Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Newspaper Headlines
Newspaper Headlines

Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG summary of top Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines for today, Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

1. COVID-19: No Deaths Recorded As NCDC Confirms 70 Fresh Cases

The latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shown that Nigeria has recorded a total of 164,303 COVID-19 cases.


2. There’s No Plan To Increase Petroleum Price In May – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that there is no plan to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, for the month of May.


3. Attacks On Stations Affecting Performance Of Officers, Says IGP

Usman Baba, the new acting inspector-general of police (IGP), has bemoaned the recent incessant attacks on stations across the country.


4. Governors Fix Date To Implement Financial Autonomy For Judiciary

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has said it will ensure the implementation of financial autonomy for state legislative and judiciary institutions by May 2021.


5. Pantami Curses Adeyanju Over Letter To US Embassy

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has placed a curse on the convener of human rights group, Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, for asking the United States to place him on terrorism watch list.


6. 2023: It’s Igbo Presidency Or Nothing – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Renowned South East sociopolitical group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said actualisation of an Igbo presidency is the major focus of the group as 2023 draws closer.


7. Tribunal Shifts Date For Judgement On Ondo Gov Election

There are strong indications that the Ondo State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, the state capital, has shifted the date to deliver judgement on the petition filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Eyitayo Jegede, challenging the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the October 20 governorship poll.


8. Benue: Traditional Rulers, LG Officials Arrested Over Killing Of Soldiers

Two local government officials of Konshisha and two traditional Rulers in Benue state have been apprehended over their involvement in the killing of eleven soldiers and a capital in Bonta village.


9. “We Want To Be Part Of Ebube Agu Security Outfit”- Hausa/Fulani Community Demands

In recent times, the Fulanis have been labelled as those fermenting trouble in every states


10. George Floyd’s Death Was Murder And Not Policing, Says Prosecutor In Closing Argument

A prosecutor urged jurors, on Monday, to convict the white former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, saying the death of the 46-year-old Black man, which was captured on video, was a “shocking abuse of authority.”


11. UK Set To Create New Digital Currency

Britain is looking into the possibility of creating a digital currency that households and businesses could use instead of cash – an initiative the finance minister dubbed “Britcoin”.


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

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


13. 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.


14. Photos Of Ada Jesus In Better Shape As She Celebrates Her Birthday On Hospital Bed

Popular Nigerian Human Rights activist Harrison Gwamnishu has taken to his social media page yesterday, to share photos of Ada Jesus celebrating her birthday in style on her hospital bed.


15. Super League: Real Madrid, Man City & Chelsea To Be Kicked Out Of UCL Semi-Finals

Football fans around the world were thrown into disarray yesterday 19th April when Real Madrid president Florentino Perez announced the inauguration of European Super League (ESL), a football league which he claimed is for European elites.


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