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Latest News In Nigeria, May 20, 2022: Top 10 Headlines For Friday

Welcome to AllNews morning roundup of the top 10 latest Nigerian news for today, Friday, May 20, 2022.

Here is the Latest News In Nigerian headlines:

President Buhari To Embark On Trip To UAE On Condolence Visit

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday jet out to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a condolence visit to the His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Buhari will offer his condolences on the passing of the former president and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Read more here.

Rihanna Welcomes First Baby With A$AP Rocky

Barbadian singer Rihanna and her boyfriend A$AP Rocky are officially parents as they welcome their first child together — a baby boy.

According to TMZ, the 34-year-old singer gave birth in Los Angeles on May 13. Read more here.

LAUTECH Orders Staff, Students To Resume Amid ASUU Strike

The management of Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho has ordered the staff and students of the institution to resume academic activities, ignoring the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

The administration in a statement signed by LAUTECH's Registrar, Kayode Ogunleye on Thursday, requested the staff and students of the institution to resume academic activities on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Read more here.

FAAN Inaugurates App For Airport Taxi

Rabiu Yadudu, Managing Director, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has inaugurated a Taxi App loading booth at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIA).

Yadudu, who was represented by the Group Capt. Usman Sadiq, Director of FAAN Security Service, said in his opening remarks on Thursday, that the move would definitely increase the country’s Gross Domestic Products. Read more here.

Okada Ban: Police, Riders Clash In Lagos

The Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State is currently enveloped in tension as policemen have clashed with okada riders while attempting to enforce the recent ban by the state government.

Governor Sanwo-Olu had announced the ban on Wednesday, disclosing six local governments of the state following the killing of a sound engineer named David. Read more here.

CBN Issues Switching Licence To AppZone

A Sub-Saharan African payment infrastructure company, AppZone has announced the issuance of its approval to operate under the switching and processing licence category by the Central Bank of Nigeria. 

This approval will make it possible for AppZone to extend its transaction switching and processing services currently offered to banks and fintech through its blockchain-based payment network. Read more here.

UEFA Nations League: Deschamps Releases France Squad, Giroud, Dembele, Pogba Omitted

Didier Deschamps has released the selection line for France's UEFA Nations League with the exclusion of Olivier Giroud, Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele while Christopher Nkunku made the cut.

AC Milan forward Giroud scored twice in Benzema's absence in friendlies against Ivory Coast and South Africa in March to move within three goals of Thierry Henry's all-time France record of 51. Read more here.

$25 Billion Global Investment Needed Annually To Access Clean Cooking By 2030 – Sylva

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva said that annual global investment of 25 billion dollars could help 2.6 billion Africans gain access to clean cooking by 2030.

The minister said an annual investment of around 35 billion dollars could bring electricity access to 759 million Africans who currently lacked it. Read more here.

Airtel’s SmartCash Payment Will Revolutionise Financial Services Landscape - CEO

SmartCash Payment Service Bank Ltd., (SmartCash PSB) will revolutionise the financial services landscape as it becomes operational in the country, says Airtel Africa.

Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa, Segun Ogunsanya made this known in a statement made available to Nigerian Exchange Ltd. (NGX) on Thursday in Lagos. Read more here.

Turkey Firm On Finland, Sweden NATO Membership Bid

Turkey will continue with its stance toward the NATO membership of Finland and Sweden, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Thursday.

Erdoğan said; "NATO is a security organization, we cannot accept that it includes terrorist organizations.  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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