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Latest news: Top headlines for Tuesday, May 28, 2024



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Start Your Day Right with Topnaija’s Morning Roundup. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Tuesday, May 28, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

ASUU Calabar zone criticizes federal government’s student loan initiative

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Calabar Zone has voiced strong objections to the Federal Government’s newly launched student loan program, labelling it a scheme to entrap Nigerian students in perpetual debt.

This ASUU student loan criticism highlights deep concerns over the potential long-term impacts on students and the overall education system. Read more here.

EFCC arraigns driver, escort for illegal mineral possession

In a significant crackdown on illegal mining, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin Zonal Command has arraigned two individuals for possessing solid minerals without lawful authority. Nura Lawal, the driver of a truck, and Tunde Jimoh, his escort, appeared before Justice Uche Agomoh at the Federal High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, facing a one-count charge.

The EFCC, acting on an intelligence report, arrested Lawal and Jimoh on February 4, 2024, in Ogbomoso, Oyo State. They were allegedly transporting approximately 30 tons of assorted solid minerals mined illegally in Kwara State. The charge against them stated: “That you, Nura Lawal and Tunde Jimoh, sometime in February 2024 within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court, without lawful authority were found in possession of minerals conveyed in a truck with plate number T3815LA contrary to, and punishable under Section 1 (8) (b) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M17, 1983.” Read more here.

Tribunal dismisses SDP’s petition, upholds APC’s Usman Ododo as Kogi governor

In a significant ruling on Monday, the Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Abuja, upheld the election of Governor Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The three-member panel, led by Justice Ado Birnin-Kudu, dismissed the petition filed by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its candidate, Murtala Ajaka, challenging Ododo’s victory in the November 11, 2023, governorship poll. Read more here.

Chelsea find their man in Leicester City boss

After speculations on who the next Chelsea manager would be following the exit of Mauricio Pochettino, it has emerged that the Blues are ready to move in on Leicester City boss, Enzo Maresca.

According to Sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are set to agree contract terms with Enzo Maresca to be named as new head coach. Read more here.

Children’s Day: 7 best tech toys for children to celebrate

Children’s Day is the perfect occasion to gift your kids with exciting and educational tech toys that spark creativity and learning.

Here are seven top tech toys that will make this Children’s Day memorable: Read more here.

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