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HISTORIC & INSPIRING: ‘I Am the FIRST NIGERIAN Descent to Become a WHITE HOUSE Correspondent for BLOOMBERG News’-Toluse OLORUNNIPA, Nigerian-American Multiple Award Wining Journalist …Report NEWS stories from more than 20 countries on FIVE Continents * Earlier worked as a Florida Correspondent for the News Service since July 2013, Regional News Reporter for Miami Herald in Tallahassee, Florida, as well as a correspondent for the Tampa Bay Times from 2009 to 2013 * Cherishes using PEN to lawfully fight for the helpless in the Society * WON Real Estate Reporting in SPJ’s annual Sunshine State Awards, Society of American Business Editors/Writers; The Bernie E. Glaser Scholarship program BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

HISTORIC & INSPIRING: ‘I Am the FIRST NIGERIAN Descent to Become a WHITE HOUSE Correspondent for BLOOMBERG News’-Toluse OLORUNNIPA, Nigerian-American Multiple Award Wining Journalist …Report NEWS stories from more than...

MEDIA Retirement PLANS for ‘MIRACLE MAN OF REUTERS’: ‘ I Want to be a CAREER DIPLOMAT for NIGERIA in Europe or Republic of Ireland’-NIYI BABADE, Al-jazeera Award winner, International Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker …Earlier worked for Cables News Network, Associated Press and other international media platforms *Highly respected in Reuters for Breaking News, Investigative Journalism *Presently Producing/Directing OPDAT TV News, Dublin * ‘I want to use my profound International media experiences to celebrate Nigeria in good light to the West and eastern blocs’ * ‘My appointment as an Ambassador will surely enhance and bring positivity to Nigerians in every sphere of life’ * ‘No More Delays in Nigerian e-Passport Issuance or Renewals Abroad’ * ‘President BUHARI tried in Foreign Policies, Returning Nigeria positively to Honor in International Community’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MEDIA Retirement PLANS for ‘MIRACLE MAN OF REUTERS’: ‘ I Want to be a CAREER DIPLOMAT for NIGERIA in Europe or Republic of Ireland’-NIYI BABADE, Al-jazeera Award winner, International Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker …Earlier...

45 MINUTES WITH FORMER PUNCH Newspaper REPORTER: ‘I CREATED ‘AVoice4Us’, the First MOBILE JOURNALISM Platform for Digital Activism in Nigeria’-Peter Okeugo, Fellow of Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative of United States Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria …It is a Civic Media Solution to Nigeria’s Social Injustice and Human Rights Violation’ * Selected by UNESCO to Attend the 2017 MAB Youth Forum in Italy *Participated in the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York, in achieving the United Nations 2030 Global Goals for Sustainability *Contributed to designing a sustainability model for ‘Shake The World’, a South Africa-based social enterprise to eradicate poverty, provide employment for local women in KwaZulu-Natal Province *Remains Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, London as awarded by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II *Still an Alumnus of ex-President Barrack Obama’s Emerging Leaders’ Program from the YALI Regional Leadership BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

45 MINUTES WITH FORMER PUNCH Newspaper REPORTER: ‘I CREATED ‘AVoice4Us’, the First MOBILE JOURNALISM Platform for Digital Activism in Nigeria’-Peter Okeugo, Fellow of Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative of United States...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I WILL Make NIGERIA and AFRICA proud in ICAF Berlin International ARTS Festival 2017’-Oresegun Olumide, Nigeria’s Genius & Famous Multiple award-wining Artist * PLANS to Showcase his Best OIL on Canvass Paintings *Headlines MAIN EVENT on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CET) *TICKETS Sold-Out at Glashaus, Arena Berlin, Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin Germany * Reveals hidden Secrets of his Outstanding Success in Arts-world * Reasons his Arts design is far Brighter, Better, Appealing than Digital Pictures *Why his Artworks cause Greatest Internet Sensation in AFRICA *Social Media Trending: Attracted 18.7k fans on Instagram, 25k shares on Facebook, 12.6k on Twitter, 10.5k on Snapchat, 9.4k on Tumblr, 12.6k on Google Plus *Ceremony celebrates the Best of EUROPE and AFRICA under one roof GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I WILL Make NIGERIA and AFRICA proud in ICAF Berlin International ARTS Festival 2017’-Oresegun Olumide, Nigeria’s Genius & Famous Multiple award-wining Artist * PLANS to Showcase his Best OIL on Canvass...

SHAMEFUL IN AMERICA: 30 YR OLD NIGERIAN Fugitive, EKENE SAMPSON AKPURU alias Patrick Beckham on Expired VISA and US Born Girlfriend, Lauren Elizabeth Lees in POLICE NET for FRAUD & Forgery…Use FAKE Identifications, Innocent Americans’ Social Security card to buy Lxury cars & $100,000 in gift cards *Used proceed of crime-funds to buy Building(Condo) in Scottsdale-Arizona *Arrested in the process of buying another Mercedes worth about $245,000 *Police found numerous unused gift cards worth over $140,000 in his Home *Engages in credit cards purchase of thousands dollars in gift cards and money wired to Bank Accounts in Nigeria, Presently held on a $500,000 cash bond * “Scottsdale couple used fake names and stolen identifications to purchase luxury vehicles and over $100,000 in gift cards”-Scottsdale POLICE BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

SHAMEFUL IN AMERICA: 30 YR OLD NIGERIAN Fugitive, EKENE SAMPSON AKPURU alias Patrick Beckham on Expired VISA and US Born Girlfriend, Lauren Elizabeth Lees in POLICE NET for FRAUD & Forgery…Use FAKE Identifications, Innocent Americans’...

INSPIRING: Nigerian-American, OLUWOLE SOBOYEJO, still World’s Leading Materials Scientist with Research focus on Biomaterials, Use of Nanoparticles…Creates Detection, treatment of Disease, mechanical properties of materials to promote global development * HAD BS Mechanical Engineering at King’s College London *Graduates in Masters, PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy Honors from Churchill College, Cambridge *Earlier served as Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Secretary General of the United Nations *Worked as President and Provost of the African University of Science and Technology in Abuja, Nigeria, founded by the Nelson Mandela Institutions * He is the son of Professor Alfred Sobojeyo of The Ohio State University and Anthonia Soboyejo BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

INSPIRING: Nigerian-American, OLUWOLE SOBOYEJO, still World’s Leading Materials Scientist with Research focus on Biomaterials, Use of Nanoparticles…Creates Detection, treatment of Disease, mechanical properties of materials to promote...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD IN AMERICA: Lieutenant JESSE EKENE, American Born Naval Officer with Nigerian Parentage is a Professional Car Racer…Competing Full Time in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West for Patriot Motorsports Group *One of three African-American drivers actively competing in NASCAR series *Still remains Racing Ambassador for the Phoenix Patriot Foundation *Fully involved in various Philanthropic and Military-related activities *Served as Host for a Veteran’s family prior to the Coca-Cola 600 *Was part of the NASCAR Salutes program that honors US military personnel * Featured as guest/co-host of NASCAR.com’s GarageCam series *Received NASCAR Diverse Driver Award BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD IN AMERICA: Lieutenant JESSE EKENE, American Born Naval Officer with Nigerian Parentage is a Professional Car Racer…Competing Full Time in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West for Patriot Motorsports Group *One of three...

SHOCKING IN AMERICA: Nigerian Kings of FRAUD in TEXAS, FOLARIN ALABI, JUSTICE DANIEL Convicted for Marriage Scam…Faces FIVE Years each in Federal Prison plus $250,000 Fines *Deceives and Conspire an American Citizen, Letrishia Andrews * ‘Fraud Ring aim to enter into sham marriages to get around immigration laws’ * ‘Poses FAKE photos staging a seemingly happy marriage to fool officials’ * ‘Lures potential accomplices of Nigerian descent at area clubs and bars’ * ‘They were convicted in federal court of committing marriage fraud’-United States Department of JUSTICE BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

SHOCKING IN AMERICA: Nigerian Kings of FRAUD in TEXAS, FOLARIN ALABI, JUSTICE DANIEL Convicted for Marriage Scam…Faces FIVE Years each in Federal Prison plus $250,000 Fines *Deceives and Conspire an American Citizen, Letrishia Andrews *...

AFTERMATH OF DEAD BODY RECOVERY IN DAVIDO’S HOUSE: Acting Lagos State POLICE Commissioner, IMOHIMI EDGAL almost FIRED, DEMOTED Immediately…’The PSC has the power to appoint, promote and discipline officers, IGP’s office is NOT aware of acting CP EDGAL’s reduction in power and has not been demoted,’ says Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, a Chief Superintendent of Police *”Both AP:25095 Mohimi D. Edgal, Acting Lagos CP And AP. 36665 Aji Ali Janga, Acting Kogi state CP should kiss their promotion goodbye”-Police Service Commission * ‘The Officers are, therefore, reverted to their substantive rank of Deputy Commisioner of Police’ * Bars from speaking to the press on subject matter *Case may be thrown away for lack of evidence BY OLAWUNMI IBUDOLA/CRIME REPORTER, LAGOS & JUDE ASUKA/STAFF WRITER, LOKOJA

AFTERMATH OF DEAD BODY RECOVERY IN DAVIDO’S HOUSE: Acting Lagos State POLICE Commissioner, IMOHIMI EDGAL almost FIRED, DEMOTED Immediately…’The PSC has the power to appoint, promote and discipline officers, IGP’s office...

LIBEL & THREAT: ‘SENATOR MISAU: STOP Falsehood against Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police’, Others or Show Court Your EVIDENCE’-Federal Government * ‘You have made Injurious statements against Mike Okiro, Chairman of the Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police’ * ‘You have committed offences punishable under Section 1(2)(C) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap 17 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act’ * ‘Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police engaging in corrupt practices’-Senator Isah Hamman Misau BY DAYO OLOWOYOKU/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

LIBEL & THREAT: ‘SENATOR MISAU: STOP Falsehood against Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police’, Others or Show Court Your EVIDENCE’-Federal Government * ‘You have made Injurious statements against Mike Okiro,...