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INCREDIBLE! Nigeria’s Most Wanted former Petroleum Minister, DIEZANI ALLISON MADUEKE Secures Immunity from prosecution…obtained citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominican Republic, appointed Trade and Investment Commissioner * Her 32-page diplomatic passport contains a restraining order against any arrest or prosecution *Fugitive hiding in Britain holds a Dominican Republic Diplomatic Passport number DP0000445 * “I envisage you playing an active role in the coordination of road shows and trade and investment expositions, as well as providing facilitator services to businessmen interested in investing or doing business with the Caribbean region. Dominica is ideally placed and equipped to serve as the perfect hub for such commercial activities in this region”- Roosevelt Kerry, Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Dominica *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

INCREDIBLE! Nigeria’s Most Wanted former Petroleum Minister, DIEZANI ALLISON MADUEKE Secures Immunity from prosecution…obtained citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominican Republic, appointed Trade and Investment...

BREAKING NEWS! African Diaspora Unite for JOE BIDEN in United States 2020 election …A group of African-American career professionals with original hereditary from Kenya, Liberia, South Africa; Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, other nationals applaud Democratic presidential nominee * “Africans who are African-Americans are fully ready under African Diaspora Unite for JOE BIDEN-National Group will be out in huge numbers this November to vote Biden into power as the elected President of United States. It is a promise”-Ugo Nwaokoro, former Deputy Mayor, City of Newark, New Jersey *BY BAYO ADEYEMO, reporting LIVE from Maryland

BREAKING NEWS! African Diaspora Unite for JOE BIDEN in United States 2020 election …A group of African-American career professionals with original hereditary from Kenya, Liberia, South Africa; Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe,...

‘We are ready to support and assist undocumented Nigerians in the process of obtaining resident permit’ -National Union of Nigerians in Italy …We are working in collaboration with the Nigerian Embassy in Rome * Italian government passed a bill to regulate close to 600,000 undocumented immigrants in the country to participate in this year harvesting season across the country * “Thanks to the magnanimity of the Nigeria Ambassador to Italy His Excellency, Ambassador Yusuf Jonga Hinna who has agreed to work with NUNAI to simplify the process of obtaining certificates of Nationality (CofN) for as many Nigerians who do not have a Nigerian passport. And as you know, without a passport or a certificate of Nationality, it will be impossible to apply for the regularisation, hence the Embassy, with a view to help the concerned Nigerians has co-opted NUNAI to collate the names and necessary documents of concerned Nigerians through their local and provincial associations”- NUNAI president, IRIAKANU Samson Hodge * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

‘We are ready to support and assist undocumented Nigerians in the process of obtaining resident permit’ -National Union of Nigerians in Italy …We are working in collaboration with the Nigerian Embassy in Rome * Italian...

INSPIRING! Nigerian born, American leading Pediatrician and board certified Internist, Dr. NGOZI EZIKE reigns as National Policy Advisor at Illinois Department of Public Health … served for more than 15 years promoting the organization’s mission of delivering integrated health services with dignity *Successfully delivered inpatient care at Stroger Hospital as well as primary and preventive care in community and school-based clinics *earlier as medical director for Austin Health Center, located on the West-side of Chicago engaged the community in health initiatives involving obesity, diabetes, and breastfeeding *In her last role in Cook County Health, served as medical director at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, the largest single site juvenile detention facility in United States * Graduated with honors from Harvard College with a concentration in chemistry, medical degree is from University of California at San Diego *She completed her internship, residency at Rush Medical Center where she is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, earned a management certificate from Harvard Business School *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

INSPIRING! Nigerian born, American leading Pediatrician and board certified Internist, Dr. NGOZI EZIKE reigns as National Policy Advisor at Illinois Department of Public Health … served for more than 15 years promoting...

SHOCKER ON COVID-19! 950 more Nigerian children under five may die every day over six months period— UNICEF …Globally, 6,000 additional children under five could die daily *Estimate is based on an analysis by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, newly published in The Lancet Global Health journal *Disruptions could result in potentially devastating increases in maternal and child deaths * 6,800 more Nigerian maternal deaths could occur in just six months from now * Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria’s Country Representative: “We have made steady progress in reducing preventable child and maternal deaths in Nigeria over the last 20 years – and it would be devastating if that progress is lost or reversed – devastating for Nigerian families, communities and for the country as a whole *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & TAYO ABAYOMI/HEALTH REPORTER, ABUJA

SHOCKER ON COVID-19! 950 more Nigerian children under five may die every day over six months period— UNICEF …Globally, 6,000 additional children under five could die daily *Estimate is based on an analysis by researchers...

NO LIMIT TO EDUCATION! Nigerian born 73-year-old Grandma, a Naturalized American, FLORENCE NWADO ONWUSI DIGIDU Bagged Doctorate Degree in Communication, Culture and Media Studies…graduate as a member of Howard University’s Class of 2020 * Defend her dissertation titled “Igbo Collective Memory of the Nigeria – Biafra War (1967-1970): Reclaiming Forgotten Women’s Voices and Building Peace through a Gendered Lens * Former producer and writer on Nigerian Television Authority is a distinguished recipient of Sasakawa and Annenberg Fellowship * “In my second year at Howard, and very close to my screening test, I lost my mother and my father within months. I had to return to Nigeria each time to perform the demanding burial ceremonies for each. I was completely deflated, both physically and emotionally, but I persevered because my father always wanted me to be a ‘Doctor’. This powerful survival instinct in me, which I call daring, and God’s help, are what made me overcome all personal challenges during my doctoral program and get to where I am today”- * “I admire the way Florence delved inside the most painful period of her life to find the focus of her research on women, war and peace. She received the Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship in her last year to conduct interviews with 10 female survivors of that war, and she used [the] feminist standpoint theory to interpret their stories. It is a beautifully researched, theorized, and written dissertation that demonstrates exceptional Howard scholarship”- Carolyn Byerly, Ph.D., Didigu’s advisor and chair of the Communication, Culture and Media Studies doctoral program *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

NO LIMIT TO EDUCATION! Nigerian born 73-year-old Grandma, a Naturalized American, FLORENCE NWADO ONWUSI DIGIDU Bagged Doctorate Degree in Communication, Culture and Media Studies…graduate as a member of Howard University’s...

RACISM! A British Landlord, Elina Vimbsone refused room rental to African man saying ‘Nigerians make house smell’ * Gambia born lawful UK resident, EBRIMA MBOOB told property is ‘only for European people’ * In tears, Ebrima, studying performing arts at the University of the Arts London said: “I was completely shocked at the landlord’s response and I still am today. Growing up in England, I have experienced all types of racism, but this was the first time that I have experienced something this absurd. What makes it even more shocking is the fact she said ‘will be brilliant if you can make the time to come and view’, but soon changed her mind once she realised I was black” * “We are not racist or just to be honest, I have friends from Nigeria and all house smell what they cook” -Landlord *BY QUNNETH AYODEJI/CRIME REPORTER, UK

RACISM! A British Landlord, Elina Vimbsone refused room rental to African man saying ‘Nigerians make house smell’ * Gambia born lawful UK resident, EBRIMA MBOOB told property is ‘only for European people’ *...

A Nigerian Genius, ONORIODE REGINALD AZIZA Bagged 3 First Class degrees at age 23 … including one from Cambridge University *Received over over 25 academic awards for the Best Student in the Faculty of Law at Obafemi Awolowo University, the Mohammed Bello Prize for the Second Best Student at the Nigerian Law School, and the Wolfson College Jennings Prize for a Distinction on the Master of Corporate Law in Cambridge among others *Scored distinction in all papers at SSCE examinations, expertise lies in securities law, investment and dispute resolution * Inspired by Nigeria’s legal luminary, Professor Olukonyinsola Ajayi SAN to study law Had a short spell at Olaniwun Ajayi LP in Lagos, later spent six months with Shearman and Sterling chamber in Paris * Worked briefly an associate with Herbert Smith Freehills in London, a culmination of the bursary awarded him by the law firm to study at Cambridge * Hired as an Attorney for Chevron Nigeria Limited while studying as a doctoral student at the University of Oxford “My driving force has been an unrepentant commitment to excellence. It is all I have ever wanted to do and be: excellent. I believe I have only been thirstier than most in pursuing excellence. I believe, as did Aristotle, that excellence is not an act but a habit. The pursuit of this habit of excellence has thus been my driving force”-Aziza *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

A Nigerian Genius, ONORIODE REGINALD AZIZA Bagged 3 First Class degrees at age 23 … including one from Cambridge University *Received over over 25 academic awards for the Best Student in the Faculty of Law...

200 Nigerian undocumented immigrants stranded in Canada…evacuation by Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa postponed, new date uncertain * Blames inability of Air Peace – the chosen carrier – to secure “overflight and landing permits” from the Canadian authorities on time * “The high commission opted for Air Peace because the air fare was relatively more affordable compared to the offers of other airlines that were contacted. This is coupled with the fact that only Air Peace had agreed to convey the evacuees from more than one location in Canada”- Nigeria High Commission * BY OLUYEMI ADEDURO/DIPLOMATIC REPORTER/CANADA

200 Nigerian undocumented immigrants stranded in Canada…evacuation by Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa postponed, new date uncertain * Blames inability of Air Peace – the chosen carrier – to secure “overflight and...

New Development: ‘Clinical Trial of an effective treatment of Covid-19 to commence in Nigeria’-World Health Organization …’We did not discuss Vaccine against the scourge, Fake news and misinformation about false cures spreading on social media * “Over 100 countries have joined the solidarity clinical trial. Nigeria has also expressed interest to be part of this solidarity trial and efforts are underway to start the process in Nigeria too”-Fiona Braka, officer in charge of the World Health Organization in Nigeria * ‘There is no vaccine available yet and Nigeria is not conducting any vaccine trials’ * ‘This involves drugs already in use, such as anti-viral drugs and chloroquine, that have been repurposed for Covid-19 treatment. This is not a vaccine trial’ *BY TOM IMONITIE/MEDICAL REPORTER, ABUJA

New Development: ‘Clinical Trial of an effective treatment of Covid-19 to commence in Nigeria’-World Health Organization …‘We did not discuss Vaccine against the scourge, Fake news and misinformation...