Trending News: Top 10 Stories this Morning

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

1. President Bola Tinubu has urged stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to pursue compensation, and not litigation to resolve land disputes in the nation’s capital. Speaking during commissioning of the Guzape Lot II Infrastructure Project in Abuja on Saturday, Tinubu said development that is focused on the people for the economic prosperity, the benefit of all, should be prioritized.


2. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to name two roads in Guzape Districts after Chinua Achebe and J. P. Clerk. This request is coming after president Tinubu renamed Arterial N-20 Road in the FCT after Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka.

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3. Organised Labour on Saturday has said every part of the new minimum wage agreement should be implemented and any of the state governors who can’t pay should resign. The union criticized the state governors, accusing them of acting in bad faith towards the new minimum wage negotiations ongoing in the country.


4. Residents and property owners in the Committee on Resettlement and Development (CRD) layout in Lugbe, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), are appealing to Minister Nyesom Wike for intervention against alleged intimidation and harassment by developer Paul Odili. The residents who have lived peacefully in the community since its creation in 1996 alleged that Odili has been issuing demolition notices and using thugs to harass them.


5. The Federal government has cautioned hotel owners against harbouring underage girls in their facilities, saying anyone found culpable would be sanctioned. Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, issued this warning after a viral video of 10 Nigerian teenagers who were trafficked to Ghana for prostitution surfaced on the internet.


6. At least five workers were feared trapped inside a collapsed three-storey building in Umumbi, a community in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State. According to reports , the building was still under construction.

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7. The Lagos State Government has urged residents to take proactive measures to address land degradation and enhance resilience to drought. The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, said this at the grand finale of the 2024 World Environment Day Celebration on Saturday in Lagos.


8. A new report by the Nigeria Watch has revealed that 11,794 Nigerians were killed in various violence across the country in 2023, with Borno being worst hit. Nigeria Watch is a database that monitors lethal violence, conflicts, and human security in Nigeria. Its data is based on a thorough analysis of 10 national daily newspapers completed by reports from human rights organisations and the police whenever they are available.


9. Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, NSCDC have been accused of abducting Orji Ogbonna in Amaedim Ngwogwo Community in Ishiagu, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, in connection with land dispute. Ogbonna’s wife, Onyekachi Orji, who is nine months pregnant, expressed her distress over the arrest, urging the Commandant-General of NSCDC to intervene.


10. The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has stated that despite surpassing its projected target by realizing N1.34 trillion as revenue in the first quarter of 2024, its revenue was affected by N318bn granted as waivers and concessions to some companies.

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