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Today's Headlines: President Buhari to launch e-Naira Monday, Royal Navy Warship arrives in Lagos

President Buhari to launch e-Naira Monday

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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN on Saturday, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has been scheduled to formally unveil the e-Naira on Monday.

DAILY POST recalls that the digital currency was billed to be unveiled on October 1 but was shifted due to activities on Independence Day.

A statement issued on Saturday by CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, stated that the e-Naira is now expected to be activated on Monday by the president.

The CBN Director who stated that the launching would take place at the States House, Abuja, noted that the “e-Naira is a culmination of many years of research work by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN in advancing the boundaries of payments system in order to make financial transactions easier and seamless for every strata of Nigerian society.

Royal Navy Warship arrives in Lagos

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The Royal Navyship, HMS TRENT has arrived Lagos State as part of its three months deployment to the Gulf of Guinea.

The HMS TRENT and her contingent of Royal Marines from 42 Commando are on a three-month deployment to the Gulf of Guinea.

The Royal Navy War ship was recieved by the United Kingdom, UK, Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, at a reception on Saturday.

According to Llewellyn-Jones: “Nigeria’s security and prosperity matters to the UK. The Royal Navy is here because the UK is a committed partner for Nigeria and the wider West African region.

“We will continue to work with the Nigerian authorities to address illegal activity; improve maritime security; counter-piracy and tackle the Illegal Wildlife Trade.

Gani Adams reacts as gunmen attack Oyo correctional facility, set prisoners free

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The Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has condemned the attack on the Oyo State correctional facility.

DAILY POST reports that the facility, christened Abolongo Correctional Facility, was attacked by the gunmen Friday evening.

The gunmen set all the prisoners at the facility free during the attack.

The attackers stormed the facility at about 10pm on Friday, using grenades to gain access and set prisoners free.

Reacting, Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Aderemi, said the invasion of Oyo town prison by bandits has exposed the poor security situation in the country.

According to him, the invasion was a national embarrassment, adding that Oyo State and the entire South-west has never experienced such an attack in a very long time.

Buhari mourns Ilori, ex-Lagos CJ

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday mourned the passing of Justice Samuel Ilori, the ninth Chief Judge of Lagos State.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said that Ilori would be remembered for introducing the use of technology to Nigerian courts.

The former judge died on Tuesday, October 12, at the age of 87. According to his family, he “passed peacefully”.

In a statement titled ‘President Buhari mourns Justice Ilori, Ex-Lagos Chief Judge’, the President condoled with the family on the passing of the ex-Chief Judge.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the family of Ilori on the passing of Justice Samuel Omotunde Ilori, the 9th Chief Judge of Lagos State.

“The President joins the Lagos State Government, the Bar, and the National Judicial Council in mourning the eminent jurist, who started his career as a Pupil Counsel at the Federal Ministry of Justice in 1965 and later transferred his service to Lagos State, rising through the ranks before his appointment as Chief Judge in 1996.


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