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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Saturday morning, February 13, 2021

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Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you

1. 1,005 new COVID-19 cases take Nigeria’s total to 144,521. Deaths, recoveries updated

Nigeria on Friday recorded 1,005 fresh COVID-19 cases. Read more

2. Revalidation exercise will help APC in 2023 – Bamidele

The Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Opeyemi Bamidele, said on Friday the ongoing membership revalidation and registration exercise in the All Progressives Congress (APC) would boost the party’s chances in 2023. Read more

3. HERDSMEN: Northern elders raise alarm over plot to incite violence in Nigeria

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has expressed concern that some elites and elected public office holders were plotting to take advantage of the current crisis generated by herdsmen activities to incite violence in the country. Read more

4. UK court approves lawsuit against Shell by Nigerian farmers over oil spills.

The UK Supreme Court on Friday, February 12, granted permission to a group of 42,500 Nigerian farmers and fishermen to sue Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) in English courts after years of oil spills in the Niger Delta contaminated land and groundwater. Read more

5. Gov Mohammed defends herdsmen, says they carry AK-47 for self defence

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed came to the defense of arms bearing Fulani herdsmen, saying they carry AK-47 for self defence. Read more

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6. Bauchi governor’s claim on herdsmen crisis disappointing – Ortom

The Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has dismissed as shocking and disappointing claim that he promoted negative perception of Fulani herdsmen in the country. Read more

7. Cryptocurrency regulation doesn’t fall under CBN — SEC

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has stated that the regulation of cryptocurrency falls under its authority following the clampdown on Bitcoin and other digital assets by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Read more

8. Ecobank goes into $300m debt to attract foreign investors

Ecobank’s $300 million bond which will be listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has been oversubscribed by foreign investors during the marketing of the transaction.

The loan which has a five-year tenure, maturing in February 2026, is the first non-sovereign bond out of Africa in 2021. Read more

9. Nigerian govt to identify new taxes, expand VAT to grow revenue to GDP

Nigeria’s minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, said the Federal Government is drafting a Strategic Growth Revenue Initiative (SGRI) 2.0 to improve Nigeria’s revenue to gross domestic product (GDP) in the next three years. Read more

10. Falcons coach Waldrum invites 23 players for Turkish women’s tourney

The Super Falcons will land in Antalya on Monday to participate in the fifth edition of the Turkish Women’s Cup taking place 15th – 24th February. Read more

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