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JUST IN: I will Return to Nigeria in a Triumphant Grand Style, Benin Republic Govt found No Crime in Me, I Am a Free Man -SUNDAY IGBOHO, Yoruba nation agitation activist …I am happy a Yoruba man is in Aso Rock, It is our time to give purposeful leadership to Nigerians *“I commend Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his purposeful leadership drive, restructuring of the governmental policies and operational systems since assuming the office” *“Yoruba nation activist Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho who had since regained his freedom in the Republic of Benin, would soon return back to the country. Igboho is doing very well and he will soon be in Nigeria in a very ceremonial way. The arrangements are on presently. Freedom fighters like Igboho, the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, as well as the embattled convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, deserved to be listened to by the government”-Attorney to Igboho, PELUMI OLAJENGBESI *BY BOLANLE OSHODIPE/WEST African Correspondent, Republic of Benin & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Senior Investigative Editor

JUST IN: I will Return to Nigeria in a Triumphant Grand Style, Benin Republic Govt found No Crime in Me, I Am a Free Man-SUNDAY IGBOHO, Yoruba nation agitation activist …I am happy a Yoruba man is in Aso Rock, It is our time to give purposeful...

JUST IN: ASARI Dokubo, Niger Delta Activist to Nigeria’s President TINUBU: ‘Don’t Release NNAMDI KANU, Let him Face the Full Wrath of the Law for Anarchy against the Nation; Releasing him is Rewarding Criminality and Treason’ *‘In the South East, the IPOB/ESN is waging a full-scale war against the government of this country and many local governments. Several communities are deserted, schools are closed, and hospitals are closed’ *‘99 percent of mission of Crude Oil Theft in the country are stolen by Nigerian Military, I am not afraid of anyone, only telling the world what I know’ *‘We will help the Federal Government to fight and end crude oil theft in Nigeria’-DOKUBO *BY TIM ISHELEYE/SPECIAL Correspondent, State House

ASARI Dokubo, Niger Delta Activist to Nigeria’s President TINUBU: ‘Don’t Release NNAMDI KANU, Let him Face the Full Wrath of the Law for Anarchy against the Nation; Releasing him is Rewarding Criminality and Treason’ *‘In the South...

CONTROVERSY: I still Repeat, I will Never Call ASIWAJU TINUBU My President-Pastor TUNDE BAKARE vows …I would address him only as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria *“The TINUBU whom I know for decades has no iota of Integrity and Incorruptibility in him unlike the former President Muhammadu Buhari” “Outcome of the 2023 presidential election is tainted. There were alleged series of electoral malpractices, the Independent National Electoral Commission made a mess of the process” *BY TOMIWA OLUDARE/POLITICAL Correspondent, Lagos State

CONTROVERSY: I still Repeat, I will Never Call ASIWAJU TINUBU My President-Pastor TUNDE BAKARE vows …I would address him only as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria *“The TINUBU whom I know for decades has no iota of Integrity...

SHAMEFUL: Ghana’s Most Notorious Social Media Lady Fraudster, MONA FAIZ MONTRAGE alias ‘Hajia4reall’ extradited to United States for STEALING $2million in Fake Marriage Scam …30-year-old pleads not guilty to six counts including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering, receipt of stolen money and conspiracy to receive stolen money *“In one instance, lures an American elderly man with fake marriage certificate issued from Accra and received 82 wire transfers totaling $89,000 cash to deceitfully help her father’s farm in Ghana” *Influencer status on Instagram boasts more than 4.2 million followers, always shares posts about her music, travels to London and luxury goods * Targets lonely elderly men, older women and widow looking for genuine companionship in an operation through online dating and social media websites where she uses fake personas to send emails, text messages and social media messages to deceive them into believing they were in romantic relationships *“Montrage received fraud proceeds from victims of the operation in bank accounts she controlled in New York City and elsewhere, and in business bank accounts opened in the name of ‘4Reall Designs,’ a purported clothing company. Once she received the money in the accounts she controlled, she withdrew, transported and laundered those proceeds to other members of the operation under false pretenses”-Damian Williams, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York *BY JOYCE KOFI/CRIME Correspondent in Accra & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Senior Investigative Editor

SHAMEFUL: Ghana’s Most Notorious Social Media Lady Fraudster, MONA FAIZ MONTRAGE alias ‘Hajia4reall’ extradited to United States for STEALING $2million in Fake Marriage Scam …30-year-old pleads not guilty to six counts including  conspiracy...

U.S CONVOY ATTACK: Nigerian Security Operatives Rescue 2 Abducted Policemen, 2 American Embassy Staff from Kidnappers’ Hideout …US embassy confirms safe return of employees, vow to apprehend attackers and bring them to justice *“In the early hours of today, Friday, the joint security forces rescued unhurt the two remaining victims abducted during the attack on a US convoy along Atani/Osamela road in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra State”-Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Tochukwu Ikenga *“Two of our employees who were involved in the Anambra convoy attack have been successfully rescued. We are confirming that the two employees involved in the Anambra attack are now safe under the protection of Nigerian authorities in Anambra State. We have informed their families of their safe recovery. US Mission personnel are on their way to meet and accompany them home”-United States Embassy, Abuja *BY TIM KAYODE/SPECIAL Crime Correspondent in Nigeria & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Senior Investigative Editor

U.S CONVOY ATTACK: Nigerian Security Operatives Rescue 2 Abducted Policemen, 2 American Embassy Staff from Kidnappers’ Hideout …US embassy confirms safe return of employees, vow to apprehend attackers and bring them to justice *“In the...

INVESTIGATION: RUSSIA’S Wagner Group backed former Warlord, Army General MOHAMMED HAMDAN DAGALO, alias ‘Hemeti’, Local Mercenaries behind SUDAN Civil War, Xenophobic Attacks against Foreigners …Target nation’s Magnesium, Gold, Zinc, other mineral resources for Moscow enrichment, development *Supplies Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces with missiles, hi-tech ammunition *Fight deprive millions of people from electricity, water and food *“413 killed, others wounded, local rebels use club; machetes, stones to mob some foreigners to death in the streets of Khartoum. Dead bodies covered the road leading out of the capital of Sudan. Russian Transport Plane sighted shuttling between two key Libyan air bases”-EyeWitness Account *BY KELVIN ISIMEME/DIPLOMATIC EDITOR, Reporting LIVE from Khartoum

INVESTIGATION: RUSSIA’S Wagner Group backed former Warlord, Army General MOHAMMED HAMDAN DAGALO, alias ‘Hemeti’, Local Mercenaries behind SUDAN Civil War, Xenophobic Attacks against Foreigners …Target nation’s Magnesium, Gold,...

AFRICA’S MAIDEN STATE VISIT: U.S. Vice President, KAMALA HARRIS Shuns Nigeria, Donate $100million to Ghana, Benin Republic, Cote d’Ivoire; Togo to Crack down on Terrorism, promote Regional Investment …hands out another $139million to Tanzania and Zambia for Security Stability *”The Biden-Harris Administration intends to invest more than $100 million to support conflict prevention and stabilization efforts in Coastal West Africa, including at least $86 million in funding over three years specifically dedicated to implementation of the new 10-year plan”- The White House *‘Nigeria-Giant of Africa becomes object of Ridicule in Global Circle’-EDITORIAL *BY GEORGE LIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative EDITOR & SAMSON SHOAGA/GROUP Managing EDITOR, Accra, Ghana & EDITORIAL Board

AFRICA’S MAIDEN STATE VISIT: U.S. Vice President, KAMALA HARRIS Shuns Nigeria, Donate $100million to Ghana, Benin Republic, Cote d’Ivoire; Togo to Crack down on Terrorism, promote Regional Investment …hands out another $139million to Tanzania...

WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH United States Govt: AMERICA is awarding $4million Grant for project Action against Child Labor Trafficking in West Africa-THEA LEE, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs *‘Project to support ECOWAS and the Federal Government of Nigeria in implementing regional and national action plans that will address child labor crisis from December 2022 to December 2026’ *To avert Corruption: ‘The Department of Labor has a rigorous process to select our grant recipients and partners, we will continuously monitor our projects to ensure proper accountability of funding’ *“We want to be good stewards of taxpayer money while implementing the Biden-Harris Administration’s worker-centered policies”-LEE *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH United States Govt: AMERICA is awarding $4million Grant for project Action against Child Labor Trafficking in West Africa-THEA LEE, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs *‘Project to support ECOWAS...

Living the Dream: ‘Gifted Hands’ Genius Nigerian woman, PEJU ALATISE rule the world of Arts, ‘Ascension’ artwork sold highest in Nigeria’s Art Auction at 4.4 million Naira … fights against injustice of the present through a vision of a safer imaginary future for little girls by addressing the issue of child labor *Use arts to combat societal issues, incorporating literature, symbolism and traditional Yoruba mythology into works *Work exhibited at Venice Biennale’s 57th edition, themed Viva Arte Viva (Long Live Art), 2014 Casablanca Biennale in Morocco, Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art Harvard University, 2017, Resignification of Black Body; 2016 in Museo Bardini- Florence. Other works featured in Familiar boundaries-Infinite possibilities exhibition, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, USA, Resignification of Black bodies, Palermo, Italy, Curator- Awam Ampka (New York University), June 2018; Péju Alatise Memoirs of the forgotten, 2019 Sulger Buel Gallery, London Intricacies: Fragment & Meaning, Aicon Gallery, New York, 2019 *A graduate of Architecture created a group of life-size figures based on the life of a servant girl to become a recipient of the 2017 FNB Art Prize in Johannesburg, South Africa *She is a Nigerian artist, poet, writer; a fellow at the National Museum of African Art influenced by David Dale, Bruce Onabrakpeya, Nike Monica Davies, Susanna Wenger, Nigerian and Yoruba culture *“”When I look at the standard in which I want my work to be, I look at what is happening on a global scale. The artists who inspire me are those whose works engage in a way that either informs or inspires you, that talk to the true essence of the human in you and I want my work to do the same”-ALATISE *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative EDITOR

Living the Dream: ‘Gifted Hands’ Genius Nigerian woman, PEJU ALATISE rule the world of Arts, ‘Ascension’ artwork sold highest in Nigeria’s Art Auction at 4.4 million Naira … fights against injustice of the present through a vision...

EDOCHIE’S Family disown YUL’S Second Marriage: ‘Count Us Out, We only Support your First Wife’, says Uche, elder brother to Nollywood actor …We advised against marrying second wife, he won’t listen *YUL hails self, replies family on Instagram amidst controversy, captioned a photo in pidgin wearing an Ibo traditional attire ‘Ezedike’: “Real men own up and take responsibility. Fake men dey hide for back dey run am. EZEDIKE!!! Na man you be” *“I can tell you that Yul’s first wife, May, is a wonderful woman. She is my sister in law. She did not go into any relationship with my brother (Yul) agreeing to be part of any polygamous marriage. That’s the first problem. So I feel for May. It is not fair to her. My family is not in support of his actions. This is not what we do and we are trying our best to console May. What else can we do? Yul was advised against taking a second wife, but my younger brother stuck to his guns because he felt marrying a second woman is the best way to own up to his mistakes and make things right. If he chose to continue on this part, he may convert into being a Muslim where that religion permit him to marry many wives as he wants. For Edochie’s family, we stand solidly behind his first wife”-UCHE on behalf of the Edochie’s family *BY QUNNETH ADEBAYO/MOVIE Reporter, Lagos

EDOCHIE’S Family disown YUL’S Second Marriage: ‘Count Us Out, We only Support your First Wife’, says Uche, elder brother to Nollywood actor …We advised against marrying second wife, he won’t listen   *YUL hails self, replies...