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BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Fugitive, BABAJIDE FADEYIBI behind $1.3Million ‘Mystery Shoppers’ Fraud in America declared WANTED…United States Court documents confirm Oyeyemi Arogundade an accompalice is hiding in Nigeria *Uses Western Union and Money Gram to perpetuate crime * “A Nigerian man orchestrated an international fraud ring that stole almost $1.3 million from almost 500 innocent people, including several living in South Hampton Roads”-Federal Agents *Convicted: “Hafeez Odoffin of Chicago was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Newport News to NINE years and two months in prison, Zoelithia Williams of Smyrna, Tenn., sentenced to EIGHT years and four months and Christie Easter of Fort Worth, Texas, was sentenced last month to almost NINE years” * ‘Arogundade creates counterfeit checks and money orders in Nigeria based on legitimate versions obtained in the United States’-INVESTIGATION * CASE under Investigation by FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Secret Service BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Fugitive, BABAJIDE FADEYIBI behind $1.3Million ‘Mystery Shoppers’ Fraud in America declared WANTED…United States Court documents confirm Oyeyemi Arogundade an accomplice is hiding in Nigeria *Uses...

ARRESTED: 42 NIGERIAN Gay Men in Police Net…for seeking HIV Testing and Counseling * Raids of Vincent Hotel douse rumors of homosexuals * ‘LGBT Community in Nigeria were Receiving HIV Testing, Counseling and Education being Nigeria has one of the biggest HIV epidemics in the world’-Bisi Alimi, LGBT British Activist *Says: ‘Those men were trying to save their lives and make their country better by preventing the spread of HIV’ * “42 suspected homosexuals were arrested and the hotel has been condoned off while investigation continues”-Lagos PPRO BY TOPE ANIMASHAUN/STAFF WRITER, LAGOS

ARRESTED: 42 NIGERIAN Gay Men in Police Net…for seeking HIV Testing and Counseling * Raids of Vincent Hotel douse rumors of homosexuals * ‘LGBT Community in Nigeria were Receiving HIV Testing, Counseling and Education being Nigeria...

REVEALING: ‘We Desire JUSTICE from Nigerian Govt on Shooting of Nigerian Publisher, Samuel Nweze, Beating of Charles Otu’-Committee to Protect Journalists in New York * ‘I Narrowly Escaped Death for Reporting News as a Journalist in Ebonyi state’-Nweze * Says: ‘I heard a bang, I felt sharp pains and blood gushing out from my back’ * ‘The assailants threatened to kill me unless I promised not to criticize the government of the southern Nigerian state’ * “Nigerian authorities should show that journalists cannot be viciously abducted, attacked, or shot with impunity”-CPJ Africa Program Coordinator Angela Quintal, South Africa * ‘We have opened Investigations on Otu’s beating’-Titus Lamorde, commissioner of police for Ebonyi BY NDUKA ILEMU/CRIME REPORTER, ABAKALIKI

REVEALING: ‘We Desire JUSTICE from Nigerian Govt on Shooting of Nigerian Publisher, Samuel Nweze, Beating of Charles Otu’-Committee to Protect Journalists in New York * ‘I Narrowly Escaped Death for Reporting News as a Journalist...

DISGRACEFUL IN AMERICA: 29 Years old NIGERIAN, OLUWASEUN ADEKOYA Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for BANK FRAUD and Conspiracy…Guilty of STEALING in New Hampshire *Communicated with Federal Undercover Agent who takes over identity of a criminal with whom he had done business previously * Creates 40 FAKE ATM Cards to fraudulently obtain money from banks in New Hampshire * Busted while attempting to withdraw $960,000 in ATM bank fraud * Adekoya arrested at his home in Sewaren, New Jersey, four co-conspirators: Darrell Harris, Adebayo Adegbesan, Kamau Brown and Aubrie Banks plead guilty before trial and two of them testified against Adekoya BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DISGRACEFUL IN AMERICA: 29 Years old NIGERIAN, OLUWASEUN ADEKOYA Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for BANK FRAUD and Conspiracy…Guilty of STEALING in New Hampshire *Communicated with Federal Undercover Agent who takes over identity of...

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN Born American, OBIOMA PAUL IWUANYANWU Teaches World Literature and Critical Theory in Central State University…Survivor of the Igbo genocide in Nigeria is a Fellow of International School of Theory in Humanities *WINS Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars * At 4years old suffered from Kwashiorkor, effects of then Nigerian government’s blockade of importation of food and relief materials into Biafra * Studied English Language and Literature at Imo State University (now Abia State University), graduated with honors with minors in History and Linguistics * Gained Master’s degree from University of Jos with a thesis on the novels of George Orwell and Wole Soyinka * Moved to America to resume doctoral studies at Syracuse University, later earning his PhD in English and Textual Studies *REVEALED: Views on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s writing models BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN Born American, OBIOMA PAUL IWUANYANWU Teaches World Literature and Critical Theory in Central State University…Survivor of the Igbo genocide in Nigeria is a Fellow of International School of Theory in Humanities *WINS...

INSPIRATIONAL: Nigerian-AMERICAN Grammy Award Nominee, OLUBOWALE VICTOR AKINTIMEHIN, alias WALE is Prince of Hip-Hop Music in Washington DC …Earlier signed on Interscope Records for $1.3 million * His third studio album, ‘The Gifted’ reigns as Number One on Billboard *Nominated for Soul Music Awards, Best Male Diaspora Act in BET Awards *Featured on the cover of the 150th issue of URB along with French electro group Justice, His Present Album ‘Shine’ making Waves in American Radio Airwaves *Yoruba Parents Yoruba came to the United States from Austria in 1979 *Performed alongside ‘Jay-Z’, ‘Beyoncé’, ‘Kanye West’, Others * “WE profiled WALE on the front page of the Sunday Style section in the October 21, 2007 edition”-The Washington Post Newspaper BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRATIONAL: Nigerian-AMERICAN Grammy Award Nominee, OLUBOWALE VICTOR AKINTIMEHIN, alias WALE is Prince of Hip-Hop Music in Washington DC …Earlier signed on Interscope Records for $1.3 million * His third studio album, ‘The Gifted’...

TRENDING: ‘The TRUE GLORY of Ekiti State Disappears’-Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser on Political Matters to Nigerian President …Hunger, Hopelessness etched on faces of Children, Youth and Elders * ‘Under Ayodele Fayose, we are in the age of gloom, surely doom is waiting at the end of the tunnel’ *’In the past, our towns with different names from Omuo to Efon, from Emure to Iye shared beautiful identities’ *Expressed Regrets: ‘This is not the Ekiti of my youth. It is not the Ekiti of my dreams’ * ‘Ekiti state only have an Emperor in power with no legacy for leaders of tomorow’ * ‘I am already rolling up my sleeves, getting ready to go to work. Certainly, with our sweat and determination we will make Ekiti great again’ BY OLAYEMI OPAKUNLE/POLITICAL REPORTER, EKITI STATE

TRENDING: ‘The TRUE GLORY of Ekiti State Disappears’-Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser on Political Matters to Nigerian President …Hunger, Hopelessness etched on faces of Children, Youth and Elders * ‘Under Ayodele Fayose,...

NIGERIA’S 57TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY: ‘CORRUPTION is NIGERIA’S Number One Enemy, We Must Fight and Conquer it’-President Muhammadu BUHARI *Nigeria has recorded appreciable gains in political freedom * ‘We cannot and will not allow highly irresponsible groups to call for dismemberment of the country in their re-structuring advocacy’ * ‘As a young Army Officer, I took part from the beginning to the end in our tragic civil war costing about 2million lives, resulting in fearful destruction and untold suffering, creating over 10,000 jobs for unemployed youths’ * ‘I am Disapointed in leaders not calling their hot-headed youths to order’ * ‘Govt working hard to ensure release of the remaining Chibok girls, as well as other persons in Boko Haram captivity’ *Rolls out Achievements in Economy, Security and Anti-Corruption BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, ABUJA & EMMA IKEMBA/REPORTER, SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA

NIGERIA’S 57TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY: ‘CORRUPTION is NIGERIA’S Number One Enemy, We Must Fight and Conquer it’-President Muhammadu BUHARI *Nigeria has recorded appreciable gains in political freedom * ‘We cannot and...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIANS in AMERICA Celebrates 57th Independence Day Anniversary in Style…Staged A Night of Cultural Elegance & Entertainment in Arizona Sept. 30 *Dress Code: Formal Attire – Elegance with an African Flair *Buffet Dinner for couple (food and non alcoholic drinks) at $45.00 *Individual pays $25 only with choice food, drinks * Designed to bring together the diverse Nigerian-American community in the valley to celebrate the diverse and rich Nigerian cultures and ethnicities *Ceremony had Soccer Match between African Countries from 9.00 Am to 12.00 Noon, Banquet Dinner with lots of Nigerian food, Drinks, entertainment and traditional dances BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIANS in AMERICA Celebrates 57th Independence Day Anniversary in Style…Staged A Night of Cultural Elegance & Entertainment in Arizona Sept. 30 *Dress Code: Formal Attire – Elegance with an African Flair *Buffet...

REVEALING: ‘GOD has Destined Me as Next PRESIDENT of Nigeria in 2019′-Governor Ayo Fayose of EKITI State …’I am President in Waiting, Last Administration in Ekiti left BAD DEBTS of N25billion loan bond, Commercial loan of N35billion *Central Bank of Nigeria deducting N1.2billion from our Allocation till year 2036 & Why Femi FALANA don’t like me’ * ‘Our Govt will witness Hope and Restoration of Civil Rule in the country’ * ‘It’s Time to put a young man in authority, The man that have what it takes for Leadership’ * ‘I Don’t Want to be a Billionaire, but to become President of Nigeria’ * ‘We Are Investigating Ekiti State Govt utilization of BAILOUT Funds’-EFCC * ‘EFCC has no Respect for Nigeria’s Court Judgement, To Fighting Corruption Allegation is not Enough’ * ‘Ekiti state got the least in BAILOUT FUNDS of N4.7billion in Nigeria, We are owing ONLY 4months salaries’ BY KAYODE OPEMADE/STAFF WRITER, ADO EKITI

REVEALING: ‘GOD has Destined Me as Next PRESIDENT of Nigeria in 2019’-Governor Ayo Fayose of EKITI State …’I am President in Waiting, Last Administration in Ekiti left BAD DEBTS of N25billion loan bond, Commercial loan...