Naira redesign: Only old N200 notes re-issued, CBN insists
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has insisted that only the old N200 notes were re-issued as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The clarification came against the backdrop of reports that President Muhamnmadu Buhari had issued an order directing the CBN to also re-issue the N500 and N1,000 notes.
The apex bank also refuted reports that it directed Deposit Money Banks, DMBs, to receive the old N500 and N1,000 notes from their customers.
The clarifications came as Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, said President Muhammadu Buhari made a mistake concerning the naira redesign policy which phased out the old N500 and N1,000 notes.
In a statement jointly signed by the Deputy Governor, Mr Edward Adamu, and Mr Osita Nwanisobi, the apex bank said it is sticking to the directive of the President to reissue only the old N200 notes.
Election: Report Security Breaches In Lagos, Rivers, Others – Nigerian Army Releases Hotlines [Full List]
The Nigerian Army has released a list of Hotlines to report any suspicious act of violence by unscrupulous persons during the forthcoming presidential elections scheduled for February 25th.
Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement on Tuesday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu.
He said the hotlines are to be used by the public to support efforts of security agencies in ensuring peaceful elections across the country and also report the conduct of troops deployed to provide security during the election.
According to Nwachukwu, this is part of the Nigerian army’s move to support the police, which is the lead security agency, to ensure the successful conduct of free, fair and peaceful elections.
“Members of the general public are please enjoined to call the phone numbers below in their various states including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja to report any security breach during the elections:
ABIA STATE 08031113129
ADAMAWA STATE 08022750987
AKWA-IBOM STATE 07034470916
ANAMBRA STATE 07035891185
BAUCHI STATE 08128063675
BAYELSA STATE 08033241005
BENUE STATE 08080754339
BORNO STATE 09099616160, 08086987079
CROSS RIVER STATE 08037084192
DELTA STATE 07035070797
EBONYI STATE 08158274048
EDO STATE 09066325953
EKITI STATE 08037851448
ENUGU STATE 09032102212, 08023097458
GOMBE STATE 07063908779, 08082557782
IMO STATE 07034907427
JIGAWA STATE 07017791414, 08100144363
KADUNA STATE 07031544227, 08028580978, 08035242633
KANO STATE 08038432656
KATSINA STATE 08108854061, 09012998054
KEBBI STATE 09130213661
KOGI STATE 08033217964
KWARA STATE 09060001270
LAGOS STATE 08034025825, 08023190487, 09024409000 08033709434
NASSARAWA STATE 09051009404
NIGER STATE 07031346425
OGUN STATE 09116589494
ONDO STATE 08036130535
OSUN STATE 09019683922
OYO STATE 07047703000
PLATEAU STATE 08037116395, 07031260622
RIVERS STATE 08064274222
SOKOTO STATE 07069084570, 07052693532, 08136913284
TARABA STATE 08136728969, 08060902363
YOBE STATE 08061397656
ZAMFARA STATE 08140075541
Source; Naija News