Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, July 16th, 2021

Newspaper Headlines

Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG summary of top Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines for today, Friday, July 16th, 2021

  1. COVID-19: NCDC Reports 159 New Cases, One Fatality

The latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirms that Nigeria now has a total of 168,915 COVID-19 cases.


2. BREAKING: FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday As Public Holiday

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Federal Government (FG) has declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays in commemoration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration in the country.


3. FG Gives Jega, Emenike, Udoma, Others Fresh Appointments [FULL LIST]

The Federal Government on Thursday appointed a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Attahiru Jega and former Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba as Chairmen of the Governing Councils of the University of Jos and Bayero University, Kano respectively.


4. DStv Other Cable TV Set To Become Pay-Per-View

The House of Representatives has on Thursday, adopted the pay-as-you-go model and a price reduction for DSTV and other cable TV operators in the country.


5. OverZealous Whistle Blowers’ In Court For False Whistle Blowing

Justice O.A. Musa of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, Abuja convicted Lawal Umar, a 45-year-old property agent; Alexander Danjuma, a 43-year-old mechanic and Theophilus Omambala, a 47-year-old engineer for giving false information to operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC


6. Yoruba Nation Rally: Police Reacts As Group Vows To Shutdown Lagos On Friday

The Lagos State Police Command has on Thursday reacted to reports that a Yoruba group, Yoruba Appraisal is mobilizing for a mega rally in the state on Friday.


7. WhatsApp To Allow Multiple Devices For Users

WhatsApp has said it is testing a new feature that will let people send texts without using their phone for the first time.


8. JUST IN: Many Feared Dead As Soldiers Attack Dangote Staff

No fewer than seven persons have been feared dead as soldiers reportedly opened fire on the protesting staff of Dangote Sugar Company, in Gyawana, Adamawa State, EKO HOT BLOG has gathered.


9. BREAKING: Nigerian Army General Assassinated In Abuja, Sister Kidnapped

Major General Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, has been assassinated in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, EKO HOT BLOG has gathered.


10. Soldier Kills Undergraduate Girlfriend, Threatens Suicide

A student of the Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State has been killed by her lover, a Nigerian soldier, over infidelity claims.


11. How A Security Guard Planned The Abduction Of A Bank Manager

The Police Command in Edo has apprehended a security guard over an alleged plan to abduct the Manager of Zenith Bank branch in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of the state.


12. Robbers Kill Journalist, 2 Others In A Bank Robbery

The Police in Ondo State have verified the murder of a journalist, Mr Olubunmi Afuye and two others in a bank robbery at Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore Local Government of the state on Thursday.


13. Scores Displaced As Flood Wreaks Havoc In Ekiti

EKO HOT BLOG reports that scores of residents of Ekiti State have been displaced while properties have been destroyed following torrential rainfall in the state.


14. Weaponising Banditry: Indulgence and Complicity

Insecurity is the greatest bane of the Nigerian state as we stand today; followed closely by its twin sister, food scarcity, or what we vaguely call famine – occasioned by the fear of, and despair about the level of killings, abductions, and all sorts of violence assailing us all over the place.


15. Opinion!!! Do Not Kill Kanu and Igboho

Any day, a cow in a china shop is a recipe for disaster. Anyway, it’s also a metaphor for Nigeria.


16. That One Idea

A participant asked the question during a skill development, ‘one idea’ seminar. “I am multi-talented and I want to utilize all my skills, both for personal satisfaction and financial remunerations.


17. Colombian Mercenaries Were Hired To Capture Haiti Leader – Colombian Police

Colombian mercenaries arrested for allegedly taking part in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise have confessed that they were hired to capture him and hand him over to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Colombia’s police said on Thursday.


18. Opinion: The Benefits of Mentorship

Mentorship is one of the most important concepts that if understood has tremendous advantages and benefits to anyone anywhere in the world.


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