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News Updated: April 11, 2024

Latest news in Nigeria, April 11, 2024: Top 10 headlines for Thursday

By Lawrence Agbo
April 11, 2024
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Welcome to the AllNews Morning roundup! Check out today's top 10 Nigerian newspaper headlines for Thursday, April 11, 2024, on www.allnews.ng and stay updated on local and global news.

Withheld salary: SSANU, NASU to receive half pay - FG

Minister of Education, Prof Tahir Mamman, has announced that members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union will receive half of their withheld salaries pending President Bola Tinubu's approval of salary arrears payment.

Mamman revealed this during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, noting that non-academic staff members of universities were not on strike for the same period in 2022 as their academic counterparts. Read more here.

Nnamdi Kanu's lawyers threaten to withdraw from trial

Lawyers of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, have threatened to withdraw from the ongoing terrorism trial if the Department of State Services (DSS) denies them full access to their client who has been in their custody for about two years.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, the lead counsel to the IPOB leader, Alloy Ejimakor, said the legal team would not engage in any process that would bring injustice to their client, Kanu. Read more here.

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Eastern port stakeholders threaten shutdown over haulage rate hike

Importers and exporters operating at the Eastern ports of the country have expressed concern over an alleged 200 per cent increase in the haulage rate by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), fearing its impact on inflation.

Threatening an operational shutdown, they issued a seven-day ultimatum demanding the NSC to revert to the previous rate.  Read more here.

Ladoja criticizes Otun Balogun's remarks on Olubadan-designate's health

In the midst of the ongoing crisis surrounding the selection of the new Olubadan, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland and former governor of Oyo State, has criticised the stance taken by the Otun Balogun of Ibadanland, Oba Tajudeen Ajibola, regarding the health status of the Olubadan-designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin.

Ladoja asserted that Ajibola's remarks about Olakulehin's health were merely his personal opinion and emphasized that Ajibola is not a medical doctor. Read more here.

Junior Pope alive, receiving treatment in hospital [Videos]

Nigerian actor Junior Pope Odonwodo also referred to as Junior Pope has been brought back to life.

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On Wednesday evening, news of his reported demise spread on the internet after it was revealed that he was attempting to cross the River Niger to go for a movie shoot. Read more here.

 

Popular Nollywood actor Junior Pope reported dead

Popular Nigeria Nollywood actor, Junior Pope has been reported dead. 

The star actor was reportedly involved in a boat capsizing incident while shooting a movie on the River Niger on Wednesday, April 10. News of his demise was announced by filmmaker Sam Olatunji, who shared that the actor died with three others after they fell into a river. Read more here.

 

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Former Governor loses son after Eid prayer

A former member of the House of Representatives from Kogi State, Hon. Mohammed Idris has been announced dead.

Mohammed, the son of a former Governor of Kogi state, Ibrahim Idris, represented Ankpa, Olamaboro and Omala Federal Constituency at the lower chamber of the National Assembly. Read more here.

Ondo: Amotekun apprehends, parades 45 criminals

The Amotekun Corps, also known as the Ondo State Security Network Agency, has detained forty-five people who are allegedly terrorising different areas of the state.

Adetunji Adeleye, the state's Amotekun Corps commander, revealed that 14 kidnappers were among the suspects who had been taken into custody. Read more here.

Protect Air Peace from foreign airlines’ price wars, group tells govt

The National Civil Society Council of Nigeria (NCSCN) is urging the federal government to consider granting Air Peace a tax waiver amidst ongoing price competition among foreign airline operators in Nigeria.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Blessing Akinlosotu, the Executive Director of NCSCN, noted that that the pricing war began from Air Peace's entry into the Lagos-London route. Read more here.

Microsoft unveils Xbox cloud gaming interface

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a new Xbox Cloud Gaming interface which is expected to transform the gaming experience for millions of players. 

The interface combines social capabilities with user interface elements seen on the Xbox dashboard, giving users easy access to a web-based Xbox party chat, buddy management, messaging, profile browsing, achievement tracking, and notifications. Read more here.

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