Good Morning!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Monday, March 1st, 2021.
1. RRR: President Buhari Launches Financial Innovation and Access programme
President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government launched the Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access programme (EFInA) on January 19. It is one of the administration’s technology-based financial inclusion strategies. The program features the transfer of cash to recipients.
During the virtual flag-off of the initiative named Rapid Response Register (RRR), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo described the move as a step in lifting people out of poverty in the next two years.
2. Dawisu’s Arrest Was Not Because Of Social Media Comment – DSS PRO
The Department of State Services (DSS) says the arrest of Mallam Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, popular on Social media as Dawisu, the Media Aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State followed issues beyond the expression of opinion in social media.
The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Dr Peter Afunanya, announced this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
3. Survival Fund Steering Ctte Speaks On ‘Shortlisted Candidates’ Names’ For 2021 Application
The Project Delivery Office (PDO) of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Survival Fund Grant on Sunday branded as “fraudulent” portals claiming the list of successful applicants has been released.
According to an official statement, “the Committee has not posted any list of shortlisted candidates”.
4. WWE Star Apollo Crews Reveals His Nigerian Heritage [VIDEO]
WWE superstar Apollo Crews revealed his Nigerian heritage when he turned heel on Friday’s episode of SmackDown.
Born Sesugh Uhaa, the American wrestler is signed with the WWE where he performs under the ring name Apollo Crews.
5. Nigerian Producer Dr Frabz Shot Dead In The U.S
Popular Nigerian producer Ayorinde Faboro a.k.a. Dr. Frabz has been shot dead in the United States.
Dr. Frabz is famous for having worked with artists like Omawumi, Wizkid, Dagrin, and Davido. His death was announced by fellow music producer Samklef on his Twitter page.
6. Did Sheikh Ahmad Gumi Meet With Kidnappers Of Kagara Students in Forest? (Fact Check)
A claim by a Twitter user had declared that popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi met with kidnappers of Kagara students in Tagina forest in Niger State, North-Central Nigeria.
“Here is Sheikh Abubakar Gumi meeting with kidnappers of Kagara students in Tagina Forest, Niger State. In a sane country people like Sheikh would have been jailed, but no. The Nigerian government is the government for terrorists only not for the Citizens,” reads the tweet, complemented with a photo of Gumi speaking with some men.
7. Sunday Igboho Meets Gani Adams (Photos)
A rights activist, Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, widely known as ‘Sunday Igboho’ on Saturday met with the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams.
Igboho has been in the news lately due to his eviction notice to murderous herdsmen that have been accused of several crimes in the South-West region. He enforced the same.
8. Biafra: South-East Elders Send Message To Nigerian Army Over IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu’s Activities
Some elders from the South East region of Nigeria have called on relevant authorities to deal decisively with members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The elders noted that the current level of force being deployed may not be enough to curb their violent excesses in the region.
9. N-Power NEXIT: Nigerian Social Commentator Dishes Out Advice To FG
A Nigerian social commentator and ex-N-Power beneficiary, Mustapha Kabir Soron Dinki has advised the Federal Government to implement the NEXIT plan “as quickly as possible”
Dinki, a foremost youth leader in Kano State who has been vocal with his call for undelayed transition for the exited Batch A and B N-Power beneficiaries, also told the Federal Government to “consider fair play in the disbursement of the loan”.
10. Chelsea vs Man United: Why I Left Out Timo Werner in Starting Line-up – Tuchel
Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has said that he didn’t start Timo Werner in the English Premier League (EPL) match against Manchester United because he wants him “fresh for the fixture against Liverpool”.
Chelsea and Manchester United played out a goalless draw, with the London club missing the chance to climb back into the EPL’s top four.