Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today, Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government is working to sanitise the social media which it said was currently out of control. Mohammed, at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, said no responsible government would sit back and not check the excesses of the internet.
A staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari Femi Fani-Kayode has hailed the Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika, Fani-Kayode who is a former Minister of Aviation in a tweet on his handle, Monday, praised Sirika as one of the best in Buhari’s cabinet.
A Nigerian, Damilola Ogunbiyi, has been named as Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) to the Secretary-General of United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres. Also, she is now the and Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has described the federal government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) as a scam. President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, disclosed this on Monday while addressing the leadership of the Senate at the National Assembly.
A Nigerian has been killed and two others injured in South Africa, just a few days after people from the West African country were attacked. The Spokesperson for Nigerian Union South Africa, Odefa Ikele, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos.
Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped a Catholic priest Reverend Father Arinze Madu in Enugu State on Monday. The abduction took place in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state. The victim is the Vice-Rector at the Queen of Apostles Seminary School in the Imezi-Owa area of Enugu State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate to confirm the appointment of nominees to the governing board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The president made the request via a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan during Tuesday’s plenary session.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday met with political parties in Abuja. The meeting which is held quarterly is in preparations towards the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections slated to hold in November.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a Lebanese identified as Hamza Koudeih alleged to be an accomplice to Bureau De’ Change operator, Mompha. According to reports, Koudeih was arrested after a three-hour stand-off with EFCC operatives at his N1.8 billion luxury apartment in the 33-storey Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have qualified for the round of 16 at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup after beating Ecuador 3-2 in their second match, Tuesday. Ibrahim Sa’id put the Nigerians ahead just five minutes into the game following an error from the Ecuadorian defense.