Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspaper headlines for today Tuesday, January 12th, 2021.
1. JAMB To Prosecute Violators Of Admission Process
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it will partner with security agencies to prosecute any candidate or institution, found violating its admission’s code of operations.
In the latest Weekly Bulletin, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, the board’s decision is part of its resolution after the management meeting on the imperative of ridding the admissions process of unwholesome practices.
2. Top Gombe Emir Is Dead
The Emir of Billiri in Gombe State, Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru ll (Mai Tangale) is dead.
Maisheru’s death was confirmed in a post on Twitter on Monday by a former Gombe governor, Hassan Ibrahim Dankwambo.
3. COVID-19: WHO Experts To Visit China From Thursday
The National Health Commission (NHC) on Monday revealed that ten experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) are to visit China from Thursday to probe the origins of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections.
This online medium understands that this is coming more than a year after the pandemic began and amid accusations, Beijing has tried to thwart the probe.
4. Lagos Shuts Primary Health Centre Over COVID-19 Outbreak
Meiran primary health center at Agbado/Oke-Odo local council development area of Lagos state has been shut down after some health workers at the center tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
According to a statement released by Mosunmola Olabige, the chief press secretary to David Famuyiwa, chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo on Sunday, January 10.
5. Biafra: IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Likens Self To Jesus, Muhammad
Biafran political activist, Nnamdi Kanu has called out people describing him as a fugitive, comparing himself to highly-revered religious leaders, Jesus and Muhammad.
Kanu stated this in a Special Broadcast on Radio Biafra on Sunday. The broadcast was monitored by this reporter.
6. Obiozor Emerges Ohanaeze Ndigbo President
Ambassador George Obiozor has emerged President-General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Obiozor was elected after polling a total of 304 votes in the Ohaneze election that took place in Owerri, capital of Imo State over the weekend.
7. What God Told Me About Boko Haram’s Shekau – Nigerian Pastor
Desmond Yunana, a reverend of Anglican Church Nigeria based in Borno state, says Abubakar Shekau, terrorist organization Boko Haram leader, is critically ill.
Yunana also claimed that Shekau needs prayer from Nigerians.
8. Court Grants Sowore N20 Million Bail
Court has granted Sowore N20 million bail.
The chief magistrate court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Monday, January 11, granted bail to the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore in the sum of N20m.
9. Afrobeat Musician Seun Kuti Celebrates 38th Birthday
Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti also called “The Big Bird” has penned down an appreciation message to his wife, Yetunde Anikulapo Kuti popularly called chefyeide as he celebrates his 38th birthday.
Seun has chosen to celebrate his wife rather than himself on his birthday as he described her as “the glue that makes the broken chain anew” made this known on Instagram this morning.
10. How Dangote Lost $900m In 24 Hours
The total net worth of the Nigerian billionaire and business magnate, Aliko Dangote dropped by $900 million on Friday as his flagship company emerged the biggest loser at the end of trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Updates by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which is a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people, showed that Dangote’s wealth fell from $18.4bn on Thursday to $17.5bn on Friday, making him the 114th wealthiest man in the world, down from 106th the previous day.