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

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

1. There was a nationwide outrage across the country on Wednesday with over 200 feared dead in a clash between security agencies and Nigerian youths.

In Lagos, corpses litre the streets while hospital could not accommodate wounded victims in the crisis that erupted over the End SARS protest that has been going on across the nation.

2. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses at Oyingbo BRT Station have been set ablaze in Lagos.

It was gathered that angry youth stormed the premises Wednesday morning and torched the place.

3. TVC News, a Nigerian 24-hour television news channel, which is owned by Continental Broadcasting Service Nigeria Ltd, has been set ablaze.

The inferno started while a live show was on. The station, which is believed to have links to the former Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is not available at the moment.

4. Similarly, another company said to be owned by Tinubu, The Nation Newspapers has been set on fire.

The building housing the newspaper located on Fatai Atere Street, Mushin was burnt down by angry youths.

5. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered an investigation of the shooting of End SARS protesters.

In his broadcast on Wednesday, Sanwo-Olu announced that a panel would be set up to probe the shootings.

6. Lagos youths on Wednesday set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on TUesday night.

7. More federal and state government establishments in Lagos have been torched.

Rampaging youths on Wednesday attacked the expanse Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) premises in Ojodu, Berger.

8. The United Kingdom Parliament has started the deliberations on the petition seeking to sanction the federal government for human rights abuses over the End SARS protests.

Following the development, Stephen Doughty member of the parliament in a post via his Twitter account on Wednesday said the issue of the killings has been raised and deliberations has begun.

9. Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take quick actions on the unrest in different parts of the nation.

The former Nigerian leader, in a statement on Wednesday, said Buhari “must act now before it is too late”.

10. The Enugu State Government has announced the imposition of curfew in some parts of the State.

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi ordered the imposition of the 24-hour curfew in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, effective from 7pm today, Wednesday, October 21, 2020, until further notice.

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