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Latest news in Nigeria, April 20, 2024: Top 10 headlines for Saturday

By Lawrence Agbo
April 20, 2024

Welcome to the AllNews Morning roundup! Check out today's top 10 Nigerian newspaper headlines for Saturday, April 20, 2024, on www.allnews.ng and stay updated on local and global news.

Olunloyo: Former Oyo governor debunks viral death rumour

A former Governor of Oyo State and elder statesman, Dr Omololu Olunloyo has broken his silence about the rumour of his death, confirming that he is alive.

Olunloyo who spoke with newsmen who visited his Molete residence in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Friday said he was hale and hearty. Read more here.

INEC will not release BVAS for Oyo LG poll — Tella

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) will not be released for the Oyo State local government election.

This was made known by Dr Adeniran Tella, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Oyo State in Ibadan while speaking with journalists on the sidelines of the quarterly consultative meeting with civil society organisations in the state. Read more here.


Insurgency: ECOWAS to spend $25 million fighting terrorism in Nigeria, others

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has budgeted $25 million to counter terrorism in Nigeria, Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso in 2024.

Prof. Fatou Sarr, the ECOWAS Commissioner for Human Development and Social Affairs, announced this during a news conference at the commission's headquarters on Friday in Abuja. Read more here.

Yahaya Bello: Bwala slams EFCC over wanted notice

Former spokesman to the defunct Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Daniel Bwala has condemned the decision of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) declaring ex-Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello wanted.

Bwala said EFCC had all the instruments at its disposal to arrest Bello, hence declaring him wanted was not necessary. He wondered why EFCC could not treat Bello the same way it did to former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha. Read more here.

How Kwankwaso betrayed my trust – NNPP founder

Dr Boniface Aniebonam, the founder of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has expressed dismay over  Rabiu Kwankwaso and the Kwankwasaya Movement's attempt to seize control of the party structure, labelling it as a betrayal of trust.


Addressing reporters at a news conference in Lagos on Friday, Aniebonam revealed that he had provided Kwankwaso with the platform of the party to pursue his political aspirations of becoming Nigeria’s president, a privilege he deemed was granted on a silver platter. Read more here.

Driver arrested in Lagos for stuffing 15 children into vehicle

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have apprehended a driver who allegedly confined four children in the trunk of a car and squeezed 11 others onto the seats.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the command, confirmed the arrest via a post on his verified Twitter handle @benHundeyin on Friday. Read more here.

President Tinubu appoints SEC board [Full names]

President Bola Tinubu has given his approval for the appointment of the Board of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

In a statement released on Friday by presidential spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale, it was confirmed that the President has urged all members of the SEC board to leverage their extensive experience and competence in effectively regulating the country's capital market. Read more here.


Nigeria is a war front — Danjuma

Former Defence Minister General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd) has expressed deep concern over the escalating security challenges in Nigeria.

He described the country as a war zone and an embarrassment on the global stage at a gathering at the Nwonyo International Fishing and Cultural Festival in the Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State on Friday. Read more here.

Nuno Espirito Santo rules out Awoniyi from Everton game 

Nottingham Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed that Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi will not be in action this weekend as the team gets set to travel to Goodison Park on Sunday to face Everton.

The Nigerian has missed the last five games for his club due to a thigh injury he copped before the league game against Luton Town. Read more here.

Man murders wife over infidelity in Imo

A horrifying incident unfolded in Nekede, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, where an unidentified man allegedly brutally attacked his wife over suspicions of infidelity.

The incident gained attention after a viral video surfaced, depicting the man wielding a knife and assaulting his wife. Read more here.

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