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TRENDING: NIGERIAN Born British Poet, THERESA LOLA Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize…Named joint winner of the prestigious 2018 competition *Defeats over 1000 International candidates, Receive top prize of £1000 *Organisers ask each poet submit a pamphlet of their best 10 pieces of work *Launched in 2012 by Brunel University London, judged by a panel of writers and academics * “Winning the Brunel International African Poetry Prize feels surreal, it is an unwavering highlight”-LOLA BY OLAWUNMI OYEGOKE/ARTS REPORTER, UNITED KINGDOM

TRENDING: NIGERIAN Born British Poet, THERESA LOLA Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize…Named joint winner of the prestigious 2018 competition *Defeats over 1000 International candidates, Receive top prize of £1000 *Organisers...

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Based NIGERIAN Investigative Journalist, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU Authors First Cyber-Security Technology to Expose FAKE News, Identifies Hackers/Stop Voting Fraud…Book hits World Stage on AMAZON Publication *Historic book Decode, Detect Cyber threat before any ELECTION, Cyber Attackers’ Hideout *Shows how Hackers collude, hides in the dark web, how they commit cyber crimes *Reveals how unsuspecting electorates’ voting rights are being violated *Prominent journalists from United States, Britain, African-American community and top African reporters write book’s FORWARD, PREFACE and Comments BY SAMSON SHOAGA/Group Managing Editor, Abuja

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Based NIGERIAN Investigative Journalist, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU Authors First Cyber-Security Technology to Expose FAKE News, Identifies Hackers/Stop Voting Fraud…Book hits World Stage on AMAZON Publication *Historic book...

INSPIRING: Ebenezer Obey’s former Drummer, SIKIRU ADEPOJU Wins GRAMMY AWARD in AMERICA…earlier Toured, Record several albums with Inter-Reformers Band *He’s Nigerian top percussionist and recording artist in the genres of traditional African music and world music, playing variety of instruments and styles *Arrived AMERICA in 1985, played with O. J. Ekemode’s Nigerian All-Stars, and three months later met Babatunde Olatunji *He’s Master of the talking drum, his father Chief Ayanleke Adepoju, whose very name, Ayan, means ‘descendant from drummers’ *Recorded albums with these artists: Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Airto Moreira, Bola Abimbola, The String Cheese Incident, Zakir Hussain BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRING: Ebenezer Obey’s former Drummer, SIKIRU ADEPOJU Wins GRAMMY AWARD in AMERICA…earlier Toured, Record several albums with Inter-Reformers Band *He’s Nigerian top percussionist and recording artist in the genres of traditional...

TRADE-PARTNERSHIP: ‘I Will be Visiting NIGERIA, a Beautiful & Amazing Country’-President TRUMP of United States …Says ‘There is No Country More Beautiful in the world than Nigeria’ * ‘Our aim is to diversify our economy by focusing on agriculture and food security; power and infrastructure. We have cut the importation of rice by about 90% thereby saving a significant amount of money’-President BUHARI * ‘Trump’s Proposed visit to Nigeria may take 12 months to Plan’-Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama *AMERICA concludes plans to return over $500m (about 190 billion Naira) looted funds to Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

TRADE-PARTNERSHIP: ‘I Will be Visiting NIGERIA, a Beautiful & Amazing Country’-President TRUMP of United States …Says ‘There is No Country More Beautiful in the world than Nigeria’ * ‘Our aim is to diversify...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born Media Expert, CHINEDU MOGHALU Appointed into UNITED NATIONS World Food Programme…Heads Communication & Advocacy for Africa *African Risk Capacity is a Specialised Agency of African Union that provides African sovereigns with capacity building services for early warning, contingency planning and risk finance *Task to lead efforts in ensuring that work of ARC in responding to challenges of climate change, natural disaster risk management is strategically communicated to the Member States *Earlier worked served as Regional Head of Nigerian Export-Import Bank for the Southeast, Delta states in Nigeria; Head of Corporate Communication Division at its headquarters in Abuja *Holds Masters degree in Communications for Development, other degrees in Political Science and Law from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Lagos *HE’S an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, International Public Relations Association and sits on the Board of Chigari Foundation BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born Media Expert, CHINEDU MOGHALU Appointed into UNITED NATIONS World Food Programme…Heads Communication & Advocacy for Africa *African Risk Capacity is a Specialised Agency of African Union that provides African...

CRIMINALITY IN GOD’S NAME IN AMERICA: Malawian Born Famous AFRICAN Prophet, SHEPHERD BUSHIRI Arrested with 10Kilogram COCAINE at JFK International Airport, New York…Baggage Carousel contains drug with a street market value of $1.5 million *Traveled on First Flight ticket from Johannesburg to New York * Deceived South African Immigration officials, Neatly checked in bag from Johannesburg being identical to regular bags carried by prophet * Forensic Tests proved connection, Fingerprints not found on Cocaine *Investigated, Detained, Released on BAIL in the sum of $100,000 Cash BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, Reporting from New York

CRIMINALITY IN GOD’S NAME IN AMERICA: Malawian Born Famous AFRICAN Prophet, SHEPHERD BUSHIRI Arrested with 10Kilogram COCAINE at JFK International Airport, New York…Baggage Carousel contains drug with a street market value of $1.5...

NIGERIAN MILITARY IN SEX SCANDAL INSIDE REFUGEE CAMP: ‘NIGERIA’S Under-age GIRLS Flee Boko Haram, RAPED BRUTALLY by Security Forces’-NEW YORK Times *Victims narrate graphic ordeals: ‘I was Abducted from our home by Boko Haram fighters, Raped repeatedly for three years. As I settled into Refugee Camp of hope, I heard footsteps outside our tent. A security officer’s voice instructed me to come out. Frightened, I obeyed. He took her me his quarters and raped me”-Falmata, 14-year-old girl * ‘Nigerian soldiers would come to the Camp, hold me so tight, beat me and take me with them against my will. I had been raped about 10 times this year at a camp in Maiduguri, the city at the center of the fight against Boko Haram, before running away for my own safety. They (the soldiers) were old enough to be my parents’-Amina, a 13-year-old girl *Revealing: ‘At night, the camps are dimly lit. Aid workers come during the day, but typically not after sunset because of wartime curfews. Security forces tightly control who goes in and out of the camps, sometimes coercing women and girls to trade sex for food. I have been Raped, Injured, kept low profile. I must confess that I had been raped as many as 20 times in the camp’-Hadiza, an 18 year old girl *Allegations against our soldiers at the Refugee Camps were unfounded’-Army Special Board of Inquiry * ‘At least 7,000 Women and Girls have endured Boko Haram’s Sexual Violence’-United Nations BY HARUNA HABEEB, UNDERCOVER REPORTER, MAIDUGURI

NIGERIAN MILITARY IN SEX SCANDAL INSIDE REFUGEE CAMP: ‘NIGERIA’S Under-age GIRLS Flee Boko Haram, RAPED BRUTALLY by Security Forces’-NEW YORK Times *Victims narrate graphic ordeals: ‘I was Abducted from our home by Boko...

REAPING WHAT HE SOWS IN UNITED KINGDOM: NIGERIAN Pipe Engineering Graduate, KUFRE UWEM Sentenced to SEVEN YEARS in Prison for Raping a British Teenager in Scotland…Convicted of intent to rape a second woman in her flat *34-Year-old twicely married Nigerian in JAIL after 3 months of Lavish Wedding * Court Records: ‘Uwem, of 6 Waterton Lawn, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, who was a sub-sea project engineer, detained the woman against her will in his flat and then removed her clothing and raped her’ * ‘RAPE had a monumental impact on my life’-Victim one impact statement * ‘I was Attacked in my own home. Uwem restrained me, removed my lower clothing with intent to RAPE Me’-Second Victim narrate in tears *“This was a course of violent and predatory sexual offending, notwithstanding the four years between the two offences. We heard that Uwem’s first victim was a first-year student who Uwem met by chance and invited her to his flat. Once there he raped her. The consequences are truly catastrophic for you”-Judge Lord Arthurson, High Court in Glasgow BY BRAINT CHINEDU/CRIME & INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER, GLASGOW

REAPING WHAT HE SOWS IN UNITED KINGDOM: NIGERIAN Pipe Engineering Graduate, KUFRE UWEM Sentenced to SEVEN YEARS in Prison for Raping a British Teenager in Scotland…Convicted of intent to rape a second woman in her flat *34-Year-old twicely...

INSPIRATIONAL IN AMERICA: NIGERIA’S 7-Year-old Comedienne, EMMANUELLA SAMUEL starred in Hollywood DISNEY Project…Received YouTube Gold award, FreshYo Ambassador *Appeared in Advert for Wikipedia, hosted Nickeledeon’s Nick Fest show *Featured as one of the characters in a hugely successful comedy channel on YouTube, Mark Angel Comedy *Awarded Best New Comedienne and Princess of Comedy at the Afro-Australia Music and Movie Awards in Australia *Mark Angel Comedy won Best Sub-Saharan Channel at the YouTube Awards in 2017 *Received Endorsement from Nigeria’s Senate President: “Your story is an inspiration. Come by the @NGRSenate sometime, let’s discuss how we can develop the potential of our young talents in the creative industry”-Bukola Saraki BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRATIONAL IN AMERICA: NIGERIA’S 7-Year-old Comedienne, EMMANUELLA SAMUEL starred in Hollywood DISNEY Project…Received YouTube Gold award, FreshYo Ambassador *Appeared in Advert for Wikipedia, hosted Nickeledeon’s Nick Fest...

DEVELOPING STORY: ‘I Am Appealing against my Conviction in United Kingdom, British Police Stinks of Corruption’-JAMES IBORI, Nigeria’s millionaire politician …Argue: ‘I Want my 90 million pounds ($130 million) of assets, earlier confiscated, frozen for years, released to me by British authorities’ * ‘True, we confiscate James Ibori’s assets, plan to return them to the Nigerian state, but if his conviction were overturned he would regain control of them immediately. At the time of his arrest he was in the process of buying a $20 million private jet’-British Government * ‘ONE of the British police officers who investigated him took bribes in 2007 from a private detective, hired by a British law firm working for Ibori, in return for inside information about the police investigation’-Ibori’s lawyers in UK * Ibori gives evidence via video-link from Nigeria, and he appeared briefly on a screen in court, but the connection was lost and could not be restored. The court was told a power cut in Nigeria was the reason for the glitch BY STELLA IBADE/STAFF WRITER, UNITED KINGDOM

DEVELOPING STORY: ‘I Am Appealing against my Conviction in United Kingdom, British Police Stinks of Corruption’-JAMES IBORI, Nigeria’s millionaire politician …Argue: ‘I Want my 90 million pounds ($130 million) of...