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CORRUPTION & MASSIVE DEBT ACCUMULATION: Kogi Governor, YAHAYA Bello sets aside N1.5billion for Refreshments, N600million to upgrade Deputy governor’s office in 2022 Budget …slashed workers’ salaries payment structure *Claims: ‘N100 million to be used to Rehabilitate/Repair Deputy Governor’s building, Electrical Installation to cost N10million, Generator House Construction billed for N20million, Office Furnishing estimated for N350milliom; Renovation/Furnishing of Lodge for N200million, Car Park/Posh in Lodge at N4million, Construction of SEMA Warehouse at over 120million; Extension of Deputy Governor’s Complex: N120million, Construction of Storm Water Drainage in Premises at a fee of N100million *‘Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State have no regard for human lives. Workers treated like slaves, living in fear’- Usman Okai, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, *“EFCC must investigate this matter urgently and save the workers”- Naija Standard Newspaper Center for Investigative Journalism *BY KAREEM IKOTUN/Special Anti-graft Correspondent, Kogi

CORRUPTION & MASSIVE DEBT ACCUMULATION: Kogi Governor, YAHAYA Bello sets aside N1.5billion for Refreshments, N600million to upgrade Deputy governor’s office in 2022 Budget …slashed workers’ salaries payment structure *Claims: ‘N100...

JUST IN: EFCC Did Not Arrest Me for Forgery, only a Media Spin by Fake Journalists -FEMI Fani-Kayode, former Nigeria’s Aviation Minister …Argue: ‘I was invited to their office. I flew down to Lagos to see them. The anti-graft agency officers were polite and professional to me’. I was granted bail on self-recognition’ *‘We detained and grilled Femi Fani Kayode for over 6 hours on Tuesday evening. For a period of five times, he has written sick letter severally to court from the same hospital claiming doctors had placed him on bed rest to evade trial. He was granted bail on self-recognition, to appear in court again November 30”-Counsel for the EFCC, Bilikisu Buhari *BY TOLA EWA/Anti-graft reporter, Lagos

JUST IN: EFCC Did Not Arrest Me for Forgery, only a Media Spin by Fake Journalists      -FEMI Fani-Kayode, former Nigeria’s Aviation Minister …Argue: ‘I was invited to their office. I flew down to Lagos to see them. The anti-graft...

Historic Feat Overseas! Nigerian born United States based medical doctor, Professor VINCENT NJAR wins award for discoveries on Cancer …received prestigious David J. Ramsay Entrepreneur of the Year Award *This cerebral researcher discovers retinoic acid metabolism blocking agents or novel retinamides that inhibit the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells and tumors * Varsity don’s firm, Isoprene Pharmaceuticals Inc emerges winner of a two-year $2 million Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Cancer Institute for a translational project to develop a novel therapeutic for triple negative breast cancer *Recipient is a highly respected medicinal chemist, oncopharmacologist who leads the medicinal chemistry section in the Center for Biomolecular Therapeutics at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor & MARYAM IFEMADE/Medical Correspondent, Maryland, USA

Historic Feat Overseas! Nigerian born United States based medical doctor, Professor VINCENT NJAR wins award for discoveries on Cancer …received prestigious David J. Ramsay Entrepreneur of the Year Award *This cerebral researcher discovers...

Honesty is Best Policy in Life! Liberian Teenager, EMMANUEL TOLUE Receive America’s HBCU Scholarship…Upon returning $50,000 cash found on street of Monrovia *18-year-old seventh grade dropped out of school to run family’s motorcycle taxi business *Liberian President George Weah honored him with Order of Distinction, $10,000 reward and two motorbikes *‘I hope my story will be an example to other kids to go to school and always do the right thing’-TOLUE *BY LAURETTA NYEER/LIBERIAN Correspondent & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Honesty is Best Policy in Life! Liberian Teenager, EMMANUEL TOLUE Receive America’s HBCU Scholarship…Upon returning $50,000 cash found on street of Monrovia *18-year-old seventh grade dropped out of school to run family’s motorcycle taxi...

INSPIRATIONAL Success Story: MEET Nigeria’s 24-year-old Youngest Attorney, Barrister ESTHER CHUKWUEMEKA called to Bar as Solicitor/Advocate of Supreme Court …Finished High School when she was 13, gained admission to Abia State University two years after, denied registration been underage *Studied Law in Indian University, emerges Best Graduating Law Student in Varsity history *Compulsory attend Nigerian Law School class for Bar Part 1 program from Foreign University *BY NDUKA AKAGANA/Special Education Correspondent, reporting from India

INSPIRATIONAL Success Story: MEET Nigeria’s 24-year-old Youngest Attorney, Barrister ESTHER CHUKWUEMEKA called to Bar as Solicitor/Advocate of Supreme Court …Finished High School when she was 13, gained admission to Abia State University...

WORKING VISIT TO NIGERIA: We will offer Military, Intelligence Support for Nigeria’s counter-terrorism efforts against Boko Haram insurgents-U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony BLINKEN …We are deeply concerned about West Africa’s domestic, regional security and democratic backsliding *Discussions include cooperation on global health security, expanding energy access, economic growth, and revitalising democracy in the region *Blinken lays out in a speech President Joe Biden’s policy towards Africa, as Nigeria is removed from a list of countries with religious freedom concerns * BY YETUNDE ORIOLA/STATE HOUSE Correspondent, Nigeria & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

 WORKING VISIT TO NIGERIA: We will offer Military, Intelligence Support for Nigeria’s counter-terrorism efforts against Boko Haram insurgents-U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony BLINKEN …We are deeply concerned about West Africa’s domestic,...

Developing: My LIFE in Danger, I am not SAFE inside Nigeria’s Department of State Services’ Detention-NNAMDI KANU, Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra …I’m being tortured, not allowed to change my clothes, any detainee that exchanges pleasantries with me is condemned to a solitary cell or maximum-security punishment *‘Contrary to a Court order, I am solitarily confined to a very tiny cell twenty-three (23) hours of the day without access to sunlight and any social interactions whatsoever. The condition of my detention at the DSS headquarters in Abuja continues to be harsh, degrading, and inhumane’-KANU *‘DSS officials did not allow him to have a new pair of glasses, since they broke into pieces the ones he was using during his abduction in Kenya’-Counsels to pro-Biafra agitator *‘Barrister Aloy Ejimakor detained, interrogated for hours by the DSS when he came on visitation to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. To date, Kanu had been denied access to the British Consul despite repeated requests to see him’-INVESTIGATION *BY KALU AMAECHI/SPECIAL Assignment Correspondent, Abuja

 Developing: My LIFE in Danger, I am not SAFE inside Nigeria’s Department of State Services’ Detention-NNAMDI KANU, Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra …I’m being tortured, not allowed to change my clothes, any detainee that exchanges...

FEAR of Arrest: Retired Navy Director, Rear Admiral TAHIR YUSUF goes into Hiding after stealing Nigerian Navy’s N2billion Fund…Anti-graft agency, EFCC seals Two Hotels, Buildings, Bakery owned by fugitive *Suspect previously second-in-command to the Chief of Account and Budget Naval Headquarters, held the cash in seven accounts- both private and corporate in two banks *Fled earlier to Dubai after been uncovered for embezzling N2 billion belonging to the Nigerian government *Sealed properties include Emerald hotels and suites located in Zaria and Kaduna, two uncompleted buildings in Zaria/Kaduna, Bitmas Bakery Limited in Zaria *Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the permanent forfeiture of about N500 million found to be fraudulently amassed by the military officer to the Nigerian government *BY HALIM ABUBAKAR/Anti-graft Correspondent, Abuja

 FEAR of Arrest: Retired Navy Director, Rear Admiral TAHIR YUSUF goes into Hiding after stealing Nigerian Navy’s N2billion Fund…Anti-graft agency, EFCC seals Two Hotels, Buildings, Bakery owned by fugitive *Suspect previously second-in-command...

BREAKING News: F.B.I cracks down on Three Nigerian Teenagers for Defrauding Arizona, California, North Carolina of $1.4million (N580 million) Jobless benefits claim…these indicted suspects are Quazeem Owolabi Adeyinka, 20; Ayodeji Jonathan Sangode, 22; and Olamide Yusuf Bakare *Arrested after being caught by security cameras of Automated Teller Machines withdrawing huge sum of money *‘Bank of America (BofA) records show that 175 prepaid cards worth more than $1.4 million total from Maryland were sent to the suspects’ addresses. The funds were depleted through purchases, transfers, and ATM cash withdrawals conducted in California, Florida, and Maryland. ATM withdrawals alone amounted to over $989,000’, other funds – Prosecutors *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

BREAKING News: F.B.I cracks down on Three Nigerian Teenagers for Defrauding Arizona, California, North Carolina of $1.4million (N580 million) Jobless benefits claim…these indicted suspects are Quazeem Owolabi Adeyinka, 20; Ayodeji Jonathan...

Awaiting EXTRADITION: Nigerian based Notorious Yahoo King, CHUKWUEMEKA ONYEGBULA alias ‘Phillip Carter’ Steals $2.5million funds from Washington DC, 16 States in America…files 253 fraudulent unemployment claims *Detained Port-Harcourt’s software worker is an employee of Pan Ocean Oil Corporation Nigeria Limited *‘Chukwuemeka Onyegbula received millions of dollars on claims from several states in United States, deceived federal Small Business Administration to pay out additional funds in COVID-19 economic disaster’- Seattle U.S. Attorney’s Office *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

 Awaiting EXTRADITION: Nigerian based Notorious Yahoo King, CHUKWUEMEKA ONYEGBULA alias ‘Phillip Carter’ Steals $2.5million funds from Washington DC, 16 States in America…files 253 fraudulent unemployment claims *Detained Port-Harcourt’s...