Buhari serves food to physically challenged during final breaking of Ramadan fast (photos), Many Lagos hawkers arrested and locked up, Buhari sacks Kachikwu as NNPC GMD, Saudi city ‘hit by suicide bomber’and other major headlines you mised today!

Dear kfbers, we trust you had a great today!

Just before you go to bed, here are the major political and crime stories you missed today.
1.Buhari sacks Kachikwu as NNPC GMD
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a new Board of directors for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The approval of the board is provided for under Section 1(2) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Act of 1997, as amended.
This was announced via a statement released on Monday by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina.
The new board has Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum; as its Chairman. Other members include the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, and the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance. 
Others include Mallam Abba Kyari, Dr. Thomas M.A John, Dr. Pius O. Akinyelure, Dr. Tajuddeen Umar, Mallam Mohammed Lawal, and Mallam Yusuf Lawal.

President Buhari urged the new board to ensure the successful delivery of the mandate of the NNPC, “and serve the nation by upholding the public trust placed on them in managing this critical national asset.”
2. Ban On Hawking: Traders Arrested In Lagos (Pic) 
Hundred of street traders were on Monday arrested in different parts of Lagos metropolis by men of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), for hawking on the streets. The State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, had last week Friday announced the enforcement of law banning street trading and hawking. Ambode, who was speaking on a live TV interview, warned that the law stipulate six months jail term or N90,000 fine for offenders. The traders were picked up in areas like Mariland, Oshodi, Ikeja, Ojota among other areas in the metropolis.

3. Buhari Hosts Physically-challenged Nigerians, Serves Them Food 
This evening, President Buhari welcomed the physically-challenged people and Internally Displaced Persons to the final breaking of the Ramadan fast this year, at the State House, Abuja. The President also personally served them.

 4. Fasting continues tomorrow,Sultan of Sokoto declares 
The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has said that the Ramadan fasting continues tomorrow,July 6th due to non sighting of the moon. 
 The Ramadan month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.
5.  Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman get N500m bail

Femi Fani-Kayode
Femi Fani-Kayode
Justice M. S. Hassan of the Federal High Court Lagos today July 4, 2016 granted bail to Nenadi Esther Usman and Femi Fani-Kayode, both former ministers and directors in the Presidential Campaign Organisation of the People’s Democratic Party for the 2015 general election. Also admitted to bail is Danjuma Yusuf, the third accused in the 17- count charge that borders on conspiracy, stealing, corruption and making cash payments exceeding the amount authorized by law preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The defendants alongside Jointrust Dimensions Nigeria Limited are alleged to have diverted about N4.9 billion belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria for political and personal use.
They however pleaded not guilty to the criminal information brought against them by the EFCC when they were arraigned. June 28, 2016.
Ruling on their bail applications, Justice Hassan granted the defendants bail in the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira each with two sureties in like sum. The sureties must have landed property within the jurisdiction of the court and deposit their Title Documents with the Chief Registrar of the court.
The Title Documents shall be verified by the EFCC within seven days. The sureties shall also file affidavit of means and deposit their International passport with the court.
The case is adjourned to October 19, 20 and 21, 2016 for trial

6.  Saudi city ‘hit by suicide bomber’

A suicide bomber has attacked the Saudi city of Medina, close to the Prophet’s Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, according to local media reports.
The bomber detonated his device as security officers were breaking their Ramadan fast, al-Arabiya TV said.
Footage on the TV network showed a blazing vehicle. There are no details of casualties and no official comment.
The mosque is the burial place of the Prophet Muhammad and Medina the second-holiest city in Islam after Mecca.
State-linked Sabq news and the Okaz newspaper also carried reports of the suicide attack.
Earlier, at least one explosion rocked the eastern city of Qatif.
Qatif is home to many minority Shia Muslims and the blast appeared to target a Shia mosque. No casualties have been reported so far.
A suspected suicide bomber also died after detonating a device near the US consulate in the city of Jeddah. Two security officers were slightly injured as they tackled the man, but no-one else was hurt.
Social media footage from Medina showed a vehicle on fire in a car park, with two security officers lying nearby.
Other footage showed ambulances and police vehicles streaming to the area.
It is not clear who is behind any of the attacks.
The attacks come with the holy month of Ramadan drawing to a close and ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.


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