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10 things you need to know today 25/05/2024



1. More than 300 employees of the Central of Nigeria, CBN, have been sacked between Thursday and Friday, those directly affected told Daily Trust Saturday. It was learnt that the disengagement letters of additional 200 have been signed, and would be issued to the affected staff in the coming days.

2. President Bola Tinubu on Friday promised the Yoruba Leaders of Thought that his administration will live up to the expectations of Nigerians, declaring that the country is not bleeding. Speaking when he received a delegation of the Yoruba Leaders of Thought at the State House on Friday, Tinubu emphasized that governance must be transformative and must address the critical needs of the people.

3. Power Minister Adebayo Adelabu on Friday described the current electricity tariff regime as a temporary hardship which over time will crash in the manner of telecoms’ tariffs in the country. Adelabu, who has come under attack from consumers over the recent hike in electricity tariff and the poor electricity supply across Nigeria, was optimistic that the hardship would “lead to permanent gain”.

4. The re-instated Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Friday, led the Jumat prayers at the Government House Kano moment after receiving his letter of appointment from Governor Abba Yusuf. Sanusi said that God gives leadership to whom he wants and at the time he wants.

5. Organised Labour has said it will not accept anything less than N100,000 as minimum wage as the negotiations between its representatives and the Federal Government heighten. Sources also noted that they were going to have a national executive council meeting on Monday in preparation for the meeting with the Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage on Wednesday.

6. The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested three men for their alleged involvement in criminal activities in the state. In a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Aidamenbor Daniel, sighted on Friday, the suspects included one Abraham Achibong, who was accused of defiling his eight-year-old daughter.

7. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has shut down a private rice factory in Niger State over unhygienic practice. Speaking during a routine inspection of facilities in Niger State, the Director, North-Central Zone of NAFDAC, Shaba Mohammed, pointed out that though the facility was registered with the agency, the production environment was unhygienic.

8. Operatives attached to the Kaduna State Police Command have rescued three kidnapped victims and apprehended a notorious kidnapper in the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP, Mansir Hassan, stated this in a statement in Kaduna, on Friday.

9. The 2023 presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP and former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso said he didn’t give any directive on reinstatement of HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II as Emir of Kano. Kwankwaso said he also received the news of the reinstatement of the Emir like every other person.

10. The Imo State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal on Friday upheld the election of Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The tribunal, which gave its ruling in Abuja, also dismissed the petition of the Labour Party, LP, and its governorship candidate, Athan Achonu.


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