Posted on 27 Comments

Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 27th February, 2021

Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 23rd January, 2021

Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 27th February 2021.

1. Drama As Soldiers, DSS, Policemen Attempt To Arrest Sunday Igboho

Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has said that a joint team of soldiers, Department of State Services, and policemen attempted to arrest popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho on Friday afternoon.

In a series of tweets via his Twitter handle on Friday, Fani-Kayode said that Igboho was on his way to see Afenifere chieftain, Pa Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos when the joint team, numbering about 40 ambushed him and wanted to arrest him on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

According to Fani-Kayode, Igboho’s supporters resisted his arrest as commotion ensued between his supporters and the joint team which sought to arrest him by force.

2. Gunmen Storm Zamfara School, Abduct Female Students

Some students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara State have been abducted by gunmen.

It was gathered that the abduction of the schoolgirls happened in the early hours of Friday.

A resident of Kawaye village identified as Sadi Kawaye disclosed that his daughters, Mansura and Sakina were among those abducted.

He said, “I’m on my to Jangebe now to see the situation myself. I was told they invaded the school around 1 am.”

3. Osinbajo Bombs CBN, Says Cryptocurrency Should Be Regulated, Not Banned (Video)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has argued that the recent ban on cryptocurrencies in Nigeria by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) should be reviewed.

The Vice President on Friday while speaking at the Bankers Committee Vanguard said while he understands the fears of the CBN and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on cryptocurrencies in Nigeria, their stands should be a subject of further reviews.

It will be recalled as previously reported by Naija News that the CBN recently ordered banks in the country to shut down the accounts of cryptocurrency traders.

4. Seven Of 317 Female Students Abducted In Zamfara Escape Abductors

Seven schoolgirls out of the 317 students kidnapped on Friday at Jangebe Government Girls Secondary School have escaped from their abductors.

A source who spoke with Channels TV disclosed that the girls returned home on their own as they claimed they manoeuvred their way back from the bandits while trekking along the forest.

The source said the escaped students said more are expected back.

5. Boko Haram: ‘Critically Ill’ Shekau Mocks Army In New Video, Says He Has No Farm

The leader of the Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad faction of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, in fresh audio released on Thursday mocked troops of the Nigerian Army.

In a video in which only a voice believed to be his could be heard with his pictures and scenes from the North, Shekau who spoke in Hausa claimed responsibility for the bomb explosions that rocked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Tuesday.

Shekau said an infiltration team carried out the attacking, stressing that the Nigerian military has failed to put his group in check.

He also dissociated himself from a farm reportedly belonging to him that was recently burnt by the Nigerian military.

6. Gumi Reveals Those Responsible For Zamfara Schoolgirls Abduction

Prominent Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has revealed that another faction of bandits in Zamfara State is responsible for the abduction of some students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of the state.

Naija News had earlier reported that gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed the school in the early hours of Friday and abducted an unconfirmed number of schoolgirls.

The sad incident was confirmed by the Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran while addressing newsmen hours after the kidnap.

This development comes a week after 27 schoolchildren were abducted from Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State.

7. Bandits Sponsored By Those Who Wanted Jonathan Out – Mailafia

The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafia, on Thursday said bandits terrorising Nigeria were sponsored by those who wanted former President, Goodluck Jonathan, out of power.

The Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 general elections made this claim during an interview with Punch on Thursday.

He said, “During the 2015 elections they brought in thousands of foreigners into this country, armed them because it was a case of if Goodluck Jonathan doesn’t surrender, there will be war. They were ready for civil war; they were not ready for peace.”

“Of course, Jonathan handed over to them and then they turned their backs on the hoodlums and the hoodlums said ‘look, you brought us here and we are still here’.”

8. Why Security Agencies Haven’t Deployed Force Against Bandits – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday disclosed why security forces haven’t deployed force against bandits in the country.

Buhari noted that security agencies have not moved against bandits because of the fear of “heavy casualties of innocent villagers and hostages” that may be suffered in such operations.

The spokesperson to the President, Garba Shehu, on Friday quoted his principal saying, “We have the capacity to deploy massive force against the bandits in the villages where they operate, but our limitation is the fear of heavy casualties of innocent villagers and hostages who might be used as human shields by the bandits.”

9. DSS Speaks On Attempt To Arrest Sunday Igboho

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports that it was part of a joint team that attempted to arrest popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho on Friday.

As previously reported by Naija News, Igboho was on his way to see Afenifere chieftain, Pa Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos on Friday when security operatives, numbering about 40 ambushed him and wanted to arrest him on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

In a statement on Friday by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, the DSS described the reports as fake news.

The statement reads: “The Department of State Services wishes to refute the news that it attempted to arrest one Sunday Igboho, today, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

“The said news is misinforming and should be taken as fake and therefore be disregarded.”

10. Umahi ‘Descend Heavily’ On Aides For Exposing ‘Classified’ Documents To Online Newspaper

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has allegedly stopped the running costs and allowances for all his aides, accusing them of working with opposition media to bring down his administration.

It was gathered that the governor is annoyed with his appointees for allegedly providing ‘classified’ bank documents to Peoples Gazette – an online newspaper.

Aides told PeoplesGazette that Umahi has become “dangerously erratic” since the exposure on how he wired public funds from state accounts into his own firm.

“He stopped our running expenses two weeks ago because he became angry that we all betrayed him by sending bank documents to the media,” one of Mr. Umahi’s affected advisers said.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

27 thoughts on “Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 27th February, 2021

  1. It’s going to be end of mine day, except before end I am reading this wonderful post to improve my knowledge.

  2. Just want to say your article is as astounding. The clearness for your publish is just nice
    and that i could suppose you’re a professional on this subject.
    Well along with your permission let me to seize your feed to
    keep up to date with approaching post. Thanks
    one million and please keep up the rewarding work.

  3. Wonderful website you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any community forums
    that cover the same topics talked about in this article?
    I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get
    suggestions from other knowledgeable people that
    share the same interest. If you have any suggestions,
    please let me know. Thank you!

  4. I really like what you guys are usually up too. Such clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the very good works guys I’ve included you guys to my personal
    blogroll.

  5. You are so interesting! I don’t suppose I have
    read anything like this before. So great to find another person with a few unique
    thoughts on this topic. Seriously.. thank you
    for starting this up. This site is something that is needed
    on the internet, someone with some originality!

  6. Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with SEO?
    I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m
    not seeing very good results. If you know of any please share.

    Appreciate it!

  7. Quality posts is the important to invite the visitors to go to see the web page, that’s what this website is providing.

  8. hey there and thank you for your information – I’ve certainly picked up something
    new from right here. I did however expertise some
    technical issues using this site, as I experienced
    to reload the website lots of times previous to I could get it to load properly.
    I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK?
    Not that I’m complaining, but slow loading instances times will very frequently
    affect your placement in google and could damage your quality score if ads and marketing
    with Adwords. Anyway I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and
    can look out for a lot more of your respective fascinating content.
    Ensure that you update this again soon.

  9. Hi there! This blog post could not be written any better!
    Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept preaching about this. I will send this article to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  10. After I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is
    added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment.
    There has to be an easy method you are able to remove me from that service?
    Many thanks! asmr https://app.gumroad.com/asmr2021/p/best-asmr-online asmr

  11. I’m excited to uncover this web site. I wanted to thank you
    for your time for this fantastic read!! I definitely really
    liked every bit of it and i also have you bookmarked to check out new things on your web site.
    quest bars http://bitly.com/3C2tkMR quest bars

  12. Incredible points. Solid arguments. Keep up the great work.
    ps4 https://bitly.com/3nkdKIi ps4 games

  13. Hello, all the time i used to check blog posts
    here in the early hours in the morning, since i love
    to gain knowledge of more and more. scoliosis surgery https://0401mm.tumblr.com/ scoliosis surgery

  14. I was curious if you ever considered changing the structure
    of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two images.
    Maybe you could space it out better? cheap flights http://1704milesapart.tumblr.com/ cheap flights

  15. Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?

    A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would
    really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your theme.
    Bless you quest bars https://www.iherb.com/search?kw=quest%20bars quest bars

  16. You are so cool! I don’t think I’ve truly read through something like that before.

    So good to find another person with a few unique thoughts on this issue.
    Really.. thank you for starting this up.
    This web site is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with some originality!
    scoliosis surgery https://coub.com/stories/962966-scoliosis-surgery scoliosis surgery

  17. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However
    I am going through difficulties with your RSS. I don’t understand why
    I am unable to join it. Is there anybody having identical RSS
    problems? Anyone who knows the solution can you kindly respond?
    Thanx!! part time jobs hired in 30 minutes https://parttimejobshiredin30minutes.wildapricot.org/

  18. Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good success.
    If you know of any please share. Kudos!

  19. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is
    an extremely well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it
    and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post.
    I’ll certainly comeback.

  20. This is a topic which is near to my heart… Thank you!
    Exactly where are your contact details though?

  21. Right here is the perfect web site for anybody who
    hopes to find out about this topic. You realize so
    much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa).
    You definitely put a brand new spin on a subject that
    has been discussed for ages. Great stuff, just excellent!

  22. I must thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site.
    I’m hoping to see the same high-grade blog
    posts from you in the future as well. In truth, your
    creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my very own website now ;
    )

  23. Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site,
    how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account aided me a applicable deal.
    I were tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided
    bright transparent idea

  24. Good post. I will be experiencing many of these issues as well..

  25. Hey There. I discovered your weblog the use of msn. This is
    an extremely well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come
    back to learn extra of your helpful info. Thank you for the post.
    I will certainly comeback.

  26. I always emailed this web site post page to all my associates, as if like to read it next my contacts will too.

  27. I do believe all of the concepts you’ve offered for
    your post. They’re very convincing and will definitely work.
    Nonetheless, the posts are too short for starters.
    May you please prolong them a little from next time?
    Thanks for the post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.