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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...

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...