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MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: ‘I Am the FIRST BLACK Person, First AFRICAN to obtain PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, Sask’ -Dr. ADEOLA OLUBAMIJI, Ibadan Born Canadian Girl, Lead Material / Metallurgical Engineer at Burloak Technologies in Hamilton, Ont. ….Says: ‘CANADA offers me a home away from home, I am an Immigrant’ * Explains: ‘I Have a Foreign Accent, No one Can say my Name Correctly’ * ‘My Mother was a Farmer, My Father Had a Little’ * ‘LIFE was Tough growing up, As young as 10 years I hawked Pepper on the street of Mokola to support my Family’ *Graduated in Bachelor’s of Science in Physics (with Electronics) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria having scored 3.8 of 5 CGPA, Obtained Master’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Tampere University of Technology, Finland *Worked as a Cleaner part-time to support herself through her degree, and for another year searched for PhD admission and scholarships *Her Words: “Nothing in life came to me easy; therefore, I learned to put in a good fight at every step of the way. In the fourth year of my PhD, I started the job hunt for a company that could offer me my long-awaited career. I graduated at time when engineering jobs were scarce and recent engineering graduates found it hard to secure appropriate jobs. Most of the advertised jobs required minimum of five years related work experience, and I was often told that I was overqualified because I have a PhD” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: ‘I Am the FIRST BLACK Person, First AFRICAN to obtain PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, Sask’ –Dr. ADEOLA OLUBAMIJI, Ibadan Born Canadian Girl, Lead Material / Metallurgical...

AMERICAN EXPRESS Company introduces CREDIT CARDS Fully into NIGERIA…Removes Africa’s most populous black nation from its blacklist * Recognizes honest Nigerians angling for its services *Unified Payments will now offer American Express Card in all Nigerian transactions *’Nigeria is an important destination for our Card members and this is the latest step in extending the AXP footprint across Africa’- Catherine Malec, Vice President of Bank Partnerships in Africa for American Express *’When they pick some of your transactions, the IP address originates from Nigeria. Now that has been cleared and there are other good people in this country that want to use the American Express card. There are travelers from the world that are coming into our economy’- Chief John Adebanjo, UP, Chairman, American Express and Global Business Travel Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

AMERICAN EXPRESS Company introduces CREDIT CARDS Fully into NIGERIA…Removes Africa’s most populous black nation from its blacklist * Recognizes honest Nigerians angling for its services *Unified Payments will now offer American...

NELSON MANDELA’S POST 100 YEARS BIRTHDAY: Beyonce’, JAY Z, Femi Kuti, Whizkid, Tiwa Savage, others headline Global Citizen Festival in South Africa…Streaming LIVE to over 100 millions viewers today * Home town converges crowd, fans and lover of freedom from world over * Pharrell Williams steals show with hit tune ‘I am Happy’ *Beyonce recalled how she met Madiba BY QUINNET YVONNE, Jo’Burg & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

NELSON MANDELA’S POST 100 YEARS BIRTHDAY: Beyonce’, JAY Z, Femi Kuti, Whizkid, Tiwa Savage, others headline Global Citizen Festival in South Africa…Streaming LIVE to over 100 millions viewers today * Home town converges crowd,...

FACEBOOK Destructive Policies exposed, Crushes Small Scale Businesses across the world..Rip Entrepreneurs, Make profits for Shareholders *Allegedly permit Untrained Support Managers to close Accounts at will *How Mark Zuckerberg’s company contradicts self in adhering to Community Standard Policy *Concerns self alone with huge profit for Shareholder, Board Directors BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, ABUJA

FACEBOOK Destructive Policies exposed, Crushes Small Scale Businesses across the world..Rip Entrepreneurs, Make profits for Shareholders *Allegedly permit Untrained Support Managers to close Accounts at will *How Mark Zuckerberg’s company...

SHAME IN BRITAIN: NIGERIAN DRUG Cartel in Hackney dealing in COCAINE, HEROINE Sentenced to over 20years in Prison…British conspirator, Rashayne Hunter found guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply class A drug *Received Imprisonment at Wood Green Crown Court *The Nigerian identities: SAMUEL AWOYERA, 20, found guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply a class A drug (heroin and crack cocaine), sentenced to seven years and six months in Jail; SHERIF ISIAKA, 19, pleads guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply class A (heroin and crack cocaine), sentenced to seven years and five months’ imprisonment, JODECI OFULUE, 24, previously pleaded guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply a class A drug (heroin and crack cocaine), sentenced to six years and nine months in prison; AYO ANIBABA, 17, found guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply a class A drug (heroin and crack cocaine) and one count of possession of criminal property, sentenced to four years and four months’ imprisonment *Sell drugs in Peterborough, Huntingdon via dedicated phone lines nicknamed ‘Ricki’ and ‘TJ *PLUS their expensive lifestyles, modern automobile garage, visit to underground Night-clubs BY PETER CLEG/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, UNITED KINGDOM

SHAME IN BRITAIN: NIGERIAN DRUG Cartel in Hackney dealing in COCAINE, HEROINE Sentenced to over 20years in Prison…British conspirator, Rashayne Hunter found guilty of two counts of conspiring to supply class A drug *Received Imprisonment...

REVEALING: NIGERIAN Man, 49, BOLANTE IDOWU ALO Dies in Canada Border Services Agency Custody…After been forcefully removed from KLM Flight to Amsterdam, fell into Medical Distress *Deceased had heated exchange and altercation with two CBSA Agents * Calgary Police Service investigating this case as a death in custody * Alo arrived Canada in 2005, fought to remain by filing numerous times for refugee status * Documents from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada warned: “Removing Alo could be ‘violent’ and advised CBSA agents to ‘take caution’ and be careful” *Family’s Nigerian Church sets up GoFundMe page to raise money to bring his remains back * Distress Family members: Wife, two sons aged 17 and 20 in Nigeria cries for Justice BY TOLANI OPEOLUWA/ANTI-FRAUD REPORTER, CANADA

REVEALING: NIGERIAN Man, 49, BOLANTE IDOWU ALO Dies in Canada Border Services Agency Custody…After been forcefully removed from KLM Flight to Amsterdam, fell into Medical Distress *Deceased had heated exchange and altercation with two...

INDICTED IN AMERICA, FACES DEPORTATION: NIGERIAN ‘Green Card’ Delta Born Woman Holder, ROSA MARIA ORTEGA gets EIGHT YEAR JAIL Term for VOTER FRAUD in TEXAS…Voted illegally five times between 2004 and 2014 *Flouted American Law by falsely claiming to be a United States Citizen during Electioneering *Reportedly served as a poll worker with assumption as her ‘civic duty’ *Later admitted Ignorance as a resident alien on a driver’s license form, while incorrectly checking the U.S. citizen box for the purpose of voting * “This case underscores the importance that Texans place on the institution of voting, and the hallowed principle that every citizen’s vote must count. We will hold those accountable who falsely claim eligibility and purposely subvert the election process in Texas”-Attorney general, Ken Paxton BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

INDICTED IN AMERICA, FACES DEPORTATION: NIGERIAN ‘Green Card’ Delta Born Woman Holder, ROSA MARIA ORTEGA gets EIGHT YEAR JAIL Term for VOTER FRAUD in TEXAS…Voted illegally five times between 2004 and 2014 *Flouted American...

LONG OVERDUE: ‘FRANCE Ready to Return 26 Stolen Thrones and Statues taken from Benin Kingdom during Colonial Era’-EMMANUEL MACRON, French President …Says: ‘This happened in 1892 when we had the war against the then Kingdom of Dahomey’ *Artifact currently on display in the Quai Branly museum in Paris * “The return of art to Benin should not be an isolated case. The president hopes that all possible circulation of these works is considered: returns but also exhibitions, loans, further cooperation” -Elysee palace * Ousmane Aledji, director of the Benin cultural centre Artisttik Africa: ‘We Are pleased to see a new form of cultural exchange with France’ BY ANIETE PAMELA/CULTURAL STAFF WRITER, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE & KLEM IMONITIE/SENIOR CULTURAL CORRESPONDENCE, PARIS

LONG OVERDUE: ‘FRANCE Ready to Return 26 Stolen Thrones and Statues taken from Benin Kingdom during Colonial Era’-EMMANUEL MACRON, French President …Says: ‘This happened in 1892 when we had the war against the then Kingdom...

FINAL INSTRUCTION: ‘I Am Ordering Nigerian Military to Crush, End BOKO HARAM Threat NOW’-President MUHAMMADU BUHARI ….Vows: ‘WAR against Terrorism is A MUST WIN in NIGERIA’ * ‘Nigerian Army should not be Distracted by speculations, Remain Focused to Wipe Off Boko Haram from the surface of the earth’ * ‘I want to reassure you that as your Commander-In-Chief, I will do everything within my power to continue empowering you by providing all the necessary equipment, force multipliers and enablers required for you to prevail on the field’ * ‘I also want you to be aware that I am currently looking into measures to improve your entitlements and welfare generally’ *WARNS: ‘Security agencies must rise to the challenge and curb threats to security in our country’ BY AHMED RILWAN/ASSISTANT EDITOR, ABUJA

FINAL INSTRUCTION: ‘I Am Ordering Nigerian Military to Crush, End BOKO HARAM Threat NOW’-President MUHAMMADU BUHARI ….Vows: ‘WAR against Terrorism is A MUST WIN in NIGERIA’ * ‘Nigerian Army should not be Distracted...

2ND YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: ‘MY Husband, OLAWALE ADEYINKA is my Greatest JOY, HAPPINESS & the LOVE OF MY LIFE’-BENITA OKOJIE, Nigeria’s Gospel Star …Says: ‘GOD is the sustainer of our Marriage and HOME’ *Shares photos of their Wedding Day on Social Media BY CHIKA IBONI/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, LAGOS

2ND YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: ‘MY Husband, OLAWALE ADEYINKA is my Greatest JOY, HAPPINESS & the LOVE OF MY LIFE’-BENITA OKOJIE, Nigeria’s Gospel Star …Says: ‘GOD is the sustainer of our Marriage and HOME’ *Shares...