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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Wed, Oct 14th, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Wednesday, October 14th, 2020.

1. #EndSARS: ‘Protests Advance The Country, No Nigerian Blood Should Be Spilled’ - GEJ

A former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has said that while the #EndSARS protest lasts, no Nigerian blood needs to be spilled.

AllNews reports that since October 4, peaceful protest has been ongoing nationwide against the brutality of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) officials. Read more here.

2. 'Boko Haram Is Money-Making Venture' - Ex- Ekiti Gov'ship Candidate

Nigeria has the capability to fight and wage war against insecurity, banditry, and insurgency ravaging parts of the country.

AllNews reports that this formed part of the submissions of a legal practitioner, Barrister Temitope Omotayo, also a Governorship Candidate in Ekiti State in 2018, while speaking recently at a forum in Ado-Ekiti. Read more here.

3. Defunct SARS To Undergo Immediate Psychological Test

In accordance with Section 18 (10) of the Police Act 2020, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has, today, 13th October 2020, ordered all personnel of the defunct SARS to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination.

The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties. Read more here.

4. Nigeria's Stock Market Continues To Perform Poorly As ENDSARS Protest Stretches

Nigerian Stock Exchange market closed with 4,498 deals on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, lower than the 4,750 deals it closed with on Monday, October 12, 2020. The volume reached 535.83 million units at the close of the market on Tuesday, higher than the 369.17 million units it closed with on Monday.

The value of trades recorded on Tuesday was NGN5,019 billion, lower than the NGN5,060 billion of Monday. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the All-Share Index reached 28,344.04 index points, lower than the 28,415.31 index points it ended trading with on Monday. Read more here.

5. Renowned Poet John Pepper Clark Dies

Renowned Nigerian poet, Prof. John Pepper Clark is dead.

The news of Clark's death was announced in a statement by Prof. C. C. Clark, for the family and Mr. Ilaye Clark, for the children. Read more here.

6. “We Have Disbanded SARS, Their Offices No Longer Functioning” – Lagos CP

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, says he already followed the order given by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to disband the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).

While recently addressing a group of lawyers who were protesting against police brutality and extortion, the Commissioner said that all operatives of the squad have been disarmed, their offices' shut down, and suspects in their custody have been transferred to the State Investigation Department in Panti for further investigations. Read more here.

7. #ENDSARS: Presidential Panel Approves 5-Point Demands of Protesters

The Special Adviser to President Muhammad Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has announced that the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the just disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian police has approved the 5-points demand of the protesting youths across the country.

Making this disclosure in a statement on Tuesday, Adesina said that the protester's demand was met during a meeting of stakeholders organized by the Inspector General of Police on Tuesday. Read more here.

8. No Fewer Than Five Policemen Feared Dead In Ondo Motor Crash

About five policemen have allegedly lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident that occurred along Oba Ile Road, Akure, Ondo State on Tuesday.

AllNews gathered that the policemen were overspeeding while trying to negotiate at a sharp bend on the road. Read more here.

9. Buhari Appoints Media Aide Lauretta Onochie, Three Others As INEC Commissioners

Lauretta Onochie, one of the media aid to President Muhammadu Buhari has been appointed as the National Electoral Commissioner representing Delta state.

Making this disclosure on the floor of the senate while reading the letter sent by Buhari to that effect, Ahmad Lawan the Senate President listed the names of three other  Electoral Commissioner appointees for Kastina, Ekiti, and Jigawa. Read more here.

10. Ondo Election: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Akeredolu

Following his victory at the October 10 governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued Governor Rotimi Akeredolu his certificate of return.

Akeredolu who received the certificate from the Ondo State INEC’s  Resident Electoral Commissioner, Rufus Akeju, at the commission's headquarters in Akure on Tuesday, commended the security agencies for maintaining peace and ensuring a smooth election. 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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