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ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW INSIDE WASHINGTON DC: Nigerian Orphan, OMAS AUGUSTA SHAKA is America’s Amazon in United States Military …holds E-5 Sergeant leadership position, eyes E-7 Sergeant of all Sergeants rank * Trains American, other countries’ armies in use of M249 machine gun, a powerful tool that can shoot 200 rounds in one minute, narrate why Nigerian army officers cannot contain Boko Haram *Shocked: ‘Some Nigerian soldiers asked me repeatedly on social media the name of the machine gun in training of new listing in America in my base and that they have not started using it in Nigeria at all. I felt bad for them. Tell me how can they fight Boko Haram with lazy weapons?’ * ‘In United States military training, there’s is no short cut, as in bias , no bribe’ * ‘dedicates life in service to God, establishes Hold GOD Strongtv ministry for humanity’ * ‘Happily married woman reveals how she migrated to America from Nigeria in 2011’ * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau

ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW INSIDE WASHINGTON DC: Nigerian Orphan, OMAS AUGUSTA SHAKA is America’s Amazon in United States Military …holds E-5 Sergeant leadership position, eyes E-7 Sergeant of all Sergeants rank *...

INSIDE UNITED KINGDOM: South Wales Police chokehold Nigerian Student, UYIOGHOSA EMMANUEL AIGBE, mistaken for a burglar on night out in Cardiff while awaiting taxi…wins £4,000 in damages, Claim he ‘struggled to breathe’ as he was ‘jumped on, trampled on and dropped on the floor’ * Arrested, forcefully taken to a police station and dubbed a suspect in a burglary case * “We acknowledge that a mistake was made in arresting this man for burglary, and a full debrief of the incident to identify any opportunities for learning by South Wales Police is taking place and we remain absolutely committed to taking those forward”- spokesman for South Wales Police *BY JOHN OWOLABI/SPECIAL Correspondent, Britain

INSIDE UNITED KINGDOM: South Wales Police chokehold Nigerian Student, UYIOGHOSA EMMANUEL AIGBE, mistaken for a burglar on night out in Cardiff while awaiting taxi…wins £4,000 in damages, Claim he ‘struggled to breathe’...

COVID-19 Pandemic travel restriction: NIGERIAN Couple deliver quadruplets in Dubai, newborn babies stranded in Hospital …couple owing $120,000 and incurring daily charges of $5000 to keep the babies in separate incubators * Kids’ Father, Tijani Abdulkareem, 32-year restaurant city cook: “We have been relying on the goodwill of the hospital and the generosity of the Nigerian community in Dubai. The hospital has really helped us” * “I gave birth to my babies-two boys and two girls on July 1. My husband and I live in Dubai. My husband began making plans to relocate me to Nigeria to give birth when we found out that I was having quadruplets in January”-Suliyah, 29-year mother of the babies * “Nigerian community, with contributions from some UAE residents and other nationals who read the news on local media, have been able to raise (AED) 30,000 (around $8000) to pay part of the family medical bills. They have also secured rent for two months at a bigger apartment for the couple for when the babies are discharged from the clinic. We are keen on ensuring the family gets ongoing support towards the welfare of the mother and the quadruplets even when they get back to Nigeria”-Abdul-Hakeem Anifowoshe, a member of the diaspora community in Dubai * “Nigeria’s embassy in Dubai had contacted the family. The mission is on top of the matter and is in constant touch with the family”-Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairwoman of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission * BY ALPHA MOHAMMED AHMIDU/SPECIAL Correspondent, Britain

COVID-19 Pandemic travel restriction: NIGERIAN Couple deliver quadruplets in Dubai, newborn babies stranded in Hospital …couple owing $120,000 and incurring daily charges of $5000 to keep the babies in separate...

ABILITY IN DISABILITY: Nigerian born Naturalized American Medical Genius, DR. OLUWAFERANMI OKANLAMI earlier suffered spinal cord injury, paralyzed from the neck down en-route to becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Yale …Presently an Assistant Professor for Family Medicine & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation * Reigns as Director of MDisability Community Engagement, Director of Adaptive Sports in Michigan Center for Human Athletic Medicine and Performance at Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan * Working as Spokesperson for Guardian Life in their Equal & Able partnership, Serving on St. Joseph County Board of Health as appointed by former Mayor Pete Buttigieg *Bagged MD from University of Michigan, earned Master’s degree in Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship from The University of Notre Dame; completed Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana * On Board of the River City Challenged Athletes, featured on Robin Robert’s Good Morning America Series, received Michigan Medicine’s Distinguished Early Career Alumni Award in 2020, serving on the Board of the Michigan Medicine Alumni Society * “In 2013, I was on my way to becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon. The University of Michigan Medical School graduate was in his third year of residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut at that time. I jumped into the pool. I didn’t do a backflip or anything like that. There was no diving board, but I hit either the ground or the side of the pool or someone’s leg. I can’t be completely sure, but immediately I was unable to move anything from my chest down. In my mind, I was thinking of next steps: Stabilize my spine, get me onto the stretcher and get me to the hospital. My medical instincts kicked in”-Okanlami * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

ABILITY IN DISABILITY: Nigerian born Naturalized American Medical Genius, DR. OLUWAFERANMI OKANLAMI earlier suffered spinal cord injury, paralyzed from the neck down en-route to becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon in...

Confusion, Rivalry tear Nigeria Music union apart: Pretty OKAFOR is a Homeless Fraudster, Cocaine Addict on Zone 2 Police wanted list, never PMAN President at no time’-TEE MAC OMATSHOLA, award-wining flutist …alleges :’Pretty is not a musician, he had no single album as he stole N120million belonging to the music union. He lied that I sold PMAN land in Abuja freely given by IBB many years ago. He will soon be arrested by the police’ *embattled Pretty fires back: ‘Tee Mac and Orits Wiliki were handcuffed to Abuja (with no photograph/video proof), made to appear before police. PMAN land was sold by them as they were kept in the cell. Tee Mac jumped bail. Uncle P ran away from the house for defrauding the people in PMAN’S name while his wife is two months pregnant. I am still the President of PMAN’ * Uncle P blast Pretty: “At last week NEC meeting of PMAN, Pretty was expelled in a Communique signed by 28 state chapters of the union. I am the elected National PMAN of President recognized by the Trade Union Registrar. Pretty is an impostor. He will soon be committed to prison as he faces Form 48/49. That guy is simply a thief, a madman, a criminal in hiding; who enjoy lying and creating chaos everywhere. PMAN’S new election is coming this October” *Orits Wiliki react: “Pretty Okafor is a criminal, warming up for Prison whom I have sued for N100million in HEARING NOTICE: ID/ADR/148/16: ORITS WILIKI -VS- PRETTY OKAFOR. At no time was Tee Mac or I ever arrested by the police. He should provide the name of the PMAN Abuja land buyer, copy of the receipt for the sale and which year was it sold. The fool who could not pay his house rents and was thrown out telling you he is the richest Nigerian Musician? *BY ROTIMI AGULERO, ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, ABUJA & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

Confusion, Rivalry tear Nigeria Music union apart: Pretty OKAFOR is a Homeless Fraudster, Cocaine Addict on Zone 2 Police wanted list, never PMAN President at no time’-TEE MAC OMATSHOLA, award-wining flutist …alleges...

QUEEN OF THE AIR: Meet ADEOLA OGUNMOLA SOWEMIMO, First Nigerian born, first-ever African Female Pilot to fly Boeing 787, Boeing 767 Dreamliners across the Atlantic Ocean…Ogbomoso girl reign, rules on the wings of Qatar Airways in Middle East * Ever-smiling beautiful lady graduated from the Landoke Akintola University and later completed study at Sunrise Aviation Academy located in Ormond Beach, Florida * Celebrated on Guinness Book of record breakers in the African aviation industry * She captained the first International all women flight to Nigeria in December 2017 * “I am a product of God’ grace and the evidence of God’ glory”-ADEOLA * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

QUEEN OF THE AIR: Meet ADEOLA OGUNMOLA SOWEMIMO, First Nigerian born, first-ever African Female Pilot to fly Boeing 787, Boeing 767 Dreamliners across the Atlantic Ocean…Ogbomoso girl reign, rules on the wings of...

FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY: Nigeria’s foremost Royal King, OBA ADEYEYE OGUNWUSI, Ojaja II adopts a talented Corn Seller who drew his Portrait…gives him Scholarship to University level, promised to support more creative youths * 17-year-old boy used pencil to reflect the true image of the royal father * Ooni of Ife vows: ‘My Royal Stool is dedicated to ambitious young Nigerian populations who are daily pushing hard through the barriers of economic instability and uncertainties to gain better livelihood’ * “Superlative Samuel who is just about to graduate from secondary school has been adopted by me. His fees till his tertiary education will be taken care of by me and he will be gainfully employed right here in my palace”-Oba Ogunwusi *BY LEKAN ADEDAYO/ Culture Reporter, Lagos

FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY: Nigeria’s foremost Royal King, OBA ADEYEYE OGUNWUSI, Ojaja II adopts a talented Corn Seller who drew his Portrait…gives him Scholarship to University level, promised to support more creative...

IN ‘LUST’ WITH A CON MAN: AMERICAN Retiree woman fell in love with a Nigerian criminal, CHUKWUEBUKA OBIAKU on Facebook, freed from captivity in Lagos after 12 months of sexual assault * Lured innocent woman to fly to Nigeria under the pretext of ‘love and deceitful marriage’ * Held her captive in a hotel and extort $48,000 cash from her bank account * Stolen funds include monthly retirement benefits and allowances over the period of 15 months * “Chukwuebuka Obiaku forcefully collected, took control of her credit and debit cards as well as the operation of her bank accounts”-Nigeria Police Force *BY NIFEMI OWOELA/STAFF Writer, Lagos & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

IN ‘LUST‘ WITH A CON MAN: AMERICAN Retiree woman fell in love with a Nigerian criminal, CHUKWUEBUKA OBIAKU on Facebook, freed from captivity in Lagos after 12 months of sexual assault * Lured innocent woman to fly...

INSIDE CHICAGO: American Court denies HUSHPPUPI, Nigeria’s King of Cyber-fraud bail, orders to remain in jail till later in the year…over money laundering charge, considers suspect a flight risk *F.B.I. argues Raymond Abass possesses multiple foreign passports, may flee country if granted bail *embattled ‘Billionaire Gucci Master’ moniker don fathers a child in Illinois, plead to stay in girlfriend’s family house in Homewood while case proceed * “My client lawfully work hard for his funds as a celebrity and a social media influencer. He made his money by constantly promoting Gucci, and Louis Vuitton bags or designer’s label as a legal means of income. His fame paid for his luxurious life in Dubai. Job as an Instagram celebrity pays for his monthly his $10,000 monthly rent in Dubai luxury flat. We applied for bail for him with an electronic monitor on his leg so he might stay with his American girlfriend’s uncle in Illinois but was denied. He is not a criminal. He was abducted from Dubai”-Famous American defense attorney, Gal Pissetzky * “He could commit crimes with just any smartphone and internet connection”-Prosecutors *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief live from Chicago

INSIDE CHICAGO: American Court denies HUSHPPUPI, Nigeria’s King of Cyber-fraud bail, orders to remain in jail till later in the year…over money laundering charge, considers suspect a flight risk *F.B.I. argues...

ONE-ON-ONE-CHAT: SONNY OKOSUNS’ evergreen World Music Concert happened in United States-Robert Okosuns, brother, President of Trans Atlantic Promotion Inc …my family, his wife and children witnessed his last moments at the hospital in Washington DC *Recalled in-performance sold-out shows at Music Against Apartheid Apollo Theatre, NY in 1984, African Music event in Detroit, USA in 1985, Soweto Day at New York Park in 1986, Zimbabwe Independence Concert in 1987 and the Nelson Mandela Welcome Concert *Revealed what he missed most in the Ozziddi King, Real reasons the Nigerian press labeled his home ‘The United Nation’ * After he became an ordained evangelist, he named his band Ozzidi and released hit songs like ‘O.Jesu, Mercy, Esselle, GOD of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, and Let there be light * Hails David Adodo of praise and worship fm 106.1 in Baltimore MD, Sonny Vanderpuye of sunlight radio in Virginia, others for positively re-branding Nigeria’s image Overseas *Why African artists hardly break even in the American music industry *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

ONE-ON-ONE-CHAT: SONNY OKOSUNS’ evergreen World Music Concert happened in United States-Robert Okosuns, brother, President of Trans Atlantic Promotion Inc …my family, his wife and children witnessed...