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Buhari hosts Emefiele, others at aso rock


President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday received in audience a team from The Arab Bank for Economic Development (BADEA) at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The team was accompanied by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, who resumed work last Monday amid speculation that his position in the apex bank is being threatened over the issues he had with the Department of State Services (DSS).

As soon as Emefiele returned to the country on Monday, news started circulating that DSS had invaded the bank, seeking to arrest him, but the secret police denied this.

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Maitama had restrained the DSS from arresting the CBN governor.

The CBN had announced that the governor was out of the country after failing to appear before the House of Representatives which summoned him over some policies of the bank late last year.

Also in attendance on Thursday during the meeting with the President were his Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed and the Arab Bank team, including BADEA Director General, Dr Sidi Ould Tah, Nigerian Ambassador to Sudan, H.E Safiu Olamiyan, Director of Operations, Public Sector, Mr Diab Karrar Ahmed Karrar, BDS Operations Department, Yousif Awad Ahmed and Assistant Director (GIU), Mr. Mustapha Jimoh.

The Director General of the bank later presented a gift to the President.

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