JUST IN: Despite SSS, Other Allegations, Emefiele Meets Buhari
- Despite several allegations against him, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was at the Presidential Villa
- Godwin Emefiele visited the State House in Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, January 19
- The president, while meeting with the apex bank's boss, told Emefiele that he is well received at the Villa
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The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, is meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The meeting between the apex bank's governor and the president is currently taking place at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, the Punch reports.
Despite the allegations levelled against him by the State Security Service and a member of the House of Representatives, Muhammed Gudaji Kazaure, this is the second time the CBN governor will be meeting with the president since his return from his annual leave on January 12.
Meeting with Emefiele, President Buhari said:
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The first of his visits to the Presidential Villa was when he served as part of a delegation of the Arab Bank for Economic Development led by its Director General, Sidi Ould Tah on Thursday.
Emefiele left Nigeria in the midst of perceived investigations by the SSS on various allegations, including corrupt practices within the apex bank and terrorism financing.
New naira notes: CBN threatens to go after banks loading ATMs with old notes
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said that it has loads of the new naira notes packed in its vaults.
The apex bank said that it has been pleading with commercial banks to collect the notes and dispense them to citizens across the country.
According to the CBN, any bank found dispensing old naira notes using its Automated Teller Machines will be sanctioned.
Just in: Intrigues, suspense as court gives fresh verdict on CBN governor’s case
A new date has been fixed for the hearing of the CBN Governor's case regarding the $53 million judgment debt arising from the Paris Club refund.
In a fresh ruling on Wednesday, January 18, the court in Abuja adjourned the case till March 20th, without a reason.
A legal practitioner, Joe Agi, SAN, had obtained a judgment summons against the CBN governor following his alleged refusal to obey the order of the court for the payment of the judgment debt.