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Latest News In Nigeria, December 7, 2022: Top 10 Headlines For Wednesday

Welcome to AllNews morning roundup of the top 10 latest Nigerian news today, Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

Osun Workers Will Experience New Lease Of Life - Adeleke

The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has promised a new lease of life for workers in the state.

This is as he reiterated his administration's commitment to ensure improved welfare for civil servants in the state. Read more here.

Withheld Salaries: We Will Take Matters To Court — CONUA To FG

The Congress of University Academics (CONUA) has decided to sue the Federal Government over the withheld salaries of its members alongside those of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

A source within the Ministry of Labour had disclosed that the federal government has commenced plans to pay the CONUA their withheld salaries and rectify the half salaries paid to all lecturers under the newly registered union. Read more here.

Kidnapped Benue Commissioner Released By Gunmen

The Benue State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Ekpe Ogbu alongside three others have been released by gunmen who kidnapped them near Ado Local government area last Friday.

The commissioner was abducted on his way to Makurdi from Utonkom in Ado LGA of the state. Read more here.

Osinbajo Speaks On New Curriculum For Nigerian Varsities

The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has spoken on the new curriculum for Nigerian universities which was released on Monday.

AllNews Nigeria reports that the unveiling of the curriculum was part of the activities lined up for the 60th anniversary of the National Universities Commission (NUC). Read more here.

Buhari Selects Ahmed, Adamu As CBN Deputy Governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded names to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria. 

The names Aisha Ahmed and Edward Adamu requested by Buhari are contained in a letter read on Tuesday's plenary by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan. Read more here.

CBN Reduces Cash Withdrawals To N100,000, N500,000 For Individuals, Companies Per Week

A new policy has been made by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) which mandates deposit money banks and other financial institutions to ensure that over-the-counter cash withdrawals by individuals and corporate entities do not exceed N100,000 and N500,000 respectively per week.

According to a report by Nairametrics, the revised cash withdrawal limits are contained in a circular issued today by the apex bank and will take effect nationwide on January 9, 2023. Read more here.

Burna Boy Announces Dates For December Concerts

Nigerian superstar Burna Boy has announced the dates and venues he will be performing this December.

Via his social media page, the Grammy-award-winning act made it known that he will be spending a large part of the holiday season in the Caribbean. Read more here.

Apple Music To Receive New karaoke-Like Feature, Apple Sing

Apple has announced the launch of a new Apple Music feature that is expected to allow users to instantly convert tens of millions of their favourite songs into karaoke tracks.

Users of the new feature, known as Apple Sing, will be able to reduce the vocals in well-known songs by sliding a button, and then singing along to the music while using improved real-time lyrics. Read more here.

Oil Theft: HURIWA Calls For Disbandment Of Nigerian Navy

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) declared on Tuesday that the Nigerian Navy needs to be reorganised and unbundled since it has failed to fulfil its constitutional duties of guarding the country's maritime borders and apprehending oil thieves.

In a statement, HURIWA's National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, demanded that Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, the Chief of Naval Staff, be fired for his ongoing inability to control the multibillion-dollar oil theft trade taking place in the Niger Delta and other oil-producing regions. Read more here.

Religious Communities To To Halt Baptism After Drowning Tragedy

Johannesburg emergency management services (EMS) has warned religious communities to hold back on baptism at the Jukskei River and be vigilant and cautious around the river at this time of the season.

“We cannot overemphasise: stay away from running water or streams,” said Johannesburg EMS spokesperson Xolile Khumalo said on Tuesday. Read more here.

World Cup 2022: Morocco Stun Spain On Penalties To Book Quarterfinal Spot

Achraf Hakimi struck the decisive penalty to send Spain crashing out and Morocco into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time, winning 3-0 in a shootout on Tuesday after a 0-0 draw.

Spain coach Luis Enrique had claimed his players prepared by taking 1,000 penalties as homework but Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler and Sergio Busquets all missed from the spot and Madrid-born Hakimi dinked his home to the delight of Morocco's raucous support. Read more here.

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

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