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SHOCKER: ‘We Have BUSTED Nigerian Money Fraud Gang in Ireland’-IRISH Police …’€15m ($17.3m) of fraud proceeds passed through Irish bank accounts *We have ordered Banks to close 350 accounts suspected of being used in the fraud * We raided 15 homes in Dublin, Seized four Nissan SUV Cars * We round 350 accounts suspected of being used in the fraud BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

SHOCKER: ‘We Have BUSTED Nigerian Money Fraud Gang in Ireland’-IRISH Police …’€15m ($17.3m) of fraud proceeds passed through Irish bank accounts *We have ordered Banks to close 350 accounts suspected of being used in...

NIGERIA’S Richest Businessman, ALIKO DANGOTE Reigns as Sixth Most Charitable Person in the World…Honored by British based Richtopia-a digital periodical that covers business, economics and financial news *President of Dangote Group of Companies endowed his foundation to the tune of $1.25 billion *Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and J.K. Rowlings occupied the first three positions while Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk were in the fourth and fifth position * Tony Elumelu, Chairman of United Bank for Africa was 11th on the list BY FINNY ADEDUGBA/FINANCIAL REPORTER, UNITED KINGDOM

NIGERIA’S Richest Businessman, ALIKO DANGOTE Reigns as Sixth Most Charitable Person in the World…Honored by British based Richtopia-a digital periodical that covers business, economics and financial news *President of Dangote Group...

INCREDIBLE IN AMERICA: 2 NIGERIAN Born Naturalized AMERICAN Pharmacists, 4 other Foreigners charged in $9.6million Drug Scam…Distributes over 344,737 doses of controlled substance across United States * ‘Purpose of scheme was for pharmacists to dispense prescriptions for controlled substances written by a doctor to “patients” in exchange for cash payments. The controlled substances were sold for profit on the illegal street market in Metro Detroit, Michigan’-INVESTIGATION * The DRUG Cartel names: ENITAN SODIYA-OGUNDIPE, ABIODUN FABODE, AMIR RAFI, DR. VASAN DESHIKACHAR, NIESHEIA TIBU and ANDREI TIBU BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

INCREDIBLE IN AMERICA: 2 NIGERIAN Born Naturalized AMERICAN Pharmacists, 4 other Foreigners charged in $9.6million Drug Scam…Distributes over 344,737 doses of controlled substance across United States * ‘Purpose of scheme was for...

INSPIRING: Ibadan based Nigerian International Institute of Tropical Agriculture wins AFRICA Food Prize 2018…Receives US$100,00 grant issued by African Green Revolution in Agriculture @ a Gala Dinner in Rwanda *Award recognizes individuals and institutions leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that strives *Honor celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda *Prize celebrates the achievements of IITA for its 50th year of service to African agriculture and smallholder farmers in 2017 BY OMOLOLA BELLO/FOOD & SCIENCE WRITER in Ibadan

INSPIRING: Ibadan based Nigerian International Institute of Tropical Agriculture wins AFRICA Food Prize 2018…Receives US$100,00 grant issued by African Green Revolution in Agriculture @ a Gala Dinner in Rwanda *Award recognizes individuals...

INVESTIGATION: NIGERIAN Gangs Steal iPhones in UK, make Millions in Phone Re-sell at Computer Village Lagos…armed with acid, robbing pedestrians of their smartphones *Snatches ten of thousands of phones on British streets to supply a booming black market run by crime lords in Nigeria * Facts: In 2016 there were 446,000 UK phone thefts. In London alone, there were 60,000 mobile thefts and robberies, almost two-thirds of them iPhones *“This is a very serious matter. We’ve seen an increase in moped crimes across the UK. The police need to take these crimes more seriously and make investigating them a higher priority. And sentences need to reflect that this is serious organised crime which should attract tougher penalties”-Tory MP Bob Neill, chairman of the Commons Justice Committee *“It is truly shocking to think that violent attacks here in the UK are being used to make black marketeers in other parts of the world wealthy”- Fellow Tory Andrew Percy BY SUSAN IBADE/SPECIAL CRIME CORRESPONDENT, UNITED KINGDOM

INVESTIGATION: NIGERIAN Gangs Steal iPhones in UK, make Millions in Phone Re-sell at Computer Village Lagos…armed with acid, robbing pedestrians of their smartphones *Snatches ten of thousands of phones on British streets to supply a...

DRAMA/THRILLER FILM IN USA: America’s AT&T/Tribeca Celebrates Africa’s No. 1 movie ‘NIGERIAN Prince’…Strikes Distribution deal with Vertical Entertainment *Movie script created by AT&T and Tribeca through Untold Stories initiative *Movie Director, Friday Okoro won $1million to produce epic film under mentorship from the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute * Vertical plans a fall 2018 theatrical release in multiple U.S. markets, including New York and Los Angeles, Selected the first winning film of AT&T Presents *Film to be released via national VOD outlets, DIRECTV and U-verse *’NIGERIAN PRINCE is about a Nigerian-American teenager who is sent to Nigeria against his will and joins forces with an internet scammer in order to return to the United States. Selected as the first winning film of AT&T Presents Untold Stories’-Okoro *American Media Review: *“Mr. Okoro spins a tangled web in which no transaction can be trusted”– Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times *“Compelling and illuminating”– Nick Schager, The Daily Beast BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

DRAMA/THRILLER FILM IN USA: America’s AT&T/Tribeca Celebrates Africa’s No. 1 movie ‘NIGERIAN Prince’…Strikes Distribution deal with Vertical Entertainment *Movie script created by AT&T and Tribeca through...

SHOCKING: FAKE AMERICA’S Marine Army Colonel, GARRICK SLACKS Arrested in Nigeria…For Defrauding vulnerable Nigerians seeking United States Visa *Engages in Fake Marriage promises to Nigerian ladies after sex with them * ‘I am GUILTY of the crime, please forgive me’-Garrick * ‘Forensic done using his fingerprints revealed that he is a wanted man in California. He ran to Nigeria to continue his heinous crimes’-INVESTIGATION * ‘Garrick would collect money from his victims, immediately relocate to another area where he would defraud other women. He was a serial fraudster who had used his position as a foreigner to defraud Nigerians, who are desperate to travel abroad, especially to the US. He is a serial and sophisticated fraudster’-Imo State Police BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, NIGERIA

SHOCKING: FAKE AMERICA’S Marine Army Colonel, GARRICK SLACKS Arrested in Nigeria…For Defrauding vulnerable Nigerians seeking United States Visa *Engages in Fake Marriage promises to Nigerian ladies after sex with them * ‘I...

THE GREAT FALL: NIGERIAN Court orders Seizure of 56 Houses belonging to DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE worth £45million…Still facing Corruption Allegation * Expensive Penthouses, Flats in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, others in UK, USA * Properties bought through front companies linked to Diezani and her cousin, Donald Chidi Amamgbo *Investigators found documents at Amamgbo’s office that confirmed he owned 18 companies and properties in Britain and the United States * ‘We ordered a freeze on five upmarket properties in the British capital linked to Alison-Madueke and a number of her associates’-UK Court BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

THE GREAT FALL: NIGERIAN Court orders Seizure of 56 Houses belonging to DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE worth £45million…Still facing Corruption Allegation * Expensive Penthouses, Flats in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, others in UK, USA * Properties...

Former Abia State Governor’s Son, MICHAEL UZOR KALU Strikes Gold in Money Spilling Game Application….Making waves in United Kingdom *Start-up Apps multiplayer game records over 30 million downloads worldwide * Mobile Apps called ‘Tuberush’ encapsulate features that generates money for players, Available on Apple Store and Google Play at http://onelink.to/263cgd *Apps show where people can purchase coins, bet against each other and winner takes all. The winner at any point in time is permitted to covert the win to physical cash through paypal BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

Former Abia State Governor’s Son, MICHAEL UZOR KALU Strikes Gold in Money Spilling Game Application….Making waves in United Kingdom *Start-up Apps multiplayer game records over 30 million downloads worldwide * Mobile Apps called...

‘I Am Ready to Buy ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB in England’-ALIKO Dangote, Africa’s Richest Billionaire …’Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo inspired me into Cement business’ *Lament: ‘Though twice divorced with three grown-up daughters, I Need a New BRIDE to call my wife’ * Immortalized mother, MARIYA after Dangote’s yacht, a 108-foot vessel at a whooping cost of $43million-INVESTIGATION BY ANNA ORIBADE, STAFF WRITER, LAGOS & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

‘I Am Ready to Buy ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB in England’-ALIKO Dangote, Africa’s Richest Billionaire …’Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo inspired me into Cement business’ *Lament: ‘Though...