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Latest news: Top headlines for Friday, May 31, 2024



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Start Your Day Right with Topnaija’s Morning Roundup. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Friday, May 31, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

EFCC begins investigation on alleged N2.5bn fraud against Kwankwaso

A lot of money from the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) campaign in the 2023 elections was stolen, and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) is looking into it.

It is also being looked into why Kwankwaso’s National Working Committee didn’t pay party workers who did work for the party in the 2023 presidential and state elections across the country. Read more here.

“What Arteta did to me at Arsenal” — Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has launched scathing accusations against his former coach, Mikel Arteta, alleging betrayal and mistreatment during their tumultuous relationship at Arsenal.

The former Arsenal captain, who signed an 18-month contract extension with the club before his departure in February 2022, saw his tenure come to an abrupt end in December 2021 when he was permanently dropped by Arteta. Read more here.

Trump reacts to Guilty verdict by Manhattan jury

Following a landmark ruling by a Manhattan jury on Thursday, May 30, former President Donald Trump, 77, addressed reporters with evident anger after being found guilty on all 34 counts in the historic hush money criminal case against him.

Speaking moments after the jury, consisting of five women and seven men, delivered its decision, Trump vehemently proclaimed his innocence and directed blame at President Biden for the ordeal. Read more here.

IFA priest advocates traditional oath-taking to curb corruption

An Ifa priest, Ifayemi Elebuibon, has suggested that swearing-in public officials through traditional deities could significantly reduce corruption in Nigeria.

Speaking with newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday, Elebuibon emphasized that using the “Ogun” (god of iron) and other traditional methods for oath-taking would deter politicians from corrupt activities. Read more here.

Committee proposes N800/$ exchange rate for import duty

The presidential committee on fiscal policy and tax reforms has proposed an exchange rate of N800 per dollar for customs import duty.

The chairman of the committee, Taiwo Oyedele, disclosed this on Thursday, recommending that the federal government adopt the rate. Read more here.

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