Welcome to the GistLover roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Friday, October 16th, 2020.
1. ASUU: Strike to End Soon As FG Agrees To Release N30BN
The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) might be ending its lingering industrial action as the Federal Government has agreed to release N30 billion earned academic allowance to University lecturers.
According to information gathered, the allowance will be paid in tranches between May 2021 and February 2022.
2. I Fooled Pro-Biafra Group, IPOB in May – Kemi Olunloyo
Social media personality, Kemi Olunloyo has revealed how she fooled the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in mid-2020 when she claimed their self-exiled leader, Nnamdi Kanu died and had been secretly buried in Italy, GistLover reports.
Recall GistLover reported that Olunloyo started the speculation of Kanu’s death earlier in 2020, repeatedly claiming the separatist leader died in Europe.
3. N-Power 2020 Batch C Recruitment: 67 Days after Application Closed, Nigerian Youths Anxious About Next Step
Applicants of the N-Power Batch C 2020 Recruitment are anxious to know the next step of the onboarding process of the new set of beneficiaries, GistLover reports.
Recall GistLover 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.
4. #EndSARS: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Lists Names of Police Officers Involved in Protester’s Death in Surulere
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has disclosed the identities of police officers who allegedly shot a #EndSARS protester to death in Surulere area of the state.
GistLover reported that a 55-year old man, identified as Ikechukwu Iloamauzor, lost his life after he was hit by a stray bullet during Tuesday’s protest.
5. Nigeria Youth Investment Fund: Buhari Minister Flags off Application
Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare Thursday flagged off the application for the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) in Abuja.
GistLover reports that addressing the press in Abuja, the Minister said “It is my pleasure to address you as we record yet another milestone in our drive to increase government’s investment in our youth, who we recognize as assets and not problems.
6. Davido Called Out For Beating Bouncer
Nigerian music star, Davido has been called out for allegedly beating a bouncer in an Abuja lounge on Tuesday, October 13.
According to Dj TTB who took to his Insta stories to share the report, Davido alongside his “Thugs” battered the bouncer who “was doing his job”.
7. #EndSARS: Northern Governors Reject Dissolution of SARS
Governors of the 19 states in the north have rejected the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, who also serves as the Chairman of th Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF), said that the disbandment of SARS operatives was not needed, but what was important was a reformation of the unit.
8. Northern Groups Postpone Insecurity Protest in Abuja
The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), Abuja, has postponed its protest that was scheduled to hold on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
While speaking with Vanguard on Thursday, the CNG’s protest coordinator said the postponement was necessary especially after reviewing all that was happening with other protests in different states, especially Lagos and Abuja. Read more here.
9. Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde Loses Mum
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has lost his mother Abigail Makinde, few weeks to her 82nd birthday.
Confirming the development to newsmen on Thursday, Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary to Oyo state governor said that an official statement to its regards will be released soon. Read more here.
10. Two Queens ‘Dump Alaafin of Oyo’s Palace for Lagos’
Unconfirmed report says that two of the queens of Oba Lamidin Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo dumped the palace for Lagos, on Thursday, October 14.
According to GistLover, a popular gossip blog on Instagram, the queens, Anu and Damilola arrived Lagos around 2 am on Friday over claims that they detest how Oba Adeyemi treats them.
That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on GistLover website.