Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Newspaper Headlines
Newspaper Headlines

Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG summary of top Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines for today, Sunday, March 7th, 2021

1. COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 13 Fatalities, 195 New Cases

The latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shown that Nigeria has recorded a total of 158,237 COVID-19 cases.

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2. Fire Reportedly Guts Aso Rock

Fire has reportedly gutted Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, Abuja, causing confusion among workers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s abode.

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3. #EndSARS: Police Tricked Me With DHL Parcel – Petitioner

More petitioners showed up at the resumed sitting of the Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for victims of SARS and other related matters.

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4. You Served Nigeria With Loyalty, Dedication – Buhari Hails Obasanjo At 84

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Olusegun Obasanjo, over his remarkable and sterling performance when he presided over the affairs the nation.

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5. No Protest In Sokoto Poly – Rector

Prof. Aminu Ibrahim, the Rector, Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto, says the institution did not record any protest by students over the death of a student, Eko hot blog gathered.

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6. How APC Customs Boss, Hameed Ali, Danu Defrauded FG Of N51B, Wired N2.5B To Buhari’s Daughter Zhara

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Nasiru Haladu Danu and some top officials of the Nigeria Customs Service recently defrauded the Nigerian government of N51 billion, top sources in the agency told this medium.

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7. Nigerian Army Buries Commanding Officer, Four Others In Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army has buried a commanding officer and four other soldiers killed in the attack on the military base in Marte local government of Borno state.

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8. Insecurity: Buhari’s ‘Special Advisor’ Behind Plan To Destabilise Nigeria – Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has raised alarm over plans to throw Nigeria into anarchy and turmoil.

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9. Asake: Gumi, Northern Leaders Not Sincere About Security

President of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union and former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Jonathan Asake, in this interview with THISDAY, alleged that the federal government and the Northern governors were not serious about tackling the security challenges in the north. John Shiklam presents the excepts:

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10. ESN: Benue Not Part Of Biafra – Govt Warns Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) have been warned to steer clear of Benue State.

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11. Abiodun, Amosun On Collision Course Over Ogun Airport Site

A clash of interests is brewing between Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, and his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun, over the construction of airports in Wasimi and Ilishan-Remo, both in the state.

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12. Lagos Began Sinking During Your Tenure, Bode George Fires At Tinubu

The ex-deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has said the ship of Lagos has been going in the wrong direction since the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, took over control of the state.

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13. LASG Set To Rejig Public Service Via MS Initiative

The Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pension, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, has sought the collaboration and cooperation of Heads of all MDAs in boosting the career of public servants through the Learning Management System platform of the state government.

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14. We’ll Go After Cultists, Hoodlums In Lagos, CP Assures Residents

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has promised to take the anti-crime fight of the command to the dens of hoodlums and criminals in Lekki and Ajah areas of the state.

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15. LSCPWB Visits CAN Chairman, Solicits His Support

The Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (LSCPWB) has solicited the support of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos Chapter, in the area of advocacy for its programmes.

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16. Obinwanne Okeke, From Entrepreneur Poster Boy To Outcast In US Prison

“Invictus” Obinwanne Okeke was going to take his mother, a teacher and fourth wife to a polygamist, out of poverty. At 16 while applying for scholarships and admissions into the university, Okeke had already begun setting up websites for people and earning money to support his family.

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17. 2023: Rumbles Over Abaribe’s Senate Seat

Although the 2023 National Assembly Election is still two years away, Associate Editor, Sam Egburonu, reports that some interested parties are already agitating that Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a fourth term senator, and former Deputy Governor of Abia State should leave his Abia South Senatorial seat either for Governor Okozie Ikpeazu or for an aspirant from Ukwa bloc

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18. Oshiomole, Obaseki Reunite, Shower Praises On Selves

The once two strong political allies whose relationship however turned sour in the build-up to the Edo 2020 gubernatorial elections, Adam Oshiomole and Gov. Obaseki reunited in Auchi, Edo State, at the Centenary Birthday Thanksgiving of Msgr. Thomas Oleghe and 18th Canonical Erection Anniversary of the Diocese of Auchi.

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19. Abuja: Petrol Tanker Plunges Into Vehicles, Many Feared Dead

A Petrol tanker on Saturday rammed into some vehicles along the Abuja-Keffi Nasarawa expressway, leaving unspecified number deaths in its wake.

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20. Police Shoot Two Soldiers At Checkpoint In Abuja, One Confirmed Dead

According to reports, “Dantani Bako, a lance Corporal and Private Samuel Gambo — both are involved in counter-insurgency operations in the Northeast”, who had an argument with the policemen on duty which eventually culminated into a fracas that led to a Police officer shooting two of them in their legs.

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21. Father Arrested For Beheading Teenage Daughter

Police in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state have arrested a man who confessed to beheading his teenage daughter.

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22. 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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23. Afolayan Reveals Shocking Health Status Of Sadiq Daba While Acting Citation

Popular Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, has said that late actor Sadiq Daba had an oxygen machine with him while on the set of his 2020 film, Citation.

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24. Fans React As Funke Akindele And Popular Actor Throw Jabs At Each Other

Popular Nollywood Star, Funke Akindele recently blast Fellow Actor Deyemi Okanlawon on Instagram accusing him of hopping from one place to the other.

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25. AY, Advice Brands And Celebrities To Support Nollywood

In his recent post on Instagram, Comedian AY, advice brands and celebrities to support Nollywood as much as they support Hollywood.

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26. See List Of Nollywood Actors Who Have Featured In Hollywood

With Nollywood actors that have gained global traction with their arts and acting prowess, it is right to assert that the Nigerian filmmaking industry has come a long way.

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27. Haaland Pulls Off Ronaldo-esque High Jump In Dortmund’s Thrilling Encounter Against Bayern

Football’s rising star Erling Braut Haaland found the back of the net just 2 minutes into the game to fire Borussia Dortmund in front and shock the hosts.

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