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10 things you need to know this Thursday Morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Train services across the country have been shut down following the three-day warning strike embarked upon by railway workers nationwide. The warning strike by workers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) is to hold as from November 18th to November 20th.

2. At least, eight persons died yesterday while 15 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in multiple crashes on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, Florence Okpe, confirmed that the accident occurred at about 2:52pm.

3. US has removed Nigeria from the list of countries “engaging in violation of religious freedom”. US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

4. 17 days after the Ikoyi building collapse which killed 45 people in Lagos, another building under construction has collapsed in the state. Four people were feared dead in the building collapse which occurred in Magbon, Badagry area of Lagos.

5. Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Wednesday, led a delegation on a condolence visit to the bereaved family of late Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkushu. The Governor met the family at Ribadu Cantonment in Kaduna, during which he directed the immediate release of N20m as support to the General’s family.

6. A member of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry on #EndSARS, Mr. Temitope Majekodunmi, has expressed disappointment over the leakage of the report submitted to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, Majekodunmi stated that the leaked report did not emanate from any member of the panel, saying it has many errors.

7. The Senate yesterday passed a bill to establish the Real Estate Regulatory Council of Nigeria. The bill would help curb fraudulent practices to ensure that the real estate business confirms with the National Building Code in Nigeria.

8. A bill seeking mandatory and free healthcare service for all Nigerian children, Tuesday, scaled through second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill titled “Bill for an Act to make Health Care Service Delivery Free for all Children in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB. 1504)”, was sponsored by Hon. Bello Kaoje (APC, Kebbi).

9. The Osun Police Command says it has arrested the proprietor of a popular Hotel and Resort in Ile-Ife (name withheld) over the death of a Masters Degree student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). A statement by the Osun Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Yemisi Opalola, in Osogbo, said the suspect was arrested on Monday, and now undergoing interrogation.

10. Power consumers nationwide may start to pay more for electricity, following plans by the Federal Government to carry out a review of power tariff. According to a report, this came as the Federal Government said on Wednesday that it had commenced the procurement of four million meters meant to be distributed free of charge to unmetered power users nationwide.

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