The delivery of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria made the headlines in many Nigerian newspapers, making Nigeria the third African country to get the COVAX-backed vaccine. The reactions that trailed the release of Jangede schoolgirls also made the head…

The delivery of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria made the headlines of many Nigerian newspapers. The reactions that trailed the release of the Jangede schoolgirls also made the headlines. 
The Punch leads with a report on the showdown between Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, and Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) over the identities of those who kidnapped the schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary, Jangebe. The governor has promised to reveal their identities. However, ACF told him to do so or risk being treated like a criminal. The newspaper’s cover photo shows the delivery of the AstraZeneca vaccine at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, on Tuesday.
Business Day says 25 prospective airlines are in the process of finalising their registration to commence business in Nigeria. The newspaper reports that the country’s aviation industry is experiencing a flurry of activities with the development. The newspaper also details how the country will roll out COVID-19 vaccines in the coming days.
Daily Sun reports that the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union hailed the arrival of COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria. The newspaper reports that Nigerians are scrambling to book dates for vaccination. In another report, the newspaper says the federal government has declared Zamfara as a no-fly zone.
The Guardian reports the delivery of the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine to Nigeria. The newspaper says ministers and other government officials will take shots of the vaccine on Saturday. The newspaper also reports that the federal government has invested N116.7 on the second Niger bridge project.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a crackdown on bandits, kidnappers and other criminal groups, The Nation reports. This is not the first time the president will make such a pronouncement. The newspaper says bandits kidnapped 50 persons in Niger state. In another report, freed Jangebe schoolgirls said their abductors threatened to kill them.
Daily Trust reports that the federal government declared a no-fly zone in Zamfara to stop ”gold for arms swap”. Reacting to the development, the state governor said the national security council is not well-informed. The newspaper in another report says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the Code of Conduct Bureau to produce the asset declaration form of Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos state.