Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Newspaper Headlines
Newspaper Headlines

Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG summary of top Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines for today, Sunday, April 18th, 2021

1. COVID-19: NCDC Records Zero Death In Five Days, Confirms 60 New Cases

The latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shown that Nigeria has recorded a total of 164,207 COVID-19 cases.


2. Digital Switch-Over: FG To Rollout In Lagos April 29 – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government announced, on Saturday, that it will rollout the Digital Switch-Over (DSO) in Lagos, on April 29, as the country transitions from analogue to digital broadcasting.


3. Pantami Renounces Comments On Terrorist Groups

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Ali Isa Pantami, has renounced some controversial comments on Al Qaeda and the Taliban.


4. Lekki Shooting: #EndSars Coordinator Submits Flash Drives As Evidence To Lagos Panel

One of the coordinators of the #EndSARS protest, Serah Ibrahim, says she witnessed how soldiers and later policemen shot innocent protesters at the Lekki toll gate.


5. NiMet Predicts 3 Days Sunshine, Thunderstorms

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine and thunderstorms from Sunday to Tuesday across the country.


6. Yoruba Group Holds Self-determination Rally — Despite Police Disruption

Despite the hiccups witnessed by way of security concerns, Ilana Oódua, a group of Yoruba independence agitators, on Saturday held a rally in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.


7. Takum LGA Chairman Narrowly Escapes Death From Heavy Attack By Unknown Gunmen

The chairman of Takum Local Government Area in Taraba State, Shiban Tikari was attacked by unknown gunmen who open fire on his car but he narrowly escaped.


8. Eastern Governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo And Others Are Compiling Our Names – IPOB Alleges

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a Nigerian separatist party, has stated that the governors of the Eastern region and the Igbo apex socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and others are compiling a list of its members, including members of the Eastern Security Network, with the intention of handing it over to the APC-led Federal Government of Nigeria for persecution.


9. Police Arrest Four Teenagers For Alleged Cultism

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four teenagers, including three secondary school students, for allegedly attempting to attack a rival group in a secondary school.


10. Family Of Four Grisly Murdered By Suspected Herdsmen In Benue

A family of four was gruesomely murdered when rampaging gunmen attacked Mbamondu community, Modern Market Council Ward in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue state.


11. Check Out These Photos From Prince Philip’s Burial

Today, April 17, was the funeral of late Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth of England. St. George’s Chapel in England hosted the funeral ceremony.


12. Iran Identifies Suspect Behind Blast At Natanz Nuclear Site

This is coming as talks got underway in Vienna to try to save Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.


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

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


14. EDITORIAL: Tales Of A Government Which Never Takes Responsibility

Every day, political dispensations around the world are saddled with the responsibility of meeting the unending expectations of the diverse communities of people which constitute a single, holistic, and organic geographical entity.


15. VIDEO: Brazilian Football Legend Ronaldinho, Gets His Second Music Feature

Footballing great and Legend Ronaldinho, has swiftly changed professions, after the former Brazilian, Barcelona and AC Milan’s legend got his second music feature from his rap group ‘Tropa do Bruxo’.


16. Chelsea Beat Man City To Reach FA Cup Final

Chelsea have defeated Manchester City in the semi-final of the English FA Cup played at the Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday.


17. Messi Breaks Ryan Giggs’ Record After Copa Del Rey Win

Lionel Messi helped his side to their first trophy of the season and the first under Dutch coach, Ronald Koeman, scoring the last two goals in a 4-0 routes of Athletic Bilbao.


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