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INSPIRING! TIME Magazine names Nigerian born Commonwealth Young Person of the Year, OLUWASEUN AYODEJI OSOWOBI among 100 Leaders of Tomorrow …’Dubbed ‘Rising Star shaping the future’ *Nigeria’s woman rights activist celebrated as one of world’s most ascendant leaders * How Survivor of sexual violence set up ‘Stand to End Rape’ initiative provide support to women, men and young people who are experiencing any form of gender-based abuse, Helped thousands of sexual and domestic abuse victims in Nigeria * “As young people, our relationship must surpass government collaboration on financial relations. We must collectively protect the human rights of those within our community, especially vulnerable women and girls, persons with disabilities and LGBTQI people across the Commonwealth”-OSOWOBI * “The Commonwealth Youth Awards, particularly the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year, shines a spotlight on the unsung efforts of our young people who have made a major impact in transforming our communities. We are happy our Commonwealth Person of the Year, Osowobi, is being recognised for her outstanding work beyond the Commonwealth”- Layne Robinson, the Commonwealth’s Head of Social Policy Development BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

INSPIRING! TIME Magazine names Nigerian born Commonwealth Young Person of the Year, OLUWASEUN AYODEJI OSOWOBI among 100 Leaders of Tomorrow …‘Dubbed ‘Rising Star shaping the future’ *Nigeria’s woman rights...

Interview: Foremost Amazon leading the way for Girl-child education in Africa! ‘Rural Women in Nigeria will occupy key leadership positions in a short distance’-Aisha BABANGIDA, Chairperson, Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman …technology businesses will be headed, owned by women, as they become pacesetters in the development of agriculture in communities *Access to education, health care, and empowerment are greatest problems facing African women * Women should work together as a unit to produce female leaders in Africa * Nigeria has no choice but to support the growth of the Girl-Child *Reveals: * ‘African women take lead in Liberia, Ethopia. We have seen the strength of the women in Sudan. I am very positive we can still witness several women presidents in Africa’ *Recalled memorable moments she helped a rural woman turned successful entrepreneur *PLUS highpoint of her empowerment program for Girl-child and women in Africa GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

Interview: Foremost Amazon leading the way for Girl-child education in Africa! ‘Rural Women in Nigeria will occupy key leadership positions in a short distance’-Aisha BABANGIDA, Chairperson, Better Life Program...

Foreign Direct Investment into Nigeria! Foreign Business visitors, Migrant Communities storm Lagos for Ethnic Business Awards…high-networking for entrepreneurs, hold in Oriental Hotel, Lekki * Event promises to celebrate and honor recognized Nigeria-based foreign investors * Business moguls, corporate firms, the diplomatic coterie signify interest * “The Ethnic Business Awards is aimed at recognizing and appreciating the outstanding contributions of foreign businesses, organisations, individuals and communities to corporate Nigeria”- Lanre Odukoya, project’s scribe BY DEMOLA OLATOYE/BUSINESS REPORTER, LAGOS

Foreign Direct Investment into Nigeria! Foreign Business visitors, Migrant Communities storm Lagos for Ethnic Business Awards…high-networking for entrepreneurs, hold in Oriental Hotel, Lekki * Event promises to celebrate...

SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN AMERICA PRISON: ‘I used FIVE different FAKE identities to Steal over $300,000 cash in Maryland’-Nigerian born man JOHNSON OLATUNJI OGUNYEMI confesses * Says: ‘I am GUILTY of Forgery, False use of Passport, Fraud, Misuse of Visa & Money Laundering’ * Handcuffed at a bank in New Carrollton, Maryland, after Ogunyemi presented a fraudulent Nigerian passport and visa in the name of Benjamin Smith to the teller to conduct a financial transaction * 50 year old arrived United States on January 31, 2015, authorized to remain till July 30, 2015 by CBP, refused to leave the U.S * ‘During Johnson Ogunyemi arrest, we took possession of three Nigerian passports on him having U.S. visas, all with Ogunyemi’s photo, but in the names of Benjamin Smith; Benjamin Johnson, and John Wale. Also, we found on him a Nigerian driver’s license in the name of Benjamin Smith and an Ohio driver’s license in the name of David Durston recovered from Ogunyemi or from the vehicle that he drove to the bank’- New Carrollton Police Department * ‘The amount of money laundered by Ogunyemi as part of the conspiracy was at least $307,300’ -United States Attorney Robert K BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

African American in Prison SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN AMERICA PRISON: ‘I used FIVE different FAKE identities to Steal over $300,000 cash in Maryland’-Nigerian born man JOHNSON OLATUNJI OGUNYEMI confesses * Says:...

GUILTY! ‘Federal Grand Jury indicts NIGERIAN Man, MONSURU OGUNBIYI for engaging in Sham Marriage, Falsification of documents to obtain Green Card’-U.S Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania …Couple Charged in Conspiracy to defraud United States Government * ‘Monsuru Ogunbiyi and Ajia Strauss conspired with one another to defraud the United States. Ogunbiyi, a native and citizen of Nigeria, and Strauss, a native and citizen of the United States, agreed to enter into a sham marriage so that Ogunbiyi could obtain lawful permanent residency in the United States’ * ‘As part of the conspiracy, Ogunbiyi agreed to pay money to Strauss, including $1,500 on the day of their June 3, 2016, marriage in New Jersey. Ogunbiyi and Strauss submitted false and fraudulent statements and documents to the United States’ * The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both, for the charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

GUILTY! ‘Federal Grand Jury indicts NIGERIAN Man, MONSURU OGUNBIYI for engaging in Sham Marriage, Falsification of documents to obtain Green Card’-U.S Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania …Couple Charged...

LATEST NEWS ON FBI LIST: Nigeria’s Anti-graft Agency, EFCC Bust GHANA Hideouts of 77 Nigerians indicted for America Internet Fraud…’We are cracking up on these criminally-minded Nigerians, All our offices on RED ALERT to arrest them’ * ‘We have recovered N486m in cash and arrested 28 suspects so far’ *The collaboration between the commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation led to the recovery of $314,000 and N373m * ’14 of the suspects have been charged and convicted while nine are still undergoing trial, as other five are still under investigations’-IBRAHIM MAGU, Acting Chairman of EFCC BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICA FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, Naija Standard Newspaper

LATEST NEWS ON FBI LIST: Nigeria’s Anti-graft Agency, EFCC Bust GHANA Hideouts of 77 Nigerians indicted for America Internet Fraud…’We are cracking up on these criminally-minded Nigerians, All our offices on RED...

JUST IN: Albania Sacks Consul in Nigeria, NITIN SANDESARA over Alleged $725 million FRAUD Charges…Diplomat, brother-in-law used Sterling Biotech company to borrow funds from banks in India *Police handcuffs Cetan Sandesara as he tries to flee Albania, faces prosecution in India * ‘Our government interrupted Nitin Sandesara’s mandate as a consul in Nigeria because his case may damage the (country’s) image and reputation’-Albania Foreign Ministry BY SAMUEL IHIDU/SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, INDIA

JUST IN: Albania Sacks Consul in Nigeria, NITIN SANDESARA over Alleged $725 million FRAUD Charges…Diplomat, brother-in-law used Sterling Biotech company to borrow funds from banks in India *Police handcuffs Cetan Sandesara...

HISTORIC: Nigeria’s Genius, ADEBAYO ALONGE wins Technology Award for inventing Nanoscanners that detect FAKE DRUGS …chosen as overall winner for 2019 BNP Paribas Group Deep Tech Prize *Competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies * “I would want every Nigerian and the world to be safe from fake drugs and fake medications”-Alonge BY TOPE OLANREWAJU/TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

HISTORIC: Nigeria’s Genius, ADEBAYO ALONGE wins Technology Award for inventing Nanoscanners that detect FAKE DRUGS …chosen as overall winner for 2019 BNP Paribas Group Deep Tech Prize *Competition designed specifically...

DISGRACEFUL! NIGERIAN Yahoo Yahoo Man, COSMOS EMEH posed as FAKE American Soldier…Scam Australian Woman the sum of $400,000 through money transfer service * 32 year old conman deceived vulnerable ladies through hoax online romance scheme * Lied to 38 year old female victim, traveled to woman’s house to collect extra $105,000 *Charged with one count each of fraud and attempted fraud at Brisbane Magistrates Court * “The 34-year-old woman began an online romantic relationship with Cosmos Emeh, 32, after befriending him on social media in October 2018. The following month, she was groomed into believing Emeh was a US soldier, and sent him more than $200,000 through a money transfer service. He he then traveled to the woman’s house to collect a further $105,000”-Australian Police BY BIMBO AYOBAMI/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, AUSTRALIA, Naija Standard Newspaper

DISGRACEFUL! NIGERIAN Yahoo Yahoo Man, COSMOS EMEH posed as FAKE American Soldier…Scam Australian Woman the sum of $400,000 through money transfer service * 32 year old conman deceived vulnerable ladies through hoax...

‘Nigeria’s ALIKO DANGOTE is Richest Black Billionaire in the world in 2019, fortune at $10.9billion’-FORBES …Oprah Winfrey’s entire worth at $2.5 billion, Michael Jordan valued at $1. 9billion * Mike Adenuga net worth at $9.1 billion, Robert F. Smith: $5 billion * David Steward is worth $ 3 billion, Strive Masiyiwa: $2.4 billion, Michael Lee-Chin: $1.9 billion * Isabel Dos Santos: $2.3 billion, Patrice Motsepe: $2.3 billion, Abdulsamad Rabiu: $1.6 billion *Folorusho Alakija’s estimated valued at $1.1billion, Mohammed Ibrahim: $1.1 billion * 2,153 people made it to the 2019 FORBES list of the World’s Billionaires, 13 are Blacks BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

‘Nigeria’s ALIKO DANGOTE is Richest Black Billionaire in the world in 2019, fortune at $10.9billion’–FORBES …Oprah Winfrey’s entire worth at $2.5 billion, Michael Jordan valued at $1. 9billion * Mike Adenuga...