Good Morning!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Saturday, February 13th, 2021.
1. Biafra Activist, Nnamdi Kanu Savours ESN ‘Accomplishment’
As the controversial Eastern Security Network (ESN) clocks two-month-old on Friday, Biafra political activist, Nnamdi Kanu has claimed that “slowly but surely, we have won”.
It would be recalled that Kanu, the diaspora-based leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on December 12, 2020, announced the formation of the ESN, under his command.
2. Is Isreal’s Afeare Apology To DJ Cuppy Sincere? See What His Body Language Says
Since Afeare Israel issued a public apology to DJ Cuppy over his libellous statement on Cuppy and Zlatan’s beef, many on social media have continued to doubt the sincerity of the apology as they claim it is just cruise, vibe, and Insha Allah.
Although the Twitter space stated that his apology is a mockery of Cuppy but his body language and non-stop usage of ‘please’ says otherwise.
3. N-Power: N-Creative Trainees Embark On Practical Sessions (Photos)
Trainees of N-Creative, a sub-component of the Federal Government’s N-Power scheme that authorities say will train and develop 5,000 young talents are still undergoing training in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development in a tweet on its verified handle on Thursday gave the update.
4. Valentine’s Day: NOA Launches ‘Fall In Love With Nigeria’ Campaign
The National Orientation Agency (NOA), on Friday, launched its 2021 edition of ‘Fall in Love with Nigeria’ campaign ahead of the annual Valentine’s day celebration on February 14.
The campaign, streamed live across the six geographical zones of the country was themed: “Building a People of Peace: Fall in Love with Nigeria: Be Patriotic; Do Your Part to Keep Nigeria Secure and Safe from COVID-19”.
5. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Nigerians Push Fela To The Top
Following Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s nomination for the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, several Nigerians including celebrities have declared their support for the late Afrobeat legend by soliciting votes to make him part of the five that will be inducted.
Recall that the Nigerian musical icon was announced alongside Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner and Dionne Warwick.
6. Pro-Biafra Group, IPOB Chides Lai Mohammed For Supporting Amnesty For Bandits
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has rebuked the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed for reportedly throwing his weight behind Nigerian states that offered amnesty to bandits.
Mohammed was quoted to have said that “if granting amnesty to a warlord will lead to the surrendering of many others, I will take that decision”.
7. JAMB Latest: Oloyede Reveals What Board Has Done For All Candidates
The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, says the exam body ‘has provided equal opportunities for all candidates’.
Prof. Oloyede also stressed the need for cordial inter-agency security networking as a way to consolidate the security architecture of Nigeria.
8. DJ Cuppy Reacts To Pregnancy Rumours (See Photos)
A popular Nigerian disc jockey, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, better known as DJ Cuppy has reacted to the news making rounds that she is pregnant after a video of her with a protruded belly surfaced on social media.
The 28-year-old billionaire’s daughter while reacting to the pregnancy rumour said that it is money that is inside her belly and not a baby.
9. Nigerians Lambast FG On Decision To Make NIN Mandatory For Bank Accounts
Some Nigerians have taken to their social media pages to vent their displeasure to the recent move of the Federal Government as regards making the National Identification Number (NIN) mandatory for bank transactions such as the opening of bank accounts, payment of taxes, and voter registration.
Eye9ja hade earlier reported that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami had announced the government’s move to replace BVN with NIN while hosting the newly elected National Executive Council of the Association Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria in Abuja.
10. African Startups To Look Out For In 2021
The African startup space has shown great strength and tenacity in the face of adversity, and there was a constant stream of positive news coming from startups all over the continent throughout 2020.
However, some startups did exceptionally well in the Tech space last year, and we have compiled a list of 15 startups from all over Africa who we believe everyone should watch out for this year: