Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Wednesday, September 30th, 2020.
1. Court Strikes Out Mailafiya’s Application Seeking To Stop Police Invitation
An Application filed by Obadiah Mailafiya seeking to stop the Nigerian Police Force from investigating him has been turned down by a High Court sitting in Jos.
Mailafiya filed the application after the police invited him over a radio interview he granted where he alleged that a northern governor was the chief financier of the Boko Haram sect. Read more here.
2. Former APC Chairman Warns Yoruba Groups Clamouring For A Sovereign State
The Former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bisi Akande has warned that a breakout of the Yoruba region from Nigeria may lead to bloodshed and an ‘avoidable’ civil war.
Issuing this warning to Yoruba group clamouring for a sovereign state while speaking at the inauguration of a project by Adebayo Adelabu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in Ibadan, Akande said the people clamouring for the sovereign state should have a rethink and bury the idea. Read more here.
3. Popular Islamic Cleric’s Lecture On ‘The Mighty Name Of Jesus’ Sparks Hot Debate Among Muslims (Video)
Last Saturday’s online lecture on Jesus Christ by Sheikh Jamiu Sanusi Ajadi popularly known as Ami Olohun, the leader of Al Mursalin Islamic Foundation (MISLAF) has upset some Muslims.
In the video seen by AllNews, Ami Olohun titled his lecture: ‘IN THE NAME OF JESUS: secret behind the mighty name of Jesus Christ (known as Prophet Issa in Islam)’. Read more here.
4. #Nigeria@60: Sowore Insists On Protest On October 1st As He Comforts Don Jazzy
Nigerian human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore says himself and other compatriots of Don Jazzy will be embarking on a protest on October 1st, against the music producer’s alleged harassment by the Department of State Service (DSS)
In a tweet on Tuesday, September 29, Sowore said the protest would be held instead of attending the “shameful” jamboree organised to mark Nigeria’s Independence day celebration. Read more here.
5. One Killed As Cult Groups Clash In Soulmate Hotel, Fagba, Lagos
Supremacy between the Eiye cult group and the Aye cult group has left one person dead in the wee hours of the night at Soulmate Hotel, Fagba, Lagos on Thursday, September 24th.
AllNews learnt that the Aye cult group attacked the Eiye cult group at Osho Street, Fagba Iju area, a suburb of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria. Read more here.
6. Minister In Charge of N-Power Reacts To Trending Report She Diverted School Feeding Funds In Nigeria
As the Nigerian Government keep on with the N-Power programme, Sadiya Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development has dissociated herself from a trending report that N2.72 billion meant for school-feeding during the COVID-19 lockdown was diverted to private accounts, AllNews reports.
In a statement on Monday by Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the Special Assistant on Media to Farouq, the Zamfara-born politician exonerated her ministry. Read more here.
7. Femi Fani-Kayode To Wed Halima Yusuf?
Femi Fani-Kayode, (FFK) has debunked reports that he is set to marry a lady identified as Miss Halima Yusuf.
FFK took to Instagram to share a snap of himself and Miss Halima Yusuf, the post led to widespread claims that the pair were set to marry. Read more here.
8. Nigeria Does Not Have Capacity To Produce COVID-19 Vaccine – NCDC DG
The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, said that Nigeria does not have the capacity to produce a vaccine.
The DG said that the country does not have a lot and that most of the vaccine production will happen in India and “a few other countries”. Read more here.
9. Jay Jay Okocha, Wife, CAC Accused Of Defrauding BDC Business Partners
Former Super Eagles footballer, Jay Jay Okocha, and his wife, Nkechi, have been accused of defrauding some of their business partners with whom he started Jay-Jay Okocha Bureau De Change Limited. Okocha had started the Bureau De Change company with six other shareholders – including his wife and children.
The company was set up with Friday Kujah, Guy Shaked, Ijeoma Kujah, and children; Daniella Okocha and Austin Jedi Okocha in 2007. According to a document cited by AllNews, Jay Jay held the largest stake, accounting for three million shares, while his wife held two million, and his two children accounted for one million shares each, while Guy Shaked held one million as well. Read more here.
10. Nigeria Independence Day: FG Declares October 1 Public Holiday
The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 1, as a public holiday in commemoration of the Nigeria Independence Day anniversary.
AllNews reports that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government via his official Twitter handle. Read more here.
That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning.