Good Morning!! Welcome to Eye9ja headline news for Tuesday 6th, 2021.
1. MTN, Banks Meet On Tuesday, Customers Reconnect To USSD
One of the Telecom company, MTN customers have been reconnected to banking channels after commercial banks had blocked them from using their channels, including the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data and banking apps on Friday, Eye9ja learned.
Eye9ja gathered that the channels were blocked as a result of MTN reducing the banks’ commission on USSD airtime to 2.5 per cent.
1. AMB Apprehended Operators Of Fraudulent Cybercafe, Tutorials Centers
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reportedly expressed concern over the “unwholesome activities of fraudulent operators of cybercafes, tutorial centers” and other entities.
The board disclosed some of them had been arrested in Kwara and had been handed over to security agencies, adding that such centres had formed the habit of deceiving helpless candidates through using its logo and name to defraud and extort them.
3. Don Jazzy’s Ex-Wife Reacts To Marriage Revelation
The Nigeria Music Star and Producer, well known as Don Jazzy’s ex-wife, Michelle Jackson, has reacted to the news of the marriage between her and the Mavin Records boss, which happened 18 years ago.
Don Jazzy, on Saturday revealed that he got married to the American model and writer 18 years ago, but got divorced two years after.
4. India Donates 100,000 Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines To Nigeria
The Indian government has reportedly donated 100,000 doses of Covishield COVID-19 vaccines to the Federal Government, Eye9ja reports.
Eye9ja learnt that the vaccines manufactured at the Serum Institute of India, Pune, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturing facility, arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from Mumbai on March 26, 2021.
5. Pastor Tunde Bakare Reveals Vision God Showed Him About Buhari Pre-2013
The Senior Pastor and General Overseer of The Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos state, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has revealed that before the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013, God showed him a vision that President Muhammadu Buhari would stabilize Nigeria.
According to Bakare, the vision propelled him to facilitate a meeting in the United Kingdom (UK) between Buhari and some Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) leaders “with a view to forming a coalition between CPC and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) that could save Nigeria from impending disaster”.
6. Owerri: President Buhari’s Directive To Security Agencies Revealed After “Deadly Insurgent Attack”
Following Monday’s attack on major Police facilities in Owerri, Imo State, Garba Shehu, the official spokesperson of President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that the Nigerian leader has directed security forces to “fully mobilise and go after the terrorists, apprehend them and get them punished under the full weight of the law”.
The Imo State Police Command Headquarters and Correctional Centre were attacked and over 2,000 inmates were reportedly freed.
7. Parents Of Kidnapped Kaduna Students Fault El-Rufai’s Stance On Ransom Negotiation
Parents of the kidnapped 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, have described the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai as callous and insensitive. The students were kidnapped from their hostel on March 11, 2021.
The parents faulted the Governor’s statement on Sunday that the state did not hire any person to negotiate on its behalf with kidnappers.
8. N-Power NEXIT And Unpaid Stipends: 7 Days To Earthshaking Protest
It is just seven days to the N-Power protest, organized by the 36 States and FCT N-Power Representatives Forum.
Recall the forum had on March 16 in a statement signed by Kabiru Aliyu Pelemi, its National President, vowed to mobilise 500, 000 Nigerian youths to occupy the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development of Nigeria. The ministry is saddled with National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs), which the N-Power scheme is part of.
9. Owerri: IPOB Speaks On Attack On Imo Police Headquarters, Masterminding Jailbreak
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied responsibility for Monday’s attacks on Imo State Police Command Headquarters and Correctional Centre where over 2,000 inmates were freed.
IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary with the pseudonym, Emma Powerful, said in a statement on Monday that the attacks were not carried out by operatives of Eastern Security Network (ESN) or IPOB.
10. Easter: Buhari Rewarding Bandits, Insurgency But Lacks Empathy For Their Victims – Kukah
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Reverend Father Matthew Kukah, in his Easter message on Sunday, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was taking care of repentant Boko Haram insurgents, but lacked empathy for their victims.
In his message titled, “Nigeria: Before our glory departs,” Kukah recalled that Buhari on May 29, 2015, during his inauguration, said, ‘Boko Haram is a typical case of small fires causing large fires.’