Good morning!!! Welcome to the Eye9ja roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Saturday, March 27th, 2021.
1. Gbajabiamila Declares Police Reform Bills Public Hearing Open
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said lawless officers must be made to face the full wrath of his faith in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to be totally restored.
Speaker Gbajabiamila spoke on Thursday while declaring open, a public hearing, a public hearing on the Police Service Commission Act (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill 2020 and the National Institute for Police Studies (Establishment) Bill 2020.
2. Yoruba Nation: UK-Based Group Warns FG Against Arrest Of Akintoye, Igboho
Yoruba Voice of Liberation (YOVOL), a United Kingdom-based self-determination group on Friday warned the Federal Government against attempting to arrest people agitating for the Yoruba nation within Nigeria, stating that any attempt would be taken as “a declaration of war against Yoruba people”.
The group who made this known in a statement signed by the President and Secretary-General of YOVOL respectively, Ayo Faleti and Ademola Adekunle, said that “self-determination through a referendum is legal and constitutional”.
3. BBNaija Host: Nigerians Ask Biggie To Replace Ebuka Obi-Uchendu With Frank Edoho
As Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) season six draws near, several dramas have erupted on Twitter, including asking Ebuka Obi-Uchendu to hand over the 2021 edition of the reality TV host duties to Frank Edoho.
Multichoice on Wednesday, March 24, announced that auditions for season six of BBNaija will soon commence.
4. Bitcoin Rallies Ahead Of Options Expiry
Bitcoin made significant gains for the first time in three days on Friday as traders and investors have been buying the dip, ignoring the record $6 billion options contracts expiry.
“Returns after prior bitcoin options expiration dates have tended to be positive,” David Grider, strategist at Fundstrat, told clients in an email. “The market is calm based on bitcoin VIX falling, with room to fall further.”
5. N-Power Beneficiaries Prepare ‘Very Strong Hashtag’ for Next Plan of Action
Batches A and B Beneficiaries of the Nigerian Government’s N-Power scheme are deliberating on “a meaningful and very strong hashtag” to deploy on social media in respect of its planned protest.
“Hello Good day Npowered, Let’s everyone here suggest a meaningful & very strong HashTag for the Next Plan of Action…” a tweet on the known handle of the 36 States and FCT N-Power Representatives Forum read on Wednesday.
6. Electoral Fraud: APC Says Buhari Will Always Ensure Justice Prevails
The ruling All-Progressive Congress (APC) has said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will always ensure that justice prevails.
Yekini Nabena, APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
7. Buhari In Closed-Door Meeting With Abdulsalami
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a closed-door meeting with the former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, in Aso Villa, Abuja.
President Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, who made this known via his verified Twitter handle said his Buhari received Abdulsalami on Friday afternoon.
8. Recruitment: Nigeria Army Releases List Of Successful Candidates For Short Service
The Nigerian Army on Friday released the list of successful candidates for the Short Service Combatant Course (SSC) 47/2021, AllNews reports.
The director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sagir Musa made this known in a statement signed and made available to newsmen.
9. Google Assistant’s Memory Features Gets Upgrade
Google Assistant Memory features for saving information now has a new version which seems like an extensive upgrade.
The new upgrade is supposed to be a seamless way to save just about anything to a digital locker of sorts, including articles, images, notes, reminders, and more.
10. Soldiers Protest Unpaid Allowances, Poor Ammunition In Borno
Soldiers of an unidentified battalion in Operation Lafiya Dole have protested their posting to a location in the Theatre of Operation in Borno State.
According to sources at the Maimalari barracks, the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Borno State, the aggrieved soldiers started shooting into the air sporadically on Thursday night following their deployment.