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EXCLUSIVE! African Undocumented Immigrants’ Secret hiding busted in America…Challenge facing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services *How they deceived Custom and Border Control Protection officers to gain entry *Some natives of Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Cameroon complicit *Untold details of how they opened Bank accounts, engaged in Grocery shopping, attend churches, working unlawfully BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief in New York

EXCLUSIVE! African Undocumented Immigrants’ Secret hiding busted in America…Challenge facing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services *How they deceived Custom and Border Control Protection officers to gain entry *Some natives...

Nigeria’s ex-Finance Minister, NGOZI OKONJO IWEALA Reigns as Board Member of Twitter…Named alongside American lawyer Robert Zoellick *Harvard-educated economist Okonjo-Iweala has around 860,000 Twitter followers * Twitter possess over 336 million users, gaining widespread popularity among Africans who use it to amplify their concerns and create online communities * ‘As we strive to build a better world for tomorrow, Twitter can amplify messages and drive critical conversations around today’s most important issues’-Okonjo-Iweala *”We are confident they will be incredible assets to Twitter as we continue to focus on driving transparency and making Twitter a safer, healthier place for everyone who uses our service”- Twitter’s Executive Chairman Omid Kordestani BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

Nigeria’s ex-Finance Minister, NGOZI OKONJO IWEALA Reigns as Board Member of Twitter…Named alongside American lawyer Robert Zoellick *Harvard-educated economist Okonjo-Iweala has around 860,000 Twitter followers * Twitter possess...

EKITI GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: FAYEMI, APC party flagbearer gives Peoples Democratic Party a BLOODY NOSE, wins in FAYOSE’S LGA *Defeats Fayose’s protege, Kolapo Olusola in 12 Local Government Areas out of 16 * Fayemi polled 197,459 while Olusola scored 178,114 votes * Moneybags, vote-buyers, incidence of violence almost mar election * ‘Election was peaceful and to a large extent free and fair’-Dr Joe Okei Odumakin, President, Women Arise * ‘FAYEMI IN, the people of Ekiti have spoken against their Governor, outgoing governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose’-GARBA SHEHU, Senior Special Adviser to Nigerian President on Media & Publicity BY YINUSA IPADE/POLITICAL REPORTER, EKITI STATE, CHIME IKALU/STAFF WRITER POLITICS, LAGOS & LAURETTA IBONG, POLITICAL EDITOR, ABUJA

EKITI GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: FAYEMI, APC party flagbearer gives Peoples Democratic Party a BLOODY NOSE, wins in FAYOSE’S LGA *Defeats Fayose’s protege, Kolapo Olusola in 12 Local Government Areas out of 16 * Fayemi polled 197,459...

DISGRACEFUL: I am guilty of STEALING over $900,000 being proceeds of Scam against Seven companies in United States and Abroad’-EMEKA NDUKWU, Nigerian born Naturalized American ….Confesses to U.S. District Court of Columbia: ‘I know I am guilty of Money Laundering’ *46 year old Nigerian Faces 57 months in prison and a fine of up to $200,000 *Agreed to forfeit his 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL450 and money judgment forfeiture in the amount of $429,848, Scheduled to be sentenced on July 19, 2018 * “Ndukwu participated in an ongoing conspiracy from 2013 through 2017 to receive and launder the proceeds of various cyber frauds, primarily arising from business e-mail compromise schemes”-Court document *INVESTIGATION conducted by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Nancy McNamara, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

DISGRACEFUL: I am guilty of STEALING over $900,000 being proceeds of Scam against Seven companies in United States and Abroad’-EMEKA NDUKWU, Nigerian born Naturalized American ….Confesses to U.S. District Court of Columbia: ‘I...

NIGERIAN Daily TRUST Newspaper’s Editor, ABUBAKAR IBRAHIM wins 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence…African story conveys the human toll of terrorism and displacement *Distinguished jury selected him from among 238 applicants for the prize *Story tells about the struggle of two women: one from Cameroon and one from Nigeria who find their loved ones * Received award plus cash prize at a reception in New York *Prestigious award given by the International Center for Journalists in partnership with ONE and the Elliott family BY DALHATU RILWAN/STAFF WRITER, ABUJA

NIGERIAN Daily TRUST Newspaper’s Editor, ABUBAKAR IBRAHIM wins 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence…African story conveys the human toll of terrorism and displacement *Distinguished jury selected him from among 238 applicants...

BREAKING NEWS: U. S. Govt Revokes American Citizenship of Nigerian, EMMANUEL OLUGBENGA OMOPARIOLA…Rapes 7-year old Girl before Naturalization *61 year old Deported Nigerian placed under U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Escort to Nigeria via JFK International Airport in New York City *Sexual Predator Commits second-degree Felony offense, arrived Ikeja, Lagos about 2:20 p.m. local time (9:20 a.m. CDT) *Earlier legally entered the U. S on March 25, 1983 at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on a non-immigrant student visa, Ordered to five years of community supervision, placed on the sex offender registry *Naturalized as an American citizen July 1, 2004, withholds he unlawfully engaged in sexual contact during naturalization proceedings * “This deportation ends this U.S. chapter for Omopariola who sabotaged his own future and opportunities through his heinous crimes against a child, and his lies on his naturalization application and in interviews”-Simona L. Flores, field office director of ERO Dallas BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: U. S. Govt Revokes American Citizenship of Nigerian, EMMANUEL OLUGBENGA OMOPARIOLA…Rapes 7-year old Girl before Naturalization *61 year old Deported Nigerian placed under U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Escort...

GREAT ABILITY IN DISABILITY: NIGERIAN-American 9 year old Girl, ANAYA ELLICK, Born without hands, WINS National Awards for Exceptional Hand Writing Skills in AMERICA *Inspiring Story of an outstanding feat after she received two national awards *Third-grader in Chesapeake area of Virginia beat hundred of others in competition despite her physical challenges * Named WINNER of the 2018 Nicholas Maxim Award, part of the 2018 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest, on Thursday, April 26 *Previously won the Nicholas Maxim Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship as a first grader in 2016 *QUOTE: “Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish”-Brad Henry BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

GREAT ABILITY IN DISABILITY: NIGERIAN-American 9 year old Girl, ANAYA ELLICK, Born without hands, WINS National Awards for Exceptional Hand Writing Skills in AMERICA *Inspiring Story of an outstanding feat after she received two national awards...

TRADE-PARTNERSHIP: ‘I Will be Visiting NIGERIA, a Beautiful & Amazing Country’-President TRUMP of United States …Says ‘There is No Country More Beautiful in the world than Nigeria’ * ‘Our aim is to diversify our economy by focusing on agriculture and food security; power and infrastructure. We have cut the importation of rice by about 90% thereby saving a significant amount of money’-President BUHARI * ‘Trump’s Proposed visit to Nigeria may take 12 months to Plan’-Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama *AMERICA concludes plans to return over $500m (about 190 billion Naira) looted funds to Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

TRADE-PARTNERSHIP: ‘I Will be Visiting NIGERIA, a Beautiful & Amazing Country’-President TRUMP of United States …Says ‘There is No Country More Beautiful in the world than Nigeria’ * ‘Our aim is to diversify...

NIGERIAN MILITARY IN SEX SCANDAL INSIDE REFUGEE CAMP: ‘NIGERIA’S Under-age GIRLS Flee Boko Haram, RAPED BRUTALLY by Security Forces’-NEW YORK Times *Victims narrate graphic ordeals: ‘I was Abducted from our home by Boko Haram fighters, Raped repeatedly for three years. As I settled into Refugee Camp of hope, I heard footsteps outside our tent. A security officer’s voice instructed me to come out. Frightened, I obeyed. He took her me his quarters and raped me”-Falmata, 14-year-old girl * ‘Nigerian soldiers would come to the Camp, hold me so tight, beat me and take me with them against my will. I had been raped about 10 times this year at a camp in Maiduguri, the city at the center of the fight against Boko Haram, before running away for my own safety. They (the soldiers) were old enough to be my parents’-Amina, a 13-year-old girl *Revealing: ‘At night, the camps are dimly lit. Aid workers come during the day, but typically not after sunset because of wartime curfews. Security forces tightly control who goes in and out of the camps, sometimes coercing women and girls to trade sex for food. I have been Raped, Injured, kept low profile. I must confess that I had been raped as many as 20 times in the camp’-Hadiza, an 18 year old girl *Allegations against our soldiers at the Refugee Camps were unfounded’-Army Special Board of Inquiry * ‘At least 7,000 Women and Girls have endured Boko Haram’s Sexual Violence’-United Nations BY HARUNA HABEEB, UNDERCOVER REPORTER, MAIDUGURI

NIGERIAN MILITARY IN SEX SCANDAL INSIDE REFUGEE CAMP: ‘NIGERIA’S Under-age GIRLS Flee Boko Haram, RAPED BRUTALLY by Security Forces’-NEW YORK Times *Victims narrate graphic ordeals: ‘I was Abducted from our home by Boko...

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...