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. President Bola Tinubu has said that civil servants who relocated abroad while drawing salaries without formally resigning must refund the wages they received during the period. This is coming after the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation shared the revelation regarding employees who had relocated abroad while drawing salaries without formally resigning.

2. Gunmen have attacked and murdered a retired brigadier general of the Nigerian Army, Uwem Harold Udokwe in Abuja. The sad incident happened at his Sunshine Homes Estate, Lokogoma at about 3 am, on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has since launched an investigation into the gruesome murder.

3. The Federal Government, under the administration of President Bola Tinubu, disbursed a total sum of N14.77bn for the repair and maintenance of the presidential air fleet in 11 months, as per state house report. The payments, made in 11 tranches between 16th July 2023 and 25th May 2024, were processed through the State House headquarters transit account labelled, ‘Presidential Air Fleet Transit Funds’.

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4. A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has permanently ordered the forfeiture to the Federal Government properties valued at N11.1 billion and N1.04 billion linked to the embattled former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke made the order of final forfeiture after hearing a motion filed and argued by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), through its counsel, Chineye Okezie.


5. The International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC, in its 2024 Global Rights Index, has ranked Nigeria among Costa Rica, Finland, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Switzerland for chronic violations of workers’ rights. The organization represents 191 million workers in 169 countries and territories, with 340 national affiliates, including the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC.


6. Farming communities suffering from bandits’ and terrorist attacks in Shiroro, Munya and Rafi LGAs of Niger State are paying millions of naira “dialogue fee” to their killers with a promise to allow them access to their farms for cultivation.
Speaking with reporters, the farmers said despite the millions of naira they had been paying since the beginning of this farming season, attacks had continued.


7. Operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested two former staff of Union Bank for allegedly stealing N4,199,500.00 belonging to a deceased customer. According to a statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the commission, Mr. Dele Oyewale, the suspects, Idah Ogoh and Agbo Okwute were arrested on Friday in Makurdi, Benue State.


8. Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has visited former President, Muhammadu Buhari, at his Daura, Katsina State home. Pictures and videos of Atiku’s visit were published on X (Twitter) by Buhari Sallau.


9. A 16-year-old apprentice barber identified as Dimeji was reportedly swept away on Friday after a torrential rainfall around St Anthony Secondary School, Igbeba, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. Dimeji was said to have accidentally stepped into a canal, thinking there was a pedestrian plank that crossed the gully, and was swept away by erosion.

10. A middle-aged man, identified as Inalegwu Major, has been electrocuted while vandalising a Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JED electricity transformer in Otukpo town, Otukpo Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue State. The vandal, whose lifeless body was seen on Saturday morning dangling from the pole-mounted transformer sited by the Otukpo JAMB office, was reported to have climbed the pole with the aid of other accomplices who escaped unhurt.

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