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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Mon, Dec 21st, 2020

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Mon, Dec 21st, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Monday, December 21st, 2020.

1. Pro-Biafra Group, IPOB Blasts Gov. Umahi For Underrating Eastern Security Network

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has slammed governors in the South-East over rejection of a security outfit recently launched by the pro-Biafran group.

The group had not long ago, announced the inauguration of a security outfit named "Eastern Security Network (ESN)" primarily targeted at checkmating the activities of killer herdsmen in “Biafraland”. Read more here.

2. Nigeria Becomes Second Largest Market For Bitcoin Despite CBN Warning

Nigeria is now the second largest market for Bitcoin, behind the United States. Despite Bitcoin not being recognised as a legal tender in Nigeria, with citizens warned against cryptocurrency, Nigerians still traded bitcoin valued over $500 million in five years.

According to data from Coin Dance, Nigeria traded 60,215 bitcoins, valued at more than $566 million. It was gathered that Bitcoin transaction increased yearly at least 19% in volume since 2017, with this year accounting for the highest volume, which is 20,504.50. Read more here.

3. NIN: Telecom Workers Reject 2 Weeks Deadline For Defaulters

Workers in the country’s Communications industry under the aegis of Private Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PTECSSAN) have rejected the two weeks deadline given by the Federal Government to telecommunications operators to block subscribers’ lines that isn't linked up with the National Identification Number (NIN).

PTECSSAN disclosed this in a statement at the weekend by its President and General Secretary, Opeyemi Tomori​​​​​​ and Okonu Abdullahi, respectively. Read more here.

4. N-Power: 'Enough Of Interest Accrued By Saving Stipends Of 14,200 Beneficiaries In Banks' - Volunteer Lash Out At Buhari's Minister, Farouq

An erstwhile beneficiary of the Nigerian government's famed N-Power scheme, Aremu Ridwan, has criticised Sadiya Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, for still not settling outstanding stipends of exited volunteers till date, AllNews reports.

It would be recalled that Farouq had in a tweet on October 27 promised that "all legitimate claims and those on verified list will be paid before the end of the year". Read more here.

5. Premier League Table: See EPL Table After Matchday 14

The English Premier League (EPL) Table after Matchday 14 has taken a new shape, with former leaders, Tottenham now sitting 5th on log.

AllNews reports that this follows their 0-2 loss to Leicester City on Sunday. Read more here.

6. Kaduna Attack: Gunmen Kill Family Of Seven In Kauru

A woman and her six children have reportedly been killed by unidentified gunmen on Saturday during an attack on Kauru and Lere local government areas of Kaduna State.

Others were said to have sustained injuries and were declared missing. Read more here.

7. How We Rescued Kankara Schoolboys - Military

The Nigerian Military has disclosed how it conducted its rescue operation of the abducted Kankara schoolboys.

Appearing on the Good Morning Nigeria Programme on the National Television Authority (NTA), the Coordinator of defence Media Operations, John Enenche, alongside a former Director of Military Intelligence, Ahmed Jibrin, who is also the Special technical Adviser to the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, disclosed that the military laid ambush to the bandits, neutralising some, careful not to hurt any of the schoolboys. Read more here.

8. Israel's Prime Minister Takes Country's First COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a Covid-19 vaccine jab on Saturday, kicking off a national rollout over the coming days.

Netanyahu, 71, and Israel’s health minister were injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine live on TV at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv. Read more here.

9. La Liga: Messi Equals Pele Record In 2-2 Valencia Draw

Lionel Messi scored his 643rd goal for Barcelona on Saturday to equal Pele's record of goals for a single club as the Spanish giants were held 2-2 by Valencia.

Messi, 33, headed in from Jordi Alba's cross after his first-half penalty was saved to equal the mark set by the Brazilian great for Santos. Read more here.

10. Here's Sanwo-olu's Warning Before Police Commissioner Shutdown CUBANA Club

CUBANA night club has been shutdown until further notice after flouting the COVID-19 measure set by the Lagos State Government. The club, located in Ikeja, had opened to customers during the weekend despite ban on club operation within the state.

Lagos State had ordered that night club remain closed amid second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria. The directive was given to curb the rising number of COVID-19 confirmed cases, which now average 500 cases per day. 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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