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BREAKING: CBN Directs banks to dispense old notes – Soludo

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Charles Chukwuma Soludo

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has finally directed commercial banks to dispense old currency notes and to also receive same as deposits from customers.

This was disclosed by Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo of Anambra State, who is a former CBN Governor

Recall that Daily Trust had exclusively reported that some commercial banks had commenced payment of the old naira notes despite the absence of any directive by the CBN.

The Anambra Governor said tellers at the commercial banks are to generate the codes for deposits and there is no limit to the number of times an individual or company can make deposits.

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Soludo said the CBN Governor gave the directive at a Bankers’ Committee meeting held on Sunday, 12th March, 2023.

“The Governor, Dr Godwin Emefiele, personally confirmed the above to me during a phone conversation on Sunday night. Residents of Anambra are therefore advised to freely accept and transact their businesses with the old currency notes (N200; N500; and N1,000) as well as the new notes,” Soludo added.

He called on residents to report any bank that refuses to accept deposits of the old notes. “Anambra State Government will not only report such a bank to the CBN, but will also immediately shut down the defaulting branch.”

Checks by Daily Trust with the CBN to independently confirm the claim proved abortive as the spokesman, Isa Abdulmumin, could not be reached.

Sources at the Apex bank told our reporter that there have been several virtual meetings between Emefiele and the bank chiefs leading up to Sunday evening and there are strong indication that the news is true.

The CBN has at the time of this story has not debunked the claim of Governor Soludo.

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VIDEO: Woman arraigned for assault on police officer in Ajah

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VIDEO: Woman arraigned for assault on police officer in Ajah

The Lagos State Command has arraigned Omorogbe Jennifer Soni after she was caught on camera assaulting a police officer in Ajah.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this via his X handle on Tuesday, February 27.

According to Hundeyin, Omorogbe has been remanded to the Kirikiri Female Correctional Centre until the next hearing in March.

He wrote: “The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned one Omorogbe Jennifer Soni ‘f’ aged 26 for serious assault after she was caught on camera assaulting a police officer in Ajah on February 21, 2024.

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“Omorogbe was arraigned the following day, February 22, 2024 at the Etiosa Magistrate Court, Ajah and has been remanded to the Kirikiri Female Correctional Centre till the next hearing on March 27, 2024.

“The Lagos State Police Command advices Lagosians to remain law-abiding in their day-to-day activities with all and sundry as anyone found guilty of violating the law would be dealt with in accordance with the law.”

Source: X | BenHundeyin

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3 siblings die of as​phyx​i​ation inside car in Ilorin

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3 siblings die of as​phyx​i​ation inside car in Ilorin

In Kwara State, Three siblings have lost their lives after they locked themselves in a car leading to suffocation.

The incident happened on Sunday around 2pm at No 8, Boluke Line, Zango-Kulende Quarters in Ilorin.

It was gathered that Shade Sili-fat, the mother of the victims, a boy and two girls, had gone out to buy noodles for their school meal for Monday but came back and discovered them lying motionless inside the car.

According to a neighbour privy to the development, the mother cried out for help after repeatedly calling out to the kids and got no response.

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A neighbour said, “When the mother returned, she discovered their shoes outside the parked car and called them persistently without any response. She then raised alarm before the door of the car was forced open by neighbours.

“The kids were rushed to the Olutayo Clinic close to their house. The Medical Director, one Dr Adeyemo, was said to have referred them to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) where they were confirmed dead.

The spokeswoman of the Kwara State Police Command, Toun Ejire-Adeyem, who confirmed the incident, said “We discovered that the incident happened when operatives visited their residence. They had then buried the kids (at the Muslim cemetery, Osere.

“But the family did not officially report the matter. It’s very unfortunate.”

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Gunmen kill village head, 2 policemen, 11 others in Nasarawa

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Spokesman, Nasarawa State Police Command, Ramhan Nansel

Gunmen kill village head, 2 policemen, 11 others in Nasarawa

Gunmen wreaking havoc in Nigeria’s middle belt region have struck again in Nasarawa State.

The rampaging armed non-state actors attacked the beleaguered Katakpa village in Toto LGA of Nasarawa State, killing fourteen persons.

Among those killed was the village head of Katakpa, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmadu.

Two police officers and 11 villagers were also gunned down during the deadly attack that locals said happened in the early hours of Monday.

Confirming the latest incident to our reporter through telephone on Monday,

A resident, Ibrahim Shuaibu, confirmed the latest attack to newsmen, disclosing that the gunmen launched the attack at about 2am on Monday.

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He said the gunmen razed some houses and that while the occupants were trying to escape, they opened fire on them.

He added that the hoodlums earlier attacked the police station in the community and killed two policemen before proceeding to attack the villagers.

The Chairman of Toto LGA, Alhaji Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, also confirmed the attack and the killings.

He told newsmen that he was aware of the incident but he’s “yet to get details of civilians killed in the attack as I am at a function right now with the Deputy Governor in Umaisha.”

The spokesman of the Nasarawa State Police Command, Ramhan Nansel, is yet to issue a statement on the matter.

Gunmen had on January 1, 2024, invaded Katakpa, killed eight people and set houses, including the palace of the village head, as well as vehicles, on fire.

Following the January 1, attack, three among the soldiers reportedly sent to the community on January 8, 2024, alongside two vilantes, to wade off the assailants and restore peace to the area were killed in an ambush.

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