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A LIFE OF CELEBRATION: News Express Publisher loses 90 year old mother in Delta state…Madam Margaret Umunna Edeyi (Maggi), a devout Christian, Community leader lived as a ‘Woman-of-God’ *Survived by five children, several grand children and great grand children BY NSAH EDEMAN/CORRESPONDENT, DELTA STATE

A LIFE OF CELEBRATION: News Express Publisher loses 90 year old mother in Delta state…Madam Margaret Umunna Edeyi (Maggi), a devout Christian, Community leader lived as a ‘Woman-of-God’ *Survived by five children, several...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIANS in Texas celebrate passage of Nigeria’s First Class Bayelsa Traditional Ruler, HRH KING PETER ODIKEME OKERE, the Amananaowei of Peretorugbene Kingdom ABIRI 1…Hosts Service of Song in Redeemed Christian Church of God House on the Rock, Grand Prairie *Highly respected monarch with no single scandal contribute immensely to Humanity, Human Capital Development for Niger-Delta Youths *Preached love, lived a life of Integrity with unparalleled lasting legacy till he conquered death *Fought for Infrastructural Growth, stopped impostors from enriching themselves with Community loot *Devout Christian, a Chief Pharmacy Technician encouraged spread of the gospel, outreach crusades in the community, detest Occultism in Coronation *Pioneer leader that encouraged youths’ Employment, Skills’ Acquisition and Western Education *Famous Pentecostal preacher, Pastor O.J Kuye reflects on the essence of life in a sermon titled: ‘The King Has Died’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIANS in Texas celebrate passage of Nigeria’s First Class Bayelsa Traditional Ruler, HRH KING PETER ODIKEME OKERE, the Amananaowei of Peretorugbene Kingdom ABIRI 1…Hosts Service of Song in Redeemed Christian Church...

CONFESSION: ‘My LIFE is in Danger in Nigeria for Being GAY, Don’t Deport Me from Britain’-ADENIYI RAJI, 43 year old Nigerian seeking Asylum in UK cries out ….Lament: ‘I have been receiving death threats on social media, I was attacked several times’* ‘My ex-wife caught me and my former partner in bed pant down. As soon as she saw us, she raised the alarm. People gathered and started beating us severely. After that, she divorced me’ * ‘My employers in Lagos sacked me for being Gay. The Nigerian police started publishing my pictures and my name in the Nigerian national dailies. They kept saying that anyone who has useful information that could lead to my arrest should come forward’ *Raji’s solicitor, Bhaveshri Patel-Chandegra, an immigration specialist at the law firm Duncan Lewis: “The court has looked at his case and nullified all his evidence that he is at serious risk if removed to Nigeria but there’s been no evidence that his documents aren’t genuine” *“The UK has a proud history of granting asylum to those who need our protection and each claim is carefully considered on its individual merits”-Home Office spokesperson BY IRETI IPADEOLA/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, UK

CONFESSION: ‘My LIFE is in Danger in Nigeria for Being GAY, Don’t Deport Me from Britain’-ADENIYI RAJI, 43 year old Nigerian seeking Asylum in UK cries out ….Lament: ‘I have been receiving death threats on social media,...

SHOCKER OVER ABUJA WOMAN, CHARITY AIYEDOGBON: THREE Nigerian Legal Practitioners, EMEKA UGWUONYE, NSIKAK UDO, FAROUK KHAMAGAM Arraigned in Court…For Alleged criminal roles in Disappearance * Ugwuonye Charged with Criminal Defamation, TWO other lawyers fingered in Forgery and Perjury * “Accused persons are Notorious, they may jump bail. They are in the habit of not honoring invitations. Ugwuonye has dual citizenship and may jump bail, if granted”-Prosecutor Adama Musa *Ugwuonye still facing a N10b defamation suit by David Aiyedogbon * “Their hereby granted him bail in the sum of five million Naira (N5m), with a surety, who must be a Civil Servant and must earn not less than three hundred thousand Naira monthly, with a traceable address in the Federal capital territory”-Mabel Bello, Chief Magistrate Court 2 Abuja BY DESTINY UGORJI/CRIME CONTRIBUTOR, ABUJA

SHOCKER OVER ABUJA WOMAN, CHARITY AIYEDOGBON: THREE Nigerian Legal Practitioners, EMEKA UGWUONYE, NSIKAK UDO, FAROUK KHAMAGAM Arraigned in Court…For Alleged criminal roles in Disappearance * Ugwuonye Charged with Criminal Defamation, TWO...

DEVELOPING NOW: CAMPAIGN for Democracy, other Nigerian Civil Rights Group Storm LIBYA Embassy in NIGERIA…Says ‘We are horrified by Reports, footage of Africans including Nigerians sold into slavery in Libya’ *Stages Peaceful sit-outs Protest in front of the Libyan Embassy *VOWS: ‘We Shall Occupy Libya Embassy, Enough of Dehumanization’ *Regret: ‘Africans are being Detained, Tortured, Starved, Killed’ *Lament: ‘They are made to Face Slave Trade, a horrible part of African history’ *Traffic Gridlock at Roseline Ukeje Close, Kyari Muhammed crescent, off Justice Sowemimo street, Asokoro, Abuja * Libya Embassy officials contacts Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police office for Police protection against Attack, Violence, Invasion BY KENNEDY ILECHUKWU/REPORTER, ABUJA

DEVELOPING NOW: CAMPAIGN for Democracy, other Nigerian Civil Rights Group Storm LIBYA Embassy in NIGERIA…Says ‘We are horrified by Reports, footage of Africans including Nigerians sold into slavery in Libya’ *Stages Peaceful...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN, Rasheed Abiodun Akanni, 42, Convicted for MARRIAGE FRAUD in America…Found Guilty of entering into a marriage with a United States citizen for evading Deportation, False statements, Failure to appear before U.S. District Court * ‘Akanni entered the United States from Nigeria on June 3, 2003, on a six-month visitor for pleasure visa. He never left the United States and made several unsuccessful attempts to gain legal status’-Acting United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch * ‘He filed for lawful permanent resident status as the spouse of an American woman. The woman later withdrew her support for Akanni’s application. On November 23, 2010, Akanni filed a petition for asylum, which stayed removal proceedings’-Matthew J. Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations for New England & Denis Riordan, District Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN, Rasheed Abiodun Akanni, 42, Convicted for MARRIAGE FRAUD in America…Found Guilty of entering into a marriage with a United States citizen for evading Deportation, False statements, Failure to appear before U.S....