Top 10 stories from across Nigerian Newspapers, Wednesday October 19th 2022 – Ripples Nigeria

UK cop who stole £80 from a lost wallet sacked from force
Republicans narrowly win back House in US midterm elections
Cameroonian Professor ranked world’s 2nd-best mathematician
Turkish televangelist jailed 8,658 years for sexual assault
Donald Trump declares for 2024 US Presidency
‘Nigerians suffering due to insecurity, need help,’ National Security Adviser tells Reps panel
Senate quizzes defence minister over alleged duplication of budgetary votes
INEC updates PDP candidates’ list in Edo
Court affirms Kantigi as PDP governorship candidate in Niger
All BVAS needed for 2023 polls ready by December – INEC
Shareholders lose N19.4bn as value of investments in Nigeria’s capital market drops by 0.08%
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, faces scrutiny over bitcoin, other decisions
Nigeria to begin export of rice to Egypt amid claims of food shortages
Nigerian govt calls for investment in gas blocks in Niger Delta, Dahomey, others
Crypto firm, BlockFi, eyeing bankruptcy over FTX’s failure
INVESTIGATION: How N70m road construction created more hardship for Sokoto residents
INVESTIGATION: Inside Kwara school where students are used as labour on teachers’ private farms
INVESTIGATION: How Kano SUBEB awarded contracts to inactive contractors, non-existent schools
SPECIAL REPORT: Hike in gas price forces more Nigerians to use coal, sawdust, as smoke kills 93,300 yearly
INVESTIGATION: How roadside foods endanger consumers’ life with trans fat in northern Nigeria
FACT CHECK: Is this a crowd of Atiku’s supporters in Bauchi as claimed by PDP?
FACT-CHECK: Is this viral video of N5000, N2000 notes real?
FACT-CHECK: Was ESN formed by South-East governors as Peter Obi claimed?
FACT-CHECK: Is APC presidential candidate, Tinubu, giving out N15,000 as campaign grant?
FACT-CHECK: Is video of soldiers flogging civilians doctored as claimed by Gov Umahi?
Ronaldo-less Portugal thrash Super Eagles 4-0 in Lisbon friendly
Senegal to be without Mane at World Cup as player goes for surgery
World Cup must not be politicised, says French president Macron
UFC fighter Adesanya released after arrest in New York
Lewandowski handed three-match ban after red card
Kenya’s BasiGo secures $6.6M funding round. 1 other story and a trivia
Meet Airmed: A Nigerian-led healthcare startup leveraging technology to enhance medical services in Nigeria
Peter Thiel leads $20M round in Egypt’s baraka. 2 other stories and a trivia
YouTube to boost African creators with $50,000 grants
26-year old Nigerian becomes youngest black lady to raise over $2m in VC. 2 other stories and a trivia
Naira appreciates at black market, official rate unchanged
Naira falls back to N800/$1
Naira suffers heavy loss after ‘miraculous’ recovery, trades above N760/$1
Dollar rate crashes in black market, as CBN fights USD with $1.8bn
Bureau De Change operators increase Dollar, Pound rates, blame redesigned naira plan
1. Wike shuns PDP, endorses Sanwo-Olu for second term in Lagos
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has endorsed his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for second term in office.Read more
2. 2023: Buhari to unveil Tinubu’s manifesto Friday
President Muhammadu Buhari will unveil the manifesto of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday in Abuja.Read more
3. INEC condemns clashes among party supporters, harps on adherence to Electoral Act
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned political parties to steer clear of violent campaigns in the build-up to the 2023 general elections.Read more
4. South-East monarchs urge Buhari to release Kanu
Traditional rulers from the South-East on Tuesday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to release the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.Read more
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5. Omo-Agege claims 70% of state assemblies are opposed to constitution amendmentl
Ovie Omo-Agege, the chairman of the National Assembly Constitution Review Committee, claims that only 11 out of the 36 State Houses of Assembly have shown independence and commitment to the nation in the six months after 44 constitution proposals were enacted and sent to them.Read more
6. Investors lose N544.4bn as Nigeria’s capital market suffers another dip
The sell-off persisted in the Nigerian capital market on Tuesday with investors losing N544.46 billion in investment at the close of the day’s trading.Read more
7. Again, Nigeria refineries process zero crude, spend N4.9bn on personal, car loans for staff
Nigeria’s three refineries in one year handed out to staff N4.93 billion in personal and car loans without interest in two years.Read more
8. NDLEA arrests nine suspects with illicit drugs in Kaduna
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kaduna State Command, has arrested nine suspects for alleged possession of illicit drugs.Read more
9. Panic as flood washes up corpses from cemetery in Bayelsa
Residents of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, have been thrown into panic after several corpses were washed up from the Azikoro Government Cemetery by flood that wrecked havoc in the community.Read more
10. Chelsea provide Kante injury update, say player out for four months
France and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante will not making an appearance at the 2022 FIFA World Cup billed to hold in Qatar from next month.Read more
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