Hausas Clash With Akowa Indigenes In Imo, Nigeria beat Denmark to reach semi-finals in Olympics and other major headlines you have missed today!

Dear KFBers, how was you had a splendid weekend? Just before you go to bed, here are some major interesting headlines stories you missed today...

Lagos shuts houses with illegal ‘oil wells’

Hausas Clash With Akowa Indigenes In Imo

At least six persons are feared dead and several others injured in a blood spilling clash between the indigenes of Akowa in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo state and Hausa people living in the community.
The incident which occurred during the evening hours Friday, has led to the lose of properties, burning of the community and people deserting their homes in the process.
According to reports, an Hausa man had ran amok killing two indigenes and equally taking his own life thereafter. This in turn made the residents engage in a reprisal attack leading to the deaths of four others.

Pres. Buhari's Senior Special Adviser on Economic matters, Ayoleke Adu, dies at 44
Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Economic Matters, Ayoleke O. Adu has died. He was aged 44. A statement by the Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, states that Adu died last week Saturday after a brief illness.

$15bn arms deals: Panel traces N2bn to five children of ex-Army Chief
The Presidential Committee on Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement (CADEP) has traced about N2billion meant for the purchase of vehicles for the Nigerian Army to the accounts of five children of a former Chief of Army Staff. The Nation reports that the report by the panel states that the children of the ex-Chief of Army Staff allegedly used two companies for the deal.

We never knew Nigeria's economy was this bad- APC National chairman, Oyegun says

APC National chairman John Odigie-Oyegun yesterday said during the election campaigns in 2015, their party knew that things in Nigeria were bad but never knew how bad it was. Oyegun said this while speaking at a surprise birthday party held for him by staff of the APC national secretariat in Abuja yesterday August 12th.

“It has been tough times for the nation. When we were campaigning and it is necessary to continue to hammer on this part, we were not in government.
We knew things were very bad, but we did not know they were as bad as we eventually found them and the revelations that come out everyday continue to buttress that fact. Nobody ever expected the price of crude to collapse in the way it has done and one can only repeat what Mr. President said a few days ago.
That is for being a nation that had an excess crude account, today because of the collapse of the price of crude, a lot of states of this country do not have enough resources to meet their basic functions, responsibilities. That we would never again depend on a single crop whether it is oil, whether it is solid minerals, whether it is agriculture.
The president is laying a single foundation, very solid foundation, for the take-off of this nation such that all the resources that God has endowed this nation with, whether it is in solid minerals that it is plentiful, whether it is in agriculture, we can grow virtually anything in this nation of ours we have been blessed with rich soil.
The Nigeria of tomorrow would be a Nigeria that produces, the Nigeria of tomorrow would be a Nigeria that can give employment to its youth. The Nigeria of the tomorrow would be a nation that would provide plentiful opportunities for its people that is the Nigeria Buhari is presently constructing.”he said

Olympics: Nigeria beat Denmark to reach semi-finals
Nigeria's player Oghenekaro Etebo (8) celebrates his fourth goal during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men’s First Round Group B football match Nigeria vs Japan, at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus on August 4, 2016.
Nigeria’s Dream Team VI defeated Denmark 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Olympics men football on Saturday.
Captain Mikel Obi gave Nigeria the lead in the 16th minute with Umar bagging a second for Dream Team VI 14 minutes into the second half to keep Siasia’s dream of leading the team to Olympics glory alive.

We are not gay – Popular Kannywood actors swear with Quran 

Following allegations leveled against him, renowned Hausa movie actor, Adam Zango has denied being gay.
The news of his involvement in homosexuality had recently made the rounds in Kannywood.

Recall that recently, some Kannywood actors came under attack from Muslim clerics and residents of mostly Kano and Kaduna states, with some accusing entertainers of indulging in sodomy.
Some clerics had openly called on the film industry regulator to investigate the unholy relationships that might be going on among players in the industry, claiming that although none had been caught, actors and actresses in Kannywood were engaged in gay activities.

Zango has however, denied speculations that he is involved in gay activities with some of his colleagues in the industry.
He denied this on a Desmims Independent Television talk show in Kaduna.
Swearing by the Holy Quran by placing it on his head, Zango said, “I am here to tell the whole world that I am not gay and I do not participate in any gay activities within and outside the Kannywood industry.

2000 children, 158 women die everyday in Nigeria – NGO
Everyday, Nigeria loses 2000 children and 158 women due to poor access to basic healthcare, an international organisation, One Campaign, said.
The organisation also said 750,000 children die every year in Nigeria before they were five years old because of pneumonia, cholera, malaria and other preventable disease.
The Nigeria Country Representative of One Campaign, Edwin Ikhuoria, said the National Health Act could “save the lives of over 3 million mothers, newborns and children under-five years by 2022 if fully implemented by allocating 15 per cent of the nation’s budget to the health sector.”
Ikhuoria said, “Everyday, Nigeria loses 2000 children and 158 women due to poor access to basic healthcare. The National Health Act could save the lives of over 3 million mothers, newborns and children under-5 by 2022 if fully implemented.
“If you don’t know, 750,000 children die every year in Nigeria before they are five years old because of pneumonia, cholera and malaria. Some of them get HIV from their mothers. So unless transparent investments are made in the health sector, we cannot achieve results.

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