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PASSION FOR A UNITED, PEACEFUL NIGERIA: NIGERIAN Lawyer, ZANNAH MUSTAPHA Secures Release of over 100 CHIBOK Girls, Receive UNITED NATIONS TOP AWARD…Given the annual Nansen Honor for ‘crucial-mediating’ role, work in helping children affected by the long-running conflict *2016 United Nations’ Recipients were 2,000 Volunteers that saved the lives of thousands of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe * “I look forward to being a worthy ambassador, for such a noble award”-50 year old Nigerian UN Award winner BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

PASSION FOR A UNITED, PEACEFUL NIGERIA: NIGERIAN Lawyer, ZANNAH MUSTAPHA Secures Release of over 100 CHIBOK Girls, Receive UNITED NATIONS TOP AWARD…Given the annual Nansen Honor for ‘crucial-mediating’ role, work in helping...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born AMERICAN, GODWIN ORIAKHI Owner/Operator of FIVE Houston’s Area Home Health Sentenced to 40YEARS in Prison…For Conspiring to STEAL Medicare and Medicaid of Over $17 Million CASH *Busted as he Planned to Launder FUNDS to Nigeria * “This case marks the largest Provider Attendant Services FRAUD Case charged in Texas history”-US Department of Justice *INVESTIGATED by FBI’s Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of Houston Field Office, Special Agent in Charge C.J. Porter of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) Dallas Regional Office, Special Agent in Charge D. Richard Goss of IRS Criminal Investigation’s (CI) Houston Field Office, Texas Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU); Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez of the Southern District of Texas BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF,UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born AMERICAN, GODWIN ORIAKHI Owner/Operator of FIVE Houston’s Area Home Health Sentenced to 40YEARS in Prison…For Conspiring to STEAL Medicare and Medicaid of Over $17 Million CASH *Busted as he Planned to...

BUSTED: TWO NIGERIAN LADIES, IFY MBA, AMMANDA CHIOMA Charged for HUMAN Trafficking, Sex Slavery in GHANA…Trafficked SIX Girls from Lagos, Ekiti and Enugu states *Unemployed Immigrants appear before an Accra Circuit Court * Pleads Guilty for Commercial Sex Work *Faces Stiff BAIL term in the sum of GHc70,000.00 with three sureties each * Lodges at Kormens Hotel, Baatsonaa * “We were brought from Nigeria by Ify and Ammanda on transit to Germany and Dubai where we were to be employed as house-maids, but were forced against our will to go into having open-sex with over 10 men daily. No water or food was given us for refusal to trade our bodies for sex”-Trafficked Victims cry out to Ghana Police BY KAFO KWEKU/CRIME REPORTER, ACCRA

BUSTED: TWO NIGERIAN LADIES, IFY MBA, AMMANDA CHIOMA Charged for HUMAN Trafficking, Sex Slavery in GHANA…Trafficked SIX Girls from Lagos, Ekiti and Enugu states *Unemployed Immigrants appear before an Accra Circuit Court * Pleads Guilty...

DISGRACEFUL: 26 NIGERIAN THIEVES Arrested in Ghana, Facing POLICE Investigation…Caught with 36 laptops, 26 mobile phones, Pen drives in Madina *Apprehended in a swoop carried out by the police at Ashaley Botwe *Suspects 19-36 years old blame the ‘Devil’ for their conduct * “Exercise carried out upon tip off, they will assist the police in further investigations”-Madina Divisional Crime Officer, SP Joseph Oppong BY KAFO KWEKU/CRIME REPORTER, ACCRA

DISGRACEFUL: 26 NIGERIAN THIEVES Arrested in Ghana, Facing POLICE Investigation…Caught with 36 laptops, 26 mobile phones, Pen drives in Madina *Apprehended in a swoop carried out by the police at Ashaley Botwe *Suspects 19-36 years old...

$48MILLION IRS TAX FRAUD IN AMERICA: NIGERIANS, Oluwatobi Reuben Dehinbo, Oluwaseunara Temitope Osanyinbi Face 180 Months in Federal PRISON…Convicted for Aggravated Felonies, Nationwide Identity Theft *Engages in Wire, Mail fraud and Complex Identity theft *Ordered to pay $2.7 million and $876,161 in restitution immediately *Found 150 prepaid debit cards and $50,000 in money orders in Chicago home *IRS Seized over 50 electronic devices, 40 money orders in amounts exceeding $29,000, $14,000 in cash and numerous Greendot prepaid debt cards containing over $12,000 in fraudulent tax refunds * “Defendants subject to deportation upon completion of their prison sentences”-United States District Court Judge Ann BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

$48MILLION IRS TAX FRAUD IN AMERICA: NIGERIANS, Oluwatobi Reuben Dehinbo, Oluwaseunara Temitope Osanyinbi Face 180 Months in Federal PRISON…Convicted for Aggravated Felonies, Nationwide Identity Theft *Engages in Wire, Mail fraud and Complex...

SHAMEFUL IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Musician, BABALOLA FALEMI Convicted for STEALING $15,388 Cash during visit to Treasure Valley…Obtained stolen bank card numbers and identifying information for their owners *Withdraws FUND through Boise ATMs owned by Idaho Central Credit Union *Encodes American victims’ Account numbers onto blank plastic cards *Changes account PINs, buy merchandise from stores between July 23 and 26. *Sentenced to TWO years in Federal Prisons BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SHAMEFUL IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Musician, BABALOLA FALEMI Convicted for STEALING $15,388 Cash during visit to Treasure Valley…Obtained stolen bank card numbers and identifying information for their owners *Withdraws FUND through Boise ATMs...

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN Woman, GLORY ENYINNAYA Graduates in FIRST CLASS Accounting Honors from University of NIGERIA…Received National Merit Scholarship Award from Shell Petroleum *Studied Executive MBA Course at Lagos Business School *Wins ‘Addo Agnotio’ Accenture award for creating, transmitting and cultivating knowledge across several communities of practice in the firm * Featured by the Centre for Global Enterprise in New York and the global Association of MBAs * KleosAfrica, her company Receives African Entrepreneurship Awards *Consulted for Accenture, Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria, British-American Tobacco and several Oil and Gas companies *Motivational Speaker recalls experience as then Miss NYSC Beauty Queen during undergraduate days BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN Woman, GLORY ENYINNAYA Graduates in FIRST CLASS Accounting Honors from University of NIGERIA…Received National Merit Scholarship Award from Shell Petroleum *Studied Executive MBA Course at Lagos Business School *Wins...

BREAKING NEWS: AMERICA’S Custom and Border Control Seizes NIGERIAN Man’s Unreported of over $11,000 CASH in Baltimore….On Departing Private Aircraft to London * ‘We identified a man with previous federal currency reporting violations’-CBP * ‘This man also failed to report any currency on this trip nor did he complete a financial reporting form as required by law’ * ‘CBP officers conducted a compliance examination and discovered $11,647 in U.S. dollars, British pounds and Euros. CBP officers seized all the currency’ ** ‘Why CBP officers released him to continue his travel after officers completed the currency seizure’ * “Chartering a private flight does not alleviate travelers from the responsibility of complying with applicable U.S. laws and regulations, including federal currency reporting requirements”-Dianna Bowman, CBP Area Port Director for the Area Port of Baltimore BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: AMERICA’S Custom and Border Control Seizes NIGERIAN Man’s Unreported of over $11,000 CASH in Baltimore….On Departing Private Aircraft to London * ‘We identified a man with previous federal currency reporting...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Fugitive, BABAJIDE FADEYIBI behind $1.3Million ‘Mystery Shoppers’ Fraud in America declared WANTED…United States Court documents confirm Oyeyemi Arogundade an accompalice is hiding in Nigeria *Uses Western Union and Money Gram to perpetuate crime * “A Nigerian man orchestrated an international fraud ring that stole almost $1.3 million from almost 500 innocent people, including several living in South Hampton Roads”-Federal Agents *Convicted: “Hafeez Odoffin of Chicago was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Newport News to NINE years and two months in prison, Zoelithia Williams of Smyrna, Tenn., sentenced to EIGHT years and four months and Christie Easter of Fort Worth, Texas, was sentenced last month to almost NINE years” * ‘Arogundade creates counterfeit checks and money orders in Nigeria based on legitimate versions obtained in the United States’-INVESTIGATION * CASE under Investigation by FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Secret Service BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Fugitive, BABAJIDE FADEYIBI behind $1.3Million ‘Mystery Shoppers’ Fraud in America declared WANTED…United States Court documents confirm Oyeyemi Arogundade an accomplice is hiding in Nigeria *Uses...

ARRESTED: 42 NIGERIAN Gay Men in Police Net…for seeking HIV Testing and Counseling * Raids of Vincent Hotel douse rumors of homosexuals * ‘LGBT Community in Nigeria were Receiving HIV Testing, Counseling and Education being Nigeria has one of the biggest HIV epidemics in the world’-Bisi Alimi, LGBT British Activist *Says: ‘Those men were trying to save their lives and make their country better by preventing the spread of HIV’ * “42 suspected homosexuals were arrested and the hotel has been condoned off while investigation continues”-Lagos PPRO BY TOPE ANIMASHAUN/STAFF WRITER, LAGOS

ARRESTED: 42 NIGERIAN Gay Men in Police Net…for seeking HIV Testing and Counseling * Raids of Vincent Hotel douse rumors of homosexuals * ‘LGBT Community in Nigeria were Receiving HIV Testing, Counseling and Education being Nigeria...