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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019



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Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Wednesday, 23rd October 2019

1. ICPC Declares Ex-Buhari’s Aide, Obono Obla Wanted

The 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).

Naija News understands that the anti-graft agency made this known after several invitations were sent to the alleged ex-aide to President Muhammadu Buhari to come and answer questions bordering on allegations of fraud and corruption.

2. Another Torture Center Uncovered In Zaria

The Nigerian Police Force has uncovered another torture home in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Tuesday few days after an ‘Islamic torture Centre’ in Nassarawa Quarters, Sabon Gari, Daura, the home town of President Buhari Muhammadu was closed down.

Recall that a similar centre was discovered barely two weeks ago in Kaduna with chained inmates.

3. Court Orders Interim Forfeiture Of 23 Properties Linked To Maina

The former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina has temporarily lost 23 properties linked to him.

Naija News understands that Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave the verdict earlier on Tuesday.

4. Nigerians Under Fresh Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa

Renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa, has been recorded, Naija News understands.

A report monitored on The Nation newspaper by Naija News, quoted reliable sources to have said that the attacks took place in Mpumalanga, eastern South Africa, bordering the nations of Swaziland and Mozambique.

5. FG Reveals What It Has Done With $103.64m Recovered Abacha Loot

Mrs Maryam Uwais, special adviser to President Buhari on social investments has highlighted how the recovered Abacha loot is been used to take care of poor and vulnerable Nigerians.

Specifically, the presidential aide disclosed that the fund is been shared to beneficiaries of the National Cash Transfer Programme, a component of the National Social Investment Programme.

6. EFCC Reveals Real Reason Mompha Was Arrested

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Instagram celebrity Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha, was arrested for alleged internet fraud and money-laundering.

A statement by the EFCC obtained by Naija News, says Mompha was arrested on Friday, October 18, 2019, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on his way to Dubai, United Arab Emirate, following series of intelligence reports received by the Commission.

7. Nigerian Army Captures 2 Wanted Boko Haram Commanders, 14 Others

Operatives of the Nigerian Army have arrested 16 Boko Haram terrorists, including two top commanders of the sect during a sting operation.

Naija News understands that Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator said this in a statement on Tuesday, October 22 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

8. Nigerian Senate Faults Akpabio’s N23b Budget Proposal

The Senate Committee on Niger Delta has faulted the 2020 budget proposal of the ministry over the noncompletion of major projects in the region.

Naija News understands that the fiscal document was rejected after the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, presented it before the Senate Committee on Niger Delta.

9. NAF Jets Bombard ISWAP’s Hideout, Scores Killed

The Air Task Force of the Operation Lafiya Dole under the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), has bombarded the hideout of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno state, killing several fighters of the terrorist group.

Naija News reports that the NAF jets bombarded the hideout of the ISWAP on Monday, a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said.

10. Minimum Wage: Labour Wants Government To Pay Five-Month Arrears

Labour leaders in Nigeria have demanded the payment of five months arrears of the newly agreed N30,000 minimum wage for workers in the country.

It will be recalled that the government and organised labour reached an agreement on the implementation of the new minimum wage last week Friday, about 6 months after President Muhammadu Buhari had signed the bill.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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