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Top 15 News Roundup For Latest Nigeria News December 8

News Round Up

Here is New Telegraph’s news roundup of the top 15 latest Nigerian news making headlines today, Friday, December 8, 2023.

Drama As EFCC Denies Attempt To Forcefully Take Emefiele From Kuje Prison

There was a mild drama on Thursday at the venue of the House of Representatives Public Petitions Committee hearing on the petition brought against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Department of State Service (DSS), and the Nigerian Correctional Service by the Centre For Social Justice Equity And Transparency (CESJET).

The CESJET had filed a petition against the three agencies over an alleged…Read more 

Ajaero’s Participation At COP28 Not Compensation From Govt – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said the participation of its President, Comrade Joe Ajaero at the ongoing Conference of the Parties in Dubai, was not a compensation or gift from the government.

A statement issued by NLC’s Head of Information and Public Affairs, Comrade Benson Upah on Thursday in Abuja…Read more 

Tinubu Appoints Lokpobiri, Ogbe, Chair, Secretary Of NCDMB

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Heineken Lokpobiri as the Chairman of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).

The President also appointed Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe as the Secretary of the board…Read more 

Fubara Vows Not To Surrender His Mandate Despite Intimidation

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has vowed not to surrender his mandate and the progress of the state despite the acts of intimidation, blackmail, and deliberate sabotage against him.

The Governor who spoke while declaring open the 115th and 116th combined…Read more 

FCTA’s Food Security Plans Gets $4.5m World Bank Grants

Efforts to improve food and nutritional security by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have been boosted with a grant of $4.5 million from the World Bank.

The FCTA said the fund made available to the FCT Fadama CARES programme…Read more 

Agwai: One Party State Not Good For Democracy

A former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Martin Luther Agwai, has cautioned African leaders against enthroning a one-party state, saying such nations are “doomed”.

Agwai, who served as Chief of Army Staff (COAS), also urged the public…Read more 

Metuh Raises Alarm Over Attempt To Tarnish Gbajabiamila’s Image

Erstwhile spokesman of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has raised an alarm over an alleged attempt to tarnish the image of the Chief of Staff to the President, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

Metuh, who warned Nigerians against peddling lies and blackmail…Read more 

Wike Breaks Silence, Says Hired Political Protesters Can’t Distract Me

The Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike on Thursday said he cannot be distracted by critics and politicians who are hiring people to protest against him on the streets of Abuja.

He said this during the official flag-off of the second phase of resurfacing…Read more 

2024 Budget: Reps Seek Accountability From Security Agencies

House of Representatives will demand more accountability from the security agencies on the performance of their budgetary allocations, the Speaker of the House, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas has said.

Abbas made the disclosure while giving his remarks at the opening of the international roundtable…Read more 

Reps To Probe Air Nigeria, Address Air Crashes

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation Technology on Thursday expressed its desire to investigate the controversy surrounding the Air Nigeria project launched during the Buhari administration.

The Chairman of the Committee, Hon Abiodun Akinlade…Read more 

BREAKING: PDP, NNPP, Five Others Form Coalition

Seven political parties, including the major opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), have come together to form the Coalition of Concerned Political Parties (CCPP) in Abuja.

New Telegraph reports that the other five are the African Democratic Congress (ADC)…Read more 

Help Us Propagate Message Of Hope To Nigerians, FG Begs Advertisers

The Federal Government has called on advertising practitioners in the country to help sensitise Nigerians on what the federal and state governments are doing to make life better for the people.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris…Read more 

2023 Health Survey’ll Help In Resource Allocation – FG

The Federal Government has said the 2023 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), soon to be conducted, would enable it to allocate resources and invest in initiatives that would promote the health and well-being of Nigerians.

The Coordinating Minister For Health & Social Welfare, Prof. Muhammad Ali Pate…Read more 

Russia To Hold Presidential Election In Three-Month

The Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament has announced  March 17, 2024, as the date for the conduct of the country’s presidential election, which is widely predicted to be won by longtime President, Vladimir Putin.

The legislators overwhelmingly accepted the date in a live televised meeting…Read more 

Ganduje, Alake, CDS, Metchie, Others Task Citizens On Patriotism

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abduillahi Umar Ganduje, the Minister for Solid Minerals Development, Dr Dele Alake, Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gwabin Christopher Musa, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar, CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, Pastor Chibuzor Chinyere, GO, OPM and Dr John Metchie, IAWPA African Director were among the dignitaries that unveiled THE BEAUTIES OF NIGERIA, at the National Press Centre, Radio House, Abuja.

The book, written by veteran journalist and former Managing Editor of the Daily Times…Read more

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