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Top 15 News Roundup For Latest Nigeria News May 20

News Round Up

Here is New Telegraph’s news roundup of the top 15 latest Nigerian news making headlines today Monday, May 20 2024.

CBN Withdraws Circular On 0.5% Cybercrime Levy On Electronic Transactions

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has withdrawn the circular it sent to the commercial, merchant, and non-interest financial institutions, Payment Service Banks, mobile money operators and payment service providers, on May 6, directing them to commence the deduction of a 0.5 per cent levy on electronic transactions (cybercrime levy) for the National Cybersecurity Fund by May 20.

The apex bank announced this in a circular released on Sunday night…Read more 

Minimum Wage: Be Considerate, Reasonable, Primate Urges FG, NLC, TUC

The Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, has urged the Federal Government to exercise consideration when setting the minimum wage for organised Labour.

The Primate who spoke on Sunday called on both the Federal Government…Read more

2024 Guber: Over 2500 Join APC In Edo Central – Ex-Speaker

The former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Frank Okiye has said over 2500 members of the Labour Party and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo Central have joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Okiye who resigned his membership of the PDP on May 10…Read more 

I’ll Remain In Politics For Life – Atiku

The Waziri of Adamawa and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has declared that he is not going to retire from politics for as long as he is alive.

The former Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)…Read more 

Tinubu Appoints InfraCorp Lead Developer Of Nigeria Green Industrial Zone

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of the Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria (InfraCorp) as Lead Arranger and Developer of Evergreen City, Nigeria’s green industrial zone.

This, according to a press release by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale…Read more

Blackmail, Falsehood, Threats Won’t Stop Us, NLC Tells Soludo

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has advised the Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, to focus on addressing the grievances of workers, as his blackmail, threats or peddling of falsehood won’t stop labour from pursuing the interests of workers in the state.

While denouncing a statement issued by Governor Soludo on the 2-week ultimatum…Read more

Helicopter Carrying Iranian President Crashes In Azerbaijan

A helicopter carrying Iran President, Ebrahim Raisi has reportedly crashed after it developed a hard landing on Sunday, May 19.

Sunday Telegraph gathered that the tragic incident occurred near Jolfa…Read more 

Tinubu Creates C’ttee To Oversee Green Economy Initiative

President Bola Tinubu has approved the establishment of a Presidential Committee to oversee the Federal Government’s climate and green economic initiatives.

This came as the President announced the appointment…Read more

Residents Laud Makinde For Opening Olodo Bridge For Vehicular Movement

In fulfilment of his earlier promise, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Saturday opened the reconstructed half of Olodo Bridge in Ibadan, the state capital for vehicular movement to enhance the seamless passage of people and vehicles on the route.

Represented by the Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Prof. Dahud Shangodoyin…Read more

NNPP Accuses INEC Of Taking Sides In Its Internal Crisis

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of undue interference and taking sides in the party’s internal leadership crisis.

The party also advised the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu…Read more 

2027: Campaign Coordinator Speaks On Why Atiku Won’t Make A Good President

The 2023 Abia State coordinator of the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organization (APCO), Charles Obioha Ogbonnaya, has claimed that his former principal, Atiku Abubakar, would not have made a good president if he had won the 2023 presidential election.

Ogbonnaya who spoke in an interview with Daily Sun on Sunday…Read more 

Ex-VON DG Canvasses Borrowing Of $30bn To Recapitalise, Nationalise Electricity Sector

Former Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and foundational member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Osita Okechukwu has appealed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to recapitalise and nationalise the electricity sector by borrowing $30 billion to generate 30,000 megawatts under public ownership.

In a statement released on Sunday in Abuja, Osita said the privatisation…Read more

FAAC Allocations: SERAP Drags Wike, Govs To Court

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike alongside thirty-six (36) state governors have been dragged to court over their alleged failure to account for the spending of trillions of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) allocations collected by their states and the FCT since 1999.

They were dragged before the Federal High Court, Abuja…Read more 

Ethnic Leaders Divided Over Tinubu’s Performance

As Nigerians and the administration of President Bola Tinubu, gear up for the first anniversary of the Renewed Hope agenda, ethnic nationalities are divided over the impact of the administration on Nigerians.

While some of them have praised the President Bola Tinubu-led government…Read more  

Wike, Allies Unhappy in Federal Cabinet – Lamido

A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and two term Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has delivered a damning verdict on the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike and other members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) serving in the President Bola Tinubu administration, stating that they were unhappy where they currently found themselves.

Reminiscing on political developments in the country ahead of the celebration…Read more

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