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VARSITY DON RUINS SELF IN AMERICA! Nigerian born Professor, CHIKAODINAKA NWAKPA sacked for STEALING $185,000 research grant funds…lavish money on ‘Ashewo’ (Prostitutes), Sports bars and iTunes * Former Drexel University professor handcuffed, arrested, facing criminal charges * ‘We charged him (Professor Nwakpa) with theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception on both felonies’-Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office * “Mr. Nwankpa inappropriately and criminally diverted tens of thousands of dollars that were allocated for research purposes toward his own private enjoyment. He betrayed Drexel University and tuition-paying students he was paid to educate,” District Attorney Larry Krasner *Spends over $96,000 on adult entertainment venues, sports bars, waste more than $89,000 on iTunes purchases, meals and other unauthorized purchases between midnight and 2 a.m *Released on $25,000 bail, surrendered his passport and scheduled for a preliminary hearing on January 29 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, Naija Standard Newspaper

VARSITY DON RUINS SELF IN AMERICA! Nigerian born Professor, CHIKAODINAKA NWAKPA sacked for STEALING $185,000 research grant funds…lavish money on ‘Ashewo’ (Prostitutes), Sports bars and iTunes...

INSPIRING FOR NIGERIAN YOUTHS! 25-year-old Nigerian first class Graduate from University of Nigeria, GODWIN NWANGELE Wins 2020 Rhodes Scholar-Elect for West Africa…joins 100 scholar-select to study at Oxford University *Electrical and electronics engineering specialty passionate about solving problems with technology *Defeats 2,783 applicants from around Africa *earlier won many academic awards been best graduate student in UNN in 2017, overall best graduating student in engineering in Nigeria as recognised by the Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology of Nigerian Universities BY ZAINAB AHMED/EDUCATION REPORTER, NSUKKA

INSPIRING FOR NIGERIAN YOUTHS! 25-year-old Nigerian first class Graduate from University of Nigeria, GODWIN NWANGELE Wins 2020 Rhodes Scholar-Elect for West Africa...joins 100 scholar-select to study at Oxford University *Electrical and...

INSPIRATIONAL: Meet the first Nigerian Woman in Finland to bag Doctorate Degree in Pharmacognosy …’I am happy my wife graduated from University of Helsinki in flying colors’, Tweets her husband, Chukwueke Chijioke *Says ‘My wife is making Nigeria, Africa and black race proud in Europe’ BY JOHN CHUKWURA/EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT, FINLAND

INSPIRATIONAL: Meet the first Nigerian Woman in Finland to bag Doctorate Degree in Pharmacognosy …’I am happy my wife graduated from University of Helsinki in flying colors’, Tweets her husband, Chukwueke...

INSPIRATIONAL: 28 year old Anambra State Girl, EMELIFE STELLA CHINELO wins Overall Student of the Year Award in University of Mysore, India…received 20 gold medals and 5 cash honors *Emerges Golden Girl of college, topped Msc. Chemistry class graduates *Had highest award ever in post-graduation studies during the varsity’s 99th convocation *Earlier named Best Graduating BSc. (applied chemistry) student at Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Nigeria * I devoted most of my time towards studies. I was either in the classroom or library. The reason why I chose India, especially the UoM, for higher studies is because of its scope for academic excellence” -CHINELO BY ANGUL LERAN/EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT, INDIA

INSPIRATIONAL: 28 year old Anambra State Girl, EMELIFE STELLA CHINELO wins Overall Student of the Year Award in University of Mysore, India…received 20 gold medals and 5 cash honors *Emerges Golden Girl of college, topped...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: ‘I Am the FIRST BLACK Person, First AFRICAN to obtain PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, Sask’ -Dr. ADEOLA OLUBAMIJI, Ibadan Born Canadian Girl, Lead Material / Metallurgical Engineer at Burloak Technologies in Hamilton, Ont. ….Says: ‘CANADA offers me a home away from home, I am an Immigrant’ * Explains: ‘I Have a Foreign Accent, No one Can say my Name Correctly’ * ‘My Mother was a Farmer, My Father Had a Little’ * ‘LIFE was Tough growing up, As young as 10 years I hawked Pepper on the street of Mokola to support my Family’ *Graduated in Bachelor’s of Science in Physics (with Electronics) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria having scored 3.8 of 5 CGPA, Obtained Master’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Tampere University of Technology, Finland *Worked as a Cleaner part-time to support herself through her degree, and for another year searched for PhD admission and scholarships *Her Words: “Nothing in life came to me easy; therefore, I learned to put in a good fight at every step of the way. In the fourth year of my PhD, I started the job hunt for a company that could offer me my long-awaited career. I graduated at time when engineering jobs were scarce and recent engineering graduates found it hard to secure appropriate jobs. Most of the advertised jobs required minimum of five years related work experience, and I was often told that I was overqualified because I have a PhD” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: ‘I Am the FIRST BLACK Person, First AFRICAN to obtain PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, Sask’ –Dr. ADEOLA OLUBAMIJI, Ibadan Born Canadian Girl, Lead Material / Metallurgical...

BUHARIGATE: ‘WAEC HEADQUARTERS GHANA has NO TRACE of Certified True Copies of MOHAMMED BUHARI Examination Certificate in our Archives Records & Aptitude Test Department’-BOAMA GYIMA, Head of National Office, WAEC HQ. GHANA …’We cannot validate the Attestation of Result purportedly issued by WAEC Nigeria’ *Sets up high-powered meeting to query Nigeria’s membership of the council *Plans to summon Nigeria’s WAEC officials to explain why the body printed attestation certificate * ‘As a Nigerian military officer, it would have been impossible for me to have attended the Defence Services Staff College in India in 1973, and, after that – in 1979 – the United States Army War College, had I not sat for the WASC examinations, which I did in 1961’-President BUHARI BY AKUA KWEKU/EDUCATION REPORTER, ACCRA & AHMED YUSUFU/STAFF WRITER, ABUJA

BUHARIGATE: ‘WAEC HEADQUARTERS GHANA has NO TRACE of Certified True Copies of MOHAMMED BUHARI Examination Certificate in our Archives Records & Aptitude Test Department’-BOAMA GYIMA, Head of National Office, WAEC HQ. GHANA ...

Okonjo Iweala’s son, UZODINMA captures ‘America’s literary with ‘Beast of No Nation’ novel…Book depicts a child soldier in an unnamed African country *Novel received critical acclaim on Time Magazine, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Times and Rolling Stone *Attended St. Albans School in Washington D.C., graduated at Harvard University earned an A.B., magna cum laude in English, American Literature and Language *Author, Sociologist, Physician won Hoopes Prize and Dorothy Hicks Lee Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis; Eager Prize for Best Undergraduate Short Story *Received Horman Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing *He’s a graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons class of 2011, Currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University *Honored with the New York Public Library’s 2006 Young Lions Fiction Award. Named in 2007 as one of Granta magazine’s 20 best young American novelists BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

Okonjo Iweala’s son, UZODINMA captures ‘America’s literary with ‘Beast of No Nation’ novel…Book depicts a child soldier in an unnamed African country *Novel received critical acclaim on Time Magazine, New...

SHOCKER IN OGUN STATE: NIGERIAN Students tied to Crucifixes in Ayetoro, beaten…For coming late to School *3 people including school’s principal arrested for tying two students *Pupils were flogged by a teacher in front of their school *Mediator wounded, beaten in crisis * “They were tied to a wooden trees made to look like a crucifix when a policeman on patrol saw them. They told the principal and the school proprietor to untie them and they refused. They even beat one of the people who intervened”- Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun State police spokesman BY OLUWASEYI OYEDELE/CRIME REPORTER, AYETORO, OGUN STATE

SHOCKER IN OGUN STATE: NIGERIAN Students tied to Crucifixes in Ayetoro, beaten…For coming late to School *3 people including school’s principal arrested for tying two students *Pupils were flogged by a teacher in front of their...

IDENTITY THEFT IN EAST LONDON: NIGERIAN Woman, FATOU JOHNSON teaches using Fake French Passport, National Insurance Card to obtain Disclosure Barring Service certificate for work eligibility…Coerced into prostitution on arrival in Britain *Earlier worked with vulnerable adults at several care homes around Gloucestershire *37year old later used fake Identification card to secure job at Tewkesbury kids’ school *Arrested at Cambian Southwick Park School in Tewkesbury *Confessed to court: ‘I am guilty to two charges of possession of False Documents’-Johnson *Received a six month suspended sentence at Gloucester Crown Court BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

IDENTITY THEFT IN EAST LONDON: NIGERIAN Woman, FATOU JOHNSON teaches using Fake French Passport, National Insurance Card to obtain Disclosure Barring Service certificate for work eligibility...Coerced into prostitution on arrival in Britain *Earlier...

INSPIRING OVERSEAS: BRITISH Born Nigerian Genius, ANNE-MARIE IMAFIDON passed two GCSE Examinations in Maths and Information technology in Primary School…Youngest child to study at Lyceum Institute of Technology in East Ham, London *Admitted to Oxford University to study a degree program at 15 years *Started Master’s degree at 17 years, Becomes Youngest ever to graduate at 19yrs *Daughter of Chris Imafidon, a Nigerian ophthalmologist who emigrated to London *Eloquently speak six languages at the age of 10years, Received Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II in 2016 *Worked for Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, Deutschebank before establishing her company ‘Stemettes’ *Awards: BCS (British Computer Society) Young IT professional of the year, 2013, Red Magazine, Women of the Year award, 2014, Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award, 2014 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

INSPIRING OVERSEAS: BRITISH Born Nigerian Genius, ANNE-MARIE IMAFIDON passed two GCSE Examinations in Maths and Information technology in Primary School…Youngest child to study at Lyceum Institute of Technology in East Ham, London *Admitted...