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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...

$15Million FRAUD in America: NIGERIAN Fugitive, AYODEJI OLUMIDE OJO, Central Bank of Nigeria staff tracked hiding in Lagos…Declared wanted by United States Justice Department for fraudulent internet and bank transactions *American Govt detains suspect’s friend Olufolajimi Abegunde for helping to cash a dubious cheque of $9,000 on behalf of wanted Nigerian * ‘I didn’t know Ayodeji Ojo is a criminal. He always visit America. On one occasion, he begged me to use my bank account to cash a cheque of $9,000 since he had no legal address known to the bank in America. He used my name to commit fraud. I have learnt my lesson never to help any Nigerian again’-cried Olufolajimi Abegunde inside detention’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

$15Million FRAUD in America: NIGERIAN Fugitive, AYODEJI OLUMIDE OJO, Central Bank of Nigeria staff tracked hiding in Lagos…Declared wanted by United States Justice Department for fraudulent internet and bank transactions *American Govt...

Disgraceful in America: Nigerian Man, EMMANUEL KAZEEM sentenced to 15 years for stealing over $11million in IRS Tax-Return Scheme…Charged for Fraud, aggravated Identity theft, conspiracy *Maryland resident behind largest tax fraud in American history *Purchased more than 91,000 identities from a Vietnamese hacker tin Oregon company’s private database *Investigators discovered he was linked to over 10,000 fraudulent federal tax returns totaling $91 million in refunds * “Suspect bought a house in Maryland and put a nearly $200,000 down payment on another. He also tried to use the money to develop a four-star hotel in Lagos, Nigeria”- U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, Oregon

Disgraceful in America: Nigerian Man, EMMANUEL KAZEEM sentenced to 15 years for stealing over $11million in IRS Tax-Return Scheme…Charged for Fraud, aggravated Identity theft, conspiracy *Maryland resident behind largest tax...

NIGERIAN Couple, YEMI AND ADE TAIWO: Face behind Payless African & Carribean Food Market in London…Imports Nigerian food and Fashion *Introduce fresh vegetables, meats and spices from Africa into cuisine *Their products come from Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Cameroon and the Congos *Runs a thriving food, clothing branch in Payless African and Caribbean Food Market opened its at 875 Hamilton Rd, United Kingdom BY TOLULOPE IMADE/FOOD & FASHION REPORTER, LONDON

NIGERIAN Couple, YEMI AND ADE TAIWO: Face behind Payless African & Carribean Food Market in London…Imports Nigerian food and Fashion *Introduce fresh vegetables, meats and spices from Africa into cuisine *Their products come...

REVEALING in AUSTRALIA: NIGERIAN Notorious Romance King, FISAYO OLUWAFEMI inside Sydney’s Villawood Detention used 16 Mobile Phones to plot $3million Fraud…Police seized from him numerous SIM cards, identification information, and various electronic storage devices *Suspect’s Girlfriend, Harriette Bangura handed 11 count charge for money-laundering of over $480,000 fraud * Under the alleged scam, emails were sent out from falsified or ‘spoofed’ email addresses encouraging recipients to reveal personal details such as credit card numbers, account names, passwords, officers and urged people to send money in exchange for love or goods * “The 43-year-old is allegedly the ring leader of a crime ring that targeted not only businesses, but women looking for love”-Sydney Police *Another African Gang member was involved in the syndicate having laundered $90,000 BY DIPO OLANIYI/CRIME EDITOR, AUSTRALIA

REVEALING in AUSTRALIA: NIGERIAN Notorious Romance King, FISAYO OLUWAFEMI inside Sydney’s Villawood Detention used 16 Mobile Phones to plot $3million Fraud…Police seized from him numerous SIM cards, identification information,...

MAX AIR IN THE EYES OF THE STORM: BRITISH Government Detains, Quiz Nigerian Pilot, Captain ADAM DILLI IBRAHIM for unlawfully hiding aboard airplane…Charges Nigerian airline £180,000 a day as they cannot find another pilot to fly the plane after Ibrahim was deported * Pilot earlier fingerprinted, photographed and humiliated in Britain for being a stowaway * Airline consultant, Frank Unokesan, disputes UK claim, says ‘Whenever they see a green (Nigerian) passport they have doubted they are the captain and believe he is a stowaway, that’s their mindset’ * Max Air may now avoid Britain in future and take its business to Germany, which has allowed pilots to stay for up to three months without any problems BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & NNEKA OKIM/AVIATION EDITOR, LONDON

MAX AIR IN THE EYES OF THE STORM: BRITISH Government Detains, Quiz Nigerian Pilot, Captain ADAM DILLI IBRAHIM for unlawfully hiding aboard airplane…Charges Nigerian airline £180,000 a day as they cannot find another pilot to fly...

JUDGEMENT TIME: NIGERIAN Born British Nurse, JOSEPHINE IYAMU alias ‘SANDRA JOSEPHINE IMAGHODOR’ becomes First Person Convicted under United Kingdom Modern Slavery Laws…Found guilty of trafficking five Nigerian women from Benin city to work as prostitutes *51 year old Identity-lying Liberian heritage forces innocent Nigerian ladies to swear oaths to hand over money to her during “juju” ceremonies *Court hears Iyamu compels women to eat chicken hearts, drink blood containing worms and have powder rubbed into cuts *Former resident of Bermondsey in London then arranged for the women to be trafficked across the Mediterranean, with one being told to pay a “bill” of €37,000 (£32,700) * Guilty of five counts of arranging or facilitating travel for sexual exploitation * “Voodoo rituals gave Iyamu crushing psychological control over the women, who were too afraid to challenge her or to fail to pay her back tens of thousands of euros she charged them to be trafficked into Germany”-British Prosecutors BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

JUDGEMENT TIME: NIGERIAN Born British Nurse, JOSEPHINE IYAMU alias ‘SANDRA JOSEPHINE IMAGHODOR’ becomes First Person Convicted under United Kingdom Modern Slavery Laws…Found guilty of trafficking five Nigerian women from Benin...

DEVELOPING NEWS: NIGERIA’S Secret POLICE Investigates Foreign Nationals for Humiliating Nigerian Port Workers, Abusing Expatriate Quota…Tracks concessionaires operating Lagos Tin Can port *Move followed petition filed by right advocacy group, the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice * Two firms in scandal: Tin Can Island Container Terminal Limited and APM Terminals of unbridled human right abuses in their operations * “Terminal ‘B’ Tin Can, Port Complex, 1/3 Point Road, Apapa on Wharf Road, Apapa in Lagos cannot account for N3billion monthly subvention fund”- Executive Chairman of CHRSJ, Comrade Adeniyi A, Sulaiman * Names of Looters: Yann Magarian Operations Manager of TICT, (+2348066273552), Commercial Manager of same company, Kapur Pawan (+2348063996876), Managing Director, Etienne Rocher (+2348030630399); Human Resources Manager, Juliet Ikemefuna (+23408023141634/+2348141381169), Leader of the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria, Comrade Adeyanju (+2348067667760/+2348022906505) BY MOHAMMED RILWAN/DEPUTY EDITOR, INVESTIGATIONS, ABUJA

DEVELOPING NEWS: NIGERIA’S Secret POLICE Investigates Foreign Nationals for Humiliating Nigerian Port Workers, Abusing Expatriate Quota...Tracks concessionaires operating Lagos Tin Can port *Move followed petition filed by right advocacy...