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Nigerian News Today (Monday, 22 July 2019 Edition)

Godwin Emefiele, the CBN Governor

Good Day Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzing stories in Naija. Enjoy!

1. The Nigeria Police has reportedly arraigned a whistle-blower who accused the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, of N232billion fraud.

The whistle-blower identified as George Uboh was arraigned before the Federal High Court in Abuja for defamation against the CBN governor.

The one count charge reads; “That you George Ubom ‘m’ on or about the 12th day of May, 2019, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did give information which you know or believe to be false that Mr Godwin Emefiele, governor of Central Bank of Nigeria under-declared or under-remitted the sum (of) N232bn ($760b) (sic) exchange gains by CBN which accrued from Bureau de Change to Federation Account in 2017; your action is capable of tarnishing the image of the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 140(B) of the Penal Code.”

2. Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, has stated that anarchy looms in Nigeria over the alleged siege laid on Yorubaland by Fulani herdsmen.

According to the monarch, if the killings and kidnapping do not stop and if the culprits are not made to face the law, it could lead to chaos that might consume the nation.

The Alaafin of Oyo stated this in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari titled ‘Yoruba Question in Nigeria Conundrum’.

He noted that the Yoruba had what it took to defend itself if the government cannot protect them. Read the full story on NaijaBuzz.News

3. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support over an alleged plan by the National House of Assembly to take over the Edo and Bauchi National Assemblies.

The decision came following the outcome of the election of principal officers in the two state assemblies.

While speaking to journalists on Sunday in Abuja, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, noted that Governors Godwin Obaseki and Bala Muhammad must obey the rule of law. Read the full story

4. A personnel of the Nigerian Air Force, identified as, Bashir Umar, has returned the sum of 37,000Euro he found in a package.

Umar picked up the package on Tuesday during a patrol with his team at the Hajj Camp Market in Kano State.

The good Air man, who is attached to the NAF Mobile Air Defence Team, after discovering the huge cash, returned it to the owner.

The Nigerian Air Force in a statement on Sunday revealed that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, had ordered the NAF Chief of Administration, Air Marshal Kingsley Lar, to reward him for his good act. Read more

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