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END OF THE ROAD FOR 24 YEAR OLD NIGERIAN KING OF FRAUD ON STUDENT VISA: UNITED STATES COURT Sentenced MICHEAL OLUWASEGUN KAZEEM, Georgia Resident to SEVEN Years Jail Term…For Nationwide Identity Theft, IRS Tax Fraud Scheme, Mail Fraud, Face Deportation after Prison completion *Sentence includes two-year mandatory minimum for possessing or using a victim’s identity to commit fraud, ordered to pay $4,298,860 in restitution *Steals 259,000 innocent Americans’ personally identifiable information containing Social Security Numbers and Dates of Birth for IRS Tax Refund * Investigation Agents seized 150 prepaid debit cards, $50,000 in money orders in Chicago house * In Maryland and Georgia, the IRS seized more than 50 electronic devices, 40 money orders in amounts exceeding $29,000, $14,000 in cash, numerous Greendot prepaid debt cards containing over $12,000 in fraudulent tax refunds *Heads Crime Syndicate that filed 10,000 fraudulent federal tax returns to obtain over $91 million dollars in refunds with actual losses amounting to over $11 million dollars *Withdraw Refunds from the debit cards and at least 2,000 wire transfers totaling over $2.1 million were sent to Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

END OF THE ROAD FOR 24 YEAR OLD NIGERIAN KING OF FRAUD ON STUDENT VISA: UNITED STATES COURT Sentenced MICHEAL OLUWASEGUN KAZEEM, Georgia Resident to SEVEN Years Jail Term…For Nationwide Identity Theft, IRS Tax Fraud Scheme, Mail Fraud,...

SO DISGRACEFUL: NIGERIAN FAKE Lawyer, PETER ADOGUN Arrested after 10 Years Practice…Argued Cases, Appeared before Judges, Win at Nigeria’s Supreme Court *Used Forged, Fraudulent Law Qualifications *Steals Legal documentation of Inufin David Taiwo-an Abuja based attorney *Apprehended after Oyetunji Ojuokaiye, legal adviser to the Ilorin branch of the Nigerian Bar Association handed in a petition to the police. * “Suspect charged with certificate, identity theft”- Police prosecutor, Nasir Yusuf BY IMOLE OYEBADE/JUDICIAL REPORTER, LAGOS

SO DISGRACEFUL: NIGERIAN FAKE Lawyer, PETER ADOGUN Arrested after 10 Years Practice…Argued Cases, Appeared before Judges, Win at Nigeria’s Supreme Court *Used Forged, Fraudulent Law Qualifications *Steals Legal documentation of Inufin...

AFRICAN UNITY: BUHARI Congratulates LIBERIAN President-elect, GEORGE OPONG WEAH on Historic Victory…Weah’s victory is an affirmation of the will of the Liberian people to remain united, peaceful and prosperous *Pledged Nigeria’s readiness to work with Liberia on issues of mutual interest at bilateral, regional and global levels for the benefit of citizens of both countries * ‘Peaceful conduct of the historic presidential run-off election is another plus on Africa’s democratic scoreboard * Applauds National Election Commission of Liberia, Regional, International observers for success of the electoral process and strengthening of post-conflict democracy in Liberia * Hails President Sirleaf that she deserves special commendation for the statesmanship shown in ensuring free and fair elections BY CHIKE AYILA/REPORTER, ABUJA

AFRICAN UNITY: BUHARI Congratulates LIBERIAN President-elect, GEORGE OPONG WEAH on Historic Victory…Weah’s victory is an affirmation of the will of the Liberian people to remain united, peaceful and prosperous *Pledged Nigeria’s readiness...

DISCLAIMER FROM NIGERIA’S PRESIDENCY: ‘AT NO TIME Did I Collapse over My Son, YUSUF BUHARI’S Power Bike Accident, Media Report’s Insinuation is Falsehood and FAKE News’-AISHA BUHARI, Nigeria’s FIRST LADY …Says: ‘My Son is receiving professional medical treatment from competent medical practitioners’ * ‘Nigerians should not believe such LIES against me in the news’ * ‘May Almighty Allah perfect His healing on my son Insha Allah’ * “It is a LIE that Her Excellency, Nigeria’s First Lady collapsed or on bed rest in the hospital. The report is wicked. Mrs. Buhari was by her son’s bedside like any concerned mother will do and there was nothing wrong with that”-Suleiman Haruna, Director of Information to the wife of the President BY MIRIAM IBRAHIM/STAFF WRITER, ABUJA

DISCLAIMER FROM NIGERIA’S PRESIDENCY: ‘AT NO TIME Did I Collapse over My Son, YUSUF BUHARI’S Power Bike Accident, Media Report’s Insinuation is Falsehood and FAKE News’-AISHA BUHARI, Nigeria’s FIRST LADY …Says:...

AFTER 7 YEARS OF MARRIAGE: NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA Deputy Editor-in-Chief, PETER EJIOFOR Celebrates, WIFE (Hannah) Delivers Quadruplets (4 BOYS) …Says: ‘I Have Always Hold unto the Omnipotence, Sovereignty and Miraculous Power of God over all situations’ * Several Medical Doctors report had said we were medically healthy, and that nothing was wrong with us’ * ‘When God says YES, No circumstance or anyone can say NO’ * Quadruplets delivered at 9.24am, being nursed in incubators at Crystal Specialist Hospital, Akonwonjo, Lagos BY RACHAEL AKARE/MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT, LAGOS

AFTER 7 YEARS OF MARRIAGE: NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA Deputy Editor-in-Chief, PETER EJIOFOR Celebrates, WIFE (Hannah) Delivers Quadruplets (4 BOYS) …Says: ‘I Have Always Hold unto the Omnipotence, Sovereignty and Miraculous Power of...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born 34Year Old Ph.D Student in Washington State University, CORNELIUS ADEWALE Wins $100,000 Grants to Build a Phone Application to help Farmers Grow more Crops…Emerges Winner of Seattle Bullitt Foundation Annual Environmental Prize *Arrives United States with $6,000 earned from his vegetable harvest at his Lagos farm enough ONLY to pay for his first semester of classes in Organic Agriculture at Washington State University *Named member of the board of directors of Washington’s Tilth Alliance *Helped team of students at WSU to create a web-based tool that helps Washington farmers measure their carbon footprint, gives them ideas for how they can reduce that footprint by adjusting the way they farm * “I Plan to use the money to build a phone app that will help Nigerian farmers grow more crops, using fewer resources, with a lighter touch on the planet. The app will be a portal to research and information about organic farming specific to Nigeria’s climate. Farmers will be able to measure the quantity of organic matter in their soil by taking a picture of it, using their phones”-ADEWALE * “Cornelius just had a magnetism, energy and charm that made him irresistible. He came with rave recommendations from his professors, who believe he can be a transformational force in agriculture”-Denis Hayes, president and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation *ADEWALE’S QUOTE: “My Grandmother, Abigail Abike Aluko, in Ilesa, 200 miles from the Nigerian capital of Lagos borrowed money to ensure I had my first degree. She would always tell me Education is Light” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born 34Year Old Ph.D Student in Washington State University, CORNELIUS ADEWALE Wins $100,000 Grants to Build a Phone Application to help Farmers Grow more Crops…Emerges Winner of Seattle Bullitt Foundation Annual...

HISTORIC FEAT IN LIBERIA: ‘GOD, LIBERIAN People made me PRESIDENT of LIBERIA’-George WEAH, 25th President of Liberia …Three-time African Footballer of the Year, first African player to win Ballon d’Or succeed the first elected female President *Says: ‘My Victory has changed the face of Politics in Africa, Youths are eligible to contest and become President’ * ‘60% of our population, Liberian Youths under the age of 30 voted for me’ * ‘The Lord help me Defeat Joseph Boakai former Liberian Vice-President in power for 12 years, Don’t you ever give up your Dreams’ * Ex-FIFA World Player of the Year fights illiteracy, Graduates in Bachelors Degree with Distinction in Business Management from Devry University, USA *Had Masters degree in Management from Keller Graduate School of Management, Devry University * Arsene Wenger, Arsenal’s Football Club Manager Congratulates WEAH: “I congratulate one of my former players, who became president of Liberia” * “This is a challenge to Nigeria’s former Super Eagles’ Superstars..Austin Okocha, Sunday Oliseh, Kanu Nwankwo and rest to freely contest Nigeria’s Presidency in 2019”-Nigerian American Press Association BY ROSEMARY ABBOT, STAFF REPORTER, MONROVIA

HISTORIC FEAT IN LIBERIA: ‘GOD, LIBERIAN People made me PRESIDENT of LIBERIA’-George WEAH, 25th President of Liberia …Three-time African Footballer of the Year, first African player to win Ballon d’Or succeed the first...

HONOR ACROSS THE SEA: NIGERIA’S Investigative Journalist, Daily Trust Newspaper’s EDITOR, NURUDDEEN ABDALLAH Win African Journalist of the Year Award in Egypt…Honored by Union of African Journalists, Egyptian Ministry of Information *Award presented in Cairo, Egypt during the 50th anniversary of the Training Course for Young African Journalists *Selected for Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists’ International Visitor Leadership Program in America, International Institute for Journalism of GIZ Germany’s Reporting Politics: Investigating Policies, Covering Elections in Berlin *Earlier attends United States’ International Visitor Program on Investigative Journalism and New Electronic Media (2012); Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa on Financial Journalism (2016); Dutch Visitors Program on International Justice System (2016); and the German’s International Institute for Journalism of InWEnt on Media’s Role in Conflict Transformation and Peace Building in West Africa (2010) *Citation: “After due assessment of all previous participants from across Africa, Nuruddeen is one of the two outstanding journalists to be selected for award” * “Mr Nuruddeen Muhammad Abdallah has done a great job during his first course and we would like to honour him. We should all be proud of him”- President of UAJ, Mr Mahfouz El-Ansary, Advisor of UAJ, Ambassador Ahmed Haggag and General Secretary of UAJ, Dr Samia Abbas BY NURENI AYENI/INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT, CAIRO

HONOR ACROSS THE SEA: NIGERIA’S Investigative Journalist, Daily Trust Newspaper’s EDITOR, NURUDDEEN ABDALLAH Win African Journalist of the Year Award in Egypt…Honored by Union of African Journalists, Egyptian Ministry of Information *Award...

TRENDING: NIGERIAN Woman, FEMI OLAYEBI Wins AMERICA’S Best Mentor/Role Model Award in Washington DC…shares honor with Dana Denis-Smith from United Kingdom *Manufactured ‘Baby-bag’ for her child with no formal training *Registers ‘Baby-bag company’, creates ‘FemiHandbags’ brands *Earlier won Exclusive Women’s Award for Best Accessory Designer of the Year *Award recognizes WEConnect International certified women, business owners that have not only developed successful businesses, but have also helped those around them do same * “Femi Olayebi as the co-winner of the Best Mentor and Role Model Award at the inaugural WEConnect International Gala in Washington DC, USA”-Marsha Firestone, Founder and President of the Womens’ President Organization BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

TRENDING: NIGERIAN Woman, FEMI OLAYEBI Wins AMERICA’S Best Mentor/Role Model Award in Washington DC…shares honor with Dana Denis-Smith from United Kingdom *Manufactured ‘Baby-bag’ for her child with no formal training *Registers...

5TH YEAR MEDIA ANNIVERSARY: NIGERIA’S Foremost HUMAN RIGHTS AMAZON, DR JOE OKEI ODUMAKIN Wins NAIJA STANDARD Newspaper ‘Person of the YEAR 2017’…Receives International Women of Courage Award from the United States Department of State *ATIKU ABUBAKAR, Nigeria’s Former Vice President, BOLA AHMED TINUBU, National Leader of All Progressives Congress are ‘NAIJA STANDARD Most Iconic Politicians of the Year’ *Lagos State Governor, AKINWUNMI AMBODE is Naija Standard Newspaper Most Performing/Entrepreneurial Governor of the Year 2017 in Nigeria’ * NIGERIA’S Most Famous EDITORS of the Year 2017: SAM OMATSEYE, MARTINS OLOJA, SIMON KOLAWOLE *NIGERIA’S Genius, OYINLOLA OLUWATOBI Emerges ‘Most Creative Technology Expert in Diaspora’ *IKECHI UKO, DR RAPHAEL JAMES, WALE OJO-LANRE, AKILE OF DALLAS become ‘Nigeria’s Leading Cultural Ambassador of the Year in Diaspora’ #QUOTE: ‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots’-Marcus Garvey BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES & LOLA ENIFEMI/STAFF WRITER, ABUJA

5TH YEAR MEDIA ANNIVERSARY: NIGERIA’S Foremost HUMAN RIGHTS AMAZON, DR JOE OKEI ODUMAKIN Wins NAIJA STANDARD Newspaper ‘Person of the YEAR 2017’…Receives International Women of Courage Award from the United States Department...