Good Morning!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Saturday, February 20th, 2021.
1. Binance Coin Becomes Third Largest Cryptocurrency In Seven Days
Binance Coin (BNB) is now the third most valuable cryptocurrency in the world after it surged more than 100% in the last seven days. The total market cap of BNB crossed $40 billion today, more than Tether (USDT) at $33 billion according to data from coinmarketcap.com.
The native coin of the cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, started this year at a price level of $37. the price registered an all-time high of $275 on 19 February. The market cap of the digital asset is up more than 500% in the last 6 weeks.
2. N-Power: Nigerian Govt Engages 5,000 Consultants For Famed Scheme, Other NSIPs
The Nigerian government has engaged 5,000 independent monitors (consultants) to verify the disbursement running into billions of Naira made to citizens under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).
Out of this number, 195 monitors were selected from Lagos State. The monitors have begun a two-week training programme.
3. Kagara Abduction Update: Read Details Of What Sheikh Gumi Discussed With Niger Governor
Details of what Islamic scholar, Sheikh Gumi discussed with Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello on Friday met as emerged online.
This online news platform understands that the discussion was based on how to secure the release of the kidnapped Kagara students and staff.
4. Four Movies To Watch This Weekend
The weekend is here and we have recommendations for movie fans who want to sit back and watch some of the good movies available.
Movies serve as the much-needed escape from the hectic realities of life and we tend to see ourselves in some of the characters that we see onscreen.
5. Abduction Now A Flourishing Industry In Nigeria — Ezekwesili
Following the incessant abduction of students across the Northern part of the country, former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has alleged that there is a “strange incestuous relationship between government and abductors.”
Ezekwesili, the Presidential Candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) in the 2019 election stated this on Friday in a string of tweets via its official Twitter handle.
6. Chrome Introduces 24 Themes To Celebrate Black History Month
American multinational technology company, Google has released 24 new Chrome themes to celebrate Black creative artists this Black History Month.
The Chrome theme has showcased exciting new works by Black artists in a collection of themes that let users customise the look of their browser.
7. Gen Z Vs Millennials (Gen Y) War On Twitter, Who Won?
What a great war to wake up to on a Friday morning. To think that Generation Y (Millenials) and Z picked today to roast each other on Twitter after they teamed up together to fight against police brutality in October 2020 is incomprehensible.
But trust Gen Z to always bring a Bazooka to a knife fight.
8. Bauchi Governor Slams Akeredolu, Says Nigerians Don’t Need Permission To Live In Ondo Forests
The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed on Friday said Nigerians don’t need the permission of Governor Romiti Akeredolu or any other governor to reside anywhere in the country.
Bala Mohammed who stated this while speaking on Channels Television ‘Sunrise Daily’ said herdsmen don’t need any governors permission to live in any forest in the South-west.
9. My Leg May be Amputated If not Granted Bail — Abdul Rasheed Maina
Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of defunct Pension Reforms Task Team (PRTT), on Friday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that his leg might be amputated if he is not released on bail to have adequate medical care.
Maina, through his Counsel, Sani Katu, SAN, tabled the matter to Justice Okon Abang at the resumed trial. Katu said his client was taken to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, because of his worsening health condition and the medical report was exhibited in the bail application.
10. Sheikh Gumi Asks FG To Give Bandits ‘Blanket Amnesty’
Popular Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Gumi, has asked the Federal Government to grant ‘blanket amnesty’ to bandits willing to make peace if the current security situation must be tackled.
The Islamic scholar said this on Friday while addressing journalists in Minna, the Niger State capital. The cleric made this known after he visited the camps of some bandits operating in Niger State. He added that some bandits’ complaint that they were being killed and maimed unjustly.