Trending News: Top 10 Stories This Morning

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Trending News: Top 10 Stories This Morning

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


1. President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Hajiya Salamatu Ladi Ahmed as the Executive Secretary of the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board, FGSHLB. Salamatu, the Board’s Director of Operations, succeeds Alhaji Ibrahim Mairiga, who has proceeded on terminal leave ahead of the expiration of his four-year tenure in September 2024.


2. The Federal Government has kickstarted a 250-housing unit estate in Osun State. Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, has performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the project. According to the minister, the estate would comprise 50-units of one-bedroom semi-detached bungalows, 150 units of two-bedroom semi-detached bungalows, and 50 units of three-bedroom semi-detached bungalows.

3. The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has faulted the hike of interest rate to almost 30 percent by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Speaking at the commencement of a three-day summit organized by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), the Forbes Africa’s richest man said with the current interest rate regime, it would be difficult for the manufacturing industry to create jobs, grow, and compete favorably.


4. Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc Ahmed Dangiwa has declared that the Renewed Hope Housing Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu would not tolerate abandoned work. Dangiwa warned that any contractor that collects the government’s money for housing projects must do the work, emphasizing that the ministry was desperate to give Nigerians value for money.

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5. Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared that the state government alone cannot address the housing deficit but promised to bridge the deficit in the state. He has encouraged the private sector and other stakeholders in real estate to partner with his administration in seizing abandoned opportunities, which will enable the city to provide much-needed housing solutions.


6. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has declared that a state of emergency has been announced regarding crude oil production in Nigeria. The company declared war against all factors militating against crude oil production in Nigeria. The Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPCL, Mele Kyari, has announced that the company has the necessary tools and is committed to working with partners and stakeholders to overcome the obstacles hindering oil production in Nigeria.


7. The Defence Headquarters, has described last Saturday’s suicide bombings in Borno State as acts of cowardice by Boko Haram terrorists. The DHQ, which insisted that Boko Haram insurgents had been significantly degraded, vowed a decisive clampdown on the terrorists. As of Monday, the death toll from the attack was 32. While 14 victims were discharged from the hospital, 12 remained on admission battling for their lives.

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8. Governors under the umbrella of the Southeast Governors’ Forum have resolved to meet with President Bola Tinubu to seek the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Governor of Imo and chairman of the forum, Hope Uzodinma announced the resolution at the end of a meeting of the governors held in Enugu on Tuesday.


9. The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Jide Idris, on Tuesday said that a total of 2,102 suspected cholera cases and 63 deaths have been recorded across 33 states and 122 local government areas in the country.


10. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency announced on Tuesday that Freeman Ogbonna, a drug trafficker arrested and prosecuted by the agency, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison by a Federal High Court in Lagos. The sentencing occurred three months after Ogbonna vomited and excreted 80 wraps of cocaine following his arrest at the screening point of Terminal II of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos.

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