Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, March 5th, 2021

Newspaper Headlines
Newspaper Headlines

Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG summary of top Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines for today, Friday, March 5th, 2021

1. COVID-19: NCDC Reports 12 Deaths, 709 New Cases

The latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shown that Nigeria has recorded a total of 157,671 COVID-19 cases.

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2. COVID-19 Kills Fewer African Women Than Men – WHO Report

Women in Africa are less likely to die from COVID-19 than men, but more likely to succumb to maternal complications due to limited access to reproductive services since the pandemic started, the UN said Thursday citing reports.

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3. Governors, Deputies To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine March 10

Governors of the 36 states and their deputies will receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on March 10.

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4. Police Arrest Five Coronavirus Certificate Forgers At Lagos Airport

No fewer than five Covid-19 certificate forgers have been arrested by the Police at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State.

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5. Buhari Directs Immigration To Tighten Security Around Nigeria’s Borders

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to improve surveillance and control around the nation’s borders.

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6. Blockade: Buhari Orders Security Operatives To End Extortion Of Food Traders

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agents across the country to refrain from extorting traders transporting food items along major roads.

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7. Boko Haram Sues Federal Govt For N303m

101 suspected Boko Haram insurgents have sued the Federal Government after a 12 years detention was declared on them without trials.

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8. Drug Barons Financing Terrorists, Bandits, Says Lawan

President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has given reason for the lingering insecurity in the country saying it is the funding activities of drug barons who provide insurgent groups such as Boko Haram, bandits and kidnappers with arms and ammunition to carry out criminal activities.

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9. FG Owes Rivers Apology For Neglecting State In 2015 – Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says the federal government must tender an apology to the people of over the role it played in the crisis that engulfed the state in 2015.

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10. Lagos Set To Produce Brand New Cars, As Sanwo-Olu Unveils New Ride-Hailing Taxi Scheme

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, unveiled a new e-hailing taxi scheme to redefine road transportation in the state.

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11. I Never Betrayed Christians When I Visited The Bandits – Sheikh Gumi

Most Nigerians, particularly Christians, are familiar with Sheikh Gumi’s name. The well-known Islamic cleric is well-known for his campaigning for bandit amnesty.

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12. Court Strikes Out EFCC Application To Forfeit Saraki’s Properties

The former Senate President of Nigeria who was also a former Governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki in a tweet on Thursday confirmed that the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had rejected an application seeking the forfeiture of his property on the grounds that it holds no basis.

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13. Ortom Commends Buhari’s Shoot-At-Sight Order On Criminals With AK-47

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his directive given to security agents to shoot anyone bearing AK-47 rifles in the country.

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14. JAMB Plans To Build N6bn Worth Headquarters In Abuja

The management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had said that plans were at the advance stage to build an ultra-modern headquarters in the central area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja for the sum of N6 billion.

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15. UNILAG Admission Cut Off Marks Yet To Be Released, Says Registrar

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) says it has yet to release the cut off marks for placement of candidates for the 2021/2022 academic session.

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16. PLASU Resumes Academic Activities March 8 – VC

Prof. Yohana Izam, Vice Chancellor, Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos, says academic activities in the institution will resume on March 8, following Wednesday’s end of ASUU’s strike.

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17. Kaduna: Fearsome Bandits Leader Killed In Air Strike

Rufai Maikaji, a notorious bandit leader responsible for killings and abductions, has been killed in Malul Forest, Igabi LGA of Kaduna state.

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18. Nnamdi Kanu Just Told The 101 Soldiers Declared “Wanted” By The Nigerian Military To Join ESN

Soldiers fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the New Marte and Dikwa towns were recently targeted and defeated by the insurgents.

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19. Fresh Tension In Oyo As Amotekun And Herdsmen Trade Blows, 2 Persons Feared Dead

According to reports, two persons have been reportedly killed after a Fulani man and an Amotekun corp traded blows at Aba Abugudu Market in the Atisbo Local Government Area of Oyo State.

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20. Police Rescue 16 Kidnap Victims In Delta

The Police Command in Delta, on Thursday, said 16 kidnap victims were rescued in Ogor, near Ughelli South LGA of the state.

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21. APC Hails ZLP, Others Over Defection In Oyo

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State Chapter, has praised members of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and loyalists of former Gov. Rasheed Ladoja for defecting to the APC on Tuesday in the state.

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22. WhatsApp Introduces Voice, Video Calls To Desktop App

Facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp, has introduced voice and video calling features to its app on desktops.

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23. Oil Prices Rise 5% After New OPEC+ Resolution

Crude oil prices surge on Thursday after the OPEC+ alliance resolved to keep production unchanged, indicating the potential of an even tighter market next month.

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24. Bandits Rape 25-Year-Old HIV Positive Passenger

A 25-year-old passenger who was allegedly raped at gunpoint by a taxi driver and a conductor in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on Monday, said she was scared to reveal she is HIV-positive.

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25. Trump To Be Allowed Back On YouTube When ‘Risk Of Violence’ Dissipates

Former US president Donald Trump will be allowed back on YouTube but only when the threat of his inciting violence abates, the head of the popular online video sharing platform said Thursday.

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26. Opinion: Onyeka Onwenu – The Elegant Stallion

Round face, short black hair with a distinctive white spot right at the top of the frontal middle and in a yellow armless long outfit, I vividly recollect these images from the video of her song, One Love, which filled the air-waves in the late eighties.

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27. Fan War Breaks Out As BBNaija Couple Ozo And Nengi Unfollow Each Other On Instagram

Nengi and Ozo’s relationship is one of the most talked about celebrity relationship in all the social media platforms in Nigeria.

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28. Liverpool 0 vs 1 Chelsea : Jurgen Klopp’s Sad Reaction

These two coaches has met a lot in the past when they were in Germany. During their time in Germany, Jurgen Klopp defeated Tuchel fourteen times, including when Tuchel was at PSG. While Tuchel has only defeated him twice.

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