Good Morning!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Thursday, February 18th, 2021.
1. More Than 1.2 Million Abortions Have Been Performed In 2021 – WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday revealed that more than1.2 million abortions have been performed worldwide in the first 10 days of 2021.
WHO’s a revelation is coming barely two months into the new year and the organization is given surprising facts on numbers of abortion conducted so far.
2. See Details of Buhari’s Letter Read on Senate Floor
The Senate on Wednesday received the 2021 budget proposal for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund for consideration and approval from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari’s request letter was read on the Senate floor during a plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
3. Buhari Tells Envoys-Designate to Project Nigeria’s Image, Bring Honours Home
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has charged newly appointed ambassadors to project the country as a great land for investment, filled with good people.
The President made the call during the virtual induction/orientation for the ambassadors-designate, Consuls-general and Charge’ D’ Affairs En titre at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Auditorium in Abuja on Wednesday.
4. EPL: Marcus Rashford Named Among TIME’s Next 100 Most Influential People In The World
Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford has been announced as one of the TIME magazines next 100 most influential people in the world’, which aims to celebrate emerging leaders.
The English Premier League (EPL) star was recognised as part of a new generation of global leaders thanks to his tireless work to fight against food poverty in the United Kingdom (UK).
5. Ash Wednesday: Catholic Cleric Reminds Christians Of Transience of Life
As Catholics worldwide commemorate Ash Wednesday, Rev. Fr. Cyprian Mbamara, has urged Christians to be reminded of mortality and the transience of creation.
Mbarara, the Associate Parish Priest of St. Andrews Catholic Church Lusada, Ado-Odo/Ota, Ogun, in his homily on Wednesday, said that the Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent and the commencement of 40 days fasting by Catholics.
6. Australian Open Live: Tsitsipas Beats Nadal In Thrilling Five-set Clash To Reach Semis
Greek tennis player, Stefanos Tsitsipas on Wednesday beat Rafael Nadal of Spain 3-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4, 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the 2021 Australian Open.
Nadal, 34, was beaten from two sets up for only the third time in his career.
7. Abiodun, Oyetola’s wife congratulate Aisha Buhari at 50
The Governor of Ogun State and wife of Osun State Governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, on Tuesday sent congratulatory messages to the wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, on her 50th birthday celebration, Eye9ja reports.
Abiodun said the President’s wife, who clocks 50 today, has been a supportive and reliable pillar of strength to President Muhammad Buhari and the entire family.
8. Jeff Bezos Reclaims Spot As World’s Richest Man
Jeff Bezos, the 57-year-old American billionaire and founder of Amazon — the world’s most valuable online retail company, has just reclaimed the title as the world’s richest person, after surpassing Elon Musk some hours ago, according to real-time data from the Bloomberg Billionaire index.
Jeff Bezos, who’d held the title for more than three years until last month, reclaimed his No. 1 position with a net worth of $191.2 billion, or $955 million more than Musk.
9. 2023 Presidency: Saraki Shuts Down Talks Of Jonathan’s Defection
Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Tuesday said the former President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of his unwavering commitment to the party.
Saraki said those disturbing Jonathan to defect to another party should forget the thought, saying the former president remains a PDP main man.
10. NEXIT Portal: Exited N-Power Beneficiaries Express Concern Over Nonoperational CBN Empowerment Programme
Erstwhile beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s famed N-Power scheme are expressing serious concern about the much-publicised NEXIT Portal, an initiative the Nigerian government says is a portal designed for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) empowerment programme for exited N-Power volunteers.
Since releasing the NEXIT Portal on November 30 2020 – four months after exiting N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development of Nigeria which is saddled with N-Power duties have not effected the CBN Empowerment Programme.