• October 28, 2020

Nigerian News: 10 Must-Read News Items This Sunday Morning


Good morning readers. This is a summary of some top news stories

1-.Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has appointed members of three committees on cases of police brutalities in the state. This comes as youths continue the #EndSARS protests in Ogun and other parts of the country.

2-.Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has visited Mrs Ngozi Iloamuazor, the widow of Mr Okechukwu who was hit by a stray bullet during the #EndSARS protest in the Surulere area of the state. Governor Sanwo-Olu arrived at the victim’s house at 2pm on Saturday and was received by family members led by their head, Barrister Bede Enewally.

3-.Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and a social commentator, has warned against any plan by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai to crush End SARS protesters with military force. He said such a move will lead to the end of Nigeria.

4-.Several people have been injured during an #EndSARS protest in Osogbo, the Osun State capital in south-west Nigeria. The demonstration was said to have commenced peacefully on Saturday but later turned bloody when the protesters were attacked by some thugs.

5-.The Nigerian Army has announced plans to embark on cyber warfare exercises, amid ongoing protests to end police brutality in the country. Although the force did not link the exercise to the #EndSARS demonstration, it explains that it is part of the annual Exercise Crocodile Smile which is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year.

6-The Federal Government has said that the ongoing nationwide protest is no longer peaceful, warning that it will not fold its hands and allow the country to be thrown into anarchy. This is following the violence that has trailed the #EndSARS protests in some parts of the country, specifically the attack on Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Saturday.

7-.Tens of thousands of Thai pro-democracy protesters rallied across Bangkok Saturday, defying an emergency decree banning gatherings for a third consecutive day to demand the resignation of the prime minister and reform of the powerful monarchy. Police had used water cannon against peaceful demonstrators on Friday but protestors said they were not cowed by the escalation in tactics.

8-.Twitter has altered its policy on hacked content after its decision to block a news report critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden provoked Republican fury. The social media behemoth — used by hundreds of millions worldwide — said late Thursday it would in future only block stolen information which was posted directly by hackers, and label any other information of questionable provenance

9-.Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck twice in his first match back from coronavirus on Saturday as AC Milan beat city rivals Inter Milan 2-1 to take top spot in Serie A ahead of Atalanta who slumped 4-1 at Napoli. But champions Juventus, playing without quarantined Cristiano Ronaldo, were held 1-1 at promoted Crotone whose first top-flight point this season moved the southerners off the bottom of the table.

10-.Liverpool were denied a cathartic victory against Premier League leaders Everton by VAR and Chelsea drew 3-3 with Southampton on another day of breathless drama in the English top-flight on Saturday. Manchester City beat Arsenal 1-0 as Pep Guardiola got the better of former assistant Mikel Arteta.


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