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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines For Wed, March 24th, 2021

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Wednesday, March 24th, 2021.

1. Nigeria, Switzerland Inaugurate ‘Blue Bus’ Project To Control Irregular Migration

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Switzerland Government have inaugurated a Blue Bus Project in commemoration of the countries 10th anniversary in migration partnership to control irregular migration in the country.

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq at the inaugural ceremony on Tuesday in Abuja expressed pleasure on the uniqueness of the decade-long exemplary relationship between Nigeria and Switzerland on migration. Read more here.

2. UTME 2021: JAMB Form Finally Out?

About a week ago, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has concluded all arrangements to roll out the sale of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) application documents.

JAMB in its weekly bulletin sent to AllNews at the time stated that the dates for the sale of the documents, the conduct of mock examination, and the UTME will be announced “latest on Wednesday, 24th March 2021”. Read more here.

3. Akeredolu Castigated For Rejecting Yoruba Nation

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has been called out by Professor Banji Akintoye's led Ilana Omo Oodua for rejecting the agitation for the creation of a Yoruba nation.

Akeredolu had during the swearing-in of Princess Oladunni Odu as the new Secretary to the State Government and other Special Advisers in Akure, the state capital, on Monday, said, “No part of the entire state, known and delineated as Ondo State, shall permit any Yoruba nation gathering or agitation“. Read more here.

4. Stock Market Today: Cap, Wapic Insurance Top Gainers With 10% Increase

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market closed with 3,937.00 deals on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021, lower than the 4,299.00 deals on Monday, March 22nd, 2021. The volume reached 410,386,365 units at the close of the market on Tuesday higher than the 277,235,456.00 units it closed with on Monday.

The value of trades recorded on Tuesday was N5,984,629,207.98 with the All-Share Index of 38,704.97 a decrease of -0.05% or -17.9 over Monday's value of 38,722.87. Read more here.

5. Igbo Presidency 2023: Again, Nnamdi Kanu’s Counsel Speaks Against Idea

Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Biafra political activist, Nnamdi Kanu and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has once more posited that Southern Presidency will not be a great idea for people of his region.

Ejimakor cited the fate of ex-Nigeria leaders, Aguiyi Ironsi, as well as Goodluck Jonathan. It is not the first time the legal practitioner will be speaking in favour of Biafra, while opposing organizing elections in Nigeria as well as restructuring talks. Read more here.

6. Biafra: If You Want War, You’ll Surely Get It, IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Says As He States Mission

Nnamdi Kanu, a pro-Biafra political activist has said that the organization he leads, the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is peaceful.

Kanu meanwhile insisted that if IPOB is being pushed to the wall, it wouldn't mind “war”. Read more here.

7. AstraZeneca To Reveal More COVID-19 Trial Data Following Alarm Raised Over Recent Misleading Results

AstraZeneca has said that it would publish more data on its American clinical trial "within 48 hours" after the monitoring board monitoring the study warned US authorities that results released by the company on Monday were misleading.

The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) was notified by the independent monitoring board that it was "concerned by information released by AstraZeneca on initial data from its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial". Read more here.

8. Leah Sharibu Delivers Second Baby In Boko Haram Captivity

Leah Sharibu has given birth to a second baby in Boko Haram captivity, reports say.

Leah Sharibu was among 110 girls, aged between 11 and 19 years, who were abducted by the terrorists from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, on February 19, 2018. Read more here.

9. Moghalu Speaks On Cryptocurrency Challenges and Opportunities

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, will be addressing the controversy around cryptocurrency at a forum of global leaders in cycle technology in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Moghalu is expected to deliver the keynote address at the Cybertech Global Conference, an annual gathering of the world’s top leaders in the field of cyber technology. Read more here.

10. Why My Grammy Win Brought Me Relief — Burna Boy

Burna Boy won't get over his Grammy win anytime soon as he has spoken about the relief he felt when he was honoured with the award.

The 2021 Grammys took place on March 14, 2021, and Burna nabbed the award for Best Global Music Album; a feat the Monsters You Made crooner says he derserves. Read 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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