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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Thurs, Dec 24th, 2020

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

1. Apostle Suleman Debunks Collecting COVID-19 Loan

The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has debunked the reports that he collected a COVID-19 loan from the United States government.

A Twitter user identified as Michael Harriot had published a list of churches and their pastors who allegedly collected COVID-19 loan from the US government. Read more here.

2. Insecurity: Nigeria Will Be Safe If Politicians Stop Using Thugs For Election- Kogi Governor

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has revealed that Nigeria will be a safe place when politicians desist from using criminals and political thugs for election.

Bello who spoke during a Channels TV broadcast on Wednesday revealed that before he became governor, thuggery and use of criminals was the order of the day during elections in the state. Read more here.

3. Zubby Micheal Observes 'Eze Ndi Ala Day 2020' Amidst COVID-19

Popular Nollywood actor, Zubby Micheal has showed appreciation to all those present at the just-concluded  EZE NDI ALA DAY 2020 which was held on Monday, December 21, with zero adherence to COVID-19 safety guidelines and pure disrespect to the Naira note.

AllNews gathered that the actor who holds a political position as the Special Adviser on Media to the Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano posted videos of the celebration on Instagram which was glamorous, as dignitaries and celebrities in the entertainment world were seen drinking, dancing and throwing money in the air. Patience Ozokwo, Paul Okoye, Racheal Okonkwo, Destiny Etiko, Luchy Donalds, and others could be sighted. Read more here.

4. Importation Blamed For Price Increase Of Cooking Gas

Marketers of cooking gas have attributed the recent price increase of the product to its massive importation which is causing untold hardship to end-users.

Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers, Bassey Essien revealed this recently in a statement in Lagos. Read more here.

5. Oduduwa Republic Will Soon Gain Independence, Akintoye Tells Yoruba People

The Oduduwa Republic will soon gain Independence, says Professor Banji Akintoye, the Alana of Ilana Omo Oduduwa and a member of the Senate during the Second Republic.

Professor Banji Akintoye disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday through the Media and Communications Secretary of the group. He said Yoruba people all over the world should be prepared to welcome their freedom in no distant future. Read more here.

6. NIN: Nigerians Abroad Can't Register As Website Crash

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Wednesday said the website given to Nigerians in Diaspora to register their National Identification Number (NIN) has crashed.

The Commission Chairman who made this known via her verified Twitter handle on Wednesday afternoon said the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is presently working on it to restore the website back to enable users to register before the set deadline. Read more here.

7. 2021 Prophecies: Primate Ayodele Foresees Notable Deaths In Ikoyi, Rotary, Island Clubs

The leader of INRI evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele says he foresees notable members of top Lagos clubs exiting the world in 2021.

Primate Ayodele made this known in a statement sent to AllNews on Wednesday. Read more here.

8. NSE Index: Access Bank, Flour Mills Boost Stock Market With Billions In Trade Value

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market closed with 4,316 deals on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, lower than the 4,948 deals it closed with on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. The volume reached 1,497 billion units at the close of the market on Wednesday, higher than the 442,22 million units it closed with on Tuesday.

The value of trades recorded on Wednesday was NGN18,748 billion, higher than the NGN10,287 billion of Tuesday. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the All-Share Index reached 38,803.74 index points, higher than the 37,893.61 All-Share Index of Tuesday. Read more here.

9. Wike Says APC Governors Don't Develop Their States

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has throws shades at Governors of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), positing that if truly they meant well for the people, they should showcase development projects they have delivered in their various states.

AllNews learned that Governor Wike threw up the challenge when reacting to the inauguration of the Tombia Road, Ndoni Street, and Amaji Street in New GRA Phase 2, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Benue State, by Governor Samuel Ortom on Tuesday. Read more here.

10. 170 Million Nigerians Living In Dirty Environment, Nigeria Still Number 1 In Open Defecation - Report

A new study has shown that the number of Nigerians living in unclean environments has increased from 68 million in 2019 to 170 million in 2020.

This is according to performance indicators from a study by Clean-up Nigeria (CUN) which also rated Abuja as the cleanest city in Nigeria, while Akwa Ibom State emerged as the cleanest state in the country in the study. 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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