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ADEDAMOLA “DAMOLA” OJEIKERE: NIGERIAN FROM HOMELESSNESS TO THE U.S. NAVY, HOW DID HE DO IT?

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ADEDAMOLA “DAMOLA” OJEIKERE: NIGERIAN FROM HOMELESSNESS TO THE U.S. NAVY, HOW DID HE DO IT?

By Kelly Roncace When Adedamola “Damola” Ojeikere was 19 years old, he found himself homeless. Today, he is a Seaman Recruit in the United States Navy. In 2014, while searching for a place to sleep, Damola visited the Crossroads Program in Willingboro, and was taken in through the program’s Rites of Passage Transitional Housing program….

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TWO WEEKS IN NIGERIA (AN AMERICAN’S EXPERIENCE/LESSONS)

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TWO WEEKS IN NIGERIA (AN AMERICAN’S EXPERIENCE/LESSONS)

My father was born in Isuikwuato, Nigeria, and after immigrating to America started Living Hope Christian Ministries. For nearly 30 years, my parents have traveled to rural villages in Nigeria with a team of American doctors, nurses and volunteers with the sole goal of saving lives. Living Hope works for weeks in these villages, removing hernias, lipomas, cataracts and extracting teeth.

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VANSTONS FIND NEW OPPORTUNITY IN NIGERIA

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VANSTONS FIND NEW OPPORTUNITY IN NIGERIA

By Terry Lewis Jennifer, Alex Vanston accept positions at the U.S. Embassy School in Nigeria A 53-foot moving van sits outside of the Vanston home on River Point Drive. The trailer is slowly being loaded with furniture, clothes, kitchenware … the stuff and clutter that accumulates like dust when you live in the same place…

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No Evidence Of Sexual Misconduct Against Lawmakers – Foreign Affairs Minister

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No Evidence Of Sexual Misconduct Against Lawmakers – Foreign Affairs Minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, says there is no evidence to confirm the allegations of sexual misconduct made against three lawmakers of the House of Representatives. The Minister put forward this position when he appeared before the joint House of Representatives Committee investigating allegations of sexual misconduct brought against three members of…

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MOJI ADEYEYE: ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY PHARMACY PROFESSOR ELECTED AS NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FELLOW

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MOJI ADEYEYE: ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY PHARMACY PROFESSOR ELECTED AS NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FELLOW

A 40-year veteran of pharmacy, Adeyeye was recognized by NAS peers in part for her research for drugs to treat children with HIV/AIDS. That work includes a Nigeria-based clinical trial that has resulted in an invitation from the Federal Drug Administration to submit registration dossiers for two medications that could eventually be made available globally to millions of children with HIV/AIDS.

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RETIRING US AMBASSADOR SPEAKS ON BUHARI, HIS EXPERIENCE IN NIGERIA

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RETIRING US AMBASSADOR SPEAKS ON BUHARI, HIS EXPERIENCE IN NIGERIA

Mr Entwistle said: “I see a parallel between President Buhari and President Obama.
President Obama had not been in office very long before the people had the same kind of impatience. A lot of people forgot what difficult situation President Obama inherited. I think the same thing is happening to President Buhari. It is completely understandable for the people to have high expectations.
They are impatient, because they want to see change. But, the president inherited very difficult circumstances.

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NIGERIAN CAMPAIGNER, CAROLYN SEAMAN WINS US WORLD PULSE PRIZE

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NIGERIAN CAMPAIGNER, CAROLYN SEAMAN WINS US WORLD PULSE PRIZE

Seaman was the only African selected from 30 other women who recently participated in the World Pulse’s signature training program, Voices of Our Future.

The program provides an-intensive eight-week training in digital skills so that women worldwide may sharpen their vision and ignite change in their own communities.

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FORMER US REP. WOLF: ‘IF NIGERIA UNRAVELS…IMPACT ON WORLD WILL BE UNBELIEVABLE’

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FORMER US REP. WOLF: ‘IF NIGERIA UNRAVELS…IMPACT ON WORLD WILL BE UNBELIEVABLE’

“We have a major interest there,” Wolf said. “There are 180 million Nigerians. One prominent Nigerian said, ‘Nigeria is fragile.’ He said if that 180 [million] or a portion of them are displaced, they will devastate Africa, they will devastate Europe, and they will have a major impact on the business interests of the United States. And he said it would not be violence free….

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PEARLENA IGBOKWE: NIGERIAN-BORN PRODUCER BECOMES PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSAL TELEVISION IN USA

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PEARLENA IGBOKWE: NIGERIAN-BORN PRODUCER BECOMES PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSAL TELEVISION IN USA

“Pearlena’s remarkable track record in drama programming at NBC over the last few years made it clear that she was the ideal choice to lead the studio into its next phase of growth,” said Salke.

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STUDENTS RAISE MONEY TO FLY NIGERIAN CLASSMATE’S MOM TO HIS GRADUATION

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STUDENTS RAISE MONEY TO FLY NIGERIAN CLASSMATE’S MOM TO HIS GRADUATION

By Elyse Wanshel He thought his peers were collecting money for a senior lunch. But in actuality, the graduating class and faculty at John Carroll School was secretly raising money to fly classmate Mike Tertsea’s mother from Nigeria to Bel Air, Maryland to see him graduate from high school. Tertsea, who is 6 feet and…

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