Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspaper headlines for today Monday, January 11th, 2021.
1. COVID-19 Not Hoax, Sanwo-Olu Warns Lagosians
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has appealed to Lagosians to religiously stick to all COVID-19 protocols as the disease is not a hoax as some people claim it is.
He stated this on his Twitter account on Sunday while warning of the infection’s severity.
2. Certificate Forgery: APC Vows To Challenge Obaseki’s Victory
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed to contest the ruling of an Abuja Federal High Court that Favoured Governor Godwin Obaseki in the certificate forgery case instituted by the party.
Making this known in a statement on Saturday, Davide Imuse, chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the APC said that the party’s legal team will study the high court’s verdict and institute an appeal.
3. COVID-19: Oyo Govt Warns Private Hospitals To Keep Off
The Oyo State government has warned private hospitals in the state against treating COVID-19 patients in their facilities.
Issuing this warning in a statement on Saturday, Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary to the Governor, the Emergency Operations Centre, and Oyo State COVID-19 Technical Task Force pointed out that private facilities had contributed to the further spread of the virus amongst health workers in the state.
4. WAEC Sets Jan 29 As 2021 Registration Deadline
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria, has set January 29 as the deadline for the registration of the 2021 examination for private candidates.
According to the council’s Head of Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, on Saturday in Benin, registration pins and information CDs are available and can be obtained at the WAEC office.
5. Amaka Ekwo Agrees With Nnamdi Kanu On Biafran Solution
Amaka Ekwo, the former Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB’s) New Media and Special Duties Coordinator and Press Secretary to Nnamdi Kanu, has said that she agrees with her former boss on his stance that rotational presidency is not the solution to Nigeria’s problem.
Although the 2023 presidential election is about two years away, recent events in the Nigerian political space point to the fact that for many politicians, the race started a long time ago.
6. Orisabunmi’s Sister Janet Ademola Is Dead
Three days after the death of popular Yoruba actress Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi, her younger sister Janet Ademola has died.
Gbenga Onisola, her nephew broke the news of her death on Saturday.
7. Elon Musk Urges Followers To Dump Facebook, WhatsApp For Signal App
Tech CEO Elon Musk has advised his almost 42 million Twitter followers to use the more secure messaging app, Signal, instead of Facebook products and WhatApp.
Musk who made this known in a tweet shared a meme referencing Facebook’s role in the spread of misinformation leading to the attack on Congress last week and suggested people should use the Signal app.
8. COVID-19: Jude Okoye’s Wife Placed On Oxygen
Former beauty queen Ify Okoye, the wife of Jude Okoye, former manager and elder brother of the now-defunct music duo P-Square, has been placed on oxygen amid the battle with COVID-19.
Ify took to her Instagram story on Saturday as she shared a picture of herself attached to an oxygen tank with a brief post reading: “surviving COVID-19.”
9. How Bitcoin Casinos Work
Bitcoin has grown to become a popular global digital currency that has created a new economy around it, as against the conventional currency-based economy.
While the popularity of transactions with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies continues to grow, they’ve created a separate online arena for gaming, lotteries, and gambling, through what is known as Bitcoin casinos.
10. Bird Flu Rocks India Amidst COVID-19 Spread
An outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) is rapidly spreading across India, with seven states confirming cases and others awaiting test results.
This is as they put containment measures in place, officials said Sunday.