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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Fri, Oct 9th, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Friday, October 9th, 2020.

1. EFCC Invites Lagos Speaker Obasa Over Allegation Of Fraud

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Mudashiru has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  over allegation of fraud.

Confirming the development, Wilson Uwujaren the spokesperson of EFCC told newsmen that Obasa honoured the invitation of the anti-graft agency at the Lagos zone office of the commission on Thursday. Read more here.

2. Dani Alves Teams Up With Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala, Others For Earthshot Prize Council

The world's most decorated footballer, Dani Alves has teamed up with Nigerian economist and international development expert, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and other big names like Shakira, Cate Blanchett, Queen Rania for Prince William's $65 million Earthshot environmental prize.

AllNews reports that Prince William - the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales - brought together a list of global leaders from the worlds of sports, entertainment, and philanthropy to assemble a 13-strong council for his environmental prize. Read more here.

3. #EndSars: Tiwa Savage, Falz, Other Celebrities Lead Protest In Lagos (Photos+ Videos)

Some Nigerian celebrities have taken to the streets of Lagos to protest against the unjust treatments meted out on youths by the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

AllNews reports that top personalities and other citizens in the country have over time called for an end to the anti-robbery squad, as a result of the incessant killing of youths. Read more here.

4. Ondo Decides 2020: INEC Begins Distribution Of Sensitive Materials

Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of sensitive materials across the 18 local government areas in the state.

Present at the distribution process were party agents of all political parties that will be participating in the forthcoming election. Read more here.

5. UPDATE: Baruwa Gas Explosion Claims 8 Lives, Razed 25 Houses, 16 Shops

The Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) reports that the Baruwa gas explosion has claimed 8 lives, razed 25 houses, and 16 shops.

AllNews reports that the Baruwa gas explosion emanated from Best Roof gas plant, Cardos road, Ipaja. According to investigations, the Baruwa gas explosion was an entirely avoidable incident caused by carelessness on the part of the operators. Read more here.

6. Again, Gas Explosion Rocks Lagos! (Photos/Video)

A gas explosion has occurred at Baruwa Inside, Ayobo, Alimosho local government area in Lagos, with fire raging in the community, AllNews understands.

AllNews gathered that the explosion emanated from Best Roof gas plant, Cardos road, Ipaja.

While AllNews cannot confirm if there is any casualty yet, a resident of the area told this reporter there is panic. Read more here.

7. 2021 Budget: Buhari Points Revenue Generation As Biggest Challenge Of His Administration

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that revenue generation remains the biggest challenge faced by his administration.

Making this disclosure while delivering the 2021 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly on Thursday, Buhari said that he has ordered ministers to closely and strictly monitor revenue generation agencies under their supervision. Read more here.

8. 2021 Budget: Lawan Assures Buhari Of Quick Passage of 2021 Budget

The President of the Nigerian Senate Ahmad Lawan has assured President Muhammadu Buhari and other Nigerians that the 2021 Appropriation Bill will be passed before the end of 2020.

Lawan who made this promise in his opening remarks during President Muhammadu Buhari's Budget presentation visit to the National Assembly said, “The National Assembly is ready to pass the 2021 budget before the end of the year, by the grace of God.” Read more here.

9. 2021 Budget Presentation: President Buhari Arrives National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived at the National Assembly for the 2021 budget presentation.

Making this disclosure, the official twitter handle of the Nigerian Senate wrote:

"President Buhari arrives the Green chambers and the National Anthem is taken. #FGNBudget2021". Read more here.

10. Ondo Decides 2020: DSS Issues Fresh Directives Ahead Of Governorship Election

The Department of State Services (DSS) has called on its personnel deployed for Saturday’s Ondo governorship election to be professional in their conduct.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, gave the admonition in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Read more here.

That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on AllNews website.

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