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Historic Feat Overseas! Nigerian born United States based medical doctor, Professor VINCENT NJAR wins award for discoveries on Cancer …received prestigious David J. Ramsay Entrepreneur of the Year Award *This cerebral researcher discovers retinoic acid metabolism blocking agents or novel retinamides that inhibit the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells and tumors * Varsity don’s firm, Isoprene Pharmaceuticals Inc emerges winner of a two-year $2 million Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Cancer Institute for a translational project to develop a novel therapeutic for triple negative breast cancer *Recipient is a highly respected medicinal chemist, oncopharmacologist who leads the medicinal chemistry section in the Center for Biomolecular Therapeutics at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor & MARYAM IFEMADE/Medical Correspondent, Maryland, USA

Historic Feat Overseas! Nigerian born United States based medical doctor, Professor VINCENT NJAR wins award for discoveries on Cancer …received prestigious David J. Ramsay Entrepreneur of the Year Award *This cerebral researcher discovers...

DISGRACEFUL, FACING 20 YEARS IN JAIL! Two Nigerians, an American accomplice create fake Moderna COVID-19 vaccine website in Baltimore…charges victim $30 a dose *Prosecutors indict Olakitan Oluwalade, 22, his cousin, Odunayo Baba Oluwalade, 25, of Windsor Mill. and Kelly Lamont Williams, 22, of Owings Mills *Slammed with conspiracy to commit wire fraud * “I urge citizens to remain vigilant and if you see something that doesn’t seem right, please report it. Don’t become a victim”-U.S. Attorney for Maryland Robert Hur * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

DISGRACEFUL, FACING 20 YEARS IN JAIL! Two Nigerians, an American accomplice create fake Moderna COVID-19 vaccine website in Baltimore…charges victim $30 a dose *Prosecutors indict Olakitan Oluwalade, 22, his cousin, Odunayo Baba Oluwalade,...

SACRIFICED LIFE FOR OTHERS IN AMERICA ! Nigerian Immigrant, IJEOMA AFUKE, a Certified Nursing Assistant worker dies of Covid-19 in Chicago …before becoming a Nurse, U.S citizen, helped patients for longer period months * Deceased examination scheduled for June, completed requirements to become a United States citizen * Chicago woman passed at Stroger Hospital of pneumonia related to a Coronavirus infection * Family only able to raise $10,000 to defray cost of funeral *“She did not have a serious underlying medical condition that made her more vulnerable to the virus” – Cook County medical examiner’s office *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

SACRIFICED LIFE FOR OTHERS IN AMERICA ! Nigerian Immigrant, IJEOMA AFUKE, a Certified Nursing Assistant worker dies of Covid-19 in Chicago …before becoming a Nurse, U.S citizen, helped patients for longer period months * Deceased examination...

SCAM! United Nation’s agency, Global Fund defraud a Nigerian firm, Zenith Carex in the sum of N68million…reneged to honor earlier contract execution agreement made in presence of United States Agency for International Development *Relationship soured when Zenith Carex demand for balance payment of projects after 30days *Playing the blame-game Global Fund alleged embattled Nigerian company shortchange it of US$3million *Zenith Carex officially writes Nigeria’s Minister of Health to demand full investigation against Blackmail, Intimidation *Plus evidential document attached for clarity *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief & AJOKE BOLUWATIFE, Health Reporter, Abuja

SCAM! United Nation’s agency, Global Fund defraud a Nigerian firm, Zenith Carex in the sum of N68million…reneged to honor earlier contract execution agreement made in presence of United States Agency for International Development *Relationship...

HUGE RELIEF ACROSS ATLANTIC: Crown Prince of Dubai, Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum pays $11,500 ( AED 42,000) to clear accrued bills of stranded Nigerian couple with quadruplets…Suliyat Adulkareem, 29, gave birth to the babies, two boys, and two girls, at the Latifa Hospital for Women and Children * ‘Infants born prematurely at nearly 31 weeks through an emergency C-section and placed on ventilators at the neonatal intensive care unit’- Hospital statement * “It’s just a huge favor, and we are still in shock because we didn’t even know how to get the money. I had been sleepless wondering how to pay the bill. We have been getting calls from Portuguese and Brazilian nationals in Dubai. People have been trying to reach us. The Nigerian community has been following us every step of the way”- Abdulkareem, father of babies * “I stepped in to pay the bills after I came across the initial highlighting the family’s story” -Crown Prince of Dubai *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

HUGE RELIEF ACROSS ATLANTIC: Crown Prince of Dubai, Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum pays $11,500 ( AED 42,000) to clear accrued bills of stranded Nigerian couple with quadruplets …Suliyat...

ABILITY IN DISABILITY: Nigerian born Naturalized American Medical Genius, DR. OLUWAFERANMI OKANLAMI earlier suffered spinal cord injury, paralyzed from the neck down en-route to becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Yale …Presently an Assistant Professor for Family Medicine & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation * Reigns as Director of MDisability Community Engagement, Director of Adaptive Sports in Michigan Center for Human Athletic Medicine and Performance at Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan * Working as Spokesperson for Guardian Life in their Equal & Able partnership, Serving on St. Joseph County Board of Health as appointed by former Mayor Pete Buttigieg *Bagged MD from University of Michigan, earned Master’s degree in Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship from The University of Notre Dame; completed Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana * On Board of the River City Challenged Athletes, featured on Robin Robert’s Good Morning America Series, received Michigan Medicine’s Distinguished Early Career Alumni Award in 2020, serving on the Board of the Michigan Medicine Alumni Society * “In 2013, I was on my way to becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon. The University of Michigan Medical School graduate was in his third year of residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut at that time. I jumped into the pool. I didn’t do a backflip or anything like that. There was no diving board, but I hit either the ground or the side of the pool or someone’s leg. I can’t be completely sure, but immediately I was unable to move anything from my chest down. In my mind, I was thinking of next steps: Stabilize my spine, get me onto the stretcher and get me to the hospital. My medical instincts kicked in”-Okanlami * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

ABILITY IN DISABILITY: Nigerian born Naturalized American Medical Genius, DR. OLUWAFERANMI OKANLAMI earlier suffered spinal cord injury, paralyzed from the neck down en-route to becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon in...

SHAME! Nigerian born Naturalized Australian Doctor, TONY BAKARE Convicted for stealing $360,000 in fake Medicare claims…prepared fictitious receipts from sometimes dead patients as cover-up * Sentenced to four years in jail for forgery and deceit from thousands of patients * Found guilty of obtaining financial advantage by deception after a three-day trial in the District Court in Brisbane * ‘He Lodged over 4,000 false claims for providing services on dates he was overseas’-INVESTIGATION * “This was a persistent course of conduct involving a series of dishonest acts,” Judge Moynihan told the court * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief & EMMA ODEBA/REPORTER, Australia

SHAME! Nigerian born Naturalized Australian Doctor, TONY BAKARE Convicted for stealing $360,000 in fake Medicare claims…prepared fictitious receipts from sometimes dead patients as cover-up * Sentenced to four years...

MIRACLE, GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS! Nigerian couple delivers twins through IVF after 43 years of waiting upon God for fruit of the womb…had babies at Lagos University Teaching Hospital * earlier fertility doctors warned couple the pregnancy would be dangerous, had a a cesarean at 37 weeks * Medical doctors found pre-cancerous cells of the cervix during a routine test * Spent chunk of her £250,000 National Lottery winnings on IVF treatment and fell pregnant * Dr Adeyemi Okunowo, who delivered the babies, described the birth as a ‘miracle’ *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

MIRACLE, GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS! Nigerian couple delivers twins through IVF after 43 years of waiting upon God for fruit of the womb…had babies at Lagos University Teaching Hospital * earlier fertility doctors warned couple...

SHOCKER ON COVID-19! 950 more Nigerian children under five may die every day over six months period— UNICEF …Globally, 6,000 additional children under five could die daily *Estimate is based on an analysis by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, newly published in The Lancet Global Health journal *Disruptions could result in potentially devastating increases in maternal and child deaths * 6,800 more Nigerian maternal deaths could occur in just six months from now * Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria’s Country Representative: “We have made steady progress in reducing preventable child and maternal deaths in Nigeria over the last 20 years – and it would be devastating if that progress is lost or reversed – devastating for Nigerian families, communities and for the country as a whole *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & TAYO ABAYOMI/HEALTH REPORTER, ABUJA

SHOCKER ON COVID-19! 950 more Nigerian children under five may die every day over six months period— UNICEF …Globally, 6,000 additional children under five could die daily *Estimate is based on an analysis by researchers...

New Development: ‘Clinical Trial of an effective treatment of Covid-19 to commence in Nigeria’-World Health Organization …’We did not discuss Vaccine against the scourge, Fake news and misinformation about false cures spreading on social media * “Over 100 countries have joined the solidarity clinical trial. Nigeria has also expressed interest to be part of this solidarity trial and efforts are underway to start the process in Nigeria too”-Fiona Braka, officer in charge of the World Health Organization in Nigeria * ‘There is no vaccine available yet and Nigeria is not conducting any vaccine trials’ * ‘This involves drugs already in use, such as anti-viral drugs and chloroquine, that have been repurposed for Covid-19 treatment. This is not a vaccine trial’ *BY TOM IMONITIE/MEDICAL REPORTER, ABUJA

New Development: ‘Clinical Trial of an effective treatment of Covid-19 to commence in Nigeria’-World Health Organization …‘We did not discuss Vaccine against the scourge, Fake news and misinformation...