, Acting Director of Communications, AAC * ‘Those those that sacked Sahara Reporter’s publisher from AAC are misguided individuals on suspension”-Sowore’s camp react BY EMMANUEL OGEBE/SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA & IJEOMA CLARKSON/POLITICAL WRITER, LAGOS

NEW DEVELOPMENT: NIGERIAN Government plans to slam TREASON Charge against OMOYELE SOWORE…Sahara Reporter’s Publisher may face LIFE imprisonment if convicted * ‘We have credible information that Omoyele Sowore...

BITCOM FRAUD IN AMERICA: F.B.I investigating Two NIGERIANS indicted for STEALING $59,000 from Oregon and California investors…Interpol on red alert for suspects’ arrest * U.S. Govt slams 13-count charge on ONWUEMERIE OGOR, KELVIN USIFOH for scheme to defraud American victims * Suspects bought deceitful websites to lure unsuspecting American victim, promising investors fake 20 to 50 percent returns on bitcoin investment with zero risk/instant withdrawals * Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy on issued an investor alert to warn about websites touting advisory and trading businesses related to digital assets * ‘After receiving bitcoin transfers from the investors, Gift and Usifoh would transfer the bitcoin to other accounts and eventually exchange it for Nigerian Naira. They never returned the money to the victims’-Prosecutors BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BITCOM FRAUD IN AMERICA: F.B.I investigating Two NIGERIANS indicted for STEALING $59,000 from Oregon and California investors…Interpol on red alert for suspects’ arrest * U.S. Govt slams 13-count charge on ONWUEMERIE OGOR,...