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CBN opposes bid to remove Arabic inscriptions from Naira note

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has communicated genuine resistance to a suit under the watchful eye of the Federal High Court in Lagos looking to eliminate the Arabic engravings on naira notes.

While telling the Federal High Court that it would cost a tremendous measure of cash to dispose of the current notes and print new ones without it, the peak bank said the Arabic engraving isn’t an image or sign of Islam yet an engraving to support non-English speakers or uninformed people who are educated in it to ease exchange.

It very well may be reviewed that a Lagos-based legal advisor, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, who recorded the suit before Justice Mohammed Liman, fought that having Arabic engravings on the naira notes depicts Nigeria as an Islamic state, as opposed to the nation’s established status of a common state.

Omirhobo, who said he doesn’t have the foggiest idea what the Arabic engravings mean, is looking for the court to arrange the CBN to supplant the Arabic engravings with either English language, which is the nation’s legitimate language, or any of Nigeria’s three principle indigenous dialects; Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo.

The attorney said that with the Arabic engravings on the naira note, the CBN has been disregarding areas 10 and 55 of the Nigerian Constitution, which make the nation a common state and needs the court to control the CBN from additional endorsing, printing and giving naira notes with Arabic engravings, remembering that Nigeria is a mainstream state.

In any case, in the counter-testimony by the CBN, removed to by one Abiola Lawal, the CBN kept up that in opposition to Omirhobo’s case “the Ajami engravings on a portion of the nation’s monetary standards don’t mean any strict articulations or Arabian arrangement.”

The CBN additionally handled the legal counselor on the case that the Arabic engravings were a danger to Nigeria’s common status.

The zenith bank stated, “The engravings on the nation’s monetary forms don’t and at no time have they compromised the common statehood of the country nor have they abused the Constitution of Nigeria, as each plan and engraving was settled with the endorsement of the applicable government bodies.”

The CBN clarified that the “Ajami engravings” on the naira notes dated back to the pioneer time and they don’t infer that Arabic is an official language in Nigeria.

The CBN stated, “The Ajami was engraved on the nation’s cash by the colonialists to help those without Western schooling in specific pieces of the nation, who, in those days, comprised a bigger piece of the general population. The Ajami isn’t an image or sign of Islam yet an engraving to help the general population uninformed in Western training in simplicity of exchange.”

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Rage as Fela Kuti is not among the inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 class

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Godfather of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who received the posthumous honour to be among those vying to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 some few months back, sadly failed to secure a spot despite being top two on the voting polls.

Fela Kuti gets shunned from the inductees despite being top two.

Today, May 12, the committee announced the inductees by means of a 3-minute video through president and CEO, Gregg Harris. Fela was nominated in the Performers Category, amassing a total of 545,000+ votes, making him the second most voted act after Tina Turner (548,000+ votes) but to the surprise of the masses, Fela was not included in the list of inductees.

Shockingly included are performers like rap icon and mogul – JAY-Z and LL Cool J who failed to secure a top five spot on the poll, infact, they were the least voted acts when voting concluded.

Although, quite frankly there is a disclaimer on the website were the poll was conducted, stating that votes do not guarantee induction but for a Top 2 voted act in Fela Anikulapo Kuti, that should not even be the case and Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment at the ‘rigging’, ‘clout chasing’ and inconsiderate conduct regarding how the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee unjustly treated the voting polls and Fela Kuti.

On what might have transpired regarding the voting stage and selection of inductees, Fela’s first son, Femi Kuti had this to say:

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Funny tweets, memes and videos from Twitter NG for “Happy 420”

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Today’s date, April 20, stylised as 4/20 is a day worldwide commemorated by stoners or smokers of weed to celebrate marijuana. In short, it is treated as a public holiday for weed/marijuana and termed—Happy 420.

Twitter NG i.e users of Twitter in Nigeria, as it is the yearly custom are trending “Happy 420” as the number one topic in the country. While many really used the medium to share their unwavering love for weed, others have taken it upon themselves to make funny tweets, memes, skits and share several videos in relation to weed smoking and “Happy 420” as an entity.

While some tweeps take jab at those who don’t smoke weed but indulge in the “woke” culture by wishing stoners a “Happy 420”, others in their own way intentionally misinterpret certain scriptural verses for comedic purpose in order to aid and bait their smoking habits, still others take it upon themselves to disperse various memes which for sure will bring a smile upon your face. That’s not all, though, for we have some tweeps who did brainstorm to form some of the best puns concerning weed and stoners jokes ever. Well we can say irrespective of the way they passed their message regarding “Happy 420”, they all ended on a high note. Enjoy!

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