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Latest news: Top headlines for Tuesday, May 8, 2024



Latest news: Top headlines

Start Your Day Right with Topnaija’s Morning Roundup. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Wednesday, May 8, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

President Tinubu set to return to Nigeria from Europe

The Presidency has confirmed that President Bola Tinubu will return to Nigeria from his trip to Europe on Wednesday.

Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to the President, announced this via his official handle on Tuesday. Read more here.

“He’s impulsive” — Former Agent on Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez riled the Liverpool social media space when he deleted every related photo linking him with the club on his Instagram profile. The Uruguayan via his subtle reaction by then had reportedly had enough with the online abuse labeled at him following his poor form this season.

However, the former Benfica player’s agent, Edgardo Lasalvia has reacted to the striker’s recent social media activity while providing insight into Nunez’s mental psyche. Read more here.

Nigeria’s oil blocs not for politicians — Minister

Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, clarifies that the 17 Nigeria oil blocs up for sale in the 2024 bidding round are aimed at investors with financial capacity and technical competence, not politicians.

Speaking at a conference organized by PETAN during the 2024 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, Lokpobiri emphasized the need for responsible investment to drive development in the sector. Read more here.

Meta unveils expanded AI tools for advertisers

Meta, formerly Facebook, is introducing an enhanced set of generative AI tools for advertisers, expanding on features initially announced last October.

These tools empower advertisers to generate a wider range of image variations and adjust their creative content seamlessly. Read more here.

Plateau govt settles 5-year clothing allowance

The Plateau State Government has disbursed the clothing allowance for solicitors in the state Ministry of Justice, covering the period from 2018 to 2023.

Philemon Dafi, the Commissioner for Justice, stated that the payment for clothing allowance aims to motivate state counsel and enhance productivity. Read more here.

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