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Top 15 News Roundup For Latest Nigeria News May 23

News Round Up

Here is New Telegraph’s news roundup of the top 15 latest Nigerian news making headlines today Thursday, May 23 2024.

CBN Gives BDCs December Deadline To Meet New Capital Requirements

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that all applicants for the new Bureaux De Change (BDC) license category of their choice, as provided in the regulatory and supervisory guidelines for BDC operations in the country, the draft of which it first unveiled in February this year, must meet the stipulated minimum capital requirements and conditions by December 3 this year.

In a circular posted on its website on Wednesday, which announced…Read more 

Tinubu To Attend Inuaguration Of Chadian President, Deby

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Thursday, May 23, depart Abuja for N’Djamena, the Republic of Chad for the inauguration of the President-elect, Mahamat Déby.

President Déby’s inauguration is coming after  the Constitutional Court…Read more 

Senate Approves Tinubu’s Anti-Doping Bill For Second Reading

The Senate, on Wednesday, passed for second reading, a bill seeking to prohibit Nigerian athletes from consuming substances that could enhance their performances during or after sporting competitions.

President Bola Tinubu forwarded the bill titled “National Anti-Doping Bill 2024…Read more 

Ningi’s Suspension, Purely Internal Affair Of Senate – Spokesperson

The Senate Spokesperson, Senator Yemi Adaramodu, on Wednesday, said that the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi (Bauchi Central) was an internal affair of the apex legislative Assembly.

New Telegraph recalls that Ningi was suspended for three months following…Read more 

May 29: FG Announces Low-Key Celebrations For Tinubu’s First Anniversary

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has said that President Bola Tinubu’s first year in office would be celebrated in a low-key in line with his policy of prudent management of resources.

The Minister who disclosed this on Wednesday at a ministerial press briefing…Read more 

LG Polls: INEC Indicts SIEC, Says Council Election Mere Coronation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has faulted the Local Government elections conducted by State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) across the country.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at a meeting with the Forum…Read more

Nigerian Youths Our Most Valuable Assets – Kalu

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has noted the valuable role youths of Nigeria play in defining and achieving development and security in the nation, saying that the youth remain the energy of the nation.

Kalu noted this when he received the leadership of the Green Assembly…Read more

Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger: ECOWAS Parliament Proposes Mediation C’ttee

The Parliament of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) has proposed the appointment of an ad-hoc mediation committee to prevail on three member states Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger not to leave the regional bloc.

The Acting Speaker of the Community Parliament, Senator Barau Jibrin…Read more 

Lagbaja Dragged To Court Over Alleged Failure To Provide Certified True Copy Of Judgment

A former Major General in the Nigerian Army, Umaru Mallam Mohammed has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to compel the Nigerian Army and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, to make available to him the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the judgment of the Special Court Martial that tried him.

In his legal action designated FHC/ART/es/670/2024, dated May 6, 2024…Read more 

Reps Query Contractor Over N’Delta Ministry Project In A’Ibom

The House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Ministry has queried the contractors handling the skill acquisition centre at Iwuo Achang, Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Eugene issued the query at the investigative…Read more 

Tinubu Appoints Mohammed Shehu As New FRSC Corps Marshal

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday approved the appointment of Assistant Corps Marshal, Mohammed Shehu as the Corps Marshal/Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

This was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Information & Public Relations…Read more 

Shettima, Akpabio, Gbajabiamila’s Wives In Closed-Door Meeting With Ganduje

The wife of Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima, Hajia Nana, on Wednesday led a group of women leaders from her Renewed Hope Initiative on a solidarity visit to the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.

She and her team arrived at the party headquarters around 10:00 a.m…Read more 

C’River Assembly Members Impeach Speaker, Ayambem

Rt. Hon. Elvert Ekom Ayambem has been impeached as the Speaker of the Cross River StateHouse of Assembly, New Telegraph reports.

The impeachment proceedings took place on Wednesday, May 22…Read more 

Group Hails Tinubu, Matawelle For Tackling Insecurity Challenges In Sokoto

The North West APC Youth Development Group has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration on successes recorded against insecurity challenges in Sokoto state and beyond.

The group further expressed appreciation to the Office of the National Security Adviser…Read more 

Minister, Health Experts Warn Against Excessive Salt Consumption

The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Ali Pate, has cautioned Nigerians against excess salt and sodium intake, saying it could cause hypertension and other heart diseases.

Pate said this on Tuesday in Abuja at a news conference to commemorate…Read more

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