Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, February 26th, 2021

Newspaper Headlines
Newspaper Headlines

Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG summary of top Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines for today, Friday, February 26th, 2021

1. COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 6 Deaths, 634 New Infections

The latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shown that Nigeria has recorded a total of 154,476 COVID-19 cases.

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2. Ooni Unveils COVID-19 Herbal Drugs

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has unveiled traditional medicines, made from local herbs, to boost the human immune system against infectious diseases, including the rampaging Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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3. We Will Deal With Banditry, Insurgency, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said there will be no back-pedalling of the ongoing measures aimed at tackling insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other criminals constituting a threat to innocent citizens across the country.

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4. We Won’t Dialogue With Bandits, Insurgents – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not give soft landing or grant amnesty to insurgents, kidnappers and other criminal elements who are terrorising the country.

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5. Criminals Now Demand Ransom In Illicit Drugs – NDLEA

Mohammed Buba Marwa, chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says criminals no longer demand ransom in monetary terms but in drugs.

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6. Senate Committee Holds Investigative Hearing On Impact Of 5G On Nigerians

Senate Committee on Communications on Thursday held an investigative hearing on the present status of the 5G Network in Nigeria and its technological impact on citizens.

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7. No Support From FG On Rescue Of Kagara Students – Gov BelloNo Support From FG On Rescue Of Kagara Students – Gov Bello

Governor Abubakar Bello has lamented the lack of support from the Federal Government in the rescue efforts of 41 persons abducted from Government Science Secondary School Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of the state.

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8. Boko Haram Takes Steps To Execute A Borno Pastor, Gives FG Minimum of 7 Days To Pay Ransom

Deadly Terrorist, Boko Haram has given a 7-day final proposal for the public authority to satisfy its needs or kill a minister, Bulus Yakuru whom they snatched in December 2020.

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9. Governor Bala Mohammed Finally Apologize Over His Ak-47 Statement

The Governor of Bauchi State, Gov. Bala Mohammed, yesterday apologize for his statement last week, Eko hot blog gathered.

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10. Shekau Claims Responsibility For Maiduguri’s Attack

Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for the attack that rocked Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State on Tuesday, February 23.

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11. Court Orders Forfeiture Of Okorocha’s Properties

A High Court in Owerri, Imo State capital, has ordered an interim forfeiture of all the properties illegally acquired by a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, who was in office from 2011 to 2019.

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12. Police Parade 48 Suspects For Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Cattle Rustling

The Nigeria Police Force has paraded 48 suspects arrested for various crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cybercrime, and cattle rustling.

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13. Motorist Knocks Police Officer Into Canal In Lagos

A motorist on Thursday knocked down a police officer off a bridge into a canal while trying to escape arrest in Lagos State.

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14. Iyaloja-General Of Epe, Mulikat Onibon, Laid To Rest

The remains of Iyaloja-General of Epe division, Alhaja Mulikat Onibon, was on Thursday, 25th February 2021, interred according to Islam rites.

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15. Fani-Kayode Clears Air On Defection Speculation

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has opened up on his purported defection to All Progressives Congress (APC)

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16. INEC Fixes Aba North/South Bye-Election For March 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 27, 2021 for the conduct of the bye-election into the vacant seat of Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State.

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17. Tension In Calabar As Gunmen Killed Policemen Manning A Check Point

There is a serious tension in Calabar as many residents has ran for their lives after Policemen  were attacked by unknown Gunmen. The ugly Incident is said to have occured around Akai Effa Roundabout, Calabar.

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18. New York Prosecutors Obtain Trump’s Tax Records

New York prosecutors investigating former president Donald Trump’s finances have received his tax returns following a marathon legal battle, a spokesman said Thursday.

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19. Opinion!!! Resilience Television [Forging Ahead] – Part XXXVIII

In what seemed like a combination of rage and revenge, Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States of America not only threatened to bring down the roof of the White House, he was as good as his word.

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20. Opinion: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Oby Ezekwesili, Aisha Yesufu: These Southern Women

Each one of them has a specific identification that augments their uniqueness, character, strength of will, decency, and determination to who they are and what they stand for.

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21. Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Shot 4 Times, Offers $500,000 Reward For Return Of Stolen Dogs

Two of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs were stolen on Wednesday night, after a gunman shot her dog-walker in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

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22. Chelsea Owner Abramovic To Splash £260m After Listing Out Personal Transfer Target

Chelsea could be returning to transfer market for another mega swoop after the club owner reportedly promises to inject £260m into the arrival of several top flight target.

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23. 18 Assists in 18 months: Bukayo Saka Continues His Incredible Rise With Two Assists

Arsenal wing-back Bukayo Saka continued his rise at the Emirates Stadium with two assists as Arsenal beat Benfica 3-2 in the Europa League on Thursday.

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