EFCC declares Goodie Ibru wanted and other major headlines stories you missed today!

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

Martin' star Tommy Ford dies at 52 years old

Tommy Ford who played the role of Tommy on the '90s hit show "Martin" is dead. It was reported earlier in the day that he was on life support after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen. He was surrounded by family and friends when he passed away today. His family made the decision to turn off the life support this night.
Ford played Martin Lawrence's best friend for all 5 seasons of the show.

Tommy had roles on "New York Undercover" and "The Parkers." According to his official website, he was in the process of filming a documentary.

According to Tommy's Instagram, he was battling health issues before the rupture in his abdomen. In late September, he shared photos that showed him in the hospital

"I'm having a Knee Replacement surgery this morning. Please keep me in your prayers! Love you all! #kneereplacement #surgeryday #tommyford #earlymorning," he said.

CBN stops banks from sacking workers

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has asked the management of all the commercial banks in Nigeria to halt any plans to sack some of its workers. CBN's Director, Banking Supervision, Tokunbo Martins broke the news at the Bankers’ Committee meeting held in Lagos today.

“One of the things we discussed was about the impending retrenchment in the banking industry. So, we understand that many bank staff are experiencing fears about possible retrenchment in the industry.
We discussed it among the banks and the banks are now committed to not retrenching their staff going forward. So, whatever rumours are flying around about that mass retrenchment happening or not happening, that is not true”the Nation reports.

EFCC declares Goodie Ibru wanted for alleged capital market fraud and money laundering
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Goodie Minabo Ibru wanted for alleged capital market fraud, money laundering among other fraud related offences.

Gunmen kidnap Executive Secretary of Obudu Urban Development Authority

Canice Atsu, (in green vest) the Executive Secretary of the Obudu Urban Development Authority (BUDA) has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. According to CrossRiverWatch, the gunmen reportedly trailed Atsu all the way from Ogoja where he went for a function on Saturday, October 8th, and abducted him about 5 minutes after he arrived his home located along Ranch road in Obudu.

There are also reports of an upsurge in crime in Obudu, ranging from robberies and cult clashes. "Every day there is no morning you wake and not hear of a robbery incident in one or two parts of Obudu, especially the urban areas" said Ikwen Atuaka from Obudu.

Bauchi govt rescues 450 teenage girls from traffickers 
 Bauchi State government, in collaboration with security agents, has rescued 450 teenage girls from traffickers. A member of Bauchi State High Level Women Advocates, HILWA, a non-governmental organisation, and a staff of the Ministry of Education, Kalimatu Abdulkadir, disclosed this at a briefing to mark the International Day of the Girl-Child, organised by the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, in collaboration with UNICEF, in Bauchi. She said the Ministry of Education received information of teenage girls brought into the state from the neighbouring states of Zamfara, Jigawa and Sokoto and moved to Abuja in two batches. According to her, “investigations by security agents in the state revealed that some persons, who engaged in child trafficking, brought some girls from three northern states of Zamfara, Sokoto and Jigawa, into the state. “The girls were camped at an undisclosed location in the state and were dispatched in batches to Abuja. Some of the girls were taken through Kano, while the remaining went through Bauchi. They took the routes to avoid detection by security agents on the highways.” Kalimatu said security agents were able to track the whereabouts of the girls in Abuja, rescued them from their captors and reunited them with their families.

FG fires 20 FAAN directors, managers

About 21 senior officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria were on Wednesday sacked in a major shake-up.
Those affected, including directors, general managers and deputy general managers, were reportedly handed their termination of appointment letters.

Sources at the head office of FAAN in Lagos told our correspondent that no fewer than 10 general managers were reportedly demoted. They were said to have earlier been improperly promoted.

It was learnt from an official of the Ministry of Aviation that the sacking was the first batch of the shake-up planned by the government to reposition FAAN.

Stakeholders said the Federal Government had been concerned about certain issues at FAAN such as the engagement of about 40 general managers, the creation of many directorates that brought about duplication of duties and raised the authority’s monthly overhead to an estimated N800m.

Sources said the government planned to reduce the number of workers by way of restructuring in order to cushion the effects of the current economic crisis.


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