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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Sat, Oct 24th, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Saturday, October 24th, 2020.

1. Benue: You Have A Right To Freedom Of Expression - Police To Youths

Youths in Benue were commended for conducting a peaceful protest in the state by the Benue Police Command, stating that they had a right to freedom of expression.

Speaking on the peaceful protest organised by the youths and issuing the commendation was the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Catherine Anene. Read more here.

2. Chimamanda Adichie Writes 'Speech Buhari Should Have Given'

Novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has suggested an alternative address that President Muhammadu Buhari should have given on Thursday over the ongoing #EndSARS protest.

She said that the president could have taken the blame for the killings in her alternative speech titled, '‘The Address President Buhari Could Have Given: A speculative piece’. Read more here.

3. Minister Explains Why Buhari Hasn't Addressed Lekki Shooting

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, says that President Muhammadu Buhari has not addressed the Lekki shooting because he needs all the facts.

Nigerians faulted the president's dismissal of the Lekki shooting during his public broadcast on Thursday. Read more here.

4. We Will Not Allow 'Miscreants, Criminals Perpetrate Acts Of Hooliganism In Nigeria - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said that the Federal Government will not continue to watch as "miscreants and criminals" perpetrate acts of "hooliganism in the country".

The president's sentiments were expressed - during a meeting with security chiefs and former leaders - in a statement issued by the Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, stating that the protest had been hijacked "and misdirected". Read more here.

5. 2023 Election: Over 14,000 Youths Petition INEC To Make Voters Registration Continuous Process

Over 14,000 Nigerian youths have petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume voters registration ahead of the 2023 election.

The petition, which came in the heat of the current unrest in different parts of the country, is asking INEC to make the voters' registration exercise a continuous process. Read more here.

6. 'Is Buhari's Memory So Short He Forgot About Lekki Shooting?' - English Social Activist At A Loss

English social activist, Adam Bradford has expressed his disappointment with President Muhammadu Buhari over his failure to speak undeviatingly about Tuesday's shooting of peaceful protesters at Lekki in Lagos.

AllNews reports that Buhari addressed Nigerians in a televised broadcast on Thursday, 48 hours after the infamous shooting, but did not really address the burning issue. Read more here.

7. Lekki Shooting: DJ Switch Shares Experience At Protest Ground, Says Several Killed, SARS Operatives Present (Video)

Nigerian artiste, DJ Switch has narrated her ordeal at the peaceful #EndSars protest at Lekki tollgate, where soldiers opened gunfire at protesters on Tuesday, October 20.

AllNews earlier reported that the protesters at the Lekki tollgate came under heavy gunfire, shortly after the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced a 24-hour curfew, due to perceived violence. Read more here.

8. Lekki Shooting: 'Brain With Vibes And Sawdust,' Nigerians Blast Omotola Jalaade Over Remarks On Loss Of Lives

Nollywood screen diva, Omotola Jalade has come under attack on micro-blogging platform, Twitter over a remark on the loss of lives at Lekki tollgate, Lagos.

AllNews earlier reported that the protesters at the Lekki tollgate came under heavy gunfire, shortly after the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced a 24-hour curfew, due to perceived violence. Read more here.

9. Sanwo-Olu Relaxes Curfew In Lagos, Okays Movement Between 8 am, 6 pm

The executive Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced that the curfew in Lagos will on Saturday, October 24th be relaxed.

Making this announcement during a statewide broadcast on Friday, Sanwo-Olu said that people could now go out between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm. Read more here.

10. Ministry Of Humanitarian Affairs Reacts To Reports Ca-Covid Palliatives Looted In Lagos Warehouse Emanated From It

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development has said that the COVID-19 palliatives found in a Lagos warehouse did not emerge from it.

AllNews reports that in a statement issued on Thursday by Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq, the ministry stressed that it "did not procure, distribute or facilitate the distribution of palliatives under the Ca-Covid initiative". 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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