Dear KFBers, we have got loads of interesting stories in tonight’s #MajorHeadlinesYouMissedToday feature…enjoy!
Kebbi State First Lady Dr. Zainab Bagudu comes to the aid of 11-year-old boy with neck mass
The mass appeared on his neck three years ago and has been increasing in size. His family resorted to traditional medicines as they did not have funds for hospital care. The mass has increased in size and he is now quite unwell, out of school and quite unhappy.
Through her foundation Medicaid Cancer Foundation, Dr Zainab Bagudu is taking up the the responsibility for his care. The patient was invited by the foundation for initial assessment by experts in Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi to ascertain the next line of action. He was also visited at home by a welfare team from the foundation and presented with money, food and clothing.
House of Representatives clear colleagues of sexual misconduct in US
The former US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, had in June written a letter to Speaker Yakubu Dogara, accusing the lawmakers of sexual misconducts while in the US on an official assignment.
The lawmakers vehemently denied the allegations and called for a probe panel which was set up by the house.
A statement released by the House of Representatives today reads
“The House Considered the Report of the Committee on Ethics & Privileges. The Report was on Allegations of Sexual Misconduct against Hon. Mark Terseer Gbillah, Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo & Hon. Samuel Ikon by the United States Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. James Entwistle, while they were attending the International Visitors Leadership Programme in Cleveland, Ohio, USA from 7-13 April, 2016.
The following were the Recommendations of the HOR: (i) That Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo, Hon. Mark Terseer Gbillah & Hon. Samuel Ikon are cleared & exonerated from the allegations leveled against them by the United States Ambassador to Nigeria in his June 9, 2016 letter to Rt. Hon. Speaker for want of evidence. (ii) That in the light of the foregoing, the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs do engage with with the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, with a view to finding a seamless resolution of the domestic fallout of this of this unfortunate incident as it relates to Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo, Hon. Mark Terseer Gbillah, and Hon. Samuel Ikon.(iii) That the Ministry of Foreign Affairs do write to remind the United States Embassy of the need to always adopt the official channel of communications in its dealings with any organ or institution of government.
NDDC board: Senate rejects two of President Buhari’s nominees
The senate committee on Niger Delta while presenting its report on the screening of the nominees, said both men were dropped on the ground that their nominations breached the NDDC Act as they are not from oil-producing areas of their respective states. Sixteen out of the 19 nominees were confirmed. The nominee for Imo state was not confirmed because he failed to show up for the screening. See list of the nominees after the cut.
EFCC arraigns man over N50million fraud
The accused person allegedly conspired with his company, the 2nd accused person, to defraud the complainant Fidelity Bank Plc of the sum of Fifty Million Naira (N50, 000, 000. 00) only by using forged documents to secure a loan facility through a property which was under caveat at the Land Registry, Lagos State. He pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.
In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel Fadeke Giwa asked the court for a trial date and also requested that the defendant be remanded in prison custody. However, the defense counsel Eric Uteh told the court that he served the prosecution the bail application for his client, but Giwa said she was served in court and would need time to reply.
Justice Akintoye remanded the accused person in prison custody pending hearing of bail application and subsequently adjourned the matter to October 19, 2016.
University of Jos students whose exam scripts got burnt in Library inferno to rewrite their papers
There was a serious fire incident at the Library Complex, Naraguta Campus, University of Jos on Saturday 8th October. It affected the Main Library in the Complex, the Faculty of Social Sciences and some Departments in the Faculty of Management Sciences.
“All Students whose Faculties were affected by the fire incident are advised to liaise with their respective Heads of Department who will direct them appropriately on the Halls where they are expected to write their Examinations.”
“All such affected Students are also to please note that all First Semester 2015/2016 Session Examinations earlier written but which Answer Scripts were burnt during the inferno, will now be rescheduled to a later date to be communicated to them by their respective Heads of Department.”
Soldiers reportedly surround Shi’ites gathering in Kaduna state
UK-based Islamic Human Rights Commission in a statement released this evening said
“Shortly before the Kaduna Markaz mosque on Zango Road was encircled by armoured military vehicles carrying heavily armed soldiers and also an ambulance were among a convoy of 18 military vehicles seen nearby’’.The group last year December clashed with the Nigerian Army resulting in the death of some of its members. The group’s leader, Ibrahim El Zakzaky is still in DSS custody.
Kidnapped Lagos students released