Trending News: Top 10 Stories This Morning

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

1. President Bola Tinubu approved the appointment of eight new Federal Permanent Secretaries on Friday. The appointment was in a statement issued by the president’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale. He said the permanent secretaries were appointed to fill in existing and impending vacancies of some states and geo-political zones in the top administrative cadre of the Civil Service of the Federation.


2. The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, has said the country’s housing market has the potential to unlock a $1tn economy. Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony for the 250-housing unit Renewed Hope Estate in Ukpenekim, Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, recently, Dangiwa emphasized that the housing sector could catalyze a $1tn economy.

3. The Federal Government has received at least 103 Nigerians deported from Turkey over migration-related issues. Some of the problems were expired visas, and irregular migration, among others. Alhaji Tijani Ahmed, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI stated this on Friday during the deportees’ profiling in Abuja.


4. A torrential rain accompanied by violent wind has led to the death of a 7-year-old boy in Tsohon Garin Nangere in Nangere Local Government Area of Yobe State. Reports emerging from the community indicated that 20 people were seriously injured, while about 50 houses and shops were destroyed by the heavy rain.

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5. The organized labor on Friday lambasted some state governors canvassing payments of minimum wage based on the capacity of their respective states, saying the concept of a national minimum wage is not arbitrary. Governors from the southern part of Nigeria, under the aegis of the Southern Governors’ Forum, had called for the consideration of the cost of living and the ability of each state to pay in reaching an agreement on the new minimum wage.


6. The Minister of Works, David Umahi has commenced nationwide stakeholder engagement for the construction of sections of the three Renewed Hope Legacy Road Infrastructure projects. This followed the approval of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the commencement of the national road infrastructure network that will traverse the various trade and agricultural corridors of Nigeria in keeping with the Renewed Hope strategic economic recovery plans.

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7. At least eight people were feared dead when a one-story building collapsed in the Kuntau area of Gwale Local Government Area, Kano State. The incident occurred early Friday morning while laborers worked on the construction site. Sources from the area reported that at least 15 individuals, including the building owner, were trapped when the structure gave way.


8. A yet-to-be-identified suspected electricity vandal has been electrocuted while attempting to steal a transformer cable that belongs to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company. On Friday, the Head, of Corporate Communications of EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, said the incident happened in the early hours of Friday.


9. The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has shut down two sachet water factories in Owerri for operating in unhygienic environments. The agency further cautioned another factory during the routine inspection carried out on Friday in the Imo capital city.


10. Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has pleaded with Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, to sheath their swords and give peace a chance. Mrs Jonathan, who was commenting on the political crisis in Rivers State, advised that it is time for governance.

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