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Fight To Finish: Sanusi To Remain In Office Till June 2

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Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Lamido Sanusi has insisted on remaining in office till June 2 when his tenure expires, following reports the president had asked him to resign.

Sanusi’s insistence on staying in office till June this year followed the storm provoked by President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly ordering him to resign as reported by a national newspaper yesterday over allegedly leaking a letter Sanusi wrote to him (President) claiming that $49.8bn oil revenue was missing.

Sanusi had said the president has no power to remove him, with the constitution saying only two-third majority of the Senate can make Sanusi leave office before the expiry of his tenure.

CBN sources confirmed to Vanguard that Sanusi has made up his mind to resist any attempt to force him out of office before June 2 when his tenure expires. He was said to have also made his reported conversation with the president on the matter known, as he knew what disobeying a direct order from the president may mean for him.

Sanusi’s position was further confirmed by the CBN’s spokesman, Mr. Ugo Okoroafor.

According to him, Mallam Sanusi told members of the management at a meeting on Wednesday that he would be in office till June and did not even indicate that he might proceed on any terminal leave before completing his tenure.

“He told us at the meeting we held, yesterday, that he will be leaving in June and did not give any indication that he would proceed on retirement leave before that time,” Okoroafor said.

Sanusi, who reports had earlier said was going on retirement leave in March, apparently irked by the president’s alleged order is now determined to see his tenure to the last day. He is backed by the CBN Act 2007 which defines the tenure, appointment and removal of the CBN governor.

Section 11(2f) of the CBN Act 2007, says: “The Governor, Deputy Governor or Director shall cease to hold office in the Bank if he: (a) becomes of unsound mind or, owing to ill health, is incapable of carrying out his duties; (b) is convicted of any criminal offence by a court of competent jurisdiction except for traffic offences or contempt proceedings arising in connection with the execution or intended execution of any power or duty conferred under this Act or the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act; (c) is guilty of a serious misconduct in relation to his duties under this Act; (d) is disqualified or suspended from practicing his profession in Nigeria by order of a competent authority made in respect of him personally; (e) becomes bankrupt; (f) is removed by the President: Provided that the removal of the Governor shall be supported by two-thirds majority of the Senate praying that he be so removed.

Despite the reactions and comments the matter has generated, the Presidency, however kept mum over reports that the president had asked the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to resign.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati later promised to react to the story before the end of the day.

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  1. emmanuel

    January 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I don’t understand what Sanusi mean by Fight to finish. You are given the grace to either make a choice between resignation or retire by your Boos due to a report that you personally admit that it was error from your own part. How dare you defile the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Since you began the idea of Sharia Bank, i began suspecting your person against the president ambition for 2015 .Remember the same law guides past ministers and public office holder who have been relieved of their positions as a result of poor performance and abuse of office of the highest order thereby creating chaos within concerned persons in our beloved Country Nigeria.

    • F Femi

      February 27, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      Mr Emmanuel, can you please go back and study what the law says then come back and tell us where the CBN gov. can vacate his position on the plea of a PRESI***NT for his resignation. Must a PRESI***NT beg one to resign. And where have you seen a CBN boss been nominated by a so called party chairman and so must be displaced like a minister.

  2. Peter

    January 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    JONATHAN IS A DISGRACE TO THIS COUNTRY.
    Mr President’s action is becoming unacceptable to us. He left what he ought to do undone, but chasing shadow. Up till now he has not responded to public call for Oduah’s exit. A great insult to tax payers. He has not seen why corruption must be stopped, rather he is promoting it.
    Surrounded by sychophants, he thinks he can impose himself on Nigerians. He has failed and a failure he will ever be.

    • F Femi

      February 27, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Focusing much on non essentials.

    • F Femi

      February 27, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Focusing much on non essentials. No commissioning, always condolences. Why. Insecurity alone is enough for him think and do something

  3. Ifezue Nwokedi

    January 10, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    As long as G E J is the president of Nigeria he has the power to sack, redeploy and to replace any political appointee who is not loyal to him. Mallam Lamido Sanusi dose not think good of the president and Nigeria democracy.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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