Good morning!!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Thursday, February 25th, 2021.
1. N-Power: How Ministries of Humanitarian Affairs, Finance Pocketed N2.1 Billion Meant For Nigerian Youths
Over 14, 000 N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries are still in the dark regarding their five-month outstanding stipend arrears, AllNews reports.
Despite the promise by Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development of Nigeria, to pay all outstanding stipends of exited N-Power beneficiaries before the end of 2020, the Nigerian youths are still yet to get paid – 123 days after her pledge.
2. NSE Index: Oando Tops Gainers List As Banking Sectors Dominate Trades
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market closed with 5,470.00 deals on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021, higher than the 5,232.00 deals on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021. The volume reached 469,562,252.00 units at the close of the market on Wednesday higher than the 337,955,177.00 units it closed with on Tuesday.
The value of trades recorded on Wednesday was N7,080,765,263.72 with the All-Share Index of 40,221.30 a decrease of 0.14% () over Tuesday’s value of 40,164.86.
3. IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu Reveals Only People He Has Regard For (Audio)
Nnamdi Kanu, a Biafra political activist says he only has regard for staunch members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
During his routine online broadcast on Tuesday, Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) praised IPOB members for their ‘doggedness’.
4. Imo Government Demolishes Radio Station Allegedly Owned By Okorocha’s Daughter
A viral video online has captured the footage of some people believed to be corps of the Imo state taskforce demolishing some parts of a local radio station, Reach FM.
The radio station, according to a commentator on social media, is supposedly owned by the daughter of the former state Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
5. EFCC: Bawa Vows To Repatriate All Stolen Assets As Senate Confirms Appointment
The Senate has confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee for the office of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa.
The EFCC Chairman-designate was accompanied to the Senate Chamber by his family members and political associates.
6. Spider-Man 3: Why You Should Take The Titles Shared By Movie’s Stars Seriously
Even though Spider-Man 3 lead stars have shared three different titles of the film to confuse fans, we should take them seriously.
In their most recent Instagram posts, Spider-Man star Tom Holland, MJ actress Zendaya, and Ned actor Jacob Batalon uploaded images of them on the set of the superhero film, with three different titles.
7. Marcus Rashford Recalls Memorable Debut Moment He Celebrated With Henderson
Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford has reflected on his memorable senior debut for the English Premier League (EPL) giants in February 2016 when he netted two goals.
Rashford and goalkeeper Dean Henderson have been speaking on a memorable night at Old Trafford, five years ago, when Rashford made it a goalscoring Manchester United debut and the celebrations involved Dean in the crowd.
8. IBB, Abubakar Proffer Solution to Security Challenges in Nigeria
Nigeria’s former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, has said that the security threat confronting Nigeria can be dealt with through long-term planning.
The general said this in an interview on Tuesday, adding that the country can overcome its security threats if those in the position of authority can plan appropriately.
9. World First Free COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive In Ghana
The first shipment of free COVID-19 vaccines from the World Health Organization-backed Covax initiative to procure and distribute inoculations for free to poor developing countries Wednesday landed in Ghana.
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) who made this known in a joint statement with WHO organized the shipment from Mumbai to Ghana.
10. Akeredolu Sworn In As Ondo Governor For Second Term
Rotimi Akeredolu has been sworn in as Ondo State Governor for a second term in office.
It was earlier reported that Akeredolu who defeated Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP in last year’s governorship poll to win a second term in office took his oath of office at 10:48 am on Wednesday.