Today Headlines:No Plan To Phase Out Redesigned Naira Notes–CBN, I Acted Within The Law–Suspended REC

No plans to phase out redesigned Naira notes – CBN

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said no plans to phase out the redesigned Naira notes from circulation.

CBN’s Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isa AbdulMumin, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

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The statement was a reaction to viral news on social media that the apex bank was contemplating the withdrawal of the recently redesigned N1,000 N500 and N200 currency banknotes from circulation.

I acted within the law – suspended Adamawa REC

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The suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Adamawa State, Hudu Yunusa Ari, has clarified that he announced results of 69 polling units in the April 15 supplementary election due to security pressure.

Ari stated this in a letter addressed to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, explaining his side of the story in the controversial April 16 declaration of the governorship election, which put the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Aishatu Ahmed Binani as winner against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate and governor of the state, Ahmadu Fintiri.

In the letter, which was copied the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Ari stated he acted within the ambit of the law to avert looming danger of the delay in announcing the results, especially because he realised that the results brought by the presiding officers from the 69 polling units, which he did not sign, differed from those uploaded on the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal.

Tinubu will consolidate on my achievements — Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed confidence in the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to build on his achievements, when he takes over on May 29. The President made the declaration, yesterday, at the groundbreaking ceremony of the triad projects of the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Restoration, Ogoni Specialist Hospital, and the Ogoni Power Project, in Wiiyaakara community in Khana Local Council of Rivers State.

He urged the people to support Tinubu, who he believes, will sustain his achievements.

“It is my desire that you will continue to support this administration, and the incoming administration, led by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who I am confident will consolidate on the gains achieved from this project,” he said.

LP crisis deepens as factions disagree over planned NEC meeting

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The Labour Party (LP) says the national executive council meeting planned by Lamidi Apapa-led faction is “illegal, fake and unauthourised”.

The leadership of the party has been experiencing in-fighting since Apapa, who the party said has been suspended, declared himself the acting national chairman following the sack of Julius Abure by a court.

Others said to be suspended were Samuel Akingbade, national legal adviser; Gbenga Daramola, national financial secretary; Anselem Eragbe, national youth leader; and Abayomi Arabambi, national publicity secretary.

In a statement on Tuesday, Obiora Ifoh, LP’s acting spokesperson, said Apapa’s faction is currently planning a NEC meeting after the party successfully held one in Asaba, Delta state capital.

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