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Top 15 News Roundup For Latest Nigeria News May 18

News Round Up

Here is New Telegraph’s news roundup of the top 15 latest Nigerian news making headlines today Saturday, May 18 2024.

Several Trapped as Building Collapses in Niger State

Several people have been trapped as a one-storey building collapsed in Minna, the Niger State capital. Emergency officials who raced to the scene on Friday succeeded in rescuing seven persons who are receiving treatment at the Minna General Hospital.

The building is located at the popular New Market Area in Minna…Read more 

We’re Repositioning Nigeria as Global Investment Hub –Shettima

Vice President Kashim Shettima has said that the Renewed Hope Agenda of the ad- ministration of President Bola Tinubu was a transformative policy thrust aimed at repositioning Nigeria as a prime global investment destination.

He said that with the agenda hinged on the core pillars of democracy…Read more 

TotalEnergies Strikes First Supply Deal With Dangote Refinery

The Chief Executive of TotalEnergies, Patrick Pouyanne, on Friday, said the company has struck its first supply deal with Dangote Refinery in Nigeria.

Pouyanne who spoke after a meeting with the owner of the refinery…Read more 

Shettima Tasks NEC Panel On Education, Jobs, Others

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima has inaugurated the revamped National Economic Council (NEC) Human Capital Development (HCD) Steering Committee, explaining that it was reconstituted to reflect the new leadership of the nation and bring all stakeholders together.

Shettima also noted the determination of President Bola Tinubu’s…Read more 

Tinubu To Chinese Executives: Your investments Are Safe

President Bola Tinubu has assured Chinese investors of the safety of their investments in the country.

He equally described Nigeria as a safe hub for investments…Read more 

Emefiele’s Trial: Court Grants Application To Recall Witness

The Lagos State Special Offences Court, Ikeja, presided over by Justice Rahman Oshodi has granted the request of the defence to recall the 1st prosecution witness in the alleged abuse of office slammed against the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

At the resumption of Emefiele’s trial, the counsel for the former CBN…Read more 

NNPC Ltd Clarifies Lagos Depot Fire Incident

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) on Friday clarified that the fire incident at a tank farm in Marine Beach, Apapa, Lagos, was at a Depot belonging to HOGL Energy Ltd. (Honeywell Depot) and not an NNPC Retail Ltd. facility, as circulated by early responders.

Chief Corporate Communications Officer, NNPC Ltd, Olufemi Soneye…Read more 

Osun 2026: APC Vows To Dislodge Adeleke As Two PDP Leaders Defect

Two strong leaders of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Shuaib Oyedokun and former governorship aspirant of the party, Dotun Babayemi, on Friday, dumped the party and formally joined the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

New Telegraph reports that the two defected PDP leaders…Read more 

Wike Left N15bn Road Contract Debt Three Months Before May 29 – Fubara

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has decried the N15 billion debt owed contractors by the administration of Barr. Nyesom Wike three months before he left office as governor.

Fubara made the allegation at Tema Junction, the venue of the official…Read more 

Ganduje’s Seat As APC Chairman Allegedly Declared Vacant By Presidency

Barring the last-minute change, there are strong indications that the Presidency may have given the green light for stakeholders to begin the search for a replacement for the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje.

New Telegraph gathered from top sources that the Villa…Read more

APC Support Group Blasts Atiku, Obi, Others Over 2027 Gang

A frontline support group of the All Progressives Congress APC, National Progressive Hub has blasted the two former Presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party (LP), Peter Obu over their gang-up against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The Support group dismissing their gang-up predicted…Read more 

Nigeria Missing On List Of Countries With Highest IMF Debt Record

In recent times, various African countries have benefitted from the International Monetary Fund(IMF) credit facilities after its executive board approved some loans, in a shocking development, Nigeria’s name was missing from the latest list of top countries indebted to the organization.

Amid Nigeria’s escalating public debt, the study places Argentina…Read more 

Wike: Rivers’ Crisis Not Distracting Me

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike on Friday said he was not distracted by the continued political crisis in his home state, Rivers.

This came on the heels of the protracted disagreement…Read more 

JUST-IN: Fire Guts NNPCL Apapa Tank Farm In Lagos

The newly-built terminal of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPP) in Apapa,  Lagos State has reportedly been gutted by fire.

The Director and Chief Executive Officer of the  Lagos State…Read more 

Soyinka At 90: Shaping African Identity Through Integrity

Africa’s rich cultural heritage takes centre stage as Professor Wole Soyinka’s 90th birthday provides an opportunity to launch a groundbreaking creative exhibition, “African I-D-E-N-T-I-T-Y (AI).”

This visionary project, curated under the Vision of the Child (VoTC) umbrella…Read more


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