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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Tue, Oct 13th, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Tuesday, October 13th, 2020.

1. #ENDSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Says Protesters Voice Has Been Heard, Asks Them To Take A Break

The executive Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged protesters to take a break from their #ENDSARS protest for 24 hours.

Making this appeal while addressing protesters in Lekki on Monday, Sanwo-Olu who identified with protesters pointed out that their voices have been heard. Read more here.

2. Gov. Wike Moves To Breach Constitution As He Bans ENDSARS Protest In Rivers State

Governor Nyesom Wike has banned ENDSARS protest in Rivers State following plans by protesters to continue the protest against police brutality and killing of Youths by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across Nigeria.

In a statement released by the Governor's Commissioner for Information, Paulinus Nsirim, parent were advised to ensure their children didn't go out to protest in Rivers State, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, as security agencies have been ordered to clampdown on protesters. Read more here.

3. Okonjo-Iweala Begs Buhari To Call World Leaders Over WTO DG Job

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's candidate for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General job, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call other world leaders and solicit for their support, to enable her become WTO DG.

Okonjo-Iweala made the request while meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential villa today, Monday, October 12, 2020. AllNews had reported that Okonjo-Iweala made it to the final two with South Korea's Yoo Myung-hee, following the elimination of five other candidates. Read more here.

4. #EndSARS: Man Gunned Down By Police At Surulere, Here's What Happened

In the heat of the protest happening at Surulere, a man was gunned down by the anti-kidnapping unit. It is unclear as to whether he was a protester or just a bystander, as there are varying descriptions of his role by social media users.

Here's what happened, as narrated by a Twitter user @seyialbert_ who was one of the protesters at the venue. Read more here.

5. #ENDSARS: Ooni Of Ife Commends Nigerian Youths As He Shares Daughter's 'Nasty' Experience With SARS Officials

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has on Monday commended the Nigerian youths protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad Unit of the Nigerian police force as he shares his daughter's 'nasty' experience in the hand of SARS.

Oba Adeyeye who declared support for the protest warned the police to stop intimidating and killing the #ENDSARS protesters. Read more here.

6. VIDEO: #EndSARS Protesters 'Disgrace' Gov. Sanwo-Olu

#EndSARS Protesters on Monday disgraced Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at Lekki toll gate.

AllNews reports that Sanwo-Olu met with address thousands of #ENDSARS protesters calling for the total disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Monday afternoon, October 12. Read more here.

7. N-Power: Is Transition List Of Nigerian States Out? (Fact-Check)

A piece of information is circulating online saying that the list of available Nigerian states that submitted their N-Power transition list is out, AllNews factchecks this claim.

There is no credible information to establish that the list of available states that submitted their transition list is out. Read more here.

8. #ENDSARSNOW: Lagos Police Station Under Attack

The Surulere Police Division anti-kidnapping unit is currently under attack by hoodlums.

AllNews gathered that at least three officers have been shot in the attack. Read more here.

9. #EndSARS: Buhari Addresses Protesters

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally addressed protesting Nigerians over the issue of the end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Police Force.

The president said that the announced disbandment was only a step to "extensive police reforms in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives and livelihood of our people". Read more here.

10. IPOB: Soldiers Searching For Biafrans To Kill- Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has claimed that men of the Nigerian Army are hunting for Biafra agitators to kill.

Kanu, in a video, claimed that soldiers were in his village in Abia state, southeast Nigeria, searching for pro-Biafra agitators to kill. 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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