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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Sun, Jan 3rd, 2021

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Sun, Jan 3rd, 2021

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Sunday, January 3rd, 2021.

1. NIN Registration: Buhari's Minister Reveals Nigerian Govt's Efforts To Simplify Exercise

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy of Nigeria, Isa Ali Pantami has revealed the Federal Government’s efforts to reduce the burden on telecommunications network subscribers and simplify the National Identification Number (NIN) registration exercise.

In a statement on Saturday jointly signed by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, the Director Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Kayode Adegoke, the Regional Coordinator of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the Federal Government said it appreciates Nigerians for the understanding and commitment demonstrated towards ensuring the overall success of the linkage exercise of all SIM registration records with NIN. Read more here.

2. How To Apply For 2021 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme In Simple Steps

Africa’s leading philanthropy, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has begun accepting applications for the 2021 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.

AllNews reports that Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TEF, told journalists on Friday that at least 2,400 entrepreneurs will be selected to receive business training, mentorship, non-refundable seed capital of $5,000. Read more here.

3. Father Mbaka Releases Unmissable Prophecies As Year 2021 Enters Day 2

As New Year 2021 enters day 2, Nigerian catholic priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has warned the Muhammadu Buhari administration to make youths' welfare paramount.

AllNews reports that the clergyman in the prophecies he released further warned the present administration that failure to "take care of the youths" will spell doom for the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government. Read more here.

4. Falana Reveals Sowore's Plan To Sue Police For Torture

Following the arrest and detention of the covener of RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore on Friday morning, the Senior lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana said he has received instructions from Sowore to sue the Nigeria Police Force and its officers for torture.

Femi Falana who disclosed this said his client was badly beaten and subjected to dehumanizing conditions in contravention of the Anti-Torture Act. Read more here.

5. TUC Deputy National President, Chika Onuegbu, Is Dead

A deputy National President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and a Frontline Labour Leader, Chika Onuegbu is dead.

Onuegbu, who was an economist and former TUC chairman in Rivers State was said to have passed on in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness. Read more here.

6. COVID-19: Obasanjo Says God Spared His Life To Serve Humanity More

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that the reason God spared his life to witness the New Year despite the turbulence and challenges posed to humanity by the COVID-19 pandemic is to “serve Him and humanity more and more”.

Olusegun Obasanjo made this known while speaking at the second annual Thanksgiving Service of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta. Read more here.

7. COVID-19: Yahaya Bello Says Kogi Won’t Respond To Virus With Panic

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello on Friday said his administration will not respond to the second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with panic.

AllNews learned that Governor Bello who made this known in his New Year broadcast message to the people of the state said his government will continue to respond to developments 'with reasons informed by knowledge'. Read more here.

8. N-Power: Buhari Minister's Aide Sends Message To 14,200 Beneficiaries Who Are Owed Stipends

Nneka Ikem, the Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development on Saturday claimed that Batches A and B N-Power beneficiaries who are owed multiple months stipends should "rejoice, for the inquiry is over", AllNews reports.

"Are you among the 14,200 N-Power beneficiaries awaiting their backlog of stipends? Rejoice for the inquiry is over now. Good news." Ikem wrote on her known Twitter handle. Read more here.

9. ‘I Saw Him Clearly, He Became President Of Nigeria’ – Popular Ghanaian Prophet Prophesies

The founder of Ghana-based Prophetic Hill Chapel Prophet Nigel Gaisie says Nigeria’s Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will be president.

The preacher who mentioned this in his prophecy for the New Year (2021) during the watch night service recently however did not state how and how soon it will happen. Read more here.

10. Stop Making Excuses And Focus On Governance - PDP Lawmakers To Buhari

Lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop making excuses and focus on governance.

Issuing this advice in a statement on Saturday the PDP senators led by Enyinnaya Abaribe, the minority leader of the Senate pointed out that Buhari's reference to previous administration was responsible for his failure. 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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