Trending News: Top 10 Stories this Morning

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


1. The Kogi State Government has issued a strong warning to landlords to avoid renting to internet fraudsters, aka Yahoo Boys. According to the State Security Adviser any house found to be inhabited by a Yahoo Boy could be demolished, according to the. Residents are being urged to help the authorities by providing information on any fraudsters in the state.


2. A three-story building in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, currently under construction within the premises of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, has collapsed. One worker has been successfully rescued, while another was rescued from the rubble after 7:54 pm. This collapse follows the incident of a three-storey hotel building also falling during construction in the Ebonyi State capital, just four days before.


3. Real estate expert, Eni Eniola, has revealed an issue in Nigeria’s real estate sector, where property values are often determined without any consistent or transparent method. He noted that the value of a property is, instead, based on the buyer’s willingness to pay rather than the actual improvements or location. Eniola stressed the importance of an “incremental value tracker” in ensuring that property values are determined using a consistent and objective method, as is the case in foreign real estate markets.


4. Angry mob have set a suspected armed robber ablaze in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, for allegedly stabbing an 18-year-old female POS operator, who was preparing for her NECO exams. The victim was stabbed by the perpetrator while resisting his attempts to rob her.

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5. Former Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola said workers in Nigeria deserve reasonable adjustments to cope with the rising cost of living in the country. The former Lagos governor stated that when cost of living rises as they have now, the lowest and the highest income earners are impacted to varying degrees and therefore deserving of reasonable adjustments whether they earn wages or salaries.


6. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, has issued a warning to Nigerians about the dangers of storing cooked food in the refrigerator for more than three days. According to Adeyeye, keeping cooked food in the fridge for more than three days can lead to contamination by harmful bacteria, which are the main culprits in foodborne illnesses that may even result in death.


7. As tensions over the tenure of outgoing council chairpersons continue to escalate, the Rivers State Police Command has seized control of all 23 Local Government Secretariats and some vital government structures to prevent further violence and uphold law and order.

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8. Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River, on Monday, led a ground-breaking ceremony for the commencement of work on the Adiabo-Ikoneto road in the Odukpani Local Government Area of the state. Speaking at the event at Adiabo community, Otu ex­pressed gladness over the commencement of work on the road which has been aban­doned for more than 30 years.


9. Former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has lost his mother, Mrs Florence Morenike Saraki. A statement by the former Senate President on Tuesday announced the demise of his mother and wife of the late Senate leader in the Second Republic, Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki.


10. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has authorized the procurement of 450 megawatts from Zungeru Hydro Electricity Generation Company Limited in a bid to stabilize the national grid and prevent the recently completed Zungeru hydropower plant from shutting down. The Commission acknowledged that the sub-optimal grid dispatch was partially caused by low generation, negatively impacting service levels to end-use customers.

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