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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Thurs, Oct 1st, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Thursday, October 1st, 2020.

1. Senate Sends Strong Warning As FEC Approves N13.08trn 2021 Budget

The 2021 budget will cost the Nigerian government NGN13.08 trillion, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has projected. This was concluded upon during the recent FEC meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari is expected to present the budget next week at the National Assembly.

The Federal Government placed Capital Expenditure projection for the year at N2.083 trillion. The FEC meetings which was held virtually, had the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed in attendance, alongside Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba; the Minister for Information and Culture Lai Mohammed and the Director-General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze. Read more here.

2. BBNaija 2020 Edition Recorded Over 900 Million Votes

The organisers of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show on Wednesday, September 30, revealed that the lockdown edition recorded over 900 million votes.

The revelation was made by the Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe who spoke during the live prize presentation. Read more here.

3. Nigerian Army Recruitment: Regular Recruit Intake Is Ongoing

AllNews reports that the Nigerian Army has commenced the basic recruit military training for trades and non-tradesmen - a short period training for people with and without trade skills to enlist in.

The training lasts for a period of 6 months and is applicable to candidates who possess a minimum of secondary school leaving certificate. Read more here.

4. Nigeria Foreign Reserves Get $200 Million From P&ID Gas Contract Case

Nigeria's foreign exchange reserves received a boost following a UK court judgement that ordered $200 million be released to Nigeria. The amount is from the P&ID lawsuit Nigeria is battling in a UK court.

This was revealed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Read more here.

5. Independence Day Nigeria 2020: Buhari Defies Norm, To Address Nigerians By 10 Am At Eagles Square

The Special Adviser to President Muhamadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has announced that the President will address Nigerians on the nation's 60th Independence anniversary from the Eagles Square in Abuja.

Making this announcement in a statement on Wednesday,  Adesina said that the Address will commence at 10 am on October 1st after the anniversary parade. Read more here.

6. October 1: Nigeria Independence Day Celebration Parade Cancelled

The Lagos State Government led by Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cancelled the celebration of the Nigeria Independence Day Anniversary due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu congratulates Lagosians and strongly advises that they should celebrate quietly at home and pray for the country. Read more here.

7. Independence Day Nigeria 2020: 'We're Against Celebration', IPOB Restates

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has restated its antagonism in respect of Independence Day Nigeria 2020, AllNews reports.

The proscribed group through a statement on Wednesday by Emma Powerful, it's Media and Publicity Secretary, re-echoed that its members are still going ahead to observe the sit-at-home protestation on Thursday. Read more here.

8. Biafraland Will Never Be Taken Over By Terrorists, IPOB's Nnamdi Kanu Vows

Biafra political activist and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has told Governor Dave Umahi that "as long as we are alive, Ebonyi State or any other part of the blessed land of Biafra will never ever be taken over by his terrorist friends in return for his delusional 2023 presidential ambition", AllNews reports.

Kanu stated this on his official Facebook page on Wednesday. Read more here.

9. N-Power July Stipend: When Will Nigerian Govt Commence Payment?

Exited beneficiaries of the Nigerian government’s N-Power scheme are still complaining about non-payment of their July stipend, AllNews reports.

This online news medium observed that these beneficiaries bemoan that their ‘several’ complaints are not being solved. Read more here.

10. Nigeria Isn't Growing As It Should At 60, There Is Hunger - Former APC Chairman

A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie- Oyegun, said that Nigeria is not growing as it should, and that "there is hunger in the land".

The former party leader said this in Benin City, Edo State capital, on Tuesday, in a chat with newsmen. 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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