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Top 15 News Roundup For Latest Nigeria News May 9

News Round Up

Here is New Telegraph’s news roundup of the top 15 latest Nigerian news making headlines today Thursday, May 9 2024.

Abbas Decries ‘Dangerous’ Sports Betting, Gambling In Nigeria

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas has expressed concerns at the involvement of Nigerians, especially the youths in high-risk games such as sports betting and gambling.

Abbas made the remarks on Wednesday at the public hearing…Read more

Rivers: LG Bosses Tackle Fubara For Withholding Monthly Allocation

The chairmen of local government areas in Rivers State have accused Governor Siminalayi Fubara of executive high-handedness for not releasing their monthly allocation, which they noted is backed by the constitution.

The council chairmen, who held a press conference in Port Harcourt…Read more

Minimum Wage: Approve Living Pension For Pensioners, FEPPPAN Urges Tinubu

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN), has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to show compassion to Nigerian pensioners by instructing the committee negotiating the new minimum wage to recommend a living pension for retirees.

The pensioners made the call in a communique jointly signed…Read more 

Senate Mourns Onu, Urges FG To Immortalise Him

The Senate on Wednesday, passed homage to the deceased former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.

The apex legislative Assembly also called on the Federal Government…Read more

PDP To APC: Call For Fubara’s Impeachment Delusional

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said the call by the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State Mr. Tony Okocha, for the impeachment of the state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, is delusional.

PDP National Publicity Secretary Debo Ologunagba, at a press conference…Read more

Zulum To Speak At UN Dialogue On Education Transformation In Africa

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State is among the dignitaries to speak at the 2024 Edition of the Africa Dialogue Series (ADS 2024), billed to hold at the United Nations headquarters in New York, from May 6th to 24th, 2024.

According to a publication issued by the UN on its website, the programme…Read more 

Reps Probe Escape Of Binance Executive From Nigeria

The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to probe the escape of an executive of a cryptocurrency exchange company, Binance, Nadeem Anjarwalla, under the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.

New Telegraph reports that the investigation is to be carried…Read more 

Rivers Crisis: Dickson Leads Bayelsa Delegation On Peace Mission

Sen. Henry Seriake Dickson, former Governor of Bayelsa State on Monday led a state delegation of royal majesties, highnesses and political leaders on a courtesy call themed on peace to Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State.

Speaking during the peace mission, Dickson said, “We bring to you the special fatherly…Read more 

Umahi Following Tinubu’s Blueprint – Uba Sani

The Governor of Kaduna State, Sen. Uba Sani has said that the Minister of Works, Dave Umahi is acting in accordance with President Bola Tinubu’s development agenda.

Sani stated that regardless of whether or not someone voted for him…Read more 

FG Pledges Commitment To Improved Pensioners’ Welfare

The Federal Government has restated her commitment to pensioners’ welfare in the face of ongoing economic reforms.

the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy…Read more 

Bribery Allegation: We’ll Not Succumb To Blackmail, FG Tells Binance

The Federal Government has described as a diversionary, allegation by Binance that unidentified Nigerian government officials demanded $150 million in cryptocurrency payments to resolve the ongoing criminal investigation against the company.

Minister of Information and National Orientation Alhaji Mohammed Idris…Read more 

Rep Member Asks FG To Hire Foreign Mercenaries To Tackle Nigeria’s Insecurity

Hon. Ahmed Jaha, a member of the House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to hire foreign military mercenaries to help the country in the fight against insecurity.

Hon. Jaha, a Federal lawmaker representing Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok Constituency…Read more 

Tinubu Commission Funtua Inland Dry Port Thursday

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Thursday, April 9, commission the Funtua Inland Dry Port in Katsina State, New Telegraph reports.
The development is coming hours after President Bola Tinubu…Read more 

Lagos-Calabar Highway: Umahi Accuses Atiku Of Induced Political Calculations

Amid the widespread criticism that has greeted the proposed Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway, the Minister of Works, David Umahi, has said the project compiled 100 per cent with the Procurement Act.

The Minister made the disclosure in a statement issued on Tuesday…Read more  

White House Reveals Why US Pause Shipment Of Bombs To Israel

A top official from the White House has revealed that the United States (US) halted the shipment of bombs to Israel last week due to its concerns over ground operation in Rafah.

New Telegraph reports that President Joe Biden’s administration…Read more

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