Trending News: Top 10 Stories this Morning

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


1. The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have suspended their strike for a few days. The strike, which began on Monday, was in response to the Federal Government’s failure to approve a new minimum wage by May 31 and to reverse the hike in electricity tariffs.


2. President Bola Tinubu has given marching orders to the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun, to prepare the cost implications of a new minimum wage and present an affordable, sustainable and realistic figure today, Wednesday.

3. The Benue Investment and Property Company Limited (BIPC) is working to secure $10 million from Shelter Afrique to build 500 affordable housing units for low-income earners in Benue State. The funds will support the construction of an agro commodities hub, a central logistics park, and a diaspora eco-city. This initiative aligns with Governor Hyacinth Alia’s policies on affordable housing, agricultural value chain development, and logistics enhancement.


4. Now fewer than 30 Nigerian state governments spent N986.64 billion on recurrent expenditures, including N5.1 billion on refreshments, N4.67 billion on sitting allowances, N34.63 billion on travel expenses, and N5.64 billion on utilities. These expenses were detailed in budget implementation reports from Open Nigerian States, supported by BudgIT.

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5. An explosion from a tanker suspected of carrying Liquefied Natural Gas at the Obiri-Ikwerre flyover near Port Harcourt has resulted in two deaths. The incident occurred at around 9:25 am on Tuesday when the tanker fell while negotiating the bypass and caught fire, crushing a saloon car with three occupants.


6. Lagos State has begun constructing the 1.3-kilometer Ayubu-Bashorun Street in the Ilupeju Community, Ijede LCDA, Ikorodu. Dr. Nurudeen Agbaje, Special Adviser to the Governor on Rural Development, stated at the project launch that this road construction is part of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s T.H.E.M.E.S. Plus Agenda, aimed at enhancing rural infrastructure.


7. The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced the approval and release of a list of 10,000 successful applicants for recruitment into the constable and specialist cadres of the Nigeria Police Force. PSC said the successful applicants spread across the 774 LGAs in the country.


8. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed off Tongyi Group, a construction and mining company in Jabi, Abuja, due to alleged non-compliance with Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regulations. The action was taken by the EFCC’s Special Control Unit against Money Laundering (SCUML) after the company ignored repeated warnings.


9. At least 30 miners are feared dead following a pit collapse at a mining site in Galkogo Community, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. The collapse occurred after heavy rainfall on Sunday, trapping about 50 miners underground, including the site manager, Ibrahim Ishaku. Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake, had stated that federal officials have been mobilized to the site, and seven victims have been rescued so far.


10. Former presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has called on security agents to investigate and arrest criminals vandalizing critical infrastructures on the second Niger Bridge. Obi reacting to a viral video showing the vandalism, said the it was capable of causing grievous harm to commuters.

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