Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Sunday, January 24th, 2021.
1. APC Postpones Membership Registration Indefinitely
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has postponed indefinitely, its nationwide registration and revalidation exercise initially scheduled to commence on Monday, January 25, 2021.
Making this announcement in a statement on Saturday, Senator John Akpanudoedehe the Secretary to the party’s Caretaker/National Convention Planning Committee, stated that the exercise had been put on hold till further notice.
2. Soldiers, Pro-Biafra Group’s Security Outfit Clash In Imo
One person has been feared dead with scores wounded in a clash between the Nigerian Army and the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB’s) Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Okporo Orlu in Imo State.
It was gathered that the soldiers who were in a military operation in the area stormed the community suspected to be the operational base of the IPOB’s newly-formed ESN.
3. Bello Tells Nigerians To Get Involved in Politics
Yahaya Bello, the Governor of Kogi State has stated that there cannot be a positive change and good governance until Nigerians get involved in governance.
Stating this while asking Nigerians to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bello told Nigerians to join the system to produce the type of government they desired.
4. Ondo: Several Persons Dead As Dangote Truck Rams Into Shops In Akungba
Some residents, including students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA) in Ondo State, have been killed or injured on Saturday when a truck belonging to Dangote Group ran into them at the institution’s gate.
According to witnesses, at least, eight persons lost their lives after the articulated Dangote truck, conveying bags of cement, suffered brake failure and rammed into the business centres, shops and buildings along the roadside.
5. CAF Confederation Cup: Rivers Utd into Final Preliminary Stage
Rivers United FC has qualified for the final preliminary stage of the CAF Confederation Cup, after defeating Bloemfontein Celtic 3-0 on Saturday in the Benin Republic.
The match was played at the Charles De Gaulles Stadium, Port Novo in the Benin Republic.
6. Registration Of Herders, Farmers Will Curb Criminality In Ondo Forests – Senator
Ondo South Senatorial District representative at the National Assembly, Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, says there is a need for the Ondo Government to make a law for genuine herders and farmers to register with the state government.
Tofowom, in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Olumide Akinrinlola, on Saturday said that the move would separate genuine businessmen from criminals in the forest.
7. Taraba NYSC Debunks COVID-19 Case Rumours
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Taraba State has dispelled rumours that its Orientation Camp’s isolation centre in Jalingo has neither electricity nor medication for COVID-19 patients.
A popular online news medium, Daily Post had reported that four members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Batch “B” Stream II in Taraba tested positive to COVID-19 and where dumped in an Isolation Centre with no electricity or medication.
8. Sunday Igboho: IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Sends ‘Warning Message’ To New Oyo Police Commissioner
Amid the Sunday Igboho – Fulani people quit notice saga, Biafra political activist, Nnamdi Kanu has asked Ngozi Onadeko, the new Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command to resign her appointment.
Kanu, the diaspora-based leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in a post on his known Facebook page on Saturday told Onadeko “not to do anything likely to jeopardise the safety or well-being of Sunday Ighoho”.
9. Kaduna Government To Arrest Almajiris, See Why
Kaduna State government has vowed that it will arrest any street beggar, popularly known as Almajiri, found roaming about the Kaduna metropolis.
The state COVID-19 Task Force chairman, Major Garba Yahya Rimi (rtd) in a statement issued on Saturday, said the government has ordered the group to send off all beggars found on the streets of the 23 Local Government Areas of the State.
10. Larry King Dies At 87, Highlife Singer Mourns
Nigerian highlife singer Adekunle Kosoko, known professionally as Adekunle Gold has joined the rest of the world to mourns the death of Larry King, the award-winning TV and radio host who became a household name with his long-running CNN show ‘Larry King Live’. King died Saturday morning at the age of 87.
The Orente crooner took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to pay his last tribute to the television legend as he wrote “Rip Larry King!”