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REMARKABLY OUTSTANDING IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Born CHRISTINE IZUAKOR becomes First African-American to Graduate with A PhD Degree in Security Engineering…Defies all ODDS to make Nigeria Proud Abroad * Remains Vice President and co-founder of Gen Trend at United Airlines *Travels 19 cities across 10 countries – all while working a full-time job on the cyber security team of a Fortune 100 company * “I started my PhD program at age 23 and at the time was told I was too young, too naive and too inexperienced to contribute anything to my industry. But, I stood by my dream and turned doubt into motivation”-Izuakor BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

REMARKABLY OUTSTANDING IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Born CHRISTINE IZUAKOR becomes First African-American to Graduate with A PhD Degree in Security Engineering…Defies all ODDS to make Nigeria Proud Abroad * Remains Vice President and co-founder...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN 18 Year old Chemical Engineering Genius in America, NKECHINYERE CHIDI-OGBOLU eyes PhD Degree @ University of California Davis…Still Youngest graduand in Howard University *Finished High school early at 14, skipped 5th grade and attended an accelerated High school *Plans to study Biomedical Engineering with a focus on creating and discovering new medicines * Her Words: “I have always been interested in the medical field. I want to have a broader scale of impact than in treating patients one-on-one” * “We are delighted to welcome Nkechinyere into the graduate education community at UC Davis-Prasant Mohapatra, UC Davis vice provost of graduate education, and dean of graduate studies” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN 18 Year old Chemical Engineering Genius in America, NKECHINYERE CHIDI-OGBOLU eyes PhD Degree @ University of California Davis…Still Youngest graduand in Howard University *Finished High school early at 14, skipped...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA’S Born CHEF, TUNDE WEY is King of Cuisine in New Orleans…New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Boston Globe, Others celebrate his food work, Contemporize Nigerian food without a Change *Brings Nigerian Flavor To The St. Roch Market With his Lagos Restaurant *Earlier lived with his Aunt in Detroit, Relives his evergreen experience at Revolver Cuisine *Floats Greyhound bus culinary tour hosting pop-up dinners titled ‘Lagos’ in cities like Chicago, Buffalo, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City * Presently being filmed for a New York Times­­ documentary series about his cooking trajectory * “I want to contemporize Nigerian food without changing it. I want people to reconsider how they consider immigrants cooking food”-Tunde BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA’S Born CHEF, TUNDE WEY is King of Cuisine in New Orleans…New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Boston Globe, Others celebrate his food work, Contemporize Nigerian food without a Change *Brings Nigerian Flavor...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN, 27 Years old GODWIN BENSON Wins British Engineering AWARD…Develops TUTERIA App that links qualified tutors to students in their area to their budget * Beat 16 participants to clinch £25,000 ($32,000) prize money * “It is something that solves the problem of access to quality, personalised learning and helps people earn income from sharing their knowledge”-Benson * The said that Tuteria could change the lives of people eager to learn: “We’re proud to have him as our third Africa Prize winner, and we trust Tuteria will go on to change the lives of millions of people who are eager to learn and develop new skills”-Malcolm Brinded, head judge of competition BY TOLA OYENUGA/TECHNOLOGY REPORTER, LONDON

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN, 27 Years old GODWIN BENSON Wins British Engineering AWARD…Develops TUTERIA App that links qualified tutors to students in their area to their budget * Beat 16 participants to clinch £25,000 ($32,000) prize money *...

CELEBRATING NO 1 HEART AND KIDNEY SPECIALIST DOCTOR: BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born American, OLUROTIMI BADERO is World’s ONLY Cardiologist, Nephrologist…Received Board Certifications in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nephrology *Had Medical Degree from Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences * He’s one of NINE doctors at River Oaks Hospital and one of FOUR at River Region Medical Center who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease *CERTIFICATION: American Board of Internal Medicine, Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, Certified in Interventional Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine Certified in Nephrology, GA State Medical License Active through 2017, NY State Medical License Active through 2018, NC State Medical License Active through 2017, TN State Medical License Active through 2013; TX State Medical License Active through 2017, MS State Medical License Active through 2017 * “Spirituality and Creativity are vital to the art of Healing”-Dr. Badero *PLUS how he treated nephrology patients for two years without additional pay BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

CELEBRATING NO 1 HEART AND KIDNEY SPECIALIST DOCTOR: NIGERIAN Born American, OLUROTIMI BADERO is World’s ONLY Cardiologist, Nephrologist…Received Board Certifications in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nephrology *Had...

SHAMEFUL: NIGERIAN Born Abia State Preacher, REUBEN CHIZOR of Hope Restoration Ministries in NEW YORK Sentenced 15 Years TO PRISON…For RAPING two underage American GIRLS in basement of his CHURCH for 24 MONTHS *TRIAL Testimony: “On July 27, 2011, Chizor took the 14-year-old victim to the church basement, where he lived, and raped her. On Aug. 22, 2011, he raped the 12-year-old” * “Through manipulation and conniving control, he sexually abused his two young victims for nearly two years. What the defendant forced his victims to endure was horrendous — and as punishment he now will be spending a lengthy term behind bars”- Queens District Attorney Richard Brown BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

SHAMEFUL: NIGERIAN Born Abia State Preacher, REUBEN CHIZOR of Hope Restoration Ministries in NEW YORK Sentenced 15 Years TO PRISON…For RAPING two underage American GIRLS in basement of his CHURCH for 24 MONTHS *TRIAL Testimony: “On...

SHOCKING: Nigerian Man, Okechuckwu Mba ARRESTED in FRANCE for ingesting $90,000 (79,000 Euros) hidden inside CONDOM…X-Ray Reveals huge cash swallowed in his Intestines *Charged for Money Laundering and Drug activities *How Marijuana was detected on him by Sniffer Dog * ‘We found on him HUGE CASH of 13,000 Swiss francs (11,900 euros, $13,500) concealed in his clothes’-France Custom Officials BY NENA ALUCHUCKWU/REPORTER, STRASBOURG, FRANCE

SHOCKING: Nigerian Man, Okechuckwu Mba ARRESTED in FRANCE for ingesting $90,000 (79,000 Euros) hidden inside CONDOM…X-Ray Reveals huge cash swallowed in his Intestines *Charged for Money Laundering and Drug activities *How Marijuana was...

BUSTED: NIGERIAN Human Trafficking KINGPIN in Italy EMEKA Odiegwu Arrested…13 other Nigerians in Police Net for Slavery, Prostitution, Human Trafficking and illegal immigration * Trafficked Victims threatened to repay 25,000 to 30,000 euros (28,000 to 33,600 U.S. dollars) cost of the journey from Africa to Europe * Operation coordinated by prosecutors of Anti-Mafia District Directorate in Cagliari, Sardinia, and raids were carried out in the provinces of Cagliari, Reggio Calabria, Perugia, Pistoia, and Pescara * “The operation resulted from complaints filed by young women from Ghana and Nigeria, who were engaged in prostitution at the outskirts of the regional capital in Cagliari”-ITALIAN Police BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, reporting from ITALY

BUSTED: NIGERIAN Human Trafficking KINGPIN in Italy EMEKA Odiegwu Arrested…13 other Nigerians in Police Net for Slavery, Prostitution, Human Trafficking and illegal immigration * Trafficked Victims threatened to repay 25,000 to 30,000...

BREAKING NEWS: UNITED STATES Immigration Arrests Nigerian Born Edo state native, VICTOR OMORUYI, Canadian Wife for HUMAN TRAFFICKING…Tracked for four-month joint investigation in the Saskatchewan region *Officials secretly investigates Victor as he regularly crossed Canada-U.S. border *Michelle, Nigerian man’s wife found driving in an isolated area north of the border, Caught after nine people (five adults and four children) from West Africa were found in her vehicle * U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials had alerted their Canadian counterparts that a smuggling attempt may be in the works BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: UNITED STATES Immigration Arrests Nigerian Born Edo state native, VICTOR OMORUYI, Canadian Wife for HUMAN TRAFFICKING…Tracked for four-month joint investigation in the Saskatchewan region *Officials secretly investigates...

DISGRACEFUL: NIGERIAN Woman, HAUWA AL-HASSAN in AMERICA Faces 17 Count Indictment for STEALING $100,000 in DAY Care FRAUD…Travels to Nigeria to teach others returning to USA how to run similar daycare fraud schemes * Superseding indictment includes the original charge of theft of government property * Auditors found Guidance Child Care, another provider billed the state for childcare of the same child, at overlapping times * ‘Case is result of a nationwide sweep that targeted childcare center fraud in a loss of more than $1 million’-United States Department of Justice BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

DISGRACEFUL: NIGERIAN Woman, HAUWA AL-HASSAN in AMERICA Faces 17 Count Indictment for STEALING $100,000 in DAY Care FRAUD…Travels to Nigeria to teach others returning to USA how to run similar daycare fraud schemes * Superseding indictment...