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Today's Headlines: Obi confesses to have spoken with Oyedepo, I did not collect single kobo - Hudu Ari

At last, Peter Obi confesses to have spoken with Oyedepo on phone

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The presidential candidate of Labour Party in last election, Peter Obi has confessed speaking with Bishop David Oyedepo, presiding Bishop, Living Faith Worldwide on phone before the presidential election.

A leaked audio phone conversation had Obi begging Oyedepo to help him intervene in Kogi, Niger and some other places where the Christians were not cooperating.

Intermittently in the audio, he always answered Oyedepo ‘Yes Daddy,” which has been taken to another context.

In an interview on Monday night, Obi admitted that he did call Oyedepo, but said he never used the word ‘Religious war.’

Obi said he did not care whatever anybody said but that all he knew was that he is not a religious bigot.

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I did not collect single kobo to announce Binani as Gov-elect – Hudu Ari

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Embattled Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Adamawa State that was suspended, Barrister Hudu Yunusa Ari has denied the widespread allegation that he received N2 billion to announce Senator Aishatu Dahiru Binani as the winner of the governorship election in Adamawa State.

Binani was the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) in Adamawa State during the 2023 election.

She had challenged the incumbent Governor of the state who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who was later, declared the winner of the election by INEC.

Speaking in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service monitored by our correspondent on Tuesday, Hudu said he had no regrets whatsoever about the action he took by making the announcement in the middle of that election.

Only 57.4m Nigerians have BVN, says CBN

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed that only 57.4 million Nigerians have Bank Verification Number (BVN).

The CBN in collaboration with Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), bankers committee and all Nigerian deposit money banks launched the BVN project in February 2014.

The BVN was introduced to uniquely identify customers of Nigerian banks, reduce fraud and improve the efficiency of banking operations in the country.

Since its introduction, the BVN has become an important requirement for opening and maintaining bank accounts in Nigeria.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele made this disclosure in Calabar at the 34th seminar for Finance Correspondents and Business Editors.

NIDCOM Denies Allegation Of Ethnic Bias

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Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has debunked accusations of ethnic bias during the evacuation of stranded Nigerians in Sudan.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, NIDCOM described the allegation as a fabricated lie from the pit of hell.

Several sources alleged that the Chairman/CEO, Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri- Erewa, prevented Igbos from boarding buses hired by the Federal Government to evacuate stranded Nigerians from the war-torn Khartoum in Sudan.

The commission however said if some arrived after the stipulated time or did not show up at the point of pick up, they can’t blame it on any one.

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