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WORLD Exclusive Interview: ‘I was with my Father, Chief Hubert Ogunde at Cromwell Hospital, West London in his last moment’- Bayo Ogunde, son to Nigeria’s foremost Theatre & Cultural icon …Reveals fond memories as far back as in the 60’s, 70’s * How Nigerian Government invited him to start the National Troupe * Converged artistes from all over Nigeria in their home town of Ososa via Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State *Plans underway to celebrate Ogunde at a later date in Great Britain * Only arts, culture, music students’ researchers yearn after Ogunde’s works, others run after Western/Asian cultures * PLUS how the family built on their Estate in Ososa, The Hubert Ogunde Living History Museum opened to the public and made available the Complete musical works of Dr Hubert Ogunde (a 13CDs Box-Set) for sale at The Ogunde Villa 3, Noble Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief (Naija Standard Newspaper)

WORLD Exclusive Interview: ‘I was with my Father, Chief Hubert Ogunde at Cromwell Hospital, West London in his last moment’- Bayo Ogunde, son to Nigeria’s foremost Theatre & Cultural icon …Reveals fond...

Just-in on Xenophobia: Bribery and Corruption Scandal rocks Consulate General of Nigeria in South Africa…Angry Nigerians claim desperate people are paying 800Rands cash as ‘sorting fee’ to be enlisted on Air Peace flight for evacuation * Called Nigeria Embassy in Pretoria at: +27 12 342 0905 but got no response BY TINA OKONUFUA/DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENT, PRETORIA

Just-in on Xenophobia: Bribery and Corruption Scandal rocks Consulate General of Nigeria in South Africa…Angry Nigerians claim desperate people are paying 800Rands cash as ‘sorting fee’ to be enlisted on Air Peace...

DAMNING REPORT: ‘NIGERIA Military holding CHILDREN as Boko Haram Suspects’-Human Rights Watch …Thousands of adolescents held in Deplorable conditions *Many detained without charge for months or years in squalid, severely overcrowded military barracks, with no contact with the outside world *Children described heart-breaking woes of beatings, overwhelming heat, frequent hunger and being packed tightly in their cells with hundreds of other detainees *Giwa Military Barracks in Maiduguri is Nigeria’s army most notorious torture chamber for Raping, Sexually molesting under-age girls * Inside Document: ‘Fifteen of the children had been detained for more than a year, and some had been held for more than three years. None had been allowed to contact family members outside the detention center, nor had the authorities contacted their families’ * ‘The children said that Giwa has a cell for boys under 18 with children as young as 7, or even younger’ * “Children are being detained in horrific conditions for years, with little or no evidence of involvement with Boko Haram, and without even being taken to court”-Jo Becker, children’s rights advocacy director at Human Rights Watch *Awaiting Nigerian Military’s response as at press time BY CHARLES OGBEDE, SPECIAL CRIME EDITOR & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

DAMNING REPORT: ‘NIGERIA Military holding CHILDREN as Boko Haram Suspects’-Human Rights Watch …Thousands of adolescents held in Deplorable conditions *Many detained without charge for months or years...

CONFESSION: ‘IRAN is fully sponsoring Sheik El-Zakzaky, Shai leader to violently OVERTHROW the Buhari Administration’-NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT …Plans to replicate the 1979 violent revolution that led to the forceful takeover of power in the country in Nigeria *Tells Court: The plan of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria leader and his sponsor was to forcefully turn the country into an Islamic State * 56-paragraph counter-affidavit reveals the relationship between El-Zakzaky and Iran started shortly after the said revolution that toppled a sitting government * El-Zakzaky heavily influenced by the Iranian revolution, which saw Ayatollah Khomeini take power after the overthrow of the Shah in a popular uprising BY AHMED LAWAL/SPECIAL CRIME CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

CONFESSION: ‘IRAN is fully sponsoring Sheik El-Zakzaky, Shai leader to violently OVERTHROW the Buhari Administration’-NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT …Plans to replicate the 1979 violent revolution that led to the forceful takeover...

CORRUPTION: $25Million Bribe Scandal rocks NIGERIAN Navy…as ISREALI Govt arrest 3 Israeli Shipyards’ employees for selling Shaldag Patrol Boats to Nigeria * Accused of Fraud, Money Laundering, Tax offenses and Breaching Export Laws *Israeli Police, Israeli Tax Authority, International Law Enforcement involved in Investigation *BUHARI Administration signed a three-year $195 million maritime security contract with Israeli firm HLSI Security Systems and Technologies * ‘We condemn the management of the Nigeria Maritime and Safety Agency for awarding the contract to HLSI. It is a breach of Nigeria’s internal security, and defies local content laws’-Nigeria’s House of Representatives *Pressures mounts on Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, EFCC to bring culprits to book BY JEROME SAMSON/CRIME REPORTER, ISREAL & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

CORRUPTION: $25Million Bribe Scandal rocks NIGERIAN Navy…as ISREALI Govt arrest 3 Israeli Shipyards’ employees for selling Shaldag Patrol Boats to Nigeria * Accused of Fraud, Money Laundering, Tax offenses and...

My LIFE, HEALTH in Danger, EYES going Blind’ -Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky, Shi’a Muslim Leader/Founder, Islamic Movement of Nigeria confessed before return to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Nigeria (video attached) …BUHARI Administration, Indian Govt conspired to POISON me, My Wife (Malama Zeenah) had full bullet lodged in her body * ‘Sheikh El Zakzaky is a pathological liar. He had ulterior motives in India. Let him face his on-going court trial’-Nigeria Presidency * ‘Why was Sheikh El Zakzaky demanding for a-5 star hotel when not on tourist’s visa to India to foment trouble? Why did he ask for his Nigerian international passport so he could run away?’ -Nigeria’s State Security Service * ‘There is no truth in the claims as alleged by the Sheikh. He refused the trained medical doctors we assigned to him in India. Medical treatment request was received from both the patient (the Sheikh) and the government of Nigeria-India Government respond * London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission chastise Nigerian security services in perpetuating the illegal detention, pressures Indian govt to re-treat Zakzaky * PLUS why Nigeria’s Secret Police whisked him to unknown destination, Investigation his relationship with #RevolutionNow Movement to destabilize Nigeria BY NURENI AHMED/SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA & RAHMATU IBRAHIM, CORRESPONDENT, INDIA

My LIFE, HEALTH in Danger, EYES going Blind’ -Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky, Shi’a Muslim Leader/Founder, Islamic Movement of Nigeria confessed before return to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Nigeria (video attached) …BUHARI Administration,...

New Development inside DSS: ‘I Will Not Eat any FOOD from Nigeria’s State Service, I don’t want to be Poisoned, Only meal from my people will I eat’-defiant OMOYELE SOWORE speaks from detention …Renew calls for Unconditional and Immediate release of #RevolutionNow protesters arrested * Vows: ‘We will continue to fight against bad anti-people policies of Buhari’s govt’ * ‘I was dragged from my Hotel Room like a Criminal. I am in High Spirit since light will overcome darkness any day’ * ‘The Take-it-back-movement has been granted permission to deliver food on a daily basis to Sowore in detention’- Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, Take-it-back spokesperson BY TOLULOPE ADEBAMI/SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

New Development inside DSS: ‘I Will Not Eat any FOOD from Nigeria’s State Service, I don’t want to be Poisoned, Only meal from my people will I eat’-defiant OMOYELE SOWORE speaks from detention …Renew...

INVESTIGATION: NIGERIAN Man, HILLARY INEOMO-MARCUS living in Britain since age of 10 having TWO British Children facing Deportation…Cries from Harmondsworth detention centre: ‘I am British and afraid, I have no ties to Nigeria’ * Claims arrest, prosecution done in error by United Kingdom security operatives * Blindly invest £4,500 in cousin’s business, same fund collected as tax returns behind him * Immigration revoked his status, Home Office sends him Deportation Notice * ‘British Government is set to ruin my family. He has no home in Nigeria. Leave my Husband alone’-Stacey, Wife of embattled Nigerian lament BY ROBERT IGANI/SPECIAL CRIME CORRESPONDENT, UNITED KINGDOM

INVESTIGATION: NIGERIAN Man, HILLARY INEOMO-MARCUS living in Britain since age of 10 having TWO British Children facing Deportation…Cries from Harmondsworth detention centre: ‘I am British and afraid, I have no ties to...

PAINFULLY SHOCKING! NIGERIAN 33 Year old PhD student, THOMAS ORHIONS EWANSIHA Dies of Seizure inside Malaysia Immigration Custody…Battles convulsion in between academic period, earlier arrested as crime suspect on suspicion * ‘We are awaiting the post-mortem report of Ewansiha, as well as a full medical report to identify the cause of his death’- Khairul Dzaimee, Director-General of the Immigration Department * ‘Malaysia Immigration officials killed my Husband. They continually maltreated him in their brutish manner to the point of death in Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot’-Wife of the deceased * Wife lament in tears: ‘Having acquired all educational qualifications, Malaysia Government made my Husband die like a chicken’ BY LURETTA OBEMBE, CRIME CORRESPONDENT reporting from Malaysia

PAINFULLY SHOCKING! NIGERIAN 33 Year old PhD student, THOMAS ORHIONS EWANSIHA Dies of Seizure inside Malaysia Immigration Custody…Battles convulsion in between academic period, earlier arrested as crime suspect on...

DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE’S TROUBLE ON THE RISE: BRITISH Detectives storm Nigeria…Scrutinize Records, Parley EFCC on former Minister Stolen FUNDS *President Buhari signs Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill 2019 into law to confiscate Diezani’s assets at home and Abroad * Anti-graft agency traced N47.2 billion and $487.5 million to the ex-minister * Former OPEC President possess N23,446,300,000 and $5 million (about N1.5 billion) in various Nigerian banks * EFCC finally secured forfeiture orders on the following assets of Diezani: about $37.5 million Banana Island property; Heritage Court Estate, Plot 2C, Omerelu Street, Diobu Port Harcourt; 135 Awolowo Road/Plot 808 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi; and 7, Hurnburn Street and 5, Raymond Street, Yaba, Lagos BY CHIGOZIE OLISAMEKA, SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE EDITOR, ABUJA & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE’S TROUBLE ON THE RISE: BRITISH Detectives storm Nigeria…Scrutinize Records, Parley EFCC on former Minister Stolen FUNDS *President Buhari signs Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill 2019...