Dear KFBers, hope you had a great weekend? Just before you go to bed, here are some major interesting headlines stories you missed today…
We are being persecuted —Witches group
A group, which calls itself Witches and Wizards Association of Nigeria (WITCAN), has described Governor Adams Oshiomhole as a workaholic while commending him for transforming Edo State.
The group, which also asked Oshiomhole to put in place measures to ensure that the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state is successful, however, complained that its members were being persecuted, pleading that the persecution should stop.
It spoke through its Publicity Secretary, Dr Okhue Iboi.
“Members of our association are apolitical. We are not partisan. Our own concern as stakeholders in the project called Nigeria is for peace and unity to reign. Our own witches group are not evil. We do good, and promote whatever will bring progress to mankind. We love Nigeria. Oshiomhole has been working very hard in the last seven years plus, and he has transformed Edo State, but he should be very vigilant so that some hoodlums working for some political godfathers don’t unleash violence which may lead to the destruction of properties and lives,” Iboi, a trado-medical practitioner, told Sunday Vanguard in Lagos.
The witches spokesman disclosed that the task of delivering the message to Oshiomhole and other political gladiators in Edo State was given to the witches during a meeting members of the group held at Irrua.
“We were holding our monthly meeting at Irrua, and, suddenly, while looking at our crystal ball in the coven, we saw some things that were frightening concerning Edo and thereafter I was mandated as the spokesperson of the group to deliver this message to the governor, and other stakeholders that have one thing or the other to do with the governorship election in Edo State. But we are making a special appeal to Governor Oshiomhole because he is the Chief Security Officer of the state. He should liaise with the police, INEC and other stakeholders to ensure that peace is maintained before, during and after the elections,” Iboi said.
Warning politicians in Edo State not to see the election as a do-or-die affair, he said political parties and candidates taking part in the election must respect the will of the electorate. “Power belong to God and He alone gives it to whomsoever it pleases Him to give it to. But one fact our politicians must know is that the will of the people must be respected” .
While advising politicians to take the witches warning seriously, Iboi said: “Witches are not joking over this Edo election. We will not allow any individual or group to destroy the state or give it a bad name. It is unfortunate that many Nigerians are hypocrites. When they hear witches or read about witches, what comes to their mind is evil or darkness. For our own witches group, we are children of light. We are for good. Have people forgotten that even in the Bible there is a story of King Saul who consulted a witch when he was about to go into a battle to enable him know how the battle will go?
Niger Delta Militants threaten to bomb mosques and kill muslims if Boko Haram attacks churches and kill christians
German coach Gernot Rohr to be unveiled on Monday as new Super Eagles Technical adviser
63 year old former Gabon, Burkina Faso, Nantes, Nice and Bordeaux coach, Gernot Rohr, will be unveiled on Monday in Abuja by the Nigeria Football Federation as its new technical adviser.
According to Sporting Sun, the German and two of his assistants will arrive Nigeria on Saturday after agreeing to the NFF terms which include living in Nigeria and qualifying the county for the next World Cup.
He would sign a contract with the NFF on Monday after watching the NPFL game between Ikorodu United and 3sc of Ibadan on Sunday at the Onikan stadium , Lagos.
“At the time, he was not the only one insulting us, but people felt that it was just campaign. After the election, which we won and they lost, everyone else moved on except him and he extended his insults to me. I did not run for president.
I am a married woman and I have never called his name. I never knew him. But as governor and chief executive, he kept insulting and raising false allegations against me, I have to respond and I decided to go to court. He made allegations over what he said I did here in the US, even though I have never met the people he mentioned.”she saidAisha Buhari on July 20th filed a lawsuit against Fayose over his claim that she was involved in the Halliburton corruption scandal. Fayose had in a statement he released in June alleged that Aisha Buhari was the “Aisha Buhari” named in a U.S. court document, alleged to have been involved in a bribery case involving a former U.S. lawmaker, Williams Jefferson
EFCC seizes N872m houses from ex FCT minister, Bala Mohammed and his son
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized four houses worth N872 million belonging to former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, and his son, Shamsudeen Bala, The Nation reports.
The ex-minister is being investigated for alleged fictitious contracts of about N1billion, allocation of 12 choice plots worth billions of Naira and 37 other commercial plots of land worth about N8 billion to his suspected front named Tariq Hammoud as well as the controversial N1 trillion Abuja land swap
More than 16 companies linked with fictitious contracts awarded by Bala had been under surveillance and their owners grilled by EFCC.
The anti-graft agency quizzed Shamsudeen, Hammoud and top directors of the Federal Capital Territory administration, including that of Treasury, Ibrahim Bomoi; Land, Babayo Mainasara, and Abuja Geographical Information Service (AGIS), Ms Jamila Tangaza.
Tangaza is currently in detention and battling for bail. She has been linked to N800 million questionable contracts to her personal firm apart from benefiting from plots of land from the ex-minister. According to investigations, the ongoing probe of the ex-minister followed petitions against him, including complaints pending since 2013. After doing a preliminary investigations, EFCC obtained an interim forfeiture order to confiscate a N650 million house at 1 and 3, Mariam Mukhtar Street, Asokoro. The same forfeiture order was secured to seize the ex-minister’s son three duplexes costing about N222 million in the Apo Area of AAbuja.
Rather than call for the medics, they were seen in the videos on their body camera trying to figure out who shot the boy. One of them was even worried that he would be on desk duty for the next 30 days.
Videos from the fatal shooting of Paul O’Neal by Chicago police show a succession of apparent procedural errors, including police shooting at a fleeing vehicle with other officers in harm’s way. In a video that was released by the Police on August 5th, one of the police men who thought that he shot the 18 year old could be heard saying that he had no idea whether the 18-year-old was armed.
Comments from that officer caught on video indicate he may have erroneously thought O’Neal had fired from a stolen car barreling in his direction. In fact, those shots were fired in the officer’s direction by other police shooting at the stolen car in apparent violation of departmental policy.
Kaunda now aged 92 was at the forefront of the struggle for Zambian independence and later became the first President of the country from 1964 to 1991.
PDP members in APC are tenants, they will return – Bode George
A former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George has said members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who left the PDP will soon return.
George, who picked his expression of interest to contest the party’s chairmanship at the forthcoming national convention, said “It takes an experienced captain to stabilise a ship hit by a tornado.
“But I am happy that all is not lost. Zoning has gone extremely well. I have paid my dues in this party and I shouldn’t be afraid of anybody.
“Since 1999, I never left the party to anywhere. I met crisis and problems but I have been able to resolve them as a leader.”
“We are lucky we got a bloody nose not a technical knockout; we will rise again. Everybody will have to come on board even those of our friends who were angry and left for the APC they are tenants there”, he added.
RIO 2016: Team Nigeria wore track suits at the Opening Ceremony because their outfits were not ready
As shared by Sports Journalist, Colin Udoh and Aleander Wolff – a sports Illustrated Senior Writer currently covering the Olympics. Pictured above is the ordinary tracksuits Team Nigeria came out in to march for the RIO 2016 Opening Ceremony.