Nigerian Newspapers: 10 Things You Need To Know This Thursday Morning
Nigerian Newspapers: 10 Things You Need To Know This Thursday Morning

Good Morning!!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Thursday, March 18th, 2021.

House Of Reps Adopt Peller’s Motion On Reinvigoration Of NOA

Federal House of Representatives has adopted a motion moved by Hon. Shina Peller, a member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, Oyo State, on the need to reinvigorate the National Orientation Agency (NOA) for the impactful discharge of its mandate.

In the motion adopted on Tuesday 16th March 2021, Hon. Peller noted that National Orientation Agency, which was established in 1993, is by virtue of its enabling Act required to re-orientate Nigerians on their general attitude and encourage them to take part actively and freely in discussions and decisions affecting their collective welfare.

Where Is The Report Of APC Committee On True Federalism? – Sam Adeyemi

The founder and General Overseer of the Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, has raised a question concerning the whereabouts of the report of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism.

Adeyemi has been one of the conscious religious leaders commenting on Nigeria’s national issues.

Military Pensions Board Reacts To Alleged Missing N2.5billion Fund

The Military Pensions Board (MPB) has reacted to the alleged missing N2.5billion fund.

MPB’s Public Relations Officer, Olayinka Lawal commented that funds allocated for the pension of retirees are intact and that the board has no link with the names of officers listed in social media reports further described the initial report as fake news.

Congratulations To “President Of Our Sister Country, The Republic Of Niger” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the former President of the Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou for the successful completion of his second term as the country’s president.

Buhari, while congratulating Issoufou for his recent success in winning the 2020 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, a prize that celebrates excellence in African leadership, also described the Republic of Niger as Nigeria’s sister country.

ICPC Arrests Ex-JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ojerinde Over N900m Fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has arrested a former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, for allegedly misappropriating N900 million.

Professor Ojerinde, who was arrested on 15th March 2021, in Abuja, by operatives of ICPC, is alleged to have committed multiple frauds while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO).

Biafra: Full Transcript of Asari-Dokubo’s Maiden Address As Chairman Defacto Customary Govt Implementation Cmte (ICYMI)

Fellow Biafrans,

Today marks a great epoch in our history, a history that has been chequered with pains, sweat, and our blood. We went through three years of gruesome genocide. We came out of it and became a people that have no direction as to where we belong.

Are we still Biafrans or we are Nigerians?

I Will Make Messi Stay — Laporta

Barcelona’s new elected President, Joan Laporta has given Lionel Messi a pledge to do everything in his power to convince the club’s all-time top scorer to stay after being officially sworn in as the club’s new president on Wednesday.

Laporta’s pitch to Messi came two days after the Argentine equalled Xavi Hernandez as the club’s highest appearance maker on 767 games, marking the occasion by scoring twice in a 4-1 rout of Huesca.

Stock Market Today: Banking Industry Dominate Active Trades

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market closed with 4,103.00 deals on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021, lower than the 4,192.00 deals on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021. The volume reached 177,396,341.00 units at the close of the market on Wednesday lower than the 220,857,225.00 units it closed with on Tuesday.

The value of trades recorded on Wednesday was N2,676,864,738.17 with the All-Share Index of 38,706.13 a decrease of -0.04% (-14.68) over Tuesday’s value of 38,720.81.

War Magician: Benedict Cumberbatch To Star In Colin Treverrow’s Upcoming Movie

Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast in the lead role in War Magician, an upcoming film by director Colin Treverrow.

Per a report from Deadline, Cumberbatch will lead the cast of the World War II drama, with a script from E. Nicholas Mariani, based on the book by David Fisher.

Microsoft Debunks Rumor On Xbox VR Support

The Redmond tech giant, Microsoft has reiterated that VR support for Xbox was not a focus for the company, following rumours that hinted it was working on a VR headset compatible with the Xbox Series X/S.

An Italian Xbox user claimed that he receives messages, which translated to “an update for the VR headset is available and Update VR headset,” when connecting the recently released Xbox wireless headset to their Xbox Series X or Series S console.

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