Ogun State Set to Make History with Longest Runway Airport Construction | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

  • President Tinubu appoints new NNPC officials, retains Buhari’s appointee
  • 433 foreign-trained doctors failed to meet the mark at the MDCN exam
  • North Central politicians accuse Tinubu of excluding them from key government roles
  • Ogun State set to make history with longest runway airport construction
  • President Tinubu calls for repair of bad roads across Nigeria

Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, these are the five top Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss.

President Tinubu appoints new NNPC officials, retains Buhari’s appointee

In reshuffling some members of the government agencies to suit his administration better, President Bola Tinubu maintained Mele Kyari, a Buhari appointee, as the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO).

Former President Buhari appointed Mele Kyari in his second tenure, also making Tinubu’s appointment Kyari’s second term in office.

Tinubu was accused of changing power seats by removing staff appointed by the ex-president as he welcomed eight new appointees to the board of the NNPCL.

433 foreign-trained doctors failed to meet the mark at the MDCN exam

433 of the 836 foreign-trained doctors who applied for the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) examination have reportedly failed.

The examination was held between November 22 and 23 at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. It consisted of three stages: a computer test, a picture-based test, and an objective structured clinical examination.

Results proved that most students who took the exam had failed to perform accurately during the computer-based test (CBT).

North Central politicians accuse Tinubu of excluding them from key government roles

Politicians from the North Central, under the banner of the North Central Development Initiative (NCDI), have accused the president of excluding them from crucial office positions in the government.

The NCDI claimed that none of the indigenous people from any of the six states that make up the geopolitical zone (North Central) were trusted with significant roles in the government.

According to the Director-General and National Coordinator of the NCDI, Musa Otigba, the situation was worrying as they (North Central) had no one representing them in unique government positions, especially at a time when “all kinds of banditry and other sundry crimes are being committed,” leaving the people vulnerable to insecurity.

Ogun State set to make history with constructing airport with the longest runway

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, disclosed his dream to construct a world-class airport in Ogun State as construction will begin before the year’s end.

The “PowerPoint” airport project was conceived in 2006 when it was approved as an airport.

Governor Abiodun claimed this building would be a tourist attraction as it would incentivize foreign investors to travel between the state and Lagos without facing traffic.

The airport is set to employ at least 30,000 to 50,000 workers upon complete construction, and it would be accessible to anyone from any part of the state.

He estimated it would take roughly 30 or 40 minutes to reach the airport as it would be in an industrial zone.

President Tinubu calls for repair of bad roads across Nigeria

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called for the immediate restoration of bad federal roads across the country.

The Minister of Works, David Umahi, revealed that despite being burdened with the ₦6 trillion deficit in federal road infrastructure, the president has accepted the responsibility as he faces the challenge.

According to the minister, the government has charged civilians to report their bad roads to the government as the president had approved a ₦300 million budget for the repair of roads.

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