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CHILD ABUSE! Nigerian Woman, REBECCA OJO ODONSI Sentenced To 6 Years in Jail for Body Injury to Daughter in Ghana…Accused 15-year old daughter of Stealing 3,000Cedis, handing over proceed of crime to Boyfriend *Angrily used a kitchen knife, a pair of scissors to cause her harm, leaving her with bleeding wound * Ghana government returns daughter back to Nigeria woman relative * ‘My daughter is a thief. She had been stealing everything in the house and giving same to her Ghana boyfriend. She stole my two cellphones in the house, 3,000Cedis I collected from the bank and handed everything to her Ghana boyfriend. We have no money to feed. I have no one to run for help. Her father promised to send us money, but nothing has happened since January this year. Ghana government should spare me jail time. They should deport me back to Nigeria’-Cried embattled suspect BY KOJO AKUA/CRIME REPORTER, ACCRA, GHANA

CHILD ABUSE! Nigerian Woman, REBECCA OJO ODONSI Sentenced To 6 Years in Jail for Body Injury to Daughter in Ghana…Accused 15-year old daughter of Stealing 3,000Cedis, handing over proceed of crime to Boyfriend *Angrily used...

Xenophobia attack: NIGERIAN Jewelry Shops, Electronic companies, Hotels Set ABLAZE in South Africa…Continuous looting of foreign-owned businesses *Angry South Africans target Nigerian-owned Private Clinic, Motor spares shop and a Nigerian Church for destruction * Nigeria High Commission in Pretoria informed of planned overnight attacks and looting of foreign nationals’ outfits *South African Police Service and the Tshwane Metro Police Department intensified deployments * “Foreign-owned shops and offices were targeted by angry taxi driver rioters. The violent revolt and looting have been fuelled by the death of a taxi driver allegedly by Tanzania nationals on Tuesday at Pretoria CBD. Not less than two buildings were burnt by the angry mob. This was done after the stocks in the various shops were looted by the rioters”-Adetola Olubajo, President of Nigerian Union in South Africa * “The taxi industry plays an integral part in the well-being of our communities. When they (the people) cry out for police attention, it is important that we respond positively and swiftly, in the best interests of the community”-Provincial Commissioner, MEC Jacob Mamabolo BY JUMAI IYIOLA/SOUTH AFRICAN CRIME CORRESPONDENT

Xenophobia attack: NIGERIAN Jewelry Shops, Electronic companies, Hotels Set ABLAZE in South Africa…Continuous looting of foreign-owned businesses *Angry South Africans target Nigerian-owned Private Clinic, Motor spares shop...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘GHANA is granting Permanent Citizenship to over 200 African-Americans, Caribbeans residing in the country’-President Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO ….These Diaspora Citizens will be honored at Ghana’s Year of Return next month * ‘The celebration is very dear to the President because it had the potential to place Ghana high on the international map’- Akwesi Awua-Ababio, Director of Diasporan Affairs at the Office of the President/ Chairman of the Year of Return Steering Committee * ‘ 2019 ‘The Year of Return’, is a celebration of African resilience and to commemorate 400 years since the first Black slave reached the shores of the new world, United States of America * Fact: It is the prerogative of the President to confer citizenship on persons who were not citizens by birth, as enshrined in the Constitution *PANAFEST to highlight the importance of historic ceremony BY KOFI AKEKWU/DIPLOMATIC EDITOR, WEST AFRICA

BREAKING NEWS: ‘GHANA is granting Permanent Citizenship to over 200 African-Americans, Caribbeans residing in the country’-President Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO ….These Diaspora Citizens will be honored at...

INSPIRING: AKON, Senegalese born American Music Star brings Solar Power to 600million Africans …Says ‘Akon Lighting Africa project will provide Solar Energy Electricity for Africa’ *Lament: ‘Children cannot study at night without proper light, unable to have their homework by candle light * Over 3.5million Africans die every year from harmful pollutants or fires * Project funding sourced from China- iangsu International Economic And Technical Cooperation Group * Raised 1 billion dollars to finance projects in Africa * Akon’s net worth is $80 million dollars, making him one of the richest R&B singers BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

INSPIRING: AKON, Senegalese born American Music Star brings Solar Power to 600million Africans …Says ‘Akon Lighting Africa project will provide Solar Energy Electricity for Africa’ *Lament: ‘Children...

INSPIRING: NIGERIA’S Youngest Medical Doctor in England …Trainee Helicopter Pilot sad when younger sister suffered sickle cell anemia attack, needed urgent care but nearest hospital in Nigeria couldn’t deal with her condition *Found available Air Ambulance in a South African Hospital *Devastated when younger sister died after 12-hour activation period for medical treatment *Stunned by the tragic death of her younger sister, Orekunrin left behind a high-flying job in the United Kingdom to take to the Nigerian skies and address the vital issue of urgent healthcare * “I started thinking about whether I should be in England talking about healthcare in Africa, or be in Africa dealing with healthcare and trying to do something about it”-OREKUNRIN BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

INSPIRING: Meet Ekiti Girl, OLA OREKUNRIN, 21 Year old NIGERIA’S Youngest Medical Doctor in England …Trainee Helicopter Pilot sad when younger sister suffered sickle cell anemia attack, needed urgent care but nearest hospital in...

AMERICAN EXPRESS Company introduces CREDIT CARDS Fully into NIGERIA…Removes Africa’s most populous black nation from its blacklist * Recognizes honest Nigerians angling for its services *Unified Payments will now offer American Express Card in all Nigerian transactions *’Nigeria is an important destination for our Card members and this is the latest step in extending the AXP footprint across Africa’- Catherine Malec, Vice President of Bank Partnerships in Africa for American Express *’When they pick some of your transactions, the IP address originates from Nigeria. Now that has been cleared and there are other good people in this country that want to use the American Express card. There are travelers from the world that are coming into our economy’- Chief John Adebanjo, UP, Chairman, American Express and Global Business Travel Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

AMERICAN EXPRESS Company introduces CREDIT CARDS Fully into NIGERIA…Removes Africa’s most populous black nation from its blacklist * Recognizes honest Nigerians angling for its services *Unified Payments will now offer American...

BUSTED: NIGERIAN Nollywood Actor, HENRY OMOAKE Handcuffed in Nairobi Apartment possessing FAKE $25Million Cash…Claim Fund was a Movie Prop *Found to have expired travel documents, alleged set-up by few Kenyans and Nigerians *Argues: ‘I am not into Money Laundering. The money was to be used in a movie scene being that I am a Script Writer for Film Makers’ BY MALELI TUOKTI/CRIME CORRESPONDENT in NAIROBI

BUSTED: NIGERIAN Nollywood Actor, HENRY OMOAKE Handcuffed in Nairobi Apartment possessing FAKE $25Million Cash…Claim Fund was a Movie Prop *Found to have expired travel documents, alleged set-up by few Kenyans and Nigerians *Argues:...

INSPIRATIONAL: SOUTH AFRICAN Surgeons SAVE MUHAMMED TAMIMI, Palestinian teenager…after he was shot in the Head and Face at close range with a rubber-coated, metal bullet *15 year old Palestinian boy cries ‘I want to be able to go outside. I am not allowed to stay in the sun too much. And I want to be able to run with my friends’ *Bullet pierced his nose and lodged in his brain *A large part of his skull had to be removed, causing his left eye to sink * ‘Every help Tamimi received is a proud example of South Africans who give real expression to Madiba’s spirit of sacrifice and caring for one’s fellow man especially the most vulnerable amongst us’-Mandla, grandson of Nelson Mandela BY RACHAEL OLIVER OSADOLOR/South African Correspondent

INSPIRATIONAL: SOUTH AFRICAN Surgeons SAVE MUHAMMED TAMIMI, Palestinian teenager…after he was shot in the Head and Face at close range with a rubber-coated, metal bullet *15 year old Palestinian boy cries ‘I want to be able to go...

HISTORIC VISIT TO AFRICA: AMERICA’S First LADY, MELANIA TRUMP Shuns Nigeria, Visit Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt October 1st…Her office assures she’ll promote child welfare during extended solo international mission *Looks forward to spreading the message of her “Be Best” child-welfare initiative throughout Africa *Discussed her plans at a reception for the spouses of foreign leaders and others participating in the annual United Nations General Assembly * “October 1st will mark the first day of my solo visit to four beautiful and very different countries in Africa”-MELANIA BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, NEW YORK

HISTORIC VISIT TO AFRICA: AMERICA’S First LADY, MELANIA TRUMP Shuns Nigeria, Visit Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt October 1st…Her office assures she’ll promote child welfare during extended solo international mission *Looks...

WONDERS WILL NEVER END: NIGERIAN Conmen clones Kenyan’s FIRST LADY’S Identity to DUPE Victims online of over 20million shillings..Kenya detectives confirmed holding two Nigerian nationals constantly using Facebook account of prominent Kenyans to swindle unsuspecting victims of millions of shillings These Nigerians are: Timothy Ogba Ebakole and Alex Olesugun Adebayo who devised elaborate con games, disguised as philanthropic ventures, preying on dozens of social media users, many of them poor job-seekers *Arrested Nigerians claimed to be ‘Senators’, placed repeated phone calls to victims to pay money into their accounts to facilitate government bursaries to them * ‘On the said Facebook account they announced that my office in partnership with the national government is giving out loans under the Kenya Government 2017/2018 Empowerment Loan for Entrepreneurship. This is not true because my office does not have such engagement. Numerous Kenyans had fallen to the scheme. They faked letter with an emblem and a seal of the Kenya government’- Kilifi County Senator Stewart Madazyo *’ They will be among the first to be tried under the recently enacted Cybercrimes Law’-Kenya Government BY VICTOR OWOLABI/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, REPORTING LIVE FROM KENYA

WONDERS WILL NEVER END: NIGERIAN Conmen clones Kenyan’s FIRST LADY’S Identity to DUPE Victims online of over 20million shillings..Kenya detectives confirmed holding two Nigerian nationals constantly using Facebook account of prominent...