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24 Hours to Go - Govs Mount Pressure On Labour to Shelve Strike

[Leadership] Barely 24 hours to deadline, governors of the 36 states of the federation yesterday mounted pressure on organised labour to resolve the impasse occasioned by the threat to embark on strike tomorrow, if the federal government refuses to rescind the recent decision to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, and electricity tariff. (AllAfrica)

Buhari Condemns Attack On Zulum's Convoy, Mourns Victims

[Premium Times] The President described the attack as an 'orchestrated sabotage'. (AllAfrica)

Is President Buhari From Niger Republic As Has Been Rumoured?

[This Day] THE ALTERNATIVE (AllAfrica)

Nigeria At 60 - Is the Nation Truly 'Together'?

[This Day] As Nigeria gets set to mark her diamond jubilee as a political entity, the fact is not lost on anyone that at no time has the nation been this divided along ethnic and religious lines, reports Shola Oyeyipo (AllAfrica)

Mouktar Applauds NFF Over Appointment of 11 FCT Coaches for National Teams

[Daily Trust] The Chairman of Federal Capital Territory Football Association, Adam Mouktar Mohammed has hailed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over the appointment of 11 coaches for the various national teams. (AllAfrica)

FG Mulling Auto-Gas As Alternative to Petrol - Osinbajo

[Premium Times] Mr Osinbajo says there is no plan to increase taxes. (AllAfrica)

Boko Haram Attacks Zulum's Team, Kills 15 Security Operatives

[This Day] Maiduguri -- Boko Haram yesterday ambushed an advance team of the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum between Monguno and Baga, killing eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of Civilian-JTF. (AllAfrica)

Zazzau Emir - Kaduna Govt Confirms Receiving Names of Nominees

[Premium Times] The government also explains the selection process it is adopting. (AllAfrica)

Police Arrest 17 WAEC Officials Over Exam Offences

[Leadership] Abuja -- The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrested 17 officials of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) over their involvement in various examination malpractices in the just concluded West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in some states in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Danjuma, Bosso, Olowookere Head National Teams

[This Day] The Nigeria Football Federation has composed new technical crews for a number of National Teams. The composition sees the return of one-time U20 Boys' Head Coach, Isah Ladan Bosso, with Christopher Danjuma retaining the U20 Girls' lead role, and Bankole Olowookere emerging as Head Coach of the U17 girls, Flamingos. (AllAfrica)

Obaseki's God and Godfathers

[Vanguard] Governor Godwin Obaseki must not look back, there is so much work to be done. It should dawn on him that the world is watching. God made victory possible and ancestor, Agho Ogbedeoyo, the Obaseki of Benin will be all smiles in his grave. (AllAfrica)

Remember BLO? Laolu Akins On His Adventures in the Land of Music

[Vanguard] ... Speaks on Ginger Baker, Kehinde Lijadu, Berkley Jones, Mike Okri, Sony Okosun, Christian Igbokwe, Shina Peter, Ayuba, etc (AllAfrica)

9 Test Positive for Covid-19 in Kwara Utd

[Daily Trust] Nine members of Kwara United FC of Ilorin have tested positive for COVID-19, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (AllAfrica)

Everton Nigeria Midfielder, Adeniran Completes Loan Switch to Wycombe Wanderers

[This Day] In a quest for first-team action, Nigeria prospect Dennis Adeniran has completed a loan move to Championship side Wycombe Wanderers from Everton and the Anglo-Nigerian will spend the 2020-21 campaign at the English Championship outfit (AllAfrica)

No Successive Appearance for Akinlabi, Dropped From Madrid Squad Versus Betis

[This Day] Despite training with the first team today and having put up a decent performance when he was introduced as a second half substitute against Real Sociedad, Nigeria-eligible winger Marvin Akinlabi will still not make his second appearance for Real Madrid's first team when they take on Real Betis at the Estadio Benito Villamarín today. (AllAfrica)

Olamide's 'Carpe Diem' Is Done

[This Day] Olamide's new album, "Carpe Diem" is ready. The singer/song writer has dropped a few lyrics of a song from the album, together with what looks like a scene from a video, writes Ferdinand Ekechukwu (AllAfrica)

Eligible Striker Eppiah Signs New Three-Year Deal With Leicester

[This Day] Nigeria-eligible striker Josh Eppiah has committed his future to Leicester City by signing a new three-year deal, the former Premier League champions have informed through their official website. (AllAfrica)

13 States Technically Insolvent, Debts Rise 163%

[Vanguard] Thirteen States in Nigeria may have become technically insolvent as an independent research report indicated they failed fiscal sustainability test. (AllAfrica)

Dozens Killed, Houses Destroyed As Floods Ravage North-Central

[Premium Times] Torrential rains accompanied by strong winds have in recent weeks wreaked havoc in the North-central sub-region of Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Why the Child's Rights Act Still Doesn't Apply Throughout Nigeria

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria adopted the Child's Rights Act in 2003, giving legal consent to both the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The country's constitution states that for an international law to take effect, Nigeria's legislature must create a national version. (AllAfrica)

Imo Govt Disbands Task Force Over Death of 3,000 Day-Old Chicks

[Premium Times] The vehicle carrying the day-old chicks was impounded by members of the state's task force on the emblem. (AllAfrica)

Police Arrest Officers for Assaulting Two Men

[Premium Times] The officers were captured in a video picking people up on the road at random (AllAfrica)

Two Killed in Renewed Ebonyi/Cross River Boundary Dispute

[Premium Times] Three other persons are still missing after the clash (AllAfrica)

Zazzau Kingmakers Shortlist Three Candidates for Emir, Exclude El-Rufai's Ally

[Premium Times] The kingmakers are selecting a replacement for Emir Shehu Idris, who died on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Fayemi's 'Suspension' Is Null and Void - APC Headquarters

[Premium Times] "Governor Kayode Fayemi remains the leader of the party in Ekiti State." (AllAfrica)

INEC Solicits Support of Traditional Rulers in Ondo for Success of Oct 10 Election

[Vanguard] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged traditional rulers in Ondo state to help promote peace and ensure the electorate complied with COVID-19 protocols during the Oct. 10 governorship election. (AllAfrica)

Manufacturing Sector Activities Down 5th Consecutive Month

[Vanguard] Activities in Nigeria's manufacturing sector experienced its fifth consecutive monthly decline, standing at 46.9 index points in September 2020 due to decline in business activities during the period. (AllAfrica)

Lagos Assembly Proposes Bill Criminalising 'Unlawful Society' in Higher Institutions

[Premium Times] A bill titled; "A Bill For A Law To Provide For The Prohibition of Unlawful Societies And Cultism In Lagos State And For Other Connected Purposes," went through a public hearing at the Lagos House of Assembly on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Ekiti APC Crisis Worsens As Faction 'Suspends' Fayemi From Party

[Premium Times] Aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State have announced the suspension of Governor Kayode Fayemi from the party for alleged anti-party activities. (AllAfrica)

Kogi Declares Two-Day Mourning for Victims of Tanker Accident

[This Day] The Kogi State Government has declared a two-day mourning in honour of the 28 victims of a tanker explosion, which occurred in Lokoja, the state capital, on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Doctors Call Off Strike, as Governors' Forum Broker Truce

[This Day] Abuja -The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) has brokered a truce between the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the federal government leading to the former calling off its strike which commenced at the beginning of the week. (AllAfrica)