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DEVELOPING STORY IN NIGERIA: ‘I Am Contesting for Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential Election, Only If I emerge All Progressives Congress Party Candidate’-Muhammadu BUHARI …Says: ‘By then I Will Determine If Yemi Osinbajo will still be My Vice President or Someone else’ * ‘President Buhari is not officially a candidate yet, he’s an aspirant. He has just signified his intention to seek party nomination’-Presidency * “It is after winning the ticket that you will expect him to name his running mate for the contest. That’s the requirement, he can’t run alone. My view is that it is not the norm that you name a running mate when you are not a candidate”-Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity BY KAYODE OYEBADE/POLITICAL WRITER, ABUJA

DEVELOPING STORY IN NIGERIA: ‘I Am Contesting for Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential Election, Only If I emerge All Progressives Congress Party Candidate’-Muhammadu BUHARI …Says: ‘By then I Will Determine If Yemi Osinbajo...

CONFESSION: ‘I AM Guilty of $2million FAKE Business Deal with some AMERICAN Companies’-ADEYEMI ODUFUYE, Nigerian born Undergraduate in Britain …Plead to charges of scamming a Torrington company out of more than $500,000, Faces over 20 Years in Prison *Suspect sent dozens of emails to the comptroller of a Torrington company, prompting a transfer of over $500,000 from company accounts *Dismissed as a student of Sheffield Hallam University, extradited from the United Kingdom * Bears FAKE names as ‘Micky,’ ‘Micky Bricks,’ ‘Yemi,’ ‘GMB,’ ‘Bawz,’ ‘Jefe’ *Found to have sent five wire transfers totaling more than $500,000 to accounts in Virginia, Florida, Washington, D.C., and Hong Kong *FBI identified 36 wire confirmations in e-mail accounts utilized by (Odufuye) and others from September 2015 to May 2016, totaling more than $1.6 million BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & TOM ILUPEJU/CRIME WRITER IN UNITED KINGDOM

CONFESSION: ‘I AM Guilty of $2million FAKE Business Deal with some AMERICAN Companies’-ADEYEMI ODUFUYE, Nigerian born Undergraduate in Britain …Plead to charges of scamming a Torrington company out of more than $500,000, Faces...

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Born Naturalized AMERICAN, OMOBOLANLE ATINUKE FENNY Makes History as Outstanding Student…HAD PhD at University of Texas, Graduation Ceremony set for May 2018 *Studied LAW for Bachelors Degree in University of Benin *Graduates in Criminal Justice at University of Alabama Birmingham for Masters *Remains Towering of Success for Nigerians in the Diaspora * Still a Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Born Naturalized AMERICAN, OMOBOLANLE ATINUKE FENNY Makes History as Outstanding Student…HAD PhD at University of Texas, Graduation Ceremony set for May 2018 *Studied LAW for Bachelors Degree in University of Benin *Graduates...

HISTORIC VISIT TO NIGERIA: United States Secretary of STATE, REX TILLERSON Meets Nigerian President…Assures of FREE and FAIR ELECTION in 2019 * Nigeria expresses gratitude to America for helping to fight insurgency * Security Forces in Africa’s most populous black nation need Training/Equipment assistance * ‘On Boko Haram, we’re being careful on Rescue moves of Chibok/Dapchi School Girls, Not to Endanger their lives in captivity’-President BUHARI * “We would like to commend President Buhari on his strides in the anti-corruption war”-Tillerson BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, ABUJA & CHINWE UKEAGA/DIPLOMATIC EDITOR, NIGERIA

HISTORIC VISIT TO NIGERIA: United States Secretary of STATE, REX TILLERSON Meets Nigerian President…Assures of FREE and FAIR ELECTION in 2019 * Nigeria expresses gratitude to America for helping to fight insurgency * Security Forces in...

BREAKING NEWS IN AMERICA: ‘Seven NIGERIANS Arrested, JAILED for Stealing over $3.5 million in Money Laundering, Passport FRAUD in Texas’-United States Department of Justice …Targets unsuspecting American victims in multiple Foreign Scam *One Additional Extradited Co-conspirator Pleaded Guilty in Federal Court in Austin, Fully involved in conspiracy that collect millions of Dollars from victims located across USA *Names of Nigerians Jailed: Nathaniel Itimi, 46 years, Nigerian/ current U.S. citizen residing in Houston sentenced to 97 months in federal prison, ordered to pay $1,672,805.51 restitution; Lewis Akpomofune, 41 years, Nigerian in Houston sentenced to 108 months in federal prison, ordered to pay $1,672,805.51 restitution; Michael Omoh Okiki, 37-years, Nigerian in Houston sentenced to 57 months in federal prison and ordered him to pay $1,213,354.94 restitution; Ayibatonye Bienzigha, 23 year Nigerian in New Jersey, received 37 months in federal prison to pay $51,307 restitution; Eghosa Obaretin, 30-year Nigerian in Austin, received 40 months in federal prison to pay $677,303.83 restitution and forfeit $222,000; Roland Imoe, 37 year Nigerian/current U.S. citizen in Austin, sentenced 10 months in federal prison to pay $25,632 restitution; and, Augustine Ikolo, 41 year Nigerian in Austin, received 97 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $842,970 restitution *Some Nigerians in Canada, Nigeria and United States operate Scam, Security Agents in HSI, IRS-CI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Investigate case BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS IN AMERICA: ‘Seven NIGERIANS Arrested, JAILED for Stealing over $3.5 million in Money Laundering, Passport FRAUD in Texas’-United States Department of Justice …Targets unsuspecting American victims in multiple...

MASSACRE/LAWLESSNESS IN ZURMI LOCAL GOVERNMENT: GUNMEN Abducts 15 Married Women, Rape 10 Girls in Zamfara State…Kills 41 Innocent Civilians, Attacks Birane Village, 12 Houses Razed under the cover of Darkness * How Herder in the bush with suspected Stolen Cattle, Sheep stirred crisis * Unknown blood-thirsty gunmen brandishing A K 47 assault rifles, axes and sharp cutlasses invade homes, mobilise bandits for Attack *“Police/Military and other sister agencies reacted by combing the bush and it’s environs to salvage the situation and discovered 18 dead bodies”-Public Relations Officer of the Zamfara police, Muhammad Shehu * ‘My Administration strongly condemns Thursday’s massacre of innocent persons in Birane village, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State’-President Muhammadu BUHARI BY MOHAMMED ALIYU/CRIME REPORTER, Zamfara State & ILEYA NURENI/STAFF WRITER, Abuja

MASSACRE/LAWLESSNESS IN ZURMI LOCAL GOVERNMENT: GUNMEN Abducts 15 Married Women, Rape 10 Girls in Zamfara State…Kills 41 Innocent Civilians, Attacks Birane Village, 12 Houses Razed under the cover of Darkness * How Herder in the bush...

SHOCKING & SHAMEFUL ON GOD’S ALTAR IN LONDON: NIGERIAN Born 55years old BRITISH Pastor, BENJAMIN EGBUJOR Jailed…For Sexually Abusing 15 Year old Girl, another Woman during Private Prayer Sessions *Sentenced at Inner London Crown Court to THREE YEARS AND FOUR Months imprisonment *Found GUILTY of Sexual Assault, Causing or Inciting a child to Engage in Sexual Activity * Offences took place at the Jubilee Christian Centre in Penarth Street, Peckham, where Egbujor was the Archbishop-elect * “Pastor Egbujor told me I had been chosen to attend an individual prayer session. After being taken into his private office, he forced me to undress and oil was poured over me”-Teenage Victim * “Egbujor and Nwenwu preyed on their victim’s vulnerabilities, whilst satisfying their own sexual urges under the guise of private prayer”-Police Constable James Bell, of the Met’s Offences and Child Abuse * “Egbujor and Nwenwu exploited the trust of their congregation when they targeted and abused these victims. They believed their position within the church would protect them from facing justice, but the court has held them accountable for their actions. I hope this conviction serves to empower victims of sexual violence to come forward and report to police, and as a warning to offenders who think they can use their position to protect them from the law”- Detective Inspector Angela Craggs of the Met’s Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Command BY TIMOTHY OKENLA/STAFF WRITER, LONDON

SHOCKING & SHAMEFUL ON GOD’S ALTAR IN LONDON: NIGERIAN Born 55years old BRITISH Pastor, BENJAMIN EGBUJOR Jailed…For Sexually Abusing 15 Year old Girl, another Woman during Private Prayer Sessions *Sentenced at Inner London Crown...

PAINFUL BLUNDER: NIGERIAN Medical Doctor in Britain, CHIZORO EDOHASIM Faces FOUR Year JAIL TERM…For Involuntarily killing his NINE Year old Daughter * Caught in Traffic in a bid to take her to Mathematics Class * Overtake Vehicles at high speed, Runs red light before car crashed into a wall * Deceased Livia pronounced dead at the scene in Manchester Road, Altrincham, while her elder sister required emergency life-saving surgery * Defendant claimed his brakes had failed, while he was on speed *HIS legs Amputated, Medical License to be suspended by the General Medical Council BY IMADE PAMELA/REPORTER, EUROPE & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PAINFUL BLUNDER: NIGERIAN Medical Doctor in Britain, CHIZORO EDOHASIM Faces FOUR Year JAIL TERM…For Involuntarily killing his NINE Year old Daughter * Caught in Traffic in a bid to take her to Mathematics Class * Overtake Vehicles at high...

INSPIRING OVERSEAS: HANDSOME NIGERIAN Genius, JOHN PAUL NWAEZEIGWE Graduates in First Class from Canadian University * Bagged Two Major Degrees in Political Science & Economics from St Mary’s University, Recipient of ‘summa cum laude’ from college * Honored as a Valedictorian in Graduation Ceremony * “I have always had my eyes on my degrees to make Nigeria proud just to show that Nigerians are tops in education attainment in the world’-PAUL * “Our dearest son has made us proud, made Nigeria proud and made Africa proud”-Mr & Mrs Nwaezeigwe (parents) BY JOY IRIKAFE/EDUCATION REPORTER, UNITED KINGDOM & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRING OVERSEAS: HANDSOME NIGERIAN Genius, JOHN PAUL NWAEZEIGWE Graduates in First Class from Canadian University * Bagged Two Major Degrees in Political Science & Economics from St Mary’s University, Recipient of ‘summa cum laude’...

SHOCKING: ‘NIGERIA is 5TH Most DANGEROUS Country in the WORLD’-The World Economic Forum …Colombia, Yemen, El-Salvador, Pakistan top list; Egypt is 7th, Kenya 8th, Mali 13th, Chad 15th, South Africa 17th * ‘Boko Haram, Isis West Africa responsible for much of the violence that occurs in Nigeria’ * ‘Visitors should be vigilant at public gatherings, locations frequented by foreigners and to Exercise extreme caution throughout the country due to the threat of indiscriminate violence’-US Department of State * ‘Conflict between Nigerian military, armed group Boko Haram continued and generated a humanitarian crisis that affected more than 14 million people’-Amnesty International Report 2017 * ‘There remained at least 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Nigeria; 80% of them lived in host communities, while the remainder lived in camps’ * ‘At Giwa barracks, children under five were detained in three overcrowded and insanitary women’s cells, alongside at least 250 women and teenage girls per cell. Some children were born in detention’ * Amnesty International allegation: ‘Nigeria Military conducts arbitrary arrests and detentions, Lack of Accountability’ BY TINA ANUELLA/REPORTER in Austria & WUNMI OBADE, STAFF WRITER, ABUJA

SHOCKING: ‘NIGERIA is 5TH Most DANGEROUS Country in the WORLD’-The World Economic Forum …Colombia, Yemen, El-Salvador, Pakistan top list; Egypt is 7th, Kenya 8th, Mali 13th, Chad 15th, South Africa 17th * ‘Boko Haram,...