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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines For Sat, March 6th, 2021

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Saturday, March 6th, 2021.

1. I Tested Positive To COVID-19 – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has disclosed that he once tested positive to COVID-19.

The former President said he was tested negative after 72 hours.

Obasanjo said this while celebrating his 84th birthday on Friday. He said, “It will surprise you that I tested positive to COVID-19. Read more here.

2. With $27m Dry Port, We Will Favourably Compete With Lagos — Kano

Alhaji Ahmed Rabiu, Managing Director, Dala Inland Dry Port in Kano State says the project will cost 27 million dollars.

Conducting an inspection of the project located at Zawaciki, in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state, Rabiu, said the first would be completed by June at a cost 17 million dollars. Read more here.

3. Army Trains 65 Wounded Soldiers On Computer, CCTV operation

The Nigerian Army on Friday graduated 67 soldiers wounded on the frontline in the North East, who were trained on computer and CCTV operation.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the soldiers, under Operation Lafiya Dole, have been at 44 Army Reference Hospital Kaduna for treatment. Read more here.

4. Jubilation As Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates Agege Flyover, Names Road After Tinubu

Residents, market unions, youth groups and various cultural groups on Friday took to the streets of Agege to celebrate the inauguration of the Agege Flyover.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that as early as 9:00 am various cultural groups mostly youths in different clusters danced under the flyover and in various adjoining streets. Read more here.

5. Handball Rule Changes By July 1st 2021 — IFAB

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has decided to change the handball rule and the new rule will be effective from July 1.

The rule will thus be effective in both national and club competition - Euros 2020 (postponed to 2021) and the Copa America. Read more here.

6. NSE Index: Trades Reach N13.6 Trillion On Close Of Weekly Market

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market closed with 4,895.00 deals on Friday, March 5th, 2021, lower than the 5,486.00  deals on Thursday, March 4th, 2021. The volume reached 587,742,048.00 units at the close of the market on Friday higher than the 493,172,597.00 units it closed with on Thursday.

The value of trades recorded on Friday was N13,615,384,435.42 with the All-Share Index of 39,331.61 a decrease of -0.08% (-33.06) over Thursday's value of 39,364.67. Read more here.

7. DJ Cuppy To Get Masters Degree From Oxford University

Nigerian DJ and singer DJ Cuppy has been offered admission at Oxford University in England for a Master's Degree.

DJ Cuppy (whose real name is Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola) shared the news on her Twitter page Friday, gushing about it being her proudest achievement to date. Read more here.

8. Apple Maps Takes Over From Google Maps On What3Words For iPhone

Google Maps has been replaced with Apple Maps as the default navigation app on iPhones by What3Words. Apple Maps has evolved so much that it can finally be considered a worthy Google Maps alternative, and What3Words is ready to go all-in on it. 

What3Word is an application that has provided users with incredible accuracy and been recognised for its continuous increasing, adoption by many. The service splits the entire planet into three-meter squares, and each square has its own address created using a three-word combination. Read more here.

9. Job Vacancies At ECOWAS For Nigerians

The Economic Community of West Africa has released a statement indicating that there are vacancies at the office in Abuja for several positions for Nigerians to apply through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The deadline for all applications was stated at the 13th of April 2021. Read more here.

10. [VIDEO] Agege Pen Cinema Bridge Commissioning: Tinubu Throws Subtle Dig At Ambode [Full Speech]

The National Leader Of the All progressive Party and One-time Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, incumbent Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Mudashiru Obasa Officially opened the Agege Pen  Cinema Flyover Bridge.

Residents, market unions, youth groups and various cultural groups on Friday took to the streets of Agege to celebrate the inauguration of the Agege pen cinema Flyover. See more here.

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

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