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BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s KING of Cyber-fraud, HUSHPPUPI hires Micheal Jackson’s former attorney, Mark Geragos for defense in court…to help wriggle out of multi-million dollar scam, reduce 20-year-jail term * Defense lawyer expected to convince United States Department of Justice officials on how suspect can help track similar internet crimes around the world for the government * Suspect’s inner circle friend, music producer, singer, Samklef confirmed the up-coming legal firework plan on Instagram, saying: “This movie go sweet pass Netflix… he might not even spend all his time.. he will work with the government and regain his freedom” * America’s famous attorney in highbrow case earlier represented celebrities like Winona Ryder, Chris Brown, Colin Kaepernick and Scott Peterson * Naija Standard Newspaper editors reached out to defense lawyer, Principal Attorney at Geragos & Geragos law chamber located on 644 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, LA 900 17 left an urgent voice mail message on subject matter at: +1-213-625-3900 while awaiting response *GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief

Nigeria’s KING of Cyber-fraud, HUSHPPUPI hires Micheal Jackson’s former attorney, Mark Geragos for defense in court…to help wriggle out of multi-million dollar scam, reduce 20-year-jail term * Defense...

INVESTIGATION OF POPULAR FARMS: Slavery Indian company in Nigeria BUSTED, Police rescue over 100 workers locked in rice factory …forced to work throughout on-going Coronavirus lockdown * Men cramped in the northern city of Kano, not allowed to leave the mill * Workers promised an additional $13 (£10) a month on top of their $72 monthly salary – those who refused threatened with sack * Many coerced to work most of the time during incarceration with little food, five managers arrested * “No prayers allowed, no family visits”- 28-year-old Hamza Ibrahim, one of those rescued * “What I saw was heart breaking. Where the company kept these people to live is not fit for animals”-Karibu Yahaya Kabara of the Global Human Rights Network * ‘The plant had now been shut down and the owners are being investigated for holding the men against their will’-Police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna *BY AMINU AHMED, REPORTER, KANO

INVESTIGATION OF POPULAR FARMS: Slavery Indian company in Nigeria BUSTED, Police rescue over 100 workers locked in rice factory …forced to work throughout on-going Coronavirus lockdown * Men cramped in the northern city...

COVID-19 SPREAD IN NIGERIA: Former Oyo State Governor, Senator ISIAKA ABIOLA AJIMOBI battling to Stay alive, on Life Support Ventilator Machine…diagnosed with Coronavirus three weeks ago, receiving treatment at upscale Lagos hospital, First Cardiology Consultants * Rumoured dead last night but family, aides claim ‘he is still alive’ * Lagos Hospital source: “We are asking for prayers, admitting that his situation had become critical. Other than placing him on life support, First Cardiology Consultants is currently not doing anything else on him” * “Thank you for reaching out to us hear directly from United States of America to verify the truth. I can assure you that former governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, is now in a stable condition going by the latest report I have received from the hospital. He would have recovered faster if younger in age but he is an elderly person. I am asking Nigerians in America, at home and in the Diaspora to keep praying for him to recover quickly”-Bolaji Tunji, Special Adviser to former Oyo state Governor on Communication and Strategy *BY JINADU AKINLABI/SENIOR HEALTH EDITOR, LAGOS & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

COVID-19 SPREAD IN NIGERIA: Former Oyo State Governor, Senator ISIAKA ABIOLA AJIMOBI battling to Stay alive, on Life Support Ventilator Machine…diagnosed with Coronavirus three weeks ago, receiving treatment at upscale...

INCREDIBLE! Nigeria’s Most Wanted former Petroleum Minister, DIEZANI ALLISON MADUEKE Secures Immunity from prosecution…obtained citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominican Republic, appointed Trade and Investment Commissioner * Her 32-page diplomatic passport contains a restraining order against any arrest or prosecution *Fugitive hiding in Britain holds a Dominican Republic Diplomatic Passport number DP0000445 * “I envisage you playing an active role in the coordination of road shows and trade and investment expositions, as well as providing facilitator services to businessmen interested in investing or doing business with the Caribbean region. Dominica is ideally placed and equipped to serve as the perfect hub for such commercial activities in this region”- Roosevelt Kerry, Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Dominica *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

INCREDIBLE! Nigeria’s Most Wanted former Petroleum Minister, DIEZANI ALLISON MADUEKE Secures Immunity from prosecution…obtained citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominican Republic, appointed Trade and Investment...

INSPIRING! Nigerian born, American leading Pediatrician and board certified Internist, Dr. NGOZI EZIKE reigns as National Policy Advisor at Illinois Department of Public Health … served for more than 15 years promoting the organization’s mission of delivering integrated health services with dignity *Successfully delivered inpatient care at Stroger Hospital as well as primary and preventive care in community and school-based clinics *earlier as medical director for Austin Health Center, located on the West-side of Chicago engaged the community in health initiatives involving obesity, diabetes, and breastfeeding *In her last role in Cook County Health, served as medical director at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, the largest single site juvenile detention facility in United States * Graduated with honors from Harvard College with a concentration in chemistry, medical degree is from University of California at San Diego *She completed her internship, residency at Rush Medical Center where she is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, earned a management certificate from Harvard Business School *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

INSPIRING! Nigerian born, American leading Pediatrician and board certified Internist, Dr. NGOZI EZIKE reigns as National Policy Advisor at Illinois Department of Public Health … served for more than 15 years promoting...

FALL-OUT OF COVID-19! Nigerian evacuees from Dubai scream: ‘We are treated like prisoners inside Quarantined Hotel in Lagos’ * ‘We are surrounded by stern-looking, fully-armed soldiers who do not allow us to even get fresh air or receive some sunlight within the compound’ * ‘We have not had it good since we returned from Dubai. We all tested negative for COVID-19 but we are being treated as if we have the disease’ * ‘No government official had called or visited to check our welfare except some officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control who stopped over to see us on Saturday morning’ * “ All COVID-19 issues are handled by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in consultation with the PTF (Presidential Task Force). NIDCOM’s role was to help co-ordinate the names of those who wanted to return, working with the mission. We are not involved in the logistics of their return. So please direct your questions to Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs who is in total control”-Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission * BY JIMI OLAYIWOLA/REPORTER, LAGOS

FALL-OUT OF COVID-19! Nigerian evacuees from Dubai scream: ‘We are treated like prisoners inside Quarantined Hotel in Lagos’ * ‘We are surrounded by stern-looking, fully-armed soldiers who do not allow...

‘Nigeria is calling for Debt Forgiveness of member states from International financial institutions’-President Muhammadu Buhari…Members need to use funds withstand the fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic * ‘We are urging official lenders to help cushion the pandemic fallout with outright debt cancellation’ * Fact: Nearly half of Nigeria’s outstanding external debt is with multilateral lenders, led by the World Bank Group with $10.1 billion. Beijing-based Export-Import Bank of China is the second-biggest creditor with loans totaling $3.2 billion, while Eurobonds account for $10.86 billion or 39% of external debt *BY ADEOLA EKUNDAYO/REPORTER, ABUJA

‘Nigeria is calling for Debt Forgiveness of member states from International financial institutions’-President Muhammadu Buhari …Members need to use funds withstand the fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic * ‘We...

NIGERIANS MOURN! Mallam ABBA KYARI, Nigeria President’s Chief of Staff dies of deadly COVID-19…test positive to Coronavirus, continuously received medial treatment till he passed on * Remains arrived in Abuja Saturday morning from Lagos * Buried at Gudu cemetery Abuja after funeral prayers at his residence * BY OLUCHI ROBERT/REPORTER, ABUJA

NIGERIANS MOURN! Mallam ABBA KYARI, Nigeria President’s Chief of Staff dies of deadly COVID-19…test positive to Coronavirus, continuously received medial treatment till he passed on * Remains arrived in...

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC! ‘Nigerian Government ready to liaise with British Airways to evacuate over 500 Nigerians living in United States and the United Kingdom’- Boss Mustapha, Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 * 300 Nigerians are to be evacuated from the United States, 200 from the United Kingdom immediately All Nigerian citizens who will be evacuated will be quarantined in the available facilities rather than the self-isolation- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama * BY HELEN IDUMO/WRITER, ABUJA

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 09: British Airways plane taxies after landing at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 on September 9, 2019 in London, England. British Airways pilots have begun a 48 hour ‘walkout’, grounding most of its...

NO HIDE-OUT FOR CORRUPTION: ‘We are ready to Confiscate the stolen sum of 117 million pounds ($153 million) seized from JAMES IBORI, a convicted Nigerian politician’-British prosecutor * Case, a rare example of a prominent Nigerian politician being punished for part in the endemic corruption that has blighted Africa’s most populous country for decades * Restarting the process at Southwark Court, prosecution counsel Jonathan Kinnear list assets Britain is seeking to seize from former Delta state governor and return funds to Nigeria * Ibori as a young shop assistant in a branch of home improvements chain Wickes in London, was caught trying to steal from the store and convicted of theft *BY CHIOMA ELEBUWA/CRIME REPORTER, London

NO HIDE-OUT FOR CORRUPTION: ‘We are ready to Confiscate the stolen sum of 117 million pounds ($153 million) seized from JAMES IBORI, a convicted Nigerian politician’-British prosecutor * Case, a rare example of...