Good Morning!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Monday, March 15th, 2021.
1. N-Power Batch C: ‘They Already Know Candidates They Want To Select’ – Reactions Trail Official Launch
Reactions have trailed last week’s official launch by Nigerian authorities of N-Power Batch C.
N-Power is a scheme set up by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 8, 2016, to address the issues of youth unemployment and help increase social development.
2. Lawan Tells Igbo Grab Buhari As Opportunity To Be At Centre of Nigerian Politics
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has told Igbos to see President Muhammadu Buhari as an opportunity for the people to be at the centre of Nigerian politics.
Lawan made the statement on Sunday while wooing the people from the south-eastern part of the country to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
3. College of Forestry Shut Till Further Notice After Over 200 Students Abducted
The Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State has been shut down indefinitely and students were asked to leave the school until further notice.
The decision came after Friday, March 12 attack on the school by bandits where over 200 students were kidnapped.
4. Pandemonium As Police, Kidnappers Engage In Gun Duel
Two suspected kidnappers have died of gunshot injuries after a firefight with operatives of the FCT police command at Naharati village along the Abaji axis on Sunday.
According to The Punch, FCT Police spokesperson, Mariam Yusuf said he deceased died while receiving treatment at the hospital.
5. After Disturbing Video of Kidnapped Students Pleading For Rescue, Troops Foil Another Attack
Troops of the Nigerian Army have foiled another attempt to kidnap students at the Government Science Secondary School in the Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State, by bandits.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Sunday at a press conference in the state.
6. Chief Of Army Staff, Attahiru In Yobe , Addresses Lafiya Dole Troops
Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, on Sunday inspected a guard of honour at the Sector 2 Headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole during an official visit to Damaturu, Yobe State capital, North-East Nigeria.
Attahiru told the troops to be courageous in the discharge of their duties, saying that the visit was intended to familiarize him with how the officers were going about ending the war against insurgency throughout the theatre in the whole region.
7. Dawson’s Own Goal Gifts Man Utd Home Win vs West Ham
Manchester United tightened their grip on a return to the Champions League next season as Craig Dawson’s own goal earned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men a 1-0 win over West Ham on Sunday.
The victory moved United back above Leicester into second in the Premier League and closed the gap to runaway leaders Manchester City to 14 points.
8. Brandishing Stanbic IBTC’s Impressive Gender Equity Scorecard
Recently, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC announced the promotions of several of its women to top executive roles across the Stanbic IBTC Group.
These included the promotions of Wunmi Ehis-Uzenabor as Executive Director, Operations, Stanbic IBTC Asset Management; Busola Jejelowo as Executive Director, Investments, Stanbic IBTC Asset Management; Emi Agaba-Oloja, Executive Director, Stanbic IBTC Trustees; and Sakeenat Bakare, Executive Director, Business Development, Stanbic IBTC Insurance.
9. Grammy 2021: Burna Boy Wins Best Global Music Album
Nigerian superstar, Damini Ogulu Ebunoluwa, popularly known as Burna Boy, has won the Best Global Music Album award for his album ‘Twice as Tall’ at the 2021 Grammy Awards which was held on Sunday in Los Angeles.
Burna Boy faced stiff competition from Bebel Gilberto and his ‘Agora’ album and Anoushka Shankar’s Loveletters but finally emerged the winner.
10. BMW’s Mini To Go Fully Electric By 2030
Bavarian carmaker BMW, owner of the iconic Mini range will stop selling gas cars by 2030, according to a report by Der Spiegel.
The brand has also announced plans to introduce its last gas model in 2025 and for half its sales to be electric by 2027.