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Latest news: Top headlines for Friday, May 17, 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 17, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

Nigerian government to open student loan portal

The Nigerian government has announced that the application portal for the eagerly awaited student loan program will officially open on May 24.

This information was revealed by Nasir Ayitogo, spokesman of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND), in a statement released on Thursday. Read more here.

EFCC launches new radio station, warns fraudsters: No hiding place

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sent a clear message to fraudsters as it launched  a new radio station, declaring its relentless pursuit of them around the clock.

Speaking at the commissioning of EFCC’s new radio station, 97.3FM in Abuja, EFCC’s Executive Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, vowed to leave no stone unturned in tracking down and prosecuting corrupt individuals. Olukoyede emphasized EFCC’s unwavering commitment to combating corruption, warning fraudsters that there will be no hiding place for them. Read more here.

Bybit introduces Web3 DEX pro to revolutionizes Defi exchange

Bybit Web3, has unveiled a game-changing addition to the decentralized finance (Defi) landscape with the launch of Bybit Web3 DEX Pro.

The new launch represents a significant leap forward in Defi, offering a multitude of advantages that promise to revolutionize decentralized exchange trading. Read more here

“I am Human” — Son Heung-Min breaks silence

Tottenham Hotspur forward, Son Heung-Min sent Arsenal fans reeling with spite on Tuesday after missing a 1 v 1 situation that could have handed Arsenal an advantage in the title race against Manchester City.

Knowing the bad blood that exists between the North London clubs, conspiracy theorists put it forward that the miss against Man City goalie, Stefano Ortega was on purpose. However, Son Heung-Min has finally broken his silence. Read more here.

ASUU to go on strike for two weeks over withheld salary arrears

The federal government has been given a new deadline by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

ASUU said they would go on strike in two weeks if President Bola Tinubu’s government didn’t pay the teachers at public universities whose pay had been withheld. Read more here.

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