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BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian born Naturalized American, TAIWO ADELEYE opens first African Restaurant, Nightclub in Michigan…selling food that represents Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage *Establishes African bar ‘Tatse’ where people eat various meals, dishes made from spicy recipes *Ensure ‘Alobosa’, which translate ‘Onion’ in Yoruba language rules the night for English premiership/American soccer fans and party lovers with huge televisions on stand *Evening hours kicks off every Friday in All Black Afrobeat Music Jam Night and attendees wear black clothing as a sign of black historical empowerment *Place grandmothers’ pictures on wall above the food for people to see, Maternal grandmother taught him how to cook and Paternal grandmother fostered in him a love for education *”I watch the English Premier League. When I go around, I find it difficult to find a bar that understands that there are other people that don’t just want to watch American football, but English Premier League or Champions League. As such, I want to ensure the chef and soccer fan set out to create a space where Africans, and some Americans, can watch games while eating my American-infused Nigerian dishes”-ADELEYE * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian born Naturalized American, TAIWO ADELEYE opens first African Restaurant, Nightclub in Michigan…selling food that represents Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage   *Establishes African bar ‘Tatse’ where people...

Historic Discovery in South Carolina! CHARLESTON: Largest port city in America where 20 million Africans were sold inside Old Slave Mart …African slaves bound in chains mouth, feet from home town in Nigeria’s Calabar/Ibo Bite of Niger-Delta, Angola, Ghana, Gambia; Benin Republic *Corrupt African Kings collude with Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese; British authorities to trade African men, women and children into Slavery in exchange for gifts *African Slaves cried until no tears in the eyes, separated against their will, forced to work on farms for long hours without payment, built Ellis Island in the South while in bondage; sold for 100 and 200 sterling per person ($11,630 and $23,200) in today’s money *End of the Civil War in 1865 marked the ‘official’ end to slavery-the year 13th Amendment to United States Constitution outlawing slavery *Enslaved Africans performed various jobs-from manual labor, housekeeping to skilled trades, Slaves traded or ‘rented’ out to other masters and if an enslaved person worked for someone else, his or her owner would be paid the wages-INVESTIGATION *80 percent African Americans trace one of their ancestors in family to those who arrived in Charleston-International African American Museum *Charleston city council apologizes to Black community for role in Slave trade at Juneteenth *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN International Investigative Editor who was in Charleston

Historic Discovery in South Carolina! CHARLESTON: Largest port city in America where 20 million Africans were sold inside Old Slave Mart …African slaves bound in chains mouth, feet from home town in Nigeria’s Calabar/Ibo Bite of Niger-Delta,...

Mouth-watering Mama Africa Meal in Hot Demand: Nigeria’s locally-made FUFU, Egusi Soup now viral in America, ruling Menu main Food…attracts 250 million viewers on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook; LinkedIn within 7 days *Africans in Diaspora, African-Americans, Latinas place online order for meal, others visit African Restaurants for pick-up to avoid delay * “I don’t know what they(African food stores) put it in, I couldn’t even start to guess. I started the #fufu or #fufuchallenge tags for new lovers of #Fufu and Egusi soup on TikTok. I drove nearly 80 miles in search of an African Kitchen. I found a Nigerian restaurant. I settled on two: egusi and okro (okra) soup. In my car, still parked outside the restaurant, I filmed myself as I dipped a mouthful of dough into the okro soup. “Bomb — it is so worth it”-Joeneen Hull, a Black American lady * “Our business income quadrupled the week after Joeneen Hull highlighted our Los Angeles Nigerian restaurant on TikTok. We have been selling Nigerian food at a fast pace”-Veronica Shoyinka, owner Veronica kitchen *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Mouth-watering Mama Africa Meal in Hot Demand: Nigeria’s locally-made FUFU, Egusi Soup now viral in America, ruling Menu main Food…attracts 250 million viewers on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook; LinkedIn within 7 days *Africans in Diaspora,...

Returning Home to MAMA Africa: United States’ George Floyd’s death, Black Lives Matter Movement, compel Black Americans to relocate to Ghana…searching for African roots *Why some Black Americans are dumping U.S. citizenship to reclaim their “destiny” in Kwame Nkrumah country *Americans visit Elmina Castle on Ghana’s Atlantic Coast to witness a central hub where Africans were sold into slavery 100 years ago *“I am a born Black American in Washington DC. I am a successful Entrepreneur, highly educated. I am well connected in business as a great therapist dealing with emotional health. I had friends as a socialite, but I live in fear in America. I felt I was earlier living the American dream. Whenever I look behind my shoulder due to police pull over for traffic and racism, I developed trauma. Trauma is embedded in my DNA from the transatlantic slave trade to the Tulsa race massacre. Africa is my home, my root. I am happy to have returned to Africa permanently”-SONJIAH Davis, a dual citizen of U.S and Ghana *GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/ AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Returning Home to MAMA Africa: United States’ George Floyd’s death, Black Lives Matter Movement, compel Black Americans to relocate to Ghana…searching for African roots *Why some Black Americans are dumping U.S. citizenship to reclaim...

BEAUTY & BRAIN IN AMERICA : Inside the world of OLAMIDE DAVIES TALABI, Nigerian born American Most Outstanding Humanitarian Cultural Ambassador in New Jersey …Invisible hands behind the creation of greater awareness for Ogun state outside Nigeria * Initiates ‘Miss Africa Tri-State’ which features unique opportunities for young ladies to support humanitarian causes * She is an exemplary activist fighting for creation of opportunities for Nigerians in USA * Successfully served as former Special Adviser on Diaspora and Cultural Exchange in the office of Mayor in Newark * Reigns as President for Imperial Group of Companies, Chairperson for NAPAC in New Jersey * PLUS how Foreign Direct Investment from America can be attracted to Nigeria through Tourism * “Our goal is to look out for Nigerian-Americans with policies that will benefit us economically, politically and overall well being as immigrants in the USA. Most importantly, we support our people to run for offices. We have many success stories of Nigerian-Americans running for offices even in predominantly white neighborhoods”-Ambassador OLAMIDE *GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief

BEAUTY & BRAIN IN AMERICA : Inside the world of OLAMIDE DAVIES TALABI, Nigerian born American Most Outstanding Humanitarian Cultural Ambassador in New Jersey …Invisible hands behind the creation of greater awareness...

FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY: Nigeria’s foremost Royal King, OBA ADEYEYE OGUNWUSI, Ojaja II adopts a talented Corn Seller who drew his Portrait…gives him Scholarship to University level, promised to support more creative youths * 17-year-old boy used pencil to reflect the true image of the royal father * Ooni of Ife vows: ‘My Royal Stool is dedicated to ambitious young Nigerian populations who are daily pushing hard through the barriers of economic instability and uncertainties to gain better livelihood’ * “Superlative Samuel who is just about to graduate from secondary school has been adopted by me. His fees till his tertiary education will be taken care of by me and he will be gainfully employed right here in my palace”-Oba Ogunwusi *BY LEKAN ADEDAYO/ Culture Reporter, Lagos

FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY: Nigeria’s foremost Royal King, OBA ADEYEYE OGUNWUSI, Ojaja II adopts a talented Corn Seller who drew his Portrait…gives him Scholarship to University level, promised to support more creative...

Revealed! America’s BLACK PANTHERS’ Hollywood movie is an Intellectual Theft from ‘Amazons of Africa Women Warriors’ 90minutes full-length film-Femi Lasode, award-wining producer, Afrika ‘n Vogue/Even-Ezra Studios …True story of the war between Dahomey and Egbas of Abeokuta in in the late 19th Century * ‘It’s a huge cultural product that generates revenue, assist in the promotion of tourism *Movie will be subtitled in English, French, Yoruba and Beninoise languages * Bloc buster movie won award at the ‘Documentary without Borders’ Documentary Festival * Quote: “It has been asserted that this African story was the basis of Hollywood’s ‘Black Panthers’, mega box office hit. While the ‘Black Panthers’ story is fiction, the ‘Amazons of Africa, Women Warriors’ story is factual. Hollywood, over the years, has often been accused of stealing African stories, only to bring them out in their own way” *GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

Revealed! America’s BLACK PANTHERS’ Hollywood movie is an Intellectual Theft from ‘Amazons of Africa Women Warriors’ 90minutes full-length film-Femi Lasode, award-wining producer, Afrika ‘n Vogue/Even-Ezra...

FROM ENTERTAINMENT TO THE THRONE! Meet-HRH King TIMI GIDEON ODIKEME, Amananaowei of Peretorugbene Kingdom in Bayelsa, a First Class traditional ruler, owner of Africa’s most prominent record label …Chevron oil magnate is a graduate of Petroleum Engineering from the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun * former Executive director of Soundcity was enviable brain behind success of 24-hour Pan-African urban music television channel * He’s President, Tadok Global Group of companies flourishing in Music/Movie production, Hotels/Gardens and Properties * Undying love for music development in Nigeria, in South-South region, drove his entrepreneurship to support and build musically talented youths within Niger Delta region * Single-handedly sponsored over 30 endowed youths to Abuja to showcase their talents at an event in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja streamed on BenTV UK along many terrestrial TV stations * African-Americans, Black community ready to witness Coronation coming soon * “A very big congratulations to my elder brother HRH King TIMI ODIKEME THE AMANANAOWEI OF PERETORU KINGDOM, a well deserved victory Congratulations…HRH King Timi Odikeme. Thank you Jesus Christ”- Ebiere Odikeme Nicholas, American nurse younger sister * GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Foreign Bureau Chief

FROM ENTERTAINMENT TO THE THRONE! Meet-HRH King TIMI GIDEON ODIKEME, Amananaowei of Peretorugbene Kingdom in Bayelsa, a First Class traditional ruler, owner of Africa’s most prominent record label …Chevron oil magnate...

ROFOROFO FIGHT: Executive Jet Airline owner in Nigeria is Arrogantly silly, I have ordered our 20,000 Marlians to boycott your useless plane-Naira MARLEY, Nigerian musician …’My management did not know it was some useless Marlian people that chattered our jet’, says Chairman of the airline, Dr Sam Iwuajoku * ‘The fact that the Almighty has blessed you, shouldn’t make u look down on anyone! Mr executive jet calling us useless is not only defamation but oppressive’ * “Thanking God we did not crash on your flight as we nearly did” BY TIMMY * AKIODE/AVIATION REPORTER

ROFOROFO FIGHT: Executive Jet Airline owner in Nigeria is Arrogantly silly, I have ordered our 20,000 Marlians to boycott your useless plane-Naira MARLEY, Nigerian musician …’My management did not know it was some...

‘We are ready to support and assist undocumented Nigerians in the process of obtaining resident permit’ -National Union of Nigerians in Italy …We are working in collaboration with the Nigerian Embassy in Rome * Italian government passed a bill to regulate close to 600,000 undocumented immigrants in the country to participate in this year harvesting season across the country * “Thanks to the magnanimity of the Nigeria Ambassador to Italy His Excellency, Ambassador Yusuf Jonga Hinna who has agreed to work with NUNAI to simplify the process of obtaining certificates of Nationality (CofN) for as many Nigerians who do not have a Nigerian passport. And as you know, without a passport or a certificate of Nationality, it will be impossible to apply for the regularisation, hence the Embassy, with a view to help the concerned Nigerians has co-opted NUNAI to collate the names and necessary documents of concerned Nigerians through their local and provincial associations”- NUNAI president, IRIAKANU Samson Hodge * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

‘We are ready to support and assist undocumented Nigerians in the process of obtaining resident permit’ -National Union of Nigerians in Italy …We are working in collaboration with the Nigerian Embassy in Rome * Italian...