Trending News: Top 10 Stories this Morning

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

1. President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr Nkiruka Maduekwe as the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on Climate Change, in an interim capacity, pending confirmation of her appointment by the Supervisory Council of the NCCC.


2. About $3-4bn is required annually to address the global building deficit, a report by UN-Habitat has stated.
The report titled “Unlocking the Potential of Cities: Financing Sustainable Urban Development” stated that land values are very high and suitable land is in short supply. According to the report, owing to rapid urbanisation, the gap in investments is growing, and social and demographic changes are leading to a greater demand for housing.

READ ALSO: President Tinubu Urges Compensation Over Litigation in FCT Land Disputes

3. The government of the United Kingdom (UK) has helped to attract $85 million investment into Nigeria’s manufacturing sector through its Manufacturing Africa programme since 2020. Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Jonny Baxter, disclosed this at a ceremony to announce the funding of  three Nigerian-based clean energy companies to expand renewable energy access in the country.


4. The Lagos state government will subject the Draft Report on the Review of Badagry Master Plan (2022-2024) to public scrutiny, from next week.
The Permanent Secretary, Office of Physical Planning, Oluwole Sotire disclosed this in a statement issued at the weekend. He said that the 28-day public inspection of the Draft Plan across various centres, mainly within the Badagry division of Lagos state, would allow stakeholders to review its proposals and make relevant comments to further enrich the Plan.


5. The new minimum wage talks between the Federal Government and Organised Labour  are expected to end on Monday (today) as the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress leaders await President Bola Tinubu’s decision on their N250,000 offer. The labour leaders had given a Monday deadline for the conclusion of talks on the new minimum wage.

READ ALSO: Tinubu Sets Two-Day Deadline for Finance Minister’s Minimum Wage Plan

6. State governments are getting set to eliminate electricity subsidies in their territories as more states gear up to join others in running their different power markets under their own laws. In a document put together by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, the states also stated that they would implement different electricity tariffs in their domains.


7. The police in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, say they arrested no fewer than four suspected members of a kidnapping gang terrorizing the FCT and its environs. The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, on Sunday, disclosed in a statement that the suspects were arrested on Friday following a raid of their hideouts in the Gidan Dogo and Kweti Forest in Kaduna State, a border to the FCT.


8. The Director-General of the Niger State Agency for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, Danjuma Suleiman Nalongo, has disclosed that a total of 14,342 IDPs dislodged due to insecurity are currently receiving refuge at various IDP camps set up by the state government in the state. The DG, who made this disclosure in Minna, said they were displaced following incessant violent attacks by bandits or insurgent groups on rural communities over the last few years.

READ ALSO: Tinubu Warns Ministers: Perform or Be Sacked

9. The Chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa the teenage girls trafficked to Ghana for prostitution are safe in the custody, and scheduled to return to Nigeria next week. Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this in an interview on TVC on Saturday.


10. The Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action (SPEC), Ajuri Ngelale, held productive talks with the US Principal Deputy Special Envoy for Climate, Sue Biniaz, on Sunday afternoon, in a bid to actualize Nigeria’s green industrial vision. The meeting, which took place in Bonn, Germany, focused on exploring tangible next steps to leverage large-scale climate financing instruments and drive Nigeria’s green industrial agenda in the years ahead.

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