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Latest news: Top 5 headlines for Monday, May 6, 2024



Latest news: Top headlines

Start Your Day Right with Topnaija’s Morning Roundup. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Monday, May 6, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

Fire guts Ibrahim Shekarau’s home in Kano

Former governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau’s country home in Mundubawa was reportedly engulfed by flames.

According to reports, the inferno ravaged one of the sitting rooms belonging to the former Minister of Education’s wife, Halima Shekarau. While initial suspicions point to the kitchen as the origin of the fire, the exact cause remains undetermined. Read more here.

Israeli PM Netanyahu sends caution to allies and the ‘World’

Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu stands tall to address the ongoing crisis between Israel and Hamas as talks over a ceasefire stalls between both parties.

Taking into the public sphere of the internet, the Israeli PM has vowed that the Jewish nation is ready to stand alone and defend itself if their allies take a back step in the ongoing conflict. Read more here.

Zamfara APC dismisses protest against Matawalle as political rivalry

The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denounced a recent protest targeting Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, attributing it to the machinations of political adversaries threatened by his burgeoning political influence.

In a statement released in Abuja on Sunday, the state APC spokesman, Yusuf Idris, asserted that the orchestrators of the smear campaign against Matawalle were motivated by jealousy and personal vendettas. Read more here.

“Declan Rice was the reason we lost to Chelsea” — David Moyes

West Ham United’s manager, David Moyes, has attributed his team’s poor away performances to the departure of Declan Rice, stating that the absence of the midfielder has affected their defensive stability.

Rice made a high-profile move to Arsenal last summer for a record-breaking fee of £105 million. Since joining the Gunners, he has played a pivotal role in their title pursuit this season. His standout performance over the weekend against Bournemouth, where he scored, assisted, and earned the man of the match award in a 3-0 victory, further underscored his impact. Read more here.

Katsina State government boosts road traffic authority with 304 new recruits

The Katsina State Government has announced the recruitment of 304 additional personnel for the state’s Road Traffic Authority (KASROTA), aimed at enhancing its operational capacity.

Speaking to journalists over the weekend, the Director General of KASROTA, Retired Maj. Garba Yahaya-Rimi highlighted that the recruitment drive was initiated to augment the workforce and improve the agency’s effectiveness in curbing traffic violations. Read more here.

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