FG declares Sept 12 & 13th public holidays for Sallah, Landlord sends 5 tenants packing for saying 'Buhari is working' and other major headlines you missed today!

Dear KFBers hope you had a great day? just before you go to  bed, here are some major headline stories you missed today!
FG declares Sept 12 & 13th (Monday, Tuesday) public holidays 

The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 12 and Sept.13 as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir.
The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the acting Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Muhammadu Maccido.

He enjoined all Muslims and Nigerians in general to support and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari in his sustained efforts to diversify the economy and progressively accelerate the pace of economic recovery.

Son of late Kogi State governor arrested by the police

The Police in Kogi state have arrested the son of late Kogi state governor, Abubakar Audu, Mohammed and about 15 other members of the late governor's family. According to the former governor's younger brother, Mustapha, Mohammed and other family members were arrested today and are being detained at the Lokoja Police Division.
He accused the state governor of ordering the arrest of his family members. He alleged that the state governor was using the police to intimidate their family because Mohammed in a statement he released recently, mocked the governor for using the scarce resources in the state to organize an award ceremony to mark the state's 25 years anniversary, instead of using the money to pay salaries.
Meanwhile the state governor, Yahaya Bello, has denied having any links with the arrests made.
‎A statement from the governor's Chief Press Secretary, Fanwo Kingsley, reads “The Governor did not order the arrest of anybody. However, law enforcement agents are free to effect arrest when anyone infringes the Law. If members of Audu family run foul of the Law, they would not be spared just because they are members of Audu's family”.‎

Ex-President Jonathan appears at first council of State meeting

There was mild drama on Wednesday as former President Goodluck Jonathan attended his first Council of State meeting as a former president. The drama resulted after news men abandoned President Buhari, other ex Presidents presents and focused on GEJ who was attending the meeting for the first time.
 He did not attend October’s meeting. The council, which comprises all former presidents and heads of states, as well as vice president, governors, Senate president and House of Representative speaker, were there.

President Muhammadu Buhari is chairing the meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja. Former heads of state, Abdusalami Abubakar, and Ernest Shonekan, were also in attendance.
Wednesday’s meeting is expected to ratify the appointment of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.

The Council is also expected to consider possible nominees for the positions of National and Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC currently has six national commissioners out of 12, while 21 out of 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners are yet to be appointed.
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 Landlord sends 5 tenants packing for saying 'Buhari is working'
A landlord, Mr. David Agberemole, has sent at least 5 tenants in his house in Uzea Community in Esan North East LGA of Edo State, packing for supporting APC.

The tenants, Sylvester Chukwuemeka, Okosun Christiana and Ogbeide Elizabeth, who lamented their ordeal said they have suffered untold hardship from their landlord for not supporting the PDP which the landlord was sympathetic to.

Christiana said, “We don’t have any problem, just party differences, he told us he wanted everyone in the house to support PDP, because he is a member of the party, but i refused.

I told him that i have been in APC for a very long time that even if the PDP is buying me a car I prefer to remain in the APC, and he said since that is my stand; I should consider myself evicted from his house."

Also speaking, Chukwuemeka said: “I don’t understand why the landlord will just decide to drive us out of his house because we are not supporting PDP. I pay my rent regularly and this is not fair to me. The state government should come to our aid because I don’t know when it became a crime to support a party.”

Chukwuemeka called on relevant authority to come to their aid just as the Acting Executive Chairman of Edo State Internal Revenue Service, Barr. Emmanuel Usoh has given the evicted tenants some bags of cement and money to build their own houses.

1.9 million voters to participate in Edo governorship poll 

A youth corper distributes pvc ahead of the Edo Governorship election
The Resident Electoral Commissioner Edo State, Mr Sam Olumekun, has said that no fewer than 1.9 million registered voters were expected to participate in the governorship poll.
Olumekun said that Edo has 1,925,105 registered voters, adding that accreditation and voting would be done simultaneously during the election.
He attributed the decision to the paradigm shift in the evolving electoral system, saying “the polling procedure in this governorship election requires a prospective voter to cast his or her vote immediately after being accredited’’.
He added, “This procedure is less consuming and less wearisome for the voter.”
The REC expressed the commission’s readiness to conduct a free, fair and credible governorship election on Saturday, saying that INEC had complied with all electoral Acts on the election.
He, however, urged the people to stop seeing election as a do-or-die affair, but as a healthy process on a level-playing field.
Olumekun said that as was the case in the 2015 General Election, the commission would retain the use of permanent voter card and smart card reader for conduct of the election.
In his contribution, acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, assured the people of the state of adequate security, saying that the police had earlier deployed 25,000 personnel to complement those in Edo command.
Idris, who was represented by Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Joshak Habila, said that with the collaboration of other security agencies, effective policing logistics had been mobilized for adequate protection of voters, INEC staff and materials.
Candidates of the 19 political parties participating in the election attended the forum.

Blogger allegedly arrested by SSS in Akwa Ibom state has been released

38-year-old blogger and publisher of an online news medium, Abia Facts, Mr. Iroegbu Emenike, who was allegedly arrested by the State Security Service (SSS) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State at about 1:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept 6, 2016, has been released.

Lawyer/Human Rights Activist Inibehe Effiong stated that according to the wife of the blogger, Mrs. Ekaette Iroegbu, Emenike was arrested by three (3) SSS operatives who invaded their Uyo residence in a black jeep. 
The operatives took away the two phones of Mrs. Emenike; the bloggers' phones and laptop, etc. After ransacking their apartment, they whisked the blogger away without disclosing the reason for his arrest and their destination.
He has now been released. Inibehe Effiong confirmed this development, stating that Emenike was released this afternoon from SSS custody.

Ignore rumours of fuel hike – PPPRA says after meeting with NNPC, Marketers

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, on Wednesday held a meeting with major stakeholders in the downstream sub-sector.
They discussed the recent speculations of an imminent increase in the pump price of petrol.
A statement from Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, said “after exhaustive deliberations, stakeholders present were in the affirmative that the speculations of an imminent upward price review of PMS were unfounded.
"This position is premised upon the fact that the current market fundamentals, as captured on the PPPRA Pricing Template for PMS, confirmed that the market is operating within the existing price band of N135-N145 per litre.
"The claim is therefore both unfounded and deceptive, as there is no basis for pricing speculations as being circulated within the last few days.”

NCC seals Nokia-Alcatel office in Lekki
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday sealed the office of Nokia-Alcatel located in Lekki, Lagos for operating without license.
The Head of Enforcement Unit, NCC, Mr Salisu Abdul, while speaking with newsmen shortly after the operation, said that the company had been operating without license for years.
Abdul said that during one of the commission’s monitoring activities, the team discovered that the company had not obtained the requisite authorisation to render services.
He said that Nokia-Alcatel was involved in “equipment manufacturing, supply and installation; therefore’ it could have obtained the ‘Sale and Installation’ license.”
According to him, the license, which barely cost N2 million will give Nokia the authority to operate wireless transmission, manufacturing and sale of equipment, among others.
He said that after notifying the company for the need to be licensed, it only applied for the license about three months ago, but did not complete the process.

“As a matter of fairness and transparency, we decided to pay them a visit, and we however, discovered that they only applied for license about three months back and are yet to complete the process for the license.

“Basically, we have decided to seal off the premises of Nokia until it obtains the requisite authorisation.

“The NCC is the sole regulator of the telecom sector in Nigeria and one of our functions is the issuance of telecom licenses.

“It is criminal for any service provider to operate in the country without license. We have sealed the office until they comply.

“We have to charge them based on the number of years they have operated without license. We will use our discretion to charge them,” he said.

APC’s change has no place in Ondo – Mimiko‎
Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has advised people of the state against voting for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the upcoming governorship election in the state.
Speaking at the presentation of cheques to beneficiaries of the CBN/ODSG Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund, Mimiko stated that the APC has nothing to offer the people of the state.
Mimiko said, “You should open your eyes wide now, we said it that time, yet people voted for them, see what they are doing to Nigerians, in the last one year, we have seen nothing.

"We should not allow APC’s ‘Change’ in Ondo State, I will not say much but it is what all of us can see in their government, so there is no way for APC in Ondo State.”

Dangote visits Benin Crown Prince, promises more investments in Edo
Dangote, who said he was in the palace to commiserate with him on the demise of the late Oba, as well as congratulate him on his forthcoming coronation as the new Oba of Benin, also promised to bring more investment to the state.
He said that with the kind of weather and natural resources in the state, Edo could be made an employment hub for job seekers.
He added that the. state was so blessed and creating jobs would not be a difficult task.
He expressed delight that the prince would be crowned as the new Oba of Benin on Sept. 26, saying that the late Oba served the people of Edo in particular and the country well.
He added that “I have no doubt that with you as the next Oba, Benin will be taken to the next level.

“I also know that your experience as an Ambassador will be brought to bare.”

He assured the monarch of his continued support to the kingdom.

Responding, the crown prince said he was delighted to receive Dangote in his palace.

He gave assurance that he would do all it takes to justify the confidence reposed in him by the people.

He said “when God gives an assignment, He provides the means and resources by which the assignment will
be accomplished.”

He appealed to Dangote to always represent the state before the Federal Government, noting that “I know you always have a way of attacking any government in power, please always help actualise state’s request before the Federal Government.”

He also appealed to Dangote to help support and promote tourism in the state.

According to him, he has a passion to promote tourism in the state so as to create employment for the unemployed through the establishment of a finery.

He urged the business mogul to support the initiative to make Gelegele, a coastal community in the state, a Free Trade Zone.

Earlier, Gov. Adams Oshiomhole, who accompanied Dangote on the visit, said that the business tycoon was in the palace to commiserate with the royal household, in addition to congratulating the monarch on his forthcoming coronation. (NAN)


  1. Na long weekend be this one... That landlord needs to be sued, what nonsense!

  2. lol @the landlord story, can't wait to be in lag for the hols!


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