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Start Your Day Right with Topnaija’s Morning Roundup. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Monday, May 27, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

Nigerian army explains role in Kano’s ‘Game of Thrones’ dispute

The Nigerian Army has clarified its presence during the intense emirate dispute in Kano over the weekend. The sight of soldiers at the Nassarawa palace, where dethroned Emir Aminu Ado Bayero entered, sparked allegations of bias, likened to a real-life ‘Game of Thrones.’

Over the weekend, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, stated that the troops were not involved in the emirate conflict or enforcing any court orders. Their presence was solely to prevent any potential breakdown of law and order. Read more here.

Deadly blast hits refugee camp in Rafah amid Israel-Hamas conflict

A devastating explosion at a refugee camp in the Rafah area has resulted in dozens of casualties, according to the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza. Videos from the southern Gaza Strip depict a massive blast and intense fires.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed targeting two senior Hamas leaders at one of the group’s compounds and stated they would investigate reports that the fire had spread to shelters, causing civilian harm. The strike occurred just hours after Hamas launched eight rockets from Rafah towards Tel Aviv, marking the first long-range attack on the city since January. Read more here.

Why I sent my wife packing — Harrysong

Renowned Nigerian singer Harrysong, whose real name is Harrison Tare Okiri, has made a startling revelation about his estranged wife, Alexer Peres Harry. In a recent Instagram live session, the artist disclosed that his ex-wife is carrying another man’s child while they were still married.

Harrysong expressed his distress over what he describes as a promiscuous family he married into. He revealed that his ex-wife informed him about her pregnancy a year after they had ceased being intimate, leading him to the conclusion that another man was the father. Read more here.

Binance Executive’s Life at Risk: Law Firm Raises Urgent Concerns

In a shocking turn of events, Aluko & Oyebode, the legal representatives of Binance Holdings Limited, have unveiled distressing revelations regarding the health of Tigran Gambaryan, a prominent executive of the cryptocurrency giant embroiled in a trial in Nigeria.

The law firm’s urgent plea, articulated in a letter dated May 23 and addressed to the Deputy Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court (FHC), paints a grim picture. Gambaryan, renowned for his pivotal role as the head of financial crimes compliance at Binance, reportedly suffered a severe breakdown while incarcerated on May 22, necessitating immediate medical intervention for malaria. Read more here.

Kano State government stands firm amid Emirate crisis

Amid the ongoing Kano Emirate Crisis, the Kano State Government has reaffirmed its stance, asserting that it cannot be intimidated regarding its decisions.

Deputy Governor Aminu Gwarzo addressed reporters in Kano, emphasizing the state’s commitment to upholding the common good. Read more here.

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