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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...

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...

BUSTED: NIGERIAN Nollywood Actor, HENRY OMOAKE Handcuffed in Nairobi Apartment possessing FAKE $25Million Cash…Claim Fund was a Movie Prop *Found to have expired travel documents, alleged set-up by few Kenyans and Nigerians *Argues: ‘I am not into Money Laundering. The money was to be used in a movie scene being that I am a Script Writer for Film Makers’ BY MALELI TUOKTI/CRIME CORRESPONDENT in NAIROBI

BUSTED: NIGERIAN Nollywood Actor, HENRY OMOAKE Handcuffed in Nairobi Apartment possessing FAKE $25Million Cash…Claim Fund was a Movie Prop *Found to have expired travel documents, alleged set-up by few Kenyans and Nigerians *Argues:...

INSPIRATIONAL: SOUTH AFRICAN Surgeons SAVE MUHAMMED TAMIMI, Palestinian teenager…after he was shot in the Head and Face at close range with a rubber-coated, metal bullet *15 year old Palestinian boy cries ‘I want to be able to go outside. I am not allowed to stay in the sun too much. And I want to be able to run with my friends’ *Bullet pierced his nose and lodged in his brain *A large part of his skull had to be removed, causing his left eye to sink * ‘Every help Tamimi received is a proud example of South Africans who give real expression to Madiba’s spirit of sacrifice and caring for one’s fellow man especially the most vulnerable amongst us’-Mandla, grandson of Nelson Mandela BY RACHAEL OLIVER OSADOLOR/South African Correspondent

INSPIRATIONAL: SOUTH AFRICAN Surgeons SAVE MUHAMMED TAMIMI, Palestinian teenager…after he was shot in the Head and Face at close range with a rubber-coated, metal bullet *15 year old Palestinian boy cries ‘I want to be able to go...

HISTORIC VISIT TO AFRICA: AMERICA’S First LADY, MELANIA TRUMP Shuns Nigeria, Visit Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt October 1st…Her office assures she’ll promote child welfare during extended solo international mission *Looks forward to spreading the message of her “Be Best” child-welfare initiative throughout Africa *Discussed her plans at a reception for the spouses of foreign leaders and others participating in the annual United Nations General Assembly * “October 1st will mark the first day of my solo visit to four beautiful and very different countries in Africa”-MELANIA BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, NEW YORK

HISTORIC VISIT TO AFRICA: AMERICA’S First LADY, MELANIA TRUMP Shuns Nigeria, Visit Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt October 1st…Her office assures she’ll promote child welfare during extended solo international mission *Looks...

WONDERS WILL NEVER END: NIGERIAN Conmen clones Kenyan’s FIRST LADY’S Identity to DUPE Victims online of over 20million shillings..Kenya detectives confirmed holding two Nigerian nationals constantly using Facebook account of prominent Kenyans to swindle unsuspecting victims of millions of shillings These Nigerians are: Timothy Ogba Ebakole and Alex Olesugun Adebayo who devised elaborate con games, disguised as philanthropic ventures, preying on dozens of social media users, many of them poor job-seekers *Arrested Nigerians claimed to be ‘Senators’, placed repeated phone calls to victims to pay money into their accounts to facilitate government bursaries to them * ‘On the said Facebook account they announced that my office in partnership with the national government is giving out loans under the Kenya Government 2017/2018 Empowerment Loan for Entrepreneurship. This is not true because my office does not have such engagement. Numerous Kenyans had fallen to the scheme. They faked letter with an emblem and a seal of the Kenya government’- Kilifi County Senator Stewart Madazyo *’ They will be among the first to be tried under the recently enacted Cybercrimes Law’-Kenya Government BY VICTOR OWOLABI/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, REPORTING LIVE FROM KENYA

WONDERS WILL NEVER END: NIGERIAN Conmen clones Kenyan’s FIRST LADY’S Identity to DUPE Victims online of over 20million shillings..Kenya detectives confirmed holding two Nigerian nationals constantly using Facebook account of prominent...

NEW DEVELOPMENT IN UNITED KINGDOM: BRITAIN Ready to Deport Nigerian born Gay Asylum Seeker, ADENIYI RAJI…Held for Six Months in an immigration detention centre *Daily received Death Threats on Social Media, highlights the increasing number of claims to the Home Office *In Nigeria, homosexual acts are punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Gay marriage and displays of same-sex affection also outlawed *Home Office report: Had 362 Nigerian asylum applications in 21 months. Only 63 percent allowed to stay in Britain, 81 percent denied stay permission * Bhaveshri Patel-Chandegra, an immigration specialist at the law firm Duncan Lewis, said: “The court has looked at his case and nullified all his evidence that he is at serious risk if removed to Nigeria but there’s been no evidence that his documents aren’t genuine” * ‘My LIFE is in Danger. My former employer in Lagos sacked me for being gay. The Nigerian police started publishing my pictures and my name in the Nigerian national dailies’-Raji cries out BY KESTA ODICHIE/DIPLOMATIC REPORTER, LONDON

NEW DEVELOPMENT IN UNITED KINGDOM: BRITAIN Ready to Deport Nigerian born Gay Asylum Seeker, ADENIYI RAJI…Held for Six Months in an immigration detention centre *Daily received Death Threats on Social Media, highlights the increasing number...

NIGERIA’S Music Superstar, DAVIDO wins BET Awards in America …Tell celebrities inside Microsoft Theatre venue ‘Come to Africa, eat the Food’ *Celebrated as Best International Act in the world in 2018 *Condoles Afropop star, D’Banj on death of his 13month-old son by the pool side BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

NIGERIA’S Music Superstar, DAVIDO wins BET Awards in America …Tell celebrities inside Microsoft Theatre venue ‘Come to Africa, eat the Food’ *Celebrated as Best International Act in the world in 2018 *Condoles Afropop...

ABOMINATION IN NIGERIA: Nigerian Man, JULIUS NWODE, already high on COCAINE Killed Father, 7-year old Sister using Cutlass, Axe….Attacked six other residents in Ebonyi state *Inflicted serious machete cuts on neighbors before he was later gunned down *25 year old burns color Candles, read 6 & 7 Book of Moses regularly *Earlier had altercation with his father who asked him where he had been * ‘“When he was attacking his father with machete, Julius’ sister came out and asked him why he was attacking their father. And he descended on her and clubbed her to death after killing the father’-Eye witness account * ‘Julius killed himself after killing his father and sister. He murdered Nwode Nwignoaka and 7-years-old sister at Ifelemenu community, Ekpaomaka in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state’-Loveth Odah, spokesperson of the police in Ebonyi BY EGOLI CHUKA/CRIME REPORTER

ABOMINATION IN NIGERIA: Nigerian Man, JULIUS NWODE, already high on COCAINE Killed Father, 7-year old Sister using Cutlass, Axe….Attacked six other residents in Ebonyi state *Inflicted serious machete cuts on neighbors before he was later...

Stella Obasanjo’s younger brother JOHN ABEBE Financially Broke, Goes to Ikoyi Prison…for Fraud, Forgery, Fabricated Evidence, Distortion of Facts *Suspect issued FAKE $4million to unsuspecting business partners *PLUS how he forged BP Exploration Nigeria Limited’s letter BY BOLA OPEYEMI/CRIME REPORTER, LAGOS

Stella Obasanjo’s younger brother JOHN ABEBE Financially Broke, Goes to Ikoyi Prison…for Fraud, Forgery, Fabricated Evidence, Distortion of Facts *Suspect issued FAKE $4million to unsuspecting business partners *PLUS how he forged...