Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines For Sun, Feb 21st, 2021
1. Bandits Attack Another Niger Community
Another community in Niger State, Gurmana Ward in Shiroro Local Government Area has been attacked by armed bandits on Saturday evening.
It was learnt that over 15 persons were suspected to have drowned in River Kaduna in their attempt to escape from the bandits. Read more here.
2. Veteran Nigerian Singer Chris Ajilo Passes On At 91
Veteran highlife singer Chris Ajilo has passed on at the age of 91.
The highlife icon died on Saturday morning after he was taken to Wesley Guild Hospital, reports said. Read more here.
3. Okonjo-Iweala, Role Model For African Women – Don
Prof. Rose Onah of the Department of Administration and Local Government, University of Nigeria Nsukka, wants African women to see Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General (DG) of World Trade Organization (WTO), as their role model.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka on Saturday, Onah described Okonjo-Iweala as a “good ambassador for women in the African continent”. Read more here.
4. Former Bandit Kingpin Reveals Why Kankara Students Were Abducted
Former bandit kingpin, Auwal Daudawa has revealed why he orchestrated the kidnap of 340 schoolboys from a boarding school in Kankara, Katsina State.
AllNews Nigeria reports that Auwal Daudawa disclosed the reason during an interview with Daily Trust (DT) that he did it to demonstrate that he has the capacity to do it and show he is not afraid of anybody other than Allah. Read more here.
5. Australian Open: Naomi Osaka Grabs 4th Grand Slam Title
Japan’s Naomi Osaka defeated Jennifer Brady in straight sets to win her fourth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday and underline her new status as the dominant force in women’s tennis.
Osaka, 23, swept past America’s Brady 6-4, 6-3 in 77 minutes to win her second straight major crown and extend a 21-match winning streak that stretches back more than a year. Read more here.
6. Police Arrest Two Women Pounding Live Infants For Charm
Two women have been arrested for allegedly abducting children and pounding them to make charms for politicians and businessmen.
According to Anambra State Police Command, the women, one Miss Rejoice Raymond, 39, and Mrs. Chidi Nwafor, 80 were arrested in Onitsha. Read more here.
7. VIDEO: Terry Apala Caught Having Sex With Another Lady By Pregnant Girlfriend
Popular Apala and afrobeat singer, Terry Apala, real name Terry Alexandar Ejeh has been caught in bed (on video) with a supposed cousin by his reportedly pregnant girlfriend.
8. PDP Demands Immediate Sack Of Defence Minister, See Why
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) demands the immediate sack of the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, for asking unarmed Nigerians to defend themselves against armed aggression by bandits and terrorists.
PDP describes the statement by the minister as reckless, irresponsible, and a confirmation that the Buhari administration has surrendered to outlaws and has no determination to fight them. Read more here.
9. Gunmen Attack Nigerian Football Club, Kidnap Driver, Demand N50 Million
Gunmen on Saturday morning attacked the Adamawa United FC, dispossessed players of valuables, and kidnapped the team driver, demanding N50 million ransom for his release.
According to reports, the incident occurred at about 6.30 am, along the Benin-Ore-Lagos road while the team was traveling for a game in Lagos. Read more here.
10. Don’t Set Nigeria On Fire, Akeredolu Tells Bauchi Governor
The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has described the comment made by the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed as “provocative and insensitive” for saying Nigerians don’t need Ondo State’s permission to live in the state’s forest reserves.
Akeredolu also warned the Bauchi governor not to set the country on fire with his “provocative and insensitive