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Latest News In Nigeria, May 19, 2022: Top 10 Headlines For Thursday

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Welcome to AllNews morning roundup of the top 10 latest Nigerian news for today, Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Here is the Latest News In Nigerian headlines:

IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Denied Bail

Embattled IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu has been denied bail by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The latest reports have confirmed that Nyako held that Kanu must account for his whereabouts for years when he was granted bail earlier but failed to show up in court for his trial. Read more here.

ASUU Strike: NANS, NAUS Meet, Threaten To Shut Down International Airports

The leaderships of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Southwest (Zone D), and the National Association of University Students Southwest (NAUS), have met to discuss the prolonged strike by ASUU and the warning strike recently embarked on by ASUP.

In a press conference held on Wednesday, the associations expressed their dissatisfaction with the indifference of the government towards the striking lecturers under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP). Read more here.

Finance Minister Suspends Accountant-General Over Alleged N80 Billion Fraud

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed has suspended the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the Minister, Tanko Abdullahi on Wednesday. Read more here.

Mazda CX-9 Receives 'Good' Rating In IIHS's New Side-Impact Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced today that the Mazda CX-9 received a "Good" rating in a new, more difficult side-impact test.

This was the second series of tests for vehicles from the model years 2021-2022, which included a more stringent test aimed at addressing more serious collisions by using a heavier barrier that travels at a faster speed to simulate the impacting vehicle. Read more here.

Obi Cubana Cries Foul Over Picture Being Used For Fraud

Obi Cubana, a Nigerian entrepreneur and businessman who chairs the Cubana Group, has cried out, claiming that someone is using his name to scam people.

Previously, a viral tweet on Twitter purportedly from Cubana asked tweeps if they would accept a 10 million naira loan to repay N20 million in two years. Read more here.

I'll Solve Southeast Problems If Elected President - Udom Emmanuel

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State and one of the aspirants for the president of Nigeria under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Udom Emmanuel, has promised to solve Southeast problems if he is elected the president in 2023.

Udom who was speaking to delegates of the PDP in Enugu on Wednesday said he is the solution to Nigeria’s problems and pleaded with the delegates to give him their support as he remains the only one that understands the problem of the Southeast region. Read more here.

ASUU: Zonal Coordinator Says LAUTECH Will Not Back Out Of Strike

The Zonal Coordinator of the Ibadan Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Oyebamiji Oyegoke has said its members of the zone in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) will not back Out of the ongoing strike by the union.

Oyegoke made this known at a news conference in Ogbomoso on Wednesday, noting that the institution would experience a shift if public universities in the country are reworked. Read more here.

Sanwo-Olu Announces Total Ban Of Okada From June 1

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has totally banned motorcycles popularly called okada in the state.

The ban is to take effect from June 1, 2022, on the state’s highways, Surulere, Lekki, Lagos Island, and others. Read more here.

Wizkid To Feature In Chris Brown's Upcoming Album

Afrobeats star Wizkid will feature on Chris Brown's 10th studio album, titled 'Breezy', which is set to drop on June 24, 2022, alongside other international acts.

Chris Brown took to his Instagram story to list out the names of the featured artistes on his album and it is worthy of note that Wizkid's name came first. Read more here.

Seplat Posts $177 Million Pre-Tax Profit For 2021

Seplat Energy Plc has recorded a pre-tax profit of 177 million dollars for the year ended December 2021.

The amount is 321 percent higher than the 80 million dollars recorded by the company, which is listed on the Nigerian Exchange and the London Stock Exchange, in 2020. Read more here.

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


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