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TRENDING: ‘I Will FIGHT for the Weak, Defenseless NIGERIANS against Oppression as a SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA’-Festus Keyamo …Vows: ‘I Will continue to Confront the HIGH and MIGHTY in defence of Truth and Justice’ *Inner Bar too elitist, deployed only in the service/defence of the rich and powerful or the upper echelon in society *Only honour I can do to the silk robes I adorn is to continue to speak truth to power; continue to hold Government accountable * To Nigerian Masses: ‘We Succeeded together; It is our collective Elevation’ * Appreciates GOD, thanks Aged Parents and all the distinguished members of the Privileges Committee BY IKECHUKWU ALIDE/JUDICIAL REPORTER, ABUJA & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

TRENDING: ‘I Will FIGHT for the Weak, Defenseless NIGERIANS against Oppression as a SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA’-Festus Keyamo …Vows: ‘I Will continue to Confront the HIGH and MIGHTY in defence of Truth and Justice’ *Inner...

INSPIRING: 23 YEAR OLD Nigerian Computer Erudite, CHRIS KWEKOWE Rejects Bill Gates’ (Microsoft Founder Billionaire) Software Engineer Job Offer…WON 2015 Anzisha Prize for ICT Discovery with a $25,000 FUND *Nigerian millionaire enterpreneur sets up own Flourishing Computer Software, Slatecube– a website aimed at helping other young Nigerians find jobs *Lagos State University Computer Science Graduate dares Bill Gates as one of Africa’s brightest Young Entrepreneurs * FACTS: Slatecube has an 80% employment rate for its users. Companies that have used the platform, have saved over $100,000 in 2015 by hiring skilled, ready to work employees * “When I told Gates of my position, he was intrigued and he smiled. After the programme, all the directors were like, ‘Dude, you mean you actually turned down a job at Microsoft and had the guts to tell Bill Gates? I don’t believe in giving people fish to eat, but teaching people how to FISH” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, USA

INSPIRING: 23 YEAR OLD Nigerian Computer Erudite, CHRIS KWEKOWE Rejects Bill Gates’ (Microsoft Founder Billionaire) Software Engineer Job Offer…WON 2015 Anzisha Prize for ICT Discovery with a $25,000 FUND *Nigerian millionaire entrepreneur sets...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I Will Ensure OSUN Government Serve the People as GOVERNOR of the State’-Mallam Olawale Rasheed, former Political Editor, Nigerian Tribune and Ministerial Adviser …Says: ‘I am motivated by the desire to genuinely serve the people especially as I am from a Poor Background, Government MUST serve the People’ * ‘Our Political Elders in search of a Successor Generation’ * ‘I Won’t Step Down for Any Politician, I am the New Face of Youth Leader’ * ‘I Have FIVE prongs Manifesto that will take care of Osun State huge debt, make liberate the economy and make life comfortable for the masses’ *PLUS How OSUN State is under FINANCIAL Emergency DEBT overhang of close to N300 Billion Naira BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I Will Ensure OSUN Government Serve the People as GOVERNOR of the State’-Mallam Olawale Rasheed, former Political Editor, Nigerian Tribune and Ministerial Adviser …Says: ‘I am motivated by the desire...

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Academic Prodigy, IKEOLUWA ABIOYE, 15 Year old Girl Scored A-ONE in NINE WAEC (High School Exams)…Had 305 in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Results *Performed Excellent in Mathematics, English, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Civic, Catering, Biology and ICT *Indigene of Irepodun Local Council from Osun State recently honoured by her alma mater, Starfield Schools, Iju, Lagos *BEG NIGERIA and US GOVTS for Sponsorship to further studies Abroad * “My Dream is to Attend AMERICA’S Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) or Harvard University to study Computer Engineering to help NIGERIA in Advance ICT Development” BY TOLA ENIOLA/STAFF REPORTER, IKEJA, LAGOS

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Academic Prodigy, IKEOLUWA ABIOYE, 15 Year old Girl Scored A-ONE in NINE WAEC (High School Exams)…Had 305 in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Results *Performed Excellent in Mathematics, English, Further Mathematics,...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: NIGERIAN Born American, VICTOR UKPOLO Heroic Role in HURRICANE KATRINA Exposed…Obtained Funds for SUNO’s recovery, including $44 million for Student Housing, $32 million for Classroom Buildings *Selected in 2012 as one of 45 Naturalized Citizens of the United States for Carnegie’s Americans Choice Award, ex-Chancellor of Southern University *Arrives USA at 23 years, Had Bachelor’s Degree at University of Maryland at College Park, Becomes first native-born Nigerian to head a university in USA *To Finance his Education, worked in a Restaurant as a Dish Washer and drove Taxicabs in the District of Columbia *Received Master’s Degree & Ph.D. from American University *PLUS How he Conquered POVERTY forever BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: NIGERIAN Born American, VICTOR UKPOLO Heroic Role in HURRICANE KATRINA Exposed…Obtained Funds for SUNO’s recovery, including $44 million for Student Housing, $32 million for Classroom Buildings *Selected...

HONOR: NIGERIA’S FIERY Pastor, APOSTLE JOHNSON SULEMAN Bags Doctorate Divinity Degree in American University…Receives KEY to city of Stonecrest in Atlanta *Why Mayor of Atlanta, Hon Jason Lary opens the door of Atlanta to Nigerian Prophet * In attendance are members of legislative and executive arms of government * Becomes a recipient of a Humanitarian Award and Honorary Doctorate Degree by the Trinity International University of Ambassadors, USA *Conducted round Woolworths Lunch Counter Sit-ins and The Center for Civil & Human Rights Museum Georgia, by Martin Luther King Jnr III * “We acknowledged Apostle Suleman’s compassion and contribution to the plight of the downtrodden and less privileged, a fact which made him entitled to the key, clearly the highest honour to be bestowed on an individual”-Mayor of Atlanta *QUOTE: “Honor is simply the morality of superior men”-Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

HONOR: NIGERIA’S FIERY Pastor, APOSTLE JOHNSON SULEMAN Bags Doctorate Divinity Degree in American University…Receives KEY to city of Stonecrest in Atlanta *Why Mayor of Atlanta, Hon Jason Lary opens the door of Atlanta to Nigerian...

BREAKING NEWS: BUHARI Returns to NIGERIA to Implement Policies that Will Develop Nation…After 103 Days of Medical Treatment in LONDON *Unfolds Quick Economic Reforms in Nationwide Address tomorrow, Monday, August 21 by 7 a.m Nigerian Time *Thousands of Buhari’s Supporters danced, Jubilate, on Highways * “President Buhari thanks all Nigerians who have prayed ceaselessly for his recovery and well-being since the beginning of the health challenge”-Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) * ‘Nigeria has matured to a point where governance continued in a meaningful, seamless manner during the president’s absence’-Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader All Progressives Congress party * Nigerians Student Union (NANS) Rejoice at President’s Return, Demand SACK of Federal Cabinet BY ELA IYEDE/POLITICAL REPORTER & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS: BUHARI Returns to NIGERIA to Implement Policies that Will Develop Nation…After 103 Days of Medical Treatment in LONDON *Unfolds Quick Economic Reforms in Nationwide Address tomorrow, Monday, August 21 by 7 a.m Nigerian Time *Thousands...

SHOCKING: ‘We Are Investigating MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO, a Nigerian Pastor for £3.9 million FRAUD’-City of LONDON * This involves a former premier league footballer who lost £3.9 million from Kingsway International Christian Centre in a ‘disastrous investment scheme’ * Criminal Investigation follows Charity Commission report into ‘mismanagement’ at the church, where £5 million cash of Richard Rufus, former Charlton Athletic player was invested * PLUS How Ashimolowo used church assets to buy a £13,000 Florida timeshare, spent £120,000 on birthday celebrations, including £80,000 on a car. BY CHIOMA UBELEKE/RELIGIOUS STAFF WRITER, SOUTH LONDON

SHOCKING: ‘We Are Investigating MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO, a Nigerian Pastor for £3.9 million FRAUD’-City of LONDON * This involves a former premier league footballer who lost £3.9 million from Kingsway International Christian Centre...

BREAKING NEWS: SCOTLAND Born NIGERIAN-AMERICAN, JOHN AGWUNOBI a Leading Pediatrician, Served as America’s 12th Assistant Secretary for Health…Worked in United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a uniformed service held the rank of a four-star admiral *Performed in disease prevention, health promotion, reduction of health disparities, fight against HIV/AIDS, pandemic influenza planning and vaccine-preventable disease *Served as former Senior Vice President of Walmart Stores, Inc.,President of the retailer’s $30 billion Health and Wellness, Chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee to the Director, on Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum—an advisory group formed at the recommendation of the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry * Vice Chair of the U.S. African Development Foundation, Board Advisor to Shopko, a Specialty Retail Stores Holding Corp. in Green Bay, Wisconsin; Board Director for Magellan Health Services Inc. of Scottsdale, Arizona; and Member “Future” Panel of Leavitt Partners LLC, in Salt Lake City, Utah *AWARDS: Public Administrator of the Year, APHA Public Health Hero Citation, and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. He served as * Reigns as Florida’s Secretary of Health under Governor Jeb Bush from 2000 to 2005 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: SCOTLAND Born NIGERIAN-AMERICAN, JOHN AGWUNOBI a Leading Pediatrician, Served as America’s 12th Assistant Secretary for Health…Worked in United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a uniformed service held...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ONE ON ONE with NIGERIA’S Genius NKECHINYERE CHIDI-OGBOLU, 18year old Doctor of Philosophy degree American student…Howard University Alumna 2017 pursues Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering in University of California Davis * Nigeria Medical Institutions would benefit from my Areas of Research * ‘I left Nigeria at 14 years, Graduated in Chemical Engineering and eyeing my Doctoral degree program since my Parents were fully behind me 100 percent’ * ‘I am Ready to IMPACT my Generation Positively’ * ‘I am an Active Member of US Engineering Honors Society, Tau Beta Pi’ *Fluent in English, Yoruba, French, learning Korean language *PLUS her latest book: ‘Tales of an Über Minor in College’ NOT UBER TAXI BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN BUREAU CHIEF

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ONE ON ONE with NIGERIA’S Genius NKECHINYERE CHIDI-OGBOLU, 18year old Doctor of Philosophy degree American student…Howard University Alumna 2017 pursues Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering in University...