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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Thurs, Oct 8th, 2020

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Thurs, Oct 8th, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Thursday, October 8th, 2020.

1. Has Leadway Assurance Dug Grave Of Farmcrowdy, Farmsponsor, Groupfarma?

Agric investment platforms (Agrictech) in Nigeria have been under immense pressure due to the confrontation between Thrive Agric and its investors. This faceoff has increased the scrutiny on Agrictech startups among their client-base that is largely dominated by doubting Thomases.

For years, farmers struggled to get funding to support their farms and increase their yields. Trust issues couldn't allow farmers and individuals with deep pockets to meet on common ground. But that changed as the rise of agrictech startups were all farmers need to tie down the private sector or blue-collar individuals with disposable income. Read more here.

2. Budget Presentation: Senate Asks Buhari To Reduce His Entourage, Says Others Can Join Virtually

Ahead of the Thursday 2021 Budget presentation, Ahmad Lawan the President of the Nigerian Senate has directed President Muhammadu Buhari to visit the National assembly with only members of his entourage that are fully involved in the budget preparation.

Making this disclosure at the Wednesday plenary session, Lawan told the lawmakers that the budget presentation would take place in the chambers of the House of Representatives. Read more here.

3. Boko Haram: Zulum Asks Army To Invade Insurgents Hideouts

The Executive Governor of Borno state Babagana Zulum has challenged the Nigerian army to invade the hideouts of Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east region.

Zulum who spoke at the Chief of Army staff conference in Maiduguri told soldiers not to wait for insurgents to attack first, challenging them to take the fight to the insurgents' hideouts. Read more here.

4. ‘Laycon Deserves What He Gets’ – Daddy Freeze Slams Gospel Artistes Criticising Ogun State Gov.

Daddy Freeze has reacted to the criticisms levelled against the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, by gospel artistes including Nathaniel Bassey and Wale Adenuga.

It was earlier reported that Abiodun appointed Laycon as the Youth Ambassador of the state on Tuesday, October 6, while playing host to the 26-year-old rapper at his Oke-Mosan office in Abeokuta. Read more here.

5. #EndSARS: Youths Hit Streets Of Lagos, Protest Against Brutality

Nigerian Youths on Wednesday marched to the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos, carrying placards with various inscriptions against the brutality and extra-judicial killings by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The inscriptions on placards carried by the youths who marched to the police headquarters through Computer Village, read ‘Protect not exploit’, ‘Nigeria police stop killing us’, and ‘say no to brutal injustice’ among others. Read more here.

6. Ondo Decides 2020: ADP, YPP Deny Stepping Down For Jegede, Says They're Still In Governorship Race

Ahead of the Ondo State Governorship election, the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and Young Progressives Party have denied collapsing the party's structure to support Eyitayo Jegede of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).

Debunking the news, the National Chairman of the ADP, Yabagi Sani said that his party did not withdraw from the governorship race. Read more here.

7. I Owe Nobody Explanation On Relationship With Ozo, Says Nengi

BBNaija 2020 star, Nengi Hampson appears to be tired of fielding questions about her relationship with Ozo who she earlier admitted liking. 

During their stay in the house, Nengi and Ozo bonded well, and even though he several times professed his love for her, she reiterated that she was not set for a relationship because she had one outside the house. Read more here.

8. 'Shame On You', Wizkid Comes For Buhari's Aide

Nigerian music star, Wizkid has slammed Lauretta Onochie, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, who berated him over his remarks on call for an end to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

AllNews earlier reported that Wizkid joined other top personalities and citizens calling for an end to SARS, following their incessant killings and unjust treatments of the youths. Read more here.

9. Intensify Attacks Against Bandits - Chief Of Air Staff

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has tasked operation ‘Kashe Mugu 2’, the air component of operation ‘Thunder Strike’ (OPTS), to intensify airstrikes against bandits and other criminal elements in Kaduna and neighbouring states.

Abubakar said that this would ensure the return of normalcy to the troubled parts of the North-West and North-Central zones of the country. Read more here.

10. Senate Charges EFCC To Rebrand Its Fight Against Corruption

The Senate Committee on Anti Corruption and Financial has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to reform and rebrand its fight against corruption and other economic and financial crime.

Making this call during the 9th Senate Legislative Anti Corruption Strategy Implementation Session at the National Assembly Complex, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes, Senator Suleiman Kwari, said the Senate whish to see a reformed and rebranded EFCC. 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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