Good Morning!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Saturday, February 15th, 2021.
1. COVID-19 Vaccines Not 666, Clergyman Assures Nigerians
The Primate of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, says Nigerians must ensure that they receive the vaccine against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic when general vaccination starts in the country.
Eye9ja learnt that Mr Ndukuba said this at the February 2021 Standing Committee meeting of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, which began on Feb. 8 and ended on Feb. 14, with a church service at the All Saints’ Cathedral, Onitsha, Anambra.
2. Happy Valentine’s Day 2021: Wishes, Messages, And Social Media Status
At last, here comes the day we all have been waiting for. After the week-long countdown involving roses, proposals, chocolates, teddy bears, promises, hugs, and kisses, we are now at the finale, Valentine’s Day.
“Without Valentine’s Day, February would be… well, January.” This is the day you walk up to your partner and show them what love is all about. Telling them how much they mean to you is one thing every partner in a relationship yearns to hear. And so, on this special occasion of love, here are some wishes, messages and social media statuses to share with your special one.
3. Mr Macaroni Speaks After His Release
Following his arrest and release for protesting against the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate, Debo Macaroni aka Mr Macaroni, has finally spoken.
Via his Twitter account, he spoke on the ethnic insecurity in Nigeria and called on the government to remember that it is its duty to protect all Nigerians.
Ignoring his arrest, he spoke on the oneness of the Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba and urged everyone to embrace each other.
4. Lekki Tollgate: Charly Boy Reacts To Arrest Of #EndSARS Protesters
Popular Nigerian musician and television presenter, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy has joined hosts of others to condemn the arrests of some #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters by security operatives.
Charly Boy who took to his Twitter handle on Saturday to condemn the arrest said Nigerian youths have every right to protest at Lekki toll gate as enshrined in the constitution.
5. Lekki Tollgate: Mr Macaroni In Police Net
Nigerian skit maker, Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni, has reportedly been arrested at the Lekki tollgate. He broadcasted live on Instagram in a police van until his phone was seized and his Instagram Live ended. Also, about 26 other people have been arrested today.
This online news platform gathered that he joined the protest against the planned reopening of the Lekki toll gate following the alleged killing of protesters on October 20, 2020.
6. 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.
Eye9ja learnt that the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development in a tweet on its verified handle on Thursday gave the update.
7. Why Our Men Fought With NURTW Members At Obalende – RTEAN
The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in Lagos has called on the state government to urgently intervene in the fracas between it and the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
Eye9ja learnt that the Publicity Secretary of RTEAN, Alhaji Abdulrahman Amusan, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.
8. Lekki TollGate: Rihanna Once Again Show Support For Nigeria
American singer, Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty, has lent her voice to the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest, Eye9ja has learned.
In a reply to Amnesty International’s post on Twitter, the singer simply wrote on her Twitter account, “Peaceful protest is a human right!! #EndSARS.”