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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Wed, Dec 23rd, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020.

1. COVID-19: Lagos, Ogun, Others Plan Tough Enforcement As New Cases Surge

Due to the constant escalation of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in some part of the country, some state governments have renewed enforcement protocol in order to curb the spread in their states. 

AllNews learned that Lagos, Anambra, Ogun, and Kaduna states on Sunday said from Monday (today),  they would step up enforcement of COVID-19 preventive measures such as wearing of face masks, social distancing in vehicles, and hand washing. Read more here.

2. Oyo: Makinde Inaugurates State's Anti-corruption Agency

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday inaugurated the state's anti-corruption commission, declaring that his administration's zero tolerance for corruption remains unshakable.

AllNews reports that Makinde, who was speaking inside the Executive Council Chamber of the Governor's Office, Agodi, Ibadan, said that with the inauguration,  Oyo State as Pacesetter State, will become a worthy reference for other states across the country. Read more here.

3. Primate Ayodele Warns Tinubu Against Contesting At 2023 Presidential Election, Says He Will be Embarrassed

Renowned Nigerian Pastor, Primate Elijah Ayodele has warned former Lagos State Governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu against contesting at the 2023 Presidential election.

Issuing this warning during a press conference on Tuesday, the pastor said that the former governor of Lagos will be disgraced if he tried to contest at the 2023 presidential election. Read more here.

4. Tunde Ednut Accuses Wizkid Over His Disabled Account

Instagram influencer, Tunde Ednut has accused Wizkid of been behind his Instagram account suspended and he plans to go live soon.

The blogger whose Instagram page was suspended has opened a new page and has threatened to call out everyone who reported his account. Read more here.

5. 2023 Presidency: Fani-Kayode Speaks On Power Configuration In Nigeria, Calls It “Bitter Truth”

A former Minister of Aviation in Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode has compared the politics of Northern Nigeria with that of the South, saying "until Southern leaders stand together as one, the south will continue to lose to the North in the power configuration in Nigeria".

AllNews reports that in Nigeria’s two major parties (the All Progressives Congress, APC and the People's Democratic Party, PDP), the issue of which zone should produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023 is on the front burner. Read more here.

6. COVID-19: FG Explains Why It Will Not Order A Fresh Lockdown

The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has explained why the Federal Government will not be ordering a fresh lockdown despite the surfacing of the second wave of the coronavirus.

Mohammed who spoke during a radio program on Tuesday cleared that the directives of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 did not in any way mean that the country will go back to lockdown. Read more here.

7. N-Power Batch C 2020: 4 Months After Application Closed, Nigerian Youths Still In The Dark About Next Step

Candidates of the N-Power Batch C 2020 Recruitment are curious to know the next step of the onboarding process of the new set of beneficiaries.

Recall AllNews had reported in August that Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development of Nigeria, restated that her ministry received over 5 million applications in well over one month. Read more here.

8. Principal Sec. To Nnamdi Kanu Reveals Why Pro-Biafra Group, IPOB Created Eastern Security Network

Carolyn Uchenna Okorafor, the Principal Secretary to Biafra political activist, Nnamdi Kanu, has posited that 'there is indisputable evidence that shows that many people were killed in the East in 2020'.

Okorafor as well opined via her known Twitter handle on Tuesday that "there is also indisputable evidence that shows the lack of action the government took to stop such killings". Read more here.

9. NSE Index: Dangote Cement Top Gainers List, CAP Among Losers

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market closed with 4,948 deals on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, lower than the 5,258 deals it closed with on Monday, December 21, 2020. The volume reached 442,22 million units at the close of the market on Tuesday, higher than the 427,05 million units it closed with on Monday.

The value of trades recorded on Tuesday was NGN10,287 billion, higher than the NGN3,309 billion of Monday. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the All-Share Index reached 37,893.61 index points, higher than the 37,443.40 All-Share Index of Monday. Read more here.

10. Buhari Leaves Supervision Of Border With Niger To God

President Muhammadu Buhari has left to God the effective supervision of Nigeria's border with the Niger Republic.

This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. 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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