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FACE OFF: Russian President Vladimir PUTIN is a WAR CRIMINAL-United States President, Joe Biden … ‘It is Unacceptable, Unforgiven that U.S. designate us a Criminal, you have no Right to lecture us on war crimes’ says Russian Government *‘Any Russian who opposes our on-going military occupation of Ukraine is a Traitor of Russian Federation, we should spit such enemy out and treat that person as such. Our battle is going according to plan. These Russian expatriates are traitors living large in Miami, French Rivera, ready to sell their own mother out for money. We are not fighting a war, but reclaiming the land that originally belong to us in old Soviet Union’-PUTIN, Russian President *We are immediately making available to Ukraine anti-aircraft, anti-armor systems, weapons; switchblade drones and other forms of military assistance-United States Government *BY YOSHIR NASIR/Special Correspondent inside Ukraine

FACE OFF: Russian President Vladimir PUTIN is a WAR CRIMINAL-United States President, Joe Biden … ‘It is Unacceptable, Unforgiven that U.S. designate us a Criminal, you have no Right to lecture us on war crimes’ says Russian Government...

Historic Feat: MEET Nigerian born Naturalized American Astrophysicist, OSATOHANMEN OSEMWENGIE, godfather of Drones in United States Army…First African to Design Artificial Intelligence robotic machines for Surveillance, taking out Terrorists anywhere in the world *Scholar possesses Seven Master’s Degrees, recently bagged fourth Ph.D. *Software genius create Drones on missions to Jupiter, Mars from the Earth, worked with National Aeronautics and Space Administration *CEO of ‘Ubiquity Interface Inc.’ hires a team of experienced Foreign Engineers in firm *Former Administrator at Benin College of Education earlier won at World Robotics Championship, Edo State native is a key member of America Armed Forces *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

Historic Feat: MEET Nigerian born Naturalized American Astrophysicist, OSATOHANMEN OSEMWENGIE, godfather of Drones in United States Army…First African to Design Artificial Intelligence robotic machines for Surveillance, taking out Terrorists...

EMOTION, TEARS AROUND THE WORLD: Marley Children Unite, Shock the World in a 20-minute Root Concert in honor of Reggae Legend’s Father 77th Birthday … 12-year-old Grandson ‘Elijah’ steal show, performs solo as percussionist, singer, guitarist *Tuff Gong, Bob Marley Museum ensured smooth broadcast for eight broadcast, Electrifying moment from artists *Stellar lined-up local/international musicians featured Etana, Queen Ifrica, Gyptian, Tony Rebel, Kes The Band, Bugle, and Marion Hall (formerly Lady Saw) *Show anchored by two generations of the Gong’s own acclaimed Reggae dynasty: daughter Sharon Marley, grandsons: Elijah, Yohan, and Skip Marley *Grand finale in-studio performance by The Marley Brothers: Ziggy, Stephen, Damian, Julian, and Ky-Mani Marley *BY LINDA ABRAHAM/JAMAICAN Entertainment Editor & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

EMOTION, TEARS AROUND THE WORLD: Marley Children Unite, Shock the World in a 20-minute Root Concert in honor of Reggae Legend’s Father 77th Birthday … 12-year-old Grandson ‘Elijah’ steal show, performs solo as percussionist, singer,...

United States begin No-Interview Visa Renewals for Nigerian Applicants…renewal of application only available for a B1/B2, F, M, J; H, L or C1/D visa, list other conditions *Initiative is part of continuous commitment to expand, innovate consular services despite the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic *New application procedure will begin in February in the U.S. Consulate in Lagos and will be extended shortly thereafter to the U.S. Embassy in Abuja in limited capacity *Processing times for the program are expected to be up to two months and applicants will not be able to retrieve their passports during that time *BY TINA TOLUWANI/DIPLOMATIC REPORTER & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

United States begin No-Interview Visa Renewals for Nigerian Applicants…renewal of application only available for a B1/B2, F, M, J; H, L or C1/D visa, list other conditions *Initiative is part of continuous commitment to expand, innovate consular...

SHAMEFUL & DISGRACEFUL: Nigerian National, CHARLES ONU ‘The Don’ Arrested in Bronx, New York for STEALING $800,000 Payroll Deposit, chained waist down-to-the-feet … hack into company’s 5,500 processing system user accounts and divert American citizens’ fund into personal controlled prepaid debit cards *Suspect used cyber threat to collect stolen credentials, username and password, facing a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison *“IRS Criminal Investigation will always work with our law enforcement partners to track down those who try to breach our country’s tax and financial infrastructure. We will continually endeavor to bring to justice criminals who think they can comfortably steal from victims in America while hiding behind their computer screens”-IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge Jonathan D. Larsen *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN International Editor

SHAMEFUL & DISGRACEFUL: Nigerian National, CHARLES ONU ‘The Don’ Arrested in Bronx, New York for STEALING $800,000 Payroll Deposit, chained waist down-to-the-feet … hack into company’s 5,500 processing system user accounts and divert...

Breaking News: UBA wins Africa’s Most Reliable, Global Bank 2021 Award, defeat Financial Institutions in Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania; Q3 2021 Gross earnings hit N490.3 billion in 37% Profit growth …Tony Elumelu receives World’s Lifetime Banking Icon Hall of Fame Award, bank operational in 19 African countries *Banking style, profits, business model; customer service relations and Integrity stands out *Dr. Raphael James, founder of largest Photo Museum in Nigeria with over 36, 000 photos emerge winner, Africa’s Most Outstanding History Preservation Award 2021 *BY EDITORIAL BOARD & Special Reports by GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Editor

Breaking News: UBA wins Africa’s Most Reliable, Global Bank 2021 Award, defeat Financial Institutions in Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania; Q3 2021 Gross earnings hit N490.3 billion in 37%  Profit growth  …Tony Elumelu receives World’s Lifetime...

GREED: Highly desperate 23-year-old Nigerian American, ECHEZONACHUKWU OBIANEFO handcuffed in Texas for stealing $300,000 worth Rolls-Royce … confessed to crime, saying: ‘Devil lured and tempted me into it’ *Houston man held in the Harris County Jail, bail set at $50,000, worked as manager of Osita Links and Logistics Group LLC before arrest *Original owner of car tells investigators automobile was missing in Florida *Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the first sport-utility vehicle produced by luxury automobile maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars being the brand’s first all-wheel-drive vehicle *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

GREED: Highly desperate 23-year-old Nigerian American, ECHEZONACHUKWU OBIANEFO handcuffed in Texas for stealing $300,000 worth Rolls-Royce … confessed to crime, saying: ‘Devil lured and tempted me into it’ *Houston man held in the Harris...

Disgraceful: America’s Federal Grand jury indict Nigerian resident, MARK AROME OKUO, Kenyan girlfriend, Florence Nwede Musau for stealing $1.3million in Bank/Wire Fraud…lavished proceeds from crime since 2018 under fake names *Okuo used a fake Nigerian passport to open bank account where he deposited over $35,000 cash, and lover girl withdrew fund in less than one hour *Suspects face maximum sentence of 60 years in prison *BY EMMANUELLA AYODEJI/SPECIAL Financial Crimes Reporter, Canton & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Disgraceful: America’s Federal Grand jury indict Nigerian resident, MARK AROME OKUO, Kenyan girlfriend, Florence Nwede Musau for stealing $1.3million in Bank/Wire Fraud…lavished proceeds from crime since 2018 under fake names *Okuo used...

SHAMEFUL: Nigerian Student on F-One Visa, JOHN OLUWADAMILARE JOSEPH Convicted for Raping 11-year-old-girl in America…found guilty on one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, two counts of Second-Degree Rape, to be sentenced in 2022 *Suspect was a college student in Tennessee, came to Carroll County to participate in an internship in Washington DC when crime happened *“I appreciate the cooperative efforts of the investigators and our office in helping to get justice for the victim”- Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Amy Ocampo. State’s Attorney Allan Culver *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

SHAMEFUL: Nigerian Student on F-One Visa, JOHN OLUWADAMILARE JOSEPH Convicted for Raping 11-year-old-girl in America…found guilty on one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, two counts of Second-Degree Rape, to be sentenced in 2022 *Suspect was...

Awaiting EXTRADITION: Nigerian based Notorious Yahoo King, CHUKWUEMEKA ONYEGBULA alias ‘Phillip Carter’ Steals $2.5million funds from Washington DC, 16 States in America…files 253 fraudulent unemployment claims *Detained Port-Harcourt’s software worker is an employee of Pan Ocean Oil Corporation Nigeria Limited *‘Chukwuemeka Onyegbula received millions of dollars on claims from several states in United States, deceived federal Small Business Administration to pay out additional funds in COVID-19 economic disaster’- Seattle U.S. Attorney’s Office *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

 Awaiting EXTRADITION: Nigerian based Notorious Yahoo King, CHUKWUEMEKA ONYEGBULA alias ‘Phillip Carter’ Steals $2.5million funds from Washington DC, 16 States in America…files 253 fraudulent unemployment claims *Detained Port-Harcourt’s...