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The reports said that the socio-economic challenges facing Nigerians in the last 10 years, according to the multilateral institution, have led to an astronomical increase in the number of citizens seeking asylum and refugee status in other countries.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja at the weekend, the Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department of the Bank, Osita Nwanisobi said the Nigerian banking system had proven to be very sturdy in spite of the global challenges posed by the corona virus pandemic (COVID-19). He made this clarification in response to certain false and unfounded stories circulating in the social media attacking the soundness and safety of some Nigerian banks.

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito made the announcement against the backdrop of thousands of vacant seats at Tokyo’s 68,000-capacity Olympic Stadium, after COVID-19 forced organisers to ban spectators at all but a handful of venues.