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Today's Headlines: We Didn’t Direct Banks To Disburse Old Notes – CBN; I Won’t Sack Oyo Workers – Teslim Folarin

We Didn’t Direct Banks To Disburse Old Notes–CBN

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said it has not issued a fresh directive to commercial banks on last Friday’s judgement of the Supreme Court ordering the circulation of the old naira notes alongside the new ones until December 31.

A seven-member panel of justices presided over by Justice Inyang Okoro had described as unconstitutional, President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the CBN for the redesigning and withdrawal of old notes of N200, N500 and N1,000, without consultation with the states, Federal Executive Council, the National Council of States, and other stakeholders.

Daily Trust reports that there was confusion among commercial banks and business operators following the non-issuance of a directive by the CBN on receiving the old N500 and N1000 notes. The CBN spokesman, Isa Abdulmumin, who spoke to our reporter, said the CBN has not issued an official statement.

I Won’t Sack Oyo Workers–Teslim

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The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Teslim Folarin, has denied plans to sack some civil servants employed under the administrations of the current Governor, Seyi Makinde, and his predecessor, Abiola Ajimobi, if elected in the governorship polls on Saturday, March 11.

Folarin, who gave this assurance during a meeting with some public servants in Ibadan, on Monday, said there was no reason to retrench any worker if given the opportunity.

He admonished them to disregard the fake news being spread by the agents of the opposition party that he would retrench workers.

Sola Faults INEC On The Electoral Process

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APeoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the House of Representatives (Agege constituency), Sola Osolana has alleged  inconsistency by Independent National Electoral Commission in the February 25th elections

In a statement, Osolana said INEC deliberately compromised the process and awarded a pyrrhic victory to another candidate , maintaining a state of positivity of reclaiming wht he called his stolen mandate over the course of time.

He said: I” wish to thank all my teeming supporters, sympathizers, and followers for the trust reposed in me by trooping out to cast their vote for me on the 25th of February.

“The pattern adopted during the last Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections on the 25th February 2023; was deliberately schemed to bypass the BVAS machine. The commission intentionally made sure its poll officials did not verify voters through the fingerprints as stipulated, rather they opted for the facial verification which gave room for multiple voting by people who did multiple registrations.”

Yoruba Must Reelect Sanwo-Olu, LP Candidate Will Impose Igbo Agenda – Fani-Kayode

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Femi Fani-Kayode has urged the Yoruba in Lagos State to ensure that the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is re-elected.

Fani-Kayode made the remark while accusing the Labour Party, LP, governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, of running an anti-Yoruba, pro-Igbo campaign.

In a series of tweets, the former Aviation Minister, said the LP candidate was part of those who burnt down buses in Lagos State during the EndSARS protest.

He warned that Rhodes-Vivour is hellbent on imposing Igbo agenda in Lagos State.

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