Good Morning!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Wednesday, February 17th, 2021.
1. Kano Donates N18.5m To Victims Shasha Market Violence
Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje has donated N18.5 million to 185 indigenes of the state who were victims of the Shasha market mayhem in Ibadan.
Alhaji Garba Mohammed, Kano State Commissioner for Information, who led the state government delegation, gave each of the victims N100,000 on Tuesday in Ibadan.
2. APC Governors Receive Gbenga Daniel
Former Governor of Ogun, Gbenga Daniel has officially defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), barely two years after quitting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The defection which took place on Tuesday was well-received by five APC governors at his Asoludero residence.
3. UCL: Mbappe Pulls Strings As PSG Drolls Barca
French man, Kylian Mbappe ripped Barcelona apart on Tuesday by scoring a stunning hat-trick in a 4-1 rout to put Paris Saint-Germain on the brink of the Champions League quarter-finals.
Mbappe underlined his status as the coming superstar of world football with a ruthless display of finishing at Camp Nou that will go down as one of this competition’s most devastating individual performances.
4. Sanwo-Olu, Others Hail Aisha Buhari at 50
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his wife, Ibijoke congratulated the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on her 50th birthday celebration. She was born on February 17, 1971.
Lagos’ first couple’s message was revealed in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Tuesday, describing the First Lady as a courageous and amiable woman, a kindhearted and strong pillar of support for President Muhammadu Buhari.
5. Final Year Student Commits Suicide Over Cheating Girlfriend
A final-year student, identified as Abdullahi Bashir reportedly committed suicide after his girlfriend cheated on him.
According to reports, Abdul, a 400 level student of the Federal University of Dutse, Jigawa State allegedly drank a poisonous substance suspected to be Sniper.
6. FIFA Council Election: Pinnick Seeks the Nigerian Government’s Support
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick Tuesday visited the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare in Abuja to discuss among other things, his intention to fly Nigeria’s flag in the fast-approaching FIFA council election.
The NFF President brought a letter, thanking the Federal Government for all their support and pledged to be a good ambassador of Nigeria if elected into the FIFA Council.
7. Ogun: Why I Killed My Wife Of 20 Years – LG Staff
A 46-year-old man, Olatunji Sobola has told the Nigerian police that he killed his wife after seeing some distrustful text messages on her phone.
Sobola, a staff of Remo North Local Government in Ogun State confessed that he suspected his wife of 20 years of “having extramarital affairs because of some text messages he saw on her phone.”
8. Tope Awotona: 5 Things About Nigerian Who Built Meeting Scheduling Software
Despite the harsh criticism on some Nigerians around the world for engaging in cybercrimes, there are millions of Nigerians making waves around the world.
One of the recently celebrated Nigerians around the world is Tope Awotona, founder and CEO of Calendly. Calendly is a simple scheduling tool used to schedule meetings without all the back-and-forth emails.
9. Bashir Ahmad: DPR Disowns Gazzette’s Letter On Buhari’s Aide Appointment
Clearing the purported falsehood being circulated on social media, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Tuesday said an appointment letter circulating on social media allegedly issued to President Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad is “fake” and a “handiwork of mischief-makers.”
Recalls that an online digital platform, Peoples Gazzette, Monday posted a report that; Ahmad was appointed secretly “to supervise a powerful and lucrative division at the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) — a role that supersedes his work experience and area of expertise as a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University.”
10. Nigerian-Biafran War Never Actually Ended, Says IPOB’s Special Counsel
Aloy Ejimakor, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB’s) Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor has asserted that the Nigerian-Biafran War of 1967 to 1970 “never really ended”.
The Nigerian Civil War (also known as the Biafran War and the Nigerian-Biafran War) was a civil war in Nigeria fought between the government of Nigeria headed by General Yakubu Gowon and the secessionist state of Biafra led by late Lt. Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu from 6 July 1967 to 15 January 1970.