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72ND UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN NEW YORK: ‘AFRICA Will become the FOOD Basket of the World’-Aliko Dangote, Nigerian born, Africa’s Richest Billionaire …Says: ‘FIVE of 12 Million jobs needed in AFRICA must be created in NIGERIA’ * Parleys Foreign Investors on Agriculture * Corporate Council on Africa arrange International Diplomats to listen to him on Africa’s Opportunities *Rwandan President Paul Kagame openly converse on Africa’s opportunities and challenges *Session moderated by Rosa Whitaker, former US Trade Representative and author of the AGOA (African Growth Opportunity Act) * “We should pray that oil prices remain low. This helps wean us off the dependency on revenues from petroleum. We must take oil to be the icing on the cake. We already have the cake”-DANGOTE BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

72ND UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN NEW YORK: ‘AFRICA Will become the FOOD Basket of the World’-Aliko Dangote, Nigerian born, Africa’s Richest Billionaire …Says: ‘FIVE of 12 Million jobs needed in AFRICA must...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘WE are Dedicated to Improving Lives of Indigent People in Nigeria’-Bilkisu Kamadi, Ceo, Billycares Foundation …BCF caters for the less privileged people in general *Runs Skills’ Acquisition for Men, Women, Boys and Girls *Assisted over 200 girls with funds to start small businesses for Independence * Recalls Unforgettable moments after the demise of her mother *Named UWAR MARAYU, mother of Orphans in Kano state *How she survived as a 25 year old orphan from Federal Capital Territory, Abuja BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘WE are Dedicated to Improving Lives of Indigent People in Nigeria’-Bilkisu Kamadi, Ceo, Billycares Foundation …BCF caters for the less privileged people in general *Runs Skills’ Acquisition for Men,...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘BISHOP OYEDEPO of WINNERS CHAPEL is Nigeria’s Richest Pastor with Networth of $200million’-Forbes Magazine …Established Winners Chapel in 1981, Church has grown to become one of Africa’s largest congregation *Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Edeh owner of Madonna University Nigeria, Caritas University, OSISATECH Polytechnic, OSISATECH College of Education worth $120 million *Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, founding president of Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated (Christ Embassy) with over 40,000members worth $100million *T.B Joshua’s Net Worth $60million, Pastor E.A. Adeboye’s Worth $50 million, Matthew Ashimolowo Net Worth $30 million; Chris Okotie’s Worth $20million, Ayo Oritsejafor Net Worth $15 million, Bishop Mike Okonkwo $12 million, Pastor Kumuyi $10 million and Lazarus Mouka Net Worth $8 million BY LOLA OPEYEMI/RELIGIOUS EDITOR, ABUJA & CHINWE OKORIE/LONDON, REPORTER

BREAKING NEWS: ‘BISHOP OYEDEPO of WINNERS CHAPEL is Nigeria’s Richest Pastor with Networth of $200million’-Forbes Magazine …Established Winners Chapel in 1981, Church has grown to become one of Africa’s largest congregation *Rev....

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘NIGERIAN Media Not saying the Truth on President BUHARI’S Health Status’-Charles O’Tudor, foremost Brand Strategist, Principal Consultant of ADSTRAT BMC Limited …Proffers blue print for Nigeria’s economy to be liberated out of the woods * Government has to put in place policies that will boost the economy and get money in circulation * ‘It’s natural to be ill and under weather. The spokesman to the president and other advisers need to come clean and transparent on the health status on the Commander in chief’ * Insecurity, Inconsistent Economic Policies creates Capital Flight and reduced Foreign Direct Investment * ‘ADSTRAT also handled the PPP project that gave birth to the Cross River State Signage Agency from conception to commissioning’ * PLUS How his firm midwifed 13 Banks during the consolidation era BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘NIGERIAN Media Not saying the Truth on President BUHARI’S Health Status’-Charles O’Tudor, foremost Brand Strategist, Principal Consultant of ADSTRAT BMC Limited …Proffers blue print for Nigeria’s...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA’S Born CHEF, TUNDE WEY is King of Cuisine in New Orleans…New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Boston Globe, Others celebrate his food work, Contemporize Nigerian food without a Change *Brings Nigerian Flavor To The St. Roch Market With his Lagos Restaurant *Earlier lived with his Aunt in Detroit, Relives his evergreen experience at Revolver Cuisine *Floats Greyhound bus culinary tour hosting pop-up dinners titled ‘Lagos’ in cities like Chicago, Buffalo, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City * Presently being filmed for a New York Times­­ documentary series about his cooking trajectory * “I want to contemporize Nigerian food without changing it. I want people to reconsider how they consider immigrants cooking food”-Tunde BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA’S Born CHEF, TUNDE WEY is King of Cuisine in New Orleans…New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Boston Globe, Others celebrate his food work, Contemporize Nigerian food without a Change *Brings Nigerian Flavor...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN, 27 Years old GODWIN BENSON Wins British Engineering AWARD…Develops TUTERIA App that links qualified tutors to students in their area to their budget * Beat 16 participants to clinch £25,000 ($32,000) prize money * “It is something that solves the problem of access to quality, personalised learning and helps people earn income from sharing their knowledge”-Benson * The said that Tuteria could change the lives of people eager to learn: “We’re proud to have him as our third Africa Prize winner, and we trust Tuteria will go on to change the lives of millions of people who are eager to learn and develop new skills”-Malcolm Brinded, head judge of competition BY TOLA OYENUGA/TECHNOLOGY REPORTER, LONDON

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN, 27 Years old GODWIN BENSON Wins British Engineering AWARD…Develops TUTERIA App that links qualified tutors to students in their area to their budget * Beat 16 participants to clinch £25,000 ($32,000) prize money *...

BUSTED: NIGERIAN Human Trafficking KINGPIN in Italy EMEKA Odiegwu Arrested…13 other Nigerians in Police Net for Slavery, Prostitution, Human Trafficking and illegal immigration * Trafficked Victims threatened to repay 25,000 to 30,000 euros (28,000 to 33,600 U.S. dollars) cost of the journey from Africa to Europe * Operation coordinated by prosecutors of Anti-Mafia District Directorate in Cagliari, Sardinia, and raids were carried out in the provinces of Cagliari, Reggio Calabria, Perugia, Pistoia, and Pescara * “The operation resulted from complaints filed by young women from Ghana and Nigeria, who were engaged in prostitution at the outskirts of the regional capital in Cagliari”-ITALIAN Police BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, reporting from ITALY

BUSTED: NIGERIAN Human Trafficking KINGPIN in Italy EMEKA Odiegwu Arrested…13 other Nigerians in Police Net for Slavery, Prostitution, Human Trafficking and illegal immigration * Trafficked Victims threatened to repay 25,000 to 30,000...

NO PLACE TO RUN: NIGERIA’S Fugitive Oil Mogul, KOLA ALUKO owing $50.9 million RENT in luxury 79th Floor Penthouse New York Condo…Sighted HIDING in Hong Kong in his 213-foot yacht Galactica Star * ‘Nigeria’s business man, Kolawole Aluko used Earnshaw Associates Ltd set up in British Virgin Islands to purchase the 6,240-square-foot (580-square-meter) condo in 2014’-New York City Public Records * “We have issued a $35.3 million mortgage on the 6,240-square-foot spread at 157 E. 57th St., listed Aluko’s ‘Galactica Star’ yacht as collateral and looking to collect what it’s owed plus interest”-Banque Havilland Bank in Luxembourg * ‘Aluko, others accused of pocketing $1.8 billion meant for Nigerian government coffers and spending it on luxury goods around the globe’-INVESTIGATION * “Aluko is a WANTED MAN. Nigeria’s Federal High Court issued worldwide assets’ freeze tied to Aluko, including luxury homes in New York, Los Angeles and London, three private jets, 58 cars and a yacht named the Galactica Star”-EFCC, Nigeria’s anti-graft agency *QUOTE: “He wanted to be where no one would know who he was. He wanted to escape from himself”-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES & TINA GUADUPE/SPECIAL CRIME CORRESPONDENT, HONG KONG & SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, ABUJA

NO PLACE TO RUN: NIGERIA’S Fugitive Oil Mogul, KOLA ALUKO owing $50.9 million RENT in luxury 79th Floor Penthouse New York Condo…Sighted HIDING in Hong Kong in his 213-foot yacht Galactica Star * ‘Nigeria’s business man,...

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s Niger-Delta Kingpin, TOMPOLO under British Police INVESTIGATION…for giving $154,000 BRIBE to CAS-Global Ltd, a UK firm to help secure sale of Naval vessels * Cas-Global already been the subject of an investigation since 2014 by the City of London police’s specialist anti-corruption unit * America, Britain, Nigeria and Norway conducting investigation on British firm *PLUS: The NIMASA Connection BY RAYMOND ANANI/ENERGY EDITOR, LONDON & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s Niger-Delta Kingpin, TOMPOLO under British Police INVESTIGATION…for giving $154,000 BRIBE to CAS-Global Ltd, a UK firm to help secure sale of Naval vessels * Cas-Global already been the subject of an investigation...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘I Have No Connection with $200Million MALABU BRIBE, I Am Innocent of FRAUD’-Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former President * ‘Publications against GEJ are false in its entirety, one more in the series of fake news sponsored by those threatened by my continuously rising profile in the international community’ * ‘Report LIED that Jonathan and Etete had known each other for years’-Ikechukwu Eze, Media Adviser to GEJ * ‘FAKE News that Jonathan refused British help in rescuing the Chibok Girls’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: ‘I Have No Connection with $200Million MALABU BRIBE, I Am Innocent of FRAUD’-Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former President * ‘Publications against GEJ are false in its entirety, one more in the series of...