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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For 17,10,2020



Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For 17,10,2020

Kano Youths Beat Up House Reps Member In His Constituency

Nigerian youths have started pouring out their anger on their leaders. A Kano House of Representative member was beaten in his constituency. 

NAIJA NEWS NG learnt that the All Progressive Congress, APC, member, Tijjani Abdulkadir Jobe who represents Dawakin Tofa/Tofa and Rimin Gado Federal Constituency in Kano State was beaten over non performance.

According Sahara Reporters, the youths reportedly attacked Jobe after accusing him of not delivering the dividends of democracy to them.


The alleged incident happened on Sunday, October 11, when Jobe went to inaugurate a project at Gulu, a village under Rimin Gado Local Government Area.


Youths allegedly beat up Kano House Of Representatives member over non-performance.


Declare SARS And Fulani Militants As Terrorists-Imam of Peace To UN

Muslim Cleric and Reformist, Mohammad Tawhidi also known as Imam of Peace, has called on international bodies to declare SARS and Fulani militants as terrorists.

NAIJA NEWS NG Imam of Peace was sharing his opinion on the on going End SARS protest which has gotten international attention and has lasted over a week. Twitter yesterday introduced an End SARS imoji to show support to the movement to end police brutality in Nigeria.

Imam of Peace tweeted : “Buhari is the biggest criminal in Africa. Do not expect the person who freed thousands of Boko Haram terrorists to protect you from SARS. There needs to be an international inquiry about this spike in terrorism against innocent civilians.”

In another tweet, Imam of Peace called on the United Nation Security Council and the United State to designate Fulani militants and SARS as terrorists.


End SARS : FG Is Trivializing The Demands Of Protesters- Wike

Nyesom Wike the Governor of Rivers State has said that the Federal Government is trivializing the demands of End SARS protesters.

The Governor said this during an interview with AIT’s Gbenga Aruleba NAIJA NEWS NG learnt.

Wike said by asking state Governors to take charge of the Tactical Commands the Federal Government has shown that it is not really serious about solving the demands of the protesters.

Wike added that this is so because, Governors do not have the power to employ or discipline officers . Read his words below :

“The Federal Government is trivializing the demands by #EndSARS protesters by directing State Governors to take charge of Tactical Commands of the Police.


NNPC Disclaims Reports of Bribe to NANS, Funding of Vote-Buying in Ondo

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has refuted reports in a section of the media alleging that it paid bribe to the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and provided funds for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to buy votes in the just concluded Ondo State gubernatorial election.

In a press release by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, the Corporation described the reports as mischievous and contrived allegations, without any substance in truth, ostensibly designed to serve the selfish ends of their sponsors to bring NNPC to disrepute and tarnish the Corporation’s image.

On the alleged bribe or Covid-19 palliative to NANS published by Saharareporters, NNPC confirmed that it received a letter dated April 22, 2020, from NANS signed by one Comrade Danielson Akpan, requesting for financial support to enable the association provide palliatives to students who were stranded at various schools during the lockdown, a request the Corporation could not honour due to the peculiar circumstances and financial constraints thrown up by the global oil market meltdown.
Concerning the allegation of providing funds to support a political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in buying votes during the Ondo State gubernatorial election published by Nairaland, the Corporation explained that the NNPC is owned by the Federation and indeed, all Nigerians, hence, it is non-partisan and does not engage in sponsorship of political parties or causes.


ASUU STRIKE : FG Agrees To Release N30 Billion

The Federal Government has promised to pay N30 billion earned academic allowance to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

The Buhari led government said it will pay the money in tranches started from May 21 2021 to January 2022. NAIJA NEWS NG learnt that on the revitalization of the education sector, the government also pledged it will inject N20 billion into the sector.

At the yesterday’s meeting, the body of lecturers, insisted that the government should pay their outstanding salaries through GIFMIS before full implementation of University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, but the government insisted on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS

ASUU, also yesterday, directed all its members across universities in Nigeria to reject IPPIS officials coming to various campuses on Monday for biometric data capturing of its members.


I am Paschal Ogechi Obi Chikero . I have written and published three books , I wrote Festus Keyamo's biography- Lion In Isolation .I have been a Reality TV show Producer/Creator, an Actor and Film Script Writer.