Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to GoldenNewsNg roundup of Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Saturday, 17th October 2020.
Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
#EndSARS: We Are Sorry, We Feel Your Pains – VP Osinbajo Begs Nigerians Over Police Brutality
The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has appealed to all Nigerians over the pains brought to them by some officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a controversial unit of the Nigeria Police Force. The VP again condemned the unlawful and unprofessional activities of the SARS operatives, a development which brought about the ongoing nationwide protest.
One has been reportedly Dead and many Injured As Thugs Attack in Benin #EndSARS Protesters.
GoldenNewsNg reports that there is an uproar in Benin state following the attack of #EndSARS Protesters in the state.
Thugs Attack in Benin #EndSARS Protesters
#EndSARS: Nigerians Hold Candle Night For Victims Across States, See Videos
Nigerian youths including protesters tonight, have taken to the streets to hold a candle night remembrance service for victims of police brutality in Nigeria. Recall that for sometime now, the protesters have taken to the streets in various states to agitate for an end to the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), following the incessant deaths caused by them.
CBN Website Hacked By Anonymous
The website of the Central Bank of Nigeria, www.cbn.gov.ng has been hacked and shut down by Anonymous hackers. The action was taken as the legend hackers ramp up cyberattacks on Nigerian government Internet assets, to challenge the government over bad governance, demand police reform and also show solidarity with patriotic Nigerians on various streets across the country protesting for a better nation, Naija News reports.
Police Service Commission To Dismiss 37 Ex-SARS Operatives, Prosecute 24 Others
37 former members of the disbanded Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) are set to dismissed from the Force by the Police Service Commission (PSC). 24 other former SARS operatives have also been penciled down for prosecution over various acts of professional misconduct.
INEC N1.5 Billion Website Hacked
The official website of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been hacked. Naija News understands that the website which was reportedly built with N1.5 billion was attacked on Saturday morning, October 17, just a few hours after the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria became inaccessible.website of the Central Bank of Nigeria became inaccessible.
Child Rape: Woman Naked Her 12-Year-Old Child, Raped And Warned Him To Remain Mute
A 34-year-old woman has been arrested for sexually assaulting her 12-year-old child in their home, warning him to keep mute about it or get into trouble. However, the child after he was convinced that the act was wrong reportedly disclosed it to his guardian who then made the matter known to the police.
As protests continue nationwide despite it’s ban to prevent Covid-19 spread announced by the federal government, a petition bearing a 7 point agenda has been circulating online gathering signatures. Read Full Demands here
Angry Youth Beat Up Kano APC House Of Rep Member Over Failed Promises
Tijjani Abdulkadir Jobe, a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, representing Dawakin Tofa/Tofa and Rimin Gado Federal Constituency in Kano State, has been reportedly dealt with by some mob in his constituency over failed promises and non-performance. According to the report reaching Naija News at this time, the angry youths descended on the lawmaker on Sunday, October 11 when he visited Gulu, a community under Rimin Gado LGA to inaugurate a project.
Imam Of Peace Gives Four Reasons ‘Buhari Is A Criminal’
A Muslim influencer and reformist Imam, Mohammad Tawhidi, popularly known as Imam of Peace, has listed four reasons Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, “is a criminal.” Naija News reports that Imam of Peace listed four reasons “Buhari is a criminal” in a post on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Friday morning, October 16, two months after he called for the immediate arrest of the Nigerian President.
Breakdown Of Police Salary In Nigeria For Each Rank
The breakdown of policy salary for each rank in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has emerged amid the ongoing #EndSARS protests in various states in Nigeria. Naija News that an image showing the police salary for each rank in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) surfaced on the internet following a demand made by #EndSARS protesters for police salary to be increased.
The vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, prof Yemi Osinbajo has offered his deepest apologies to frustrated Nigerians over the president and his slow response to the long standing police brutality.
He made this plea during the late hours of Friday evening via his Twitter account.
He assured the Nigerian public that this government is more than interested in transparency and have been paying full attention to the happenings since the past week. Read More Here
#ENDSARS: Falz Advises Protesters Against Partying
As the #EndSARS protest continues, Nigerian music artiste, Falz has pleaded with protesters not to forget the objective of the protest. Falz took to his Twitter account in the early hours of today to ask protesters to wear their mask and protest not party.
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