Trending News: Top 10 Stories this Morning

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


1. The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Architect Ahmed Dangiwa, has recently announced that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu allocated N100 billion to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in the supplementary budget of 2023. Out of this amount, N50 billion will be allocated to slum upgrade and urban renewal projects while N20 billion will be used to develop Renewed Hope Cities and Estates.


2. President Bola Tinubu on Friday commissioned the N21 billion official residence of the vice president, Kashim Shettima, 14 years after it was awarded. The president stated that the provision of suitable residence for the Vice-President was not merely a matter of convenience but a symbol of respect for the office and the individuals who occupy it.

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3. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Friday, said the N60,000 new minimum wage, proposed by the federal government is unsustainable, as it is too high. Acting director, media and public affairs of the NGF, Halimah Ahmed, stated this on Friday, as negotiation between the federal government and Organised Labour intensifies.


4. The Rivers State Government has threatened to revoke the Certificate of Occupancy of the former Trans-Amadi Slaughter market land where a popular shopping mall is built. This came following a peaceful protest by the people of Oginigba community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state over alleged land grabbing by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.


5. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume to retract a statement where he said the shutdown of the national grid by labour members amounted to “treasonable felony” and “economic sabotage.” The union said the statement was “deeply troubling” and undermined the spirit of constructive dialogue necessary for resolving the ongoing issues.

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6. The Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal, CCPT, sitting in Abuja, on Friday, awarded a fine of N150 million against MultiChoice Nigeria Limited for disrespecting its jurisdiction by flouting its order. The tribunal, in a unanimous decision by its three-member panel, equally ordered MultiChoice to provide Nigerians with a one-month free subscription on its DSTV and GOTV services.


7. Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has increased the reward for information leading to the capture of those responsible for the killing of five soldiers at Obikabia junction in Aba from ₦25 million to ₦30 million. Otti made this announcement on Friday during a visit by Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, in Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area.


8. Governor of Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, has sought more intervention from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to boost infrastructural development in some of the state’s public tertiary institutions. Lawal spoke in Abuja when he visited Sonny Echono, TETFund’s Executive Secretary. The governor said the state of emergency he recently declared in Zamfara’s education sector requires extensive funding support to succeed.


9. The Police Service Commission has appointed AIG Yahaya Sahabo Abubakar as the new DIG for the North East Geopolitical Zone, replacing the retired DIG Habu Sani. The Commission also approved the promotion of 122 other senior Police Officers.

10. The federal government of Nigeria is developing a new National Integrated Land Transport Policy aimed at creating a well-organized, efficient, and competitive transport system that will cater to the needs of the nation’s economy and people. The goal of the policy is to establish an integrated, multimodal transport system that is sustainable and incorporates modern transportation technologies.

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