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

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

1. Delta State Government has continued the demolition of illegal structures built on Dennis Osadebay University, Anwai-Asaba land around 74 Road. According to the Chairman Taskforce on recovery of government lands, Chief Frank Omare, government was after land grabbers who misled innocent citizens in buying government lands. He warned that all illegal occupants in government lands across the state would soon have their day and urged them to as a matter of urgency begin to evacuate their valuables as government was out to recover all lands belonging to it across the state.


2. There was palpable tension in Ojurowo, Folumo in the Isale Eko area of Lagos Island, Lagos State, on Friday after members of the public caught an unidentified 20 year old woman for kidnapping and selling children. According to reports, the woman had kidnapped the children from the Ijora area of the state and brought them to Isale Eko to sell them.

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3. Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has removed Chidi Awuse as Chairman of Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers. Awuse, an ally of the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, was replaced with the traditional ruler of Apara Kingdom, Eze Chike Worlu Wodo.


4. The Police Service Commission (PSC) has challenged the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to provide evidence to support the allegations peddled against it regarding the recruitment of constables. In a Friday statement by its Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, the PSC noted that it was obvious that the NPF was out to malign its reputation.


5. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) approved N21 billion for electricity distribution companies (DisCos) on Friday to procure meters for customers. This funding, sourced from the Meter Acquisition Fund (MAF), aims to address the significant metering gap in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

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6. As the death toll from the latest cholera outbreak hits 40, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says the country does not have enough vaccines. According to the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Jide Idris, Nigeria has placed an order for more cholera vaccines from donor agencies, even though the date of delivery is still unknown.


7. Traditional rulers of mining communities in Cross River State have called on the state government to be courageous in enforcing its recent ban on mining activities in all parts of the state. Recall that Governor Bassey Otu had implemented a strict prohibition on illegal mining activities in the state, in response to reports of unauthorized mining taking place in protected areas, including the Cross River National Park.


8. The Bauchi State Police Command on Friday urged for calm following the lynching of a man alleged to be an advocate of a religious movement. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa, confirmed that the incident happened on Wednesday.


9. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has vowed to escalate its struggle against the federal government over lingering demands, including funding for public university revitalisation, unpaid salaries, and implementation of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).


10. A new General Manager has been named for Transcorp Hilton Abuja. He is Jorg Potreck. A statement by the hotel said Potreck has over four decades of hospitality experience with 20 of those as General Manager in various locations including Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, South Africa, and Egypt. According to the statement, Mr. Potreck returns to Hilton following his recent General Manager role at the Johari Rotana in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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