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Top 15 News Roundup For Latest Nigeria News May 6

News Round Up

Here is New Telegraph’s news roundup of the top 15 latest Nigerian news making headlines today Monday, May 6 2024.

Shettima Jets Out To America For 2024 US-Africa Business Summit

Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima will on Sunday night depart Abuja for Dallas, Texas to represent President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 2024 US-Africa Business Summit.

Shettima will attend the summit alongside other political and business…Read more

Renovation: Foreign Firms Almost Misled Us To Reject Local Contractors – NASS Leadership

Some foreign firms almost misled the leadership of the National Assembly in 2022 into rejecting any local firm from getting a contract for renovation work at the federal parliament, the leadership of the apex legislative Assembly has said.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Tajudeen Abbas…Read more 

NNPP Faction Drags Kwankwaso To EFCC Over Alleged Misappropriation Of N2.5bn

The crisis rocking the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), has taken a worse turn as a faction of the party has dragged its Presidential candidate in the 2023 general election, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and 13 others to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged misappropriation of N2.5billion.

The faction in a petition by its factional National Secretary…Read more 

Akpabio Indicts Emefiele, Urges Nigerians To Be Patient With Tinubu

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has urged Nigerians to be patient with President Bola Tinubu, as he labours to fix what he described as “a foamy economy” left wobbling by the embattled former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, whom he alleged, had left a very big hole in the national treasury.

He maintained that Tinubu inherited a battered economy…Read more 

Globetrotting: Tinubu’s Claim Of $30bn Foreign Direct Investments A Ruse – Atiku

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has described as a ruse President Bola Tinubu’s claim to have secured over $30 billion in foreign direct investments (FDI) from various companies, as a result of his globetrotting.

Atiku in a statement by his media adviser Paul Ibe, wondered…Read more 

Gov. Mutfwang Celebrates Lalong At 61

Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang has acknowledged the dedication and commitment of his predecessor and Senator Representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Sen. Simon Lalong as he celebrates his 61st birthday.

Governor Mutfwang while celebrating with Sen. Lalong…Read more 

NUJ Charges Tinubu To Unveil His Agenda On Safety, Protection Of Journalists

The Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) FCT Correspondents Chapel, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to unveil his administration’s plan and agenda on safety measures and protection for the media practitioners and workers in Nigeria.

The Union has observed the toxic and hostile environment…Read more 

Aiyedatiwa Orders Rehabilitation Of Water Facilities In Ondo

Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has reiterated the commitment of his administration to providing safe and potable water for residents of the state.

The Commissioner for Water Resources, Public Sanitation and Hygiene…Read more 

Only PhD Students Eligible To Bring Dependants To UK – Envoy

In a significant policy shift, the United Kingdom (UK) has said that only international students pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) will be eligible to bring dependants into the country.

This was disclosed by the British High  Commissioner to Nigeria…Read more

State Police: ‘Remove Govs’ Blanket Immunity To Checkmate Them From Abuse’ – Ogun PDP Chieftain

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Segun Showunmi has called for the removal of “blanket immunity” for governors to checkmate them from abusing state police if established.

Showunmi, a former governorship aspirant of PDP in Ogun State…Read more 

Insecurity: We’ll Engage Peace Marshals Across S’East – Kalu

As a part of efforts to restore peace in the southeastern part of the country, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has given hints of engaging “Peace Marshals” in all wards in the region.

Kalu made this known while addressing members of Club 17…Read more 

Wike, Sani, Others Sued Over Alleged Failure To Account For N5.9trn, $4.6bn Loans, Publish Agreements

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, alongside governors of the thirty-six (36) states of the federation has been dragged before the Federal High Court, Abuja, over their alleged failure to account for N5.9 trillion and $4.6 billion loans obtained by their states and the FCT, and to publish copies of the loan agreements, including details and locations of projects executed with the loans.

The FCT Minister and the governors were dragged to court by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project…Read more

EFCC Distances Self From Purported List Of Ex-Govs Under Investigation For Alleged Corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Sunday dissociated itself from the purported report circulating in some sections of the media, claiming it has released a full list of former governors being investigated for alleged corruption.

Sunday Telegraph reports that an emerging news report titled…Read more 

Iwuanyanwu: 1999 Constitution’ll destroy Nigeria, if not discarded

As the National Assembly gears up for another round of constitutional amendment, the President-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, says the 1999 Constitution has done a lot of damage to Nigeria and the vision of its founding fathers. In this chat, the business mogul and politicia…Read more 

2027 Coalition: Plot against APC thickens

Despite the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) boasting that it would win in 2027, a coalition is being formed gradually with the sole purpose of taking it out in the next election. Most of the protagonists are mainly from the North led by strictly and majorly by people from even the APC, especially of the Northern extraction. This is even as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is repositioning itself for the major battle ahead.…Read more

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