Good Morning!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Friday, March 5th, 2021.
1. Buhari Should First Condemn Criminal Herdsmen Activities – Rep
The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari should not just give orders to security agents to shoot non-security personnel armed with AK-47 rifles, but he must first condemn the activities of the herdsmen.
The lawmaker spoke on Channels Television’s Politics Today’ on Thursday. He urged the President to condemn the heinous activities of criminal herdsmen in the country.
2. NSE Index: Market Performance Dips By -0.40%
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market closed with 5,486.00 deals on Thursday, March 4th, 2021, higher than the 4,714.00 deals on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021. The volume reached 493,172,597.00 units at the close of the market on Thursday higher than the 244,342,845.00 units it closed with on Wednesday.
The value of trades recorded on Thursday was N4,722,499,530.20 with the All-Share Index of 39,364.67 an increase of -0.40% (-157.39) over Wednesday’s value of 39,522.06.
3. Bella Shmurda’s Rush Video Vs Hubert Ogunde’s 1969 Stage Play
The snippet of ‘Moving Fast: Rush’ which Bella Shmurda posted on his social media today became a controversial topic on Twitter.
Some bashed him for promoting females as sexual objects while some hailed him, arguing that females were the ones who sexualized themselves in the first place.
4. Group Asks Court To Order AGF, EFCC To Probe SPDC Suit
The Global Network for Youth Empowerment and Equal Justice has asked the Federal High Court to order the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), the EFCC to investigate Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).
The network, which is a Civil Society Group, approached the court on Thursday seeking an order of mandamus to compel the AGF and EFCC to investigate the alleged theft of 16 million barrels of crude oil by Shell.
5. Governors, Deputies Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine on Wednesday
Governors and their deputies will receive the shots of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
The governors also agreed to ensure strict compliance with the guidelines developed by health authorities. Part of the guidelines stated that frontline health workers and the elderly will be the first set to be benefited.
6. Leicester Missing Maddison In Top 4 Race
Leicester City will have to make do without a playmaker, James Maddison as he is out with a niggling hip injury which already saw him miss their last 3 matches, Brendan Rodgers confirmed.
Maddison, who has scored 11 goals and provided 10 assists in all competitions this season, missed Leicester’s last six games of the 2019-20 campaign with a similar injury that needed surgery.
7. Akeredolu Swears In Ale As Second Term Chief of Staff
Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu says he will give more dividends of democracy to the people of the state during his second term in office.
Akeredolu spoke on Thursday in Akure during the swearing-in of Dr Olugbenga Ale as the Chief of Staff (CoS) \
8. T-Mobile Unveils WFX for Employees, Businesses Working Remotely
German mobile telecommunications company, T-Mobile has unveiled T-Mobile WFX, a 5G bundle service of three new solutions designed to help enterprises meet day-to-day challenges and seize tomorrow’s opportunities.
T-mobile announced that the new development is to enable businesses and employees to embrace the new ‘work from anywhere world’ with T-Mobile WFX and T-Mobile’s 5G network.
9. Zamfara: Police Deploy More Officers As Tension Rises In Jangebe
Zamfara State Police Command has deployed additional reinforcement to Jangebe as tension keeps building up in the town following the clash that broke out between the security agents and the community members after the release of the abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School last week.
It was earlier reported that the Governor of the state, Bello Matawalle imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew to prevent further breach of peace and security in the area.
10. Operatives “Neutralise” Notorious Bandit, Rufai Maikaji In Kaduna Forest
Notorious bandits’ group leader, ‘Rufai Maikaji’, and dozens of his men have been “neutralised’’ in Malul Forest in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who stated this on Thursday in Kaduna, did not expatiate on what he meant by “neutralisation’’.