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Saturday, May 4, 2024: Top 10 stories from various Nigerian newspapers

May 7, 2024 | International | 0 comments

Here are the top 10 stories making headlines across the country:

1. SERAP, NGE Call for End to Repressive Laws Targeting Journalists

On World Press Freedom Day, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) urged Nigerian authorities to halt the use of repressive laws like the Cybercrimes Act and certain NBC codes against journalists and critics.

2. House of Representatives Pledges Review of Press Freedom Restrictions

The House of Representatives vowed to review laws and practices curbing press freedom in Nigeria.

3. NiMet Forecasts Three Days of Cloud Cover, Thunderstorms

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) forecasts cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms nationwide for three days.

4. Emefiele’s Fraud Trial Adjourned to May 9

The Lagos State Special Offences Court adjourned the trial of former CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele to May 9.

5. Wike and Magnus Abe Reconcile, Promote Unity in Rivers APC

In a significant development, political figures Magnus Abe and Nyesom Wike ended their feud in Rivers State.

6. Court Restrains Police From Arresting Kano APC Ward Officers

Justice Yusuf Ubale of Kano State High Court restrained the police from arresting APC ward officers involved in the suspension of party National Chairman Abdullahi Ganduje.

7. Nigeria to Divest 26 Oil Blocks with 8.211m Barrels Reserves

Gbenga Komolafe, CEO of NUPRC, announced the proposed divestment of 26 oil blocs with 8.211 million barrels of oil reserves to indigenous companies.

8. Nigerian Govt Unbundles TCN, Establishes New System Operator

NERC unbundled TCN, directing the transfer of all market and system operation functions to the newly formed Nigerian Independent System Operator of Nigeria Limited (NISO).

9. FMC Keffi Takes Action Against Job Racketeering

FMC Keffi management sacked two staff and suspended six over job racketeering.

10. Police Detains 30 Suspects Tied to Failed Coup in Turkey

Turkish police detained 30 suspects allegedly linked to a network accused of orchestrating a failed coup attempt in 2016.

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