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‘NIGERIA’S Senate President, BUKOLA SARAKI maliciously Prosecuted by APC, I’m the Happiest Man that he’s back in PDP’-ATIKU ABUBAKAR, former Nigeria’s Vice president …Subjected to the most degrading treatment despite his status as the nation’s number three citizen * ‘If elected Nigeria’s President in 2019, I have vowed to devote 21% of the Federal budget to education’ BY YEKINI AHMED, DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR, ABUJA

‘NIGERIA’S Senate President, BUKOLA SARAKI maliciously Prosecuted by APC, I’m the Happiest Man that he’s back in PDP’-ATIKU ABUBAKAR, former Nigeria’s Vice president …Subjected to the most degrading...

WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA: ‘We’re Prosecuting ORJI UZOR KALU for STEALING N7.6billion Abia State Funds’-EFCC ….As Governor between 2001 and September 2006 you procured Slok Nigeria Ltd, Retained N7.2billion in Inland Bank Plc account * ‘You collaborated with Udeh Jones Udeogu Slok Nigeria and Emeka Abone (at large) in concealing the genuine origin of an aggregate sum of N7, 197,871,208.70…’ * ‘I am Innocent, not GUILTY to the amended 39-count charge read to me before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos’-KALU * ‘The alleged offence violates Section 17(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004, and was liable to be punished under Section 16. It breached Section 427 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap 77, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990’ BY CHINWE OBINAKA/CRIME WRITER, LAGOS

WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA: ‘We’re Prosecuting ORJI UZOR KALU for STEALING N7.6billion Abia State Funds’-EFCC ….As Governor between 2001 and September 2006 you procured Slok Nigeria Ltd, Retained N7.2billion in...

NEW DEVELOPMENT: ‘LET No Harm befall our son, Senator ENYINNAYA ABARIBE’-Igbo Canadian Community Association …Warns BUHARI Government: ‘Enough of your intimidation towards Ndigbo’ *Condemns State Security Services for humiliating lawmaker representing Abia South Senatorial District * ‘We find the arrest of our senator few hours after he exposed an insertion of an illegal addition of N30billion into the budget of the power sector questionable, undemocratic and a criminal attempt to cover up the monumental corrupt acts perpetuated by the Presidency ‘-Chief Ugochukwu Okoro, President of the socio-cultural, political group in Toronto * ‘We are demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Sen. Abaribe with no harm whatsoever befalling him. We’d like to use this medium to sound this warning to President Muhammadu Buhari’ * ‘The DSS had on Friday arrested Sen. Abaribe in of Abuja without disclosing the reason for his arrest. They also have sealed his home’-Ahaoma Kanu, Public Relations Officer, Igbo Canadian Community Association BY SAMSON SHOAGA/GROUP MANAGING EDITOR & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

NEW DEVELOPMENT: ‘LET No Harm befall our son, Senator ENYINNAYA ABARIBE’-Igbo Canadian Community Association …Warns BUHARI Government: ‘Enough of your intimidation towards Ndigbo’ *Condemns State Security Services...

The LOOTING OF AKWA IBOM STATE:NIGERIA’S Senate Minority Leader, BASSEY AKPAN faces Ban from entering United Kingdom…as Nigerian authorities request Britain to freeze all bank accounts and assets linked to lawmaker *Acquires stupendous wealth with taxpayers’ money to fraudulently purchase properties in the UK and other countries *Served as immediate past finance commissioner in Akwa Ibom during the administration of Godswill Akpabio *Purchased landed properties in Britain through Barclays Bank of London financed mortgage to the tune of £1million *Presently under investigation in Nigeria by presidential investigation panel for recovery of public properties on illicit acquisition of assets and money laundering * “I am writing to bring to the notice of the Home Office Secretary, the fraudulent acts of Mr. Bassey Albert Akpan which include money laundering activities, assets stealing, forgery, tax evasion and extortion. It is kindly requested for the Right Honourable Home Office Secretary to use her powers to issue an Exclusion Decision on Mr. Bassey Albert Akpan from the United Kingdom and its territory pursuant to the Home Office”-Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special, presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public properties BY RICHARD IYARE/CRIME REPORTER, ABUJA & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

The LOOTING OF AKWA IBOM STATE: NIGERIA’S Senate Minority Leader, BASSEY AKPAN faces Ban from entering United Kingdom…as Nigerian authorities request Britain to freeze all bank accounts and assets linked to lawmaker *Acquires stupendous...

DEVELOPING STORY: ‘I Am Appealing against my Conviction in United Kingdom, British Police Stinks of Corruption’-JAMES IBORI, Nigeria’s millionaire politician …Argue: ‘I Want my 90 million pounds ($130 million) of assets, earlier confiscated, frozen for years, released to me by British authorities’ * ‘True, we confiscate James Ibori’s assets, plan to return them to the Nigerian state, but if his conviction were overturned he would regain control of them immediately. At the time of his arrest he was in the process of buying a $20 million private jet’-British Government * ‘ONE of the British police officers who investigated him took bribes in 2007 from a private detective, hired by a British law firm working for Ibori, in return for inside information about the police investigation’-Ibori’s lawyers in UK * Ibori gives evidence via video-link from Nigeria, and he appeared briefly on a screen in court, but the connection was lost and could not be restored. The court was told a power cut in Nigeria was the reason for the glitch BY STELLA IBADE/STAFF WRITER, UNITED KINGDOM

DEVELOPING STORY: ‘I Am Appealing against my Conviction in United Kingdom, British Police Stinks of Corruption’-JAMES IBORI, Nigeria’s millionaire politician …Argue: ‘I Want my 90 million pounds ($130 million) of...

MUTUAL-COOPERATION BETWEEN NIGERIA & AMERICA: DONALD Trump Invites Nigeria’s President, MUHAMMADU BUHARI to WASHINGTON April 30…Meeting to be on ways of enhancing strategic partnership and advance shared priorities * Boko Haram in Trouble, as discussion focus mainly on fighting terrorism, threats to peace and security, building on Nigeria’s role as a democratic leader * “The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep and strong, and Nigeria’s economic growth, security, and leadership in Africa will advance our mutual prosperity”-WHITE HOUSE BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

MUTUAL-COOPERATION BETWEEN NIGERIA & AMERICA: DONALD Trump Invites Nigeria’s President, MUHAMMADU BUHARI to WASHINGTON April 30…Meeting to be on ways of enhancing strategic partnership and advance shared priorities * Boko Haram...

DISGRACEFUL IN AMERICA: NIGERIA’S Senator, ANDY UBA Dragged to Court for OWING $35,448.55 in Water And Power Bill in California Apartment…Los Angeles Department of Water and Power provides amenities to Building 7014 LaTijera Boulevard, Westchester, CA90045 * ‘No Withdrawal Funds in Uba’s Bank Account Numbers: 6594661000, 7594661000 and 8594661000, opened on March 25, 2002, April 11, 2013 and May 17, 2013’ * Unlimited Civil Case with number BC644243 assigned to the Honourable Rita Miller sitting at Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles * Becomes Indebted from March 26, 2002 through November 23, 2016 to February 2, 2018 after he agreed to settle his indebtedness out of court pursuant to a document tagged ‘Stipulated Settlement’ * Summon served on Andy Uba by publication in The Metropolitan News, being a newspaper of general circulation at Los Angeles * Judge Ready to Pass Judgement against Uba if he fails in his ‘Stipulated Settlement’ on before April 30, 2018 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA’S FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & SAMSON SHOAGA, GROUP MANAGING EDITOR, LAGOS, NIGERIA

DISGRACEFUL IN AMERICA: NIGERIA’S Senator, ANDY UBA Dragged to Court for OWING $35,448.55 in Water And Power Bill in California Apartment…Los Angeles Department of Water and Power provides amenities to Building 7014 LaTijera Boulevard,...

DISCLAIMER FROM NIGERIA’S PRESIDENCY: ‘AT NO TIME Did I Collapse over My Son, YUSUF BUHARI’S Power Bike Accident, Media Report’s Insinuation is Falsehood and FAKE News’-AISHA BUHARI, Nigeria’s FIRST LADY …Says: ‘My Son is receiving professional medical treatment from competent medical practitioners’ * ‘Nigerians should not believe such LIES against me in the news’ * ‘May Almighty Allah perfect His healing on my son Insha Allah’ * “It is a LIE that Her Excellency, Nigeria’s First Lady collapsed or on bed rest in the hospital. The report is wicked. Mrs. Buhari was by her son’s bedside like any concerned mother will do and there was nothing wrong with that”-Suleiman Haruna, Director of Information to the wife of the President BY MIRIAM IBRAHIM/STAFF WRITER, ABUJA

DISCLAIMER FROM NIGERIA’S PRESIDENCY: ‘AT NO TIME Did I Collapse over My Son, YUSUF BUHARI’S Power Bike Accident, Media Report’s Insinuation is Falsehood and FAKE News’-AISHA BUHARI, Nigeria’s FIRST LADY …Says:...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: NIGERIAN-AMERICAN Politician, SAMUEL IFEANYI (Vop Osili Junior) still Celebrated Member, Indianapolis City-County Council for 15th district…Judge Declared him Secretary of state-elect of Indiana *HAD Architecture Bachelors Degree Distinction from Carnegie-Mellon University *Further studied Architecture & Urban Design for Master’s Degree at Columbia University *Served as a Missionary to Haiti and other Developing Countries *Founding partner A2SO4-an Indianapolis-based architectural design company-first Leadership in Energy/Environmental Design certified firms in USA *Was Member of the Indiana Fire and Building Services Commission from 2001 to 2005, Chairman of Indianapolis Board of Zoning Appeals from 2005 to 2008 * Worked as Board Member of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, the United Way of Central Indiana and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis *Parents nickname him ”Vop”–short for “Voice of the People for his talkative nature *Born as Lagos Boy to a Nigerian father and an American mother *PLUS How he Escaped the then Nigerian Civil War BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: NIGERIAN-AMERICAN Politician, SAMUEL IFEANYI (Vop Osili Junior) still Celebrated Member, Indianapolis City-County Council for 15th district…Judge Declared him Secretary of state-elect of Indiana *HAD Architecture...

SHOCKING: PAYROLL FRAUD Exposed Bayelsa State Government…5000 Fake Non-Academic Staff at Niger Delta University, FIVE other Institutions *500 Administrative Fraudsters Busted at Sagbama Local Government Area * Bayelsa State Government Committee on Civil Service Reforms discovered Scam during Investigation * “The government would make public how the names found their way into the payroll”-Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation BY SAMSON IKODIBE/REPORTER, BAYELSA STATE

SHOCKING: PAYROLL FRAUD Exposed Bayelsa State Government…5000 Fake Non-Academic Staff at Niger Delta University, FIVE other Institutions *500 Administrative Fraudsters Busted at Sagbama Local Government Area * Bayelsa State Government...