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LET’S SAVE NIGERIAN DYING JOURNALIST: AUSTIN FAIR NWAULU, Nigeria’s Famous REPORTER Battling STROKE on SICK Bed….Unable to cater for Medical Challenge due to unpaid Salaries at National Mirror, Hallmark, Business Hallmark Newspapers *Already Exhaust all Personal Savings, Auction Properties *Reasons Nigeria don’t have Official Standard Salaries Template for Press *Why Nigerian Journalists Have No Insurance during Assignments *BEGS: “I Don’t Want to DIE, Pain is Too Much. Please Help Me with Donations to Austin Fair Nwaulu, DIAMOND BANK Acct No: 0038475459” *To reach him directly on Hospital BED, call: +234 803 324 7569 *STROKE: ‘The sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen, caused by blockage of blood flow or rupture of an artery to the brain. Sudden loss of speech, weakness, or paralysis of one side of the body can be symptoms’ BY OLU ADEBOWALE/STAFF WRITER, ABUJA

LET’S SAVE NIGERIAN DYING JOURNALIST: AUSTIN FAIR NWAULU, Nigeria’s Famous REPORTER Battling STROKE on SICK Bed….Unable to cater for Medical Challenge due to unpaid Salaries at National Mirror, Hallmark, Business Hallmark Newspapers *Already...

INSPIRING: NIGERIA’S journalist, AMINA YUGUDA of Gotel Television WINS BBC World News Komla Dumor Award…Receives Honor for consistent Investigative News on high-profile stories including the Boko Haram insurgency * News Presenter begins three-month placement at the BBC in London * Award created to honour Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014 * She impressed the panel with her story-telling and her ability to convey complex ideas in a way that resonates with a wide audience * “It was a huge honour. I was overwhelmed with joy. Storytellers have always had an important role in Africa… this is what defines us. Today journalists are taking on that responsibility”-Amina rejoices * BBC World Service Group Director Francesca Unsworth: ‘Yuguda was a worthy winner. She possessed Komla’s sterling virtues in Investigative Journalism’ *Receives Ovation from Nigerian-American Press Association BY KUNLE OLAWOLE/REPORTER, LONDON & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRING: NIGERIA’S journalist, AMINA YUGUDA of Gotel Television WINS BBC World News Komla Dumor Award…Receives Honor for consistent Investigative News on high-profile stories including the Boko Haram insurgency * News Presenter...

MEDIA Retirement PLANS for ‘MIRACLE MAN OF REUTERS’: ‘ I Want to be a CAREER DIPLOMAT for NIGERIA in Europe or Republic of Ireland’-NIYI BABADE, Al-jazeera Award winner, International Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker …Earlier worked for Cables News Network, Associated Press and other international media platforms *Highly respected in Reuters for Breaking News, Investigative Journalism *Presently Producing/Directing OPDAT TV News, Dublin * ‘I want to use my profound International media experiences to celebrate Nigeria in good light to the West and eastern blocs’ * ‘My appointment as an Ambassador will surely enhance and bring positivity to Nigerians in every sphere of life’ * ‘No More Delays in Nigerian e-Passport Issuance or Renewals Abroad’ * ‘President BUHARI tried in Foreign Policies, Returning Nigeria positively to Honor in International Community’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MEDIA Retirement PLANS for ‘MIRACLE MAN OF REUTERS’: ‘ I Want to be a CAREER DIPLOMAT for NIGERIA in Europe or Republic of Ireland’-NIYI BABADE, Al-jazeera Award winner, International Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker …Earlier...

REVEALING: ‘We Desire JUSTICE from Nigerian Govt on Shooting of Nigerian Publisher, Samuel Nweze, Beating of Charles Otu’-Committee to Protect Journalists in New York * ‘I Narrowly Escaped Death for Reporting News as a Journalist in Ebonyi state’-Nweze * Says: ‘I heard a bang, I felt sharp pains and blood gushing out from my back’ * ‘The assailants threatened to kill me unless I promised not to criticize the government of the southern Nigerian state’ * “Nigerian authorities should show that journalists cannot be viciously abducted, attacked, or shot with impunity”-CPJ Africa Program Coordinator Angela Quintal, South Africa * ‘We have opened Investigations on Otu’s beating’-Titus Lamorde, commissioner of police for Ebonyi BY NDUKA ILEMU/CRIME REPORTER, ABAKALIKI

REVEALING: ‘We Desire JUSTICE from Nigerian Govt on Shooting of Nigerian Publisher, Samuel Nweze, Beating of Charles Otu’-Committee to Protect Journalists in New York * ‘I Narrowly Escaped Death for Reporting News as a Journalist...

11TH MEDIA AWARD IN NIGERIA: Naija STANDARD Newspaper’s American Bureau, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU WINS Nigeria’s Most Investigative Journalist in the Diaspora…Defeats Abby Phillips of New York TIMES, Tunde Agoi of AFP, Femi Oke of Aljazeera Television *Winning News story published May 30, 2016 titled ‘Trading LIFE for Kidney Sale …Indian Doctors on Highest Demand for Nigerian Kidneys at $300,000’ *Vanguard Media Limited Receives Online Newspaper of the Year *BOND FM is Best Radio Station of the Year, Asabeafrika is BLOG of the Year *Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State recognized as ‘Outstanding Performing Governor of the Year’ * Frank Odita honoured with LIFETime Achievement Award on Outstanding Contribution to Nigerian Security * Sir Shina Peters, Afro-juju ace receives Music LEGEND of the Year * HRH Mohammed Sani Halirv Dantoro honoured with ‘Most Inspiring Monarch of the Year’ * ‘ON Integrity, Media professionalism and Investigative journalism, Nigeria-American Press Association celebrate George Otumu as an excellent, distinguished and well deserved journalist’-Steve Franklin, President, NAPA BY TOPE OLAMIDE/STAFF WRITER, LAGOS

11TH MEDIA AWARD IN NIGERIA: Naija STANDARD Newspaper’s American Bureau, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU WINS Nigeria’s Most Investigative Journalist in the Diaspora…Defeats Abby Phillips of New York TIMES, Tunde Agoi of AFP, Femi Oke...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I Am in UNITED STATES on the Wings of Grace, Flying on GOD’s Word’-Nigeria’s Top Newscaster, Chudi Nwafo …’Nominated NEWSCASTER of the YEAR 2004 by the Nigeria Media Merit Award’ *Worked as News Reporter/Producer for Channels Television, DBN Television, Africa Independent Television and Raypower FM * ‘MUSIC is My Hobby, Playing Music as a Recording Artiste since 1980’ * ‘I Have a Passion for Preservation and Enhancement of God’s entire Creation’ *Performed LIVE at First National Convention of Ufuma Forum North America and the World Igbo Congress convention in Chicago * PLUS Evergeen moments with Raymond Elama (in charge of News) and the late Steve Kadiri (in charge of Radio), how he was in charge of Presentation on both Radio and Television BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I Am in UNITED STATES on the Wings of Grace, Flying on GOD’s Word’-Nigeria’s Top Newscaster, Chudi Nwafo …’Nominated NEWSCASTER of the YEAR 2004 by the Nigeria Media Merit Award’...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: NIGERIAN AMERICAN, FOLASADE OLAYINKA BADERINWA becomes Most Famous Broadcaster on New York’s WABC Channel 7…Co-anchors weekday 5 p.m. editions of Eyewitness News alongside Diana Williams and 11pm news with Bill Ritter *Joined WABC in 2003 after a stint in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, where she anchored the news on WBAL-TV for nearly three years * How she survived multiple surgeries, months of recovery and physical therapy after been struck by a hit-and-run driver on July 23, 2004 while preparing a report *Born to a Nigerian (Yoruba) man and German mother. Her first name, ‘Folasade’, means ‘Honor confers a crown’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: NIGERIAN AMERICAN, FOLASADE OLAYINKA BADERINWA becomes Most Famous Broadcaster on New York’s WABC Channel 7…Co-anchors weekday 5 p.m. editions of Eyewitness News alongside Diana Williams and 11pm news...

TRENDING WORLDWIDE: Top NIGERIAN Journalists, Media Houses emerge Finalists in NIGERIA MEDIA NITE OUT AWARD 2017…Ceremony features 21 Media Award Categories, Set for Sunday, September 17 at Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja by 3:00pm *Kunle Rasheed (City Rovers), Azuh Arinze (YES Magazine), 4 others compete for Editor of the Year * Nigeria Investigative Journalist of the Year in the Diaspora: Tunde Agoi (AFP), Abby Phillips (Washington Post), George Elijah Otumu (NAIJA Standard newspaper), Femi Oke (Aljazeera Television) * Asabeafrika, Naija.com, Belanaija, Juliablaise, 2 others in BLOG of the Year *Nigeria’s BEST Online Newspapers: Punchng.com, Sunnewsonline.com, Vanguardngr.com, Premiumtimesng.com, Thenationonlineng.net, Completesportsnigeria.com * “We will be history in the Nigerian Media Industry as a pacesesetter in rewarding the hardwork and selfless service of media professionals to humanity”-Sola Olugbemiro, Publisher, Ace Magazine, ceo of Solkem Nigeria Limited BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, ABUJA

TRENDING WORLDWIDE: Top NIGERIAN Journalists, Media Houses emerge Finalists in NIGERIA MEDIA NITE OUT AWARD 2017…Ceremony features 21 Media Award Categories, Set for Sunday, September 17 at Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja by 3:00pm *Kunle...

INSPIRATIONAL: BRITISH Born NIGERIAN Broadcaster, FEMI OKE is QUEEN of Aljazeera Television…Graduates from Birmingham University, had Bachelor’s degree in English literature and language, hosts ‘The Stream on Al Jazeera English’ *Started Journalism at 14 years as then Junior Reporter with UK’s First Talk Radio station London Broadcasting Company *Earlier presents BBC’s flagship Educational Science Programme ‘Science In Action’ *Worked for GMTV, London Weekend Television, Men & Motors and Carlton Television * Joined CNN in 1999, worked for NINE years as a former anchor for International’s World Weather service at the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRATIONAL: BRITISH Born NIGERIAN Broadcaster, FEMI OKE is QUEEN of Aljazeera Television…Graduates from Birmingham University, had Bachelor’s degree in English literature and language, hosts ‘The Stream on Al Jazeera English’ *Started...

SHOCKING IN FOREIGN PRESS: ‘BUHARI has been gone for MEDICAL CARE for months, YAR’ADUA DIED of KIDNEY and HEART problems in office’-WASHINGTON Post Newspaper …This is Incumbent Nigerian President Second Medical Leave to Britain *GOVT released First Photo of Buhari since he left Nigeria BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, ABUJA

SHOCKING IN FOREIGN PRESS: ‘BUHARI has been gone for MEDICAL CARE for months, YAR’ADUA DIED of KIDNEY and HEART problems in office’-WASHINGTON Post Newspaper …This is Incumbent Nigerian President Second Medical Leave...