Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Tuesday, September 29th, 2020.
1. Nigerians Have Rights To Organise Protests Over State Of Nation
The President-General of Yoruba World Congress (YWC), Banji Akintoye, said that Nigerians reserve the constitutional right to “organise peaceful protest over the state of the nation”.
The leader also said that Nigerians can protest over their desire to breakup from what is currently known as Nigeria if they choose to. Read more here.
2. NLC Strike Update: Nigerians React To NLC’s Strike Suspension, Say “They Fear Buhari So Much”
Nigerians differ on what actions the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) should have take after meeting with officials of the Federal Government, with an activist, Deji Adeyanju saying that the strike was shelved because “they fear Buhari too much”.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had planned an industrial strike action over the hike in fuel prices and electricity tariff. Read more here.
3. Nigeria’s Nation Building: ‘We Need A Nehemiah In Nigeria’ – Osinbajo
Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that for the nation to advance, it would need a “Nehemiah”.
Osinbajo made this remark via proxy, at an interdenominational Christian service held at the National Ecumenical Centre, marking Nigeria’s Independence anniversary. Read more here.
4. N-Power: Nigerian Social Commentator Expresses Fear Over 500, 000 Volunteers Going Back To Labour Market
A Nigerian social commentator, Mustapha Kabir Soron Dinki has posited that there is “no bright future for a country whose university graduates have been denied the equal opportunity for survival”, AllNews reports.
Dinki, who was an N-Power beneficiary, via his known Twitter handle on Sunday argued that the exited 500, 000 are ‘too resourceful’ to be thrown out. Read more here.
5. Stephanie Okereke Gets Nigerian Govt’s Appointment
Veteran Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke Linus has been appointed as the National OPS-WASH ambassador by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Taking to her verified Instagram page on Sunday, the ex-model shared the good news. Read more here.
6. Video: Senator Abbo Fined N50m For Physical Assault Of Woman In Sex Toy Shop
Nigeria’s youngest serving senator, Elisha Abbo, has been fined N50 million for assaulting a woman in a sex toy store by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
The incident that occurred on May 11, 2019, was caught on camera, showing Abbo slapping a woman identified as Osimibibra Warmate, pregnant at the time, across the face. Read more here.
7. Biafra Group Says It May Resort To Guerilla Movement
The Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) says it may resort to guerilla movement because “we can’t continue to sit down and watch enemies massacre our people”, AllNews reports.
Amid insecurity in Nigeria, the group made this known at its convention in Enugu, during the weekend attended by representatives of Cameroon’s Ambazonia and BNYL leader, Princewill Chimezie. Read more here.
8. Nigerian Stock Exchange Price List Shows Total Lead Gainers, Seplat Top Losers
Nigerian Stock Exchange Price List: The latest Nigerian stock market today brought news of the exchange closing at 4,602 deals on Monday, September 28, 2020, higher than the 4,231 deals it closed with on Friday, September 25, 2020, while the volume reached 336.8 million units at the close of the market on Monday, higher than the 335.7 million units it closed with on Friday.
The value of trades recorded on Monday was NGN4,029 billion, lower than the NGN4,277 billion of Friday. Meanwhile, on Monday, the All-Share Index reached 26,507.84 index points, higher than the 26,319.34 index points it ended trading with on Friday. The stock market also ended with NGN13,853 trillion equity capitalisation on Monday, higher than the NGN13,754 trillion of Friday. Read more here.
9. BBNaija Lockdown: Governor Dapo Abiodun Congratulates Laycon
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has congratulated the Big Brother Naija Lockdown winner, Laycon on his victory in the reality show.
AllNews reports that on Sunday night, the 26-year-old rapper emerged winner after garnering 60% of the total votes from the audience, with Dorathy as the first-runner up. Read more here.
10. Tribunal Sacks APC Lawmaker, Declare PDP’s Candidate Winner
The Kwara state by-election tribunal has sacked Ahmed Adam as the representative of Pategi constituency.
Nullifying the election at a sitting in Ilorin on Monday, the election tribunal said that it decided to nullify the election of Adam, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over irregularities in his name. Read more here.
That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Eye9ja website.