Ex-Minister Femi Fani-Kayode rejoins PDP, Emefiele is CBN governor & other important news you should know today

by Oge Okonkwo

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Emefiele is CBN governor

The New Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, is expected to take charge of the apex regulatory institution today, Monday June 2, 2014. He replaces Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who was on February 20 suspended by President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

 Emefiele’s name was immediately forwarded by the president as replacement, putting to rest the battle for the coveted seat over the past several months among the President’s men.
The New Governor’s primary objective will be to ensure the gains in price and exchange rate stability are preserved and, therefore, maintain the previous regime’s tightening stance. Read more….
Former APC chieftain Fani-Kayode rejoins PDPHours after the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, disowned him, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister, has announced his return to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which he left a year ago.

Mr. Fani-Kayode told newsmen on Monday afternoon he was withdrawing his sympathy for the APC and rejoining the PDP with immediate effect. Read more….

Military advises football fans to be vigilant during world cup

Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, on Monday advised fans and owners of viewing centres to be vigilant during world cup football tournament.

Olukolade gave the advice at a Joint Security News Conference organised by the National Information Centre, Abuja.

Recalling the explosion at a bar in Mubi, Adamawa, on Sunday, Olukolade urged the fans and citizens to always take notice of strange persons or objects around them. Read more.

Borno to relocate ‘escaped schoolgirls’ to other states

The Borno State government has said it will relocate some of the schoolgirls that escaped from Boko Haram’s den to another schools in Zaria, Abuja or Lagos to complete their education.

The government also plans to invite American counseling experts to Maiduguri for the 57 escaped schoolgirls.

However, all the escaped girls who were at the Government House, Maiduguri, declined to speak to journalists as they kept sealed lips throughout. Read more….

Nigeria withdraws peacekeeping troops from Mali

The President of the Senate, David Mark, on Monday said activities of Boko Haram insurgents had compelled the government to withdraw Nigeria’s peacekeeping troops from Mali.

He made the remark at a two-day retreat on Nigeria’s Foreign Policy jointly organised by the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs in Lagos.

The Senate President said Boko Haram insurgency had become a major challenge to Nigeria’s efforts at forging relationships with her French-speaking neighbors. Read more….

 

 

 

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