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Latest news: Top headlines for Friday, May 10, 2024



Latest news: Top headlines

Start Your Day Right with Topnaija’s Morning Roundup. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Friday, May 10, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

Former Super Eagles star Tijani Babangida in tragic accident; younger brother dies

In a devastating turn of events, Tijani Babangida, the former forward of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, was involved in a fatal car accident on Thursday, resulting in the untimely demise of his younger brother, Ibrahim Babangida.

Tijani Babangida, renowned for his contributions to Nigerian football, notably as a member of the Atlanta 1996 Olympic team that clinched the gold medal, currently serves as the President of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN). Read more here.

Electricity tariff: NLC, TUC issues deadline to NERC, demands reversal to N65/kWh

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly issued a deadline of May 12, 2024, to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), demanding the rollback of the electricity tariff hike to N65/kWh.

Both labour unions have threatened nationwide actions across NERC offices if the demand is not met by the stipulated deadline. Read more here.

Rivers assembly clerk rejects Fubara faction; Backs speaker Amaewhule

In a recent development, Emeka Amadi, the clerk of the Rivers State House of Assembly, has officially disassociated himself from the faction supporting Governor Sim Fubara within the Assembly.

Amadi adamantly affirmed that Martin Amaewhule remains the legitimate Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, dismissing any claims suggesting otherwise. Read more here.

AI pornography: OpenAI denies plans despite speculation

OpenAI has released a draft of its Model Spec sheet, outlining guidelines for the behavior of its AI models. While a section addressing NSFW (Not Safe For Work) content has raised eyebrows, the company firmly denies any intention to create AI-generated pornography.

An OpenAI spokesperson stated in an email on Thursday, “We have no intention to create AI-generated pornography. We have strong safeguards in our products to prevent deepfakes, which are unacceptable, and we prioritize protecting children.” Read more here.

Oil prices rise amid China’s economic recovery, Middle East tensions

Oil prices surged on Friday, extending their upward trajectory fueled by signs of economic improvement in China and ongoing tensions in the Middle East as negotiations between Israel and Hamas faltered.

Brent futures climbed by 37 cents, reaching 0.4% to $84.24 per barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude saw a 0.5% increase, growing by 41 cents to $79.64 at 0003 GMT. Read more here.

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