Newspaper review for Friday, October 30: IGP begins tour of commands amid #EndSARS protest

Newspaper review for Friday, October 30: IGP begins tour of commands amid #EndSARS protest

The front pages of major Nigerian print newspapers published on Friday, October 30, focus on key issues bothering the country such as the #EndSARS protest and its aftermath, ASUU strike, and others.

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The Punch's front-page focuses on the effort of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to assess the impacts of the tragedies inflicted on the Nigeria police by the hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests nationwide.

According to the newspaper, Adamu will begin on Friday, October 30, a tour of the police commands across the nation.

With several policemen killed, police stations burnt, operational vehicles vandalised and the armoury looted, Adamu admitted that officer's morale is low.

Newspaper review for Friday, October 30
The front page of The Punch newspaper published on Friday, October 30. Photo credit: @MobilePunch
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Also amid the #EndSARS protest, a group of hacktivists called Anonymous launched an aggressive hacking campaign in Nigeria.

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The group threatened to hack major government institutions' websites if the demands of the #EndSARS protesters were not granted.

The Guardian on its front page reported that the development has put Nigerian banks on panic mode as they make renewed efforts to update their servers.

The newspaper added that the minister of state for science and technology, Mohammed Abdullahi, confirmed the recent threat by Anonymous, saying there were coordinated attacks on sensitive government databases.

Newspaper review for Friday, October 30
The front page of The Guardian newspaper published on Friday, October 30. Photo credit: @GuardianNigeria
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The front page of Nigerian Tribune on Friday focused on the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Among other issues, the lecturers' union embarked on the strike after the federal government insisted all lecturers must be migrated to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information (IPPIS) for salary payment.

As another meeting between the federal government and ASUU ended in a deadlock on Wednesday, October 28, the president of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, lamented that some professors on IPPIS were paid N8,000 as salaries in some months.

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Newspaper review for Friday, October 30
The front page of Nigerian Tribune newspaper published on Friday, October 30. Photo credit: @nigeriantribune
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The front page of ThisDay newspaper on Friday focused Nigeria's former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who is on the race to become the new director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Newspaper review for Friday, October 30: IGP begins tour of commands amid #EndSARS protest
The front page of ThisDay newspaper published on Friday, October 30. Photo credit: @THISDAYLIVE
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Okonjo-Iweala is close to getting the seat as she has the support of virtually all the member countries, except the United States.

According to ThisDay, the Nigerian government has promised to ensure the former finance minister emerge WTO's new DG.

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