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DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE’S TROUBLE ON THE RISE: BRITISH Detectives storm Nigeria…Scrutinize Records, Parley EFCC on former Minister Stolen FUNDS *President Buhari signs Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill 2019 into law to confiscate Diezani’s assets at home and Abroad * Anti-graft agency traced N47.2 billion and $487.5 million to the ex-minister * Former OPEC President possess N23,446,300,000 and $5 million (about N1.5 billion) in various Nigerian banks * EFCC finally secured forfeiture orders on the following assets of Diezani: about $37.5 million Banana Island property; Heritage Court Estate, Plot 2C, Omerelu Street, Diobu Port Harcourt; 135 Awolowo Road/Plot 808 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi; and 7, Hurnburn Street and 5, Raymond Street, Yaba, Lagos BY CHIGOZIE OLISAMEKA, SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE EDITOR, ABUJA & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE’S TROUBLE ON THE RISE: BRITISH Detectives storm Nigeria…Scrutinize Records, Parley EFCC on former Minister Stolen FUNDS *President Buhari signs Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill 2019...

SON-OF-THE-DEVIL IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Man, AYOOLA AJAYI Arrested for Kidnapping, Raping, setting missing Utah student MACKENZIE LUECK body on Fire *31 year old Naturalized American desecrates her body, seized her belongings * Former U.S Army Technician deceived 23 year old deceased after arriving Salt Lake City *Faces LIFE Jail in Prison and other Felony crimes against humanity BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

SON-OF-THE-DEVIL IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Man, AYOOLA AJAYI Arrested for Kidnapping, Raping, setting missing Utah student MACKENZIE LUECK body on Fire *31 year old Naturalized American desecrates her body, seized her belongings ...

BREAKING SILENCE AFTER 23 YEARS IN NIGERIA’S MUSIC INDUSTRY: I am NIGERIA’S Number one Reggae ROCKER-Gidd Magip …’If music is the food of love, play on…’ * ‘Nigerian Government has FAILED Musicians in the country’ * ‘PMAN is a Useless Organization and a Den of Thieves’ * Yet to collect a single royalty on Reggae Rocker after commercial success of album * ‘Plays deep, spiritual classics of Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Majek Fashek * Reveals why most musicians live in abject poverty, Why he loves being a Jehovah Witness * His words: “I’m from a polygamous family. After my Dad’s death, the family drove my mother with eight children away. I dropped out of school and started selling newspaper as a vendor. I sold newspapers for two years and thereafter bought my guitar. I bought my first guitar at a cost of 320Naira then” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, Naija Standard Newspaper

BREAKING SILENCE AFTER 23 YEARS IN NIGERIA’S MUSIC INDUSTRY: I am NIGERIA’S Number one Reggae ROCKER-Gidd Magip …‘If music is the food of love, play on…’ * ‘Nigerian Government...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘Foreigners living in Nigeria illegally will be DEPORTED soon’-Nigeria Immigration Service * Plans to begin issuance of residence permit to foreigners with valid legal status * Deportation action against foreigners with national threat commences in 3 months * ‘We have made efforts to protect Nigeria’s border’-Muhammad Babban Dede, Comptroller general, Nigeria Immigration Service BY AHMED AKWALI/DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

BREAKING NEWS: ‘Foreigners living in Nigeria illegally will be DEPORTED soon’-Nigeria Immigration Service * Plans to begin issuance of residence permit to foreigners with valid legal status * Deportation action...

LOOKING UNTO GOD TO RESTORE BOY’S SIGHT: FLAVOUR, Nigerian Music Superstar flies adopted Liberian son, SEMAH WEIFUR into India Specialist Hospital for Eye Surgery…Music-making with him taught me to be humble Recollects how he met the Liberia blind singer at Peace Cultural Centre * Displays confidence in the power of God to open the eyes of beloved Liberian boy in New Delhi * ‘When it comes to music, impairments do not exist; as for me, music is spiritual’ * “I adopted Semah to prove to the world that no condition can limit you in life. I was introduced to him through Masterkraft and the traditional Queen Ruler of Liberia, Juli Endee, during my trip to Liberia”-CHINEDU OKOLIE, a.k.a ‘Ijele’ crooner BY TENEMA JOY/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER LIVE from India

LOOKING UNTO GOD TO RESTORE BOY’S SIGHT: FLAVOUR, Nigerian Music Superstar flies adopted Liberian son, SEMAH WEIFUR into India Specialist Hospital for Eye Surgery…Music-making with him taught me to be humble Recollects...

‘I Was Captured, SOLD for $400 in Libya and saw HELL’-JUDE IKUENOBE, true story of a Nigerian from Benin City trapped in Sahara desert, divinely saved by God …Thousands of Africans hoping for a better in Europe are sold for $400 each * Hundreds of thousands are detained indefinitely, spend years working for arbitrary sums or without pay * We are at constant risk of being kidnapped, sold, and auctioned from one militia to another * Fewer people are making it to Europe, but more are dying, disappearing or being abused * “In Sabha, every black man is a target . We black in Libya are money to Arabs. The minute they get us, they can sell us. If they are coming, just run. Run for your life,”lament Ikuenobe BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

‘I Was Captured, SOLD for $400 in Libya and saw HELL’-JUDE IKUENOBE, true story of a Nigerian from Benin City trapped in Sahara desert, divinely saved by God …Thousands of Africans hoping for a better in Europe...

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: Apartheid, Racism inside CHINA GLOBAL TELEVISION NETWORK in Nairobi busted…African Reporters live in fear, allow Chinese use the restroom first then follow afterward * Only permitted to eat in the cafeteria after Chinese journalists have eaten at 1pm * Shocking details of how Black Reporters are treated as inferiors, Salary delayed * On billboards in Kenya, claims in Swahili slogan “mtazamo tofanti,” or “see the difference * “ We don’t produce independent journalism, but pure propaganda by order of the Communist Party”-News Reporter in CGTN Kenya BY KENGA KULUNGA/REPORTING LIVE FROM NAIROBI

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: Apartheid, Racism inside CHINA GLOBAL TELEVISION NETWORK in Nairobi busted…African Reporters live in fear, allow Chinese use the restroom first then follow afterward * Only permitted to eat in...

JAIL DESPERATION: ‘U.K Government should engage Nigeria in Prisoner Swap-deal, I want to spend my remaining JAIL TERM in Nigeria VIP Cell’-BRITISH Born Nigerian Killer, MICHAEL ADEBOWALE cries …37 year old of Nigerian heritage notorious in Britain for killing Lee Rigby *Lament: ‘I am tired of Britain’s Monster Mansion’ detention HMP Wakefield *Writes Immigration attorneys for help, advice, still serving 45 years in British Jail BY TINA STEWART/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, LONDON & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

JAIL DESPERATION: ‘U.K Government should engage Nigeria in Prisoner Swap-deal, I want to spend my remaining JAIL TERM in Nigeria VIP Cell’–BRITISH Born Nigerian Killer, MICHAEL ADEBOWALE cries …37 year...

HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT AT 14 YEARS: AMERICAN Based Nigerian born Genius, FIFEHANMI BODUNRIN heads to University..Several Colleges offer her admission, Ready to study Piloting, Resumes September *Says: ‘When I was 5 years old, I read 500 books during one summer. Reading to me is like being in another world entirely’ * Cherishes Kung Fu Panda as a Karate practitioner * Joins United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT AT 14 YEARS: AMERICAN Based Nigerian born Genius, FIFEHANMI BODUNRIN heads to University..Several Colleges offer her admission, Ready to study Piloting, Resumes September *Says: ‘When I was 5 years old,...

INSPIRATIONAL: Meet the first Nigerian Woman in Finland to bag Doctorate Degree in Pharmacognosy …’I am happy my wife graduated from University of Helsinki in flying colors’, Tweets her husband, Chukwueke Chijioke *Says ‘My wife is making Nigeria, Africa and black race proud in Europe’ BY JOHN CHUKWURA/EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT, FINLAND

INSPIRATIONAL: Meet the first Nigerian Woman in Finland to bag Doctorate Degree in Pharmacognosy …’I am happy my wife graduated from University of Helsinki in flying colors’, Tweets her husband, Chukwueke...