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. Nigeria’s Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Ahmed Dangiwa has been unanimously elected as the Inaugural Chairperson of the Financial Caucus of African Ministers of Housing and Urban Development. A statement by his spokesman, Mark Chieshe revealed that this decision was made by shareholders of Shelter Afrique Development Bank (ShafDB) at the institution’s 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Symposium which held in Kigali, Rwanda.


2. The Federal Government has debunked reports that the Abuja Murtala Muhammed Way has been renamed after the Noble Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka. A statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Rabiu Ibrahim said the renaming of the Murtala Muhammed Expressway Way has never been contemplated by this administration.

3. Managing Director of Fame Oyster Co. Nigeria, Femi Oyedele has asserted that affordable housing should not be a political tool, implemented indiscriminately across all states of the country regardless of feasibility. He expressed concern that if affordable housing projects continue to be pursued without proper assessment of local needs and market conditions, the nation will continue to make costly mistakes.

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4. The Senate has said President Bola Tinubu will send the 2024 Supplementary budget to the legislators for approval after resumption. The Senate spokesperson, Yemi Adaramodu, informed newsmen that the N6.6tn supplementary budget, although still being computed by the executive, would be sent to the National Assembly after its July 2 resumption.


5. Built environment experts have rejected the proposed ban on imported building materials, claiming that such a move would have detrimental effects on the housing sector. They argue that the quality of local materials often does not meet the standards required by real estate developers and private investors. Recall that some concerned citizens proposed a ban on imports of building materials, as a means to support local production.


6. In a bid to enhance customs compliance, the Nigerian Customs Service is carrying out a 30-day verification exercise for privately-owned aircraft in Nigeria. The exercise aims to ensure proper importation and maximum revenue collection, requiring owners and operators to present valid documentation.

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7. Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf has initiated a major rural infrastructure project with the commencement of an 85-kilometre road network and a bridge worth N21 billion in the state. A statement from the government indicates that the project will transform rural areas and enhance the livelihoods of the local population.


8. Violence erupted in Bukuru, Plateau State, on Monday, with alleged anti-government protestors setting cars, houses on fire and injuring passersby. This seemingly targeted attack occurred after a the Jos City Renewal Committee to the community to clear a site.


9. An alleged sex worker named Zara was tragically stabbed to death by two men in a hotel room in Kubwa, FCT, following an altercation. The two men, who are currently unknown, checked Zara into the hotel before stabbing her multiple times. Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing.


10. The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), has called for the adoption of a unified four-year tenure for elected local government officials in the country. Speaking with newsmen in Lafia, ALGON national president, Alh. Aminu Muazu-Maifata said that the move would ensure good governance and quality representation at the grassroots level. He called on the National Assembly to urgently amend the nation’s constitution to unify the tenure of local government officials across the country.

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