Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Saturday, October 10th, 2020.
Ahead of the Ondo State governorship election scheduled for Saturday, October 10, Rotimi Akeredolu the Executive Governor of Ondo State has declared Friday, October 9 work-free day.
Making this announcement in a statement on Thursday, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said all workers in the state's public service should observe the public holiday. Read more here.
COVID-19 cases in Nigeria hit 59,841 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on the 8th of October 2020 confirmed 103 new infections.
AllNews reports that to date, over 51,000 patients have been discharged, and 1,113 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Read more here.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has alerted Nigerians about fraudulent loan schemes that are targeting loan seekers in the country. Perpetrators of the fraudulent loan schemes are using videos and messages to lure Nigerians and defraud them.
In a statement released by the CBN, and seen by AllNews, it was disclosed that these videos and messages are being circulated through social media platforms. The fraudulent loan schemes target individuals and owners of small-scale businesses. Read more here.
The self-acclaimed President of Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF), Barr. Benjamin Onwuka has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for his administration's adamancy to restructure Nigeria at this moment in time, AllNews reports.
AllNews understands that some individuals and groups have been calling for a restructuring of Nigeria. Read more here.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that the Returning Officer for the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State is not from Ondo.
Making this clarification in response to the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) claims that the Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) was appointed as the Returning Officer for the election, INEC warned that it was the sole responsibility of the commission to appoint the Returning Officer and in that light, it will not be sharing its constitutional and statutory function with any individual or political party. Read more here.
In the wake of outcries by Nigerians over the activities of the Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the speaker of the Lagos house of assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday morning called for an urgent meeting of the parliament.
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.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Frank Mba, said that some of the protesters against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are "involved in shady deals".
Mba stated this in an interview aired on Channels Television's Sunrise Daily. Read more here.
Alpha Beta, a consulting firm, has been dragged into fraudulent activities involving former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu. The company, alongside Tinubu were said to have also engaged in tax evasion for several years.
Alpha Beta is being used for “massive corruption purposes including tax evasion, bribery of government officials, diversion of funds” and money laundering, This is according to one of the founder, Dapo Apara who sued the company, Tinubu, and a former commissioner in the state, Akin Doherty, to court after a fallout with Tinubu. Read more here.
Nigerian female Disc Jockey and singer, Cuppy has joined the list of celebrities who have reacted to the brutality meted out on Nigerians by the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
In tweets on Friday morning, Cuppy sought forgiveness from Nigerians for not lending her voice even though she would be lying if she says she is directly affected. Read more here.
President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that his administration has budgeted for N-Power and other social investment programmes in the 2021 budget. The President said this while addressing his administration's plan for Nigerians.
According to President Buhari, the sum of N420 billion has been earmarked for social intervention programmes which consist of N-Power, Homegrown School-feeding programme and other programmes for vulnerable and lower-class households. 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.