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  • Updated: Apr 16, 2021

Nigeria News: Top 10 Headlines For Fri. April 16th, 2021

Nigeria News: Top 10 Headlines For Fri. April 16th, 2021

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigeria news headlines for today Friday, April 16th, 2021.


1. NSE Market Summary: Consumer Goods Index Edges Up As Guinness Tops Gainers List

The NSE Consumer Goods Index ticked up 0.12% to 550.23 points on Thursday after the market closed with 4,158 deals at a volume of 319,432,480.

Consumer goods owned the show in the stock market today, making up for the market's shortfall as the All-share index fell by 0.17% to 38571.89. The banking index dropped 0.97 percent to 344.83 points despite being the most traded sector today. Read more here.

2. Buhari Displeased, Saddened Over Killing Of Soldiers In Benue – Magashi

President Muhammadu Buhari is displeased and saddened over the killings of 11 soldiers in Bonta Village, Konshisha Local Government Area Benue.

The Minister of Defence, rtd Gen. Bashir Magashi, made this known on  Thursday when he led Service Chiefs and other top military officers on a visit to Gov. Samuel Ortom at the Benue Peoples House, in Makurdi. Read more here.

3. Edo 2020: Okowa Congratulates Team Delta

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated the state’s contingent to the just-concluded 20th National Sports Festival (NSF)  in Edo, for emerging overall winners at the games.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, on Thursday in Asaba, the governor commended the contingent for its outstanding performance and for sustaining the state’s winning streak at the sports fiesta. Read more here.

4. Owed N-Power Stipends: 9 Days After Nneka Ikem Announced Beneficiaries Have Been Cleared For Payment, Volunteers Still Haven’t Received Alert [EXCLUSIVE]

One week two days after Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development announced on her known Twitter handle that 8, 900 N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries have been cleared for payment of their 5 months arrears of their stipends, AllNews independent findings revealed that the erstwhile volunteers have not gotten paid - till now. Read more here.

5. Buhari Arrives Abuja After Over Two Weeks London Medical Trip

After spending over two weeks in London, the United Kingdom, President Muhammadu Buhari arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Thursday evening.

On March 30, the presidential spokesperson had said the President travelled to London for a “routine medical check-up.” Read more here.

6. We Have No Plan To Attack Banks, Institutions – IPOB

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has dismissed as rumours the alleged plans by its security network, Eastern Security Network (ESN), to attack banks in the Southeast to forcefully acquire money for the purpose of purchasing arms.

The IPOB Group described the report as propaganda by the security agencies to blackmail and dents the global reputation of the security network. Read more here.

7. VIDEO: Men In Military Fatigue Sing Anti-Boko Haram Song

A video has surfaced online showing the moment some Nigerian soldiers were singing a song to glorify Allah and condemn Boko Haram Insurgents.

In a video that has gone viral, the soldiers sang heartily to the lyrics of the song which basically asked the insurgents to stop using ''Allah'' to justify their killings as Allah is great and doesn't kill people. Read more here.

8. Finidi George At 50: Van Gaal, Patrick Kluivert, Other Ajax Icons, Send Lovely Birthday Wish To Super Eagles Legend [VIDEO]

Former teammates of legendary winger, Finidi George at European football giants, AFC Ajax, have sent their birthday wishes to the Nigerian as he clocks 50 on Thursday.

Finidi won three league titles, two Dutch Super Cups, the UEFA Champions League (UCL), UEFA Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup with Ajax. Read more here. Read more here.

9. Microsoft Edge Surf Game Now Available For Chrome Users

Microsoft now wants to let Chrome users and the rest of the web know what they are missing out on the Edge browser's in-built game, Surf.

Edge's Surf game is available offline for Edge Chromium users. It is touted as more fun than Google Chrome's Dino game but unfortunately hasn't enjoyed enough usage as Chrome still holds a larger market share. Read more here.

10. Ahmed Musa: Expect More Home-based Players In Super Eagles, Says Ahmed Fresh

Yusuf Ahmed, Chairman of the Technical Committee, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says more home-based players will be invited into the Super Eagles ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The assurance from the prominent football administrator follows the short-term capture of Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa by the nation's top flight giants, Kano Pillars. Read more here.


That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigeria news headlines this morning. More Nigeria news headlines are available on AllNews website.

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