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 AREF’s representatives namely: Prof. Kola Raheem, Mr. Olujimi Olusola III and Mr. Wole Adediran attended a Policy Dialogue Conference organized by African Resource Development Centre at Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday 7th February, 2023. The Conference came up with a special agenda for the next President for Nigeria. 


We regret to announce the demise of Air Commodore Dan Suleiman (rtd) on Wednesday, 8th February, 2023 at the age of 80. He was one of AREF’s Patrons. The late Air Commodore played a leading role during Nigerian Civil War (1966-1970). He was a member of General Murtala Muhammed’s Supreme Military Council between July 1975 and March 1976. He was Military Governor of Plateau State from March 1976 – July 1978 after it had been created from part of the old Benue Plateau State.After the return to democracy in the Nigerian Fourth Republic, he became Chairman of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF), a socio-political group representing the people of the Middle Belt of Nigeria. As Federal Commissioner for Special Duties, he was instrumental in founding the Economic Communities for West African States (ECOWAS).

old naira note saga

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has pronounced an interim injunction restraining the Federal Government of Nigeria, Central Bank of Nigeria… its agents, agencies from suspending or determining or ending on the 10th of February, 2023 the timeframe within which the now older versions of the old N200, N500 and N1,000 denominations may no longer be legal tender, pending the hearing, the determination of the plaintiffs/applicants’ motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.