Thursday, 27 March 2014

Finally, Senate Confirms Emefiele

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Mr. Godwin Emefiele
The Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Wednesday vowed to ensure economic stability to create jobs and boost growth, as the Senate unanimously approved his appointment to replace Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Emefiele will take over in June from Sanusi, who was suspended last month by President Goodluck Jonathan on charges of “financial recklessness and misconduct”. The Senate also unanimously confirmed Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa as the President of the Court of Appeal. Both of them were cleared after hours of grilling by the upper legislative chamber.
First to be confirmed was Bulkachuwa who was not subjected to intense scrutiny as was the case with Emefiele.

Air Force Deploys More Troops to Tackle Insurgency in North-east

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Nigeria Air Force 
  •   Takes measures to cut off sect's fuel supply
As part of the measures to curb the menace of insurgency especially in the North-east geo-political zone, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday said it had deployed additional troops to support those already on ground. This was as it said they had increased border patrol to trace the supply of fuel to the insurgents and severe it in order to incapacitate them and prevent them from carrying out their nefarious activities.

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, disclosed this in an interview in Lagos at the opening ceremony of the logistics seminar organised by the Air Officer Commanding, Logistics Command, Air Vice Marshal Michael Iloenyosi.

Finally, Court Discharges Lloyd of Attempted Murder

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Mr. Chidi Lloyd
A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt Thursday discharged the Leader of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Chidi Lloyd, of   attempted murder of his colleague, Mr. Michael Chindah.
Lloyd has been standing trial for his role in the fracas that broke out in the House of Assembly on July 9, 2013, particularly for the attempted murder of Chindah.

At the resumed hearing Thursday, the presiding judge, Justice Letam Nyordee, struck out the matter and discharged Lloyd. The decision of the court came after the state Attorney-General, Worgu Boms, filed an application of nolle prosequi dated March 26 pursuant to Section 211 subsection 1 (c) of the 1999 constitution for lack of material to prosecute the matter.

Boms, who took over the prosecution of Lloyd last August shortly after the Lloyd was arraigned by the police, said he was unable to get the police to release the file, leading to several adjournments.