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GOOD NEWS: After 3 years of living in separate continents, NIGERIAN Family Re-Unites in Canada…JOY MAXWELL narrates how she came from Nigeria to Saskatchewan to write a Nursing Exam *Laments: ‘Few months turns three years. The idea of giving her children a brighter future helped keep her strong’ * “Right now (my youngest) doesn’t really know who his mom is and that is kind of hard for me. I can stay on the phone for hours, but I can’t touch them. It’s hard, it’s lonely, and it is quite challenging”-JOY, Nigerian Born Naturalized Canadian BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

GOOD NEWS: After 3 years of living in separate continents, NIGERIAN Family Re-Unites in Canada…JOY MAXWELL narrates how she came from Nigeria to Saskatchewan to write a Nursing Exam *Laments: ‘Few months turns three years. The idea...

LONG OVERDUE: ‘FRANCE Ready to Return 26 Stolen Thrones and Statues taken from Benin Kingdom during Colonial Era’-EMMANUEL MACRON, French President …Says: ‘This happened in 1892 when we had the war against the then Kingdom of Dahomey’ *Artifact currently on display in the Quai Branly museum in Paris * “The return of art to Benin should not be an isolated case. The president hopes that all possible circulation of these works is considered: returns but also exhibitions, loans, further cooperation” -Elysee palace * Ousmane Aledji, director of the Benin cultural centre Artisttik Africa: ‘We Are pleased to see a new form of cultural exchange with France’ BY ANIETE PAMELA/CULTURAL STAFF WRITER, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE & KLEM IMONITIE/SENIOR CULTURAL CORRESPONDENCE, PARIS

LONG OVERDUE: ‘FRANCE Ready to Return 26 Stolen Thrones and Statues taken from Benin Kingdom during Colonial Era’-EMMANUEL MACRON, French President …Says: ‘This happened in 1892 when we had the war against the then Kingdom...

CHILLING INVESTIGATION: PARIS Park in France, haven for NIGERIAN Women forced into Prostitution…Nigerian underage Girl Nadege Chinasa narrates how she was RAPED, had an Abortion *Trafficked from Nigeria to France at 6years old, Raped by Local Gangs that killed her aunt *Forced into sexual slavery at 15 years for €20 ($23) per client, to pay off a colossal debt to a female Nigerian pimp known as a “madam, Sleep with 10 men per Night *Human Traffickers also use ‘Bois de Vincennes’, a sprawling park on the outskirts of eastern Paris, home to horse riding schools and zoo for sex activities * Cries: ‘We are not allowed to wear more than our underwear in the night, others wear miniskirts standing outside underneath street lamps, facing out onto the empty road’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

CHILLING INVESTIGATION: PARIS Park in France, haven for NIGERIAN Women forced into Prostitution...Nigerian underage Girl Nadege Chinasa narrates how she was RAPED, had an Abortion *Trafficked from Nigeria to France at 6years old, Raped by Local...

PAINFUL: ‘I am Fighting AMERICA’S Custom and Border Protection in Court for earlier Seizure of my $41,000 cash meant to build Modern Clinic for Nigerian Mothers, Children in Rural Areas’-ANTHONIA NWAORIE, Nigerian born Licensed Nurse in Texas …Says: ‘United States Immigration later mailed me a cheque of $41,000 due to widespread reaction generated by my humiliation while been treated like a criminal at Houston Airport’ *Regret: ‘I didn’t know that I needed to declare over $10,000 cash when leaving United States’ * ‘She’s been unable to open her clinic. She’s been living a nightmare. She’s been deprived of that money. This case highlights the abusiveness of civil asset forfeitures in general. It’s just crazy- She’s not been charged with a crime. The entire situation was so weak and not worth pursuing that the U.S. attorney decided not to even try to forfeit her money’-Anthonia’s Attorney, Dan Alban of the Institute for Justice * CBP did not comment on this story of Washington Post, citing pending litigation BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

PAINFUL: ‘I am Fighting AMERICA’S Custom and Border Protection in Court for earlier Seizure of my $41,000 cash meant to build Modern Clinic for Nigerian Mothers, Children in Rural Areas’-ANTHONIA NWAORIE, Nigerian born Licensed...

INSPIRING IN AMERICA: Nigeria born IGBO boy, EDIRIN OKOLOKO Appointed Judge in Snohomish County Superior Court…Washington State government applaud his legal accomplishments *Bagged Bachelor of Law from the University of Benin in Nigeria *Received law degree from the Seattle University School of Law *Worked for 13 years as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney on homicide, sexual assault, child abuse, and elder abuse cases *Successfully prosecuted four murder trials * “He will be an excellent addition to the bench in Snohomish County”- Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington State BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU FOREIGN CHIEF

INSPIRING IN AMERICA: Nigeria born IGBO boy, EDIRIN OKOLOKO Appointed Judge in Snohomish County Superior Court…Washington State government applaud his legal accomplishments *Bagged Bachelor of Law from the University of Benin in Nigeria...

SHOCKER: ‘We Will No LONGER allow the ABUSE of our National Health Service by Nigerian Pregnant Women using our hospitals to have their babies’-BRITISH Government *UK evolve stiff position after unnamed Nigerian woman put to bed in a UK hospital, refused to pay her bill of £10,000 and escaped to Nigeria *Another Nigerian visitor, Bimbo Ayelabola, a Nigerian woman who had quintuplets in Britain now embroiled in a residency row over her extended stay BY QUEEN SEMUDA/STAFF REPORTER, United Kingdom

SHOCKER: ‘We Will No LONGER allow the ABUSE of our National Health Service by Nigerian Pregnant Women using our hospitals to have their babies’-BRITISH Government *UK evolve stiff position after unnamed Nigerian woman put to bed...

SHOCKER:NIGERIAN Born British Resident, FRANCIS EZENWANKWO Jailed SIX YEARS…For RAPING his Tenant *Sub-let House in Heston Street, Hounslow, London Borough to a lady from Europe *Sneaks into lady’s bed with spare key *Gauged lady, Forcibly had carnal knowledge *Victim called police emergency numbers: 999 or 112 BY TOMS SHOLAPE/CRIME REPORTER, LONDON

SHOCKER: NIGERIAN Born British Resident, FRANCIS EZENWANKWO Jailed SIX YEARS...For RAPING his Tenant ...

INDICTED IN AMERICA’s 2016 ELECTIONS: NIGERIAN Woman, ELIZABETH AMACHAGHI on B1/B2 Visiting Visa falsely claimed to be American, Registered, Voted illegally…18 other Foreign Nationals arrested * ‘We have charged them with illegal voting during 2016 election’-Justice Dept. * ‘Some of them were charged in an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury in Wilmington, N.C. They were accused of filing a false claim of citizenship in order to register, and then voting. The defendants are from numerous countries, including Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nigeria and Germany’-DOJ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

INDICTED IN AMERICA’s 2016 ELECTIONS: NIGERIAN Woman, ELIZABETH AMACHAGHI on B1/B2 Visiting Visa falsely claimed to be American, Registered, Voted illegally…18 other Foreign Nationals arrested * ‘We have charged them with illegal...

BREAKING NEWS: EMBASSY OF NIGERIA in Washington DC establishes Federal Credit Union…to empower Nigerian owned small-scale businesses in America *Set to offer loans to Nigerian entrepreneurs resident in Yankee *Eligibility: You must be a Nigerian business owner in USA, have a verifiable source of income-stream, possess average Credit Score, have clean background check *It is a concept financial, banking and investment initiatives for Nigerian communities in America *Further inquiry, call Bayo Idowu, Chairman Emeritus on: +1 240-422-2004, Dr. Kazeem Bello, Commiittee Chairman at: +1-973-809-8053; Felix.O. Obi, Chair, Corporate/Media Sub-Comm at: +1-301-2019-2253, Dr. Eunice Ukwani, Comm. Sec.Gen at: +1-347-277-2135 *Jointly supported by Steering Committee of the Nigeria National Association USA BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: EMBASSY OF NIGERIA in Washington DC establishes Federal Credit Union…to empower Nigerian owned small-scale businesses in America *Set to offer loans to Nigerian entrepreneurs resident in Yankee *Eligibility: You must be...

WHITE HOUSE Endorses Cybersecurity Technology Book on Fake News …Writes Naija Standard Newspaper Editorial Board *Assures that by working together, the administration will deliver on America’s promise for the people * ‘We will strengthen our national spirit and ensure that America continues to shine as a beacon of freedom for all of the world to see’ * ‘Melania and I deeply appreciate your support. We are honoured to serve a country that we love and to work every day to improve the lives of the American people’-President DONALD TRUMP BY PAUL IMADE/DIPLOMATIC EDITOR, LAGOS

WHITE HOUSE Endorses Cybersecurity Technology Book on Fake News …Writes Naija Standard Newspaper Editorial Board *Assures that by working together, the administration will deliver on America’s promise for the people * ‘We will...