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Remi Tinubu Says Subsidy Removal Is For Nigeria’s Future + Peter Obi Advocates For Nurses – Trending With Ojy Okpe

As many Nigerians celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday, February 14th, a group of people in lagos island were seen in a viral video, queuing for bread. The narrator in the video

As many Nigerians celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday, February 14th, a group of people in lagos island were seen in a viral video, queuing for bread. The narrator in the video could be heard saying that the price of bread at the location was N100. The group turned roundly as men at the location were seen flogging those who attempted to jump the queue.

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday splashed N750 million on 15,000 thousand Lagos traders as part of the Lagos Market Trader Money.

The governor launched the Lagos Market Trader Money initiative in Ikeja, with beneficiaries singing his praises. Sanwo-Olu acknowledged the current economic hardship in the country, saying the activation of such financial support would go along way to improve the lives of the citizens and traders who occupy strategic position in the State’s food distribution network. Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has said that the removal of fuel subsidy is for the future of Nigeria.

Senator Tinubu made the comment during a 2- day visit to Kano, to commission a multi purpose hall named after her at the Maryam Abacha American University. The First Lady arrived in Kano State, on a presidential jet, along with her entourage, on Monday February 12th. She was received by the State’s governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, members of his cabinet, and thousands of NNPP loyalists. Hundreds of people including school children lined up the streets to also welcome the first lady to Kano.

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has announced a N5bn palliatives in all sectors of the state economy to cushion the effects of the current socio-economic -hardship being experienced by residents of the state and in the country. At a press briefing in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Wednesday, the governor also approved food palliatives for about 300,000 vulnerable households across the three Senatorial districts of the state, and offset of outstanding deductions to state workers to the tune of N500m monthly.

The governor further announced N50,000 support for about 27,000 Ogun State students in tertiary institutions across the country, insurance package for 70,000 residents and pregnant women, among other palliatives. The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has identified with nurses following a circular by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, that applicants seeking the verification of certificates to foreign nursing boards and councils, must possess two-year post qualification experience. Peter Obi urged the council to reverse their recent student condititon for the nursing personnel working overseas adding that nurses should not be denied global employment.

The National Transportation Safety Board in the United States on Wednesday, released pictures of the site of the fatal helicopter crash that led to the death of the Group CEO of Access Holdings Plc. Dr Herbert Wigwe, his wife Doreen Wigwe, his son Chizi Wigwe, as well as Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former group chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc. The NTSB, says a preliminary report of the accident is expected within 30 days, while a full NTSB investigation report will be released within 12 to 24 months.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said that his administration is considering immortalising Dr. Herbert Wigwe, for his contributions to the development of the state. Dignitaries including Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and former Minister of Health, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, were among those who visited Herbert Wigwe’s parents condole with the family on Wednesday, as tributes continue to pour in.

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