Good Morning!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021.
1. Boko Haram Launches Fresh Attack In Borno
Boko Haram on Tuesday launched a fresh attack on Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State after withdrawing at about 12 noon earlier in the day.
This is as Gajiram, the headquarter of Nganzai Local Government Area of the state, was invaded, according to security sources who spoke to Vanguard.
2. FG Reiterates Commitment To Affordable Healthcare Service
The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring affordable healthcare services to all Nigerians, to achieve universal health coverage.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr Adeleke Mamora, made the commitment on Tuesday, at the inauguration of some projects at the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina.
3. ACF Urges Matawalle To Reveal Those Behind Kidnapping
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has told Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, to disclose the identities of those behind the recent kidnappings in the state.
Recall last Sunday, Matawalle told the 17 Emirs in Zamfara state, who paid him a sympathy visit over the abduction of the Government Girls’ Secondary School in Jangebe, that Nigerians would be shocked to know people behind the abduction of the girls.
4. Like Chibok, Like Dapchi, Like Jangebe: Will The Girls Left Behind Ever Be Free?
On Friday, February 26, 2021, some 317 schoolgirls were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara. The news came while emotions were still running high about the release of 42 schoolboys, staff and their family members that were earlier abducted in Kagara, Niger state.
The update of the Jangbebe school girls remained the top story in Nigerian dailies just like the previous mass abduction till their release in the early hours of Tuesday.
5. 2023 Presidency: Saraki In Closed-Door Meeting With Obasanjo
Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki is currently holding a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Saraki convoy arrived at Obasanjo’s Penthouse in the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OPL) at about12:11 pm on Tuesday.
6. Serie A Gifts Lazio 3-0 Win Over Absent Torino
Quarantined in Turin, Italian top-flight team Torino failed to travel for their game with Lazio in Rome on Tuesday, a match which the Italian league refused to postpone and gave Lazio a 3-0 win.
Regional authorities in Turin placed Torino under quarantine after eight of their players tested positive for the British variant of COVID-19.
7. Dangote Loses $1.20b In February Alone
Aliko Dangote, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, has seen his net worth decline by $1.20 billion in the month of February alone.
Bloomberg Billionaire Index revealed that Africa’s richest man whose wealth peaked at $18.4 billion earlier this year, fell to $16.6 billion from $17.8 billion recorded on January 31, 2021.
8. Young M.A Speaks On Davido And Mya Yafai’s Viral Video
American rapper, Young M.A. has reacted to the viral video of her model ex-girlfriend, Mya Yafai holding hands with Nigerian superstar, David Adeleke Davido.
Davido and the U.S based model set the internet on fire when they were spotted holding hands as they stepped out together in an event on the Caribbean Island.
9. Microsoft Team To Get End-To-End Encryption, More Security Upgrade
Microsoft has announced the release of a host of new security features for its Teams collaboration platform, including limited End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) functionality.
The company made the announcement on Tuesday at its annual Ignite conference, where it unveiled new video conferencing meeting controls to protect against gatecrashers, as well as a disabled video function that should help to limit potential disruptions.
10. Fuel Scarcity: DPR Threatens Marketers Hoarding Petrol
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has warned marketers against hoarding petrol in their outlets following the queues at petrol stations in some states.
Eye9ja earlier reported that some petrol stations have increased the cost of fuel per litre from N162 per litre to N170 per litre without federal government’s approval. Another report stated that some petrol station is hoarding fuel thinking there would be an increment by March 2021.