Guardian Newspaper Headlines Today Friday 16th October 2020

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’77 per cent of Bauchi State residents using pit toilet’

A coalition of civil societies on water, sanitation and hygiene have said that more than 77 per cent of Bauchi State residents are still using pit toilet. The CSO made the claim while marking this year’s International Hand Washing Day on Thursday. The leader of the Coalition, Sodangi Chindo, announced that about 71.7 per cent …
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#EndSars: Former IGP lauds FG moves, calls for more training for personnel

Mr Sunday Ehindero, a former Inspector General of Police, has lauded Federal Government’s moves in forming the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) to replace the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).
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NEC wants governors to supervise new police tactical units

The National Economic Council (NEC) has asked governors to supervise the newly formed police tactical units and other security agencies in their states. NEC made this resolution at the end of its fifth virtual meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The council also directed the immediate establishment of …
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Court orders INEC to enlist 19 deregistered parties for Bauchi council poll

Barely 24 hours to the Bauchi State local government election, the Federal High sitting in Bauchi has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) and the State Independent Electoral Commission (BASIEC) to include 19 deregistered political parties for participation in Saturday’s council poll. The plaintiffs had filed a suit challenging the decision of the INEC …
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Hackers take over industrial court’s website, leak Edo State contracts details

Edo State Government says leaked documents “fake” Anonymous Nigeria has taken over the website of Nigeria’s National Industrial Court and also targeted the official website of Edo State Government. Hackers had also hacked the Twitter account of the National Broadcasting Commission. On the homepage of the court’s website, the hackers wrote the hastags #OpNigeria #EndSARSProtest …
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COVID-19: PTF says risks of reopening night clubs, bars, still too high

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, said “the risks of reopening nightclubs and bars are still high hence, their continued ban”. The PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, said this during the PTF press briefing on Thursday in Abuja, while reacting to questions on the continued closure of nightclubs and bars, while other activities …
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FAAC: FG, States, LGCs share N639.9bn for September

The Federal Government, states and local government councils have shared N639.901 billion for the month of September, Mr Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, has said.
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148 new cases push Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll to 60,982

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 148 new cases of coronavirus in the country, according to its official twitter handle on Thursday.
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Anonymous hacks National Broadcasting Commission’s Twitter account

Hackers collective Anonymous Friday hacked the Twitter account of the National Broadcasting Commission in an apparent support for the ongoing #EndSARS protests. “We #Anonymous will continue supporting Nigerians,” the hackers said in a message posted to NBC’s handle. Protests broke out in different cities in Nigeria to demand an end to Special Anti-Robbery Squad, accused …
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Politicising #EndSARS protests, irresponsible — Lagos APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday decried the alleged politisation of #EndSARS protests by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing it as “irresponsible.”
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