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Sack CBN Governor, Declare State of Emergency On Forex, 100 CSOs Tell Tinubu

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Sack CBN Governor, Declare State of Emergency On Forex, 100 CSOs Tell Tinubu

Sack CBN Governor, Declare State of Emergency On Forex, 100 CSOs Tell Tinubu

…threatens mass action if Cardoso fails to vacate office within 72hrs

 

 

 

As many as 100 non-governmental organizations, under the aegis of Economic Freedom Fighters, Nigeria (EFFN), have demanded that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu immediately sack the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Olayemi Cardoso for his ineptitude and lack of direction and to also declare a state of emergency on the economy.

 

Sack CBN Governor, Declare State of Emergency On Forex, 100 CSOs Tell Tinubu

 

 

 

At a press conference held in Lagos at the weekend, the CSOs cited the current economic crisis in the country, which they claim has proven that the CBN under Cardoso’s leadership has no answers to the crushing economic crisis that has brought the naira to a lifetime low with resulting hardship on citizens.

They said President Tinubu no longer has the luxury of assuming or pretending that Cardoso is doing a sterling job at the CBN when the Governor himself is aware that he is a failure when it comes to the management of the naira.

The naira lost value to N1,360.00 to the dollar on Friday, and the falling value of the naira has had a significant impact on the quality of life of Nigerians. The rise in the cost of living, the decrease in purchasing power, and the decrease in foreign investment have all contributed to the economic crisis in the country, which has also resulted in existential upsurge in crimes especially kidnap for ransom.

“The Nigerian economy is in a dire state, and the CBN has failed to take the necessary steps to address the situation, instead the apex banker is mired in internal politics that do nothing to halt the suffering of Nigerians. Cardoso ought not to have accepted the appointment as the Governor of CBN when he knew he was clueless about what has to be done to save the naira,” said Dr Amodu Ben, Convener of EFFA.

“We call on President Tinubu to take immediate action and remove Mr Cardoso from his position as Governor of the CBN. We also urge the president to declare a state of emergency on the economy and take bold steps to address the root causes of the crisis now that it is apparent that Cardoso has no answers to this problem.

“It will be injustice for Nigerians to endure more days of Cardoso in office knowing full well that things have only gotten worse since he assumed office with no end in sight. Instead of the firm directions that Nigerians expected the CBN to come on board with, currency racketeering has taken over the operations of the CBN, including the foreign exchange market. The stories filtering out of the regulator is that friends, family, and associates of the Governor are getting forex allocations that are making them nouveau rich while the rest of Nigerians are sinking into poverty,” Dr Ben stated.

EFFN has threatened mass action if President Tinubu fails to remove Cardoso or if the CBN Governor fails to remove himself from office, saying that such mass action will take place within 72 hours from when it held its briefing.

The CSOs also criticized the CBN’s recent decision to relocate some of its departments to Lagos State, which they claim will further exacerbate the economic crisis in the country because the apex bank is focusing on petty internal politics to the detriment of the national economy. They called on the CBN to reverse its decision and focus on implementing policies that will help to stabilize the economy.

The Governor of the CBN has not yet responded to the CSOs’ demands, and it remains to be seen what action President Tinubu will take in response to the call for the removal of Mr Cardoso and the declaration of a state of emergency on the economy.

With the Nigerian economy being in a state of decline for the past few years and with the naira’s value plummeting and inflation rates skyrocketing, Cardoso’s arrival at the CBN was anticipated to at the least halt the economic slide.

Cardoso was appointed as CBN Governor when the naira was hovering below N1000 in September 2023 to the dollar threshold and the currency has since lost more than N400 since he resumed, prompting widespread anger and criticism about his ability to correctly diagnose what ails the Nigerian economy and proffer solutions.

Nigeria’s GDP growth rate fell to 1.9% in 2023, down from 2.2% in 2022 while the inflation rate, which has also been on the rise, hit 18.3% in December 2023, up from 16.5% in November 2023.

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FRN vs Ali Bello: Court Shifts trial till March 14, warns EFCC to be diligent in prosecution

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FRN vs Ali Bello: Court Shifts trial till March 14, warns EFCC to be diligent in prosecution

 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has shifted further trial in the charges against Ali Bello and Suleiman Daudu till March 14 with a
warning to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to be diligent in the conduct of the trial.

 

 

FRN vs Ali Bello: Court Shifts trial till March 14, warns EFCC to be diligent in prosecution

 

The Court, while granting accelerated hearing, threatened to close the charges against the defendants if the prosecution does not do due dilligence.

Justice James Omotoso, who issued the warning on Friday, asked the anti-graft agency to always get all its witnesses and exhibits ready on adjourned dates so as to avoid delay.

He warned that he would not tolerate lackadaisical attitude from any of the parties in the matter while shifting resumption of trial to March 14, 15, 20 and 21 .

Justice Omotoso also directed the defendants to keep further objections against the trial at abeyance, especially to the final address stage.

The Judge, who made this observation while ruling in a motion on notice filed by Suleiman Daudu challenging the amended charges, however, refused to quash the 17-count amended charge, involving alleged money laundering.

The court also declined to transfer the trial of the two defendants to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, in line with the argument of the 2nd defendant through his counsel, Mr Jimoh Nureni, SAN, that since the alleged offence was committed in Lokoja, the proper and appropriate venue for trial should be at the Federal High Court in Lokoja.

The judge noted that the Federal High Court in Nigeria was one and that trial of any matter could be prosecuted in any of its divisions.

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Olabode Olawuyi:s Dedication, Passion Will Forever Serve As An Inspiration To Us All-NBCA

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Olabode Olawuyi:s Dedication, Passion Will Forever Serve As An Inspiration To Us All-NBCA

 

 

 

The Nigeria Biodiversity Conservation Alliance (NBCA) has stated that the dedication and passion of Mr. Olabode Olawuyi, the late veterinary technologist killed by a lion at the Zoological Garden of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), would forever serve as an inspiration.

 

 

Olabode Olawuyi:s Dedication, Passion Will Forever Serve As An Inspiration To Us All-NBCA

 

NBCA stated this in a statement released on Wednesday, February 21, adding that Olawuyi’s dedication to his chosen field shone for all to see.

In the statement signed by Mr. Dipo Bali, NBCA said that it was deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Olawuyi, who was the former Public Relations Officer for the National Zoological Agency (NAZAP).

“In memory of Mr. Olabode Olawuyi, we pledge to redouble our efforts towards promoting responsible wildlife management practices and fostering a robust safety culture within the zoological and animal care fields. His dedication and passion will forever serve as an inspiration to us all.”

The group which described the deceased as a pillar of the Nigerian zoological community, also noted that he was lauded for his unwavering commitment to wildlife conservation and exceptional service.

“He had dedicated years to the OAU Zoological Garden, providing exemplary care to its resident lion, whom he had nurtured since its birth. NBCA acknowledges the ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Olawuyi’s passing.

“We extend our deepest condolences to his grieving family, friends, and colleagues at OAU during this difficult time. Our unwavering support stands with them as they navigate this profound loss.

“As an organization dedicated to wildlife protection and preservation in Nigeria, we recognize the inherent risks associated with working with wild animals. We remain steadfast in advocating for the strictest adherence to safety protocols and established guidelines to ensure the well-being of both wildlife caretakers and the animals under their care.*

Also, NBCA said that it remains committed to closely monitoring the situation and collaborating with relevant authorities to prevent similar tragedies from unfolding in the future, while also extending its unwavering support to the OAU Zoological Garden and its staff during this period of immense loss.

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Teon Engine Revolutionizes African Marketing with Data-Driven Innovations

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Teon Engine Revolutionizes African Marketing with Data-Driven Innovations

 

 

Teon Engine, the innovative Nigerian arm of Precise Platforms (a leading marketing communications company in Nigeria), is shattering outdated traditional marketing strategies with its intelligent, data-driven solutions. Forget dusty old playbooks – they’re throwing open the doors to a new era of “Turning on the Market” through creativity and cutting-edge technology.

 

Teon Engine Revolutionizes African Marketing with Data-Driven Innovations

 

 

Nestled in the heart of Lagos’ vibrant tech hub, Teon Engine doesn’t just talk innovation, it embodies it. Its arsenal? The Teon Suites, a suite of meticulously crafted tools designed to empower brands at every stage of their marketing journey. This isn’t just storytelling, it is storyselling.

Its comprehensive suite of “MarTech” solutions is designed to empower brands across every stage of the marketing journey. One of such is the TrendTeon. This innovation isn’t the average social listening tool. TrendTeon acts as a campaign aggregation platform, facilitating direct connections between brands and influencers. Forget sifting through endless profiles – both parties can easily find ideal partners, streamlining collaboration and maximizing efficiency. https://trendteon.com

PollTeon, another innovative tool from Teon Engine is designed to crave audience insights. PollTeon serves as your opinion-gathering powerhouse. Craft engaging polls, collect valuable data, and analyze results with ease. It also enables users to share their findings seamlessly and gain a deeper understanding of their target audience. https://pollteon.com

On the other hand, SurveyTeon enables users to dive deeper with and positioned to be a researcher’s dream tool. It designs dynamic surveys with diverse question types, gather high-quality data, and extract meaningful insights to inform your next steps. https://surveyteon.com

The Teon Suites are more than just tools. Teon Engine’s power lies in its combination of technology and human expertise. Funke Ogunsina, Chief Operating Officer, highlights this transformative approach: “Teon Engine represents a paradigm shift in African marketing communications. We blend cutting-edge technology with deep strategic expertise, empowering brands to unlock their full potential and truly ‘Turn on the Market’.”

Ogunsina emphasizes Teon Engine’s commitment to pushing boundaries saying “We operate under the ‘FURTHER FORWARD’ ideology, constantly pushing boundaries and unlocking new possibilities for clients. Marketing communication needs continuous reinvention, and we’re here to lead the charge.”

Teon Engine is already making waves, partnering with Prof Tunji Azeez an astute professor in LASU, Marketing Edge the leading marketing news platform in Nigeria and so many other collaborations and partnership are in the works and will be announced subsequently. With its data-driven approach, powerful tools, and dedication to growth, Teon Engine is poised to be a game-changer in the African marketing landscape. They’re not just telling brand stories, they’re empowering brands to become active participants in the conversation, one click, one insight, one connection at a time.

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