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Start Your Day Right with Topnaija’s Morning Roundup. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Thursday, May 23, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

MAPOLY retirees urge swift judicial action over pension dispute

Retirees of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) are urging swift judicial action in their ongoing lawsuit against the Ogun State Government over alleged pension discrepancies.

The retirees, represented by the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Retirees Forum, reiterated their plea at a press conference in Abeokuta on Wednesday. Read more here.

Court grants DCP Abba Kyari temporary bail to bury his mother

DCP Abba Kyari, former Commander of the Force Intelligence Response Team, has been granted temporary bail by Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court Abuja.

The bail, issued on compassionate grounds, allows Kyari to attend his mother’s burial. Kyari’s mother, Yachilla Kyari, passed away on May 5, 2024. Read more here.

Social media influencer Verydarkman remanded in Police custody over cybercrime charge

Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the remand of social media influencer Martins Vincent Otse, known as Verydarkman, in police custody over five-count cybercrime charge.

This decision followed Otse’s plea of not guilty to a five-count cybercrime charge brought against him by the Nigeria Police Force. Read more here.

Arab League applauds Norway, Ireland, Spain for recognizing Palestinian State

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the secretary-general of the Arab League, hailed Norway, Ireland, and Spain on Wednesday for their decision to recognize Palestine as a state, calling it “an important step.”

“I salute and thank the three countries for this step that puts them on the right track in the history of conflict,” Aboul Gheit said on social media platform X. He urged other nations to follow suit and take similar actions to support Palestine. Read more here.

Senate to investigates explosion near Bayelsa gas facility

The Senate has formed an ad hoc committee to investigate the recent explosion near the Gbarain-Ubie gas processing facility in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

This decision followed the adoption of a motion at the Senate’s plenary session on Wednesday, led by Senator Benson Konbowei (PDP-Bayelsa), according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Read more here.

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