Willy Wonka Star, Gene Wilder, Dies At 83

Willy-Wonka-Star-Gene-WilderPopular American comic actor, Gene Wilder, has died at the age of 83.

Mr Wilder’s family confirmed that he died on Sunday in Stamford, a city in Connecticut in the United States.

He was said to have died as a result of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

The comic actor had earlier been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1989.

He would be missed by his fans for his lead role in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”.

The two-time Oscar-nominated actor also featured in classic films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Lawmaker Demands Justice

House of Representatives,Following days of media reports on allegations of sexual misconduct brought against three members of the House of Representatives in Nigeria, one of the lawmakers, Mark Gbillah, has called for a detailed public investigation into the matter.

The lawmaker stated that the allegations, made by the Ambassador of the United States to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, did not occur.

Mr Entwistle had lodged a formal complaint to the Speaker of the House of Representatives on the issue.

But the lawmaker emphasised that he believed the allegations were meant to tarnish the image of the members involved and the legislative house.

He further demanded a detailed and open investigation into the matter.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, who has ordered an investigation into the matter, said that the allegations were not conclusive enough to decide that anyone is guilty.

The allegations of sexual misconduct involving three members of the House of Representatives has continued to generate newspaper headlines.

In her contribution, the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje, appealed to Nigerians for caution on the matter.

As the matter was not up for the debate, the Speaker of the House, rounding up, made it clear that the matter was a serious one.

The House has mandated a joint Committee of ethics and Foreign Affairs to investigate the matter and report back to the House.

Their report is expected to guide the House on the position it will take on the matter.