Good morning Africa, welcome to Teller Africa Political News roundup of today newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Friday, 10th October 2020
Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
1. #EndSars: Buhari, Osinbajo Meet With IGP – Here Is What The President Said
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday evening met with the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu over the ongoing protests against police brutality. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was also present at the meeting held at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.
2. Court Sentences Serial Killer, David-West To Death By Hanging
A serial killer, identified as Gracious David-West has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt for multiple murder of several females in hotels in different parts of the state. The accused was charged with ten counts of murder and attempted murder in hotels in the state.
3. Kano Is The Best Corruption-Fighting State In Nigeria – Ganduje
The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has submitted that no state in Nigeria can measure up to his state in the fight against corruption. This Ganduje said on Thursday during the International Ombudsman Day celebration held at the Kano Anti-Corruption Institute (KANCI) in Kano.
4. ‘I’ll Appear Before The Court When Doctor Certifies My Health’ – Maina
Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Thursday, noted that he will appear before the court when he is cleared by his doctor. Maina who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly laundering N2bn stated this in a video which was spotted online on Thursday.
5. IPPIS: ASUU Replies President Buhari On Salary Payment
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari was not addressing its members when he declared that only those on the IPPIS platform will get their salary. This position was made known by ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi in his reaction to earlier reports that President Buhari has declared that lecturers not captured on the IPPIS platform won’t get their salaries.
6. Alpha Beta Accuses Former MD Of Diverting N6bn, Defends Tinubu
Alpha Beta LLP, has debunked the report making round that the former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, diverted money through the company. The former Managing Director of the tax consultancy firm, Dapo Apara, had accused the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress of making mysterious payments of over N20bn to several private accounts.
7. Insecurity: SARS Officers Are Needed In North-East , We Can’t Scrap It – Frank MBA
Frank MBA, the spokesman of the Nigeria police force, has shed more light on why it will be impossible for the police force to scrap the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) Speaking on the nationwide protest against the police unit, Mba said some SARS operatives are involved in the fight against insurgency and banditry in the north.
8. Thief Breaks Into NASS Complex, Steals Lawmaker’s US Dollars, Other Valuable Items
Some valuable office equipments, including computer devices and gadgets has been stolen from the complex of the National Assembly in Abuja, Naija News learnt. According to reports, the criminal act was done by one Kabiru who outsmart the security checks at the NASS building and made his way into the office of a member of the lower chamber of the assembly where he packed away some United States currency among other items.
9. Newly Married Woman, Three Others Crushed To Death In Kaduna
There was pandemonium at the Kaduna refinery junction along Kachia road on Friday, October 9 after a truck reportedly carrying san rammed into an Okada and a tricycle. Naija News learnt that the horrible incident resulted in the death of four persons including a newly married woman.
10. #ENDSARS: I Am Not Directly Affected By SARS – DJ Cuppy Speaks Up On Protest
Nigerian billionaire daughter, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, popularly known by her screen name as DJ Cuppy has taken to the social media to apologise to her fans for being silent for long on the ongoing #ENDSARS campaign. The disc jockey who is a proud daughter of philanthropist, Femi Otedola, took to her Twitter account on Friday morning to say that though she has never been affected by the SARS policemen but that the brutality by the controversial unit of the police force has affected many of her fans and hence the need to speak up.