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JOURNALISM IS NOT A CRIME: ‘I Was Jailed 5,000 years in PRISON for exposing ROT, CORRUPTION in Liberia Government’s Economy’-RODNEY D SIEH, EDITOR of Liberia’s FrontPageAfrica * ‘Our undercover reports found that funds worth $6m intended to combat an army-worm epidemic were unaccounted for’ * ‘Monrovia Court sentenced me for failing to pay libel damages of $1.6m (£1.2m) won by a former minister who sued my paper after we published the findings of a government audit’ * ‘Monrovia Central Prison, where I was thrown into is a cell with murderers, armed robbers and petty criminals. The prison, built in the capital city to hold 200 prisoners, has more than 1,000 inmates. Nearly half of them have been detained without trial’ * ‘The challenges of bringing these stories to light are enormous. Reporters take risks for little pay as newspaper owners struggle to pay staff and keep the generator running because of an unstable electricity supply’ * ‘It took the might of an international outcry, massive protests from supporters and sympathisers and an op-ed in the New York Times to force the government of then-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to get me out of prison’ BY PETER WELBER/MONROVIA CORRESPONDENT

JOURNALISM IS NOT A CRIME: ‘I Was Jailed 5,000 years in PRISON for exposing ROT, CORRUPTION in Liberia Government’s Economy’-RODNEY D SIEH, EDITOR of Liberia’s FrontPageAfrica * ‘Our undercover reports found that...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LINDA IKEJI IN AMERICA: INSIDE Story of BABY BOY Delivery @Emory University Hospital, Midtown Atlanta …Says: ‘I will be returning to Nigeria after few months of taking bed rest’ *Blasts Kemi Olunloyo : ‘She is a LIAR. She has no truth in her mouth. I have long put that lady to a corner for always saying things that are not relevant’ *Wonders how Naija Standard Newspaper had direct access to her hospital phone number *“Linda Ikeji is admitted in our hospital. We will connect you directly to her immediately for your interview from an African newspaper in Texas’-Nurse Cynthia GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, Naija Standard Newspaper

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LINDA IKEJI IN AMERICA: INSIDE Story of BABY BOY Delivery @Emory University Hospital, Midtown Atlanta …Says: ‘I will be returning to Nigeria after few months of taking bed rest’ *Blasts Kemi Olunloyo...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I am the New MANAGING DIRECTOR of BEN TV in United Kingdom and Africa, Available on Sky Channel 175 ‘-Deborah Ronke Apampa, award-wining Nigerian-British ace journalist *Had outstanding success in her famous TV ‘Black Variety’ show in England *Created the TV reality show ‘Omotola The Real Me’ which sets best record on DSTV *Produced ‘Stars On the Runway’ an event with top African celebrities modeling for charity *Columnist, Opinionated journalist writes first Unpublished Novel at age Nine * Studied law at London Metropolitan University, graduated from Pan Atlantic University, Worked as Ceo/TV Producer /presenter for BM Epic Media, TV Producer/Presenter R70 UK, attended Independent Journalism Centre * ‘I was a big fan of MEE Mofe Damijo, publisher of defunct Classique magazine, presenter of MEE and You. She died when I was 14 years old. We have come up with new shows that will captivate our different viewers. We are set to reposition Ben TV for greater global audience’ -Apampa BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I am the New MANAGING DIRECTOR of BEN TV in United Kingdom and Africa, Available on Sky Channel 175 ‘-Deborah Ronke Apampa, award-wining Nigerian-British ace journalist *Had outstanding success in her famous...

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM: GOVERNORS of Lagos, Nasarawa, Gombe, Rivers set for 2018 NMNA …12TH edition to be historic, epoch-making * Tanko Al-Makura is the guest speaker, other VIPs as special guests of the day *HRM Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife confirmed attendance *Rt. Hon. Abubakar Kusada, Speaker, Katsina House of Assembly, Hon Isah Ashiru Kudan, Sarkin Bai Zauzau, Senator Shehu Sani, Rt. Hon. Bello Muhammed (Matawalle) promised to witness ceremony *Theme: ‘The Role of Media in Ensuring Credible Elections and Maintenance of Good Governance’ * “I am very happy to work with the 2018 NMNA team because they are very versatile in event of this nature, and that gives me the courage that we can make this edition the best so far”-Sola Olugbemiro, boss of Solkem Entertainment BY LARETTA IKOMI/ENTERTAINMENT WRITER, LAGOS

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM: GOVERNORS of Lagos, Nasarawa, Gombe, Rivers set for 2018 NMNA …12TH edition to be historic, epoch-making * Tanko Al-Makura is the guest speaker, other VIPs as special guests of the day *HRM Oba Enitan Ogunwusi,...

NIGERIAN JOURNALISM AT ITS BEST: The WORLD Celebrates NIGERIA MEDIA NITE OUT Award September 23 …Celebrities, foreign media chiefs, diplomatic communities identify with event *Theme: ‘Role of Media in Ensuring Credible Elections and Maintenance of Good Governance’ * “We will be re-writing Nigeria’s media history through this epoch-making event”-Sola Olugbenro, boss of Solkem Entertainment BY IFEOMA OBELU/MEDIA REPORTER, LAGOS

NIGERIAN JOURNALISM AT ITS BEST: The WORLD Celebrates NIGERIA MEDIA NITE OUT Award September 23 …Celebrities, foreign media chiefs, diplomatic communities identify with event *Theme: ‘Role of Media in Ensuring Credible Elections...

NOW ON SALE IN AMAZON: #Best Seller Book end Hackers’ attempt into AMERICA’S Mid-term Election, stabilize National Security…Eliminates intrusion, fraud in Nigeria’s 2019 Election *lead Law Enforcement agencies on how to track, identifies Cyber attackers, read Terror codes *145 page book Exposes FAKE NEWS STORIES on social media platforms *In hot demand by Government agencies, United Nations, Security analysts; Cyber experts, Researchers, Senators; Congress members, journalists, others *Also available in Spanish edition, place your order, click: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720487758/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1528062348&sr=8-2&keywords=george+otumu

NOW ON SALE IN AMAZON: #Best Seller Book end Hackers’ attempt into AMERICA’S Mid-term Election, stabilize National Security…Eliminates intrusion, fraud in Nigeria’s 2019 Election *lead Law Enforcement agencies on how...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born Media Expert, CHINEDU MOGHALU Appointed into UNITED NATIONS World Food Programme…Heads Communication & Advocacy for Africa *African Risk Capacity is a Specialised Agency of African Union that provides African sovereigns with capacity building services for early warning, contingency planning and risk finance *Task to lead efforts in ensuring that work of ARC in responding to challenges of climate change, natural disaster risk management is strategically communicated to the Member States *Earlier worked served as Regional Head of Nigerian Export-Import Bank for the Southeast, Delta states in Nigeria; Head of Corporate Communication Division at its headquarters in Abuja *Holds Masters degree in Communications for Development, other degrees in Political Science and Law from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Lagos *HE’S an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, International Public Relations Association and sits on the Board of Chigari Foundation BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born Media Expert, CHINEDU MOGHALU Appointed into UNITED NATIONS World Food Programme…Heads Communication & Advocacy for Africa *African Risk Capacity is a Specialised Agency of African Union that provides African...

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Digital Publiseers, CHIDI AND CHIKA NWAOGU Becomes First African Publisher To Join International Publishing Distribution Association…Foreign body for companies in the field of Publishing Distribution *Attending 5th International Digital Distributors holding 6th, 7th June 2018 in Madrid, Spain *Meeting to discuss ‘New business models, worldwide growth of self-publishing, ‘Publishing and distribution of Hypermedia content’ * Mission is to promote the creativity of Nigerians to the rest of the world * Distributes 350+ books/200+ songs, works of Nigerian writers and musicians to 400+ stores in 100 countries, plus Amazon, Google Play store, and Apple store BY TEMINI IBADE/REPORTER, ABUJA

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Digital Publiseers, CHIDI AND CHIKA NWAOGU Becomes First African Publisher To Join International Publishing Distribution Association…Foreign body for companies in the field of Publishing Distribution *Attending 5th...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: LOLA OGUNNAIKE Shines as a Leading AMERICAN Features & Entertainment Journalist…Earned Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from University of Virginia, Master’s in Fine Arts Degree in Journalism from New York University * Commences Entertainment News, Pop Culture coverage for New York Times * Lead entertainment coverage, focusing on celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Ozwald Boateng, Oprah Winfrey * Her work has been published in Rolling Stone, New York, Glamour, Details (magazine), Nylon, the New York Observer and Vibe Magazine * Earlier worked as Features reporter at the New York Daily News, where she covered breaking news on celebrities and entertainment for ‘NOW’ * Was Former Correspondent on Cables News Network’s ‘American Morning’ * Appeared on Television programs in NBC’s Today Show, MTV and VH1 * Listed in May 2007 as Ebony’s ‘150 Most Influential Blacks in America” *She Accompanied, Interviewed Michelle Obama on a tour to South Africa * Presently she is a HOST of ARISE Entertainment 360, Parents are Nigerians BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: LOLA OGUNNAIKE Shines as a Leading AMERICAN Features & Entertainment Journalist…Earned Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from University of Virginia, Master’s in Fine Arts Degree in Journalism...

BREAKING NEWS: Youngest Former Sunday PUNCH Newspaper Female Editor, OLUWATOYOSI OGUNSEYE Appointed Head of BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION WEST AFRICA…Resumes work January 2018, Edit news report in Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin English and Yoruba languages *Celebrated as FIRST FEMALE EDITOR in the 45 year history of Punch Newspaper Existence * WON over 30 Awards, Was first Nigerian to win the prestigious Knight International Journalism Award * She is a fellow of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative * Currently sits on the board of the World Editors Forum *Received Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at University of Lagos, Holds Masters degree in Media and Communications from Pan-Atlantic University * Studying for PhD in Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester *Media AWARDS: CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Awards 2011 and 2013, Nigerian Academy of Science Journalist of the Year 2013, The Future Awards Africa 2013, Child-Friendly Reporter of the Year by the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence * “It is a huge honour to be appointed Head of West of Africa for the BBC. I’m excited about this new role and I look forward to working with BBC’s amazing journalists in the region. I have no doubt that we will continue to produce the quality journalism that our audiences love us for”-TOYOSI BY IYANU OPEMIPO/REPORTER, ABUJA

BREAKING NEWS: Youngest Former Sunday PUNCH Newspaper Female Editor, OLUWATOYOSI OGUNSEYE Appointed Head of BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION WEST AFRICA…Resumes work January 2018, Edit news report in Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin English and Yoruba...