CBN Sets Date For MPC Meeting
The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced its Monetary Policy Committee meeting would be held on March 20 and 21, 2023.
The two-day meeting, according to the apex bank, would be held in Abuja.
News Source: Punch Newspaper
The apex bank disclosed this on its website, monitored by our correspondent on Tuesday.
The members of the committee include Godwin Emefiele, Governor, CBN, (Chairman); Aisha Ahmad, Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, CBN, (Member): Edward Adamu, Deputy Governor, Corporate Services, CBN, (Member); Folashodun Shonubi, Deputy Governor, Operations, CBN, (Member); Kingsley Obiora, Deputy Governor, Economic Policy, CBN, (Member); Festus A. Adenikinju, Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, (Member); Aliyu Sanusi, Department of Economics Ahmadu Bello University, (Member); Robert C. Asogwa, African Development Bank, Abuja, Member.
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Others are Mike Obadan, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Benin, (Member); Mohammed Salisu, Senior Special Assistant to The President, Development Policy, (Member) Momodu Omamegbe, Security & Exchange Commission, (Member) Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, (Member).
The MPC is the highest policy-making committee of the Bank.
Sanwo-Olu’s Visit To Oyedepo Not Political —Aide
Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that his principal’s visit to the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has nothing to do with politics.
News Source: Punch Newspaper
Sanwo-Olu had shared a picture of himself and Oyedepo on his verified Twitter page on Tuesday with the caption that read, “Yesterday was indeed a memorable day as I met with a man after God’s own heart, a man who has dedicated his life to the service of God and mankind. A highly respected man of God, whom I hold in high regard. Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners Chapel) and presiding Bishop of the Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State.”
This sparked reactions from some Nigerians who claimed that the governor has been going from one church to another in a desperate bid to get votes ahead of Saturday’s election.
Think twice – NSA warns those planning to undermine Saturday’s election
The National Security Adviser, Maj Gen Babagana Monguno (retd) has warned those planning to undermine the governorship and State Assembly elections on Saturday to have a rethink. He said such plans would not be in their best interest or in the interest of the country.
News Source: Daily Post
Monguno stated this Tuesday in Abuja at a meeting of the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security ahead of Saturday’s election held at the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He said Saturday’s elections are going to be much more complicated and, contextually, are going to be different
Governorship election not do or die – INEC tells political parties
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has renewed calls on political parties to consider Saturday’s Governorship and States Houses of Assembly election as a contest and not a war.
News Source: Daily Post
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC Chairman said this at an Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) meeting on Tuesday in Abuja.
Yakubu urged political leaders to refrain from acts that may mar the election or compromise the security of INEC personnel, observers and other stakeholders.
Police Recover 182 Arms As IGP Orders Mop-Up Of Illicit Weapons
The Nigeria Police has recovered 182 illicit arms and 430 ammunitions of various calibres across the nation in its efforts to tackle crimes.
News Source: Channels TV
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, saying the arms will be handed over to the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW).
He said the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, ordered all Commands and Formations to intensify efforts towards decimating the proliferation of illicit arms and ammunition in the country.
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