CBN SAGA: Emefiele Quietly Returns To Nigeria


Nigeria’s embattled Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, quietly returned to the country on Wednesday PREMIUM TIMES reports. recalls that Emefiele has been out of the country for several weeks amidst fears he would be arrested by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) who are investigating several allegations against him, including corruption and terrorism financing.

A reliable source from the presidency has it that the CBN governor got President Muhammadu Buhari’s permission for two weeks of leave which expired Tuesday.

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“His holidays finished yesterday so he has to report to work today,” our source said.

PREMIUM TIMES also learnt that Mr Emefiele is planning to leave the country again very soon, afraid the secret police could eventually arrest him amidst the continuous power play at the highest levels of the Nigerian government.

“He is trying to leave within the next few days on the pretence of attending the annual World Economic Forum,” our source said.

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Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, and the spokesperson of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Osita Nwanisobi, did not respond to calls and text messages put across to them regarding the matter as of press time Thursday morning.


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