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COVID-19 SPREAD: Nigerian Defiant PASTOR UDEN, General Overseer of Jesus Reign Family Church Arrested for violating ban on public places of worship in Federal Capital Territory…Christ Embassy, 15 other churches shut * Church in full session when members of the ministerial task force team arrived * Team waited for the pastor to conclude worship before approaching him to explain his wrongs and handcuff him * Task force team dispersed worshipers at the Christ Embassy Church located at Jahi District of the FCT * Enforcement team also shut down the popular H-Medix Pharmacy located at Wuse II District of the FCT, following complaints received at the FCT COVID-19 Situation Room that the pharmacy has no gun thermometers, other required items to ensure safety of customers and staff * BY DEBORAH JOHN/RELIGIOUS CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

COVID-19 SPREAD: Nigerian Defiant PASTOR UDEN, General Overseer of Jesus Reign Family Church Arrested for violating ban on public places of worship in Federal Capital Territory…Christ Embassy, 15 other churches...

DEPORTATION THREAT: Nigerian Couple, RASHEEDAT and AFEEZ BAKARE in Tears…beg Canadian Government ‘Daughters risk Genital Mutilation if returned home’ * Family of four arrived Ontario in 2017, had another daughter in Canada a year later *After denial of refugee status, Rasheedat, now five months pregnant, collapsed and was taken to hospital * Recently, the government issued a temporary delay on the family’s deportation order * “My children’s lives, my husband’s life are at risk. We ran away because they wanted to circumcise my baby girl — the one I brought from Africa. When I got to Canada, I had another baby girl. Currently, I’m pregnant with another baby girl. Now [I’ll have] three baby girls — [and all of their lives are] going to be at risk”-Rasheedat *BY TOLU ABODERIN/REPORTER, ONTARIO & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

DEPORTATION THREAT: Nigerian Couple, RASHEEDAT and AFEEZ BAKARE in Tears…beg Canadian Government ‘Daughters risk Genital Mutilation if returned home’ * Family of four arrived Ontario in 2017, had...

MORE TROUBLE OVER ALLEGED RAPE: Pastor Fatoyinbo’s International Traveling Passport Seized; House, Office Searched…as Congregation abandons church in droves * Secured bail after making available two level 16 officers with landed property in Abuja *Embattled ‘man-of-God’ report daily to Police HQ on a daily basis * ‘We are gathering strong evidence of rape against the COZA Pastor’-Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department BY TOMIWA ORIYOMI/CRIME REPORTER, ABUJA & SAM IKADE/RELIGIOUS REPORTER, LAGOS

MORE TROUBLE OVER ALLEGED RAPE: Pastor Fatoyinbo’s International Traveling Passport Seized; House, Office Searched…as Congregation abandons church in droves * Secured bail after making available two level 16 officers...

SEEKING JUSTICE: Nigerian Man HILARY INEOMO-MARCUS faces deportation from Britain after over 20 years stay …Arrived United Kingdom at the of age of 10 and lived in London ever since, granted leave to remain in the early 2000s *earlier worked as a presenter on National Prison Radio, where he was commended as being the best prisoner-producer, remain primary carer for two under-age sons * ‘I have no tie to Nigeria. The prospect that they could walk in and grab me and put me on a plane before I can say goodbye to anyone – not even my children – terrifies me. I’m a product of British Education and Culture’-INEOMO-MARCUS *’We revoked Mr. Ineono-Marcus status after he served a 15-month prison sentence in 2013 for a tax offence’-British Immigration BY CHIOMA IDIKA/LONDON Correspondent

SEEKING JUSTICE: Nigerian Man HILARY INEOMO-MARCUS faces deportation from Britain after over 20 years stay …Arrived United Kingdom at the of age of 10 and lived in London ever since, granted leave to remain in the early 2000s ...

Smoking Gun in Nigeria’s Rule of Law: ‘Reinstate Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Justice Onnoghen now, Suspension is illegal’-New York Bar Association writes BUHARI *Claims: ‘The Nigerian Constitution provides for the Chief Justice’s removal by the President only where a two-thirds majority of the Senate supports the removal. The President here lacks the requisite Senate support’ *Explained: ‘President must take action now to restore Chief Justice Onnoghen to the bench and let the National Judicial Council process unfold in due course’ *“The international community, as well as Nigerian lawyers, civil society, and the Nigerian Senate, have voiced concerns that the timing of President Buhari’s suspension of the Chief Justice may be seen as an attempt to ensure that the President prevails in any post-election legal challenges”-President, Roger Juan Maldonado BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

Smoking Gun in Nigeria’s Rule of Law: ‘Reinstate Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Justice Onnoghen now, Suspension is illegal’-New York Bar Association writes BUHARI *Claims: ‘The Nigerian Constitution provides...

AMERICA’S MID-TERM ELECTION: NIGERIAN Born Famous American Attorney, CHIKA ANYIAM elected JUDGE in DALLAS County…Emerges First African Immigrant in United States history to serve as a State District Court Judge * Assumes office January 2019, In charge of Criminal District Court 7 *Scored landslide 428, 971 votes-62.23% to defeat Republican opponent *Highly supported by husband-Okey, Campaign led by Jeff Dalton & Dallas County Democratic Party *Practiced Criminal Laws for over 17 years in America *Successfully handles all levels of Felonies, Misdemeanors, Mental Health Cases *Celebrated in ‘Dallas Morning News’ Editorial: “Anyiam’s answers were consistently thoughtful during our recommendation interview but often reflected the voice of who she, in fact, is — a defense attorney…,” *Legal Association: Member, State Bar of Texas, Member-Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member-Dallas Bar Association; Member-Dallas Criminal Defense Association, Member-J.L.Turner Legal Association and Member-NAACP, Garland Chapter *“I remain committed to serve the community as a fair, just and impartial judge”-CHIKA BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, Naija Standard Newspaper

AMERICA’S MID-TERM ELECTION: NIGERIAN Born Famous American Attorney, CHIKA ANYIAM elected JUDGE in DALLAS County…Emerges First African Immigrant in United States history to serve as a State District Court Judge * Assumes office January...

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...