Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Newspaper Headlines
Newspaper Headlines

Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG summary of top Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines for today, Saturday, April 17th, 2021

1. COVID-19: NCDC Records Zero Death For Fourth Consecutive Day, Confirms 67 New Cases

The latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shown that Nigeria has recorded a total of 164,147 COVID-19 cases.

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2. FCT Urges Action On Sanitation, Open Defecation

Mr Kassim Ali, the Chairman of FCT Water Board has called on the Federal Government to expedite action to address the issues of sanitation and open defecation across the country.

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3. Akpabio Calls For Improved Funding Of NDDC

Sen. Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has called for improved funding for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to enhance the infrastructural development of the region.

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4. ACCI Seeks Presidential Commission On Cryptocurrency

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has called on the Federal Government to set up a presidential commission on cryptocurrency in view of surging intrusion of the bitcoin into global and local financial systems.

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5. FTAN President, Saleh Rabo Is Dead

FTAN Public Relations Officer (North), Mr Joseph Karim, in a statement in Abuja, said that Rabo’s immediate family confirmed his passing on Friday.

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6. Makinde Sacks LAUTECH VC

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has sacked the Vice-Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Prof. M. O. Ologunde.

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7. WAEC Introduces New Method For Collection Of Certificates, Results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says candidates can now collect Attestation of Results and Certificates from any of its offices in Nigeria.

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8. EndSARS: Ondo Senator Commences Reconstruction Of Burnt Police Station

Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has commenced reconstruction of the Okitipupa Divisional Police Station that was destroyed during last year’s EndSARS protest.

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9. Sanwo-Olu Congratulates Musiliu Smith At 75

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has congratulated the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Alhaji Musiliu Smith, who turns 75 on Saturday, April 17.

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10. ESN Operatives Reportedly Shoot Sporadically At Fulani Cattle Grazers In Nsukka [ VIDEO + PHOTOS ]

A video of ESN Operatives chasing after herdsman and shooting indiscriminately while killing their cows has emerged on Facebook

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11. Ramadan: Gov. Matawalle Assesses Commodity Prices At Gusau Market

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Friday visited the Gusau Central Market to assess the prices of foodstuff and other essential commodities.

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12. PDP Demands Finance Minister Sack Amid Money Printing Saga

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on  President Muhammadu Buhari to dismiss Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, for failing the test of full disclosure over contentious money printing issue.

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13. APC National Chairmanship: Ilorin Indigenes Drums Support For Mustapha

Indigenes of Ilorin Emirate on Friday offered special prayers for the emergence of Mallam Salihu Mustapha as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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14. Why Northern Governors Didn’t Support Jonathan 2015 Re-election – Babangida

Former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, has disclosed reasons behind Northern Governors opposition to former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Second term bid in 2015.

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15. Nasarawa Assembly Leader Defects To APC From PDP

Minority Leader of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Danladi Jatau, has quit his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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16. Imo North: Supreme Court Affirms Ibezim As Senator-Elect

The Supreme Court on Friday declared Frank Ibezim of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the Senator-elect for the Imo North Senatorial district bye-election.

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17. Woman Charged For Allegedly Threatening To Kill US Vice President

A Miami woman has been charged for allegedly threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, according to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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18. Opinion: Ibukun Awosika: Blazing the Trail for Women All Over

“What will you be doing on Saturday?” Came the voice over the phone.

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19. Ghanaian Actress Bags 90-day Jail Term For Posting Nude Photo With Son Online

Actress Akuapem Polio born Rosemond Brown has been sentenced to a 3 months jail time by the Accra Circuit Court over naked pictures with her son.

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20. ‘Harry Potter’ Star Actress Dies After Battling With Cancer

Actress Helen McCrory gained popularity after starring in the famous series titled “Peaky blinders” and also “Harry Potter”

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21. How Lagos & Ogun Teams Exchanged Blows After A Boxing Match At Recent National Sports Festival

Things took a difficult turn at the just concluded National Sports Festival pandemonium broke out after a boxing match between Lagos and Ogun state teams.

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