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BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN King of Scam on AMERICAN Student VISA, AMECHI COLVIS AMUEGBUNAM Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prisons For Fraud…Leading to $3.7 Million Loss to United States Companies *Ordered to pay $615,555.12 in Restitution for role in “Business Email Compromise” (BEC) scheme *Deceived, Send out Fake emails to companies in Northern District of Texas and elsewhere, containing misrepresentations that caused companies to wire transfer funds as instructed on a pdf document that was attached to email * ‘I Am Guilty of Conspiracy to commit Wire Fraud’-Amechi confesses * ‘Scheme involved at least 10 victims totaling a loss of approximately $3,700,000’-FBI BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN King of Scam on AMERICAN Student VISA, AMECHI COLVIS AMUEGBUNAM Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prisons For Fraud…Leading to $3.7 Million Loss to United States Companies *Ordered to pay $615,555.12 in Restitution...

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian-American, OLUMUYIWA JOSEPH ADEWALE alias JOE D’WHALE, Computer Guru turns Musician Rocks American Music Industry in GOD’S Praise…’Totally YOURS’ Album Rules TEXAS Radio Airwaves * Pentecostal Churches in North America engage him in Concert, Celebration *Evergreen Experience in RCCG House on the Rock Texas * How American Fuji exponent, Mike Abdul spiced up album *Recalls: ‘I had personal Encouter with the LORD Jesus Christ under Pastor Tunde Bakare’s Ministration’-Joe * Crew: B/Vocal: Bimbola Adebiyi, Ben Egenyi, Lolade Abe, Kemi Ajayi, Joel Uju and Myisha Tate; Guitar Electric/Acoustic: Laja Gbadegesin and Segun Ojo, Bass Guitar: Femi Ajayi and Jerry Palmer; Keyboard/Drums: Tosin Paul, Talking Drums: Taiwo; Saxophone: Segun Atoyebi BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian-American, OLUMUYIWA JOSEPH ADEWALE alias JOE D’WHALE, Computer Guru turns Musician Rocks American Music Industry in GOD’S Praise…’Totally YOURS’ Album Rules TEXAS Radio Airwaves * Pentecostal...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘NIGERIANS are the Single Largest Contemporary African Immigrant group in the United States’-INVESTIGATION *Nigerians’ official current population is estimated at 168, 870 in America * Earlier Political Instabilities forced Nigerian professionals to emigrate to USA * ‘40% of Nigerian-Americans hold Bachelor’s degrees, 17% hold Master’s degrees, and 4% hold Doctorates more than any other ethnic group’-Census Data *US States with largest Nigerian Population: Texas – 43,969/New York – 30,056/Georgia – 29,505/Maryland – 23,005/California – 20,358/New Jersey – 18,511/Illinois – 12,413/Florida – 7,220/Minnesota – 6,794 and Virginia – 6,181 * ‘Nigerian Immigrants Have highest Education attainment level in United States, surpassing every other ethnic group in the country’- U.S Bureau Census Data * Records: In 2015–2016 academic school year, 10,674 Nigerian immigrants studied in U.S., highest number in 30 years, highest number from any African country *PLUS How administrations of Generals Ibrahim Babangida, Sani Abacha chased larger Nigerians to America in the 80’s BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE: ‘NIGERIANS are the Single Largest Contemporary African Immigrant group in the United States’-INVESTIGATION *Nigerians’ official current population is estimated at 168,870 in America * Earlier Political Instabilities...

INSPIRING: ‘I Will be the Next GOVERNOR of Anambra State’-Yul Edochie, Nigeria’s Famous Nollywood Superstar …Defeats older politicians to win Democratic People’s Congress Primary Eelection *Says: ‘It’s Time for Youths to Lead Nigeria into Economic Prosperity’ *Explains: ‘Elderly Politicians Need to Take Back Seat to allow us Reign’ *Vows: ‘I Will Bring Economic Prosperity, Development and Social Integration during my Tenure’ BY CHUKA ILEBEWO/STAFF REPORTER, ANAMBRA STATE

INSPIRING: ‘I Will be the Next GOVERNOR of Anambra State’-Yul Edochie, Nigeria’s Famous Nollywood Superstar …Defeats older politicians to win Democratic People’s Congress Primary Election *Says: ‘It’s Time...

BREAKING NEWS: 38 Year Old Nigerian-British, CHUKA HARRISON UMUNNA still Reigns as Britain’s Member of Parliament for Streatham Council…UK Labour politician was Shadow Business Secretary from 2011 to 2015 *Had LLB in English and French Law from the University of Manchester; Later studied for one term at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, before studying for an MA at Nottingham Trent *Worked as Solicitor for City of LONDON firm Herbert Smith *Elected member of the Treasury Select Committee *Questioned Bob Diamond, CEO of Barclays over alleged tax avoidance *Happily Married to Alice Sullivan, Blessed with a Son *PLUS Regrets over Death of Father in Nigeria Road Accident BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES & PAUL UNACHUKWU/ASSISTANT EDITOR, LONDON

BREAKING NEWS: 38 Year Old Nigerian-British, CHUKA HARRISON UMUNNA still Reigns as Britain’s Member of Parliament for Streatham Council…UK Labour politician was Shadow Business Secretary from 2011 to 2015 *Had LLB in English and...

GREAT NEWS ABROAD: NIGERIAN-AMERICAN Actress, OSARIEMEN IGHODARO AJIBADE Still Enjoys Media Reviews as Miss Black USA Pageant …WON Best TV Actress of the Year at the 2014 ELOY Awards, Co-hosts 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards *Had First Degree in Broadcast Journalism with dual minors in Entrepreneurship and Theater from Pennsylvania State University *Obtained Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, Raised funds and awareness towards fight against Malaria *Main Host of Maltina Dance All Reality show BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES & SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, LAGOS

GREAT NEWS ABROAD: NIGERIAN-AMERICAN Actress, OSARIEMEN IGHODARO AJIBADE Still Enjoys Media Reviews as Miss Black USA Pageant …WON Best TV Actress of the Year at the 2014 ELOY Awards, Co-hosts 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards *Had...

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Academic Prodigy, IKEOLUWA ABIOYE, 15 Year old Girl Scored A-ONE in NINE WAEC (High School Exams)…Had 305 in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Results *Performed Excellent in Mathematics, English, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Civic, Catering, Biology and ICT *Indigene of Irepodun Local Council from Osun State recently honoured by her alma mater, Starfield Schools, Iju, Lagos *BEG NIGERIA and US GOVTS for Sponsorship to further studies Abroad * “My Dream is to Attend AMERICA’S Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) or Harvard University to study Computer Engineering to help NIGERIA in Advance ICT Development” BY TOLA ENIOLA/STAFF REPORTER, IKEJA, LAGOS

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Academic Prodigy, IKEOLUWA ABIOYE, 15 Year old Girl Scored A-ONE in NINE WAEC (High School Exams)…Had 305 in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Results *Performed Excellent in Mathematics, English, Further Mathematics,...

REVEALING OVERSEAS: Nigerian-American, ADEPERO ODUYE Famous in AMERICA’S HOLLYWOOD on Theatre Productions, Action Movies activities…Won African-American Film Critics Award for Breakthrough performance *Co-starred in the drama thriller ‘The Dinner’ with Richard Gere *Celebrated as Best Female Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards * ONE of 7 Children of Nigerian Parents studied at Cornell University *Received over 20 Movie Awards, Co-winner of 2014 Academy Award * Media Rating: The New York Times – Great Performances (2012), Time Magazine – Great Performances (2012), W Magazine – Best Performances issue (February 2012), Made COVER of Vanity Fair Issue 2012 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

REVEALING OVERSEAS: Nigerian-American, ADEPERO ODUYE Famous in AMERICA’S HOLLYWOOD on Theatre Productions, Action Movies activities…Won African-American Film Critics Award for Breakthrough performance *Co-starred in the drama thriller...

INSPIRING: British Born Daughter of a NIGERIAN Orthopedic Surgeon, HELEN GRANT is FIRST BLACK Woman Elected UK Conservative Member of Parliament …Served as MP for Maidstone and The Weald since 2010 when she succeeded Ann Widdecombe *Worked as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (from 2012 to 2015) and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (2012 to 2013) *Performed as Britain’s Minister for Sport and Tourism in 2013, a post she held till after the 2015 general election *Studied law at the University of Hull *REGRETS: “I was the Victim of Racist Bullying at school” BY KANMI AKANDE/CORRESPONDENT, UNITED KINGDOM

INSPIRING: British Born Daughter of a NIGERIAN Orthopedic Surgeon, HELEN GRANT is FIRST BLACK Woman Elected UK Conservative Member of Parliament …Served as MP for Maidstone and The Weald since 2010 when she succeeded Ann Widdecombe *Worked...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: UK Born Famous Blogger, Trained PhD philologist, SOLA OPESAN BROWN Takes Nigerian NOLLYWOOD by Storm…Hits Production with a Bloc Buster Movie ‘Terrain of POWER’ *Latest movie chronicles her life in Media, Public Relations, Film production * Organizes MBE Improver Awards, Publishes Black European Magazines *Studied Doctoral Program in Philology at prestigious University of La Laguna *Shuttles beautiful worlds of Africa and EUROPE *Vows: ‘I Will Expose SEX Slavery Movie Roles in Nigeria if I see Any’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: UK Born Famous Blogger, Trained PhD philologist, SOLA OPESAN BROWN Takes Nigerian NOLLYWOOD by Storm…Hits Production with a Bloc Buster Movie ‘Terrain of POWER’ *Latest movie chronicles her life in Media,...