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Top 15 News Roundup For Latest Nigeria News May 19

News Round Up

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

JUST-IN: Okauru Retires As NGF DG

The Director-General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Asishana Okauru has retired.

Saturday confirmed the development in a statement issued by the NGF Chairman…Read more

Plateau South Lauds Lalong For Intervention Of Collapsed Bridge In Shendam

Plateau South Senatorial District has commended the timely intervention of Senator Simon Bako Lalong on the recently collapsed bridge which is being reconstructed by the Federal Ministry of Works.

Senator Lalong who is a member of the Senate Committee on Works…Read more 

Ex-Female Lawmaker Decries Low Number Of Women In 10th NASS

A member of the 9th Assembly of the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Taiwo Oluga, has, expressed worry over the low number of women in the 10th National Assembly.

Recall that the 2023 general elections delivered low numbers for women…Read more

Abia Govt Calls For Calm As Gunmen Kill Two Soldiers In Aba

The Governor of Abia State, Dr Alex Otti has commiserated with the Nigeria Army over the unfortunate killing of two soldiers in Aba, the commercial hub of the state.

The incident which occurred in the Milverton area of Aba, on Friday…Read more 

Kidnapping: Afenifere Calls On Tinubu To Invoke Executive Order To Establish State/LG Police

In order to end insecurity, enhance people’s welfare and ensure the sustenance of Nigeria as one of the top investment destinations in Africa as desired by the government, there is the urgent need by the Federal Government and security agencies to be more innovative and decisive”, said the renowned pan-Yoruba socio-cultural and socio-political organization, Afenifere.…Read more 

Shettima Arrives Bauchi To Inaugurate Trade Fair, Other Projects

Nigeria’s Vice-President, Kashim Shettima, has arrived in Bauchi State to officially inaugurate the 15th Edition North-East Joint Domestic Trade Fair and other significant projects in the state.

Shettima, who landed at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport…Read more 

Obi Pays Condolence Visit To Junior Pope’s Family (Photos)

The Labour Party (LP)’s Presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has visited the family of the late Nollywood actor, John Paul Obumneme Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope, to sympathize with them following their beloved’s demise.

Saturday Telegraph reports that the former Governor of Anambra State…Read more 

NUJ Urges Tinubu To Reconstruct, rehabilitate Ilesa-Ibadan, Akure-Ado-Ekiti Roads

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), B Zone has appealed to the President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government to as a matter of urgency rehabilitate and reconstruct some bad roads in the zone.

The zone union leaders made the appeal in a communique…Read more

Jega, Okebukola, Others Make List Of Governing Councils For 111 Tertiary Institutions

The Federal Government has released the list of governing councils for 111 federal universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education in the country.

This is coming after the Academic Staff Union of Universities…Read more

2027: Why I May Not Hesitate To Support Peter Obi – Atiku

Amid the speculation ahead of the 2027 general election, Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has alluded to the potential of backing Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 poll.

Atiku’s remark is coming barely three days after Peter Obi…Read more 

Rivers Crisis: Secondus Assures Fubara, Says Elders Are Behind You

A former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus on Friday reveald that Rivers State elders are backing Governor Siminalayi Fubara in his political battle with his predecessor and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.

Saturday Telegraph recalls that Wike and Fubara have been at loggerheads since October 2023Read more 

FCT To Commence Week-Long Projects Commissioning – Wike

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike has revealed that President Bola Tinubu has approved a 9-day timeline, tagged FCT Week, for the inauguration of completed projects in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

Wike made the revelation on Friday when he carried out the final…Read more 

Obi’s Parley With Atiku, Others Necessary To Rescue Nigeria – LP

The leadership of the opposition Labour Party (LP) has described the recent visit of the party’s Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, to some chieftains of other opposition parties as ‘necessary to rescue Nigeria.’ This is coming just as indications emerged to suggest moves by some chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) to wrest the control of the party from the Obidient Movement, being led by the former Anambra State governor…Read more 

Gastronomy Festival: Nigeria, Spain, China, Senegal, Others To Showcase Cuisines In Abuja

The Management of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), organisers of the annual Gastronomy Festival, has confirmed the participation of some diplomatic missions in Nigeria.

The missions will be showcasing their country’s foods and beverages…Read more 

Osun: Irate Youths Set Two Students Ablaze For Crushing Four Persons To Death

There was a pandemonium at Odeomu, Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State when irate youths set a vehicle with registration number BDG 481 JD (LAGOS) ablaze after the driver of the car crushed four persons to death.

The driver of the vehicle and two other occupants were said to have been coming from Osogbo…Read more 

 

 

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