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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Mon, Oct 12th, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Monday, October 12th, 2020.

1. Ondo Decides 2020: INEC Announces Akeredolu As Winner Of State Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the incumbent Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Governorship election that held on October 10 in Ondo state.

Announcing Akeredolu as the winner of the election Idowu Olayinka, Rufus Akeju, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for INEC in Ondo State announced Akeredolu as the winner of the election after explaining that the number of votes margin between Akeredolu and his closest opponent was way more than the cancelled votes. Read more here.

2. ‘2023 Election Will Not Be Business As Usual’ – Mr. P Sends Strong Warning To Politicians

Following the declaration of the immediate disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Mr. P has taken to his Twitter handle to strongly warn politicians planning ahead of the 2023 election.

The declaration follows days of offline and online protests against the extortion, brutality and non-stop killings of youths by SARS officials nationwide. Read more here.

3. #EndSARS: We Won, Nigerians Celebrate Disbandment Of SARS

Following the announcement by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, of the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Nigerians congratulate themselves on the work done to ensure that the rogue unit was disbanded.

The IGP made this announcement after Nigerians took to the streets to voice their displeasure against the brutalities they face in the hands of the SARS operatives. Read more here.

4. #ENDSARS: IGP Bows To Pressure, Finally Disbands SARS In Nigeria

The Inspector-General of Police Mohammad Adamu has finally announced the immediate disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).

Making this announcement during a press briefing on Sunday, the IGP revealed that men serving in the Unit will be redeployed to other police commands and units. Read more here.

5. See Video As Small Doctor Takes #EndSars Protest To Church

Nigerian music star, Small Doctor on Sunday took the Ongoing #EndSars protest calling for a scrap of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to his church in Lagos. 

AllNews reports that this comes after Small Doctor who earlier led a protest in Agege, Lagos, urged youths to take protest to church with some placards calling for a scrap of SARS. Read more here.

6. How SARS 'Kidnapped' Microtraction Founder, Bundle Africa CEO, Yele Bademosi

Microtraction founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bundle Africa, Yele Bademosi, has revealed that he had been kidnapped by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) late last year. He made this known while sharing his experience in the hands of SARS.

Bademosi said he was two minutes close to his house in Lekki, Lagos State when the SARS operatives stopped him to pick him up. He was kidnapped around 10:30 pm, and was drove around from Lekki to Ajah. Read more here.

7. Ondo Election Result: APC Lawmaker Responds To Allegation Of 'Poll Manipulation Backed By Buhari Govt'

As Ondo Election Result trickles in, a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Shina Abiola-Peller has rubbished an online allegation that he, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State are forcing their will on the people.

A social media user, @omoba_scholes had claimed that Peller, in conjunction with the South West states governors has the backing of "the national level" to manipulate the Ondo Election 2020. Read more here.

8. #EndSARS: Ozil Speaks; Pres. Buhari Fails To Make National Address

Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil has lent his recognisable voice to the raging protest in Nigeria against the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

AllNews reports that Nigerian youths are taking to the streets in large numbers since at least last week to protest against the activities of SARS, a unit in the Nigeria Police Force. Read more here.

9. Ondo Election: Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello Responds To Claims He Brought Thugs To Sunshine State

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has denied bringing thugs to the South-West for Saturday’s Ondo Election.

AllNews understands that the People's Democratic Party (PDP) had last week disseminated propagandous messages claiming that Bello imported thugs into Ondo state. Read more here.

10. Radio Monitoring Equipment Not Targeted At IPOB Members - FG

The Federal Government has cleared doubts on the use of the hybrid Radio Spectrum Monitoring Equipment, stating that it was not deployed for the use against Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The equipment that was approved for use by the government for the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is to be stationed in Anambra State to act as support for the ones in Abuja and Ogoja stations. 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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