Trending News: Top 10 Stories this Morning

Okey Ikechukwu
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Trending News: Top 10 Stories this Morning

Good Morning. Here’s a recap of top trending news stories this morning.

1. Organized Labour has called on President Bola Tinubu to personally intervene in the ongoing minimum wage negotiations to prevent the indefinite strike action set to begin on Monday. Meanwhile, the Federal Government has cautioned that the national minimum wage demanded by labour could destabilize the economy.

2. The Niger Delta Development Commission has begun groundbreaking ceremonies for staff cooperative housing estates in Anua Offot, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and Elebele, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. This initiative, managed and operated entirely by NDDC staff, aims to promote ownership, responsibility, and sustainable community development.

3. President Bola Tinubu has vowed that the federal government will take strong action against those who habitually attack Nigeria’s armed forces. He made this statement on Saturday evening in Abuja, following the killing of five soldiers in Aba, Abia State, during an alleged commemoration by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

4. The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) released a list of 25 customers with outstanding electricity bills, including several government agencies. In a notice, the company warned that it would disconnect all clients who fail to settle their debts by June 3.

5. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo stated on Saturday that Nigeria is becoming increasingly volatile, uncertain, and complex. He highlighted that insecurity has made the country dangerous, with widespread suffering and hunger. Obasanjo emphasized that leadership needs to address these issues to create a better future for all Nigerians.


6. Members of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have been directed to comply with the indefinite nationwide strike ordered by Organised Labour. The strike, aimed at pressing for a higher minimum wage, is set to commence on Monday.

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7. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Rivers State has arrested the wife of a suspected pipeline vandal for possessing two fabricated guns. NSCDC Public Relations Officer Babawale Afolabi stated that the arrest followed an intelligence tip-off about pipeline vandals in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Rivers.


8. Enugu State government aims to generate N20 billion by 2024 through digitalizing the Land Use Act for revenue collection. Ekene Emmanuel Nnamani, State Internal Revenue Service chairman, shared this plan to expand revenue. Enforcement of payment for charges which commences this June is to boost internally generated revenue.


9. Vice-President Kashim Shettima stated that democracy’s survival depends on adherence to the rule of law and good governance, not a change to a parliamentary system. Speaking at Yusuf Ali & Co’s 30th anniversary in Ilorin, he addressed calls for a switch to a parliamentary system, noting that many nations have collapsed due to a lack of truth and justice.

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10. A total of 70,603 candidates took the 2024 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) for the 110 Unity Colleges on Saturday, according to NECO Registrar Prof. Dantani Wushishi. The exam was conducted in 599 centers nationwide, with 33,335 males and 37,268 females participating. The registration numbers were lower than in 2023, which had 72,865 candidates. Wushishi attributed the decline to economic factors and a slight increase in the registration fee.

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