Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Friday, October 25th, 2019.
Another two-storey building collapsed at Ojuelegba area of Lagos on Thursday evening, 12 days after the collapse of a three-storey building at Magodo Phase 1 in the state. No life was lost in the incident which occurred at about 8:55 p.m. on Thursday.
The appointment of four new justices for the Supreme Court has been recommended by the National Judicial Council (NJC). The council made the recommendation at its meetings held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Abuja.
Some rice farmers in Lagos state on Thursday demanded stiffer sanctions for those involved in re-bagging local rice into foreign branded bags to sell at high prices. It was gathered that the farmers in separate interviews with NAN noted that the practice amounted to economic sabotage inimical to the Federal Government’s stance on agribusiness.
The Federal Government on Thursday handed over the renovated United Nations building in Abuja to the global organisation, Concise News reports. The building which was renovated after the bomb attack on August 26, 2011, was commissioned by the Minister of FCT, Muhammed Musa Bello who represented President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria’s rise in the latest World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index report shows that the country’s strategy is working. The report, which was released Thursday, showed that out of 190 countries, Nigeria climbed from 146th position to 131st.
Adegboyega Adenekan, a school supervisor, has been sentenced to 60 years imprisonment for child defilement by an Ikeja domestic violence and sexual offences court. The presiding judge, Sybil Nwaka, handed down the sentence after convicting Adenekan of a lone-count charge of defiling a two-year-and-11-month-old pupil.
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday described as “laughable,’’ trending speculation that suggested that he is a wizard. Ortom said this at the opening ceremony of a two-day Governor’s Retreat for Benue Government Appointees in Makurdi.
Senior Advocate of Nigeria Femi Falana has asked the federal government to “urgently dialogue with Nigeria’s neighbouring countries to jointly fight the menace of smuggling which necessitated the closure of Nigeria’s borders. Falana said this while delivering a paper at the annual conference of the ECOWAS court of justice in Accra, Ghana, noting that the border closure is inconsistent with the letter and spirit of ECOWAS protocol on the free movement of persons, residence and establishment and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.
video of “Risky” is reportedly the lead song on Davido’s upcoming album, “A Good Time” and was dropped on Wednesday. that video of “Risky” is reportedly the lead song on Davido’s upcoming album, “A Good Time” and was dropped on Wednesday.
Nicolas Pepe scored two stunning late free-kicks to sealed a dramatic 3-2 win for Arsenal over Vitoria in the Europa League. Unai Emery’s side struggled for long periods of the game and fell behind early when former Tottenham youth player Marcus Edwards scored inside eight minutes.