Good Day!!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Latest News In Nigeria for today Monday, March 8th, 2021.
Here are the Latest News In Nigeria headlines:
1. Fayemi Assures Justice For Two Farmers Killed By Suspected Herdsmen
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has condemned the killing of two farmers after a clash with herders in Isaba, Ikole Local Government Area of the State.
The governor made the condemnation through his Commissioner for Information, Akin Omole, in a statement issued on Sunday, he appealed to the community for calm.
2. #InternationalWomensDay2021: Buhari Celebrates Women Appointees In His Administration
As the world celebrates the achievement of women and creates awareness of gender equality every March 8, President Muhammadu Buhari has also joined others to celebrate International Women’s Day by releasing lists of women he has honoured with appointments.
It was earlier reported that the campaign theme for the 2021 International Women’s Day celebration is “Choose to Challenge.”
3. ‘A Reliable Deputy’, Buhari Celebrates Osinbajo At 64
President Muhammadu Buhari in his birthday message to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday, described him as a reliable deputy.
Buhari in a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said he is proud to have selected Osinbajo as his running mate in 2015.
4. Kwara Extends Closure Of 10 Schools Over Hijab Controversy
Kwara State Government on Monday announced the extension of the closure of 10 Government Secondary Schools in Ilorin, where the use of hijab is disputed till further notice.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Kemi Adeosun made this known in a statement made available to newsmen.
5. Stop Playing Politics Over Farmers’ Death, Flush Out Criminals – PDP Tells Fayemi
Following the killings of two farmers: Mr. Toyin Akeju, known as Jisoro and Mr. Yusuf Onuche by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti to compel the leaders of herders in the state to fish out the farmers’ killers.
The farmers were killed in Isaba Ekiti in the Ikole council area of Ekiti State.
6. United Slows City’s Title March…Talking Points From EPL Week 27
Manchester City’s cruise towards a third Premier League title in four seasons was rocked by another derby defeat to Manchester United as the runaway leaders’ 21-game winning streak came to an end on Sunday.
Liverpool’s losing run at Anfield on the other hand rolls on as Jurgen Klopp’s men lost to Fulham, their sixth straight home defeat.
7. Oil Billionaire Rokke Backs Bitcoin, Launches New Bitcoin Company
Norwegian oil billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke has come out strongly in support of Bitcoin, betting that the cryptocurrency will prove the best defense against the disruption facing the finance industry and central banking.
Rokke’s Oslo stock exchange-listed company Aker announced on Monday that it has set up a new company, Seetee AS, dedicated to investing in bitcoin projects and companies. Aker has acquired half a billion Norwegian kroner ($58 million) worth of bitcoin and put it all into the treasury reserves of its new entity, making Seetee a 100 percent bitcoin-valued company.
8. Piers Morgan Chides Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Over Interview With Oprah Winfrey
Following the interview Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle had with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, British broadcaster, Piers Morgan, has berated the couple, stating that it wasn’t too late to give Markle an Oscar award.
During the tell-it-all interview, Harry and Markle had made series of revelations on the hostility they faced while in the royal house.
9. Crude Oil Spikes Above $70 Per Barrel For The First Time In 14 Months
Oil prices surged above $70 a barrel for the first time since the pandemic began after Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, said its energy facilities had been attacked on Sunday, targeting “the security and stability” of global supplies.
Brent crude futures for May hit $71.38 a barrel in early Asian trade, the highest since Jan. 8, 2020, and were at $70.56 a barrel by 08:30 WAT, up by $1.20, or 1.7 percent. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for April rose $1.08, or 1.6 percent, to $67.17. The front-month WTI price touched $67.98 a barrel earlier, the highest since October 2018.
10. Google Unveils $25 Million For Women Empowerment 2021
American multinational technology company, Google has declared $25 million in grants as part of International Women’s Day Celebration programme to non-profits and social enterprises globally, which is dedicated to empowering girls and women.
The philanthropic arm of the tech giant made this known on Monday 8th March 2021 as it joined the world in celebrating International Women Day.