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Latest news: Top headlines for Monday, May 20, 2024



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Start Your Day Right with Topnaija’s Morning Roundup. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Monday, May 20, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

CBN withdraws controversial cybersecurity levy on transactions

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has withdrawn its earlier directive for banks to implement a contentious 0.5% cybersecurity levy on electronic transactions.

The reversal comes in response to significant backlash following the policy’s announcement two weeks ago and its subsequent suspension by the Federal Government last week. Read more here.

Traditional leaders to meet in Kaduna for security retreat

The Tukur Buratai Research Centre, in collaboration with traditional leaders from the South-West, will convene in Kaduna to address Nigeria’s recurring security challenges.

According to NAN reports the five-day retreat will bring together traditional leaders from the geopolitical zone to discuss and propose solutions. Read more here.

DR Congo forces thwart coup attempt in Kinshasa

Defence and security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) thwarted an attempted coup over the weekend, according to Xinhua, citing army spokesperson Sylvain Ekenge.

The incident resulted in at least three deaths as attackers targeted Kinshasa neighbourhoods where politicians and diplomatic missions reside. Read more here.

Two killed, seven kidnapped in Ebonyi village attack

The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of two individuals in an attack on Ikachi Village in the Akparata area of Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area.

The incident is the latest in the ongoing deadly clashes between the Ezza and Effium communities that have persisted since 2021. Read more here.

Governor Ododo pledges justice for Ogbe killing victims

Gov. Ahmed Ododo of Kogi State has pledged to utilize all available resources to bring the perpetrators of the Ogbe killing to justice and ensure security in the area.

This commitment follows the tragic incident on Friday, where bandits allegedly killed two individuals in Ogbe Community, Yagba West Local Government Area. Read more here.

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