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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Sun, Oct 18th, 2020

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Sun, Oct 18th, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Sunday, October 18th, 2020.


1. Surulere Protest: Sanwo-Olu Visits Widow Of Man Killed By Stray Bullet

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, commiserated with the widow of Okechuckwu Iloamuazor who died after he was hit by a stray bullet in Surulere, Lagos State.

He described the incident as a "mindless brutality", assuring the widow that the officers will be brought to justice. Read more here.

2. #EndSARS Protest: Nigerian Army Launches Crocodile Smile

The Nigerian Army is set to launch its annual exercise Crocodile Smile VI amid ongoing #EndSARS agitation.

AllNews understands that the Crocodile Smile VI exercise is usually conducted annually to checkmate the activities of criminals across the country during the ember months. Read more here.

3. Okonjo-Iweala Calls For More Credit For Nigeria, Other Smaller Economies

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said the trade issue between countries will be solved once the World Trade Organisation (WTO) finds solution to its challenges while stating that countries with smaller economies should be offered more financial support.

Okonjo-Iweala said smaller economies are struggling to provide a stimulus for their citizens compared to developed countries, “These are the poorer countries, who don’t have the ability to have the kind of fiscal stimulus that you have seen in the developed countries or even in emerging markets like Indonesia. Read more here.

4. Police Service Commission Debunk Dismissal Of Badmus And Shogunle

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed the report that Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Abayomi Shogunle and Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Dolapo Badmus have been dismissed.

A list was spotted showing the names of the police operatives and 37 officers allegedly recommended for dismissal, demotion, or warning. Read more here.

5. #ENDSARS: Delta State Sets Up Panel To Investigate Police Brutality, Extra Judicial Killings

Following the outrage and outcry of Nigerian Youths on the issue of police brutality and human rights violation, the Delta state governor Ifeanyi Okowa has set up an 8-man panel to investigate allegations against the police.

Making this disclosure in a tweet, the state government revealed that the 8-man panel will be headed by Justice Celestina Ogosi. Read more here.

6. #EndSARS: First Bank Website Hacked By Anonymous

A faceless group known as Anonymous, prominent for taking on government institutions has hacked into the systems of First Bank of Nigeria.

The group, in a series of tweets, accused First Bank of deducting money from accounts because of their participation in the #EndSARS protest. Read more here.

7. SARS: Police Demotes Dolapo Badmus, Shogunle, Dismiss Others Over Misconduct (Full List)

Dolapo Badmus, a former Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Abayomi Shogunle, a former Head of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), and some members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have been dismissed and demoted for misconducts.

This is coming in the wake of protests against SARS brutality and the public outcries for police reform. Read more here.

8. INTERVIEW: OPay Director, Seun Runsewe, Speaks On Challenges Operating In Nigeria, Others

In this interview, OPay Director of Products, Seun Runsewe, spoke to AllNews about Nigeria's business environment and the challenges of operating a payment company in Nigeria. She also addressed OPay's next plan.

Read more here.

9. COVID-19: 181 School Students, Staff Test Positive

One hundred and eighty-one students and staff tested positive for coronavirus at a private boarding school in Lagos, as reported by the Lagos State Government.

The development was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Friday. Read more here.

10. Problem Is Not SARS, Problem Is Leadership - Former Police Sergeant

A former police sergeant, Fideliis Ogili, says that the problem was not the SARS unit but with the brand of leadership.

Ogili stated this in an interview with The PUNCH, stating that he left the Police Force because of "systemic corruption". 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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