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BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian American, AKBAR OLUWAKEMI-IDOWU GBAJA-BIAMILA Making Waves in Hollywood…His American Ninja Warrior show Receives 2nd EMMY Nomination Award as Best Reality Competition Series *Former professional American football player works as Sports Analyst for the NFL Network *Basketball Star, teammates won back-to-back City and State Championships in 1996 and 1997 *Named team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year, compiling 11 sacks and 74 tackles in his senior campaign *HIS Yoruba Heritage, Nigerian ancestry, Biological Parental links to Bolatito(Mother), Mustapha(Father) Revealed *PLUS How He played College Football at San Diego State University BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian American, AKBAR OLUWAKEMI-IDOWU GBAJA-BIAMILA Making Waves in Hollywood…His American Ninja Warrior show Receives 2nd EMMY Nomination Award as Best Reality Competition Series *Former professional American football...

SHOCKING: ‘We Are Investigating MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO, a Nigerian Pastor for £3.9 million FRAUD’-City of LONDON * This involves a former premier league footballer who lost £3.9 million from Kingsway International Christian Centre in a ‘disastrous investment scheme’ * Criminal Investigation follows Charity Commission report into ‘mismanagement’ at the church, where £5 million cash of Richard Rufus, former Charlton Athletic player was invested * PLUS How Ashimolowo used church assets to buy a £13,000 Florida timeshare, spent £120,000 on birthday celebrations, including £80,000 on a car. BY CHIOMA UBELEKE/RELIGIOUS STAFF WRITER, SOUTH LONDON

SHOCKING: ‘We Are Investigating MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO, a Nigerian Pastor for £3.9 million FRAUD’-City of LONDON * This involves a former premier league footballer who lost £3.9 million from Kingsway International Christian Centre...

SHAMEFUL: Nigerian Pastor, SAMUEL KAYODE Steals £4.1million from British School…Receives 9 YEARS JAIL Term from Woolwich Crown Court in South London *Lavishes Fund on FOUR women, Buys luxurious vehicles and designers’ clothing, landed properties in Nigeria and Britain *Annually earns £57, 000, Convicted after found guilty of £150,000 theft and £3.95million fraud *UK Govt Recovers only £800, 000 from him *SEIZED from him: A new £40,000 Infiniti luxury car, an Audi TT sports car, at least four properties in Britain and more in Nigeria * “Samuel Kayode used his position to defraud over £4million. It was spent on luxury motor vehicles, property, and sent to Nigeria. His dishonesty and sheer greed is scandalous. It is believed to be Britain’s biggest education fraud”- Prosecutor James Thacker BY CHIOMA UBELEKE/RELIGIOUS STAFF WRITER, SOUTH LONDON

SHAMEFUL: Nigerian Pastor, SAMUEL KAYODE Steals £4.1million from British School…Receives 9 YEARS JAIL Term from Woolwich Crown Court in South London *Lavishes Fund on FOUR women, Buys luxurious vehicles and designers’ clothing,...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘BISHOP OYEDEPO of WINNERS CHAPEL is Nigeria’s Richest Pastor with Networth of $200million’-Forbes Magazine …Established Winners Chapel in 1981, Church has grown to become one of Africa’s largest congregation *Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Edeh owner of Madonna University Nigeria, Caritas University, OSISATECH Polytechnic, OSISATECH College of Education worth $120 million *Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, founding president of Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated (Christ Embassy) with over 40,000members worth $100million *T.B Joshua’s Net Worth $60million, Pastor E.A. Adeboye’s Worth $50 million, Matthew Ashimolowo Net Worth $30 million; Chris Okotie’s Worth $20million, Ayo Oritsejafor Net Worth $15 million, Bishop Mike Okonkwo $12 million, Pastor Kumuyi $10 million and Lazarus Mouka Net Worth $8 million BY LOLA OPEYEMI/RELIGIOUS EDITOR, ABUJA & CHINWE OKORIE/LONDON, REPORTER

BREAKING NEWS: ‘BISHOP OYEDEPO of WINNERS CHAPEL is Nigeria’s Richest Pastor with Networth of $200million’-Forbes Magazine …Established Winners Chapel in 1981, Church has grown to become one of Africa’s largest congregation *Rev....

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian American, OYESHOLA OLATOYE, a World Leader becomes Chair & Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority…heads largest public housing authority in USA, providing decent, affordable housing for 600,000 New Yorkers with low and moderate incomes *Repositions, Transform and Preserve NYCHA as city’s largest source of affordable Rental Housing *Established NextGeneartion NYCHA Housing Authority’s 10-year strategic plan, Won over 15 Awards in Leadership and Housing *Earlier worked as Vice President and New York Market Leader for Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit that has helped build or preserve more than 44,000 affordable homes for lower-income New Yorkers with over $2.5 billion investment * Served as a Vice President and Senior Community Development Manager at HSBC Bank and a Director of HR&A Advisors *Bagged bachelor’s degree with honors in History/African American studies from Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian American, OYESHOLA OLATOYE, a World Leader becomes Chair & Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority…heads largest public housing authority in USA, providing decent, affordable housing for...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘NIGERIAN Media Not saying the Truth on President BUHARI’S Health Status’-Charles O’Tudor, foremost Brand Strategist, Principal Consultant of ADSTRAT BMC Limited …Proffers blue print for Nigeria’s economy to be liberated out of the woods * Government has to put in place policies that will boost the economy and get money in circulation * ‘It’s natural to be ill and under weather. The spokesman to the president and other advisers need to come clean and transparent on the health status on the Commander in chief’ * Insecurity, Inconsistent Economic Policies creates Capital Flight and reduced Foreign Direct Investment * ‘ADSTRAT also handled the PPP project that gave birth to the Cross River State Signage Agency from conception to commissioning’ * PLUS How his firm midwifed 13 Banks during the consolidation era BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘NIGERIAN Media Not saying the Truth on President BUHARI’S Health Status’-Charles O’Tudor, foremost Brand Strategist, Principal Consultant of ADSTRAT BMC Limited …Proffers blue print for Nigeria’s...

INSPIRING: Nigerian American, AKIN AYODELE Reigns in American Football as a Linebacker…Played for Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, and Buffalo Bills…Studied at Purdue University and Coffeyville Community College *Received second-team NJCAA All-American, All-Jayhawk and Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors *Selected in the third round (89th overall) of the 2002 NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars *PLUS how he reunites with former Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells, who was the team’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRING: Nigerian American, AKIN AYODELE Reigns in American Football as a Linebacker…Played for Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, and Buffalo Bills…Studied at Purdue University and Coffeyville Community College *Received...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: NIGERIAN AMERICAN, FOLASADE OLAYINKA BADERINWA becomes Most Famous Broadcaster on New York’s WABC Channel 7…Co-anchors weekday 5 p.m. editions of Eyewitness News alongside Diana Williams and 11pm news with Bill Ritter *Joined WABC in 2003 after a stint in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, where she anchored the news on WBAL-TV for nearly three years * How she survived multiple surgeries, months of recovery and physical therapy after been struck by a hit-and-run driver on July 23, 2004 while preparing a report *Born to a Nigerian (Yoruba) man and German mother. Her first name, ‘Folasade’, means ‘Honor confers a crown’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: NIGERIAN AMERICAN, FOLASADE OLAYINKA BADERINWA becomes Most Famous Broadcaster on New York’s WABC Channel 7…Co-anchors weekday 5 p.m. editions of Eyewitness News alongside Diana Williams and 11pm news...

DISGRACEFUL: NIGERIAN MAN, EMMANUEL OLUWATOSIN KAZEEM, SIX Others Steal over 125,000 American Taxpayers Identities…Convicted in Oregon Federal Court on 19 counts of Mail, Wire Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Conspiracy to commit Mail Fraud *Buys over 91,000 of American identities from a Vietnamese hacker who got into a database belonging to an Oregon company called CICS Employment Services * ‘Over 2,800 fraudulent returns were linked to Kazeem with attempted refunds in excess of $26 million and actual losses to the federal government of nearly $7 million’-IRS * Passed many American identities to his co-conspirators located in the Atlanta, Georgia and Nigeria * ‘This Nigerian taught them (his group) how to create fictitious W-2 wage documents, acquire and register prepaid debit cards in the taxpayers’ names to receive refunds’-United States Prosecutors *PLUS how IRS criminal investigators traced more than 2,000 wire transfers involving $2.1 million dollars in fraudulent tax refunds wired to Nigeria by Kazeem and his co-conspirators BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

DISGRACEFUL: NIGERIAN MAN, EMMANUEL OLUWATOSIN KAZEEM, SIX Others Steal over 125,000 American Taxpayers Identities…Convicted in Oregon Federal Court on 19 counts of Mail, Wire Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Conspiracy to commit Mail...

BREAKING NEWS: SCOTLAND Born NIGERIAN-AMERICAN, JOHN AGWUNOBI a Leading Pediatrician, Served as America’s 12th Assistant Secretary for Health…Worked in United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a uniformed service held the rank of a four-star admiral *Performed in disease prevention, health promotion, reduction of health disparities, fight against HIV/AIDS, pandemic influenza planning and vaccine-preventable disease *Served as former Senior Vice President of Walmart Stores, Inc.,President of the retailer’s $30 billion Health and Wellness, Chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee to the Director, on Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum—an advisory group formed at the recommendation of the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry * Vice Chair of the U.S. African Development Foundation, Board Advisor to Shopko, a Specialty Retail Stores Holding Corp. in Green Bay, Wisconsin; Board Director for Magellan Health Services Inc. of Scottsdale, Arizona; and Member “Future” Panel of Leavitt Partners LLC, in Salt Lake City, Utah *AWARDS: Public Administrator of the Year, APHA Public Health Hero Citation, and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. He served as * Reigns as Florida’s Secretary of Health under Governor Jeb Bush from 2000 to 2005 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: SCOTLAND Born NIGERIAN-AMERICAN, JOHN AGWUNOBI a Leading Pediatrician, Served as America’s 12th Assistant Secretary for Health…Worked in United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a uniformed service held...