Fire disaster averted at Lagos Airport, Gbenga Daniel steps down for Dokpesi and other major headlines you missed today!

Dear KFBers, hope you had great day? Just before you go to bed, here are some major headlines you missed today..

US govt donates six laptops to EFCC

The United States Government, today donated six Laptop computers to the EFCC during a courtesy visit to the Commission's Headquarters in Abuja. The Director, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, USA, Roselyn Wiase, who led the six man delegation urged the Commission to continue in its vigorous fight against Corruption.

"We are not unmindful of your contribution to the fight against economic and financial crimes in Nigeria. The United States Government therefore donates this Laptops to your organization to support your Mission” she said.

Stephen Keshi's son expresses disappointment over FG's unfulfilled promises to honor his father
Stephen Keshi Junior, son of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, took to his IG page yesterday to express his disappointment at the Federal government's unfulfilled promises to honor his father at his father's funeral rites which kicked off in Benin city Edo state yesterday July 28th. He wrote:

"I sat in front of the federal government on national television a few weeks ago and they promised they would honor pops the way he deserves. They said that he has done too much for the country for them not to. They made us change dates to fit the federal governments schedule. But they didn't do as promised, we aren't mad, nor sad, just disappointed, they should be ashamed of themselves.
This sends a terrible message to our youth that are striving to do great things for Nigeria. The good thing is that We was raised not to ask for handouts. There will be no more postponements, today the funeral ceremonies began in Benin, the place he loved, where his career started. My sisters, brother and I held it down, with the help of a few others, and now we are putting our pops to rest. We don't owe anyone shit and we can say they owe pops everything. No salt, it is not the people's fault, we still love Nigeria as pops did" he said

Police rescue another chained child in Ogun state
Barely a week after members of the Ogun state police command rescued 9 year old Korede Taiwo from the Celestial Church where he was chained by his father over his stealing habit, the state police command have rescued a 10 year old girl named Promise Udeh who was chained by her aunt, Chaimaka Okafor at their Adigbe residence in Abeokuta, the state capital. Chiamaka allegedly chained Promise because she stole her N4,000. The police is in search of Chiamaka as she has since fled her home

Two children who went missing in Lagos have been found
Amarachi Amaechi (12yrs) and Roseline Ugo (9yrs) who left their home in Omole Estate on Wednesday 27th July and did not return, have been found. According to Family sources, Amarachi had been acting badly at home and in a bid to get her to change her ways, her family threatened to send her to the East where her mother stays.

Amarachi did not like the idea and so she decided to run away from home with her cousin Roseline. Both of them were found at Valley estate in Lagos yesterday July 28th.

Obanikoro's aide narrates how he transported N1.2bn to Fayose in Ekiti state

An aide of former Minister for State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, Lt. Commander A. O. Adewale, yesterday told EFCC operatives how on the orders of Obanikoro, himself and other staff members of Obanikoro, transported N1.2 billion to Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose in 2014.

The N1.2 billion is part of the N4.745 billion allegedly paid into Obanikoro’s company, Sylva Mcnamara by the Office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

According to The Nation, Adewale said they started the trip with the money from Obanikoro's Parkview estate home in Ikoyi, Lagos.

"I was posted as the Flag Lieutenant to the Hon. Minister of State for Defence from March 2014 to September 2014. Thereafter I proceeded to Defence Intelligence School for my basic French Language course from December 14 to June 2015. As at when I was the Flag Lieutenant to the Minister of State for Defence, my schedule of duties was being in charge of Very Important Personalities (VIP) protection, organisation and administration of the escorts and also coordination of convoys for movement, organisation and administration of the escorts’ means. I am responsible to all the security aides attached to the minister. Security aides include the personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force. I detail them on VIP protection. During my tour of duty as the Flag. Lieutenant to the Minister of State for Defence, I was reporting to the Principal Staff Office, (PSO), Navy Capt. O.O. Fadeyi.
During my period as the Flag Lieutenant to the Hon. Minister of State Defence, the then minister was Senator Musiliu Obanikoro. On assumption of duty as the Flag Lieutenant, I embarked on several trips with the Minister to several military and civil parastatals, some of which included several visits to Lagos, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Military Pension Board, Air Force Base in Enugu, also visits to Ekiti State, Port Harcout, Bayelsa and the commissioning of the Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Okpabana in the United States. During my tour of duty, I visited Ekiti twice with the minister. The first was the presidential rally held in Ekiti and the second trip was sometimes in June 2014. The movement to Ekiti was by air through a chartered aircraft. It is not part of my duties to initiate movement for the minister. Every time, the minister informed me verbally of our intended movement, I complied. A Gyro Air Limited passenger manifest dated June 16, 2014 with the departure DN MM with route DN AKR and the following passenger details, (1) the Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro (2) Dr. Tunde Oshinowo and Lt. Commander A.O. Adewale was shown to me. I recognised the manifest via my handwriting and my name is also on the manifest. The flight was organised by the minister and I was given the contact of Mr. Jide West (the General Manager of Gyro Air) to liaise with". Continuing, Adewale said "On June 16, 2014, we left the house of the former minister at Park View, Lagos to the airport. It is pertinent to state that I did not arrange or pay for the chartered flight to Ekiti. I was given the number of Mr. Jide West by the minister for liaison of timing of takeoff. We got to the airport in the morning of June 16, 2014. On arrival via road from Park View at the airport, the minister’s son, Mr. Gbolahan was at the airport.
A private discussion held between father and son. The minister then informed me of the delay in the movement to Akure. About an hour later, a bullion van pulled into the hangar where the chartered aircraft was parked. Shortly after, Mr. Gbolahan ensured that some bags were offloaded into the plane. As at when the bullion van pulled into the airport, I was at the waiting lounge close to where the plane was parked. Shortly after, I boarded the plane with the minister and his civilian friend in person of Mr. Oshinowo as indicated on the manifest. On arrival at the airport, the minister had private discussions with some of his political friends who received him at the airport in Akure. I was not privy to the discussions. However, a bullion van was driven down to the tarmac where the plane was parked.
The bags were offloaded into the bullion van and the minister directed that we should escort the van to a particular Zenith Bank branch in Akure. I can recall the exact branch. On arrival at the bank, the bags were offloaded by the bank staff under the supervision of a particular civilian who was in company of the minister at the Akure airport. I don’t know the man personally but with facial recognition, I can identify the man. After offloading the bags and the civilian took custody, the escorts thereafter proceeded to meet the minister.”he said

Fire disaster averted at Lagos Airport

The timely intervention of the Airport Fire and Rescue Services Department saved the building from being consumed by fire.
The fire which broke out at the E-Wing of the airport terminal started from the airport electrical control panel and was quickly put under control by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, fire fighters.
Confirming the incident, Friday, Mr Yakubu Dati, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, said it did not disrupt normal flight operations at the airport.
According to Dati, “A quick response by men of the Airport Fire and Rescue Services Department has averted a fire incident at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
“The incident, which occurred at the E-Wing on Thursday, July 28 2016 at about 1100pm did not affect flight operations. Preliminary investigation indicates that the fire emanated from the electrical control panel.
“Our engineers who have restored power at affected areas are working round the clock to restore normalcy. Members of the public are therefore advised to disregard nay-sayers who may want to exploit the situation to create unnecessary panic.
“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to apologise to all travellers and airport users for inconveniences caused while assuring them of their safety and security.”

FG to generate 6,000 megawatts of electricity by December 2016 – Fashola

The Federal Government has promised to generate 6, 000 megawatts by December 2016.
It said based on the measures put in place, the target was achievable.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola gave this assurance during a visit by delegates from the International Monetary Fund, IMF, in his office.
Fashola, who was represented by the Minister of State Power, Works and Housing, Hon Mustapha Shehuri, insisted that the Buhari-led administration will not rest until it achieved the target of power generation, address infrastructural decay in the sector and a sustainable economy.

According to the Minister, the government through its unveiled Road Map to Power will tackle the decay of infrastructure via a holistic approach.

“We are expecting that our generating capacity will be over 6, 000 megawatts by end of 2016, 10, 000 in 2019, and 30, 000 megawatts in 2030, as planned within the maxim of incremental, stable and un-interrupted power”, he stated.

The Minister further pledged that with the recent steps taken by the government to exploit the abundant solar energy in the country by the signing of the Power Purchase Agreements, PPAs, with 14 companies in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, the feat would be achieved.

Gbenga Daniel steps down for Dokpesi ahead PDP National Convention 
 Former Governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has announced that he will no longer seek the chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the national convention billed for August 17 in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, but will be supporting High Chief Raymond Dokpesi for the post. 
Gbenga Daniel and Dokpesi during the visit The two term governor stated this when he hosted Dokpesi and his team at Conference Hotel & Suites, Sagamu, adding that he has confidence in the ability of the media mogul to rebuild the party and make it the darling of Nigerians.
 He said he has been under pressure from stakeholders to contest but he will abandon his ambition to support Dokpesi. “I have known High Chief for more than four decades and it beholds on me that I should support him whenever he is seeking any position,” he said amidst applause. 
Chief Dokpesi thanked Otunba Daniel, assuring him that he will not disappoint as he will work assiduously to bring unity to PDP South West and ensure that the party wins elections in the region. The PDP delegates from Ogun state prayed for him and pledged their support during the convention. Ogun is the 13th state visited by Dokpesi and his team made up of former Chief Whip of the senate, Victor Kassim Oyofo; Edo state PDP organizing secretary, Hon. Henry Duke Tenebe; former chairman of PDP Kaduna, Chief Abubakar Gaiya Haruna and his Nasarawa counterpart, Chief Yunaha Iliya. Others were Mrs. Kafilat Ogbara, Prince Lekan Tejuoso, Benson Olaoluwa, Sola Kuti among others.


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