Goldwin Emefiele | Buhari Extends CBN Governor’s Tenure

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria Godwin Emefiele for another term.

Emefiele’s reappointment nomination letter was read by Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, during Thursday plenary. Buhari, in the letter, urged the Senate to consider Emefiele’s reappointment having completed his first term in office.

The President’s request would be referred in the next legislative day to the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions for legislative processing.

The committee is expected to investigate Emefiele’s credentials and other performance in office.

Emefiele was appointed by former Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014 and his tenure is expected to end in June 2019.

Following the renewal of his appointment for the next five years, the CBN governor will have to balance fighting inflation and propping up the currency against pressure to boost an economy that’s expanding slower than emerging-market peers.

Demola Olarewaju on Incoming Governor -“Sanwoolu Will be the Puppet of Puppets”

Demola Olarewaju is a politcial analyst and a writer with a background in Nigeria’s political history.

Although Demola is a PDP strategist analyst, he has vast knowledge about other party tendencies and here is what he think about the newly elected governor of Lagos State Sanwo Olu Babajide.

” I said Ambode was going to be a puppet and he was; Sanwoolu will be the puppet of puppets – his strings will be pulled by many people. “

Demola explained further that the Bourdillon canal chose him deliberately for his ability to be pliable to their collective interest.

INEC on NigeriaDecide2019 | “Some of Our Staff Were Raped”

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says members of its staff were abducted and raped during Saturday’s elections.

In a statement on Friday, Festus Okoye, INEC commissioner for information and voter education, said while the elections were generally peaceful, there was “high level of violence” in a few places in addition to “the subjugation of some of our electoral officials to threats, harassment, intimidation, assault, abduction, and even rape.”

“The Commission condoles with the families of its ad-hoc staff who lost their lives while on this national assignment, as well as other Nigerians who died in the course of the elections,” he said.

“It also expresses its deep regrets and sympathy for all victims of this mindless violence. We stand with them in these difficult times.”

He also said the conduct of some security agencies in the elections is a matter of “serious concern”.

“While acknowledging their professionalism n the deployment of election personnel and materials in a safe and timely manner, the conduct of certain members of the security agencies in some states is a matter of serious concern to the Commission,” he said.

“This matter will be further discussed directly with the Inspector-General of Police within the ambit of the lnter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES).”