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Latest News In Nigeria, August 17, 2022: Top 10 Headlines For Wednesday

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Welcome to AllNews morning roundup of the top 10 latest Nigerian news today, Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Kaduna State Has Not Been Renamed, Says Government

The Kaduna State Government has refuted reports claiming that the name of the state has been changed to Zazzau.

The dismissal is contained in a statement by the Special Adviser Media and Communications to the state governor, Muyiwa Adekeye. Read more here.

Strike: ASUU, FG Meet, Continue Negotiation

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to resume negotiation with the Federal Government on Tuesday regarding the union's lingering strike.

Emmanuel Ososdeke, the President of ASUU made this known during an interview with Channels Television on Monday evening. Read more here.

Electricity: Impending Nationwide Blackout As Workers Poised To Begin Strike

A nationwide blackout may be looming as electricity workers have been instructed by organised labour to begin an indefinite strike over pending issues with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

The National Union of Electricity Employees set their sights on the headquarters of the Transmission Company of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday, lamenting the alleged failure of the federal government to pay the entitlement of former staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in December 2019. Read more here.

Gunmen Invade Imo Market, Kill Motorcyclist

Gunmen on Tuesday killed a commercial motorcyclist in Ogbaku Market in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.

An eyewitness said the gunmen invaded the market in a Sienna bus to look for their target who was riding on a  motorcycle.  Read more here.

CBN Increases Interest Rate On Savings Deposit To 4.2%

Banks have been directed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to pay savings deposit accounts an interest rate of at least 4.2%, an increase from the 1.4% previously received.

This was contained in a circular titled “Review Of Interest Rate On Savings Deposits” and signed by Haruna B. Mustafa, Director Of Banking Supervision. Read more here.

Manchester City Confirm Sergio Gomez Signing From Anderlecht

Manchester City have announced the signing of defender Sergio Gomez from Anderlecht for a reported fee of £11m.

The Spain U-21 left-back has signed a four-year deal to team up with the Citizens after spending just one season in Belgium. Read more here.

Asap Rocky Finally Charged Over 2021 Hollywood Shooting Scandal

US rapper A$AP Rocky has finally been charged over an alleged shooting in Hollywood last year.

The 33-year-old, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, faces two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said. Read more here.

Google Invests In e-Logistics For Haulage Digitisation In Africa

Google announced on Tuesday that it has invested in Lori Systems, an e-logistics firm that is digitising haulage and offering shippers tools to effectively manage freight and carriers.

In a statement, Google's Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Nitin Gajria, noted that this new investment is the third from Google's $50 million Africa Investment Fund, which was first announced in October 2021. Read more here.

Techno Oil Officially Obtains ISO Certification For Quality Control

A wholly-owned Nigerian integrated energy company, Techno Oil Ltd has received the ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system.

The certification was officially presented to Nkechi Obi, the CEO of Techno Oil Ltd., on Tuesday in Lagos by Malam Farouk Salim, the Director-General of the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON). Read more here.

Pakistan: One Killed By Electrocution As Heavy Rain Hits Karachi

At least one man was killed in Palestine's Karachi on Tuesday as heavy rains hit the area.

According to the police, the deceased was electrocuted in Sector 4-D of Orangi Town. Read more here.

These are the Latest News in Nigeria headlines this morning. Visit our website www.allnews.ng for more latest news in Nigeria and worldwide.


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