Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Tuesday, January 26th, 2021.
1. Transfer Latest: Super Eagles Striker Teams Up With Tanzanian Giants, Simba SC
Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Junior Lokosa, has signed a short-term deal (six months) with Tanzanian giants, Simba SC, with an option to extend.
Lokosa, a former Kano Pillars and Espérance of Tunisia frontman made his international debut for Nigeria on 28 May 2018 in a friendly against DR Congo.
2. Sex Scandal: Apostle Suleman Breaks Silence On IGP Probe
Apostle Suleman has reacted to the alleged probe order by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu over the sex scandal with the wife of a former Pastor of his Church, identified as Pastor Faith Edeko.
It was earlier reported that IGP Adamu ordered a probe into the allegation after a former Pastor of Sulaiman’s church identified as Mike Davis alleged that the clergyman was sleeping with his wife, Edeko.
3. Orlu: Nnamdi Kanu’s Security Outfit, JTF Team In Serious Gun Duel (VIDEO)
The Eastern Security Network (ESN), a security outfit supposedly based in Eastern Nigeria, responsible for curbing insecurity in the region, has been involved in yet another confrontation with the Joint Security Taskforce (JTF) of the Imo State government’s ‘Operation Search and Flush’ patrol team.
Recall AllNews reported about a week ago that Nnamdi Kanu, the controversial leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who not long ago announced the creation of the ESN from his base in a foreign country, warned that Nigerian security forces should avoid searching for the group if they don’t want to be met with roughness.
4. LIFE: Day Sunday Igboho ‘Commanded Gun From Air’ In Bloody Clash, Plus What You Didn’t Know About Oyo Warrior
Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, widely known as ‘Sunday Igboho’ emerged as a popular trend on the internet last week, following his eviction notice to criminal Fulani pastoralists in Ibarapa region of Oyo State.
The self-acclaimed Yoruba warrior last Friday stormed Igangan, in Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo State to further stiffen his stance that Fulanis in the region should leave.
5. Buhari’s Aide Says Criminalizing Fulani Herdsmen Is Evil
Following the eviction orders issued to Fulani herdsmen over increased criminal activities in some communities across the country, the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie has said accusing the herdsmen of every heinous act perpetrated by criminals is evil.
Onochie also alleged that many critics of the Buhari administration were driven by hate and bitterness, and criminalising Fulani herdsmen was an act of fishing for trouble.
6. INFRASTRUCTURE: Lagos Reduces Building Permit Processing Time
The Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development on Monday promised to review planning permit processing time from 28 to 18 days and reduce lay-out approval process from 90 to 30 days.
Mr Mukaila Sanusi, Assistant Director Public Affairs of the ministry, said this was contained in a communiqué adopted from resolutions of an annual retreat of the ministry and its agencies.
7. COVID-19: 13 Corps Members Test Positive At NYSC Camp
The Commissioner for Health in Cross River State, Betta Edu has said thirteen National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members tested positive to COVID-19 infections at the orientation camp in the state.
In totality, Cross River recorded 20 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Sunday, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
8. Primate Ayodele Sends Message To Buhari, Sunday Igboho
Leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has again berated President Muhammadu Buhari over the spate of insecurity in Nigeria.
The clergy in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday morning, January 25, warned the Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho over his fight against Fulani herdsmen in the South-West region of Nigeria.
9. Zlatan-Ibile, Bella Shmurda Display Football Skills
Nigerian singer Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael known professionally as Zlatan Ibile and a fellow budding Nigerian independent artiste Bella Shmurda shared a video where they displayed football skills over the weekend.
Zlatan who shared the video on Instagram displayed professional football skills as he tries to dribble past Bella Shmurda but could not as Shmurda defensive skill was too tough for him to pass through.
10-. 15 Perish Within 72 Hours On Kaduna-Abuja Road Amid Persistent Crashes –Official
Kaduna State Government says no fewer than 15 persons perished in crashes on the Kaduna-Abuja highway, within the past 72 hours, while driving against traffic.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, said on Sunday that the information was based on feedback to the state government by the military and security agencies conducting security operations along the highway.