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HISTORIC: Nigeria’s Genius, ADEBAYO ALONGE wins Technology Award for inventing Nanoscanners that detect FAKE DRUGS …chosen as overall winner for 2019 BNP Paribas Group Deep Tech Prize *Competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies * “I would want every Nigerian and the world to be safe from fake drugs and fake medications”-Alonge BY TOPE OLANREWAJU/TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

HISTORIC: Nigeria’s Genius, ADEBAYO ALONGE wins Technology Award for inventing Nanoscanners that detect FAKE DRUGS …chosen as overall winner for 2019 BNP Paribas Group Deep Tech Prize *Competition designed specifically...

IMO State BOY, KELECHI MADU(Kaycee) becomes First Nigerian elected Lawmaker in Canada …doubles as Minister of Municipal Affairs of the Province of Alberta *45 year old will be parliamentarian representing Edmonton South-West constituency *Ministry is the third largest in Alberta with over $3.7 billion portfolio *UNILAG law graduate under aegis of United Conservative Party in Edmonton won in the provincial election garnering 7,742 votes to beat his competitors: John Archer of the New Democrat Party who polled 6,974 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

IMO State BOY, KELECHI MADU(Kaycee) becomes First Nigerian elected Lawmaker in Canada …doubles as Minister of Municipal Affairs of the Province of Alberta *45 year old will be parliamentarian representing Edmonton South-West...

INSPIRATIONAL: 28 year old Anambra State Girl, EMELIFE STELLA CHINELO wins Overall Student of the Year Award in University of Mysore, India…received 20 gold medals and 5 cash honors *Emerges Golden Girl of college, topped Msc. Chemistry class graduates *Had highest award ever in post-graduation studies during the varsity’s 99th convocation *Earlier named Best Graduating BSc. (applied chemistry) student at Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Nigeria * I devoted most of my time towards studies. I was either in the classroom or library. The reason why I chose India, especially the UoM, for higher studies is because of its scope for academic excellence” -CHINELO BY ANGUL LERAN/EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT, INDIA

INSPIRATIONAL: 28 year old Anambra State Girl, EMELIFE STELLA CHINELO wins Overall Student of the Year Award in University of Mysore, India…received 20 gold medals and 5 cash honors *Emerges Golden Girl of college, topped...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: Nigerian Doctorate Student, PETER GENGER, holding two Master Degrees win Nahlah Ayed Global Leadership Award in Canada *Scholar in Peace, Conflict Studies holds extensive experience in facilitating dialogue and peace education *His inclination for study and practice is on the resort, entrenchment of African Indigenous peacemaking opportunities to address conflicts, development challenges in African communities, in resonance with the African Union’s declaration for African solutions for Africa’s problems * “This award has made me realize that there is no service that is too little or too much to give. The most important thing is for one to keep serving with sincere concern for humanity. After all, there is joy in true leadership and service”-Genger BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: Nigerian Doctorate Student, PETER GENGER, holding two Master Degrees win Nahlah Ayed Global Leadership Award in Canada *Scholar in Peace, Conflict Studies holds extensive experience in facilitating...

Fighting the Battle of his LIFE: I am Not CORRUPT, EFCC can fully investigate me…My Hands are Clean-BAYO ONANUGA, MD/CEO, News Agency of Nigeria …May pursue libel court case against petitioners * ‘ On my first day at NAN darkness was everywhere, I provided N250,000 of my own money to the Technical Department to buy diesel and decreed that on no account must the agency be in darkness from 8am till 8pm daily’ * ‘Illegal NAN labor unions out to ruin my hard-earned reputation’ * ‘I created three websites with less than N1.7m and paid less than N2m, about $5,000 every year for hosting at pagely.com’ * ‘We want Secretary to the Government of the Federation to immediately probe the out going managing director of the agency, Bayo Onanuga for fraud’-Labor Unions in NAN BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

Fighting the Battle of his LIFE: I am Not CORRUPT, EFCC can fully investigate me…My Hands are Clean-BAYO ONANUGA, MD/CEO, News Agency of Nigeria …May pursue libel court case against petitioners * ‘ On...

SHOCKING: United Kingdom Police Handcuffs, Arrest Nigerian lady for pulling a white man with rope like a Bingo Pet…thinks suspect may have used Voodoo on British man *Drags victim about on the floor with chain tied around the neck in London * Man obeys, crawl on his knees and hands in total submission looking so tired BY NURA OLAMIDE/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, BRITAIN

SHOCKING: United Kingdom Police Handcuffs, Arrest Nigerian lady for pulling a white man with rope like a Bingo Pet…thinks suspect may have used Voodoo on British man *Drags victim about on the floor with chain tied around the neck...

DISGRACEFUL: NIGERIAN Born Music Rapper, ADETOKUNBO AJIBOLA, alias ‘Trapstar Toxic’ Jailed five years in Britain for Cocaine deal * Arrested while fleeing a flat containing £30,000 worth of drugs * 26-year-old pleads guilty to possession of cocaine, cannabis with intent to supply, Sentenced at Harrow Crown Court * Attempted to escape by jumping from a second-floor window when police raided the property * “Ajibola played a leading role in the control of the Class A and B drugs markets in the Willesden area. He reaped the financial rewards of his illegal enterprise with no thought given to the misery of drugs supply that he brought to the community where he lived. The police will now begin confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act to recover the assets seized, to ensure that Ajibola does not profit from his criminality”-Prosecuting Counsel, Dec James BY UFOMA MILLIAN/JUDICIAL CORRESPONDENT, UK

DISGRACEFUL: NIGERIAN Born Music Rapper, ADETOKUNBO AJIBOLA, alias ‘Trapstar Toxic’ Jailed five years in Britain for Cocaine deal * Arrested while fleeing a flat containing £30,000 worth of drugs * 26-year-old pleads...

PAINFUL SHAM MARRIAGE: ‘My NIGERIAN Husband, BEN SOYEMI pretends to love me, but only married me for Visa’-British Woman cries out …Says: ’25 year old Nigerian hubby flirts with ex-girlfriend in Lagos on Skype daily’ * ‘He used, dump me and humiliated me before my entire family in London’ * ‘He ruined my life, I filed for divorce which he signed after two years’ * Lament: ‘I loved him. We dated for six months on social media, met him having almost expiring student visa’ BY JOY REWANE/CRIME CORRESPONDENT/London

PAINFUL SHAM MARRIAGE: ‘My NIGERIAN Husband, BEN SOYEMI pretends to love me, but only married me for Visa’-British Woman cries out …Says: ’25 year old Nigerian hubby flirts with ex-girlfriend in Lagos on Skype...

HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM SHATTERED DREAM: NIGERIAN 7-foot-2 Homeless man, CLIFFORD ETADAFIMUE Arrested in United States …Lured into America with promise of hoax Basketball careers *21 year old earlier squat in a homeless shelter *Had multiple encounters with New Hampshire Police in Nashua * “Clifford refused to stand and enter the rear of the van. After several minutes and multiple orders for Clifford to enter the van, myself and other officers picked Clifford up and assisted him into the rear of the van. It took 10 police officers to move this 350-pound homeless Nigerian into booking. He was subsequently charged with resisting arrest for refusing to cooperate”- Sgt. Adalberto Garcia of the Nashua Police Department * “He is facing potential mental health issues and suffering from a medical condition that requires the use of a glucose meter”-City Police BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM SHATTERED DREAM: NIGERIAN 7-foot-2 Homeless man, CLIFFORD ETADAFIMUE Arrested in United States …Lured into America with promise of hoax Basketball careers *21 year old earlier squat in a homeless...

SHAME! Nigerian Man, EUGENE ORE of Wisconsin JAILED 5 years for STEALING $11.6Million in Tax Return…Pilfers Americans’ Debit Cards, Pin, Social Security, Date of Birth in Oregon and Washington DC *62 year old Nigerian filed multiple tax returns for years using the identities of thousands of taxpayers *Ordered to pay back the sum of $400,000 as Restitution *His American co-suspect, Curtis Sherman Pethley withdraw tax refunds from the prepaid debit cards after taking a 10-20 percent cut of the proceeds, wired the rest money to Nigeria * “Court documents revealed that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began investigating the scheme in May of 2013. when a victim in Medford notified them of suspicious activity. Someone had electronically filed false federal and Oregon state tax returns using her and her husband’s personal information — including their social security numbers and dates of birth”- U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, Naija Standard

SHAME! Nigerian Man, EUGENE ORE of Wisconsin JAILED 5 years for STEALING $11.6Million in Tax Return…Pilfers Americans’ Debit Cards, Pin, Social Security, Date of Birth in Oregon and Washington DC *62 year old Nigerian...