Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspaper headlines for today Thursday, January 7th, 2021.
1. ‘Igbo Presidency Impossible’ – Sec. To Biafran Activist, Nnamdi Kanu
Carolyn Okorafor, the Principal-Secretary to Biafra political activist, Nnamdi Kanu, has asserted that “Igbo presidency will never happen” in Nigeria.
Okorafor who advanced this argument via her known Twitter handle on Wednesday asked politicians in the Eastern part of the country to “stop dreaming”. Read more here.
2. REVEALED: Marcus Rashford Is Football’s Most Valuable Player
Manchester United and England forward, Marcus Rashford is now football’s most valuable player, according to the CIES Football Observatory.
Rashford topped the list at a value of €165m, while Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland (€152m) and Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (€151m) complete the top three.
3. UNILAG Loses Another Professor To COVID-19 Complications
Professor Duro Ajeyalemi, a former Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has died from coronavirus (COVID-19) complications.
Prof Ajeyalami who was 70 years old died at the COVID-19 isolation center, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, on Wednesday morning in Lagos.
4. Deeper Life High School Officials To Be Arraigned Over ‘Sexual Assault’ Of Don Davis
Officials of the Deeper Life High School, Akwa Ibom State will be arraigned over the alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old Don Davis.
It was gathered that the Akwa Ibom State Police Command detained some officials of the school after attending a meeting at the police headquarters, Uyo, summoned by the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme.
5. Osinbajo Briefs Buhari On Economic Sustainability Plan Implementation
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) implementation during their first official meeting in the year 2021 at the presidential villa, Abuja.
The Economic Sustainability Plan is the administration’s economic stimulus response to the Coronavirus pandemic established by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 30, 2020.
6. COVID-19: We Don’t Want Another Lockdown, Says Sanwo-Olu
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday warned Lagosians to adhere strictly to safety protocols laid down to combat the continuous spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the state as the state government is not interested in going on another lockdown.
Governor Sanwo-Olu who made this known in a statement said the second wave has hit with more severe symptoms, and with a likelier possibility of more casualties, a situation he said the state would like to avoid.
7. Benue: Akume Accused Of Sowing Seed Of Discord
Leaders of the Benue North-East senatorial district under the aegis of Zone A People’s Assembly (ZAPA), have accused the Minister of Special Duties of Nigeria, Senator George Akume of fanning the embers of hatred, bile, and disunity in the state.
Addressing the media on Tuesday in Makurdi, President General of ZAPA, Fannen Mondo, flanked by the General Secretary, Sir. Joseph Ornguga and Legal Adviser, Terseer Anongo also accused the erstwhile governor of deliberately undermining political leaders from the senatorial zone for selfish reasons.
8. Apple Looking To Adopt Mini LED iPad Pro In Q1 2021
There are suggestions making the rounds that Apple could be looking to adopt the use of mini LEDs for its products, such as the iPad lineup.
If you are looking forward to seeing a mini LED iPad, then you might want to hold off on your purchase because the latest rumors are claiming that such a device will launch in the first quarter of 2021.
9. Veteran Nollywood Actress Orisabunmi Is Dead
The Nollywood industry has lost another veteran Yoruba actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi who passed on at the age of 60.
The actress’s death comes four months after the death of her ex-husband, Jimoh Aliu, popularly known as Aworo.
10. JAMB Opens Portal For 2020/2021 Admissions Process
The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede on Wednesday said its portal has been opened for the 2020/2021 admissions process.
Professor Oloyede said all the admission processes will go through the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) for approval. He added that opening the portal gives institutions access to upload names of shortlisted applicants for the 2020/2021 admissions.
That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspaper headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspaper headlines are available on the Eye9ja website.