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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Thurs, Oct 15th, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Thursday, October 15th, 2020.

1. N-Power Transition: Nigerian Govt Need To Save Lives - Social Commentator

A Nigerian social commentator, Mustapha Kabir Soron Dinki has said that the Federal Government needs to implement the transition plan of exited N-Power beneficiaries straight away, AllNews reports.

Dinki, who was an N-Power beneficiary via his known Twitter handle stated on Wednesday that "it is not easy to be affected by a pandemic and be exited from your work without package". Read more here.

2. SWAT: IPOB's Nnamdi Kanu Lists 'Three Key Ingredients That'll Deliver Victory' To Nigerian Protesters

Biafra political activist and leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has listed resistance, consistency, and momentum as the "only three ingredients" needed to achieve the aim of the #EndSWAT protests ongoing across Nigerian states, AllNews reports.

Kanu enumerated these in a statement on Tuesday he entitled “EndSARS campaign is heading in the right direction. Only three ingredients are needed now”, made available to the press through IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful. Read more here.

3. #ENDSARS: Nigerians Should Push For Decentralised Community Policing- Saraki

Former President of the Nigerian Senate Olubukola Saraki has urged Nigerians to push for the creation of a decentralised Community police department that will become a part of the neighborhood and known by all residents.

Saraki who took to his social media page to for the second time to lend his voice to the #ENDSARS agitation explained that the community police department should be equipped to address the unique security needs of each community. Read more here.

4. Dangote, Elumelu Accused Of Prioritising Money Over Youths Killing By SARS, Police

Dangote Group founder, Aliko Dangote, and UBA chairman, Tony Elumelu have been criticised for prioritising money above protest against police killings and harassment against Nigerians following the deaths of tens of youths in the hands of Police Unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Both Dangote and Elumelu had held a private virtual meeting with some prominent Nigerians, Aisha Yesufu, singer Ayo "Wizkid" Balogun, Career Developer, Dipo Awojide, lawyer, Faykemi Abudu, Media expert, Adebola William, Rapper Folarin 'Falz' Falana. Read more here.

5. #ENDSWAT: How Police Murdered Actress' Father, Brother

In the wake of protests against the brutality of Nigerians by the police force, Nollywood actress Nsikan Isaac has recalled how her brother and father were murdered by officers some years ago.

In a series of posts on Instagram, Isaac, has been partaking in protests against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), said she has battled pains for several years. Read more here.

6. #SARSMUSTEND: Burna Boy Agitates Institutional Reform In Police Force

In the wake of protest against the new Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Team, a new unit to replace the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS), Self-proclaimed African Giant says it is time for institutional reform in Nigeria.

Burna Boy who has been lending his voice to the ongoing #EndSars movement in Nigeria said this in a tweet in the early hours of Wednesday, October 14. Read more here.

7. IMF: Nigeria's Recession To Reflect Buhari's Military Regime Economy

Nigeria is heading for another recession, and it will be the second worse recession ever in the history of the country, this is according to new projection by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Nigeria's economic growth for 2020, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

8. Teachers Recruitment 2020: Gov. Zulum Approves Recruitment Of 776 New Teachers In Borno

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the recruitment of 776 teachers for Borno Secondary Schools.

Zulum, while speaking to newsmen after a meeting with the officials of the state ministries of higher education and the Borno State Universal Basic Education Board (BOSUBEB), said secondary school teachers will resume work in November 1, 2020. Read more here.

9. #EndSARS: No Protester Has Been Killed So Far - Lagos CP

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said that there has been no record of the death of a protester.

Odumosu said this in an interview with lawyers to stormed the Lagos State Police Command, carrying placards. Read more here.

10. SWAT: Pro-Biafra Group Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Of IPOB Reacts

Biafra political activist and leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has denigrated Tuesday's announcement by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu that the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team will take over from the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Recall AllNews had reported that IGP Adamu revealed that officers of the Nigerian Police are expected to undergo the process of debriefing, psychological and medical tests as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties. 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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