Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Sunday morning


Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has seemingly blamed victims of Lekki shootings for their fate. Tinubu queried why the End SARS protesters were at the toll gate at the time of the incident on October 20. He spoke on Saturday after a meeting with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Government House in Alausa.

2. Different videos emerged on Saturday of looting of COVID-19 palliatives from warehouses across states in the country. One of the trending videos is the Plateau’s case where heavy traffic was seen around the warehouse in the state capital, Jos. Citizens were seen on top of the roof of the building housing the palliative while others gathered around the building. The same occurred in Kaduna, Osun, Cross River, Anambra and other states.

3. The house of former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma Egba, in Calabar Municipal Local Government Area of Cross River State, was on Saturday set on fire by some people suspected to be hoodlums. The multi-million naira building was also looted by the hoodlums before it was set ablaze. Vehicles and other valuables were not spared.

4. Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Saturday afternoon, imposed a 24-hour curfew across the entire state with immediate effect and until further notice. He said that after an Emergency Security Meeting on Saturday afternoon, where the whole situation was reviewed and assessed, the state government came to the inevitable conclusion to declare a fresh curfew.

5. Some angry Nigerians, on Saturday invaded the residence of Senator Teslim Folarin and carted away some valuables. Folarin is representing Oyo Central district in the National Assembly. His house locating at Oluyole area of Ibadan was burgled on Saturday and residents carted away motorcycles, fridges and television sets.

6. The Kaduna State government Saturday imposed a 24-hour curfew in some communities in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas. The curfew is with immediate effect. A statement from the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the areas affected are Barnawa, Kakuri,Television in Kaduna South Local Government Area and Maraban Rido, Sabon Tasha, Narayi and Ungwan Romi of Chikun Local Government Area.

7. Defense Minister, General Bashir Magashi, has said that Nigeria can’t disintegrate because of the End SARS movement. The Minister insisted that, the nation’s unity and sovereignty were sacrosanct which will be sustained by all means. He said the government would not allow the wave of unrest being orchestrated by sponsors of End SARS protest across the country to degenerate into anarchy.

8. The Federal Government, on Saturday, assured that President Muhammadu Buhari would address Nigerians over the shooting in Lekki toll gate area of Lagos State on Tuesday.

9. Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said President Buhari would address Nigerians when he has all the facts on the Lekki shooting incident. This follows an attack by Gunmen believed to be soldiers who shot at End SARS protesters demonstrating against police brutality in Lekki toll gate.

10. Property including those owned by government, National Assembly members and private citizens were Saturday looted, burnt and destroyed in Calabar, the Cross River State capital as the End SARS protest escalated in the state. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) office, INEC office at Marian, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) office, Nigerian Chronicle along barracks road, and Calabar Transport Agency (CTRA) office were all vandalised. Department of Petroleum Resources, Atakpa Police Station, NDDC office, Valuemat Supermarket, Ministry of Works warehouse, Cross River State Roll back Malaria centre, Bulavaard Joint, and First Bank 8 miles, among many others were affected.


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