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INSPIRING: 38 Year old NIGERIAN-American Biophysicist, JOHN OLUSEUN DABIRI is Professor of Aeronautics and Bioengineering at Stanford University, USA…Heads Civil & Environmental Engineering department *FAMOUS for his research on Hydrodynamics of Jellyfish propulsion and design of a vertical-axis wind farm adapted from schooling fish * Still the director of Biological Propulsion Laboratory which examines fluid transport with applications in aquatic locomotion, fluid dynamic energy conversion, and cardiac flows; Born to Nigerian immigrants’ parents who settled in Ohio *Worked earlier as Dean at the California Institute of Technology, Received MacArthur Fellowship for his theoretical engineering work *HONORS: Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Named one of the “Brilliant 10” scientists in 2008, Listed among 2012 Technology Innovators BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

INSPIRING: 38 Year old NIGERIAN-American Biophysicist, JOHN OLUSEUN DABIRI is Professor of Aeronautics and Bioengineering at Stanford University, USA…Heads Civil & Environmental Engineering department *FAMOUS for his research on Hydrodynamics...

BREAKING NEWS: United States Court Dismissed NIGERIAN STUDENTS’ suit against ALABAMA State University…30 students in trouble over Nigerian Government School Funds *U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama ruled in favor of Varsity *Judgement: ‘Plaintiff have adduced no evidence to show that they were treated differently than other similarly situated students’ *Nigerian Students claimed Alabama State University absorbed finances allocated to the students by the Nigerian Government * “Alabama State University is pleased with the Court’s ruling and the dismissal of the lawsuit brought by the students who were seeking to obtain monies that the University contended belong solely to the government of Nigeria and not the individual students”-Kenneth L. Thomas, general counsel for Alabama State University BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & TIM OGUCHI/CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

BREAKING NEWS: United States Court Dismissed NIGERIAN STUDENTS’ suit against ALABAMA State University…30 students in trouble over Nigerian Government School Funds *U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama ruled in favor...

BREAKING NEWS: 25 Years old NIGERIAN Lady, MOTILEWA DEBORAH BOLANLE Emerges Youngest PhD Degree holder in Bishop Oyedepo’s Covenant University…Remains one of the youngest-ever from any Nigerian Varsity *Graduates as Doctor of Philosophy having satisfied all requirements for the Award *Professor Samuel Wara, Registrar awards her Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Senate 140th Meeting * “This journey tested me mentally, spiritually and physically. It was absolutely worth it. At 25, I am the youngest PhD holder produced from @CUHEBRON and one of the youngest from any Nigerian University #scholars”-Motilewa BY TOMIWA OLUWABUKOLA/EDUCATION REPORTER, LAGOS

BREAKING NEWS: 25 Years old NIGERIAN Lady, MOTILEWA DEBORAH BOLANLE Emerges Youngest PhD Degree holder in Bishop Oyedepo’s Covenant University…Remains one of the youngest-ever from any Nigerian Varsity *Graduates as Doctor of Philosophy...

GOOD NEWS FOR NIGERIA OVERSEAS: NIGERIAN Born AMERICAN Professor, BENJAMIN AKANDE leads Africa Initiative at Washington University in United States…Appointed Senior Adviser to the Chancellor and Director of the Africa initiative, effective April 1, 2018 * He is to help guide America’s Varsity involvement in Africa * Plans to strengthen, expands Washington University in St. Louis’ efforts in Africa *Remains First ever First African to lead Liberal Arts College in USA * Formerly 21st president of Westminister College in Fulton, Missouri * “Dr. Akande will be tasked with helping us prepare a strategic plan that will enhance the impact and programmatic activities with which Washington University is already engaged, and look to building new ones”-Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

GOOD NEWS FOR NIGERIA OVERSEAS: NIGERIAN Born AMERICAN Professor, BENJAMIN AKANDE leads Africa Initiative at Washington University in United States…Appointed Senior Adviser to the Chancellor and Director of the Africa initiative, effective...

UNBELIEVABLE: NIGERIAN Undergraduate in Malaysian University, UJU PIOUS EJIMKEONYE with Expired Visa Jumps to DEATH…Trying to evade Immigration Officers’ Raids *Jumped down from 13th Floor of his Condominium to avoid Arrest * Shocking event happened at Sri Puri Condominium Kuala Lumpur * Co-students at City University, Kuala Lumpur mourn him BY MIRABEL ANITA BABALOLA/CRIME REPORTER, Malaysia

UNBELIEVABLE: NIGERIAN Undergraduate in Malaysian University, UJU PIOUS EJIMKEONYE with Expired Visa Jumps to DEATH…Trying to evade Immigration Officers’ Raids *Jumped down from 13th Floor of his Condominium to avoid Arrest * Shocking...

YOBE STATE UNDER ATTACK IN 30 MINUTES: Boko Haram Invades Government Girls Technical College to Harass, RAPE, Abduct 100 Teenage students in Dapchi village…President BUHARI orders Investigation, Assures Families of abductees that kidnapped girls will be brought back alive *Militants wear full military attires, wield machine-gun mounted trucks, opened fire on school * Other lucky students and teachers flee, climbing fences to escape * ‘More than 50 students still missing’-Yobe state government officials * ‘I saw the Militants. They arrived about 5:30 p.m. in the village. The school girls were in dorms and I was in my dorm when we heard gunshots and screaming. I counted nine of their vehicles — two were land cruisers with machine guns on top — filled with fighters in military uniforms’-Mohammed Bilal, an Islamic studies teacher at the school * “The entire country stands as one with the girls’ families, the government and the people of Yobe State. This is a national disaster. We are sorry that this could have happened and share your pain. Our gallant armed forces will locate and safely return your missing family members”-President BUHARI BY NURENI MUMMINU/CRIME REPORTER, YOBE STATE

YOBE STATE UNDER ATTACK IN 30 MINUTES: Boko Haram Invades Government Girls Technical College to Harass, RAPE, Abduct 100 Teenage students in Dapchi village…President BUHARI orders Investigation, Assures Families of abductees that kidnapped...

CONTESTING FOR PARKER, TARRANT, NW Dallas Counties: NIGERIAN-American Foremost Educator, DR. FEYI OBAMEHINTI Competes for TEXAS State Board of Education District 11…WON Teacher of the Year Award in Irving and DFW Teacher of the Year at Texas Virtual Academy *HAD Bachelors Degree in Microbiology from University of Texas at Arlington, Masters in Education from Peru State College, Doctorate Degree in Education from Texas A&M University at College Station *Earlier worked as a former Texas State Advisory Committee member on United States Civil Rights Commission, understands the importance of engagement, input and conservative solutions, Possess over 20 years of experience in Educational field * Reigns as former public School Teacher, Central Administrator, Service Center consultant * Offers Education Consultancy for State, Federal Agencies regarding Grant Reviews, Instructional Practices and Program Evaluations * Appointed on Review Panel for Texas 2013 Presidential Awards of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching *Author of Famous Books: ‘The Cooperative Teacher Handbook’, ‘Incorporating Science Apps in Grades 6-12’, ‘The Values of Immigrant Students on Citizenship as a Trait of Character Education’, and co-author of ‘The Minority Homeschooler’s Guide and Texas Refugee Student Framework’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CONTESTING FOR PARKER, TARRANT, NW Dallas Counties: NIGERIAN-American Foremost Educator, DR. FEYI OBAMEHINTI Competes for TEXAS State Board of Education District 11…WON Teacher of the Year Award in Irving and DFW Teacher of the Year at...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: DR. WENDY OSEFO, Nigerian Born award-winning AMERICAN Researcher is Professor of Education at JOHNS Hopkins University…First BLACK WOMAN to earn a Ph.D. in Public Affairs-Community Development from Rutgers University *Holds B.A. in Political Science from Temple University, an M.A. in Government from The Johns Hopkins University, and an M.Sc. in Public Affairs from Rutgers University *Combines love for Politics, Social Justice empowering People and Communities *Served as Intern at The International Center for Terrorism Studies * She is Founder and CEO of The 1954 Equity Project, LLC *Earlier worked as Policy Analyst at The Office of the Attorney General * Regularly interviewed on CNN, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, HLN, Russian TV, The Washington Post, In Touch Weekly, Business Insider, One America News Network, TV-One, Highly sought after as a Political Commentator and Strategist * Runs a weekly Radio segment on Radio One 93.9FM WKYS, entitled ‘Three Things You Need to Know’, Contributor The HILL Newspaper *Authored her Master’s thesis at The Johns Hopkins University entitled ‘Ethnic Rivalry, Corruption, and Impulsive Political Transitions in Nigeria’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: DR. WENDY OSEFO, Nigerian Born award-winning AMERICAN Researcher is Professor of Education at JOHNS Hopkins University…First BLACK WOMAN to earn a Ph.D. in Public Affairs-Community Development from Rutgers...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born 34Year Old Ph.D Student in Washington State University, CORNELIUS ADEWALE Wins $100,000 Grants to Build a Phone Application to help Farmers Grow more Crops…Emerges Winner of Seattle Bullitt Foundation Annual Environmental Prize *Arrives United States with $6,000 earned from his vegetable harvest at his Lagos farm enough ONLY to pay for his first semester of classes in Organic Agriculture at Washington State University *Named member of the board of directors of Washington’s Tilth Alliance *Helped team of students at WSU to create a web-based tool that helps Washington farmers measure their carbon footprint, gives them ideas for how they can reduce that footprint by adjusting the way they farm * “I Plan to use the money to build a phone app that will help Nigerian farmers grow more crops, using fewer resources, with a lighter touch on the planet. The app will be a portal to research and information about organic farming specific to Nigeria’s climate. Farmers will be able to measure the quantity of organic matter in their soil by taking a picture of it, using their phones”-ADEWALE * “Cornelius just had a magnetism, energy and charm that made him irresistible. He came with rave recommendations from his professors, who believe he can be a transformational force in agriculture”-Denis Hayes, president and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation *ADEWALE’S QUOTE: “My Grandmother, Abigail Abike Aluko, in Ilesa, 200 miles from the Nigerian capital of Lagos borrowed money to ensure I had my first degree. She would always tell me Education is Light” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born 34Year Old Ph.D Student in Washington State University, CORNELIUS ADEWALE Wins $100,000 Grants to Build a Phone Application to help Farmers Grow more Crops…Emerges Winner of Seattle Bullitt Foundation Annual...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD IN BRITAIN: NIGERIAN Lady, MARYLEEN ULUAKU NDUBUAKU Graduates in Distinction from COVENTRY University…Successfully completes Masters Degree program in Embedded Microelectronics and Wireless Systems *Shines as Best Student in Faculty, Overall Student in Department *Promised to always make Nigeria Proud every time * “I am Happy I successfully completed my MSc program in Embedded Microelectronics and Wireless Systems at Coventry University UK with a Distinction”-MARYLEEN BY RACHAEL IMUGBEAGBON/STAFF WRITER, UNITED KINGDOM

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD IN BRITAIN: NIGERIAN Lady, MARYLEEN ULUAKU NDUBUAKU Graduates in Distinction from COVENTRY University…Successfully completes Masters Degree program in Embedded Microelectronics and Wireless Systems *Shines as Best...