Author Archives: EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

MAJEK FASHEK in New York: ‘So Long, Too Long’ for burial in Nigeria, Still ‘A Prisoner of Conscience in Death’ …He worked with Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Danny Erskine , sang for Nelson Mandela’s freedom during apartheid period * BY George Elijah Otumu, American Foreign Bureau Chief, Naija Standard Newspaper Inc USA/National President, Nigerian-American Press Association email: elijahotumu@yahoo.com

MAJEK FASHEK in New York: ‘So Long, Too Long’ for burial in Nigeria, Still ‘A Prisoner of Conscience in Death’ …He worked with Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Danny...

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s KING of Cyber-fraud, HUSHPPUPI hires Micheal Jackson’s former attorney, Mark Geragos for defense in court…to help wriggle out of multi-million dollar scam, reduce 20-year-jail term * Defense lawyer expected to convince United States Department of Justice officials on how suspect can help track similar internet crimes around the world for the government * Suspect’s inner circle friend, music producer, singer, Samklef confirmed the up-coming legal firework plan on Instagram, saying: “This movie go sweet pass Netflix… he might not even spend all his time.. he will work with the government and regain his freedom” * America’s famous attorney in highbrow case earlier represented celebrities like Winona Ryder, Chris Brown, Colin Kaepernick and Scott Peterson * Naija Standard Newspaper editors reached out to defense lawyer, Principal Attorney at Geragos & Geragos law chamber located on 644 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, LA 900 17 left an urgent voice mail message on subject matter at: +1-213-625-3900 while awaiting response *GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief

Nigeria’s KING of Cyber-fraud, HUSHPPUPI hires Micheal Jackson’s former attorney, Mark Geragos for defense in court…to help wriggle out of multi-million dollar scam, reduce 20-year-jail term * Defense...

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s Most Notorious KING of Cyber-fraud, HUSHPPUPI land in America, arraigned in Chicago court in teary eyes…facing 20 year jail term upon conviction for money laundering, hacking, cyber-attack, forgery, Girlfriend (Amira Dyme) disowned him saying ‘Karma is a bitch. He’s a thief’ * Defraud a New York-based law firm of $922,857, scam a financial institution of $14.7million, deceived two million people around the world, to appear in Los Angeles court in few weeks * Conspired to steal $124million from an English Premier League club, F.B.I, INTERPOL, Dubai Police tracked him, 10 others for seven months before arrest * Coined America’s million of dollars after hacking into Covid-19 Palliative Fund, Unemployment Insurance through fake website * Dubai Government confiscate suspect’s 10 buildings, 20 customized automobile vehicles 2021 model, seized over 150 million dirham (30 million pounds) in cash; 100 Gucci perfume (colon) and 50 designers’ wristwatches * Suspect’s recorded last conversation before apprehension in UAE: “I have suffered so much poverty in Nigeria. My sister died of poverty because my family could not afford her hospital bill. After I have made money, I vowed to spend it anyhow. God punish money” * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief

BREAKING NEWs: Nigeria’s Most Notorious KING of Cyber-fraud, HUSHPPUPI land in America, arraigned in Chicago court in teary eyes…facing 20 year jail term upon conviction for money laundering, hacking, cyber-attack,...

FROM ENTERTAINMENT TO THE THRONE! Meet-HRH King TIMI GIDEON ODIKEME, Amananaowei of Peretorugbene Kingdom in Bayelsa, a First Class traditional ruler, owner of Africa’s most prominent record label …Chevron oil magnate is a graduate of Petroleum Engineering from the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun * former Executive director of Soundcity was enviable brain behind success of 24-hour Pan-African urban music television channel * He’s President, Tadok Global Group of companies flourishing in Music/Movie production, Hotels/Gardens and Properties * Undying love for music development in Nigeria, in South-South region, drove his entrepreneurship to support and build musically talented youths within Niger Delta region * Single-handedly sponsored over 30 endowed youths to Abuja to showcase their talents at an event in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja streamed on BenTV UK along many terrestrial TV stations * African-Americans, Black community ready to witness Coronation coming soon * “A very big congratulations to my elder brother HRH King TIMI ODIKEME THE AMANANAOWEI OF PERETORU KINGDOM, a well deserved victory Congratulations…HRH King Timi Odikeme. Thank you Jesus Christ”- Ebiere Odikeme Nicholas, American nurse younger sister * GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief

FROM ENTERTAINMENT TO THE THRONE! Meet-HRH King TIMI GIDEON ODIKEME, Amananaowei of Peretorugbene Kingdom in Bayelsa, a First Class traditional ruler, owner of Africa’s most prominent record label …Chevron oil magnate...

9-year-old Nigerian Genius, BASIL OKAPARA JR build over 30 mobile games with no computer training * Passion for games began at age four * Ready to place game titled “Frog attack,” on the Google play store shortly * “There was this day he was on the tablet, as usual, he was so carried away with the game he was playing that I got upset with him. Out of annoyance, I said to him, ‘you are always playing games, can’t you think about building your own games so others can play yours too?’ I was angry when I said it, and I did not know he took it seriously”-Father,of boy, Okpara Sr *BY KEMI OLADELE/TECH REPORTER, LAGOS

9-year-old Nigerian Genius, BASIL OKAPARA JR build over 30 mobile games with no computer training * Passion for games began at age four * Ready to place game titled “Frog attack,” on the Google play store shortly * “There...

INVESTIGATION OF POPULAR FARMS: Slavery Indian company in Nigeria BUSTED, Police rescue over 100 workers locked in rice factory …forced to work throughout on-going Coronavirus lockdown * Men cramped in the northern city of Kano, not allowed to leave the mill * Workers promised an additional $13 (£10) a month on top of their $72 monthly salary – those who refused threatened with sack * Many coerced to work most of the time during incarceration with little food, five managers arrested * “No prayers allowed, no family visits”- 28-year-old Hamza Ibrahim, one of those rescued * “What I saw was heart breaking. Where the company kept these people to live is not fit for animals”-Karibu Yahaya Kabara of the Global Human Rights Network * ‘The plant had now been shut down and the owners are being investigated for holding the men against their will’-Police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna *BY AMINU AHMED, REPORTER, KANO

INVESTIGATION OF POPULAR FARMS: Slavery Indian company in Nigeria BUSTED, Police rescue over 100 workers locked in rice factory …forced to work throughout on-going Coronavirus lockdown * Men cramped in the northern city...

MURDER IN QUEEN’S ENCLAVE! Alexander KAREEM, 20-year-old Nigerian brother of controversial Met police officer who appeared on Nigerian Big Brother shot dead on London street…deceased screamed ‘help me’ as he lay on the ground before a passer-by attempted to perform CPR * Paramedics arrived to treat victim, pronounced dead shortly after * Family members in distraught, no arrest made at press time * A white Range Rover seen in the area before the shooting later found burnt out being traced by police as ‘a key line of inquiry’ * “Alexander was killed by gunshots to his chest and abdomen while he was walking home after visiting a shop around 12.40am”-Post-mortem conclusion * “I heard shots and somebody calling help me, help me. I called the police and watched the nearby scene from a window. I saw a man laying in the street, sort of in the gutter in front of the bus stop, and several cars had stopped and the people were trying to help and one of them was trying to give CPR. I was laying in bed at about 12:30am when I heard two or three gunshots before Mr Kareem was found”-Eye witness account * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief & EMMA OLLEAH/REPORTER, London

MURDER IN QUEEN’S ENCLAVE! ALExANDER KAREEM, 20-year-old Nigerian brother of controversial Met police officer who appeared on Nigerian Big Brother shot dead on London street…deceased screamed ‘help me’ as...

IN THE EYES OF STORM! Nigerian Musician, D’BANJ sneaked into my hotel room with a spare key, RAPED Me repeatedly and threatened my LIFE-BABATAYO Seyitan, assaulted lady cries out for help ….’I was kidnapped, coerced to recant my allegation, forced to delete my earlier tweet’ * ‘Kokomaster locked me up in police cell with criminals for speaking up against him’ * Bold to share story after artist joined in preaching against rape on Instagram page *Angry Nigerians petition United Nations to remove D’banj as a Youth Ambassador * Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police orders full probe of rape allegation with reference number CB.7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOl.484/801 * D’ Banj fires back angrily: “I have sued the lady (Babatayo Seyitan) for N100million for defaming my hard-earned reputation. I am innocent until proven guilty. Stop social media trial. #SAY no to rape and human rights violation” *BY RAYMOND AMADI/ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR, LAGOS

IN THE EYES OF STORM! Nigerian Musician, D’BANJ sneaked into my hotel room with a spare key, RAPED Me repeatedly and threatened my LIFE-BABATAYO Seyitan, assaulted lady cries out for help ….’I...

IMMIGRANT ADVENTURE IN UNITED STATES! Inside story of Ghana’s King, Nana Gyensare V, OSEI, a Taxi Driver in New York …a traditional leader of the Akwamu people, who oversees residents of five towns across Eastern Region * Recalled various challenges on how his brother died, when he inherited the throne * Moved to New York in 1977 to make a better living for himself * Began taxi driving as he bought a medallion in 1982, his father had 19 children *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

IMMIGRANT ADVENTURE IN UNITED STATES! Inside story of Ghana’s King, Nana Gyensare V, OSEI, a Taxi Driver in New York …a traditional leader of the Akwamu people, who oversees residents of five towns...

SHAME! Nigerian born Naturalized Australian Doctor, TONY BAKARE Convicted for stealing $360,000 in fake Medicare claims…prepared fictitious receipts from sometimes dead patients as cover-up * Sentenced to four years in jail for forgery and deceit from thousands of patients * Found guilty of obtaining financial advantage by deception after a three-day trial in the District Court in Brisbane * ‘He Lodged over 4,000 false claims for providing services on dates he was overseas’-INVESTIGATION * “This was a persistent course of conduct involving a series of dishonest acts,” Judge Moynihan told the court * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief & EMMA ODEBA/REPORTER, Australia

SHAME! Nigerian born Naturalized Australian Doctor, TONY BAKARE Convicted for stealing $360,000 in fake Medicare claims…prepared fictitious receipts from sometimes dead patients as cover-up * Sentenced to four years...