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INVISIBLE HANDS OF GOD’S MIRACLE: NIGERIAN resident in Britain, TOYIN OGUNDIPE Delivers BABY BOY inside Plane enroute New York…Got into labor midway into her flight from Paris-to-New York *Pregnant mother moved into more spacious First Class section as flight’s air hostesses attend to Toyin’s traveling 4-year-old daughter (Amy) * Saved by American-based Dr. Sij Hemal-a second year Urology resident at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological/Kidney Institute & Dr. Stefanie Ortolan of Senlis, France, a pediatrician * How her contractions were about 10 minutes apart and the plane arrived JFK International Airport on emergency * New Baby boy, mother receives medication at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York * “Her contractions were about 10 minutes apart, so a pediatrician (Dr. Stefanie Ortolan, of Senlis, France) and I began to monitor her vital signs and keep her comfortable”-Dr. Hemal * “I was relaxed because I knew I was in safe hands. They did everything a doctor or midwife would have done if I was in the labor room. They saved my life and that of my new baby whom I named Jake”-TOYIN BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INVISIBLE HANDS OF GOD’S MIRACLE: NIGERIAN resident in Britain, TOYIN OGUNDIPE Delivers BABY BOY inside Plane enroute New York…Got into labor midway into her flight from Paris-to-New York *Pregnant mother moved into more spacious...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: LOLA OGUNNAIKE Shines as a Leading AMERICAN Features & Entertainment Journalist…Earned Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from University of Virginia, Master’s in Fine Arts Degree in Journalism from New York University * Commences Entertainment News, Pop Culture coverage for New York Times * Lead entertainment coverage, focusing on celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Ozwald Boateng, Oprah Winfrey * Her work has been published in Rolling Stone, New York, Glamour, Details (magazine), Nylon, the New York Observer and Vibe Magazine * Earlier worked as Features reporter at the New York Daily News, where she covered breaking news on celebrities and entertainment for ‘NOW’ * Was Former Correspondent on Cables News Network’s ‘American Morning’ * Appeared on Television programs in NBC’s Today Show, MTV and VH1 * Listed in May 2007 as Ebony’s ‘150 Most Influential Blacks in America” *She Accompanied, Interviewed Michelle Obama on a tour to South Africa * Presently she is a HOST of ARISE Entertainment 360, Parents are Nigerians BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: LOLA OGUNNAIKE Shines as a Leading AMERICAN Features & Entertainment Journalist…Earned Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from University of Virginia, Master’s in Fine Arts Degree in Journalism...

MUSIC & AWARENESS CELEBRATION in AMERICA: BOB MARLEY ‘Resurrects’ at 2ND ANNUAL KAYA Festival 2018 in CALIFORNIA…Goal is to Educate, Inspire, Encourage positive public awareness of vast medical and industrial potential of cannabis *Tickets on SALE from January 18, 2018 visit:http://kayafestivals.com/, Marley Foundation writes Naija Standard Newspaper *Events hold April 28 and 29 at the NOS Events Center at 689 S E Street in San Bernardino, California 92408 * Why Press Statement was released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day being half a century since the great Freedom Fighter’s passage * “What we really try to emphasize is education before recreation—to get one to learn about the medical uses, the industrial uses, the environmental benefits, the healing potential of the plant. And to ask why really is there such a fight against this plant?”-Festival founder Stephen “Ragga” Marley * Stephen Marley and his brothers Ziggy, Damian, Julian, Ky-Mani will return for a second historic performance, along with their father’s contemporary, reggae legend Toots Hibbert & The Maytals *QUOTE: “Wake up and turn me loose, Bob Marley sang on the title track of his classic album ‘Kaya,’ released exactly 40 years ago this spring” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MUSIC & AWARENESS CELEBRATION in AMERICA: BOB MARLEY ‘Resurrects’ at 2ND ANNUAL KAYA Festival 2018 in CALIFORNIA…Goal is to Educate, Inspire, Encourage positive public awareness of vast medical and industrial potential...

SHOCKING: ‘NIGERIA is 5TH Most DANGEROUS Country in the WORLD’-The World Economic Forum …Colombia, Yemen, El-Salvador, Pakistan top list; Egypt is 7th, Kenya 8th, Mali 13th, Chad 15th, South Africa 17th * ‘Boko Haram, Isis West Africa responsible for much of the violence that occurs in Nigeria’ * ‘Visitors should be vigilant at public gatherings, locations frequented by foreigners and to Exercise extreme caution throughout the country due to the threat of indiscriminate violence’-US Department of State * ‘Conflict between Nigerian military, armed group Boko Haram continued and generated a humanitarian crisis that affected more than 14 million people’-Amnesty International Report 2017 * ‘There remained at least 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Nigeria; 80% of them lived in host communities, while the remainder lived in camps’ * ‘At Giwa barracks, children under five were detained in three overcrowded and insanitary women’s cells, alongside at least 250 women and teenage girls per cell. Some children were born in detention’ * Amnesty International allegation: ‘Nigeria Military conducts arbitrary arrests and detentions, Lack of Accountability’ BY TINA ANUELLA/REPORTER in Austria & WUNMI OBADE, STAFF WRITER, ABUJA

SHOCKING: ‘NIGERIA is 5TH Most DANGEROUS Country in the WORLD’-The World Economic Forum …Colombia, Yemen, El-Salvador, Pakistan top list; Egypt is 7th, Kenya 8th, Mali 13th, Chad 15th, South Africa 17th * ‘Boko Haram,...

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Born American Journalist, CHIKA SANDRA ODUAH made History as First Foreign Journalist to Reveal Pains of Chibok Girls’ Abduction by Boko Haram…Won Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust Women Journalist of The Year Award *Earlier awarded CNN Multichoice African Journalist Award * Works as Television News Producer, Writer,Photographer and correspondent * Worked as a commercial photographer in Atlanta, In 2010 was Television News Reporter and Documentary Feature Producer for K24 in Nairobi, Kenya * Featured as Reporter with CNN and Associated Press, Currently a correspondent for Voice of America and English language channel of France 24 * Her Reports published in New York Times, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, The Daily Beast, CNN and The Huffington Post * Made waves in Al Jazeera after reporting Human Angle news stories on Cancer * Listed in YNaija’s ‘Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspiring Women’, *Won ‘The Future Awards’ and ‘EbonyLife Prize for Journalism’ *Recipient of the Young Reporter for a Sustainable Future Award from the International Center for Journalists in partnership with the United Nations Foundation *HAD Bachelors of Arts degree in Anthropology, Second Bachelors of Arts degree in Telecommunications at Georgia State University, Was Vice President of the University’s chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists; An Alumna of the Medill School of Journalism where she received Master of Science degree in after studying Broadcast Journalism * ‘277,027 American residents were born in Nigeria. Nigeria is African country of origin with the most migrants in the United States’-INVESTIGATION BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Born American Journalist, CHIKA SANDRA ODUAH made History as First Foreign Journalist to Reveal Pains of Chibok Girls’ Abduction by Boko Haram…Won Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust Women Journalist of The Year...

BREAKING NEWS: Youngest Former Sunday PUNCH Newspaper Female Editor, OLUWATOYOSI OGUNSEYE Appointed Head of BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION WEST AFRICA…Resumes work January 2018, Edit news report in Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin English and Yoruba languages *Celebrated as FIRST FEMALE EDITOR in the 45 year history of Punch Newspaper Existence * WON over 30 Awards, Was first Nigerian to win the prestigious Knight International Journalism Award * She is a fellow of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative * Currently sits on the board of the World Editors Forum *Received Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at University of Lagos, Holds Masters degree in Media and Communications from Pan-Atlantic University * Studying for PhD in Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester *Media AWARDS: CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Awards 2011 and 2013, Nigerian Academy of Science Journalist of the Year 2013, The Future Awards Africa 2013, Child-Friendly Reporter of the Year by the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence * “It is a huge honour to be appointed Head of West of Africa for the BBC. I’m excited about this new role and I look forward to working with BBC’s amazing journalists in the region. I have no doubt that we will continue to produce the quality journalism that our audiences love us for”-TOYOSI BY IYANU OPEMIPO/REPORTER, ABUJA

BREAKING NEWS: Youngest Former Sunday PUNCH Newspaper Female Editor, OLUWATOYOSI OGUNSEYE Appointed Head of BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION WEST AFRICA…Resumes work January 2018, Edit news report in Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin English and Yoruba...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: DR. WENDY OSEFO, Nigerian Born award-winning AMERICAN Researcher is Professor of Education at JOHNS Hopkins University…First BLACK WOMAN to earn a Ph.D. in Public Affairs-Community Development from Rutgers University *Holds B.A. in Political Science from Temple University, an M.A. in Government from The Johns Hopkins University, and an M.Sc. in Public Affairs from Rutgers University *Combines love for Politics, Social Justice empowering People and Communities *Served as Intern at The International Center for Terrorism Studies * She is Founder and CEO of The 1954 Equity Project, LLC *Earlier worked as Policy Analyst at The Office of the Attorney General * Regularly interviewed on CNN, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, HLN, Russian TV, The Washington Post, In Touch Weekly, Business Insider, One America News Network, TV-One, Highly sought after as a Political Commentator and Strategist * Runs a weekly Radio segment on Radio One 93.9FM WKYS, entitled ‘Three Things You Need to Know’, Contributor The HILL Newspaper *Authored her Master’s thesis at The Johns Hopkins University entitled ‘Ethnic Rivalry, Corruption, and Impulsive Political Transitions in Nigeria’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: DR. WENDY OSEFO, Nigerian Born award-winning AMERICAN Researcher is Professor of Education at JOHNS Hopkins University…First BLACK WOMAN to earn a Ph.D. in Public Affairs-Community Development from Rutgers...

TRENDING: ATINUKE OGUNSALU, Nigerian-American top CHEF Wins FIRST EVER Jollof Rice Competition In Washington DC…Defeats other participants from Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Liberia * 600 Judges decide the winner through Blind Tasting * How her specially prepared recipe takes lead in ‘Jollof Hackathon’ * Finalists had five minutes to present their dish to the judges who based their decisions on participants’ presentation, taste and originality * Her Queensway Restaurant and Catering, Maryland now Mecca-of-sort *Rewarded with the sum of US$1000 and Chef’s Role at Jollof Caviar, an upcoming African fusion Restaurant launching in Washington in 2 years * The Jollof wars continue at the Jollof Festival in Brooklyn, NYC on July 23rd BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

TRENDING: ATINUKE OGUNSALU, Nigerian-American top CHEF Wins FIRST EVER Jollof Rice Competition In Washington DC…Defeats other participants from Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Liberia * 600 Judges decide the winner through Blind Tasting *...

SUCCESS IS POSSIBLE AGAINST ALL ODDS: NIGERIA’S Nollywood Famous Actor, OSITA IHEME ‘PawPaw’ Opens Multi Million Naira Hotel in heart of Owerri…Names Hotel ‘The RESIDENT’ *Imports Customized Furniture from Italy, Electronics from Austria * Provides First Class African, European and Intercontinental Meals *Runs 24/7 Power Generation Plants, Offer water-tight Security Network *Why Secrecy about the hotel before now… *Says: “HUSTLE in silence. Let success be the noise. Be our Guest #theResident#owerri#Hospitality” *QUOTE: “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”- Henry David Thoreau BY CHUKWUMA IGOCHI/STAFF WRITER, ENTERTAINMENT

SUCCESS IS POSSIBLE AGAINST ALL ODDS: NIGERIA’S Nollywood Famous Actor, OSITA IHEME ‘PawPaw’ Opens Multi Million Naira Hotel in heart of Owerri…Names Hotel ‘The RESIDENT’ *Imports Customized Furniture from...

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Born American, FOLUSO BISI ADEMUYIWA, Renowned ONCOLOGIST Tops list of 2017 BEST MEDICAL DOCTORS in United States …Specializes in a branch of Medicine that deals with Prevention, Diagnosis, and treatment of Cancer * She is reigning Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Breast Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine * Research Interest in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials, Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Early-onset Breast Cancer, Racial Disparities * Clinical Expertise includes Breast Cancer, Medical Oncology *Graduates in MD at University of Ibadan (Nigeria), MPH in Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (USA), MSCI from Washington University, St. Louis Training; Resident/Chief Resident, Medicine and pediatrics, Bridgeport Hospital/Yale New Haven Health, Bridgeport * Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Indiana University, Indianapolis Board Certification, Member of American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Member of American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics; Member of American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology * “On the best doctors in United States, physicians have been placed on the Best Doctors List in America for 2017. Best Doctors in America is an online resource developed by Best Doctors, Inc. Best Doctors believes physicians are the most qualified to evaluate the experience, skill sets of other physicians”- Washington University BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Born American, FOLUSO BISI ADEMUYIWA, Renowned ONCOLOGIST Tops list of 2017 BEST MEDICAL DOCTORS in United States …Specializes in a branch of Medicine that deals with Prevention, Diagnosis, and treatment of Cancer *...