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INCREDIBLE IN AMERICA: 2 NIGERIAN Born Naturalized AMERICAN Pharmacists, 4 other Foreigners charged in $9.6million Drug Scam…Distributes over 344,737 doses of controlled substance across United States * ‘Purpose of scheme was for pharmacists to dispense prescriptions for controlled substances written by a doctor to “patients” in exchange for cash payments. The controlled substances were sold for profit on the illegal street market in Metro Detroit, Michigan’-INVESTIGATION * The DRUG Cartel names: ENITAN SODIYA-OGUNDIPE, ABIODUN FABODE, AMIR RAFI, DR. VASAN DESHIKACHAR, NIESHEIA TIBU and ANDREI TIBU BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

INCREDIBLE IN AMERICA: 2 NIGERIAN Born Naturalized AMERICAN Pharmacists, 4 other Foreigners charged in $9.6million Drug Scam…Distributes over 344,737 doses of controlled substance across United States * ‘Purpose of scheme was for...

INSPIRING: Ibadan based Nigerian International Institute of Tropical Agriculture wins AFRICA Food Prize 2018…Receives US$100,00 grant issued by African Green Revolution in Agriculture @ a Gala Dinner in Rwanda *Award recognizes individuals and institutions leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that strives *Honor celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda *Prize celebrates the achievements of IITA for its 50th year of service to African agriculture and smallholder farmers in 2017 BY OMOLOLA BELLO/FOOD & SCIENCE WRITER in Ibadan

INSPIRING: Ibadan based Nigerian International Institute of Tropical Agriculture wins AFRICA Food Prize 2018…Receives US$100,00 grant issued by African Green Revolution in Agriculture @ a Gala Dinner in Rwanda *Award recognizes individuals...

INVESTIGATION: NIGERIAN Gangs Steal iPhones in UK, make Millions in Phone Re-sell at Computer Village Lagos…armed with acid, robbing pedestrians of their smartphones *Snatches ten of thousands of phones on British streets to supply a booming black market run by crime lords in Nigeria * Facts: In 2016 there were 446,000 UK phone thefts. In London alone, there were 60,000 mobile thefts and robberies, almost two-thirds of them iPhones *“This is a very serious matter. We’ve seen an increase in moped crimes across the UK. The police need to take these crimes more seriously and make investigating them a higher priority. And sentences need to reflect that this is serious organised crime which should attract tougher penalties”-Tory MP Bob Neill, chairman of the Commons Justice Committee *“It is truly shocking to think that violent attacks here in the UK are being used to make black marketeers in other parts of the world wealthy”- Fellow Tory Andrew Percy BY SUSAN IBADE/SPECIAL CRIME CORRESPONDENT, UNITED KINGDOM

INVESTIGATION: NIGERIAN Gangs Steal iPhones in UK, make Millions in Phone Re-sell at Computer Village Lagos…armed with acid, robbing pedestrians of their smartphones *Snatches ten of thousands of phones on British streets to supply a...

DRAMA/THRILLER FILM IN USA: America’s AT&T/Tribeca Celebrates Africa’s No. 1 movie ‘NIGERIAN Prince’…Strikes Distribution deal with Vertical Entertainment *Movie script created by AT&T and Tribeca through Untold Stories initiative *Movie Director, Friday Okoro won $1million to produce epic film under mentorship from the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute * Vertical plans a fall 2018 theatrical release in multiple U.S. markets, including New York and Los Angeles, Selected the first winning film of AT&T Presents *Film to be released via national VOD outlets, DIRECTV and U-verse *’NIGERIAN PRINCE is about a Nigerian-American teenager who is sent to Nigeria against his will and joins forces with an internet scammer in order to return to the United States. Selected as the first winning film of AT&T Presents Untold Stories’-Okoro *American Media Review: *“Mr. Okoro spins a tangled web in which no transaction can be trusted”– Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times *“Compelling and illuminating”– Nick Schager, The Daily Beast BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

DRAMA/THRILLER FILM IN USA: America’s AT&T/Tribeca Celebrates Africa’s No. 1 movie ‘NIGERIAN Prince’…Strikes Distribution deal with Vertical Entertainment *Movie script created by AT&T and Tribeca through...

SHOCKING: FAKE AMERICA’S Marine Army Colonel, GARRICK SLACKS Arrested in Nigeria…For Defrauding vulnerable Nigerians seeking United States Visa *Engages in Fake Marriage promises to Nigerian ladies after sex with them * ‘I am GUILTY of the crime, please forgive me’-Garrick * ‘Forensic done using his fingerprints revealed that he is a wanted man in California. He ran to Nigeria to continue his heinous crimes’-INVESTIGATION * ‘Garrick would collect money from his victims, immediately relocate to another area where he would defraud other women. He was a serial fraudster who had used his position as a foreigner to defraud Nigerians, who are desperate to travel abroad, especially to the US. He is a serial and sophisticated fraudster’-Imo State Police BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, NIGERIA

SHOCKING: FAKE AMERICA’S Marine Army Colonel, GARRICK SLACKS Arrested in Nigeria…For Defrauding vulnerable Nigerians seeking United States Visa *Engages in Fake Marriage promises to Nigerian ladies after sex with them * ‘I...

THE GREAT FALL: NIGERIAN Court orders Seizure of 56 Houses belonging to DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE worth £45million…Still facing Corruption Allegation * Expensive Penthouses, Flats in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, others in UK, USA * Properties bought through front companies linked to Diezani and her cousin, Donald Chidi Amamgbo *Investigators found documents at Amamgbo’s office that confirmed he owned 18 companies and properties in Britain and the United States * ‘We ordered a freeze on five upmarket properties in the British capital linked to Alison-Madueke and a number of her associates’-UK Court BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

THE GREAT FALL: NIGERIAN Court orders Seizure of 56 Houses belonging to DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE worth £45million…Still facing Corruption Allegation * Expensive Penthouses, Flats in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, others in UK, USA * Properties...

Former Abia State Governor’s Son, MICHAEL UZOR KALU Strikes Gold in Money Spilling Game Application….Making waves in United Kingdom *Start-up Apps multiplayer game records over 30 million downloads worldwide * Mobile Apps called ‘Tuberush’ encapsulate features that generates money for players, Available on Apple Store and Google Play at http://onelink.to/263cgd *Apps show where people can purchase coins, bet against each other and winner takes all. The winner at any point in time is permitted to covert the win to physical cash through paypal BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

Former Abia State Governor’s Son, MICHAEL UZOR KALU Strikes Gold in Money Spilling Game Application….Making waves in United Kingdom *Start-up Apps multiplayer game records over 30 million downloads worldwide * Mobile Apps called...

‘I Am Ready to Buy ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB in England’-ALIKO Dangote, Africa’s Richest Billionaire …’Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo inspired me into Cement business’ *Lament: ‘Though twice divorced with three grown-up daughters, I Need a New BRIDE to call my wife’ * Immortalized mother, MARIYA after Dangote’s yacht, a 108-foot vessel at a whooping cost of $43million-INVESTIGATION BY ANNA ORIBADE, STAFF WRITER, LAGOS & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

‘I Am Ready to Buy ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB in England’-ALIKO Dangote, Africa’s Richest Billionaire …’Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo inspired me into Cement business’ *Lament: ‘Though...

SHAMEFUL IN AMERICA: Two NIGERIANS in Texas Arrested for Internet Wire Fraud…ordered to federal prison * ‘Idowu Olugbenga Temetan aka David Cole, 30, and Adetilewa Olamigoke Afolabi Ikuejuyone aka Kuffour Duval, 36, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit three counts of wire fraud’-U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick * Temetan admitted to one count of passport forgery, handed 51-month sentence, while Ikuejuyone received a 45-month sentence *Both defendants, not American citizens held severally liable to pay $187,422.60 in restitution as they face deportation proceedings following their sentences BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

SHAMEFUL IN AMERICA: Two NIGERIANS in Texas Arrested for Internet Wire Fraud…ordered to federal prison * ‘Idowu Olugbenga Temetan aka David Cole, 30, and Adetilewa Olamigoke Afolabi Ikuejuyone aka Kuffour Duval, 36, previously pleaded...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Data Base Genius, EMMANUEL ADEOLU ADEYEMO Wins Resolution LEADERSHIP AWARD in AMERICA…Governor of Georgia State, House of Representative host ceremony *British trained Software Expert, certified member of Google Application for Education Administrator is a renowned activist who uses technology as a foundation to change communities all around the world *Earlier worked in collaboration with the United Nations, Arab League, World Vision, UNESCO, USAID and the Peace Corp *Served in local, international organizations in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for over 20 years *HE’S President of Jiltech Int.- a technology-based organization and remains Executive Director of an outreach community center in the USA, working on a vision of bringing technology and education for the youth in low-income communities * Remains USA Mission representative for World Outreach Mission, Oslo in Norway, Director of International Institute of Technology and Applications, Georgia, USA (Atlanta Regional Commission sponsored approved center that specialized in Database Management and Project Management); Advisory Board Member for Interactive Collect of Technology, CTAE Advisory Board for Clayton County Public Schools, Board member of United Education Institute in Georgia and Florida BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Data Base Genius, EMMANUEL ADEOLU ADEYEMO Wins Resolution LEADERSHIP AWARD in AMERICA…Governor of Georgia State, House of Representative host ceremony *British trained Software Expert, certified member of Google...