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 signed an Executive Order to boost local production of healthcare products and reduce costs. The targeted healthcare products include pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, devices such as needles and syringes, biologicals, and medical textiles, among others. The new order, according to the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Muhammad Pate, has introduced zero tariffs, excise duties and VAT on specified machinery, equipment and raw materials.


2. Two people have been rescued from a collapsed building in Abuja by the Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Department (FEMD) search and rescue team. In a statement on Saturday, Florence Wenegieme, FEMD acting director-general, said the building collapsed on Friday evening. Wenegieme said the collapsed building was a duplex under construction located at Close 10, Drive 5, second gate of Prince and Princess Estate, Gudu District.

3. Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the immediate allocation of 110 housing units to affected applicants who successfully complied with the set rules out of the 200 subscribers. Abiodun’s directive to the state’s Ministry of Housing was coming on the heels of the widespread controversy trailing the state government’s housing scheme named, “Prince Court Estate” for which over 200 applicants applied but were not allotted even two years after completing payment for the housing units.


4. The federal government has threatened to terminate the contracts of Julius Berger and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) over the handling of the Calabar-Itu Road project. Minister of Works, David Umahi gave the two construction companies one week to remobilise to site or face termination of their contracts.

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5. Many people including a soldier and some wedding guests have been killed, and several others injured on Saturday, when four suicide bombers launched attacks at different spots in Gwoza and Pulka towns, all in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. Gwoza is located 128 kilometres, in the southern part of Maiduguri, the state capital.


6. Motorists plying Ibafo, Mowe in Ogun State and other parts of Nigeria through the Lagos Opic Long Bridge in Ogun State have appealed to the Federal and Ogun State Governments to as a matter of urgency direct its agency concerned to the Opic Long Bridge to clear the silt blocking rainwater from flowing down the bridge each time it rains in order to stop heavy flooding on the bridge.


7. The Federal Government has inaugurated the construction of 250 housing units in Ekpan Community, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State. The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, performed the groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday in Ekpan Community.


8. The Minister of Police Affairs Ibrahim Gaidam, is intervening in the ongoing face-off between the Police Service Commission, and the Nigeria Police Force. After concluding the recruitment exercise, the PSC on June 4 released the list of 10,000 successful applicants for constable and specialist cadre roles in the Nigeria Police Force. However, eleven days later, the police rejected the list over the allegation that the recruitment exercise was marred by corruption and irregularities.


9. Former governor of Anambra State and presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the 2023 election, Mr Peter Obi, has called on President Bola Tinubu to release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other people still in detention. Obi made the call on Saturday while addressing reporters in Onitsha.

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10. The Edo State Police Command has apprehended suspected killer of Glory Adekolure, a University of Benin graduate. Adekolure was said to have gone to school for her final clearance on June 13, 2024, but her corpse was found under a tree on a street in the Iyowa Community of Benin City, close to her house. According to the Edo state police commissioner, the suspect confessed to killing Adekolure and at least eight other young women.

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