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EX-NAFDAC DG, LATE DORA AKUNYILI’S DAUGHTER REIGNS IN USA: NJIDEKA AKUNYILI Crosby, Nigeria’s Born ‘Graffiti-Millionaire’ Painter WINS 2017 MacArthur Fellow AWARD…Shines as Africa’s No 1 Artist in Los Angeles *Receives $625,000 Award Funds from the MacArthur Foundation *Her ART Studio is Mecca-of-sort in industrial area south of downtown L.A. *Lived in USA for 18 years, Shipped every last of her paintings for Exhibitions around the country *Solo Show ‘Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby — Counterparts’ opened at the Baltimore Museum of Art *Staged: ‘Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Predecessors’ at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York *Applies the mix-media of techniques and materials together with imagery from United States and Nigeria, Studied Fine Art and Biology at Swarthmore College * Had a stint at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before earning an MFA in painting from Yale University *Her permanent collections dots Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hammer * “I Plan to use parts of the funds to travel to Nigeria for an extended period to do research on arts. I want to go deeper”-NJIDEKA BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

EX-NAFDAC DG, LATE DORA AKUNYILI’S DAUGHTER REIGNS IN USA: NJIDEKA AKUNYILI Crosby, Nigeria’s Born ‘Graffiti-Millionaire’ Painter WINS 2017 MacArthur Fellow AWARD…Shines as Africa’s No 1 Artist in Los Angeles *Receives...

INSPIRING: NIGERIA’S journalist, AMINA YUGUDA of Gotel Television WINS BBC World News Komla Dumor Award…Receives Honor for consistent Investigative News on high-profile stories including the Boko Haram insurgency * News Presenter begins three-month placement at the BBC in London * Award created to honour Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014 * She impressed the panel with her story-telling and her ability to convey complex ideas in a way that resonates with a wide audience * “It was a huge honour. I was overwhelmed with joy. Storytellers have always had an important role in Africa… this is what defines us. Today journalists are taking on that responsibility”-Amina rejoices * BBC World Service Group Director Francesca Unsworth: ‘Yuguda was a worthy winner. She possessed Komla’s sterling virtues in Investigative Journalism’ *Receives Ovation from Nigerian-American Press Association BY KUNLE OLAWOLE/REPORTER, LONDON & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRING: NIGERIA’S journalist, AMINA YUGUDA of Gotel Television WINS BBC World News Komla Dumor Award…Receives Honor for consistent Investigative News on high-profile stories including the Boko Haram insurgency * News Presenter...

PORT-HARCOURT GIRL, GLORY OF NIGERIA IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Genius CHINELO OKPARANTA WIN 2017 Great Immigrant Honoree AWARD from Carnegie Corporation of New York…Working as Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing (Fiction) at Bucknell University *Remains Research Fellow of C. Graydon and Mary E. Rogers Faculty *Received BS from Pennsylvania State University, MA from Rutgers University, and MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop *Recipient of Colgate University Olive B. O’Connor Fellow in Fiction as well as University of Iowa’s Provost’s Postgraduate Fellowship in Fiction *Nominated for a US Artist Fellowship in 2012, Awarded additional fellowships and faculty appointments/visiting professorships at Columbia University, Purdue University, Middlebury College (Bread Loaf’s John Gardner Fellow in Fiction), Howard University (Hurston/Wright Foundation Summer Writing Workshop Fiction Faculty), City College of New York, and Southern New Hampshire University * Winner: 2014 Lambda Literary Award, 2016 Lambda Literary Award, 2016 Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Award in Fiction, 2016 Inaugural Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award from the Publishing Triangle, and a 2014 O. Henry Prize *Finalist for 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing, 2013 Society of Midland Authors Award and 2014 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative in Literature BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PORT-HARCOURT GIRL, GLORY OF NIGERIA IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Genius CHINELO OKPARANTA WIN 2017 Great Immigrant Honoree AWARD from Carnegie Corporation of New York…Working as Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing (Fiction)...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA’S Born OLUSEGUN ASEKUN is AFRICA’S Number ONE Immigrant Attorney in TEXAS…Emerges Top 10 Immigration Lawyer in AMERICA *Nominated, WINS Lawyer of Distinction 2017 Category Honor *He’s 10 in every 100 Attorneys in America Excellent in Immigration Matters * Certified, Licensed in New York, Graduates in LLM, BL, JD * Received over 20 Renowned Awards on Immigration Professionalism *Law Office of Olu Asekun ESQ provides high quality, specialized immigration services to individuals and Organizations all over the United States and Abroad *Represent individuals, Corporations, Government agencies all over USA *Author of famous books: ‘A Handbook for Aliens to Remain Legal in the United States, GOD VS. SCIENCE My Testimony:True Life Story’, Prayer Vitamins: Essential nutrients for spiritual growth BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA’S Born OLUSEGUN ASEKUN is AFRICA’S Number ONE Immigrant Attorney in TEXAS…Emerges Top 10 Immigration Lawyer in AMERICA *Nominated, WINS Lawyer of Distinction 2017 Category Honor *He’s 10 in every...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘FACELESS Group, Fraudsters Behind FAKE Protest against Nigerian Government, NO Demonstration on Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at WHITE HOUSE in Washington DC’-Niger Delta Amnesty Students in AMERICA …Says: ‘We Are Not Part of Them, They are Saboteurs and Deceivers’ *Warns: ‘Stop spreading Misleading, Mischievous Information about us on Social Media’ * ‘Desist from Lying to Nigerians on our Welfare as government sponsored students in different various higher learning in USA’ * ‘Our Allowances, Tuition Fees have been paid up to September 2017 and the Office has promised to pay up to November 2017 when the next payment is made in October, 2017’ * “We wish to disassociate Niger-Delta Amnesty students from any attempt to tarnish the image of Nigeria in America through outright lies, falsehood and blackmail”-Jimmy Iwezu, student leader in Alabama State University BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: ‘FACELESS Group, Fraudsters Behind FAKE Protest against Nigerian Government, NO Demonstration on Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at WHITE HOUSE in Washington DC’-Niger Delta Amnesty Students in AMERICA …Says: ‘We Are...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Youths ONLY Moral VOICE for the MASSES-Areafada CharlyBoy, Nigerian Musician/Activist ….Says: ‘Outstanding young Nigerians in Diaspora placed Nigeria in good light before the nations of the world’ * Recalls: ‘A young man got multiple dagger stabs while shielding me in protest’ * Nigerian Youths drum support for SACK of former SGF Babachir Lawal and ex-DG NIA Ayodele Oke’ * ‘At my present age of 66 years, only chains we have to loose is our Fear’ BY FUNKE OLAYOKE/REPORTER, LAGOS

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Youths ONLY Moral VOICE for the MASSES-Areafada CharlyBoy, Nigerian Musician/Activist ….Says: ‘Outstanding young Nigerians in Diaspora placed Nigeria in good light before the nations of the world’ *...

SUCCESS AGAINST ALL ODDS: NIGERIAN Born Anambra State Man, VINCENT AGULUEFO Wins 2017 World’s Greatest Bodybuilding Heavyweight NPC Ruby Championship in USA…Defeats 50 Others to earn GOLD Trophy * Honored FIRST PLACE in Men’s Bodybuilding Heavyweight, Overall Winner & Men’s Classic Physique and Overall Outlook’ * Strongly Holding Unto the Promises of God in Miracles * ‘Always I Believe I will Make NIGERIA proud Abroad’-Aguluefo * His favorite QUOTE: “Sometimes we gotta walk through fire to be purified Gold, Believe in Yourself Always” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

SUCCESS AGAINST ALL ODDS: NIGERIAN Born Anambra State Man, VINCENT AGULUEFO Wins 2017 World’s Greatest Bodybuilding Heavyweight NPC Ruby Championship in USA…Defeats 50 Others to earn GOLD Trophy * Honored FIRST PLACE in Men’s...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I AM Fully Ready to WIN Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential ELECTIONS’-OLAYODE OLUSEUN, Foremost Business Analyst at CHEVRON Nigeria Ltd …Over 99.9 Percent of Nigerian youths have made up their minds to take the responsibility of leadership in Nigeria as we speak * ‘I intend to democratize politics by changing the laws to ensure that political processes, including elections, are controlled by citizens’ * ‘My 3 Points Agenda will decentralize Information Creation Dissemination through working to ensure diverse political and policy viewpoints’ * ‘Our Govt will Eliminate Media Oligopolies, Create opportunity for Independent and Public Media’ * ‘I am contesting under Action Alliance, a party of young minds with great ideology towards good governance and mostly wellbeing of people’ * ‘By Hardwork, I built My First Mansion at the age of 27 Years’ *States: “A large number of our women and children are suffering beyond expectation, it is never easy for a family to feed themselves in Nigeria’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I AM Fully Ready to WIN Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential ELECTIONS’-OLAYODE OLUSEUN, Foremost Business Analyst at CHEVRON Nigeria Ltd …Over 99.9 Percent of Nigerian youths have made up their minds to...

BREAKING NEWS: EFCC Arrests 20Year old CREDIT Card King, YUSUF BALOGUN ALABI, alias ‘Monica Donal’ from Hideout in Lagos…For STEALING $5,400 Canadian Dollars of catering entertainment outfit in Brantford, Canada *Scam Surfaces after prosecution of Tony Ifeoluwa Adebero, a young Nigerian undergraduate of Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia for Wire Fraud *Dropped FAKE NAMES of Bacon Jamie Cecil as the person that actually wired the funds to Tony in Canada *Why TD Canada Trust Bank asked for details of person who made transfer to account within 12 hours * “I Admitted to Anti-graft agency, that I single-handedly perpetrated the fraud, with the use of credit card numbers”-Balogun BY OPEMIPO IREWOLE/CRIME WRITER, LAGOS

BREAKING NEWS: EFCC Arrests 20Year old CREDIT Card King, YUSUF BALOGUN ALABI, alias ‘Monica Donal’ from Hideout in Lagos…For STEALING $5,400 Canadian Dollars of catering entertainment outfit in Brantford, Canada *Scam Surfaces...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Medical Doctor, NOBLE EZUKANMA Faces Conviction for STEALING $50Million Medicare FUND in AMERICA…Sentenced to 200 Months in Federal Prison *Ordered to pay $34,003,151.24 in Restitution for Shameful Role in Texas *Guilty for ONE COUNT of conspiracy to commit Health Care Fraud and six counts of health care fraud * “This is the kind of flagrant fraud that drives up health care costs to consumers everywhere”-U.S. Attorney John Parker, Northern District of Texas BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Medical Doctor, NOBLE EZUKANMA Faces Conviction for STEALING $50Million Medicare FUND in AMERICA…Sentenced to 200 Months in Federal Prison *Ordered to pay $34,003,151.24 in Restitution for Shameful Role in Texas *Guilty...