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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH AFRICAN KING OF VIOLIN MUSIC IN AMERICA: Violin Music is MY LIFE, MY Energy & JOY-DEMOLA Violinist, famous ‘Lagos boy’ Naturalized American A-list musician …earlier performed for former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, youngest Violinist to have played for Nigerian President at the Presidential Dinner in Aso Rock, set to embark on World Music Tour to Africa *Played for Nigeria’s Legend of Juju beats, King Sunny Ade; celebrated at the National Anthem for the Houston Astros (World Series Champions) before a crowd of 40,000 people at the Minute Maid Concert, had another sold out Concert in Hobby Center Houston Tx *Prominently featured in a song with DAVIDO called “Gbedu”, one with Wande Coal titled ‘Light Up Remix’ where he sang and played the violin *Established ADE FOUNDATION to assist the underprivileged and talented children by providing music education, instruments, and basic welfare in the U.S., Africa, and Latin America *PLUS first single: “One In A Million” to drop officially on Valentine Day, Feb 14, 2023 around the world *“I am ready to use my music to help rebrand Nigeria’s image positively in the eyes of the international community” *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor for Naija Standard Newspaper Inc USA

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH AFRICAN KING OF VIOLIN MUSIC IN AMERICA: Violin Music is MY LIFE, MY Energy & JOY-DEMOLA Violinist, famous ‘Lagos boy’ Naturalized American A-list musician …earlier performed for former President of the United...

WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Nigerian Scholar, Naturalized American OGBEWERE BANKOLE IJEWEREME becomes Logistic Specialist Sailor for U.S. Navy …39-year-old Skillful in Cyber-security and Public Affairs, earlier lectured in an American online college as Adjunct Assistant Professor *Had Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration at Ambrose Alli University, Masters Degree in Public Administration at Obafemi Awolowo University, graduated in Doctorate Degree in Public Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University *Migrated from Nigeria for the United States under wife’s expatriate immigrant permanent visa slot, becomes a Citizen within two years *“My oath as a Sailor totally prevents me from posting and commenting on political issues. It is totally against Uniform Military Code of Justice with grievous consequences” -IJEWEREME *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Nigerian Scholar, Naturalized American OGBEWERE BANKOLE IJEWEREME becomes Logistic Specialist Sailor for U.S. Navy …39-year-old  Skillful in Cyber-security and Public Affairs, earlier lectured in an American online...

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE in AMERICA: Nigerian born Professor at Duquesne Catholic University, MAURICE IWUCHUKWU stabbed to Death by Wife, American Suspect shot self to evade Arrest …Nigerians in the Diaspora petitions U.S. government, demand full investigation *Allegheny County Police received a distress call requesting a check on the well-being of the victim later found dead in his house with a woman, Charce Dunn *Incident occurred on Tuesday, January 18, 2023, duo’s bodies found along Thorncrest Drive, Wilkins Township around 10 am *“The U.S. authorities would have to investigate the incident and notify the Nigerian embassy”-Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Public Relations Officer of NIDO “This is a tragedy for all involved and our thoughts and prayers are with Professor Iwuchukwu’s colleagues, students, friends, and loved ones”-University’s spokesman, Gabriel Welsch *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE in AMERICA: Nigerian born Professor at Duquesne Catholic University, MAURICE IWUCHUKWU stabbed to Death by Wife, American Suspect shot self to evade Arrest …Nigerians in the Diaspora petitions U.S. government, demand full...

NO HIDING PLACE: Nigeria’s multiple Grammy Award Winner, BURNA BOY, Foreign Music Agent sued in Trinidad & Tobago over Conspiracy to illegally stage concert …Cash money Brothers Promotions file charges in court *Lawsuit filed in the Port of Spain High Court, additionally names four local and U.S. based promoters and companies *“Any assertion that, in this instance, we contributed in any way to the planning and/or execution of last night’s event is simply untrue”-Jules Sobion of Caesar’s Army, Defendant “ We are demanding $25,000 in legal fees and US$7,000 for consultancy services for the concert”-Plaintiff *BY VIOLET ABRAHAM/SHOWBIZ Correspondent, Trinidad & Tobago/GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

NO HIDING PLACE: Nigeria’s multiple Grammy Award Winner, BURNA BOY, Foreign Music Agent sued in Trinidad & Tobago over Conspiracy to illegally stage concert …Cash money Brothers Promotions file charges in court *Lawsuit filed in the...

DARING INTERVIEW WITHOUT FEAR: If BOLA Ahmed TINUBU is elected Nigeria President, Nation’s Treasury will be looted dry-Dr. TEE Mac Omatshola ISELI, renowned flutist, former PMAN President, MFR …let’s pray this never happen, ex-Lagos State Governor hangers-on will squander the country’s finances to the last *‘President BUHARI is surrounded by praise singers that won’t tell him the truth. That’s a flaw in the character of Mr.President’ *‘In 2015: a dollar was N190, now N740; a gallon of fuel was N87, now N300, Kerosine was N150, now N1,000; Diesel was N150, now N900, Cooking Gas was N180, now N850; A bag of Rice was N8,000 now N46,000; A loaf of Bread was N300, now N1,000; Chicken was N2,500 now N10,000; Domestic flight one-way was N13,000 now N80,000; External Debt was $9.7bn now $98.6bn. Nigerians can judge performance by themselves’ *‘Nigeria is a war zone. The only weapon used in a war zone are the AK 47’s. Same guns being carried by the police, most of gangsters and Herdsmen’ *“There is only one candidate who can take Nigeria out of the mess created by the All Progressives Congress and that’s Peter OBI! He is honest, hard working and has a good reputation” *‘Politicians in Nigeria are all selfish and don’t have the interest of the Nation at heart’ *‘I name my dogs after famous people to reflect those celebrities’ outlook or behavior’ *Philosophical QUOTES: “CORRUPTION is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country”-Karl Kraus *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

DARING INTERVIEW WITHOUT FEAR: If BOLA Ahmed TINUBU is elected Nigeria President, Nation’s Treasury will be looted dry–Dr. TEE Mac Omatshola ISELI, renowned flutist, former PMAN President, MFR …let’s pray this never happen, ex-Lagos...

ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW: OUR Highly-rated American University Offering Educational Grant to Students from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya; South Africa, other African countries-DR. Dornett Mcintosh, Chancellor, HBIU … We have launched HBIU Impact Africa enrollment effective March 1, 2023, applications available on home page at: www.hbiu.org *‘HBIU has placed its focus on the continent of Africa with the goal of providing high quality distance and regional education to the people of Africa for near to no cost. People need quality education and training. Money should not continue to be an obstacle that they face’ *‘We are willing to work with students from any of the 54 African nations. We want to develop regional leadership and business support that will produce greater levels of empowerment and structure for the students to obtain Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral/PhD degrees’ *‘Graduates of our educational programs have easy job opportunities in the United States and anywhere around the world’ *‘HBIU working with a team of dedicated faculty staff: men and women of highest integrity, sound academic success and huge inspiration to the world’ *Message to NIGERIANS: ‘WE cherish hard work, commitment, and dedication to excellence. HBIU will be here to support, mentor, counsel, and invest in the students’ success. We believe that dreams are meant to become reality, which is why our motto is No one is left behind’ *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW: OUR Highly-rated American University Offering Educational Grant to Students from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya; South Africa, other African countries-DR. Dornett Mcintosh, Chancellor, HBIU … We have launched HBIU Impact Africa...

2023 Election: I Have Delivered on My Promises for Nigerians, Done My Best-Nigeria’s President, BUHARI … ‘I am challenging the next president to make Nigeria one of the leading countries by the end of this century, I have laid a lasting legacy’ *‘I welcome and accept accolades and criticisms of my administration in equal measure’*‘Nigerians don’t really appreciate my sacrifice for the country. I think I’m being harassed. I believe I’m trying my best but still my best is not good enough for some people’ *‘The lofty achievements of Mr. President will leave many Nigerian critics of the regime breathless’-Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed *BY TITILOLA ADEPEJU/POLITICAL Correspondence, Abuja

2023 Election: I Have Delivered on My Promises for Nigerians, Done My Best-Nigeria’s President, BUHARI … ‘I am challenging the next president to make Nigeria one of the leading countries by the end of this century, I have laid a lasting...

INSPIRATIONAL: Inside Story of Lagos born ADESOLA ADEYEMI Reign, African Queen of New York Model Industry … breaking boundaries as an international star in America *UNILAG Bachelor’s degree graduate in Accounting features on cover of GQ, Vogue Italia, Marie Claire; Moevir Magazine, others *earlier voted best model, Lagos Fashion Week, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, currently signed to Wilhelmina models-one of the leading modeling and talent agencies in the world *Celebrated as one of the first indigenous Nigerian models to work for world renowned foreign brands: Nicole Miller, Sherri Hill, Rebecca Minkoff; Carolina Herrera, Mac Cosmetics, Laura Mercier, Nars; Cledepeau, Khaled Weis; Cover FX ,Maybeline, Rimmel London; Flesh Beauty, Glam Glow; Saks Fifth Avenue, Macys, Net-aporter; T.J. Maxx *Walked runways in New York Fashion Week for famous designers like Pamela Roland, chiarabonilapetiterobe, Christian Cowan, Patbo; Custo Barcelona, Bibhu Mohapatra *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

INSPIRATIONAL: Inside Story of Lagos born ADESOLA ADEYEMI Reign, African Queen of New York Model Industry … breaking boundaries as an international star in America   *UNILAG Bachelor’s degree graduate in Accounting features on cover...

MARRIED FOR LIFE: Celebrating African Traditional Heritage Overseas Nigerian born American lovers, Software Engineers showcase Yoruba, Igbo Culture to Marry in Philadelphia *Met by destiny, dated for nine months, began romantic relationship in New York *In honor of Yoruba traditions, AMOS AKINOLA and his groomsmen laid flat on the floor, at the feet of his future in-laws, to show respect *As an Igbo bride, OBIAJULU ‘Ajulu’ ADIGWE had her “igba nkwu,” or wine carrying, during which she received a cup of palm wine from her father, who then instructed her to go into the crowd, find the man she wanted to marry, and bring him back. When she found him, she presented the wine, which Amos drank *Couples danced non-stop to various Nigerian music and live performances by invited entertainers *“Our wedding is rich, cultural, heartwarming-and unforgettable”-Couple after marriage *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

MARRIED FOR LIFE: Celebrating African Traditional Heritage Overseas Nigerian born American lovers, Software Engineers showcase Yoruba, Igbo Culture to Marry in Philadelphia  *Met by destiny, dated for nine months, began romantic relationship...

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Government still placed My Name on a List of Enemies of the State -Dr. OKEY NDIBE, foremost author, scholar, Shearing Fellow at University of Nevada, Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, English Department, ST. Lawrence University … Buhari administration will be remembered as unrelieved, unmitigated disaster *‘Each time I arrive at the airport, whether coming into Nigeria or leaving-I’m detained for questioning. Often, the detention lasts between thirty minutes and an hour. But on one occasion, I was held overnight, for more than ten hours, at the DSS’s airport facility’ *‘I have chosen not to be afraid when I travel to Nigeria or any other country in the world. When I’m in Nigeria, I bask in the warmth and affection of relatives, friends and fans. I hardly have time to consider the possibility of threats to my safety or life’ *‘If Nigeria were a nation founded on law, Nnamdi Kanu would not still languish in detention after a court had ordered his release. The Nigerian government is the greatest and most powerful agent of criminality in the space called Nigeria’ *‘Peter Obi is promising in terms of physical conditioning, engagement with the issues as Nigeria’s in-coming president’ *Discusses secrets behind the success of his best seller novels, plus evergreen moments as Chair of judges for the 2022 AKO Caine Prize for African writing *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Government still placed My Name on a List of Enemies of the State -Dr. OKEY NDIBE, foremost author, scholar, Shearing Fellow at University of Nevada, Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, English Department,...