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