Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Friday, 20th November 2020
Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has called for a sanction on CNN over a recent report by the international media outfit on the Lekki tollgate shootings during the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria.
The Minister who spoke on Thursday during a live televised press conference described the CNN report on the Lekki tollgate incident as highly irresponsible.
The details of a National Caucus meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party have emerged.
Naija News reports that the PDP National Caucus held a meeting on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital where various issues concerning the main opposition party were discussed.
The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has revealed that it will resume meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday.
Naija News reports that this was made known by the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Wednesday night.
The federal government of Nigeria has insisted that it is proceeding with plans to regulate the social media in the country so as to curb the spread of fake news.
This was disclosed on Thursday by the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed during a televised live press briefing from Abuja where he spoke about the CNN report of the Lekki tollgate incident during the #EndSARS protest in October.
The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday morning, gave more explanations on what Nigerians should anticipate from the 2020 Finance Bill.
Naija News understands the bill incorporates a few tax and fiscal incentives targeted at motivating Nigerians, and further cushion the effect of the current economic and financial difficulties being experienced by residents.
The residence of the immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, located in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state has been attacked by gunmen.
The gunmen attacked the residence on Wednesday night and killed one of the police officers on guard duty in the process.
The federal government of Nigeria has submitted that six soldiers, 37 policemen, and 57 civilians lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests which rocked the country last month.
This was disclosed on Thursday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed during a press conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital where he spoke on the protests and the aftermath.
Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to visit his hometown Daura, Katsina State, in a couple of days now.
Yesufu who happens to be one of the patriotic Nigerians at the forefront during the recent protest against police brutality in Nigeria called out the president for being unable to secure even his hometown after been voted into office.
Gunmen who abducted some police officers who were travelling to Zamfara from Borno state on Tuesday are reportedly demanding the sum of N100 million for their release.
It was gathered that all the kidnapped police officers are on the rank of Assistant-Superintendent of Police (ASP) and their families have been contacted for the ransom by the kidnappers.
The federal government of Nigeria has responded to the report by CNN on the Lekki toll gate incident which occurred on October 20, 2020.
The government reaction was conveyed via a press conference addressed on Thursday, 19th November in Abuja by the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.