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Today's Headlines: Army Names Nwachukwu As New Spokesman, CBN To Launch Digital Currency This Year

Army names Nwachukwu as new spokesman

Nigerian army has named Onyema Nwachukwu, a brigadier general, as its new spokesman.

He takes over from Muhammed Yerima, also a brigadier general, who was appointed in February by the late Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru.

Before his appointment, Mr Nwachukwu was the acting director of defence information at the defence headquarters.

He was the deputy director of the operation Lafia Dole Theater Command in Maiduguri.

CBN to launch digital currency this year

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday, revealed that its digital currency might be launched by the end of this year.

Mrs Rakiya Muhammed, CBN information technology officer made the disclosure at an online news briefing at the end of Bankers Committee Meeting organised in Lagos state.

She said the apex bank has for over two been exploring the technology market and has made significant progress.

Credit: The Sun Newspaper

US asks Buhari to reverse Twitter ban

The US department of state has asked the federal government of Nigeria to reverse its decision to indefinitely suspend Twitter in Nigeria.

The US department of state said that while it supports the country's quest for unity and peace, the country must also respect the right to free speech.

The federal government had banned the micro blogging site in Nigeria, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining the country's cooperate existence.

FG declares Monday public holiday, warns against agitations

The federal government of Nigeria has declared Monday June 14 as public holiday to mark this year's democracy day.

This is as the federal government also warned against agitations capable of undermining the peace and unity of the country.

The minister of interior and former governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, was quoted to have disclosed this in a statement by the ministry's permanent secretary, Shuaib Belgore.

The minister urged Nigerians to embrace the spirit of togetherness for peace to thrive in the country.

Buhari reiterates his shoot-at-sight order to security forces

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reiterated the shoot-at-sight order he gave to security forces on any person found illegally holding Ak-47 or any other assorted weapons.

The President also vowed that his administration will act firmly and decisively against any person fomenting or carrying out attacks on police personnel and other security operatives.

This is as he promised to secure the Nigerian highways and forests from bandits and other criminal elements.

Source: Vanguard Newspaper

Blame Tinubu for Buhari's threats on South East - Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari's threats against secessionist in the southeast.

He said Nigerians should blame APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, for Buhari's threats against the southeast.

The President had vowed to treat the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in ways they would understand.

Buhari, in an interview with Arise TV, vowed to mobilise the military and police against the proscribed group. He described IPOB as a dot in the circle with nowhere to go.

However, Omokri berated the President for issuing such a threat.

Afenifere slams Buhari for ridiculing Igbos

The Yoruba social political group, Afenifere has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari of taking delight in ridiculing Igbos by his unpresidential utterance.

The group's secretary general, Chief Sola Ebiseni in a statement issued in Akure in reaction to the President's interview with Arise TV as regards IPOB, Afenifere said that "the President takes delight in ridiculing the Ndigbo which he used IPOB to represent.

"Thus, to him, the Igbo and their territory is just a dot in a circle of the map of Nigeria, which even if they secede could exit to nowhere since the elders and youths of the South South had assured him of not being part of the secessionist agenda.

"He couldn't have been reacting to the IPOB but the Igbo who he said had businesses everywhere", the group said.

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