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Ambode sacks state commissioners for Tourism, Finance, and Transportation, Naira inches to N280 per US dollar and other major headlines you missed today!

Dear KFBers, we have got loads of interesting stories in tonight's #MajorHeadlinesYouMissedToday feature...enjoy!

Former President Jonathan in South Africa 


Former President Jonathan at the African Union High Level Meeting for Heads of Mission of International Election Observation Missions in Johannesburg, SA. Other participants include HE Mrs Aminata Toure, Fmr Prime Minister of Senegal. HE President Cassam Uteem, Fmr President of Mauritius, Dr. Pat Merloe, Director of Elections Integrity Programs at NDI, among others.





NY millionaire businessman allegedly strangles British girlfriend to death in a hotel room


New York millionaire businessman, Sammy Almahri, is said to have strangled his British girlfriend Nadine Aburas whom he met on a muslim dating site to death in a hotel room. 
He then hangeda 'do not disturb sign' on the door of Room 203 of the Future Inns in Cardiff to enable him time to escape.

According to reports, body of 28-year-old Miss Aburas was found much later by staff at the Future Inns hotel in Cardiff. The victim who lived alone in her own flat in Cardiff Bay, was said to have met Almahri on an internet dating site called MuslimMatch.com, they became friends and contacted each other regularly by telephone, text and Skype.

Her meeting with him on that day wasn't their first meeting. The reason he killed her in unknown.

Almahri was eventually located in Tanzania and arrested on an Interpol arrest warrant and returned to Britain to face justice for his crimes.





Police smashes baby factory in Rivers state where children are sold between 100-150k


Operatives of the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Rivers State Police Command, on October 18, 2016, smashed a baby factory at Etche LGA, Rivers State, Nigeria where one Reginald Akagbuto and four pregnant teenage girls were arrested. The four pregnant suspects arrested at the baby factory are: Oluchi Okorie, Chidinma Joseph, Ngozi Ekere, and Miracle Michael.
When interviewed, they confessed to have agreed with the Proprietor of the illegal factory, Akagbuto, to sell the babies for certain price depending on the sexes of the children. While the male child is for N150,000, the female is for N100,000.
They attributed their desire to sell the babies to lack of care and denial from their purported fathers.
Confirming the arrest of the suspects, the Rivers state Public Relations Officer, DSP Omoni Nnamdi said:“the Commissioner of Police, CP. Francis M. Odesanya, once again wishes to reiterate his earlier stance to deal with all criminal elements in the state and urges the people to have confidence in his ability to reduce crime. He however, solicits for useful information from the public as crime fighting is not a one-man business.”






River State Police arrests 5 kidnappers, including a soldier, rescues victim and recovers Toyota Highlander



The Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command received a complaint about the kidnap of one Sir Chief Samuel Iheanachor along Aba-Oyibgo Road on October 10, 2016. He was abducted by six armed men while he was driving his Toyota Highlander and taken to an unknown destination.
After the Commissioner of Police, CP. Francis M. Odesanya, instructed a discreet investigation into the matter, the jeep was tracked along Aba Road. It was driven by Lance Corporal Abdul Yusuf ‘m’ of the 2nd Brigade and another, both wearing Army uniforms. Both suspects were arrested.
On interrogation, they confessed to the crime and led the operatives to Asarama in Andoni Local Government Area where the victim was rescued unhurt and unconditionally on October 15, 2016. No ransom was paid. Three others members of the kidnap gang were equally arrested.
The victim has been debriefed and reunited with his family. Further investigation is ongoing at the Anti-kidnapping Unit and the suspects will soon be charged to court.
The Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Omoni Nnamdi addressed the issue saying:
"The Commissioner of Police, CP. Francis M. Odesanya, has emphasised the commitment of the Police to protect lives and properties of the people of Rivers State. He noted that paying ransom to kidnappers is not ideal. He encourages those concerned to always cooperate with the police and provide useful information that will assist the police is getting rid of all forms of criminal acts in Rivers State."





Cabinet reshuffle: Ambode sacks state commissioners for Tourism, Finance, and Transportation


Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode today, sacked the state commissioner for Tourism, Mr Folorunsho Folarin-Coker; Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi and Transportation, Dr. Ekundayo Mobereola.

In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello; the Governor also directed the Special Adviser, Arts and Culture to take over as the Acting Commissioner for Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Special Adviser on Transportation will take over as Acting Commissioner for Transportation while the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance takes over as the Acting Commissioner for Finance pending the appointment of new Commissioners in the respective ministries.




Chibok girls have seen the worst the world has to offer- Pres. Buhari







President Buhari today received the rescued 21 Chibok girls at the state house in Abuja. In a statement he shared on his Facebook wall, he said the girls have seen the worst the world has to offer. Read the statement below..."Today I received 21 dear daughters. They have seen the worst that the world has to offer. It is now time for them to experience the best. They will be given adequate and comprehensive medical, nutritional and psychological care and support.
The Federal Government will rehabilitate them, and ensure that their reintegration back to the Society is done as quickly as possible. Aside from rescuing them, we are assuming the responsibility for their personal, educational and professional goals and ambitions in life. Obviously, it is not late for the girls to go back to school and continue the pursuit of their studies. We will be with them every step of the way. While joining their parents to rejoice and praise the Almighty, we shall redouble efforts to ensure that we fulfill our pledge of bringing the remaining girls back home."






30 years after his assasination, Oby Ezekwesili honours legendary journalist Dele Giwa...


Today marking the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Dele Giwa, the first editor and founder of Newswatch Magazine, former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili took to social media to honour the great journalist who died following a delivered letter bomb on the 19th of October 1986.

In her series of tweet, Oby recalled how her father who she equally lost on the same date but in 1988, made her read the ‘Parallax Snaps’ column on Dele Giwa’s Newswatch.





Naira inches to N280 per US dollar

The Nigerian currency, the Naira is inching towards the N280 to the dollar opening rate at the Financial Markets Dealers Qoute (FMDQ). 
The naira on Wednesday closed at N304.75 to the dollar at the official interbank market from N305 recorded on Tuesday. 
At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the naira exchanged at N385 to the dollar, while the pound sterling and the Euro traded at N550 and N504, respectively. 
Trading at the parallel market saw the naira exchanging at N450, N545 and N495 to the dollar, pound sterling and the Euro, respectively. Traders at the market expressed optimism that the licensing of additional 20 International Money Transfer Operators (IMTO) would bring more liquidity to the market. 
NAN reports that in a bid to conserve the nation’s foreign reserve and to liberalise the foreign exchange market, the CBN is interfacing with IMTOs to sell the proceeds of Diaspora remittances to BDCs. The decision of the CBN has borne very positive fruits as the naira continues to appreciate at the forex market.



Leave me alone, fight hunger, Fayose tells FG


Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has told the Federal Government to pay attention to hunger and suffering ravaging Nigeria and its people and leave him alone to concentrate on governance.
He said desperate efforts by the Federal Government to implicate him at all cost using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other government agencies would not prevent him from delivering good governance to Ekiti and its people.

The governor said these while reacting to media reports that a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, confessed to the EFCC that he gave him N2.3bn in the run-up to the Ekiti 2014 governorship election.

“This project ‘Fayose must be implicated at all cost’ will definitely not put food on the tables of Nigerians and for all I care, the EFCC and its collaborators can keep running from pillar to post while I keep delivering good governance to Ekiti and its people.

“We have gone pass this stage of media trial, EFCC should rather keep its
gun powder dry, when we get to the bridge, we will cross it. They said more than this in the 2006 poultry scam blackmail, despite that, I am the governor today.”

Fayose, according to a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public
Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said he decided to react just to fulfil all righteousness because Nigerians were more interested in having food on their tables.

“Those who arranged the dramatic and compromised return of Senator Obanikoro to Nigeria obviously did so in continuation of their project ‘Fayose must be implicated at all cost’ but I am not bothered because my election was legitimately funded.

“However, if this is why they are intimidating judges and the judiciary, it won’t work as far as my own matter is concerned as no one can play God.

“As far as I am concerned, I am busy here in Ekiti attending to the welfare and well-being of my people. I won’t be distracted.”

Fayose challenged the EFCC to also beam its searchlights on the funding of the All Progressives Congress elections since financial assistance from Nigerians to fund elections was being criminalised.

“The international community, especially those funding EFCC must insist that the commission probes the funding of APC elections before further funds are released to the commission,” he added.

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