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Latest news: Top 5 headlines for Tuesday, May 7, 2024



Latest news: Top headlines
Start Your Day Right with Topnaija’s Morning Roundup. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Tuesday, May 7, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

“I have to do it ‘alone’” — Erik ten Hag on Manchester United defeat

Manchester United could really do with an end-of-the-season right now after getting stumped 4-0 by London side Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

In a stunning upset that saw the Palace side consisting of Olise, Mateta and Mitchel do the damage against a Manchester United team that arrived to the ground low on confidence and man power, the Eagles secured a crushing victory against Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils. Read more here.

Teen testifies: Offered N1m for kidney in Alleged Organ Harvesting Case

In a startling revelation at the FCT High Court in Zuba, a 16-year-old boy testified on Monday, detailing an alleged offer of N1 million made to him for his kidney by Emmanuel Olorunlaye, purportedly for removal at Alliance Hospital in Abuja.

The teenager, led in evidence by prosecuting counsel Hassan Tahir, shared his account in a case brought forth by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). Read more here.

Ogun police confirm kidnapping of travellers on Sagamu-Benin expressway

The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of travelers along the Ilisan/Iperu axis on the Sagamu-Benin expressway.

According to SP Omolola Odutola, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), the incident occurred on Friday, May 3, although the exact number of lidnapped individuals remains unspecified. Read more here.

Nigeria assures investors of seamless entry into 2024 oil bid licensing round

The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has pledged the country’s commitment to eliminating all entrance barriers for potential investors.

Gbenga Komolafe, Commission Chief Executive of NUPRC, announced Nigeria’s commitment to facilitating investor participation in the 2024 oil bid licensing phase during the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. Read more here.

EDDC reduces electricity tariff for Band A feeders

In a significant development for electricity consumers in the South-East, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has announced a reduction in electricity tariff for customers in the Band A feeders.

This decision follows a directive from the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) instructing all 11 Distribution Companies (Discos) to adjust their tariffs. Read more here.

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