19 September 2009, BREAKING NEWS CBN Governor Sanusi Lamido sacks Bank MDs. 20th February 2014, BREAKING NEWS CBN Governor Suspended, Sacked.
This news looks similar only that the sacker has been sacked. I can only imagine the grin on faces of those he sacked and those who lost jobs during his tenure, I have read mixed comments from different quarters and it only gets funnier. The political terrain is so exciting I wonder how it would play out in 2015 proper.
In other news……
Officials of the State Security Service, SSS, have seized the travelling documents of suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, shortly after he arrived Lagos from Niger, where he had gone to attend a meeting of governors of central banks in the West African sub-region.
Shortly after his plane landed at the ExecuJet Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, he was accosted by plain clothe operatives who detained him briefly and insisted he must surrender his passport.
They also insisted that he would not be allowed to leave the airport until the Lagos state director of the SSS arrives.
But after a while, the operatives had a change of heart after communicating with their superiors. The CBN governor was allowed to leave but only after his passport was confiscated.
PREMIUM TIMES had earlier exclusively reported the plans to arrest Mr. Sanusi on his return to the country from neighboring Niger.
The governor was suspended in absentia, while attending a three-day meeting of the West African Central Bank Governors.
The embattled governor had himself became aware of the plan to arrest him, compelling him to change his travel plans. He landed in Lagos instead of Abuja.
In Lagos, Mr. Sanusi’s associates and friends, led by a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, were on hand to receive him at the airport.
They drove out of the airport in a convoy heading towards Ikoyi. A member of the delegation said Mr. Sanusi was heading to a friend’s place to relax