Take action against Malami, Emefiele, CSO tells Buhari
The Rule of Law Advocacy and Accountability Centre has told the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to take action against the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, for failing to obey the orders of the Supreme Court.
In a statement signed by the Executive Director of RULAAC, Okechukwu Nwanguma, on Tuesday, the group said it wasn’t persuaded by the statement issued by the spokespersons of the President, which had stated that Buhari neither directed the Attorney-General of the Federation nor the governor of the Central Bank to disobey the order of the Supreme Court.
Nwanguma stated that it did not make sense for the president’s spokespersons to make excuses for him when Malami and Emefiele were both answerable to the president.
Recall that the Supreme Court on March 3, 2023, had directed that the old N200, N500 and N1000 notes, remained legal tender until the 31st of December 2023. The court held that the president’s directive on February 16 that invalidated the N500 and N1,000 notes—except for N200 notes which he said were valid until April 10—was invalid as it was issued “without due consultation.”
RULAAC, however, noted that the AGF and the CBN governor were public officials and that the buck stopped at the table of the president. They added that Buhari had failed to lead by example in previous rulings of the courts, which had repeatedly directed the release of Omoyele Sowore, El-Zakzaky, and Nnamdi Kanu.
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Wike Gives Order To Civil Service Commission On Promotion, Employment
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Governor Nyesom Wike has asked members of the new Rivers Civil Service Commission to immediately go to work immediately and put machinery in place for carrying out the backlog of promotion of civil servants across all levels and the planned employment of thousands of youths into the civil service.
Wike said both exercises are not political and must be completed in the next one month.
Wike, according to Kelvin Ebiri, his Special Assistant media gave the directive when he sworn-in new members of Civil Service at Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday.
The Commission has Sir. Clifford Ndu Walter as the Chairman with Venerable Richard Okpara, Barr. Osima Gina, Sir. John Pascal Nali and Chief Mike Elechi as members.
Wike warned them against using their offices to witchhunt anybody, but should make sure that they do a thorough work.
We Expect More Cash In Circulation To Ease Our Pains – Matawalle
Following the compliance of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the Supreme Court’s ruling validating the old naira notes, Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, says citizens can now heave a sigh of relief as more cash is expected in circulation.
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On Monday, the apex bank asked money deposit banks to dispense and accept old naira notes until December 31, as stipulated by the apex court.
Governor Matawalle, in a swift response, described the CBN’s directive as a victory for Nigerians.
In a statement by his spokesman, Zailani Bappa, the governor maintained that the suit instituted against the naira redesign policy by some state governments is for the good of the country’s micro-economy and the well-being of the average Nigerian.
US President, Biden Yet To Congratulate Tinubu
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World leaders including the United States President, Joe Biden, have not yet put a call across to President-elect, Bola Tinubu, who was declared of Nigeria’s February 25 presidential election.
This is coming as the election was widely allegedly acclaimed to be poorly conducted and rigged in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
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