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Knock-out King: ONORIODE ‘Godzilla’ EHWARIEME, Nigerian born Mike Tyson of Africa making waves in USA…defeats most opponents in round one * U.S.-based Nigerian 6-ft-7 heavyweight pugilist had 17 wins only one defeat * Fans compare him to Tyson, the original “Baddest Man on the Planet * Began career in 2003 in Oghara (Delta state), punched his way up to the top to become WBF International heavyweight title * Says: ‘I am ready to FIGHT for the World Championship belt’ *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

Knock-out King: ONORIODE ‘Godzilla’ EHWARIEME, Nigerian born Mike Tyson of Africa making waves in USA…defeats most opponents in round one * U.S.-based Nigerian 6-ft-7 heavyweight pugilist had 17 wins only...

SHAMEFUL IN AMERICA! Nigerian Woman, JUMOKE MONSURAT AYEDUN arrested in New Jersey for STEALING $17,000 cash from an elderly East Texas woman * 29-Year-old used a fake Facebook account to defraud victims, lied to victim she was eligible for a grant from the United Nations Democracy Fund Program of $75,000 *Victim deceived to talk to the scammer after seeing a picture of another family member * Smith County Sheriff’s Office investigates the case, tracked down the suspect through the bank account number used by the suspect during the transactions * Ayedun had been receiving payments into her account from various sources as Venmo, Zellepay, personal checks. * ‘We determined the suspect as 29-year-old Jumoke Monsurat Ayedun, a Nigerian national who was living in New Jersey on a visa. A warrant for Ayedun has been issued for theft from the elderly. Her bond was set at $1 million. Ayedun was arrested by police in Teaneck, New Jersey. She is currently in the Bergen County Jail awaiting extradition’-Investigator John Partlow *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

SHAMEFUL IN AMERICA! Nigerian Woman, JUMOKE MONSURAT AYEDUN arrested in New Jersey for STEALING $17,000 cash from an elderly East Texas woman * 29-Year-old used a fake Facebook account to defraud victims, lied to victim...

INSPIRING! Nigerian born American West Point Military Graduate, YINKA FALETI eyes Secretary of State political position in Missouri…former United Way VP, launches campaign * As a prosecutor earlier helped an 11-year-old boy open up and get justice after his teacher had been showing him pornography in the classroom * Served in the U.S. Army in Kuwait twice — before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks * Raised over $300 million for the St. Louis area as second executive director of Forward Through Ferguson, a nonprofit formed after a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown in 2014 * Faleti, who is running as a Democrat reportedly said: “I’m running to ensure all Missourians, no matter what persuasion they are, have free, fair, and secure access to vote and that our ballot initiative process is protected, and the decisions that come out of it are honored” *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

INSPIRING! Nigerian born American West Point Military Graduate, YINKA FALETI eyes Secretary of State political position in Missouri…former United Way VP, launches campaign * As a prosecutor earlier helped an...

Meet STEVE BABAEKO, Most Celebrated Designer, leader of Nigeria’s Number One Creative Agency…takes company X3M Ideas to the end of the World *Graduate of Ahmadu Bello University ready to use art to celebrate the riches of African culture in the eyes of international community *For tourism to flourish in Nigeria, government needs to partner with the advertising industry to keep projecting the strength of the nation *In 8 years his firm has won major accounts in Africa, have thriving offices in Lagos, Johannesburg and Lusaka *Recalls first job as a Copywriter, appreciates Victor Johnson, then Managing Director of MC&A *Worked on a DStv campaign that ended up being used across many parts of the continent *Nigeria’s Finance Minister position is not to support the unified currency ECO *Message to Nigerians: “I understand that the country is hard but if we all flee this country who will build it for our children? Some people’s forebears stayed back, sacrificed and built the countries we are all escaping to. Imagine if they had fled their country at the time, we will have nowhere to run to today” *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, Naija Standard Newspaper

Meet STEVE BABAEKO, Most Celebrated Designer, leader of Nigeria’s Number One Creative Agency…takes company X3M Ideas to the end of the World *Graduate of Ahmadu Bello University ready to use art to celebrate...

VARSITY DON RUINS SELF IN AMERICA! Nigerian born Professor, CHIKAODINAKA NWAKPA sacked for STEALING $185,000 research grant funds…lavish money on ‘Ashewo’ (Prostitutes), Sports bars and iTunes * Former Drexel University professor handcuffed, arrested, facing criminal charges * ‘We charged him (Professor Nwakpa) with theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception on both felonies’-Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office * “Mr. Nwankpa inappropriately and criminally diverted tens of thousands of dollars that were allocated for research purposes toward his own private enjoyment. He betrayed Drexel University and tuition-paying students he was paid to educate,” District Attorney Larry Krasner *Spends over $96,000 on adult entertainment venues, sports bars, waste more than $89,000 on iTunes purchases, meals and other unauthorized purchases between midnight and 2 a.m *Released on $25,000 bail, surrendered his passport and scheduled for a preliminary hearing on January 29 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, Naija Standard Newspaper

VARSITY DON RUINS SELF IN AMERICA! Nigerian born Professor, CHIKAODINAKA NWAKPA sacked for STEALING $185,000 research grant funds…lavish money on ‘Ashewo’ (Prostitutes), Sports bars and iTunes...

ECONOMIC SUPERPOWER OF THE 21ST CENTURY: ‘Nigeria is Africa’s Black China of the world’-SAM Hill, Senior Contributing Editor, Newsweek magazine ….argues ‘Kano-oldest city in West Africa is more busier, closely cosmopolitan like New York City’ * Reveal encounter with Nigeria’s former Central Bank Governor, HE Muhammadu Sanusi II, the 14th emir of Kano *Talks about Community Engagement and Social Development Initiative, a nongovernmental organization in Maiduguri that helps female victims of the militant group Boko Haram BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

ECONOMIC SUPERPOWER OF THE 21ST CENTURY: ‘Nigeria is Africa’s Black China of the world’-SAM Hill, Senior Contributing Editor, Newsweek magazine ….argues ‘Kano-oldest city in West Africa is more...

$184 million FAKE LOAN: Fraudsters duped Nigerian oil producer, LEKAN AKINYANMI, owner of Lekoil company $600,000 cash…clones Qatar Investment Authority website * Lekoil shares plunged 73% after a trading halt in London Stock Exchange * ‘I am a victim of a complex fraud in order to masquerade as representatives of the QIA’-Lekan lament * Mark Simmonds, former minister in the U.K. Foreign Office during David Cameron as prime minister will lead the investigation alongside Tony Hawkins who is chief executive of another U.K.-listed oil firm, Columbus Energy BY ROBERT IDEMUDIA/ECONOMY EDITOR, LONDON

$184 million FAKE LOAN: Fraudsters duped Nigerian oil producer, LEKAN AKINYANMI, owner of Lekoil company $600,000 cash…clones Qatar Investment Authority website * Lekoil shares plunged 73% after a trading halt in...

HELP ME, WHAT WILL I DO? ‘My Biological Father disvirgined me, daily making love to me for long, I can’t stop it’ – TINUKE AJENUFUJA, confused Nigerian-17year-old girl confesses …’I am from Ekiti state, My father’s name is Samuel Ajenufuja, I have no romantic feeling for any other man again’ * ‘ I have two elder brothers, elder sister, My Mum not aware of secret affair’ * ‘I love going out with my father, taking a bath with my father.’ * ‘ That’s where it all started. My father said he wants to go and have his bath. I told him we should bath together which he agreed on. On getting to the bathroom, I touched my father d…k with the hope that he would hit my hand but he doesn’t. The next thing I could see is my father’s body arouse. He slept with me inside the bathroom since when I was 14 years old’ *PLUS how she delete her Facebook account due to shame BY TOLULOPE ADEFEMI/Undercover Crime Reporter, Ekiti

HELP ME, WHAT WILL I DO? ‘My Biological Father disvirgined me, daily making love to me for long, I can’t stop it’– TINUKE AJENUFUJA, confused Nigerian-17year-old girl confesses …’I am from...

A Genius blessed with gifted hands ready to shock the world with creativity : ‘I am the African KING of Oil on Canvass ready to conquer the Art World, re-branding Nigeria positively Overseas’-OLUMIDE ORESEGUN *Had successful major art shows at SHORODER bank in London exhibition, Zenith bank art & style in Lagos, his paintings acquired by famous art collectors across Africa * Creates design after Michelangelo’s David sculpture, paintings of Leonardo da Vinci paintings and Williams Bougereau * All my works are so special to me as every element of beauty and emotion are woven into the creativity through paintings * ‘My messages are always based on truth called HYPERREALISM. I am aware one of the greatest renaissance artists realism painting was sold for 450 million dollars auction. This means a lot of important value for all HYPERREALISM painting in the world’- Award winning Olumide reveals GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/American Foreign Bureau, Naija Standard Newspaper

A Genius blessed with gifted hands ready to shock the world with creativity : ‘I am the African KING of Oil on Canvass ready to conquer the Art World, re-branding Nigeria positively Overseas’-OLUMIDE ORESEGUN *Had successful...

INSIDE EUROPE-INTERVIEW ON HOSPITAL BED: ‘I was the longest HOUSEBOY to Fela Anikulapo Kuti in Kalakuta Republic’-OGHENE KOLOGBO, Nigeria’s Afrobeat Superstar …Says: ‘I witnessed how Nigerian soldiers invaded Kalakuta Republic in February 1977, threw down Fela’s mother (Funmilayo) and burnt the entire place down’ * ‘Day Fela died was the worst moment of my life. I was in Germany, Berlin, Warsaw then filled with emptiness without knowing what else to do’ * ‘ I was the only musician in Kalakuta at that time that Fela will approach and sing to me what he wants me to play that will bring the best out of me’ * ‘Marijuana is only a natural weed that you can take from the tree right away and smoke. Fela call it NNG -Nigerian Natural Grass. I smoke it since it helps me against Hypertension’ * ‘I played 40 albums with Fela and the African 70 band-the greatest hits of all time’ * ‘I have been in Europe for 41 years from 1978 till now 2020 blasting Afrobeat tunes’ * ‘I knew Majek Fashek before he got lost in America but me Black Rice and George Owell are still standing on music stage’ * ‘I Rejected German Passport since I am proudly identify with my Nigerian nationality wherever I travel’ GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, Naija Standard Newspaper

INSIDE EUROPE-INTERVIEW ON HOSPITAL BED: ‘I was the longest HOUSEBOY to Fela Anikulapo Kuti in Kalakuta Republic’-OGHENE KOLOGBO, Nigeria’s Afrobeat Superstar …Says: ‘I witnessed how Nigerian soldiers...