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INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN Born Plateau State Native DEBORAH AJAKAIYE Still First Female Physics Professor in AFRICA…Becomes First Black African named Fellow of the Geological Society of London *Studied Physics in University of Ibadan, Created First Gravity map of Nigeria *Received Master’s degree at the University of Birmingham in England, and had her Ph.D. in Geophysics from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria *Served as former Lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University and the University of Jos, later as Dean of Natural Sciences *Remains First Nigerian Woman to win Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society Award *Retires, Devote time to a Nigeria-based charity, CCWA founded in 1991 *PLUS How geovisualization has been used to locate both mineral deposits and groundwater in Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA & COLLINS ABE/STAFF WRITER, ABUJA

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN Born Plateau State Native DEBORAH AJAKAIYE Still First Female Physics Professor in AFRICA…Becomes First Black African named Fellow of the Geological Society of London *Studied Physics in University of Ibadan, Created...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘FACELESS Group, Fraudsters Behind FAKE Protest against Nigerian Government, NO Demonstration on Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at WHITE HOUSE in Washington DC’-Niger Delta Amnesty Students in AMERICA …Says: ‘We Are Not Part of Them, They are Saboteurs and Deceivers’ *Warns: ‘Stop spreading Misleading, Mischievous Information about us on Social Media’ * ‘Desist from Lying to Nigerians on our Welfare as government sponsored students in different various higher learning in USA’ * ‘Our Allowances, Tuition Fees have been paid up to September 2017 and the Office has promised to pay up to November 2017 when the next payment is made in October, 2017’ * “We wish to disassociate Niger-Delta Amnesty students from any attempt to tarnish the image of Nigeria in America through outright lies, falsehood and blackmail”-Jimmy Iwezu, student leader in Alabama State University BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: ‘FACELESS Group, Fraudsters Behind FAKE Protest against Nigerian Government, NO Demonstration on Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at WHITE HOUSE in Washington DC’-Niger Delta Amnesty Students in AMERICA …Says: ‘We Are...

BREAKING NEWS: 37 Year old NIGERIAN-American Biophysicist, JOHN DABIRI still Reigning Professor of Aeronautics/Bioengineering at Stanford University in United States …Formerly Dean at the California Institute of Technology *Famous for research on Hydrodynamics of Jellyfish propulsion and the design of a vertical-axis wind farm adapted from schooling fish *Received MacArthur Fellowship Award for his theoretical Engineering work *Honored with Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists * Named as one of Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10” scientists in 2008 *Listed by Bloomberg Businessweek magazine among 2012 Technology Innovators, Awarded NSF research grants EIGHT times in five different fields * Established Caltech Field Laboratory for Optimized Wind Energy * Born to parents of Nigerian immigrants: Father, a Mechanical Engineer, Mother-Computer Scientist BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: 37 Year old NIGERIAN-American Biophysicist, JOHN DABIRI still Reigning Professor of Aeronautics/Bioengineering at Stanford University in United States …Formerly Dean at the California Institute of Technology *Famous for...

HISTORIC & INSPIRING: ‘I Am the FIRST NIGERIAN Descent to Become a WHITE HOUSE Correspondent for BLOOMBERG News’-Toluse OLORUNNIPA, Nigerian-American Multiple Award Wining Journalist …Report NEWS stories from more than 20 countries on FIVE Continents * Earlier worked as a Florida Correspondent for the News Service since July 2013, Regional News Reporter for Miami Herald in Tallahassee, Florida, as well as a correspondent for the Tampa Bay Times from 2009 to 2013 * Cherishes using PEN to lawfully fight for the helpless in the Society * WON Real Estate Reporting in SPJ’s annual Sunshine State Awards, Society of American Business Editors/Writers; The Bernie E. Glaser Scholarship program BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

HISTORIC & INSPIRING: ‘I Am the FIRST NIGERIAN Descent to Become a WHITE HOUSE Correspondent for BLOOMBERG News’-Toluse OLORUNNIPA, Nigerian-American Multiple Award Wining Journalist …Report NEWS stories from more than...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I WILL Make NIGERIA and AFRICA proud in ICAF Berlin International ARTS Festival 2017’-Oresegun Olumide, Nigeria’s Genius & Famous Multiple award-wining Artist * PLANS to Showcase his Best OIL on Canvass Paintings *Headlines MAIN EVENT on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CET) *TICKETS Sold-Out at Glashaus, Arena Berlin, Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin Germany * Reveals hidden Secrets of his Outstanding Success in Arts-world * Reasons his Arts design is far Brighter, Better, Appealing than Digital Pictures *Why his Artworks cause Greatest Internet Sensation in AFRICA *Social Media Trending: Attracted 18.7k fans on Instagram, 25k shares on Facebook, 12.6k on Twitter, 10.5k on Snapchat, 9.4k on Tumblr, 12.6k on Google Plus *Ceremony celebrates the Best of EUROPE and AFRICA under one roof GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I WILL Make NIGERIA and AFRICA proud in ICAF Berlin International ARTS Festival 2017’-Oresegun Olumide, Nigeria’s Genius & Famous Multiple award-wining Artist * PLANS to Showcase his Best OIL on Canvass...

INSPIRING: Nigerian-American, OLUWOLE SOBOYEJO, still World’s Leading Materials Scientist with Research focus on Biomaterials, Use of Nanoparticles…Creates Detection, treatment of Disease, mechanical properties of materials to promote global development * HAD BS Mechanical Engineering at King’s College London *Graduates in Masters, PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy Honors from Churchill College, Cambridge *Earlier served as Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Secretary General of the United Nations *Worked as President and Provost of the African University of Science and Technology in Abuja, Nigeria, founded by the Nelson Mandela Institutions * He is the son of Professor Alfred Sobojeyo of The Ohio State University and Anthonia Soboyejo BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

INSPIRING: Nigerian-American, OLUWOLE SOBOYEJO, still World’s Leading Materials Scientist with Research focus on Biomaterials, Use of Nanoparticles…Creates Detection, treatment of Disease, mechanical properties of materials to promote...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born AMERICAN, GODWIN ORIAKHI Owner/Operator of FIVE Houston’s Area Home Health Sentenced to 40YEARS in Prison…For Conspiring to STEAL Medicare and Medicaid of Over $17 Million CASH *Busted as he Planned to Launder FUNDS to Nigeria * “This case marks the largest Provider Attendant Services FRAUD Case charged in Texas history”-US Department of Justice *INVESTIGATED by FBI’s Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of Houston Field Office, Special Agent in Charge C.J. Porter of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) Dallas Regional Office, Special Agent in Charge D. Richard Goss of IRS Criminal Investigation’s (CI) Houston Field Office, Texas Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU); Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez of the Southern District of Texas BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF,UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born AMERICAN, GODWIN ORIAKHI Owner/Operator of FIVE Houston’s Area Home Health Sentenced to 40YEARS in Prison…For Conspiring to STEAL Medicare and Medicaid of Over $17 Million CASH *Busted as he Planned to...

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN Woman, GLORY ENYINNAYA Graduates in FIRST CLASS Accounting Honors from University of NIGERIA…Received National Merit Scholarship Award from Shell Petroleum *Studied Executive MBA Course at Lagos Business School *Wins ‘Addo Agnotio’ Accenture award for creating, transmitting and cultivating knowledge across several communities of practice in the firm * Featured by the Centre for Global Enterprise in New York and the global Association of MBAs * KleosAfrica, her company Receives African Entrepreneurship Awards *Consulted for Accenture, Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria, British-American Tobacco and several Oil and Gas companies *Motivational Speaker recalls experience as then Miss NYSC Beauty Queen during undergraduate days BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN Woman, GLORY ENYINNAYA Graduates in FIRST CLASS Accounting Honors from University of NIGERIA…Received National Merit Scholarship Award from Shell Petroleum *Studied Executive MBA Course at Lagos Business School *Wins...

BREAKING NEWS: AMERICA’S Custom and Border Control Seizes NIGERIAN Man’s Unreported of over $11,000 CASH in Baltimore….On Departing Private Aircraft to London * ‘We identified a man with previous federal currency reporting violations’-CBP * ‘This man also failed to report any currency on this trip nor did he complete a financial reporting form as required by law’ * ‘CBP officers conducted a compliance examination and discovered $11,647 in U.S. dollars, British pounds and Euros. CBP officers seized all the currency’ ** ‘Why CBP officers released him to continue his travel after officers completed the currency seizure’ * “Chartering a private flight does not alleviate travelers from the responsibility of complying with applicable U.S. laws and regulations, including federal currency reporting requirements”-Dianna Bowman, CBP Area Port Director for the Area Port of Baltimore BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: AMERICA’S Custom and Border Control Seizes NIGERIAN Man’s Unreported of over $11,000 CASH in Baltimore….On Departing Private Aircraft to London * ‘We identified a man with previous federal currency reporting...

NIGERIA’S 57TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY: ‘CORRUPTION is NIGERIA’S Number One Enemy, We Must Fight and Conquer it’-President Muhammadu BUHARI *Nigeria has recorded appreciable gains in political freedom * ‘We cannot and will not allow highly irresponsible groups to call for dismemberment of the country in their re-structuring advocacy’ * ‘As a young Army Officer, I took part from the beginning to the end in our tragic civil war costing about 2million lives, resulting in fearful destruction and untold suffering, creating over 10,000 jobs for unemployed youths’ * ‘I am Disapointed in leaders not calling their hot-headed youths to order’ * ‘Govt working hard to ensure release of the remaining Chibok girls, as well as other persons in Boko Haram captivity’ *Rolls out Achievements in Economy, Security and Anti-Corruption BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, ABUJA & EMMA IKEMBA/REPORTER, SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA

NIGERIA’S 57TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY: ‘CORRUPTION is NIGERIA’S Number One Enemy, We Must Fight and Conquer it’-President Muhammadu BUHARI *Nigeria has recorded appreciable gains in political freedom * ‘We cannot and...