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Today's Headlines: Protesters Storm CBN HQ, Demand Emefiele's Resignation, Buhari heads to London for coronation of King Charles III

Protesters Storm CBN Headquarters, Demand Emefiele's Resignation

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Some Nigerians are reportedly protesting at the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria to demand the resignation and arrest of the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, over the new naira notes policy.

The protesters, who were sighted at the premises of the apex bank holding placards, noted that Emefiele had inflicted undue hardship on Nigerians which had allegedly led to the death of many Nigerians, according to a report by Sahara Reporter. The group reportedly vowed to occupy the apex bank’s premises until their demands were met.

Buhari Leads To London

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President Muhammadu Buhari will depart for the UK later today to attend the coronation of King Charles III.

While in the UK, the president will also take part in a summit for presidents and heads of government of Commonwealth countries on Friday.

The presidency shared details of Buhari’s imminent trip in a statement on Wednesday morning.

Nigerian Secret Police, DSS Under Fire

Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters

A civil society organisation, the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) has condemned the assault on its Ogun State Coordinator, Eko John Nicholas by the operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) on Monday May 1 at MKO Abiola Stadium Abeokuta during the May Day celebration in Ogun State.

The group in a statement made available to SaharaReporters on Wednesday, described the arrest, detention and physical assault on Eko, a leading member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), as unacceptable in a civilised society when he did not commit any offence known to Nigerian law.

In the statement signed by CDWR National Publicity Secretary , Chinedu Bosah, stated that he was arrested when he was selling the newspaper of the DSM and distributing the CDWR leaflet which calls for a new national minimum wage and an end to anti-people policies.

Russia’s Ex-Leader Medvedev Calls For ‘Elimination’ Of Zelensky

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Russia’s ex-president Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday called for the “physical elimination” of Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky after Moscow accused Kyiv of a drone attack on the Kremlin.

Russia said Wednesday it had shot down two drones aimed at President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin residence in what it called a Ukrainian “terrorist” assassination attempt.

Despite the claims, Kyiv said it had “nothing to do” with the alleged attack, suggesting it was “staged” by Moscow, while the US said the report should be taken with a “shaker of salt”.

“After today’s terrorist attack, there are no options left aside the physical elimination of Zelensky and his cabal,” said Medvedev, who has been increasingly hawkish since Moscow’s Ukraine offensive.

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