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Latest news in Nigeria, April 13, 2024: Top 10 headlines for Saturday

Latest news in Nigeria, April 13, 2024: Top 10 headlines for

Welcome to the AllNews Morning roundup! Check out today's top 10 Nigerian newspaper headlines for Saturday, April 13, 2024, on www.allnews.ng and stay updated on local and global news.

Senate to investigate 774 federal agencies

Senator Aliyu Wadada, Chairman of the Senate Public Account Committee (SPAC), has affirmed the Senate's commitment to investigating the financial records of 774 federal agencies based on queries raised against them in the 2019 report of the Auditor General for the Federation.

He emphasised that the objective is to promote fiscal discipline rather than engage in a witch hunt. Read more here.

164 civil servants receive queries for absenteeism

The Enugu State monitoring team overseeing work attendance and productivity has instructed the issuance of queries to more than 164 civil servants in Ezeagu Council Area of Enugu State due to absenteeism. 

The government has also firmly warned civil servants across the state to prioritize punctuality at work.  Read more here.

Olubadan: Oba Olakulehin thanks residents for support, prayers

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin has thanked the residents of Ibadan for their prayers and support.

Oba Olakulehin made this known shortly after being nominated by Ibadan kingmakers as Olubadan on Friday. Read more here.

Double trouble for Emefiele as dispatch rider tells court how he collected $3m cash for ex-CBN gov

In his testimony before the Special Offences Court in Lagos on Friday, dispatch rider Monday Osazuwa recounted how former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele instructed him to collect $3 million cash in multiple installments.

Led in evidence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN), Osazuwa revealed his tenure at Zenith Bank before joining the CBN as a contract staff member in 2014. He noted that Emefiele was the Managing Director of Zenith Bank during his time there and later became his boss at the CBN. Read more here.

DHQ says 188 terrorists killed, 330 apprehended in one week

At least 188 terrorists were killed and 330 arrested during operations conducted across the northern parts of the country in the last week.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Edward Buba, disclosed this in a statement on Friday added that a total of 133 kidnapped persons were rescued by troops deployed across the country within the period under review. Read more here.

FCT: Wike moves to bring development to rural areas

The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nyesom Wike, has reaffirmed the FCT Administration's dedication to extending development initiatives to rural areas.

Wike affirm this commitment during his inspection on Friday of the ongoing construction projects, including the 11-kilometer Yangoji-Sukuku Ebo-Road and the Kwali Unity Bank Road in Kwali Area Council of the territory. Read more here.

Fix collapsed Nasarawa bridge - Lawmaker begs Tinubu

Representative Esson Mairiga, serving the Lafia North Constituency in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has urged both federal and state governments to expedite the completion of the Assakio – Ashige bridge before the onset of heavy rains.

Mairiga's plea begins from the challenges faced by commuters on the route. During a visit to the collapsed bridge site in Assakio, Lafia Local Government Area (LGA), he emphasized the urgent need for action. Read more here.

Adeleke appoints new head for state broadcast station

A seasoned broadcaster, Jolaade Igbaroola has been appointed as the new Director General/Permanent Secretary for Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC).

The appointment has also been approved by the state governor, Ademola Adeleke. Read more here.

LinkedIn introduces Thought Leader ads to boost marketing revenue

LinkedIn, a platform traditionally associated with professional networking, is entering the influencer marketing arena with the launch of Thought Leader ads.

The move comes amidst stagnating revenue growth since 2022, prompting the company to tap into its expansive user base, which surpassed 1 billion members in November. Read more here.

Nike CEO blames remote work for company's decline

Nike CEO John Donahoe acknowledges that the company's innovation has slowed and there is a shortage of fresh products, blaming remote work for the setback. 

In an interview with CNBC's Sara Eisen, Donahoe highlighted the challenges of developing bold innovations while working remotely, stating, "It's really hard to do bold, disruptive innovation, to develop a boldly disruptive shoe on Zoom." Read more here.

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