Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Newspaper Headlines
Newspaper Headlines

Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG summary of top Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines for today, Saturday, March 6th, 2021

1. COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 3 Fatalities, 371 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. Nobody Is Safe Until Everyone Is Vaccinated – PTF Chairman

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha says nobody is safe from COVID-19 infection until everyone is vaccinated.

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3. Kogi Doesn’t Need Vaccine, COVID-19 Not A Priority – Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, has again doubled down on his proclivity of downplaying the significance and severity of the virulent COVID-19 infection.

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4. UK Mulls Slashing Aid To Nigeria By 58%

Nigeria could witness a decline in the amount of aid it receives from the United Kingdom as the country is said to be contemplating cutting down the assistance its renders to eight countries.

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5. Insecurity Will Soon Be Thing Of The Past – Irabor

Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff, says Nigerians will soon hear the last of insecurity that ravages the country.

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6. Ex-President Jonathan Felicitates Obasanjo At 84

Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated ex-President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on the occasion of his 84th birthday.

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7. Bawa Discloses Strategy To Fight Against Corruption

The Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa says the organisation will henceforth engage in a proactive and intelligence-led investigation.

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8. Falana Refutes Buying ₦6bn Property From EFCC

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says he did not buy a property worth N6 billion from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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9. Lagos Govt Set To Shut Apapa Marine Bridge For 3 Months

The Marine Bridge on the Apapa outward section is set to be shut for three months by the Lagos State Government.

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10. Osinbajo To Attend Sokoto Varsity Convocation- Tambuwal

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will attend the forthcoming convocation ceremony of the Sokoto State University (SSU) and also inspect some ongoing projects in the state, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal has said.

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11. Ogun Govt. Inaugurates ICT Lab In MAPOLY

The Ogun Government on Friday inaugurated a 280-seater capacity Information Communication Technology (ICT) laboratory project at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Eko hot blog gathered.

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12. WAEC Cancels Literature Paper For Private Candidates

The 2021 Literature-in-English paper of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) taken by private candidates has been cancelled.

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13. Mother Of Two Dies During S*x With Lover

A 37-year-old mother of two children has lost her life in the house of her lover during sexual intercourse.

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14. Nigerian Soldier Allegedly Tortured 10-year-old Boy To Death For Plucking Mangoes In Barracks

A 10-year-old boy went into the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the community to pluck mangos from a tree and was tortured to death by a Soldier at Hayin Banki, Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

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15. Officer Nabbed With Five Stolen AK-47

A policeman identified as Shedrack Aleke Igwe, working in the Armoury section of MOPOL base 28, Umuahia, Abia State capital, has been arrested with 5 AK-47 rifles he stole from the Armoury.

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16. Police Kill 4 Suspected Pirates In Akwa Ibom

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom said its officers killed four suspected pirates who specialised in terrorising fishermen in Ibeno waterways in the state.

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17. Police Confirm 10 Killed In Bandits’ Attack In Sokoto

The Police Command in Sokoto State, has confirmed 10 persons killed following bandits attack on Friday morning in Tara village, Sabon Birni Local Government Area.

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18. South East Group Affirms GYB As National Peace Icon, Bridge Builder

A leading sociocultural group in the South East known as Ikenga Foundation has described the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, as a peacemaker and bridge builder for his decisive leadership in times of national crisis.

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19. Opinion: Now That Big Brother Naija Form is Out

Controversies have always trailed the BBNaija reality show and the arguments against its easy public access has ranged from cultural to religious to moral reasons.

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20. Trump To Face Another Lawsuit Over Capitol Attack

A Democratic congressman filed a lawsuit on Friday against former president Donald Trump, his son Donald Jr, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and a Republican lawmaker for allegedly inciting the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

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21. Reactions As Paul Pogba Invites Burna Boy To Join A New Challenge

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy is a Nigerian Singer, songwriter and recording artist known internationally for his global hit tracks and Grammy nominated 4th studio album “African Giant”.

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23. 5 Dangerous Man Utd Players, Whom Guardiola Warned Man City Squad About Ahead Of Derby Clash

With Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola only being able to win once at the Etihad against Man United, he has urged his team to be wary of certain Manchester United stars on Sunday.

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