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TOUGH TIMES COMING: NIGERIA, other African Nations will suffer pain of Rising Food, Higher Fuel Prices over ongoing Russia/Ukraine War-International Monetary Fund …Crisis will undo gains of Africa’s post COVID-19 economic recovery *‘Africa is vulnerable to impact from the Ukraine war through four main channels: increased food prices, higher fuel prices, lower tourism revenues, and potentially more difficulty accessing international capital markets’ *‘IMF has stand-by Fund to help African countries address the repercussions of the war, help design, implement reforms through our policy advice, capacity development, and lending’ *“The Ukraine war and the unprecedented sanctions imposed on Russia are having far-reaching consequences. They come at a delicate time for Africa”-Kristalina Georgieva- IMF managing director *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor & TINA ALOCHUKWU/Financial Editor, West Africa

TOUGH TIMES COMING: NIGERIA, other African Nations will suffer pain of Rising Food, Higher Fuel Prices over ongoing Russia/Ukraine War-International Monetary Fund …Crisis will undo gains of Africa’s post COVID-19 economic recovery *‘Africa...

Breaking News: QATAR Airways Board Members Loot $9billion (QAR 33.3 billion) in Six Years – ALTHANI HUMAN Rights, fiery civil rights group in Middle East …dares Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive Officer to account for stewardship openly *Links ‘accrued’ debt claim to Mismanagement, Exploitation, Corruption *Alleges $4million shared around social media giants worldwide to curb dispute with Europe’s Airbus, pose series of questions for directors to answer *Argues Qatar Airways discard Qatar Aviation Authorities concern to obtain a renowned third party to carry out comprehensive inspection, provide technical cause backed by testing and evaluation *BY AMINU MOHAMMED/AVIATION Editor, Middle East & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

Breaking News: QATAR Airways Board Members Loot $9billion (QAR 33.3 billion) in Six Years  – ALTHANI HUMAN Rights, fiery civil rights group in Middle East …dares Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive Officer to account for stewardship openly *Links...

Economic Hardship raises Inflation: Nigeria Airline increase Domestic Air Fare tickets by 75 percent …expensive fees traceable to high rise in price of Jet A1 aviation fuel, only rich people can afford air travel *“Airlines’ Fees increase in order since airfare had since been deregulated”-Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority *‘A liter of the commodity that used to sell for N190 presently sells for between N400 and N500, a price that may still go up. For every ticket you sell, you have 5 percent of Ticket Sales Charge rendered to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, you have other deductions to the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and to other airport owners’-Chairman of United Nigeria Airlines, Dr Obiora Okonkwo *A one hour flight from Lagos to Abuja that used to cost between N20,000 and N35,000 now attracts N50,000 and above depending on the booking period and pattern and the airline-INVESTIGATION *BY MOHAMMAD NURENI/AVIATION Reporter, Abuja

Economic Hardship raises Inflation: Nigeria Airline increase Domestic Air Fare tickets by 75 percent …expensive fees traceable to high rise in price of Jet A1 aviation fuel, only rich people can afford air travel  *“Airlines’ Fees  increase...

LATEST RANKING 2022: Nigeria’s ALIKO DANGOTE, Wealthiest Billionaire in Africa for 11 years, new Net Worth $21.2 billion, adds $950 million to fortune-BLOOMBERG Billionaires Index …three South Africans, One Egyptian maintain billionaire status *Aliko is 96th Billionaire in the World in 2022 Global Ranking, Wealth rose following a year-to-date price increase in the shares of Dangote Cement Plc. *Owns sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest cement production, Dangote Cement with a revenue of 891.7 billion Naira ($2.5 billion) in 2019, Firm spread impact in sugar, salt, oil; fertilizer and packaged food *Other African billionaires: Johann Rupert & family (South Africa) Net worth $11.8 billion, Nicky Oppenheimer (South Africa) Net worth $8.30billion, Natie Kirsh (South Africa) Net worth $7.98 billion; Nassef Sawiris (Egypt) Net worth $6.56 billion *Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people *BY RILWAN AHMED/GROUP FINANCIAL Editor, Africa

LATEST RANKING 2022: Nigeria’s ALIKO DANGOTE, Wealthiest Billionaire in Africa for 11 years, new Net Worth $21.2 billion, adds $950 million to fortune-BLOOMBERG Billionaires Index …three South Africans, One Egyptian maintain billionaire...

BREAKING News: Middle East’s Most Powerful Woman of Sleaze, SHEIKA MOZAH BINT NASSER looting QATAR’S institution for billions of U.S. Dollars, secretly installs family members into choice Government Boards-Al Thani Human Rights Council of the Ruling Family in Qatar alleges …Slam United Nations for Corrupt compromise, world body looks away for 26 years after several complaints, expect action in 10 days *Demand appointment of international panel of advocates to reassess the relationship between the United Nations and the State of Qatar *Fictitious fraudulent programs include 9/9 September, Qatar Foundation, Education Above All; Silatech, UN provides Arab Queen ‘Special Immunity’ status against arrest *Launders Qatar’s fund in Europe and United States, use ill-gotten wealth to finance purchase of assets registered in Sheikha Mozah’s name, her children, close relatives, and several “companies” registered in Bahamas, Malta, Luxembourg, Singapore, US, other proxies * BY AHMED MOHAMMED/ANTI-CORRUPTION EDITOR, Middle East & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

BREAKING News: Middle East’s Most Powerful Woman of Sleaze, SHEIKA MOZAH BINT NASSER looting QATAR’S institution for billions of U.S. Dollars, secretly installs family members into choice Government Boards–Al Thani Human Rights Council...

NO Gain in Crime: Haitian Police busts Six Nigerians for swallowing 1.76 kilograms of Cocaine …handcuffed at Toussaint Louverture International Airport *Suspects intercepted by agents of Anti-Narcotics Brigade while trying to board a flight bound for Paris (France) with drugs in their intestines; transferred to the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police *BY SOHIA ROBERTS/CRIME Correspondent, Haiti

NO Gain in Crime: Haitian Police busts Six Nigerians for swallowing 1.76 kilograms of Cocaine …handcuffed at Toussaint Louverture International Airport *Suspects intercepted by agents of Anti-Narcotics Brigade while trying to board a flight...

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...

Rising hatred against Africans! United Arab Emirates Suspends Direct Employment Visa For Nigerians…alleges crime *BY LUKMAN YINUSA/SPECIAL IMMIGRATION CORRESPONDENT, DUBAI

Rising hatred against Africans! United Arab Emirates Suspends Direct Employment Visa For Nigerians…alleges crime BY LUKMAN YINUSA/SPECIAL IMMIGRATION CORRESPONDENT, DUBAI THE value of life of Africans resident in the Middle East, particularly...

Face-Off: Aso Rock ends Twitter operation in Nigeria indefinitely for deleting President Buhari’s tweet …Nigerian Bar Association threatens legal action against the Nigerian government if Twitter ban is not immediately reversed *The mission of Twitter in Nigeria is very very suspect-Information Minister Lai Mohammed * We’re suing Nigerian authorities over their ILLEGAL indefinite suspension-SERAP, Lagos-based civil society group *BY DAVID ONUKE/Social Media Editor, Abuja

Face-Off: Aso Rock ends Twitter operation in Nigeria indefinitely for deleting President Buhari’s tweet …Nigerian Bar Association threatens legal action against the Nigerian government if Twitter ban is not immediately reversed *The...

ABILITY IN DISABILITY, Help Her! Daily I hawk in Lagos traffic so that my daughter, grandma and I will not die of Hunger -Mary Daniel, 26-year-old single mother amputated at 11 …Lose parents to car crash at tender age, vowed never to go into prostitution for survival *Being an orphan and walking on one leg supported by a crutch not enough for her to compromise her values, She had huge dream to become a Nurse in life *Unflinching resolution makes her eke out a living on the highways in Oshodi, one of Lagos’ busiest cities *Abandoned by man who impregnated her, strap her daughter on the back while hawking bottled water *Donations to Daniel can be made via her Access Bank account with Account Name: Mary Daniel and Account Number: 1235107726 *“I sleep on the balcony and passage of a house over there at a storey building on Suwebatu Street. I hardly sleep at night because of mosquitoes. So I usually pray at night. I always take a short nap after the first round of hawking in the morning to make up for the sleepless night. I know I am an orphan and physically challenged, I have worn to God I will not beg because I believe I have the strength to work and cater for myself”-Mary lament in tears *BY BOLADE ADEYEMI/Special Reporter, Lagos

ABILITY IN DISABILITY, Help Her! Daily I hawk in Lagos traffic so that my daughter, grandma and I will not die of Hunger –Mary Daniel, 26-year-old single mother amputated at 11 …Lose parents to car crash at tender age, vowed never...