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

Newspaper Headlines

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

1. COVID-19: NCDC Reports 132 New Cases

The latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirms that Nigeria now has a total of 169,206 COVID-19 cases.


2. INEC Fixes New Date For Physical Registration Of Voters

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a new date for the commencement of the physical registration of voters in the country.


3. Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Drops To 17.75%

Nigeria’s consumer price index (CPI), a measurement of the rate of rate of inflation, has declined to 17.75% in June from 17.93 recorded in May 2021.


4. Lagos Assembly Proposes Two-Year Jail Term For Assault On Firemen

Lagos House of Assembly has recommended two years’ imprisonment for a person or persons obstructing fire fighting or assaulting firefighters


5. Vehicles Innundated On Lagos Island As Heavy Rainfall Persists For Hours

Many vehicles were flooded in car parks at the popular Marina axis of Lagos Island on Friday as heavy rainfall persisted for hours.


6. Anambra 2021: Soludo Reacts To INEC Disqualification

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has reacted to his disqualification by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from participating in the November 6 Governorship Election in Anambra State.


7. How Developer Scammed Tenants Of 500 Million

A developer identified Alhaji Ahmed Ayinde, has been accused of almost N500 million fraud by tenants in Lagos.


8. “We Spend Half A Million Naira To Transport A Truck Of Yam”- Yam Farmer

A yam seller in Enugu State identified as Mrs Agnes Onyeabor, says she and her colleagues spent more than N500,000 to ferry a truck-load of yam tubers from Benue to Enugu.


9. JUST IN: Again, Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Attack Igangan

Unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have again attacked the Igangan community in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, EKO HOT BLOG has gathered.


10. 16 Fulani Killed, 300 Houses Burnt In Southern Kaduna Conflict -MACBAN

The Miyyeti Allah  Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria ( MACBAN) has asserted that conflicts in Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government area of Kaduna State, has led to the killing of 16 persons, mostly women and children, while over 300 houses belonging to the Fulani were reportedly burnt to ashes in different villages of the Chiefdom.


11. All 18 On Board Missing Russian Plane Found Alive

A Russian plane carrying at least 17 people that went missing on Friday in the Siberian region of Tomsk has been found and survivors have been spotted, officials said.


12. 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.


13. 10 Things To Know About Obi Cubana

Following the show of affluence on the occasion of his late mother’s funeral and burial ceremonies Obi Cubana has been trending on social media platforms.


14. See How Daddy Freeze, Others React To Obi Cubana’s Mum Funeral Party

Daddy Freeze and some Nigerian celebrities have taken to Instagram to react to the ongoing ‘talk of the town’ burial of Obi Cubana’s mother in Anambra state


15. British Varsity Withdraw Student’s Offer For Racist Abuse Of England Trio

A university has withdrawn an offer to a student following racist abuse towards England players after the Euro 2020 final.


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