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NIGERIAN DESIGNED FLYING GIRLS’ ART WORKS RULE THE WORLD: LAGOS State Born Arts GENIUS, PEJU ALATISE WINS South African Most Famous Arts Prize…Displayed exhibit at the tenth annual FNB Joburg Art Fair *HAD various early paintings, later sculptures and current installations in event *South Africa’s leading art ceremony featured over 60 exhibitions across five categories, including traditional and modern art. Artists and cultural organisations from 11 countries witnessed history *Got nominated for the award by Johannesburg’s Red Door Gallery * Featured in Smithsonian Institute of African Art in United States, Venice Biennale in Italy and around the world, Earlier interviewed on CNN * “Alatise’s work was a fine representation of the bank’s commitment to art in Africa. We recognise that artistic expression involves creativity and imagination, which we know to be key drivers of innovation…”-Aneesa Razack, CEO of FNB Share Investing, Sponsor of the award/event BY TIMI OLOYEDE/ARTS REPORTER, PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA

NIGERIAN DESIGNED FLYING GIRLS’ ART WORKS RULE THE WORLD: LAGOS State Born Arts GENIUS, PEJU ALATISE WINS South African Most Famous Arts Prize…Displayed exhibit at the tenth annual FNB Joburg Art Fair *HAD various early paintings,...

INSPIRING IN EUROPE: NIGERIAN-Swedish Photographer, CLETUS NELSON NWADIKE WINS 2017 FRIED Award…Camera Lens’ Captured Plea for right of migrants to escape war named ‘Peace Photograph of the Year *Receives a €10,000 prize to show peace is top priority for felicitous coexistence *International Press Institute, Austrian publishing house Lammerhuber gives warm congratulations * Austria’s Parliament Celebrates and Name Nigerian Winner *Award Named after Austrian pacifist, author and 1911 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Alfred Hermann Fried, the Alfred Fried Photography Award * Organisers received 5,856 submissions containing 19,107 images from 165 countries BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRING IN EUROPE: NIGERIAN-Swedish Photographer, CLETUS NELSON NWADIKE WINS 2017 FRIED Award…Camera Lens’ Captured Plea for right of migrants to escape war named ‘Peace Photograph of the Year *Receives a €10,000 prize to show...

MAKING NIGERIA ABROAD: NIGERIAN Hyperrealistic Artist, ARINZE STANLEY Wins ‘WORLD’S Best Self Potrait’ At 2017 AMERICAN ART Awards…Defeats America’s Mano Sotelo, Sweden’s Susanne Persson, Taiwan’s Lynn Chen and more *USES only Charcoal and Graphite Pencils to create portraits so realistic, powerful than digital pictures *Every Year 25 best galleries in USA vote on 50 different categories *HAD first BIG BREAK when viral trending drawing of President Muhammadu Buhari caused sensation on Social Media BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

MAKING NIGERIA ABROAD: NIGERIAN Hyperrealistic Artist, ARINZE STANLEY Wins ‘WORLD’S Best Self Potrait’ At 2017 AMERICAN ART Awards…Defeats America’s Mano Sotelo, Sweden’s Susanne Persson, Taiwan’s Lynn...

ROYAL HONOR FOR NIGERIA IN BRITAIN : BIRMINGHAM City University Celebrates NIGERIA’S Most Famous KING, Ooni of IFE…Seeks to strengthen ties between British institution and over 40 million people he represents in Africa *51st Ooni of the Yoruba people selected from 21 contenders shines in UK *Visit applaud achievements of 1,000 graduates from the University living in Nigeria, holding eminent positions in fields as diverse as banking, finance, higher education, government * His Imperial Majesty, King Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi: “We are proud to be associated with this University and to be in the thoughts and feelings of your students who are potential leaders of our great country of Nigeria and the entire black race.” *Scholarships for prospective Yoruba students commencing their studies in 2018 at Birmingham City University now available * Additional Speeches made by Oluwadamilola Adebambo, President of the Nigerian Society at Birmingham City University Students’ Union and Akin Babasanya, University alumnus and President of the Yoruba Descendants in the Midlands BY TOLU ADEBOLA, REPORTER, BIRMINGHAM CITY & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

ROYAL HONOR FOR NIGERIA IN BRITAIN : BIRMINGHAM City University Celebrates NIGERIA’S Most Famous KING, Ooni of IFE…Seeks to strengthen ties between British institution and over 40 million people he represents in Africa *51st Ooni...

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Born Delta State native, ISIOMA OKOBAH Receives AMERICAN Academy of Family Physician Award…Being highest honour ever bestowed on a practicing physician in USA *Award signifies contribution towards the development of family medicine *ONLY for physicians who excel in advancement of health care to the American people and by their professional development through medical education and research *Shines as Associate Professor of the school of medicine, Emory University School of Medicine and Moore House School of medicine, Atlanta Georgia in the USA *Embark on Free Medical programme for the rural populace in Delta State for over 12 years *Single handedly built community hospitals in Ute-ogbeje, owere-olubor, Akunezi, Umunede, Ewuru, Alisimie, Abavo, Asaba, Ibusa, Orhoakpor, Owa Alero, Ezi *Ceremony held during convocation of the Academy at Grand Hyatt, River Walk, San Antonio Texas, USA * World’s 50 Famous Physicians, Stakeholders from 50 nations in Medical Field witness Historic Ceremony BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Born Delta State native, ISIOMA OKOBAH Receives AMERICAN Academy of Family Physician Award…Being highest honour ever bestowed on a practicing physician in USA *Award signifies contribution towards the development of...

SHAMEFUL IN USA: NIGERIAN Yahoo Fugitive, BABAJIDE FADEYIBI Behind $1.3 Million ‘Mystery Shopper’ FRAUD in United States…Sets up people to cash Cashier’s Checks, Money Orders at their banks through Western Union, MoneyGram *Steals 1.3 million dollars from 500 innocent people *Deceived innocent Americans through scam email solicitation into their inbox addresses * His SIX Criminal Gang Members Convicted: Hafeez Odoffin of Chicago to spend NINE Years Two Months in Prison, Others face severe sentences * Oyeyemi Arogundade behind FAKE Checks, Money Orders originating from Nigeria * Probe reveals that fraudsters recruit people over internet to serve as Mystery Shoppers *CASE investigated by FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Secret Service BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

SHAMEFUL IN USA: NIGERIAN Yahoo Fugitive, BABAJIDE FADEYIBI Behind $1.3 Million ‘Mystery Shopper’ FRAUD in United States…Sets up people to cash Cashier’s Checks, Money Orders at their banks through Western Union, MoneyGram *Steals...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA’S Former First Elected Vice President, ALEX EKWUEME DIES in London Clinic…Battles Death till 10:00pm on Sunday 19th November 2017 *Nigerians in Britain, AMERICA mourn passage * Family announce peaceful passage of their patriarch *How he fought Chest Infections, Plus last minutes with Wife in UK Hospital *HAD Bachelor’s Degree from University of Washington, Master’s degree in Urban Planning, PhD in Architecture from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK * “It is a HUGE Pain, PAINFUL exit for all Nigerians and Africans”-George Elijah Otumu, President, Nigerian-American Press Association BY MARIAM IBIAM/STAFF WRITER, UNITED KINGDOM & KOLA OLAWOLE/REPORTER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA’S Former First Elected Vice President, ALEX EKWUEME DIES in London Clinic…Battles Death till 10:00pm on Sunday 19th November 2017 *Nigerians in Britain, AMERICA mourn passage * Family announce peaceful passage...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Born United States based Journalist, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU Elected PRESIDENT, Nigerian-American Press Association…Promises to create more fluidity for greater networking between Nigeria and American Press * 30 Media Professionals in USA, Africa elect new leaders for Four year tenure * Plans underway to help Nigerian journalists familiarize with latest digital media tools for Investigative Journalism * ‘This is a huge honor for Nigeria, Nigerian Press and Africa Media’-OTUMU * “It is a delight and noteworthy to state that this is the first time any Nigerian or African journalist will occupy this prestigious media position”-Steve Franklin, Pioneer President, NAPA, newly elected Life Patron *Media Membership: American Society of Newspaper Reporters, Foreign Press Association (USA), National Press Foundation(USA), Commonwealth Press Association (UK), World Reporters Association, World Editors’ Forum, Others *Media Awards: MBE Investigative Journalist/Blogger of the Year 2016 (UK), MNA Nigerian Investigative Journalist in the Diaspora 2017(Nigeria), Dee Dee Media Icon of the Year (USA), MNA Society Journalist of the Year 1996 (Nigeria), Future Awards Journalist of the Year in Nigeria and Many more… *QUOTE: ‘All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them’-Walt Disney BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, ABUJA

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Born United States based Journalist, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU Elected PRESIDENT, Nigerian-American Press Association…Promises to create more fluidity for greater networking between Nigeria and American...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: 21 YEAR old NIGERIAN, UGOCHI IHEZUE Wins MISS WORLD 2017 Top Model Award…Defeats Contestants from Thailand, China and Croatia *Stands 188cm TALL being tallest contestant in Miss World 2017 *Gets Direct Entry in Top 40 as prize for winning this round, Joins Miss Dominican Republic who won Sports event recently *TOP Model Category is a PRIME Contest of Miss World Pageant *Top Model established in 2004, considered a strong indicator for final results *RECORDS: FOUR of the winners of Top Model title later won Miss World – China PR in 2007, Russia in 2008, Philippines in 2013 and Spain in 2015 BY EVELYN ABAMURE/FASHION WRITER, AMSTERDAM

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: 21 YEAR old NIGERIAN, UGOCHI IHEZUE Wins MISS WORLD 2017 Top Model Award…Defeats Contestants from Thailand, China and Croatia *Stands 188cm TALL being tallest contestant in Miss World 2017 *Gets Direct Entry...

INSPIRING ABROAD: NIGERIAN MUSIC Star, YEMI ALADE Wins at America’s 3rd Annual African Entertainment AWARDS…Nominated in FOUR Categories, Emerge Winner in All fronts *Won in Category of: Best Female single, Best Female Artist of the Year, International Artist of the Year and her ‘Mama Africa’ for best album *Receives Honor from New Jersey General Assembly for meritorious Record of Service, Leadership and commitment *PLUS How she got official Invite to the 2017 Grammy Awards BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRING ABROAD: NIGERIAN MUSIC Star, YEMI ALADE Wins at America’s 3rd Annual African Entertainment AWARDS…Nominated in FOUR Categories, Emerge Winner in All fronts *Won in Category of: Best Female single, Best Female Artist of...