Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Tuesday, said that the rehabilitation work at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu will be completed before the end of April 2020. The Minister said that he will be relocating his office to the Enugu Airport temporary to directly supervise the work.
A former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla, has been declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). According to the anti-graft agency, declaring Obono-Obla’s wanted was because of his “repeated failure to appear before it to answer questions bordering on allegations of fraud and corruption”.
Investigative journalist Fisayo Soyombo’s life is under threat, according to human rights activist and Lead Counsel for #EndSars Abdul Mahmud. Soyombo did an undercover report about the Nigerian judiciary, the police and Prisons Service.
Some Nigerians have been attacked in Mpumalanga, South Africa, just a few months after people from the West African country were attacked. Nigerian Citizens South Africa (NICASA) and the Nigeria Consular General to South Africa are yet to get the full details of the attack as at the time of publishing this report.
Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, the National President, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), says the closure of Nigeria’s land borders is not to enrich rice farmers but to encourage patriotism. Goronyo told journalists during an interactive session in Sokoto on Tuesday that the border closure was for the good of the country and the entire citizenry.
The arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha,’ has been confirmed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Mustapha was arrested by the anti-graft agency in the Federal Captial Territory (FCT), but didn’t give further details.
A study done by a German scientist Dr Karen Weatherby, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has revealed that staring at women’s breasts is healthy and also elongates the life span of men. The study, which was carried out over a period of five years, involved 500 men, half of whom were instructed to stare at women’s breasts in a lustful manner for no less than 10 minutes every day.
No fewer than 2,000 traders suffered huge losses in the fuel tanker fire that destroyed major parts of the Ochanja Market in Onitsha, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The South-East Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Fred Anusim, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu while speaking on the extent of damage by the fire.
Nigerians on Twitter have reacted with outrage over sex therapist Jaruma’s comment on mothers-in-law, saying Davido‘s fiancee, Chioma, is lucky for not having one. Jaruma had taken to her Twitter page to say that Chioma is fortunate for not having a mother-in-law who will make her life a ‘living hell’.
Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick in just 11 minutes as Manchester City breezed past Atalanta 5-1 in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. Sterling’s hat-trick was the third quickest in Champions League history, reports Business Insider.