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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 17th October 2020



Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 17th October 2020

Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 17th October 2020.

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has appealed to all Nigerians over the pains brought to them by some officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a controversial unit of the Nigeria Police Force. The VP again condemned the unlawful and unprofessional activities of the SARS operatives, a development which brought about the ongoing nationwide protest.

Nigerian youths including protesters tonight, have taken to the streets to hold a candle night remembrance service for victims of police brutality in Nigeria. Recall that for sometime now, the protesters have taken to the streets in various states to agitate for an end to the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), following the incessant deaths caused by them.

The website of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has been hacked and shut down by Anonymous hackers. The action was taken as the legend hackers ramp up cyberattacks on Nigerian government Internet assets, to challenge the government over bad governance, demand police reform and also show solidarity with patriotic Nigerians on various streets across the country protesting for a better nation, Naija News reports.

37 former members of the disbanded Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) are set to dismissed from the Force by the Police Service Commission (PSC). 24 other former SARS operatives have also been penciled down for prosecution over various acts of professional misconduct.

The official website of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been hacked. Naija News understands that the website which was reportedly built with N1.5 billion was attacked on Saturday morning, October 17, just a few hours after the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria became of the Central Bank of Nigeria became inaccessible.

A 34-year-old woman has been arrested for sexually assaulting her 12-year-old child in their home, warning him to keep mute about it or get into trouble. However, the child after he was convinced that the act was wrong reportedly disclosed it to his guardian who then made the matter known to the police.

Tijjani Abdulkadir Jobe, a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, representing Dawakin Tofa/Tofa and Rimin Gado Federal Constituency in Kano State, has been reportedly dealt with by some mob in his constituency over failed promises and non-performance. According to the report reaching Naija News at this time, the angry youths descended on the lawmaker on Sunday, October 11 when he visited Gulu, a community under Rimin Gado LGA to inaugurate a project.

A Muslim influencer and reformist Imam, Mohammad Tawhidi, popularly known as Imam of Peace, has listed four reasons Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, “is a criminal.” Naija News reports that Imam of Peace listed four reasons “Buhari is a criminal” in a post on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Friday morning, October 16, two months after he called for the immediate arrest of the Nigerian President.

The breakdown of policy salary for each rank in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has emerged amid the ongoing #EndSARS protests in various states in Nigeria. Naija News that an image showing the police salary for each rank in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) surfaced on the internet following a demand made by #EndSARS protesters for police salary to be increased.

Almost two weeks of international football break have gotten English Premier League (EPL) fans craving a return to club football. The wait is over as action resumes in the world most popular league with some mouth-watering, jaw-dropping and eye-popping fixtures to quench fans thirst.

As the #EndSARS protest continues, Nigerian music artiste, Falz has pleaded with protesters not to forget the objective of the protest. Falz took to his Twitter account in the early hours of today to ask protesters to wear their mask and protest not party.

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

Source: Naija News