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MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: 21 YEAR old NIGERIAN, UGOCHI IHEZUE Wins MISS WORLD 2017 Top Model Award…Defeats Contestants from Thailand, China and Croatia *Stands 188cm TALL being tallest contestant in Miss World 2017 *Gets Direct Entry in Top 40 as prize for winning this round, Joins Miss Dominican Republic who won Sports event recently *TOP Model Category is a PRIME Contest of Miss World Pageant *Top Model established in 2004, considered a strong indicator for final results *RECORDS: FOUR of the winners of Top Model title later won Miss World – China PR in 2007, Russia in 2008, Philippines in 2013 and Spain in 2015 BY EVELYN ABAMURE/FASHION WRITER, AMSTERDAM

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: 21 YEAR old NIGERIAN, UGOCHI IHEZUE Wins MISS WORLD 2017 Top Model Award…Defeats Contestants from Thailand, China and Croatia *Stands 188cm TALL being tallest contestant in Miss World 2017 *Gets Direct Entry...

INSPIRING ABROAD: NIGERIAN MUSIC Star, YEMI ALADE Wins at America’s 3rd Annual African Entertainment AWARDS…Nominated in FOUR Categories, Emerge Winner in All fronts *Won in Category of: Best Female single, Best Female Artist of the Year, International Artist of the Year and her ‘Mama Africa’ for best album *Receives Honor from New Jersey General Assembly for meritorious Record of Service, Leadership and commitment *PLUS How she got official Invite to the 2017 Grammy Awards BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRING ABROAD: NIGERIAN MUSIC Star, YEMI ALADE Wins at America’s 3rd Annual African Entertainment AWARDS…Nominated in FOUR Categories, Emerge Winner in All fronts *Won in Category of: Best Female single, Best Female Artist of...

BREAKING NEWS: END OF THE ROAD FOR 30YEAR OLD FRAUDSTER IN TEXAS: NIGERIAN KING of FRAUD ON AMERICAN Student VISA, AMECHI Colvis Amuegbunam JAILED 46 Months in Federal PRISON…Scam involved 10 victims totaling a loss of over $3Million *Pleads GUILTY to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, He’s been in custody since the time of his arrest in August 2015-Plea Documents * Ordered to pay $615,555.12 in Restitution for his role in what has become known as a “Business Email Compromise” scheme * Sends Fake emails to companies in the Northern District of Texas to wire transfer funds as instructed on a pdf document that was attached to the email. * ‘Investigation of this particular scheme began when two companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area reported to the FBI Dallas office that they had received targeted spear phishing emails’-U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS: END OF THE ROAD FOR 30YEAR OLD FRAUDSTER IN TEXAS: NIGERIAN KING of FRAUD ON AMERICAN Student VISA, AMECHI Colvis Amuegbunam JAILED 46 Months in Federal PRISON…Scam involved 10 victims totaling a loss of over $3Million *Pleads...

LET’S SAVE NIGERIAN DYING JOURNALIST: AUSTIN FAIR NWAULU, Nigeria’s Famous REPORTER Battling STROKE on SICK Bed….Unable to cater for Medical Challenge due to unpaid Salaries at National Mirror, Hallmark, Business Hallmark Newspapers *Already Exhaust all Personal Savings, Auction Properties *Reasons Nigeria don’t have Official Standard Salaries Template for Press *Why Nigerian Journalists Have No Insurance during Assignments *BEGS: “I Don’t Want to DIE, Pain is Too Much. Please Help Me with Donations to Austin Fair Nwaulu, DIAMOND BANK Acct No: 0038475459” *To reach him directly on Hospital BED, call: +234 803 324 7569 *STROKE: ‘The sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen, caused by blockage of blood flow or rupture of an artery to the brain. Sudden loss of speech, weakness, or paralysis of one side of the body can be symptoms’ BY OLU ADEBOWALE/STAFF WRITER, ABUJA

LET’S SAVE NIGERIAN DYING JOURNALIST: AUSTIN FAIR NWAULU, Nigeria’s Famous REPORTER Battling STROKE on SICK Bed….Unable to cater for Medical Challenge due to unpaid Salaries at National Mirror, Hallmark, Business Hallmark Newspapers *Already...

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...

HONOR FOR NIGERIA ABROAD: NIGERIAN Doctor, Anambra State Genius BENNET OMALU Wins AMERICAN Medical Association AWARD…Still First Person in the World to Identify Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Sports *Presents Detailed Paperwork on CTE to National Football League *Justified as work justified change the face of American football *At 16 years joined University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Earned Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at 22 years *Graduates in Masters of Business Administration from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University * “I discovered that science and faith actually go together, because, science and faith seek the truth, and there can only be one truth”-OMALU * ‘Omalu identified chronic brain damage, as a major factor in the death of other professional athletes, particularly football players. He called the disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE. Omalu is without question, the winner of the distinguished service award’-Andrew Gurman, President of American Medical Association BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

HONOR FOR NIGERIA ABROAD: NIGERIAN Doctor, Anambra State Genius BENNET OMALU Wins AMERICAN Medical Association AWARD…Still First Person in the World to Identify Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Sports *Presents Detailed Paperwork on...

EX-NAFDAC DG, LATE DORA AKUNYILI’S DAUGHTER REIGNS IN USA: NJIDEKA AKUNYILI Crosby, Nigeria’s Born ‘Graffiti-Millionaire’ Painter WINS 2017 MacArthur Fellow AWARD…Shines as Africa’s No 1 Artist in Los Angeles *Receives $625,000 Award Funds from the MacArthur Foundation *Her ART Studio is Mecca-of-sort in industrial area south of downtown L.A. *Lived in USA for 18 years, Shipped every last of her paintings for Exhibitions around the country *Solo Show ‘Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby — Counterparts’ opened at the Baltimore Museum of Art *Staged: ‘Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Predecessors’ at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York *Applies the mix-media of techniques and materials together with imagery from United States and Nigeria, Studied Fine Art and Biology at Swarthmore College * Had a stint at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before earning an MFA in painting from Yale University *Her permanent collections dots Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hammer * “I Plan to use parts of the funds to travel to Nigeria for an extended period to do research on arts. I want to go deeper”-NJIDEKA BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

EX-NAFDAC DG, LATE DORA AKUNYILI’S DAUGHTER REIGNS IN USA: NJIDEKA AKUNYILI Crosby, Nigeria’s Born ‘Graffiti-Millionaire’ Painter WINS 2017 MacArthur Fellow AWARD…Shines as Africa’s No 1 Artist in Los Angeles *Receives...

INSPIRING: NIGERIA’S journalist, AMINA YUGUDA of Gotel Television WINS BBC World News Komla Dumor Award…Receives Honor for consistent Investigative News on high-profile stories including the Boko Haram insurgency * News Presenter begins three-month placement at the BBC in London * Award created to honour Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014 * She impressed the panel with her story-telling and her ability to convey complex ideas in a way that resonates with a wide audience * “It was a huge honour. I was overwhelmed with joy. Storytellers have always had an important role in Africa… this is what defines us. Today journalists are taking on that responsibility”-Amina rejoices * BBC World Service Group Director Francesca Unsworth: ‘Yuguda was a worthy winner. She possessed Komla’s sterling virtues in Investigative Journalism’ *Receives Ovation from Nigerian-American Press Association BY KUNLE OLAWOLE/REPORTER, LONDON & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRING: NIGERIA’S journalist, AMINA YUGUDA of Gotel Television WINS BBC World News Komla Dumor Award…Receives Honor for consistent Investigative News on high-profile stories including the Boko Haram insurgency * News Presenter...

PORT-HARCOURT GIRL, GLORY OF NIGERIA IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Genius CHINELO OKPARANTA WIN 2017 Great Immigrant Honoree AWARD from Carnegie Corporation of New York…Working as Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing (Fiction) at Bucknell University *Remains Research Fellow of C. Graydon and Mary E. Rogers Faculty *Received BS from Pennsylvania State University, MA from Rutgers University, and MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop *Recipient of Colgate University Olive B. O’Connor Fellow in Fiction as well as University of Iowa’s Provost’s Postgraduate Fellowship in Fiction *Nominated for a US Artist Fellowship in 2012, Awarded additional fellowships and faculty appointments/visiting professorships at Columbia University, Purdue University, Middlebury College (Bread Loaf’s John Gardner Fellow in Fiction), Howard University (Hurston/Wright Foundation Summer Writing Workshop Fiction Faculty), City College of New York, and Southern New Hampshire University * Winner: 2014 Lambda Literary Award, 2016 Lambda Literary Award, 2016 Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Award in Fiction, 2016 Inaugural Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award from the Publishing Triangle, and a 2014 O. Henry Prize *Finalist for 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing, 2013 Society of Midland Authors Award and 2014 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative in Literature BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PORT-HARCOURT GIRL, GLORY OF NIGERIA IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Genius CHINELO OKPARANTA WIN 2017 Great Immigrant Honoree AWARD from Carnegie Corporation of New York…Working as Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing (Fiction)...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA’S Born OLUSEGUN ASEKUN is AFRICA’S Number ONE Immigrant Attorney in TEXAS…Emerges Top 10 Immigration Lawyer in AMERICA *Nominated, WINS Lawyer of Distinction 2017 Category Honor *He’s 10 in every 100 Attorneys in America Excellent in Immigration Matters * Certified, Licensed in New York, Graduates in LLM, BL, JD * Received over 20 Renowned Awards on Immigration Professionalism *Law Office of Olu Asekun ESQ provides high quality, specialized immigration services to individuals and Organizations all over the United States and Abroad *Represent individuals, Corporations, Government agencies all over USA *Author of famous books: ‘A Handbook for Aliens to Remain Legal in the United States, GOD VS. SCIENCE My Testimony:True Life Story’, Prayer Vitamins: Essential nutrients for spiritual growth BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA’S Born OLUSEGUN ASEKUN is AFRICA’S Number ONE Immigrant Attorney in TEXAS…Emerges Top 10 Immigration Lawyer in AMERICA *Nominated, WINS Lawyer of Distinction 2017 Category Honor *He’s 10 in every...