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Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Nation

  • No one died in Lekki shootings, says Sanwo-Olu 
  • Full text of Gov Sanwo-Olu on Lekki shootings 
  • BREAKING: Court admits $25,000 cash, recorded conversations in Shehu Sani’s trial 
  • BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu condemns shooting of Lekki protesters, apologises 
  • #EndSARS: Presidency pleads for calm, understanding
  • BREAKING: Hoodlums burn BRT terminal, buses in Lagos 
  • VIDEO: Hoodlums set BRT buses on fire in Oyingbo 
  • Workers to Akeredolu: our expectations are high 
  • Minimum wage: FG to pay arrears of varsity workers, deductions from IPPIS 
  • Experts seek swift implementation of AfCFTA 
  • Buhari seeks approval for revised FCT’s 2020 budget
  • Group tackles unemployment in Southwest
  • The SARS in the rest of us 
  • #ENDSARS: Time to talk to the youths, Mr. President 
  • Group hails Abdulrazaq for projects implementation 
  • Monarchs condemn attack on Osun governor 
  • Resignation: Ondo deputy governor adamant 
  • BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu blames shooting of Lekki protesters on ‘forces beyond control’ 
  • The making of a CSR masterstroke 
  • Eguavoen named NFF Technical Director
  • Fury: Wilder’s cunny moves worry Joshua 
  • Activating Lagos economic transformation plan for next decade 
  • Donor funds: Reps issue ultimatum to minister
  • Reps decry low budgetary allocation to Science and Tech
  • Senate adjourns plenary till November 24 
  • Reps urge CBN to unfreeze illegally frozen accounts within seven days 
  • Alleged N570m fraud: Judge’s absence stalls ex-HoSF Oyo-Ita’s trial 
  • National Assembly will be meticulous on PIB, says Lawan 
  • EndSARS: Aluta continua  5:37 AM
  • #EndSARS: Matters arising (2)  5:35 AM
  • Ending the SARS mentality  5:31 AM
  • Women, leadership and EndSARS movement
  • Domestic carriers cancel flights for today 
  • ‘Shelve Operation Crocodile Smile to avert crisis’ 
  • Project Reliance 
  • Atiku cautions against maximum force on protesters 
  • Not again 
  • DSS not aiding attacks on #ENDSARS protesters, says spokesman 
  • We can’t afford another crisis after COVID-19, says Oyetola 
  • NHRC to inaugurate independent probe panel today 
  • Fed Govt to foreign missions: We’re not repressive 
  • Eulogies for Ajomale at 76
  • Lalong, Gbong Gwom Jos assure of successful NAFEST
  • Nigeria’s literati bid JP Clark goodbye 
  • Grooming cassava entrepreneurs
  • Boosting jobs, food, nutrition 
  • Killings, arson, violence trail #EndSARS protests 
  • Concerns over plans to legalise cannabis farming 
  • Senators, Reps to Buhari: speak to Nigerians 
  • Investor to inject $150m into PAN
  • Lagos, Ekiti, Abia, Plateau, Osun, Imo, Ondo impose curfew 
  • Buhari meets Defence minister, CDS
  • IG deploys riot policemen
  • Southwest governors to youths: embrace dialogue 
  • ‘DSS not aiding attacks on protesters’ 
  • US closes consulate in Lagos
  • Senate okays chairman, DG of PenCom, others 
  • Ugwuanyi most youth-friendly governor, says NANS 
  • Tompolo makes first public appearance after six years 
  • Court reinstates 460 sacked Abia workers 
  • Ebonyi PDP gives national leadership ultimatum to zone president to East 
  • 1,993 inmates escaped from Benin Correctional Centres, says Fed Govt 
  • Masari: we’ll develop education 
  • Lalong: repair federal roads, health facilities
  • El-Rufai develops new service initiative



  • VIDEO: Mob sets Sanwo-Olu’s family home in Lagos on fire
  • Hoodlums burn Nigerian Ports Authority building in Lagos
  • #EndSARS: UK parliament may debate petition against Nigeria as 148,000 sign
  • Again, Afe Babalola urges Buhari to address protesting youths
  • Heavy gunshots as hoodlums set ablaze BRT terminal, buses in Lagos
  • No death recorded in Lekki shootings —Sanwo-Olu
  • Buhari presides over FEC meeting
  • UPDATED: Lekki shootings: Sanwo-Olu suspends state activities for 72 hours
  • Presidency appeals for understanding, calm nationwide
  • Television Continental set on fire
  • #EndSARS: Beyonce to partner with youth organisations on protest
  • #EndSARS: Where is the President? Kamaru Usman queries
  • Lekki: I will never be part of any carnage, says Tinubu
  • [VIDEO] Lekki shootings: Sanwo-Olu visits wounded protesters at Lagos hospitals
  • VIDEO: I am ashamed of the Nigerian government -Ighalo
  • Lekki: I will never be part of any carnage, says Tinubu
  • UPDATE: Mob burns down Sanwo-Olu’s family home on Lagos Island
  • Black Tuesday: 49 killed as protests turn bloody
  • Police stations burnt, schools shut as Lagos, Abia, others declare 24-hour curfew
  • Ogun police arrest wanted killer of mechanic
  • Five killed, seven vehicles burnt in Niger tanker explosion
  • Equity market gains N4bn on blue-chip firms
  • FRC to ensure compliance with IFRS 17 in 2023
  • FG excludes foreign firms from contracts below N5bn
  • NESBITT acquires PAN, to inject $150m
  • COVID-19 still slowing down infrastructure projects, says engineers
  • Buhari seeks Garba’s confirmation as NERC chairman




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