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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Sun, Oct 11th, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Sunday, October 11th, 2020.

1. SARS: 'Nigeria Police Were Shooting At Me, But I Refused To Cower' - Aisha Yesufu

African social and political activist, Aisha Yesufu has dismissed rumours that she was slapped by men of the Nigerian Police on Saturday during an #EndSARS protest in Abuja.

According to Yesufu, security personnel in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) fired tear gas at demonstrators to disperse them, but she was glad she "gave them a piece of what I thought of their pathetic selves". Read more here.

2. Ondo Election Result: INEC Says 75% Of Scores Uploaded On Commission's Portal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the Ondo Election Result for Saturday's governorship election, will be in “hopefully” by Sunday afternoon.

INEC National Commissioner, Prof Anthonia Simbine, gave this update during a television programme monitored by AllNews correspondent in Akure, the Ondo state capital, on Saturday evening. Read more here.

3. SARS: Pastor Sam Weighs Into Clamour For Disbandment Of Controversial Unit Of Police

The Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi has described the #EndSARS campaign as a "courageous commitment to change" while also condemning the teargassing by police of protesters in some parts of Nigeria.

AllNews reports that Nigerian youths took to the streets in large numbers this week to protest against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a controversial unit in the Nigeria Police Force. Read more here.

4. #EndSars: Buhari, Osinbajo's Daughters Join In Protest

President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, Zahra and Vice president Yemi Osinbajo's daughter, Kiki have both joined in outcries against the brutality 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.

5. SARS: Oyo Gov. Makinde Reacts To Unfortunate Death Of Jimoh Isiaq

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has commiserated with the family of Jimoh Isiaq, a Nigerian youth (an onlooker) who was killed by police's stray bullet during an #EndSARS protest in Ogbomosho on Saturday.

AllNews reports that Makinde in a statement on Saturday also disclosed that he has ordered the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Nwachukwu Enwonwu to commence investigations into what led to the unfortunate incident that as well led to injuries to at least six other persons. Read more here.

6. Ondo State Election Result: See Authentic Election Scores; Who Is Leading?

Nigerians await the Ondo State Election Result. What's more? Official collation of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to commence at the commission's office in Akure, Ondo.

In Ondo, seventeen political parties fielded candidates for the election, but the contest was apparently a straight fight between incumbent Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eyitayo Jegede of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), and Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). Read more here.

7. SARS: Burna Boy Finally Breaks Silence, Creates Sub-Fund

Nigerian music star, Burna Boy, has finally responded to the trending #EndSARS protests across the country.

Recall, Burna Boy was called out on Twitter for staying silent during the course of the ongoing protest despite calling the youths cowards. Read more here.

8. Ondo Election Update: Sporadic Shooting At Polling Unit In Oke-Ijebu, Akure

The Police have confirmed an incidence of sporadic shooting at Polling Unit 11, Oke-Ijebu, Akure, the state capital, by some political thugs.

The police, however, said that it had deployed its officers to the scene to restore order and to ensure that the election continues. Read more here.

9. Financial Crisis Forces Thrive Agric To Replace CEO, Uka Eje

The financial crisis rocking Thrive Agric has led to the replacement of the agric investment company's chief executive officer, Uka Eje. He was temporally replaced with Adia Sowho, while other positions in Thrive Agric were also replaced with new leads.

While Sowho would be leading Thrive Agric going forward, Eje would occupy the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the company. Sowho, according to Thrive Agric, is an expert in building a company from scratch to growth level. Read more here.

10. Ondo Decides 2020: When It Was My Turn To Vote Machines Stopped Working - Eyitayo Jegede

The Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, said that INEC created a problem and that the machines had stopped working when "it was my turn to vote".

Jegede, a main contender in the Ondo State governorship election, said that amidst all the "hitches", there had "not been" any major disruption. 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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