Latest News in Nigeria Today : Friday 16th October 2020

Latest News in Nigeria Today Friday 16th October 2020

These are the Latest News in Nigeria Today on Friday 16th October 2020 .

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Fish out attackers of Lagos #EndSARS protesters, PDP charges Sanwo-Olu

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State Chapter, has charged Gov. Babajde Sanwo-Olu to fish out all the attackers of the #ENDSARS protesters in the state. The Lagos PDP, in a statement on Thursday by its Spokesman, Taofik Gani, urged Sanwo-Olu to ensure no such attack occurs anymore. ” The governor should come outRead More
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Economic experts seek increased capital allocation to infrastructure

Economic experts have renewed calls for increased capital allocation for infrastructure projects in the economy.
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COVID-19: Australia Open cancelled, first time since WW2

  The Australia Open will be absent from the sports calendar for the first time since World War Two this season. This came to be after Golf Australia and the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Australia cancelled all of their top events on Friday because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 105th edition of the country’sRead More
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Covid-19: Risks of reopening night clubs, bars, still too high – PTF

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 haveRead More
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EDO POLL RIGGING PLOT: Mike Igini in the eyes of Clark, Amaechi, Urhoghide, Ighure

By Emma Amaize AMID the latest denial by the Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Media Campaign Council, Edo State, Mr John Mayaki, that he did not give an imprimatur to any libellous publication against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Akwa Ibom State, Mr Mike Igini, some respected Nigerians have baredRead More
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It’s illegal to deregister Youth Party, Court tells INEC

The Federal High Court, Abuja, held that the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deregister the Youth Party and deny the Party the right to participate in several elections is illegal and unconstitutional. The Court further gave an order of perpetual injunction restraining INEC from any attempt to deregister the party untilRead More
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Governors express concerns on police SWAT initiative

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has expressed concern about the timing for the creation of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) squad by the Nigerian Police to replace the dissolved Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS). The 36 state governors expressed the concern in a communiqué issued on Thursday after the NGF 19th teleconference. It was signed by theRead More
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FG ready to support investors to advance aviation sector – Sirika

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said on Thursday that the Federal Government was ready to provide support and enabling environment to investors eager to invest in civil aviation. A statement issued in Abuja by Mr James Odaudu, Director of Public Affairs in the ministry, quoted Sirika as saying this when he inspected aviationRead More
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Twitter creates #EndSARS emoji in solidarity for Nigerian youths’ protest

Victor Ogunyinka After a minor set back, social media app, Twitter, has created an emoji for the #EndSARS protest ongoing across Nigerian states. There was an uneasy calm late hours of Thursday when social media app, Twitter reportedly crashed as many could not refresh and get updates. It was however noticed that an emoji ofRead More
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FAAC: FG, States, LGCs share N639.9bn for Sept

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. Mr Hassan Dodo, Director of Information in the ministry, quoted Ahmed as disclosing this in a statement issued at the end of the FederationRead More
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