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BREAKING NEWS: 38 Year Old Nigerian-British, CHUKA HARRISON UMUNNA still Reigns as Britain’s Member of Parliament for Streatham Council…UK Labour politician was Shadow Business Secretary from 2011 to 2015 *Had LLB in English and French Law from the University of Manchester; Later studied for one term at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, before studying for an MA at Nottingham Trent *Worked as Solicitor for City of LONDON firm Herbert Smith *Elected member of the Treasury Select Committee *Questioned Bob Diamond, CEO of Barclays over alleged tax avoidance *Happily Married to Alice Sullivan, Blessed with a Son *PLUS Regrets over Death of Father in Nigeria Road Accident BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES & PAUL UNACHUKWU/ASSISTANT EDITOR, LONDON

BREAKING NEWS: 38 Year Old Nigerian-British, CHUKA HARRISON UMUNNA still Reigns as Britain’s Member of Parliament for Streatham Council…UK Labour politician was Shadow Business Secretary from 2011 to 2015 *Had LLB in English and...

GREAT NEWS ABROAD: NIGERIAN-AMERICAN Actress, OSARIEMEN IGHODARO AJIBADE Still Enjoys Media Reviews as Miss Black USA Pageant …WON Best TV Actress of the Year at the 2014 ELOY Awards, Co-hosts 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards *Had First Degree in Broadcast Journalism with dual minors in Entrepreneurship and Theater from Pennsylvania State University *Obtained Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, Raised funds and awareness towards fight against Malaria *Main Host of Maltina Dance All Reality show BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES & SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, LAGOS

GREAT NEWS ABROAD: NIGERIAN-AMERICAN Actress, OSARIEMEN IGHODARO AJIBADE Still Enjoys Media Reviews as Miss Black USA Pageant …WON Best TV Actress of the Year at the 2014 ELOY Awards, Co-hosts 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards *Had...

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Academic Prodigy, IKEOLUWA ABIOYE, 15 Year old Girl Scored A-ONE in NINE WAEC (High School Exams)…Had 305 in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Results *Performed Excellent in Mathematics, English, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Civic, Catering, Biology and ICT *Indigene of Irepodun Local Council from Osun State recently honoured by her alma mater, Starfield Schools, Iju, Lagos *BEG NIGERIA and US GOVTS for Sponsorship to further studies Abroad * “My Dream is to Attend AMERICA’S Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) or Harvard University to study Computer Engineering to help NIGERIA in Advance ICT Development” BY TOLA ENIOLA/STAFF REPORTER, IKEJA, LAGOS

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Academic Prodigy, IKEOLUWA ABIOYE, 15 Year old Girl Scored A-ONE in NINE WAEC (High School Exams)…Had 305 in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Results *Performed Excellent in Mathematics, English, Further Mathematics,...

REVEALING OVERSEAS: Nigerian-American, ADEPERO ODUYE Famous in AMERICA’S HOLLYWOOD on Theatre Productions, Action Movies activities…Won African-American Film Critics Award for Breakthrough performance *Co-starred in the drama thriller ‘The Dinner’ with Richard Gere *Celebrated as Best Female Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards * ONE of 7 Children of Nigerian Parents studied at Cornell University *Received over 20 Movie Awards, Co-winner of 2014 Academy Award * Media Rating: The New York Times – Great Performances (2012), Time Magazine – Great Performances (2012), W Magazine – Best Performances issue (February 2012), Made COVER of Vanity Fair Issue 2012 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

REVEALING OVERSEAS: Nigerian-American, ADEPERO ODUYE Famous in AMERICA’S HOLLYWOOD on Theatre Productions, Action Movies activities…Won African-American Film Critics Award for Breakthrough performance *Co-starred in the drama thriller...

INSPIRING: British Born Daughter of a NIGERIAN Orthopedic Surgeon, HELEN GRANT is FIRST BLACK Woman Elected UK Conservative Member of Parliament …Served as MP for Maidstone and The Weald since 2010 when she succeeded Ann Widdecombe *Worked as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (from 2012 to 2015) and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (2012 to 2013) *Performed as Britain’s Minister for Sport and Tourism in 2013, a post she held till after the 2015 general election *Studied law at the University of Hull *REGRETS: “I was the Victim of Racist Bullying at school” BY KANMI AKANDE/CORRESPONDENT, UNITED KINGDOM

INSPIRING: British Born Daughter of a NIGERIAN Orthopedic Surgeon, HELEN GRANT is FIRST BLACK Woman Elected UK Conservative Member of Parliament …Served as MP for Maidstone and The Weald since 2010 when she succeeded Ann Widdecombe *Worked...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: UK Born Famous Blogger, Trained PhD philologist, SOLA OPESAN BROWN Takes Nigerian NOLLYWOOD by Storm…Hits Production with a Bloc Buster Movie ‘Terrain of POWER’ *Latest movie chronicles her life in Media, Public Relations, Film production * Organizes MBE Improver Awards, Publishes Black European Magazines *Studied Doctoral Program in Philology at prestigious University of La Laguna *Shuttles beautiful worlds of Africa and EUROPE *Vows: ‘I Will Expose SEX Slavery Movie Roles in Nigeria if I see Any’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: UK Born Famous Blogger, Trained PhD philologist, SOLA OPESAN BROWN Takes Nigerian NOLLYWOOD by Storm…Hits Production with a Bloc Buster Movie ‘Terrain of POWER’ *Latest movie chronicles her life in Media,...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: NIGERIAN Born American, VICTOR UKPOLO Heroic Role in HURRICANE KATRINA Exposed…Obtained Funds for SUNO’s recovery, including $44 million for Student Housing, $32 million for Classroom Buildings *Selected in 2012 as one of 45 Naturalized Citizens of the United States for Carnegie’s Americans Choice Award, ex-Chancellor of Southern University *Arrives USA at 23 years, Had Bachelor’s Degree at University of Maryland at College Park, Becomes first native-born Nigerian to head a university in USA *To Finance his Education, worked in a Restaurant as a Dish Washer and drove Taxicabs in the District of Columbia *Received Master’s Degree & Ph.D. from American University *PLUS How he Conquered POVERTY forever BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: NIGERIAN Born American, VICTOR UKPOLO Heroic Role in HURRICANE KATRINA Exposed…Obtained Funds for SUNO’s recovery, including $44 million for Student Housing, $32 million for Classroom Buildings *Selected...

REVEALING: BRIGHT CHIMEZIE (OKORO Junior), King of Zzigima Sound still Nigeria’s Iconic Highlife Music Ambassador…Waxing stronger at the age of 57 years *Evergreen playing music days of George Benson, Bobby Benson, Hot Chocolate and other musicians *True meaning of Zzigima, Ozi I Ga Ma in Igbo language *Earlier worked in Nigeria’s Customs/Excise Dance Band, Featured at University of Lagos Cultural Centre severally *Discovered Asusu Ejiri Mara Gi (Identity Language) Music Title during Relocation to the Village after 35 years on music stage *Awards: Best Nigerian Highlife Music Legend 2015, Duke of African Music Award by Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Tribune Chapel, Ibadan on February 14,1998, Bagged a chieftaincy title from Oba Omowonuola Oyeyode Oyesosin II, the Ogiyan of Ejigboland in Osun State BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA & CHIKA OBINNA/ENTERTAINMENT STAFF WRITER, SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA

REVEALING: BRIGHT CHIMEZIE (OKORO Junior), King of Zzigima Sound still Nigeria’s Iconic Highlife Music Ambassador…Waxing stronger at the age of 57 years *Evergreen playing music days of George Benson, Bobby Benson, Hot Chocolate...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘WE spend $30,000 Annually to Stage DDEA HUMANITARIAN AWARD in AMERICA’-Demian Ndubuisi Chukwu, Nigerian-American Chairman/CEO Deedee Group of companies, Maryland, USA …I became Millionaire in Nigeria at the age of 37 years *Designed to give award to those helping or giving back to the community, a way to encourage others to start helping the poor *Still facing Lack of Sponsor, Divisiveness among Nigerians in Diaspora * ‘This Year’s event holding September 16th in Baltimore Maryland, USA will feature German’s Superstar, Me-Razor and Nollywood Star, Charles Awurum’-Demian BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘WE spend $30,000 Annually to Stage DDEA HUMANITARIAN AWARD in AMERICA’-Demian Ndubuisi Chukwu, Nigerian-American Chairman/CEO Deedee Group of companies, Maryland, USA …I became Millionaire in Nigeria at...

HONOR: NIGERIA’S FIERY Pastor, APOSTLE JOHNSON SULEMAN Bags Doctorate Divinity Degree in American University…Receives KEY to city of Stonecrest in Atlanta *Why Mayor of Atlanta, Hon Jason Lary opens the door of Atlanta to Nigerian Prophet * In attendance are members of legislative and executive arms of government * Becomes a recipient of a Humanitarian Award and Honorary Doctorate Degree by the Trinity International University of Ambassadors, USA *Conducted round Woolworths Lunch Counter Sit-ins and The Center for Civil & Human Rights Museum Georgia, by Martin Luther King Jnr III * “We acknowledged Apostle Suleman’s compassion and contribution to the plight of the downtrodden and less privileged, a fact which made him entitled to the key, clearly the highest honour to be bestowed on an individual”-Mayor of Atlanta *QUOTE: “Honor is simply the morality of superior men”-Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

HONOR: NIGERIA’S FIERY Pastor, APOSTLE JOHNSON SULEMAN Bags Doctorate Divinity Degree in American University…Receives KEY to city of Stonecrest in Atlanta *Why Mayor of Atlanta, Hon Jason Lary opens the door of Atlanta to Nigerian...