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WORLD Exclusive Interview: ‘I was with my Father, Chief Hubert Ogunde at Cromwell Hospital, West London in his last moment’- Bayo Ogunde, son to Nigeria’s foremost Theatre & Cultural icon …Reveals fond memories as far back as in the 60’s, 70’s * How Nigerian Government invited him to start the National Troupe * Converged artistes from all over Nigeria in their home town of Ososa via Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State *Plans underway to celebrate Ogunde at a later date in Great Britain * Only arts, culture, music students’ researchers yearn after Ogunde’s works, others run after Western/Asian cultures * PLUS how the family built on their Estate in Ososa, The Hubert Ogunde Living History Museum opened to the public and made available the Complete musical works of Dr Hubert Ogunde (a 13CDs Box-Set) for sale at The Ogunde Villa 3, Noble Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief (Naija Standard Newspaper)

WORLD Exclusive Interview: ‘I was with my Father, Chief Hubert Ogunde at Cromwell Hospital, West London in his last moment’- Bayo Ogunde, son to Nigeria’s foremost Theatre & Cultural icon …Reveals fond...

HEARTLESS! Nigeria’s Convicted Drug importer in Australia, PATRICK NWEKE inside Sydney’s Villawood Detention centre smuggled several mobile phones to dupe an American disability pensioner $US400,000…creates Fake Romance scheme, later tricked Peter Strand into Trafficking drugs to evade customs *Coordinate operatives in Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia to lure Strand to Sydney airport with 2.5 kilograms of cocaine * Suspect criminal network target the elderly and vulnerable to become couriers * Strand lost his job as an electrical salesman, his marriage crumbled * “I received an email from a scammer posing as a Nigerian Government official offering to help retrieve funds. It was extremely well organised. That’s mind-boggling, absolutely mind-boggling and let alone out of Australia, but out of a detention facility — how is that possible?”-Victim * “They would coordinate their travel arrangements, they would put them up in hotels, they would provide them with money, aeroplane tickets and then upon receipt, they would take acceptance of the drugs and introduce them into the market. Mr Strand as a prize catch because he was broke, sick and frail. The people controlling the man are in Spain”-Australian Police BY TINA IBIDUN/SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, SYDNEY & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

HEARTLESS! Nigeria’s Convicted Drug importer in Australia, PATRICK NWEKE inside Sydney’s Villawood Detention centre smuggled several mobile phones to dupe an American disability pensioner $US400,000…creates Fake...

HISTORIC MOVIE ON MISSING CHIBOK GIRLS: Nigeria’s Documentary ‘Daughters of Chibok’ win The LION OF AWARD at Venice Film Festival…Movie reflects true life story of Yana Galang, 51-year old woman whose daughter was among the 276 girls kidnapped in April 2014 from their school dormitory in Chibok, northeast Nigeria * Nigeria born Film Director, Joel Kachi Benson determined to take the world to the women of Chibok still living in incredible pain of their kidnapped daughters’ absence *His words: “When my name was announced as the winner and I walked up on stage, it was the most surreal thing ever! Almost like an out of body experience. But I knew this was an opportunity to remind the world that Chibok is still here and the story doesn’t have an ending yet. And so we must not forget” * ‘Everyday, I wash and fold my daughter’s clothes — praying that she will one day be released from the den of Boko Haram. Rifkatu my daughter, for five years I have wept and waited, praying for you to return. I will not stop praying for you. I will never stop, and I know that one day my prayers will be answered’-Galang cries *PLUS how crew spent several days in the small village in Borno State speaking to families of those affected by Boko Haram abductions BY AHMED ALWALI/MOVIE REPORTER, VENICE

HISTORIC MOVIE ON MISSING CHIBOK GIRLS: Nigeria’s Documentary ‘Daughters of Chibok’ win The LION OF AWARD at Venice Film Festival…Movie reflects true life story of Yana Galang, 51-year old woman whose...

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s KING of Comedy, ALI BABA Storms America for 2019 Independence Anniversary…Red Carpet event holds LIVE in Dallas October 4-5 at 7pm to 12midnight * Independence weekend groove stages at Swayz Ballroom, 9750 Walnut Street, Dallas 75243 * Cheap earlybird ticket now on sale at $30, VIP ticket $60, for VIP tables dial: +1469-335-3458 *Historic ceremony powered by Ateam, TK Dallas, Jude Ngene * Ali Baba promises fresh and new rib-cracking jokes to reflect major events in Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s KING of Comedy, ALI BABA Storms America for 2019 Independence Anniversary…Red Carpet event holds LIVE in Dallas October 4-5 at 7pm to 12midnight * Independence weekend groove stages at...

BREAKING NEWS: Over 20 Arab Ministers confirm attendance for 3days’ UAE 3rd Arab Ministerial Forum on Housing and Urban Development…His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE ready to host dignitaries * UAE’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development & Zayed Housing Programme rolls out press conference on Tuesday 24/9 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor Ballroom A, Ground Floor * Jointly organized by the Ministerial Council for Housing and Construction of the Arab League in conjunction with Council of Arab Ministers of Housing, Reconstruction and the Regional Bureau for Arab States *Historic ceremony discusses issues pertaining future in the fields of housing and development, as discussions revolve around three main questions of inclusive cities for happiness,quality of life, sustainability in housing and urban development BY ABDUL MOHAMMED/ARABIAN SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, DUBAI

BREAKING NEWS: Over 20 Arab Ministers confirm attendance for 3days’ UAE 3rd Arab Ministerial Forum on Housing and Urban Development…His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, Vice President...

CHILD ABUSE! Nigerian Woman, REBECCA OJO ODONSI Sentenced To 6 Years in Jail for Body Injury to Daughter in Ghana…Accused 15-year old daughter of Stealing 3,000Cedis, handing over proceed of crime to Boyfriend *Angrily used a kitchen knife, a pair of scissors to cause her harm, leaving her with bleeding wound * Ghana government returns daughter back to Nigeria woman relative * ‘My daughter is a thief. She had been stealing everything in the house and giving same to her Ghana boyfriend. She stole my two cellphones in the house, 3,000Cedis I collected from the bank and handed everything to her Ghana boyfriend. We have no money to feed. I have no one to run for help. Her father promised to send us money, but nothing has happened since January this year. Ghana government should spare me jail time. They should deport me back to Nigeria’-Cried embattled suspect BY KOJO AKUA/CRIME REPORTER, ACCRA, GHANA

CHILD ABUSE! Nigerian Woman, REBECCA OJO ODONSI Sentenced To 6 Years in Jail for Body Injury to Daughter in Ghana…Accused 15-year old daughter of Stealing 3,000Cedis, handing over proceed of crime to Boyfriend *Angrily used...

GUILTY! ‘Federal Grand Jury indicts NIGERIAN Man, MONSURU OGUNBIYI for engaging in Sham Marriage, Falsification of documents to obtain Green Card’-U.S Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania …Couple Charged in Conspiracy to defraud United States Government * ‘Monsuru Ogunbiyi and Ajia Strauss conspired with one another to defraud the United States. Ogunbiyi, a native and citizen of Nigeria, and Strauss, a native and citizen of the United States, agreed to enter into a sham marriage so that Ogunbiyi could obtain lawful permanent residency in the United States’ * ‘As part of the conspiracy, Ogunbiyi agreed to pay money to Strauss, including $1,500 on the day of their June 3, 2016, marriage in New Jersey. Ogunbiyi and Strauss submitted false and fraudulent statements and documents to the United States’ * The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both, for the charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

GUILTY! ‘Federal Grand Jury indicts NIGERIAN Man, MONSURU OGUNBIYI for engaging in Sham Marriage, Falsification of documents to obtain Green Card’-U.S Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania …Couple Charged...

Just-in on Xenophobia: Bribery and Corruption Scandal rocks Consulate General of Nigeria in South Africa…Angry Nigerians claim desperate people are paying 800Rands cash as ‘sorting fee’ to be enlisted on Air Peace flight for evacuation * Called Nigeria Embassy in Pretoria at: +27 12 342 0905 but got no response BY TINA OKONUFUA/DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENT, PRETORIA

Just-in on Xenophobia: Bribery and Corruption Scandal rocks Consulate General of Nigeria in South Africa…Angry Nigerians claim desperate people are paying 800Rands cash as ‘sorting fee’ to be enlisted on Air Peace...

CRUELTY: Nigerian 73-year old Nanny in America, OLUREMI ADELEYE Sentenced to 40 years first-degree child abuse jail…for Killing an 8-month-old by force-feeding her bottles of milk *Maryland resident suspect confinement was imposed for 15 years * Adeleye, a mother of five and grandmother of 10, said that feeding children so they don’t go hungry is customary in her home country of Nigeria and she didn’t mean to hurt the baby *Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy: ‘No winners or losers in this case. Nothing that could have happened here today could have brought them the justice that they want, which is to have their little girl with them. She would’ve been three years old had she lived. She deserved to grow up. She deserved to have a life, to fulfill her dreams, and all of that was cut short by the reckless actions of someone who was supposed to care for her. The judge imposed a fair sentence’ * “Realistically, I don’t know if she’s going to be able to make it through a 15-year sentence, quite honestly. Unlike what the family said, she feels terribly about what happened. And prior to this event, she had been very caring for that child”- Douglas Wood, Adeleye’s attorney BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

CRUELTY: Nigerian 73-year old Nanny in America, OLUREMI ADELEYE Sentenced to 40 years first-degree child abuse jail…for Killing an 8-month-old by force-feeding her bottles of milk *Maryland resident suspect confinement...

SHOCKING & CRUEL: FAKE Nigerian married Pastor in London, AJIBOLA SHOGBAMIMU alias Shohfah-El Isreal sentenced to 17 years for Killing Joy Morgan, fellow church member…Dubbed a notoriously dishonest prophet for manipulating a 20 year-old midwifery female student *40 year old ‘man-from-Hell’ convicted by a jury at Reading crown court *earlier lied to police that he dropped Morgan off at her student accommodation in Hatfield after a church dinner *Suspect later admitted to spending two nights alone with her in his flat in Cricklewood, North-west London *Court heard that after killing Morgan, a student at the University of Hertfordshire, Israel attempted to cover his tracks BY QUEENETH DORA AMAFULU/ SPECIAL CRIME CORRESPONDENT reporting LIVE from London

SHOCKING & CRUEL: FAKE Nigerian married Pastor in London, AJIBOLA SHOGBAMIMU alias Shohfah-El Isreal sentenced to 17 years for Killing Joy Morgan, fellow church member…Dubbed a notoriously dishonest prophet for manipulating...