Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines For Mon, Feb 22nd, 2021
1. Police Arrest Rochas Okorocha, Others
The Immediate past Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has been arrested.
According to the police, the former governor, currently, the senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, was taken into custody to explain why he led a mob to break into the government sealed Royal Palm Spring Estate along Akachi Road, Owerri, the state capital. Read more here.
2. Daddy Freeze Defends Destiny Etiko’s Outfit To Office Of Kogi Governor
Controversial media personality, Ifedayo Lucian Olarinde, popularly known as ‘Daddy Freeze‘ has thrown his weight behind Nollywood actress, Destiny Etiko, saying the actress should not be criticized for her choice of fashion.
Recall that the actress was part of a group of actors led by the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria to see Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state. Read more here.
3. Air Force Jet Crashes In Abuja, Six Feared Dead
Six persons are feared dead in an Air Force jet crash that happened in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja on Sunday.
The Officials of the Federal Ministry of Aviation said the Boeing 350 jet had reported engine failure at about 10.39am before the crash. Read more here.
4. Headies 2020: What You Should Know
The 14th Headies Award, which is scheduled to take place Sunday, February 21, 2021, will be a virtual event, unlike the past ones. This is owing to the Coronavirus restrictions in Nigeria.
This is the first time fans and guests won’t be gathered together to witness the recognition of their favourite artistes. Read more here.
5. Nigerian State Commissioner Proposes To Girlfriend (Photos)
Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Seun Fakorede has proposed to his girlfriend- although the identity of the lady remains concealed.
Sharing adorable pictures of the happy lovers to celebrate the news on Sunday, Fakorede who at 27 became the youngest commissioner in Nigeria’s history in 2019 wrote on his known Facebook page: “Update: an eligible bachelor is off the market – sombori shout hallelujah! #ASIWAJUxACHALUGO.” Read more here.
6. Atiku Throws Weight Behind Proposed Privatization of Refineries, Other Assets
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has thrown his weight behind the decision of the Federal Government to privatize some of Nigeria’s assets.
The assets include refineries, the International Conference Center in Abuja, Yola Electricity Distribution Company, Zungeru Hydro Power, Tafawa Balewa Square, among others. Read more here.
7. FRSC Returns N420,000 Cash Found At Crash Site To Deceased Family
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has returned N420,000 cash found at an auto crash site at Akinfosile, along Lagos-Ore expressway, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, to the family of the deceased.
Unit Commander in Ore, Olusegun Aladenika, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ore. Read more here.
8. Nigeria May Get COVID-19 Vaccines In 10 Days – FG
The Federal Government has said that Nigeria may get COVID-19 vaccines in 10 days.
This was disclosed through the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire in Lagos on Saturday at the end of his inspection tour of the Lagos University Hospital, Idi-Araba. Read more here.
9. Novak Djokovic Wins Third Straight Australian Open Title
World No 1 Novak Djokovic beat Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win his ninth Australian Open title and extend his record-breaking reign at Melbourne Park Sunday.
Djokovic demolished the fourth seed 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in front of 7 400 fans on Rod Laver Arena to end the Russian’s unbeaten run at 20 matches. Read more here.
10. Insecurity in Nigeria: What Buhari Govt Should Do – Archbishop Onayekan
A Nigerian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, John Onayekan has asked the Muhammadu Buhari administration to call for a national cohesion if it can no longer protect and secure the lives of citizens.
The cleric gave this advice while condemning the latest trend of dialoguing with the bandits in the country. Read more here.