Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1. The Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government to probe the Lekki toll gate shootings and complaints of human rights abuses against members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), on Friday began the review of the CCTV footage submitted by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), operators of the Lekki toll gate.

The retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel began viewing the footage around 11:30am on Friday.

2. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has sworn in eight new Justices of the Supreme Court.

The newly inaugurated Justices of the apex court include; Justice Lawal Garba, Helen Ogunwumiju, Abdu Aboki, M. M. Saulawa, Justice Adamu Jauro, Samuel Oseji, Tijani Abubakar, and Emmanuel Agim.

4. The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has again extended registration for its 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination for private candidates.

According to the examination body, the new deadline is Friday, November 13, 2020.

5. The police on Friday teargassed some End SARS protesters at the gate of the National Assembly, NASS.

The demonstrators gathered in front of NASS complex to paint End SARS graffiti on the floor to remind the Nigerian Government of their demands.

6. Gunmen have attached the residence of the Adamawa State Speaker, Aminu Iya Abbas and abducted two people.

The gunmen, who were resisted by security operatives guarding the residence, killed one of the security operatives.

7. A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the request of the Central Bank of Nigeria to freeze the accounts of 19 individuals and a public affairs company linked to the End SARS protests.

The request granted by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, was filed by the CBN on October 20.

8. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, replied a legal practitioner, Inibehe Effiong, on his Freedom of Information application.

In a letter signed by a lawyer, Deyemi Bamgbose, for the Attorney General, the governor said that he cannot grant the request because the FOI Act is not binding on Lagos, citing a ruling of the Edo Division of the Court of Appeal in EDOSACA V OSAKUE to back his decision.

9. The Lagos State Government has confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in a secondary boarding school on the mainland.

Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, who made the announcement in a statement Friday night, said a student and four contacts of the staff member are positive to COVID-19.

10. Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has disclosed how he brought “great peace” to Nigeria.

Jonathan disclosed that his philosophy of opting to leave power to gain honour, brought peace to Nigeria and himself.


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