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JAILED: 27 Year old Nigerian, SAMUEL NWANKWO Arrested at Terminal 3 London Heathrow for Swallowing 67 Cocaine Wraps worth £82,210 …Stopped by Border Police on arrival from Brazil via Latam Airlines flight *Tracked to South American country for five days, had no checked baggage with him, lied to be visiting his wife *Peterborough Resident previously pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulent evasion on importation of a prohibited Class A drug * “Importing drugs by ingestion is illegal and could lead to lethal consequences. Nwankwo was lucky to be alive after swallowing such a large quantity of cocaine. The CPS takes the trafficking of illegal drugs extremely seriously and will prosecute those who flout drug rules”-Cindy Fayefunmi, from Crown Prosecution Service BY LINDA OYEYEMI/SPECIAL CRIME CORRESPONDENT, LONDON & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

JAILED: 27 Year old Nigerian, SAMUEL NWANKWO Arrested at Terminal 3 London Heathrow for Swallowing 67 Cocaine Wraps worth £82,210 …Stopped by Border Police on arrival from Brazil via Latam Airlines flight *Tracked to...

INTERNATIONAL DISGRACE IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 3 NIGERIAN WOMEN Arrested, Handcuffed, facing Trial for ARMED ROBBERY in DUBAI…Accused of STEALING Dh57,000 (N5.6m or $15,517.59) in Cash *These Nigerians, aged: 30, 33 and 34 confessed to crime, Jumped out of the window to escape *45 year old Iraqi victim narrates how he was swindled by Nigerian ladies pretending to be Swedish students on a dating application * ‘We responded to emergency phone call. These Nigerian women escaped through the window and we chased them on foot. We arrested three of them and the victim identified them before taking them to Bur Dubai police station’- Emirati police officer BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

INTERNATIONAL DISGRACE IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 3 NIGERIAN WOMEN Arrested, Handcuffed, facing Trial for ARMED ROBBERY in DUBAI…Accused of STEALING Dh57,000 (N5.6m or $15,517.59) in Cash *These Nigerians, aged: 30, 33...

SHAMEFUL: Nigerian born Texas man, HAMMED AKINOLA Sentenced to over 7 years in JAIL for $10million Housing Fraud…earlier convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in thefts *53 year old indicted for same international fraud case linked to about 45 victims and bogus requests for payment in 2016 * ‘American victims thought they were sending money to title companies to close on homes, whereas this group used fake emails and hacking of legitimate accounts leading the victims to transfer funds to accounts controlled by James Campbell and Hammed Akinola’-Prosecutors BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

SHAMEFUL: Nigerian born Texas man, HAMMED AKINOLA Sentenced to over 7 years in JAIL for $10million Housing Fraud…earlier convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in thefts *53 year old indicted for same international...

BREAKING NEWS: PortHarcourt Native, Seaman VICTOR DIAMOND flies Nigeria Flag to become American Naval Future Warfighter…Undergoing dedicated instructional guidance at Naval Education and Training Command in Great Lakes *Learning to be highly skilled, operational and combat ready warfighter with tools and opportunities for continuous development *Adapting and keeping up with specialized skills needed to be a boatswain’s mate *Fully ready to take charge of the overall maintenance and preservation of U.S. Navy warships *The Naturalized American is a 2007 graduate of Century International High School, credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned growing up in PortHarcourt *His word: “I learned to live a positive life, live by example and to be a positive example for others to do the same. I grew up in a family in PortHarcourt where respect and doing what is right is very important. You have to own what you have done no matter what the consequences” * ‘Diamond plays an important role in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of National Defense Strategy’- MC2 (SW/AW) Theodore Quintana “Our priorities center on people, capabilities and processes, and will be achieved by our focus on speed, value, results and partnerships. Readiness, lethality and modernization are the requirements driving these priorities”- Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

BREAKING NEWS: PortHarcourt Native, Seaman VICTOR DIAMOND flies Nigeria Flag to become American Naval Future Warfighter…Undergoing dedicated instructional guidance at Naval Education and Training Command in Great Lakes *Learning...

WANTED for TERRORISM IN UNITED KINGDOM: British Court orders Bench Warrant for DANIEL OSULA, a Nigerian-Irish Fugitive for plotting TERROR ATTACK against Westminster…36-year old Warehouse Assistant flee Magistrate court premises before judgment * Repeatedly sent threatening emails to House of Commons staff * Claimed he would stab civil servants and mow down pedestrians * Court heard he was furious because HMRC refused to return his passport BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

WANTED for TERRORISM IN UNITED KINGDOM: British Court orders Bench Warrant for DANIEL OSULA, a Nigerian-Irish Fugitive for plotting TERROR ATTACK against Westminster…36-year old Warehouse Assistant flee Magistrate...

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AWARD: United States honor 82 year old Nigerian Imam ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR who saved over 260 Christians from Herdsmen deadly attack *Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo host the first-ever International Religious Freedom Awards * Award celebrates extraordinary advocates of religious freedom from around the world *Other award winners: Mohamed Yosaif Abdalrahan (Sudan), Ivanir dos Santos (Brazil), William and Pascale Warda (Iraq) and Salpy Eskidjian Weiderud (Cyprus) * “Imam Abdullahi’s courage in the face of imminent danger and his history of outreach across religious divides demonstrates his lifelong commitment to promoting interfaith understanding and peace”-U.S. STATE Department * ‘We awarded Abubakar the Nigerian Star in recognition of achievement and service to Nigeria and Nigerians. He is a peace builder who put his faith into action by securing the lives of people of other religions.’-U.S. Embassy in Nigeria BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AWARD: United States honor 82 year old Nigerian Imam ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR who saved over 260 Christians from Herdsmen deadly attack *Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo host the first-ever International Religious...

BREAKING NEWS: UNITED STATES Government issues alert, warns American citizens in Nigeria: ‘Avoid large crowds, Demonstration by Islamic Movement Sect’ * U.S. Mission advise citizens to avoid violent gatherings, remain in safe areas * ‘American citizens should avoid crowdy areas, be aware of your surroundings, monitor local media for updates and carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Nigerian visa’-U.S. Mission in Nigeria BY EUGENE CHUKA, DIPLOMATIC EDITOR, LAGOS & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: UNITED STATES Government issues alert, warns American citizens in Nigeria: ‘Avoid large crowds, Demonstration by Islamic Movement Sect’ * U.S. Mission advise citizens to avoid violent gatherings,...

SON-OF-THE-DEVIL IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Man, AYOOLA AJAYI Arrested for Kidnapping, Raping, setting missing Utah student MACKENZIE LUECK body on Fire *31 year old Naturalized American desecrates her body, seized her belongings * Former U.S Army Technician deceived 23 year old deceased after arriving Salt Lake City *Faces LIFE Jail in Prison and other Felony crimes against humanity BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

SON-OF-THE-DEVIL IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Man, AYOOLA AJAYI Arrested for Kidnapping, Raping, setting missing Utah student MACKENZIE LUECK body on Fire *31 year old Naturalized American desecrates her body, seized her belongings ...

HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT AT 14 YEARS: AMERICAN Based Nigerian born Genius, FIFEHANMI BODUNRIN heads to University..Several Colleges offer her admission, Ready to study Piloting, Resumes September *Says: ‘When I was 5 years old, I read 500 books during one summer. Reading to me is like being in another world entirely’ * Cherishes Kung Fu Panda as a Karate practitioner * Joins United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT AT 14 YEARS: AMERICAN Based Nigerian born Genius, FIFEHANMI BODUNRIN heads to University..Several Colleges offer her admission, Ready to study Piloting, Resumes September *Says: ‘When I was 5 years old,...

IMO State BOY, KELECHI MADU(Kaycee) becomes First Nigerian elected Lawmaker in Canada …doubles as Minister of Municipal Affairs of the Province of Alberta *45 year old will be parliamentarian representing Edmonton South-West constituency *Ministry is the third largest in Alberta with over $3.7 billion portfolio *UNILAG law graduate under aegis of United Conservative Party in Edmonton won in the provincial election garnering 7,742 votes to beat his competitors: John Archer of the New Democrat Party who polled 6,974 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

IMO State BOY, KELECHI MADU(Kaycee) becomes First Nigerian elected Lawmaker in Canada …doubles as Minister of Municipal Affairs of the Province of Alberta *45 year old will be parliamentarian representing Edmonton South-West...