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Top 15 News Roundup For Latest Nigeria News May 16

News Round Up

Here is New Telegraph’s news roundup of the top 15 latest Nigerian news making headlines today Thursday, May 16 2024.

Shettima Inaugurates First Batch Of Nigerian Pilgrims Airlift In Kebbi

Nigeria’s Vice-President, Kashim Shettima on Wednesday inaugurated the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj exercise.

The epochal event which is the first in the history of Kebbi State…Read more 

Halt Planned Injection Of N20trn Pension Funds To Economy, Atiku Tells FG

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said the proposed plan by the Federal Government to use N20 trillion pensioners’ funds to unlock the economy could lead to disastrous consequences.

The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun, had told State House correspondents…Read more 

Tinubu Asks Senate To Approve Reimbursement Of N24bn To Kebbi, Nasarawa

President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, requested the Senate to approve the reimbursement of over N15 billion to Kebbi State Government for the construction of Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi.

The President also seeks the approval of N9 billion for the Nasarawa State…Read more 

Governors Have Killed LG Councils In Nigeria – Senate

The Senate, on Wednesday, accused State governors of destroying local government councils in Nigeria, saying that the third tier of government was dead in the country.

The Senators blamed the non-functionality of the 774 local government councils…Read more 

Rivers Approves N222.1bn For Trans-Kalabari Road

The Rivers State Executive Council has approved N222. 1 billion for the construction of the main Trans-Kalabari Road project, which will be funded from Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), and will be completed in 32 months.

The approval was given during its meeting, presided over by Governor Siminalayi Fubara…Read more 

Tax Conference: Sanwo-Olu, Zulum, Amosun, Others Seek Transparent System To Boost IGR

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his counterparts from Sokoto and Borno States have emphasised the need to make the country’s tax system more transparent and accountable to Nigerians to boost confidence and voluntary compliance.

The governors made the call at the ongoing 26th Annual Tax Conference…Read more 

BREAKING: Pathologists Reveals Cause Of Mohbad’s Death

Eight months after the body of the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, better known as MohBad was exhumed for autopsy, the pathologist in charge of his forensic examination on Wednesday disclosed the cause of Mohbad’s death.

According to him, MohBad’s death could not be ascertained…Read more 

NLC, TUC Pull Out Of New Minimum Wage Negotiations

Organised Labour under the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Wednesday pulled out of the ongoing new minimum wage negotiations with the Federal Government and the Organised Private Sector.

Angered by the N48,000 proposal by the Federal Government…Read more 

2027: NNPP Pass Votes Of Confidence On Gov Yusuf, Says 5m Votes Await Him

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), has passed votes of confidence on Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s administration, saying his one year in office, has outshined the 8 years of the APC-led by Abdullahi Ganduje wasted years in office.

The State Chairman of the NNPP, Hashimu Sulaiman Dungurawa…Read more 

Reps Summon Ribadu Over Faulty Presidential Air Fleet

The House of Representatives is to summon the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu to provide answers to the issues surrounding the incessant breakdown of the Presidential air fleet jets.

Chairman of the House Committee on National Security…Read more 

JUST-IN: APC Suspends Jimoh Ibrahim

The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday suspended Senator Jimoh Ibrahim, New Telegraph reports

Ibrahim, who represents Ondo South Senatorial District…Read more 

Tinubu Congratulates Quadri On Winning ITTF Africa Cup Title

President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Nigeria’s table tennis pacesetter, Mr Aruna Quadri, on winning the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Cup title.

This is contained in a press statement issued on Wednesday…Read more 

Rivers Crisis: Another Wike Loyalist Resigns From Fubara’s Cabinet

A loyalist to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike and Commissioner for Education in Rivers State, Professor Prince Chinedu Mmom has resigned as a member of the State Executive Council (SEC).

This is contained in a resignation letter dated Wednesday…Read more 

Inflation Soars To 33.69% In April Amid Rising Cost Of Food Items

In the preceding month of April 2024, inflationary pressure sustained the uptick trend, peaking at 33.69 per cent relative to the March 2024 headline inflation rate of 33.20 per cent.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday…Read more

JUST-IN: Emefiele Pleads Not Guilty To Printing N684m Notes With N18.96bn

The embattled former Governor of thCentral Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge bordering on printing N684 million notes with N18.96 billion.

Emefiele entered the not-guilty plea after he was arraigned…Read more

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