BREAKING: Emefiele Gets 72-Hour Ultimatum To Resign Or Be Sacked By Buhari
The Central Bank of of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has been issued a 72-hour ultimatum or be removed by President Muhammadu Buhari through the National Assembly.
The ultimatum was issued on Friday by over 30 civil society organizations following allegations of “terrorism financing and economic crimes” leveled against the CBN governor by Nigeria’s State Security Service.
The state service had sought permission to arrest and detain Emefiele to aid further investigation but was denied by a Federal High Court in Abuja on account of lack of sufficient evidence.
However, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), the Citizens Network Against Corruption and Terrorism Financing and over 27 civil society advocacy groups have called on Emefiele to humbly resign or risk being disgraced out of office.
The groups said should the CBN governor fail to step down, they would be forced to demand his sacking by President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly.
Detention: Nnamdi Kanu sues DSS, seeks access to his medical doctors
The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has instituted a fresh suit to compel the Department of State Service, DSS, to grant him unhindered access to his medical doctors.
Kanu, in the suit he filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, said he would need his doctors to conduct an independent examination to ascertain his state of health.
Specifically, the embattled IPOB leader is praying the court for an order, granting him leave to, “apply for judicial review in the form of an order of Mandamus, compelling the Respondents to allow the Applicant unhindered access to his medical doctors to enable them to conduct an independent examination of his present deteriorating health condition, as earlier ordered by the Federal High Court, Abuja, Coram, Hon. Justice B.F.M. Nyako, on the 21st day of October 2021; and as required by the express provisions of section 7 of the Anti-Torture Act, 2017”.
Tension In Imo PDP As Presidential Campaign Council Member Accuses Ex-Governor Ihedioha Of Hijacking Funds
A fresh leadership crisis has erupted in the fold of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State.
This is just as the deputy director, Subcommittee on Support Groups and member of the PDP National Campaign Council, Evang. Mike Ikoku, condemned sponsored attacks targeted at the leadership of the Imo State presidential campaign management committee led by the Director General, Hon Greg Egu.
Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of the state was reported to have announced himself as the chairman of the Atiku Abubakar campaign council in the state, while his former deputy, Gerald Irona, would serve as the deputy chairman of the council.
But some stakeholders were said to have countered Ihedioha that as a governorship aspirant, he could not serve as the chairman of the presidential campaign council, saying it was against the party constitution.
In a statement on Friday, Ikoku fingered Ihedioha as the sponsor of media attacks and protests against Egu.
“For purposes of clarity, I wish to inform the former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Emeka Ihedioha is only interested in the funds allocated for the presidential campaign operations, He is not interested if our candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar wins or not.
“His primary agenda is to hijack the funds and distribute at his discretion but unfortunately, Hon Greg Egu is not the kind of man you will try such with” Ikoku added.
Source: Sahara Reporters