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SHAMEFUL: NIGERIAN Notorious 27 Year old YAHOO Boy, FAWAZ OLANREWAJU ANIMASAUN Arrested, JAILED for $1Million FRAUD in AMERICA …Defrauds East Texas-based Austin Banks, Other Americans of hard earned money, Sentenced to THREE Years in JAIL *Apprehended on Charges of Aggravated Identity Theft, Conspiracy to commit Bank Fraud, as well as Aiding and Abetting * Stopped, Arrested at JFK Airport in New York, United States traveling from from Ghana via Amsterdam * Court ordered suspect to pay $930,737.60 in restitution to THREE financial companies-Northern Trust Company due $46,800 and UMB Financial Corporation due $747,948.60 * “Animasaun and his alleged accomplice Idowu Temitope Omolade, also from Nigeria, are believed to be involved in at least 21 fraudulent wire transfers between April and August of 2012”-INVESTIGATION BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SHAMEFUL: NIGERIAN Notorious 27 Year old YAHOO Boy, FAWAZ OLANREWAJU ANIMASAUN Arrested, JAILED for $1Million FRAUD in AMERICA …Defrauds East Texas-based Austin Banks, Other Americans of hard earned money, Sentenced to THREE Years in JAIL *Apprehended...

FIGHTING FRAUD ACROSS THE SEA: FBI Builds Digital Defense Against NIGERIAN 419 SCAMS…Total losses reported by victims exceed $1 million *FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received almost 400 reports of 419 scams in 2016 *Marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month * Reveals latest ways Nigerian Criminals Defraud Innocent Americans * List Steps to follow to Block 419ners *WARNS: “Don’t give anyone your bank account number or other financial information that could allow him to access your accounts” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FIGHTING FRAUD ACROSS THE SEA: FBI Builds Digital Defense Against NIGERIAN 419 SCAMS…Total losses reported by victims exceed $1 million *FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received almost 400 reports of 419 scams in 2016 *Marks National...

BUSTED: AMERICAN EMBASSY Apprehends 28 year old Nigerian, Lukman Ogunsuada for Submitting FAKE Documents to obtain VISA B1 and B2…Notifies Police Special Fraud Unit, PSFU in Ikoyi, Lagos *Arrives United States of America Consulate General Office carrying forged letter of invitation, other documents to the officials for interview *Arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on a two-count charge of felony to wit. forgery of documents *Accused pleads not guilty to alleged crime, Granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum who must deposit the sum of N10,000 each in the Court registrar’s account * “Offences accused committed were punishable under sections 365 and 366 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State,2015…in ourt charge sheet No I/63/2017 “-Police Prosecutor, Wewe Adegbayi BY TOLE IFEMADE/DIPLOMATIC REPORTER, LAGOS

BUSTED: AMERICAN EMBASSY Apprehends 28 year old Nigerian, Lukman Ogunsuada for Submitting FAKE Documents to obtain VISA B1 and B2…Notifies Police Special Fraud Unit, PSFU in Ikoyi, Lagos *Arrives United States of America Consulate General...

24 NATIONS, FIVE CONTINENTS PHOTO COMPETITION: NIGERIAN Lady, MEDINA DUGGER, America’s Lissa Riveria, other Foreign Photographers now Finalists 2ND Annual Magnum Photography AWARDS in USA …12 Winners will receive $27,000 in cash awards, vouchers to participate in a Magnum photographer’s workshop around the world * 41 photographers’ work to be shown at a digital exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London *JURY consist of Magnum photographers, world-renowned curators, and experts from organizations like National Geographic and Aperture *Picture harnesses the power of photography to inform, inspire, stimulating a sense of outrage or activism, wonder and hope BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

24 NATIONS, FIVE CONTINENTS PHOTO COMPETITION: NIGERIAN Lady, MEDINA DUGGER, America’s Lissa Riveria, other Foreign Photographers now Finalists 2ND Annual Magnum Photography AWARDS in USA …12 Winners will receive $27,000 in cash...

DISGRACEFUL IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Man, 22, ABRAMSON ABDULLAH ADEKOLA Arrested in Michigan…For Receiving, Concealing Stolen property of less than $20,000 *Faces five year JAIL TERM felony *Found Guilty of Criminal Investigation Identity Fraud *Pilfers Innocent Americans’ Social Security Cards, emails to make fraudulent purchases on-line *Forges, Receive, Processes Stolen Items at his Employment work place in Keweenaw County * Adekola in United States on a working visa, held on a $50,000.00 cash bond * “We Have Recovered from Adekola’s hideout highly Expensive Electronics, Steal Americans’ Personal Information to make purchases on-Line”- Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

DISGRACEFUL IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Man, 22, ABRAMSON ABDULLAH ADEKOLA Arrested in Michigan…For Receiving, Concealing Stolen property of less than $20,000 *Faces five year JAIL TERM felony *Found Guilty of Criminal Investigation Identity...

SO INSPIRING: NIGERIAN-IRISH American Ace Broadcaster, ADAORA UDOJI Shines as ADJUNCT PROFESSOR at New York UNIVERSITY…Acclaimed by TIME Magazine as ‘Anchor of Future News on News Deeply’-famous media tech startup *Earlier worked for Cables News Network, ABC News *Reports international stories covering Africa, the Middle East and Europe *Co-host of ‘The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji in 2008’, a nationally syndicated co-production on WNYC, The New York Times, BBC, WGBH-Boston and PRI *Covered Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Vatican, World Economy, Sporting events as in British Open and the Tour De France *Contributes to Good Morning America, World News Weekend, ABC Radio *Writes extensively on topics of being a Nigerian woman, beating cancer and Hurricane Katrina *Served as Board-member of the Montclair Film Festival, Women’s Advisory Board at NBC Universal and still a Woodrow Wilson fellow *NAMED one of 25 Most Influential African Americans by Essence Magazine, Honoree for the World Diversity Leadership Conference at the United Nations *HER Father is Godfrey Udoji, former chief engineer for the city of Dearborn, Michigan and mother Mary, former director of Washtenaw County Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SO INSPIRING: NIGERIAN-IRISH American Ace Broadcaster, ADAORA UDOJI Shines as ADJUNCT PROFESSOR at New York UNIVERSITY…Acclaimed by TIME Magazine as ‘Anchor of Future News on News Deeply’-famous media tech startup *Earlier...

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...

DEVELOPING: ‘It’s a LIE from HELL, No ONE pays N100,000 as BRIBE FEE before seeing Me’-Dr. CHRIS Okafor, General Overseer, Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Ministries (Liberation City) Church, Lagos * ‘UNTRUE Report a frontpage story in The Saturday Sun of December 2, 2017 entitled: ‘PAY AS YOU YEARN…Lagos church where a miracle seeker paysN100,000 to see G.O’ * ‘Unimaginable, Outlandish that Nigerians pay N100,000 before seeing me’ * ‘Liberation City church spends millions almost every week supporting widows with food stuffs and cash. We also offer scholarships to indigent people’ *Regrets: ‘NO Reporter or any Senior Editorial staff of The Sun Newspapers bothered to cross check the story with my media team or even myself’ BY MIKE ALORE/STAFF WRITER, LAGOS

DEVELOPING: ‘It’s a LIE from HELL, No ONE pays N100,000 as BRIBE FEE before seeing Me’-Dr. CHRIS Okafor, General Overseer, Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Ministries (Liberation City) Church, Lagos * ‘UNTRUE Report...

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...

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN-British Multiple GRAMMY AWARD Winner, HENRY OLUSEGUN ADEOLA SAMUEL (SEAL) Net Worth is $35 Millions …Sells over 20 Million Records worldwide *Shines as a Music Coach on ‘The VOICE Australia’ on separate occasions *Celebrated WINNER: Three Brit Awards, Best British Male in 1992 and MTV Video Music Award *Had First Break with S’Express sharing vocals on UK top 10 hit ‘Superfly Guy’ where he featured in the music video * Greatest Music Hit ‘Kiss from a ROSE’ still attracts huge royalty *Received British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically *Performed in Red Hot Organization’s Music Album that featured George Michael, Madonna, others, to raise money and awareness in support of AIDS epidemic, Donates all proceeds to AIDS charities *Born at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, to a Nigerian mother, Adebisi Ogundeji, and a Brazilian father, Francis Samuel BY ROTIMI IFEDAYO/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, LONDON & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN-British Multiple GRAMMY AWARD Winner, HENRY OLUSEGUN ADEOLA SAMUEL (SEAL) Net Worth is $35 Millions …Sells over 20 Million Records worldwide *Shines as a Music Coach on ‘The VOICE Australia’ on separate occasions *...