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Today's Headlines: Wike Came Against Me In Rivers – Peter Obi, Makinde Removes His Name From Mosque

Wike came against me in Rivers – Peter Obi

Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, has revealed that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State came against him during the February 25 presidential election.

Obi also criticized those who claim the votes he got in Lagos were mainly from the Igbos.

The former Anambra State Governor gave the statement on Monday when he featured on the Arise Television’s Morning Show program.

He said people of different ethnic extractions across the country voted for him during the February 25 presidential election.

Makinde Removes His Name From Mosque

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State for removing his name from the signboard of Adogba Central Mosque, Iwo Road, Ibadan in Oyo State.

The governor reportedly gave orders for the removal on Sunday, following Saturday’s protest by MURIC who criticised the governor for renaming the demolished but now rebuilt mosque after himself.

MURIC Executive Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, said on Monday in a statement that “Reports reaching MURIC’s Lagos headquarters say Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has removed his name from the signboard of Adogba Central Mosque, Iwo Road, Ibadan.

“Recall that Adogba Central Mosque was demolished by the Makinde administration in 2020 despite our protestations. The governor promised to rebuild it and it was recently rebuilt. But the governor renamed the mosque after himself and MURIC asked him to remove his name.

Soludo: Emefiele confirms validity of old naira notes to me

Anambra governor, Chukwuma Soludo, said Godwin Emefiele, the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Governor, personally confirmed the validity of old N200, N500 and N1000 notes to him on Sunday evening.

The Anambra State Governor, also a former governor of CBN, said Emefiele confirmed that Nigerian should continue to use the old naira notes for transactions to him in a phone conversation on Sunday night after a Bankers’ Committee meeting.

He added that banks that the CBN Governor also said Bank should continue to receive the old notes.

Soludo therefore directed residents of Anambra state to use the old N200, N500, and N1,000 bills for their transactions alongside their new designed counterparts without any reservation.

According to Soludo, the directive by Emefiele was sequel to CBN’s directive to Commercial banks to start dispensing and receiving old currency notes as deposits from customers.

According to him, tellers at the commercial banks are to generate the codes for deposits and there is no limit to the number of times an individual or company can make deposits.

Maintenance work: FAAN to close Lagos int’l airport runways for eight weeks

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it will close runways 18R and 36L at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos for maintenance.

FAAN disclosed this in a tweet on Monday.

The agency said work on the runways will span for eight weeks.

It also assured that normal airlines’ activities would not be affected, as the taxi way B-18L would be used for all flight operations.

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