Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Tuesday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

1. Portal breakdown: NIMC, telcos meet again, Chinese, Nigerians battle faults, subscribers remain stranded [Punch Newspaper]

The technical hitch in the National Identity Number verification portal of the National Identity Management Commission has yet to be resolved about seven days after the unfortunate development.

This came as top officials of NIMC met with telecommunications service providers with a view to findings solutions to the glitch, which has left many telecoms subscribers stranded.

2. ‘Nation’s mood’ll decide our presidential candidate’ [Vanguard News Nigeria]

There are strong indications that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may be determined by the ‘mood of the country,’.

3. Here’s a breakdown of AFCON 2021 final Prize money for Senegal, Egypt, Cameroon [NewsWireNGR]

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will pay Senegal $5 million (£3.7 million) for winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, ahead of Egypt.

CAF will also pay Egypt $2.75 million (£2 million) for losing the AFCON 2021 final to Senegal and Cameroon $2.2 million (£1.6 million) for winning the third-place final (Bronze medal), according to The Sportsgrail. Read more.

4. Former governor Peter Odili’s international passport released [NewsWireNGR]

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has released the international passport it seized from a former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili.

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday revoked the N2 million fine imposed on the Legal Adviser of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Jimoh Abdulkadir Adamu, over alleged disobedience to an order of the court. Read more.

5. Benin Republic extends Igboho’s detention by 6 months after Agbekoya’s threat [NewsWireNGR]

The Government of the Republic of Benin has extended the detention of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho by six months.

This was disclosed by Igboho’s counsel, Chief Yomi Aliyyu, in a statement made available to the media.

Aliyyu however argued that the detention of the Yoruba Nation agitator violates his fundamental rights and freedom. Read more.

6. Gunmen release abducted Jonathan’s cousin, Yekorogha [NewsWireNGR]

Mr Jephthah Robert Yekorogha, a cousin of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has been released by gunmen who kidnapped him on January 24, in Yenagoa.

Confirming his release, Austin Ekeinde, Media Aide to the Chief Executive Officer of Zeetin Engineering, Mr Azibola Robert, brother to the kidnap victim, in a terse statement, said; “We give all the thanks to God for the safe return of our brother Jephthah Robert Yekorogha, from the kidnappers den.” Read more.

7. JAMB to introduce self-service registration outlets in Abuja, Lagos [NewsWireNGR]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, says it plans to introduce self-service registration outlets in Abuja and Lagos to leverage the digital competence of its computer-savvy candidates.

JAMB disclosed this in its Weekly Bulletin from the Office of the Registrar, on Monday in Abuja.

It said that the system is expected to reduce crowds at its accredited Computer-Based Tests Centres in both cities. Read more.

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