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. The Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) has honored Arc. Abimbola Adenike Asein, Head of the Public Private Partnership Unit of the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, with an award in recognition of her unwavering dedication and exceptional contributions to the Housing Ministry’s mandate. This accolade is in line with the Service -Wide Awards and Recognition initiative, a strategic effort to acknowledge and reward outstanding Civil Servants across the Federal Civil Service.

2. In continuation of the groundbreaking ceremonies for Renewed Hope Cities and Estates, the minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, is set to officially flag-off construction work for additional 2,000 housing units in eight states in the South and North Central zones of the country. States slated for the exercise include Ebonyi, Abia, Akwa Ibom as well as Delta, Osun, Oyo, Benue and Nasarawa.

3. The police have deployed additional armed security personnel to the two palaces housing the contending emirs in the metropolitan Local Government Areas of Kano. According to the outgoing Commissioner of Police, AIG Usaini Gumel, the deployment aims to prevent security threats and maintain a peaceful atmosphere pending the emirship’s outcome.

4. Dangote Group has accused International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the country of deliberately sabotaging Dangote Refinery’s plan to roll out petrol into the market. According to the company, the IOCs are doing this to ensure that the country remains dependent on petrol imports perpetually.

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5. The people of the Okuama community in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State have faulted the recent claim by their neighbouring Okoloba community, in the Bomadi Local Government Area, over the boundary lines between the two communities. According to the Okuama community, the Okoloba community only resorted to a false publication and invented what it termed concocted lies about the origin of the Okuama community, adding that it had verifiable proof to counter the claims.


6. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has hinted at the possibility of demolishing the Christ Embassy building located on Billings Way, Oregun, in the Ikeja area of Lagos State, which was gutted by fire in the early hours of Sunday, if it fails an integrity test. This is just as the President and founder of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, Rev Chris Oyakhilome, said it would rebuild a better and bigger structure to replace the affected building.


7. The Nigerian Air Force, NAF’s Air Component of Operation Delta Safe, has destroyed 13 illegal refining sites and seven Cotonou boats in Rivers, Bayelsa and Imo states. The Director, Public Relations and Information, NAF, AVM Edward Gabkwet, said on Sunday that the air interdictions also dispersed five J-5 buses attempting to siphon suspected crude oil products from surface tanks.


8. Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have uncovered a specially constructed large hole storage in a wall covered with wallpapers and fetish objects during a raid on a snake-guarded shrine used to store illicit drugs in Igor community, Benin City, Edo State. According to the agency different quantities of illicit substances were pulled out from the deep hole dug in the wall of the shrine building.


9. The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has said the issue of extortion of passengers by officials of government agencies at the nation’s airports is beyond the ministry’s control. Keyamo, who stated this in a post on X on Sunday, however said the aviation ministry was working with other ministers responsible for the affected agencies to find a lasting solution to the problem.


10. The Organized Labour has warned some governors not to plunge the country into a state of resentment, misery and impoverishment through wrong pieces of advice to President Bola Tinubu. It also reiterated that the position taken by President Tinubu on the two proposals before him from the final report of the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage would determine its next line of action.

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