House to Summon Emefiele over Restrictions on Domiciliary Accounts | This Day
The House of Representatives has invited the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to provide clarification on the apex bank’s recent policy which places restriction on the acceptance of dollar deposits by commercial banks in the country. The House has also scheduled as session to quiz the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on the issue of tank farm licensing.
The lawmakers at plenary, on Tuesday resolved to summon Emefiele to properly explain the apex bank’s policy directing commercial banks to reject foreign currency deposits by Nigerians.
Australian PM stymies gay marriage push, for now | Guardian NGR
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday his government would remain opposed to gay marriage during the current parliament, but suggested the issue could be put to a popular vote after the next election. Despite growing public support for same-sex marriage, with a poll last year finding those in favour of equal rights had reached a record high of 72 percent, Australia has not yet legalised marriage equality.
Abdulsalami Panel: We didn’t beg for Jonathan | The Nation
President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption battle got a major boost yesterday, with the Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee for the 2015 General Elections endorsing it. Besides, the committee denied the speculation that it was on a mission to plead for former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Dr. Jonathan, who left office on May 29, has not been accused of any offence.
Culture didn’t allow Awo to see Ooni’s remains | Punch
Son of the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Adesoji Aderemi, Prince Aderonmu Aderemi, has said the Ife tradition seriously forbids the disclosure of the death of an Ooni as the “Ooni never dies.”
He said the tradition of keeping the news of the death of Ooni from public knowledge was so strong that even when the then Premier of the defunct Western Region, the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, sought to see the remains of Oba Aderemi shortly before his burial, he was denied access.
The crown prince, in a chat with our correspondent, stated that the Ooni, from time immemorial, is likened to Oduduwa, being the first son of the father of the Yoruba.