Author Archives: EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

TRUTH PREVAILS: Nigerian born American Medical Doctor, ADEKWEH OGECHUKWU, Not Guilty-U.S. Observer Newspaper ….Cleared of sexual allegation by State of Minnesota County of St.Louis Court Criminal Division Sixth Judicial District in Court File No: 69DU-CR-19-384, Medical License to be restored *BY MOFE ABULUDE/SPECIAL Crime Correspondent, North America

TRUTH PREVAILS: Nigerian born American Medical Doctor, ADEKWEH OGECHUKWU, Not Guilty-U.S. Observer Newspaper ….Cleared of sexual allegation by State of Minnesota County of St.Louis Court Criminal Division Sixth Judicial District in Court File...

INJUSTICE: Italy detain 36 Nigerian born Niger-Delta natives without Trial for years…alleged to commit Credit Card Fraud, Cultism *Human Rights Lawyer, Lucky Aghedo cries out for Justice, demand action from International bodies *Claim European Convention on Human Rights, Article 5, Section 1C and 3, provide suspects to be tried speedily or released if there was nothing incriminating *“Prevention of crime is justification for arrest and restraint of liberties. However, there ought to be a structure for suspects to be tried conclusively within a reasonable time. Some Nigerian migrants had also since been alleged to be carrying out cultism in Italy, flashing machetes and other dangerous weapons of intimidation”-AGHEDO *GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Senior Investigative Editor & MIRABEL ADAMS/Diplomatic Correspondent, ITALY

INJUSTICE: Italy detain 36 Nigerian born Niger-Delta natives without Trial for years…alleged to commit Credit Card Fraud, Cultism *Human Rights Lawyer, Lucky Aghedo cries out for Justice, demand action from International bodies *Claim European...

SATANIC: Nigerian Texas Resident, BOLANLE FADAIRO shot Nigeria’s best friend of 30 years in stomach, steals SUV vehicle, abandon 2-year-old son to die inside car’s hot temperature over money … ‘That homeless guy denied my kids the opportunity to know the great father that everybody had to know. My husband trusts people too much. I warned him against this man, his Nigerian high school classmate whom he helped many times financially killed him at the end,’ claims Michael Essien’s widow in tears *“Bolanle Fadairo is the man seen on surveillance video shooting Michael Essien and stealing his SUV with a toddler (Micah Essien) inside. Fadairo abandoned the SUV and Micah was found dead in the backseat hours later, likely from heat exhaustion”-Houston POLICE *Judge denies suspect bond, facing long years jail term, deportation *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Senior Investigative Editor

SATANIC: Nigerian Texas Resident, BOLANLE FADAIRO shot Nigeria’s best friend of 30 years in stomach, steals SUV vehicle, abandon 2-year-old son to die inside car’s hot temperature over money … ‘That homeless guy denied my kids the opportunity...

INSPIRING Story from AMERICA: Nigerian Woman serving LIFE Jail, MAUREEN ONYELOBI emerges Overall Law Degree Best Graduate from prison, becomes United States First Incarcerated Immigrant Legal Scholar …Admitted at Mitchell Hamline Law School *FACT: She is one of eight women currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole at the state women’s prison in Shakopee, Accepted into the American Bar Association accredited juris doctor program nearly three years in the making *“Mitchell Hamline Law School has a long history of looking for ways to expand the idea of who gets to go to law school. It’s important for people who are incarcerated to better understand the criminal justice system, and this is one important way to do that. Our students will also benefit from having Maureen in class with them”-Anthony Niedwiecki, Mitchell Hamline’s president and dean *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

INSPIRING Story from AMERICA: Nigerian Woman serving LIFE Jail, MAUREEN ONYELOBI emerges Overall Law Degree Best Graduate from prison, becomes United States First Incarcerated Immigrant Legal Scholar …Admitted at Mitchell Hamline Law School  *FACT:...

DISGRACEFUL: Nigerian Hacker, CHARLES ONUS, a.k.a ‘Igwe’ Admits to Diverting $800,000 American payroll funds into personal prepaid debit cards usage *Forges 5,500 user accounts/passwords, arrested in San Francisco while traveling from Nigeria to United States *“Charles Onus admitted to participating in a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of hard-earned dollars from workers across the United States by hacking into a payroll company’s system and diverting payroll deposits to prepaid debit cards he controlled”-U.S. Attorney Damian Williams *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

DISGRACEFUL: Nigerian Hacker, CHARLES ONUS, a.k.a ‘Igwe’ Admits to Diverting  $800,000 American payroll funds into personal prepaid debit cards usage  *Forges 5,500 user accounts/passwords, arrested in San Francisco while traveling from...

INFIDELITY CONTROVERSY: Bipolar Disorder suffering Nigerian born Naturalized American woman, PORTIA ODUFUWA storm Husband working place at Dallas Love Field Airport, fires gun in the air … shot by a police officer, handcuffed to hospital bed while receiving medical treatment for gun wound, earlier arrested for armed robbery in Wylie, Texas *37-year-old claim hubby is cheating and having extra marital affairs with another lady * “A 37-year-old woman-later identified as Portia Odufuwa, went into the restroom at the airport before emerging with a gun and firing most of the shots at the ceiling at Dallas Love Field Airport”-Dallas Chief of Police Eddie Garcia *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

INFIDELITY CONTROVERSY: Bipolar Disorder suffering Nigerian born Naturalized American woman, PORTIA ODUFUWA storm Husband working place at Dallas Love Field Airport, fires gun in the air … shot by a police officer, handcuffed to hospital bed...

SHAME: Nigerian Hydro Lounge Nightclub Owner in South Africa, ABDUL OLATUNJI, alias ‘Owo’ sentenced to 8years prison for STEALING N296 million, faces deportation …defraud several businesses in Johannesburg to the tune of 12 million Rand, blames temptation on the Devil *Lead cartel that specialise in compromising legitimate companies’ email, sets software to infiltrate bank accounts, transfer funds to personal use *purchase luxurious homes, state-of-the-art vehicles with customized plate numbers *BY AKEEM EKUNDAYO/SOUTH AFRICAN Bureau Chief

SHAME: Nigerian Hydro Lounge Nightclub Owner in South Africa, ABDUL OLATUNJI, alias ‘Owo’ sentenced to 8years prison for STEALING N296 million, faces deportation  …defraud several businesses in Johannesburg to the tune of 12 million Rand,...

SHOCKING: Nigeria join four other countries on World Bank debtors’ list …accumulates $1.3bn IDA debt within a fiscal year, debt different from outstanding loan of $486m from World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development *Rated fifth on World Bank list with $11.7bn IDA debt stock in Fiscal Year 2021 *“Nigeria’s debt remains sustainable, albeit vulnerable and costly, especially due to large and growing financing from the Central Bank of Nigeria”-World Bank *BY ABAYOMI OLUSEGUN/ECONOMY Correspondent, Abuja

SHOCKING: Nigeria join four other countries on World Bank debtors’ list …accumulates $1.3bn IDA debt within a fiscal year, debt different from outstanding loan of $486m from World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development  *Rated...

LIFE@70: Renowned Editor, DELE GIWA mentored Dimgba Igwe & I in Investigative Journalism-Africa’s famous journalist, MIKE AWOYINFA …Says: ‘My ambition is to become number one biographer in Nigeria, I believe biography is a higher form of journalism’ *‘In Weekend Concord of those days, we were ready to ‘die’ to get stories’ *Quote: “I thank God because everything I wanted to be as a journalist, I have been. As the features editor in National Concord, I changed the orientation about feature writing, to let people know that a feature story is a good human angle story. It is about people. A feature should bring in things that will make people laugh, and also cry. It was based on the ‘revolution’ I brought that I was invited by the Managing Director of the company, Dr Doyin Abiola, to start the Weekend Concord. Whatever one does, people are watching one. There is no way one does well and one will not rise. There is nothing wrong with being ambitious. I was very ambitious. Early on, I decided that I wanted to get to the highest height of the profession. Editing the ‘Weekend Concord’ was one of my highest achievements” *BY KEHINDE AJOSE/MEDIA Correspondent, Lagos

LIFE@70: Renowned Editor, DELE GIWA mentored Dimgba Igwe & I in Investigative Journalism-Africa’s famous journalist, MIKE AWOYINFA …Says: ‘My ambition is to become number one biographer in Nigeria, I believe biography is a higher form...

Seun Anikulapo Kuti cancels Morocco’s Jazzablanca Festival following tragedy in Melilla … lament: ‘I want to mourn the 23 migrants who died trying to reach the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Morocco’ *“It pains me to inform my fans that my heart has been completely broken and devastated by the events… that have occurred in Morocco in recent days. It is impossible for me, in good faith, or in good conscience, to go on stage, to party and have fun, where so many Africans have lost their lives”-KUTI *“It is a personal decision of the artist. Seun Kuti is right”-The Jazzablanca organizing committee *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN SENIOR INVESTIGATIVE EDITOR

Seun Anikulapo Kuti cancels Morocco’s Jazzablanca Festival following tragedy in Melilla … lament: ‘I want to mourn the 23 migrants who died trying to reach the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Morocco’ *“It pains me to inform my fans...