Dear kfbers, we trust you had a fantastic weekend!
candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the 2014 Osun
gubernatorial elections, Senator Iyiola Omisore was on Sunday arrested
by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
to online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, the former senator was picked up
by men of the anti-graft agency at his Abuja residence and taken to the
agency headquarters in Abuja.
EFCC hint that Omisore is being quizzed about his alleged role in the
diversion of the sum of N1.3billion from the coffers of the office of
the national security adviser, while Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) occupied the
position, to campaign funding for the Ekiti governorship election in
the ex-NSA and conveyed same to the Ekiti PDP governorship candidate,
now Governor Ayodele Fayose.
EFCC sources revealed the identity of the former minister to be Mrs
Stella Oduah, a former aviation minister under the administration of
ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and now a senator representing Anambra
state at the national assembly.
apparently opened the account with her housemaid’s name, image, and
details without the housemaid knowing about it,” the EFCC source is
quoted to have said.
20 years of sustained resistance, all traders in Alade Market, Ikeja
have begun relocating to a newly built alternative market, thereby
paving way for its redevelopment.
The traders finally relocated
with the intervention of the Lagos State Government, Ikeja Local
Government and the Iyaloja of Alade Market, Chief Aina Adenuga.
Chief Adenuga assured that all legal allotees in the old market had started moving into the alternative market.
parties agreed to the relocation plan after series of meeting at the
weekend with the Sole Administrator of Ikeja LGA, Mr. Abiodun Taiwo and
representatives of the state government, among others.
decision of all the parties to relocate from Alade Market ended a
20-year conflict, which undermined the proposal to redevelop the market
to a shopping mall to cost N6.9 billion.
Catholic priests protest against Fulani herdsmen in Enugu
Well, it does appear that the Catholic priests in Enugu state are
tired and angry over the continued violent activities of suspected
herdsmen within the state.
The priests held protest on Saturday to register their anger and displeasure at the menace of the herdsmen.
Catholic Dioceses of Nsukka, Awgu and Enugu all had separate protests
even as thousands of church members accompanied the priests in peaceful
The Enugu Diocese had earlier announced that it would hold a peaceful
march to the governor’s office to protest against the herdsmen.
The march, tagged ‘Diocesan peaceful prayerful protest march’ was
planned to begin from the Holy Ghost Cathedral, through the streets of
Enugu metropolis, to the Government House on Saturday.
The march was canceled however, after Governor of the state, Ifeanyi
Ugwuanyi and some members of the state executive council visited the
It is believed that the church had called off the protest after suspecting an alleged plan by hoodlums to take over the march.
Soldiers, Police invade Ikeja computer village over bomb threat
Over 100 soldiers and police officers were deployed to secure the
Computer Village area of Ikeja following an alleged plan to bomb the
area uncovered by the Department of State Services (DSS).
On Friday, the DSS had said, “Sequel to increasing threat posed to
public peace by the activities of the Independent People of Biafra, this
Service arrested one Chidiebere Onwudiwe, a graduate of Mechanical and
Chemical Engineering and known member of IPOB, on June 22, 2016.”
“Onwudiwe and his associates, within and outside the country, were
planning to carry out coordinated attacks against religious
bodies/edifices, police checkpoints and the Computer Village in Ikeja,
Lagos State, with Improvised Explosive devices. The suspect was
apprehended while making logistics supplies for their nefarious plan.”
The announcement made by the DSS caused an eruption of fear in Computer Village, an area famous for its commercial activities.
In reaction to the alleged threat, on Saturday, a pocket of security
officers comprising both the police and army were seen in Computer
Village in a bid to restore decorum in the area.
Aisha Buhari presents N30 million cash support to Chibok girls’ parents
presented about N30 million cash support to parents of the abducted
Government Secondary School (GSS) Chibok students in Borno.
Buhari, represented by Hajiya Nana Shettima, the wife of the Borno
governor presented the cash to the parents at a ceremony in Maiduguri.
She explained that the gesture was aimed at assisting the parents
with some financial support towards alleviating their sufferings.
Buhari pointed out that the presentation was in fulfillment of her
promise to assist the less privileged and victims of insurgency in the
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
on Friday sealed off four bakeries during an inspection exercise in
Three persons were also arrested for unwholesome practices during the exercise.
The bakeries sealed included God’s Will, Life is Good, Our Daily Bread and Stone bakeries located on Sapkonba Road in Benin.
on the essence of the inspection/surveillance exercise, the Edo
Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr David West, said it was in line with the
agency’s mandate of safeguarding the health of Nigerians.
that the exercise was geared towards achieving three objectives of
registration of bakeries, good hygiene practice and non-use of
prohibited dough ingredients.
“We have three teams carrying out this exercise in different locations in Benin today.
the inspection so far, we observed that most of the bakeries are not
listed with NAFDAC and they operate under poor hygiene condition.
“We have given sanctions and made some arrest and they will be prosecuted,” said the coordinator.
West said that the exercise would be sustained to ensure compliance with the agency’s regulations.
people, most said to be foreigners, were killed during an attack by
suspected Islamist militants on a cafe in Bangladesh, the army says.Gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka late on Friday before troops entered almost 12 hours later.
of the attackers were also killed and one was arrested, a government
spokesman said. The attack was claimed by the so-called Islamic State
Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi confirmed Italians were killed.
offered condolences to the victims’ families and, referring to the
attackers, said: “Our values are stronger than hatred and terror.”
news agency Ansa said up to 10 Italians may be unaccounted for. The
Italian press said many of those dining at the cafe worked in the
The army had initially said all hostages killed
were foreigners, but Reuters, Associated Press and local media said some
Bangladeshis also died.