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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...

Nigerian born British resident Nurse, ONYENACHI OBASI contract Coronavirus, dies after five weeks on Ventilator machine …51 -year old worked as a health visitor and sacrificed her life for what she loved * Passed early hours of May 6 at Queen’s Hospital, survived by her 19-year-old son *Her last word on dying bed: “I felt I had a duty to work, and help during the pandemic” * Family so far raised more than £6,000 towards Obasi’s funeral costs through ‘GO-FUND-ME’ * “We are just heartbroken. She was really loving, really sweet and a really cute person. She was a good example of unconditional love and just loved everyone. She was so giving and always had an ear – she took people as they were. She loved her job, but that is what caused her to fall ill in the first place”-Her niece, Ijeoma Uzoukwu * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & RIKKY EDWARD/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, UK

Nigerian born British resident Nurse, ONYENACHI OBASI contract Coronavirus, dies after five weeks on Ventilator machine …51 -year old worked as a health visitor and sacrificed her life for what she loved * Passed early hours...

AMERICA’S FAMOUS MEDICAL DOCTOR IN CHICAGO: INSIDE the World of DR. BABAFEMI TAIWO, a Nigerian born leading infectious disease specialist…a celebrated Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University * He has been in practice for more than 20 years, earlier Medicine at University of Ibadan * Won the John Carey Young Investigator Award in 2009 in recognition of his contributions * Had Residency in Internal Medicine at Berkshire Medical Center * Received Fellowship, Infectious Disease at Medical School & Residency, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University * Elected Executive Committee of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group * Appointed Chief of Infectious Diseases Division in varsity since 2016 * Bagged Certifications & Licensure at IL State Medical License * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA’S FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

AMERICA’S FAMOUS MEDICAL DOCTOR IN CHICAGO: INSIDE the World of DR. BABAFEMI TAIWO, a Nigerian born leading infectious disease specialist…a celebrated Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University * He...

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE! 1,000 Nigerians in America, Europe apply to Federal Government to Return Home…begging: ‘We are scared of Covid-19 Abroad, We don’t want to die…bring us back to Nigeria’ * Nigerians who want to return home are in China, United States, United Kingdom; France, United Arab Emirates, Spain and Italy * “Those stranded are actually not Nigerians living abroad. They are mainly Nigerians who traveled for one reason or the other and got stranded. They want to return home. We will do our best, with strict rules for them to follow before being allowed to board. Several people have registered”-Chairperson of NIDCOM, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa * Nigerian government give two conditions that must be met: “They must undergo a compulsory COVID-19 test in their host countries before leaving and subject themselves to a 14-day quarantine on arrival. Conditions are in line with the guidelines of the National Centre for Disease Control. They will bear all expenses of the trip” * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

A Port Health Service staff member stands next to a thermal scanner as passengers arrive at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on January 27, 2019. – The Port Health Services Unit of the Federal Ministry...

SADLY! ‘We can tell you that 22 Nigerians have died of Coronavirus in Europe’ –Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Europe …18 in UK, 3 in Italy and 1 in Spain Not less than 25 other Nigerians are currently hospitalised due to infection from the virus * ‘The figures were compiled from the information provided by the country chapters of the organisation around the world’- Hon. Kenneth Gbandi, chairman of NIDOE * BY KOLA OYEDOLA/DIPLOMATIC REPORTER, Italy

SADLY! ‘We can tell you that 22 Nigerians have died of Coronavirus in Europe’ –Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Europe …18 in UK, 3 in Italy and 1 in Spain Not less than 25 other Nigerians are currently...

CORONAVIRUS: Two NIGERIANS Suffering Drug Overdose after Self-Medicating with Chloroquine… demand for the drug surged in Lagos moment Trump Praised Anti-Malaria Drug as Possible COVID-19 Treatment * Some Nigerians begin stockpiling hydroxychloroquine for family members and friends * “Two people were hospitalized in Lagos for chloroquine overdoses”-Oreoluwa Finnih, senior health assistant to the governor of Lagos * Gboyega Akosile, chief press secretary to Lagos State Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu tweet: “Oreoluwa Finnih, the governor’s senior special assistant on health,, had warned against “massive consumption” of the drug” * * BY TITILAYO OBADINA/HEALTH REPORTER, LAGOS

CORONAVIRUS: Two NIGERIANS Suffering Drug Overdose after Self-Medicating with Chloroquine… demand for the drug surged in Lagos moment Trump Praised Anti-Malaria Drug as Possible COVID-19 Treatment * Some Nigerians begin...

DISGRACEFUL: Nigerian born American Medical Doctor, OGECHUKWU VICTOR ADEKWEH Arrested for coercing underage girl into sex…Grand Rapids resident placed on administrative leave after being arrested for alleged online solicitation * 33-year-old began career as an emergency medicine doctor at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital since September 2018 * “Adekweh was one of eight people arrested in a two-day sting operation. The operation focused on identifying and arresting suspects seeking to have sexual encounters with minor females in exchange for money”-Court documents * “We are deeply troubled by the allegations regarding Dr. Adekweh. Although we understand that they involve conduct unrelated to Grand Itasca, he has been placed on administrative leave”-Cassi Chrzanowski, Marketing and communications manager * Criminal complaints read: “The suspects responded to the advertisements, which featured ‘several pictures of a female in suggestive poses.’ The defendants allegedly communicated with undercover officers posing as a girl and claiming to be 15 years old. The men agreed to meet and pay for sexual services and were arrested upon arrival at the hotel” *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

DISGRACEFUL: Nigerian born American Medical Doctor, OGECHUKWU VICTOR ADEKWEH Arrested for coercing underage girl into sex…Grand Rapids resident placed on administrative leave after being arrested for alleged online solicitation ...