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GREAT ABILITY IN DISABILITY: NIGERIAN-American 9 year old Girl, ANAYA ELLICK, Born without hands, WINS National Awards for Exceptional Hand Writing Skills in AMERICA *Inspiring Story of an outstanding feat after she received two national awards *Third-grader in Chesapeake area of Virginia beat hundred of others in competition despite her physical challenges * Named WINNER of the 2018 Nicholas Maxim Award, part of the 2018 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest, on Thursday, April 26 *Previously won the Nicholas Maxim Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship as a first grader in 2016 *QUOTE: “Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish”-Brad Henry BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

GREAT ABILITY IN DISABILITY: NIGERIAN-American 9 year old Girl, ANAYA ELLICK, Born without hands, WINS National Awards for Exceptional Hand Writing Skills in AMERICA *Inspiring Story of an outstanding feat after she received two national awards...

SHAME: Two NIGERIANS, Emmanuel Mmaduike, Olawale Kashimawo JAILED for £1Million Cyber FRAUD and Money laundering in United Kingdom *Suspects hired Helicopters, drive Flashy vehicles, posted pictures of cash, costly watches and consuming champagne on social media *Runs SCAM from South-east London after acquiring hundreds of enterprise email addresses and passwords been used to divert funds away from official firms to themselves * Mmaduike jailed SIX years and 10 months after he admitted money laundering and fraud. His accomplice, Kashimawo jailed for SIX years and nine months after admitting to two counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering BY NNENA UGOCHUKWU, CRIME CORRESPONDENT, LONDON & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

SHAME: Two NIGERIANS, Emmanuel Mmaduike, Olawale Kashimawo JAILED for £1Million Cyber FRAUD and Money laundering in United Kingdom *Suspects hired Helicopters, drive Flashy vehicles, posted pictures of cash, costly watches and consuming champagne...

BREAKING NEWS: CANADA Immortalizes Prince HARRY and MEGHAN Markle Marriage…Rolls out ROYAL Canadian Mint at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health * Duke of Sussex mother, DIANA late Princess of Wales toured the facility in 1991 *Possess long tradition of celebrating Canada’s ties to the monarchy and will be making a charitable donation of $25,000 * Silver coin had engraved portrait of the couple edged in Canadian maple leaves, English roses and escallop shells from Prince Harry’s coat of arms * “The Mint has a proud history of celebrating royal milestones and crafting a silver collector coin to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their marriage is our latest expression of Canada’s special attachment to the Royal family”- Sandra Hanington, president and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: CANADA Immortalizes Prince HARRY and MEGHAN Markle Marriage…Rolls out ROYAL Canadian Mint at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health * Duke of Sussex mother, DIANA late Princess of Wales toured the facility in...

DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX IN TRAILBLAZING WEDDING: ROMANTIC Marriage of Prince HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE Shake the WORLD…’Princess DIANA Resurrects’ in Power of LOVE *Couple reflects Class, Honor, Splendor, Simplicity, Honesty and Elegance *Ceremony Demonstrates Unification in Diversity, Blend of American/British Culture *Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, David Beckham, Elton John, George Clooney, barrister wife, Amal Clooney, actor Idris Elba, other top celebrities identifies with lovely couple *1.9 Billion audience watched on Television, TWO Receptions and Behind the scenes gist *”HE who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord”-Proverbs 16 verse 22 BY YVONNE ARAMIDE/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER Reporting LIVE from Windsor, ENGLAND

DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX IN TRAILBLAZING WEDDING: ROMANTIC Marriage of Prince HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE Shake the WORLD…’Princess DIANA Resurrects’ in Power of LOVE *Couple reflects Class, Honor, Splendor, Simplicity, Honesty...

The LOOTING OF AKWA IBOM STATE:NIGERIA’S Senate Minority Leader, BASSEY AKPAN faces Ban from entering United Kingdom…as Nigerian authorities request Britain to freeze all bank accounts and assets linked to lawmaker *Acquires stupendous wealth with taxpayers’ money to fraudulently purchase properties in the UK and other countries *Served as immediate past finance commissioner in Akwa Ibom during the administration of Godswill Akpabio *Purchased landed properties in Britain through Barclays Bank of London financed mortgage to the tune of £1million *Presently under investigation in Nigeria by presidential investigation panel for recovery of public properties on illicit acquisition of assets and money laundering * “I am writing to bring to the notice of the Home Office Secretary, the fraudulent acts of Mr. Bassey Albert Akpan which include money laundering activities, assets stealing, forgery, tax evasion and extortion. It is kindly requested for the Right Honourable Home Office Secretary to use her powers to issue an Exclusion Decision on Mr. Bassey Albert Akpan from the United Kingdom and its territory pursuant to the Home Office”-Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special, presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public properties BY RICHARD IYARE/CRIME REPORTER, ABUJA & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

The LOOTING OF AKWA IBOM STATE: NIGERIA’S Senate Minority Leader, BASSEY AKPAN faces Ban from entering United Kingdom…as Nigerian authorities request Britain to freeze all bank accounts and assets linked to lawmaker *Acquires stupendous...

LIVING THE LIFE OF A GOOD LEADER: NIGERIA’S A-LIST Comedian, FRANCIS AGODA, alias I-GO DYE Shells Millions of Naira to build a World Class Hospital for his Community freely…Imports, Equip Hospital with State-of-the-Arts Medical Equipment from Europe *HIS Net Worth stands at ‎$6.6 Million Dollars *Still remains a Motivational Speaker, Social Crusader, Philanthropist * ‘The challenges facing most people in Nigeria are the same, irrespective of our religious, political, ethnic backgrounds. We can make life more beautiful than we met it’-I Go dye BY IRENE IBADE/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER

LIVING THE LIFE OF A GOOD LEADER: NIGERIA’S A-LIST Comedian, FRANCIS AGODA, alias I-GO DYE Shells Millions of Naira to build a World Class Hospital for his Community freely…Imports, Equip Hospital with State-of-the-Arts Medical Equipment...

FUN GOES SOUR INSIDE NIGHT CLUB! NIGERIA’S Anti-Graft Agency, EFCC Bust CLUB57 in Lagos…Handcuff 12 Yahoo Yahoo Boys spraying money, Popping Champagne on Girls * Round-up Cyber criminals on Intelligence Report * 10 exotic cars recovered during the raid, few others escape from scene * ‘The Arrested suspects are Internet Fraudsters in Ikoyi area of Lagos’-EFCC BY CHUKS ILEKA/ENTERTAINMENT WRITER, LAGOS

FUN GOES SOUR INSIDE NIGHT CLUB! NIGERIA’S Anti-Graft Agency, EFCC Bust CLUB57 in Lagos…Handcuff 12 Yahoo Yahoo Boys spraying money, Popping Champagne on Girls * Round-up Cyber criminals on Intelligence Report * 10 exotic cars...

BREAKING NEWS: United States Court Dismissed NIGERIAN STUDENTS’ suit against ALABAMA State University…30 students in trouble over Nigerian Government School Funds *U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama ruled in favor of Varsity *Judgement: ‘Plaintiff have adduced no evidence to show that they were treated differently than other similarly situated students’ *Nigerian Students claimed Alabama State University absorbed finances allocated to the students by the Nigerian Government * “Alabama State University is pleased with the Court’s ruling and the dismissal of the lawsuit brought by the students who were seeking to obtain monies that the University contended belong solely to the government of Nigeria and not the individual students”-Kenneth L. Thomas, general counsel for Alabama State University BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & TIM OGUCHI/CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

BREAKING NEWS: United States Court Dismissed NIGERIAN STUDENTS’ suit against ALABAMA State University…30 students in trouble over Nigerian Government School Funds *U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama ruled in favor...

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Born Arsenal Player, ALEX IWOBI wins ‘Philanthropic Endeavour Community Action’ Award at Best of Africa Competition *Featured for Arsenal in UEFA Europa League second leg clash against the Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano *21-year-old Nigeria international played 35 games for Arsenal scoring just two goals *BOA Award is an an event to honour, celebrate the philanthropic endeavors and achievements of African football players *Moved to England at the age of FOUR, still nephew of former Nigerian Super Eagles super star Jay-Jay Okocha * ‘Great Night At The Best Of Africa Awards. I am Blessed To Have My Family and Friends There With Me’- Iwobi BY SEUN OLAPADE/SPORTS REPORTER, ENGLAND

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Born Arsenal Player, ALEX IWOBI wins ‘Philanthropic Endeavour Community Action’ Award at Best of Africa Competition *Featured for Arsenal in UEFA Europa League second leg clash against the Atletico Madrid at...

SHOCKING & SHAMEFUL: TWO NIGERIANS Falsely Claiming to be Sudanese Asylum Seekers Dupe U.S. Govt to the tune of $4 million tax refund in Tax Scam…Arrested in Dallas, Texas *STEALS Medical patient forms, personal documents to file FAKE tax returns for refunds and obtain credit cards * ’36-year-old Ibrahim Alu and 40-year-old George Ismail were sentenced Friday in Austin for their roles in an identity theft ring’-Investigators * ‘We are GUILTY, we really commit crimes of Fraud and Identity Theft’-Nigerian suspects * Alu sentenced to eight years in prison, Ismail received seven years jail term, to repay over $1.3 million BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SHOCKING & SHAMEFUL: TWO NIGERIANS Falsely Claiming to be Sudanese Asylum Seekers Dupe U.S. Govt to the tune of $4 million tax refund in Tax Scam…Arrested in Dallas, Texas *STEALS Medical patient forms, personal documents to file...