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The LOOTING OF AKWA IBOM STATE:NIGERIA’S Senate Minority Leader, BASSEY AKPAN faces Ban from entering United Kingdom…as Nigerian authorities request Britain to freeze all bank accounts and assets linked to lawmaker *Acquires stupendous wealth with taxpayers’ money to fraudulently purchase properties in the UK and other countries *Served as immediate past finance commissioner in Akwa Ibom during the administration of Godswill Akpabio *Purchased landed properties in Britain through Barclays Bank of London financed mortgage to the tune of £1million *Presently under investigation in Nigeria by presidential investigation panel for recovery of public properties on illicit acquisition of assets and money laundering * “I am writing to bring to the notice of the Home Office Secretary, the fraudulent acts of Mr. Bassey Albert Akpan which include money laundering activities, assets stealing, forgery, tax evasion and extortion. It is kindly requested for the Right Honourable Home Office Secretary to use her powers to issue an Exclusion Decision on Mr. Bassey Albert Akpan from the United Kingdom and its territory pursuant to the Home Office”-Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special, presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public properties BY RICHARD IYARE/CRIME REPORTER, ABUJA & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

The LOOTING OF AKWA IBOM STATE: NIGERIA’S Senate Minority Leader, BASSEY AKPAN faces Ban from entering United Kingdom…as Nigerian authorities request Britain to freeze all bank accounts and assets linked to lawmaker *Acquires stupendous...

LIVING THE LIFE OF A GOOD LEADER: NIGERIA’S A-LIST Comedian, FRANCIS AGODA, alias I-GO DYE Shells Millions of Naira to build a World Class Hospital for his Community freely…Imports, Equip Hospital with State-of-the-Arts Medical Equipment from Europe *HIS Net Worth stands at ‎$6.6 Million Dollars *Still remains a Motivational Speaker, Social Crusader, Philanthropist * ‘The challenges facing most people in Nigeria are the same, irrespective of our religious, political, ethnic backgrounds. We can make life more beautiful than we met it’-I Go dye BY IRENE IBADE/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER

LIVING THE LIFE OF A GOOD LEADER: NIGERIA’S A-LIST Comedian, FRANCIS AGODA, alias I-GO DYE Shells Millions of Naira to build a World Class Hospital for his Community freely…Imports, Equip Hospital with State-of-the-Arts Medical Equipment...

FUN GOES SOUR INSIDE NIGHT CLUB! NIGERIA’S Anti-Graft Agency, EFCC Bust CLUB57 in Lagos…Handcuff 12 Yahoo Yahoo Boys spraying money, Popping Champagne on Girls * Round-up Cyber criminals on Intelligence Report * 10 exotic cars recovered during the raid, few others escape from scene * ‘The Arrested suspects are Internet Fraudsters in Ikoyi area of Lagos’-EFCC BY CHUKS ILEKA/ENTERTAINMENT WRITER, LAGOS

FUN GOES SOUR INSIDE NIGHT CLUB! NIGERIA’S Anti-Graft Agency, EFCC Bust CLUB57 in Lagos…Handcuff 12 Yahoo Yahoo Boys spraying money, Popping Champagne on Girls * Round-up Cyber criminals on Intelligence Report * 10 exotic cars...

BREAKING NEWS: United States Court Dismissed NIGERIAN STUDENTS’ suit against ALABAMA State University…30 students in trouble over Nigerian Government School Funds *U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama ruled in favor of Varsity *Judgement: ‘Plaintiff have adduced no evidence to show that they were treated differently than other similarly situated students’ *Nigerian Students claimed Alabama State University absorbed finances allocated to the students by the Nigerian Government * “Alabama State University is pleased with the Court’s ruling and the dismissal of the lawsuit brought by the students who were seeking to obtain monies that the University contended belong solely to the government of Nigeria and not the individual students”-Kenneth L. Thomas, general counsel for Alabama State University BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & TIM OGUCHI/CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

BREAKING NEWS: United States Court Dismissed NIGERIAN STUDENTS’ suit against ALABAMA State University…30 students in trouble over Nigerian Government School Funds *U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama ruled in favor...

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Born Arsenal Player, ALEX IWOBI wins ‘Philanthropic Endeavour Community Action’ Award at Best of Africa Competition *Featured for Arsenal in UEFA Europa League second leg clash against the Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano *21-year-old Nigeria international played 35 games for Arsenal scoring just two goals *BOA Award is an an event to honour, celebrate the philanthropic endeavors and achievements of African football players *Moved to England at the age of FOUR, still nephew of former Nigerian Super Eagles super star Jay-Jay Okocha * ‘Great Night At The Best Of Africa Awards. I am Blessed To Have My Family and Friends There With Me’- Iwobi BY SEUN OLAPADE/SPORTS REPORTER, ENGLAND

INSPIRING: NIGERIAN Born Arsenal Player, ALEX IWOBI wins ‘Philanthropic Endeavour Community Action’ Award at Best of Africa Competition *Featured for Arsenal in UEFA Europa League second leg clash against the Atletico Madrid at...

SHOCKING & SHAMEFUL: TWO NIGERIANS Falsely Claiming to be Sudanese Asylum Seekers Dupe U.S. Govt to the tune of $4 million tax refund in Tax Scam…Arrested in Dallas, Texas *STEALS Medical patient forms, personal documents to file FAKE tax returns for refunds and obtain credit cards * ’36-year-old Ibrahim Alu and 40-year-old George Ismail were sentenced Friday in Austin for their roles in an identity theft ring’-Investigators * ‘We are GUILTY, we really commit crimes of Fraud and Identity Theft’-Nigerian suspects * Alu sentenced to eight years in prison, Ismail received seven years jail term, to repay over $1.3 million BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SHOCKING & SHAMEFUL: TWO NIGERIANS Falsely Claiming to be Sudanese Asylum Seekers Dupe U.S. Govt to the tune of $4 million tax refund in Tax Scam…Arrested in Dallas, Texas *STEALS Medical patient forms, personal documents to file...

TRENDING: NIGERIAN Born British Poet, THERESA LOLA Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize…Named joint winner of the prestigious 2018 competition *Defeats over 1000 International candidates, Receive top prize of £1000 *Organisers ask each poet submit a pamphlet of their best 10 pieces of work *Launched in 2012 by Brunel University London, judged by a panel of writers and academics * “Winning the Brunel International African Poetry Prize feels surreal, it is an unwavering highlight”-LOLA BY OLAWUNMI OYEGOKE/ARTS REPORTER, UNITED KINGDOM

TRENDING: NIGERIAN Born British Poet, THERESA LOLA Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize…Named joint winner of the prestigious 2018 competition *Defeats over 1000 International candidates, Receive top prize of £1000 *Organisers...

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Based NIGERIAN Investigative Journalist, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU Authors First Cyber-Security Technology to Expose FAKE News, Identifies Hackers/Stop Voting Fraud…Book hits World Stage on AMAZON Publication *Historic book Decode, Detect Cyber threat before any ELECTION, Cyber Attackers’ Hideout *Shows how Hackers collude, hides in the dark web, how they commit cyber crimes *Reveals how unsuspecting electorates’ voting rights are being violated *Prominent journalists from United States, Britain, African-American community and top African reporters write book’s FORWARD, PREFACE and Comments BY SAMSON SHOAGA/Group Managing Editor, Abuja

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Based NIGERIAN Investigative Journalist, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU Authors First Cyber-Security Technology to Expose FAKE News, Identifies Hackers/Stop Voting Fraud…Book hits World Stage on AMAZON Publication *Historic book...

INSPIRING: Ebenezer Obey’s former Drummer, SIKIRU ADEPOJU Wins GRAMMY AWARD in AMERICA…earlier Toured, Record several albums with Inter-Reformers Band *He’s Nigerian top percussionist and recording artist in the genres of traditional African music and world music, playing variety of instruments and styles *Arrived AMERICA in 1985, played with O. J. Ekemode’s Nigerian All-Stars, and three months later met Babatunde Olatunji *He’s Master of the talking drum, his father Chief Ayanleke Adepoju, whose very name, Ayan, means ‘descendant from drummers’ *Recorded albums with these artists: Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Airto Moreira, Bola Abimbola, The String Cheese Incident, Zakir Hussain BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRING: Ebenezer Obey’s former Drummer, SIKIRU ADEPOJU Wins GRAMMY AWARD in AMERICA…earlier Toured, Record several albums with Inter-Reformers Band *He’s Nigerian top percussionist and recording artist in the genres of traditional...

TRADE-PARTNERSHIP: ‘I Will be Visiting NIGERIA, a Beautiful & Amazing Country’-President TRUMP of United States …Says ‘There is No Country More Beautiful in the world than Nigeria’ * ‘Our aim is to diversify our economy by focusing on agriculture and food security; power and infrastructure. We have cut the importation of rice by about 90% thereby saving a significant amount of money’-President BUHARI * ‘Trump’s Proposed visit to Nigeria may take 12 months to Plan’-Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama *AMERICA concludes plans to return over $500m (about 190 billion Naira) looted funds to Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

TRADE-PARTNERSHIP: ‘I Will be Visiting NIGERIA, a Beautiful & Amazing Country’-President TRUMP of United States …Says ‘There is No Country More Beautiful in the world than Nigeria’ * ‘Our aim is to diversify...