Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
After criticism from various Nigerians home and abroad, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally expressed sadness of the massacre at the Lekki toll gate area of Lagos. Naija News had reported earlier that soldiers of the Nigerian Army invaded a peaceful protest at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday evening, October 20, killing #EndSARS protesters in the process.
Obianuju Udeh, a popular Nigerian disc jockey as DJ Switch, says she and other #EndSARS protesters counted 15 corpses at the Lekki toll gate when men in army uniform opened fire on peaceful protesters. Naija News had reported earlier that soldiers of the Nigerian Army invaded a peaceful protest at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday evening, October 20, killing #EndSARS protesters in the process.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state from midnight today, Saturday. Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Midland 99.1 FM.
Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the Tuesday shooting of #EndSARS protesters by security operatives at the Lekki toll gate plaza in Lagos State. Jonathan who acknowledged that the past few days have been difficult for all Nigerians however called on all parties to embrace peace and dialogue, noting that no country makes progress while fighting.
President Muhammadu Buhari cannot cry again for those killed, Aisha Yesufu, a Nigerian socio-political activist, and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement has said. Naija News had reported earlier that soldiers of the Nigerian Army invaded a peaceful protest at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday evening, October 20, killing #EndSARS protesters in the process.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday noted that the peaceful protest calling for an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, was hijacked by hoodlums and misdirected. The President stated this during his meeting with former Heads of State and Presidents of Nigeria, Friday in Abuja.
Governor Ben Ayde of Cross River State has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state. This was made known in a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the governor, Christian Ita.
Residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Friday, stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens. The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.
Residents of the south-western state of Osun on Friday, descended on a COVID-19 palliative warehouse located in Ede, carting away various food items and packages. The warehouse, located at Cocoa Products Industry Nigeria Limited, Ede-Osogbo road, Ede North, Osun State is believed to be owned by the Osun State government.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Friday extended the ultimatum given to escaped inmates from Benin prisons. Naija News reports that the Edo governor had initially given the fleeing inmates until Friday, October 30 to return.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
Source: Naija News