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

Ogun State to pioneer Waste-to-Fuel initiative

Ogun State is pioneering an ambitious environmental project aimed at converting over 3,000 tons of waste into fuel daily, a move that promises to position the state as a leader in waste-to-energy conversion in Nigeria.

This initiative was announced by the Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Ola Oresanya, during the 2024 World Environment Day celebration held on Wednesday. Read more here.

“I can’t afford to pay my driver one hundred thousand” — SGF George Akume

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, has stated that he cannot afford to pay his drivers a N100000 minimum wage, labelling such demands as unrealistic.

Akume made this assertion in Abuja on Thursday during a meeting with the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Read more here.

Saudi Arabia arrests seven Nigerian pilgrims over lack of Hajj permits

Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested seven Nigerian pilgrims in Makkah for failing to possess NUSUK identity cards, essential for performing the holy pilgrimage. The arrests occurred on June 5 and 6 in front of the pilgrims’ hotels, affecting individuals from two different states.

In Saudi Arabia, failing to have Hajj permits, harbouring, or aiding those without them incurs severe penalties, including an SR10,000 fine, six months imprisonment, deportation, and a 10-year ban from re-entry. Read more here.

What’s next for SCOAN after TB Joshua’s death?

Three years after the death of its Founder, Pastor Temitope Joshua (TB Joshua), The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) continues to expand and thrive.

SCOAN’s Director of Public Affairs, Pastor Dare Adejumo, confirmed the church’s ongoing growth in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Lagos. Read more here.

Minimum wage: Don’t strike on Salah Eve – MURIC warns NLC, TUC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has issued a strong warning to the Organized Labour that going on strike on the eve of the Salah holiday would be an act of hatred against Muslims in the country.

Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the Executive Director of MURIC, said in a statement on Wednesday that the NLC’s one-week moratorium ends on Tuesday, June 11, which is the eve of this year’s Id-el-Kabiir (Salah). Read more here.

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