TOP 10 NEWS MAKING THE ROUNDS IN NIGERIA TODAY SATURDAY 

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TOP 10 NEWS MAKING THE ROUNDS IN NIGERIA TODAY SATURDAY 

1. Governors of the 36 states of the federation have rejected the N60,000 minimum wage earlier proposed by the federal government. The Director Media and Public Affairs of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Hajiya Halimah Salihu Ahmed, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

2. President Bola Tinubu on Friday, inaugurated the official residence of the Vice President, which has suffered poor funding since 2010. Tinubu reiterated his administration’s commitment to concentrate on delivering on the promises made to Nigerians, rather than dwell on the failures of past administrations.

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3. A Federal High Court in Abuja has issued an order of final forfeiture of all assets of a private university, NOK University, located in Kaduna State to the Federal Government. Justice Joyce Abdulmalik, in a judgment on Friday, held that the promoter of the university, Anthony Hassan failed to prove, with convincing evidence, that he did not acquire the assets with proceeds of crime.

4. At least 7 people have been killed in a fresh attack on communities in Shiroro LGA of Niger State by bandits. It was gathered on Friday that two of the victims, Kabiru Salihu and Abubakar Karaga were beheaded by the attackers suspected to be insurgents.

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5. Members of the organised labour have brought its demand to the sum of N250,000 as the new minimum wage for workers. President of TUC, Festus Osifo, disclosed this to journalists in Abuja Friday night at Nicon Luxury Hotel, venue of the National Minimum Wage Tripartite committee meeting.

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6. Justice Thomas Okosu of the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal has slammed a N150 million fine on Multichoice Nigeria. Okosu, who chaired a three-man panel, on Friday, also ordered Multichoice to provide one-month free subscription on its DStv and GOtv platforms.

7. Nigeria’s inflation rate is predicted to stabilize at 14 per cent in 2029, indicating a potential end to the current upward trend according to the latest data from the International Monetary Fund. This projection comes as a relief amid concerns over the increasing inflation rate, which currently stands at 33.69 per cent as of April 2024, according to the National Bureau of Statistics a variation from the IMF’s prediction of 24.6 per cent in the year.

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8. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a total of 15 suspected Internet fraudsters in separate operations conducted in Abuja and Rivers State. The anti-graft agency disclosed this in statements posted on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday.

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9. Delta State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of some armed robbers alleged to have been terrorising several parts of the state. The Command also announced that it recovered different weapons the suspects used in perpetrating their illegal activities.

10. A chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Buba Galadima, has said Nigerians should not complain of the hardship in the land after shunning his advice and voted for President Bola Tinubu’s All Progressives Congress, APC, at last year’s general election.

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