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TRENDING: ATINUKE OGUNSALU, Nigerian-American top CHEF Wins FIRST EVER Jollof Rice Competition In Washington DC…Defeats other participants from Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Liberia * 600 Judges decide the winner through Blind Tasting * How her specially prepared recipe takes lead in ‘Jollof Hackathon’ * Finalists had five minutes to present their dish to the judges who based their decisions on participants’ presentation, taste and originality * Her Queensway Restaurant and Catering, Maryland now Mecca-of-sort *Rewarded with the sum of US$1000 and Chef’s Role at Jollof Caviar, an upcoming African fusion Restaurant launching in Washington in 2 years * The Jollof wars continue at the Jollof Festival in Brooklyn, NYC on July 23rd BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

TRENDING: ATINUKE OGUNSALU, Nigerian-American top CHEF Wins FIRST EVER Jollof Rice Competition In Washington DC…Defeats other participants from Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Liberia * 600 Judges decide the winner through Blind Tasting *...

TRENDING: NIGERIAN Woman, FEMI OLAYEBI Wins AMERICA’S Best Mentor/Role Model Award in Washington DC…shares honor with Dana Denis-Smith from United Kingdom *Manufactured ‘Baby-bag’ for her child with no formal training *Registers ‘Baby-bag company’, creates ‘FemiHandbags’ brands *Earlier won Exclusive Women’s Award for Best Accessory Designer of the Year *Award recognizes WEConnect International certified women, business owners that have not only developed successful businesses, but have also helped those around them do same * “Femi Olayebi as the co-winner of the Best Mentor and Role Model Award at the inaugural WEConnect International Gala in Washington DC, USA”-Marsha Firestone, Founder and President of the Womens’ President Organization BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

TRENDING: NIGERIAN Woman, FEMI OLAYEBI Wins AMERICA’S Best Mentor/Role Model Award in Washington DC…shares honor with Dana Denis-Smith from United Kingdom *Manufactured ‘Baby-bag’ for her child with no formal training *Registers...

SHAMEFUL: NIGERIAN Notorious 27 Year old YAHOO Boy, FAWAZ OLANREWAJU ANIMASAUN Arrested, JAILED for $1Million FRAUD in AMERICA …Defrauds East Texas-based Austin Banks, Other Americans of hard earned money, Sentenced to THREE Years in JAIL *Apprehended on Charges of Aggravated Identity Theft, Conspiracy to commit Bank Fraud, as well as Aiding and Abetting * Stopped, Arrested at JFK Airport in New York, United States traveling from from Ghana via Amsterdam * Court ordered suspect to pay $930,737.60 in restitution to THREE financial companies-Northern Trust Company due $46,800 and UMB Financial Corporation due $747,948.60 * “Animasaun and his alleged accomplice Idowu Temitope Omolade, also from Nigeria, are believed to be involved in at least 21 fraudulent wire transfers between April and August of 2012”-INVESTIGATION BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SHAMEFUL: NIGERIAN Notorious 27 Year old YAHOO Boy, FAWAZ OLANREWAJU ANIMASAUN Arrested, JAILED for $1Million FRAUD in AMERICA …Defrauds East Texas-based Austin Banks, Other Americans of hard earned money, Sentenced to THREE Years in JAIL *Apprehended...

FIGHTING FRAUD ACROSS THE SEA: FBI Builds Digital Defense Against NIGERIAN 419 SCAMS…Total losses reported by victims exceed $1 million *FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received almost 400 reports of 419 scams in 2016 *Marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month * Reveals latest ways Nigerian Criminals Defraud Innocent Americans * List Steps to follow to Block 419ners *WARNS: “Don’t give anyone your bank account number or other financial information that could allow him to access your accounts” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FIGHTING FRAUD ACROSS THE SEA: FBI Builds Digital Defense Against NIGERIAN 419 SCAMS…Total losses reported by victims exceed $1 million *FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received almost 400 reports of 419 scams in 2016 *Marks National...

DEVELOPING: ‘It’s a LIE from HELL, No ONE pays N100,000 as BRIBE FEE before seeing Me’-Dr. CHRIS Okafor, General Overseer, Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Ministries (Liberation City) Church, Lagos * ‘UNTRUE Report a frontpage story in The Saturday Sun of December 2, 2017 entitled: ‘PAY AS YOU YEARN…Lagos church where a miracle seeker paysN100,000 to see G.O’ * ‘Unimaginable, Outlandish that Nigerians pay N100,000 before seeing me’ * ‘Liberation City church spends millions almost every week supporting widows with food stuffs and cash. We also offer scholarships to indigent people’ *Regrets: ‘NO Reporter or any Senior Editorial staff of The Sun Newspapers bothered to cross check the story with my media team or even myself’ BY MIKE ALORE/STAFF WRITER, LAGOS

DEVELOPING: ‘It’s a LIE from HELL, No ONE pays N100,000 as BRIBE FEE before seeing Me’-Dr. CHRIS Okafor, General Overseer, Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Ministries (Liberation City) Church, Lagos * ‘UNTRUE Report...

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Female NAVAL Officer, OMOVIGHO BRUME EDEKI Emerges 2017 Best Student at WORLD Maritime University…Admitted to study International Maritime Course *Graduates as only Nigerian Best Student in prestigious school * Vows to make Delta state, Nigeria proud in studies * “It is an honor to always make Delta state and Nigeria proud. I refused to be distracted during my studies with the sole purpose to rebrand the image of our nation by my achievement”-EDEKI BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Female NAVAL Officer, OMOVIGHO BRUME EDEKI Emerges 2017 Best Student at WORLD Maritime University…Admitted to study International Maritime Course *Graduates as only Nigerian Best Student in prestigious school * Vows...

EDICIÓN ESPAÑOLA: ENTREVISTA EXCLUSIVA EN AMÉRICA: ‘No Soy AKILE de DALLAS, Nunca REY DE YORUBA en TEXAS-ABIMBOLA AKILE Balogun, Empresario de Coche americano Nacido nigeriano … Dice: ‘el ERELU Oodua título por Mabel Onaneye es la FALSIFICACIÓN Y UNA TIMO’ en EE. UU’ *Daring: ‘deje a Onaneye nos muestra pruebas de VÍDEO de su instalación como Erelu Oodua por Ooni de IFE o Alaafin de OYO’ * ‘Visto Elegantemente en el Yoruba equipos Tradicionales para Celebrar nuestra Cultura’ * ‘Dios es el Levantador de pesas de HOMBRES, Mi ESPOSA es mi Pilar más fuerte después de DIOS’ * ‘Enemigos, HATERS son Fabricantes Del ruido, UN CON DIOS es una Mayoría’ * La Subida de memorias al Estrellato como una Guardia de Valor Privado hace 17 años en América ahora en el Negocio de Coche, ‘la Gente me llama Rey de Dallas * MÁS: ‘posición en Proyectos LEGALES en Difamaciones por los Acusadores Linaje de Familia de *Royal de Omo Afidipote en Oda Ijebu: el Padre Difunto era BALOGUN de Ijebuland, Boba Shuwa de Ijebu Imoru, Baba Egbe Bobajolu de Ijebuland. El padre era el amigo de Infancia de Ogbagba Abgotewole Oba Sikiru Adetona. Sus Tíos son – Otunba Micheal Olasubomi BALOGUN, el Olori Omo ba; Jefe Tardío Bayo KUKU, KUKU soleado principal, Olorogun de Ijebuland, Alayeluwa Oba Imoru, Alhaji Sikiru Balogun Gbogboigba, Giwataju Ashiru Balogun y Tía-Iyalode Kudirat Olateju SHOTE *QUOTES: ‘una cultura nacional reside en los corazones y en el alma de su gente’-Mahatma Gandhi * ‘Una gente sin el conocimiento de su historia pasada, origen y cultura parece a un árbol sin las raíces – Marcus Garvey GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, JEFE DE OFICINA EXTRANJERO AMERICANO, Periódico de Estándar de Naija

EDICIÓN ESPAÑOLA: ENTREVISTA EXCLUSIVA EN AMÉRICA: ‘No Soy AKILE de DALLAS, Nunca REY DE YORUBA en TEXAS-ABIMBOLA AKILE Balogun, Empresario de Coche americano Nacido nigeriano … Dice: ‘el ERELU Oodua título por Mabel Onaneye...

BREAKING NEWS IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: NIGERIAN Genius, OLUWATOBI OYINLOLA Builds First Ever, Fastest New Generation Vehicle ‘Hyperloop’…Wins World Class Best Innovation of the Year AWARD *Remains major contributor to Avionics section of the rLoop project *Receives laurels in ‘Pod Innovation’ and ‘Best Non Student’ category * Possess strong background in embedded Systems Engineering, IoT, public speaking * Represent rLoop at local and international conferences, with a particular focus on explaining the ‘Hyperloop’ concept to young and ambitious African engineers * Hyperloop proposed worldwide as the 5th Mode of Transportation * PLUS How rLoop was coined from ‘Reddit Hyperloop’ * HIS Team consists of Over 500 active contributors from USA, Canada, UK, China, Australia, India, Nigeria, and more close to 16 countries * “With Hyperloop transport, it would be possible to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco within 30 minutes at a top speed of 760 mph”-ELON MUSK BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: NIGERIAN Genius, OLUWATOBI OYINLOLA Builds First Ever, Fastest New Generation Vehicle ‘Hyperloop’…Wins World Class Best Innovation of the Year AWARD *Remains major contributor to Avionics...

NIGERIAN DESIGNED FLYING GIRLS’ ART WORKS RULE THE WORLD: LAGOS State Born Arts GENIUS, PEJU ALATISE WINS South African Most Famous Arts Prize…Displayed exhibit at the tenth annual FNB Joburg Art Fair *HAD various early paintings, later sculptures and current installations in event *South Africa’s leading art ceremony featured over 60 exhibitions across five categories, including traditional and modern art. Artists and cultural organisations from 11 countries witnessed history *Got nominated for the award by Johannesburg’s Red Door Gallery * Featured in Smithsonian Institute of African Art in United States, Venice Biennale in Italy and around the world, Earlier interviewed on CNN * “Alatise’s work was a fine representation of the bank’s commitment to art in Africa. We recognise that artistic expression involves creativity and imagination, which we know to be key drivers of innovation…”-Aneesa Razack, CEO of FNB Share Investing, Sponsor of the award/event BY TIMI OLOYEDE/ARTS REPORTER, PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA

NIGERIAN DESIGNED FLYING GIRLS’ ART WORKS RULE THE WORLD: LAGOS State Born Arts GENIUS, PEJU ALATISE WINS South African Most Famous Arts Prize…Displayed exhibit at the tenth annual FNB Joburg Art Fair *HAD various early paintings,...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: 21 YEAR old NIGERIAN, UGOCHI IHEZUE Wins MISS WORLD 2017 Top Model Award…Defeats Contestants from Thailand, China and Croatia *Stands 188cm TALL being tallest contestant in Miss World 2017 *Gets Direct Entry in Top 40 as prize for winning this round, Joins Miss Dominican Republic who won Sports event recently *TOP Model Category is a PRIME Contest of Miss World Pageant *Top Model established in 2004, considered a strong indicator for final results *RECORDS: FOUR of the winners of Top Model title later won Miss World – China PR in 2007, Russia in 2008, Philippines in 2013 and Spain in 2015 BY EVELYN ABAMURE/FASHION WRITER, AMSTERDAM

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: 21 YEAR old NIGERIAN, UGOCHI IHEZUE Wins MISS WORLD 2017 Top Model Award…Defeats Contestants from Thailand, China and Croatia *Stands 188cm TALL being tallest contestant in Miss World 2017 *Gets Direct Entry...