- Protest rock Kano state over the sacking of Abba Yusuf
- Austria welcomes Nigerians to move in with families on fully-funded scholarships
- Court sets bail fee at ₦300 million for Emefiele
- ECOWAS Parliament considers lifting sanctions placed against Niger Republic
- President Tinubu assures Nigerians of unrivalled electricity in 2024 during his administration
Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, these are the five top Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss.
Protests rock Kano state over the sacking of Abba Yusuf
Since the sacking of Abba Yusuf (PDP) as governor of Kano State, there has been unrest within the state as youths took to the streets to protest against the appeal court’s decision and reject Nasiru Gawuna (APC) as the rightful governor of Kano.
Kano state is a hot zone currently as the protests are becoming wilder by the day. Police officers have been diligent in dispersing the crowds who are disrupting the daily activities of the other residents.
The protests resumed when the appeal court provided a certified true copy (CTC) of the judgement of the election, which appeared to be different from the appellate court’s verdict.
Austria welcomes Nigerians to move in with families on fully-funded scholarships
The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) is urging Nigerians and other international students to apply for PhD fully-funded scholarships.
According to the ISTA, there are several requirements which must be adhered to, and that includes owning a Bachelor’s and Masters’ degree and bringing skilful knowledge to the country.
The scholarship is for the 2024 session, and there are listed courses which applicants are expected to know before applying to the Institute of Science and Technology (ISTA).
Court sets bail fee at ₦300 million for Emefiele
The FCT High Court has granted the 3x- governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele bail set as ₦300 million for his alleged crimes of procuring national funds.
The bail was granted by Justice Hamza Muazu, who set it with two sureties: he said the sureties must have certificates of occupancy and titles of properties in the Maitama District of Abuja.
He also demanded that the travel documents of Godwin Emefiele be submitted to the court’s registrar as he was to remain in the Abuja Municipal Area Council.
Therefore, Emefiele will remain in the Kuje Correctional Centre as he plans to meet the bail conditions.
ECOWAS Parliament considers lifting sanctions placed against Niger Republic
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) parliament has conversed with the Heads of State and Government in West Africa. It will now begin to lift the sanctions placed on Niger Republic.
Earlier this year, the Heads of State had imposed a sanction on Niger Republic since the military junta usurped the country’s civilian-ruled authority and ousted President Mohamed Bazoum.
President Tinubu assures Nigerians of unrivalled electricity in 2024 during his administration
The government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu announced that it was taking the growth of creating stable electricity seriously within the country. By 2024, Nigerians would all begin to enjoy a steady power supply.
The Minister made this announcement of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Maitama Tuggar, in an interview on Channels TV.
“In the coming year, by the first half of 2024, there will be a remarkable improvement in the electricity supply in Nigeria,” he said.
Ayomitide Adeyinka is a content writer, crypto journalist and editor with a Bsc in Political Science. He is also an egalitarian.