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Author Archives: EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: ‘OLUSEGUN OBASANJO is Totally Confused, Suffering Dementia, No SANE Person Takes him Seriously’-GARBA SHEHU, Senior Special Assistant to Nigerian President on Media & Publicity *Says: OBJ’S utterances gibberish, not worthy of attention *Vows: ‘Whoever Obasanjo endorses at 2019 election is irrelevant. He is very unstable on decision’ *Flays Baba Iyabo for dropping ‘God’s name’ as he deems fit *Add: ‘We have learnt not to take his utterances seriously anymore’ BY IFEYINWA CHUDY/GROUP POLITICAL EDITOR, ABUJA

BREAKING NEWS: ‘OLUSEGUN OBASANJO is Totally Confused, Suffering Dementia, No SANE Person Takes him Seriously’-GARBA SHEHU, Senior Special Assistant to Nigerian President on Media & Publicity *Says: OBJ’S utterances gibberish,...

POWER OF LOVE: Emir of KANO’S Heir, PRINCE AMINU SANUSI LAMIDO Ready for Marriage…says ‘Nothing like perfect wife or perfect marriage. All you can wish for is an understandable and respectful wife’ *Wedding Fathia set for December 29, 2018 at Al Furcan Mosque, Alu Avenue, Nassarawa GRA Kano, Time: 11:00am *Crossing Swords December 29, 2019, Venue: Emir of Kano Palace, Time: 12:00pm * “I am the Happiest Man in the world since I have finally met My GOLD..Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce the new Princess of Kano..Fulani Zainab Ali Bashir”-Prince Aminu Sanusi Lamido * ‘My daughter’s wedding has brought me unlimited joy’-Zuhrah Abdulhamid Hassan, Bride’s Mother *PLUS How Prince Aminu Sanusi Lamido has brought honor to Nigerian Police Force as an Assistant Superintendent of Police BY IYIOLA OREMADE/ENTERTAINMENT & SOCIETY REPORTER, ABUJA

POWER OF LOVE: Emir of KANO’S Heir, PRINCE AMINU SANUSI LAMIDO Ready for Marriage…says ‘Nothing like perfect wife or perfect marriage. All you can wish for is an understandable and respectful wife’ *Wedding Fathia set...

GOOD NEWS: After 3 years of living in separate continents, NIGERIAN Family Re-Unites in Canada…JOY MAXWELL narrates how she came from Nigeria to Saskatchewan to write a Nursing Exam *Laments: ‘Few months turns three years. The idea of giving her children a brighter future helped keep her strong’ * “Right now (my youngest) doesn’t really know who his mom is and that is kind of hard for me. I can stay on the phone for hours, but I can’t touch them. It’s hard, it’s lonely, and it is quite challenging”-JOY, Nigerian Born Naturalized Canadian BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

GOOD NEWS: After 3 years of living in separate continents, NIGERIAN Family Re-Unites in Canada…JOY MAXWELL narrates how she came from Nigeria to Saskatchewan to write a Nursing Exam *Laments: ‘Few months turns three years. The idea...

INSPIRING: NIGERIA’S Youngest Medical Doctor in England …Trainee Helicopter Pilot sad when younger sister suffered sickle cell anemia attack, needed urgent care but nearest hospital in Nigeria couldn’t deal with her condition *Found available Air Ambulance in a South African Hospital *Devastated when younger sister died after 12-hour activation period for medical treatment *Stunned by the tragic death of her younger sister, Orekunrin left behind a high-flying job in the United Kingdom to take to the Nigerian skies and address the vital issue of urgent healthcare * “I started thinking about whether I should be in England talking about healthcare in Africa, or be in Africa dealing with healthcare and trying to do something about it”-OREKUNRIN BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

INSPIRING: Meet Ekiti Girl, OLA OREKUNRIN, 21 Year old NIGERIA’S Youngest Medical Doctor in England …Trainee Helicopter Pilot sad when younger sister suffered sickle cell anemia attack, needed urgent care but nearest hospital in...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: ‘I Am the FIRST BLACK Person, First AFRICAN to obtain PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, Sask’ -Dr. ADEOLA OLUBAMIJI, Ibadan Born Canadian Girl, Lead Material / Metallurgical Engineer at Burloak Technologies in Hamilton, Ont. ….Says: ‘CANADA offers me a home away from home, I am an Immigrant’ * Explains: ‘I Have a Foreign Accent, No one Can say my Name Correctly’ * ‘My Mother was a Farmer, My Father Had a Little’ * ‘LIFE was Tough growing up, As young as 10 years I hawked Pepper on the street of Mokola to support my Family’ *Graduated in Bachelor’s of Science in Physics (with Electronics) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria having scored 3.8 of 5 CGPA, Obtained Master’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Tampere University of Technology, Finland *Worked as a Cleaner part-time to support herself through her degree, and for another year searched for PhD admission and scholarships *Her Words: “Nothing in life came to me easy; therefore, I learned to put in a good fight at every step of the way. In the fourth year of my PhD, I started the job hunt for a company that could offer me my long-awaited career. I graduated at time when engineering jobs were scarce and recent engineering graduates found it hard to secure appropriate jobs. Most of the advertised jobs required minimum of five years related work experience, and I was often told that I was overqualified because I have a PhD” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: ‘I Am the FIRST BLACK Person, First AFRICAN to obtain PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, Sask’ –Dr. ADEOLA OLUBAMIJI, Ibadan Born Canadian Girl, Lead Material / Metallurgical...

AMERICAN EXPRESS Company introduces CREDIT CARDS Fully into NIGERIA…Removes Africa’s most populous black nation from its blacklist * Recognizes honest Nigerians angling for its services *Unified Payments will now offer American Express Card in all Nigerian transactions *’Nigeria is an important destination for our Card members and this is the latest step in extending the AXP footprint across Africa’- Catherine Malec, Vice President of Bank Partnerships in Africa for American Express *’When they pick some of your transactions, the IP address originates from Nigeria. Now that has been cleared and there are other good people in this country that want to use the American Express card. There are travelers from the world that are coming into our economy’- Chief John Adebanjo, UP, Chairman, American Express and Global Business Travel Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

AMERICAN EXPRESS Company introduces CREDIT CARDS Fully into NIGERIA…Removes Africa’s most populous black nation from its blacklist * Recognizes honest Nigerians angling for its services *Unified Payments will now offer American...

NELSON MANDELA’S POST 100 YEARS BIRTHDAY: Beyonce’, JAY Z, Femi Kuti, Whizkid, Tiwa Savage, others headline Global Citizen Festival in South Africa…Streaming LIVE to over 100 millions viewers today * Home town converges crowd, fans and lover of freedom from world over * Pharrell Williams steals show with hit tune ‘I am Happy’ *Beyonce recalled how she met Madiba BY QUINNET YVONNE, Jo’Burg & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

NELSON MANDELA’S POST 100 YEARS BIRTHDAY: Beyonce’, JAY Z, Femi Kuti, Whizkid, Tiwa Savage, others headline Global Citizen Festival in South Africa…Streaming LIVE to over 100 millions viewers today * Home town converges crowd,...

FACEBOOK Destructive Policies exposed, Crushes Small Scale Businesses across the world..Rip Entrepreneurs, Make profits for Shareholders *Allegedly permit Untrained Support Managers to close Accounts at will *How Mark Zuckerberg’s company contradicts self in adhering to Community Standard Policy *Concerns self alone with huge profit for Shareholder, Board Directors BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, ABUJA

FACEBOOK Destructive Policies exposed, Crushes Small Scale Businesses across the world..Rip Entrepreneurs, Make profits for Shareholders *Allegedly permit Untrained Support Managers to close Accounts at will *How Mark Zuckerberg’s company...

SHAME IN BRITAIN: NIGERIAN DRUG Cartel in Hackney dealing in COCAINE, HEROINE Sentenced to over 20years in Prison…British conspirator, Rashayne Hunter found guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply class A drug *Received Imprisonment at Wood Green Crown Court *The Nigerian identities: SAMUEL AWOYERA, 20, found guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply a class A drug (heroin and crack cocaine), sentenced to seven years and six months in Jail; SHERIF ISIAKA, 19, pleads guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply class A (heroin and crack cocaine), sentenced to seven years and five months’ imprisonment, JODECI OFULUE, 24, previously pleaded guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply a class A drug (heroin and crack cocaine), sentenced to six years and nine months in prison; AYO ANIBABA, 17, found guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply a class A drug (heroin and crack cocaine) and one count of possession of criminal property, sentenced to four years and four months’ imprisonment *Sell drugs in Peterborough, Huntingdon via dedicated phone lines nicknamed ‘Ricki’ and ‘TJ *PLUS their expensive lifestyles, modern automobile garage, visit to underground Night-clubs BY PETER CLEG/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, UNITED KINGDOM

SHAME IN BRITAIN: NIGERIAN DRUG Cartel in Hackney dealing in COCAINE, HEROINE Sentenced to over 20years in Prison…British conspirator, Rashayne Hunter found guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply class A drug *Received Imprisonment...

REVEALING: NIGERIAN Man, 49, BOLANTE IDOWU ALO Dies in Canada Border Services Agency Custody…After been forcefully removed from KLM Flight to Amsterdam, fell into Medical Distress *Deceased had heated exchange and altercation with two CBSA Agents * Calgary Police Service investigating this case as a death in custody * Alo arrived Canada in 2005, fought to remain by filing numerous times for refugee status * Documents from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada warned: “Removing Alo could be ‘violent’ and advised CBSA agents to ‘take caution’ and be careful” *Family’s Nigerian Church sets up GoFundMe page to raise money to bring his remains back * Distress Family members: Wife, two sons aged 17 and 20 in Nigeria cries for Justice BY TOLANI OPEOLUWA/ANTI-FRAUD REPORTER, CANADA

REVEALING: NIGERIAN Man, 49, BOLANTE IDOWU ALO Dies in Canada Border Services Agency Custody…After been forcefully removed from KLM Flight to Amsterdam, fell into Medical Distress *Deceased had heated exchange and altercation with two...