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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...

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...