Newspaper review for Wednesday, October 28: Army says no massacre in Lekki

Newspaper review for Wednesday, October 28: Army says no massacre in Lekki

As Nigeria gradually heads towards normalcy following the mayhem occasioned by hoodlums who hijacked the EndSARS protest, all the major print newspapers published on Wednesday, October 28, focused on the aftermath of the protest.

The Punch Newspapers leads with how Nigerians are unhappy with the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, over his inability to contain attacks on government and private establishments.

The newspaper also reported that Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state warned those behind the ethnic clash between the Yoruba and the Hausa in the Fagba, Ifako-Ijaiye area of the state.

Going further, it reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has been sued over the recent attack on peaceful protesters in Lekki area of Lagos state.

Newspaper review for October 28, 2020
Frontpage of The Punch, October 28, 2020
Source: UGC

Nigerian Tribune leads with a warning to the federal government by members of the House of Representatives over reports that there could be a clampdown on social media.

The warning was issued by chairman, House Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values, Honourable Odebunmi Olusegun and Honourable Emmanuel Oghene when the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said there is need to regulate the social media space.

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Also, the newspaper reported about the Army's insistence that they were invited to Lekki by the Lagos state government. The Army also insisted that there was no massacre during its intervention in the state.

Going further, Tribune reported that President Buhari reappointed the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office.

Newspaper review for October 28, 2020
Front of the Nigerian Tribune, October 28, 2020.
Source: UGC

The Guardian Newspapers leads with news that Nigeria’s employment rate has continued to rise.

Also, the news outlet reports that Nigeria's federal government has declared Thursday, October 29, as a public holiday. This is to mark this year’s Eid-il-Maolud, a commemoration of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.

Going further, it reports that the Senate Committee on Interior, has suspended its budget defence session for agencies under its watch.

The suspension followed attacks from #EndSARS and COVID-19 palliatives protesters.

Newspaper review for October 28, 2020
Frontpage of The Guardian, October 28, 2020.
Source: UGC

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