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INSIDE 63rd Grammy Award in United States: 29-year-old PortHarcourt son, BURNA BOY stunned the world as first Nigerian to win Global Music Award, performed virtually to ecstatic live viewers …Charismatic Starboy, WIZKID carts home Statuette in Best Music Video category win with Beyonce * “This is a big win for my generation. Burna Boy, in the House. Yes oh! Yes oh! Yes oh! Africa is in the House men! Africa, we are in the House”-BURNA BOY shouted in reacting to his marvelous achievement * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief LIVE in Los Angeles, California

INSIDE 63rd Grammy Award in United States: 29-year-old PortHarcourt son, BURNA BOY stunned the world as first Nigerian to win Global Music Award, performed virtually to ecstatic live viewers …Charismatic Starboy, WIZKID carts home Statuette...

SPITTING FIRE! ‘I was never served a court proceeding personally by my estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu’-Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation …She lied against me, Nigeria police launch investigation into alleged abuse of court process as case adjourned till 21st April 2021 Justice Oriji rules: “It is the Police to investigate whether the acknowledgement containing the endorsement with the name of the respondent was actually forged or not. The plaintiff had in her application alleged that the ex-minister denied her custody of her children. The bailiff should have insisted on serving the respondent personally. The purported service of the processes is hereby set aside. A fresh hearing date is hereby served on the respondent” *ROBERT ALOMA/ Judiciary Reporter, Abuja

  SPITTING FIRE! ‘I was never served a court proceeding personally by my estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu’-Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation …She lied against me, Nigeria police launch investigation...

DEVELOPING: President JOE BIDEN reverses Trump’s travel ban, as U.S. Department of State order Nigerians, African nations, 13 Muslim-majority to re-apply for visa …policy target U.S. visa applicants whose requests were denied under former president * “Trump’s travel ban is a stain on our national conscience. I am giving the State Department 45 days to come up with a plan that would allow individuals from the affected countries to have their U.S. visa applications reconsidered”-President BIDEN in White House * “Following a legal review, those whose immigrant visa applications received a final refusal on or after Jan. 20, 2020, due to Trump’s travel ban may seek re-adjudication without resubmitting their application forms or paying any additional fees, provided the underlying visa petitions remain valid. Those who were refused visas prior to Jan. 20, 2020, may also be reconsidered, but these individuals must submit new applications and pay a new application fee”-State Department spokesperson Ned Price * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

DEVELOPING: President JOE BIDEN reverses Trump’s travel ban, as U.S. Department of State order Nigerians, African nations, 13 Muslim-majority to re-apply for visa …policy target U.S. visa applicants whose requests were denied under...

Great Move in Nigeria! Nigeria Music Legend, KING Sunday Adeniyi ADEGEYE Appointed President MCSN, GOCREATE app goes Live …GoCreate App monitors and reporting use of music on all platforms (digital, online and offline) within the territory of Nigeria * King of World Beat to function as the Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the Society opening more doors of opportunities by leveraging on his wide experience and contacts around the world * Chief Executive Officer of MCSN, Mayo Ayilaran, states: “The potentials of MCSN is gradually being revealed to the Nigerian Music and entertainment industry, particularly the creative sector” *BY KELVIN OBADA/ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR, ABUJA

Great Move in Nigeria! Nigeria Music Legend, KING Sunday Adeniyi ADEGEYE Appointed President MCSN, GOCREATE app goes Live …GoCreate App monitors and reporting use of music on all platforms (digital, online and offline) within the territory...

GLORY OF NIGERIA IN THE DIASPORA: Nigerian born United States Scholar, JELANI HAIDAR ALIYU behind America’s General Motors’ Most Creative design, personally invented 2010 Chevrolet Volt, 2004 Pontiac G6 …making wave as Director General of the Nigerian Automotive Design and Development Council *Kaduna boy celebrated senior creative designer at GM factory plant in Michigan *Graduate of Federal Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi won two prestigious award at Ford Motor Company and Michelin, USA *Honored Best Student at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Named co-designer of Oldsmobile Bravada, Buick Rendezvous cars *Outstanding as lead exterior designer for hybrid electric vehicle with a sleek arcing roofline in Yankee *“My parent are behind my success story. They encouraged me realize my dream in life by allowing me become who I wanted to be. For example, when I attended Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria and decided not want to continue there, they were supportive. On the design of Chevrolet Volt: Look at a tiny leaf, it is only a millimeter thick and yet it is a highly efficient factory. I tried to understand nature’s efficiency and design. I pulled those concepts and applied them to the Chevrolet Volt”-ALIYU *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

GLORY OF NIGERIA IN THE DIASPORA: Nigerian born United States Scholar, JELANI HAIDAR ALIYU behind America’s General Motors’ Most Creative design, personally invented 2010 Chevrolet Volt, 2004 Pontiac G6 …making...

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA: ‘I Suffered Pain, Slapping and Humiliation in the Hands of Femi Fani-Kayode’-ex-wife, Precious Chikwendu, former beauty pageant fumes …He repeatedly kicked me on my stomach several times even when I was pregnant, confined me to Hospital when I attempted to escape * Demand full custody of their four sons in a court affidavit of an originating summon pursuant to Section 69 of the Child Rights Act * Lament: “I met Fani-Kayode in 2014 at the peak of my beauty career and we fell in love. We began living together and had children- a son age five and a set of triplets age three” * Fani-Kayode currently spends N1.8million on food, toiletries and left over on the children monthly while only him doles out N575,000 on clothing * Says: “I want court to compel him to give me a monthly payment of N3.5million for the upkeep of our four sons” *BY TOLULOPE AYOBAMI/Judiciary & Domestic Violence Reporter, Nigeria

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA: ‘I Suffered Pain, Slapping and Humiliation in the Hands of Femi Fani-Kayode’-ex-wife, Precious Chikwendu, former beauty pageant fumes …He repeatedly kicked me on my stomach several times...

Royal Man of Honor whom the Cap fit: Charming Prince of Sokoto Caliphate Dynasty, YUSUF SULEIMAN reigns as Chairman, Governing Board NAFDAC, Ready to keep Safeguarding Public Health in Nigeria …plans to implement new innovations for adequate regulation of food, drug administration * Highly skilled Maritime industry and Public Sector specialist bringing wealth of experience to bear *Scholar of Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Graduate in School of Business Administration (Univ of Virginia) turbaned the prestigious ‘Dan Amar of Sokoto’ *Endowed in Negotiation, Business Planning & Development virtue laced in leadership and inter personal communication aura *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

Royal Man of Honor whom the Cap fit: Charming Prince of Sokoto Caliphate Dynasty, YUSUF SULEIMAN reigns as Chairman, Governing Board NAFDAC, Ready to keep Safeguarding Public Health in Nigeria …plans to implement new innovations...

Christmas Tragedy after 20 years residency in America! Nigerian born medical doctor, BENJAMIN OKIGBO Strangulates wife to death, tried to kill sons, hang self over uncontrollable heated argument in Greatwood, Texas …21-year old twin children escaped claws of ‘death by whisker’ * Police investigation reveals murder-suicide as cause of death, denies widely alleged ‘gun shot’ in their home at 1500 block of Brookstone Lane * Attached inside story: Video recording evidence of incidence as proof * “Our investigation confirmed that Benjamin Okigbo strangled Theresa Okigbo to death. He then attempted to kill both of his 21-year-old sons by strangling them before he eventually killed himself by hanging. Both of the sons survived the attack with injuries that are not life-threatening”-SUGAR LAND Police, Texas *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief live in SUGAR LAND, Texas

Christmas Tragedy after 20 years residency in America! Nigerian born medical doctor, BENJAMIN OKIGBO Strangulates wife to death, tried to kill sons, hang self over uncontrollable heated argument in Greatwood, Texas …21-year...

FACING THE MUSIC! European court faults United Kingdom for unlawfully deporting Nigerian man, CHARLES UNUANE as disproportionate violation of human rights whose kids are British citizens…ruling claim ‘not good for a democratic society’ * Judges in Strasbourg found that the removal violated right to family life as guaranteed by article 8 of the European convention on human rights * This 57-year-old had appeal supported by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and awarded €5,000 (£4,447) * Court did not make an order for him to be returned to the United Kingdom * Convicted earlier for falsifying 30 applications for leave to remain in the United Kingdom, given a community sentence and ordered to pay a fine *BY TOM TAYLOR, REPORTER, Britain & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

FACING THE MUSIC! European court faults United Kingdom for unlawfully deporting Nigerian man, CHARLES UNUANE as disproportionate violation of human rights whose kids are British citizens…ruling claim ‘not good for a democratic...

FACING DEATH SENTENCE: Nigerian Mentally Unstable Man, IBEKWE EMEKA AUGUSTINE charged for Sexually assaulting 25-year-old stepdaughter in Malaysia…Attack wife, throws four-year-old step-grandson down fourth floor of an apartment building * Tries to commit suicide after incidence, sustained injuries after jumping down third floor * Self-administered banned Tetra Hydrocannibol (THC) and Morphine dangerous drugs “A urine test was conducted and we found that he is on medication. It is also understood that he has some mental health issues. No record of treatment has been found yet, but his friends and family have said this”- Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Saiful Azly *BY LILIAN IBADE, REPORTER, Kuala Lumpur & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

FACING DEATH SENTENCE: Nigerian Mentally Unstable Man, IBEKWE EMEKA AUGUSTINE charged for Sexually assaulting 25-year-old stepdaughter in Malaysia…Attack wife, throws four-year-old step-grandson down fourth floor of an...