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Today's Headlines: Why LP Can’t Unseat Uzodimma—Imo Govt; Unite Yoruba, run all-inclusive govt, Fayose Advises Tinubu

Why LP Can’t Unseat Uzodimma—Imo Govt

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The Imo state government on Monday said that the Leadership of the Labour Party, LP, in the state can not talk of victory when they could not put their house in order.

Governor Hope Uzodimma’s Special Adviser on Communications, Collins Ughalaa, made this known to newsmen in Owerri while reacting to the challenge by the LP leadership that they will take over power in Imo State, in November, this year.

Ughalaa argued that a party that practices imposition would not be able to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo.

According to him, “As of yesterday, March 10, 2023, the supposed leaders of the Labour Party in Imo State were still fighting over the imposition of a caretaker committee. While those who think the imposition favors them insist it must stand, those who believe that imposition has no place in a constitutional democracy like ours say it must not stand. We are just watching from a distance.

Unite Yoruba Fayose Advises Tinubu

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A former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has advised the president-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to use his position to unite all Yoruba politicians and stakeholders irrespective of their affiliations and run an all-inclusive government that will accommodate the opposition.

Fayose gave the advice during an interview programme called Situation Room, on Ibadan-based Fresh FM 105.9 on Monday, as he noted that Tinubu, who has longed to be President should have a good idea to govern the country based on current challenges.

He, however, pointed out that the former Lagos state governor should run his administration as a father of all, but also set a template that would guarantee the togetherness of Yoruba people, regardless of their differences, which be a catalyst for the development of the Yoruba land.

Fayose said, “One thing I would like to say to Asiwaju, and this one is personal to me as a Yoruba man, is that the Yoruba nation needs to be re-ordered.

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CBN Orders Banks To Accept Old N200, N500, N1,000 Bank Notes

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ABUJA- The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, last night directed all banks to obey the Supreme Court order on the old N200, N500 and N1000 notes.

The apex bank in a statement by the Ag Director of Communications, Isa AbdulMumin, said: ”In compliance with the established tradition of obedience to court orders and sustenance of the Rule of Law Principle that characterized the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, and by extension, the operations of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, as a regulator, Deposit Money Banks operating in Nigeria have been directed to comply with the Supreme Court ruling of March 3, 2023.

Accordingly, the CBN met with the Bankers’ Committee and has directed that the old N200, N500 and N1000 banknotes remain legal tender alongside the redesigned banknotes till December 31, 2023. Consequently, all concerned are directed to conform accordingly.

The CBN’s directive came shortly after the Presidency yesterday said President Muhammadu Buhari did not instruct or direct the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, and governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele to disobey the Supreme Court order on the naira swap deadline.

Gov Sule Condemns Calls For Adamu’s Resignation

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LAFIA –GOVERNOR Abdullahi Sule. of Nasarawa State, Monday, condemned the calls for the resignation of the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, describing the call as unfair and unnecessary.

Sule who made the condemnation at a meeting with former aspirants of the APC from across the State, at the Government House, described the move as untimely, rude and unnecessary, especially at a time the party is still in the middle of an election.

“At a time we are recording successes in the ongoing general elections, we saw in the news media that some people are calling for the resignation of the National Chairman and we condemn that call, especially at a time like this.

“The gentleman who has worked so hard, even at his age, going around everywhere with our presidential candidate for the campaigns, meetings and several initiatives taken to tackle various issues, for someone to call for his resignation at the middle of elections, that is uncalled for, unfair, that is wickedness, rude and completely unnecessary.

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