Good Morning!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Friday, February 12th, 2021.
1. Energy Theft: Ikeja Electric to Reward Whistleblowers
Ikeja Electric Plc has introduced incentives for whistle-blowers who expose energy thieves within its network as part of efforts to curtail the problem.
The electricity distribution company made the announcement in a statement issued on Thursday by its Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Felix Ofulue, in Lagos.
2. ‘The Milkmaid’ Director Reacts To Oscars 2021 Snub
Desmond Ovbiagele, the director of Milkmaid, has responded to the movie failing to make the Oscars 2021 shortlist in the International Feature Film (IFF) category.
All News Nigeria had reported that The Milkmaid, a movie about a Fulani girl who embarks on a quest to locate her sister who went missing, was chosen by the Nigerian Oscars Committee to contend in the IFF category but was not chosen among the 15 films shortlisted for the next round of voting.
3. The Bills We Will Pass in 2021 – Gbajabiamila
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disclosed that the Green Chamber would pay more attention to bills and motions that would improve the ease of doing business in Nigeria as well as unlock economic potentials.
Welcoming his colleagues in an address from the Christmas and New Year break during the resumption of plenary on Wednesday, Gbajabiamila said the House would make frantic efforts to surpass its achievements of last year.
4. Gov. Sanwo-Olu Mourns Alhaji Lateef Jakande
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has mourned the passing of the first Civilian Governor of the State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
Jakande, a renowned journalist and elder statesman, who governed Lagos State during the aborted Second Republic between 1979 and 1983, died on Thursday at the age of 91.
5. 2023 Presidential Election In Nigeria: IPOB’s Special Counsel Makes ‘Interesting’ Prediction
Aloy Ejimakor, the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB’s) Special Counsel has predicted that the 2023 Presidential Election in Nigeria will see Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) “suddenly” calling for the restructuring of the country.
Ejimakor stated this on his known Twitter handle on Wednesday.
6. Crypto Ban: Senate Summons CBN, SEC Boss
The Senate on Thursday summoned the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, and Director General of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Lamido Yuguda, over the decision of the CBN to ban the use of cryptocurrency in the country.
The summon follows a motion by Senator Istifanus Gyang and Tokunbo Abiru, titled, “CBN’s decision to stop financial institutions from transacting in cryptocurrencies and matters arising therefrom.”
7.Sheik Adam Al-Ilory Is The Genesis Of Problem Of Islam In Yorubaland – Saheed Shittu (Video)
Controversial preacher, Saheed Shittu has claimed that Sheikh Adam Abdullah Al-Ilory, who was a leading Benin-Nigerian Islamic scholar “is the genesis of the problem of Islam in Yorubaland”.
Shittu in a broadcast on Save Your Soul TV on Wednesday, which was monitored by this reporter berated Sheikh Adam Abdullah Al-Ilory and his son, Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory.
8. Accommodating #EndSARS Excesses, Testament Of Buhari’s Human Rights Record – Malami
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said President Muhammadu Buhari tolerated the excesses of the #EndSARS protesters in October last year.
Malami said that among other actions of the President is testament to Buhari’s leniency, despite what he termed as “human rights violations” in the country.
9. Crypto Ban: Trading Platform Launches Payment Gateway To Bypass CBN Policy Six Days After Memo
Binance, one of the largest trading platforms for cryptocurrency has launched a peer-to-peer trading platform days after the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) directives to all banks to prohibit crypto trading in the country.
Binance earlier announced that it has shut down all its Naira trading platform hours after the Central Bank’s announcement to restate its position in cryptocurrency on Friday, 5 February but 6 days after, on 11 February, the platform announced another method to buy and sell cryptocurrency in Nigeria.
10. Framing Attack on Soyinka’s Land An Attempt To Incite Trouble — Sani
Former Nigerian Senator, Shehu Sani has condemned the rumoured attack on the Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka’s land by a Fulani herdsman.
The writer via his verified Twitter handle and described the rumour as an attempt to incite inter-ethnic strife between the Yoruba and the Fulani people of Nigeria.