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. With just 27 days left until the Africa International Housing Show (AIHS) commences, industry visionary and convener of the annual show, Festus Adebayo is urging investors to take advantage of Africa’s myriad investment opportunities. According to him, rapid urbanization, flexible policies, modern building technologies, relative political stability, untapped raw materials, rising consumer demand, and innovative approaches to reduce cement costs, make Africa a lucrative destination for smart investors and this begins with the AIHS.


2. Suspected bandits have killed the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Prof. Yusuf Saidu. Prof. Saidu, who was DVC Research, Innovation, and Development at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, met his untimely death on his way from Sokoto to Kaduna on Monday.

3. DMGS Old Boys and Diocese on the Niger have asked Governor of Anambra state, Prof Charles Soludo to withdraw two members of the Panel of inquiry into the collapse of the Centenary building at Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) Onitsha recently constituted by the state government. The two members, Prof Akaolisa Ezeagu who chairs the Panel and Engr. Sir Victor Meju, a key panel member were reported to have made prejudiced comments and publications following the collapse of the building.

4. Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi Esan, has disclosed the achievements of the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) programme, a key initiative under the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan 2021-2025 (FCCSIP-25). She revealed that the FISH programme has has made a mark with the official commissioning of the FISH Estate in Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which includes 116 two-bedroom semi-detached bungalows specifically built for core civil servants.

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5. The Lagos State Government has announced the planned closure and diversion of traffic from Alfred Rewane and Osborne through the Osborne Foreshore Estate axis from Wednesday, June 2 for four weeks. The closure, according to the state Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, is to enable the Federal Ministry of Works carry out the first phase of the rehabilitation of the Asphaltic Sections from Osborne Foreshore Estate to Sura Bridge Ramp from Wednesday, 26th June to 27th July, 2024 for a duration of 4 weeks.


6. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, NCDC, has reported 1,598 suspected cases of cholera across 107 local government areas in Nigeria. The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Jide Idris, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja. The center has also activated a national cholera emergency centre, following the outbreak of the disease in the country.


7. Billionaire businessman and chairman of First Bank Nigeria (FBN) Holdings Plc, Mr Femi Otedola, Monday, acquired additional 797,946,415 units of the company’s shares through the Nigerian Exchange Limited, NGX, to sustain his majority stake in the company. The acquisition was disclosed in a corporate filing on the NGX, as the shares were traded at N21.58 per share valued at N17.219 billion.

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8. ShopRite Mall has announced its decision to cease operations at its Novare Central Mall branch in Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, a move which was attributed to prevailing economic challenges. The closure, set to take effect on June 30, 2024, was confirmed through a circular signed by Dr. Folakemi Fadahunsi, Chief Executive Officer of Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited, and obtained by


9. A man has been arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly exhuming and beheading a corpse for ritual purposes in the Car Wash area of the state. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, in a telephone conversation with newsmen on Tuesday, disclosed that the suspect, Lekan Akinyemi, was arrested on Monday after a resident alerted the police about suspicious activities around his father’s grave.


10. Sokoto government has denied allegations by the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) that it’s plotting  to depose His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III. The state Commissioner for information and societal reorientation, Hon. Sambo Bello  Danchadi in a swift reaction on Tuesday said the state government has no plan whatsoever to dethrone the revered  monarch, while describing the allegation by MURIC as false and baseless.

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